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-6 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1969 THORNTON RETAINS SHAKY NO. 1 RATING Proviso L, Quincy Tie For Runner up; Mules Up To 15th 'Big E' Carries 303 Average In NBA Action NEW YORK (AP)-EIvin Hayes, San Diego's high scoring rookie center, scored only 106 points in ft/ur games last week, but continued to hold a commanding lead over veteran Oscar Robertson in the National Basketball Association scoring race. Hayes, who' beat out Wilt Chamberlain in the voting for the center spot on the West team in the annual all-star game tonight in Baltimore, has scored 1,332 points in 44 games for a 30.3 average through games of Sunday night. Robertson scored 102 points last week and fell 196 points behind the San Diego rookie with 1136. Hayes also ranks third in rebounding with 793. Chamberlain of Los Angeles is the leader with 895 and continues to bo the best shooter, hitting 320 of 554 shots from the field for a .578 percentage. Robertson of Cincinnati leads in assists with 406 for a 9.7 average and is second in free throw percentage, .855. Larry Siegfried of Boston leads in free throw percentage, hitting 220 of 254 for an .866 mark. . Houston Floors Miami 119-96 In ABA Circuit Iowa State Nips Kansas Kentucky Bombs Georgia 88-68 For 1,000th Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Houston Mavericks came to life Monday night and threw the Miami Floridians for a 11996 loss in their American Basketball Association game at Houston. At the same time the New Orleans Buccaneers were edging the New York Nats 114-110 in another ABA meeting, the only two games scheduled in either professional league. Willie Somerset, seventh highest scorer in the ABA, pumped in 23 points to pace the Houston attack. Stew Johnson added another 20 points for the victors. Miami center, Skip Thoren, Jed both teams with 25 points. JecMe Moreland and Jimmy Jones dropped in 26 points each as they led New Orleans over Now York. Moreland's 11 points in the third period enabled the Buccaneers to take an 88-82 lead into the final quarter. By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer They're still playing around with that 1,000 victory figure down in Lexington, Ky., but the word now is "probable" instead of "possible." The Wildcats, ranked fifth in the nation in the latest Associated Press poll, are—or were—in a race with Kansas and Oregon State to see which school could score 1,000 basketball victories. And Kentucky came up with another one Monday night, an 88-68 decision over Georgia. That one, along with recently uncF.rthed victories early in the century, previously recorded and awaiting NCAA approval made Georgia victim No. 1,000. Further complicating the situation, of course, is that trip to fsreal a few years ago, m.nde at the behest of the NCAA. Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp claims four victories scored there should count. The NCAA says no. The other ranked teams in action Monday night—No. 6. St. John's, N.Y., No. 16 Notre Dame, and No. 20 Colorado—all won. St. John's pulled away from Virginia 77-61 at Charlottesville, Va., Notre Dame bombed the Air Force 88-53 at South Bend, Ind., and Colorado held off Kansas State 73-69 at Boulder, Colo. Although they won by 20 points, Kentucky had a tough time of at against Georgia. The Wildcats saw an 11 point lead dwindle to two midway through the second half, before they recovered and got their fast break back in gear. Kentucky outscored the visitors 20-6 in a 6% minute spread, the game was clinched and Rupp began to empty his bench. Mike Casey had 20 points and Dan Issel 18 for Kentucky while Georgia's Bob Lienhard led all scorers with 27. . St. John's put on an 8-1 scoring burst in the last 2Ya minutes of the first half, broke a 32-32 tie for a 40-33 halftime margin and breezed in from there. John Warren topped St. John's with 20 points and Bill Paultz added 16. Tony Kinn led Virginia with 17. Bob Arnzen led Notre Dame's rout of the Air Force, pouring in 32 points. He hit 13 of 20 from the floor, 6 of 7 free throws and had 12 rebounds. The Irish took it out of doubt with a 21-7 burst opening the second half. Colorado celebrated its entry into the list of the ranked teams by taking over undisputed possession of first place in the Big Eight, and now is undefeated in four league games and 14-2 overall. Gordon Tope's clutch four- for-four free throw performance in the final minute preserved the victory after Kansas State pulled to within two points. Tope led the scorers with 21, while Steve Honeyctut had 17 for the losers. In some other major games Vanderbilt beat Mississippi 6255 .Maryland took