Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 28, 1968 · Page 8
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2t—B THE REGISTER-NEWS MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1968 CHAMPAIGN MOVES TOWARD ORPHAN TITLE Centralia Trips Peoria Cubutti's Quint Sets Rugged Test rom Jacksonville -X- -X- -X- Dy S'LL HOLLADA :. i r: "i Cent r a I is iu. j ,cd io Co .rture ihe 26th annual Ccn ralia Holiday Touri.ai ,e ' it e of Centralia toe.a/, but t>,ere is considerable support among fans for the of.'-.er three contenders — New Trier frost, Thornton of Hai v -ey, and host Centralia. If ("lumnnign does w i n tlu- t: '.e. f;ms may ffive (..: ;r :\n second place a- to a scrappy Jacksonville t vv. which almost pulled a major upset a- R«:n?t Champaign — number one rated team in Illinois — in yesterday's finest game before losing, 7771. Playing against the state's tallest team, the fighting Benton Rangers pulled ahead of New Trier East, 41-37. at half-: time yesterday afternoon, but. New Trier's height and added j experience finally gave them the j ching 64 pe r cent" from the field win 88 -D6. | (35 of 55) (mostly three- foot- Thronton overcame Belleville | ters)but was outrebounded, 40- East — much improved from 39. fts opener against Decatur —68- 13 reliourkls. J .u;;son \iIle led. 16-15. at the quiie worried over its unbeaten nvord before finally losing out in the closing seconds. Jacksonvill led, 16-15, at tlie end of the first quarter, but l ho Maroons hit for 22 in the second period to take a 37-31 halftime lead. The Maroons had a nine- point lead — 57-48 — going into the final stanza and held an 11- point lead with only 5:32 remaining. Jacksonville trimmed the lead to only two points. 6907. with a layup by Rick Hatcher with just 1:38 left to play. Dave White hit from under the basket for Champaign with 1 :_'l left, and Turner increased the Maroons' lead to 73- 67 with only 49 seconds left as goal tending was called on Jacksonville's Duane Mounts. Champaign breathed easier and coasted in. Mounts had 24 points for the losers, while Rodney Simojds had 20. Champaign shot a scor- 59, while the Centralia Orphans had considerable trouble with once - beaten Peoria Spalding before dumping the Irish. 90-85 in other championship quarterfinal games yesterday. In consolation play yesterday Homewood- Flossmoore fought off a well-balanced Nashville team, 86-67; Princeton and its seven- foot giant — Rick Larson — went down to the wire before besting Freeport, 69-65; Decatur almost fell victim to a last quarter fally before nosing out the Salem Wildcats. 74-70; and Pittsfiled, looking like a different team from opening day play bowled over York of Emihurst, 74-57. Tomer Hits 39 Points Champaign 's Maroons could only get three players into the scoring column against the Jac- sonviHe Crimsons, which held Champaign's two guards—Terry Temer and Joe McNeal scoreless. The guards, however, were successful in feeding the front line as Champaign's forward Arberry Barnes tallied 14 points, forward Dave White hit for 24 points, and Champaign's 6-5 Clyde Turner — the obvious choice so far for most valuable player — hit 18 of 27 from Hie field and added three free throws for 39 points — high for a single game in this year'?, meet In addition, he grabbed Top Prices Paid Thurs., Dec. 26 at PRICE'S LIVESTOCK MKT. Salem, Illinois Fat Steers $30 Fat Heifers $28 Fat Holstein Steers $25.50 Feeder Steers $29 Feeder Heifers $24.50 Feeder Holstein Steers $23.25 Veals $40.25 Cows $19 Bolls $22.70 Fat Hogs $20.60 Sows $16.25 Score by Quarters Jacksonville: 16 15 17 23—71 Champaign 15 22 20 20—77 Benton Great in First Half After outscorlng Princeton, 100, in the final three minutes of play opening day to advance to the quarterfinals, 69-66, the Benton Rangers had the fans on the edge of their seats yesterday afternoon in one of the greatest first- half displays of ball- hawking ever seen at Centralia. Even though up against