The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1967 · Page 6
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Wesf Memphis Victim Defense Is Offense For Chickasaws By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor The crowd had all but left the gymnasium, five or six cars remained on the nearby parking lot and the Scoreboard had been turned off as Dwight Williams and Jim Dixon sat in their office last night following the initial game of the season for the Blytheville High .School basketball squad. '•It's always good to win that, first game," Williams said, "but i ~°' ye COURIER NBWS POA1& s Saturday, Kovember 25, 1967 fouls against the Chickasaws, a fact that could have been de- had the visitors been we still have a do. he said as he reviewed the ams *.«,, uu t • the free . [hrow line . lot of work to , B] D „ de ^ just completed o6-44 victory of.. , , . ., f , 0 , d s e- ! bucketetl U ot ZU) ano GETTING THE LEGS into football, Southern California halfback O. 3. Simpson (32, upper left) fumbles into end zone for touchdown. Diving for first down is Colorado's William Harris (upper right). And with legs kicking from all sides, New York Jet Pete Lammons (87) clutches a two-point conversion pass as Houston's Miller Farr (20) and Garland Boyetle fail in heajj. New Colonel Denied Southern Hospitality By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association got a new coach this week. The change made no difference in the club's losing way, at least in the first game under 40- year-old Gene Rhodes. "Rhodes, former assistant coach at Western Kentucky who replaced Johnny Givens after the Colonels had lost 12 of their first 17 games, got a rude initiation by the New Orleans Buccaneers at Louisville Friday night. * The Buccaneers, Western Di- •jijsibn leaders, hit a sizzling 51 per' cent from the field and chalked up an easy 126-99 viclo- ,ry. Doug Moe, with 30 points; Austin Robhins, with 26, and Jack Moreland, with 25, led the winners. Louie Dampier topped Kentucky with 24. New Jersey made it three in a row by whipping Dallas 102-83, Pittsburgh routed Houston 12484 and Oakland downed Denver 113-90 in the other scheduled ABA games. Bob Verga, former Duke star, scored 33 points for Dallas in his first appearance as a pro in his home state, but the Chaparrals fell behind early against the Americans at Teaneck, N.J., and never caught up. Tony Jackson led New Jersey with 20 points. Pittsburgh piled up a Jerry West Los Angeles time lead. Wally Jones, with 24, and diet Walker, with 21, were next high for the 76ers. Flyn Robinson topped the Bulls with 19. The Seattle SuperSonics, who had scored an astounding 133106 upset over, the Boston Celtics at Philadelphia Thursday, the Royals to their 153-133 victory over Seattle. Walt Hazzard led the SuperSonics with 19. * * * Dave DeBusschere threw in 35 points and Dave Bing got 31 to help .Detroit hand San Diego its sixth straight defeat. The Rockets, led by Don Kojis' 22 points, led by 99-97 after three quarters before the Pistons went on a 175 burst to sew it up. Los Angeles, led by the outside shooting of Jerry West, rallied to tie San Francisco 112-112 at the end of regulation time, but the Warriors won in the overtime on two free throws by Jimmy King with six seconds left. Fred Hetzel led San Francisco with 29 points. Elgin Baylor threw in the same total for the Lakers with West adding 26. his Chickasaws over West Memphis. "Our offense looked somewhat ragged and we are going to have to work on that a lot more, but our defense looked very good, especially up to the start of the fourth quarter when it got a little sloppy, but we feel that the best part of our game is our defense. It's our strongest point right now. "We are going to have to play a defensive type ball game throughout the season if we want to overcome our lack of height," he added. Defeated coach Wayne Sims of the Blue Devils corroborated Williams' statement when he said of the Chickasaws, "I think you will be hurting when you come up against some of those taller teams," as he too commented on the strong defensive maneuvers and lack of height on the BIylheville team. The role of the defense was accentuated by the fact that the close guarding and pressure- zone play led to a total of 21 I caused the losers' coach to com- 'nwnt, "better foul shooting would have evened things up \ little. It was definitely one of the things that hurt us, along with our inability to hit from the field. We just don't have that one big scoring threat which opposing teams have to be scared of, and this hurls us." •*• * * The