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FACE ALTON TODAY Marion Upsets Glenbard East Opening Round CDale Games Go As Expected l Though Marion provided a mild upset over Glenbard East, action in the ! opening round of the Carbondale Holiday Tourney stuck pretty much to form. But West Frankfort, Cahokia, A REBOUND AND A SCORE—Nate Hawthorne, Mt. Vernon's super rebounder, managed to outmaneuver Cahokia's Arnold Cozart for possession of the basketball in action at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament Thursday. Hawthorne, a 6-4 senior, managed to put the ball back up for a score. Looking on for the Rams is Steve Strickland, No. 20 and Terry Sledge, No. 32. Referee Jim Bollinger is at the right. The Rams won the game 63-54. -x- -x- -x- -x- Vernois Charge In Last Two Minutes, Win Opener 63-54 By BILL WEBB Mt. Vernon's rangy Rams received a stiff opening round test from Cahokia before dropping the Com- mahches 63-54 in the fourth game of the Carbondale Holiday Tourney yesterday afternoon. The victory sent the Rams up -x- -x- BOX SCORES against Alton in a quarterfinal bout starting at 2:30 today; The Redbirds earned a quarterfinal berth by turning back a determined West Frankfort quintet, 72-60. In an earlier meeting, Mt. Vernon nipped Alton 64-59 in a thrilling season opener. The Rams - hard -pressed the entire game — found themselves on the short end of a 12-8 quarter margin before Terry Sledge tied it up at 12-12 with a minute and a half gone in the second period. It was nip-and-tuck throughout the remainder of the first half, and when the buzzer sounded the Rams were bound in a 24-24 deadlock. During that first half, not one foul was whistled against the local crew. 40-38 After 3 Quarters At the start of the second half, Cahokia's ace 6-4 forward Mike Darrnel and 6-1 center Charles Robinson spotted the Commanches to a 27-24 lead. Then Henderson and Sledge rattled away to put the Rams on top 29-27. Darrnel added a field goal to tie it up again, before two, Cahokia free tosses and field goals apiece by Hawthorne Sledge, and Strickland gave Mt, Vernon a 36-31 cushion, with 3:21 left in the third stanza. The Rams hung on to a shaky 40-38 lead after three periods, but the Cahokia crew wouldn't say "Uncle." With the Rams on top 44-42 and 5:25 left in the final quarter, Darrnel left the game via the foul route. The loss of their sparkplug didn't seem to affect the Cahokia club, as they tied up the score at 46-46 and went ahead 48-46 with 4:31 showing on the clock. Score Tied 53-53 .The lead went back and forth a few more times before Haw thorne knotted the score at 53-53 with less than two and a half minutes to go. Then Sledge popped in three straight from the field and Strickland added two more to nail down the win. Robinson's free throw completed the Cahokia scoring. Once again costly turnovers kept the Rains from pulling away earlier in the game. The locals gave up possession of the ball on 17 occasions, while C a h ok i a had 10 turnovetrs. Though hitting on only 10 of 23 field goal attempts in the first half, the Rams fired in 13 out of 22 in the final 16 minutes of play to register a fine .511 percentage. Cahokia hit on 22 of 48 chances for a .458 mark. From the charity stripe, Mt. Vernon hit 17 of 27 as compared to 10 of 15 for the Commanches. The "Big 3" again handled the bulk of the Ram scoring, with Hawthorne leading the. way with 22. Sledge bagged 18 points and Strickland added 14. Eddie James had* 5, Henderson 3, and Mt. Vernon Hawthorne . Sledge Strickland .. Gray fg fga ft tp ... 7 12 8 22 ..6 9 6 IS .. 7 12 0 14 ... 0 211 James 2 5 15 Henderson 14 13 Totals 23 45 17 63 -X- -X- -X- Gahokia fg fga ft tp Darrnel 8 14 5 23 Latchem 2 5 0 4 Robinson 6 10 2 14 Miller 3 S 0 6 Cozart 16 2 3 Latta 1 .'•! 