Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 14, 1969 · Page 7
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 14, 1969
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RAMS HIT CENTRAUA, BENTON THIS WEEK South 7 Lead At Stake Aft Vernon Shoots For Second Verdict Over Hot Orphans By BOB FORBES Mt. Vernon fans will find Out Friday if the Ram victory, over Centralia last December was an upset or a true indication of the brand ot basketball the local five are capable of playing. The high-flying Orphans, winners in 10 of 12 outings, will visit Mt Vernon Friday night and will be out to avenge an earlier 7663 sefjback. suffered at Centralia on December 6. First place in the South, Seven standings will be at stake. After losing to the Rams, Centralia went on to win six straight games before bowing to ragged Thornton In the Centralia Holiday Tournament. The Orphans have downed every South Seven Conference club with the exception of Mt, Vernon. Marion fell 94-57; West Frankfort was a 71-63 victim, Herrin was blasted 75-34; Harrisburg was bombed &W59; Carbondale was clipped 81-76 and Benton was edged 75-70. The history of Centralia High School's Orphans is rich in cham pionships and victories, but the Marion County School has been "down" during the past three seasons after capturing conference basketball titles from 1961 through 1965. Many Centralia fans are hoping that 1968-69 will put the Orphans back on the championship trail. This year's Orphan club does n't have the individual super-star such as a Dyke Eddleman, Bobby Joe Mason, Don Duncan, Herb Williams, Cliff Berger, Dick Garrett or other greats of years ^one by, but the Orphan club is molded into a well-rounded and balanced team. The Centralia opening lineup consists of 6-5 Mike Malone, 6-5 Bill Bryan, 6-4 Norman Meeks, 6-3 John Ryan and 6-0 Nate Moore The Orphs are currently the hottest scoring club in the conference with an 80.4 point per Same average. Opponents are averaging only 58.3 points per ?ame. Mt. Vernon, with a 6-3 overall record, has been somewhat of a disappointment to many fans thus far. The Rams have bowed to Fairfield, Carbondale and Alton. Victories have come over Alton, Centralia, West Frankfort, Cahokia, Herrin and Harrisburg. Coach Bob Arnold's club has outscored opponents 603-564. The Rams have averaged 67 points per game compared to 62 for opponents. Besides the tough game Friday, the Rams will also have fierce competition at Benton Saturday night as the Rangers play host to Mt. Vernon. Benton was the only South Seven team to drop Mt. Vernon last season and the Rangers accomplished the feat twice. The Franklin County club is PREP STANDINGS SOUTH SEVEN Conf. Centralia 6 1 Carbondale 4 Mt. Vernon 4 Benton »- 3 Marion 3 Wtst Frankfort .... 2 Hptrin 1 Harrisburg 0 1 1 2 3 2 5 6 O'All 10 2 8 3 6 6 6 4 3 2 SOUTHWEST EGYPTIAN Sporta 4 Pinckneyville .... 5 Nashville 3 Murphysboro 2 Chester 1 DuQuoin 1 Anna-Jonesboro .... 0 BLACK DIAMOND Trico 4 Christopher 2 Carterville 2 Sesser _ 2 Elverado 1 Zeigler Royalton 0 8 8 5 4 5 2 1 7 5 4 2 4 0 LITTLE EGYPTIAN Bluford 10 0 Crab Orchard 6 4 Waltonville 6 4 Thompsonville .... 4 3 Ashley 3 4 Woodlawn 3 7 Tamaroa 2 6 Dahlgren 0 8 SOUTH EGYPTIAN Meridian 4 Century _ 4 Vienna 1 Brookport 1 Joppa 1 Egyptian 0 INDEPENDENTS McLeansboro 10 Eldorado 9 Metropolis 1 Steeleyille 6 Cairo .: 4 Coulterville 4 Carrier Mills 4 C4oi"eville - 4 Johfston City ..... 2 15 1 6 6 8 5 5 5 4 7 4 lb 3 0 12 9 4 6 2 1 1 2 2 2 4- : 4 4 5 5 7 NAMATH AND FATHER—New York Jet quarterback Joe Namalh hugs Ms father in the Jets' dressing room in Miami, Florida after he led his team to a 16-7 upset win over the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl. (AP Wirephoto) Church League Casey Ave., Logan 2, Park Ave. Score Wins building year for Benton, as all five starters from last years club graduated. Doug Collins, a lanky 6-3 hotshot, is the top-gun for the Rangers. Collins poured in a season high of 40 points against Harrisburg last week. Besides Collins, a senior, Coach Rich Herrin has been opening with a lineup of 6-4 Joe Milton, 6-1 Hugh Frailey, 6-3 Bob Smith and 5-11 Laird Wisely. The Benton, varsity roster shows five sophomores oh the squad, giving Ranger fans high hopes for the future. In other games this weekend, Benton journeys to West Frankfort, Harrisburg goes to Marion and Herrin hosts Johnston City in Friday night battles. The Saturday cards show West Frank- currently 6-3 overall and 3-2 in' fort at Carbondale, Marion at league competition. 