Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 7, 1969 · Page 9
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THORNTON Carbondale Uth; Fairfield 16th Alleman Moves To Second; Galesburg Drops To Third SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Harvey Thornton clung to its No. 1 rating today for the sec- end consecutive week in the Associated Press High School basketball poll. Two major changes advanced unbeaten Rock Island Alleman tc second place and Proviso East to fifth. Thornton, which won a one point victory over Waukegan during weekend competition, received five first place votes in the balloting and amassed 229 of a possible 256 poll points. Galesburg also picked up five" first place nominations but dropped from second to thirji. Other first place votes were two apiece for Alleman and Quincy and one each for Rockford $est and Proviso East. j. Rockford West retained the No. 4 ranking while Proviso East climbed to fifth an«t' Quincy dropped one berth fi sixth. DeKalb fell out of the standings and was replacedjby undefeated Mendota. / The top 16 teams/with won- loss records and poll points 1. Harvey Thornton 10-2 2. Rock Island All.e'n 12-0 3. Galesburg? 6-1 / 4. Rockford,West/8-0 5. Provis6,EastyiO-l 6. Quincy 10-1/ 7. Edwardsville 9-0 S. Champaign Central 13-1 147 9. Lbckport Central 9-1 126 It. Chicago Hts. Bloom 10-2 88 11. Carbondale 8-1 78 12. Mounds ,iMeridian 10-2 57 13. Waukegdn 7-4 14. Decatur Eisenhower 9-3 15. Mendojfe 12-0 16. Fairfield 9-0 Next ip order were Normal Conimurjity, Granite City, Springfield Lanphier and Toluca. ; Other teams receiving votes: DeKalp, Peoria Manual, Mo- Ire, LaGrange, East Peoria, Jolief Catholic, Princeton, Chicago Marshall, Chicago Hirsch, Chicago St. Patrick, Chicago Du- Satle, Chicago Dunbar and Riverside-Brookfield. Prep Standings SOUTH SEVEN Conf. Carbondale 4 0 Centralia 4 Benton 2 Mt. Vernon 2 West Frankfort .. 2 Marion 1 Herein J Harisburg 0 -X- -X- -X- SOUTHWEST EGYPTIAN 229 220 212 211 184 181 150 52 46 40 30 Hayes Dominates Scoring In NBA With 30.7 Ave. ;Pinckneyville 5 Sparta 3 Nashville 2 Chester 1 DuQuoin 1 Murphysboro 2 Anna-Jonesboro .. 0 -X- -X- -X- BLACK DIAMOND Trico 3 0 Christopher 2 0 Carterville 1 Sesser : 1 Elverado 1 Zeigler-Royalton 0 -X- -X- -X- IiITTliE EGYPTIAN 0 0 2 2 3 2 4 1 2 2 3 PREP SPOT Driving Toward 7,000 Wins ' Jayhawks Pound Iowa State For 997th Triumph Mt V. Register-News SPtfPfe 1—B TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1969 Thompsonville Waltonville u Ashley L.L_ Tamaroa Woodlawn' r ... Dahlgren ]. r ;... -x- . 7 0 12 1 5 2 5 4 4. 2 5 4 •4-1 3 6 '4. 3 3 4 6 2 : ,; ••\o '> \i 6 1. ,6 2 9 o. ',7- 0 11 AFTER PRACTICE—New York Jets quarterback Joe Nam- ath. wipes his face as he leaves the practice field with Jets coach Weeb Eubank today at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where the Jets are practicing: for their Super Bowl football game with the Baltimore Colts in Miami, on Jan. 12. (AP Wirephoto) -X- -X- SOUTH EGYPTIAN Meridian .. Century ... Vienna 1 Brookport if Joppa !• Egyptian 0 -x- .. 3 0 9 3 6 2 t 1 •x- INDEPENDENT McLeansboro .'.....„. 9 Eldorado 8 Metropolis - 6 Steeleville '- 6 Cairo 4 Carrier Mills 4 Coulterville 4 Goreville - 4 Johnston City 2 WM Sara By JOHN RACKAWAY NEW YORK (AP) — Elvin Hayes, San Diego's sensational rookie, and a pair of veterans- Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain—continue to dominate the statistics at the mid- season point of the National Basketball Association campaign. Hayes, the Rockets' 6-foot-9 center, has a commanding lead in the scoring race with 1,226 points and a 30.7 per game average through games of Sunday night. He also ranks third in rebounds with 711. Chamberlain, of Los Angeles, has hit 305 of 519 shots from the field for the best percentage, 588, and also leads in rebounding 842, and rebounding average 20.5. Robertson, Cincinnati's play- maker, leads in assists, 372 for a 9.8 per game average, is sec Monday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS • East .Bucknell 77,. Lafayette 49 Villanova 73, Niagara 68 South Vanderbilt 62, Florida 55 Jacksonville 71, Ga. Tech 62 Georgia 