Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 21, 1968 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, December 21, 1968
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TA YLOR AND TERRIERS TIL T RAMS 68-65 «" v. Regkterfw -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- And Pahkey Lends A Hand Carbondale Star Scores 34 Points, Chokes MTV Rally By JOHN RACKAWAY The last three Mt. Vernon- Carbondale basketball games have been decided by a total of six points. The teams are in a rut — but the rut seems to be tilting the buggy toward the side of Carbondale. Coach Walter Moore's unbeaten Terriers, leading by as much as 10 points in the third quarter, staved off a Ram Rally to win the latest South Seven battle last night «8-«5. Coach Bob Arnold's Rams shredded Carbondale 72-47 in a collision early last season, but that romp did nothing but set the stage for a trio of hair-raisers. Mt. Vernon prevailed 66-65 in a later conference meeting, then Carbondale took a big super-sectional showdown 68-66. So last night's 68-65 score just about followed the form sheet. It wus the fifth win for Carbondale, rated No. 6 prep in Illinois. The loss dropped Mt. Vernon to a 2-2 record. The Rams were ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll. Pulling the Terriers over | the hump again last night j were a couple of veterans, fi-8 center Les Taylor and 6-1 ' guard Bob Pankey. Taylor churned the nets for 34 : points and played his usual de- j mon-like game in the rebounding j department. BOX SCORES m. Vernon (65) SA FG FT TP Strickland 14 7 1 15 Hawthorne 14 9 3 21 Sledge 12 6 3 15 Gray . 3 0 4 4 Henderson 10 3 0 6 James 4 2 0 4 TOTALS 57 27 11 65 -X- -X- -X- Carb'dale (68) SA FG FT TP Taylor 22 14 6 34 Westberg 8 2 1 5 Marl in 8 3 0 6 Pankey 15 7 3 17 Thompson .. 6 3 0 6 Wilkinson 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 59 29 10 68 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon ... Carb'dale 9 16 23 11 20 20 19—65 17-68 outpointed Carbondale 21-20 and 19-17 in the final two periods. After some rather cool shooting in the first quarter, both clubs fired over .500 from the field. The Rams hit a remarkable 8 for 12 in the final period but didn't: make much hay. The Terriers hit 7 for 13. After ties at 3-3 and 5-5, Sledge and Hawthorne pushed Mt. Vernon into a 9-5 lead, which turned out to be • the Rains, highwater mark for the evening. Taylor found the range and Pankey, more famed as a foot- |f a !*° nd ? le m '? d< ; a ?* J 1 fast-breaks work to rattle off 10 ball quarterback but still a dependable round-baller, came up South Sdven Standings Conf. All tta. "arbondale ... .2 0 r> o Benton 1 0 3 0 W. Frankfort . ...1 0 3 i Centralia 3 1 4 1 Mt. Vernon . 1 1 2 2 Herrin 1 2 3 2 Marion 1 2 3 1 Harrisburg 0 3 1 2 with 17 points after being checked in the first quarter by some good defensive play by Ram sophomore Ronnie Henderson. The 51-point output by the Taylor-Pankey twosome wasn't too much out of line. They teamed for 45 of Carbondalc's 63 points in the one-point loss to Crane Tech at the state tourney last March, and they got 49 against Herrin just a week ago. Mt. Vernon's scoring punch was thrown by the Big 3 on the front line. Nate Hawthorne tallied 21, Steve Strickland and Terry Sledge 15 apiece. Statistics on the game were about as even as the score. The Rams hit 27 of 57 from the field (.473) and 11 of 16 free throws. Carbondale fired 59, hit 29 (.491) and made 10 of 17 free ones. The Terriers outscored Mt. straight points and lead 15-9. Henderson and Eddie James hit five buckets for Mt. Vernon in the second stanza, but Taylor- Pankey combined for 16 points and Carbondale led at halftime. 