defensive play of the Chickasaws enabled the hosts to rush out to a 16-4 first period lead, a margin sustained practically throughout the game until the mid-point of the final quarter when the defense did become "sloppier" and the visitors crept to within 12 and ten- point margins.' The early rebounding of Aubrey Bell and the pressing defensive work of Stewart Jerome was the main cause of the early lead though five fouls by the Chicks kept the Devils within range. The game's leading scorer, Randy Helcel, 6-1 forward, ig- scored 133 points Cleveland against again at Cincinnati. .first quarter lead at 43-9 for an They lost this time, however, as the Royals threw in 153 points to equal their club record for a single game. + * + Detroit, playing at home, beat San Diego 130-122 and San Francisco edged Los Angeles 122-121 in overtime at Oakland in the other scheduled NBA games. Connie Dierking, with 27 points, Oscar Robertson, with 126, and Happy Hairston, with 25, 'combined for 78 points to lead Hockey Foyt Near Car Title National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Result Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 3 Today's Games • Boson at Montreal Detroit at Toronto Chicago at Minnesota Philadelphia at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Oakland Sunday's Games St. Louis at New York Detroit at Boston Minnesota at Chicago Los Angeles at Philadelphia Monday's Games No games scheduled RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP-A11 A.J. Foyt has to do Sunday is finish among the top four drivers in the Rex Mays 300 road race at Riverside International Raceway. If he does, he will Wilt Chamberlain win the United States Auto Club Philadelphia championship, Foyt was second Friday in easy home court triumph over | the first day of qualifying for Houston. The Pipers had five | the Riverside race, the first players in double figures, led by j race in M yea ,. s of i n dianapolis- ' Chico Vaughn's 18 points. Jerry Pettway was high for the Mav- The Oakland Oaks, down by six points, pild up a 35-17 margin in the second quarter for tbeir road triumph over Denver. Mel Peterson led the Oaks with 23 points. Willie Murrell topped the Rockets with 21. * * * Big Wilt Chamberlain, who would like to win the rebounding and assist titles in the National Basketball Association this year, still can score plenty of baskets in the clutch. The 7-foot-l Chamberlain, who .holds the NBA single game peering record of 100 points, threw, in 34 to lead the champion Philadelphia 76ers over the Chicago Bulls 122-104 ?riday night. A record Chicago turnout of ]0,103 saw Chamberlain click on seven of nine shots for 14 points in the final period to help keep the Bulls at bay after the 76ers to Southem Gali . Topping Friday's was Jimmy Clark of Duns, Scotland, who piloted his Bryant Special to a course record one minute, 20.8 seconds overj the 2.6-mile road course. Colts Are Not Stampeding Herd By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer Johnny Unitas is going great, the season is more than two- thirds gone, and Baltimore is ubeaten. But the Colts stili are fighting for their lives in the National Football Coastal Division. League's ning backs Ben Wilson and Donny Anderson still filling is ably for injured Jim Grabowski and Elijah Pitts, could clinch the Central Division title with a victory at Chicago. The Bears, 2'A games back, must win to keep alive their chances. The Packers won ffie first meeting this year 13-10, but Jack Concannon passed for 336 yards and three touchdowns in the Bears' last outing. The Redskins will match their passing game of Jurgensen to Jerry Smith, Bobby Mitchell and Charley Taylor against Cleveland's ground game of Leroy Kelly and Ernie Green. The Redskins still have a chance in the Capitol Division while the Browns lead the Century by one game. The Philadelphia-New York affair also is a big game for each, with the Giants sharing the No. 2 spot in the Century and the Eagles needing a victory to stay alive in the Capitol. Each is bothered with injuries, the Giants lacking at least back Tucker Frederickson, defensive tackle Jim Moran and defensive sure" on the Colts'with a"31-7jback Henry Carr, and the Ea- rout of Detroit on Thanksgiving j gles missing offensive tackle John tTnltas The Colts, 8-0-2, have only a one-half game lead over Los Angeles, which kept the pres- Mario Andrett! The * time * * bettered George Follmer's set early this year in a Lola Chevrolet sports car— 1:24.3. Clark's time equals 115.841 miles an hour; Follmer's record was 111.032 m.p.h. Foyt, , driving