The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, February 17, 1997, Page 8, Image 8

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    Phillips arrested in Omaha
OMAHA (AP)—St. Louis run
ning back Lawrence Phillips was
arrested and ticketed for disorderly
conduct early Sunday morning af
ter a disturbance at a hotel.
Police were called to the Red
Lion Hotel about 2:15 a.m. where
they found Phillips with five other
men and several women having a
party, Sgt. William Muldoon said.
“He started getting belligerent
with the officers, cursing and yell
ing, and it got to the point where
we had to arrest him,” Muldoon
Muldoon said a couple of the
women had filed harassment
charges against some of the men but
did not say which men.
Although disorderly conduct is
a misdemeanor, Phillips was ar
rested, instead of just ticketed, be
cause he does not live in the area,
Muldoon said. Phillips was released
on $50 bond, according to St. Louis
Rams Coach Dick Vermeil and is
due back in Douglas County Court
on Tuesday.
Vermeil called Phillips’ actions
a disappointment.
“It’s a repeated behavioral pat
tern,” Vermeil said. “He’s going to
end up depriving himself of the op
portunity to play in the National
Football League, not by me but by
the league.
“He’s already had some prob
The former Nebraska football
star is already on probation for the
assault of a NU women’s basketball
player when he was arrested on a
drunken-driving charge in Califor
Vermeil said he did not know
how the league and the Rams will
react to Phillips’ latest run-in with
the law.
“First off, I don’t know much
about it,” he said. “There’s not much
any of us can do at this time. But it
will be evaluated.”
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Wrestlers win seventh straight
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From Staff Reports
The eighth-ranked Nebraska wres
tling team posted its seventh consecu
tive win and improved to 15-4 with a
23-21 win over Northern Iowa in Ce
dar Falls, Iowa, on Sunday.
The Comhuskers led 17-15 after the
first seven matches before UNI’s Ben
Barton defeated Charles McTorry 11
6 at 177 pounds. NU trailed 21-17 go
ing into the heavyweight match.
Tolly Thompson, ranked third in the
nation, pinned Northern Iowa’s Bret
Jones at the 3:26 mark to give the
Huskers the victory. Thompson im
proved his season record to 33-3, and
he tied Gary Albright for most career
falls at 68.
Other winners for the Huskers in
cluded Ibdd Beckerman (118 pounds),
who defeated JohnZelinski 16-1, Brad
Canoyer (134), who beat Keith Weber
16-7, Jose DeAnda (142), who won 16
5, and Jason Kraft (158), who won 20
7 over Jason Haag.
The Panthers won at 126 pounds,
150,167,177 and 190.
NU was without 126-pounder
Jeramie Welder because of NCAA re
strictions on a number of dates a wres
tler can compete.
“We wrestled great,” NU Coach
Tim Neumann said. “The score didn’t
really show it, but top to bottom we
wrestled a great match.”
Northern Iowa fell to 7-6.
Thompson sets record
Nebraska shot putter Tressa Th
ompson made history Friday night dur
ing the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Con
ference Invite at the Bob Devaney
Sports Center.
Thompson, a four-time All-Ameri
can, broke the collegiate record of 59
feet 3 1/2 inches on her fifth throw of
the competition. Thompson’s mark of
60-7 3/4 was more than 16 1/4 inches
further than the previous record setby
UCLA’s Valeyta Althouse.
Also having success for the Husk
ers was sophomore high jumper Shane
Lavy. Lavy posted a career-best 7-514
mark in the high jump. The winning
effort was the best height cleared in the
NCAA’s this year.
Several Huskers posted NCAA pro
visional qualifying marks, including
Doreen Heldt in the 20-pound weight
throw, and Charles Reid and Heather
Bums in the 55-meter hurdles.
Softball team struggles
The Nebraska softball team went 1
5 at the Coca-Cola Classic in Tempe,
Ariz., over the weekend.
To open the ’ season, the
Comhuskers lost four of the five games
by one run.
NU lost to Illinois State 6-5, No.
17 Florida State 2-1 in nine innings,
third-ranked Fresno State 3-2 in eight
innings and Utah 1-0. Nebraska beat
12th-ranked Cal State-Fullerton for its
lone win of the tournament, but lost to
No. 1 Arizona 15-2.
Sunday the Huskers lost to Utah.
The Utes scored the only run of the
ballgame when Jessie Ziese singled
home Lisa Hashimoto in the fifth in
ning. Jenny Voss (1-2) took the loss
while Ali Sagas improved to 1-1 with
the win.
Ohio State beats NU
The Nebraska men’s gymnastics
team broke out of a scoring slump Sat
urday night in Columbus, Ohio.
