Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 24, 1973 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 24, 1973
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sat., F»b. 24, 1973 · rAVCTTIVILLE, A R K A N S A S As Rift Develops Future Of SMU Coach Uncertain DALLAS (AP) -- Rumors exploded on the Southern Methodist University campus Friday concerning the future of Mustang basketball Coach' Bob Prewitt and his relationship with assistant coaches and playrs. The SMU Daily Campus, the school newspaper, quoted an unnamed Mustang player as saying a rift between Prewitl and assistant coach Mike Pin- kham "has been hell for the team. Pinkham and Kinlund (Neil Kinlund, another assistant) worked all year to alienate the players from Prewitt. . ." Prewitt said Friday he "would have no comment until the end of the season." while Pinkham told the Dallas Times Herald he was "stunned" by the rumors. "There is no rift between Prewitt and myself. We've always had the best of relations and I feel we still do." Another player told the Times Herald; 'It seems like a rift, but what it is is two different personalities. Both want to win but they don't agree on methods. Ther is no b a s i c malice." The Mustangs, picked hy m a n v as the pre-scason South-1 this season. west Conference favorite, has "There have been somt d«H- , . .. , . . , , , PHI,- ' nite pressures on Prewitt and lost three of Us last four SWC Vve pspoken to many pUyer , games to drop from contention for a playoff spot. The Daily Campus story also quoted Bert Flashnick, a member of an SMU basketball booster club, as saying "there are an awful lot of people unhappy with the team's record Big Crowd Inside Danny Garrison (55) of Conway grabs off a rebound during Friday night's clash between FHS a n d Conway while Charley West (IT) a n d Tony Childress (14) look on. Despite Conway's success on this rebounding foray t h e Dogs had easily outrebound- ed the Wampus Cats when the final statistics were adderi. (TJMESpholo by Ken Good) Long Beach Suffers Upset League Defeat LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The only place third-ranked Long Beach State seems to find basketball trouble is in its own backyard. The 49ers, going for their fourth straight Pacific Coast Athletic Association championship and a trip to the NCAA regional playoffs, were upset Friday night 107-104 by Los Angeles State in double'overtime for their second loss of the season--both in conference play. Long Beach is now 22-2 with the earlier loss a 60-61 upset by San Jose State last month, also in PCAA action, and is now 8-2 in the league. Raymond Lewis, a sophomore scoring machine, hit 53 points for Los Angeles in eluding eight of the Diablos' 14 in the second overtime. Long Beach blew three free throw chances in the second overtime alone after Los Ange- repeatedly came from be- lind to make the score close. The 49ers led by 11 points at halftime, 46-37, but Los Angeles scrambled back to tie it 82-82 at the end of regulation. Both teams scored 11 points in the first overtime. Long Beach has captured the PCAA basketball title every year since the league was formed in 1969. Elsewhere, the Western Athletic Conference gained a new leader in Brigham Young while Penn and Princeton remained tied for first place in the Ivy losing. All five starters icored in double figures as Brigham Young shaded Arizona State 9086 and edged into first place in the WAC when 15th-ranked New Mexico lost to Wyoming 61-60. BYU has a 9-3 conference record to New Mexico's 9-4. Arizona, a 101-95 triple over- Porker Trainer Joins Detroit Lion Staff me winner over Utah, and \rizona Slate are 7-4. BYU's Doug Richards hit ine of 12 floor shots and 10 of 2 fouls for 28 points as the Terry-Jackson Share January Worthen Award LITTLE ROCK -- University of A r k a n s a s guard Martin Terry a n d Arkansas College forward Elliott Jackson have been named January winners of the Worthen Sports Award. The award was the third f o r Terry, who won in January and December of 1972; it was the first. time Jackson had been honored. For the month, Terry continued his high scoring, despite heavy harassment from conference