Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 20, 1973 · Page 10
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 20, 1973
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i Grant Hall Times Sportswriter * * * Four Teams Vie For Tournament The state AAA tournament 1 which begins next Monday in Little Rock will be made up of 16 teams: the top eight finishers in both AAA-West and AAA-East. Thus, as far as post-season activity is c o n c e r n e d , the 16'gamc regular season round robin played by each league's nine t e a m s serves only to eliminate one team. A similar situation applies in the ABA. Going into the final week of the season, five AAA-West t e a m s -are playing f o r preslige, conference standing, and tournament position, while the other four are fighting for survival. Conway leads the conference with a 13-1 record. The Wampus Cats need only one win against either Hot Springs or Fayette- vjlle to win the league championship. To g a i n a tie, second- place Hot Springs, 11-3, must beat Conway and then hope Fayetteville can do the same on Friday night. Russellville, 9-5 will finish no lower than third and could tie for second. Tied for fourth place with 6-7 records are Fort Smith Southside and Benton. Both of these teams have also clinched spots in the state tournament, since the loser of the Fayetteville" Rogers game will show 11 " defeats, one more than either . Southside or Benton could ' suffer. Next come the four rabbits: Springdale, 5-8. Texarkana · · and Rogers, each 4-10, and Fayetteville, 3-10. Springdale · . Could make the tournament ~ with a win at home over Fay" ' etteville tonight, or with a ' victory over either Southside ' or Russellville, both on the road, on Thursday and Friday - respectively. T e x a r k a n a must play ' Benton and Southside this · week. Two wins would put the 1 Razorbacks Into the tourna- - ment, but they might still go ,. by winning one or none. R o g e r s plays Southside · tonight and then hosts Fay- '·'· etteville on Thursday night. The Mounties' situation is much the same as Texarkana's, except that. If they lose twice, they will have to depend on either the Razorbacks or Fayetteville to win no more than four games, and then win a coin flip. ., Fayetteville must win one game to have any chance, hut two wins would probably mean at least a tie. The Purple Dogs play at Springdale tonight, at Rogers on Thursday night, and at home against Conway on Friday " night Fayetteville can assure itself of at least a tie with Rogers by winning the game with the Mounties plus one of the other two games. Three Fayetteville wins, of course, - would clinch a berth in the tournament. The guess here is that Tex' arkana will win one game, and that the Fayetteville-, Rogers game will be the most important of the week. In case of a two-way tie, a coin flip will determine the representative. If there is a three- way or four-way tie, some type of odd-man-out game would probably transpire. . HOT AND COLD Tonight's 96th Battle of the Bulldogs will feature two hot- and-cold teams who have each lost six of their eight games since they played each other. Springdale includes an eight- game winning streak and losing streaks of three and five games in its 10-10 overall record. The five-game drouth is current. On the way to 1016, Fayetteville, in order, has won three, lost eight, won five, lost four, won two, and now lost four. Springdale registered its first win in the series since 1970 with a 57-47 triumph at Fayetteville four weeks ago. Fayetteville still holds a - commanding lead in the all- time rivalry, 74-21. In that earlier game, Springdale hit fewer field goals than Fayetteville, but enjoyed a vintage night at the free throw line, sinking 19 of 20. Jamie Prendergast led Springdale in the game with 20 points, followed by Dennis Boyd with 16, David Reed and Jerry McFerrin with eight each, Kenny Gibbons with three, and Rusty Newman with two. Those six Bulldogs will likely do most of the playing again tonight. Fayetteville will go with the same starting lineup it has employed for the last four games: Charlie West, Terry Gulley, Mike Kretschmar, Neil Bruton, and Tony Childress. West leads Fayetteville in scoring with a 10.3 average, just slightly ahead of Kretschmar's 10.2 mark. Bruton is next at 8.4, followed by Gulley with a 7.5 average. The Fayetteville junior varsity, 18-5 for the