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A Roundup of the Week March 16-22

COLLEGE BASKETBALL—At the NCAA Division II championships in Springfield, Mass., KENTUCKY WESLEYAN beat Gannon 92-74 to win its fifth title, and NEW HAVEN upset defending champion Cal Poly-Pomona 77-75 to win the women's competition.

PRO BASKETBALL—Portland clinched the second Pacific Division playoff berth with a 134-105 win over Phoenix, while the first-place Lakers, 3-0 last week, extended their unbeaten streak to 10. In Los Angeles's 147-115 thrashing of San Antonio, Magic Johnson had 11 assists to become the ninth player in the league to accumulate 6,000 in a career. In the Midwest, Dallas secured an early playoff spot by downing Chicago 114-96 and widened its lead over second-place Utah to seven games with victories over Sacramento, 105-104, and Detroit, 122-118. Houston pulled to within 1½ games of the Jazz with a 3-1 week, while Utah went 2-1. Atlantic leader Boston split two games with Milwaukee before winning its 21st and 22nd straight at home 112-108 over Seattle and 116-104 over the Nets. Second-place Philadelphia, 11½ games back, gained on the Celtics with victories over Atlanta 109-107, Denver 116-106 and Milwaukee 105-102 but lost Maurice Cheeks for a week or two with a finger injury on his right hand. Winning streaks of 7 and 11 games ended for Detroit and Atlanta, respectively, but the Hawks' 3-1 week put them one ahead of Detroit in the Central Division at week's end.

BOWLING—DAVE FERRARO defeated Brian Voss 211-204 to win a PBA event and $27,000, in North Olmsted, Ohio.

BOXING—GILBERTO ROMAN of Mexico successfully defended his WBC super flyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Frank Cedeno of the Philippines, in Mexicali, Mexico.

CROSS COUNTRY—At the world championships in Warsaw, JOHN NGUGI of Kenya retained his men's title, finishing the 11,950-meter race in 36:07 to nip countryman Paul Kipkoech, and ANNETTE SERGENT of France won the women's division with a 5,000-meter time of 16:46. KENYA and the U.S. placed first in the men's and women's team competitions, respectively.

DOG SLEDDING—SUSAN BUTCHER covered 1,138 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, in 11 days, 2 hours, 5 minutes and 13 seconds to defeat Rick Swenson and win her second straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (page 12).

FENCING—At the NCAA championships in South Bend, Ind., KATY BILODEAUX of Columbia won the women's competition and NOTRE DAME took the team title. In the men's events the winners were MICHAEL LOFTON of NYU (saber), BILL MINDEL of Columbia (foil) and JAMES O'NEILL of Harvard (epee), with COLUMBIA taking the team title.

GOLF—BEN CRENSHAW defeated Curtis Strange by three strokes to win $90,000 and a PGA event in New Orleans. The winner shot a 20-under-par 268.

Betsy King fired a seven-under-par 281 to win the Tucson Open and the $30,000 first prize. Runner-up Jan Stephenson finished two strokes back.

HOCKEY—Calgary moved to within five points of Edmonton in the Smythe Division by beating the Oilers 5-4 and 6-3 after a 6-2 win over Buffalo (page 24). Winnipeg, 2-1 last week, remained in third, six points behind the Flames. Washington climbed into third place in the Patrick Division, one point ahead of the Rangers, who went 1-3. Atop the division, Philadelphia was 2-1-1 as Tim Kerr scored twice in a victory over the Rangers to become the seventh player in history to pass the 50-goal mark for the fourth straight season. Montreal goalie Brian Hayward had his first shutout in four years—3-0 over the Islanders—while wins over Buffalo (3-2) and Toronto (9-4) helped the Canadiens keep pace with first-place Hartford, which beat the Rangers, Minnesota and L.A. Boston, three points back of Montreal, clinched a playoff berth for the 20th straight season by beating Los Angeles 8-6. Detroit, 2-2 for the week, held an eight-point lead in the Norris, while a tie, a win and two losses put Chicago in a second-place tie with St. Louis. Minnesota (0-2-1) was one point back in fourth.

HORSE RACING—GULCH ($3.20), Jose Santos up, won the first of the weekend's three Derby preps, the Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct, by one length over High Brite. The 3-year-old colt ran seven furlongs in 1:23[1/5] to win $124,800. At Gulfstream Park, BET TWICE ($4), a 3-year-old colt ridden by Craig Perret, ran 1[1/16] miles in 1:43[2/5] to beat No More Flowers by 2½ lengths and win the Fountain of Youth Stakes and $150,482. At Santa Anita, CHART THE STARS ($9.80), with Eddie Delahoussaye in the saddle, defeated Alysheba by three quarters of a length to win the San Felipe Handicap and $107,450. The 3-year-old gelding covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:43 (page 46).

INDOOR SOCCER—Tacoma edged Minnesota 3-2 on Preki's 28th goal of the season, before losing to Baltimore, as it extended its Western Division lead to three games over Kansas City. Baltimore held a two-game lead over Cleveland in the East, losing to St. Louis 4-1 and beating Tacoma 6-4 on Richard Chinapoo's five goals. The second-place Force fell 7-0 to Minnesota before beating Chicago 6-5 and St. Louis 5-4.

SAILING—SPRINT, a 42-foot Joubert/Nivelt owned by John Stevens of Grosse Pointe, Mich., won the overall honors in the IOR division of the six-race Southern Ocean Racing Conference. Bob Lynds's 40-foot REGARDLESS, from Melbourne, Fla., won the inaugural IMS division, and Jim Kilroy's 79-foot KIALOA V placed first in the 10-boat Class A. Dennis Conner, steering Il Moro di Venizia, finished sixth in Class A and 25th overall.

SKIING—BOJAN KRIZAJ of Yugoslavia clinched the World Cup men's slalom title with a second-place finish behind teammate Grega Benedik in the season's final race, in Sarajevo. PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN of Switzerland won the men's giant slalom championship after placing sixth in that finale. Countrywomen MARIA WALLISER and VRENI SCHNEIDER tied for first in the women's giant slalom to share honors in those final standings.

SWIMMING—TEXAS won its fourth straight NCAA Division I women's championship, outscoring runner-up Stanford 648½-631½, in Indianapolis.

TENNIS—STEFAN EDBERG defeated John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win $50,000 and a tour event, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Christo Van Rensburg beat Jimmy Connors 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win $50,000 and a tour event, in Orlando, Fla.

Chris Evert Lloyd defeated Pam Shriver 6-1, 6-3 to win $50,000 and a tour event, in Dallas.

TRACK & FIELD—SERGEY BUBKA of the Soviet Union pole vaulted 19'7" to better his own two-month-old indoor world record by half an inch, in Turin, Italy.

WRESTLING—IOWA STATE won the NCAA championship in College Park, Md., outpointing runner-up Iowa 133-108 and denying the Hawkeyes' bid to become the first school to win 10 straight national titles in any sport (page 36).