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Thursday, March 14, 1963
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XTION 2 THE COURIERJOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 11. 1963 'Invitation To Murder' Cassius May Get A Crack At Liston This Summer 'LIP' REACHES CHIN . . . Talkative Cassius Clay, also known as the Louisville "Lip,", lashes out with a left to the chin of Doug Jones and Maysville, By ERNIE COYLE Favorites Maysville and Seneca posted opening victories as the 1963 Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament pot under way last night at Freedom Hall. Maysville came from far behind to nip Clay County 66-65 before Seneca crushed Allen County 70-56. About 12,500 fans turned out for the first session. The two winners advance to the quarter-finals and will see their next action Friday, battling each other at 2 p.m. Maysville's Bulldogs put on one of the greatest finishing Ruby's Report 'Duck' swims after marooned cagers to get Breathitt Couny to tourney By EARL RUBY, Courier-Journal Sports Editor Early arrivals at the headquarters hotel for the Kentucky High School Basketball Tournament, which opened last night at the Fairgrounds, were worried about three teams from the mountains. Breathitt County . . . Garrett . . . Clay County. ; All are in or near the area where flood waters are rampaging through towns and erasing roads. Would they get here? Just about then the lobby door opened and in walked little Fairce Woods, followed by his tall, lean Breathitt County athletes. "Make it?" he cried. "Sure we made it. You can't have a tournament without the champions. "But it wasn't easy," i k n I i he conceded. i V'j" Lv "You school is in Jackson. Jackson is at the fork of the Kentucky River. In the old days we A! vould water up to our nose. But thanks to the Buckhorn Dam. built Ned Breathitt up one of the forks, it was only up to our knees. The town itself is mostly dry. "But seven of my boys live 15 miles out at Turners Creek. The water was coming up fast, and I had to drive like mad to get all of them into town last night before the roads went under. I just barely got them out. I thought I was all set. Then I remembered "Richard Sallee was still at his home 30 miles out at a town called Guage and Jack Fugate was 16 miles out in another direction at a town called Hardshell. Dad's Store Flooded "Water was across the roads in so many places there wasn't a chance of getting either one. Then we got help from a Duck . . . that's right. A Duck. "You know one of those amphibious things used by the Marines to carry men over land and water. There was one in Jackson used by the U. S. Engineers, for evacuating stranded families. f "After all real emergencies had been taken care of, I asked them if they could help with this small one big to me, but small in comparison with others. ' "They said yes, if we'd show the way. . . We found Sallee at his father's general store, which was Vk feet under water. They had gotten all the stuff off the lower shelves, so he could come along. Fugate's home was dry, but there sure was a lot of water all around him. "It was 11 p.m. before we got everybody into town. i "We left for Louisville by car this morning thinking our troubles were over. j "We hadn't gone four miles before we came to a washout and had to wait for graders to come-out and re-make the road before we could move another foot. As they pushed new gravel onto the washed-out section we moved on. Finally we hit solid pavement and were on our way." 'f i f i - S, .V rallies ever seen in a State Tournament game. They trailed Clay County, champion of the 13th Region, by 13 points with slightly less than five minutes remaining in the game. Unsold Scores 33 Two free throws by sophomore Bobby Hiles with five seconds left capped the Maysville comeback and made him this tourney's first hero. Seneca's Westley Unseld, improving with every game, scored 32 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to van the Red know our have been in It was a duck Associated Preii Wlrtphot contorts the New Yorker's face in the final round of last night's bout. Clay took a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York. Seneca ' Win Openers skins. The six-foot, six-inch center made it look easy. Seneca 70, Allen Co. 56 It was just too much Unseld for Allen County's Patriots. The 225-pound junior center, three inches taller than Allen County's biggest man, personally guided coach Bob Mulcahy's Redskins to their 28th win in 29 starts. He pitched in 15 points and took off 13 rebounds the first half, then added 17 points and seven rebounds in the second A friend offered to drive Fairce around and show him the sights of the cily after he had bedded down his boys. . . . "Okeh," he smiled. "Drive anywhere, but don't go near the water." 