season, will try to defeat the Springdale jayvees for the second lime this year at 6:00 tonight. The Bulldogs won the first game, 44-41. Varsity action begins at 7:30. LITTLE PIG Bobby Procter, one of the twenty-five Little Pigs who won a SWC championship for Bowden Wyatt in 1954, has been retained as defensive secondary coach on the Vanderbilt staff by new head coach Steve Sloan. Proctor had served at. Vandy for six years under former Arkansas assistant Bill Pace, who has recently t a k e n a position on Chuck 1 Fairbanks' New Eng land Patriot staff. Proctor is 41 years old, while Sloan is only 28. Vanderbilt is following the lead of its intrastale rival Tennessee, which hired Bill Battle three years ago when Battle was also 28. In three seasons under coach Battle. Tennessee has compiled a 31-5 record, Including a spectacular 30-0 mark against team.? from outside the stale of Alabama. Against Sloan's alma mater, Alabama, Battle is 1-2, and against Auburn, he is 0-3. He stands 3-0 in bowl games, including a 14-13 "win" over Arkansas in the Preston Watts Bowl at Memphis, NO SWEEP Melbourne defeated Highland 46-38 for the overall state girls basketball championship last night at Conway. The two teams had played twice during the regular season with Highland winning both games by small margins. In any sport, it's practically im possible for one good team which ,. has already beaten another good team twice to do it a third time for all the marbles. COLLEGE BASKETBALL iKiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiuiiniDiiiiiiiwiiiiiiHiiiniiiiiiiii] Results By The Associated Press EAST St. Bonaventure 95, Rutgers 1 Roger Williams 77, Barring- on 49 Penn St. 62, West Va. 9,5 vertime CCNY 65, Trenton St. 63 Kings 89, W. Conn. 67 E. Conn. 63, S. Conn. 60, ivertime St. Peters, N.J. 90, Hofstra 9. overtime Ga. Tech 81, UNC-Charlolte 16 Dominican 86, Mercy, N.Y. 76 10 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tues., Feb. 20, 1973 87 SOUTH Miss. State 94, Auburn Murray St. 78, E. Tenn. 70 W. Kentucky 77, E. Kentucky 1 S. Carolina 81. Stetson 52 Roanoke 90, Towson St. 81 Tenn. 87, Florida 83 Morris Harvey 82, West Va. Tech 66 K. St. 59, Camphellsville 52 Old Dominion 74, .Randolph- Macon 68 The Citadel 87, Appalachian it. 69 · Johns Hopkins 70, Franklin Marshall 62 Clemson 56, Virginia 54, overtime Ala. 87, Vanderbilt 78 Miss. 73, Charleston 47 SW La. 109, Ark. St. 78 Richmond 94, Va, Tech 93, 2 overtimes La. St. 107, S. Miss. 79 Kentucky 99, Georgia 86 MIDWEST Indiana 75, Mich. St. 65 Ohio St. 102, Purdue 79 Nebraska 76, Okla. St. 64 Kent St. 85, Cent. Mich. 84 Iowa 94, Northwestern overtime Minn. 82, 111. 73 N. 111. 104, Wis.-Milwaukee 87 Wis.-Greenbay 63, DePaul 62 Xavier, Ohio 54, Miami, Ohio 53 83, SOUTHWEST Lamar 76, La. Tech 73 Sam Houston 68, McMurry 66 McNeese St. 70, NW La. 64 Valpariso 105, Tulane 88 Southwestern 92, Texas Lu theran 87 E.Texas St. 92, Angelo St. 86 Trinity, Tex. 88, Corpus Christi 86 Hardin-Simmons 97, Houston Baptist 93 (OT) Stephen F. Austin 89, Howard Payne 84 West. N.M. 86, East. N.M. 62 FAR WEST Colo. 72, Kansas 66 Idaho 99, Portland St. 72 Pacific Lutheran 92, Col. Idaho 80 UC-Santa land 89 Barbera 103, Port- Ouachita 67 College 70, Southern Slate Henderson 80, Ark. College 72 UA-Monticello 88, Harding 81 Hendrix 86, Ark. Tech 63 Southwestern-Memphis 91 Ozarks 85 Sold On The Chargers Former Baltimore Colts star quarterback Johnny Unitas-- whose contract was purchased by the San Diego Chargers demonstrates how glad he'd be If the Chargers call him. San Diego l.e.f.t itself In a precarious position, he told ·newsmen Sunday, "They paid Baltimore $130,000 just lor the right to talk (o me; il we don't make a deal by May 1, I become a free agent. Unitas added that he is sold on the Chargers, who he said are only about three players from being as good as anybody in the National Football League OBU-Reddies Dominate AIC ;y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ouachila and Henderson remained on a collision course lo- ard their final game show- own for the Arkansas Inter- ollegiate Conference cham- ionship Monday night. Ouachita maintained its one- ame lead over Henderson in ie conference race with a 70-67 ictory over Southern Stale, [enderson polished off Aransas College 80-72. In other league games Monay night, the University of Aransas at Monticello clipped larding 8B-81 and Hendrix