Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 31, 1968 · Page 10
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Tuesday, December 31, 1968
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1968 TERRIERS-RANGERS MEET SA TURDA Y • SCORES * -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- Figures Favor Benton, But Odds Go With CDale By Bob Forbes The fellow who coined the phrase "Figures don't lie," probably never heard of American sports. Take South Seven Conference basketball for example. Mt. Vernon, the team picked by many to repeat as conference champions, has only a 4-3 record. Benton, the team nobody figured to be a contender this season, is 5-1. Centralia, supposedly only a so- so team, is 8-2. West Frankfort, with practically the whole crew back from last season's outstanding club, is only 3-4. II figures from past games are any indication of future happenings, Benton should outscore Carbondale this weekend in one of only two South Seven Conference games scheduled. Statistics show the Rangers averaging 75.1 points per game for six outings, while the Terriers are clipping along at a 71.0 point per game pace in winning seven of eight games. On the other hand, Carbondale has been the better of the two clubs, defensively speaking. Walt Moore's crew has allowed an average of only 57.2 points per game, while the Ranger foes have tallied an average of 64.1 points per game. If beating a common foe has any bearing on the outcome of a future game, the Rangers have another feather in their cap. Benton beat Meridian 76-67 in the first game of the season, while Carbondale fell prey to the Bobcats last Friday, 72-65 in Carbondale Holiday tourney play. And it was no fluke win for Meridian that stopped the Terrier win streak, as the four-junior, one-senior lineup of Jim Byassee never trailed in the game. "Defense hurt us the most in that game," said Carbondale's Walt Moore. "You just can't let a team get the ball inside like Meridian did. My boys just weren't attacking the ball outside, and when it got inside, it was just too late," said Moore. "As disappointed as I was with our defense, you can't take anything away from Meridian. They came to play, and they did," said tlie Terrier mentor. Wiser than most sportswriters, Byassee said he doesn't like to compare teams, when asked for a Benton-Carbonoale comparison. The Bobcats were ahead of Benton by eight points midway through the third quarter, but wilted under the famed Ranger home court press. "Although more effective in the long run than Carbondale's press, Benton's press wasn't really any tighter or better," Byassee said. "It's just that against Carbondale we did the right things against it when we had to and managed to survive." Carbondale playing without the services of injured Bob Pankey, is expected to open against Benton with a lineup of 6-3 Les Taylor, 6-3 Bob Westberg, 6-1 Jim Martin, 5-9 Steve Thompson and 6-0 Jay Wilkinson. The Rangers, who have won 31, 30 and 23 games during the past three seasons, will probabl> LIQUOR—WINE—GIN CHAMPAGNE—MIXES BEER Hot or Cold by the Case Other Beverages Bar Accessories SPECIAL PRICES WOODEN INDIAN Open Evenings Free Parkins in Bear Free Delivery - Ph. 342-0474 open with a lineup of 6-4 Joe Milton, 6-3 Doug Collins, €-3 Bob Smith, 6-5 Jim Samanski and 5-11 Laird Wisely. Benton has surprised nearly everyone thus far this season including coach Rich Herrin. "There were times when I looked at my schedule, considered our lack of experience and thought we might be doing well to have five victories by the end of January," said Herrin. At any rate, the Rangers have a good start. How they will finish, remains to be seen. Saturday's game should give a good indication of things to come. In the only other South Seven conference game this weekend, West Frankfort travels to Herrin on Friday night. In non-league action, Harrisburg journeys to Carrier Mills and Marion entertains Belleville West—both Saturday night games. A schedule of games follows: area weekend Friday West Frankfort at Herrin. Pinckneyville at Anna-Jonesboro Gorham at Chester Murphysboro at DuQuoin Nashville at Sparta Sesser at Carterville Christopher at Woodlawn