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   Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - October 24, 1990, Casa Grande, Arizona                                10 Casa Grande Ariz DISPATCH Wednesday October 24 1990 GRANDE DISPATCH sports Cougars Put Halt To Slide By JOE E CERVI Staff Writer Pat Edwards mentioned some thing about the third time being a charm Not the most original of coachs cliches but appropriate nonetheless The Casa Grande volleyball coach watched with pleasure as the Cougars beat Glendale 1512 156 in a nonregion match Tues day night at Cougar Gym It was the third meeting of the season for the two teams and Casa Grande had already fallen twice to the Cardinals More important the win snaps a fivematch Cougar losing streak Casa Grande is now 414 overall I knew we could beat them I just knew Edwards said We played them really close twice this season and we should Have won both of Back on Sept 12 Glendale eked out a 915 159 1511 win Two weeks later again on the Cardi nals home court Glendale won 155 159 This time Cougar Gym was the stage The homecourt feel the huge heater thats right a heat er that hangs from the ceiling All the comforts of home were at Casa Grandes fingertips And the Cougars finally used them Aces by Amy Shaffer gave Casa Grande a 20 lead in Game 1 A kill by Alice Showalter on a set by Er nie Garcia put the Cougars up 30 Two aces by Garcia two monster kills by Gina Pisano and two Car dinal errors put the Cougars up 90 in a heartbeat Two Cougar mistakes lining up out of rotation and a net violation gave Glendale its first two points at 92 Two aces by Kara Gerzoff cut the lead to 94 A Cardinal error and a solid kill by Candi Harvey put the Cougars on cruise control at 114 Glendales Raquel Hurerta ap parently didnt like the ride She served for two aces and forced Cougar mistakes to knot the game at 1111 Casa Grande was once again out vf rotation and Glendale took its first lead of the match at 1211 Hurerta then served into the net for a sideout That break was all the Cougars needed With Garcia serving Casa Grande rattled off four straight winners and a Pisano smash for game point set the tone for the second game We had a little letdown be cause the girls got such a big Edwards said Weve done that a lot this season but we werent able to come back like we The Cougars trailed briefly in the second game but an ace by Trina Zepeda tied the game at 44 Zepeda then forced two Glendale errors off serve and Casa Grande led 64 and would never trail again Four winners two aces by Pi sano and a kill and an ace by Showalter put the Cougars up 104 A kill by Stephanie Walker and an ace by Kristina Scheetz gave Casa Grande a 126 lead Shaffer served out the match for the Cougars The Casa Grande junior varsity continued its domination of Glen dale winning 159 159 Glendale forfeited the freshman match ALICE SHOWALTER 72 of Casa Grande spikes the ball over Belinda Herrera left and Marcy Staff Photo by Oscar Perez Kline of Glendale during Tuesday nights non region match at Cougar Gym USC Quarterback Marinovich Suspended for ASU Contest LOS ANGELES AP Todd Marinovich of Southern Cal widely regarded as one of the na tions finest young passers has been suspended for the Trojans game Saturday against Arizona State because he skipped classes About four weeks ago I met with Todd and his family after receiving a report that he wasnt at tendingclass USC coach Larry Smith saidin a statement At that time we made an agreement that he would go to all his classes and that the athletic department would monitor his attendance This afternoon we received a report that he missed class last week So we suspended Smith said Todd has assured us that he wants to play and be a part of this team and that it wont happen Marinovich also suspended from practice this week said in a statement We had an agreement that I wouldnt miss class anymore I didnt uphold that agreement so Ive got to suffer the conse quences and be suspended for the Smith said that Marinovich will be allowed to practice and play next week if he attends all his classes Marinovich who has thrown for more than 300 yards in two separate games this fall had an off day in a 3526 loss to Arizona last Saturday com pleting 18 of 35 for just 174 yards with three interceptions Shane Foley a senior who has completed 14 of 23 passes for 186 yards this season will move into the starting role against ASU The suspension of Marinovich the AllPac10 quarterback as a freshman last year was the lat est blow for the 21stranked Trojans The loss to Arizona the second in conference for Southern Cal essentially ended the Trojans hopes of returning to the Rose Bowl for a fourth consecu tive year At his noon meeting with reporters Tuesday be fore he had suspended Marinovich Smith already was planning to shake up the squad eliminating job security for the starters The starters each Saturday Smith said will be the players who perform best during practice TODD MARINOVICH will miss Saturdays game against Arizona State due to a suspension for skipping classes Holyfield Convinced He Has Mental Edge Over Champ Douglas By TIM DAHLBERG AP Writer LAS VEGAS If Evander Ho lyfield has his way Thursdays heavyweight title fight with cham pion James Buster Douglas will be as much a test of minds as bodies And in his mind Holyfield feels he has a clear advantage When it comes down to the clutch it comes down to determi nation and Holyfield said Thats where I feel I can control the Holyfield undefeated in 24 fights goes into his first heavy weight title fight giving away size reach and weight to the undisput ed champion But his determination and focus have never been questioned un like Douglas who many thought quit when he was stopped in the 10th round of a 1987 title fight against Tony Tucker I think the deciding factor will be mental strength and I think Evander has just got so much more mental cotrain er Lou Duva said Thats what were gambling on Oddsmakers apparently agree making Holyfield an 75 favorite to beat Douglas in the champions first defense of the title he won when he shocked the boxing world by stopping Mike Tyson in Tokyo last February Holyfield a former cruiser weight champion will be fighting as a heavyweight for only the sev enth time against the 30yearold Douglas who stands 3041 after a nineyear pro career The 27yearold challenger is at a decided physical disadvantage giving away about 20 pounds and nearly six inches in reach to Douglas But Holyfields condi tioning is impeccable