a Sheraton Thompson Special, blazed home in 1:21.6 for a speed of 114.705 m.p.h. The tap 10 qualifiers all drove rear-engine Fords. Foyt has scored 3,28(1 points on the 19-race ' USAC circuit. His nearest competitor, Mario Andretti, has 2,940 points and can only win the driving championship If he wins and Foyt fi- liad erased a 69-54 Chicago half- jishes lower than fourth. Fights iiiiiiiioniiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniininiiiii' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRACUSE, N. Y. - Hal "TNT" Carroll, 175, Syracuse, stopped Sanford Bulla, 177, New York, 7. MELBOURNE—Johnny Famechon, Australia, stopped John O'Brien, Scotland, 11, featherweights. ROME, Italy-Cyclon Earth, Lagos, Nigeria, outpointed Cesareo Barrera, Barcelona, Spain, 8, welterweights. | Day. That boosted the defensively-tough Rams' record to 8-2 and put the Colts in a posi- :ion of needing a victory or a tie igainst San Francisco Sunday o stay ahead. The Colts, who beat the 49ers 41-7 at Baltimore earlier this season, are heavily favored to do it again in San Francisco. The Colts now have a string of 10 straight victories against the 49ers. In the other NFL games on a rimmed-down Sunday schedule, Jreen Bay, 7-2-1, is at Chicago, 5-5; Washington, 4-4-2, is at Cleveland, 6-4; Philadelphia, 55, is at New York, 5-5; Minnesota, 2-6-2, is at Pittsburgh, 27-1, and Atlanta, 1-8-1, is at New Orleans, 19. Only two games are scheduled in the American Football League, Boston, 3-7-1, at Houston, 5-3-1, and Buffalo, 3-7, at Roger Brown and receiver Gary Ballman. Minnesota and Pittsburgh both were troubled by mistakes in their last outings. A fumble in the closing minutes led to the winning touchdown in the Vikings' 14-10 loss to Cleveland while Steeler mistakes wiped out a good performance by Bill Nelsen in a loss to New York. The Atlanta at New Orleans game offers a meeting of 1966 and 1967 expansion clubs. Each • Miami, M. Unitas the Colts' all-everything quarterback, shares the League's No. 1 passer rating with Washington's Sonny Jurgensen, and is leading Baltimore in its quest of becoming the first unbeaten team in the league in 25 years. Willie Richardson of the Colts is the league's leading receiver. The game is part of a television (CBS-TV) doubleheader to most of the country. Tb* Packert, with cub run- nited a spree which brought tlie Devils to an 18-10 deficit but lay-ups by Joe Ellis and Jimmy Moore as well as the quickness of Moore, Jerome and Ben Robinson enabled the Chicks to move out to a 26-13 halftime lead. After Robinson, Bell and Moore advanced the score to. 35-20, West Memphis put on a full-court press with 3:13 left in the third period and this slightly upset the Blytheville attack. Up to this point, the visitors had committed only six fouls, but they were to be whistled for seven more in the final 11 minutes, Helcel once again led a charge which narrowed a 42-22 lead at the end of the third-period .to a 49-34 .margin as Williams interspersed his lineup with second unit members, a full second unit entering with 3:19 left in the game.. Mike Huff, Jodie Gude and Jerome came through with counters and despite goals by Helcel and Buddy Warner 'near the buzzer, the Chickasaws closed the scoring with Jerome's two-pointer for the final 12-point margin. + + + Robinson led the scorers for the winners with four field'goals Bill Miller Miami Quarterback and six of seven fouls for -14 points while Jerome netted 12 and Bell garnered 11 as three Chicks reached double figures. Other scoring was Huff 6, Kenny Beard and Moore 4, Ellis and Ronnie Rowland 2 and'Rich- ard Brewer one, as the Chickasaws hit on 22 of 43 shots from the floor. Helcel led both teams with 19 while Gilbert Jay backed him up with nine, the Devils getting just 15 field goals in 45 attempts. Chickasaws who saw action were Bell, Robinson, Beard, Jerome, Ellis, Moore, Huff, Rowland, Gude, Brewer, Terry Gurley, Dee Human, Jim Ross and Tommy Tompkins. •*•*-*• Dixon saw the junior varsity squad roll to an easy 63-36 win over the junior Devils in preliminary battle. Stout Irishmen Hurricane MIAMI, Fla. (AP) ~ Breaking up a two-point Miami conver-, sion pass with three minutes to go, Notre-Dame squeezed by the Hurricanes ,24-22 Friday nigbt in a game that, left the .biggest football crowd, in Florida history in a state of nervous exhaustion. "It was a helluva ballgame," said Notre .'Dame coach Ara Parseghian, after Bob , : 01son broke up Bill Miller's pass and kept the Irish among the nation's top ten football teams. Miami hit Notre Dame with a 16-point