Austin Daily Herald, Mar 14, 1959

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Austin Daily Herald, Mar 14, 1959 - t I, J '. U 7 12 t 15 10 57 ' 20 9 6 10 i 0 2 0...
t I, J '. U 7 12 t 15 10 57 ' 20 9 6 10 i 0 2 0 53 Blend of Old New to State Tourney BY THE ASSOCIATED Press A blend of the old and new longtime powers Aus~; tin and Mankato plus giant killing Carlton and UIK* beaten little Hawley-flavored the growing roster of Minnesota regional high school basketball champs to' All joined the state tournament field with victories in regional title games Friday night. Thus only.two o'!l the eight state tournament teams remain to be picked,', and =they enroll tonight. •_ ': L; Defending state champion Austin crushed Windnat 74-42 in Region-1, Hawley stretched itsjinbeaten string; to 23 with a 53-51 victory over Aitkin in Region 6. Man* kato retained its Region 2 title by downing Westbrook*' 56-48 and Carlton etched its third consecutive .major: upset by toppling International Falls 62-61, Minneapolis South, directed by the astonishing shooting touch of husky Bill Brechler. rolled past Will-! mar 61-48 and Wayzata overwhelmed Maple Lake 65-; 39 before a crowd of 15,119 in the Region 5 serrdfihjalj; at Williams Arena. At St. Peter, Granite Falls defeated Renville 53-39 and Sanborn whipped, Tyler 62-53 in the. Region 3 semis. South meets Wayzata and Granite Falls plays Sanborn for the last two regional championships tonight. Friday's results produced this lineup for the high stakes battling may via a he to fa. for developed the television fewer of mdi arrangements could with Ba- next week at Williams Arena:. Austin vs. Hawley; Mankato vs. South or Wayzata; North St. Paul vs. Granite Falls or Sanborn and Carlfpn vs. Bemidji.' ' Hairline Victory A full house crowd of nearly 6,000 at Concordia fieldhouse saw Dick Riedberger herd Hawley to Its first regional championship in its hairline victory;'over Aitkin. Riedberger bagged 23 points and was a pillar of strength under tEe backboards.-,. , . r Teammate Ron Henrickson provided the payoff shooting, however. With Aitkin leading 49-40 Henrickson pitched in two field goals and Hawley never trailed after that. ' r Aitken closed to 52-51 in the final minute, however, and nearly pulled the game out before Ried- berger tended the scoring with a free throw. Alvin Buss led Aitkin with 17 points. The victory means Hawley comes into the state tournament as the only unbeaten team in the state. ' Mankato trailed 20-12 after one quarter .and 27-22 at the half but loosed a driving attack in the final two quarters hubbed on 5-10 Jim McArthur, who finished with 17 points. Mankato moved in front 40-38 at the three-quarter turn and used free throws to swell its advantage the rest of the way. Big Gary Kleven kept Westbrook alive' with 29 points but Westbrook's height failed to save it in the fourth quarter when Man kato kept possession of "the and forced its rivals into repeated fouls. Carlton topped off an unheralded title drive in Region 7 with its conquest of International Falls, the Bulldogs' third surprise victory in as many games. An under in this one as well as against Chisholm the previous night and Cloquet in.the District 26 fiilals, Carlton threw an evenly- distributed attack at the Broncos and controlled the lead most of the way. lilts From Outside Ron Martin hit 17 points, John Pierson 15 and Fred North 12 for Carlton while Falls' scoring ace Bob Batesnan ran into troubles and settled for 14. Carlton's outside sniping established a 34-30 halftimo lead. Falls tied al 42-42 in the third period but Cdrlton always produced the big scoring plays when it had to. Two free throws by Doug Anderson in the last half minute gave Carlton a four-point lead and nailed down the victory. In the big semifinal battle between Willmar and South in Region 5 Brechler hit 14 of 17 field goal attempts, including 11 in a row, in a show of longrange blasting that was remarkable under the pressure of tournament play. Most of his shots came from 20 to 25 feet out. Occasionally he drove for leaping layups. Mainly, however, he fired jumpers from behind the foul circle over a Willmar defense that was preoccupied