Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 25, 1969 · Page 9
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Fairfield -.-.-52 Marion 79 Benton 61 Carbcndale ...78 Cenlralia 92 W. Frankfort ...72 HarrisbUrg ...36 Galatia 75 Carmi .39 J. City ._ .60 McLeansboro ...58 Effingham 63 Pinckneyville ...67 Herrin ___59 Eldorado 72 Carrier Mills ...64 -X- -X- -x- -x- -x- •X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- RAMPAGING RAMS BEAT TOUTED QUINCY QUINTET 60-52 Too Tough For Devils! Sticky Defense, Hard Rebounding Spring The Upset By JOHN RACKAWAY Sticky defense and superior rebounding pulled coach Bob Arnold's Rams to their biggest win of the season last night, a 60-52 upset of Quincy's Blue Devils who came to Vernois Gym as top-rated team in the Illinois prep cage poll. ^ Though Mt. Vernon's victory will be regarded as a "shocker" in cage circles from one of the state to the other, it didn't come as a great surprise to local fans. -)c- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -X- -X- -X- The resurgent Rams, equipped all along with tremendous physical potential, began to put things together after a dismal showing at holiday tourney time. ) Last night's win was the fifth- in-a-row for coach Arnold's big veterans and, as in no other previous game this year, their height and rebounding power SOUTH SEVEN Conf. O'all Mt. Vernon 6 19 3 Carbondale 5 1 11 2 Centralia .7 2 13 3 Marion 4 4.8 6 Benton 3 4 7 6 W. Frankfort 3 4 6 7 Herrin 1 7 4 10 Harrisburg 1 7 4 10 Games Tonight Carbondale vs. Centralia Harrisburg vs. Galatia W. Frankfort vs. Marion Herrin vs. Johnston City Benton vs. Carmi was apparent. Mt. Vernon was too big and too strong for No. 1 Quincy. \ Coach StierriH Hanks' Blue Devils, who invaded with a 13 -game win streak... departed with their second defeat In 17 starts. In all probability, the trip to Mt. , Vernon cost Quincy Its lofty state rating. From the early moments when Nate Hawthorne and Eddie James rattled in field goals to give Mt. Vernon a quick 4-0 lead, the Rams were in control. Not once during the evening did Quincy see the light. The Blue Devils' last, gap came when they closed to 7-6 midway in the defense - dominated first quarter. But Terry Sledge hit two free throws and Frank Sanders connected fcr a basket to give Mt. Vernon an 11 -6 advantage after one period. Hawthorne then cashed a charity, James hit another jumper and Steve Strickland bagged a rebound basket. Mt. Vernon had forged to a 10- point lead at 16-6. The handwriting was on the wall for all who cared to investigate, The Devils were dead. Strickland, Sledge and Hawthorne kept up the barrage which saw the Rams' lead grow to 16 points at 28-12. The Vernois were on top at intermission •>8-14. Sanders started the third period with a bucket, giving BOX SCORES Who's No. One??? Mt. Vernon (GO) SA FG FT TP Strickland 10 5.1 1! Sledge 9 3 3 9 Hawthorne 10 5 8 18 James 10 4.2 10 Sanders 7 2 5 9 Seibert 10 3 3 TOTALS 47 19 22 6C Quincy (52) SA FG FT TP King 5 0 0 0 Stollberg 16 6 2 14 Wilson 2 10 2 Hickman 13, 2 4 8 Helzel 12 6 1 13 Ator 7 4 5 1? Boster 3 1 0 2 Garber 10 0 C TOTALS 49 20 12 57 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon ;...ll 17 14 18—60 Quincy 6 8 17 21—52 MT. VERNO'S NATE HAWTHORNE works ba'l down court against Quincy press thrown up by Larry King (25) and Jeff Stollberg (31) as Rams pulled 60-52 upset of Illinois' No. 