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Harassing Defense Stymies Rupp's Warriors p irv KentuclQf, Texas fiitera Stuns 72 EBB; BT11TlT1lllllllMiiiiliiilillBiiMiMiMiiyiitiijl The ArizonaRepubuc 111 Section C Radio-TV Autos Books Music Movies Art w itff H"i!rt' "ihtir f ! i ' j piji ""'T''!'i:;!'::,! Sunday, March 20, 1966 SO (Sec. C) Page 1 " 11 i u immmimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sports Editor Jerry Eaton Big Joe Foresees Pro Team Influx 4 MEXICAN COMBO was playing "I Left My Heart in t- Acapulco" that evening in Joe Hunt's Restaurant in Scotts-dale. "They've been here nine months which is about a record for this area," said Hunt, a former All-America first baseman in softball. "They won't have to worry about future bookings everyone in the West seems to want them." Hunt, chairman of the Phoenix Giants Booster Club, sat in a king-size chair at one of the tables and listened to Pedro Alvarez, piano player in the Patoho quarter (Patoho, loosely translated, means youngsters or young adults) imitate bird calls for "Ebb Tide." "Alvarez is regarded as one of the all-time great football players at the University of Mexico," Hunt said. "You ought to see his scrapbook. At 6-1 and 195 pounds he's a giant in Mexico so he was a pretty hard fullback to bring down." But, pretty soon Hunt, an Arizonan since 1916 when he entered first grade at Mc-Kinley School in Phoenix, was talking about the Phoenix Giants who open their Pacific Coast League schedule next month. JOE HUNT Hunt has been a one-man gang for the Giants and he's sold dozens of season tickets. "Pro baseball will go in Phoenix this time and when it does I think it will be followed by pro basketball and hockey," he said. "Too many Arizonans have complained about the long, dull summers to fail to support the Giants. Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Papago Park is beautiful in fact Horace Stoneham (owner of the parent San Francisco Giants) calls it the prettiest minor league park in America. And, it's located to attract crowds from Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Chandler." The 6-6 Hunt reminisced about his days as a softball player and how he managed the powerful Funk Jewels in the 1930's and 40's. The Jewels were the softball equivalent of the New York Yankees and they became one of the top teams in America. "Last time I played softball was at a benefit game a couple of years ago," Hunt said. "I somehow managed to get on second and tried to score on a hit. Halfway between third and home, my legs buckled and I tried to crawl to score, but the throw beat me. Fellows on the downhill slide to their 60's shouldn't try to be kids." As a basketball player at Brophy Prep, Hunt set a scoring average of 24 points a game that still stands. "Heck, I was a monster on the court in those days about a head taller than everyone else. Today, though, I'd be a runt on some teams." Hunt later was an outstanding center at Santa Clara. Eventually politics beckoned and in 1940 he was elected state treasurer. He campaigned across Arizona with his softball team, playing exhibitions against local heroes. Hunt also served two terms in the Arizona State Tax Commission and was vice president of the Arizona-Texas Baseball League. "I'm a Democrat, you know," he said. "My landlord is a pretty well known Republican Barry Goldwater. I just tell folks I'd do practically anything to keep the two-party system alive. On the Inside TRACK Results of USC, ASU and UofA meet, Page 2-C. GOLF Stories on Citrus Open and Goldwater Tourney, Page 3-C. TROTTERS Results from Golden Gate and Phoenix Trot Park, Page 4-C. OLYMPIAN George Young Coaches Casa Grande Trackmen, Page 5-C. TENNIS Thunderbird Tournament Goes into Final Round, Page 6-C. TURF Results of Arizona Downs Races, Today's Selections, Page 7-C. BOWLING $12,000 Women's Pro Tourney Starts Thursday, Page 8-C. GREYHOUNDS-Phoenix