Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 11, 1969 · Page 7
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Saturday, January 11, 1969
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RAMS BARELY ESCAPE WITH VICTORY Mt v. Regbte^ws Herrins Falls, 60-59 Tigers Battle Vernois To Wire Before Bowing By BOB FORBES Mt. Vernon Rams went to Herrin Friday night with au easy victory in mind, but barely managed to salvage a win as the Tigers put up a fierce battle before bowing, 60-59 before a small crowd. Trailing 58 -57 with 3:01 left in the game, Herrin had several opportunities to move into j the lead, but. couldn't cash in on the Ram miscues. Darrel Gray, Mt. Vernon's scrappy guard, fouled out ' with 1:20 left in the match, . but Herrin's high scoring Sam Shemwell couldn't cash lit on the charity. Mt. Ver^ non grabbed the missed free throw, but threw the ball <uvay, giving the Tigers another chance at moving ahead. The jittery Herrin crew threw the ball back across the center tine with 20 seconds left and •Terry Sledge connected on a baseline shot to ice the Ram margin at 60-57. Frank .Jeters i SOUTH SEVEN ' STANDINGS BOX SCORE Couf. O'All '.'Centralia 5 19 2 'Carbondale 4 18 3 Benton 3 16 2 iMt. Vernon 3 15 3 West Frankfort ..2 2 4 4 jMarlon - -.. 2 3 5 5 ^Herrin 14 3 7 'Harrisburg 0 5 2 8 t ' 0 last Night's Results 1 Mt. Vrnon 60, Herrin 59 if Centralia 81, Carbondale 76 '* Marion 77, West Frankfort 68 w Benton 91, Harrisburg 82 Tonight's Schedule ;, Harrisburg at Mt. Vernon * Centralia at Benton " Herrin at Marion Mt. Vernon sa fg fta ft tp Hawthorne .. 9 5 11 8 18 Sledge 6 4 119 Strickland .... 10 8 6 3 19 James '., 1 0 0 0 0 Henderson .... C 0 2 1 1 Gray :..„• 4 3 0 0 6 Seiberl 9 3 3 1 7 Kelley 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 39 23 24 14 60 -x- -x- -x- Herrin sa fg fta ft tp Jeters 14 3 5 3 9 Kincaid 3 2 0 0 4, Mayse 11 6 1 1 13 Duncan ...13 3 4 3 9 Shemwell 18 8 4 3 19 Bauman 4 2 2 1 5 Aronson : 4 0 0 0 0 Totals 67 '24 16 11 58 Score by Quarters Mt. Vemon 12 20 16 12—50 Herrin 15 15 19 10—59 -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- HERRIN'S SAM SHEMWELL found himself all alone for this third quarter lay-up last night, but the Tigers fell one basket short of upsetting the Bums who won the match, 60-59. Mt. Vernon's Eddie James Is in the background. Shemwell paced the Tiger attack with 19 points. (David Hunt Photo) -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x~ -x- itossed in a 15-footer at the 'horn to end the game at 60-59. } Ram Coach Bob Arnold shuffled his line- up and dealt a Starting quintet of Nate Haw- •thorne, Steve Strickland, Eddie Barnes, Darrel Gray and Jerry "Seibert. * Arnold substituted freely with r TfTry Sledge and Ronnie Henderson seeing considerable ao efcion. The taller Rams could i never mount more than six ' point lead at any inie. Her.- rin took a 4-3 first quarter - margin and held the lead until late in the sec o n d ' quarter when Strickland put the Rams on top by a 24-33 ' count. Mt. Vernon then went \ on to hold a 33-30 halitime count. , The game was tied once in the first period and twice in ihe second stanza as the two clubs battled back and forth. Herrin 's biggest spread during the first half was in the opening minutes of the second quarter when the Tigers went ahead 18-14. Mt. Vernon also held as much as a four point lead at 30-26 late in the second frame. Strickland and Hawthorne were the big guns for the Vernois during the first half and lor the game. Strickland gun­ ned in ll points in the opening quarters, while Hawthorne added 2. Sam Shemwell hit on 5-16 field goals and added a charity to pace Herrin in the two initial periods. Behind a nian-to-nian press, the Rams stymied the Tigers momentarily in the third stanza, building up five and six points spreads before the Herrin five