The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1967 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1967
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51-49 Thriller Chickasaws Mann To List BEST GAME EVER-Blytheville High School forward Kenny Beard leaped high against Horace Mann High School forward Harold Hampton during the second halt of last night s basketball thriller won by the Chickasaws, 51-49. Beard netted 19 points in what Coach Dwighl Williams described as Ken's "finest game ever." Besides his scoring, Beard had six rebounds and one assist. (Courier News Photo by Beasley) Bruins Roll On To Still Another Win By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer UCLA crushed previously unbeaten Bradley 109-73 for its 38th straight victory, but CoacVi Johnny Wooden of the National Collegiate Basketball Champions feared for a few minutes ttiat he had lost towering Lew Alcindor. Mr. A., as the agile 7-footer is known on the UCLA campus, was accidentally hit in the right eye soon after the start of the second half of the game in Los Angles Friday night. Wooden sent his collegia) player of Hie Year to the sidelines within a few minutes rather than take any chances, he injury turned out to be minor and big Lew will be back in action tonight against Notre Dame. Before he left with 13 minutes left to play, Alcindor had scored 13 points and more importantly blocked 11 shots. Wooden soon took out his other regulars, but of the UK Invitational at Lexington, Ky. Two free throws by Dan Issel and a basket by Thad Jaracz in the last 18 seconds gave Aldoph Rupp the 3G5th vic- ory of his coaching career after )aylon. down 41-23, had rallied ,o lie at 83-83 with 90 seconds left. South Carolina edged 'Cincinnati 64-61 in the other UK first- round game. Arizona Stale held off a late Michigan rally and heat the Wolverines 92-91 in the final »1 COLLEGE SCOPES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST St. Joseph's, Pa., 78, Pennsylvania 57 Fordham 71, Columbia 66 Pittsburgh 80, Temple 63 Duquesne 83, St. Mary's, the loth-ranked Braves from Peoria, 111., couldn't stop the subs either. : sl UCLA hasn't played in f.woiLWnia '» weeks and Wooden said the reg-' ulars "got tired. We were rusty from our layoff and I was surprised we shot as well as we did." The Bruins made 50 of 99 shots from the field. Before tlie game, Bradley Coach Joe Stowell said "eight straight home game wins and then UCLA on the road-wow." Afterwards he praised UCLA as (he best team he has seen. "We got more open shots than we thought we would, but except for Allen missed most of them." Joe Allen finished high for the game with 31 points. Mike Warren, with 24, and Mike Lynn, with 22, led UCLA in snapping Bradley's eight-game winning streak. Elvin Hayes, the Big E, broke loose for 10 points in the last three minutes to pace unbeaten Houston, second ranked to UCLA in The Associated Press pall, to an 81-76 victory ever Arizona at Tucson, Ariz. Hayes finished with 28 points in leading the Cougars to their ninth in a row. Third-r a n k e d Vanderbilt, paced by Tom Hagan's 22 points, whipped Seton Hall 85-67 in tiie first round of the Vanderbilt Invitational at Nashville, Tenn., after Oregon had downed Wake Forest 76-58. Seventh-ranked Kentucky, the only other team in the Top Ten to see action, blew an 18-point lead but came on again to beat -, Dayton 88-85 in the first round! Bowling Gr. 87, Syracuse 81 SOUTH Bonaventure 92, Baltimore Georgetown, D.C., 93, Holy Cross 59 West a. 77, VMA 57 Florida St. 87, Rutgers 77 Louisiana SI. Ill, Miss. St. 87 MIDWEST Purdue 67, Miami, Ohio, 65 Ohio Stale 71, Butler 69 Xavier, Ohio, 92, Canisius 65 L.A. Loyola 82, DePaul 77 New Mexico 82. Creighton 67 Okla. City 83, Baylor 75 Houston 81, Arizona 76 FAR WEST UCLA 109, Bradley 73 California 79, Iowa 73 Stanford 74, Illinois 72 Fresno St. 110, Sacramento State 71 Marquette 73, Portland. 65 Santa Clara 80, Brig. Yng. 75 Tournaments Sim Bowl Tournament Champioship Tex.-El Paso 81. San Fran. 61 Consolation So. 111. 73. Maryland 72, ot Univ. of Kentucky Invitational First Round So. Carolina 64, Cincinnati 61 Kentucky 88, Dayton 85 Vendcrhilt Invitational First Round Vanderbilt 85, Seton Hall 67 Oregon 76, Wake Forest, 58 Sun Devil Classic Championship Arizona St. 92, Michigan 91 Consolation Oregon St. 49, Okla. Slate 48 COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Time for Each Day, "Telli Wh.n Fiih Bilo Beit" FOR THE WEEK DECEMBER 24 THRU 31 SUN 24 6:04 AM MON 25 6:52 AM 26 7:41 AM WED 27 8:35 AM THU FRI SAT 28 9:23 AM 29 10:35 AM 30 to 11:39 AM SUN •31 iO 12:42 PM All tim» Is olven in Central Standard time. Add one hour for the Eastern tlm» zon«; subtract one hcur for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific tlmt. In localities using daylight saving time, add one hour to lima found abov«. Copyright 1967 Blacker the