Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 28, 1969 · Page 9
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Tuesday, January 28, 1969
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Rams Shoot Up To No. 11 Spot In Prep Poll -x- -x- «x- -x- -x- -x- I— —:—— — ; ! Blue Devils Slide To 6th Carbontlale Cracks Ratings At No. 16; Mules Up To 12th SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Proviso East became the fourth , team In seven weeks to gain the No. I rating today in the Assorted Press high school basketball poll. The Pirates were a strong choice for the top spot after Quincy's Blue Devils, who held the front berth one week, lost to Mount Vernon and Granite City in weekend contests. Proviso East received 12 first place votes and collected 247 of a possible 256 poll points. Quincy and Galesburg each obtained two first place nominations. As a result of their poor show ing on the road, Quincy dropped to sixth. Galesburg moved up to second and Rock Island Alle man took third. Rockford West, unbeaten until stopped by Rock Island last week, fell from third to seven enth. Newcomers in this week's standings are Mount Vernon, Normal Community and Car bondale. They replaced Mendota, Mounts Meridian and East Peoria. The top 16 teams with won- ]ost records and poll points 1. Proviso East 14-1 247 2. Galesburg 10-2 234 3. Rock Island Alleman 15-1 203 4. Edwardsville 14-1 183 5. Harvey Thornton 14-3 181 6. Quincy 15-3 170 7. Rockford West 13-1 136 8 Lockport Central 14-1 129 9. Chicago Heights Bloom 14-2 10. Waukegan 11-4 1 11. Mount Vernon 9-3 59 12. Fairfield 16-0 53 13. Champaign Central 15-3 50 14. Decatur Eisenhower 16-3 48 15. Normal Community 15-1 44 26. Carbondale 12-2 42 Next four teams in order were Ottawa, East Peoria, Granite City and Mendota. Other teams receiving votes included Mounds Meridian, Lincoln, Peoria Manual, Peoria Spalding, Toluca, Manito Forman, Alton, Springfield Lanphier, New Trier East. Rock Island, Clifton Central, Chicago Hirsch, Elgin, Aurora East, Chii cago, DuSable and East Moline. THIS WEEK'S PREP SCHEDULE Big E Leading NBA Point Derby NEW YORK (AP) — With National Basketball Association players scoring at a record pace, San Diego's Elvin Hayes continues to hold a wide lead in the point race. Hayes, the Rockets' rookie sensation, has scored 1,554 points and is 329 ahead of Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson, the No. 2 man. Hayes is one of 19 NBA players who have passed the 1,000- point plateau this year—the most ever to do it so early in the season. One of those who haven't made it yet is Wilt Chamberlain of Los Angeles, who set a one- game high for the season with 60 points in a game last Sunday. Wilt, who has scored 960 points, leads in two other categories. He has 1,017 rebounds, tops in that department, and leads in field goal percentage with a .578 accuracy mark. Robertson is leading in assists with 447 and Larry Siegfried'of Boston is the top foul shooter with an 867 percentage on 228 conversions of 263 attempts. Tuesday Waltonville at Sesser Thompsonville at Christopher Carterville at Zeigler-Royalton Odin at Ashley Tamaroa at Crab Orchard Joppa at Pope County Goreville at Shawneetown Vienna at Carrier Mills Friday Carbondale at Mt. Vernon Benton at Marion Centralia at Herrin West Frankfort at Harrisburg Nashville at Anna- Jonesboro Chester at DuQuoin Pmckneyville at Sparta Sesser at Trico Elverado at Carterville Dongola at Brookport Crab Orchard at Thompsonville Dahlgren at Waltonville Coulterville at Tamaroa Johnston City at Metropolis Meridian at Eldorado Egyptian at Century Saturday Mt. Vernon at Carmi West Frankfort at Benton Herrin at Carbondale Salem at Centralia Johnston City at Marion Anna - Jonesboro at Pinckney- DuQuoin at Murphysboro Mascoutah at Nashville Ashley at Christopher Trico at Elverado Sesser at Carrier Mills Dongola at Shawnee Eldorado at Metropolis Rome, Old Union Are Winners In Grade Tourney BP* LOOK ALIKES—Bill Lannigan of New York, left, and Neil Blatehford of Northbrook, 111., show similar, speed skating styles and appearances as they win berths on United States team