0 2 Benton Stages Great Comeback! Champaign, New Trier, Thornton And Orphs Strong At Centralia By BILL HOLLADA , Cli-•• "pai^n, New Trier, Thornton, and Centralia emerged as favorites after the first day of action yesterday in the L'G'h ivmual Centralia Holiday cage classic. In other highlights New Trier sported the taDest starting lineup in tournament history —6-6; Princeton unveiled the tallest player in any Centralia meet— 7 foot, 3-8-inch 280- pound Rick Larson; Benton made one of the greatest comebacks in the tourney's 26 years; Centralia raised the most eyebrows with 41 field goals; and 1 Belleville West and Peoria Spalding ran neck-to-neck as the poorest looking winners of the day. Playing before 2-3 capacity crowds in the morning and afternoon sessions and a comfortably filled evening crowd, the 16 teams failed to come up with and Chicago St. Patrick made it known that they didn't intend to be regarded as push- overs. St. Patrick jumped to a 12-7 first quarter lead over Collinsville and widened that margin to seven by halftime. A good Kahok third stanza put the fourth- seeded Collinsville crew within one point, but they didn't break the ice until less than three minutes showed on the clock. Then St. Pat had to scramble. At the buzzer Collinsville had escaped with a 50-47 decision. 1 Algis TervyJis popped in 20 .. , ^ „ ... „ . t < „ : points to lead the winners and throws by Doug Collins in the ,,• • JJJ e- i • ~r Ki-ef teammate Gus Viviano added i i? .Ti ^rli M 12 more. For St. Pat, Glen Ku^Lt ^T5 .potatleadi w « * "ft 1 T0m SpreitZ three separate times during the | er contributed 10. third quarter, ending the period! Score by quarters with a 54-47 advantage. j Collinsville 7 13 13 17—50 With less than three minutes St. Patrick 12 15 7 13—47 Mt V. Register-Nem 1—B FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1968 Tourney Notes Tourney Notes remaining, Princeton led by seven, 66-59. Then the Rangers began to move as Collins and Roger Adkins both stole the ball on successive throw- ins to score layups within 12 seconds of each other to cut the lead to 66-63 with 2:35 left Larid Wisley hit two free throws for Benton with 1:54 left super stars but did display at to cut the lead to one point, times some top- notch basket- 66-65. Bob Smith bit from under ball. j the basket with only 34 seconds -o- -o- -c- .... left to move the Rangers ahead, Tournament favorite Cham- 68-67, and he added a free paign — currently tabbed as the number one team in Illinois — did not look well in its role as the state's best, but Dick Ruggles' fighting Nashville crew simply was outclassed and could throw when he was fouled on the shot. A free throw after time had expired gave the Rangers the! win by a 69-66 count, -o- -o- -o- Thronton had little trouble in • Collinsville scoring: Tervydis 20, Viviano 12, Brennan 6, Shapiro 4, Deets 2, Fletcher 2, Caselli 2, and La Frank 2. St. Patrick scoriny: Kubica 19, Spreitzer 10, Mottram 9, Clark 4, Compobasso 3, and Schafer 2. Alton Bumps Frankfort West Frankfort ran to a 20-9 lead over Alton and it looked as if they were on their way to cutting down last year's second place finisher. But 29 fouls 26 turnovers, and five players later, the situation had been reversed and the South Seven Redbirds had to bow out, 72-60. Alton's Larry Hardimon' racked up 25 tallies to capture game scoring honors. Mike Jeffries not provide Champaign with i the fifth game of the day as j was c i ose behind Walker 2- 2 the competition it needed As Champaign's coach Leedio Cabutti — former SIU standout — explained it, "We just haven't played strong opponents so with 22, it almost doubled the score on Frankfort - s balanced attack was Sa ! emi , J^J*? (43 " 22) f" d ' headlined by Terry Gossett with substituted freely in winn- 14 Kenny Griffin witn mg, ai-38. 