Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 18, 1969 · Page 7
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 18, 1969
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RAMS TRAIL 130 r CLUB ORPHANS 76-60 fit V. Register-Nem MTV Leads South Seven! Sanders Comes Off Bench, Stores 19 To Spark Comeback -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- By JOHN RACKAWAY Mt. Vernon's Rams looked like state campionship contenders for the second time this season when they charged from behind last night to demolish Centralia's Orphans 76 to 60. The big home crowd at Vernois Gym watched in dismay as Centralia spurted to a quick 13-0 lead before the Rams could flex a muscle. But Frank Sanders, a senior football warhoi'se, ailing much of the basket season with everything from a dislocated elbow to infected teeth, rushed from the SOUTH SEVEN STANDINGS Conf. O'AH Mt. Vernon 5 17 3 Carbondale 4 18 3 Centralia 6 2 10 3 Marion 4 3 7 5 Benton 3 3 6 4 West Frankfort ....3 3 5 6 HeiTin 1 6 4 8 Harrisburg 0 7 2 1C Last Night's Results Mt. Vernon 76, Centralia 60 Marion 89, Harrisburg 69 W. Frankfort 86, Benton 76 Herrin 66, Johnston City 56 Tonight's Games Mt. Vernon at Benton West Frankfort at Carbondale Marion at Centralia Herrin at Harrisburg bench on orders of coach Bob Arnold. Sanders proved to be the boy who put his thumb in the dike. He steadied Mt. Vernon's offense to beat Centralia's press, he immediately rattled in the Hams' first two field goals, he stole a pass to shake the hot Orphans. Mt. Vernon scored 10 rtraight points and Sanders ac- rounted for seven of them. If those heroics' weren't fcnough, Sanders wound up high tcorer for the Rams with 19 points before fouling out in the • final minute. The jubilant home ^ffans gave big Frank a standing ovation. Naturally Sanders didn 't do it alone because, as we said earlier, it was Mt. Vernon's second-best per- formnce of the year and one guy can't make a team look great. But he sparked the job. Nate Hawthorne rebounded like a suction machine and scored 17 points'. Steve Strickland, Terry Sledge and Eddie James turned in tremendous defensive play and all hit around ,5C<0 from the field. Mt. Vernon's' scoring — Sanders 19, Hawthorne 17, Strickland 14, Sledge 13, James 13 — showed the devastating balance wfyich makes coaches have pleasant dreams. The victory, seventh of the season v for Mt. Vernon, jumped the Vernois into top spot in the South Seven Conference with a 5-1 record. BOX SCORES Mt. Vernon (76) SA FG FT TP Seibert 2 0 0 0 Hawthorne 8 4 9 17 Strickland 9 6 2 14 Sledge 13 6 1 13 James 12 5 3 13 Sanders 13 7 5 19 Waters 1 0 0 0 Hall 0 0 0 0 Kelly 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 58 28 20 76 Centralia (GO) SA FG FT TP Meeks 17 7 4 18 Bryan 4 0 0 0 Malone 9 2 15 Gardner 16 3 3 9 Moore , 18 8 6 22 Ryan 2 0 2 2 Murray 2 12 4 TOTALS 68 21 18 60 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon 12 24 18 22—76 Centralia 16 8 12 24—60 Centralia had occupied the No. 1 berth,' but it was the Orphs' second conference loss, both dished out by the Rams*. Mt. Vernon's best game of the campaign was its 76-63 drubbing of Centralia in Trout Gym last Dec. 6. On that night the Rams did everythng right from start to finish. Other than the two lacings from Mt. Vernon, Centralia has lost only to Thornton of Harvey in 13 games this season. Thornton, currently rated No. 1 in Illinois, beat the Orphans 69-58. Guard Nate Moore and center Norman Meeks, who \ hit 22 and 18 points respectively, were the lads who shoved Centralia into its early 13-0 lead. During those opening minutes the Rams* were having trouble against a press, firing four wild shots (all misses) and blowing two free throws. Then came Sanders to plug the dike. Sanders hit two buckets, Sledge connected, Sanders hit again, then James and Sanders notched free throws. The score was 13-10 before Meeks tallied again for the Orphans. Rams Take Over, 20-19 Centralia led 16-12 at the quarter. Sledge tallied to start the second period and Mt. Vernon got even for the first time at 16-16 on a Hawthorne rebound. Centralia's 1 as t advantage came at 19-18. Mt. Vernon took the lead 20-19 on