Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 17
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 22, 1973
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BASKETBALL SCORES liii'iiiliiiilliiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiniiiitm By The Associated Press EAST - Virginia 79, Pitt 66 :. Colby 80, Bates 64 · · Sacred Heart, Conn. 55, Pace . St. Joseph's, Pa. 76, St. John's, N.Y. 65 ; Kings. Pa. 79, Hartwick 66 .Gettysburg 60 Rider 56 Phila. Textile 73, Drexel 66 _ : Bucknell 51, Delaware 49 Maine-Portland 83, Salem St. 72 80 St. Francis, N.Y. 102, CCNY Temple 93, Rhode Island 80 Syracuse 80, Niagara 77, OT Buffalo.84, St. Francis, Pa. 82 SOUTH Concord 80, West Va. Teoh 68 : North Carolina St. 74, Duke 50 . American U. 88, La Salle 79 Miami, Ohio 102, North Carolina 92 No. Georgia 106, No. Georgia Tech 86 No. Kentucky 87, Ind. Central 86, OT . M a r y l a n d 81, Duquesne 71 Johns Hopkins 77, Loyola, ,Md. 72 Jacksonville 101, South. Ala- .bama 56 Georgetown, D.C. 77, Ford- .ham 71 Ky. Wesleyan 109, Southern U., La. 102 Northwett Arkansq* TIMES, Thun., Mi. 22, 1973 * 15 FAYtTTIVIlLI, '*»KAMtA» ' ' ' Without Top Players LA Drops Another Tennis Match? slumping Los , are still loose mean lose? g withoi Hairston important _ ison the dropped three in left them 3'/ 2 Boston record they still have 9'/4-game bulge Veteran Bobby Riggs has challenged Billic Jean King to a tennis match and is putting up $5,000 ot his own money to prove even a 55- year-old man can defeat the world's best woman player. The 1939 Wimbledon champion gave Mrs. King until midnight February 26 to accept. (AP Wlrephoto) , MIDWEST Western Mich. 70, Toledo. 54 . Cincinnati 78, Xavier, Ohio 68 Case Western 88, John Car- .roll 85 '. '. So. Illinois 81, Illinois St. 71 Dayton 74, Kent St. 66 ·" Washburn 83, Neb-Omaha 76, -·OT ', Cleveland St. 73, S. Dakota 70 ·'· MacMurray 88, Blackburn 87, -JOT t Albright 78, Dickenson 74 . Wis.'-Eau Claire 49, La Crosse Ji6 *. Detroit 69, Chicago Loyola 4B · Tennessee St. 74, East. Illinois -72 ;- St. Louis 118, Drake 70 · .', FAR WEST '· Denyer 106, Regis 75 '· Seattle 95, Los Angeles Loyola 94, GT College Leukemia Won't Affect Twins' Danny Thompson ORLANDO, Fla. Danny Thompson, shortstop for the (AP) -26-year-old Minnesota r , UA-Little Rock 90. Louisiana College 74 ; UA-Pine Bluff 93, Miss. Valley State 89 · f .1 High School " Tournaments J Senior Boys 1 SB at Conway E Mayflower 102, Enola 51 . * Menifee 64, Guy-Perkins 37 ·. Mount Vernon · 70, Wonder- jriew 58 J St. Joseph's 63, Vilonia 52 ^ Bee Branch Southside 74, jjjgelow 61 ·: Mayflower 88, Paron 69 '· 4A at Fort Smith ·! Lavaca 55, Waldron 33 '.' Charleston 83, Greenwood 47 . 'I 7A at De Queen . ·J Gurdon 69, De Queen 49 * Stamps 63, Lewisville 48 3 8 A at Ken sett ·· ' ·· Sulphur Rock 59, Oil Trough 85 . t Rose Bud 64, Floral 53 -- McRae GO, Griffithville 31 . 3A at Netlleton ' Tuckerman 48, Harrisburg 41 · Earle 65, Bay 54 * 2A at Piggott i Manila 82, Corning 71 ·; Rector 81, Salem 64 6A at Des Arc 1 Holly Grove 86, Clarendon 54 · Barton 63, Carlisle 56 ' lA-North at Berryville ·Eureka Springs 30, Prairie Grove 77 ': Gravette 83, Berryville 79 t 13B at Village " Okolona 86 .Springhill 34 % Oak Grove 101, Saratoga 53 i Bradley 71, Bright Star 58 11B at Jessieville ': Mount Ida 58, Casa 41 - Jessieville 55, Plainview 47 ; lA-Snuth at Clark sv ill e f Atkins 52, Clinton 43 1 Lamar 68, Lincoln 65 6AA at Lonoke ? Altheimer 24, Bryant 13 - Lonoke 60, White Hall 57 .' 8AA at Monticello Dumas 63, Lake Village 36 . Monticello 42. Hamburg 38 15B at Prattsville -, Prattsville 74, Magnet Cove 61 '. Vaster 66, Benton Harmony Grove 32 3B at Mount Pleasant - Hebet Springs Westside 94, Norfork* 64 ; Mount Pleasant 68, Melbourne 52 Twins, has a form of leukemia. But he'll continue to man his position when the 1973 baseball season gets under way. "I. don't want sympathy," said Thompson. " I don't want people feeling sorry for me if I go O-for-4 or make an error. I don't want this thing to become an alibi." When Thompson left his suburban Minneapolis home J a n . 