which will compete in Men's World Speed Skating Championships at Deventor, The Netherlands, in February. Lannigan is shown winning the 3,000-meter event and Blatehford is shown setting new 500-meter rink record, both Sunday at U.S. Olympic Championships at Milwaukee. (AP Wirephoto) Benton's Adkins Causes Overtime No. 5 Kentucky Downs Alabama 83-70 In OT Bills Grab O. J.; Draft Is Underway NEW YORK (AP)—The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League chose Southern California's O. J. Simpson, an All- American halfback who won the 1968 Heisman Trophy, as the third annual combined pro football draft got under way today. The choice of Simpson as the No. 1 pick came as no surprise. Simpson has indicated that he would demand as much as a $600,000 bonus, equaling the highest price ever paid for a graduating collegian. Donny Anderson of Texas Tech reportedly received that figure in a long- term contract with the Green Bay Packers in 1966. The 10 teams of the American League and the 16 of the older National Football League will choose 442 college seniors during the next two days. Simpson, a 6-1, 207-pounder rushed for 1,709 yards, an all- time record, and scored 22 touchdowns. Atlanta, the second to pick, chose George Kunz, a tackle from Notre Dame. Kunz is 6-5, 245 pounds. The Philadelphia Eagles, third Jn line, picked Leroy Keyes, Purdue's great running halfback and passc-atcher. He is 6-3, 205. Mt V. Register-News TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1968 First Place At Stake Terrier-Ram Clash Scheduled Friday By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer Rome and Old Union grabbed first round wins and advanced in the junior high district tournament at Bluford last night. Rome knocked off Summersville 6049, while Old Union stopped Woodlawn, 65-33. Riley paced Rome with 19 po.nts followed by long with 10. Richards was the big gun for Summersville with 20 counters while Teammate Crane contributed 16. Lincicbme and Christ Strothman paced the Old Union win with 18 and 12 points respectively. Dixon had 14 and Eu- bariks 5 for Woodlawn. Tonight at Bluford, the host team battles Grand Prairie in the first game while Field knocks heads with Farrington in the nightcap. BOWLING 565: CITY McPHEARSON MEMORIAL LEAGUE High Series: H. Higgins Bill Allen 554; Paul Warren 547; Tony Gockel 544; Don Burke 544; Marv Phillips 523. Standings: W Eddies Tavern 44 Hilton Shirts 40 Silverstreak 37 Scarbrough 37 Becks Texaco 35 Beans Standard 33 Stans Barber 32 Greyhound 30 Stan the Tire Man 29 Am. Welding 14 L 22 26 29 29 31 33 34 36 37 52 NEED A NEW PICKUP? IF SO NOW IS THE TIME TO GET A MONEY SAYING DEAL ON A NEW GMC. AT While Adolph Rupp and the Kentucky Wildcats are having their cake and eating it, too, Ray Mears and his Tennessee Volunteers are thriving on an unlikely Chinese dish named Pete Maravich. The Kentuckians had a cake celebration for the third time this season and Rupp claimed his 800th coaching victory Monday night following an 83-70 overtime conquest of stubborn Alabama. Meanwhile, Tennessee, which held Louisiana State's Maravich to lows of 17 and 21 points last season, limited the national scoring leader and defending champion to another 21, this season's low, with a Chinese defense in an 81-68 victory over the Tigers. Kentucky enjoyed its first cake after beating Mississippi State on Jan. 6 and claiming it was the first school to post 1,000 college basketball triumphs The NCAA, however, threw out five games played in Israel in 1966 but Kentucky uncovered three previously overlooked victories in the early 1900s and celebrated again two games later. Now comes Rupp with his 800 wins, including the five in Israel, so perhaps the menu should have been matzo ball soup instead of cake. "They're just a bunch of cake eaters, and they played like it tonight," said a Kentucky spokesman after lowly Alabama, 4-9, had scared the daylights out of the fifth-ranked Wildcats, 13-2. Kentucky led most of the way but Alabama's Jim Adkins tied the score at 64-all by making a free throw with 18 seconds left in regulation time. The overtime was a different story. Larry Steele