Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 17, 1973 · Page 10
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Grant Hall Times SporHwriter * * * Famous Jinx Strikes Again The Sports Illustrated jinx has claimed yet another victim. Doug Collins of Illinois State broke his thumb the day his picture appeared on that weekly magazine's cover. Illinois State lost .- to Oral Roberts University the other, night, as the fans in Tulsa feasted on the match-up between Collins, the third- highest scorer in the nation last season, and Richie Fuqua, last year's runner-up. Fuque outscored Collins, 43 points to 41. Collins, by the way. was right when he predicted here in December that the International Olympic Committee would uphold the Russian basketball team's victory over the United States in the Munich Olympics. It did, last week. After Memphis State edged Arkansas by one point back in December, Razorback coach Lanny Van Eman c o m m e n t e d , "This w i n probably saved their season." Struggling at that time with a 4-3 record, the Tigers have won 14 of 15 since then and lead the Missouri Valley Conference race. BAND The Houston University band get this week's award for rubbing-it-in. As the controversy-ridden S o u t h western Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns came onto the court Saturday, the Cougar band struck up the tune, "Hey, Big Spender." USL is now zero- for-two on television and 19-0 off it. Sidney Wicks of the Portland .Trailblazers and Curtis Rowe of the Detroit Pistons were reluctant to square off each other in the one-on-qne .contest, because of their friendship v}? built at UCLA. B.ut they did, J t; and Rowe won the endurance ;·'·· contest, 20-16. Six years t-il earlier, Howe's high school J tj team had defeated Wicks' ;. squad for a city championship ;'£ in California. Vj Bob Turner, who played for Vj* the Fayetteville Bulldogs one J f semester this season before · 5 moving tb-El Dorado, has now ' ·; scored 29 points in three i . games for the- Class-AAAA 1 ; Wildcats. ; ; LOSERS CELEBRATE " · · Often, a team which is Win May Put Hogs In State Tournament Texarkana Defeats Bulldogs T E X A R K A N A - Tlie Texarkana Razorbacks gained ; C against « NBA's PRO BASKETBALL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W. L. Pel. G.B Boston 48 12 .800 -New York 47 16 .746 2'A Buffalo 18 43 .295 30 ] /4 Philadelphia 6 58 .094 44 Central Division Baltimore 39 21 .650 -Atlanta 35 28 .556 5'/i Houston 23 38 .377 16'/2 Cleveland 21 39 .350 18 Western Conference Midwest Division Milwaukee 43 19 .694 -Chicago 37 23 .617 5 K.C.-Omaha 31 34 .477 13 1 / Detroit · 26 34 .433 16 Pacific Division Los Angeles 47 13 .783 -Golden State 37 24 .607 10 1 / Phoenix 29 31 .483 18 Seattle 20 44 .313 29 Portland 15 45 .250 32 Yesterday's Results New York 102, Buffalo 98 Philadelphia 119, Detroit 106 Chicago 100, Cleveland 92 Milwaukee 105, Houston 103 Atlanta 111, Phoenix 104 Los Angeles 121, Baltimon 103 Boston 112, Portland 105 Seattle 114, Golden State 108 Today's Games Philadelphia at New York Kansas City-Omaha at Mil waukee Phoenix at Houston Los Angeles at Portland Boston at Golden State Cleveland at Detroit Only games scheduled Sunday's Games New York at Philadelphia Kansas City-Omaha at troit Milwaukee vs. Baltimore a College Park, Md. Buffalo at Cleveland Portland at Phoenix Chicago at Houston Atlanta at Los Angeles Boston at Seattle expected to win all the time may go through a whole year without really celebrating a victory. An example is UCLA, whose coach John Wooden discourages undue show of emotion by his players. On the other hand, a team which is never expected to win may go "bananas" after an upset. Such an event happened Wednesday night when the Philadelphia 76ers, winners of only five games all season, beat the Milwaukee Bucks.It's somehow poetic j u s t that a team which is normally deprived of the satisfaction of winning can nevertheless savor a win over a team which is deprived