Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 13, 1969 · Page 9
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, January 13, 1969
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RAMS ROLL PAST HARRISBURG 90-64 Sledge, James High Vernois Lead All The Way For 4th Conference Win By BILL WEBB Mt. Vernon's sometimes timid Rams turned on the steam in the first 16 minutes of play and then coasted down the stretch as they romped Harrisburg's cellar-dwelling Bulldogs, 90-64 Saturday night in Vernois Gym. The win boosted the Rams into a tie with Carbondale for the runner-up position in the South Seven scramble. Both currently Bport 4-1 conference slates, while Centralia sets the pace a 6-1 conference mark. The Rams are now 6-3 overall, while Harrisburg stands 2-8. Mt. Vernon, though never trailing in the contest, dumped in 22 points in the opening stanza, behind the nine- point effort of Steve Sledge, Jut the Bulldogs were only three points down when the first period ended. Then in the second quarter, Sledge sparked a 26-point team output with four field goals of his own, as six Rams hit the scoring column and outscored the visitors 26-17 for a 48-36 advantage at halftime. Though both teams were a little cool in the third period, the locals dominated scoring 18-12 and opened up their widest margin thus far in the game, 66-48. Eddie James Gets Hot Then Eddie James got hot and lammed through eight tallies as the Rams pumped in 9 of 13 from the field in the final eight minutes of play. Mt. Vernon overpowered the Bulldogs 24-16 in that final period to breeze to their most convincing victory of the season, 90-64. Coach Bob Arnold, still search- for the best combination, sent a starting lineup consisting of Steve Strickland, Jerry Seibert, Nate Hawthorne, Eddie James, and Terry Seldge against the Buldogs. Ronnie Henderson saw considerable action in a sixth- man role. Bams Beat Press Coach Arnold, with a comfortable lead throughout the game, also alternated positions among his players. For much of the fourth quarter, jumping-jack Hawthorne took over as floor general and brought the ball downcourt And swing guard James saw some baseline action. Hawthorne and James were assigned to break up Harrisburg's in-bounds press, with Seibert tossing, the ball in. A couple of missed signals resulted in turnovers, but generally the Rams had one of their best nights against the press. The Rams, usually a very deliberate club on offense, last night utilized the fast . bteak when the opportunity ; presented itself. Seibert keyed tbe break about three times for the new-look Rams. Ihe Rams ..appeared ..loose, much like they did against Centralia in their finest performance so far in the season. They came up with a balanced offensive and scored from all parts of the floor, baseline jumpers as well as 15-footers BOX SCORE Mt. Vernon (90) sa f g t ta ft tp Strickland 10 7 2 1 15 Seibert 14 3 0 0 6 Hawthorne 15 7 4 3 17 Gray 0 0 0 0 0 James 15 8 6 4 20 Sledge 11 8 6 5 21 Henderson 3 3 2 1 7 Hall 110 0 2 Wa'ers 0 0 0 0 0 Ke-ley 0 0 3 2 2 Totals 69 37 23 16 90 Harrisburg' (64) sa fg fta ft tp Roland 15 7 15 10 24 Wiiliams 10 3 0 0 6 Blair 11 5 1 111 Ziegler 7 4 2 2 10 Wirkleman 3 12 2 4 Whitehead 1 0 0 0 C Howard 3 12 13 Scott ;.. 10 10 0 Totals 56 23 26 18 64 Score By Quarters Mt. Vernon 22 26 18 24—90 Harrisburg 19 17 12 16—64 -X- -X- -x- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -x- from out front and the short jumper underneath when possible. The Rams had another fine shooting night, hitting 37 of 69 from the field for a .536 percentage and 16 of 23 from the charity stripe for a .696 mark. The locals got off 30 more shots than they had the previous night when they nipped Herrin 60-59, Harrisburg hit 23 of 56 field opportunities for a .411 percentage and .692 from the l:ne with 18 of 26 tries. Sledge High With 21 Sledge cashed in on 8 of 11 attempts from the field and 5 of 6 free tosses to lead Mt. Vernon with 21 points. James was a point behind at 20, with 8 of 15 fielders and 4 of 6 charities. Hawthorne and Strickland were the only other players to hit double figures at 17 and 15. Dennis Roland was Harrisburg's big gun with a game- leading 24 points. He hit 7 of 15 from thhe field and 10 of 15 from the line. Blair notched 11 and Ziegler 10 to round out the Bulldog attack. BOWLING, JUNIOR BOYS LEAGUE High Series: Mike Wilkerson 466; Kevin McConnaughhay 460; Scott Wood 455; Roger Riley 450; Kevin Bean 417; Charles Bruce 412. SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Vivian Wininger 541; Barbara Dare 501; Pat Bailey 499; Tuffy Henry 569; Andy Williams 531; Herb Dare 520. THE GREAT BREAKAWAY SALE IS STILL GOING ON AT THE BIG STORE, YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER DEAL ON A NEW