1968-69 is supposed to be a re- Centralia and Herrin at Harrisburg. Wken Big Pontine Breakaway Sale Is On You'll Get A Big Deal On A 69 GMC Pickup Truck. Now Is The Time To Save Wampum With Our Low Priced GMC Pickup. ONLY *1996 By Jerry Seibert In Church League Basketball action at Summersville last night, Casey Avenue Baptist thumped Pleasant Hill, Park Avenue overcame Second Baptist, and Logan No. 2 held off St. Mary's. Taking a 24-18 lead at halftime, Casey Ave. then added 50 points down the stretch to whip Pleasant Hill 74-50. Both squads connected on 12> free tosses, but Casey Ave. held the advantage in field goals, 31-19. Tom Jones took scoring honors for the night as he bagged 26 markers for the winners. Roberts and Tucker each threw in 12. For Pleasant Hill, Riley was big man with 20 while Ellis added 8. Overcoming a 28-20 halftime deiicit, Park avenue outscored Second Baptist 32-19 in the final two stanzas to emerge with a 52-47 win. A tough third quarter defense was the turning point for Park avenue as they he>d Second Baptist to 3 points while racking up 19 themselves. Lacey and Odle paced Park Avtnue to: the. comback win, contributing 18 and 12. Merriman was high man for Second Baptist with 19 while Satterfield added 16. in the feature contest of the evening, Logan No. 2 retained ^lieir perfect slate by slipping by a tough St. Mary's crew, 66-58. The first quarter was the whole story of the game as Logan raced to a 20-5 lead. St. Mary's played it even the second stanza and was down 3520 at intermission. St. Mary's pulled within 9 by the start of the last period, outscoring logan 21-15 the third (fUurter. Logan then coasted to the win, losing only one point on the board in the final stanza. Green led the league- leading winners as he hit. the basket for 20 counters. McKenzie and Saigent provided backup help with 18 and 16. For St. Mary's Rubenacker was top scorer as he pumped in 20. Settle was close behind with 19 while Hunt chipped in 14. Following is the schedule of games to be played tonight. At Casey Jr. High 6:45 Wesley vs. Logan No. 1 7:45 Faith Lutheran vs. Lebanon 8:45 Ina vs. First Presbyterian At Summersville 6: $5 Spring Garden vs. First Methodist 7:45 West Salem vs. First Com- nuriity. 8:45 Meadowbrook vs. First Bap-, list. At Oodds j r y.4'' Central Christian vs. Ep- 1 worth { 7:45 Casey Ave. vs. Second Baptist. 8:45 St. Mary's vs. Pleasant Hill. Still Celebrating? Joe Misses Practice For All-Star Tilt Bv JOHN RACKAWAY JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) —Joe Namath, the toast of pro football, is the most wanted man on Coach Wally Lemm's list. Lemm had to run his American Football League AllrStars through their first practice without a quarterback Monday. Namath was apparently still celebrating his New York Jets' 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl. Lemm, who coaches the Houston Oilers, is mighty happy to have Broadway Joe on his side. "Wasn't he fantastic?" Lemm said of Narnath's performance against the Colts. Coach Hank Stram of Kansas j Che7te~r7~Vreeburg,"' "Nashville, List Assignments For '69 State Meet The IHSA today released assignments of 711 downstate and suburban schools to District and Regional tourneys in the 1969 state championship series . . . Play will open in 42 District centers on Feb. 24, and Region- als and Sectionals will follow at one week intervals ... There were no surprises in the southern Illinois lineup . . . Following are assignments