Dog Track Results and Entries, Page 9-C. BASKETBALL 13-Year-Old Hits 30 Straight Free Throws in Arizona Republic Contest, Page 10-C. OUTDOORS Doc Jones Gets Sixth World Boat Title, Page 11-C. Hot B YU Captures NIT Title NEW YORK (UPI) - Too seeded Brigham Young, its lethal fast break working to perfection, stampeded New York University in the second half yesterday and whipped the smaller Violets, 97-84, to win the 29th annual National Invitation Tournament. The high-scoring Cougars, shrugging off the loss of star Dick Nemelka for half the game due to foul trouble, blitzed the Violets after intermission to capture their second NIT title. BILL MELCHIONNI, the tournament's high scorer with 109 points, was awarded the Most Valuable Player trophy after he tallied 29 in the con solation game to lead Villanova to a 76-65 victory over Army for third place. Craig Raymond, the Cougars 6-foot-ll center, teamed with forwards Gary Hill and Steve Kramer to clear the backboards and Jeff Congdon, a ball-hand ling wizard, triggered a blister ing fast break that broke open the game after a tight first half. Raymond, who shared scoring honors with Hill for Brigham Young with 21 points each, and Kramer were the key men as the Cougars, holding a slim 48- 43 halftime margin, poured nj on in the first eight minutes of! the final stanza to take a com-; manding 73-55 lead. ALTHOUGH THE plucky Violets cut their deficit to 10, points late in the game on the! shooting of Stan McKenzie, they could not compensate for a coldj spell early in the second half i when they went without a field goal for four minutes. McKenzie posted 21 points in the second half for a game high of 27. Mai Graham and Bruce Kaplan each contributed. 18 to the Violet attack. Raymond, who was on the; bench when the tournament started, scored 14 points and; pulled down nine rebounds in; the first half. NYU, however.; trailed by only a single point! at 42-41 with 1:30 left but thej Cougars ran up six of the next ; eight points for the widest lead! of the half. j Nemelka picked up his fourth personal foul on a charging violation late in the opening stanza and did not return to the lineup until there was 5:56 left in the game. His substitute, Jim Jim-j as, contributed five key points! earlv in the second half. i ...num u r.i ; :wants his pitcners to mrow the tournament that the Coug-Wj J several aas 01 T : I A-"- i;:!i;! V: :; -:! :;;!! r&vft .yfJvV V j I BATTLING DADDY "D" David (Big Daddy D) Lattin of Texas Western, No. 42, and Kentucky's Thad Jaracz, No. 55, battle for rebound during first period of NCAA championship game at Col- AP Wlrephoto lege Park, Md., last night. Kentucky players at rear are Tommy Kron, No. 30, and Larry Conley, No. 40. Texas Western led most of way in taking 72-65 triumph. Werle Uses Kid Gloves' On Hurlers By GEORGE CHRISMAN JR. Republic Sports Writer CASA GRANDE Phoenix Giants manager Bill Werle US AOs Elite Duel Today In PIR's Jimmy Bryan 150 Utah 4th In NCAA Tourney COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Inspired Texas Western led by the gymnastic efforts of little Bobby Joe Hill, toppled top-ranked Kentucky, 72-65, last night and captured the national collegiate basketball championship that Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp wanted Duke won the game for third place, beating Utah, 79-77, despite a tourney record scoring performance by the Utes' Jerry Chambers. Hill, a 5-foot-10 backcourt man, scored 20 points, most of them in clutch situations and many on spectacular driving lay-ups that brought to mind the heyday of Bob Cousy. IN THE END, it was Texas Western's vaunted defense and surprising poise that won the big one. Kentucky, on the other hand, noted for its finesse and discipline under the legendary coaching of Rupp, was kept off balance throughout and was guilty of a shocking number of lapses, mistakes, bad passes and mental errors. Texas