Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 19, 1973 · Page 15
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m Wl ' l ''" ll "» l TMTMTMnii»iTMiiiiiiiiiTMiiiiiiiiiiiiiii HI iiiiyiiiniiiiiHMiiiiiinin imiim Grant Hall Times Sportswriter * * * Arkansas Still Alive In SWC Hogs Down Bay/or In Heart-Stopper Here's how the two teams which lead Arkansas in the SWC standings will finish the schedule. First-place Texas Tech must play Texas at Austin tomorrow night, Texas AM at Lubbock on Saturday, Arkansas here the following Tuesday, and Baylor at L u b b o c k t h e following Saturday. Second-place SMU will play Baylor at Dallas tomorrow. night. Arkansas here this Saturday, Texas AM at College Station the following Tuesday, and Texas in the finale at Dallas. If the race should end in a tie among Tech, SMU, and Arkansas, t h e Razorbacks w o u l d be the NCAA representatives because they ' last went to the post-season tournament in 1958. Tech represented the SWC in 1961 and 19B2, and SMU went in .- 1966 and 1967. In the event of a two-way tie between Tech and.SMU, Tech would get the nod by virtue of its two wins ; over SMU. Razorback coach Lanny Van Erhan is afraid the Red Raiders have too much momentum to be caught now, .- however. .To illustrate, he noted, "In the game against . -SMU, Tech gave up three field: goals in the first 17 minutes of the second half, . and two of those were on goal.- tending calls." Still, he is encouraged by - the recent play of the . Razorbacks: "After o u r win ,- over Texas, I -said we'd' see how much we had improved . when we played Baylor at i. Waco. I think we showed definite improvement Saturday, Martin T e r r y played " h i s . most complete game · of the year, g i v i n g us '.'· good defense and good ·'passing in addition to scoring 24 points. Doug Campbell also ; did a great job defensively. , He and Dean Tolson were jumping up and down after the game like we'd just won the NCAA championship." Arkansas is n o w 6-3 this K season in games decided by five points or less, including two-for-two in the conference. Only two Razorback teams in the last 26 years have won more than 15 games, but this year's team could top that figure with three more wins. In addition to the home games against SMU and Texas Tech, Arkansas will play TCU at Fort Worth tomorrow night and Rice at Houston on March 3. AREA FOLLOW-UP The two teams which advanced to the state Class-A girls tournament from Fayetteville's district were Alma and Mulberry. Mulberry lost to Lonoke 78-37 in the first round, but Alma defeated Ouaflhita 48-41 and then beat W i l s o n Rivercrest 29-27, before losing to Nashville in the semi-finals, 61-45. Nashville lost the championship game to Highland, 57-37. In the state Class-B tournament at Conway, West Fork defeated Fountain Hill in the first round. 43-33, before losing to: Rose' Bud, 42-30. Kingston,won two:games, 4030 over' Mississippi County and? 58-56 over' Parker's Chapel, ., before - losing to McNeil 62-42. ... Rose Bud went on to take 8 48-36 win o.ver Bradley, which had ousted top-seeded Plummerville 52-51^ McNeil lost to Guy-Perkins, 37-36. and .then Rose Bud lost to Melbourne,: -52-37. 'Melbourne defeated Guy-Perkins 55-53 for the Class-B championship, and will play Clas's-A winner Highland tonight at the SCA gym in Conway for the overall state girls crown. , West Helena Miller, the team w h i c h eliminated Woodland from the state AAA junior high tournament at Hot Springs, won in the second round over Benton Westside, 46-37, before losing in the semi-finals to Hot Springs Central. 40-39. Central then won the tournament for the third straight year, downing Conway 34-28. GOOD STRATEGY When Colorado put the ball in play with 30 seconds left in Saturday's game against Missouri the Buffalos trailed by two points. With the Big Eight's thirty-second clock no lo.nger a factor in the game, the Buffs could have stalled and then taken the last shot. Instead, they wisely shot quickly, knowing they would still have a chance even if they missed. They did miss, twice, but then tied the game on the third attempt, Colorado won easily in overtime, pushing Missouri to the brink of elimination in the Big Eight race, after the Tigers had gone 13-0 in intersectional play. MR. X. WINS CAR In addition to shooting a final-round 66 in the Andy Williams-San Diego Open yesterday, former UA golfer Miller Barber won a new car . i n