Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 20, 1969 · Page 7
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, January 20, 1969
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LA TE RAM SURG: RIPS RANGERS 87-75 {Hawthorne Gets 19 Rebounds i Vernois Shoot .596, And Pull Away With 27-Pt. Final Period By BILL WEBB Mt. Vernon's suddenly explosive Rams caught fire in the fourth period and turned a one-point third quarter deficit into a decisive S7-75 conference victory at. Benton Saturday night. X- -X- -X- The w i n boosted t h e Rams' South Seven mark to , an unequalled 6-1 and left them with an 8-3 overa 11 , slate. The rebuilding Rangers saw their conference record drop to 3-4 and their overall mark slip to 6-5. Although the final quarter was the big one, the Rams didn't exactly wait until then to get hot. At intermission, Mt. Vernon had popped in 14 field golas on 21 attempts and 12 charities on 14 tries, though held a mere one- point lead. For the game, the Rams hit 31 of 52 from the field for a sizzling .596 percentage, while Benton pumped in 31 of 56 for BOX SCORE SOUTH SEVEN 9 2 11 3 7 6 6 5 5 7 4 9 3 10 Conf. Call Mt. Vernon 6 1 8 3 Carbondale 5 1 Centralia 7 2 Marion : 4 4 Benton 3 4 W. Frankfort 3 4 Herrin 1 7 Harrisburg 1 7 Saturday's Results Mt. Vernon 87, Benton 75 Carbondale 88, W. Frankfort 80 Centralia 84, Marion 75 Harrisburg 76, Herrin 68 Friday's Games Quincy at Mt. Vernon (Other South Seven teams involved in tourneys this week. Centralia and Carbondale at Salem; Benton at Quad-Cities; Harrisburg at Saline County; Marion, West Frankfort, Herrin at Pyramid.) Mt. Ver. (87) sa m itii ft t|i Hawthorne . 12 9 7 4 22 Sanders ' 3 1 6 5 7 Strickland ... 16 9 5 5 23 Seibert . 2 0 4 4 4 Sledge 8 5 2 1 11 James 11 7 9 6 20 Henderson .. .. 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 52 31 • JO 25 S7 -X- -X • -X- Benton (75) sa t" fta ft tp Smith, D. 4 2 n .) 1 5 Collins 24 12 5 .1 25 Wisely . 3 • *> t'J 2 9 8 Adkins . 1 0 0 0 0 6 Frailey 4 0 0 0 6 Semanski 0 0 1 0 0 Kaspar 6 5 5 5 15 Smith, B . 1 1. 0 0 Milton .10 5 8 4 Totals 56 31 24 13 75 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon 20 20 : JO 27- -87 Benton 23 16 : 2 14- -75 a hot .554 mark. From the line, the Rams fired at a .758 clip (25 of 33 ) and the Rangers .542 (13 of 24.) That always - to- be-feared Benton press resulted in a dozen first half turnovers, and eight of those came in the first quarter. However, the Rams gave up the ball only three times in the last 16 minutes of play and the ; statistical change in that department brought about a statistical change on the scoreboard, as well. Benton gave up the ball nine times. ' Mt. V e rnon, averaging a height advantage of an inch per man, held the dominate hand in the rebounding game, 30- 16. Nate Hawthorne personally out- yebounded the Rangers by peeling off 19 stray shots. The Rams didn't once lag during the entire game. Even thought plagued by turnovers in the famed Benton crackerbox, during the first half, they kept their cool" and continued to work for the good shot. And it paid off, because when they dumped the turnover, they found they had also dumped the Rangers. Trio Hits 20 Apiece The scoring balance was Complete Line WINE — LIQUOR BEER — SODA HOME BEVERAGE —Free Delivery— 307 S. lZth St — 244-3097 good. Steve Strickland, pumped in 9 of 16 tries from the field and all five attempts from the line to lead the Vernois attack with 23 points. Hawthorne, who fired in 9 fielders on 12 attempts and 4 free tosses out of 7, was a point back with 22. Eddie James became the third 20 -point Ram with an even 20 markers. Terry Sledge, who played only the first quarter and a half due to foul trouble, finished with 11 