Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 23, 1969 · Page 10
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1969 Rated Quints Improve Records Villanova And LaSalle Post New Victories Guess who won the Spencer Haywood-Howard Porter battle? Johnny Jones, that's who. A sellout crowd turned out at the Philadelphia Palestra Wednesday night to watch two of the country's most highly touted sophomores—Haywood of Detroit and Porter of Villanova —go at each other. But when the shooting died down it turned out to be Jones and zones that told the story as Villanova, ranked 11th in The Associated Press college basketball poll, ran away with a 93-71 victory. Villanova led 46-45 with 15:43 left to play but the Wildcats sud denly went on a 25-5 tear over the next six minutes to wrap /things up. Porter had U points during that stretch and Jones six. Jones, a 6-foot-4 senior from Porhpano Beach, Fla., finished with 37 points, a career high, 22 of them in the first half, as Villanova ran its record to 12-2. He also had 12 rebounds. Porter added 28 while Olympic hero Haywood, held to 12 points in the first 30 minutes, wound up with 25. Villanova clamped one of Coach Jack Kraft's patented sagging zones around Haywood —"I'd like to think that our zone had something to do with stopping him," Kraft said—and the Titans were unable to penetrate it with much success. The only other ranked team to see action was No. 9 La Salle, which turned back upset-minded Pennsylvania 78-64 in the second half of the Palestra twin bill. The Explorers, 13-1, made 36 of 40 free throws to score a come-from-behind victory over the Ivy Leaguers, who had stunned Villanova last week with a slowdown game. La Salle ran off 15 straight points in the second half to seal the triumph. Larry Cannon took scoring honors with 21 points, 18 in the second half. There was only a smattering of major games elsewhere across the nation. Sophomore Willie Bryant scored a key basket with four minutes left and stole a pass to set up another score seconds later as Penn State outtfisted favored West Virginia 64-62. Calvin Murphy of Niagara, the nathon's second leading scorer, was held to 22 points, his season's low, but the Purple Eagles got by Buffalo 79-76. Murphy's three free throws, one thanks to a technical foul against Buffalo Coach Len Ser fustini—put Niagara ahead to stay 69-68. Gary Brown's free throw with six seconds left enabled Westminster of Pennsylvania to edge Pitt 65-64. Terry Driscoll's 28 points and 18 rebounds paced Boston College over Seton Hall 84-56 in the Eagles' first game since Coach Bob Cousy announced he would retire at season's end. Bowling Green trailed Toledo until the final two minutes when Dan McLemore's rebound basket and two foul shots by Dick Rudgers gave the Falcons a 6463 Mid-American Conference victory. 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For the 24-year-old right-hand­ er conducted a delicate balanc ing act during the entire season pitching baseballs with one hand and playing the organ with two. He received acclaim for the former, notoriety for the latter and money for both. And, when the season had ended, McLain had posted 31 victories—becoming the first pitcher to reach the 30-victory plateau since Dizzy Dean in 1934—and was on his way to Las Vegas opening dress in mink. In the balloting by sports writers and broadcasters, McLain was rewarded with 108 first- place votes and amassed a total of 517 points on the basis of three points for first place, two for second and one for third. Only three other athletes received more than 200 points Simpson, pitcher Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals and quarterback Earl Morrall of the Baltimore Colts, the only pro football player able to crack the Top Ten. The poll, however, was taken before the Super Bowl game, which will become a part of the 1969 voting, and therefore does not reflect the stunning upset pulled off by quarterback Joe Namath in leading the New York Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Colts. Simpson, the workhorse running back who almost certainly will be selected by the Buffalo Bills as the No. 1 pick in next week's pro football draft, was the-runner-up in the voting with 64 first and 423 points. Gibson, despite beating McLain in two World Series confrontations, finished a distant third with 57 firsts and 302 points. Morrall, who led the Colts to the National Football League championship in place of injured Johnny Unitas, received 39 first and 240 points. Rounding out the Top Ten were dicus thrower Al Oerter, 180 points; long jumper Bob Beamon, 111; decathlon star Bill Toomey, 102; hockey star Gordie Howe, 72; skier Jean Claude Killy, 64, and golfer Billy Casper, 49. Namath, who led the Jets to the American Football League championship, received four first-place votes and 29 points. GOOD/YEAR 1212 BROADWAY FREE PARKING if SERVICE STORE DIAL 242-1101 LIQUOR—WINE—GIN CHAMPAGNE—MIXES BEER Hot' or Cold by the Case Other Beverages Bar Accessories SPECIAL PRICES WOODEN INDIAN Open Evenings Free Parking In Rear Free Delivery • Ph. 24^-0474 Loses Scoring Lead Broken Jaw Weakening Bobby Hull By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A Christmas poke in the jaw, among other things, has the five-year