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r 6 THE rOT.'RIKRJOrRNAL U)IIS II.LF. KY RD Y MORNING. MARCH 6. 197 L 4- m in V f iiiiyiu. Ciassy Company Two of Wcslcyaivs three seniors among school's top career scorers Special to The Courier-Journal OWENSBORO, Ky. - Two of Kentucky Wesleyan's three seniors arc firmly ' entrenched among the college's all-time career scorers and the other senior member of the squad could move into the select 1,000-point circle in the upcoming NCAA College-Division tournament play. -John Duncan occupies the seventh place among the all-time Wesleyan scorers with 1,152 points and teammate Jim, Smith is in the 11th position with 1,072 points in his four years at Wesleyan. Gene Smith within striking distance While Duncan would have to score 163 in -the tourmanent games to move into sixth place, Jim Smith could move up in the standings and is within 30 points of his brother Sam's total in his career at Wesleyan. Kelly Coleman remains as Wesleyan's all-time career scorer. The former Way- riTS Iftif -; lib W-' ;:fV4 $J ,i" i Associated Press FLORIDA, sunshine and baseball. That's the combination here as Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jack Hernandez makes the traditional peg to first base As Iowa invades Small matter of pride keeps 11 in contention By RUSS BROWN r - ' Courier-Journal & Times Stall Writer ' It all comes down to a matter of pride now for Indiana University's basketball team, says coach Lou Watson. . IU was all but eliminated from the Big Ten championship chase by Tuesday's double overtime 94-87 loss to Wisconsin and Ohio State can make it official tonight with a victory over last-place Northwestern at Evanston. Ohio State is 11-1, while the Hoosiers are 8-3. A Buckeye win would assure at least a tie for the title or an outright championship, depending on how second-place Michigan (9-2) fares against invading Michigan State (3-8). '. Meanwhile, IU will be entertaining Iowa 9-12 overall and 4-7 in the conference in a 4:05 p.m. game at Bloomington. "That loss to Wisconsin deflated us somewhat," said Watson. "We were awfully low in practice Thursday. But we've had a good season and we've got to get back up and finish ;t. Have done it before jj V'lt's a matter of pride; this will show whether we're grown up and can fight back. We did it before, after the loss to Purdue, and I'm hoping we'll come back again." Indiana, 16-5 overall, edged Iowa 86-84 oo. Feb. 13 at Iowa City, but it took two free throws by John Rittcr in the last three seconds for the Hoosiers to score the come-from behind win. In that game, IU held sharp-shooting Iowa guard Fred Brown slightly below his, average Brown scored 23 points but'Jiad less success with the other guard,' Gary Lusk, who is averaging only eight points. Musk, a 5-foot-10 junior, scored 24 points, hitting nine of 15 shots. "We zoned them," explained Watson, "and Lusk hurt us by using his quickness to get inside our zone. We can't let him Bulls recall Paul Ruffner , "CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls recalled 6-foot-10 Paul Ruffner, their No 2 draft choice last year, from the Chicagoland Travelers of the Continen-League yesterday. Ruffner, averaging 35 points in three months with the Travelers, rejoins the Bulls for noxt Tuesday's National Basketball Association game with the Milwaukee Bucks here. land, Ky., scoring ace amassed 2,077 points in his three years at Wesleyan (1958-60). George Tinslcy is the No. 2 career scorer with 2,014 points. Tinsley, who played at Wesleyan from 1966 through 1969, is now working with the Louisville Public School System. Dallas Thornton, (1965-68), who is a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, is Wesleyan's No. 3 all-time scorer with 1,929. Following Thornton is Gary Auten (1959-62), 1,774 points; Fairce .Woods (1946-49), 1,424 points; and Lewis Snow-den (1953-56), 1,315 points. Duncan is seventh with 1,152 points, followed by Joe Roop (1953-56), 1,127; Sam Smith (1965-66), 1,102;. Winifred Thompson (1958-61), 1,080 points; and Jim Smith at 1,072. Tom Witherspoon (1952-55) scored 1,041 points and Gene Smith is within striking distance of the 1,000 mark with 947 points. Five of Wesleyan's top career scorers are graduates of Louisville Male High It's that time to complete the double play after forcing the Chicago White Sox' Carlos May at second. The play