74, Auburn 69 W. Va. 75, Wra. & Mary 71 Tampa 62, Miami, Fla. 61 Tennessee 59, Mississippi 54 Kentucky 91, Miss. State 72 Louisville 81, St. Louis U. 80, two overtimes Midwest Notre Dame 84, Fordham 65 Kansas 94, Iowa State 61 Oklahoma 62, Missouri 58 Colorado 78, Okla. State 68 South. HI. 62, Ky. Wesl'yan 61 No. Dak. 85, So. Dakota 69 Southwest New Mex. St. 85, Ariz. St. 69 Texas-El Paso 100, Pan Amer, Far West Pepperdine 67, Trinity, Tex. 66 third in free throw percentage, .850. Larry Siegfried of Boston leads in free throw percentage ond in scoring, 1,034 points, and 1 with 18 of 221 for .885. THE GREAT PONTIAC BREAKAWAY SALE IS NOW ON AT THE BIG STORE Which means you will save many dollars on a new or used car. Over 60 fop qualify used cars to choose from... SO BREAKAWAY! COME IN TODAY AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN BREAKAWAY WITH. 1954 Ram Foe Leads DuSable Paxton Lumpkin, Sweet Charley Brown and Shelly McMillan were the highly publicized stars of the flasMy, previously undefeated Chicago Du­ Sable team which Mt. Vemon upset for the 1954 state championship . . . . • Another good ball player on that quintet of 'show-boaters' was a kid named McKinley Cowsen ... He missed the headlines but was a steady performer . . . Cowsen is back in the Illinois prep news this year as,coach of his old DuSable school . . . -x- -x- -x- Cowsen's DuSable crew is rated 1-2, along with perennial power Marshall, in this year's Chicago Public League race ... And that race is a crowded one —the league includes 46 schools. Cowsen admits that he's following coaching precepts he learned from his old high school mentor, Jim Brown, who guided DuSable for 19 seasons ... "Brown's system depended on superior conditioning and a fast break. The system still works," says Cowsen . . . -x- -x- -:<Jim Brown Was Prep Pioneer Li his 19 years at DuSable, coach Brown earned credit for putting Chicago prep basketball on the Illinois map . . . His '54 powerhouse was forerunner of other Public League teams — Marshall, Dunbar, Carver, Crane Tech — which made great showings in later state meets . . . We met Brown in 1954, got to know him better when for several years he brought his Du­ Sable teams to the Centralia Holiday tourneys . . . He could never forget that state final battle with Mt. Vernon. He regarded that '54 tourney as a turning point for Chicago prep basketball . . . "It opened up a whole new thing for the Negro athlete in Chicago," Brown said . . . "We were accepted all around the state. People wanted to come and. see us play because we showed them we could play good, exciting basketball. "Our '54 team got other Chicago schools invited 1o downstate holiday meets like Centralia's ... It was great for our kids' morale for one thing. For some of them, it was their first chance to leave the city and see other parts of our state . . ." -X- -X- -X- Brown was a driver in getting the Chicago Board of Education to revise a rule and allow student-athletes to compete in as many, varsity spoils as they wished ... Until 10 years ago, that rule killed our chances," said Brown. 'Our boys were limited to one varsity sport and nearly all of the good athletes chose football ." -x- -x- -x- In his 19 years at DuSable, Brown helped send 200 of his boys to college on athletic THIS WEEK'S PREP SCHEDULE Tuesday Fairfield at Mount Carmel Friday . Mt. Vernon at Herrin Benton at Harrisburg Carbondale at Centralia Marion at West Frankfort Bridgeport at. Mt. Carmel Salem at Carmi Fairfield 1 at Olney Lawrenceville at Flora Carterville at Elverado West Franklin at Sesser Wayne City at Allendale Enfield at Sumner Crossville at St. Francisville Metropolis at Cairo Meridian at Viena Saturday Centralia at Benton Plarrisburg at Mt. Vernon Herrin at Marion Olney at Salem Nashville at Murphysboro Sparta at Pinekneyville Trico at Pinekneyville McLeansboro at Johnston City Century at Shawnee Cairo at Anna-Jonesboro scholarships — and 75 per cent of those boys went on to receive degrees . . . Since quitting as a coach, Jim has been one of 10 supervisors for the Chicago Board's physical education department. He oversees 10 high schools and 