a team averaging 6-6 (tallest in Illinois J, the Rangers gave the New Trier East players no rest during the first half, trailing by only three points, 20-17, at, the end of the first quarter. The Rangers worked the ball j in for some layups and hit several free throws in the second quarter, tying the score at 21-21 and then took an eight- point lead, 32-24, midway in the period. New Trier rallied but still trailed, 41-37 at the half. New Trier changed its patterns in the second half, working the ball in to the big men, especially 6-10^ Bill Gosick. Guard Larry Cohen connected on several from outcourt as New Trier outscored the Rangers, 31-6, in the third quarter to take a 68-47 lead. Kosick scored 28 points and Cohen 27. Benton had eight players in the scoring column, but only Jim Semanski hit double figures — 11. Score by Quarters New Trier 20 17 31 20—88 Benton 17 24 6 9—56 Thxonton Over Belleville Belleville West played Thornton of Harvey on even terms during the final three quarters in another championship bout, but Thornton's 15-7 first quarter advantage stood up as Harvey won, 68-59. Lloyd Batts led the winners with 18, while Glen Chinn led Belleville with 21. , Score By Quarters Thornton ' 15 14 17 22-68 Belleville 7 15 15 22—59 Orphans Tally 90 Centralia, short on defense but long on scoring, had to go down to the wire before finally beating Peoria Spalding, 90- 85 Peoria led at the half 50-49, and was ahead, 68-65 at the Set NBA Record Bullets Hit 86 Points In First Half LOOK OUT BELOW—Seven-foot Rick Larson of Princeton goes up for a basket against Freeport in action at the Centralia Holiday Tourna ment yesterday. To give some idea of how tall seven feet is, the 280-pound Larson is being guarded by 6-6 Ralph Sager (14 at left) and 6-4 Gary Evers (41 at right). Princeton won the game, 69-65, to advance into today's final action. (Centralia Holiday Tournament Photo by Garnet Sumner) 'No Human Can Stop Him" Alcindor Fires UCLA 69 Wins In 70 Games three - quarter mark. Bill Bryan, 6-4 J ,-i inch senior and Centralia's only really impressive player, took command j in the final period as the Orphans took a 10- point advan -l By TED MEIER It was a disappointing homecoming for Lew Alcindor, the million-dollar giant of college basketball. He thought so any- two minutes ! wav "I tage, left. Bryan had 24 for the Orphans while Nate Moore had 23. Bryan also had 18 rebounds. Alvin O-Neal had one of the high totals of the day as he hit 32 for Peoria. Score by Quarters Centralia 25 24 16 25 -90 Peoria 15 35 18 17—So Consolation Games said Princeton Coach Pete Carril. Princeton, which beat Soly Cross 67-55, is paired against UCLA in tonight's semifinals. Chris Thomforde, Princeton's 6-9 center, will attempt to stop Alcindor. "He's human like anyone else," Thomforde said, "but I've got to respect him." North Carolina's Tar Heels, second-ranked nationally in The Associated Press poll, kept pace with UCLA by defeating fifth- ranked Villanova 69-61 in a bruising game. The Tar Heels are paired against St. John's of New York in the other semi to- Pork Avenue Baptist Church 900 PARK AVENUE 9:30 A.M. Sunday School 10:30 A.M. "Love's Gift", John 12:1-11 6:30 P.M. Training Union 7:30 P.M. Student Night At Christmas Paslor, EVERETT LEMAY bes with 29 points paced Homewood - Flossmoor in its 86-77 win over Nashville. Homewood led at halftime, 47-35. High for Nashville were Marty Kemper with 13 and Jim Hale with 12. Freeport's Ralph Sager hit 26 in a losing cause against Prince ton. Seven- footer Rick Larson had only 14, but teammates Jay Monier had 16, James Howard ; 15. and Rick Allen 14. \ Salem almost pulled one out | of the fire in another consol;.i tion game, cutting the score to | only 72-70 with eight seconds ! left before Decatur pushed in another basket at the gun to win, 74-70. High for the unimpressive Reds was Bruce Smith with 15, while Steve Hill had 24 for the Wildcats. Pittsfield pulled a mild upset in the