Mike Usitalo, a freshman hockey player at Michigan Technological University at Houghton, scored three hat tricks in successive games as his team beat Michigan 7-2, Colorado College 8-2 and North Dakota 6-2. In a nine-game stretch he compiled 23 points.
Carolyn McDonald, 12, of El Cajon, Calif., ran the Southern California Women's Open Marathon in 3:37.4 at San Diego, breaking the previous age-group world record by nine minutes. The seventh-grader won over a field of 10, whose ages ranged up to 34.
Tom Alcock of the Notre Dame High School for Boys at Niles, Ill. has competed in six fencing tournaments of the Amateur Fencers League of America and has gained first places in the last four. The 16-year-old has compiled a 57-3 tournament record.
Neil Buckley, wrestling coach at The Haverford (Pa.) School, celebrated his 300th career victory against 34 losses and four ties when his squad defeated Owen J. Roberts High of Pottstown 24-22. Buckley's teams have captured the conference title 20 consecutive years.
February 15, 1971
Sophomore TOM HUSSER (left) and freshman PHIL MELILLO each scored 52 points to establish a school record while leading Goldey Beacom Junior College of Wilmington, Del. to a 202-82 rout of Allentown (Pa.) Business School. In addition to their scoring outbursts, Husser contributed 11 rebounds and four assists while Melillo had four rebounds and nine assists. The Braves built a 107-37 halftime lead, substituted freely in the second half and, in the words of their coach, "just kept running, shooting and hitting."