not- ted the score at 40-40. A goal tending call ag a i n s t Mt. Vernon put Herrin a- lead at 47-46 late in the third •Tuarter and the Tigers held on for a 49-48 advantage going into the final eight minutes of play. The lead changed hands six times in the fourth quarter before "the Rams salvaged their fifth" win 'of the : season. Mt. Vernon's shooting percen fage was much better than Herrin's, but the Tiger gunners got more chances at the target. The Rams cashed in on 33 39 field goals for a .589 percentage compared to 34*7' and a .358 percentage for Herrin. The personal foul calls hurt tiie Tigers, as the Rams made 14-24 attempts . Herx'in had only 16 tries and cashed in on 11. Strickland and Hawthorne paced the Mt. Vernon attack with 19 and 18 points apiece. The 6-7 Strickland hit on 8-10 fielders and 3-6 from the charity line. Hawthorne knocked in 5-9 from the field and, 8-11 charities. Sam Shemwell was high tor the Tigers with 19 points on. 8-18 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw 'line. Mark Mayse, the Mt. Vernon transfer, chipped hi With 13. The win left Mt. Vernon with a 5-3 mark, while the Tigers lost their seventh game in a row arid now stand 3-7. MT. VERNON GUARD DARRELL GRAY found himself being dogged by Herrin players throughout the game last night and here tries to get the bull downcourt as Tiger Sam Shemwell follows in pursuit. Mt. Vernon's Steve Strickland, No. 21, is coming downcourt to assist Gray. The Rams pulled out a squeaker, 60-59. (David Hunt Photo) Charlie Sifford Still In Front Mt. Vernon's Bob Payne Ties For 3rd At L A. Herrin Sophs Rally To Kill Ramlets, 59-57 Facing one of the toughest teams in the conference, Coach Sonny Ellis' soph Ram crew put up a tough fight before falling 59-57 to the Herrin Tiger underlings. The Ramlets took a 15-11 first quarter lead but fell behind 28-26 at halftime. The third period was all Mt. Vernon, outscoring Herrin 18-11 for a M- 39 advantage at the start of the final stanza. The Ramlets then led by as much as nine early in the fourth quarter, but Herrin went into a pressure defense and slowly drew back to take the lead on several clutch free throws by Chiaventone, the Tiger's high scorer for the night with 36. 23 of that total came during the Inst two quarters. Mt. Vernon hit an even .500 for the game (24-48). Freshman Larry James paced the Ram- lets' scoring with 18 markers. David Dude chipped in 16 hitting on several long outshots. Besid es the 36- point bingo by Chiaventone, Dillon was in double figures for Herrin with 11. Score by Quarters: Mt. Vernon: 15 11 18 13—57 Herrin: 1117 11 20—59 Scoring for Mt. Vernon: Dude 16, James 18, Troutt 8, James Stonecipher 7, Edson 8, Mays 2. Scoring for Herrin: O'Neal 7. Dillon 11, Hindman 4, Chiaventone 36, M . Green 1. Sesser Blasts Zeigler 83-57 For Second Win JEFFERSON MOTORS GREAT BREAKAWAY SALE IS ON 1969 FIREBIRD HARDTOP COUPE IF YOU'RE ITCHING TO BREAKAWAY WE'LL MAKE SURE YOU DON'T NEED MUCH SCRATCH, i Sesser won its second game of the season Friday night, downing visiting Zeigler- Royalton 83-57. Both of the Red Devils wins have come over the Tornadoes vi»o bowed earlier, 85-40. 'The game was over at halftime," said a happy Sesser Coach Ralph Harklns whose club n?ld a 51-23 lead at the intermission. "We either win big or we don't win," commented Harkins on his team's 2-9 record. Eob Doerr, who has been out most of the season undergoing tests for a baseball injury, paced the Sesser attack with 23 points. Lonnie Garner gunned in 19. Torn Milcic was high for Zeigler - Royalton with 22 points. Score by Quarters Sesser: 21 30 22 10—83 \ Z-R: 12 11 13 19—57 ' Scoring for Sesser: Jones 1, Cunningham 6, Basso 5, Garner 19. Doerr 23, Dare 7, Bates 2, Maiyi 6, Rowney 6, Zimbro 8. Scoring for Z—R: Milcic 22 Poggas 8, Butler 7, Diuguid 2, Jadwick 2, Odum 13, Vantrease 2, Rice 1. Foster Drills 47 As Mules Destroy Olney Gerald Foster, Fairfield's ace !