11 Mar 1966 The Ludington Daily News
Alpena Wins After Game Is Over On Free Throws By BERNIE KENNEDY Associated Press Sports Writer A victory gained after the game was over, a double overtime thriller and three head-to- head matches between rated teams featured the third night of regional play in the Michigan high school basketball tourney Thursday. Alpena nipped Flint Ainsworth, 77-75, on a pair of free throws after the game by Rod Marlatt in the only Class A game played. Alpena had wiped out a 17- Yankees Win Exhibition Opener, Top Washington The New Yorkers, American League until last season, first five exhibition By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Johnny Keane's new-look Yankees were ferocious enough to pass for the oldtime variety as baseball's spring training exhibition season got under way. But first impressions can be deceiving, perennial champions won their games a year ago and wound up with their worst regular season record in 40 years. , v So don't blame Keane for not getting too excited about Thursday's 7-4 victory over Washington that featured two-run homers by Joe Pepitone and Clete Boyer and three airtight innings Bob Friend, making his first appearance in a Yankee uni- r orm. The Yankees, playing without jower hitters Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Tommy Tresh, sprayed 11 hits off four Washington pitchers. Both Pepitone and Boyer connected in the fourth inning against Frank Kreutzer. Friend, acquired in a winter trade with Pittsburgh for righty Pete Mikkelsen, worked the first three innings and limited the Senators to three singles. John Orsino and Ken Hamlin homered for Washington. Four other exhibition games opened the Citrus season. The defending American League champion Minnesota Twins wiped out a 6-0 Houston lead but bowed to the Astros in 11 innings 7-6. Leo Cardenas' three- run homer powered Cincinnati's 5-3 victory over Kansas City. The Chicago White Sox shaded Boston 4-3 and Cleveland battled to a 1-1 tie with the Mexico City Tigers in a game halted after five innings by rain. Jerry Kindall, playing at first base, hobbled Walt Bond's bouncer, permitting Sonny Jackson to score Houston's winning run against Minnesota in the llth inning. Don Mincher had three hits including a home run for the Twins. COLLEGE BASKETBALL By The Associated Press TOURNAMENTS NIT (First Round) New York U. 68, De Paul 65 Temple 88, Va. Tech 73 NCAA College Division (Semifinals) Ky. Wesleyan 105, Akron 75 Southern 111. 69, No. Dakota 61 NAIA (Quarter-finals) Norfolk, Va., St. 88, Cent. St., Ohio, 76 Grambling 84, Rockhurst 82 Okla. Baptist 87, Carson-Newman 62 Ga. Southern 96, 111. Wesleyan 72 point Ainsworth lead in the final six minutes and Marlatt, who finished with 38 points, was charged by a Flint player at the final buzzer. Bob Meske's lay up with five seconds remaining had tied the score at 75-all. Alpena never led until Marlatt's first free throw after the game went through the hoop. Holt remained in contention in Class B with a 78-70 victory over Northville in two overtimes. Jim Zayti's basket with five seconds remaining gave Northville a chance as the regular game ended in a 62-62 tie. Northville had three baskets and Holt six free throws in the first overtime. Rick VanHouten of Holt tied the score at 68-all with 25 seconds to go but Norh- ville missed a last-second shot. Holt, paced by Pat Brown's 29 points — four of them in the final overtime, took command after that. Detroit Visitation (No. 10) ousted Grosse Pointe St. Paul (No. 9), a finalist last year, 70.55, in a Class C headliner. Godfrey Dillars scored 24 for Visitation, while Bill Bigham had 27 for St. Paul. Grand Rapids South Christian (No. 1) crushed Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, 86-53; South Haven (No. 2) toyed with Cornstock, 92-65, with Bill Plochocki pumping in 20 points, and Allegan (No. 6) bested Coldwater, 65-57, with Tink Wilcox contributing 22 points, in other Class B games involving rated teams. Detroit St. Hedwig (No. 2) got 24 points from Rick Opalinski in downing St. Martin, 70-57; Mike Hackett's 31 points powered Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart -Heart (No. 4) to a 74-50 verdict over Eyart, and Rob White pushed in 35 points as Middleville (No. 6) trimmed Battle Creek St. Philip, 80-65, in Class C.