Vienna at Cobden Thompsonville at Ashley Carrier Mills at Galatia Joppa at Meridian Metropolis at McLeansboro Saturday Benton at Carbondale Harrisburg at Carrier Mills Belleville West at Marion Anna-Jonesboro at Murphysboro DuQuoin at Chester Nashville at Pinckneyvillo Christopher at Carterville Trico at Sesser McLeansboro at Norris City Rates 12 -Point Edge Oklahoma Is Favored In SMU Clash By B.F. KELLUM Associated Press Writer HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Oklahoma, a team that Ekes to travel on the ground, was a 12-point favorite over pass-minded Southern Methodist for tonight's Astro- Bluebonnet Bowl Classic in the Astrodome. A standing room only crowd in excess of 60,000 was to watch the two offensive machines move up and down the synthetic turf in what was expected to be a high scoring affair. The game beginning at 7:45 p. m. (EST) was to be televised nationally. The game matches a team that throws the ball an average of 48 times a contest against one that calls on the infantry an average of 61 times. The Sooners, led by Steve Owens, a workhorse tailback, scored an average of 31 points a game in compiling a 7-3 season mark and a first place tie in the Big Eight Conference. With quarterback Chuck Hixson, the nation's leading passer, throwing to Jerry Levias, the country's second leading receiver, SMU averaged 28 points a game and matched the Sooners' 7-3 record. The surprising Mustangs finished third in the Southwest Conference after being general pre-season picks for the cellar. Both Oklahoma, ranked 10th, and SMU ranked 20th, are ball controlling specialists. SMU averaged 85 passing and running plays a game while the Sooners averaged 80. This is the first Bluebonnet Bowl game to be played in the Astrodome. The other nine previous games were played in Rice University Stadium. A MOVE TO THE TOP — Ohio State's Larry Zelina scored against Michigan as his team went on to win in November. Victory brought the Big Ten title, capped an undefeated record and Ohio State was voted top college team in nation at season's end. College Basketball Results Tournaments Big Eight Third Place Colorado 78, Kansas State 75 Seventh Place Iowa State 67, Oklahoma 62 Fifth Place Nebraska 76, Missouri 70 Championship Kansas 62, Okla. State 45 Quaker City Fifth Place Depaul 83, Penn State 63 Third Place St. Jos., Pa. 80, Indiana 72 Championship South Carolina 62, La Salle 69 EGAC Holiday Festibai Fifth Place Villanova 70, Holy Cross 60 Third Place No. Carolina 103, Princeton 76 Championship UCLA 74, St. John's, N.Y. 56 Sugar Bowl First Round Iowa 95, Houston 87 Duke 73, West. Kentucky 72 AH College Tournament Third Place Okla. City 81, St. Bonaventure UCLA Wins Holiday Festival Bruins, Tar Heels, Jayhawks Capture Tourney Victories Lew Alcindor and the awesome UCLA Bruins made a shambles of their Holiday Festival title giame against St. John's, N.Y., while North Carolina's Charlie Scott and Kansas' Jo Jo Whites, two of America's Olympic basketball standouts, also sparkled in tournament Play. vol final with his scoriae;, rebounding and shot blocking as UCLA zipped to its 24th straight victory and 71st in 72 games, '[he Bruins' Kenny Heit limited St. John's ace John Warren to six points before a Madison Souare Garden throng of 19,000. Fcott popped in 22 points . . . two less than Clark ... as the But Detroit supcrsoph Spenc-j T ar Heels semifinal upset vic- er Haywood, brightest of the U.S. cage stars at the Mexico City Olympic Games, was eclipsed by the Minnesota Gophers . . . and a guy named Mikan. Alcindor, UCLA's amazing, 7 foni-V/a All American, led the unbeaten, top-ranked Bruins fms of St. John's, captured consolation honors by racing past Princeton for their eighth victory in nine starts. Dave Robisch, a 6-foot-0 soph- 7 _: cvnore, scored 22 points—10 of i them in succession at the start 'of the second half—and floor general White added 16 in Kan- 71 After Great Hoiday Showings Championship La. State 94, Duquesne 91 past St. John's 74-56 with a 30- | r over th| , I*""; ^J?