62 elementary schools in his South Side district . . . "I really miss coaching. I miss all the friends I made around the state," says Jim. "But now my opportunity is much larger . . . Before, I could only help youngsters at DuSable. Now I can touch the lives of so many more youngsters ..." -X- -X- -X- In quite a few years of covering sports, this writer has been privileged to know several coaches who would have been great in any field of work . . . Jim Brown was one of those men . . . -x- -\- -x- The Mailbag "To Sporting Daze: "You questioned in y o u r column why Pick Dehner of East St. Louis was so often quoted, and you said maybe it was because he always had something to say. Well maybe it was because he was the "dean" of Illinois basketball coaches!" "Sincerely, M.W.". -X- -X- -X- Dehner is in his 30th year at East St. Louis but is not the 'dean' of Illinois prep coaches. We don't know who can claim that distinction, but we do know that Dolph Stanley, now at Rockford Auburn, has Dehner topped by several campaigns . . . Stanley, incidentally, is the only coach to take four different schools to the Illinois state tourney — Equality 1934, Mt. Pulaski 1936, Taylorville 1940-44, and Rockford in 1962-63 . . . By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sparta Writer It's 13 down and three to go for Kansas' streaking Jayhawks in their bid for a college basketball milestone. Sparked by 6-foot-6 sophomore Dave Robisch's 22 points, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks drubbed Iowa State 94-61 Monday nighf for their 13th victory in 14 games this season. Kansas, driving to become the first 1,000-game winner in history, has reeled off 12 victories in a row for an all-time total of 997. While the Jayhawks, 2-0 in the Big Eight Conference ,ran their winning string to the longest for a Kansas team since 1957, seventh-ranked Kentucky riddled Mississippi State 91-72, No. 9 Villanova shaded Niagara 73-68 and No. 10 New Mexico remained unbeaten with an 85-69 romp over Arizona State. Notre Dame, ranked 16th in tliis week's Associated Press Top Twenty, zipped past Fordham 84-65 but No. 14 Louisville barely got by St. Louis 81-80 in a double overtime struggle. Kansas, shooting 63 per cent from the floor, —rolled to a 51-29 halftime lead over the visiting Cyclones at Lawrence, Kan., and coasted the rest of the way. Dave Nash, filling in for injured pivotman Roger Brown, complemented Robisch up front with 18 points and Olympic star Jo Jo White added 12. Dan Issel popped in 26 points, one more than teammate Mike Casey, in leading Kentucky to its second Southeastern Conference victory in as many starts and an 8-2 over-all mark. The Wildcats led from the opening minute and shot 56 per cent on the way to the road conquest. Villanova's rugged zone defense limited Niagara hotshot Calvin Murphy to 26 points—12 under his season average—as the Wildcats ran their record to 9-1. Sophomore Howard Porter, with 23 points, and senior Johnny Jones, with 21, paced the Vil- court. Charlie Criss scored 25 points and Jimmy Collins 24, triggering New Mexico State's 32th victory. The Aggies, one of four unbeaten major teams, bolted to a 50-34 halftime margin and led by as many as 25 points in the second half. Notre Dame, 8-2, ran off 10 straight points late in the second half—seven of them by 6- foot-7 reserve Collis Jones—and drew away from scrappy Fordham at South Bend, Ind. Bob Arnzen topped the Irish scorers with 28 points. St. Louis, which went up against visiting Louisville with a 2-8 mark, stunned the Cardinals by racing to a 44-30 halftime lead and stayed ahead until Mike Grosso put in a rebound with 17 seconds to play, sending the game into overtime knotted at 73. I The first overtime ended in a I Council Says 'No' lllini Barred From NCAA Tourney Play CHICAGO (AP) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association, despite a formal Big Ten plea, has shut off any chance for Illinois' high-regarded basketball team to participate in the NCAA tourney this season. At the NCAA meeting in Los Angeles, the NCAA cbuncil Sunday rejected the Big Ten's appeal to lift a two-year probation barring all