Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 24, 1973 · Page 6
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 24, 1973
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BASKETBAlllWampus Cats Win Conference Plenty On Top In NW Arkansas Fayetteville - High's tennis team under the direction of Alan Beauchamp have nil the courts even though it's still a chilly February outside. Despite the temperatures though the Bulldogs will tangle with Muskogee today in Muskogee. Looking down the line just a bit the Purple Dogs will tangle with Holland Hal) of Tulsa in their first home meet March 31. According to Beauchamp Hall is one of the traditionally tough.high school units in Oklahoma. In addition this year the AAA Conference Shootout will .be held in Fayetteville. Thai tournament is set for A p r i l . 27 and has become a prequisite for .reaching the state high school tournament. Looks like Fayetlevillc's Junior League will get a new home. According to Carl Strange, last year's Little League president, the city has donated a tract or about 10 acres in the Industrial Park for a new field. The Harmon Field site certainly had ils limitations, accordingly the new location will have room for a regular lighted field and a practice field. Speaking of baseball, there -will be a Junior and Little .League baseball meeting -Monday February 26 at 5:15 at the High School Adm i n i s t r a t i o n building. F.veryone interested in the ·program should plan to be Ipresent. ", If you're a gun enthusiast, ·or even if you're not. take .a trip to t h e Northwest Ar- 'kansas Gun Club tomorrow ·afternoon. They're hosting ;anolher of their registered trap shoots. If you've never Iviewed one at close range it's ·an interesting sighl. Action .gets underway al 10:00. both to qualify for the meet. ASU football talent scouts haven't ignored the Northwest Arkansas area in their quest for football talent. Arkansas State s i g n e d Bentonville's Ricky White, a 9.9 sprinter who gave Fayetteville High's defense all it could handle, Tom G r a n a t a and mammoth fullback Paul Neal of Springdale. The Arkansas swim t e a m won Iheir final home dual meel of the season last Saturday but most imporlanl on head coach Ed Fedosky's mind is the fact that diver Richard Raybuck qualified for the national meet with his 283.25 point total. Fedosky who has an almost uncanny knack for qualifying swimmers for the national mcel, will be preparing other potential qualifiers f o r t h e Southwest Conference Meet set for March first through third at TCU in Fort Worth. Judging from the SWC r a n k i n g s Vernon Smith in the 50 and 100 yard freeslyle events seems to be a real possibility along with Rick Wery in the 200 yard breaststroke. In addition the Hazorback 400 freestyle relay and rnedley relay look like possibilities. SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High School Hot Springs 61, Benton 50 Jonesboro 71, West Memphis 60 Conway 58, Fayetteville 57, OT Bentonville 54. Hunlsville 51 LR Catholic 57, Pine Bluff 55 Springdale 63. Russellville 61 LR Hall 70. El Dorado 64 Helena 77, Jacksonville 58 F o r r e s t McClellan 59 City 68, LR 81 Conway Nips Bulldogs LR Central 86, NLR Ole Main 1 LR Parkview 57, NLR Northeast 52 Tournaments 2A at Piggott Manila 75. Rector 57 Monette 59, Turrell 50 7B at Hazen Wheatley 56, DeValls Bluff 47 Hazen 90, Helena White 52 3A at Nettleton Tuckerman 52, Augusta 43 Nettleton 53, Earle 52 8B at Kensett Bradford 54, Harding Acade- By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports Writer The Conway Wampus Cats won the AAA-West championship here last night, squeaking past the hustling Fayetteville Bulldogs in overtime, 58-57. Conway finished its first year of AAA competition with a 14-2 conference record, to go with a 24-5 overall mark. Fayetteville finished its season at 11-18, including a 4-12 record in the league. The Bulldogs ended the campaign in a flatfooted tie with Rogers, but will *o to the state tournament aecause of a successful coin flip with the Mountaineers. Fayetleville played perhaps its best first half of the year last night, outscoring the Wampus Cats 28-20 in the first two periods. Andy Balenton accounted for half of Conway's Bart Starr will be the