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is rvn UvJ me w ' " ' ' i I iV -1 v I i4Ni I !-V tiV-;4i "VTT VAQREES XJOILB Z.$h -.(PIT FOB PES McIXTYRE SURROUNDED Three Wisconsin basketball players guard Jim Mclntyre as the Gopher center attempts to shoot. This gives some indication of the tight defense the Badgers clamped on the big Gopher. Left is Jim Moore and right is Doug Rogers (46). (Staff photo). Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1949 MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE 13 W J. T II Bowl Contests Saved As Antidote for Pros CHEYENNE, WYO. There re some tactical angles to the action of th National Collegiate association in giving its blessing to the post ieason bowl games and strengthening its control over them. It is a stroke for continued dominance over professional football in the hearts of the fans. The presentation of several major college football games on New Year's day makes it certain that college football gets the final attention and applause as the curtain goes down in each season. Eliminate the bowl games and you have a different situation. Then you have the professional leagues in their semifinal and final playoff games after the college season is ended. You have public attention centered on professional football, moreover, because the first half of December is a dull time in sports. Thus the professional playoffs become the final and the biggest Incidents of the football season. ' But Not Now THE COLLEGES, WITH THEIR HUGE LNVESTAiriT IN stadia and their reliance upon football to carry the investment and also finance the splendid and extensive physical education programs for all students, are constantly in fear that professional football may do to that sport in college what professional baseball did to college baseball, reducing it to a minor sport The bowl games constitute a major defense against this threat. They are such spectacular shows, so appealing to the spectators, so electric with partisanship because ail bowl games are intersectionals, that they rrip the interest of football fans from late in November until Jan. 1 and beyond. The publicity accorded the selection and preparation of teams for the major bowls knocks publicity on professional championship games into a secondary position in the papers and then, after the professional championships are settled, they are promptly forgotten as the full spotlight swings toward the bowls. Pros Have No Counter THE PROFESSIONALS HAVE NO WAY TO COUNTER THIS final seizure of fan interest by the colleges. They cannot afford to extend their seasons up to January. They have no arenas In which to play that late, or at any rate not enough; they have little drawing power outside their own league cities which, excepting Los Angeles and San Francisco, are snowed in. , Moreover, they have nothing left to play for. By that time they've played one another two or three times and have everything settled. It is with these thoughts in mind that the National Collegiate association decided that the so-called bowl problem should be solved by cleaning the bowl games up rather than by suppressing them. From now on the NCAA, and this most emphatically includes the Western Conference, is in the bowl business up to its golden ears. They Are Always Coaching MANY MIDWESTERN FOOTBALL COACHES ARE RIDING the sleek City of San Francisco as it burrows it way through the blizzard belt toward Chicago. Ray Eliot of Illinois shows up for an early breakfast T can't sleep on trains" he says. "I always get to running that T-formation and the plays go off so well I just stay awake and watch them." George Svendsen, Minnesota line coach, pulls up to the table. , "Me, 1 always toss around trying to get past those Michigan line backers. I'm getting tired of just looking good against Michigan. I'd like to hang one on them." ' Then Wes Fesler of Ohio State offers his services to any coach who is being outlied or outcried. Tm for the underdog," he says, "and I may mean me." Fesler says he can't deny his team will be Improved next fall but adds "111 have to find some backfield speed. Thought