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it show-down snow-de-jayed of of it reaugn-ment of . seven-team be 14 A in Atlan- : Axers battle Weber with skimpy squad By BILL NIXON i Republic Sports Writer OGDEN, Utah - Weber State's Wildcats, aching for revenge, will be favored Uo even the season score with Northern Arizona's Lumberjacks Lumberjacks in an important Big Sky basketball encounter here tonight. tonight. , The Lumberjacks, down to only eight varsity players, lost starting guard Gerald Jeffery Saturday when he broke his left foot in a 70-65 70-65 70-65 loss to the University of Arizona. Arizona. .1 And a front line reserve, ' sophomore Craig Holland, de- de- cided to leave tne squaaana the school. The Axers 'fiot only lost a good basketball player with Holland's decision, decision, but they will missa sometimes starting quarterback. quarterback. ; NAU's bad stroke of luck hit the squad hard. "Everything "Everything happened so fast," said coach Herb Gregg, "that we didn't have time to bring up a freshman or two for the depth." Jeffery is the second starting starting guard lost to injuries this season. In the third game, Mark Champagne , broke an ankle. ' ' So NAU will try to beat 'the defending champion Weber Wildcats with eight players. The bench will consist of two sophomores, Steve Henderson and Steve Lutenski, and junior junior guard Lon Bradle. they have been used sparingly. The Jeffery loss hurts plenty. The Chinle junior had averaged 9.8 points in 11 games and had averaged an even 10 rebounds in playing the full schedule. Cliff Strait, 6-6 6-6 6-6 junior, will move into the starting lineup, teaming up front with 64 Charlie Flemons and 6:8 Floyd Mathew. Walt Mannon and Les Madison will be the guards. Weber wants to beat NAU so bad tonight, the Wildcats held out star Bob Davis from the West Texas State game last Saturday. The All-Conference All-Conference All-Conference All-Conference forward has bursitis; of the knee but he'll play "tonight. "tonight. , It's a must win for Weberv Even without' Davis, , jhe Wildcats ; were strong at Amarillo, losing in overtime NAU (3-0) (3-0) (3-0) shares the Big Sky lead with Montana State. Weber is 2-1, 2-1, 2-1, the only loss, 82-74, 82-74, 82-74, to NAU at Flagstaff 10 days ago. X

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 25 Jan 1972, Tue,
  3. [Third Edition],
  4. Page 6

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