featured speaker at the Eighth A n n u a l Worthen Sports Awards Banuet set lor March 15 in Little Rock. The event is planned to honor 1972's monthly amateur winners in the Worthen Sports Awards program. Arkansas' Amateur Athlete of the Year will be named during the festivities. If anyone watched t h e Southwestern L o u i s i a n a Houston Basketball war a Pretty soon Arkansas Stale couple of weeks ago you jusl " - ··" about had lo be impressed wilh Dwighl Lamar. Despite Ihe fact that Southwestern's super guard was recovering from the llu he still managed fans may he chanting "Don · Scaife where have you gone" or at least where lias your point production gone. ASU's leading scorer started the season in more than impressive fashion scoring 32, 31 and 32 points in the f i r s t three games of the season which · the Indians won handily. Since then Scaife has dropped from a 30 points plus per game man to Just a shade 'over 20 points per contest. ·Problem is that no one else 'has been able to take up the slack. Consequently Scaife :hasn't been the leading scorer jn Ihe last lour games which speaks pretty much of Arkansas State's season, 5-16. Arkansas State watchers can however, be excited about the exploits of trackmen Anthony Stroman and half- miler John Scurto. Stroman has a 49.2 in the quarlermile 'while Seurto has going 1:54 so far in his event. ASU cinder coach Guy Kochel has his eye on the National NCAA meet for both his charges. Stroman needs a 40.0 or better to make the field while Scurlo must go under 1:51. The pair will he performing on a longer 220 track (longer indoor tracks mean faster times) this weekend so Kochel expects g to flash some of that basketball c h a r m that h a s wowed fans just about everywhere. When Lamar wasn't in the game then Ron Ebron a 6-9 m a m m o t h controlled t h e boards against a meaty Houston front line. Then, if you've seen Oral Roberts recently you know how Tulsa fans feel about Richie Fuqua. What could be better than a match up between the twn? Well Saturday afternoon the two will match superstars in Tulsa in a regionally televised game beginning at 12:30. Southwestern sports a 21-2 season record while Oral Roberts stands 20-4. You can just bet that Oral Robert's 10,500 seal Mabee Center will be full to the rafters. my 49 Kensett 47, Pleasant Plains 46, OT 7A at De Queen Stamps 49, Stephens 48 Gurdon 65, Nashville 55 3AA at Truraann Trumann 63, Osceola 53 Greene County Tech 52, Rivercrest 51 !5 B at Prattsvlllc Wabbaseka 62, Prattsville 59 Vaster 74, Plum Bayou 45 1A North at Berryville Eureka Springs 66. Marshall 57 Gravette 66, Green Forest 65 4AA at Mar veil Wynne 80, Marvel! 74, OT 3B at Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant 44. Heber Springs Westside 43 Calico Rock 61, Mammoth Spring 53 I B al Decatur Mountainburg 76, Cedarville 67 West Fork 94, Gentry 70 6AA at Lonoke Hot Springs Lakeside 46, Altheimer 45 8AA at Mnnticello Monlicello 52, Dumas 50 4A at Fort Smith Charleston 60. Lavaca 53 1A South at Clarksville Atkins 53, Lamar 54 4B at Maynard Sloan-Hendrix 58, Lynn 39 Black Rock 70, Biggers-Reyno 65 6A at Des Arc Holly Grove 80, Barton 61 Des Arc 76, Humnoke 57 13B at Village McNeil 82, Blevins 80 Rosston Oak Grove 63, Village 59 10B at Oznrk Scranton 66, County Line 55 Pleasant View 56, Dover 45 MB at Jessleville Mountain Pine 59, Mount Ida total, scoring mostly on short left-handed hook shots from inside the lane. Otherwise, the explosive Cats were held in check. High-scoring Marvir Delph was limited to three fielc goals in the h a l f , while Ha" Irafton and Danny Garrison got only one each. Playmaker Mike Stanton did not score. For the Bulldogs, Charlie West scored eight points in the irst half, Terry Gulley and Tony Childress added six each, Allyn Donaubauer contributed wo fast-break baskets plus hree assists, Jackie Davis scored on one fast break and assisted on another, and Neil Bruton got a field goal. Fayetteville was four-for-four from the free throw line, all by West, while Conway was zero-for-five, as Garrison missed three and Balenton two. Each team grabbed 15 rebound:-]. Fayetteville committed only two turnovers in the f i r s t half and Conway only three. THIRD DECISIVE The story of the game was written in the third quarter Fayetteville, which had won the first two periods 16-14 and 12-6 lost the third one 16-3. Starting the period with an eight-poinl lead, the Bulldogs finished ii five points behind. 