Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 14
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 24, 1968
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2-B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TFESD.W. UliLliiVlDmi. "i^; NO. 1 IN ST A TE -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- Rams Drop Out Of Top Twenty; Carbondale 7th SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) — The top four teams held their positions in this week's Associated Press ranking of Illinois high school basketball teams. Granite City dropped six places to eleventh after losing to Ed- vardsville over the weekend. Edwardsville climbed seven >laces into nirrth place and Normal Community appeared on the ist replacing Mount Vernon which dropped off following its Sefeat by seventh - ranked Carbondale. — Unbeaten in nine starts, first ranked Champaign Central is ertered in the tough 16 team holiday tournament at Centralia where the hosts and tenth- ranked Harvey-Thornton are regarded as the strongest opposition. In the first-place votes, Champaign led with 12 followed by Quincy with two and Galesburg and Lockport Central with one apiece. Rockford West held second, Galesburg third and Proviso East fourth place. Most of the top 16 teams will engage in holiday tournaments this week. The Pontiac invitational is drawing the. most — Granite City, Lockport Central, Chicago Heights Bloom, Rock Island INSURANCE DUE? BEFORE YOU PAY CHECK M.F.A. Homeowners, Auto, Life and Health "SEE KEN" You t' M iF.A. Agent KEN BELL 128 S. 9th Alleman and Normal Community. Two rated clubs — Carbondale and Collinsville — are among those competing at Carbondale. Edwardsvills and De Kalb are host to their own tournaments while Quincy will play at Pekin. — The top 16 teams with won- lost records and poll points: 1. Champaign Central 9-0 246 2. Rockford West 5-0 213 3. Galesburg 5- 209 4. Maywbod Proviso E. 6-1 193 5. Lockport Central 7-0 184 6 .Quincy 5-1 162 7. Carbondale 64) 149 8. Collinsville 6-1 116 9. Edwardsville 5-0 Ik 10. Harvey Thornton 5-2 94 11. Granite City 5-1 84 12. Rock Island Alleman 6-0 68 13. De Kalb 7-0 — 62 14 Chicago Hts. Bloom 6-1 50 15. Peoria Manual 5-1 46 16. Normal Community 8-0 24 Next in order were Riverside-: Brookfield, Moline, La Salle Peru and Peoria Spaulding. Other teams receiving votes included Mount Vernon, East Peoria, Fairfield, New Trier East, Centralia, Chicago Du Sable, Chicago Dunbar, Chicago Hirsch, Chicago St. Patrick, Highland Park, Downers Grove North, Toluca, Ottawa, Springfield Lanphier, Lincoln, Argo, and Men dota. VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) Czechoslovakia broke loose for four goals in the second period to beat Canada 5-2 in hockey Monday night. The Czechs capitalized on defensive errors as they avenged a 7-3 defeat at the hands of Canada's eastern team in Ottawa 'Sunday. UQUOR~WIN &i— GIN CHAMPAGNES-MIXES BEER Hot. or Cold by fl»e Cas© 'Bar^ Apcesstoes SJPECTAL PRICES WOODEN INDIAN : Op£n Eyeninjrs Free FOR HIM WHO WAITED , -£nxi££oti hag come -£o -the dfe&6 John Unites *>ovr*2iis successor -to -the 76ers Blast Rockets Bucs Down Houston In Wild Game Illinois Leaps Up To 12th UCLA Is Unanimous Choke Of Pollsters GLIDDEN Paint & Decorating Center Park Plaza Shopping Center Ph. 244-1825 Mt. Vernon, III. By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer V$janova and Kansas made theiinost rapid advances of the high-ranking teams in The Associated Press' major college basketball poll today while UCLA aridi North Carolina continued to ! dominate the weekly balloting. I C Villanova soared from eighth (place to fifth after crushing' jCatholic University 77-47 for a $5r0 mark. Kansas leaped from aim to eighth after lifting its riiark- to &-1 with victories over illurray, Utah State and Stan- •fbrd last week. *: UCLA was a unanimous choice for first place. The ^Bruins were named the top "team on all 42 ballots by a national panel of sports writers •and broadcasters. The Bruins maintained their unbeaten slate last week by defeating Minnesota and West Virginia, their -fourth and fifth triumphs of the campaign. '". North Carolina remained in second place. The Tar Heels, 60,; whipped Clemson and Virginia- in last week's action. In total points on a basis of 20 for a first place vote, 18 for second, 16 for "third, 14 for fourth, 12-10-9-8 down to 1 for 15th, UCLA collected the maximum 840 while North Carolina accumulated 744. Davidson liad third place while Kentucky is still fourth. I New Mexico slipped one notch ' to sixth after dropping its first ' game of the season, 79-72 to Col' orado. 