The estranged wife of Chicago Bulls guard Craig Hodges was released on bond yesterday after she was charged with throwing a jar of gasoline at Hodges and tossing two lighted matches at him.
Craig Hodges was not hurt in the incident, which occurred Wednesday as he dropped off their two children at Grove School in Northbrook, Ill.
Clarita Hodges, 30, has been charged with aggravated battery, a felony, and reckless misconduct, a misdemeanor. Conviction on the felony charge carries a prison term of two to five years or up to two years' probation.
Craig Hodges testified that his wife, from whom he has been separated, had abducted their two children from the same school Friday, even though he had been given temporary custody of them in Domestic Relations Court, where the couple is in the process of getting a divorce.
* PISTONS: Isiah Thomas was listed as doubtful for the game against the Lakers tonight and team officials are unsure when their captain will be back in the lineup.
Thomas suffered a 40-stitch gash above his left eye when the Jazz's Karl Malone struck him with an elbow Saturday. He returned to the game after getting the stitches, but has missed both games since. Thomas has been bothered by headaches.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Thomas could be out until January.
* Howie Dallmar, who played for the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946-47 and 1947-48, died Wednesday night from congestive heart failure. He was 69.
Dallmar, a 6-foot-5 guard, was the Most Valuable Player when Stanford won the NCAA championship in 1942. During World War II, Dallmar served with the Navy and was stationed at Penn, where he led the team to an Ivy League championship.
As a coach at Stanford and Penn, he finished with a 264-264 record.