I was going to have a lot of it last season but Jerry Krall is the only man who turned up real fast and he's through. Just the same we should be a fair sort of. ball club." He was Inclined to agree that the Minnesota-Ohio State game In Columbus could be a big one in the Big Nine race. Happy Michigan State coaches were glad to be along as members of the conference, or soon-to-be. "We'll have to get stronger squads," said Forrest Evashevski, backfield coach. '"We'll have to start looking for some good boys; but I promise you we'll never look around Minnesota. We know we wouldn't be In the conference if Minnesota hadn't put on the pressure." --WMOT1:tMMMM((l,,, - -J m s a J. 7 11UVCU1IUIIU NEW GRID TROPHY Chuck Fenske, former star Wisconsin distance man and member of the "W" club, presents a new trophy to Minnesota. Cliff Sommer, president of the M club, is on the receiving line of the new Paul Bunyan trophy which will go to the winner of the Gopher-Wisconsin game each year. It was presented at "the basketball game last night. (Staff photo). GRID MERGER RUMORS rron Late Dispttrhrx Red Patterson, publicity chief of the New York football Yankees, said Monday night that the team would be willing to withdraw from the All-America conference if it would "bring about, peace in pro football." Patterson made the statement after the New York Herald Tribune reported that owner Dan 1 Topping planned to dissolve the Yankee team and rent Yankee stadium to the Boston Yanks, a National league team. "We have repeatedly stated that we are willing to do anything to bring about peace in pro football," said Patterson. "However," he added, "we do not intend to withdraw if we leave a It of other clubs holding the bag." Another thing which pointed to a possible peace between the two leagues was the switching of dates and sites of the All-America's, winter meeting. The . AAC will meet in Chicago Jan. 18 instead of in New York,. Feb. 5. The National will meet in Chi- jusi yesieraay, .csarney i-ooie, lege football at Army and Mississippi and one year with the marines, agreed to sign a contract with the Yankees when he graduates in the spring. ... Reports from Madison say that there is an "outside chance" that Wisconsin's football coach will be named by the board of regents Saturday . . , Boy Sandberg, Washington State line coach, resigned ... Tommy O'Boyle, head coach at Springfield, Mo., Teachers and Vic Lindscog, Philadelphia Eagles center, have been mentioned as leading candidates for the line coaching job at Kansas State... Glen Lewis, halfback, and William Kelly, end,' both from Texas Tech, have been signed by the Green Bay Packers... ' Coach Volney Ashford of the Missouri Valley football team was called home from Tampa, Fla., by the death of his - father. He had remained in Tampa after the Cigar Bowl game with St. Thomas because of serious injury lo Gene Burnett, one of his players. Burnett was operated on Jan. 3 to remove a blood clot near his kidney and is much improved but still can't be moved... Joe Sheeketskl signed a new five-year contract with a "substantial" pay increase to remain as head coach and athletic director at Nevada, His salary was announced only as equal to that paid to several Pacific Coast conference schools... The Green Bay Packers signecW Oklahoma's All-American guard, Paul (Buddy) Burris. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers said; "There's a boy who can make the starting lineup of any pro team in the country."... United Sportsmen Edge Post Of f ice United Sportsmen defeated Post Office 1882 to 1844 In a. Twin City Rifle league match Monday night William Banning, Jr., had a 584 count to lead the winners while Rayford Stein's 382 paced the postmen. RUMOR: THEY'RE MAD Managoff, Pete Managoff, wrestling's "Mad Russian," and Cliff Gustafson, the scowling Swede, meet at the Auditorium tonight in a bout that may find both in something of an Irish temper. Managoff hit the boiling point last week when -he was disqualified against Gustafson after having an edge on Cliff for 34 minutes. Gustafson joined him in a state of high dudgeon when Managoff