occurred in an exhibition game at Sarasota. do that again and at the same time, we have to hope we can do as good a job against Brown." Brown, a 6-3 senior, is the Big Ten's second leading scorer with a 30-point average. IU sophomore George McGin-nis, bidding to become his school's first conference scoring champ since Archie Dees in 1958, is on top with a 31.6 average. Another sophomore, Michigan's Henry Wilmore, is close behind at 29.3. McGinnis is also in good position to set a new all-time Indiana single season scoring record. His total is 649, just 65 points short of the 714 set by Jimmy Rayl in 1962. Even though the Hoosiers' league title hopes are dim, they are still very much in the running for a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, expected to gain final Big Ten approval next week. Watson was not one of the backers when the proposal was first raised by conference coaches, but went along with the vote with the understanding that acceptance would be optional. He is still reluctant, but would probably accept a bid if it was offered. TAPES PROVE POINT Watson said he has turned over to IU athletic director Bill Orwig television tapes of the controversial finish in the Wisconsin game. On the final play of the game, one official called a foul on Wisconsin and IU's best free throw shooter, Rick Ford, was the Hoosier , player involved. But the other official ruled that time had expired before the foul occurred. "The tapes clearly show that the scoreboard clock had two seconds remaining when the foul was called," said Watson, "and the buzzer sounds after the foul. We'll turn the tapes over to the Big Ten office, but I'm sure nothing can be done about it now." GABi'S Mors $$ en your Valuable 100 S. PRESTON (AT COLLEGE ST.) f5 84-7745 , , ' -I t TWO SENIORS on Kentucky Wesleyan's tournament-bound basketball team, Jim Smith (left) and John Duncan (center), rank among the school's all-time top career scorers. A third, Gene Smith (right) is nearing the 1,000-point mark. He has 947 points. School. Tinsley, Thornton, Duncan, Gene Smith and Witherspoon are all Male High products. Jim Smith has 505 points this season, which would put him into the 11th position among the college's single-season scorers. Coleman again leads in this category with 848 in one season. Just ahead of Jim Smith in the seasonal totals Florida golfers take lead in Seminole Invitational TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) With four of its golfers shooting par or better, the University of Florida led 13 teams in the opening round of the Seminole Invitational golf tournament and tied for the top spot in individual play. Florida's Woody Blckburn knotted up with Alabama's Lee Harper at 69 ahead of Ron Haigler of the University of West Florida and Memphis State's Gary Bennett tied for second at 71. (4 passenger 2 passenger $1899) Standard 6-Cylinder Engine 1 35 H.P. (Compare to competition 75-90 H.P.) ' Overall length 161. 2" Wheel Base 96.0" 3-Speed (on the floor) or Automatic Transmission All welded single unit construction , Douglas American V 2410 Bardstown Rd. 459-7510 Sales Dept. Open Mon., Wed. & Fri. 'til 9 is Fairce Woods with 520 points in 1949. Duncan, Jim and Gene Smith have all been members of thef Wesleyan varsity for four years. Duncan did not gain a starting berth until late in the sophomore season. Gene Smith has started for the past three seasons and Jim Smith has been a two-year regular. Murray, Luther end 13th straight winning season Special to Tha Courier-Journal MURRAY, Ky. The 19-5 record compiled by Murray State University's basketball team this season is the best winning percentage (79.2) for a Murray team since 1943 when Joe Fulks and company was 23-3. Murray romped over Middle Tennessee 92-69 in its final game of the season to run its Ohio Valley Conference record to 10-4 and tie Eastern Kentucky for second place in the conference. The season marked the fifth in a row that Murray either won the league championship or finished second. It also gave Murray and Coach Cal Luther 13 straight winning seasons, a record that is matched by only a handful of schools in the nation. Luther has now won 208 games and lost 122 at Murray. His OVC record is 110-70. Before coming to Murray as coach, Luther compiled a 48-37 record at DePauw, giving him a career record of 256-159, one of . the best in the nation for active