tallies, while Frank Sanders and Seibert hit 7 and 4 points. Benton's Doug Collins fired in 12 field goals out of 24 tries and 1 of 5 free throws for 25 points. Rodney Kaspar, a 6-3 sophomore, gunned in 5 of 6 from the field and 5 of 5 from the charity stripe for 15 points before he left the game via the foul route late in the third stanza. Joe Milton, a 6-4 senior letterman added 14 more. Benton Takes Early Lead The game was a thriller from start to finish. Benton managed an early 19-13 edge, their biggest margin of the game, but all five Rams scored in the opening eight minutes and the locals trailed only 23-20 at the buzzer. The Rams picked up in the second quarter and Sledge put them ahead 26-25. They maintained a 3- point cushion for a few minutes, then Kaspar hit two charaities on the one and one and Dennis Smith added a free toss to tie it up, 35-35. Collins put the Rangers ahead 39-38 but Hawthorne hit a fielder to give Mt. Vernon the margin at the half. In the early part of the third quarter, James and Sanders teamed up to give the Rams their biggest lead of the game at 45-41. However Collins and Milton combined their efforts to tie the score at 47-47 midway in the third period. James, Hawthorne, and Strickland combined their talents to give Mt. Vernon another 4- point edge, this time 57-53. But Kaspar, Collins, and Jugh Frailey, another soph, outscored the Rams 8-1 and held a 61-58 lead before Srickland ended the TERRY SLEDGE (33) shoots over the outstretched arm of Benton's 6-3 sophomore forward Rodney Kaspar (50) in South Seven action Saturday night at Benton. At left is the Rangers' hotshot guard Doug Collins (20). The Rams pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Benton 87-75 and remain a half game ahead of Carbondale in the conference race. (David Hunt Photo) , Roman, a Die Team Up In Pro Bowl Gabriel Leads West To W-7 Conquest Of East Sophs Outscore Benton 68-64; Third SS Win The Mt. Vernon Rainlets helped the varsity pull off a double victory at Benton Saturday as they outscored the Ranger sophs 68-64. Benton gained a 17-14 first quarter lead but Mt. Vernon took a 37-28 half time advantage behind a 23- point second period. The Rangers then tied it up 48-48 after three quarters of play as they outpointed the Ramlets 20-11. In a wild final stanza, Mt. Vernon hit 6 field goals ti Benton's 5 and cashed in on 8 of 9 free throw tries while the host Rangers could only connect on 6 of 11. It was the third league win of the season for Coach Sonny Ellis' crew against four defeats. Larry James was high scorer for the winners as he bucketed 22 markers, 21 of which came in the first half. James Stonecipher was close behind with 18 while Steve Troutt help- ped out with 13. For the losing Ranger Sophs, Thomas hit 22 while Stewart and Diefenbach chipped in 18 and 13. Score By Quarters Mt. Vernon: 14 23 11 20—68 Benton: 17 11 20 16—64 Scoring for Mt. Vernon: Dude By DAN BERGER Gabriel Named Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - When j they first started playing catch, I quarterback Roman Gabriel and end Carroll Dale were reserves with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Sunday the pair combined for a last-quarter 25-yard gain and two plays later the West team scored to earn a 10-7 victory over the East in the NFL's 19th Pro Bowl game. "It sure was great having Dale out there catching my passes again," Gabriel said after the victory. "He and I came up the hard way together. He was a second- string receiver and I was a second-string quarterback. We would usually go into the game together after the first stringers were through." Dale, now a regular with the Green Bay Packers, wound up with only three catches but the 25-yarder came