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j l B 10 THE COLRIER-JOURN'AL. LOUISVILLE. KY. U SATURDAY MOI!.L;. JANUARY 21. 1970 eimrmme bmcme J. 'MUUtXLMe, State egins ?1 n i5 IV B With Central i ' ' ' " k M kI 1 fl?, : - Jl Vv: HJfi BOB MURPHY, trying to stay in contention for the lead in the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, watches his 20-foot putt for a birdie pull up short Beard Soars to 81 Yancey Leads in Crosby by 2 ; By BOB GREEN ' Associated Press Golf Writer ; PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Poker-faced Bert Yancey cut out a 70 yesterday and 3oved into full control of the top spot ter two runds of the $125,000 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Tourna ment. i Yancey, a one-time West Pointer who says he has a new outlook on his game, had a halfway score of 137 and held a Blondet Suspended, -Breather9 Becomes Crucial for Murray By JACK BOWERS ) Courier-Journal & Times Staff Writer )If anyone had suggested a month ago that a game with Louisiana College would be one of the most important of the season for Murray State University, he'd have been escorted to the nearest head shrinker for therapy. But now the picture has changed dramatically. Louisiana College, scheduled as a "breather" between Ohio Valley Conference contests, has become instead a "roust game" for these reasons: v Murray, the defending OVC champion, is in the throes of a three-game losing streak and must beat someone to end it$ slump and regain its confidence. " A loss on its home court to unheralded Louisiana College would be a serious blow to Murray's morale, already sagging somewhat after setbacks at! East Tennessee, Kansas and Western Kentucky. V Murray must prove it can win without Hector Blondet. JBlondet has been dismissed from the squad for "academic deficiencies and a violation of training regulations," according to coach Cal Luther. The 6-foot-4 junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., was Murray's second leading scorer with a 15.9 average. ''It's an indefinite suspension," says Lather. "He may return but I've set no time limit on it. Meanwhile, we're down to; 10 able-bodied men." Those 10 will try tonight to protect a 23-game home-court winning streak against a Louisiana College team that for the past5 three seasons has traveled to Murray, taken its licking and trudged slowly home to the bayou. "'But they're a different ball club this time," says Luther. "They're starting four seniors" and have a 12-6 record (Murray is! 11-5). They beat Mississippi State on the road and lost in overtime to a fine Louisiana Tech club. ''They have good size and experience. W;e're not looking for an easy game." Luther says he was disappointed by what he calls "our second poor shooting 'Jligh School Basketball ; TONIGHT Dixie Heights at Western (2501 Rockford Lane), 8 p.m. Edmonson County at Doss (7601 St. Andrews Church Road), 8 p.m. Henry County at Waggener (330 Hub-bards Lane), 8 p.m. Ttinity at Clarksville, Ind., 8 p.m. ' Other Games Beechwood at Russell County Bne County at Bell County Bowlinq Green at Paducah Tilghman BrodhNd at Bush Breckinridge County at Warren Central Butlei County at Clarkson Carlisle County at Mayfield Carr Creek at Breathitt County Covlnqton Hcly Cross at Betsy Layne Cumberland at Fleming-Neon Erlanger Si Henry at Covington Holmes Feds Creed at Elkhorn City Franklin County at Paris Fti Thomas Highlands at Bishop Brossart Ft, Thomas St. Thomas at Middlesboro Hart County at Lebanon Hopkinsvihe at Henderson County McCreary County at Wayne CountVi Ovirensboro at Earlington w Owensboro Catholic at Christian County Pendleton County at Mt. Sterling Pikevllle a Montaomery County Powell County at West Hardin Richmond Mode' d Kentucky School for Deaf Robbins. Tenn. at Pii Knot Sacramentt at Temple Hill Shoovllle at Burnside South Hopkins at Leitchfield South Marshall a North Marshall Triao County at Madlsonville .. Virqie at Mullins Walton Verona at Simon Kenton Wheelwriqht at Knott County Williamstown at Dayton Wurtland at Millersbura Military Institute two-stroke lead over Jim Wiechers and Bob Goalby, tied at 139. All three played Spyglass, the most sheltered of the three courses being played in this prestigious event. The other two courses, Pebble Beach and Cypress Point, took the brunt of the gale force winds that swept in off the Pacific, and sent scores soaring. In fact, of the first 16 players, all but four played Spyglass, normally one night in a row" in Monday's 85-75 loss at Western. "We had the open shots," he says. "We just weren't hitting them. (Claude) Vir-den was missing shots he usually puts in his pocket. And when he's not producing, we're in trouble. Missing Open Shots "Meanwhile, Western had a hot hand with Jim Rose and Jerome Perry scoring from outside and we were forced to gamble in the second half. That's when their size really hurt us. "I thought we defensed them real well," Luther adds. "They coughed up the ball several times and we got some cheap