Illinois athletic teams from NCAA championships until May 7, 1969. The penalty was invokved after the school's self-exposed $2',000 slush fund scandal which broke in December, J1969. The NCAA action did not/occur until the following May, 1 after the Big Ten forced resignation of three mini coaches ahd suspension of several athletes. Bill Reed, Big Ten, commissioner, disclosed the appeal was sent by letter Dec. 24 ito Walter Byers, NCAA executive director. It followed a unanimous conference vote calling for the NCAA to left tire penalty and clear Illinois for possible participation in the NCAA cage tourney. The council said the rejection was based on the fact that probation cases can only be reopened if new evidence is introduced or a procedural error could be cited. "We are disappointed over the appeal's failure," Reed was quoted. "We did have some hope even though it was an extraordinary appeal. The NCAA apparently felt there was no way they could reopen the Illinois case." — Illinois' basketball team currently is unbeaten in 10 starts, including a conference opener against Minnesota last Saturday. 77-77 deadlock and the; Billikens jumped ahead 80-77 in the second extra period before Butch Beard hit a field goal for Louisville and teammate Jerry King followed with a rebound basket to win it with 1:10 remaining. Grosso, held to two points in the first half, led the Louisville comeback with 22 after intermission. Gene Smith tipped in a rebound in the final minute, capping a 20-point effort and giving Southern Illinois a 62-61 nod over Kentucky Wesleyan, the nation's No. 1 small college power. The one-point loss was the second in three nights for Wesleyan, which had won its first eight. Premature Showdown? Illinois-Purdue Tonight In Big 10 Pivotal Game CHICAGO (AP) — Purdue's Boilermakers, led by high-scoring Rick Mount, take on surprising Illinois Tuesday night in an early pivitol Big Ten basketball game. Purdue opened the conference season with a Mount-led 86-80 triumph at Wisconsin while Illinois rang up its 10th straight with a conference opening 80-58 triumph over Minnesota at Champaign. If the Boilermakers can handle Illinois, Purdue will be assured of at least a share of the conference lead until Jan. 25 when the Boilermakers play next at Minnesota. Illinois, meanwhile, will be facing what could be its roughest week of the season. After the Purdue game, Illinois is at Northwestern Saturday in B . regionally televised mntincc. Northwestern also has a stack of credentials for title contention. The Wildcats not only opened the Big Ten with an 85-71 road victory over Michigan State but now have won nine straight after a season opening loss at Stanford. If Illinois is successful on the road against both Purdue and Northwestern, there's no telling how far the lllini will go with their championship hopes. One thing for sure, if Illinois does win the Big Ten crown — a such a supposition is premature — Illinois will not represent the Big Ten in the NCAA playoffs. Illinois is ineligible because of the slugh fund scandal two years ago. Michigan, which opened its conference season with a 99-92 overtime victory over Iowa, is host to Indiana, a 90-82 victim of Ohio State last Saturday. In the only other game scheduled Tuesday night Wisconsin will be at Michigan State. Saturday's slate in addition to tlie Illinois-Northwestern game finds Indiana at Iowa, Michigan at Minnesota and Wisconsin at Ohio State. Connie Spoils Bob Boozer Night Dierking's Clutch Shots Lift Royals Over Bulls Faith Lutheran, Park Ave. Win Spring Garden, Logan 2 Survive Church Thrillers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was supposed to be Bob Boozer's night, but Connie Dierking found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the celebration. Dierking slammed in two baskets in the final 45 seconds Monday night to give the Cincinnati Royals a 106-104 National Basketball Association victory over Chicago at Omaha, Neb. A crowd of 8,295 turned out to honor the Bulls' Boozer, a local product, and Bob responded with 25 points—including a free throw with 1:01 left that enabled Chicago to tie the game at 102102. But