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This Game All a J; . Vy.. y . w; 11' If'"" i i W - "Xjmf f ,t 'Mf, If . Z3vvMs TxT' smCS If - ' yfrM f-,,,,,, fit 4 . 1 ; Vjl t ' ,XrD:i'-' 1 Li ' I - They do get bunched at times. All 10 players representing: District 18 iemifinalists West and Peabody get into the ace with Referee John McPher-on supplying the action. McPherson tosses the ball to put West's Jimmy Baker (dark uniform) and Peabody's Bill Darby in the air. Players, clockwise Lions Webb Says By JIMMY DAVY til JUST KNEW w were going to win." Ronald Webb, jubilant Isaac Litton basketball coach, was choutingr to ba hpard over the noise in the steamy Lion dressing room after Litton'a big semifinal win over Goodlettsvlle in the District 13 tournament at. Central. "This bunch absolutely was electrified before the game," ha explained. "I dont believe I've ever seen a team as ready to play." Someone asked the young Lion roach If he was happy over his f'rst trip to a regional tournament. Hi only cut his eyes and grinned. "I thoucht we made Goodletts- v'.Ue play our game," Webb pointed out. "We got the lead and held on, thanks to Bill Muse's fine last half scoring." Muse, the team's second high- fst cicorer last year who has been Ineffective offensively this season, had 31 last-half points aa runner-up to All-City Steve Shaw, who played a remarkable game. "Shaw may be the finest offensive basketball player since Tom Marshall," one veteran basketball observer said at halftime. And, at that point, there wasn't a fan in the jam-packed Central gym who wouldn't have agreed. Shaw had 16 first-half points e'.though accumulating three per-nonal fouls early in the. opening quarter and wasn't charged with mother the rest of the night. He finished with 21. The noise of the post-game celebration in the Lion dressing room hud about died out when some- cna shrieked: "Let's get you-know-who tomor row night! Miles Frost, Goodlettsville coach, was heartsick. "Gosh, I played these boys as a unit since they were sophomores for this one big chance find it sure hurts to lose," he tald, shaking his head. "We didn't deserve to win," he went on. "We couldn't hit and made too many mistakes to catch lip when we fell behind "Yes sir. It's mighty tough to lose." Bill Harris, Litton football coach was still improving yesterday after a Thursday operation for ulcers Oh! To Be Winning Coach k"fc -'J w i C &it '' 7A ',t , X,;.'. ': ii... ii ii V " " wiiaaWt:) inwiiiiwJ Staff photo by Joe Kudis Du Pont forward Janice McAlister, left, plants a kiss on the cheek of Coach Judy Siegrist t tha Old Hickorians whoop it up in their dressing room following a crucial District 19 semifinal win over Isaac Litton. Siegrist U taking hr first tca,m to th Regional, capping a tuc tusCul first year at the Du Pont helm. T ' . . Ready . . . He is at Midstate hospital but no visitors are allowed until tomorrow. . . . Among the guests at last night's District 19 totfrnament were Roy Skinner, Vanderbilt basketball coach, and J. E. Moss, superintendent of Davidson county schools. Du Pont Principal Raymond Huffman had a call yesterday-from Wichita, Kan., wishing the Old Hickory girls team success last night. ... It was from last year's coach, Catherine Castleman, who moved to Kansas last spring. . , , Central has lost Roy Hepburn, a junior football fullback, for next year. He'll enroll at Antioch where he's Ineligible for football. Bill Muse, Litton sparkplug last night, injured his shoulder but it will be okay by tonight's action. . . . Litton stifdents staged a parade before the games and arrived en masse. . , . Tab sophomores Sandra Frey of Litton and Sue Baggett of Du Pont as outstanding NIL performers 'in the next two seasons. . . . County athletes Billy Greer, a Central All-Clasa A halfback, and Frank Woods, Donelson eager, are winners of CIvitan Medalist awards thia year. Officials (Continued from first sports page) bution to the All-City team this season, led Lioness pointmaking with 17 