OR USED CAR. 66 VW $1195 67 FIRE BIRD CONVERTIBLE $2395 66 RAMBLER 4 DR. SEDAN $1395 66 MERCURY PARK LANE 4 DR. H.T $1995 65 FORD 4 DR. SEDAN $895 67 DODGE 2 DR. H.T. WITH AIR $2495 NO PAYMENTS UNTIL FEBRUARY 15th MT. VERNON'S JERRY SEIBERT, whc. handled play-making chores for the Rams Saturday night, looks for an opening in the Hnrrisburtf defense during the Rams' 90-64 punishment of the conference cellar-dwellers. Mt. Vernon fired at a .536 clip while diving into a tie with Carbondale for second place in the conference. (David Hunt Photo) Pistons Nip Royals Last Place Bucks Whip Celts f 1U-U0 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Boston Celtics, defending kingpins of the National Basketball Association, faltered before a fresh Milwaukee squad 24 hours after they pulled a hot one out of the fire in Philadelphia. The Bucks, in firm possession of last place in the Eastern Division of the National Basketball Association, beat Boston 114-110 Sunday night. The night before the Celtics had spurted in the final quarter to beat second place Philadelphia 111-101. In other Sunday action, the Detroit Pistons beat the Cincinnati Royals 113-111 and New York beat San Diego, 105-102. In other Sunday action, the Detroit Pistons beat the Cincinnati Royals 113-111 and New York beat San Diego, 105-102. Minnesota beat Dallas. 116-105 in American Basketball Association action Sunday, and Denver topped Houston, 124-117. Milwaukee built a 57-56 advantage at intermission to an 11 point bulge in the final quarter in beating Boston. Flynn Robinson's 26 points and Sanders' 23 sparked the Bucks' 14th win of the season. Cincinnati and Detroit played a nip-and-tuck game down to the wire, and the score was tied 24 times, before Detroit's Butch Komives and Eddies Miles engineered the Pistons out of a 98-all deadlock and kept their team ahead. Miles scored eight of Detroit's last 12 points. Willis Reed paced a truancy beset Knicks team with 36 points, while teammates Dave De Busscher and Dick Barnett added 26 and 18 respectively in their victory over San Diego. Czzie Russell missed the game because of military reserve duty. Walt Frazier had the flu and Phil Jackson was out with a back injury. In the NBA Saturday Detroit beat Cincinnati 118-115, Boston topped Philadelphia, 111-101; Atlanta topped Los Angeles 104100, and New York beat San Francisco, 85-77. HWlMCKS... "When You're No. 2, You're Nothing" "They Just Flat Beat Us" Says Veteran Of Colt Line By BEN THOMAS Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — "They just flat walked out there and beat us," said defensive tackle Billy Ray Smith, the aging veteran of the National Football League's Baltimore Colts. "They didn't beat us physically, they just beat us." The 33-year-old Smith, a 10- year veteran of the NFL, his voice fraught with emotion, fought back the tears as he talked—sometimes in an almost inaudible whisper—about the \ew York Jets' stunning 16-7 rout of the Colts in Sunday's Super Bowl. It was another of "those" years for the Colts. A year ago the Colts blew the last regular season game, leaving the Los Angeles Rams to represent the Coastal Division in Ihe NFL playoffs. Many people, including most of the Baltimore team, felt the best team of the 1967 season had been left out of the playoff structure. After all, the Colts did have the best won-loss record. It was different for the 1968 season — at least until the disastrous (from Baltimore and NFL viewpoints) Super Bowl which saw Joe Namath, the biash-Broadway .playboy, humiliate and humble the Colts and the senior pro football circuit. The Colts zipped through the "le.ason with victory after victory, even though the golden arm of Johnny Unitas was aching. How could the Colts win without the great Johnny U? That was a question that was still puzzling many self-styled and bonafide pro football experts today. Win they did, though. Earl Morrall became the NFL's Most Valuable Player oc 1968 as he directed the Colts to victory after victory. Morrall, is, of course, the oft-traded 13- yenr veteran who has always been a second stinger—until Johnny U's arm started giving him trouble. Unitas, with hints of bitterness in his comment, said the Colts didn't have enough time. Morrall said they had enough. Unitas didn't replace Morrall until the third quarter had almost expired. Unitas used the pronoun "we" ir. referring to the time angle. It was obviously apparent that "I" could have been substituted easily. Unitas did move the Colts and get them on the scoreboard. .. He diplomatically sidestepped a direct answer to a query by saying it was coach Don Shula's decision—not his—about when Morrall should have been replaced. And Unitas added, "I wis ready to play from the start." He also said that one of his well-off-target