of the celebration of winning. WHAT A STEAL! Does anyone know how the Cincinnati Reds latched onto s o u t h - p a w pitcher Roger Nelson of the Kansas City Royals? Nelson, who posted an 11-6 record and a 2.08 earned run average with the Royals last season, at times looked like a budding Sandy Koufax. Too bad the St. Louis Cardinals, who need a left- handed starter, couldn't have acquired him. COOL MILLION Hockey star Derek Sanderson once said of former Boston Bruin coach Tom Johnson, "The trouble with Johnson is that he thinks just like that bow-tie he wears." Johnson got his walking papers from the Bruins recently a n d , predictably, Sanderson signed with the club two days later. For jumping to Philadelphia of the r i v a l W o r l d H o c k e y Association and then selling his contract back, Sanderson netted a cool, million dollars. STRANGF, RESULTS Apparently, the thing to do this season if you're a college b a s k e t b a l l coach is to discipline one of your players either before or during a game. On the same day last w e e k , Cincinnati's coach banished one of his starters from the gym during a h a 1 f t i m e argument over strategy, and Texas AM c o a c h Shelby Metcalf disciplined Marion Brown before the Aggies' game with Arkansas. Cincinnati beat last y e a r ' s NCAA runner-up, Florida State, by 25 points, and AM beat Arkansas by 26. BEST SHOT? Fans of golfer Jack Nicklaus often argue over the best shot he's e v e r hit in t o u r n a m e n t competition. Many were convinced that the low two-iron fade he almost holed on the 18th hole at Los Angeles this year outdid his near-hole-in-one on the 17th at Pebble Beach in last year's U.S. Open. They now must consider his final shot amid the hurricane-wind and rain of last week's Bob Hope classic. The P a l m e r - Nicklaus confrontation in the latter tournament was a rare treat for golfing fans. Arnie still missed his quota of short putts, but he did sink back-to- back 20-footers on the last two holes of the third round. Palmer "knew" Nicklaus would make that 30-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole, just as surely as everyone knew Jack would make the putt which closed out Raymond Floyd and Orville Moody in sudden death at the Bing Crosby tournament. . But Jack missed the pull for the eagle, as the ball somehow eluded the right the inside track for a berth in the state tournament last night, defeating Fayetteville 61-51. Texarkana is now 4-10 in AAA- West. with games remaining against Fort Smith Soulhsicle and Benton Bulldogs, now in last place in the DC Carolina Kentucky Virginia New York Memphis ABA East W. L. Pet. G.B 45 19 .703 40 23 .635 4V 32 30 .516 12 371 21 323 24 39 42 23 20 West Utah 40 23 .635 Indiana 37 27 .578 3 f Denver 32 30 .516 7V Dallas 22 37 .373 16 San Diego 20 41 .328 18 Yesterday's Results . New York 112, Carolina 104 Denver 127, Memphis !21 Utah 124. Indiana 114 Onlyygames scheduled Today's Games Kentucky vs. Virginia a Hampton . Utah', at Dallas Only games scheduled Smndsy's Games New York at Kentucky Memphis vs. Carolina Charlotte . Indiana at San Diego companied his recent return to the lineup following an injury. rlc added six points in the final Quarter and became the fourth lacks were whistled only seven Thus blessed, Texarkana sank 17 of 24 free throws, while a game this season. In the third period, Texarkana in the last minute, quick fouls were called on the Ed\yard Rose, and Walter Razorbacks. Neil Bruton missed mark; will play Springdale and six straight free throws in the to 49-35 at quarter's end. last few seconds, but the double Rogers on the road next week, the Bulldogs, as they have done hat trick didn't make any dif- plus Conway cellar-dwelling ference because the game had came back to make a already been decided. AAA conference is n o t invited run in the final period. to the state tournament. Last night's game saw CLOSE AT FIRST K r e t s c h m a r a n d Bruton The game was tied twice and started