12i ^ Tim Ricci with 10 -o- -o- -o- Score by quarters Totals 22 48 10 54 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon 8 16 16 23-6, Cahokia 12 12 14 16—54 With The New Year Jmt Around The Corner Cahokia Holds On For Victory Over Frankfort [far this year; so we really don't' The "Runnin* Reds" of Deca- A i ton ? q 18 2 o O-J 70 know how good we are. Ask tur - winner of last year's;™. Frankfort . 2 n 12 14 SJn me again Saturday night." .meet - looked rather weak West * rankIort - 20 u 14 14 -*° -o- -0- -o- j in losing to a punchless Belle- Jacksonville, one- point win- j VlUe West crew, 69-60, in a ra- ner over tough Decatur Eisenhower (75-49 victor over Herrin in yesterday's opening game of several years; Decatur led at halftime, 34-33, GEIA GOOD SECOND SAR AT Cahokia took a 19-15 first ouar- ter lead and held on to down West Frankfort 73-64 in the second game of consolation play at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament this morning. Coach Earl Lee's Commanches shot at a .474 pace from the field compared to a .379 percentage for the Red Birds. Mike Darnell paced the winners with 25 points backed by Charles Robinson with 15. Tim Ricci was high for West Frankfort with 16 tallies. West Frankfort is eliminated from competition while Cahokia will meet Pinckneyville at 9 a.m. Saturday. Score by Quarters: Cahokia: 19 18 12 24—73 W. Frankfort 15 11 17 21—64 iScoring for Cahokia: Darnell 25, Walker 9, Robinson 15, Miller 12, Cozart. 12. Scoring for West Frankfort: Ricci 16, Warren 12,1 Gossett 4, :Hutchins 11, Griffin i4, Wilmore 2, 'Jordan .3, Scott 2. . BOWLING ;, PINSPINNERS LEAGUE Hif?h Games: Virginia Nelson 202-172: Doris .'Pierce. 191; Billie ^ie Wilson'186-172: DElla Do re 189: Charlotte Caste 178-166; Brenda Rush 173. Standings: W L American Legion 39 15 Taproot 31 23 Clarks 31 23 Le Genee 28 26 Kirks Flowers 27 27 Salad Bowl 22 32 Npbil Shoes 21 33 Mr. Kirk's 17 37 Gray 1. Darrnel paced the losers with 21 points while teammate Robinson was close behind with 14. Miller, Walker, Latchem, Cozart and Latta hit 6, 4, 4, 3, and 2 markers respectively. In the rebounding department, Mt. Vernon topped Cahokia 31 -14. Hawthorne pulled • down 10 and ^Strickland grabbed 9. -o- -o- -o- tiie Carbondale 1 OUJ . nament, 2ound the going rough aginst crowd favorite Homewood Flossmoor before finally winn- ! °ut Belleville held a one-point ing a 70-66 thriller. jedge, 49-48 after three quarters. Homewood led Jacksonville, j Decatur regained a 54-50 advan- 18-16, at the one- quarter mark| ta S e out faltered to lose, 69- and 38-35 at the half. Jackson- '60. ville outscored Homewood, 15-3, in the first four minutes of the third period to take a 50-41 lead, j surprise team of the tourna- ' still leading 54-49 at the three- ment > ran U P me hignest SCO re I quarter mark. Jacksonville never trailed during the final stanza, but Homewood's Don McGrain tied the game at 66-66 with a layup with only 32 seconds remaining. Rick Hatcher came back for the winners with a layup with 11 seconds left and another layup with only two seconds on the clock to give the Crimsons a 70-66 win. -o- -0- -o- Nashville stayed fairly close i -o- -o- -o- to Champaign curing the first 1 Favored winners in today's half, trailing 40-29 at halftime j action are Champaign over in the day's second game, but Champaign's 6-5 senior star Clyde Turner hit for 13 points in the third quarter as the Maroons of Champaign rode to an easy win. -o- -o- -o- . slight favors in consolation play. New Trier sported a college —— 1 — size lineup in the third game, Pinrlfnm/vi Ho of the day with 6-10% center \ V '"^^neyVI 116 Bill Kosick being surrounded by temamates Jay Hohf 6-7, John Geocaris and Tom Sprague 6-4 each, and Larry Cohen 6-2. Several coaches called New Trier's team the most filled with college material, and New Trier's easy-going coach John Schneiter called his team the tallest his school of almost 4,000 students has ever produced. 