'No Trouble' Coach Henry Garrison brought his Clay County boys in while Fairce was talking, and put them to bed. . . . "We had no trouble," he said. "Kept one jump ahead of the water all the way." Garrett got in much later, but that's another story. Worrisome Possibility Could Happen Members of the State High School Board of Control won't talk about it, but a plan for tournament ticket distribution for next year has been suggested that would eliminate the sale of any tickets to the general public. "The plan is similar to one now used by Indiana," said a man whose ear is close to the ground. "The tickets in the U. K. Coliseum will be allotted to each of the 16 competing teams on a basis of enrollment. "Then it would be up to each of the schools to dispose of the tickets in any manner they set up. It would relieve the Board of Control of all ticket handling." And relieve the public of any chance to see the games. But there is one ray of hope there also is a plan afoot to televise all games wanted by sponsors. 'Breathitt All The Way' Naturally Jostling good-naturedly through the throng in the lobby of the Kentucky Hotel, waiting for coach Woods and his boys was Ned Breathitt. . . , The Democratic gubernatorial candidate had been flooded out of several speaking engagements in the mountains and had flown into Louisville for the tournament. ... "I never miss a state meet anyway," he said. "This is a loaded question," said a bystander, "but who are you picking to win the state championship?" "Why that's easy," he laughed as Woods came through the door, "It's Breathitt County all the way!" Where The Boys Arc Don't tell anyone, girls, but I can tell you where the boys are or will be three times a day during the tournament. ... All of them will be in the Flag Room at the Kentucky Hotel for breakfast, luncheon and dinner. ... Just walk right in. v like these that helped Sreathitt 1 half. His point total was his career high. "Wcstley's performance was the best I've ever seen by a center in a State Tournament," said Mulcahy. "It's really something to smile about." But Mulcahy's thoughts then immediately turned to Maysville. "We'll need a better per-formance out of some of our other boys to beat Maysville. I was impressed by them," Mulcahy said. Allen County, champion of the Fifth Region, stayed with the Redskins for almost half of the same. The score was tied nine times until the state's No. 1-ranked team in The Courier-Journal's Litkenh o u s Ratings broke a 25-25 deadlock with a nine-point spree at the close of the second quarter. Baskets by Tom Duggins and Bruce Dalrymple got the Redskins rolling for a 29-25 lead. Then Unseld stuffed in a rebound, his sixth such basket that half. Mike Redd, who had missed his first 11 shots, got his first field goal on a dunk shot off a fast-break. Dalrymple then completed the surge with a free throw for a 34-25 advantage. Don Marr's goal for Allen County made it 34-27 for Seneca at halftime. Redd Breaks Loose Another nine-point spurt at the beginning of the third period put the game in the bag for Seneca. Unseld started it off with a goal, then Redd broke loose for seven consecutive points on three field goals and a free throw for a 45-29 lead. That was the ball game. Redd finished with 20 points for runner-up scoring honors. Allen County, ending its season with a 25-4 won-lost record, had two players in double figures. Ken Rigdon, a 6-1 sophomore guard, pitched in 18 points and Norm Weaver, who scored 10 points in the first quarter, wound up with 16. Bazzell Lauds Unseld "Unsold is one of the strongest boys I've seen," said Allen County coach Jimmy Bazzell. "I was well pleased with our defense, but there just is no defense when you can't get the ball coming down off the boards. "Mulcahy has worked up a better ball club than he had during the Louisville Invita-tional Tournament," he said.- It was in the L.I.T.' that Sen-eca suffered its only loss, bowing 46-45 to Carr Creek in the final. , Maysville 66, Clay County 65 Trailing 65-52 with four minutes, 46 seconds left in the game, Maysville caught fire tINICA 70 PUver is. tut. ft. f reb pf. tp. rtlixilni 4 8 1 4 7 2 8 Dalrympl 2 11114 8 UnFld 19 21 2 S 20 2 32 Hecht 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 Redd I 23 II) 4 1 20 Hepburn 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 FIciK-haker ... 0 0 A 0 2 3 0 Trunnell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 HelnU 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 GarrUon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Pf lu 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total! 29 19 12 21 31 14 10 AILIN COUNTY 54 Player f. ria. ft. fta reh pf. tp. Marr 4 13 0 9 7 3 8 Cwhrlll 0 2 2 2 1 3 2 Weaver S 12 0 6 5 4 10 Carver 2 10 0 13 4 Rludon 7 13 4 7 2 1 18 Harwood 1 10 0 2 0 2 Keen 3 9 0 0 1 0 8 Alrternon ..... 0 10 0 10 0 Total 22 98 12 20 21 16 96 Itntca 1$ It It 1770 Allan Ce 12 IS 11 II M Rhootlnc: Sence 29-19 38.1 percent) Allan Co. 22-9837.1 percent. MAYIVILLI U Ployir It fta ft fta reb pf tp Davla ....2 11 2 3 10 1 6 Breeit ... I 19 1 2 I 1 13 Green .. f 12 1 2 11 J 19 title .... 4 11 3 3 2 4 10 Murphy .. 6 22 2 4 3 t II Hall .... 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 Johnann .. 3 3 0 0 1 1 4 Morion ... 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totalt 29 79 I 14 33 17 66 CLAY COUNTY IS Playar It tss ti Ita reb pf tp Hick. ... 