final consolation game in dumping York of Elmhurst, 74-57. High for Pittsfield was Tom Casteel with 17, while Danny Partle was hiyh for York with 12. Eas.t Moline has been added as one of the new teams in the , 1969 27th annual Centralia Holiday Tournament Most of this year's entries j will be returning, but there are j indications that one or two other teams may be new at the 1969 meet set for Dec. 29-30-31. -X- -X- -X- Jacksonville, already knocked out of action in the Centralia meet, has 1 defeated both of the semi-finalist meeting in Carbondale's first game this afternoon —Decatur Eisenhower and Alton. Benton, pushed out of the Centralia meet by New Trier yes terday, holds a win over Meridian, another Centralia semifinalist. On the other hand, one of Centralia's top four teams — the host Orphans' — has lost to one of yesterday's Carbondale loser —Mt. Vernon. -X- -X- -X- The Mt. Vernon Rams ran out of power at the SIU Arena yesterday afternoon, but the power failure apparently carried over to the Arena parking lot. When Ram fan Morris Lisenby went to his car after the losing afternoon session, h found that someone had lifted his battery. -X- -X- -X- Former Ram star Colemar CaiTodine was given credit for winning the Champaign game at Centralia yesterday. Champaign Coach Leedio Cabutti, another Southern Illinois .native, said that during a second half timeout he was trying to figure out how to stop Jacksonville when Carrodine said. "Coach, how about that zone wc practiced on a few days ago." "O.K." said Leedio, and the tide began to turn. -X- -X- -X- Among the many college scouts at yesterday's Centralk meet was former Ram standou Benrue Purcell, now at Murra„ State. -X- -X- -X- When a college scout from Georgia was asked about ttu possibilty of seven-foot Ricl. Larson playing college ball, he replied, "That depends mainl> on two things — his grades ar, his desire to really work a basketball." -X- -X- -X- Former New Trier East cage standout Larry Rosenzweig who played freshman basketbal at Stanford University in Cali- iorma, is now on a student exchange program in Italy, where he recently won a college letter in sailing. Sailign! -X- -X- -X- Richard McCowen of Mt. Vernon, who is usually first on the waiting list for Centralia Holiday Tournament advance tickets even when he was living in Arnold, Mo., lost out to Browns 83-73, with , T ^ . I thought I could have played much better," said the agile 7-foot-lMs All-American for UCLA's national champions after they had whipped Providence 98-81 Friday in the first round of the ECAC Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. Why? Lynn Shackelford, his teammate, answered for the former New York City schoolboy j night. St. John's advanced by i star, who reportedly will be of- j downing Michigan State 61-51. In . C P ^ S ^ t i 0 "_P- a ?: .° h ",™_ i fered a SI million bonus to sign The featival highlighted a del- with an American Basketball! uge of holiday tournaments in! town's mayor in the ticket race Association club after this sea every section of the country, j for the 1968 meet, son. There was one final. Northwes- "Because I got eight rebounds j tern won the Gator Bowl tour- and hi got eight rebounds," | ney at Jacksonville, Fla,, by Shackelford said. "Anytime that whipping Boston College 77-68. happens, Lew figures he's had a i Unbeated Illinois made it bad game." - ; eight in a row by erasing a 13- In any event. Mr. A, as he is 1 point deficit to down Creighton sometimes called, triggered a 90-77 in the Hurricane Classic at second-half spurt that gave the. Miami Beach. The Illini meet No. 1 Uclans their 22nd straight i Miami of Florida in the finla to- and a fantastic 69th victory in night. Miami edged Pitt 27-70. their lats 70 games. Lew fin- j Pete Maravich of Louisiana ished with 26 points. ! State and Calvin Murphy of Nia"There's no human being in j gara, the nation's two leading the world who can stop him." I scorers, had "on" nights. Not