stranglehold by Chicago's Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita on the National Hockey League scoring crown in danger of being broken. At the All-Star game break this week, Boston's Phil Esposito stoood five points ahead of runnerup Hull, the wire- jawed Golden jet, and 12 points ahead of fourth-place Mikita, slumping defending champion It was the first time since Dec. 5, 1967, that neither Mikita, scoring titlist four of the past five seasons, nor Hull, goal - making champ the past three seasons, has led the NHL point ^race. : Briefly in December of 1967, Boston's John Bucyk held the top spot. Week after week since then, either Mikita or Hull was in front, inducing the remainder of the 1967-68 campaign and the current season. Esposito, a four-season Black Hawk' until his May 15, 1967 trade to the Bruins, takes a 67-point total against the Detroit Red Wings tonight, Hull resumes here against Philadelphia tonight With 62, still tops in goals with 30, one more than Esposito, but trailing the bustling Bruin in assists, 38 to 32 With due respect to Esposito's hot pace, it's a wonder Hull has been able to play at all since Dec. 25 when his jaw was broken against Toronto and he since has N played with elastics binding together his upper and lower teeth. I'm getting worried about Bobby's loss of weight because of the liquid diet he's on," said Black Hawk coach Billy Reay. 'It's making him weaker and there's still several weeks before he'll be able to eat and breathe regularly." At that, Hull has kept pursuing the Art Rose Trophy, emblematic of the scoring title, with eight goals and six! assists in 12 games despite Oakland's Long Win Streak Ends By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Oakland Oaks, who wait ed so long for Rick Barry to join them, did perfectly well without him until George Stane ruined them with a test second perfect shot. Stone's 22-foot jumper brought the Los Angeles Stars a 123-121 victory over the Oaks at Los Angeles . Wednesday night, ending their 16-game winning streak. The Oaks, walloping off with the Western Division of the American Basketball Associa tion, were 25-4 when Barry suffered a knee injury Dec. 27, But without Barry, who had to sit out B year before joining Oakland, the Oaks compiled 10-0 mark until Stone took* a pass , with three seconds left while his coach, Bill Sharman pleaded for a time out, and dropped in the winner. He fin ished with 31 points. Denver thus cut Oakland's lead to 10 games with e 124-103 victory over the New York Nets at home. In other games, Kentucky and Indiana remained deadlocked for second place in the East, ZVs games behind idle Minnesota, as the visiting Colonels nudged Dallas 104-1.02 and the Pacers routed Miami 140-117 at Indian apolis. New Orleans stopped Houston 121-117 at Houston the other game. In the National Basketball Association, Detroit edged the Los Angeles Lakers 116-115, Seattle surprised Baltimore 98-94, Atlanta bombed Phoenix 125-107, Chicago upset Boston 95-94 and Philadelphia outlasted the New in breathing difficulties and his tender, immobilized jaw. Mikita, who won the last two scoring titles and had another two - year championship sweep snapped in 1955 56 by Hull, hasn't had more than his usual bangs and 1 bruises. However, the gritty Hawk center's line was was disrupted almost a month by injury to winger Doug Mohns and it seemingly affected Mikita's timing. Still Stan is only three points behind third-place ^Gordie Howe, the ever-green Red Wing, who has 58. York Knicks 140-137 in two overtimes. Larry Jones hit all but two of his season high 40 points in the first three periods when Denver took a decisive lead. Louie Dampier's three-point basket with 13 seconds left carried Kentucky to victory Teammate Gene Moore had 24 points, but John Beasley of Dallas had 34. . Indiana scored 45 points in the, second period for a 73-47 halftime lead that settled its triumph. The Pacers got 24 points each from Mel Daniels and Jay Miller. Late free throws by James Jones, who totaled 26 pohnts, offset a 43-point performance by Willie Somerset and lifted New Orleans past Houston. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Division W. L. 35 12 Pet. .745 .689 .660 .623 .542 .417 .300 G.B. Baltimore Phila'phia .... 31 14 Boston 31 16 New York .... 33 20 Cincinnati .... 26 22 Detroit 20 28 Milwaukee .. 15 35 Western Division Los Angeles 33 16 .673 Atlanta 31 18 .633 Chicago 22 28 .440 San Fran 20 28 .417 San Diego .... 20 29 .408 Seattle 16 36 .308 Phoenix 9 40 .184 Wednesday's Results Detroit 116, Los Angeles 115 Phil'phia 140, New York 137, two overtimes Atlanta 125, Phoenix 107 Seattle 98, Baltimose 94 Chicago 95, Boston 94 Only games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled 3 4 5 9% U>% 21%. 2 n%. 12% 13 18% 24 ABA Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Minnesota .. 25 17 .595 — Kentucky .... 22 21 .512 3%' Indiana _ 24 23 .511 3% Miami 18 22 .450 6 New York 12 30 .286 13 Western Division Oakland 35' 5 .875 — Denver _ 26 16 .619 10 : New Orleans 21 24 .467 16% Los Angeles 20' 23 .465 16% Dallas _ 16 23 .410 18% Houston _ 13 28 .317 22% SUITS Come in today and make your choice from our famous brand name Suits. 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