1 -o- -c— -o- Freeport leaped into an 11-7 lead, but New Trier's height began to take its toll, and Freeport's zone- press seemed to make things ever worse as New Trier came up with some fast breaks to ice away the game, winning 71-45. -o- -o- -0- Benton and Princeton had the biggest battle of the opening clay campaign with the lead .exchanging hands 12 times during the first- three quarters. Princeton was ahead, 16-14, "at the end of one quarter, but Benton slipped ahead on two free Alton scoring: Hardimon 25, Jeffries 22, Caldwell 10, Middle- +u„„ j {„„«„«:_4. • _ • ton 7, Burton 4, and Hagen 4. ™™ of T» Vv ^fnc OPemng! West Frankfort scoring: Gos- S£f - L , f n ' i ^tt 14, griffin 12, Ricci 10, Hut- Both ha& the weakest teams . • a 6 T ,.„„ c ,„ ' . they have had in Centralia in J| 0J< ^ „!', T™? "It's an honor being rated No. 1 team in Illinois but it's also a hot spot," said Leedio Cabutti whose Champaign Maroons ripped Nashville 82-57 to remain unbeaten in 10 starts this season . . . "Being in that No. 1 role keeps pressure on the kids all the time, but they're a great bunch, and I guess a team worthy of No. 1 rating ! should be able to handle pressure," said Cabutti . . . I Champaign is seeking its firs > Centralia Holiday crown . . . This should be the ycav for the ' Maroons 1 . . . -X- -X- -X" Champaign looks best to me," said former Mt. Vernon Ram Jim Smith, now a star frosh performer for Illinois State University . . . Jim watched Centralia action yesterday in the company of his HI. State coach ... -X- -X- -X- Many tourney observers were impressed by the New Trier Indians . . . It was difficult not to be impressed when they walked onto the floor at 6-10, 6-8, 6-6, 6-4 and 6-2 .. . "If that bunch puts it all together, we could have a surprise winner," opined sports ed Bill Niepoetter of Centralia . . . -x- -x- -x- Princeton's Rick Larson, giant among Illinois preppers this year at seven feet plus* didn't display any great moves as his club fell to Benton in a fourth- quarter thriller . . . "He's just a big guy who stands around," j said one observer . . . "Maybe so," replied Salem coach Woody Burnett, "but I i notice he scored 19 points and j got 20 rebounds. That's not bad j for just standing around ..." Wilmore 2, Bonacorsi 2, and Caraker 1. Mairlon Dumps Glenbard Marion had four players in double figures as they dealt Glenbard East their first loss '. in seven starts, 62-57. Though j the Wildcats led most of the Centralia, which might be the game - tiieir lead stayed 7M TYLER'S y5| 820 Jordan 'SQuthem Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontiac—Cadillac — BuijCk— GMC Trucks Mr. Vernon of the day with 95 points in rushing to a 95-76 win over York of Elmhurst. The ophans hit 54 per cent on field goal attempts (41 of 76) as they rolled to a 33-10 first quarter lead and a commanding 53-28 advantage at the half. * Neither team looked very good in the closing game of the day as Peoria Spalding outlasted newcomer Pittsfield, 75 -62. Jacksonville, New Trier over Benton, Thronton over Belleville West, and Centralia over Peoria Spalding. Homewood- Flossmoor, Princeton, Decatur, and York are Blasts Herrin In CDale Action In the first gpme of consolation play at the Carbondale Holiday Tournament this morning, Pinckneyville blasted Herrin 8552. The Pincks, shooting at a .547 percentage from the field, jumped to a 22-3 first quarter margin and coasted to victory. Steve Plumes led all scorers, tossing in 17 points for the Panthers. Frank Jeters was high for Herrin with 12 points. Score by Quarters Pinckneyville: 22 20 22 21—85 Herrin: 3 17 12 20-52 Scoring for Pinckneyville: Brown 15, Plumlee 17, C. Goldman 