Fiih — Better the Day for Fishing the Sun Carnival Classic at El Paso after Southern Illinois' edged Maryland 73-72 in over-! lime for lliird place. Pistol Pele Maravich, son of Louisiana Stale coach Press Maravich, set a season high of 58 points in leading the Tigcrsl over Mississippi Slate at Baton Rouge. Maravich got 42 of his points in the second half and set fie Sun Devil Classic at Phoenix, Ariz., after Oregon Slate ook third place with a 49-48 an SEC record. Bob Pettit, squeaker over Oklahoma State. | LSU's All-American of 13 years Texas at El Paso rallied in! ago, had set the previous SEC :he second half to beat San! single-game mark of 57 points in Francisco 81-61 in the final of 11954. Tourney Is Set At ASU Campus JONESBORO—Western Mich-' day. igan University, loaded with veterans and several lalenled sophomores, will attempt to upset pre-tourney favorite New Mexico State in the opening round of the fifth annual Arkansas Slate University Holiday Tournament, Dec. 27-28 in Indian Field House. The Broncos return the same farting five plus 12 Jettermen Tom last year's squad. Add four op sophomores and WMU looks very capable of downing the oumey choice. WMU faces powerful New Mexico State Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. Host Arkansas State will encounter The Citadel of the Southern Conference at 9 p.m. to round out the first night's action. The losers will play at 7 p.m. and the winners at 9 p.m. ITiurs- COURIER NEWS If Saturday, December 23, 1967 liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiinniiiiiiiiiJiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDl The big gun for WMU this year is Gene Ford, a 6-5 center from Chicago. In the Broncos' opening viclory over Central Michigan, Ford paced the attack with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five steals. He hit 12 of 17 shots from the field, sinking eight out of 10 in the second half. Other leading returnees from last year's squad are top scorer Reggie Lacefield, with a 17.1 average, Clarence Harville (13.0) and Ron Kidney (11.6). The Broncos boast several top sophomores headed by 6-5 Bill Vander • Woulde, who • averaged 24.7 points for the frost team, and .6-3 Ellis Hull, who ripped the nets for an 18.1 average. Other lop sophomores are 6-4 LeRoy Dixon, the best jumper on the team and 6-4 Joel Voel- kert, who connected on 55 per cent of his shots as a freshman. Should the Broncos cop the tourney title, they would become the second representative of the Mid-American Conference in three years to take the cham pionship. Miami of Ohio won the tournament, two years ago. Other winners in the Holiday Tournament have been Texas By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Sitting in the stands as the junior varsity teams were playing, Head Coach Oliver Elders of Little Rock Horace Mann High School was asked what he thought of the team that had twice beaten his Bearcats, Little Rock Central. "They're an extremely fine ball club, and that Smith boy they have is one of the finest in the state," was the way he evaluated the state's top-ranked team. Two hours later, more than likely he would have been most willing to add the Blytheville High Chickasaws squad to that same class of fine ball clubs. Thanks to a very strong team effort, and two free throws by Ben Robinson with three seconds left, the host Chickasaws edged Mann, 5149. "They were number four in the state," an elated Stewart Jerome shouted in the locker room after the final whistle. ! Aren't they the darndest bunch of guys you've ever seen," Aubrey Bell asked rhetorically as he prepared to enter the shower. Bell had had the unenviable job of guarding the Bearcats' 6-5 center, James Peterson. "I jumped one time and was able to hit him on the kneecap," Bell quipped. "He sure was a tough man to play against." Coach Dwight Williams moved toward the shower and called Kenny Beard for a few words. "I want to shake your hand again, Kenny," Williams said. "You played the best ball game of your life tonight, besides getting those 19 points. I'm real proud of you." Ben Robinson was slowly removing his perspiration-stained uniform and heading for a shower, too, as Williams spoke. Robinson had netted eight points for his night's work, three field goals and two fouls. But those two fouls may have been the most important he has or ever will shoot. Fouled with three seconds left to play, he calmly sank both shots to break a 49-4!) tie and give the Chickasaws their seventh win in nine starts. Jimmy Moore, Joe Eliis, Richard Brewer, Tommy Tompkins and the other Chickasaws milled around congratulating one another on edging a learn whose only previous losses had been to,the Central Tigers. Moore had come on in the third and fourth quarter. His steady ball-handling and alert defensive moves gave the Chickasaws needed impetus which helped them move ahead from