31-25. The Terriers took their heftiest margin of the game in the third quarter, 41-31, then Hawthorne and Strickland went on a rampage and, when Darrell Gray hit a pair of free throws, Mt. Vernon trailed by just one, 45-44. r When the game was close— as it was in the final 10 minuses—the Taylor-tPankey heroics were more noticeable. With time running out in the third quarter, Taylor stole a Ram pass and drilled a long shot just as the horn sounded. When the Rams closed tr 51-50 in the fourth period, Pankey stole a pass and scored. Hawthorne, Strickland and Sledge were connecting for Mt. Vernon, but Taylor kept, hitting the jump shots and knocking in rebounds for Carbondale. With 2:25 to play. Sledge registered a 3-point play and the Rams trailed 65-63. Ml. Vernon gullied possession and was working to tie it up. But who intercepts a pass? Taylor. Carbondale then slowed the game and Hawthorne drew a fifth foul in breaking up the stall with 53 seconds to play. Taylor put the game on ice UP IN THE RAFTERS—goes Les Taylor (54) Carbondale super-jumper to take another rebound in the Terriers' 68-65 win over the Rams. Taylor scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the contest. During first half, Carbondale had 19 rebounds, Mt. Vernon 11, and Taylor had personally accounted for 10. At left is Bob Westberg, of the Terriers, jumping behind Taylor is Ronnie Henderson (31) of the Rams. No. 44 is Carbondale's Bob Pankey and at right is Mt, Vernon's Terry Sledge. (David Hunt Photo) BIG STRETCH—Mt. Vernon : d Steve Strickland spread his 6-6'/2 frame full length in firing his jump shot from the corner. Strickland tallied 15 for the Ranis, hitting six buckets on nine shots during the last half. Carbondale's Les Taylor (54) makes a feint toward Strickland but makes no effort to block Steve's shot. PREP SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gnlesburg 93, Canton 31 Proviso East 49, Waukegan 42 Arlington 63. Palatine 48 Benton 73. Marion 70 Home-wood-FIossmoor 60, Bremen 93 Elgin 65, Naperville 50 Lincoln-Way 57, Rich East 51 New Trier E. 63, Evanston 52 New Trier W. 84. Maine W. 51 Quincy 63. DuSable 39. LaSalle-Peru 72, Pekin 59 Danville 60, Bloomington 52 Carbondale 68. Mt. Vernon 6a Centralia 75, Herrin 34 W. Frankfort 102, Harrisburg 70 DuQuoin 67, Anna-Joncsboro 48 MeLeansboro 65, Pinckneyville 60 Cahokia 70. Spnrtn 60 Eldorado 62, Johnston City 56 O'Fallon 69, Freeburg 52 Alton 73, Wood River 61 ' East St. Louis 72. Brllevillc , West 64 I Edwardsville 56, Granite City 51 Coultervillc 58, Red Bud 54 Aviston 104, Dnhlgren 45 Waterloo 68, Columbia 60 Madison 69. Althhoff 68 E. Aurora 75, Whenlon Con. 55 Champaign Cent. 73, Griffin 53 Springfield 69, Urbana 61 Jacksonville 66. Decatur Eisenhower 65 Lincoln 58. Matloon 40 Vandalia 62, Effingham 50 Greenville 72, Shelbyville 47 Hillsboro 62. Puna 41 Taylorville 78, Litchfield 55 Areola 99, Sullivan 68 East Peoria 77, Richwoods 55 Spaulding 79, Woodruff 60 Bluford 99, Ashley 78 Okawville 60, Patoka 39 Fairfield 80, Salem 49 Rockford West 62. Rockford Auburn 58 Rockford Harlem 75, Bclvi- dere 63 Freeport 68. Rockford Boylan 51 Rockford Guilford 84. Rockford East 67 Moline 57, East Moline 53 (ot) Rock Island Alleman 70, Rock Island 63 York 77, Maine East 72 Glenbard W. 67, Proviso W. 48 Areola 99, Sullivan 68 Charleston 64, Cumberland 41 Oblong 55, Newton 54 Paris 74, Robinson 51 Marshall 70, West-field 67 Flora 67, Olney 51 Carmi 76, Mount Carmel 62 Teutopolis 72, Neoga 56 Okwaville 60, Patoka 39 Farina 60, Cowden 44 Altamont 75, Kindmundy 63 Mount Pulaski 74. Decatur St. Theresa 56 Champaign Central 68, Stephen Decatur 49 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 196S 1-B tags By JOHN RACKAWAY "Taylor Is Best" ,hc sm,e tournament. Is that Soys