* r ^T^V Cowboys. The Jayhawks, 11-1. for the ECAC Holiday Festivals „ ....... amnni ninn at New York nave won the tournament nine times. Villanova's Illinois And N western Now Big Ten Contenders Rainbow Classic Seventh Place Stanford 112, Submarine cine 82 Fifth Place Arizona 77, West Virginia 60 Third Place Purdue 97, Hawaii 68 Championship Santa Clara 64, Columbia 58 Pa- By JOE MOOSHIL CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois and Northwestern, rating as no more than dark horses in preseason estimates, now rank as solid contenders when the Big Ten basketball race begins Saturday. Undefeated Illinois and once- beaten Northwestern climaxed highly successful preconference activity last week by invading Florida and coming off with the only tournament championships garnered by Big Ten representatives. "Hinois rolled to its ninth straight triumph with an easy 8G-76 triumph over host Miami Saturday to capture the Miami Classic. Northwestern annexed the Gator Bowl trophy Friday• with a 77-68 victory over Boston College. It marked Northwest ein's eighth straight victory aft- j First Meeting Of Undefeateds Buckeyes Slight Favorite In 'Significant' Bowl Title PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Ohio State and Southern California, the nation's one-two football teams, are set to slug it out for national honors New Year's Day in probably the most significant Rose Bowl game in the long history of the classic. The unbeaten Buckeyes, champions of the Big Ten, remained a narrow favorite today to stop the Pacific-8 Conference champs, undefeated but tied by Notre Dame during the regular season. A capacity crowd of 100,000 is a "season" opening loss at Stan-' expected for the^first Rofe^Bowl lord. All this early success has vaulted Illinois and Northwestern into Big Ten title contention along with Iowa, Purdu n and Ohio State in what could be one of the hottest races in conference history. No Big Ten team to date has anything less than a .500 record as the conference posted a 57 25 record against outside foes. While Illinois was grabbing the Miami championship, Purdue was upset by Columbia 7874 in Honolulu and Wisconsin lest a 59-56 overtime decision to Marquette in the battle for the Milwaukee championship. Michigan scored a 101-79 triumph over Butler in a regular game and Minnesota recorded a 72-58 consolation victory over Mississippi in the Dallas tour- 1 iiiunent. j Indiana and Michigan State didn't fare too well out East. T 'ie Hoosiers were beaten 108- j 88 in the Philadelphia tourna- j ment, and MSU was dumpc' 73-66 by Villanova in the New > York festival. I Iowa winds up tournament ac- 1 tivity by engaging in the Sugar | Bowl Classic beginning Monday wliile Minnesota takes on De-. ttoit and Ohio State is host to Washington. Wisconsin closes preconference play against Kentucky Tuesday night in a Chicago Stadium doubleheader which also features Wichita and Loyola. Action then ceases urtil Saturday's full round of conference openers with Minnesota at 1111- i.ois, Ohio State at Indiana, Iowa at Michigan, Northwestern at Michigan State and Purdue at Wisconsin in a regionally- televised matinee. ring belated revision, will have five sophomores, four juniors and two seniors, and on defense, six sophs, four juniors and one senior. Field general for the buckeyes is a rollout quarterback, Rex Kern, a sophomore. Ohio State's leadiny rusher is Jim Otis, a power-hitting 208- pounder. Larry Zelina, a fast 190-pound sophomore, is a break-away runner. This is Southern Cal's third straight appearance in the big bowl. The Trojans lost to Purdue in 1967, 14-13, when McKay declined to go for a tie with an extra point conversion attempt and missed on a two-point play. MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (AP) — The Czechoslovakia junior hockey team scored a 7-3 victory over the U.S. All-Stars Monday night. meeting of two undefeated teams since the two conferences began their closed series in 1947. Kickoff time is 2 p.m., PST, with NBC doing the telecasting. Late forecasts said there would be no rain, a prediction that pleased the teams and the coaches, Woody Hayes of the Buckeyes and John McKay of the host Trojans. j Southern Cal, headed by quar-1 terback Steve Sogge and fabu- j lous halfback O. J. Simpson, | will start a set of troops that far ' exceeds Ohio State in experience. McKay's offense has six sen- j The powerful UCLA Bruins, iors, three juniors and two soph- 1 winners of the ECAC Holiday omores, and the defense three j Festival in New York, return seniors, seevn juniors and one i heme to Los Angeles this week sophomore. j with their unbeaten slate intact The Buckeyes' offense, bar- and with a new challenger for j tr.eir No. 1 ranking in The Asso| dated Press' college basketball i poll. The latest No. 2 team is Da- vi.lron, also undefeated, and a ipplacement for North Carolina, which tumbled to fourth place after being upset by St. John's of New York in the Madison Square Garden tournament's f.emifinal round. UCLA, which downed the Redmen 74-56 in the ECAC final Monday night, collected all 40 vi>tes for first place in the latest halloting by sports writers and broadcasters based on games i.h rough last Saturday. The Bruins had defeated Providence and Princeton to reach the final round. Davidson advanced one notch after downing Maryland and Texas last week while Kentucky, a 110-90 winner over Notre Dame, also climbed one position to third. UCLA's next game is at home against Tulane Saturday night. Davidson next takes on Michi- Far West Classic Consolation California 93, Arizona State 81 Third Place Brig. Young 69, Oregon St. 64 Championship Oregon 80, Wash. State 78 Other Games Midwest Washington 64, Ohio State 59 Toledo 97, San Franriseo 58 Butler 81, New Mex. 80, OT Bowling Gr. 89, Dartmouth 53 Minnesota 88, Detroit 80 Wash. U., St. Louis 77, Brown 69 South Louisville 86, No. Tex. St. 73 Vanderbilt 65, No. Caro. St. 59 Notre Dame 92, Amer. U. 67 Richmond 69, East Tenn. 68 Alabama 87, Samford 64 Grambling 104, Miss. Val. 68 Far West UC Santa Barbara 84, Connecticut 70 San Jose St. 91, Harvard 75 Nev. South. 99, Texas Chris- fan 97 Davidson Is Second Bruins Unanimous No. 1 Poll Choice; lllini Ranked 8th championship Monday night. Scott teamed wilh 6-foot -9i Howard Porter'. Rusty Clark to pace fourth- i touted. 6-foot-8 soph, erupted for ! ranked North Carolina in a 103- ; 31 points 20 in the second half '76 conquest of Princeton for < —»« the Wildcats, 7-1. slipped thinl place in the Madison .1**1 L'olly Cross. Square Garden classic and: John Roche triggered South White, whose college eligibility '• Carolina to its Quaker City runs out next month, helped j triumph with 24 points as a fifth-ranked Kansas trim Okla-; learn from outside Philadelphia homa State 56-45 in the title toek the title for only the second i game of the Big Eight Confer- ver in the tourney's eight-year I ence tournament at Kansas history. ! City. Pislol Pete Maravich, LSU's ' At Minneapolis. Larry Mikan, ton id-shooting All American, • the- son of former All American equaled the All College single ; George Mikan, ia Hall of Famor j game scoring mark with a 30- and the commissioner of theUoint binge that toppled the pre' AmerifTii Basketball Assocai-! viously unbeaten Iron Dukes. • ti;,;i, led Ihe unranked Gophers: Texas A&M's Benny Lenox set j lo an 35-80 victory over pre-'the mark in 1963. Rich Travis' viously unbeaten. seventh-; 33 points led Oklahoma City ranked Detroit . . . despite a 31- past the Bonnies. point; spree by the 6-foot-8 Hay- ; Washington scramMed past wood. th° Buckeyes behind a hot . . . Mikan put in 29 points and.K 'i per cent ... first half from crabbed lfi rebounds as Minn.'- \Tic- field and the over all shoot- seta ended the Tilans' winninj ,ng of forward George Irvine, string at. 10 games. who finished with 23 points. But- Ninth-rankc-d Villanova, beat- lor wiped out a seven-point defi- cn by North Carolina in the first cit in regulation play and shad- round of the Holiday Festival,' orl New Mexico behind Steve took fifth place with a 70-65 vie- Morris' 19 points, tory over Holy Cross. Hutch Beard fire in 18 of his But six of the other nationally 23 points in the first half an ranked teams in action, includ-; Louisville went on a 13-0 tear in ing No. 17 St. John's, were up : the second half to bounce North ended. Texas. Norte Dame, 7-2, over- South Carolina knocked off whelmed American U., with 11th ranked LaSalle 62-59 in thel^oph Austin Carr putting in 21 final of the Quaker City Classic, joints to lead the assault. at Philadelphia and No. 15 Du-! •—— — • quesne bowed to Louisiana State' 1 ——————————. 