31 to take his annual 1 physical for spring training, the Capron, Okla.-, native felt fatigued. He 'wasn't concerned, though. After all, he had been working 66 hours a week as a car sales-1 man .and speaking three or four lights a week to groups of baseball fans in Minnesota. The following day, his 26th birthday, he was asked to're- turn to the office of Dr. Leonard Michienzi, a Twins' physician. The doctor had explained over the white-cell telephone count was that his high and another blood test-was needed. When a second test produced the..same result, Michienzi told Thompson a bone marrow test would be required. That's when T h o m p s o n became sus- what they Thompson picious. "I asked him thought as wrong,' Averitt Hikes Scoring Average The Bird has flown almost out of sight in. the major college scoring race. : William (Bird) Averitt of Pepperdine, had 40. and 56 point games last week, hiking his season average to 34.1 in this week's rankings by National Collegiate Sports Services. If Averitt maintains his average during his l a s t four games of the season, runnerup Raymond Lewis of Los Angeles State would need a 47.5 average his last four to win. The "Bird's" scoring title would be in danger only if he averages 20 points a game down the stretch. Aron Stewart of Richmond. James (Fly) Williams of Austin Peay and Southwestern Loui ; siana's Dwight Lamar, main taining the next three positions in the scoring race, would have to score well above their sea sons average to catch "The Bird". Elton Hayes of Lamar leads the nation in field goal per centage with a .671 percentage Kermit Washington of can University and ollowed by -Mike Stewart o ·ahta Clara at .658 and Bil Walton of UsLA. John Ritter of Indiana and Jim Lee of Syracuse are tiei or the lead in free throw per centage at .904, closely followec by Don Smith of Dayton at .90; Ameri Marvi 3arnes of Providence continu :o battle for the reboundin title. Washington is the leade with an average of 20 carrom a game, while Barnes is aver aging 19.6 per game. Bill Wa ton of UCLA is third with 17. rebounds per game. Southwestern Louisiana, Or Roberts and North Carolin State are 1,2.3 in team pffensi SW Louisiana is averaging 98 points a game followed by Or; Roberts at 98.2 and N.C.Stat at 95.9. Pennsylvania leads the cou try in team defense, allowin only 55.5 points a game, follo\ ed by UTex at El Paso with 56.6 mark and Princeton givin up 58.4. West Fork Bumps Decatur DECATUR -- The top-seeded West Fork Tigers advanced to llu semi-finals of the Area IB District Tournament last night, taking a come-frbm-behind over Decatur, 81-78. The game was easily the most exciting of the tournament so far, as each team hit 50 per cent from the field. Decatur led 23-18 after one quarter. 43-38 at t h e halt, and 63-62 after three periods, but the . . , ,.,, .. iitt-.-....--^ lead had changed hands several lated. Doc.said,..We suspect tjmeg dm . ing ^ third ql|arlei . u have leukemia.'' vVest Fork was hurt when both Well, that hit .harder than George Warren and Terry eing struck by one of 'Nolan Mabry fouled out of the game, but their loss was- offset by the hot second-half shooting of Mike IATED PRESS arman says the Angeles Lakers ... or did he it Jerry W e s t , n and Keith akers bowed to Pistons 106-93 t and lost more to the idle Bos- ne race tor the ie National Bason, which could t come playoff second time all Lakevs have n a row and it games behind wise, although a comfortable e over Golden rk IV t State in 'the Pacific Division chase. "Despite the fact that we've lost three in a row," said Sharman, "our main job is to make the playoffs. We're still loose and we're not getting panicky." Elsewhere, Phoenix snapped Baltimore's six-game winning streak 107-98 and Houston went on its biggest scoring binge of the season in walloping Seattle 139-107. The streaking Philadelphia 76ers were idle. In the American Basketball Association, Kentucky trounced Memphis 125-109 and Denver edged San Diego 110-109. JVith Bob Lanier scoring 15 ol his .25 points in the first 10 minutes, the Pistons raced to an early 