Clemson 8373, Tennessee edged Florida 6463, Iowa State had to go to two overtimes for a 78-73 decision over Kansas, Creighton topped Providence 72-67, Tulsa whipped St. Louis 89-66, Lamar Tech took a 71-65 overtime decision from Houston and Coolrado defeated Kansas State 73-69. UCLA Unanimous Leader Illinois Tumbles To 8th In College Poll SIFFOBD SINKS PUTT Charlie SlfJord thrown up his arms after he dropped a short par putt on the 18th green to tie for the lead after 72 holes the Los Angeles, Calif. Open golf tournament. Sifford later beat Harold Henning with a birdie three on the first extra hole. (AP Wirephoto) Shoulder Pain No Problem Either Lower Mound Doesn't Bother Denny McLain 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. 242-0474 NEW YORK (AP) — Deny McLain hasn't thrown a baseball in three months but he refuses to worry about a pain in his shoulder or the fact that pitching mounds next spring will be 10 inches high instead of tho usual 15. "I never throw a baseball in the winter and I'm not going to si art now," McLain said Monday. "I can wait until spring training. ' I have a little shoulder trouble which has all kinds of names. Actually it's a muscle stretched out of proportion. Many pitchers who work a lot of innings pitch with pain in their arms, elbows or shoulders. With me, a few pills- I take all kinds — and the pain's gone." Mc Lain, who compiled a 31-6 record last season to win the American League's Most Valuable Player prize and the Cy Young pitching award, said he hadn't noticed any changes in AL pitching mounds last season. All the American League mounds were 15 inches high but in some parks the slope was hanged around the 18-foot diameter to permit better drainage. 'I never even noticed that." said McLain who pitched 336 innings to become the first hurier in 37 years to win more than 30 major league games in one season. "Reducing the height of the mound will put an added strain Wildcats Take 7-7 Record To Indiana Tonight CHICAGO (AP) - One defeat doesn't make a second division contender and four Big Ten basketball teams will be trying to prove if in Tuesday night's round of three conference games. Two of the once-beaten clubs, Michigan State and Iowa, (each with 1-1) bump heads at Iowa City where the Hawkeyes are nigh invincible. Northwestern, which had a nine-game winning streak snapped by Illinois in overtime last Saturday, also takes a 1-1 league mark to' winless Indiana (0-3). Another winless club, Wisconsin (0-3) is host ot Minnesota (1-D. The two unbeaten Conference leaders are Ohio State and Purdue, each with 2-0. The Buckeyes get a sharp test at Michigan Saturday night. But the Boilermakers are idled by semester exams until they invade Minnesota Jan. 25. CHICAGO (AP) - Harvey Thornton retained the No. 1 spot, but other top contenders were shuffled considerably in the Associated Press weekly high school basketball poll Tuesday. Proviso East and Quincy vaulted into a second-place tie from fifth and sixth spots the previous week, while Rock Island Alleman, despite a 13-0 record, dropped to fourth. Among the 12 experts voting this week, five gave first-spot ranking to Proviso East, with Quincy getting three, Thornton two, and Rock Island Alleman and Rockford West one apiece. ..However, on the basis of 16 points for first place, 15 for second, 14 for third, etc., Thornton stayed on top with 172 points, while Proviso East and Quincy came up with 167 each. ....Galesburg dropped from third to sixth; Rockford West slipped a notch to fifth, and Champaign Central took seventh spot from Edwardsville. The top 16 teams with won- lost records and poll points: 1. Harvey Thorton 11-2, 172 2. tie, Proviso East 12-1, 167 3. tie. Quincy 12-1, 167 4. Rock Island Alleman 13-0, 160 5. Rockford West 10-0, 145 6. Galesburg 6-2, 118 7. Champaign Central 14-1, 111 8. Edwardsville, 10-1, 89 9. Lockport Central 10-1, 85 10. Chicago Heights Bloom, 11-2, 66 11. eMndota 15-0, 54 12. Mounds Meridian 11-2, 46 13. East Peoria 11-0, 30 14. Decatur Eisenhower, 10-3, 29 15. Fairfield 10-0, 27 16. Waukegan 8-4, 26 Next in order were: Carbondale, Centralia, Normal Community, DeKalb, and Chicago DuSable. ..Other teams receiving votes were: Chicago Hirsch, Clifton Central, Granite City, Moline, Toluca, Peoria Manual, Chicago Dunbar, Chicago St. Patrick and Mount Vernon. Traded To Seattle Chico Salmon Doesn't Want Bench Job JOIN OLBSMOBILE'S GREAT 88 ESCAPE ium OF c icminc* on some oi them wiK come up with sore arms. You won't find as many pitchers working 250 to 300 innings." Last year McLain was one of seven AL pitchers to toss 250 or more innings. The National League had 14 hurlers work more than 250 innings. While McLain signed his 1969 contract right after the World Senes he said Monday he would not report for spring training if the Players Association decided to strike. Players are seeking an improved pension plan. McLain is believed to have signed for $65,000 which more than doubled his $30,000 salary of 1968. ' I got what I wanted," he said. 