the comeback with jump shots, cutting the deficit to 49- times in the early going, before trend whereby Fayetleville hits ahead to stay, 13-11. on a jump shot with 15 seconds left in the straight points on two jumpers field goals to 22 by Kretschmar and two follow advantage, oulscoring Fayette- Texarkana. Fayetteville poorly at the free throw line again, hitting five of 14, but ville 22-14 in the second quarter. a I6-point deficit at one point Mike Kretschmar scored 14 of they now trailed 53-49 with 2:21 that statistic didn't figure in the Fayetteville s 25 What happened was that for Northwest Arkansas TIMES. Sat., Julldogs,' -however, except for wo free throws by Gulley with 10 time showing on the clock. Meanwhile, Texarkana scored eight .quick points on two free brows each by Black and Hercer. plus trap-beating lay- ups by Connor and Latirnore, before the last-minute whistle- at. The second half, during which Texarkana played a man-to- man defense, ended in a 26-26 The Razorbacks played a while building their 10- point advantage in the first two p e r i o d s . Fayetteville out- rebounded Texarkana 33-24 in the game, but committed 14 turnovers to only eight by the Razorbacks. Mercer, the tallest player on t h e court at 6-5, helped Texarkana control six o) seven jump balls in the contest. Payetteville. for the ful: s e a s o n , is 10-16, while Texarkana is 6-22. The Bulldogs still hold a 15-3 l e a d in the series rivalry between the two schools. JAYVEES WIN AGAIN In the junior varsity game ast night Fayetteville followed the same script it had written the night before against Fort Smith Southside by never leading until the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs, who trailed Southside by 12 points in the third quarter before winning, got almost that far behind in the first period last night, trailing 15-4 at the end of the quarter. S t a r t i n g their comeback earlier against Texarkana, the jayvees pulled to within six at the half, 25-19, and to within one after three quarters, 32-31. The score was then tied at 32, 34, and 36 in the final period before Fayetteville scored five straight points to take control. Bob Stephens led the Bulldogs Dayton Lierley added lour Kints. Lawson' Osburn and ..arry Harness scored two each, and Rick Karnbach got one point, in addition to numerous assists. McQueen led Texarkana with 11 points. The Fayetteville junior varsity is now 18-5 for t h e season, including a season's sweep of Texarkana. for the "second with 14 points. straight night Trey Trumbo and Lynn Waldren scored II points each, as did Dwighl Tucker, who reputation former in as the enhanced his a clutch per fourth quarter Texarkana 'onnor Black Mercer Latimore Rose Fayetteville Kretschmar Gulley Bruton West Donaubauer Tucker Childress Ownbey Burgin FG FT-FTA TP 7-7 6-11 3-4 1-2 0-0 17 16 11 9 8 22 17-24 61 2-2 2-2 0-6 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 20 10 10 7 2 2 0 0 0 23 5-14 51 Autumn Olive Outraces Deborah Lynn In Photo HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -Autumn Olive, a 3-year-old fUly, charged up from the out- and nipped a nose in a side at the wire Deborah Lynn bj photo finish to win Friday's $7,500 feature race at Oaklawn Park. The Greenlight Farm's stakes performer, overlooked by most of the patrons, paid $34, $11.80 and $5.00. Deborah L y n n returned $5 and $4 and Darlin Lil paid $4.80 for show. Autumn Olive turned the furlongs in 1:05 3-5 on a fast track. Jockey W. J. Layland let Deborah Lynn take command out of the gate and looked like a sure winner while leading by three lengths in the final furlong. Outsider Light Charger and second choice Diplomat Debutante were bunched together second and third respectively while jockey H. A. Jones kept Autumn Olive under wraps in fifth place until mid stretch. Autumn Olive started passing horses-with a strong rush in the final furlong and caught Deborah Lynn with a hard drive in the final stride. Favored Bosuns