then Dierking started fouling up the festivities. Boston turned "back Seattle 121-97 in the night's only other NBA game. In the only two American Basketball Association games scheduled, lowly Houston surprised Kentucky 110-105 and Los Angeles stopped Denver 122-114 in overtime. Don Nelson scored 28 points to guide Boston past Seattle, moving the Celtics to 3Ys games of Eastern Division leader Baltimore and two games back of runner-up Philadelphia. The Celts broke the game wide open late in the first half with a string of seven points that put them ahead 51-40. At halftime Boston was in front 5447. The Celtics pulled away after intermission 66-53 on a 12- point tear. Bob Rule kept the Super- Sonics in contention with 36 points. Houston, buried in the ABA's Eastern Division cellar, rode a 30-point performance by Willie Somerset to victory over Kentucky, second in the Western race. Somerset picked up V.\ of his points in the final period to choke off a Colonels threat. Teammate Art Becker had 22, while Durel Carrier led Kentucky with 24. Bob Warren and George Stone each hit three-point baskets during an 11-second span to enable Los Angeles to tie Dallas 110-110 at the end of regulation play. Then, the Stars' Larry Miller, who finished with 28, Bob Johnson and Warren each scored five points in the overtime to put it away. Dallas, meanwhile, scored only four free throws in the extra session. J'ro Basketlmll By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Monday's Results Cincinnati 10G, Chicago 104 Boston 121. Seattle 97 Only games scheduled ABA Monday's Results Houston 110, Kentucky 105 Los Angeles 122, Dallas 114, ot Only games scheduled TYLERS JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer'/ Pontiac—Cadillac — Buick'—GMC Trucks Mr. Vernon, By Jerry Seibert In four Church League Basketball games at Summersville last night, Spring Garden nipped West Salem, Logan 2 edged Casey Ave., Park Avenue cut down Logan No. 1, and Faith Lutheran bombed First Baptist. In a battle of Church League powers, Spring Garden overcame West Salem 41-40 on a free throw by Bernard in the closing seconds of the contest. The game was knotted 15 apiece at the half, but West Salem enjoyed a 31-25 lead at the start of the final period. D. Bernard led the winners in the scoring column with 17 points. Settle and G. Bernard added 9 apiece. For West Salem, Bagley had 12 and Griffin 10. Logan No. 2 kept its perfect slate intact by holding off Casey Ave. in the last stanza for a 5854 win. Logan No. 2 led by 10 after three periods but Casey Ave. could only whittle that lead down to four in the finaT6 minutes. Logan hit on 20 of 34 charity tosses while Casey only connected on 10 of 25 tries. Led by Sargent, three players did nearly all the scoring for Logan. Sargent pumped in 22 with McKenzie and Green tallying 16 and 15. Jones was high for Casey with 21 while Roberts had 10. Park Avenue used a definite height advantage to handle Logan No. 1 47-35. Sparked by the excellent floor play of Lacey, Park Avenue was in control throughout the game and held a 22-16 margin at intermission. Odle topped the scoring for the winners with 15 while Lacey con­ tributed 12. Greene was the only scorer in double figures for Logan No. 1 with 12. Faith Lutheran put on a surprising display of power in disposing of First Baptist without any trouble at all 47-27. R. Korris, who came to Faith Lutheran after recently dropping off the high school varsity squad, paced the winners with 21 markers. Nathlich provided backup help by bucketing 12. For First Baptist, Orrison was high with 16 while Pittman threw in 7. Following is the schedule of contests to be played in Church League Basketball tonight. At Summersville 6:43 Spring Garden vs. Central Christian 7:45 West Salem vs. Meadowbrook 8:45 Casey Avenue vs. Park Avenue At Dodds 6:45 Pleasant Hill vs. Logan No. 2 7:45 Second Baptist vs. Logan No. 1 8:45 St. Mary's vs. Lebanon TORONTO (AP) — Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., has been signed to play in the Canadian Open Tennis Championships Aug. 4-10, it was announced Monday. 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