and sophomore Sandra Frey, a lefthander, chipped in 10. However, Du Pont's holdover guard trio from last year's NIL championship team, Julia Shaw, Mary Baggett and Gail Mc-Gowan, turned In another fine tournament game and it was the difference. Matter of This is any time during the game, at Mrs. Joe Shapiro glumly observes Peabody out in front, a familiar theme during the season. Son Jimmy, apparently resigned to West's ninth defeat, doesn't even care to stay awake to watch his father's workmen try the impossible, ' Old Kentucky Home KNOXVILLE (UPI) Tucky, the stuffed-Wildcat mascot of the University of Kentucky, is due to be returned to Kentucky tonight when Kentucky plays Tennessee here. The stuffed wildest was swiped at a Tennessee-Kentucky football game lat November. Traffic Control Staff photos by Eldred Reaney from left, around the circle are Henny Murrey (West), Gene Ericksen (Pea-body), John King (West), Ed Anderson (Peabody), Hugh Waters (West), Louis Finklestein (Peabody), Bill Stratvert Peabody) and Eddie Fox (West). ''h' ' - 'tW '''''' v., West, Sniffing (Continued from bounds on those missed in tha late stages of the game when the amazing Blue Jays were closing the gap did as much to kill Peabody's title hopes a West's blistering basket barrage. Peabody made nine foul shots in the final period but had chances to make seven more. For the game both hit well. West made 25 of 53-from the field for a torrid 47.2 per cent while Peabody connected on 19 of 46 for 41.3 per cent. At the foul line West made 10 of 19 and Peabody got 20 of 30. Henny Murrey, who turned In a fine defensive game, shared West's scoring honors with Fox. Both got 17 while Waters was next with 12. Game scoring honors, however, went to Tea-body's Gene Ericksen with 22. Bill Darby got 18. In the curtain-rsiser, Coach Eddie Adelman'a Cohn Tigers the defending district champions, warmed to the test after VU-Tech (Continued from first sports page) They are Terry Randall and Buddy Blemker. Randall and Blemker are seniors and both are terrific out-court shots. Blemker's repertoire of shots Includes off-balance beauties which have dazzled Tech oppo-' rents for the last three years. Others expected to start for Tech tonight are Forwards Roger Kaiser and Dave Denton and Center Frank Inman. Kaiser led the Jacket, scorers In Atlanta against Vanderbilt, pouring In 17 points. The Commodores have one more game after tonight: They'll meet Baylor at Memorial gymnasium Thursday night. It's an interseetional game being played because earlier this season the Bears couldn't make plane connections from Dallas in time to Ret here for their game with Vandy. Staff photos by Eldred Reaney While everybody else (on the West side) went crazy, Coach Shapiro maintained interested placidity at the wildcat Blue Jay finish. The legs coming off the floor belong to West's Jimmy Baker. Shapiro had 39JJ minutes of practice in looking philo-sophical, as the Jays trailed. first sports page) a listless first half to win going a way. MBA's scrappy Maroons, eyeing another tourney upset, led Cohn 21-17 at halftime but Cohn got down to business in the third period and took command 27-26 with 2:35 left on Karl Miller's layup. From then on it was all Cohn, Miller led the Cohn attack with 22 points, 17 of which came In the last half, while Lynn Spencer garnered 11. Richard Appen was the lone MBA player in double digits. He got 10. Cohn hit on 17 of 40 field shots for 42.5 per cent while MBA made 14 of 48 for 31.3 per cent. Cohn F T MB 22 Murrrf 4 Smith 0 Sloan 0 Simpson Clay 11 Danlfl O 0 3 2 0 1 F 1-3 1- 2 2- 3 2-3 0-3 0-0 0- 0 1- 1 0-1 0-0 Mlllrr Bt'klsnd Riess Moss Orern Fpcnecr Murray h. T'pson Davis McCall 6-9 2-4 0-0 0-t 0-1 - 0-0 0-2 o-o 0-0 0 0 Th'mpson 2 4 Dal 1 ft Appn S 0 Chumblfy 0 ToUH 17 13-23 47 Totals 14 f-H 35 MBA J'J s as Cohn S IB 1 47 't Kmr nkpr MuriVy Fot Wnr F 0-1 0-3 S-5 5-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 T Pfbndv 43 S Anclrson 1 B B. Darby i 17 Lovcman 0 17 Erlrksfti 9 12 FlnltKlst'n 3 0 8trtvrt 1 0 F 5- 6- 7 0- 0 4-0 1- 2 4-6 Austell Hall Totals 25 10-23 60 Totals 19 20-30 68 West Peabody 18 S 37 n 20 H 10 IS S8 Jackie Jensen Inks $40,000 Pact By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jackie Jensen's aversion to flying thousands of miles with the Boston Red Sox has not lessened, but General Manager Bucky Harris worked out, a suitable traveling schedule, and tha American league's most valuable player signed his contract yesterday. The contract called for an estimated J10.WA. . ,TH1 NASHVILLE TENNESSON, LM,w"g'J?