asserted he would "beat Cliff easily' tonight The Russian's attempt to drop a wrestling iron HOT AGAIN HALSEY HALL THERE IS a real chance for new blood in the realm of billiards, even though there is not much chance of a new champion right now. Here for various exhibition matches, Willie Hoppe, the vet eran of all all-time champions, discloses that most, of the old. famil- Hoppe iar aces wiu be missing in the national tournament coming up soon in Chicago . . . For one, Willie would like to see Eddie Lee of New York, the national amateur king, come into the ranks ... He thinks he could beat most of the pros, so does Chet Vande-nover ... "Welker Cochran and Jay Bozeman have too much money," explains' Willie, "don't want to go through the grind. Jake Schaefer had a good year in outside activities, cleaned up on the horses . . . Rubin of New York was beaten in his sectional, Johnny Layton isn't well, Otto Reiselt's the same, Willie Mos-coni is sticking to pockets and so is your Howard Lindley here in Minneapolis. Onfrio Lauri, the former pocket player and one or two others are the only socalled 'names' in the coming tourney" ... If Hoppe should drop out what a scramble. But not Willie, no sir. He's still roseate with memories of that champions' dinner thrown by the elder Stranahan in Toledo . . "They figure it cost him just $50,000," relates Hoppe. , This coming tournament is quite a spectacle. It runs simultaneously, in the same spacious room on the Municipal pier, with the pocket competition. Four , tables are going at once, two at each game, so the spectators certainly shouldn't get bored with any one tilt . . . Willie has one recent laugh to remember. "They lined us up for pictures r. at that Toledo affair. Some champion diver stood next to me. He was about 5-5 and I'm 5-6 or 7 . . . Next to us were Mikan and this Bob Foothills Kurland. . I got outta there to another spot quick" ... ; Ki- TV- Gusfafson Settle If Tonight WHITEY GETS 14; MAC STOPPED Tight Under-Basket Defense Halts Jim By SID HARTMAN. Wisconsin's zone defense stopped Jim Mclntyre with six points Monday. But the Badgers didn't have a weapon to halt the sensational passing, dribbling and shooting of Whitey Skoog who counted 14 points as the Gophers annexed their 10th straight victory of the season fcy beating Wisconsin 47 to 33 1 before 14,097 Field House spectators. The big Gopher center, who counted 20 points in the Michigan struggle, was held without a field goal in the second half last night However, the Badgers had as much trouble hitting the basket as did Mclntyre. They connected for only nine goals in 55 attempts .and went 12 minutes in the second half without counting a two pointer. Bud Foster's strategy called for his charges "picking up" he Go phers far down the floor. When Minnesota did get the ball down, Wisconsin dropped three men into the pivot, making it almost impossible for Minnesota to get the bail into big Jim. Despilye the Badgers' tactics, there was little doubt at any time as to the ultimate winner. Mclntyre scored one of his two field goals at the start, and the Gophers were never headed after that It was a rough game with 53 t fouls being called. , Minnesota had its highest total of the season 25. Jerry Mitchell left the game on five infractions with ' three minutes to play in the first half. Don Rehfelt and Doug Rogers for the Badgers went out on fouls. While Minnesota controlled both the defensive and offensive rebounds against Michigan, it failed to do either last night With Mitchell on the bench in the second half, Cowles switched Skoog to guard where his tricky ball handling, passing and dribbling helped bring the ball down. Then Whitey switched to his customary right forward position where he steered the offense. Cowles played Mclntyre on the side in the second half with Wally Salovich in the pivot But even this failed to spur the Gopher offense as the Eadgers jammed up the middle. , The Gophers, who plainly showed the effects of a letdown, didn't let their defensive play suffer. The hurried Badgers took: nine shots before getting their first field goal, and at the five minute mark the Cowles-men led ft to 0. Foster tried everything in an attempt to make his offense click. . He started with a fast break. Then he used Rehfelt in the pivot and finished playing three men out and two in. Rogers did a great job on Skoog while he was in the game, limit ing him to nine points when he left the game with 10 minutes to play. v ; The Gophers led' 23 to 15 at the half and were ahead 45 to 29 when Skoog left the game with 1 :31 to play. MINNESOTA (47 SA FG FT FTM pr TP Skoor.fr ....... 