the' closest-to-the-hole competition. Gene Littler continued his comeback with a four-under-par 284 total. Bruce Crampton. who believes the winner of each tournament is "ordained," apparently decided he wasn't the "ordainee" after he missed a short putt on the 63rd hole. He fell apart after that, opening the way for former OSU golfer Bob Dickson.. After Dickson won, he was given a big hug by Hale' Ir- wln, a Big Eight contemporary at Colorado. Billy Casper, whose recent putting woes haven't received near the publicity of Arnold Palmer's, played well enough to win but couldn't sink enough putts. Casper's weight has .been fluctuating like Buddy Hackett's. TIDBITS Morrilton might just have the best high school team in the state. The DeviJ Dogs are 26-2, including a 63-44 win over Conway a n d an 88-61 romp over Russellville... The Milwaukee Bucks have lost the NBA game of the week the last three Sundays, to C h i c a g o . Boston. and Baltimore. The Bucks, who came close only against the Bullets, have probably driven the ABC moguls away for the rest of the year. Those who keep writing Rod Laver's tennis obituary must have been embarrassed by his weekend wins over Stan Smith and Roy Emerson for the WCT title at Toronto. Laver has beaten Emerson, his long-time doubles partner, "40 or 50" straight times in the last five years. Don Dickey, son of Florida coach'-Doug Dickey and a former .Payetteville resident, has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Gators. . .Keith Hernandez, a 19-year-old first baseman who will likely play for the A r k a n s a s Travelers this season,. has been given the ultimate praise by a man in the St ; - Louis Cardinal organization. Said the official, WACO, Tex. (AP) -- The Arkansas Razorbacks gained sole possession of third place in the Southwest Conference basketball race with a 76-74 victory here Saturday over Baylor night. The victory was not secure until Baylor's Gary Ahart missed a 15-foot jump shot with two seconds remaining and Robert Spears pulled down the rebound. "This was a heart-stopper il there ever was one," .said Ar kansas coach Lanny Van Eman. Arkansas, leading by two points, lost the ball with five seconds remaining when Rick ey Medlock was called for charging. Van Eman imme diately called time. "I just told our players that Baylor couldn't win unless we fouled," he said. "We collapsed under the basket and forced them to shoot outside. When Ahart missed, there was big Roger Spears to pull down the rebound. It was nice." The victory upped the Razorbacks' SWC record to 6-4 and Baylor fell to 5-5. Martin Terry led the Razor : backs with 24 points and it was his two free throws that put Arkansas ahead to stay 71-69 with less than five minutes remaining. Arkansas led 45-41 at the half and expanded its advantage to 57-51 midway through the sec ond half. However. Baylor outscored Arkansas 12-3 during the next five minutes and held a 6360 lead with nine minutes remaining. The Razorbacks 'ral- ied to tie the score 69-69 before Terry put them ahead for good. Arkansas had five players in double figures. In addition to Terry, Doug Campbell scored 14 points. Jody Bass and Dean Tolson 11 each and Medlock 10. Hog Swimmers Drown Cowboys In Home Meet Vernon Smith a n d Richan Raybuck won two events eac as Arkansas defeated the Un' versity of Oklahoma 69-40 in swim meet here Saturday. Smith captured the 50 - yar freestyle in 21.8 and the 10( yard freestyle in 48.7. Raybuc won the one-meter and th three-meter diving. Raybuck point totals of 283.25 in the one meter competition and 307.35 i the three-meter event qualific him for the NCAA champion ships next month. Rick .Wery of Arkansas qual tied for the NCAA in the 20 yard breaststroke. winning th event in 2:14.9. Arkansas won eight of the events, including both relays. Showdown Time In AIC Race LITTLE ROCK (AP)[ -- Aransas College and Southern ate put their hopes h;»r a Dis- ict 17 playoff spot om the line night against the two top ams in the Arkansjas Inter- ollegiate Conference :fcace. Arkansas College, 1/0-5, plays enderson, 12-2, at A'/kadelphia atid Southern Slale, 10-5, takes oijt Ouachita. !3-l, at Magnolia. This year, the AIC champion. w 11 qualify for a spot In the pi ^yoff along wilh three teams so lected by the Carr rating sys- tefm. At this point, it appears t h e third place finisher would qjialify for a spot in the playoff. It is also possible that the defending on how high inde- fp^ifth place team will qualify, peddent teams such as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock rank in the ratings. Northwatt Arlcanitu TIMES, Mon., F«b. 19, 1973 FAYITTIVILLI, AMKAMA* ' ' · " A loss by either Southern State or Arkansas College would nudge Hehdrix, 8-6, and Slate College of Arkansas, 8-7, back into the playoff picture. In other games tonight, UA- Monticello. 