Walt Moore iBh,? Vernon in the first two quarters i when, after missing a free throw, 11-9 and 20-16, then the Rams 1 he rebounded for a field goal and 1969 Pontiac A FIREBIRD THE GOLD MEDAL WINNER FIREBIRD SETS THE PACE Sales information is available on the following cars at Jefferson Motors. Firebird versus Comoro, Mustang, Cougar, Javelin and Barracuda. Get- The Comparison Figures Today At Carbondale Defeats Ram Sophs 54-45 Coa:h Sonny Ellis' soph Ram- lets dropped their second start of the season to a host Carbondale crew last night 54-45. It wus also Iho second conference loss, having fallen u> I the Centralia sophs earlier. Carbondale employed a iuil- coui't press for the entire game and, led by a 6-4, 215-lb. frosh named Hughlctt. forced t ii e Ramlcls into several miscues / tight errier defense around the basket kept the sophs I' r o m getting the good inside shot. The Hamlets, however, were 10th Victory For Casey High Junior Rams Pin 2nd MeLeansboro Outlasts Pincks For 65-60 Win Loss On Morris City Frankfort Hits 102—But Virus Though trailing by two points at the half, Mt. Vernon's Jr. Rams poured it on in IA/ • r> i the third stanza to dump Nor- YYOrneS Coach i 1 "'* City 43-36 here last night. - — The win boosted Coach Everett Thompson's Ranis' record to 10-3 and gave the Morris City quintet a 10-2 slate. Their only other loss was to Kidgwny. Reports from Wesl Frankfort Coach Gene Earnest early today indicate that guar d Dale , Hutchins might not be in the 1 Red Bird lineup tonight when the Franklin county club visits ! i Mt. Vernon. A year ago as scventh-grad- I "Dale seerfis to he coming , ers, Mt. Vernon turned back | down with a cold or some other I Norris City by identical scores I virus, said Earnest. "We play- of 28-25. Mt, Vernon fired at a .352 the 21 for -65 able to stay close a1 the <-nd < ed nim i ast n j gn i, bu( he didn't of the fust period, trailing only seem to be up to full power." clip from the field, while the 12-8. Carbondale then caught The Red Bird mentor reports visitors shot .324. The locals fire and outpointed the locals, his team has been hard hit by made the difference in 1he re- 19-10 in Iho second stanza to '• illness in the early season. bounding department — Mike take a .'51-18 lead at inter-' tamest said Terry Uosselt is \ Bevis pulled clown 16 rebounds m j SS j on . ! still recovering from a sore j and bucketed 19 points, and Coach Kllis brought his boys : throat and Kenny Griffin is not Herman Henderson, though out in the ihiid quarter a<;d fu "y recovered 1'rom his In-pa- j playing only about a half, pull- titus- battle. j cd down 9 more and scored a The Red Birds, 102-70 winners' Held goal, over Harrisburg lust night, are Horace Emmons, Danny Nel- now 3-1. they played a little dpfense ol i their own, holding the Terriers j to 12 while they counted for 16. '• The final period was played on I even terms with both squads j scoring 11. but Carbondale had j already put the game on ice. • Mt. Vernon's freshman, Laxy James, was high scorer for vhi | Ramlets, bagging 11 points. Mike \ Nordin chipped in ft. Hughleti, who fouled out early in the fourth quarter for the Terriers, | a 4-point Terrier lead with 19 seconds to play. It way his 14th bucket of the night. The Rams tackle West Frankfort's Redbirds in Vernois Gym tonight. 71 son, and Tony Ray rounded out the local scoring with 14, 6, unci 2 points respectively. Armstrong and Inbodcn captured Norris City scoring honors with 9 apiece. Griffith hit 7, Starks 6, and Carroll 5. The Rams will get into action following; the Christmas break at Mt. Vernon on Jan. 3 against, finished with lo markers. Ma.k Herrin. provided backup help with i.-*. Scoring by quarters: Mt. Vernon . 