passes occurred "when you don't get much practice." Could Johnny U. have saved the Colts from ignominy? Apparently he thinks so. Shula, most naturally, won't comment. It is, however, a question that will occupy the armchair quarterbacks for years to come. As for the Colts, Billy Ray Smith said: "When you're No. 1, you're the best. But when you're No. 2, you're nothing." Play Here Tonite TUTT HITS 54 IN REND LAKE LOSS Despite a record-smashing 54-point effort by Larry Tutt, former Johnston City prep star, the Rend Lake Warriors faded in the closing minutes to take a J07- 91 defeat at Danville Junior College on the weekend. Coach Jim Waugh's Warriors try to hit the winning track against the frosh-soph squad of Greenville College here tonight. Tutt blasted in 17 field goals and 20 free throws in his spectacular performance at Danville. The 54 points represented a local junior college scoring record. The previous record of 43 was shared by Lee Year- wo./c' and David Kirk. Tutt scored his 17 field goais on 24 attempts from the lielj and made his 20 free tnrow on 21 tries. Rend Lake was ahead for most of the opening half, building up a 13-point margin at one time, but Danville edged in iront at intermission, 58-33. With just 4:30 left in the game, the Warriors trailed by rhroe points, 82-79. Danville thm went on a 10-point surge to wrap it up. They wore us down on the h.u kboards," said e o a f b Waugh. "It happened to us repeatedly this year. We give up too much height to too many oponents." Hacking up Tutt's heavy barrage, Larry Stonecipher was next high for Rend Lake with 12 points. Weisba hit 24, DeAth 22, and Lelinis 21 for the winning Danville quintet. Mt V. Register-News 1—B MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1969 Bobby Payne Ties For 16th Sifford Is $20,000 Winner OfL A. Open Trounces Florida, 88-67 Kentucky Is Victory Shy Of 1,000 Wins TROUBLE! 'by TED SMTTS Associated Press Sports Editor In the viewpoint of the University of Kenttucky, the race to tie the first team to win 1,000 college basketball games is long since over. Kansas and Oregon State are only also-rans. Kentucky, ranked No. 7, by its own count has 1,004 all time victories thanks to beating Florida S8-&7 Saturday night. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, however, says Kentucky has won only 999 games but could make it 1,000 by taking Georgia Monday night. Kansas, No. 5 upset by Missouri 47-46 by a goal scored by Theo Franks with seven seconds to go, has won 997, officially. The Jayhawks go to Iowa State Monday night to try to make it 098. Oregon State is virtually out of contention with 993. The Bea- VPVS were put down by mighty No. 1 UCLA, led by Lew Akin- dor, 83-64. The discrepancy between the NCCA'a figures on Kentucky's overall total of victories and Kentucky's own reckoning comes about this way. Adolph Rupp took his team to Israel for a post-season university tournament in 1966 at the behest of the NCAA. There the Wildcats won five games. The NCAA won't count these because they were post-season. Rupp demands that they should because he was playing by NCAA request against college teams. The other three games in the eiqilit that separate the views of the NCAA and Kentucky were played in the early 1900's. Kentucky had the names of the opponents but not the scores, so the NCAA has never recognized them. Then Russell Rice of the Kentucky public relations staff 1ug out the scores from old newspaper files and now Kentucky has applied for NCAA recognition. As a sort of compromise between the 1,004 games claimed by Kentucky, and the 996 recognized by the NCAA, Kentucky hi ought out a cake Saturday night with 1,000 candles on it after Dan Issel had led Kentuck's rout of Florida by scoring 20 points. UCLA's victory over Oregon States was its 11th of the season and 27th in a row. Lew Alcindor scored 29 points and dominated the game. Kansas was the only victim among the nation's Top Ten although it. John's of New York was idle. No. 2 North Carolina easily disposed of Virginia State 83-63, Ramlets Blast Bullpups 82-56 For 2nd SS Win The Mt. Vernon soph Rama gained their second conference win of the season as opposed to three defeats by putting it to the Harrisburg Bullpups 82-56. Coach Sonny Ellis' crew placed four men in the double-figure scoring to reach their highest point total of the season. Harrisburg was on top after the first quarter 17-15, but the,; Ramlets came out on top in each of tlie remaining three periods. The count was 40-31 at halftime in favor of the locals, a lead wnich they increased to 65-47 at the start of the final stanza. Larry James pumped in 26 on 10 fielders and 6 free tosses as he took game scoring honors for Mt. Vernon. James Stonecipher followed with 18 while . David Dude and Steve Troutt chipped in 15 and 10. Ix)ckwood led the losing Bull- pup squad with 15 while Simpson added 10. Score By Quarters: Mt. Vernon .... 