tipped in a basket, Mike Casey hit a 15-footer and Dan Issel sank two free throws for a 70-64 lead. After an Alabama basket, Kentucky broke it open, with the 6-foot-8 Issel scoring seven overtime points and finishing with 33. Tennessee's Mears described his Chinese defense as a zone with two men concentrating on /Maravich. "It takes more than one guy to stop him," said Mears, noted for his teams' defensive play. Maravich, averaging 46 points a game, made eight of 18 shots under intense pressure. The only other teams in The Associated Press' Top Twenty besides Kentucky to see action Monday night were 13th-ranked Tulsa, which overcame North Texas State 104-94, and Dayton, No. 20, a 72-64 winner over Xavier of Ohio. Bobby Smith fired in 32 points, 19 in the second half, as Tulsa came from 14 points back to whip North Texas for its 15th win in 17 games and seventh First- Loss For Baptists West Salem Surprises Logan 2 In Overtime BY JERRY SEIBERT In Church League action at Dodds last night, West Salem tripped up Logan No. 2, Spring Garden romped over Wesley Methodist, and Faith Lutheran topped Ina Freewill. In the biggest upset of the season, West Salem outhustled Logan No. 2 as they dealt Logan their first loss 64-59 in overtime. Logan's defeat throws the league lead back into a tie as Spring Garden and Logan have each dropped one game. Epworth and Casey Avenue are holding down the next spot with three defeats each. The contest was close all the way and was knotted 53 all at the end of four quarters. Logan scored the first bucket in the overtime but from then on it was all West Salem as they outscored the losers H-6. Blake Griffin led a balanced attack as he threw in 18 for West Salem. Bethard and Bagley each counted 16. For Logan, Sargent poured in 25 while McKenzie added 21. Green and LaRue both fouled out for Logan. Spring Garden jumped out to an early lead and held control of the entire game as they wal- lopped a tough Wesley Crew 70-41. D. Bernard was the big gun for Spring Garden as he dumped in 26 markers. Settle had 12 and G. Bernard added 11. Campbell was the only man in double figures for Wesley with 11. In the evening finale, Faith Lutheran put on an impressive display in rolling over Ina 60-46. Nathlich paced the Lutheran attack as he bucketed 24 while R. Korris chipped in 19. Adams took game scoring honors for Ina with 27 markers with Eliot contributing 13. In a full slate of games at Summersville, Central Church of Christ belted Logan No. 1, Lebanon spilled Epworth Meth odist, and First Methodist nipped First Community. Although each team hit on 21 of 29 free throw attempts, Central won the battle from the field 25-13 and smothered Logan No. 1 71-47. For Central, Thackrey paced an even scoring attack as he hit for 16. Shafer and McBride each followed closely with 12. Greene sunk 12 of 15 charity tosses to wind up with 18 for Logan No. 1. Lebanon took advantage of 26 tries at the charity stripe, connecting on 19, to overcome Epworth's 17-16 halftime lead and go on to win 53-43. Wangler took game scoring honors for the winners as he tossed in 20 markers. Scott helped out with 15 while Boone had 11. For Epworth, Eubanks had 15 and Price 11. First Community held a 28-18 lead at the half and was still on top at the end of the third period 40-38 but fell in the final stanza as First Methodist picked up the win 48-46. Smith and Wells teamed up to lead the winners as they netted 15 and 12. Gibbs was a one- man show for Community as he hit for 27. Following is the schedule of games that will be played tonight. At Casey Jr. ..High 6:45 First Baptist vs. First Presbyterian 7:45 Meadowbrook vs. Pleasant Hill. 8:45 Ina Freewill vs. Wesley At Summersville 6:45 Spring Garden vs. St Mary's 7:45 West Salem vs. Second Baptist 8:45 Casey Avenue vs. Faith Lutheran. For ABA West Team Hannum Says Hightower Is Sleeper LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The second annual American Basketball Association's All- Star Game will be played tonight with Coach Alex Hannum of the West looking for a sleeper to pull out a victory. The sleeper on Hannum's West All-Star team is Denver's