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Page 6 -- THE GRIDLEY HERALD -- Friday, January 11, 1980 Sycamore cagers do well playing Paradise Tourney By Kevin Dundas Sycamore started off the season with a tournament in Paradise last Friday and Saturday nights The seventh grade faced Chico Junior early in tournament play. The Bullpups looked good but suffered a loss to Chico, 34-32. The eighth grade played Bidwell Jr. at 7"30 Friday night. The Bid- well team looked tough, but Gridley handled them easily 52-36. Individual stats are unavailable for Friday night's games. ILL # P.O. Box B, Artios - Phone 934-2157 DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 30 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Lohse Mill, County Rd. 29, North of Ord Bend LOHSE MILL CORN SUPPI,IERS will be on hand to talk aboul their producls and answer your queslions. PLAN ON ATTENDING... AND BRING A FRIEND! CofC meet cancelled The general member- ship meeting of the Gridley Chamber of Commerce has been cancelled because of the annual installation and Citizen of the Year banquet. It is still not too late to submit names of can- didates for Citizen of the Year to Bob Sharer. The deadline is Jan. 19. The banquet will be Jan. 31 at Moose Hall with a no-host social hour kicking off the evening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday was a day of excite- ment in Paradise. The seventh grade came back to beat Paradise and Gray Avenue of Yuba City to take the consolation trophy. Matt Harvey was high scorer with 16 points. Next was Mike Luiz and Steven Jensen with 13, Eric Oid- royd with 6, Bryan Cowan and Joe Linburg with 3, and Jim Sandefur with !. Gridley faced the Oroville Royals Salurday night for the championship of the eighth grade. The Bullpups played well in the first quarter, but then fell to a hot Oroville team. Doug Anderson was high point man with 6 points. Kevin Dundas had 4, and Oscar Silva, Jon Lavy, Dave Brown, Joel Moss, David Choate, David Brogdon and Ty Andreason chipped in with 2 points each. Slats were unavailable for Friday night's game against Bidwell Jr. Gridley's eighth grade took the second place trophy. Thursday, Gridley faces Live Oak and then on to another tour- nament Saturday in Yuba City. ALl, TOURNEY - Named to the All-Tourney team at Paradise last weekend were seventh grader Mall Harvey (left) and eighth grader Doug Anderson. O Z ---I The Gridley Bulldogs almost blew an l l-point fourth quarter lead, but held on to defeat Wheat- land Tuesday night, 62-55. It was an important victory for Gridley, and a big blow to the Pirates, who were hoping to challenge the Bulldogs for the WSL title this season. "We made a lot of mistakes. It's nice to win one when you make a lot of mistakes," said Gridley coach Darcy Wingo after the game. "It was a big win. Wheat- land played really well." Ill 5 SWgET mmm Times were hard in 1934 when 34 prune growers scraped together $15,000 to build the first cooperative prune dryer. That two-tunnel plant was the foundation of today's 828-tunnel Sunsweet Dryers' system. Member control, sharing drying cost savings, and getting the best dehydration results were the purposes of the co-op dryers from the beginning. Of increasing importance is the dryer members' assurance of a dependable place to dry even in heavy crop years. Sunsweet Dryers members now save $50 per dry ton under average commercial drying charges and member savings are getting better. Low operating overhead is synonymous with Sunsweet Dryers and depreciation and interest expenses are small. Control of energy cost rises in recent years also contributes to Sunsweet Dryers' enviable drying cost record. Reductions in natural gas consumption resulting from design improvements will approach 25 percent less gas used to dry Sunsweet prunes. Sunsweet Dryers has expanded its capacity to serve its members and has a limited amount of drying space available in the Central Valley p ne districts. .i Thanks to a big second quarter, the Bulldogs were coasting with an 11 point lead at the 4:30 mark in the fourth quarter. But then, things started going wrong. The Pirates' full-court man to man press bothered the Gridley guards. And, Ken Bird went out of the game with four minutes left. Center Mike Little also fouled out. Between the 2:28 mark and 1:18, Wheatland scored eight unanswered points to close within four. But forward Randy Scott grabbed three key rebounds and Richard Harp put in a pair of free throws to ice the game. The battle for dominance among the top two centers in the Westside League last year was easily won by Gridley's Harp, who pumped in 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Harp was the league's MVP last season. His counterpart for Wheatland, Tim Crabtree, just didn't have it Tuesday night. Named to the all- league team last year, Crabtree scored only seven points and foul- ed out. Harp also played forward during the contest, moving there to make room for the improving 6-5 junior Mike Little. Little pumped in nine points and grabbed nine rebounds, both personal highs on the varsity level. He also did a fine job when guarding Crabtree. The Pirates stayed in the game at the charity strip, going 25 of 32. It was one of the worst fouling nights for the Bulldogs. Prior to the Wheatland contest, not a single Gridley player had fouled out of a game. Gridley had a miserable night shooting, connecting on only 22 of 72 shots for 30 percent. Actually, the Bulldogs shot better