Sledge's turn-around jump shot, then Strickland connected and James added two buckets. The Rams had claimed a 26-19 margin and went on to make it 36-24 at half time. Mt. Vernon Leads By 21 From the 13-0 deficit, Mt. Vernon outscored Centralia 26-6 on the hottest streak. From the 13-0 count, the Rams ripped Centralia 36-11 by halftime. Mt. Vernon continued to build its lead during, the third quarter, which ended 54-36, and reached its maximum advantage "COME AND GET IT," says Ranis' Nate Hawthorne in final quarter of 76-60 rout of Centralia. Orphan players are Walt Gardner (22) and Mike Malone (42). At left is Mt. Vernon's Frank Sanders (53) who took over guard position early in game with-the Rams trailing 13-0 ->nd tallied 19 points in sparking the South Seven win. -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- (David Hunt Photo) -\- -x- -x- "OTJT OF THE WAY," and it was Hawthorne again as he went up for rebound and brushed aside Centralia's Bill Bryan (25). The Rams out-rebounded the Orphs 28 to 22 and Hawthorne was top man. From left are Sanders (52) and Steve Strickland (20) of Mt. Vernon. Con- tralians are Norman Meeks (3) and Mike Malone (42). (David Hunt Photo) I THE BIG STORE Is Still Overstocked With A Fine Selection Of Good Used Cars, That Must Go To Make Room For Our New PONTIACS, BUICKS # CADILLACS and GMC TRUCKS 64 Plymouth 4 Door $695 66 Corvair 2 Door $pecial 68 GTO, Really Loaded $2895 64 Lemans With Air Conditioning $1095 64 Mercury Convertible $1095 Come in today and one of our courteous salesman will help put you in the drivers seat, at a real savings to you ... At • Bluford Nips Mills Prairie By 78-69 Count Bluford's Trojans won their 17th game of the season Friday night, downing visiting Mills Prairie 78-69. Coach Roger Yates' Trojans were down by a 24-12 count at the end of the first period, but retaliated in the second half to trail only 40-39 before taking the lead in the third quarter. Ed Donoho was the high scorer for the Trojans with 20 points backed by Bob Osborn with 19 tallies. Score by Quarters Bluford: 12 28 18 20 78 Mills Prairie: 24 15 20 10-69 Scoring for Bluford: Mills 8, Osborn 19, Case 18, Donoho 20, Stover 2. Scoring for Mills- 'Prairie: De- langee 9, Gray 22, Musgrave 19, Simpson 9, Taylor 2. Toombs 10." Mules Drop Lawrenceville Fairfield Takes Lead In North Egypt Race Orphan Press Stops Ramlets Again, 61-36 Reliable Gerald Foster stuffed in 31 points Friday night to lead Fairfield's Mules to a 60-50 win over visiting Lawrenceville. The win upped Coach Larry Odum's club to a 12-0 record. Foster's showing was even Coach Sonny Ellis' Mi. Vomon | more impressive considering PREP SCORES Odin 67, Carlyle 36. Normal High 57, Pontiac 46 Rock Island Alleman 41, Moline 39 Rock Island 71, Davenport, Iowa, Central 67 East Moline 82. Davenport, Iowa West 50 Galesburg 103, Chicago Crane 68 East Peoria 67, Pekin 45 Spalding 77, Bergan 50 Manual 77, Peoria Central 44 Lanphier 64, Jacksonville 63 Bridgeport 55, Salem 54 Waltonville 66, Ashley 61 Mt. Vernon 76, Centralia 60 Rockford W. 79. Freeport 69 DeKalb 86, Wheaton 70 Elgin 71, Aurora W. 53 Lincoln 66, Urbana 50 Greenville 69. Effingham 65 Hillsboro 81. Litchfiled 68 Woodstock 36, N. Chicago 34 Maine W. 47, Glenbrook S. 44 East Aurora 84. Elgin Larkin 48 York 70, Proviso West 55 New Trier W. 80 Glenbrook North 49 Arlington 54. Glenbard N. 29 Cisne 86, Farina La Grove 76 Noble 70, Dtetorich 65 Louisville 6.1, Ramsey SO Nokomis 76. Morrisonville 44 Okawville 71, Patoka SO Wesclin 56, Mulberry Gr. 33 Decatur 72, Danville 66 Areola 71, Ccrro Gordo 611 Shelbyville 59. Vandalia 57 Charleston 76, Casey 22 Oblong 62, Robinson 51 Paris 85, Martinsville 42 Newton 64, Palestine 43 Olney 55, Carmi 46 Effingham St. Anthony 79. Ccwden 62 Clay City 65. Stew-Stras 55 Champaign Cent. 48, Bloom- ingion 40 Lincoln 66, Urbana 50 Sparta 45, Trico 34 Edwardsville 65, East St. Louis 32 Cahokia 72. Belleville E. 66 Collinsville 69. Wood River 55 Quincy 85, Alton 83 At Dupo Jerscyville 87, Roxana 61 Venice 75, Waterloo 68 Princeton 70, Dixon 52 Homewood 79, Reavis 57 Bloom 81, Thronridgc 64 New Trier East 82, Oak Park 57 1—B SATURDAY, JANUARY IS, 1969 