Strike raced next to last most of the way and showed only a mild effort at the wire in a fifth-place finish. Autumn Olive, a daughter of Gallant Lad, was making her first outing since last November at Sportsman's Park in Chicago where she finished third in an allowance sprint. Trainer Paul Adwell has th» filly pointed toward the $25.000 Magnolia Stakes, a forerunner to the $50,000-added Fantasy Stakes later during the Oaklawn meet. \ Mr. You Dodge, ridden by Emedes Hinojosa, winner of tha first race, and The Great J.I.G., with Joe Ebardt aboard. winner of the and 8, paid a $246.00. second, Nos. 2 daily double of The crowd of 10,842 wagered $1.151,975. SCORES IlilllllimillllllNlllllllllllllllllllNIIIIMIWIIIIIIOIlllltllllM Not High Enough edge of the hole. Fans of both players probably hoped the putt would go in, to see if Ai'nie could then make his seven-foot birdie putt to win the tournament. As it was. he made the putt but didn't need to. While watching Nicklaus and Palmer play head- top-head, one gets t h e same feeling as when Ken Rosewall plays Rod Layer in tennis, or Bob Gibson pitches to Henry Aaron, or Mel Renfro covers Paul Warfield. or Walt Frazier guards Jerry West-that is, instead of rooting for one player over the other, the fan finds himself in awe of the skill and competitive fire of each. Oaklawn Jockey Suffers Injury LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- E. J. Knapp was on the critical list Friday night at the University of Arkansas Medical Center here after being injured in a training accident at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. Oaklawn officials said they were not sure what happened in the accident, but that apparently the veteran jockey was kicked on the head by a horse. 1 Mitchell Signs Wifh Arkansas -- Bruce Mitchell of North Little Rock Northeast has signed a football letter of intent with the University of Arkansas, it was announced Friday. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Mitchell was a Class AAAA AU- State back for the last two years. Coast Track Club is sliown Madison Square Garden as he event with Friday evening at (lie Olym- tries to set a new record in 5-M iuches pic Invitational Track a n d the pole vault. Smith was un- Miller Says Further Negotiations Needed Baseball Talks S NEW YORK (AP) -- T h e first joint negotiations since Feb. 8 between representatives of baseball players and owners were scheduled today following Friday's rejection by the players of tile owners' latest offer, parts of which were termed "acceptable." Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said that "some parts" of the owners' Feb. 8 proposal "arc acceptable," but "others are clearly unacceptable. Further negoliations are needed." Miller met for 4V4 hours Friday with the player representatives of t h e 24 major league teams and then called for the opening of spring training while negotiations continue on a new b a s i c agreement and benefit plan between players and owners. Spring training does not begin officially until March 1 and the clubs were ordered last week by the league presidents not to open early as is the rule for pitchers and catchers. However, Miller said Friday the players "stand ready to report to spring training while ne- There was no word on that from John Gaherin, the owners' representative who was informed of tho players' latest suggestion after their Friday session and agreed to meet with Miller at this morning. "I want to talk to Marvin before we make any public utterances on the situation," he said. Miller declined to specify what parts of the owners' latest offer were acceptable but his meeting with Gaherin is likely to spotlight two issues-- the re- serve clause and salary arbitration. The owners are adamant about retaining the reserve clause which binds a player to his team until traded, sold or released, but they have modified their previously strong stand against salary arbitration. They are reluctant to open trair