15 25 25 17—82 Harrisburg 17 14 16 9-56 Scoring for Mt. Vernon: Dude 15, James 26, Troutt 10, Stonecipher 18, Edson 7, Montfort 2, Williams 4. Scoring for Harrisburg: Cartwright 9, Bowen 1, Blair 8, Simpson 11, Lockwood 15, Angelly 8, Doty 2, Beggs 2. DOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sifford is the winner of tho 43rd annual $100,000 Los Angeles open golf tournament, and officially, he won it Sunday In a one-hole sudden death playoff with Harold Henning of South Africa. In a sense, however, 45-year- old Charlie, the first Negro to make it in professional golf, w^n the $20,000 in the final nine holes of the first round last Thursday. His rounds for the 72 holes were 63-71-71-71—276 for the part 36-3-71 Rancho Park Golf course. What Charlie dio was shoot a fantastic 28 on the back nini Thursday, seven under par which he achieved in only six holes. What Charlie did after that stroke for the ensuing 63 hole - ;, not counting the birdie putt in the extra hole playoff that sewed it up. Per golf after that 28 eruption proved good enough to repulse the enemy. Henning, a gracious loser, had rounds of 74-68-66-68-276, and said, "I'm happy 1o get a tie." Henning won $11,000. In the closing moments of the drama it was all Sifford and the 35-year-old Henning, whose lone American victory was in the Texas open in 1963. Defending champion Billy Casper made a run with a 79. So' did Australia's Bruce Devlin. They tied for third at 277, Each won $9,000. U. S. Open Champion Less j Trevino had lun with the galler- j ies. But his 74 gave him 293 and I $133.33 in the new PGA format' which guarantees every finisher at least something. In Silford's case, it seems he and the absent Julius Boros kid each other over which is tlie older. Boros actually is 48. But is was Boros, Sifford revealed, wlio corrected Sifford's famous hook by readjusting his grip on the club. The advice enme last year when Boros and Payne Ties Arnie And Earns 57,065 Mt. Vernon's Bobby Payne, a strong contender for three rounds of the Los Angeles rvpon, skidded to a four-over par 73 on Sunday's final round to finish the tourney at even par 284. After rounds of 70-67-72, the young Mt. Vernonite, a first- year man on the PGA tour, .vent into the final 18 with a 209 total, good for third place. Payne's 28-1 finish dropped him to an 11-way tie for 16th olace. Another player in the crowded tie for 16th spot was Arnold Palmer. Payne's finish was good for S1.065. BOWLING SENIOR BOYS LEAGUE High Series: Don Nathbch 518; Steve Willis 488; Peter Modert 467; Ed Merriman 464; Dennis Shafer 460; Danny Eubanks 439. third ranked Santa Clara boosted its season's record to 15-0 by crushing the University of the Pacific 67-56, and Illinois, No. 4, beat No. 12 Northwestern 82-77. Davidson, No. 5, took it easy in running away from West Virginia 102-71, and Villanova, No. 9, won over St. Joseph's of Pennsylvania 87-62 with Howard Pirter, a sophomore, making 36 points and snaring 26 rebounds. The tenth ranked team, New Mexico State, pushed its season's record to 14-0 by running ever Santa Fe 117-67. Although aside from Kansas' loss, form prevailed in the Top Ten there were some disturbances in the next ten places. Detroit, which held the 13th .tpct, was nosed out by Dayton £4-62. Cincinnati No. 19, , beat Louisville, the No. 14 team, 8775, and Drake, No. 18, lost to Tulsa, 86-78. The rest of the list followed form. LaSalle, No. 11, beat Syracuse 83-63; Duquesne, No. 15, downed Creighton 66-59; Ohio State, holding the 16th,,spot, whipped Wisconsin 84-69; Notre Dame, No. 17, edged ahead of DePaul 66-60; and No. 20 Marquette beat Xavier 8249. SATURDAY NITE MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Bob Linville 632; Sonny Russell 581; Ivan McConnaughhay 580; Dolores Poston 518; Muriel Allen 513; Lois Payne 510. Sifford played in an exhibition. "We ol men." said Charlie, "try to help t-ach other." Ho added, "tlie gallery must have noticed it. I could hear them saying, "Look, he ain't hookin' no more." Sifford has been playing golf for more than two decades. He was a caddie as a 10-year-old in Charlotte, N.C. His only other PGA tournament victory was in the Greater Hartford Open last summer. FIVE STAR Automobile Special * Complete Wheel Alignment * Balance All Four Wheels * Complete Brake Adjustment * Repack Front Wheel Bearings * Complete Lubrication Job NOW ONLY ALL CARS $1 *>00 13 Phone 242*6540 For Appointment Park Plaza Mt. Vernon, 111. Mt. Vernon TYLER'S FERSOM MOTORS "Southern Illinois Largest Autornobile Dealer" Pontiac—Cadillac — Buick—GMC Tracks

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