to eight regionals leading to sectionals at Eldorado and Carbondale — and eventually to the super - sectional at th a, SIU Arena on Tuesday, March 18: TO ELDORADO SECTIONAL Albion Regional — Albion, Carmi, Fairfield, Grayville, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Wayne City, plus Enfield district champ . . . Harrisburg Regional — Carrier Mills, Eldorado, Harrisburg, McLeansboro, Norris City, Ridgway, Shawnee town, plu* Gp^tia district champ. . . Vienna Regional •— Brookport, Cave-In-Rock, Golconda, Joppa, Metropolis, Rosiclare, Century, Vienna . . . West Frankfort Regional — Benton, Bluford, Christopher, Du Quoin, Sesser, W. Frankfort, Zeigler, plus Woodlawn district chamD ( Ashley. Tamaroa, Waltonville, Woodlawn.) -x- -x- -x- TO CARBONDALE SECTIONAL, Breese Mater Del Regional ~ Breese Mater Dei, Carlyle, Centralia, Kinmundy, Okawville, Salem, Sandoval, plus Patoka district champ (Aviston, Breese Comm., Odin, Patoka, Trenton.) Mounds Meridian Regional — Alto Pass, Anna-Jonesboro, Cairo, Cobden, Dongola, Meridian, Olive Branch (Egyptian), Wolf Lake (Shawnee) . . . Murphysboro Regional — Carbondale, Carterville, Elverado, Gorham, Herrin, Johnston City, Marion, Murphysboro . . . Pinckneyville Regional — City, who had his AFL West All-Stars together for their opening practice, also talked of Namath and the Jets' upset which took the AFL out of second class status. "What makes Namath different from most pro quarterbacks is his speed of retreat into the pocket before passing," Stram said. "Most pro passers go' back nine yards. Namath goes 12. That's a heck of a difference." Stram faces the problem of rushing Namath, a job that proved too much for AFL West stars last year - the first time the All-Star game was played in the Gator Bowl here. Namath engineered a 25-24 East victory, throwing two touchdown pass and plunging one yard for the winning score in the last minute. Namath feels the need for a fourth operation on his left knee to mend an inflamed tendon in the joint. Jets physician Dr. James A. Nichols feels an operation could be hazardous. He believes rest will take care of the knee, and he will take another look at it before making a final decision on the requested surgery. P'ville, Red Bud. Sparta. Waterloo, plus Trico district champ . . . -x- -x- -x- Sports Shorts With Centralia here and Benton there, this could be the make - or - break South Seven weekend for Bob Arnold's Rams ... Since losing its conference opener to Mt. Vernon, Centralia has been a red-hot, 80-point average baH club . . . The Orphans have racked up every team in the league — except the Rams . . . Centralia came from behind twice last weekend in downing Carbondale and Benton . . . Centralia sports ed Bin Niepoetter judged the comeback against Carbondale "as good a job as done by any team in Centralia history . . ." After losing to the Orphans 75-70 on Saturday night, Benton coach Rich Herrin said his Rangers had played their best game of the year. "Centralia was just too much for us," said Herrin . . . The Rams have their work cut out — but another performance like the one at Centralia THIS WEEK'S PREP SCHEDULE TUESDAY Bluford at Woodlawn Thompsonville at Dahlgren Tamaroa at Breese Christopher at Waltonville Steelcville at Gorham Ridgway at Carrier Mills FRIDAY Centralia at Mt. Vernon Benton at West Frankfort Harrisburg at Marion Johnston City at Herrin Zeigler-Royalton at Elverado Ashley at Waltonville Mills Prairie at Bluford Woodlawn at Crab Orchard Tamaroa at Thompsonville Norris City at Eldorado McLeansboro at Carrier Mills Steeleville at Marissa SATURDAY Mt. Vernon at Benton West Frankfort at Carbondale Marion at Centralia Herrin at Harrisburg Pinckneyville at Chester Christopher at Eldorado Elverado at Steeleville Zeigler-Royalton at Crab Orchard on Dec. 6 will do the trick . . . The Orphs have lost twice this season, to Mt. Vernon and to. Thornton of Harvey, No. 1 team in Illinois . . . The Rams beat 'em by 13, Thornton by 11 . . . -X- -X- -X- Fairfield's