ent OOf tabs Boyd as Next SC Coach RIVERSIDE Rich- By DOUG 1VES Kggpmg .up with the rumors, the half-truths and itfifc saner observations following a surprising weekend of basketball, both here at the. GIF playoffs afi'd from Bakersfield at the state jaycee cham- First, from north of the grapevine: 3ur special agent, 007, tells us'Bob Boyd, the ex- a^'Aha JC coach who survived the 'fix' scandal at Santa Seattle?: then resigned, is acting very much like he's the new J1SÂ£ skipper. Jobelss,"why would he be in Bakersfield bu'fto recruit? On=this end of the rumor mill, Bill Sharman is said to stfll'be the leading candidate, and Bill Mulligan will ' only say "I'm still in the running." Mulligan leaves for Colle'park, Md., and the national finals today. QAjT:; guess: Sharman has the post if he wants il, BoytMf'nol, -and Mulligan goes shopping for a JC or prep assignment. As we said last week, however, we're still rooting for Mulligan. ^ ~k ^ AFTER CHECKING THE WHO'S WHO list of colleges; aid universities that sent scouts to Bakersfield, it would be difficult to convince us a better brand of basketball is played anywhere in the nation than in this state. Bradley, Tulsa, Colorado State, Kansas State, Utah State.^Michigan State, Colorado, North Texas State, Ne- braskajand every major school in Oregon, Washington and Arizona had representatives in the potato city. Good for a laugh: UCLA bird-dogs Jerry Norman and Gary ^Cunningham were there, too, but what on earth for? With Lynn, Lacey, 'Warren, Alcindor, Allen, Heitz and Sfiackelford, what JC boy would want -to attend UCLA?., Vikings Bill Connolly, Mel Reed and Bennie' Richard Â· were .among the recruited. Connolly had decided on USC, but -what happens to Mulligan may make him reconsider the 2(Tother schools actively seeking his services. Reed, meanwhile, is listening seriously to USF, Fresno State and Oregon State. Long Beach State is a longshot. Richard has offers from Creighton and N. Texas State, hut one source says he's quitting school this week and [he Army will get him. DESPITE A 31-2 RECORD, the best ever in tlie school's history, Viking coach Chuck Kane was disappointed he didn't get a shot at Riverside, which easily won its third title in a row. . Â· Stffl Can't Get ljiitracked'"-Leo 'Â·^V,V. By JIM ENR1GHT v SMclBl to Indeaendtnt PJIOF.NIX, A r i z . '-- "We still'can't get the attack un- tracfced;" Leo Durocher used "We beat them once, and we had the personnel to do it again," Kane almented. "They're a great team, but good outside shooting against their zone and speed can beat them. That's the two things we have the most of." Jerry Tarkanian, Riverside's talented coach who is ripe for a major college, perhaps Colorado Stale, told Kane: "I'm very happy we didn't have to meet your team again." Can't win 'em all dept.: In a* December column, we tabbed LBCC for the Metro title, the state crown and 32 wins. We'll probably never come closer to a perfect prediction. AND NOW FOR THE SCUTTLEBUTT from our own backyard, the GIF playoffs in the L.B. Arena: Chuck Moore, Poly's talented forward, stands a good chance of becoming Long Beach's seventh CIF Player of the Year and first since Jim Hanna (Poly) in 1956. A Moore-Trent Gaines co-players honor is possible but not probable. Moore's 1623 career points places him fourth all- time in the large schools division behind Freddie Goss(1771), John Rudometkin (1747 and' Lynn Shackclford (1680). _A few from smaller schools (i.e., Bob Bedell; also rate above Moore. It's still pure speculation, of course, but the best guessers see Gaines : gbing to Stanford if he can qualify gradewise, and Moore heading for UCLA. Again, Mulligan's future at USC will have a bearing on the situation. Where are the other top preps going? Wilson's Rick Hubbell 'could be bound for Arizona U., since his folks are moving to that state; Steve Sagehom has no concrete offers yet and G. A. Dirk has heard from Oregon State. Millikan's Bob Davis, like Moore and Gaines, will sift a lot of offers, and Brian Berger has Nebraska seeking him out; Colorado and several others like Poly's Ken Booker, and Jordan's Terry Smith is eyeing L.B. Stale. Ukcwood's Jimmy Harris has six solid bids, including Arizona Slate and Seattle. * *, * POLY COACH