Wayne Hightower, one of the two players picked by the coach for his team. "The writers and broadcasters go with the glamor boys," Hannum said Monday. "There's nothing wrong with that, but I added Hightower to help us win the game." Hightower have averaged 14.8 points and 9.1 rebounds a game for the Rockets, but Hannum says these figures do not tell the entire story of the player's worth. "He has great ability to play defense," Hannum explained. He is big enough to guard a big man and still agile enough to handle a good-sized guard." After newsmen picked the first 10 members of the two squads, Hannum and Jim Harding, coach of the East All-Stars, each selected two more. Hannum's other choice was Merv Jackson of Los Angeles while Harding, coach of the Minnesota Pipers, completed his roster with Jim Ligon of Kentucky and Art Heyman of Minnesota. The West will be gunning for its first victory after losing the initial encounter 126-120 at Indianapolis last year. Pro Basketball PRESS Valley straight in Missouri Conference play. The losers, led by Joe Hamilton and Leroy Winfield, started almost flawlessly and held a 5646 halftime lead. But Smith, aided by Ron Carson's 23 points and Rob Washington's 21, was too much for the Eagles. Smith moved into third place among Tulsa's career scorers with 1,146 points. Co-captains Dan Obrovac and Dan Sadlier netted 23 and 20 points, respectively, as Dayton uppped its record to 14-3 against Xavier. The losers' 6-10 Luther Rackley scored 15 points in the first half but the Flyers went into a zone and held him to one point thereafter. Receives Trophy Hull Honored For Service To Hockey TYLER'S JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontiac—Cadillac — Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Hull, the dynamic Chicago toward who many regard as in a class by himself, has joined a select group of people who have been honored for their contribution to hockey in the United States. Hull was named winner Monday of the 1969 Lester Patrick Trophy. The award is for outstanding service to hockey in this country and will be presented to the Hawks' scoring ace at a dinner in New York on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18. Hull holds the record for most goals in one season, 54 in 1965-66 He also has been named the league's Most Valuable Player twice. Among previous winners bf the'trophy are Detroit's Gordie Howe, the NHL's all-time goal scoring leader, and the late Jack Adams, long-time general manager and coach of the Red Wings. By THE ASSOCIATED NBA Monday's Results Baltimore 126, Detroit 106 Seattle 128, Milwaukee 107 Only games scheduled Today's Games Atlanta at Boston San Francisco at Cincinnati Philadelphia at New York Chicago at Los Angeles Only yames scheduled Wednesday's Games San Francisco at Detroit Seattle vs. Boston at Philadelphia Atlanta at Philadelphia Los Angeles at San Diego Milwaukee vs. Phoenix at Tucson Only games scheduled ABA Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Game .All-Star Game at Louisville, Ky. Only game scheduled Wednesday's Games Houston at Kentucky Indiana at Denver New York at Dallas Only games scheduled By BOB FORBES Walt Moore will come back to the town he once called home Friday night with destruction in mind. Moore, once a star player on the Mt. Vernon cage teams, now hopes to defeat the team he helped win state titles nearly two decades ngo. Coach Moore as he's now known in Carbondale and throughout the state, was a star guard on the 1949-50 Mt. Vernon state championship teams — but he's now a Ram foe. Moore will bring his Carbondale Terriers to town Friday night, and with a victory, could walk off with possession of the top spot in the South Seven Con ference standings. Mt. Vernon currently holds down the No. 1 position with a 6-1 league mark, while Carbondale is close behind with a 5-1 slate. Coach Bob Arnold's Rams are on a five-game win streak, with consecutive victories over Herrin, Harrisburg, Centralia, Benton and Quincy, Carbondale owns a four-game win streak with decisions over West Frankfort, Greenville, Effingham and Centralia. The Rams lost to the Terriers