Mules (11-0) moved up a step in this week's prep poll, occupying 15th place. The Mules face a North Egypt showdown with Lawrenceville's Indians this Friday night . . . Both clubs are 5-0 in the conference race and Lawrenceville has come out on top for the past three seasons . . . Jed Foster's 47-point output for Fairfield against Olney last weekend established a school record . . . Former Fairfield all-tme high of 46 was set by Bill Garrett in 1948 . . . Garrett is now assistant coach at Wayne City . . . -X- -X- -X- Hunters bagged 21,376 Canada geese in southern Illinois during the recent season . More than half of the birds were killed in Alexander county .. . -X- -X- -X- The Centralia and Benton games this week open a string of four toughies for Mt. Vernon . . . Quincy is next, on Jan. 24, and the Blue Devils handed Edwardsville its first. loss of the campaign last Saturday night, 61-60, in overtime . . . After Quincy comes Walt Moore's Carbondale Terriers . . . Mt V. Register-News spom 1—B TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1969 Balance Pays 75-72 Dividend Warriors Defeat Greenville Sophs By BOB KELLEY The Rend Lake Warriors of Coach Jim Waugh demonstrated excellent scoring balance in Vernois Gym Monday evening while slipping past a frosh-soph quintet from Greenville College, 75-72, for the second time this season. -x- -x- Larry Tutt's remarkable 54- point outburst for Jim Waugh's Rend Lake Warriors at Danville last Friday broke several local college records . . . Lee Yearwood and David Kirk were previous top Warrior scorers, each hitting 43 points in a game. Tutt made 20 of 21 free throws and 19 in a row . . . His free toss accuracy broke old records held by Merle McRaven, Larry Burkett and Arthur Black . . . Of the seven players employed by Waugh during the contest, five rang up double figure outputs in a tight battle which found the score knotted on 12 different occasions and the lead changing hands 16 times. Rend Lake, bettering its 196869 slate in all games to 4-8 was able to muster seven - point cushions at 26-19, 28-21, and 3023; comparatively, RLC, never trailed by more than three points. Winners previously on the Greenville Panthers home floor, 96-73, the victorious Warriors seemed to have at least one player at every stage in the encounter to whom they could look for the needed bucket last night. Overall, however, it was a good team effort which pre- prevailed before the home audience. Down 70-67 with 2:20 remaining ,Rend Lake's fighting five rattled off seven consecutive markers over the next minute and six seconds to assure themselves of the non- conference triumph. Larry Tutt, whose record- shattering 54- point performance last Friday increased his season's average to 22.9 points per game, began the final surge with a single free throw when Greenville's Jackson fouled out at 17:40 of the final stanza Playing superbly in a fireman's role, Jim Birkner followed suit by stealing an errant Panther pass and connecting unassisted on a two pointer. The score stood at 70-all. Bob Windhorst then provided his Warrior teammates with the necessary advantage as he connected on both ends of a two shot foul before Birkner ended the RL spree with another fiel der. The Warriors netted 28 of 68 field coal attempts for a .412 average in contrast to the 42 per cent shooting of their opponents. Once again, the Rend Lake charity totals proved to be the difference as the Panthers were outscored from the line, 19-14. Tutt directed the Warrior offensive punch with 17 points. He was followed closely b y Stonecipher, who ripped through 11 markers, and ten- point scorers Bob Donoho', Ed Johnson, and Birkner. Phil Bowling added 9 tallies to the RLC cause BOX SCORE Rend Lake (75) FO FT TP Johnson 4 2-3 10 Donoho 4 2-3 10 Bowling 3 3-4 9 Stonecipher 5 1-2 11 Tutt 6 5-9 17 Windhorst 2 4-4 8 Birkner 4 2-4 10 TOTALS 28 19-29 75 -X- -X- -x- Greenvillc (72) FG FT TP Jackson 4 0-0 8 Miller ...