BASKETBALL—The NBA, which trailed by 19 points in the second quarter, edged the ABA 106-104 in the NBA-ABA All-Star Game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (page 78).
This is an article from the June 5, 1972 issue
BOWLING—LORRIE KOCH of Carpentersville, Ill. rolled 228, 223, 213 and 222 in her last four games to defeat Mars Maker of Central Islip, N.Y. 5,272 pins to 5,189 in the BPAA U.S. Women's Open Championship in Denser. Miss Koch is the first amateur ever to win the title.
BOXING—JOE FRAZIER retained his world heavyweight title with a fifth-round TKO over Ron Stander, an unranked challenger, in Omaha (page 26).
HARNESS RACING—KEYSTONE MILLIARD ($1O), driven by Vernon Dancer, scored an easy victory in the $25,000 Free-For-All Trot at Roosevelt Raceway, finishing two lengths ahead of Howard Beissinger's Speedy Crown in 2:01[3/5]. Duncan MacDonald's Fresh Yankee, the alltime money-winning mare, was sidelined because of injuries suffered in an accident in a race at Brandy-wine Raceway last week.
HORSE RACING—WANDA ($17.60), ridden by Jorge Velasquez, won the second leg of the NYRA triple crown for fillies, defeating favorite Susan's Girl, winner of the Acorn Stakes, by a neck in the $84,600 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.
Sandy Hawley, the North American jockey champion in 1970 with 452 winners, won seven of nine races in one day at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack, one less than the record set 28 years ago by Hubert Jones.
LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS upset No. 1-ranked Maryland 9-6 (and avenged its only loss) in College Park, Md. in the semifinals Of the NCAA championships as Attack Man Jack Thomas had two goals and three assists, and Goalie Les Matthews made 13 Saves, VIRGINIA won the other semifinal, easily defeating Cortland 14-7 in Cortland. N.Y. Greg Montgomery, a 200-pound Cavalier midfielder, won 20 of 25 faceoffs, while Attack Man Jay Connor had three goals and three assists.
Hobart, which led 6-0 at the end of the first period, beat Washington College 15-12 in Geneva, N.Y. to win the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association title, considered to be the small-college championship. Rick Gilbert, Bill O'Hara and Greg Hughan scored 11 of the Statesmen's goals.
The CARLING LACROSSE CLUB, with Cooch Turner scoring lour goals, defeated the Tow son lacrosse Club 12-5 in Baltimore to win the Southern Division Club title and the right to meet the Long Island Lacrosse Club, who won the Northern Division, for the club championship.
MOTOR SPORTS—MARK DONOHUE, averaging a record 163.465 mph in his McLaren-Offenhauser, took the lead from likely looking winner Jerry Grant with only 30 miles to go and won the Indianapolis 500 (page 22).
SOCCER—NORTHERN IRELAND gained its first victory over England since 1957 and only its sixth in 79 matches between the two nations when Player-Manager Terry Neill banged a loose ball into the nets for a 1-0 win in the British International tournament at London's Wembley Stadium.
TRACK & FIELD—Olympic champion BOB SEAGREN, who had seen limited competition for two years, and KJELL ISAKSSON of Sweden both set a world pole-vault record when each cleared 18'4¼" in El Paso, breaking Isaksson's one-month-old mark by 2¼ inches. It was Seagren's first time over 18 feet. "I think I can go higher," said Seagren. "I had six or seven inches over 18'4¼" when I made it. It will take good conditions, with a tail wind, a nice warm day and someone to push you for 19 feet. But it can happen, and probably soon."
George Woods of the Pacific Coast Club became the third-best shotputter in history with a 69'9¼" heave—4¼" short of Randy Matson's world record at the U.S. Track & Field Federation championships in Wichita. Matson finished second at 68'2½". AUDREY REID of Texas Woman's University set an American women's record in the high lump with a 5'10" leap, while RANDY SMITH of Wichita State won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8:43.3 and SAM COLSON of Kansas took the javelin throw with a 272'5" toss.
Penn, which won the IC4A Indoor title in March for the first time in 41 years, took the IC4A Outdoor championship in Philadelphia for the first time in 52 years with 53 points, followed by surprising Penn State with 40 and Pitt with 25. Defending champion Villanova, the winner of 11 of the past 15 titles, was fourth with 23. The Quakers, who were led by double winner BRUCE COLLINS (440-yard hurdles and 220-yard dash), won six events and placed in 12 of the 20.
Marathoner KENNY MOORE of Lowell, Ore. won the 7.8-mile Bay-to-Breakers (San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean) run in 36:39 over 2,548 other entrants, the largest field in the history of the race. I here were 2,242 finishers in the pack, which included men and women from age eight to 75.
Peter Gabbett of Great Britain amassed 8,040 points to break his own British national decathlon record by 137 points in a special Olympic qualifying meet in Santa Maria. Calif. Gerry Moro of Canada, who finished second, set a Canadian national mark with 7,809 points.
William Oates set a Southwest Conference record with a 7'1½" high jump in leading TEXAS to its 32nd conference championship in Fayetteville, Ark. The Longhorns totaled 141 points to runner-up Rice's 93½.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: The Eddie Shore Plaque as the American Hockey league's outstanding defenseman, NOEL PRICE, 36, of the Calder Cup champion Nova Scotia Voyageurs. Price, who gained the award with Springfield in 1969-70, became only the second two-time winner of the plaque.
NAMED: Indiana Guard FREDDIE LEWIS, 28, who averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 assists per game-in the ABA playoffs, as the Most Valuable Player in the championships.
NAMED: BERNIE (Boom Boom) GEOFFRION, 41, who scored 393 goals and 822 points in his 16-year NHL career, 14 of them with the Montreal Canadiens, as head coach of the Mil Atlanta expansion team that will begin play next season. Geoffrion, who was the leagues Most Valuable Player in 1961 and played on seven Stanley Cup championship teams, coached the New York Rangers for part of the 1968-69 season before resigning because of a stomach ailment.
SIGNED: By the New York Raiders of the new World Hockey Association, four NHL players: Right Wing NORM FERGUSON, 26, of the California Golden Seals, who scored 34 goals in his rookie season in 1969 but only 14 last season; Right Wing BILL FLETT, 28, if the Philadelphia Users, an 18-goal scorer last season; Goalie GARY KURT, of the Seals, who had a 1-7-5 record and a goals-against average of 4.29; and Defense-man BRENT HUGHES, 28, of the Myers. Previously, Forward Wayne Connelly had jumped from the Vancouver to the St. Paul team, and Goalie Ernie Wakely from the Blues to Winnipeg. "I think the NHL owners are worried about all the guys who are jumping." said Ferguson. "As for me, I'm glad I'm not alone. I didn't want to stick out like a sore thumb by being the only player to jump leagues."
DIED: Righthander DICK FOWLER, 51, who pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in 1945; in Oneonta, N.Y. Fowler had a 66-79 record during his 10-year career with the old Philadelphia Athletics.