The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 16, 1967
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Second Loss Chickasaws Lose, 65-4 By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Coach James Clark of (he North Little Rock High School Wildcats has definite feelings on the value of rebounding if a team hopes to win basketball games. The mentor of last season's state high school champions saw this justified last night as his squad beat Blytheville's Chickasaws 65-48. Earlier this week, Clark made the statement, in effect, that if you control the boards, chances are you'll control the ball game. "We've been outrebounded twice this year," he said, "and we've lost twice. If we get beat on the boards, we get beat all the way around. We've got to rebound to win." Surprisingly though, despite a decided height advantage, the difference in the total rebounds for the game was merely seven. NLR pulled down 36 errant shots while the Chickasaws grabbed 29. (marches to the charity line increased. In the third quarter alone, NLR was given 13 chances at the free-throw marker while the Chickasaws were awarded two. The change in interpretation bewildered the visitors. "I didn't know what to tell my men once all that started happening," Williams said as the chartered bus sped home toward Blytheville late last night. quarter shift, the Chicks were very much in the ball game. Similar to the Helena game, Blytheville fell behind in the opening minutes. Height disadvantages and several bad passes gave the Wildcats the chance to build a 14-4 lead in the first five minutes. Then Ben Robinson and Stew- while the Chicks tallest man j art Jerome warmed up and the score was narrowed by four. Opening with a line-up which scaled 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, and 6-1, "It just completely bewildered us." In all, in the second half, the Wildcats had 21 opportunities at the free-throw line while the Chicks had four. Until * the third * and fourth was 6-lte, it was expected the Wildcats would have a much easier time of controlling the ball. The height differentia! payed off in other ways as well. As many as half a dozen shots by the shorter Blytheville forwards and guards were blocked or partially blocked. In addition, the need to find as clear an opening as possible forced the Chicks into some hurried shots or shots overly distant from the basket. These factors, plus the experience of playing on a foreign court added to the Chickasaws woes. One other important factor played a part in the decision. Two missed opportunities on one-and-one foul shot situations hurt the Chicks at this point. Still, the quarter ended with NLR ahead by only 17-10. NLR led 19-11 when Robinson really turned on the steam. He sunk five field goals within three minutes. This, plus a full-court press, narrowed the lead at the half to 28-24 and Chickasaw fans on hand felt much better. Then came those third and fourth quarters. Only one foul shot by Kenny Beard broke a spell of six NLR points (as well as several more "I've change never seen in the way such a officials handled the second half," Blytheville Coach Dwight Williams stated afterwards. "I've never seen such inconsistency in officiating since I have been coaching," he added. Williams referred to a very apparent switch in tactics by the arbiters. Both men called the game fairly "loosely" in the first 16 minutes of action, as evidenced by the fact that only 10 foul shots were made in the entire first, half. Six of the ten were sunk by the Chicks and only four by the Wildcats. Things changed after the intermission. Suddenly the officials began calling the game close and the A technical foul called on Williams for questions the officiating was a highlight midway through the final eight minutes. The coacli, perhaps, summed things up quite well when lie said, as the bus neared the city limits of Blytheville, "I'm not in the least disheartened by the way our men played, they don't have a thing to be ashamed of at all." + + * Throughout the contest, Jimmy Moore and Mike Huff played well as they alternated with the five starters, particularly filling in well when Bell came up lame. The scoring ledger showed Robinson with game scoring honors as he netted 24 points with 11 field goals and two free throws. Jerome added eight fielders for 16 markers. Other scoring shower Beard with 2, Bell, each. 4, Ellis and Moore, 1 missed charity tosses) first four minutes of three. in the period Robinson's driving lay-up at 3:54 interrupted another Wildcat skein which included three field goals and three successful four shots. Two more baskets by Robinson, one on a beautiful pass from Aubrey Bell, and a basket by Jerome closed the scoring in the period. NLR led, 47-33 and it was all but over. The fourth quarter was a matching contest with Jerome, BeH. Robinson and, Joe Ellis matching John Salmon, David Wingfield and Bob Murphy on the Scoreboard. Bell played most of the second half handicapped by an ankle injury. In one of the melees under the boards, a Wildcat stepped on the