umped Arkansas Tech 86 63. Ouachita lead the conference rith a 14-1 record and Henderon is at 13-2. Southern State nd Arkansas College are tied or third place with 10-6 ecords. The Ouachita-Southern State game at Magnolia was a thrill er all the way and the outcome wasn't decided until the final icconds. That was when Nelson Cataina scored three points in the inal two seconds to earn the Tigers the triumph. Catalina's jump shot from the op of the circle broke a 67-61 ie. He was fouled as Ihe game ended and he sank one of two :ree throws to provide the mar Jin of victory. Southern State md moved into a 39-28 lead a lalftime, but Ouachita whittlet away and finally caught the Muleriders at 65-65 on a fieli »oal by James Hamilton will 25 seconds left to play. South ern State went ahead on a pal of free throws with 20 second: left before Catalina pulled i out for the Tigers.. Maurid Scarbrough paced Ouachita with 18 points and Hamilton and James Washington eac! scored 15 points. Johnny White had 17 and James Armstrong 14 for the Muleriders. At Arkadelphia, Larry Bra; scored 32 points to lead th Reddies to their victory. Le Clay and Steve Reynolds eac scored 15 points for the Reddie and Jerry Bradley added 10 Milton Sullivan tallied 21 fo the Scots. He was followed b Ed Tatum with 15, Martin Ja cobs with 14 and Elliott Jack son with 12. The two team played sluggishly through mos of the first half, but Henderso caught fire just before inter mission to gain a 40-30 lead and se Reddies never trailed in the econd half. At Searcy, Jerry Watts oured in 33 points to lead the oil Weevils past Harding. 1AM led 49-36 at halflime and laintained the lead throughout he second half. Harold Coffin dded 19 points to the Boll Wee- il attack. Tim Vick led Haring wlith 26 points and Randy leynolds had 12. UAM now has record of 7-9 in conference lay and Harding now is 3-12. At Russellville. D a n n y Thomas gunned in 27 points nd pulled down 16 rebounds to ower Hendrix to its victory ver Tech. Tom Poole contrib- ted 18 to the Hendrix total. Sugene Grant, the conference's eading rebounder, scored 23 oints and grabbed 19 rebounds or Tech. James Mackey scored 3 for the Wonder Boys. Hen. _ _ _ constructed a 40-25 half- ime advantage, then cruised to he victory. The Warriors led by as much as 36 points in tha .econd half. Hendrix now has a Conference record of 9-6, and Tech is 2-14. Bowlers Honored WINSTON - SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Don Johnson and Tom Hudson, both of Akron, Ohio, lave won professional bowling's two top awards; Johnson, 31, is the Sporting News Player of the Year and Hudson, 25, is ;he Rookie of the Year. Both were honored Monday on the eve of the $90,000 Win- iton-Salem Classic Tournament. Listen To The PAT FOSTER SCOUTING REPORT OVER KNWA-FM (103.9 mg 7:15 TONIGHT --Raiorbacks vi TCU-- brought to you by TRUMBO'S Southwestern Bombs Indians LAFAYETTE, La. CAP) -Southwestern Louisiana's Fred Saunders got the first basket of the night and USL remained in Control the rest of the way, crushing Arkansas State 109-78 in a Southland Conference game Monday night. USL's leading with 28 poinls. J. H. Williams led Arkansas State with 18 Dwight Lamar was scorer for the night points. Southwestern hit 44 of 87 from the field for 51 per cent, and 21 of 30 from the foul line. Arkansas State made 33 of 80 field shots for 41. per cent, and 12 of 18 charity tosses. USL now is 21-2 for the season and 12-0 in conference play, while Arkansas S t a t e is 5-15 over-all and 1-9 in the league. Arkansas Filly Wins Oaklawn Feature Race HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -She Is Gorgeous, an Arkansas- bred fifly owned, by T.A. Morrison, caught Pink Platinum in the final sixteenth and held off fast-closing Manches Crises to capture .the $12,500 George Washington Purse Monday at Oaklawn Park. She Is Gorgeous, ridden by Tony Rini, hit the wire a nose in front of Manches Crises. The winner covered the six furlongs In 1:11 1-5 and paid $12.00. $5.20 and $3.00. Manches Crises returned $5.40 and $2.80 and favored Pink Platinum paid $2.20 to show. H.W. Spoon's Pink Platinum was a little tardy coming out of the gate but had command most of the way. Pink Platinum led Naute Haute by about a half length until deep- in the stretch. 5"x7" Color Photo* In y»ur hem* for $5.95 CaWJfmS. 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