Western, once a little mining school just across the border from Mexico, was making its first appearance ever in the national final under young coach Don Haskins but didn't let the pressure or the exposure before a national television audience bother it a bit. THE MINERS calmly dropped in 28 of 34 free throws and that along with the rebounding of their strong front line was the difference. Kentucky led only once, and that was 1-0. ars, who shot 59 per cent from the field in the first halt, were able to execute their fast break. spring training. "I found that was the quickest wav to get ready for the By GARY OLMSTEAD The racing elite of the U. S. Auto Club duel today in the third annual Jimmy Bryan 150 on Phoenix International Raceway's paved mile trioval. About 20,000 fans are expected for the commemorative competition, which kicks Brigham Young, runnerup m baseball season," Werle said the Western Athletic Lonter- yesterday at nearby Franciscoj ence, naa trouDie overcoming Grande, the Giants' spring , the slowdown tactics or empiejtrajnjng camp. and Army in its first two NIT encounters. A former major league , .. mound star witn tne rutsDurgn It was the second time NUD. Qtoo Rnstnn rpH Snv finished second in the NIT. The: Werle is starting Ws second year as head man of the San (Entries on Page 5-C) Violets, who have now made eieht aDnearances in the na tion's oldest postseason basket ball tourney, were runner-up to St. Louis in 1948. The game was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of 18,479 and a national television audience. Melchionni, a 6-foot-l senior guard from Pennsauken, N.J., scored 19 points after intermission and paced a strong second- half surge which carried the Wildcats to their easy victory. Villanova held a 47-43 margin midway through the final stanza when Melchionni went to worK. Making key steals and assists as well as scoring live points, he led a 14-1 scoring spurt which left the Wildcats on top 61-44. THE VICTORY avenged a humiliating 89-68 loss to Army in the Holiday Festival Tournament here last December. BRIGHAM YOUNG NEW YORK U ft P T 9 VI 20 M'Ken't 9 3-3 21 Kaplan 10 1-7 21 Silen S 5-6 IS Graham 5 M 11 Dyer 2 1-2 5 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 2 1 0-0 2 42 13-24 97 Totals a F T 10 7-9 27, 9 0-O 18! 3 3-3 9 8 2-5 18 5 2-3 12 Kramer Hill Raym'nd Nemelka Congdon Jlmas Eakins Ruffner Totals 42 13-24 97 Totals 35 14-20 84 Briiham Youn 49-97 NYU w- Fouled out Brigham Young, Kramer. Total Fouls NYU 19, Brigham Young 17. . Attendance itMy. ARMY VILLANOVA G r T Helkie 4 1-1 9 Schaffer Sch'tsky 7 5-8 19 Crews Nonnan 5 7-11 17 G'diunas Murray 3 5-7 11 Coleman 4 0-1 Jordan 2 0-0 4 Melch'ni 13 3-4 29' Mikula 0 0-1 OMcGuire 1 0-0 2 Seigle 0 1-3 1 Traynor 0 2-3 2 Hughes 1 0-0 2 Livers 0 0-1 0 Schr'se 0 2-2 2 Krines 1 2-2 4 Stinqer 0 0-0 0 Totals Totals 3310-I66 Francisco Giants' Class AAA farm club. The Pacific Coast League team was moved to Phoenix this year after six sea sons in Tacoma, Wash. "WE'LL BE conducting straight, ordinary batting prac tice for the time being," Werle said of his Giants who reported here Thursday. "I want the pitchers to throw every day, even if it's only five or six minutes. "We can do this in the fine weather we are having. A few pitchers have stiff arms now, but there have been no serious complications," Werle noted. "As they continue to work their arms will lose winter stiffness and weariness," he added. The Giants will drill at 1 p.m. today (after church services) and at 10 a.m. thereafter until Thursday's exhibition opener against Portland's Beavers. All exhibition games will begin at 1 p.m. WERLE WANTS his pitchers in shape by the start of exhibi tion games because the element of competition will cause them to exert a little extra, possibly with serious repercussions. off USAC's 1966 national championship circuit. Sunny skies are forecast with temperatures in the 80s. Thirty