(v-6 senior, gunned in 47 points llast night while personally destroying Olney 75-40. Though down by a 13-10 count alter a quarter, the Muies allowed the Tigers only one point in the second period and raced to a 30-14 halftone cushion, be- foie romping down the stretch. The win was the 11th straight for Coach Larry Odum's Mules, who have yet to be defeated. Score by Quarters j Fairfield: 10 20 23 22—75 Olney: 13 1 15 11-40 Fairfield scoring: Foster 47, Carter 3, Brand 5, Leathers 2, Heflin 4, Allen 2, Vaughn 6, Feather 4, Taylor 2. Olney scoring: Miller 16, Hill 4, Lynch 6, Hocking 8, Wirt 1, Schaub 7. BOWLING WHIRLA-WAY LEAGUE High Series: Lindell Levall 508 Carole McPherson 508: Nancy Farthing 513; Dorthea Chelf 504; Doris Hicks 491. FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE High Series: Georgia Hartley 523; Alice Garlington 491; Sherry Hutchison 475; Dorothy Goldsmith 474; Judy Allen 459; Mary Denham 454. ; TYLER'S JEFFERSON M< 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Ponriac—Cadillac — Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon By BOB MYERS LOS ANGELES (AP)—Golfer Charlie Sifford fitted the description Saturday of a famed line by the old pitching genius, Satchel Paige, who observed: "Don't ever look back—They might be gainin' on you." Sifford. at 46 a veteran of more than two decades of professional golf, led the way into the third round of the $100,000 Los Angeles Open Tournament. "They" were indeed gainin' on him—such formidable challengers as Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer and George Archer, not to mention a pack of youngsters who were just kids when Sifford started playing golf. Sifford, after a remarkable eight-under par 63 in the first round, tailed off to a par 71 Friday for a 36-hole score of 134, noting with a broad smile, "You can't expect to shoot a 63 evei*y day." Two shots back was Archer, with 6-67-—136. Tied at 137 were Tommy Shaw, Mac McLendon and Bob Payne. Billy Casper, the 1968 winner here as well as more money than any other pro last year, was in the 138 group with two straight 69's, and Palmer with 72-68—140 was still a threat. Dave Hill, runner-up in the opening round with a 66, slipped to a 73 for 139, and youthful Grier Jones, the 22-year-old former national collegiate champion, fell back with a 74 for 143. Palmer shot 34-34—68 over the Rancho Farm Golf Club's par 36-35—71. En route he blasted' up five feet from the pin on the last hole and sank the putt for an eagle three. Casper forged forward with a 32 on the first nine but came back in a disappointing 37. "I putted extremely well on the first nine but the back nine I'd rather forget," Casper said ruefully. One of the most exasperated players Friday was Bob Murphy, Rookie of the year in 1968. He has six 3-putt greens. He managed a 72, however for 139. Scores of 145 or under qualified for the final two rounds. | PREP SCORES Carmi 57, Salem 52 (ot) Eldorado 94, CaiT.'er Mills 72 Mt. Vernon 60, Herrin 59 Marion 77, West Frankfort 68 Benton 91, Harrisburg 82 Allendale 53, Wayne City 52 Lawrenceville 75, Flora 57 Bridgeport 73, Mt. Carmel 72 Ridgway 60, Rosiclare 49 Norris City 76, Galatia 57 Edwards County 67, Grayville 46 Centralia 81, Carbondale 78 Marshall 81, Farragut 65 Rock Island 85, Moline 57 Quincy 68, Galesburg 66 ovt Decatur Eisenhower 63 Champaign Central 62 Springfield Lamphier 66, Decatur MacArthur 63 Fairfield 75, Olney O'Dell 40 Waukegan 67, Highland Park 55 Normal Community 80, Pontile 63 Rockford West 90, Rockford East 59 DeKalb 91, Naperville 59 Proviso East 72, Evanston 34 Riverside Brookfield 73, Proviso West 56 Joliet Catholic 78, Marian Central 40 Chicago St. Patrick 76, St. Joseph 58 Bloom 62, Eisenhower 50 Lyons 53, Maine East 38 Thornton 