-fcJ-.'JL!l t-A Fox Quits Cold Trail a Fires 2 for West Jays By BILL ISOM THE same Fox who hounded Peabody to tournament death last night spent a whole year trying to get off a cold trail, and then did it to an accompaniment louder than any shotgun. Eddie had 12 months to think about his field goal attempt that fizzled when it could have beat-en Hume-Fogg and saved West from defeat in the last District 18 tourney. He didn't make the same mistake, whatever it was, when he got his second chance. Last night, with West trailing powerful Peabody's Tigers 58-58, Eddie bit two clutch layups in the last 16 seconds that were almost identical to the one he missed last year to give West its fantastic 60-58 victory. His final shot came with just three seconds remaining. West Coach Joe Shapiro, still shaken although the game had been history for several minutes, was discussing the game and Fox' great clutch exhibition when he revealed one of the tourney's most heart-stirring stories. "You know what just happened?" Shapiro said. Region 5 Slate Awaits Tuesday The Region 5 tournament gets underway Tuesday night at David Lipscomb's McQuiddy gymnasium and the 16 boy and girls berths have been filled. Coaches from Districts 17 through 20 finalists meet today at 9:3Q a.m. at the gymnasium to work out final tournament details. ' Here are the teams qualified for the Region 5 tourney: . BOYS District 17 Erin. Wnverly. District IX Cohn, West. District 1 Du Pont. Lltlnn. District 2 SprliiKflfld, Grenlrler. GIRLS District IT Waverlv. Dickson. District 1 K East. Mount Juliet. District 1 Goodlftlsville, Du Pont. District SI) East Robertton, Gallatin. P! V"?"' r .a Scortichini Easy Victim For Armstrong NEW YORK CP) Undefeated Gene (Ace) Armstrong ran his vie tory streak to 17 last night by soundly whipping Italo Scortichini, Italian middleweight champion, in a television 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden. Scortiehini weighed 161, Armstrong 157 "4 . After the third round, the 27 year-old contender from Eliza beth, N.J., won almost as he pleased, Armstrong staggered his stocky 29-year-old rival several times with short rights to the jaw, had him bleeding from the nose and reddened and bruised his face. Gene was a 4-1 favorite and he won like one. There were no knockdowns. Scortichini slipper! to the canvas in the sixth round after missing a left hook hy a foot. The three of ficials Referee. Toddy Martin, Judges Frank Forbes and Tony Castellano -all had Armstrong the winner hy 9-1 scores. The AP card also had it 9-1, giving Scortichini only the second round. That was the only round the officials gave him. Bowling Scores MEI.ROSF LANES Glrla Pioneer leaeue Viola Burkner IDII Anlla Watann .'it'.': Dr. Fepper H'tSi Lorralues' I.ettcrlnr 5:iS. New Chureh leaaue .toe Mlrnrh rin-IIIOi Grandvirw Baptist 881; South End Methodist 2103. Ferrat leatue .llm Hooven Stfl-,V!ili Culls SIS: Testers JOTS. Church leaa-ue No. I F.d Kennedy -.in-A8: Vine Street Christian No. 2, 831- :;ii8. DOWNTOWN LANES Ford leaauc Hav 1 nos SH3-581: Vinyl Department SWf-IMiHI. Kusan leanie Morris Cooke 'Jt'l-WI: Des.le Hall 1.15-444; Cvclonea LI'.'