tore By JOHN RACKAWAY of 21 points on three occasions in the final period on scores of 66-45, 71-50 and 72-51. Mt. Vernon's shooting percentage for the game was .483 from the field and the locals made 30 of 29 charities. Centralia hit .308 on field goals and made 18 of 27 free ones. The Rams, out-rebounded 10-6 in the opening quarter, came back to dominate the boards' in the final three periods, finishing with a 38-22 advantage for the game. Mt. Vernon shoots for win No. 8 and a big South Seven decision at Benton tonight. sophs fell under a tough Cen­ tralis press for the second time this season as the Orphan "B" squad won last night's preliminary 61-36. In the first meeting at Centralia. the Ramlets bowed 64-48. This was their fourth conference loss of the campaign as opposed to two wins. The Ramlets could never t;ct going in a game thai saw 26 fouls whistled against them with 4 of the starting 5 fouling out of the contest. Centralia picked up 12 personals. Mt. Vernon hit 8 of 20 from the ehairty, stripe while the Orphans poured in i 25 of 46 tries. j The Centralia squad jumped i to an 18-8 first period lead with ; the Ramlets behind 27-16 at in- \ termission In each of the two j final stanazs, Centralia hit 17 1 Lawrenceville while ML Vernon could only count up 10. Freshman Larry James was high scorer for Coach Ellis' squad, bucketing 15 markers. James-. Stoneciphev chipped hi 7. Mocks took game scoring honors for Centralia as he pumped in 24. Love and Robinson added 11 and 10 for the winners. Lawrenceville utilized a collapsing defense from the beginning and usually had two defenders in close pursuit of the 6-6 master of the hoop. The win left Fairfield in sole possession of first place in the rugged North Egyptian Conference with a 6 0 mark The Indians dropped to 5-1 in league play. Fairfield led only 39-32 after three quarters of a ' defensive struggle. But with Foster hitting from the inside and Larry Heflin also ripping the nets, the Mules bolted into a 16- point bulge, 56-40 in the late stages of the game. Heflin finished with 14 tallies Butch Wolfe was high for Lawrenceville with 21 markers. Carrier Mills Snaps Fox Win Streak At Eight McLeansboro's eight g a m e win streak was snapped Friday night, as Carrier Mills rolled over the visiting Foxes 76-59. McLeansboro, playing without the services of injured Bob Russell, stayed with the Wildcats throughout the first half, but couldn't keep the pace in the final two quarters. Rex Parks powered the winners with 27 points while teammate Terry Taborn pitched in 23. Lewis Winemiller paced the Foxes with 21. The loss left Coach Dick Jones' McLeansboro crew with an 9-3 mark. Score By Quarters Carrier Mills ....21 12 22 21—76 McLeansboro ....20 12 13 14—59 Scoring for Carrier Mills: Parks 27, Taborn 23, Sumner 4, Smith 9, Henshaw 13. Scoring f o r McLeansboro: Winemiller 21. Bailey 7, Nipper 11, Lee 8, Moser 4, Owens 4, Adams 2, Mick 2. The Tide Turns The Rams had been disappointing a goodly number of their loyal followers this season. . When they fell behind Centralia 13-0 in the opening minutes last night, it was, without much doubt, the low point of the year. Then Frank Sanders, an ailing football warhorse, on the discard stack for much of the basketball campaign because of injuries and illness, came off the bench to put a fire under the rangy but ragged Rams. . . . All of the problems are not solved. . . Pitfalls lie ahead. But that 13-0 deficit looked like a crisis to us — and the patient survived. . . Dr. Sanders brought the cure. . . Now he'll have to guard against a relapse. . . -x- -x- -x- Arnold Lights Up It was pleasant to watch Mt. Vernon coach Bob Arnold shed the pressure after the lopsided victory. . . His worry peeled off in layers. . . "I'd like to play Centralia about 18 times a season," said Bob, chomping on a big victory cigar. . . "It looked bad when we were down 13-0," we said. "Thirteen to nothing? Was it that bad? I thought it was eleven to nothing," laughed the Ram coach. "I must have been really shook. . . " Arnold said two things brought the turn- around in the course of the game. "A change in personnel and a change in defense made the