94-91 in the title game of the All, College Tournament at Oklaho- j ma City after the host team downed No. 20 St. Bonaventure 81-71 for third place. 1 „, , , , Washington Jopped No. S£^2?IZ2. Ohio State 64-59 at Columbus i ref prater, breakfast set, util- and Butler ambushed No. 18 !ty cabinet, wash, rinse tubs, New Mexico 81-80 in overtime at ironing board, odd tables, lawn Indianapolis. • chairs, bed & springs, chest, Of the eight clubs in the sec- dresser, rollaway bed, couch & end ten who played, only 14th chair, hassock, magazine rack, ranked Louisville, which rolled, odd chairs, some tools & miscel- pa?t North Texas State 86-73 at I laneou » hame for its eighth victory with- j out a loss, and 16th ranked No- Minnesota Edges Detroit Iowa Trips Houston In Sugar Bowl CHICAGO (AP) — Topsy tur- vey is the only explanation for the present basketball season. Washington came out of nowhere and upset Ohio State 6459 Monday night. Minnesota, on the other hand, administered Detroit's first losa by the way of an 85-80 defeai. Iowa enhanced Big Ten prestige with a 95-87 victory over Houston in the first round of the Sugar Bowl Classic while Indiana fell before St. Joseph 8C-72. Big Ten trams now hold n 59-27 edge against outside com- i mn Tuc8flay and then st . John - s petition and there will be little I of Now Y ork Saturday. Ken- 10year written warranty fW;' WRITE for FREE BROCHURE FREE ESTIMATES H YDftOCL AY 1 wtum mmmtm co. mt Residential • bommtrtial • lnt/u$trialW£ mk WET BASEMENTS *WATERPROOFED PERMAHENJiy* L \o Digging- J*fr> Damage toishrubs driveways patios» sidewalks 108 North Jeffer*on> Wrt Fiankfort, III. Coll Collect within 150 Miles—932-3311 : opportunity to add to it since ' Ihf conference opens this Satin !ay. Yet, Iowa is still in contention in the Sugar Bowl Classic and Wisconsin has a golden op! port'inity for en upset tonight when the Badgers take on Ken- h.oky in the first game of a Chicago Stadium doubleheader ' which also finds Loyola facing Wichita. Today's activity (also finds Davidson at Michigan after whicn Big Ten teams take it easy until their conference openers Saturday. It will be a complete Big Ten slute Saturday wilh Minnesota p.t Illinois, Ohio State at Indiana, Iowa at Michigan, Northwestern at Michigan State and Purdue at Wisconsin in a regionally televised matinee. | lucky plays Wisconsin Tuesday aiid Mississippi Saturday and North Carolina's next start is against Duke Saturday. The most rapid advances in the poll's Top Ten were made by Kansas, Santa Clara, Detroit and Illinois. Kansas, in fifth place and Santa Clara, sixth, each soared three places while up four places to seventh and eighth, respectively. Villanova, beaten by North Carolina in the Holiday Festi vnl's opening round slipped tiom fifth to ninth and Cincinnati, winner over North Texas in its only game last week, remained in 10th spot. Duquesne, No. 15, St. John's, •Jo. 17 and Northwestern, No. 19, are the new teams in the Second Ten. Dropping out of the lankings were Purdue Wyoming and Tennessee. The Boilermakers lost to Columbia, Wyoming to Louisiana State and the Volunteers were not scheduled last week. The top 20, with first place ^otes, season records through games of Sat. Dec. 28 and total points: 1. UCLA (40) 7-0 800 2. Davidson 7-0 625 3. Kentucky 6-1 568 4. North Carolina 7-1 442 5. Kansas 10-1 397 6. Santa Clara 9-0 364 7. Detroit 10 0 319 8. Illinois 9-0 281 9. Villanova 6-1 254 10. Cincinnati 6 7-1 206 11. LaSalle 8-0 193 12. New Mexico State 9-0 162 13. Ohio State 6-1 110 14. Louisville 7 0 106 15. Duquesne 9-0 101 16. Notre Dame -25 92 17. St. John's, N.Y. 7-1 83 18 New Mexico 8-2 66 19. Northwestern 8-1 26 £0. St. Bonaventure 6-2 23 PUBLIC SALE Wed., Jan. 1 At 10 A.M. At 2612 Main St. Not responsible for accidents. tre Dame, which smashed American University 92-67 at Baltimore, emerged unscathed. Alcindor, playing in his native New York for the last time as a collegian dominated the Festi- Roy Taylor Auctioneer Louie J. 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