98, Richards 47 Last Second Shot Drops Wayne City Steve Hadra tossed in a field goal with 10 seconds left Friday night to give Allendale a 53-52 win over visiting Wayne City. After taking an 11-8 first quarter lead, Allendale fell back I to a 23-22 halftime margin. Wayne City caught fire in the third quarter and upped the count to 45-40 before Allendale came back in the final stanza. Steve Webber was high for Wayne City with 21 points, backed by Russell Wilton with 12 points. Coach Bennie Greenwalt's Indians dropped Allendale in the Wayne City tournament a few weeks ago. The Indians are now 6-7 after losing their first five games m a row. Score by Quarters Allendale 11 11 18 13—53 Wayne City . 8 15 22 7-62 Scoring for Allendale: Lewis 11, Gher 15, Hadra 6, Andrews 12, Walker 9. Scoring for Wayne City: Caldwell 6, Fenton 4, Webber 21, Keen 6, Wilton 12, Simpson 1, Hutchcraft 2. Lincoln, Mann, Franklin Tied For Grade Lead Lincoln eftged Franklin 32-31 last week to throw those two teems into a tie with Mann, who fell to West Salem 36-23, for the lead of the Mt. Vernon city school circuit. Steve Lively hit 15 points for Lincoln, Tom Rector p a c ed Franklin with 11, Bob Dude led West Salem with 10, and Gary Brown pumped in 33 for Mann. In the only other game of the week Edison topped Hall 25-17. Tim Howell and Earl Bums led Edison with 6 points a piece, while Carl Irvin was high for Hall with S. "No Good Defense For Lester Taylor" For the first half of piny in Trout Gym last night, Carbondale's Les Taylor looked the greatest prep player who ever walked on a floor . . . He looked like a combination of Dike Eddleman and Came Russell. . . . It wasn't so much the 21 points he scored, or his many rebounds, or the shots he blocked, or the times he stole the ball. . . All of that —was impressive enough. . . But it was his almost complete domination of tbe action that really caught the eye. . . . Taylor was a general in charge of the troops. . . . He was the hustler all the way, directing defense and driving the offense. . . The Carbondale jumping phe- nom cooled in the final half — held to a mere 30 points for the game — but his first half performance was something to watch. . . -c- -o- -o"We forced Taylor outside and that's what we wanted to do," said Centralia coach Bob Jones. "Of course, he killed us from out there in the first half, then, fortunately, he cooled. . . . "There are a few boys you don't really defense." smiled Bob. "You get some kind of plan, stick with it and hope for the best. . . Taylor is one of those boys. . . 1 think Nate Hawthorne of Mt. Vernon is another one. . . " -o- -o- -o- Coach Walt Moore, of Carbondale, has praise for his bread- and-butter man, Taylor, but was disappointed in his team's overall performance In absorbing the second loss of the year. "We threw the ball away, You don't do that often and win," said Walt. "Centralia has a vastly improved ball club. This wasn't one of our better games. . . Naturally, we miss Bob Pankey (veteran guard sidelined with an ankle fracture.) Aside from everything, else Pankey does right, he's. a steadying influence on our club. When the pressure is greatest, Pankey is able to stick things together." -o- -o- -o~ Fans Get The Gate Officials Wayne Bollinger and Ernie Reynolds provided an unusual sidelight in Trout Gym last night. . . .The veteran refs stopped the blazing action in the final half and ordered two spectators to leave the gymnasium. . . You could hear a pin drop as the two fans loft their seats and walked to the exit. . . No argument. ... — Reminded us of a night years ago in the same gym. . . Ml. Vernon was beating Centralia, but good, and the Orphan fans were booing and hooting the refs. . . Coach Arthur Trout called time, walked to the scoring bench and picked up the PA mike. . . "If you don't like the way these gentlemen