the player reporting. sists that been taker A 13-da the first ir layed the son. Razorback Swimmei Final Dual Meet Wi The Arkansas Razorbacks will host their second and final home dual swim meet of the season this afternoon against an Oklahoma University team that isn't as good as it has been in the last few years, according to head coach Ed Fedosky. "If we swim well, I think we can heat them," Fedosky said. "We're hoping our divers can qualify for the NCAA meet on both boards and that Rick Wery, Vernon Smith, and our Wcry has been only a half of a second off qualifying in the 200-yard breaststroke the last four times he has swam." One member of the team q u a l i f i e d f o r t h e NCAA Championships and another took first place in his event in the Southwest AAU Swimming and Diving Championships held in Dallas last weekend. Dick Ferris qualified for the NCAA Championships in one meter diving as he finished fifth a new sch the 200-ya a time seconds fr NCAA C will be Tennessee Wery al 100-yard time of was fourt style (:22 in the 100- seconds. ] kept at th Quite a influenza compete i last week Ed Fedo them to bi Smith, i "most ou the histo A r k a n s specialist competing with a total of 426.88 points, meet of tr successful but did win the Crawford Runs Fastest Indoor Mile Of Season FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -year ago, Jim Crawford and Fred Newhouse were in the Army, touring the country staging track clinics for school kids. Friday night, they highlighted the 13th annual Fort Worth Coaches Indoor Games with explosive performances. Crawford unreeled the fastest indoor mile this season with 3:58.8. The previous swiftest was 3:59.2 by Steve Prefontaine week ago in Los Angeles. Newhouse flew to a 46.7 in the 440, only five-tenths of a second off Tommie Smith's world mark. However, Newhouse's time was the fastest ever for a 10 or 11-lap track. Smith's time was made on a 220 track in Louisville, Ky. Crawford, who was due to get out of the Army four days ago but extended his enlistment six months, didn't have the usual blazing last quarter that marks most sub four-minute miles. Instead, he posted quarter ;imes of 60.8, 59.6. 59.4 and 59.0 in winning .by 30 yards over Leonard Hilton of the Houston surprised with By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST Yale 82, Dartmouth 69 Princeton 51, Columbia 50 Penn 78, Cornell 48 Rochester 80, Army 65 Assumption 101 Worcester Tech 81 Pace 76, Pratt 39 Fredonia St. 73, Cortland St. 3 Alfred 71, Hobart 62 , Geneseo St 74, Elmira 60 RPI 97, Rochester Tech 59 Middlebury 55, Coast Guard 43 camps for fear players might strike after this time,"'"said" Crawford, who although Miller in- now calls Richardson, Tex., his strike vote has home. "I had an mile in January. 8:31.2 two- Only three strike last spring, ird breaststroke with of 2:15.52, only .5 ·om qualifying for the Championships, which held in Knoxville, on March 22-24. Wery also finished third in the breaststroke with a 1:01.9. Vernon Smith few swimmers had and were unable to n the meet in Dallas end, but head coach ky expects most of i healthy by Saturday. Smith, who Fedosky calls the landing swimmer in y of swimming at a s , ' 1 and distance Perry Kingan will be in the last home 65 Americans have ever run fas- '3 ter. . "This is like home to me. These people really help me with their yelling. I love running here. This is like the backing Prefontaine gets in Oregon." Although Crawford has broken four minutes three times out-doors, this was his first sub four-minute mile indoors. Newhousc, now a graduate student in the University of Washington, won by 12 yards over world outdoor 440 record holder John Smith, who was timed in 48.3. , "By the second lap, I could :el! no one was close to me by what the announcer was saying. Then I went for the time: I didn't think I was that close to the world record." With that, Newhouse said: "Pardon me, I feel sick," and set a new record heading for the