31-26. Con way. which had played both a one-three-one trap and a two ne-two zone in the first half, vent to a full-court press and a man-to-man defense in the hird period. Aided by two Fayetteville turnovers, the Wampus 2ats quickly tied the score on wo jump shots each by Crafton and Delph. West broke a four-and-a-half- minute drouth by sinking a free hrow for a 29-28 lead, but Delph answered with a jumper to give Conway its first lead since the early minutes of the ;ame. With two minutes left in .he period. Gulley blocked a shot right to Donaubauer, whose 'ast-break lay-up put Fayetteville back ahead, 31-30. The Wampus Cats then scored the last six points of the quarter on field goals by Balenton Garrison, and Crafton. With one second left in the third period, Crafton threw a long in-bounds pass in an at tempt to set up a teammate under the basket. Instead, the 35-foot pass became a .shot as it swished the net. No basket of course, but quite a con versation piece. Garrison and, Crafton ex Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sat., Feb. 24, 1973 ended Conway's string of a near^rfect jiight^tbe onsecutive points to 10 in the ourth quarter, sinking two free irows each for a 40-31 ad- antage. But in the last seven minutes of regulation play, Fay- tteville outscored the Cats 20-11 o force the extra period. Tom Burgin sparked t h e rally by anning back-to-back j u m p hots, making the score 40-35. Wilh 1:27 to play, Conway still ed 49-43, but two free throws iy Childress and a lay-up by Bruton cut the margin to two free 51-47 cad, but Gulley's j u m p shot with 25 seconds left cut the lead o two again. BRUTON TIES IT After Gulley's basket, Conway could not in-bounds the ball in the required time against the tenacious Bulldog press. Then joints. Balenton's two hrows gave Conway a 'ollowing a time-out, the Bulldogs cleared the side for Bruton, whose jump shot caromed high off the back iron and then swished with 10 seconds left. Conway was able .0 get off one 25-footer before the buzzer, but it bounced off throw line, sinking H of 12, but Conway 37-28 and made more portunities and made just e n o u g h eo win. Fayetteville committed only six turnovers in the game and Conway only seven, a statistic which greatly i m p r e s s e d t h e Jonesboro coaches who were there to scout both teams. Balenton led all scorers with 19 points, while Delph got 10 after intermission to finish with 16. Bruton led the Bulldogs with 14 points, scoring 10 of them in the last four minutes of the game, including all six of Fayetteville's points in overtime. ·· Gulley was runner-up for th» Bulldogs with 12 points. Fayetteville will meet AAA- East champion Jonesboro in lha first round of the state tournament al 9:00 Monday night in Barton Coliseum at Little Rock. The; Hurricanes defeated West Memphis last night to finish with a 14-2 conference record and a 23-5 overall mark. As if that weren't enough, Jonesboro has won more state championships than any other team put the Wampus Fayetteville angler Dan Hoskins, Sr., captured "Best In State" honors in the Zebco FishAmerica Awards program for the state of Arkansas in the Flathead Catfish Division with a 38 pouno" lunker. Hoskins, who lives at Rt. seven, has qualified for "Best in Species" competition. 35 Cutter-Morning Star 59, Jessieville 51 14B at Bank* Mount Holly 59. Woodlawn 55 Thornton 64, Banks 35 12B at Dierks Lockesburg 71, Dierks 50 Delight 58. Mineral Springs 57 5A at Donaldson Ouachila 62 ,NLR Oak Grove National Coaches Tournament Moves BELLA VISTA, Ark. -- The National Football Coaches Invitational Golf Tournament is moving to Hot Springs Village and with the change also conies the certainly of a new champion and a host of new coaches. Tournament officials today confirmed the move from Bella Vista Village for this ninth annual classic, co-sponsored by Cooper Communities. Inc., and the American Football Coaches Association. Site of the 1973 event will be the beautiful, new DcSota Golf Course at Hot Springs Village. The par 72, 18- hole