with less than 3V2 minutes to play and the West trailing 7-3. Donny Anderson of the Packers bulled 22 yards up the middle one play later and Bill Brown of the Minnesota Vikings smashed the remaining yard for the go-ahead score. Don Meredith of Dallas started for the East quarterback but a stubborn West defensive line didn't allow a first down for the first 24V2 minutes of the game. So midway in the second quarter, New York's Fran Tar- ken ton came in. On his first offensive play, Player Of NFL Pro Bowl Game LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Ram quarterback Roman Gabriel was named player of the game as the West All- Stars defeated the East 10-7 in the 19th National Football League Pro Bowl game. But the honor could have gone to Chris Hanburger, or Don Brumm or even Dick Butkus. The ballots were given writers in the Coliseum press box late in the fourth quarter with the East holding a 7-3 lead. There were many nominations. . Then Gabriel drove the West to a late touchdown and Donny Anderson of the Green Bay Packers aided in the drive with key runs PREP SCORES Illinois High School Basketball Lockport West 61, Joliet Central 57 Sumner 53, Sparta 50 Trico 65, Highland 56 Sesser 56, Murphysboro 50 Granite City 78, Jerseyville 69 Dupo 61, Roxana 56 Collinsville 78, Cahokia 50 Hinsdale Central 73, Proviso West 51 Limestone 68, Peoria Central 49 Peoria Manual 51, Rich woods 44 Galesburg 80, Sterling 64 Breese Mater Dei 78, Greenville 55 Taylorville 62, Pontiac 39 LaSalle-Peru 76, Ottawa Marquette 70 Lockport Central 62. Joliet West 61. Davenport, Iowa, Central 46, Rock Island Alleman 45 Moline 59, Iowa City 53 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Washington 67, Rock Island 66 Ottawa 75, Morris 62 Quincy 81, Thornton 67 Naperville 47, Aurora West 44 Elgin 69, St. Charles 58 Kaneland 71, Champaign Centennial 67 East Aurora 53, DeKalb 50 Bradley 61, Rich Central 53 Normal 106, Decatur St. Teresa 48 Lincoln 86, Decatur 53 Decatur Eisenhower 64, Charleston 48 Mattoon 46, Champaign Central 43 Springfield 55, Bloomington 41 Griffin 72, Belleville East 67 Jacksonville 75, Wood River 57 Areola 50, Windsor 44 Vandalia 70, Nokomis 51 Paris 78, Casey 42 Newton 68, Marshall 56 Oblong 61, Cumberland 55 Martinsville 73, Palestine 58 Fairfield 70, Carmi 48 Kinmundy 81, Noble 68 Patoka 57, Carlyle 54 Freeport 69, Rockford East 53 Rockford West 72, Harlem 59 Mt V. Register-News 1—B MONDAY, JANUARY 10, l'Jli!) mm 4m Parent-Child Bowling Team Tourney Here Bowlers from the Mt. Vernon youth leagues and their parents participated in a local tournament Saturday at the Nu-Bowl Lanes. The number of winners in each division was determined by the number of entries in that division. One winner was selected for every five entries. A total of 71 parent- child teams 7, James 22, Troutt 13, Stonecipher 18, Edson 8. Scoring for Braton: Stewart jTarkenton was dropped by Vi- Thomas 22, .Diefenbach 13,| king en d Carl Eller for a nine- yard loss. "Our defense played a fine 18 Locklin 5, Janes 6. entered the tourney. The following winners quali- in an unprecendented move, new I fied t0 compete in a state tour- ballots were passed out and writers got a second chance. Gabriel received 18 ballots and Anderson, who also had punts of 62 and 55 yards late in the game, got 16. , Carl Eller, defensive tackle of the Minnesota Vikings, Hanburger of Washington's Redskins, Brumm of St. Louis' Cardinals and Butkus of Chicago all had earned many first time around ballots. But in the final minutes of the game, Merlin Olsen of the Rams, who had played a fine game earlier, made three unassisted tackles and recovered a fumble to thwart a final East bid. He was a nearly unanimous choice as lineman of