ankle, twisting it. Once agajn, frustration and disappointment marked the junior varsity battle. A zone press by NLR and a poor defense by the Chickasaws gave the Kittens an easy 61-39 victory over Coach Jim Dixon's squad. Ball control, combined with excellent give-and-go passing maneuvers, pushed the winners to a 23-9 first quarter lead and the game was beyond reach for the Jayvees. The Kittens garnered 27 field goals while limiting the Chicks to 15 two-pointers. Casey Tetley led Blytheville with 11 points while nine others joined him in the scoring column. Newell Jerome followed Tetley with 9 counters. Richard Brewer dropped in 5, Varies Hall and Jim Ross, 3 Ricky Newcomb, Jodie and Terry Gurley, 2 apiece, Dee Human and Ricky Reed, 1 each. Others seeing ac;ion were Terry Rowland and John Germain, Terry Brown and Jeff Redden. HUNTING and FISHING Locally, there hasn't been too much excitement about the hunting season. Duck hunting has been running about the same as in the last few years. There always seems to be a lot of enthuasism but cools off as the season wears on. One hunter, who usually kills his share of the.ducks , reports only eleven kills in his hole up until this week. So far fall fishing has been a disappointment as compared to previous years but several hearty soles are still giving it a real try. Luther Thompson and Mar- vin Sanderlin caught a limit of good crappie at Banner Lake Tuesday. Lucius Lendennie and Gerald Reagan also caught a limit there Wednesday. "Happy" Childress reported he caught several good crappie at Brandywine last despite the high water. The level stands at 18.8 feet now. Eddie Saliba, Jim Rollison, James Williams and Bill Williams all reported good cal- •ches at Midway this past week. The fish included both crappie and stripped bass. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Time (or Each Day, "Telli Wti.n Fiih Bit* Belt" FOR THE WEEK DECEMBER 17 THRU 24 SUN 17 12:10 AM MON 18 M» W4 AM TUE "IP 1:58 AM WED 20 2:51 AM THU 21 >• 3:42 AM FRI 22 4:30 AM SAT 23 >«• S:17 AM SUN 24 »• 6:04 AM All lime Is olven In Central Standard time. Add one hour for the Eastern time iont; subtract cn» hour for Rodcy Mountain tlnw; two houri tor Pacific tinu. In loealltln using daylight javlns tim«, add ht 1947 one hour fo tJmi found above. Copyright Bluktr th* Eiih.oa B*tHr_fifl.D,i»Lfor.Eiiklna LANKY LEGMAN—Spike Jones, 6-3, 185-pound University of Georgia punter is expected to see lots of action today as the Bulldogs face North Carolina State in the Liberty Bowl Game at Memphis. Jones earned All-State honors while playing at Louisville, Ga. as an end but was switched to the kicking chores exclusively by Coach Vince Dooley of Georgia. Rams Are Favored In Sunday Clash By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams, enjoying their finest hours in a long, long decade, remained a skimpy one-point favorite today on the eve of their struggle with the Baltimore Colts. At stake is the. Coastal Division title of the National Football League. The two teams battled down to the wire in the final contest of the regular season. Memorial Coliseum's 7,000 available seats have been sold out for more than two weeks for this nationally televised game — CBS — with the kickoff set for 1:05 P.M., PST. The weatherman said there was a chance for showers today and, elements being what they are, it might come up damp Sunday. Los Angeles fans are notoriously kittenish about.ven- turing out in bad weather — oldtimers can't forget that only 27,980 braved a downpour, for the Ram-Philadelphia NFL Championship game in 1949— but it will take something extra bad to keep 'em away from Sunday's game. Johnny Unitas and the Colts could wrap it all up with just a tie and go on to meet Green Bay, the .Central Division winners, in Milwaukee next Saturday. The Rams must win, period. Baltimore is unbeaten but twice tied. Los Angeles has a 10-1-2 record. Coach Don Shula's Colts and George Allen's Rams wound up in a 24-24 tie in Baltimore Oct. 15. The week previously, Los Angeles lost its only game of the season, to San Francisco. Since each played tie games THE MEN OF THE INTERIOR who form the hard core of the Baltimore Colts' offensive and defensive platoons labor in relative obscurity. They charge in for closer inspection here. Anchors of the defensive line are tackles Fred Miller, upper left, and Billy Ray Smith, lower left. The key blocking on attack is provided by Danny Sullivan, upper right, and Bob Vogcl. All four are having their greatest seasons as pros. BOWLING 'liniinniiiiniiiiiiiiiliHiiiiiinininiiaiiiiiiiiinniaimiii SHAMROCK LANES HOUSEHOLD EXECUTIVES STANDINGS B. V.'s 73's Alley Kats Astros Liberty Supmkt Blyth. Tractor ., Thunderbirds .., Hursls . 37 19 .31 25 . 30 26 . 30 26 , \Vi 26 . 28 28 26 30 25 31 Holiday Inn 25 31 Tigers 18 38 HIGH GAMES Gerry Thomas 215 Blyth. Tractor 518 HIGH SERIES Madeline McSpadden .... 568 Blyth. Tractor 1,452 SPLITS Juanita Harstman 3-5-10 t MASTER PAINTI! $2.99 GALLON VINYL LATEX PAINT r walk and Woodwork V Scrubbabla V One Coat Coven V Dri« in 1 Hour V Now.