from the perimeter as they missed many easy layups. Kevin Kaiser led Wheatland with 20 points. Not particularly happy with his team's play, Wingo said the Bull- dogs would be drilled this week on being patient on offense, and de- fending against the drive. He said the players are trying to block shots instead of playing defense. He will have some time for prac- tice since Gridley has drawn a bye for this Friday night. The Bulldogs will be at home Tuesday at 8 p.m. against the Sutter Huskies. GRIDLEY 10 19 16 17 - 62 WHEATLAND 10 12 16 17 - 54, GRIDLEY SCORING - Harp, 18; Sanford, 16; Bird, 15; Little, 9; and King, 4. Bullpup win Jeff Dowd poured in 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Gridley Bullpups to a hard- fought win over the Wheatland JV's, 61-54, in a Tuesday night contest. Despite the offensive perfor- mance of Dowd, Gridley had prob- lems with the Jr. Pirates. The Bull- pups swapped quarters with Wheatland through the contest, but fortunately Gridley saved the best for last. Behind 44-42 going into the fourth quarter, Gridley put in 19 points to Wheatland's 10 to clinch the win. One key was the improved de- fensive effort of Mark Lavy on David Garrick. Garrick poured in 16 points in the first half, but only managed three for the rest of the game. Mike Tade also played a strong defensive game, according to Bull- pup coach Larry Schutz. Gridley was also helped at the fopl line as Wheatland lost four starters to fouls. The Bullpups connected on 17 of 27 charity tosses. "It was a good win. I thought we played steady defense," Schutz said. "Keith Gravel handled the ball well against the press. I was really happy with Jeff Dowd. He played an outstanding game." In the rebounding .department, Dowd had 14 and Lavy grabbed nine. Besides Dowd, Gridley scor- ing from Lavy, 10; Tade, 9; Gravel, 8 and Dan Sanford, 6. The Bullpups have a bye Friday and will be at home Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Sutter. Rain, drought.., and everything in between.., you've taken nature as a partner and made it work. These are things PCA people understand; backing proven ability and. sound it take? Welt, dependable short-term financing can help a lot. And we're here to see that you have it. Let's Talk ,. SUNSwEET GROWERS INC. P.O. Box 1727, Stockton, California 95201, (209)466-4851 BL results Gridley Men's Adult Basketl League play continued this wa with a big win by CasH Lupe ore Mid,Valley Monday and, on nesday, Mid-Valley bounced to defeat Little Orchards. t MONDAY'S RESULTS It was neck and neck down the final buzzer in Monday contest between Cash Lupe Mid-Valley. And, total Confusion was rowly avoided. With just two seconds left, scoreboard had Casa Lupe by one point as Wes Loftin the line for Mid-Valley to two. Loftin missed both and Lupe had an 81-80, or so it ed. But, in the scorebook, whichI the final authority, Casa Lupe by three points, 83-80. If had hit the two free throws, Valley would have won on v[ scoreboard, 82-81, only to wind| being the official loser in the (Not book. pased q Players check the scoreboard[eacher - -t nd lay the closing minutes mr stra especially in a close game. Pt h difference" of one point, bet 4[aved tEl'his ist the unofficial scoreboarta an,, I;" ' l ,, ents a offlcml scorebook coua " Rind ale completely different strategy. ,T- unta lYl i hel :tcome was not efonO CASA LUPE (83) -Smith,sue P, C. Little, 22; Nelson, 16; John ins 12; and Anguiano, 1. MID-VALLEY (80) - Arm and Meyer, 24 each; Loftin,I D Green, Post and Banes, 4 dis and Herboth, 2. In the first Monday night . Dru test, Pheasant Club and tool played dead even until Gea 'B Sligar Scored 11 fourth for points to give the PheasantT an 87-79 win. j so The score see-sawed u J] as.t Sligar's outburst as the Phea use; Club outscored FWT 27-19 inI T decisive fourth quarter Hi , PHEASANT CLUB (87) will, Cadek, 28; Lee, 26; Sligar,T Lundberg, 10; and Smith, 2. FWT (79) - L. Francis, Brown, 16; Callaway, 14, 10; D. Francis, 8; and WEDNESDAY'S Mid-Valley bounced back their loss Monday to defeat Little Orchards team, 65-58. Little Orchards outscored Valley in every quarter but the ond and wound up losing as winners burst to a 41-29 lead. Little Orchards played with five team members. MID-VALLEY (65) - 20; Meyer, 14; Green and each; Banes, 7; and Herboth Loftin, 4 each. LITTLE ORCHARDS Wingo, 22; Ramirez, 19; G. 8; B. Little, 5; and Dempsey, In Wednesday's final strong rebounding and hei State Farm was too much outmanned BBB squad. BBB played without their biggest starters, but stay even until toward the the secor d quarter. State whose players had a cold earlier, began hitting the took a commanding lead. Again, the scoreboard different final tally, 77-64 than official scorebook, 75-64. STATE FARM (75) - 17; B. Hawes, 15; Brown, Ellcessor, 10; Jolly and B. cessor, 6 each; Flores, 4; Tamagni, 3. BBB (64) - Younger, 20; 18i Vaughn, 12; D. Hawes, Butler, 4; and Payne, 2. NEXT WEEK'S GAMES MONDAY - CasH Lupe vs. at 6:45; Pheasant Club vs. Orchards at 8:15. WEDNESDAY - State FWT at 6:45; Mid-Valley vs. sant Club at 8:15. FISH tt 6AME Sun. Jim 13 [DFG] waterfowl hunting season in eastern California. Close tailed pigeon season in area. . ICE LUNCH MEATS COLD DRINKS BEER & WINE SANDWICHES (HOT & COLD) SNACKS GROCERY ITEMS LICENSE OR SUPPLIES Live Minnows r Rod, Reels, SHELLS-- 22," Shotgun, Rifle HAND TOOLS FOR THAT WEEKEND JOD WE MAKE KEYS OPEN A.LL,WEEK 7:30 ,to l:3O p.m. Evas-leimer ld. & Larkin Rd. 146-2590