WILLARD FOERSTtrl, who rumor has it is seeking greener pastures, still feels he has the best team in GIF even though his Rabbits were upset by Sierra for the CIF title. How did the heavily favored Rabbits lose? Says Foersten "The pressure got to us to some extent, but the three fouls on Booker and Moore In the first half hurt us a lot. Then we missed those 10 shots in a row in the third quarter . . . finally, nothing seemed to go our way in the end." Like everybody else, Foersler didn't see the foul by Rich Payne in the'lasl second. "1 saw Rich lying on the floor and my first thought was we had a free throw coining. Then I got the bad news." * * * CUFF NOTES WITHOUT LINKS: --Oscar Brown is batting .378 with 14 RBI after 21 games with the USC varsity; Bob Schellonberg has a .222 everage and 2 homers with UCLA; and Bob Wiswell owns a 1-3 record and a 4.73 ERA, also for the Bruins. --Doug Franklin, Jordan's outstanding basketballer of -last season, wound up as the second leading scorer (15.5) and rebounder for the UC Santa Barbara frosh, which posted a 12-8 record. --Gary Jlman, LBSC's great freestylist, is so talented, he won his specialties in the CCAA championships just two days after a badly sprained ankle put him on crutchosl --Don't be surprised if Tom Meeks doesn't return for his sophomore year at City College. He wants to be a minister and has about decided to enroll at Cal Luth- direction. He said the special er, president of tiie River- g Car ratio in his racer "left side JjHcrnnUonal^ Raceway, j u s alMXlt 1|000 revo | ut j O ns per of what il would MÂ«JI, enti, T.M., MT. M. \tu INDEPENDENT--PÂ«gÂ« C-3 Riverside Readies for Official US AC Sanction ion for nn Indianapolis-type race this full. er. Richter said he decided to apply for official sanction after veteran race driver Dan Gurney of nearby Costa Mesa tested the course Sunday in the Ford-powered Eagle racer he will use at Indianapolis. Using Indianapolis * type gears, Gurney averaged better than 105 miles an hour on n 75-mile run nround the track and hit n top speed of 180 niph "with plenty left." The test "certainly proved ic special cars m e suited for ic Riverside track," Richter aid. Gurney nin the 2.7-mile ourse in a counler-clockwisel run the course fast- Buffet Luncheon--95* Our usual Cholco Prime Rib, served from Iho buffÂ»t, in a dolicious sandwich. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings, flawless, service and immaculate linon ai lunchtime . . . Tuesday thru Fridays at the Tenderloin 4363 Atlantic Ave. GA 6-5533 Jubs aren't overloaded with ' e n c e-busting catchers, it's still a matter of record that [hese^vords to describe his still'Win-less Chicago Cubs following a switch from the backdrops have scored or accounted for. six of their eight runs to date. Avocado (California) division IOjiffi'e Cactus (Arizona) section of'the spring exhibition scnedule. Taking inventory in the wake of his team's third straight one run loss--t h e dropping, of a 5-4 decision to thjÂ» Giants h e r e Monday- Leo Stftjp 1 :. . We' : had the men in the prqper, _p!aces twice, but we ju$t couldn't get 'em across the. pTatÂ£. I was happy to see GeVge - (AHman) sting a couplÂ£ land had Wes hit his bafl iii the sixth just a bit better, it would have been over the fence. JHt almost went out as was, but il died at the last second." WHEN mention was made abput pitching, the L i o n roared: "I h o p e everybody saw the best strike of the day. It was the kid's (K e n Henderson) throw from th outfield 1 ?.to the plate to cu down*njy boy (Byron Browne in-tt\e t eighth.'If the throw i: a ^foot 'pff one side or thi other, V Brownie is jn then with the tying run and w have tlie making of a h i inning. "I'll say this much fo (he boy. He was running, an Onetimes out a hundred he' going to score on that veri same play." Browne, a late i n n i n stand-in for Covington in le field, attempted to score from .the second on Vic Rozno\ sky's, -single and was cu down at Ihe plate on Hende son's perfect peg to e.x-Cu Dick Bertell. The Cubs-'never had ar other chance although th game-ended with Alttman line dflve to r o o k i e Bo Schroder after Glenn Becksrt survived on a two out error in the'Viinth. 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