'Right now I'm busy with my own company, Denny McLain Enterprises and our four-piece musical combo which includes the bass guitar, a guitar and the drums while I play the organ." He has had to turn down so many bookings that some people have suggested that McLain is now more interested in playing the organ than toying with American League hitters. "That's not so," said McLain. "RHseball got me where I am and baseball comes first with me." SEATTLE (AP)- — Chico Salmon says his move from the Cleveland Indians to the new Seattle Pilots of the American League will give him a chance to wear out the rest of his uniform—not just the seat of his pants. Chico has been known in the trade as a professional utility man. That means a bench warmer, as far as he's concerned. Pilots' general manager Marvin Milkes characterized Chico as "the best utility man in the majors." Chico was insulted. "Wijd cards may be good in a poker game, but they don't earn much money in baseball," he said. After a blazing career in the minors, Salmon went up to the Indians in 1964 and, though he batted .307, he got into only 86 games. The next season he appeared in only 79 games and batted .242. Salmon got off the bench for 126 games in 1966 because of team injuries, and posted a respectable .256 but that still didn't win him a starting job with the Indians. He spent half of the next two seasons nailing down the "utility man" tag. During those years he shifted from the outfield to the infield and back. When the Pilots, who will enter the American League this year, picked 1 him up in the expansion draft for $175,000, he immediately had visions of a regular job. "I'll be starting all over again," he said. "With Cleveland, every spring I'd fight for a job, but down deep I knew what I'd be doing when the season opened—sitting on the bench. "It's embarrassing to sit on the bench. You eat your heart out. and when you do get in, you sometimes try too hard. That bench messes up emotionally." But Chico worries some about the substitute tag. "That's why I'm glad 1 our manager, Joe Schultz, is out of the National League," he said. "Maybe he doesn't have me labelled," Chico said. Schultz was a coach on the St Louis Cardinals before being hired to pilot the Piolts in their first season. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The rankings of the nation's top college basketball teams went through a major upheaval from fourth place down in Monday 's poll of the nation-wide Associated Press board of newsmen and sportscasters, but UCLA, North Carolina and Santa Clara still headed the list in that order. Tough and torrid UCLA kept its solid hold on the top by receiving all 40 first place votes. The Bruins, led by Lew Alcindor, raised havoc in the Northwest last week by trouncing Oregon 93-64 and Oregon State 83-64 on consecutive nights. The Bruins now have an 11-0 record. North Carolina and Santa Clara had no trouble holding on to second and third places, but Illinois, ranked fourth last week, tumbled to' eighth by losing to Purdue 94-84. Davidson, with a healthy 10-1 record, moved into fourth place. Kentucky, 9-2 through games of last weekend, moved up from seventh to fifth and Kansas, which had held that spot, plummeted to tenth. The big drop followed Missouri's 47-46 upset of Kansas Saturday. St. John's of New York stayed on the winning path by downing Seton Hall 66-45 and moved from eighth to sixth. Villanova held onto ninth place and New Mexico State, one of the remaining few unbeaten major teams in the nation with a 14-0 record, moved from tenth up tu seventh. LaSalle, in 11th place with 225 poinls, heads the second division and is in position to challenge for a ranking in the Top Ten. The major shifts in the balance of the list saw Detroit, Louisville and Drake drop out of the Top Twenty, and Colorado, Baylor and Tulsa move in. The Top Twenty, with first place voters, seasons records through Saturday, Jan. 11, and points for the first 15 votes. 1. UCLA 40 11-0 800 2. North Carolina 11-1 671 3. Santa Clara 14-0 628 4. Davidson 10-1 474 5. Kentucky 9-2 424 6. St. John's 7. New Mexico State 8. Illinois 9. Villanova 10. Kansas 11. LaSalle 12. Duquesne 13. Ohio State 14. Tulsa 15. Marquette 16. Notre Dame 17. Northwestern 18. Baylor 19. Cincinnati 20. 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