-'il.'iO. now oim:: BUSH LAKE BAIT BOATS TACKLI SNACKS , Follow arrows from 2nd Av,,N, O Van Burtn St. "When I got to our dressing room a few minutes ago Fox came up to me and said, "coach those two shots I made tonight made up for that one I missed last year, didn't it?" "What made it even mora touching," Shapiro continued, "was that not one time eince that district game last year had I mentioned him missing that shot. A loss like that one hurt3 for a while but in this game you eoon forget it and I hadn't thought any more about it. But Eddie didn't forget." It was a case of a boy repaying, with interest, for the confidence his coach had in him. Shapiro didn't even bother to eay whether those two shots made up for the -one missed, hut it' wasn't even necessary. Everyone knew it did. While a mob of well-wishers were talking to Coach Shapiro in the hallway, Peabody Coach Dan Finch walked by and eome-one said "he has seen the ghost' referring to the heart-breaking loss his team had ju6t suffered through West's whirlwind finish which netted 27 points in the final period. "No, he hasn't seen a ghost, he's just seen West," said Shapiro. "I'm sure he has never seqn anything like it. I've been in this business a long time and I've never witnessed anything to compare with the way my boys played tonight." Peabody's loss killed Gene Ericksen's chances of setting a new Nashville Interacholastic league individual scoring record. He got 22 points last night to finish the season with a total of 705 points. This left him 41 points shy of the record for all 13 Marks Fall As Celts Win llOSTON CP) The Boston " Celtics, basketball's greatest show on earth,, shattered the Na-1 1 o n a 1 Basketball association team scoring record yesterday by crushing Minneapolis 173-139 without the services of center Bill Russell. Tommy Heinsohn a nd Bob Cousy paced the Incredible performance. While the Eastern division champions were rewriting the record book, Cousy added 23 assists to his 31 points. The previous NBA assist mark was 21 by New York's Richie Guerin earlier this season. The old standard for a team in one came was 146 by the St. Louis Hawks against Syracuse Dec. 21, 1957. This Boston garden contest yesterday also bettered the two-team record of 282 by St. Louis and Syracuse on the 1957 occasion. The Celtics and Minneapolis fired in 312 points and the lakers' 139 was the highest run up by a loser. Heinsohn, as remarkable on his driving layups as was Cousy in his playmaking, collected the R-anie's high total of 43 points. Billy Sharman added 29 to the cause. Rookie Elgin Baylor topped the losers with 28 points. Russell did not appear because of a sore tendon in his leg. Along the way, Boston also bettered the league mark for scoring in one half with 90 after tying the previous standard of 83 before the half. Detroit set the previous half mark against Minneapolis Jan. 11, 1958. The victory was Boston's 49th of the season tying the team record established a year ago. The Celtics have six more games in which to tie the league record of 51 victories in a season. Among the other NBA records in the contest were: ONE TEAUr Most flrld (oils tttrmptrd 14.3 hy noil on (prevloui mark 137 by Anderson, IU4HI. Most flpld foals made 73 by Boston (lil by Bhrboxan, 1!l!i0). Most rebounds 17 by Minneapolis and 111 hy Boston (IDS by Boston, l.S7. Most field souls made one half 40 by Boston m by Detroit and Boston). Most points, one nuartrr 84 by Boa-ton (4S by Baltimore. Ift.lO). TWO TF.AMS: Most rebounds S3a OM, gt. Louis and Rochester, lflUS). Most nnlnts, one half 1G5 (lS, St. Louis and Boston, 11)5;). Most points, one nuartrr 1 (SO, New Vork and St. Louis, IH57). Blazing 65 Leads Field BATON ROUGE CP) John Mc-Mullin, idled last week by an injury, chopped seven strokes off par with his red-hot putter for a 65 yesterday to grab a two-troke lead in the opening round of the $15,000 Baton Rouge Open Golf tournament. The leaders: KS John McMutlln. Fair Oaks. Calif. 