coaches. Murray set two school and OVC records this season, both for field goal percentages. It set a single-game record by hitting 61.8 percent of its shots against Austin Peay and a season record by hitting 50.2 percent. Jimmy Young became the seventh-highest scorer in Murray's history by finishing his career with 1,128 points. Hector Blondet is eighth with 1,009 points. Young set a career record for free throw percentage by connecting on 84.6 percent of his gratis shots, and Blondet set a field goal percentage record by connecting on 50.2 percent of his attempt in three years. Frosh go undefeated j Young was the team's leading scorer with 16.1 points a game. Les Taylor averaged 15.8, Blondet 14.5, Ron Johnson 9.4, Bill Mancini 8.5, and Ron Williams 8.4. Johnson was the leading re-bounder with 9.8 a game. Taylor had 8.9. Four players, Young, Blondet, Johnson, and Gary Stevenson, finished their eligibility with the season. However, since Murray's freshman were 21-0 for the season, prospects for future winning seasons look good. The frosh were the first basketball team in Murray's history to go undefeated. - Marcelous Starks, 6-8 center, led the team in both scoring (19.6) and rebounding (20.6). Steve Bowers averaged 19.3 points, Steve Barrett 17.0, Mark House 15.9, and Rick Weismah 12.0. ; We Started A REVOLUTION with GREMLIN ) n r is, C f Z r s riartin rips advances to Special to The Courier-Journal PADUCAH, Ky. James Davis and Eddie Childress, two Madisonville High products, set the pace last night to lead Martin, Tenn., to a 99-77 victory over Coahoma, Miss., and into the championship game of the Region 7 National Junior. College Playoffs. Both Martin and Coahoma had problems finding the range in the early going. The score was tied 4-4 after the first six minutes and Martin held a slim 14-13 lead at 10:50 mark. Shortly after Coahoma lost the services of 6-foot-4 Profitt Giles with an ankle injury at the 11:02 mark, Martin found the range and raced to a 39-24 halftime advantage. Giles had accumulated seven points up to that point. Coahoma managed to hit only nine of All Braves now signed up ; WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves completed the signing of all players on their 1971 roster yesterday when relief pitcher Bob Priddy signed his contract. Orlando Cepeda, who agreed to terms Thursday, is expected to be in uniform with the Braves today after arriving from his home in Puerto Rico. Mississippi State in form STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State, defending Southeastern Conference baseball champions, opened the 1971 season , yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from Iowa State, defending Big Conference champs, 7-5 and 6-5. f The Devil keeps price our cars NEW 71 DEMON $2 189 NEW 1971 CHARGER TOPPER AIR CONDITIONED NEW 1971 POLARA SEDAN AIR CONDITIONED NEW 1971 DART SWINGER LOWEST PRICED HARDTOP IN AMERICA NEW 1971 CHALLENGER 2-DOOR HARDTOP 1970 CHALLENGER RT FACTORY AIR CONDITIONED '383 Engine Power Seat Power Steering Radio Power Brakes Bucket Seats Tinted Glass , Automatic 3599 SALE PRICE LIST $4560.05 5 Year Warranty '67 CHEVROLET Ca 4-Door Hardtop. On twnir, V-l, air ' IhTyl tip. PW" Hr ''. $1795 '70 DODGE Dart Custom 2-Door Hardtop. 6-cylinder, automatic tranimisiion, radio, vinyl top. $2295 '69 FORD Country Sedan 10-passtngr Wagon. Air condition, power Hearing, power brakos, lug-' gage' rack. save $200.00 MMMMMMaaaftalflaaai T TrniMMILUUBOBDMQDaaQlHmff .s 7 r Coahoma, region final 39 attempts from the field in the first half while Martin was completing 16 of 34. Davis, a 6-1 freshman, scored 25 points, Childress, a 6-4 sophomore, added 21 to lead Martin. Williamson collects 39 Coahoma's Laymon Williamson scored 29 points in the second half and wound up with 39 for the game to capture scoring honors. Williamson hit five straight field goals late in the game. Martin, which was ranked 16th during the regular season, upped its record to 23- 4. Coahoma ended its season with a 24- 5 mark. The championship will be played tonight at 8:30 (CST). National Junior College playoff i Region 7 Semifinals at Paducah Martin, Tenn. () James Davis 25, Eddie Childress 21, Greg Reese 18, Coalhoma, Mits. (77) Lay-mon Williamson 39. Slate doubles handball meet At Downtown YMCA Yesterday's Results: Joe Polio-Randy Ottes def. 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