opponents. Although his average diri.drop slightly, it was still 28.1 at the end of the month, ranking him among the top 10 scorers in the nation. He is the leading scorer in the Southwest Conference. J a c k s o n , a walk-on at Arkansas College, finished the month as the leading scorer in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. He was -averaging 24.6 points per game and was the league's fourth leading r e b o u n d e r with a 10.4 average. More importantly, it iad been the play of Jackson that spurred the Scots to within one game of the league lead as the month ended. Other nominees lor the month were: Chris Bennett, Littte Rock Catholic sophomore, who continued to rebound and score big for the Rockets. Bennett averaged just under 25 points per game during the month and was the leading free throw shooter in Pulaski County. o u g'a r s snapped Arizona itate's home winning streak at 0 games. Kresimir Cosic tided 18 points, Kalevi Sarka- ahti had 16. Belmont Anderson 5 and Brian Ambrozich 12. Mike Contreras topped the los- rs with 28. Meanwhile., New Mexico suf- ered its first home loss of the eason after 13 victories when owly Wyoming choked off a ate rally by the Lobos. It was 61-51 with three minutes left when New Mexico vent to work. Led by Darryl Uinniefield, the Lobos chopped he deficit to one point and jained possession- of the ball with 32 seconds left but couldn't connect. Eddie Morris' 15-foot jump shot with two seconds left enabled Brown to beat Penn 53-51 after a seesaw second half. However, the Quakers regained their share of the Ivy League lead at 9-2 when Yale, only 9-13 over-all, upset Prince- J a m e s Hamilton, Ouachita Baptist University forward, who helped carry the Tigers to the top of the AIC basketball race. Hamilton ended .the month as the third leading scorer in the conference with a 20.1 mark. He was also among the lop rebounders. D e a n Tolson, Arkansas Razorback center, who showed who are unhappy." But another member of ths booster club said he thought that "80 or 90 per cent" erf ex- Mustang players endorse Prewitt. SMU President Paul Hardin Friday expressed the official position of the school concerning Prewitt's future. "Decisions on who coaches at SMU," Hardin said, "are made only by the Faculty Athleti? Committee, the administration and the governing boards of ths university. "Our interest," he continued, 'is not in criticizing our coach, who has our respect and con- idence, but in supporting him and the team as they undertake their important challenge of winning the last three basketball games of the season." Another aspect of the SMU fuss is the reported discontent of heralded freshman center Ira Terrell. The Times Herald quoted a teammate of Terrell as saying he was 1 sorry he didn't attend CULA and that he had wanted to play forward at SMU, rather than center. The Daily Campus story quoted Terrell as saying he was considering leaving SMU, but his mother, Mrs. Jesse Terrell, told the Times Herald he is "very happy and very satisified at SMU." considerable during the became the improvement month. Tolson second leading Terry Gulley (53) breaks past Conway's Andy Bolenlon (55) for two points while most of Inside Basket both teams look on. The Dogs put on one of their finest performances of the year only (o lose narrowly in overtime. (TIMESphoto hy Ken Good) Baygo Takes Oaklawn Feature rehounder in the Southwest Conference and the fifth leading scorer. Jerry While. Arkansas State forward-center and a transfer, who helped pick up an injury weakened Indian basketball team. Playing against centers live and six inches taller. White averaged over 16 points and 13 rebounds per game. ton 63-61. Reggie Royals scored 30 BRUCE SCOTT Arkansas' athletic trainer Bruce Scott has resigned hi: position with the Razorbacks ti accept a position with the De troit Lions of the National Foot ball League. A former graduate of Ball Slate and the D. T. Watson School of Physiatrices, the 26 year old trainer worked under Kent'Falb, h e a d trainer a t Detroit, during the 1967 rookie camp and exhibition season. Scott joined the Arkansas staff a year ago from