Union College Bill Swafford
Union College Opens With Centre College BARBOURVILLE--The Union- College Bulldogs will open'regular'season play next week' after' blitzing Berry College', '101-73, to win 'top honors in'the Tipoff Basketball Tournament in Rome, Georgia, The Bulldogs will stay on the road, meeting Centre College on Tuesday, Dec. 1, a n d . challenging Georgetown College on Thursday, Dec. 3. They will open KIAC action with their'first* home game on Saturday, Dec. 5, against Cumberland College. In the Rome Ga.,' Tourney, the.Bulldogs overcame a toUgh height; diia'dvanUge with' , a, shining aefeote'.iirid ;Mr#7fait; play",They'squeezed put a 'win against'Shorter College^ 71-m, on two after-the-buiiÂ«r free throws by sophomore Bill Swafford and then went on to trounce Berry for first place in the tournament. Swaftord, a former star at The Corbin Times j-. , | , Pubilihtd tich Sunday mornlnt br Tht Corbin Tlmtl-Trlbynl, In- corporator Â»f tht corntr Â»f Ktn* Knox Central. High School, moved into the Unjon starting lineup during t'at latter half of last year's season. "He was fouled in the last second of Cards Tangle With Wichita WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Wichita, State Wheatshockers will close out their football sea- son Saturday in a Missouri Val- ' ley Conference .game with LoujsviUe. KiclrofMime/is 2; 30 p.m.Â°EST. J .UifiiulA Jooiiid The ;Snockers,,igUlL,6eÂ«king their first victory, played prob- ably their best game last week since 14 of their players were killed in a Colorado plane crash Oct. 2. They lost to North.Texas State 41-24. . , . Louisville won the Missouri Valley championship and has accepted an invitation to play Long Beach State in the Pasa- dena Bowl Dec. 19. Coach Bob Seaman of Wichita says the Shockers plan to use the "same approach as against ' North Texas, only with a little Friday night's game and we' were one point behind," out Coach Pete Moore. "He under about as much pressure as any player will ever see.. he calmly dropped in both throws and gave us a win storybook finish." , "These wins Will give the the confidence they need to the big 'boys they're going meet," continued Coach "They were against up to 'a inch height disadvantage on front line, but they worked together and played hard." Union senior Ellis Childera " , , Player in the. tournament, junior , Terry, SmaUwood sophomore Bill Swafford were picked for the All-Tournament team. "Ellis certainly showed the leadership we needed out the floor," Coach Moore said. Leading scorers for Union the tilt against Shorter were: Swafford, 21; Childers, 12; Larry Sizemore, 12; and Wilson, 11. Top scorers Berry were: Childers, 17; SmaUwood, 17; Swafford, 14; and Sizemore, 12.