07 Billy Maiwell. Odessa, Texas, Arnold Palmer. Llrnnler, Pa. Boh Goalby, Brllfvllle. III., Paul Barney, Woreester, Mass., Mike gouchak, (irosslnrer'a N.Y. fl Dave Thomas, London, Ent"., Bert Weayer. lteaumont. Texas. l Kddle Merrlns. Ardmor. Pa., Charlea Darter, Indianapolis, lud., Bob Fralney, Phoenix, Arli.. Dayld l.ny. F.l Dorado, Ark., Al Baldlnr. Msrkhsm, Ont., Canada. Jar llrhrrt, Santord. Fla., Art Boerlnf, Plttaburah. Pa. MOTORISTS, THIS EMBLEM IS YOUR GUARANTEE TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY REPAIR SERVICE & ' NDirtNM&4T CARACt OWNlftj Of AMIRICA. INC. CODE OF ETHICS 'PERSONALIZED ! I SEKVlCE Civt ICO Members, an opportunity to provt thsir lerviesi th belt. W havs skilled mechanic, en hand at all timet handl thois nstdod repairs. You can't lot beciuis) thair work is guaranteed to be tha highest quality repair service eviilible. You'll save money, too, come in today! INDEPENDENT GARAGE OWNERS OP NASHVILLE, INQ. games, regular season and tour- , naments, held by former Mount Juliet Ace Ken Donnell. ' 4 Tonight's Mount Juliet-East girls' game will be the first of . the tournament for the fairer sex. They are the only two sex- tets in the District 18. Both an- tomatically gain Region V. berths. Eddie Fox Late, Straight, and Great Haynes Upsets Gallatin Union TVTASHVILLE' Haynes scored tha 1 ' unset of the week last, nlcht when it stopped Union of Gallatin's boys 65 to 62 in the quarterfinals of the Western division tournament of the Middle Tennessee Athletic association. , Union was second seeded in-the event and in regular season play had walloped Haynes by one-sided scores twice. David Fentress flipped in 29 points to lead the upset. Robert Alexander countered with 18 for Union. -In another boys' game, Spring field's Braneford high stopped Hartsville'a Ward, 64 to 42, with George Frey scpring 18. Gefra Young got 19 for Ward. The. Union girls moved into the semifinals with a 51 to 26 triumph over Haynes. Edith Black's 13-point total led the winners and Lorine Gibson got 16 for Haynes. Today's (semifinals: " ' Noon Bransford vs. Franklin, flrla. 1 :?0 Cameron vs. Wilson County, bovi. S:lll tnlnn vs. Wilson County, art rial. 4:00 Bransfnrd vs. Haynes, bovi. NASHVILLE HAYNES (65) T Fentress 23, Dixon 3. C Ridley 11. G Gaines 7. Osborne 13, BhBnrwn J. GALLATIN UNION ) F Adams 5, Bell 4, Austin 4, Bran-ham 1. CW-Robb 19. ...... G Oooch 10. Alexander 18, Douslas 4. Halftime Haynes 37-36. ,. SPRINGFIELD BRANSFORD A4) " . F Prey IS. Lunsford S. Terry . 11. Washington 2, Wynn 4. C Black 14. O Henry 2. Bailey 1. Freeman (I. .: , HARTSVILLE WARD (til F Harper 16, Alexander 1. Mitchell J. C Youth' 19. O McDonald 2, Fulrell J.'.-' . "' Halftime Sprint-field 28-24. ; ' GALLATIN rNION GIRLS (Ml F Black; 18. Woods 15. Roberson 11, Alexander t, Stanton 2. Malone 3. t G Carev. Mnorow. Branliam. NASHVILLE HAYNES (3" F ti. Gibson 16, Walker 8, McCall 4. M. Gibson 1. O Harris. Mnthls, Gooeh. Halftime Gallatin 29-T. Cross Smoke Cops Quail Hunt Title GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. l.D Cross Smoke ran a brisk, highly professional quail hunt for the judges in the national bird dog champion yesterday. The pointer bitch, owned ,'by George Suttle of Newport News, Va., turned lna bold, umartly patterned hunt with 12 contacts. Most of her work was clean, despite the tendency of the quail to run through the sedge, a maneuver disconcerting to any blrddog. , . Queens Top NBC On Flash Finish PLAINVIEW, Texas Patsy Neal made three points in the final 45 seconds here last night to give the Wayland college gitls a 43 to 41 victory over. Nashville) Business college. NBC led. 41-40, when Patsy made a field goal and was fouled. She also made the free throw to provide tha final margin and run her total for the night to 18 points, Nera White paced the NBC attack with 24 points. ' The teams play hero again tonight. - ; WAYLAND COLLEGE GIRLS (4.1) , F Miller 3. Neal 18, Lowry 11. ' O Kite 6, Odom 1, Washlmton, Poff . NBC (41) F-While 24, Holloran 8, Lent 1. 1 G Sparkman 1, Byrd 2, Crawford I. TjDton 1. Halftime NBC 21-14. Led 13-5 first 21-14: 34-28 with 4" a-onds to ao. NBC ahead 41-40. PaUT Neal sot fx and ft. Plain view, Texas. Same team tomorrow. FAIR & JUST PRICES rev "rAcJ: f :

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