„ 0 2-2 2 Beck 4 5-6 13 Knight 5 34 12 Bynum 10 <R5 24 Teats 2 :i-l 5 Tidball 3 0-0 6 Patlon 1 0-0 2 TOTALS 29 14-19 72 Score By Halve* Rend Lake 42 33—75 Greenville 38 114—72 • SCORES > By THE ASSOCIATED PttESS Harvard 90, Tufts 73 * Boston U. 99, Kings Point 73 Rhode Island 8L Vermont 70 St. John's, N. Y. 77, Virginia 61 Kentucky 88,-Georgia 68 Vanderbilt 62, Mississippi 55 Maryland 83, Clem:ion 73 Tennessee 64, Florila 63 Virginia Tech 77, . William. & Mary 4(5 g Kent State 76, Florida Slate 67 1 Fayetteville State ;80, Winston- Salem 86, oveitime ; Notre Dame 88, Air Force 53 Iowa State 78, Kansas .73, two overtimes DePaul 86, Xavier, Ohio 77 Tulsa 89, St. Louis 66 Creighton 72, Providence 67 Northern Illinois 75, Marshall 70 Lamar Tech 71, Houston 65 overtime . Lamar Tech 71, Houston 65, overtime Texas 67, Arkansas 59 Trinity, Tex. 92, Arkansas State 71 Colorado' 73, Kansas State 69 and Windhorst authored 8 to round out the victor's scoring. Next meeting for Waugh's Warriors will not come until January 25 against Olney Central as Rend Lake will savor the taste of victory over a brief semester break. CITY McPHEARSON MEMORIAL LEAGUE High Series: Bill Allen 611; Carl Roach 601; H. Higgins 590; Marv Phillips 551; Lou Castaldi 544; A. Muzzarelli 539; G. Wood 534. DON'T LET OUR LOW PRICE DECEIVE YOU. GMC HAS A LOT OF TRUCK FOR THE MONEY. Standings: W L Eddies Tavern 42 18 Hilton Shirts 36 24 Beans Standard 32 28 Becks Texaco 34 26 Silverstreak 32 28 Scrabrough 31 29 Stan the Tire Man ... , 28 32 Stans Barber 27 33 Greyhound 27 33 12 48 Each Has Played In Classic All-Star Coaches Shue, Guerin Aren't Strangers Never Needs Paint Won't Warp- Fully Maintenance- Free! 31 95 By MARVIN BEARD Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE (AP)—The rival coaches in tonight's National Basketball Association All- Star game are no strangers to the annual classic. Each appeared several times as a player. Gene Shue of the host Baltimore Bullets will guide the East and Richie Guerin of Atlanta the West in the 19th renewal of the AU-Star series that began in 1951. The East won that first game, 111-94, and holds a 12-6 edge in the series, including last year's 144-124 victory behind Hall Greer's 21 points. Shue and Guerin are making their first All-Star appearance as coaches, but Shue played in five of the games-scoring 66 points- and Guerin in six, scoring 63. The West will be led by rookie star Elvin Hayes of San Diego, who sports a 30-point scoring average and beat out Wilt Chamberlain for the starting pi vot spot. He'll be going against the dean of All-Star competition among active players, Boston's player-coach Bill Russell. Starting with Hayes will be Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles, Don Kojis of San Diego, Len Wilkens of Seattle and Jerry Sloan of Chicago. Sloan was named to start after the Lakers' Jerry West withdrew because of a leg injury. West's place on the roster was taken by Gail Goodrich of the Phoenix Suns. Other East starters will be Jerry Lucas of Cincinnati, John Havlicek of Boston, Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati and Earl Monroe of Baltimore , Completing the West roster are Lou Hudson and Joe Caldwell of Atlanta, Rudy Larusso and Jeff Mullins of San Francisco, Dick Van Arsdale of Phoenix, Goodrich and Chamberlain, Others of the East team are Billy Cunningham of Philadelphia, Willis Reed of New York, Gus Johnson and Wes Unseld of Baltimore, Jon McGlocklin of Milwaukee, Dave Bing of Detroit and Greer. The appearance for Russell will be his 12th in All-Star competition. Nine players will be seeing their first action-Cunningham.. Unseld, Monroe, McGlocklin, Hayes, Hudson, Caldwell, Mullins and Van Arsdale. The game, to start at 8:30 p.m., EST, will be televised nationally but blacked out in Baltimore. A sellout crowd of 12,500 is expected at the Civic Center, Monday's Fights MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Doyle Baird 1 , 166, Buffalo, N. Y., 4. 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