are calling this game, go home," said Trout. "I think they're doing a good job." That was why they called him "King Arthur" . . --. . -o- -o- -o"In Front Of Arnie/' Says Bobby Payne Mt. Vernon's Bob Payne, tied for third in the big Los Angeles Open after two rounds, phoned his parents Mr. and Mrs. Leo Payne, of Route 4, after shooting his four- under par 67 yesterday. . . "I'm playing real well. I'm ahead of Arnie!" said the jubilant King City kid, playing his first year on the circuit and firing in his first really major tourney. . . "Call PursU? and tell h i m we're doing okay," added Bobby. . . (Payne is sponsored on the tour by Pursie Pipes, veteran Mt. Vernon a m a tour champ.) Bob is tied for third with two other young pros. Tommy Shaw, of Golf, 111., and Mac McLendon, of Birmingham. Ala. . . All three are five under par with 137's. . . Two vets still set the pace, Charlie Sifford with 134 — and George Archer with 136. . . . Action at I-os Angeles continues today and Sunday. .-- . Hit'em sira.ght, Robert. . . -o- -o- -o- 10 Straight For The Odin Eagles Odin's Eagles, coached by Kenny Dillingham of Mt. Vernon, raced to their 10th straight victory last night, a 76-48 romp over Avislon. ... Odin did an amazing job on Dan Imming, of Aviston, state's No. 2 scorer, who went into the game carrying a 34 point per game average. . . Imming was stopped w.lhoul; a field goal, connecting on 13 free throws. . . Heinrich scored 26 and Kelly 26 for Dillingham's Eagles. . . Odin plays in the Egyptian - Hlini tourney next week. . Santa Clara Romps St. Mary's Alcindor Checked But Bruins Still Smother Oregon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oregon, led by Larry Holliday, did a very effective job on Lew Alcindor in the first half, limiting the giant UCLA center to 11 points. But they overlooked the rest of Coach John Wooden's deeply talented Bruins, who romped out to a 54-26 halftime lead and coasted in from there Friday night, winding up with a 93-64 victory. It was the 10th victory in an unbeaten season for th defending national collegiate basketball champions, their first in the Pacific Eight conference and' 26th in a row over two seasons for the nationally top- ranked Bruins. Third-ranked Santa Clara, playing at home, held only a one-point margin over St. Mary's at halftime in their Conference opener, but pulled away to a 70-49 romp with a second half burst. Duquesne, No. 15 in the nation and the only other ranked team in action Friday, held off Creighton 66-55 at Pittsburgh, running the Dukes' record to 10-1. The Bruins, paced by sophomore Curtis Rowe, romped 1 out to a quick lead while the 6-foot-6 Holliday and most of the rest of the Oregon Ducks concentrating on Alcindor. Rowe picked up four fouls in the first half in his efforta against big Lew, and Alcindor broke loose in the last half, finishing with 27 points. Rowe hit 14 of his 16 in the first half. Stan Love led the Oregon, playing on its home court, with 18 points. UCLA, which hit 39 of 77 shots from the field, moved on to Corvallis, Ore., for a nationally televised game Saturday against Oregon State. A Duquesne freeze ruined Creighton's offense in the last 10 minutes of their game. Jarrett Durham hit a jump shot with 8:54 remaining, putting Duquesne ahead to stay at 56-54. The Dukes then concentrated on holding the ball the rest of the way and Creighton failed to score in the last five minutes. In some other major games Oregon State Beat Southern Cal 61-57, Wyoming clipped New Mexico 70-68, Baylor edged Texas Christian 68-64, Florida State took Miami 86-81, Boston College outlasted Providence 0-84 in overtime, Princeton humbled Dartmouth 70-55 and Penn beat Harvard 81-74. MAYTAG the. (Iej)i>ml;ihli' .uitoin.itirs AUTHORIZED SALES — SERVICE — PARTS — fERTHERSTIM

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