16-point lead The Lakers chipped away and closed the gap to 84-83 early in the final jeriod. but Curtis Rowe, John VIengelt and Don Adams combined for 12 straight points to break it open once more. ·Rowe and David Bing added 19 points apiece to the Detroit attack while Gail Goodrich topped the Lakers with 29. Charlie Scott and Dick Van Arsdale scored 27 and 26 points, respectively, as Phoenix broke a four-game losing streak by downing the Bullets in Baltimore for the first lime in three years. The losers sliced a 17- point fourth-period deficit to three but could gut no closer although Elvin Hayes matched his season high with .13 points. Rndv Tomjanovich led Hous ton over Seattle with 27 points while Clirr Meely added 22 Mike Newlin 20 and Jimmy Walker 19. Fred Brown and Bud Stallworth paced the Son- cs with 27 and 23. In the ABA, Kentucky ioomcd to a 66-45 halftime spread against Memphis and Lhen connected on 15 off 22 shots in the third quarter tor a 94-65 margin. Dan Issel and Louie Dampier led a balanced attack with 23 and 20 points and George Thompson had 23 tor Memphis. Ralph Simpson scored 26 points. Warren Jabali 21 and Dave Robisch 20 for Denver but it, took two free throws by Jabali with four seconds left to stave off a San Diego rally. Stew Johnson lopped the Q's with 22 points. Coach Calls It Biggest Win Ever ·· ^B .^M ^^H · « Miami Stuns Tarheels yah's fastballs. "They told -,me I had gran- ocytic leukemia and I who scored ouldn't bring myself to believe respectively aem," he said. "I felt great, ley said I was in great condi- on. I kept thinking they had to quarter. but e making a mistake in their quickly scored agnosis. I think I-'still feel lat way." Granulbcytic;', leukemia was escribed to Thompson as a ironic blood disease, one that ight not affect him five or six ears, if ever. "When I first heard the word eukemia, I thought of Ernie 3avis," he said, a former Heis- nan Trophy winner from Syr- cuse who died from leukemia i the early 1960s. "But his /asn't diagnosed until it w a s icute. I'm not even receiving reatment now. . "Doctors- told., me. that 10 /ears ago, when you mentioned eukemia they started getting he grave ready. Now. they are so close to a vaccine, one that vould be similar to the polio vaccine, that they-may develop t any day. They said they should have ohe at least within .wo years. So, I'm sure they'll lave one by the time this starts affecting me, if it ever does." Clayton and Ronnie Bradley, and the 16 points final two periods. West Fork took a 74-70 lead at one point in the fourth the Bulldogs two field goals After accepting his illness, Thompson's concern was for his baseball career. "I asked the doctors if it would affect my playing, if I was going to be me on the field or someone else," he said. "They said it wouldn't affect me at all, that I was as healthy as anyone in the league. "I'm glad the baseball season is near, it will give me something to think about and take my mind off the illness. I try to put it out of my mind. Jo and I don't talk about it at home, but it's tough to forget. "If everyone else would forget It, it would be easier for me not to think about." to pull even. The Tigers then outscored Decatur 7-4 the rest of the way for the victory. Bradley led West Fork with 26 points, followed by Clayton with 22 and Mabry with 20. Ronald Foreman of the Bulldogs led all scorers with 28 points. Decatur also had three other players in double figures: Gary Ryan with 15 points, Steve Amos with 14, and Roger Jackson with 12. West Fork, now 18-10 for the season, will play Gentry to night. The Pioneers are the surprise team of the tournament, having arrived unseeded but making it to the semi-finals by upsetting Kingston and fourth-seeded St. Paul In the junior girls division, the top-seeded West Fork junior Tigerettes kept pace with the senior boys, defeating the Decatur girls 49-19. West Fork jumped to leads-of 17-4 after one quarter and 30-10 at t h e half, and coasted to the victory. Ronda Criswell and Dawn Baker l e d - t h e Tigerettes with It is a rare occurence when North Carolina gets