a three-point deficit at halftime. Ellis, Brewer and Tompkins spelled each other at the center slot, giving Blytheville the height so badly needed to bat- lie Peterson and 6-3 forward Larry Bynum. * + * At the outset, it looked like Ihe touring Bearcats would make a rout of things. Fresh from a 55-49 win at Jonesboro Thursday night, the Cats jumped to a 15-9 lead in the first five minutes. Peterson and forward Fred James supplied the offense while Robinson, Bell, Beard and Jerome got baskets for the Chicks. Suddenly, the Chickasaws put on their press. Thanks to goals by Beard, Jerome (one on a driving jump shot), and Robinson, (his a beautiful left-handed lay-up), the hosts tied the score. Jerome's heave with two seconds in the quarter gave Blytheville a 17-15 first quarter lead. Peterson and guard Larry Mcray came alive in the second period to give Mann the lead again. Seven points by the big center moved the Bearcats to a 26-23 lead at intermission. The visitors advanced to a 34-25 spread after three, minutes of the third quarter and things again looked dim for the Chickasaws. Moore entered the game with 5:09 showing on the dock and; the ball near mid-court the tide slowly began to turn. | fouled Robinson. fFiuhts SACRAMENTO, Calif - Rollie Penaroya, 120, Stockton, Calif., knocked out Manny Castro, 119, Tijuana, Mexico, 6; Jose Morenom, 127, San Jose, Calif., knocked out Ricardo Manzanillo, 127, Mexico City, 7. A&M, Texas Western and Houston. Reserved seat tickets are $2 per night. General admission tickets will go on sale at the gate. Christmas brings thoughts of old friends, good times and all that's best in life. May this Christmas add richly to your store of happy memories. W.J. POLLARD AGENCY and He and Jerome, with aid from Beard and Bell, pressed the Cats into several turnovers while executing a couple of vital steals. Ben swished them both despite the pressure and the Chicks led, 51-49. A full court pass to Peterson was partially deflected by Moore Beard's hand turned hot at! and went out of bounds with one the same time as he pumped in seven markers to narrow the margin to three points, 37-34. Bell sank a foul, then with a nice pass from Jerome, sank a fielder and the score was tied, 37-37. Beard rebounded a missed Bell shot just before Bell dropped in a basket off a Beard pass and the Chickasaws found themselves with a three point jlead as the period ended. * * * James sank a two-pointer and it was two and one-half minutes before Bell and Moore broke the ice for Blytheville. The clock showed 4:50 to play, Blytheville ahead, 45-40. I Peterson, Beard, Peterson again, and Jerome -exchanged juckets in the next 110 seconds to leave the Chicks ahead, 49-44 with three minutes remaining. A held ball was called on the Chickasaws and the tall visitors controlled the tap. Peterson was fouled and sank the first of two. He appeared to deliberately miss the second shot, grabbed the rebound and dropped it in. Mann trailed by two, 4947. : The Chickasaws froze the ball for over a minute before a missed pass caused a jump ball with 55 seconds left. Mann controlled it and with 24 seconds to second left. The pass-in went to Hampton at the foul line, his shot lettered on the front rim, then fell hack- ward as the horn sounded. Hampton's chance to redeem himself was gone. * * * Peterson led all scorers with 23 points while Beard's 19 was his seasonal high for the Chickasaws. Kenny sank eight field goals and 3 of 4 foul shots. Jerome and Bell added 11 each via five fielders and one foul while Robinson contributed 8 on three field goals and two out of two free-throw tosses, those two in the last three seconds. Moore dropped in a single field goal in addition to his fine courts- manship. In all, the Chicks netted 22 field goals and 7 of 10 free throws. + * * The junior varsity pulled something of an upset in the preliminary, whipping the Bear- kittens. 40-30. Thursday night, the Mann Jayvees had mauled Jonesboro's juniors by 40 points. Leading after a slow first quarter, 9-4, the men of Coach Jim Dixon were never headed. Casey Tetley played a strong offensive and .defensive game, as he had in West Memphis on play, Bynum was fouled. Tuesday, and led the scoring Amid severely shouts from the distracting Blytheville stands, he cooly sank both to tie the score at 49. Jerome and Robinson moved the ball downcourt, under orders to play for one shot. Three seconds remained when Harold Hampton tried to steal with 13 points. Other scoring, showed Jodie Gude with 8, Jim Ross and Dee Human with Jerome with ley, 1 Others who saw action were Ronnie Rowland and Jeff Redden. 7 apiece, Newell and Terry Gur- May this message convey to yon our best wishes for a Christmas that will long be remembered by yon and yonrs. BLYTHEVILLE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION

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