1 Blue Devils here last night. Quincy's press was one which might have ruined the Hums a month ago, but the Vernois had the answer last night in posting a fifth straight triuuniplt. Hawthorne was game's top rebounder and leading scorer with 18 points. (David Hunt Photo) -x- -x- -x- x- -x- -x- -x- -x- -x- Mt. Vernon Its final 16 • point margin of the game at 30-14. Reggie Hetzel, Jeff Stollberg and Bruce Ator canned seven points on a Quincy spree that closed the spread to 30-21 . After James tallied for the Rams and Stollberg hit once more for Quincy to make it 32-23, Mt. Vernon regained solid control on a;- bucket by Strickland and a three- point play by Hawthorne. The count was 37-23 and, though the Blue Devils picked up a little ground on hot-shooting by Stollberg, the Rams took a 42-31 margin into the final quarter.. Quincy, never giving up and pressing all the way fired 22 times down the stretch as against six shot attempts by —the Rams. But as coach Arnold had forecast yesterday morning, his Rams played it "tight and tough." With a -46-33 lead and six minutes left in the game, Mt. Vernon slid Into a deli-, berate offense, using up crucial time as the Blue Devils were forced into desperate catch- up efforts. Though limited to a pair of field goals down the stretch, Mt. Vernon made hay at the charity line, sinking 14 free ones to keep the scrambling Blue Devils from making a serious challenge Strickland fouled out of the Ram lineup with 3:08 to play, and quincy's Stollberg went to the bench with 2:18 left. — The Blue Devils' quick, relentless pressing defense resulted in 13 floor miscues by the Rams. However, Quincy came up with 11 turnovers and Mt. THESE ARE THE FACTS CATAUNA VS. PLYMOUTH FURY 111 FURY 111 CATAUNA MSRP (2 dr. H.T.) $3,088.00 $3,157.00 Comparable V-8 Eng. 383 C.I.D. 400 C.I.D. 290 H.P. 290 H.P. ' 69.70 Std. Auto Trans. 216.00 227.04 Pwr. Steering Pwr. Disc Brakes 100.00 115.85 Pwr. Steering Pwr. Disc Brakes 91.65 71.62 White Sidewall Tires 67.80 44.23 (8.55-15) (8.55-15) Electric Clock Std. 15.80 Deluxe Wheel Covers 21.30 21.06 Head< Restraints 26.50 16.85 TOTAL $3,680.95 $3,669.45 CATAUNA IS $11.50 LESS MORE CAR FOR YOUR MONEY AT QUINCY GUARD REGGIE HETZEL (35) slipped through Mt. Vernon's sticky defense—one of few local lapses—to score layup basket as Blue Devils fought to get back in the game against roaring Rams in Vernois Gym. Mt. Vernon twice led No. 1 rated Devils by 16 points before pulling out 60-52 win. Quincy hit 20 field goals to 19 for Mt. Vernon, but Rams made 22 free throws pay off, including 14 big ones in iinal quarter. Watching Hetzel Score are Terry Sir dgo (32) of Mt. Vernon, Bruce Ator and Jeff Stollberg, of Quincy, and Nate Hawthorne of Rams. (David Hunt Photo) Vernon's powerful rebounding and shot- blocking defense more than made the difference. On few occasions did quincy manage a second shot at the basket. Shooting percentages were were amazingly s i milar. The Rams hit 19 of 47 from the field for .404. Quincy bucketed 20 of 49 for .408. Mt." Vernon's winning margin came on 22 free throws out of 34 tries. Quincy cashed 12 of 24 free chances.' Though defense was the payoff, the Rams got a boost from another four periods of remarkably balanced scoring. Hawthorne set the pace with 18, Stfrckland bagged 11, James 10, Sledge and Sanders 9 apiece. Jerry -—Seibert, replacing Strickland, canned three free throws