The Comhuskers finished second
in a triangular meet with Ohio State and
The top-ranked Buckeyes won the
meet at 232 points, but the Huskers
scored a season-high 229.35 to finish
ahead of the Sooners’ 227.725.
Nebraska junior Bill Mulholland
finished third in the all-around, scor
ing a career-high 57.35. Mulholland.
had another career high and tied Ohio
State’s Doug Stibel for fourth on the
parallel bars with a 9.8.
Freshman all-arounder Derek
Leiter was fourth at 57.1, also a career
high. Leiter tied Oklahoma’s Todd
Bishop for fourth on the pommel horse
with a 9.7.
Ohio State’s Drew Durbin won the
all-around at 58.075 and teammate
Blaine Wilson was second (57.85).
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NU sails to win over UT
WIN from page 7
midway through the second half
Two Kris Clack free throws made
the score 53-51 with 8:56 to play, but
Lue immediately sank a 3 from the top
of die key. Nebraska scored 10 of the
next 12 points to go back on top by 10,
and the Longhorns never got any closer
than eight points.
Lue made six free throws in the last
414 minutes, giving NU its largest lead
of the game, 77-64, with 48 seconds to
play and handled Texas’ full-court
pressure late in the second half.
“Tyronn’s a great little ball-handler,”
Penders said. “There aren’t many point
guards better than him, and we’ve seen
a lot of them.”
Texas (14-8 and 8-4) shot just 34.9
percent for the game to Nebraska’s
47.3 percent, and the Huskers held a
45-38 rebounding advantage.
Hamilton, who posted 20 points with
11 rebounds, has 36 points and 28 re
bounds in Nebraska's last two games
and eight double-doubles this season.
“I have a great feeling that we’re
going to win three of these last four
games,” Hamilton said. “We’ve got to
come in mentally focused and do the
stuff we’re supposed to do, and we'If
Florence added 13 points and six
rebounds, and Mikki Moore had four
points with nine rebounds and three
blocks for Nebraska, which plays at
Baylor on Wednesday.
“Nebraska played awfully well,”
Penders said. “They’re a hell of a team,
and that's the Big 12. You’ve got to
have your guns with all your bullets in
them if you’re going to win on the road
in this league.”
Flat Huskers still win
DENVER from page 7
“I think it really shows that our
team can pull it together,” DeHaan
said. “You’re always going to have an
off night. You can’t expect to be on top
all the time.” .
Misty Oxford won the vault with a
9.9. It was the fourth time this year the
sophomore scored a 9.9 or better in the
event. Oxford finished fourth on the
floor exercise and tied Laurie
McLaughlin for third on the balance
beam at 9.75.
Shelly Bartlett won her fourth all
around title — in seven meets — of
the season with a score of 39.075.
Bartlett won the floor exercise
(9.85), was second on the vault (9.875)
and fifth on the balance beam (9.625).
Heather Brink, who holds the
school record in the all-around, com
peted oily in the uneven bars because
of an injured foot. Brink, a freshman,
still managed to tie her personal best
with a 9.85, good enough for second.
Freshman Nicole Wilkinson won
the first event of her career on the beam
with a career-best 9.85. Wilkinson also
took third (Hi the vault with a 9.85 and
was fifth in the all-around.
Tfexas, NU have concerns
WOMEN from page 7
steals in conference play—both aver
age 2.9 steals per game.
In all games, Doage leads the con
ference with 67 steals.
“We can’t match up with her,”
Conradt said. “Doage is our real con
cern. (Anna) DeForge is a very good
shooter but Doage’s quickness con
cerns me.”
Beck said she is also concerned
with Texas’ rebounding ability. Espe
cially 6-foot-4 forward Angela Jack
son who averages 6.8 boards per game.
The Longhorns’ rebounding prow
ess has prompted her to make a lineup
change. Emily Thompson, a 6-3 jun
ior who has not started since against
Colorado on Jan. 4, will be in die start
ing lineup tonight Beck said.
Another factor on the Longhorns’
side is a tremendous home-court ad
vantage. Of UT’s four losses this sea
son, only (me has come at home and
that was a three-point overtime loss to
No. 9 Tfennessee.
Texas owns a 9-1 home record this
season and the Longhorns average
more than 7,000 fans per game.
Despite the fact that Sunday was the
first time UT had practiced for the first
time in a week because many players
had the flu, Beck said the home court
advantage should cure Texas’ ill feel
“This will probably be one of the
more difficult things we have at
tempted,” Beck said. “If not the most
difficult road contest of the season.”