1 Notre Dame remained in sev- | enth place, Santa Clara advanced one position to ninth and , Cincinnati slipped four notches . to 10th after losing to Southern | California. 1 Three new teams made their way into the Second Ten. They were Illinois, No. 12, Wyoming, No. 19, and Tennessee, No. 20. i They replaced California, which I lost twice last week, plus West: ern Kentucky and Houston. The Cougars were beaten by Illinois. Detroit.moved up from 13th to life, St. Bona venture, upset by Detroit, slipped from ninth to 13th and Louisville climbed Syndicates Horse For $2 Million Pete Fuller May Appeal Dancers Image Decision By LARRY ELDRDXJE Associated Press Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Hanging on Peter Fuller's office wall is a picture of Dancer's Image in a K :lity and heart to finish the course—can I as his owner and Iriend do less? Fuller's comments came at a news conference called after an wnich the winner of the contro- announcement by the Kentucky v.rsial 1968 Kentucky Derby ap-, Racing Commission that it was pears to be smiling quizzically, i upholding Churchill Downs "See that look?" the Boston. stewards, who ordered the Der- sportsman said to newsmen by s purse money redistributed Monday after a ruling that the | alter a chemist said he found an By THE ASSOCIATED REPSS When the longest two seconds in pro basketball history were over Monday night, the New Orleans Bucs had beaten the Houston Mavericks 107-106 in an American.. Basketball Association game, . It took about five minutes to play those final two seconds after Red Robbins' jump shot had put the Bucs on top. The clock, for some unexplained reason, stopped and when it was noticed, both teams, Coaches Babe McCarthy of New Orleans and Jim Weaver of Houston, and a number of fans rushed the timekeeper. When the rhubarb was settled, the referees gave Houston possession with one second But the attempt at a court-length pass- in struck the loudspeaker and New Orleans regained the ball. That meant the Bucs had scored, lost possession and regained possession of the basketball, all in two seconds. In other ABA action, Miami dropped Indiana 118-109. In the only National Basketball Association game played, San Francisco whipped San Diego 125-95. Willie Somerset, who led Houston with 29 points, had given the Mavericks a one-point j edge with nine seconds remain- 1 ing before the hectic finish. Jimmy Jones topped New Orleans j with 27. I After the game, Weaver, Houston's coach, rushed over to the scorer's table, apparently to protest. But he loudly insisted: : "I'm not complaining. I'm not complaining." McCarthy, New: Orleans' coach, would only say: "I'm not pointing an accusing finger at anyone." Willie Murrell poured in 32 points, doubling his 15-point per game average, and leading Mi-' ami past Indiana. Murrell hit 13 of his 20 shots from the field, i Skip Thoren contributed 20 ! points and some strong rebound- : ing for the Floridians. Mel Daniels, recovering from a touch of flu, a bad eye and a broken nose, led the Pacers I with 28. I San Frannisco limited Elvin I Hayes, the NBA's leading scorer, to 15 points in defeating San ; Diego. Hayes, boasting a 30.5 average, was double and triple- teamed as the Warriors held the Rockets' high-scoring front courtmen to only 39 points. Their lowest point-production of the season. Northwestern Claims Sixth Straight Win EVANSTON, HI. (AP) — A Northwestern rammed through its sixth straight basketball victory in ,seven starts Monday night to humble Washington State 77-61. The Wildcats trailed 3-2 in the opening minutes of play but gained momentum to speed to a 40-33 halftime lead. From then on it was all Northwestern as the visitors failed to get within five points of the lead. Don Adams led Northwesern with 22 points and Dale Kelley followed 'with 20. High for Washington State was Dennis Hogg with 14 points. Washington State gave up the ball 27 times on turnovers to 19 for Northwestern. Northwestern shtt 38.2 per cent from the field on 25 of 69 attempts to the visitors' 37.1 with 23 of 62, but the Wildcats had a big advantage in free throws, Northwestern connected on 27 of 37 from the charity line to 15 of 26 for the Cougars. Arson Suspected As Stable Fire Kills 20 Horses Edward Island (AP) — Twenty horses died late Monday in a fire which destroyed a stable near the Charlottetown Driving Park, site of the popular Ol Home Week harness racing cards. Authorities said arson was suspected in the fire, third in ! the last year in the cluster of stables around the track. