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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

CIA boys, girls sweep three games

The Cook Inlet Academy boys and girls basketball teams each won three games during a homestand last week.

The girls defeated Galena 55-25 Thursday, Nikolaevsk 69-17 Friday and Lumen Christi 50-25 Saturday. The boys topped Galena 58-45 Thursday, Nikolaevsk 55-42 Friday and Lumen Christi 67-41 Saturday.

Girls

Thursday

EAGLES 55, GALENA 25

Galena 4 4 7 10 --25

CIA 16 13 8 17 --55

GALENA (25) -- n/a.

CIA (55) -- Franchino 0 0-0 0, Smith 1 0-0 2, Bell 0 1-2 1, Reese 6 0-0 15, Leiter 0 1-2 1, Zindel 3 0-0 6, Evans 8 2-7 18, Hall 5 2-2 12. Totals -- 23 6-13 55.

3-point goals -- Galena 2; CIA 3 (Reese). Total fouls -- Galena 13, CIA 11. Fouled out -- none.

Friday

EAGLES 69, WARRIORS 17

Nikolaevsk 7 3 5 2 --17

CIA 19 15 8 27 --69

NIKOLAEVSK (17) -- Gordeev 0 2-4 2, Prouty 0 0-0 0, Kunka 1 0-0 2, Bailey 0 1-2 1, Martushev 0 0-0 0, Melkonukov 5 0-0 10, Verbust 0 0-0 0, Poise 0 0-0 0, Reutuv 1 0-3 2. Totals -- 7 3-9 17.

CIA (69) -- Franchino 3 0-0 6, Smith 2 0-0 4, Bell 4 1-5 9, Reese 9 0-0 21, Leiter 2 0-0 5, Zufelt 2 0-0 4, Zindel 1 0-0 2, Evans 7 0-0 14, Hall 1 2-2 4. Totals -- 31 3-7 69.

3-point goals -- Nikolaevsk 0; CIA 4 (Reese 3, Leiter 1). Total fouls -- Nikolaevsk 14, CIA 9. Fouled out -- none.

Saturday

EAGLES 50, LUMEN CHRISTI 25

Lumen Christi 6 4 7 8 --25

CIA 19 11 5 15 --50

LUMEN CHRISTI (25) -- Robinett 0 0-0 0, Parham 1 0-2 2, Berdall 1 0-0 2, Craig 3 0-0 6, Bushey 4 2-2 10, Manes 2 1-5 5, Germaine 0 0-2 0. Totals -- 11 3-11 25.

CIA (50) -- Franchino 1 0-0 2, Smith 0 0-2 0, Bell 2 3-6 5, Reese 8 0-1 17, Leiter 1 2-2 4, Zufelt 2 0-0 4, Zindel 2 0-0 4, Evans 6 2-6 14, Hall 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 22 7-17 50.

3-point goals -- Lumen Christi 0; CIA 1 (Reese 1). Total fouls -- Lumen Christi 14, CIA 13. Fouled out -- none.

Thursday

EAGLES 58, GALENA 45

Galena 18 9 11 7 --45

CIA 14 15 17 12 --58

GALENA (45) -- n/a.

CIA (58) -- Powers 2 0-0 5, Hillyer 10 2-4 27, Peterson 1 0-0 2, Franchino 4 2-4 10, Gabriel 0 0-0 0, Myers 6 1-2 14. Totals -- 23 5-10 58.

3-point goals -- Galena 2; CIA 7 (Hillyer 5, Powers 1, Myers 1). Total fouls -- Galena 10, CIA 10. Fouled out -- none.

Friday

EAGLES 55, WARRIORS 42

Nikolaevsk 7 11 5 19 --42

CIA 16 16 15 8 --55

NIKOLAEVSK (42) -- F. Efimov 2 0-0 4, Yakunin 0 0-0 0, Nikitenko 3 0-0 7, D. Kuzmin 1 0-0 2, S. Kuzmin 1 0-0 2, Basargin 1 1-8 3, T. Efimov 0 0-0 0, Tipikin 6 3-5 18, Bailey 3 0-0 6. Totals -- 17 4-13 42.

CIA (55) -- Hall 0 0-0 0, Powers 3 1-1 8, Rainey 1 0-0 2, Beeson 0-0 0, Hillyer 8 0-0 17, Peterson 4 0-0 8, Franchino 7 4-5 18, Gabriel 0 0-2 0, Myers 1 0-0 2. Totals -- 24 5-8 55.

3-point goals -- Nikolaevsk 4 (Tipiken 3, Nikitenko 1); CIA 2 (Powers 1, Hillyer 1). Total fouls -- Nikolaevsk 13, CIA 13. Fouled out -- none.

Saturday

EAGLES 67, LUMEN CHRISTI 41

Lumen Christi 6 12 10 13 --41

CIA 22 11 14 20 --67

LUMEN CHRISTI (41) -- Kramer 2 2-2 6, Craig 3 0-0 6, Bushey 6 0-2 13, A. Guitierrez 0 0-0 0, H. Gutierrez 1 0-0 2, George 1 0-0 2, Bramer 0 2-2 2, Wiemer 1 0-0 2, Wynne 4 0-0 8. Totals -- 18 4-6 41.