16, Hawkins 4, L. Goldman p., Lee 3, Wilbanks 6, Decker 13. Scoring for Herrin: Kincaid 4, Mayse 2, Duncan 5, Baughman 8, Shemwell 5, Deere 2, Norton 2, Jeters 12, Aronson 6, Bowden 6. ROOFING SIDING INSULATION , . FREE ESTIMATES Aluminum Storm Windows, Doors and Awnings. ROOFING CO 421 Broadway DIAL 242-080BI a five to ten point span. Roger High was Marion's big scorer with 21. points, while Roger King, Jim Marshal, and Steve Waterbury had 14, 11, and 10 points. Each one, with the exception of King, grabbed nine rebounds. For Glenbard, Jim Mraz poured in 25 counters and' Wally Schultz dumped in 19. Score by quarters Marion: 13 23 14 12—62 Glenbard East 11 18 16 12—57 Terriers Impressive Carbondale, seeded No. 1 in the tourney looked the most im- perssive of any team in the opening round and wasted little time in disposing of Du Quoin, 72-50. Coach Walt Moore's Terriers romped to a 37-19 halftime advantage, and let the second string run things the final half. Though all - state Les Taylor hit only 17 points, he managed numerous assists and' pulled down 11 rebounds in about two quarters. Jim Martin bucketed 16 markers and Bob Westburg notched 14. David Beggs paced Du Quoin with 18 points while Chuch.Wes- terhouse contributed 15 and Don Stanhouse 12. Score by Quarters Carbondale: 17 20 24 11—72 Du Quoin: 7 12 12 19—50 Carbondale scoring: Taylor 17 Martin 16, Westburg 14, Thompson 9, Given 6, Wilkinson 4, Johnson 4, Pankey (Tom) 2. Du Quoin scoring: Beggs 18, Westerhouse 15, Stanhouse 12, De Marie 2, Halstead 2, and Downs. 1. Meridian Over Hanrisburg Meridian fired at a .531 clip to down Harrisburg 65-49 in the final game of the evening. The Bobcats' husky 6-1 forward Dwayne oberson hit on 9 of 13 field goal attempts and collected 22 points. Herman Dumas put in 16 more and James Dumas added 11. For Harrisburg, Drew Blair handled scoring duties with a total of 19 markei-s. Score by Quarters Meridian: 17 18 13 17—65 Harrisburg: 11 13 13 12-49 Meridian scoring: Roberson 22, H. Dumas 16, J. Dumas 11, Kerby 8, Biggerstaff 3, Fleming 3, and Spaulding 2. Harrisburg scoring: Blair 19, Williams 8, Ziegler 6, Calufetti 5, Roland 4, Winkleman 4, and Cartwright 1. Dcahir , Peoria Win In the opener yesterday, Decatur Eisenhower blasted Herrin 75-49. Ball handling midgets -X- -X- -x- Sports announcer Jim Taxman, of Centralia, is 'sitting out* this year's tourney after calling 'em for many years,. . . The Centralia station, WCNT, imported Jim 'Skirmy' Bplen,.the KMCOtTV 3weath (jrbb^5i to do play-by-play . Bste ^f'used , to call 'em all over southern Illinois . . . , -X- ''X-' -X- Tourney Notes Mt. Vernon's field goal percentage (.511) was third best among the 16 teams in first- round games at Carbondale . . . Peoria and Meridian tied for the accuracy medal, both clubs firing .531 from the field.. . . -X- -X- -X- Mt. Vernonite Kenny Dillingham coached his Odin Eagles past Belleville East 63-60 last night in the O'Fallon tourney ... A big feather in the cap for Kenny and the Eagles . . . Belleville East has 2,300 students . . . Odin has an enrollment of 100 .. . -X- -X- -X- Peoria's Howard Cole, a mere ; 5-11, was the lone 30-point scor- |er at Carbondale. He hit 35 in the win over P'ville . . . Ten players topped the 20 mark, among them the Rams' Nate Hawthorne with 22 . . . Nate was also among the opening day's top rebounders with 10 . . . Perry Johnson, of Decatur Eisenhower, led with 16 grabs . . . Probably the best quote of the first day of the Centralia Tournament came from Bentoh Ranger fan Jim Knight. When asked if he ever gave up ill the Range.is' uphill battle against Prin:elon, he replied, "Yes—si.