with stopping Eric Magdanz. Brechler had 29 points on 14 field goals and a free throw. Magdanz, the Tiger 6-6 scoring ace had periods of distress in the first half but would up with 17 points. Not so lucky was Willmar's wheelhorse, big Red Harvey, who rarely got the ball in the first half and ended with four points. South stopped the big fellow with a zone defense that sagged on him. Close in First Half It was close through most of the first half but Brechler's nine in a row after he missed his first two shots settled tho issue. South led 30-21 at the half and put the fame away early in the third period. Wayiate had no difficulty Maple Lake, building up a 16-8 first period lead by making maximum use of Its greater physical strength. Don kueUer bad 22 point* to le«d W»yiat*. •*•'*» -"* Nats Spring " Upset; Lakers Play Pistons ; By DON WEISS -'Attention in the National , BaK ketbatl Assn.'s preliminary 'playoffs moves to the Western division tonight with vastly improved Syr-, acuse holding a one-game over New York in the East. The third-place Detroit Pistons \ go against the second-place Min-i neapolis Lakers at St. Paul in the \ opener of the best-of-three "w,est~' ern semifinals • to determine a challenger to the division champion St. Louis Hawks. If the result is anything like the. opener in the East, the Pistons are.' ready to spring a surprise. -« The New York Knickerbockers! after bagging nine of 12 regula^ season games from Syracuser were five-point favorites Friday! night. Instead, the Nationals oiitrl played them all the way—winding! up with a 129-123 victory in a' game that set a playoff record; for total points by two teams. • Dolph Schayes with 35 points^ and rookie Hal Greer with !(;' points led the Nationals. They can' wrap up the series and a shot at Eastern Champion Boston in "W best-of-seven final by defeating- New York in Syracuse Sunday aft. \ ertoon. The game will be televised' nationally (NBC), at 1:30 p.m.,CST. ' • • , a ^ . V After tonight's opener, Detroit and Minneapolis head for Detroit • and play the second game of-.the! Western semifinals Sunday afternoon. If a third game is needed. '• it will be played at Minneapolis; Wednesday night. .. ;. >v : If a third game is needed in the"' East, it will be at New York Mon- \ ' night. Bradley Still !; Team to Beat NEW YORK (AP) - The 22nd'' edition of the National Invitation Basketball Tournament continues '. today with doubleheaders on both" the matinee and evening pro-' grams at Madison Square Garden,' and Bradley still the team to' beat. The Peoria Braves (23-3) go into', action tonight as seven-point fa;; vorites against sharpshooting But-" ler (19-8). This will be a quarterfinal game, as will the other half; of the twin bill—St. Bonaventuri?' (20-2) against St. John's (17-6);* The latter is a pick-'em affair. During the afternoon the first 1 round was to be completed. s Manhattan (15-5) was a three-' point favorite over Providence ", (18-5) and New York University" (12-7) rated five points over Denver (14-9). Bradley played in the Garden earlier this' year and put an abrupt end to St. John's winning- streak of eight games. But, eveul more important, the Braves had- a decision against big Oscar Rob.' ertson and his Cincinnati club to' their credit. Butler is a smooth-working out-" fit, which has proved to be a little' weak on defense. The team gets! fine rebounding jobs from Johnny' Jones and Ken Pennington. who : also toss in points along with,' Billy Scott. Yanks and Canada : Meet in Hockey PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP> : -The United States, still hopeful: of gaining the world ice hockey' championship, rteets undefeated : Canada tonight in a vital game' for both teams. The Canadians, having won their ^ three games, must Americans and win „ •natch against the Czechs Sunday to clinch the title. The U.S team" «P?et to* Czechs 4-2 Friday night; to make its won-lost record 3-1 '. The Americans, who dose out 1 w«r schedule, need a viefcw-y to$W ^contention, .j, 8 ^ ***• *•» victo "«» to Uu-ee starts, plays wintess Finland w w ««iier gum tonight defeat th»; their final

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