CIA (67) -- Hall 0 0-0 0, Powers 3 0-0 6, Rainey 0 0-0 0, Beeson 1 0-0 2, Hillyer 8 1-2 20, Peterson 6 1-3 13, Franchino 7 1-1 15, Gabriel 1 1-4 3, Myers 4 0-0 8. Totals -- 30 4-10 67.

3-point goals -- Lumen Christi 1 (Bushey 1); CIA 3 (Hillyer 3). Total fouls -- Lumen Christi 7, CIA 6. Fouled out -- none.

Nevada officials have yet another Tyson dilemma

LAS VEGAS -- When Nevada boxing regulators last dealt with Mike Tyson, they dispensed a bit of Old West justice, suggesting it might be best if he just left town.

Now Tyson wants back in. And that leaves Nevada Athletic commissioners with a dilemma they wish they didn't have: Give Tyson a license or risk blowing a multimillion-dollar boost to the local economy.

A week after he went berserk at a New York news conference, Tyson goes before the commission Tuesday asking for leniency again.

If he wins, he'll fight Lennox Lewis on April 6 at the MGM Grand Hotel. If he's rejected, the fight could either be called off or moved to a state more friendly to the former heavyweight champion.

Lewis plans to watch the hearing on television to see if the fight will go on as scheduled. Nevada casino operators will be paying close attention themselves for a fight that could mean several hundred million dollars to the Las Vegas economy.

Williams released from hospital

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Ted Williams was released Monday from a hospital, where he was admitted last week with flulike symptoms, including a high fever and low blood pressure.

Williams, 83, left around 3 p.m. to return with relatives to his Florida home, Shands Hospital said in a statement. He will continue to require daily at-home kidney dialysis treatment.

''Mr. Williams and his family wish to thank everyone for their support and well wishes over the past few days,'' the statement said.

The former Boston Red Sox star, the last player to hit .400 for a season, had been admitted Thursday.

Williams has had a series of strokes and had congestive heart failure. He had open-heart surgery in January 2001, two months after receiving a pacemaker.

Expos, Twins only teams under consideration

NEW YORK -- With contraction all but dead for this winter, baseball management told the players' association that Montreal and Minnesota were the only teams under consideration for elimination before opening day.

Owners voted on Nov. 6 to eliminate two teams but did not identify them, and contraction has been on hold since Nov. 16, when a Minnesota judge issued an injunction that forces the Twins to honor their 2002 lease at the Metrodome.

Management negotiators Rob Manfred and Paul Beeston told the players' association last week that if owners succeeded in their plan to eliminate teams for this season, the Twins and Expos were the only candidates, two people familiar with the talks said Monday on the condition of anonymity.

Commissioner Bud Selig has refused to rule out folding franchises for the 2002 season and maintains that no teams officially have been picked for folding.

Manfred and union head Donald Fehr refused comment. Selig and Beeston did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

Lawyers for the Twins and Selig have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to lift the injunction, but the high court won't decide until Friday at the earliest whether it will take the case. Even if the Supreme Court takes the case, it's unlikely to issue a decision on the injunction before Feb. 14, the first day teams can start spring training workouts.

Selig has maintained that contraction is theoretically possible any time before the major league season opener, when Cleveland plays at Anaheim on March 31.

The union has filed a grievance, arguing the decision to eliminate teams violated the labor contract that expired Nov. 7 but remains in force. The sides met Monday with arbitrator Shyam Das and agreed that the hearing, which recessed last week, will resume with sessions in New York on Feb. 5 and 6.

The Expos became the last team to release their schedule, and said Monday they will install a new playing surface at Olympic Stadium before the April 2 opener against Florida.

''We are confident that baseball will be back in Montreal in 2002 and I just want to express my sincere appreciation for our fans' patience and support during what has been a very trying offseason,'' Expos executive vice president David Samson said.

Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief legal officer, said the release of Montreal's schedule was ''of no significance'' in the contraction process.

Montreal faces a staff turnover in the next few weeks. Expos owner Jeffrey Loria is negotiating a $158 million purchase of the Marlins from John Henry.

''I'm hopeful we'll have papers to sign within 48 hours,'' DuPuy said.

Henry heads a group that already has been given approval to buy the Boston Red Sox for $660 million.

Once Loria reaches an agreement to buy the Marlins, he is expected to sell the Expos' franchise back to the other 29 teams for $120 million.

Loria is expected to take many top Expos' officials with him to Florida, including Samson, interim general manager Larry Beinfest and manager Jeff Torborg.

The commissioner's office will then appoint a chief executive officer to run the Expos this season. Either the commissioner's office or the new CEO will hire a general manager and possibly a manager.

Montreal drew just 619,451 fans to Olympic Stadium last season, an average of 7,648 per home game, by far the lowest in the major leagues. Florida was 29th at 1.26 million, an average of 15,765.

The Expos' had operating revenue of $34.2 million, last among the 30 major league teams. Minnesota was 29th at $56.3 million.

Montreal will start selling season tickets this week, and individual game tickets will go on sale March 1.

Also, a state task in Minnesota voted 16-1 to recommend that the 2002 Legislature vote on two new stadiums for baseball and football that would be built with public help.

The task force steered clear of recommending a level of public assistance or what funding options should be considered first. It expects team owners, private investors and local governments to bear much of the cost and leaves state aid as a last resort.



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