restroom. The world's best shot putters--Poland's 'wladyslaw Komar, Al Feuerbach, George Woods and Brian Oldfield-were here. But they had sub- par performances with Feuerbach winning at 67-11. Willie Davenport, 1968 Olympic gold medalist, won the 60 hits in 7.2 but Robert Taylor, silver medalist in the 100 Meters at Munich, was upset by unheralded Zoe Simpson of Ranger Junior College in 6.1. Swedish Olympians Kjell Isaksson and Hans Lagerqvist took a back seat to Roland Carter, former Michigan state pole vaulter, who won at 17-!Vi. 46 Colby 84, Trinity 83 Newark St. 56, Rutgers-S. Jersey 45 SOUTH Jacksonville 95, III. St. 86 Fisk 75, Morris Brown 71 Va. Wesleyan 66, St. Andrew's 65 W. Florida 62, St. Leo 59 Mercer 104, Fla. Tech 68 SE La. 79. Troy St. 47 N. Georgia 101, LaGrange 89 N. Carolina AT 88, Morgan St. 85 Central Wesleyan 93, Francis Marion 66 John Carroll 84, Bethany 62 Md.-Balt. Co. 84, South Eastern 52 Howard 76, N. Carolina Central 59 Nichols St. 84, Jacksonville St. 82 Roanoke 74, Baltimore 70 Xavicr-New Orleans 108, Dillard 95 MIDWEST Grand Valley St. 71, Wayne St. 70, overtime S. Dakota 72, N. Dakota St. 65 Coe 79, Cornell, Iowa 71 Oakland 92, Saginaw Valley Simpson 105, Buena Vista 71 Bcloit 70, Grinnell 55 N. Dakota 80, Morhingside 52 Winona 102, Bemidji 66 Gustavus Adolphus 80, Minn- Duluth 70 Baker 71, Central Methodist 66 Luther 63, Wm. Penn 62 Cameron 76, SW Okla. 65. SE Okla. 91, Langston 59. Loras 100, MacMurray 84 Wayne, Neb. 72, Chadron Neb. 62 Drury 88, Mo.-Kansas City 74 Augustana, S.D. 80, Mankato 58 Fullerton St. 89, Northridg* St. 72 Fresno-Pacific 106, Chapman 73 Oregon 72, Cal 69 Sacramento St. 78, Stanislaus St. 76 UC-San Diego 72, U.S. Inter* national 71 Biola 64, Cal Lutheran 53 Centenary 78, Hawaii 71 High School Area 6B ST. Boys At Leachvllle Semifinals Dell 66, Weiner 58 Leachville 73, Armorel 55 . State Tournaments Class A Sr. Girls At Arkadelphla Semifinals Nashville 61, Alma 45 Highland 53, Foreman 39 Class B Sr. Girls At Conway Semifinals Melbourne 2, Rose Bud 37 Guy-Perkins 37, McNeil 36 Class AAAA Jr. Boys At North Little Rock Semifinals LR Horace Mann 40, FS Kimmons 36 LR Forrest Heights 49, LR Dunbar 39 Class AAA Jr. Boys At Hot Springs Semifinals Hot Springs Central 40, He!en a Miller 39 Conway 50, Hot Springi Southwest 25 Class AA Jr. Boys At Searcy Semifinals Osceola 54, Van Buren 48 Dumas 38, Camden Fairview 32 Class A Jr. Boys At Charleston Semifinals Turrell 43, Dermott 42 Earle 49, Mansfield 46 Class B Jr. Boys At Yellville Semifinals Shirley 40. Melbourne 23 Lynn 46, Armorel 33 Others Corning 93, Turrell 66 Wynne 87, DeWitt 51 Morrilton 88. Russellville 61 Osceola 45, G r e e n e County Tech 41 Texarkana 61, Fayetteville 51 Booneville 60, Subiaco 52 Jonesboro 60, LR McClellan S. Dakota St. 89, N. Iowa 58 S. Dakota 72, N: Dakota St. 5 S.D. Tech 78, Huron Col. 76 SOUTHWEST Texas AI 70. SW Texas 68 FAR WEST Montana 78, Boise St. 63 Tex.-El Paso 64, Utah 54 Idaho St. 89, Montana St. 80 Fort Lewis 84. Colo. Mines 71 So. Utah 84, West. New Mex 79, (2 ot) UCLA 93, Washington 62 Southern Cal 79, Washington St. 55 Central Wash. 66, S. Oregon Oregon Tech 78, Oregon Col. Lewis Clark B7, Pacific Lutheran 65 Linfleld 118; CoI.Idaho 77 Pacific 72, Whitman 59 Gonzaga 99, N. Arizona 81 Stanford 81. Ore. St. 79 . Azusa Pacific 92, Southern Cal Col. 61 51 Lamar 78, Atkins 62 LR Catholic 96, LR Parkview 8 LR Hal! 80, NLR Northeast 5S LR Central 74, El Dorado 64 NLR Ole Main 64, FS Northside 59 . . . LR Mills 77, LR Robinson 51 Deaf School 111, Thornton 81 Jacksonville 70, West Memphis 65 Camden 79, Ashdown 70 Paris 58, Morrilton Sacred Heart ,44 Camden Fairview 47, Magnolia 46 Huntsville 57, Mountain Horn* 48' · . Carlisle 78, Palestine 46 Conway 87, Rogers 76 Hampton 54, Rison 42 BlyUieville 79, Helena 62 Des Arc 62, Mount Vernon 50 Hot Springs 78, Springdale 50 Others Benton 55, Fort Smith Southside 53 Harrison 70, Siloam Springi

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