to be outdone, he promptly placed his ticket order Thursday morning and is now first in line for the 1969 tournament. Gator Bowl Championship Northwestern 77, Boston Col- ii-ge 68 Consolation Florida 82, Georgia 77 Scranton Holiday First Round Colgate 69, Boston U. 61 Scranton 69, Lehigh 60 W i: wnr, for LEA FREE ESTIMATES HYDRociAY A KAJI0HWIM miMW wimmofm to. Residential • Commercial • Industrial] Hggging- Ifo ilamage to shrubs driveways • patios sidewalks i^|«^;|fffer$on; West FrankfortrilK C^ 150 Miles—932-3311 To Our Friends and Customers Steffy-Mitchell Home Furnishings Will Be Closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30 and 31 For The Purpose of Taking Inventory. HOWEVER — Our store will be open for the acceptance Of Payments On Accounts Only. Steffy-Mitchell Home Furnishings 919 Broadway & 218 S.9rh By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Bullets came to a virtual standstill in the second half—hitting only 50 points —but their first-half explosion was more than enough to carry them to yet another victory. The Bullets, who won only 20 games last year while losing 62, raced to their 28th triumph—against only eight losses—and a three-game bulge at the top of the Eastern Division of the National Basketball Association with a 136-122 drubbing of the hapless Milwaukee Bucks Friday night. In the only other game the New York Knicks held off San Eiego for a 111-109 victory. Oakland beat New York 131116, New Orleans stopped Dallas 125-106 and Minnesota whipped Kentucky 110-106 in American Basketball Association games. _The Bullets, who had a nine- game winning streak snapped recently, moved to their second straight win and 15th in 17 games as Earl Monroe led them to a record shattering first-half scoring mark with 86 points at Civic Center in Baltimore. Monroe hit 10 of 11 first-half baskets as the Bullets broke the scoring mark with a 47-point second quarter. Helping him were Jack Marin with 28 points and Kevin Loughery with 20. Flynn Robinson and Fred Hetzel topped the Bucks with 25 points. Dick Barnett's 15-foot jump shot with 1:12 left to play gave the Knicks their victory despite 40 points by San Diego's Elvin Hayes. The Rockets had trailed by 21 points in the opening period but came back to tie it on Don Kojis' layup with 1:28 remaining in the game. After Barnett's basket, the Rockets had three more attempts but couldn't hit. The final shot by Hayes rolled off the rim at the buzzer. NEW MICHIGAN COACH— Glen "Bo" Schembechler. above, has boon named head football roach at Michigan. He's been head coach at Miami of Ohio for six seasons. (AP Wirephoto) Tournaments Big Eight First Round Oklahoma State 6, Missouri 55 Kansas State 79, Iowa State 66 East Ciirolina Classic Semifinals Baylor 66, Virginia Tech 63 Virginia 88, East Carolina 79 Consolation Round William & Mary 82, Delaware 77 Air Force 85, Cornell 70 Trojan Invitational First Round Tulsa 81, Tex El Paso 73 Ethn. Cal. 74, Montana St. 68 Triangle Classic First Round North Carolina State 86, Navy 49 Wake Forest 81, Washington 70 Charlotte Invitational First Round Davidson 83, Maryland 69 Texas 84, Wichita 81 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Fa- roog Mir, a Pakistan native attending Kent School in Kent, Conn., is the U.S. National Jun tor •Squash champion for the '.econd straight year. Mir, who was 18 Dec. 13, re- i tained his title by defeating Gordon Anderson of Toronto, Ont„ 17-15, 15-10, 15-12 in the windup of the 14th annual tournament Sunday at St. Paul's School. Ihe dependable automatics AUTHORIZE* SALES — SERVICE — PARTS — f EflTHERSTUIl INSURANCE DUE? BEFORE YOU PAY CHECK M.F.A. Homeowners, Auto, Life and Health "SEE KEN" Your M.F.A. Agent KEN BELL 128 N. 9th 242-4211 Maravich tossed in 45 points | as LSR came from behind to knock Wyoming out of the un-1 beaten ranks- 84-78 in the first round of All-College Tourney at Oklahoma City. 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