in protecting the fourth-period lead. The accomplished forward, Stollberg led Quincy with 14 points. Guard Reggie Hetzel hit 13 as . did substitute center j Bruce Ator. Mt. Vernon returns to South Seven Conference warfare next weekend when Walt Moore's Carbondale Terriers come to Vernois Gym. Carbondale handed Mt. Vernon one of its three losses this year, tripping the Rams 68-65 in a pre- holiday meeting on the carbondale floor. Mules Take 2-0 Lead Fairfield, Benton Bag Victories In Quad City Tourney Highly-favored Fairfield turned back Carrni 52-39 and Benton rallied to top McLeansboro 61-58 last night in second round action of the Quad City Tournament at Fairfield. After the second round, Fairfield leads the pack wtih a 2-0 tourney record, Benton and MeLeansb o r o are each 1-1, and Carmi is wisless at 0-2. Fairfield jumped to a 14-7 first quarter margin and then stretched that lead to nine, 27-18 by the time intermission rolled around. , But the .third period Carmi hit 13 points and held the unbeaten Mules to only eight as they narrowed the margin to 35-31. The final eight minutes saw another reversal as the Fairfield crew Dullpd sway to register the 52-39 decision. Gerald Foster paced the Mules' balanced o f tensive wtih 16 points, while Fred Kendall captured high -point honors for Carmi with 26. The win was the fifteenth straight for Larry Odum's Mules. Carmi's record stands at 6-8. Benton's Rangers found TYLER'S N MOTORS INC. 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pohriac—Cadillac-<-Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon themselves down 3 3- 80 at the half before coming on to take a 46-14 advantage going into the final period ' of play. The last quarter was a scoring duel between the Foxes' Ron Moser and Benton's Joe Milton. Moser won that one 8-7 but the Rangers held on to get the win, 61-58. The winners were sparked by Doug Collin's 22 points, 18 of which came in the first and third quarters. Moser was high for McLeansboro with 28. Benton raised their season mark to 7-8 while McLeansboro fell to an 11-4 record. Tonight at 7:00 Carmi takes on Benton, and at 8:30 Fairfield plays McLeansboro. Score by Quarters Fairfield: 14 13 8 17-52 Carmi: • 7 11 13 8-39 Fairfield scoring: Foster 16, Carter 9, R. Vaughan 9, Heflin 6, Brand 4, Leathers 4, and Bircket 4. Scoring for Carmi: Kendall 26, Cozart 6, Mitchell 2, Gates 2, Spencer 2, and Pollard. Score by Quarters Benton: 14 16 16 15-61 McLeansboro: 17 16 11 14—58 _ Benton scoring: Collins 22, Adkins 8, Milton 7, B. Smith 6, Dennis Smith 6, Kaspar 5, Semanski 5, and Wisely 2. Scoring for McLeansboro: Moser '28, Winemiller 18, Nipper 6, Lee 5, and Bailey L South Seven Teams In Finals Tonight Centralia, Carbondale Victorious A t Salem Top seeded Centralia and No. 2 seeded Carbondale walked off with easy wins Friday night in semi-final action o; the Salem Invitational Tournament and will meet tonight in the championship round. The Orphans utilized a torrid second quarter attack to down Pinckneyville, 9267, while Carbondale picked up 23 points in the first period and went on to roll Effingham, 78-63. Centralia hit 75 per cent of its shots in the second period to outscore the Pincks 27-14 and take a 44-27 halftime lead. The Orphs outscored the Panthers by a 48-40 count in the second half of play. Nate Moore was the high scorer for Centralia with 27 points, backed by Walt Gardner