barrage in the second period, dropped behind 24-16 in the fourth, then fell just short .in a lasNitch drive for a tie. If Miller's conversion pass after the last Miami touchdown had connected, Kie teams would have deadlocked- for the second time in a row. return by Jimmy Dye. On th» next kickoff, Phil.Tracy recovered Dan Harshman's fumbla on the Notre.Dame 12 and Olivo scored from the one-. Notre Dame struck 62, yards for a touchdown in foiii L .plays, with Terry Hanratty getting 49 .yards;on two.,passes and Ed Ziegler scoring fro ^ yard out. Tracy -booted a- 37-yard field..goal-to move Miami into halftone with a 16-10'margin. They battled to a scorele s standoff in their last meeting in 1965. At the half, with Notre Dame trailing-by six points, Parseglu- the an said he told the team: "This ! is the fourth year we -have been The winners took a 21-11 first i in the top ten-. You've got to go quarter lead and increased the margin in each period, leading at the half, 34-22. Dixon pointed out that his first unit is the one that has been working together all along and he said he thought "they looked real well, whereas the others iave not been together as'long due to football season and other causes, but we are still experimenting with the whole B squad at the moment." He further said that he was pleased with the defensive work of his- players, adding "We .have a group of young men who like to play defense and we feel we can score just as well with our defense as with our offense, both with our zone press and'.pur man-to-man." ... ",,.: Jodie Gude topped the scaring with. 18 markers as 12 individuals shared places, in "the scor- ng column. In order, behind Gude, they were Terry Gurley and Dee Human 9, Charles Hall'-7,-Newell Jerome 6, Casey Tetley 4, while Ronnie Rowland,, John Germain, Tommy Tompkins, Richard Brewer,. Jeff Redden and Terry Brown each got two mints. out there and stay in the top ten." The sixth - ranked Irish responded by forging 1 -ahead on a — one-yard run by sophomore fullback Fred Zimmerman and clinching the victory with a 10 yard gallop by Bob Gladieux. The victory .before 77,265 fans, snapped a six - game winning streak by the Hurricanes. Trailing 3-0 entering the second period, Miami shocked the Irish by scoring twice in two minutes. • David Olivo passed nine yards to Doug McGee for fte first touchdown after a 49-yard punt Terry Hanratty J. Brown's Body Very Much Alive SILOAM SPRiNGS, Ark. (AP) —John Brown ' University and Northeast .Oklahoma State meet lere tonight at 9 p.m. in the finals of the JBU Holiday Basketball Tournament. NE Oklahoma State beat Arkansas College 88-62 and JBU defeated State College of Arkan- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS sas 80;78 in .the semifinals Fri--- - - day night. SCA.and Arkansas MEXICO CITY, (AP) - Invi- ations to attend the-1968 Olym- >ic Games as distinguished at 7:15 are in the mail to01y'm pic . greats of the past, 'Mexico's , is looking for only its second or g an jzing committee •• an victory of the year. Houston is coming off a bye for its game against Boston, the first of four straight at home for the Oilers. The long home stand should have a lot to do with Houston's chances of making up the F/i-game deficit to New York in the AFL's Eastern Division. Buffalo beat Miami 35-13 in an earlier meeting this year and a solidly favored to do it again. Buffalo's Jack Kemp and Miami's Bob Griese both are coming off good performances in losses last week. TORONTO (AP) - He's A Smoothie, fte 4-year-old that, won the Canadian International and finished fourth in the Washington International was named Canada's Horse of the Year Friday night /nounced today. Jesse Owens, Johnny Weismuller, Robert Maftias .and Patricia McCormick of the United Slates are'among those invited as "athletes who in past Olympics have established new marks in the field of human achievement." LAUREL, Md. (AP-Chuck Baltazar rode four winners at tile Laurel Race Course Friday. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramon Sota, the defending champion from Spain now playing out of Pikesville, Md,, withdrew from the -Puerto Rico Open Golf Tournament Friday because of an injured wrist. He suffered the injury on Ms iftw off the tee on the 17th hole in Hie tint round Thuwday. Wayland Baptist defeated Philander Smith 81 : 69 and Oklahoma Christian. College beat Oral Roberts University 86-78 in Friday's .consolation round. Oklahoma Christian and Wayland play tonight at 5:30 p.m. College will play for third place YONKERS, N.Y. 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