drivers have entered the 150-lap event, which features a guaranteed $15,000 purse. Bob Mathouser of Gar-dena, Calif., in a Leader Card Special RE Ford mate to Don Branson's, is the latest entrant. The 24 fastest qualifiers will start. Race time is 3 p.m. Practice begins at 11 a.m. and qualifying at noon. USAC race royalty will be plentiful. Defending national champ and rookie of the year Mario Andretti, four-time national titlist A. J. Foyt, 1965 Jimmy Bryan 150 winner Don Branson and '65 sprint leader Johnny Rutherford will pilot RE Fords. Last year's midget champion, Mike McGreevy, and all-time point leader in the big-car class, Rodger Ward, will guide RE Offen-hausers. Twelve rear-engine Fords, which dominated the circuit last year, nine RE Offjes, two RE Chevies, four Offy roadsters, one Offy dirt-tracker, one Novi and one Porsche are entered. However, the supercharged Novi and dual-engine wmmmmmmm Porsche are doubtful competitors. Two supercharged RE Of-fies, created especially to battle the Fords, will premiere in competition here. Bobby Un-ser will drive the Vita-Fresh Orange Juice Special and Jim Hurtubise the Gerhardt Offy. The initial head-on clash between rear-engine Ford and blown RE Offy is set today, and each side has a strong argument. Andretti last November in Bobby Ball 200 qualifications established a world closed mile course mark of 29.64 seconds, 121.4 mph. In January Parnelli Jones urged a super charged Offy to an unofficial 29.14123.54. Both records were set at Phoenix International Raceway. Branson, in an Offy roadster last year, won the Bryan 150 in record time: 1:24:32.53 at 106.456 mph. Arizonans entered are Dee Jones of Glendale, Arciero Special RE Chevy; Roger Mc-Cluskey of Tucson, G.C. Murphy RE Ford; and Bill Chees-bourg of Tucson, Al Stein Special Porsche. Tickets ($4.40 general admission, $6.60, $7.70) go on sale at 9 this morning. PIR is situated near 115th Ave. and Baseline Rd. A moment later big Dave Lattin jammed in a field goal and made it a three-pointer when he converted the following free shot. The Miners never trailed after that, had a 34-31 lead at half-time and led by as many as 11 points at 68-57. Werle said pitchers' arms will 1 1 I 4 throwing. But, if they force i to throw the sore- G F T 6 2-2 14 7 1-2 15ithpm;plups ness gradually taaes away, Army 30 3545 vnianova a it Fouled out Villanova, Schaffer. Total fouls Army 18, Vlllanove22. He observed one must proceed with kid gloves at this time. "Only the pitcher knows whether his arm has normal (Continued on Page 10-C) Standings THE TURNING point came early in the second half after Kentucky had closed to within one point at 46-45. The Miners replied with six straight points-four of them on free throws for a 52-45 lead that never were seriously challenged. Willie Worsley, a 5-foot-6 sophomore substitute who was a surprise starter and proved to be a perfect running mate for Hill, hit on three of three foul shots in the important streak. The closest Kentucky got after that was 54-51, but a set shot by Orsten Artis, a steal and jump by Hill and a Lattin tip-in made it 60-51 with 6:40 left, and the Miners had it in the bag. Kentucky simply could do no (Continued on Page 5-C) San Francisco California Cleveland Chicago (Nl W L Pet. GB .750 .625 1 .375 3 .250 4 Yesterdav't Result California 4, San Francisco 1 Cleveland 2, Chicago 1 Today' Gamec San Francisco vs. California In Palm springs. Cle ('ond vs. Chicago In Long Beach. Ry Ck ' SS3S3 ,mJ r- 1! f ,v P Republic Photo by Lvdwlf Ktiton UNSUCCESSFUL LUNGE Kathy Harter of Los Angeles lunges gracefully but unsuccessfully trying to return high shot to Mary Ann Eisel, St. Louis, during their semifinals match in the T-Bird Tennis Tournament ' yesterday at Phoenix Country Club. Ball landed behind Miss Harter. Miss Eisel won, 7-9, 6-4, 10-8. (Story on Page 6-f.) I v

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