with 20 tallies. Les Taylor, who set an individual game scoring record Thursday night, paced Carbondale with 21 points on 10 field goals and one free throw. Stove Thompson added 14 more in the Terrier victory over the defending champion Hearts. Pinckneyville will meet Effingham at 6 p.m. tonight for third place honors. The consolation game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., while the Carbondale Centralia championship battle is set for 9:00 p.m. Score by Quarters Centralia: 17 27 23 25-92 Pinckneyville: 13 14 16 24—67 Scoring for Centralia: Moore 27, Gardner 20, Bryan 11, Ryan 2, Murray 5, Meeks 17, Coe 2, Miller 8. Scoring for Pinckneyville: C. Goldman 23, Brown 14, Plumlee 5, L. Goldman 11, Hawkins 7, Decker 2, Kinstler 5. Score by Quarters Carbondale: 22 29 18 9—78 Effingham: 5 24 12 22—63 Scoring for Carbondale: Taylor 21, Westburg 11, Thompson 14, Martin 6, Wilkinson 6, B. Pankey 9, Given 2, Clary 4, Hughlett 4, Jordan 1. Scoring for Effingham: Cox 6, McDaniel 9, Cunningham 8, Stalling 1, Heidbreder 8, Dixon 4, Barnes 16, Johns 1, Stanley 2, Wedning 8. * PREP SCORES * Quincy Sophs Rally To Down Ramleis, 73-66 Teh Quincy Blue Devil underlings pulled off a trick that their varsity counterparts had been previously notorious for as they put on a second half charge to trim Coach Sonny Ellis' Ram Sophs 73-66. It was Mt. Vernon all the way in the first two quarters as the Ramlets raced to a 22-17 first period advantage. T h ey then held their lead as they played the second stanza even wtih Quincy 16-16. The count stood at 38-33 at intermission as Ronnie Henderson bagged 14 first half points while freshman Larry James continuously blocked shot after shot, once cramming three Blue Devil attempts in a row. Quincy opened the last two quarters with a mad dog press and out pointed the Ramlets in the third period 24-13. They then put the game out of reach by taking the final 8 minutes 16-15. Henderson finished the contest with 25 markers while James Stonecipher hit on 9 charity tosses in 9 tries to rack up 21. As a team, the Ramlets made good on 14 of 22 free throw chances while Quincy ripped the nets 19' times in 26 free attempts. For the Blue Devils, Heitholt bagged 19 while Ball helped out with 17. Score by Quarters Mt. Vemon: 22 16 13 15-66 Quincy: 17 16 24 16-73 Marshall 135, Crcigier 97 Joliet West 66. Kankakee Westview 63 Lincoln-Way 70, Reavis 51 Homewood 77, Evergreen Pk. 51 Hall 72, Kewanee. 46 Ottawa 103, Mendota 93 Toluca 77, Putnam Co. 59 Sterling 76, LaSalle-Peru 73 Lincoln 45, Champaign Central 40 i Urbana 52, Bloomington 35 ; Rockford W. 65, Belvidere 50 ! Rockford Guilford 73, Free-: port 72 Auburn 56, Rockford Harlen: 38 j Boylon 68, Rockford E. 57 Rock Falls 54, Rochelle 49 Princeton 73, Streator 62 { Elgin 58, Elgin Larkin 55 DeKalb 67, Aurora West 58 Burlington Central 76, Mooseheart 51 Bloomington Central Catholic 77, Pontaic 66 Canton 65, Normal U High 61 Maine West 46, Deerfield 45 DeKalb 67, Aurora West 58 New Trier W. 62, Maine S. 55 Thornton 79, Thornridge 43 Proviso East 85, Oak Park 57 New Trier E. 7-i, Highland Pk. 60 Glenbard E. 65, Morton W. 50 Joliet Catholic 80, Driscoll 38 Riverside - Brookfield 55, Hinsdale Central 47 Lyons 62, York 60 Hinsdale S. 63, W. Leyden 48 Bergen 72, Pekin 58 Woodruf 54, Central 52 2 ot Manual 68, E. Peoria 66 —ot Richwood 62, Limestone 51 Galesburg 98, DuSable 72 Wyoming 76, Laffayette 48 Princeton 73, Streator 62 Moline 55, Davenport, Iowa, Central 40 Rock Island 69, D a v enpo rt, Iowa, West 46 Lanphier 66, Griffin 42 Springfield 76, Southeast 62 White Hall North Greene 113, Franklin 90 Clinton 53, Shelbyville 41 Vandaliu. 