baskets. But we missed too many wide-open shots from 10-15 feet that we should have been hitting." The loss to Western left Murray in third place in the conference with a 4-2 record. Western is the leader with a 5-0 mark while East Tennessee is second at 5-1. "What worries us," says Luther, "is that Western is running out of people who are capable of beating them. They've already won at Eastern and Morehead, and I can't envision teams like Austin Peay or Middle Tennessee challenging them." That would seem to leave things pretty much up to Murray and East Tennessee, both of whom face Western at home later in the season. Western needed an overtime period to whip East Tennessee 95-91 at Bowling Green. East Tennessee already owns a victory at Eastern. Murray, however, has yet to face Eastern and Morehead on the road although it has beaten both of them at Murray. Wesleyan Hosts Delta Luther admits his team was "down in the dumps" following its loss to Western. But he adds: "I really believe we'll bounce back. We have a fine bunch of kids. They've been on top for two years and they aren't losers. I think they'll come back and give a good account of themselves." Austin Peay is at Middle Tennessee in the only OVC contest scheduled tonight. In nonconference games, East Tennessee hosts East Carolina and Tennessee Tech travels to Iowa. Here in the state, Kentucky Wesleyan risks its 34-game home-court winning streak against Delta State, Transylvania goes after its sixth win in a row against visiting Centre, Union is at Georgetown, Central State of Ohio at Bellarmine, Oakland City at Berea and Ohio Dominican at Thomas More. Once-beaten Kentucky State travels to Nashville for an important contest with Tennessee State. GAM'S Mora $$ on your Valuables 100 S. PRESTON (AT COLLEGE ST.) J 584-7745 0mJ Associated Press on the fifth green at Pebble Beach, Calif., yesterday. Murphy started the day in a four-way tie for first. of the toughest but the most secure from the wind. Those four were Don Massengale, with a 70 140, at Cypress; Arnold Palmer, with 72 for 141, also at Cypress; Canadian George Knudson, 73 for 141 at Pebble Beach, and Jack Nicklaus, 72 for 142, also at Pebble. Only Bogey on 17 Other scores went out of sight. Ron Cerrudo, one of the first-round leaders, went to 76 for 143 at Cypress. PGA champion Ray Floyd took a 75 for 149 at Spyglass.' British Open titleholder Tony Jacklin had a 75 for 151 at Pebble. Louisvillian Frank Beard, 1969 leading money winner, went from a 71 to 81. Hugh Royer blew from 68 to 82. A forecast of rain failed to materialize but the blustery winds more than made up for it. They were strong enough to ruin a player's balance as he attempted to shoot and sent spray off the bay as much as 100 yards onto the course. . Yancey, who said he "has sort of settled down to my life work," played the front nine in par and picked off three birdies against a single bogey coming home. He reached one par 5 in two and two-putted, ran in a 10-foot putt and laced a three-iron to within three feet of the pin for his birds. His only bogey came on 17 when he missed the green. The format for this event calls for teams of 168 pros and amateurs to rotate over the three courses before the field is cut for the final round at Pebble Beach Sunday. Tied for the lead in the team standings are Don Bies with amateur partner Richard Snideman of Pebble Beach and pro Bob Rosburg with his partner, San Francisco 49er quarterback John Brodie. Each team is at 124. Kenyon Star Sets Hot Pace In Scoring; Kentucky State9 s Grant Has Top Percentage NEW YORK (AP) John Rinka of Kenyon, the nation's leading basketball scorer in the college division, poured in 88 points in two games and is closing in on a career mark of 3,000 points, according to NCAA figures. The hot-shooting senior jumped his average to 40.9 points per game, and only needs to hit at a 18.2 clip in his remaining 11 games to become the seventh collegian to reach the 3,000-point plateau. Travis Grant of Kentucky State moved far in front in shooting percentage, hitting 31 of 36 attempts last week for an overall percentage of .742. Grant, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, ranks ninth nationally in scoring at 29.3. U.S.As 1 Sports Car Immediate Delivery TAIFIEL 839 E. BROADWAY AT CAMPBELL 584-4305 By JOHN FLYNN Courier-Journal & Times Staff Writer Beginning tonight and continuing for the next month, coach Jim Spalding will be asking his Bellarmine College Knights to do a reasonable facsimile of walking on water. Such a feat, while accomplished before, may be too difficult for the nervy Knights, but they surely aren't afraid of getting their feet wet. "Some schedule, huh?." said Spalding, referring to a stretch of games which includes tonight's clash with Central State of Ohio at Knights Hall, games at Ashland, Thomas More, Kentucky Wesleyan, and Xavier, a home game with BACK TALK 3 Conducted by EARL COX ' IS About Maravich, Teamwork And Western-Murray Game DEAR EARL: In a recent article LSU