layout, designed by internationally-known golf architect Edmund B, Aull, has already been acclaimed one of the nation's finest. It has attracted such celebrities as Lee Trcvino, Glenn Campbell, Miller Barber and E.,1. "Dutch" Harrison for charily performances. The mid-summer festival, started at Cherokee Village. Ark., in 1965, now attracts the nation's entire college football ' c o m m u n i t y head coaches, sportswriters and TV an- jiouncers. conference commissioners. Bowl officials and their 'wives, f t was held at Cherokee .Village through 1968, then ·shifted to Bella Vista Village jor the next four years. J The 1973 event is also cerlain ·to produce a new champion. ^Oklahoma's Chuck Fairbanks . "won the 36-hoIe medal play Itournament last year after ;twice finishing as runner-up, .but he has since moved into Jthe pro football ranks as head ·coach of the New England Pa- 'triots. Jieason produced a host of other ·changes loo, 27 in all by the Jlast count. Nine of this number ;will still be eligible for the .Jtournament, but at a new ischool: Hayden Fry, from SMU !to North Texas State; Johnny ;M«jors, from Iowa Slate to .Pittsburgh; Fran Curd, from jMiaml to Kentucky; Dave ·Smith, from Oklahoma Slate to SMU: Alex Agase. f r o m Northwestern lo P u r d u e ; J i m "Red" Parker, f r o m C i t a d e l t o Clemson; John 'onl, from Indiana to Northwestern; Earle Bruce, Irom Tampa to Iowa State; and Lee Corso, from Louisville lo Indiana. Co-hosls for Ihe 1973 tourn- ment will be Coach and Mrs. Johnny McKay of Southern California, presidenl ot the AFCA; and Mr. and Mrs. eorge Billingsley of Ihe Cooper company. For McKay, it will Greenbrier 82, LR Robinson 7AA at Camden Magnolia 64. Camden 62, 20T EAST Columbia 86, Harvard 68 Yale 63, Princeton 61 Brown 53. Penn 51 Dartmouth 82. Cornell 74 E. Nazarene 93. Suffolk 74 Brooklyn Poly 70, Roberts Wesleyan 59 U. Mass. 76, Hew Hampshire 64 MIT 55, Bates 51 Franklin Marshall 83, Juniata 72 Fredonia St. 54, Oneonla St. 45 RPI 87, Ithaca 57 Coast Guard 80, Worcester Tech 65 SOUTH Florida St. 86, S. Alabama 69 Wash. Lee 68, S Western, Tenn. 60 Madison, Va. 107, York 62 Simpson 69, Luther 68 Charleston Baptist 72, Wofford 68 the rim. Garrison ..... Cals ahead in overtime with a follow shot, but Bruton came back with a driving lay-up to tie the score for the seventh and final time, 53-53. Delph, Balenton, and Stanton then dominated the next two minutes for Conway; Delph with a 20- footer and two defensive rebounds; Balenton with three free throws; and Stanton with a dribbling exhibition. Still, trailing 58-53 with 25 second left, the Bulldogs almost pulled it out. After Bruton hit a jump shot, Conway could not put the ball Brulon im- in Arkansas. Conway A. Balenton Delph Crafton Garrison Stanton J. Balenton Fayeltevllle Bruton Gulley West Childress, Donaubauer Davis Burgin Harness FG FT-FTA TP 5-8 0-0 2-2 4-9 3-7 0-1 19 16 10 10 3 0 in play again. Brulon ton- Ownbey mediately sank a lay-up to make the score 58-57. Then with two seconds left, Childress had to foul Garrison. The 6-5 senior missed the one-and-one and Childress rebounded, but Fay- ettevitle had no time-outs left and could not get off a shot before the buzzer. As Conway fans mobbed their conference champions, many Bulldog fans were probably thinking of the 35-foot shot by Childress just before the halftime buzzer which went in-and- out. Or about how Mike Kretschmar might have made the difference, had he been able to play. Kretschmar missed the game with toe injuries on each foot and an upset stomach. MORE FIELD GOALS The Bulldogs outrebounded Conway 37-28 and make more field goals, 23 to 22. It was the ninth time this season that Fayetteville hit more field goals than its opponent but lost the game.The Bulldogs actually had 22 7 5 2 3 3 2 0 0 14-27 58 0-0 2-2 5-6 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 0-0 14 12 9 R E 4 4 0 0 23 11-12 57 LUMBER r COMPLETE LINE = of = BUILDING MATERIALS 5 Delivery Service ! Available s BankAmericard-Msster Charge B Welcome We Also Have \ NEW HOMES ! Available in '. Several Locations j 'KELLEY ! BROS. LUMBER .CO. West End of Township Road at 2401 North Gregg Phone 442-2351 68 be the climax 'to his greatest!Christian 62 year in college football. His ·"--'"- "« Trojans went 12-0, won the Rose Sowl and the national title, and le was named "Coach-of-the- Year" by his fellow coaches and the press. From its modest beginning in 1965 when 17 coachea parti Tenn-Martin 84, Florence St. J New Orleans Xavier 110, Southern U. 94 MIDWEST Coe 86, Beloit 75 N. Dakota 74, N. Iowa 62 Southwestern, Okla. 85, Phillip!! 