in the first meeting between the two clubs at Carbondale by a 68-65 count. Since then, Mt. Vernon has won seven encounters, while losing only one — a 64-50 setback at the hands of Alton. Carbondale, since beating Mt. Vernon, has won seven and lost two. It the Ranics hope to defeat Carbondale, stopping Les Taylor will be a step in the right direction. The 6-3 senior is currently the South Seven's leading scorer with a 33.1 point per game average. Taylor, the lone junior on the 1967-68 all-state squad, last week set a Salem Invitation Tourna ment scoring record with 115 points in three outings. The jumping-jack center bang ed in 49 points against Greenville for and indvidual scoring record and came back with 43 against Centralia in the championship bout. Taylor scored 34 points against the Rams last Dec. 20 while teammate Bob Pankey added 17. appears to have given the Vernols the steam they needed. In the past two weeks, Mt. Vernon has beaten three highly regarded teams, in Centralia, Benton and Quincy. The Rams have good scoring punch and can boast of three of the top ten scorers in the conference. Nate Hawthorne has a 20 point per game average in league play, backed by Steve Strickland with a 19 point average and Terry Sledge with a 14.5 clip. The Rams have a slightly better overall scoring average than the Terriers, with 926 points in 12 games for a 77.1 average compared to 1070 points in 14 games and a 76.4 average for Carbondale. Mt. Vernon opponents arc scoring an average of 62.5 points per game while Terrier opponents are averaging 63.7 ponts. In other conference action Friday, Benton will travel to Marion in a battle that could put the Rangers in fourth place in the standings should they win. Centralia will journey to Herrin and Harrisburg will host West Frankfort. The Saturday schedule shows Mt. Vernon going to Carmi, West Frankfort traveling to Benton, Herrin going to Carbondale, Harrisburg hosting McLeansboro, Centralia entertaining Salem and Marion hosting Johnston City. Pankey is just now beginning to recover from an ankle injury that occurred the night after the Terriers beat Mt. Vernon. The senior team-leader has played in the last three or four games, but has not regained full form. Besides Taylor and Pankey, Moore is expected to start Bob Westburg, Steve Thompson and Jay Wilkinson. The Rams, since losing to Alton and barely edging Herrin 6059 have been a much improved club. Frank Sanders has broken I Into the starting lineup and 1 Sportsman Club Reelects Wicks As President Curly Wicks was last night reelected president of the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman's Club. The election was held at the annual meeting of the club at city hall. Other officers elected were: Herb Talley, vice president; Don Brown, president of the Jefferson county club, in charge of the quail raising program; Mickey Rankin, county vice president; Ansel Stanley, five -year beard member; Eddie Palmer and Luke Spurlock, one year board members. -Wter the business meeting the members enjoyed outdoor spots films presented by the state Conservation Department. 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. 242-0474! National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday 's Results No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Montreal Toronto at Los Angeles Detroit at New. York Boston at Oakland St. Louis at Pittsburgh Only games scheduled Ko- TOKYO, Japan—Hiroshi bayashi, 130%, Japan, outpoint­ ed Toro George, 130%, New Zealand, 10. Q-PON SALE Good Thru Monday, Feb. 3 AT ANY GEBHART STORE NEAR YOU IGNITION TUNE-UP Includes Neve Champion or A.C. Spark Plugs, Points, Condensor and Rotor, Labor And Parts Most 6 Cyl. $*jj|88 Cars Most 8 Cyl. Cars With This Q-Pon $«| 88 *13' KEYS Reg. 40c Each MADE WHILE YOU WAIT Most Numbers For Car or Home With This O ^ A fit Q Pan * *HT THORSEN TOOLS Guaranteed For Life With This Q-Pon 20% DISCOUNT BRAND NEW CHAMPION OR A.C. SPARK PLUGS Each with this Q-Pon — Limit 8 • STORE.S. mcTHE AUTO SUPPLY PEOPLE • TIRE & AUTO SUPPLY 921 S. 10th — 244-1017 — Mechanic On Duty

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