6-9, is at Harding, 311, and Hendrix is at Arkansas Tech, 2-13. Ozarks takes on Southwestern in a nonconfe- rence game. Falls To Death NOYA,. Spain (AP) -- Spanish film director Claudio Cue- rin. .14, fell 100 feet to his death Friday from the tower of San Martin Church. The accident occurred during the filming of the last -scenes from the film, "The Devil's Bells." VEATlittH FEMALE RESPONSE FEATURE 7:30 THE DEVILS Coming Soon CLOCKWORK ORANGE UARK CINEMA ACROSS FROM U««A- MAIL CINEMA MALCO CIN EMA OB MALCO CINEMA fc 11 Weekday* 7:25-9:15 NOMINATE? FOR 4 A cadtmy Awards Including Bett Actr«« Beit Actor Beit Picture "SOUNDER" V, x o MWY. 71 N. ft HOLUM HIIU 521-1920 HWY. 71 N. t ROLUWMILU 521-1820 "He's :the : only prospect I've ever seen who I would say is a cinch for the Hall of Fame." LR Central No. One In State Cage Poll LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Little Rock Central Coach Johnny Greenwood pulled out the Class AAAA standings' and the schedule for the final week and tried to figure the conference race.' He gave up. Even a slide rule wouldn't help. . "There's no way .to figure it," Greenwood said;- "We've got to keep winning." Greenvyood's Tigers took over the lead'in the AAAA race last week and replaced Fort Smith Northside as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press high school poll. Northside dropped from first to fifth after losing to Little Rock Parkview and North Little Rock Ole Main. Morrilton moved up a notch ' to second and Jonesboro jumped from fifth to third. OIc Main remained fourth despite losing to Pine Bluff. Conway is sixth, Pine Bluff seventh, Harrison eighth and Monticello ninth--just as they were last week. Osceola replaced Camden Fairview in the No. 10 spot. Here is the situation in the Class AAAA race: Central is 10-3. Ole Main, Northside and Pine Bluff are all 10-4. Central plays Parkview Tues day night, Ole Main Friday night and Northside Saturday night. All three games are on the road. Ole Main plays at Little Rock Catholic Tuesday night am then meets Central. Northside takes on Pine Bluf Tuesday night and Central Sat urday night. Both games arc a · Port Smith. Pine Bluff plays at For Smith end then faces Littl Rock Catholic. "If I lose to Parkview and ieat Ole Main and Northside,· I till win it," Greenwood said, "hen he paused. "But .then here's Pine Bluff. You just an't figure it. Anyway, it's leen an exciting year." The home court advantage :ould be a factor. "All the goals are 18 inches n diameter," said Greenwood when asked about playing at home. "But it does help if you're more familiar with the environment." For the record, Northside is i-1 at home, Ole Main is 6-1, Pine Bluff is 6-1 and Central is 6-2. The Poll Here are the results of The Associated Press high school basketball poll with first-{.i :cc votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: . : 1. LR Central (10) (19-6) 172 2. Morrilton (2) (26-2) 3. Jonesboro (1) (21-4) 4. NLR Ole Main (18-6) 5. FS Northside (19-4) 6. Conway (22-4) 7. Pine Bluff (17-5) fl. Harrison (24-3) 9. Monticello (22-3) 10. Osceola (28-2) Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Blytheville, Camden Fairview, LR Catholic, LR Hall, LR Parkview, Tuckerman. Valley Spring* and Wynne. FEBRUARY 19th thru 24lh 1973 N. W. ARK. PLAZA LARGEST I (OAT SHOW EVER HELD IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS! kj THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ON DISPLAY 1/3 OUTBOARDS;. Johnson Mercury Chrysler HORSE POWER TO 150 HORSE POWER * BOATS FOR EVERYONE Pontoon Type Appleby Deck Boat Pleasure Boats Bonanza Chrysler Duo Fa bug! las Glastnan IMP Mark Twain Newrpan Powfjr Cat Inva/jder Fishing Boats Astroglass Chrysler Duracraft Glass Foam KingFisher MonArk Ouachita Ranger Rebel Terry Bass MANY MODELS AVAILABLE WITH EITHER OUTBOARD OR INBOARD/OUTBOARD POWER SOME AVAILABLE WITH JET DRIVE LENGTHS: 14 Ft. to 18 Ft. SOME SMALLER FISHING AND RECREATION CRAFT ALSO ON DISPLAY . . .

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