Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 26, 1973 · Page 13
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In State Tournament DogsTo Meet Jonesboro third-highest number of games, 18. while Childress has started 15. Davis made his first starts since the eighth grade in the last two games of, the season. F o r bench strength, the Bulldogs have junior Mike Kretschmar, who is second in scoring average with a 10.2 mark, and Nell Bruton. who is third at 9.4. The winner of tonight's gxmt will play on Wednesday night against the winner of Jrie Springdale-Forrest City game" The Fayetteville Bulldogs will meet the ' AAA-East champion Jonesboro Hurricane tonight at 9:00 in the first round ot the state.AAA tournament at Barton Coliseum in L i t t l e Rock. The Bulldogs, who finished the regular season with an 11-18 record, are decided underdogs to the top-seeded Hurricane, which finished 23-5 overall and 14-2 in its conference. Fayetteville tied Rogers for eighth place in AAA-West with a 4-12 mark, and is eligible for t h e tournament only because of a successful coin flip with the Mounties. Jonesboro is rich in state tournament tradition, having won more state titles than any other team in Arkansas. From 1925 when the state tournament started through 1956, the Hurricane won six times, finished second four times, and reached the semifinals six other times. There hasn't always been an overall tournament since 1956, but Jonesboro has added several state and divisional crowns since then. The 1954 Hurricane cham pionship team included Tommy Rankin and Larry Grisham, who both went on to play for the Razorbacks, and Don Higgs, the current Jonesboro football coach who scouted Fayetteville and Conway here Friday night. But the Hurricane team perhaps best remembered by Bulldog fans was the 1961-62 unit which beat North Little Rock in the finals of the state tournament, after the Wildcats had upset Fayetteville's 27-2 powerhouse in the semifinals. The Bulldogs were acknowledged as the best team in the Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Men., Feb. 26, 1973 t 13 state in every weekly poll that year, but were eliminated when North Little Rock hit 0 per cent from the field against them. The Fayetteville team which included J. D. McConnell, Justin Daniel, George Coppage. George Faucette. and Jon Backus had defeated Jonesboro in a regular-reason game earlier that year. 37-35. The Hurricane team was led by 6-8 John Dickson, who later played at Arkansas State, and 6-6 Joe Murphy, who went on to play for Hendrix. Tonight's game is the 200th for coach Joe Kretschmar at Fayetteville High S c h o o l . In seven seasons, he has presided over 122 wins and 77 losses lot a .613 percentage. He has taken ihe Bulldogs to the state tourna ment each year, winning all six previous first-round games an then losing each time in the second round. One of the defeats was a 76-72 l o s s to Jonesboro. This year's Hurricane team coached by Jim Haney, i ranked fourth in one state pol and fifth in another. The fivi losses have come at the hand: of Forrest City, Blytheville Sylvan Hills, Paragould, am Jonesboro Westside. The teair p o s s e s s e s excellent height featuring a starting lineup which averages just under 6-4. Robert Speers and Billy Clarl are the tallest at 6-6, Mar! Million is 6-4, Larry Andrew is 6-3, and Preston Miller is th midget at 6-0. Clark, a sopho more, scored 24 points an grabbed 11 rebounds in th Hurricane's 71-60 win over Wes Memphis Friday night. Also i that game, Speers collected 1 points and 12 rebounds. An rews scored 13 points. Miller ot 11, and substitute Victor [qgue came in to score six Mints in the fourth quarter. Despite Jonesboro's height, oach Kretschmar believes the Bulldogs have a chance: "From 11 reports, Jonesboro is not a jreat outside-shooting team. Vhere they're strong is on ffensive rebounds and tip-ins. iVe plan to play a man-to-man lefense and get right in their ace. If we can keep them ofi he boards, our chances are retty good. Forrest City did his last week, and Jonesboro vas never in the game. I know ve're 11-18 and they're 23-5, but ve're both starting the tourna ment 0-0." If the last two games are an accurate barometer, coach iretschmar's optimism is not misplaced. Going with an all- senior lineup for the first time all year, the Bulldogs out- tiustled Rogers 59 55 and then lost to AAA-West champ Conway by one point in overtime. Fayetteville also lost by only one point this season to Fort Smith Northside, which finished with the best overall record of the AAAA teams, 20-5. Kretschmar plans to start his five seniors again tonight: Charlie West, Terry Gulley, A 11 y n Donaubauer, Tony Childress, and Jackie Davis. West leads the team in number of games started ith 27 and in scoring with 306 points for a 10.6 average. Late in the season, he scored 20 or more points three times, and had games in which he grabbed 21 and 16 rebounds. Gulley, second of games started with 27 a n d averaging 7.8 points per game. Donaubauer has started the Pizzas for the Price of (MONDAY ONLY) MONDAY IS FAMILY NIGHT BUY ONE PIZZA AT REG. PRICE, 2nd PIZZA IS FREE WITH THIS AD AT THE FOLLOWING PIZZA HUTS NOT GOOD ON CARRY-OUT ORDERS OR DELIVERY FAYETTEVILLE SPRINGDALE ROGERS 2325 N. College Hwy. 68 West Hwy. 71 South GOOD DURING FEBRUARY ONLY tfl' ^^·t^. * - . . + ' * _ _ _ _ _ ^ J^ ur f _Z^ jp *^*l or Cttarnijy distinguished , homes Just Amazing Martin Terry in addition (o Everywhere that Martin went Jimmy Murphy (13) a n d ·his : '147 point performance two SMU defenders were sure Bill Marcellus (33). (TIMES- spent/ much of his afternoon to follow. 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Jerry Smith, 6.5. 2. Kelvin O'Brien, 6.55. 4. Robert Owens 6.65. 5. Skip Moon, 6.75. Mile *;. Steve Houk, 4:18.3. S, Larry Bauldree, 4:23.4. 440 1. Robert Owens, 50.6. High Hurdles 5. Vernon Hunc, 7.6. 4. Randy Dennis, 7.8. 880 J. Kfm Wisner, 1:58.2. 2. Terrj S m i t h , 1:58.9. 3. Larrj Bauldree, 1:59.2. 300 i. Skip Moon, 34,2. Two Mile 2. Steve Houk, 9:21.0. 3. Des O'Conner. 9:21.0. 5. Ron Hendee, 9:42.0. Mile Relay 3. Arkansas (Kirby Rowland, Tuckerman Opens Class A Meet JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -Tuckerman, sporting a 33-2 record, meets Gurdon at 7 p.m. lere Tuesday in the first round of the Class A state basketball tournament. 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