62, Windsor GO Pana 65, Nakomis 58 Gillespie 63, Caiiinville 52 Hillsboro 81, Nashville 46 Edwardsville 63, Pittsficld 34 Crane Tech 52, Beardstown 45 Jacksonville 99, Hirsch 81 Waukcgan 73, Morton East •11 Lockport Central 95, Joliet E. 58 Aurora East 69, Napcrvillc 61 Covington, Ind., 5S, Danville Chlarman 56 Paris 51, Charleston 50 Robinson 66, Marshall 61 Cumberland 75, Palestine 52 Effingham St. Anthony 115, Brownstown 61 Altamonl 57, Teutopolis 44 Beecher City 79, Neoga 40 KinmundSy 81, Noble 79 ot Cisne 80, Dieterich 49 Farina 71, Patoka 61 St. Elmo 67, Ramsey 63 ot Centralia 92, Pinckneyville 67 Carbondale 78, Effingham 63 Areola 76, Atwood 64 Flora 70, -Grayville 55 Albion 79, Louisville 53 Evanston 77, Niles East 60 Sparta 50, Murphysboro 31 Norris City 77, Shawneetown 54 Red Bud 67, SteelevlUe 61 Benton 61, McLeansboro 58 Fairfield 52, Carmi 39 Marion 79, Johnston City 60 Marissa 87, Gibault 85 2 ot Collinsville 51, Granite City 45 Roxana 77, Dupo 76 Columbia 82, Lebanon 77 New Athens 53, Mascoutah 38 Aviston 91, Breese 69 Okawville 85, Mulberry Grove 54 Odin 63, Carlyle 47 ATTENTION TAXPAYERS and VOTERS HELLO MT. VERNON: I came back to say, on May 1st, 1953 the head lines in this paper screamed, PAYLESS PAYDAY AT CITY HALL. Three davs later a new MAYOR and 4 COUNCILMEN replaced a MAYOR and 10 ALDERMEN. We set our salary at $1.00 per year. On April 15th, 1957 we passed Ordinance No. 57-10 which raised the next MAYOR'S salary, (Bailey) to $75.00 per month and the 4 councilmen to $50.00 which Is their present salary. On Oct. 21st, 1968 the present CITY COUNCIL by Ordinance No. 68-41 raised the next MAYORS salary to $7200.00 for his 4 year term. Not bad. It's no longer what can I do for Mt, Vernon but how much can I take out of Mt. Vernon. When I became MAYOR of Mt, Vernon on May 4, 1953, CITY HALL had rest rooms, but no charmin, and no credit, so I bought a case. Police hod guns and flashlights but no bullets or batteries, so I bought a supply of both. The fire department had oxygen tanks but no oxygen, so I got them some refills. Months later I was reluctantly reimbursed. SOCK-IT-TO-ME-TIME: In 1966 the present CITY OFFICIALS who had been drafted against their will, and forced to serve the city long hours, set up a paid vacation; club. This is an affiliate of their local ADAM CLAYTON POWELL FLYING CLUB. On Sept. 12, 1966 this club was endowed with $1750.00 CITY FUNDS for a weekend Ozark flying vacation (wives included) to Chicago. This trip was so successful, so enjoyable and the wives never had it so good, it deserved an encore. So, on Sept 7, 1967 this CLUB was endowed with $1315.39 CITY FUNDS and off to Springfield they go. This trip too, must have been a tremendous success because one year later, Oct. 9, 1968 a repeat performance, $1500>.00 CITY FUNDS, destination Peoria. Total, $4565.39, your tax money, my tax money. Now two of these participants have the brazen audacity to ask the TAXPAYERS AND VOTERS to return them to office for 4 more years. Instead let's cut a ribbon and give them their Dodson Civic Citations in the February'25 primary. 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