and his will to win is unquestioned Holyfield had two trainers strength and conditioning coaches and even a ballet teacher to help him prepare Im willing to pay every price I have to pay to be the heavyweight Holyfield said Both of us fight pretty well and we both have the skills It becomes a mind thing which man is stronger men tally and can adjust more to win the Both fighters and their respec tive entourages appeared Tues day at a final prefight news con ference to hype the fight in the outdoor arena at The Mirage hotelcasino The fight is expected to nearly fill the arena and hotel operator Steve Wynn spending some million to host the bout predicted payperview and closed circuit sales would make it the biggest grossing fight in history Interest in this fight is peaking at just the right Wynn said We believe one million people will buy the fight which will un doubtedly break all records for Douglas who battled weight problems since winning the title from Tyson cancelled his last scheduled workout on Tuesday to concentrate instead on resting up for the scheduled 12round fight Douglas said he would come into the ring somewhere around 231 pounds the same he weighed when he knocked out Tyson in the 10th round Holyfield is expected to weigh around 210 pounds at this afternoons formal weighin Everybody else is worried about him and his weight but were not worried a said Douglas trainer Im always a critic but theres nothing to criticize Buster did his job this Douglas like Holyfield ap peared calm and relaxed as the fight neared and comfortable about his mental frame entering the bout I think Ill be in better shape now because Ill be more mentally focused than in the last Douglas said The fight which shapes up to be the most competitive heavy weight title match in more than a decade also is the first in three years that doesnt involve former champion Tyson Douglas was a 421 underdog and a fighter with a reputation for taking the easy way out when he arose from an eighthround knockdown to beat the former un defeated and undisputed champion Evanders leaner and hes more of a clever fighter than the straight brawler that Mike Douglas said Its going to be a very strategic outing but I feel in the end Im fighter and I will win the Should Douglas win he has al ready signed to fight Tyson in a rematch sometime in the spring at the Mirage Suns Overhaul Cavs Stretch Record to 50 RICHFIELD Ohio AP Mark West scored four points blocked a shot and grabbed a re bound in the final 30 seconds as the unbeaten Phoenix Suns topped the winless Cleveland Cavaliers 119114 Tuesday night in an NBA exhibition game Phoenix 50 squandered an early 16point lead and fell behind by as many as eight early in the fourth quarter Cleveland 05 still led by four points after Chucky Brown made a 15footer with to play The Cavaliers did not score again Jeff Hornacek got Phoenix within one when he made a three pointer with remaining and West got the ball back for the Suns by blocking John Williams short jumper with 30 seconds to go West then took a pass from Ke vin Johnson at the other end and made a layup for a 115114 Phoe nix lead After Clevelands Mark Price missed a layup West re bounded and was fouled sinking both free throws Hornacek closed the scoring with two foul shots Tom Chambers scored 23 points Hornacek 22 and Johnson 20 for the Suns Brad Daugherty led Cleveland with 34 points and 11 rebounds and Brown scored 24 points I ClearCut Favorite Not Forthcoming In Million Breeders Cup Classic NEW YORK AP A full field of 14 horses was entered today for the million Breeders Cup Clas sic a race that trainers almost unanimously are calling wide Unlike last year when Sunday Silence beat Easy Goer in another installment of their classic rival ry or in 1988 when Alysheba held off the gallant charge of Seeking the Gold this years Classic has produced no clear favorite Theres Unbridled the Ken tucky Derby winner and Dispers al the Woodward winner who has won five in a row Theres Rhythm who won the Travers and Flying Continental winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup With those four and some of the others Saturdays IVimile run at Belmont Park is hard to figure It looks like the kind of race that any horse can said Carl Nafzger trainer of Unbridled When you get a race like this theres only two factors your horses class and the Unbridled who will be ridden by Pat Day drew the far outside post position Starting inside of him from the rail out Izvestia Ibn Bey Thirty Six Red Opening Verse Home At Last Flying Continental Rhythm Beau Genius Go and Go Mi Se lecto Lively One Dispersal and De Roche Dispersal to be ridden by Chris Antley was made the early favor ite at the unusually long odds of 4 1 The real classic among Satur days seven Breeders Cup races worth a total of million might million Distaff Eight were entered in the Dis taff including the 6yearold Ar gentinebred mare Bayakoa win ner of six of nine starts this year and the 3yearold filly Go for Wand winner of her last five all Grade I stakes If we beat Go for Wand I would think wed get some consid eration for Horse of the Bayakoas trainer Ron McAnal ly said If shed beaten colts this year thered be no question about it but the race is so wide open this year we should get some In postposition order the field for the Distaff is Luth iers Launch Go for Wand Flags Waving Gorgeous Bayakoa Co lonial Waters Valay Maid and Mistaurian The Distaff drew the smallest of the seven fields Full fields of 14 were entered in the million Sprint over six fur longs the million Juvenile Fil lies over 1 116 miles and the million Mile on turf The million Juvenile at miles drew 12 entries and 11 were entered in the million Turf over miles Rhythm trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by Craig Ferret was listed as the 92 sec ond choice in the Classic with Flying Continental who will be ridden by Corey Black at 51 The Nafzgertrained entry of Unbri dled and Home at Last was listed at 81 Two horses Woodward run nerup Quiet American and Defen sive Play a European campaign er who has never started on dirt were listed as alternate entries and will be eligible to fill out the field if there are any early scratches KEVIN JOHNSON left of the Phoenix Suns pokes the ball away from Clevelands Brad Daugherty during secondhalf action in Tues AP Laserphoto day nights exhibition game in Richfield Ohio KJ scored 20 points as the Suns improved to 50 with a 119114 victory   
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