1 . 5 4 1 1 II Grmnt, f Skrirn. f SMoTlrh.f i Mclntyre, o I Mitchell, t t Olson, ( S Ekberc. 1 Reristedt, t ........... t Krani, I 1 SUrk. f 1 i 11 1 Z 1 3 3 3 7 Z t 4 4 0.4 S 4 1 1 ' 1 4 1 t ; 1 1 I 1 2 Total M 14 It 14 21 47 WISCONSIN (33) SA PG FT FTM Pr" TP .... 4 3 2 4 3 Pae. f Schneider, f Rehfelt, Madrr, f Rogers, g .... 9 1 5 3 4 ....14 3 1 $ ....10 3 13 2 .... 4 0 2 OS .... 5 10 11 0 0 0 0 1 .... S 1 2 1 0 .... 0 0 0 1 2 .... 1 0 0 0 0 .... O 0 0 0 3 .... 3 0 0 0 1 Moore, t ..... Worthman. f ...... Haarlow, f, e ..... Nord, k Schwarts, g ....... Zorn, g Bowers, t ........ Total SS 15 12 28 33 HALF SCORE: Minnesota 23, Wisconsin 15. OFFICIALS Carl Johnson, Illinois; Joe Sawlckl, Indiana. CAPITOLS WHIP BOSTON 94-83 BOSTON UP) A sharp-eyed collection of shooters known as the . Washington Capitols toyed with the Boston Celtics Monday night and handily won their 26th victory of the BAA season 94 to 83.; Washington (4 Boston Celtics i (11) fg ft pf tp fg r pf tp McKinney, f 4 2 0 10 Klebe. f Stump, f Ehlers. f Bach, f Nosska. f Halbert, Roberts, c Doll, g -Spector. g Seminoff, g Kelly, g Z 3 1Z Zinic. f Feerick, f Schnlt, f Nnrlander. f Hrrm.cn. c . Nichols, e Srnlari, g Katkareck.g Hertsberg, e O'Keefe, g 0 3 0 0 4 14 1 2 5 4 1 11 2 2 1 21 3 10 0 4 2 7 4 0 S13 Total. 34 26 35 04 Total, 312131(1 HALP SCORE: Boston 33, Washington 41. FREE THROWS MISSED: Boston Riebe 4, Spector 3. Doll 3, Halbert 3. Stamp 2, Noszka 2. Kelly 2, Ehlers, Seminoff: Washington Znnie 3, Feerick 2, McKinney 2, Kenui z, Beoiart. curtain on Gustaf son's head may turn the duel into something else than the exhibition of science they staged last week. .Hans Kaempfer, German strong man, returns after a long absence to face New Zealander Fred Wright in the semiwindup. Jack Pesek and Stan Myslajek are' the special event, and Bobby Roberts and Charley Harben the 8:30 p.m. opener. Referee is Wally Karbo. The card will be held in the stage half of the Auditorium. Last-Second G ift Shot Wins for Illinois 64-63 NO WONDER MANGRUM'S GAME HOT; KEEPS RED PAJAMAS ON LOS ANGELES UPi Lloyd Mangrum won the Los Angeles Open crown with the help of a pair of red polka dot pajamas and a set of woods he rebuilt himself. It was cold when Mangrum set out Monday, after seven years of trying for this particular championship. "So,' he said, "I just left my pajamas on." He lifted his pants leg to prove it. But his woods were anything but cold. He laid them consistently on the green or on the apron. "I was hitting them a lot better," said the dapper Chicagoan. "One reason is a little winter repair job I did on them. I found some old shafts in the garage, slipped 'em in the heads, polished 'em down. Well, you saw the result." , In capturing first place money of $2,600, Mangrum had rounds of 72-66-76-70284. E. L. Dutch Harrison was second with a total of 287. m.. . , . Jin Perricr. Sut Prnelse....74-7-75-7 MS ine leaders. Harry Bassler. Lot Anrelei...7:-7-77-72 JI Uoyi Mantrura, Lm AneJe..76-76-7 14 Bea Hoan. Herahey, Pa 74-72-7C-7 292 E. i. Harrison, Little Bock. ' - Cary Middleeoff, Memphis, Ark M-71-76-71 27 Tenn 74-7S-74-74 t Leland Gibson, Kansas Smiley Quirk. Lm Anrelea...71-72-7s-71 29S City. Mo 74-757-74 288 Chick Harbert, Northrille, ' Erie Monti, Santa Moniea, Cal. 71-7-76-74 288 Mich. .