beaten nl its own game. Especially in its own backyard. Unranked Miami of Ohio, shooting 57 percent from the field, scored one of the major upsets of the college basketball Ccison, beating the sixth-raiik- :d Tar Heels 102-92 Wednesday right. "It was a great win for us, probably our biggest ever,',' said Miami Coach Dan-ell Hcdric. "Hopefully, this will YolanctcL Rudolph Can Also Run Fast CHICAGO (AP) -- The scores of trophies and three Olympic gold medals displayed in the home of Wilma Rudolph Eldridge could be augmented some day by hardware collected by her daughter. Wilma, a tall, young-looking 32, who was America's pride in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, now is assistant director of athletics at the Mayor Daley Youth Foundation where she promotes athletic programs tor girls. . ... One of her most promising prospects is Yolanda, 14, Wilma's oldest daughter in a family that includes Anthony, Djuana, Robert and Curry. Yolanda, long-legged and still growing, is one of 20 girls being trained at the University of Chicago Fieldhouse by formei Olympian Ira Murchison. She can run 150 yards in .19.8 . seconds and the 300 in 49.8 Both Mrs. Eldridge and Murchison think she could develop · fast enough to make the 197( U.S. Olympic track and field took four first places in a park district meet. She won the sprints and also the Jiigh jump and long jump. "She loves it. She has ability but it must be developed." In the 19(0 Olympics, Wilma -- known as Skeetcr to her teammates and jauntily wearing a white straw hat aroum the camp as a good luc! piece-- won the 100-ancl 200-meter dashes and was on the winning 400-meter relay team. Honors were heaped on the Tennessee State star-- the Sull van and Babe Zaharias awards. Woman Athlete of the Year anc many more. "Back in those days, and for the following years, everyboc knew .me, hut there were none of those rich prizes for turning pro like there are now," she said. "There just wasn't anything open for blacks. The o portunities weren't there." Wilma said she has been disillusioned since iher record-se ting Olympic victories "by treatment in this country. 18 and 16 points respectively, Kim McCollum had 15 for Decatur. West Fork is now 24-2 for the year, and iidvances to the semi-finals against Gentry in a 7:00 game tomorrow night. In the only other game of the evening Gentry downed Elkips 47-45 in the junior girls division. Donna Reynolds paced the winners with 33 points while Jody Price banked in 39 for Elkins. team. "I know the pressure tlwt can be put on a youngster," said Wilma. "I came from a family of 22 in Clarksville, Term., and pressure was on me as the only one who went to college. "I realized several years ago that Yolanda was interested in track, but I had been holding her back. I didn't want to push her. About a year ago we sat down and discussed it seriously- "Then last summer . . . she ovide us with the impetus to on and wrap up our confer- ice title," he added. Coach Dean Smith of North arolina said. "You simply ·ui'l beat shooting like that. I on't want to say we were verlooking them because that ould take away from their real win." Miami got balanced scoring rom Rich Hampton with 25 oinls, Phil Lumpkin with 24 nd Dave Elmer with 22. The Redskins, leaders in the did-American Conference, took 4-0 lead in the first few min- tes and forged ahead by 11 oinls at 26-15 midway in the irst half and maintained a 550 lead at the intermission. In other major games Wednesday night, No.2 ranked Iorth Carolina State walloped u k e 74-50. eighth-ranked Maryland beat Duquesne 81-71, Vo. 11 St. John's was upset by ~.l. Joseph's. Pa., 76-75, 19th- ·ankcd Virginia Tech romped over George Washington 117-89, 20th-ranked Jacksonville bombed South Alabama 101-56, American stopped LaSalle 88-79, Temple overwhelmed Hhode Island 93-80, St. Louis beat Drake 81-70, Virginia rapped Pitt 79-66 and Syracuse edged Niagara 80-77 in overtime. Miami stayed on top throughout the second half although the Tar Heels twice cut the deficit to one point. 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