the game. quarter with a fielder. Going into the final stanza, Benton 61, Mt. Vernon 60. Rams Pull Away USED TRUCK SPECIALS 62 GMC 1 Ton $1195 60 International h Ton $695 49 Ford* Ton Pickup .". $100 The sales room at Jefferson Motors Is Open 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Monday thro Friday- Saturday 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. on the next play, Gabe used game," said winning Coach a play-action pass, faking to George Allen of the Rams. "The Brown. Dale was open up the footing was a little poor and middle." the linemen put a lot of pres-i "They just caught us in a sure on Tarkenton." zone defense with Dale one-on"But he's so unconventional. | one with St. Louis Cardinal Lar- Strickland swished a pair ofilyop never really anticipate|ry Wilson," said losing coach! ' what he's going to do," said j Torn Landry of Dallas. 1 Ram Merlin Olsen of Tarken nament on March 15 Prep 1 —Marietta and Sheila Lamberson. Prep 2—Ronald and Sue Chambliss. Prep 3— Cathy Thornton and Clark Overstreet, Maxine and Ronnie Harrison, Virginia Riley and Joe Atkinson, Marietta and Steve Lamberson. and Julie and Mike Sherman. Prep 4— William Greenwell and Scott Wood, Bob Loftus and Larry Page, and Irvin Nathlich and Ken Stewart. Junior 1 — Dorothy and Kathy Wisniewski. Junior 2 — Bill and Debbie Kyle and Don and Cindy Shafer. Junior 3 — Edna and Ronnie Chambliss, and Alberta and Stephen Richardson. Junior 4 —Ivan and Kevin McConnaughhay- Major 3 — Vera and Stuart Smith. Major 4 — John Green and Eddie Merriman. Will Rams Play The No. 1 Outfit? There's a good chance that coach Bob Arnold's Rams will be playing the No. 1 team in Illinois here next Friday night. Quincy's Blue Devils are coming to town with a 14-1 record. In last week's Associated Press ratings. Quincy was tied for second spot with Proviso East, behind No. I Thornton of Harvey. . . ! Over the weekend. Quincy i whipped Alton 85-83 and bounced ! top-rated Thornton, 81-67. . . It would appear that sportswriters, voting today, would have to jump coach Sherrill Hanks' Blue Devils to the No. 1 position. . . Rock Island Alleman, rated Rock Island Alleman, rated No. 4 last week and sporting a 14-0 record until Saturday night, might have been a logical No. 1 choice. . . But Rock Island fell to Davenport, Iowa Central on Saturday to blow its perfect slate. . . -o- -o- -o- Just supposin' Quincy comes up as No. 1 and the Rams beat Quincy. . . In that event, we'd guess the Ram bandwagon will be loaded again. . . There was plenty of room just a couple of weeks ago. . . -o- -o- -o- Sports Shorts "Nate Hawthorne got more rebounds than the whole Benton team," said Ram coach Arnold. . . "Nate and I wanted to be sure that you mentioned that. . . " It certainly should be mentioned, and Bill Webb, who covered the game for the Register- News, had already mentioned it in his story. . . Mt. Vernon pulled down 30 rebounds to 16 for the Rangers — and Hawthorne accounted for 19 personal grabs in an amazing performance. . . "Well, it looks like we'll have our work cut out against Quincy," said Arnold. . . "We'll be meeting the best. But can it be much harder than winning down at Benton? I was sure glad to get out of there. . . " -o- -o- -o- Carmi tried a "triple- team" on Fairfield's big Gerald Foster last Saturday night. . . The tactic worked — and yet it didn't. Foster, with three men guarding him, was scoreless the first half. . . However, coach Larry Odum instructed his Mules to forget the 'feeds' to Foster and do the work themselves. . .. Danny Carter hit 15, sophomore Larry Heflin 15 and Boh Vaughn 14.". . Carmi was forced to give up the triple- teaming, then Foster bagged 19 the last half as Fairfield remained