coach Press Maravich said in amazement, "How does Rupp keep all of his players happy?" Coach Maravich has only eight players left on his squad. If he would employ TEAMWORK and had coach Rupp's reputation, he would have no trouble getting and keeping players capable of being winners. Jim C. Williams Nicholasville, Ky. Are you hinting that his son, Pistol Pete, shoots too much? DEAR EARL: John Dromo should have told the U of L team they were going down to Florida to play basketball and not to have a good time. With that humiliating defeat to Stetson, there goes our national rating. Dr. Bernard Lipsitz Ashland, Ky. ' DEAR EARL: A clarification needs to College Basketball Tonight SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Alabama at Tennessee. Auburn at Vanderbilt. Florida at Mississippi State, afternoon. Georgia at Mississippi. Louisiana State at Kentucky. MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Cincinnati at Memphis State. Louisville at Drake, afternoon. St. Louis at Tulsa. Wichita at North Texas. OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee. East Carolina at East Tennessee. Louisiana College at Murray. Tennessee Tech at Iowa. OTHER KENTUCKY SCHOOLS Central State at Bellarmine. Centre at Transylvania. Delta State at Wesleyan. Kentucky State at Tennessee State. Oakland City at Berea. Ohio Dominican at Thomas More. Union at Georgetown. BIO TEN CONFERENCE Michigan at Michigan State. Ohio State at Minnesota. Purdue at Northwestern, afternoon. OTHER INDIANA SCHOOLS Manchester at Hanover. Valparaiso at Kansas. OTHER SCHOOLS Dayton at Miami, Ohio. Florida State at Georgia Tech. Niagara at Providence. North Carolina State at Duke, afternoon. St. Bonaventure at Canisius. Wyoming at UCLA. Xavier at Marquette. ALL ACCESSOR! DURING THIS SALE YOU FORD L.T.D. IN STOCK PLUS FREIGHT AND RECEIVE ALL THE ACCESSORIES FREE (except air conditioning) A LIMITED OFFER HURRY! THESE CARS ARE LOADED WITH ACCESSORIES, BUT YOU PAY ONLY THE STRIPPED DOWN BASE PRICE! 3610 BARDSTOWN ROAD l'j Miles Southeast of Watterson Expressway Gannon, and finally a "breather" with the University of Louisville at Freedom Hall. Such a schedule requires toughness and blind dedication, and this is the stuff that Bellarmine is proving to be made of. "It will take a combination of all-out hustle and talent to beat us," said Spalding. "No team's going to do it by just showing up." Bellarmine, 9-4 on the year, will attempt to collect its seventh victory in the last eight games tonight. Tipoff will be at 8:15. Spalding calls it a "prestige game" and for good reason. Central State is 11-3 on the year, . including a 60-59 loss to be made in Dean Eagle's column concerning the Western-Murray game. ,Mr. Eagle referred to debris being thrown on the floor, but neglected to say that these objects came from the upper reaches of the Murray rooting section and resulted in the ejection of a few Murray fans. Westerners learned long ago that throwing objects on the playing floor is dangerous to the participants, slows down the progress of the game. Besides, it is darn near impossible to hit those referees, anyway! Go, Big Red! 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Three starters from Central State's 1968 NAIA championship team 6-3 Robert Moore, 6-4 Graham Russell and 6-8 Sterling Quant will take the floor against Bellarmine tonight. Spalding, although making no noise about it, is hoping to use victories oyer teams the caliber of Central State to vault Bellarmine into the NCAA college division tournament. Bellarmine's chances for an invitation were damaged by three losses in its first five games. "It's still far too early to say how we stand with the selection committee," noted Spalding, "but I'd have to guess that we would be at the bottom of the totem pole." Spalding added, however, that Bellarmine will have the opportunity to repair some of the early-season damage in the next month or so. Duncan's Average Misleading "Our schedule is the difference between us and Transylvania and some of the other contenders," said Spalding. Transy, incidentally, has only two losses but both were handed out by Bellarmine. All the Central State starters, including 6-1 Danny Young and 6-5 Linton Robinson, are scoring in double figures, led by Moore's 16-point per game average. Three of Bellarmine's starters, Terry Morrison. (13.0), John Linneman (12.0) and Tom Krizsa (11.0) are in double figures, but this is misleading. Sixth-man Eddie Ward is averaging 11 points and starting center Greg Held has been in double figures since taking over for Ron Belton seven games ago. Only captain Bill Duncan, averaging eight points a game, is slightly off in scoring, but this stone-faced backcourter is an assassin on defense. "Bill's the unemotional type," said Spalding. "He turns up the corner of one lip when he smiles and grits his teeth a little for a frown." IIORSEPLAYER'S CAR...J3191 O O 0 INSIDE .Lsstft I Service Keeps Customers! i

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