8 10 IK 11 : Ml. Vernon 8 9 12 14—43 Carbondale 12 19 12 11 j Norris City 10 9 5 12—36 Ml. Vernon: Dude 4, Jair.s.-s , In the seventh grade perlim, 11, Trout! 8, Nordin 9. Mays j Mt. Vernon outscored the vis- Midwest Xavier. O. 81, LA Loyola Missouri 91. St. Louis 62 DePaul 107, III. Wcslcyan 84 S. Dakota St. 84. Nthn Iowa 71 South Dakota 50, Iowa Cent'. 78 8, Edson 5. Carbondale: King 8. Heinz 11. Waller 8, Mack 12. Hughlelt 15. TYLERS JEFFCRSON- - M< INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Ppntiao—Cadillac—Buiclc— GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon itors 8-1 after one quarter and didn't look back in notching a convincing 41-25 victory, Louis Lydell captured game scoring honors by netting 14 markers. Earl Lydell had 6, Ray Stewart 5, Dan Kruppa 4, Donny Black 4, Jim Huey 4, Jodie Gaunt 2, and Doug McMahan 2. For Norris City, Shoultz and Lamb each had 8, Robinson 4, Sallee 3. and Hill 2. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East : Harvard 78, Rutgers 65 ' Pcnn State 79. Bueknell GO Syracuse 76, Buffalo 70 McLeansboro's Foxes pulled a surprise win over Pinckneyville Friday night, edging the Panthers 65-60. The win left Coach Dick Jones' Foxes with a 3-2 slate. MeLeansboro jumped to a 16-15 first quarter lead, but the pincks held a 33-31 margin at the intermission. The Foxes outscored the Panthers 15-8 in the third quarterw hich proved to be the decisive stanza as both registered 19 points in the fourth inning. Lewis Winemiller topped MeLeansboro scoring with points. Bill Brown had 22 the Pincks. Score by Quarters MeLeansboro ....16 15 15 19- Pinckneyyille ....15 18 8 19—60 Scoring for Pinckneyville: Goldman 12, Wilbanks 1, Brown 22, Hawkins 7, Tlumels 15, Decker 3. Scoring for MeLeansboro: Winemiller 21, Bailey 12, Rug- sell 14, Lee 5, Nipper 13. Bluford Rolls Oyer Visiting Ashley Crew Bluford's powerful Trojans rolled over Ashley, 99-78 Friday night on the Bluford hardwoods. The win was the 12th of the season for Coach Roger Yates' crew who have been beaten only by Enfield. Ed Donoho took game scoring honors with 30 points backed by Bob Osborn with 21 tallies. Scoring for Bluford: Mills 4, Osborn 21, Case 17, Michels 13, D. Donoho 30, Stover 6, L. Donoho 4, Catron 4. Scoring for Ashley: Walker 16, Zeman 24, Deering 11, Lukasik 23, Stelzuidi 4. Walter Moore logged more hours on the court for Mt. Vernon's Rams than any player in history ... In four complete varsity seasons, Walt played on two state champs and two sectional finalists .... Now he's on a very short list of opposing coaches who have managed to beat Ram teams twice in a row . . Before last night's game, Ol' 44 remarked: "Beuting Mt. Vernon is always a heckuva job. I don't believe we can do it tonight. I afraid the Rams are too big for us . . ." And after Carbondale's 68-65 win — which almost duplicated the 68-66 verdict in last year's super-sectional — coach Walt hadn't changed his tune. "I knew it would take a tremendous effort and, luckily, the kids were ready tonight," lie said. "I believe we had a little more speed than Mt. Vernon and we were able to get a lew fast-breaks going for us . . . The Rams are young at the guard positions, and we could hurt you there . . . Also, Terry Sledge didn't tear us up like he did in tlie tourney last year . . . "But Taylor, of course, was the difference. He's a wonder, isn't he? He's the best this conference has seen in a long, long time ..." ••* * * "Roce Not Over/' Says Bob Arnold Ram coach Bob Arnold has the same opinion of Taylor . . . "He's fantastic. How many points did he get? I Know he scored a ton, but I told Nate (Hawthorne) that he' had done j a good job in defeasing Taylor. ! He really did . . -" Coach Arnold believes