undefeated with a 70-48 romp. . -o- -o- -o- Coach Walt Moore got ace Carbondale guard Bob Pankey back in action in an 88-80 win over West Frankfort Saturday night. . . Pankey had been s i d elined with an ankle fracture since before the Christmas H o 1 iday meets. . . He didn't start the game but saw action briefly in the first , half, then came back for more duty in the final half. . . "He'll play himself back into condition," said Walter. . . . Referee Dick Deitz, who worked the game, said, "It was something to see how Carbondale picked up steam when Pankey came off the bench. . Les Taylor and Bob Westberg each scored 31 for Carbondale, but they scored easier and faster when Pankey was in the lineup. . . " -o- -o- -o- Mr. Vernon now has three players among the Top 10 scorers in the South Seven. . . Nate Hawthorne is averaging 20 per game, Steve Strickland 19 and Terry Sledge 14.5. ... Les Taylor, of Carbondale, sets the league pace with a 33.1 pot- game average. . . -o- -o- -o- Mt. Vernon's Church League hds a big showdown game Tuesday night at Dodds gym. . . Logan No. 2 and Spring Garden will match 13-0 records. . All other league teams have at least three defeats. . . Barry Sargent, Dwayne Green and Jim McKenzie are top gunners for Logan 2, while the Bernard brothers, Dwight and Gilroy, and Randy Fitzjerrells have sparked Spring Garden's unbeaten slate. . . SPORT SHORTS BOSTON (AP) - Three U.S. Olympic team members who represent the Southern California Striders were entered today for the 80th Boston A.A. Indoor Track Games at Boston Garden Feb. 1. Olympic hurdlers Geoffrey Vanderstock and Ron Whitney will run in the BAA Invitational 400-yard event and the Hollis 600, respectively. Bob Day, a distance runner, is expected to compete in the two-mile run. charities to regain the lead for the Rams but Milton came back with a field goal to give Benton the edge. Then Hawthorne tossed in a pair and the Rams were on top 66-63. Frailey put the Rangers with in one, but that's when the Rams put on their final surge. With 3:39 to play in the contest, the Rams opened up their biggest mar ton. Olsen was a nearly unanimous pick as lineman of the game. The East gained only 81 yards in the first half and trailed 3-0 at intermission on Ram Bruce Gossett's 20-yard field goal. An earlier 52-yard Gossett attempt bounced high off the cross bar gin, 70-65. A minute and six ! and fell back onto the playing "Gabe called all his own plays and I thought he mixed them up real well," said Allen. Gabriel was named player of j the game by writers. It was the 12th West triumph The East has won seven. seconds later the lead had grown to nine points behind James, Hawthorne, and Strickland. Milton , Collins, and Bob Smith each hit two- pointers to put the Rangers only five back with 1:01 on the clock, but Hawthorne pumped in five points field. Meredith got the East's only score midway through the third j period on a 34-yard pass to Cleveland's Paul Warfield, who eluded San Francisco 49er defensive back Kermit Alexander and raced in for the touchdown. Then Gabriel and Dale SATURDAY NITE MIXED LEAGUE High Series: Dave Mendenhall 651; Sonny Russell 552; Jim Tucker 523; Reba Tucker 502; Conita GaVette 470; Lois Payne 430. in that last minute and James i teamed up. and Sanders two apiece to put j "We sent Anderson on a the game out of reach. I sweep," Allen explained. "Then, JANUARY SPECIAL HOME SERVICE CALL Any Where, Any Make, Any Model. ONLY $^JJ5 SINGER COMPANY Park Plaza—Ph 244-1262 INTEREST PER ANNUM On 6 Month Saving Certificates of $10,000 or More. 4%% Interest Paid on Pass-Book Savings Accounts. Put Your Money "Where Thousands Save Millions." MT. 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