difference," he said. "I told you the kids were looking, good in practice — and they made us look good tonight. . . " -x- -x- -x- Jones Predicts. "Mt. Vernon looks so tough against us that I don't understand how anybody even gets close to them," said Centralia coach Bob Jones. . . Was Sanders a surprise? "Surprise? I hope to tell you," said.Jones. "Sure he,'s a fine athlete, but when a boy comes off the bench and hits four or five in.a row from about 22 feet out, he'll not only surprise you, he'll finish you. . . " The Grph coach made a prediction: "This sounds p r eposterous right now, I'll admit, but we'll play Mt. Vernon again this year and we'll win, . . That game will be the super- sectional at Carbondale!". ' Sports Shorts When everything was said and done, Mt. Vernon's defense earned the laurels. . . Centralia is a power- packed offensive outfit with an 80- point per game average. . . Just three times this season have the Orphans been held to under 70 points. . . They got 58 against Thornton and 63 and 60 in two meetings with the Rams. . And those three games | account for Centralia's three de| feats. . . | -o- -o- -o! Fairfield's unbeaten Mules won the big one last night, beating Lawrenceville 60-50. . . Going into the game, Lawrenceville had whipped Fairfield seven straight times. . . Wayne City Nabs Victory Over Enfield Coach Benny G r e e nwalt's Wayne City Indians dropped Enfield 75-58 Friday night on the Wayne City hardwoods. The contest was close in the first half of play, as the Indians held only a 13-12 first quarter lead and a 27-25 margin at the intermission. Wayne City pulled ahead midway in the third quarter and went on to capture the win. Jim Caldwell was the big gun for Wayne City with 23 points, backed by Steve Webber with 19. Score by Quarters Wayne City. 13 14 22 215—75 Enfield: 12 13 16 17—58 Scoring for Wayne City. Calcl- , well 23, Webber* 19, Fenton 5, i Wilton 7, Keen 13, Simpson 3, Hutchcraft 5. i Scoring for Enfield: Simmons j 25, Stokev 3, Fyie 3, Mitsdarf- I fer 1, Williams 8, Willis 12, Hea- iiy 6. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Colgate 79, Buffalo 75 Ithaca 69, Rochester 68 South Ala. St. 119, Fla. A&M 102 So.. Miss. 75, Delta State 74 Far West California 73, Stanford 65 Seattle Pacific 79, British Co lumbia 77 San Fran. 79, Nevada 60 Portland St. 93, Alaska 67 Idaho State 80. Montana 73 Weber St. 71, Montana St. 60 TYLER'S Score by Quarters Fairfield: 14 12 13 21—60 11 13 8 18-50 Scoring for Fairfield: Foster 31, Carter 7, Brand 4, Vaughan 4, Heflin 14. Scoring for L a wrenceville: Payne 7, Wolfe. 21, Hedde 4, Shidler 11, Bootman 6, Hornbuckle 1. BOWLING WIIIRL-AWAY LEAGUE High Series: Lindell Levall 514; Doris Hicks 494; Jackie Coleman 482; Nancy Farthing 474. Standings: W L Clerk Jewelers 42V 2 23% Fulford Const 40% 25V 3 D-X Fuel Oil 34 32 Lang Furniture 33 ' 33 A & P Grocery 31 35 Courtney Movers '31 35 NuBowl Lanes .: 29 37 Glenn's Market 23 43 Sesser Trips Mascoutah In Sparta Tourney Coach Ralph Harkins' Sesser Red Devils clipped Mascoutah 67-51 Friday night in the consolation bracket for the Sparta Tournament. The Red Devils will meet Murphysboro at 6 p.m. tonight lor tlie consolation championship. Highland meets Trico at 7:30 tonight for third place honors followed by the Sparta - East St. Louis Sumner showdown for the championship. Sesser, with only a 250 student enrollment, had a surprisingly easy time in downing the much larger schoool. The Red Devils took a 21-12 first quarter lead and extended it to 40-27 at the halftime. Sesser outscored Mascoutah 27-24 in the second half to record the victory. "This was a big win for us," said Harkins. "This should really give the kids a lift knowing they can beat a school as big as Mascoutah." Rick Basso was the big gun for Sesser, banging in 21 points. Morrison and Highland had 16 each for Mascourtah. Score by Quarters Sesser: 2119 10 17-67 Mascoutah: 12 15 12 12—51 Scoring for Sesser: Garner 14, Laur 7, Dare 2, Doerr 14, Basso 21, Zimbro 9. Scoi'ing for Mascoutah: Wolsey 2, Poelker 1, Moll 2, Morrison 16, Miller 2, Feldt 2, Highland 16, Beimfour 10. 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