* FRESH Colon Om MASTER PAINTER Vfajf Lltax it IDKAL FOR BASEMENT WALLS n> well (in every room in th« hoasfc. Far superior to ordinary interior « «xt«rior Mints! No primer nesded. 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The deal involving the light- hitting White Sox and the poor- fielding Mets had been rumored for a number of weeks. The Mets think they made no mistake. "Agee is a young player who has an outslanding glove and range, exceptional speed and good power," said Gil Hodges, the Mets' new manager, who piloted Washington of the AL the past five years. "We have been searching to fill the key position of center this afternoon. There were hints field ever since the Met were the deal would be with another National League team-perhaps Philadplnhia Philadelpma. "As long as an mter-Ieague Sox for catcher Mike Ryan plus deal is completed before the an undisclosed amount of cash, (midnight deadline and we are The Pittsburgh Pirates, disap- jtold about it, the trade can be pointed over their sixth-place | announced .at any time," ex- finish last season, were sched- plained a spokesman for Base- uled to announce a major trade I ball Commissioner William D. again on Oct. 22, Baltimore with Minnesota and Los Angeles with Washington, the two have banged out seven straight victories apiece. The question before last week's Green Bay-Los Angeles game was: could the Rams possibly beat two such powerful rivals as the Packers and the Colts in back-to-work games? The Rams answered the first part with a come-from-behind, 27-24 triumph, one that was earned by a blocked punt and a pass in the final 34 seconds, Roman Gabriel to Bernie Casey. Now comes the second, and doubtless the tougher part of the problem. The game figures to be a duel between the quarterbacks, Gabriel and Johnny U: a struggle between a fine Baltimore offensive line, the so-called Forgotten Five, and the Rams' Fearsome Foursome, which boasts two All-NFL stars, end David Jones and tackle Merlin Olsen. Baltimore is credited with the better defensive secondary, the Rams with a better rustling defense. The Rams have no injury problems. The Colts' defensive back, veteran Lenny Lyles, has a bad ankle and Al Hayman is slated to start in his place at right cor- Cage Pros By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Friday's Results San Fran. 110, Baltimore 97 Seattle 122, Chicago 115 Boston 114, San Diego 101 PMa'phia 107, St. Louis 98 Cincinnati 147, Detroit 130 Today's Games Cincinnati at Detroit San Diego at New York Philadelphia at Chicago San Francisco at St. Louis Sunday's Games Boston at Los .Angeles San Francisco vs. St. Louis at COURIER NEWS PAOX HOST Saturday, December 16, 1967 Miami, Fla. x Detroit at San Diego Philadelphia at Seattle Monday's Game Detroit vs. Seattle at Tacoma, Wash. ABA Friday's 'Results New Orleans' 100, Denver 93 New Jersey 113, Oakland 109 Kentucky 109, .Houston 95, ot Today's Games New Orleans vs. Anaheim at Fullerton, Calif. Houston at New Jersey Pittsburgh at Indiana Sunday's Games New Orleans vs. Oakland at Sacramento, Calif. Pittsburgh at Minnesota Monday's Games Indiana at Denver Minnesota at Houston New Jersey at Kentucky WARSAW, Poland (AP Irena Kirszenstein, Poland's 21- year-old world record holder in the woman's 100 and 200-meter dashes, will be married on Christmas Day to Janusz Szew- inski, an engineer and amateur sports photographer, it was announced today. . Johnn ? *"* York s vice-pros,- dent and actm S general manager ..^^ es wgs signed as manager of our team he des . ignated Agee as the American League's center fielder most worth shooting for in a deal." Ed Short, the White Sox' general manager, was happy about the trade, too. "We feel that Davis is one of the better hitters in baseball and we think we have improved our offensive strength considerably." Davis, 28-year-old outfielder, had a .31)2 batting average with 16 homers and 73 runs batted in last season. He led the NL in batting while with Los Angeles in 1962 and 1963. Majors Hires An Assistant AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Coach Johnny Majors announced Friday that Robert E. "Swede" Lee of Tcxarkana has been hired to handle the defense. Majors said Lee, former head coach at Texarkana, Ark., High School, would coach the ends and linebackers. Lee, a former Oklahoma assistant football coach, played his college football at the University of Texas. Majors, 32, also hired Jim Johnson, formerly of Wichita, Kan., State earlier this week. Johnson will coach defensive interior linemsn. WINTER TUNE-UP SPECIAL! $ 6 Cyl. Includes Parts & Labor GODSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GAPAGE PO 3-9734 — Moultrle & 61 FREE PARKING IN REAR OF STORE KtOKWCKWClda 1 GitY Suggestions frcm WHITLEY Office Supply • The Smith Corona "Mail Call" Yon Jnst Say it and Send It • Magnetic Bulletin Boards • Adding Machines, For Home or Office • Typewriters - Electric, Standard, Portable • Brief Cases • Desk Accessories • Label Makers • Art SoppIlM 112 W. 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