the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Washington. A visit to Detroit earlier in the week and a discussion with Falb and coach Don McCafferly finalized the decision. Scott formally accepted the position Wednesday and will officially join the Detroit staff March first. points and Otis Cole 24 to lead Florida State to an 86-69 triumph over South Alabama. And Sam Houston State, the nation's top-ranked small college team with a 24-0 record, wrapped up an undisputed Lone Star Conference championship with an 80-63 win over Texas New Head Coach DENVER -- Colorado Stale University signed former Weber State Coach Sarkis Arslanian to a three-year contract as head football coach. Davis Signs LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Willie Davis signed a $100,000 contract for his 14th season with the National League Club. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Baygo, a 4-ycar-old filly owned by R. B. Jaquith, sprinted to the front in the strelch and beat a field of 10 fillies and mares to win Friday's $10,500 feature race at Oaklawn Park. Baygo paid $6, $4 and $3. Buckeye returned $9.GO and $5.40 to place and Levee Night paid $3.60 for show. The winning time for the 6 furlongs was 1:11 2 5. Jockey Tony Rini nestled Baygo in good striking range coming out of tbe gate as Intense Action and Buckeye exchanged the lead entering the turn. None of the remaining fillies and mares were ever a factor. Bags In Orbit made a mild bid halfway down the back stretch hut was not able lo rise ,o the occasion, ' Buckeye, ridden by appren- .ice Darrell McHargue, was out in front by three lengths in the final furlong but Baygo quickly closed the gap with a rush from the outside nearing the 16th manker and started pulling away for a length's advantage at the wire. Buckeye gave no ground to third-place finisher Levee Night and was second by an easy 2 lengths. Jockeys Roger Cox and Louis Spindler accounted for winning doubles Friday. Cox was aboard Mama Mel in the fourth and Pre Shave in the sixth and Spindler rode ·ongshot Typhoon Tina in the seventh and Laced Coffee in the ninth. Swift Arian, ridden by John L. Lively, winner of the first race, and Perfect Cross, wilh Sandy Hawley aboard, winner of the second, Nos. 1 and 11, paid a 35 daily double. The crowd of 11,676 wagered $1,146,459. Aubrey To Resign STILLWATER, Okla. - Sam Aubrey, head football coach at Oklahoma State University, submitted his resignation, effective at the end of this season. WORSHIP KNOWS NO CALENDAR Some tvjact Sunday is a «tay of worship. Other* prtltr fn~ dayor Saturday. Butthcaolae* of worship know* no bound- ario»--t«mpof»l or apatlal. Sam* Hnd their 2od In ehtirdi. Others *·· him ill « ·print ·unrls*, or hi · fr**h-nwim meadow it du*k. CMIdran **t find p««c* In an ·»·**· prayer. Each seek* peece in hi* eon way. All place their towt to · Supreme Being and «wr*M* a* conscience dictate*. Why not Join them? You. tM. can find lolac* and cuidwM* In prayer. Phone 443-5438 or 4424111 WELCOME MEWCOMIMI » thi coupon le lei He ... ow yeu're here. Nam* ..«,·· Addrew City i } Ptem have th* WefeMM Waxen HMtett call en me. 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The season's record falls short of the 24-2 mark posted by another Bulldog junior varsity team a few years ago, but this year's team used 21 players Thirteen of them scored las! night, led by Bob Stephens with nine poitns. Stephens also lee the team in scoring for the season. L y n n Waldren followed Stephens last riight with seven points, Dwight Tucker was nex with six, and Trey Trurnbo am Mark Prenger added five each "ary Atha, Larry Harness Gary McNult, and Dayton Lierley scored four points each while Rick Karnbadh, Lawson Osburn, Greg McClelland, am Keith Slriegler got two each. John Mattox of Conway lei all scorers with 22 poinls, whil' Danny Perkins was runner-ui in the game with 10. Scol Bell scored five poinls, Davj 1 Avra added four, Donald Ackli got Ihree, and Rich Mattiso and Bill Conner completed th scoring for the Wampus Cat with two points each. Bonanza. You don't have to take out a loan to take the family out to dinner. 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