80 Lubbock Christian 75, Okla. the tournament truly nalional has cipated, become characler. The 1972 classic included 51 head football coaches, 54 sportswriters, eight Bowl officials and the commissioners of seven major conferences. In all, 89 college football coaches have taken part in the tournament since its start. The t o 11 r n a m e nt was originated b y B o a r d Chairman John A. Cooper, a n d Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles, for the sole purpose of fellowship away f r o m the college campus. It has been covered by sportswriters from coast-to-cpast, been televised and has been seen in motion pic'tures by an audience of nearly 15 million in the past two years. Only two past champions remain in Ihe running among the coaches. Broyles. winner of the 1967 and 1970 tournaments- and Darrell R o y a l of Texss, champion in 1968 and again in 1971. Tarkio 76, Baker. K a n . 70 Carlhage 87, North Central 60 111. Benedictine 111, George Williams 107 Wm. Penn 89, Buena Vista 77 SOUTHWEST Wiley 70, Midwestern. Tex. 66 Sam Houston St. 80, Texas AI 63 Brigham Young 90, Arizona SI. 86 FAR WEST Wyoming 61, New Mexico 60 Boise St. 87, Gonzaga 85. OT Montana St. 78. N. Arizona 60 Weber St. 67, Montana 56 Pacific Lutheran 104, Whitman 74 Fresno Pacific 39, L.A. Baptist 35 Stanford 78, Washington 68 California 98, Washington St.57 L.A. Loyola, Calif. 77 St. Mary's, FHS REBOUNDER . . . FayelteuUle's Charley West (11) grabs off one of the Bulldog's 37 rebounds against Conway Friday evening. Comuay players Andy Balenton (51), Marvin Delph (45) and Danny Garrison (55) are all out of position on the play. (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) Tech Looking To NCAA Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Tech, which last went to the NCAA basketball playoffs in 1962, will host Texas AM tonight to try and-clinch a Th ree- Under-far FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Tour sophomore Forrest Fezler carded a three-under-par 69 and established a two-stroke lead in the second round of the $260,000 Jackie Gleason Classic. Six Stroke Victory HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Jim Ferriell, Louisville, Ky., shot a five-under -par 67 for a six- stroke victory in the satellite Emerald Hills Open Golf Tournament. spot in the 1973 national championship pairings. The high-flying Red Raiders, with a 10-1 Southwest Conference ledger, need only win one of its last Ihree league games to make the playoffs, but Tech Coach Gerald Myers would like to capture all three to keep up momentum for post-season action. The Aggies, up and down in a 6-5 SWC season, will head for Lubhock fresh from a 90-80 de feat of Rice Tuesday. Jan bea Riessen Falls COLOGNE, Germany Kodes. Czechoslovakia, top-seeded Marty Riessen Evanston. 111. 6-1, 7-5 and moved into the semifinals in the Cologne World Champion ship Tennis Tournament. Bakerfield St. 69. Northridge St. 58 UC-Riverslde 71, Cal Poly-Pomona 64 UC-Santa Barbers 87, San Diego St. 65 i"x7" Color Photos In yeur horn* for $5.95 C»ll Jim S. HIII-52I-1UI By Popular Request . . . Is Back f - - , , AVCVS A Very "Special" Portrait Painter will be in the Mall Feb. 26'til?? Com* Hove Your Portrait Mad* (He's Something 0n») Northwest Arkansas Plaza Fay*ttevtll« B* Sue* and Join Us for Our 1*t Anniv«r«ary Sal* March 1-2-3 In other games. Arkansas. .he only team with a chance o: :ying Tech, hosted Southern Methodist in a regionally tele vised battle this afternoon. Texas traveled to Houston for a night game with Rice and Bay lor hosted Texas Christian. Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 4. K the IRS should cafl you in for an audit, H R Block wffl go with you, at no additional ooeL Not as a legal representative ... but we can answer all questions about how your tax return was prepared. 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