\ times." -X- -X- -X- Before going into first-round •AC .on yesici'day, the tc uns the Centralia Holiday Tournament had a combined record of .52 wins a-d 32 losses. -X- -X- -X- Gomg inio today's action, four teams at Centralia—Champaign 10-0, ijenlon 5-0, Centralia 6-1, and Peoria Spalding 7-1—h a v o an amazing 2S-2 record for the season. -X- -X- -X- Only two players hit the 3U- mark in first-day play at Centralia. Leading the scorers were York's Jim Milkert with 37 and Champaign's Clyde Turner witii 32. Both are "slightly" off the tournament single-game scoring record of 56 set by .Bryan Wil- lifi:.-.s ol Danville Schlarman in 1960. -X- -X- -X- Missing from Centralia this year is Tournament Manager and Centralia Athletic Director Jinimie Evers. Evers, who had a serious heart attack earlier this summer, returned to teaching the first part of November, but had another heart uttack about a month latei. He's now home from the hospital but has to follow the tour- ment via a radio at his home. -X- -X- -XA new entry at Centralia this year is Freeport, a team which previously played at the 1947, 1948, and 1955 meets. Coaching Fre,epprt is Farreil Benefiel, who played for Centralia High SchobT with Dike Eddleman and Company back in the early 1940'is; • -x- -x- -x- \;Freeport's nickname — the Pretzels—must be one of the most unusual in the nation. Exactly how the team got the name is not clear, but the team received the tag back in the 1920's when several brewies were located in Freeport., Coach Benefiel said that every time the Petzels win. a conference championship ; or some similar honor, a mysterious shipment of Pretzels is sent to the school from a town in Pennsylvania. -X- -X- -X- Host Centralia has the best record of teams competing at Centralia tills year. Entering this year's meet the Orphans had won 65 tourney games while losing only 24 for a .764 mark. New Trier was next with a .750 record (16-8) followed by Decatur with .741 (15-6). -X- -X- -X- Sports fans attending- next year's Centralia and Carbondait. tourneys already have their New Year's Eve plans made for them. Again the tourneys, will have the same dates (Dec. 29-30-31) with championship battles slated iust a couple of hours before the entry of 1970 ... PREP SCORES At Forreston Freeport Aquuv 97, Thomson 71 Warren 64, Mount Carroll 61 Shannon 78, Leaf River 65 Forreston 83, Orangeville 71 Stockton '79, Pearl City 46 Oregon 82, Elizabeth 60 Mount Morris 68, Hanover 33 At DeKalb Mendota 59, Crystal Lake 48 At Rockford East Rockford West 83, Thornton South 62 Maine South 85, Hockford East 55 At Rockford Classic Dixon 78, 3ion-Benton 58 Barrington" 68, Carver 61 Rocvkford Guilford 65, Galena 62 Roger Beals and Bill Madlock pumped in 29 and 24 points for the winners, while Sam Shemwell and David Duncan paced Herrin with .16. and 13. (Statistics for this game and the Peoria contest appeared in yesterday's paper).. In the second bout, Peoria Manual increased a three- point halftime advantage to; down Pinckneyville 77-62. Peroia's Howard Cole was tile .touxney scoring leader after the first day with 35 points; "Rex BroWn led Pinckneyville, with 19 tallies. Rockford Auburn 77, Antioch 52 Champaign Centennial 66, Elgin Larkin 59 Peoria Limestone 48, Aurora West 40 Rockford Harlem 58, Dundee 37 Rockford Boylan 50, Winnebago 49 At Mattoon Lawrenceville 73, Wendell Phillips 58 St. Anthony 63, Cairo 61 Springfield Griffin 70, Thornton 66 Mattoon 85, Sullivan 54 At Pekin Quincy 53, East St. Louis 37 Argo 66, Ottawa 64 (ovt) Pekin 56, Ubertyyille 55 Lincoln 58, Taylorvilie 43 At DeKalb Shabbona 60, Maine East 49 At Aurora East Harvard 72, Glenbrook, Nortir 61 • • . At O'Fallon Odin 63, Belleville East 60 , Valmeyer 48, Freeburg 44 -vh At Aurora East East Aurora ,99v Myndelejn. 7S At Kankakee ' '4 Eastridge, 66 ,/prete Me -nee • 53 At Proviso West- , „ Proviso East 7J, JWprton Vffftjt At Oluey ^ r Areola 67, Wood River 60; 1

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