-..72-74-75-72 MS BUI Nary, Phoenix, Arts. 72-73-7S-S7 288 xFrank Stranahan, Toledo. O. 78-69-76-72295 jimmy Demaret, OJai. Cal.. ..70-74-70-74 288 G. Fazio, Conshohoeken. Pa.. .72-7 V77-7J 295 Sara Snead. White Sulphur iB. McCormick, Lo Anfeles..72-76-73-J4 J9S ur v. 71-7-71-7i 28 Jimmv I kanka. Hilo. T. H....72-74-76-7S 29$ Dale Andnason, Compton, Cal. 7J-68-75-72 289 . LAFAYETTE, 1ND.UP) Purdue pinched off a Michigan rally Monday night and handed the Western conference defending basketball champions their second straight defeat 45 to 36. The Purdue starting five played the entire game and committed only seven personal fouls among them. Michigan's nine players fouled 16 times, and the difference accounted for seven points of Purdue's nine-point win-i ning margin. Forwards Norris Caudell and Howard Williams led the Purdue attack with identical summaries six field goals, ore free throw, one personal foul and 13 points. Williams pitched five of his fielders in a first half rush that gave Purdue a 25 to 14 advantage. Michigan took a "i to t lead at the start but Bill Ber-berian, Williams and Caudell hit from the field to shift the advantage. Pete Elliott started a Wolverine rally in the second half that tied the score at 27-all with 11 minutes to go. Three Purdue free throws and baskets by Williams and Caudell pushed the Boilermakers ahead again. Mlchlran (31 - Purdue (45) f r ft nf tn . .fi. nronow!cs,f 2 j 8 5 CaadH. f Miknlirh, f 3 117 Williams, f McCaslin, ( 2 0 4 4 Bntchko, e " F" " i 6 1 1 13 ! 1 1 13 i a i a Morrill, f 0 13 1 Grefner. r 12 3 4 Roberts, e 2 0 3 4 Berberian, (3317 Vanderrny.e 0302 HirrUnn, g 2 0 2 4, Totals 10 13 7 45 Dorir. g 2004 Elliott, g 2 1 J 5 Totals 15 1 3 HALF-TIME SCORE Purdue 25, Michigan M- FREE THROWS MISSED Michigan: Harrison. Doyle. Elliott.. Pnrdne: Caadell. Butrjike 5, Berberian. Indiana Holds Off Cool Iowa 50-39 BLOOMINGTON, IND. UPi Indiana's young basketbali team finished strong to defeat Iowa 50 to 39 in a Big Nine basketball game here Monday night. Indiana held only a 25 to 21 margin at the halftime but was as hot as Iowa was cold during the last session of play. - j Long set-shots by Bill Tosheff ! sent Indiana into a lead it never t relinquished. During the first j half, he potted four baskets from i 40 feet out and sank a free throw for nine points Little - Charlie Mason led a ; Hawkeye rally , in the f'rst half. that pulled Iowa to within one point at 19 .to 18, but Indiana quickly beat back the threat. Iowa (39) Indiana (SO) fc ft pf tn fg ft pf n DiUe. f-e 2 2 10 Garrett, t-t 3 2 10 Hays, f 0 0 10 Tosheff. f S 2 3 12 Straatsma, (110 3 Bitter, f 12 14 Vollrrs. 1 0 3 3 3 Back, f 10 0 2 Magnussou, ( 0.0 2 0 Lnkemeyer, (0101 Weiss, e '0113 Koooins, i i i i Finley. e 0 2 2 2 Schwarts, o 0 0 S 0 Gmowski, g 3 I 3 7 Meyer, e 10 3 2 Shnls, g 1 0 z z Armstrong, e I Parker, g 112 3 Watson, g 4 2 2 1(1 Mason, g 4 2 3 10 Rtuterllle, g 2 1 2 J Harris, g 0 0 0 0 Ring, g X 1 f Total" 12 15 23 39 Totals 19 12 23 50 HALPT1ME SCORE Indiana 25, Iowa 21. j FREE . THROWS MISSED Iowa: - Dille 2, I Weiss 2, Gnsowskl. Vollers 2. Parker, Mason 2. Magnasson. Indiana: Watson 2, State-ville 2, Meyer 4. Ritter 3, Bobbins. NORTH STIFLES ORTONVILLE 37-21 Minneapolis North limited Or-tonville to one field goal for three periods and coasted to a 37 to 21 ' victory in the Field House pre-' liminary Monday night. North 3?) fg ft pf tp Ortonyllle (21) fr ft nf tn nioom. r Egan. f Carlen. e 1 0 0 2 Scholberr. ( 0 4 4 4 3 0 3 Saeger. f 0 0 10 4 3 411 McCirthy. c 0 S 4 S Dryer, g. ( 0 3 4 3 G. Steiner 10 2 3! Barnetll, f Martin, g - 5 3 111 3, Steiner, g 3 3 1 9 1 0 2 2 McCotlwn, f 0 1 2 1 0 0 10 Nelson, t 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miller, e (000 0 ( ToUb 4U 14 21 ( ( ( .( Creighton, e Hammer, g Knight, f . Hoikka, c Baey, g Heck, ( Totals 14 (1(37 " HALF SCORE: North 17. OrionTiUe (. FREE THROWS MISSED: North Dryer 2. Barnett 2, Egan, Martin. Carlson, Creighton 3. Ortonville R. Steiner. Saeger, McCoUam 2, Sc hoi berg, McCarthy 3. OFFICIALS: Fltaharris. Isarksea. G'V Fathers, Sons Get Banquet Tonight The Golden Valley- Commercial club will hold its fathers and sons football banquet at 7:30 p.m. today at Meadowbrook school gym. Rosy Ryan, George Svendsen and HaLsey, Hall are on the program. C. Haefner. Charlotte. N. C...7J-71-7J-78 29S Sialbdliyies ! I .4- 1 ( ANOTHER CUP is added to the Hamline trophy case as Vern Mikkelson, Piper