14 22 3 I 11 9 31 Jonea ..I 114 14 9 Hubbard . 1 11 0 3 13 2 10 Hampton .1113 I 1 3 t Farmer ..4 13 J 4 3 0 10 Garrlnon .0 2 0 0 1.1 0 Totala 27 69 11 24 36 14 69 Maytvlllt VI 13 11 16-4 Clay C IS II M Shooltnf: Maytvlll. 21 of II 3I.T percent) Cly Co, 21 of 89-41.1 Mr-cent. By LARRY BOECK Ceurlar-Journil Wrlttr New York City, March 13. Cassius Clay will be Charles 'Sonny' Liston's next opponent "after we get done with Floyd Patterson," Jack Nilon, the heavyweight champion's adviser, said Wednesday night. "Once and for all we'll shut his (Clay's) big trap," Nilon said after watching Clay's decision victory over Doug Jones. Nilon said Clay's "our boy and we'll fight him at Philadelphia Stadium, after we get done with Floyd Patterson, in late June or early July." Faversham Cautious Nilon thought Clay defeated Jones by a close margin. Nilon's plans suit Cassius just fine. In his dressing room after the fight, Clay stood on a and outscored Clay County 14-0 in that span. Things were made much easier for the Bulldogs when 6-foot, 7-inch Pearl Hicks of the Tigers fouled out with 3:16 to go. Hicks had led a Clay County second-half charge that erased Maysville's 37-32 half-time lead. He departed with a game-high 31 points 20 in the second half. When Hicks left, Maysville arose to the challenge. Dwight Ruby Called It "Say anything you want to about Cassius Clay," wrote Sports Editor Earl Ruby before the fight, "but he is the only professional in the sport today who lives and trains like a dedicated amateur... He goes into his match with Doug Jones as the cleanest, fittest heavyweight since Gene Tun-ney...He may lack a lot in slugging ability (which was evidenced in last night's bout) ...But he has a distinct advantage in conditioning, quick rubbing table and declared triumphantly; "I want a title fight with Liston, the Big Bear, within six months. I won tonight without any trouble. What do they expect of me?" But William Favertham, the Rentucky distillery vice-president who heads the Louisville syndicate that controls Clay, said: "There'll be no announcement of Cassius' plans for 10 days." A quick poll of the ringside showed Clay with a 7-5 edge while three writers called it a draw. Teddy Brenner, Garden matchmaker, said he would bring the pair together again outdoors in the summer. Mustachioed Doug Jones sat moodily in his dressing room and said: "I thought I won it no worse Murphy hit two field goals and George Greene another that sliced the Clay County margin to 65-58 with 2:54 remaining. Forty-six seconds later Murphy hit again this time from long range and the deficit was only five points. After two missed shots by Clay County, now visibly pressing, Murphy drove under for another basket and it was 65-62 with 1:24 left. Murphy Continued on Page 10, Col. 1 reflexes, speed, ability to recover from a surprise shocker (which he got in the first round), and the stamina to go the route if necessary. That should be sufficient." How correct Ruby was in his analysis of the bout is evidenced by the referee's decision, which gave Clay eight rounds, Jones one, and called one even; and the two judges, who handed it to Clay 5-4-1. Clay won the last two rounds by a wide margin. BACK OF You'll find the smooth, mild, mellow Nelson County Kentucky Bourbon most pleasant to your taste. In over 175 years, ONLY the bottle has been changed. "MADE FROM THE SAME TIME HONORED FORMULA SINCE 1788" guar &' STILL ONLY $455 A FIFTH than 6-3-1. I don't think much of him. He never hurt me, and I know I hurt him at least a couple of times." Jones' manager, Alex Kos-kowitz, was almost speechless. "We won it, 6-4," he said. "Clay is nothing. He's a fake." Koskowitz said he was more concerned with how Referee Joe Loscalzo arrived at his 8-1-1 decision in favor of Clay than in a return bout. Murder, He Says "What fight was he watch-ing," ranted Koskowits. "If you can lose a fight when you win it this way, what's the sense of a rematch?" From Miami Beach, Fla., Liston told reporters by telephone: "Clay showed me that I'll S&sptsfm-, II I l--. I f tf Phote VICTORY PARADE . . . Sophomore Bobby Hiles (51) leads Maysville off the floor at Freedom Hall last night. The 15-year-old Hiles hit two free throws in the last five seconds to give Maysville a 66-65 win over Clay County last night. Flanking Hiles are Dwight Murphy (30) and George Greene (41). , , r THIS CREST fa 6 YEARS OLD 90 PROOF flittBMBIHiiaQ ) get lacked up for murder if we're ever matched." Liston viewed the match on closed circuit television at Miami Beach Auditorium. "I thought Clay won Ihe Sight," Liston added. "Is Clay ready for you?" Liston was asked. "I don't think so," the champion said, "Like I said, I could get locked up for murder." The gross gate was announced as $104,943 for the fight which was not televised nor broadcast to homes. It was sent to 37 arenas in 33 cities by closed-circuit TV, where the total possible seating was 150,-000 seats. Clay is guaranteed $20,000 or 30 percent of all net re- Continued on Page 9, Col. 6 ua'.i - a 1 . A 11 tn

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