the ' South Seven Conference race is \ still wide open. "Nobody has anything wrapped up," said Bob. "I was tremendously impressed by Benton the other night. Benton could beat Carbondale at Benton —* and .they could beat us, too. They're a young team and make mistakes, but they can tear vou up . . ." The Ram coach, though, absorbing a second loss, was pleased about one tiling: "At least we looked a lot better than we did at Fairfield," he said. "Our guards are young, all three of them, and we're still having trouble, but they'll gain confidence with experience," said Arnold. "Right now Darrell Gray is the boy we must count on to get the ball down court for us . . ." What about the Holiday tourney next week? "I don't know who'll win it, but I know one thing for certain," said Bob . . . "We're going to have to beat Cahokia in the first round ..." -x- -x- -x- The Moilbog "To Sporting Daze: "Will you print the answer to this? I say that from 1948 when Pinckneyville won to 1957 when Herrin won, that was the best 10 years for Southern Illinois in 'Thank you, W.W. Not wrong, but just half right . . . From '48 through '57 the South had five state champs. P'viile '48. Mt. Vernon '49-50-54, Herrin '57 . . . But the South had another 10-year span which produced . five champs, from 1920 through j 1929 . . . Those winners were Mt. Vernon '20. Marion '21, Centralia '22, Mt. Carmel '27 and Johnston City '29 . . . That decade might have been called the "Golden Twenties" for southern Illinois basketball. Followed, incidentaly, by the "Dead Thirties" during which the South didn't get a look in. The Mailbag "Sporting Daze: "Jefferson county right now and at Wayne City all last week has one of its finest cage teams in county history. We're talking about the Bluford Trojans. How about Mt. Vernon playing Bluford? Mr. Sporting Daze how would you 'prognosticate' that one? Huh?" "Six Trojan Fans" "To Sporting Daze: "When the state tournament comes around in March you can forget about Mt. Vernon and write about Bluford. Do you remember that Bluford almost beat Benton last year and this year the Trojans will be there firstest with the mostest! Bluford all the way!" "The I.C. Experts- Okay, men, we'll say it, too— "Roger Yates,, and • Bluford's Trojans all the way , . ." Bluford (Webber Township) has an excellent high school team, an exceptional team for a school with an enrollment of not more than 100 students . . . The Trojans this week captured the Wayne City Holiday, jumping their season record to 11-1 . . . Last year, Bluford compiled a 20-6 record during the season, beat Sesser in the West Frankfort regional before losing to Benton . . . All five starters from last year's team returned, so there's no doubt that Bluford is bigger and better . . . Bluford regulars are Ed Donoho (who scored 30 against Benton in the '68 regional), Ed Case, Bob Osborn, Randy Mills and Jack Michels . . . But, gang, let's keep the facts straight. . . Bluford didn't "almost beat" Benton last year . . . The final score was 92-61. . . Benton led 23-16 at the quarter and 49-26 at halftime . . . Also, when and if the Rams and Bluford tangle in a tourney and you favor the Trojans to win, you can bust old Daze — all the way . . . LIQUOR—WINE—GIN CHAMPAGNE—MIXES BEER Hot or Gold by the Case Other Beverages Bar Accessories SPECIAL PRICES WOODEN INDIAN Open Evenings Free Parking in Hear Free Delivery • Ph. 242-0474 ^vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvyvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv^ OPEN SUNDAY 1 :00 To 6:00 P.M. NOW THRU CHRISTMAS FOR YOUR SHOPPING CONVENIENCE The Woolworth Restaurant Will Also Be Open From 1:00 To 6:00 P.M.

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