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Referee Wally Harris was re ported in good condition today at Mirami Hospital recuperating from head injuries suffered f-unday night in an American Hockey League game between Tdtimore and Providence., Harris, who suffered a' concussion and a cut in his head requiring four stitches after hit- ling the ice in a collision with a Baltimore player, was moved 'rom an intensive care unit to a private room. SENDAK, Japan — Hiroyuki Ebihara, 112%, Japan, knocked out Eli Aquinto, 113%, P,hilip- i pines, 3. colt had indeed won the Derby but could not share in the purse because an illegal pain-killer was found in his system. "You can tell he's asking: Are you kidding, Pete?' " The wealthy auto dealer indicated strongly that he wanted to continue his battle to clear the colt's record. "Concerning my further appeal, I will confer with my attorneys . . ." Fuller said. "Still, in all candor. I must remind you that Dancer's Image ran the last quarter on May 4 at Churchill Downs with all his lOytarwritten warranty' WHITE ' J for m FREE BROCHURE M WET B ASESVTENTS * WATERPROOFED PERMANENTLY* I No Digging- No Damage] from 19th to 14th. New Mexico State slipped back a notch to 15th while Ohio State and LaSalle switched positions, the Buckeyes climbing to 16th and LaSalle dropping to 17th. Purdue, an 85-80 loser to Arizona State, tumbled six positions to No. 18. The new teams in the rankings have a combined 19-1 record. Illinois and Wyoming are 7-0 while Tennessee is 5-1. The Top 20, with first place votes, records and total points. 840 744 626 561 368 323 302 290 268 227 220 184 125 110 97 78 66 51 36 23 1. UCLA (42) 5-0 2. North Carolina 6-0 3. Davidson 5-0 4. Kentucky 5-1 5. Villanova 5-0 6. New Mexico 8-1 7. Notre Dame 5-1 8. Kansas 8-1 9. Santa Clara 6-0 10. Cincinnati 6-1 11. Detroit 8-0 ; 12. Illinois 7-0 : 13. St. Bonave.nture 5-1 14. Louisville 7-0 15. New Mex. St. 7-0 16. Ohio State 4-1 17. LaSalle 6-0 18. Purdue 5-2 19. Wyoming 7-0 20. Tennessee 5-1 illegal drug in a post race urinalysis. The commission's announcement in Lexington, Ky., came aiter 14 days of testimony on Fuller's appeal of the ruling. Chairman George Egger said the commission concluded that Dancer's Image had phenylbu­ tazone and-or a derivative of it in its urine during the Derby rice. However the commission clarified one point of confusion, by ? oting that under racing rules the colt loses the purse but retains the victory. This was a change from the original statement by Churchill Downs President Wathen Knebelkamp in May that Dancer's Image had been disqualified and placed last. Fuller, who has retired Dancer's Image to stud and is syndicating the son of Native Dancer for $2 million, indicated that this clarification was important —"I'm selling this horse as a classic winner"—but that he didn't consider it any special favor. "I must comment at the risk ot seeming ungrateful that we have already earned this honor, which was improperly cast in d<ubt by Mr. Knebelkamp 's post-Derby statement .. ." he said. "Thus the commission has given us nothing we did not already have when Dancer's linage crossed the finish line first by a length and a half." Kenneth Smith, chemist for Churchill Downs, revealed three days after America's most famous race that his test showed the presence of phenylbutazone in th winner's system. The drug is a medication often used to ease swelling and pain in horses, but like most states, Kentucky provides that it may not be present in a horse's system at race time. After hearings the track stew- aids redistributed the purse-giving the $122,600 first place money to second finisher, Calumet Farm' Forward Pass. to shrubs driveways patios • sidewalks lMSJtprth *Mf9r*on, West Frankfort, 111. 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