center and "keeper of the cup" on the hectic trip from California, fits the huge trophy in. Hamline won the trophy in the Los Angeles Invitational meet Staff photo. Mccormick sees no bowl change Frank McCormick. Gopher athletic director, said he didn't believe there would be any change in the Rose Bowl agreement on his return home from California Monday night. "The Rose Bowl people are planning to ask for a change whereby the Big Nine champion will make the trip, each year. But the Pacific Coast conference has asked for no- revisions in our present agree-meni." ; 3 i' myv1' 1 8 The BUY of the Year .' . . luxuriously warm Stadium Coats for cold weather that's ahead. Regular $75.00 value with 100 wool covert . shells in tan, brown, teal blue . . . deep pile lining .' . . soft mouton collar. Available in all sizes from 36 to 50 . . regular, shorts and longs. Special price, $64.50 CARE'S Faahioru for Men Nicollet at Sixth m Km COLUMBUS, OHIO UP) League-leading Illinois dropped Ohio State from the ranks of the Big Nine conference's basketball undefeated Monday night 64 to 63. Wally Osterkorn's last second free throw was the winning margin. Some 6,958 fans at Fairgrounds coliseum watched the Illini score their 11th win in 12 starts this season, although they trailed most of the time. Dick Schnittker, with 20 points: Bob Raidiger, with 17, and Bob BIG NINE STANDINGS W. L. Pet. pts. Oin. l.Sft J70 -JSS 1.0M 2 4 118 f.JM .EM S21 ,U '.MM t aa! ". t .aaa 82 .M 7 0 Illinois 3 MINNESOTA X Pardae ............. 2 Ohio SUU 1 1 Indiana ...... 1 1 Northwestern ...... I Iowa - t Wisconsin .......... 3 Michigan 3 RESULTS MONDAT Minnesota 47, Wisconsin 32. Illinois C4, Obi State C3. Indiana SO, Iowa 39. Purdue 45, Michigan It. GAMES SATURDAY Minnesota at Pnrdne. Indiana at Wisconsin. Ohio State at Iowa. Northwestern at Michiian. Crdrhtoa at Illinois. Donham with 13, scored all but 13 of Ohio's points. Osterkorn paced Illinois with 18 including that crucial last second point. The Illini held sway for less than 10 of the game's 40 minutes, but were in the driver's seat the only time it counts. The Orange and Blue trailed all through the first half until Dike ddleman hopped over the center line and popped a long; shot to give them a 31 to 29 lead at the intermission. They built up their margin , to as much as six points (39 to 33) in the first eight minutes of the second half, but Schnittker, finally tossed the lead back in Ohio State's lap, 46 to 44. The Buckeyes seemed on their way once with a 57 to 52 lead, but the visitors wouldn't quit - niinois 4 Ohio State (03) fr ft nf tm I- , Eddleman. t 4 2 5 10 Donham, f 4 5 113 Marts. I 10 2 2 Schnittker 4 5 20 Foley, f . 0 0 0 0 Jacobs, f 0 0 0 0 Andersen, f 10 12 I,Ui, Osterkorn, 1 4 4 10 DiaosoeUi 0 0 2 0 Green, e S 2 1 12 Brown, g 3 T 4 5 Thnriby, r 2 0 4 4 BnrkhoMrjr 3 2 4 Ericsson, g 443 12 Snnderlage.g 1 3 4 4 Totals 24 15 22 03 Totals 2J 14 20 04 HALFTIME SCORE: Illinois II. Ohin State 29. FREE THROWS MISSED: Eddleman 4. Marks 2. Osterkorn 3, Erickson 4. Donham V Schnittker C- Raidiger. DiaeomellL Bark-holder 2. ' i OPEN DATE COSTLY Hopkins Out for Lead Tie in Lake Loop Robbinsdale is leading the Lake conference basketball race alon.fi, but likely will have to share that honor after .tonight's games. The Robins have an open date, and Hopkins can move into a first place tie when it meets University high at the Field House. Mound can also get into the fun with a victory over Excelsior at Mound, Both Hopkins and Mound have three victories and one defeat, while Robbinsdale gained its 4-1 mark with the overtime victory ever Hopkins last Friday. Mound faces the toughest task tonight, with Excelsior resting in j fourth place with a 3-2 record. jThe Little Gophers, winless m I three games, are given . a slim chance of upsetting Hopkins. Excelsior, with center Bill Johnson moving up among the scoring leaders with 19 points against St. Louis Park, will try to stop the team that, nolds the one .victo-y over Robbinsdale.- - Wayzata-goes to St Louis Park in the third 8 p.m. game.'

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