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PLAINFIELD, N. J., COURIER-NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1958 PAGE ELEVEN Big Fuss Follows Big Bout By MURRAY ROSE New York (JP) Virgil Akins' sixth round technical knockout of Cuba's Isaac Logart shared the spotlight today with the surprise serving of more than a dozen subpoenas to boxing figures to appear before the Grand Jury. Akins, a power punching, 30-year old veteran from St. Louis, earned a fight with Vince Martinez of Paterson, N. J., for the vacant welterweight title by stopping the shifty Cuban in 2:53 of the sixth round last night. Unleashes Barrage Trailing 4-1 on the scorecards of the three officials, Akins let loose with both barrels in the sixth. He floored the 24-year old Logart twice and had him on the verge of another knockdown when Referee Harry Kessler halted the massacre. It was an abrupt turnabout as Logart had dominated the first five rounds. "I'm going to take care of Martinez the same way maybe quick er, A Kins said calmly minutes after he had demolished the 2-1 favorite. The odds had jumped from the 7-5 favoring Logart to the 2-1 at fight time in Madison Square Garden. Shortly after the fight ended, District Attorney Frank Hogan's office said "more than a dozen" boxing figures, including Matchmaker Billy Brown of the International Boxing Club, were served with subpoenas. A spokesman fof the D.A. said the subpoenas were issued for appearances as witnesses in an investigation "that has been going on for some time." He declined to elaborate. Deny Being Served The papers called for April appearances before the Grand Jury as witnesses in a criminal action against "John Doe." Brown and two managers, Willie Ketchum and Jimmy White, said they had received subpoenas. Reports circulated that both Akins and Logart as well as their managers had been among those served. But Bernie Glickman of Chicago and Eddie Yawitz of St. Louis, co-managers of Akins, denied they or Akins had been summoned. Logart and his manager, Eddie Mafuz, couldn't be reached after they left the Garden. "Why don't you guys write ebout the fight," said Glickman when questioned by reporters. Glickman and Yawitz said they would confer with IBC officials either here today or in Chicago in a few days over a date an site for the Akins-Martinez cham pionship fight. "I want the fight in St. Louis,' said Akins. "The people are en titled to it." Bill Daly, manager of Martinez, said he had received offers from five cities, including St. Louis, for the scrap. The others were from Philadelphia, Newark, Chicago and Los Angeles. "We'll go where we can get the most money," Daly said. "I'll talk to Jim Norris (IBC president) in Chicago ebout it in the next day or so." How He Did It Logart and Akins each receiv ed $20,000 guarantees the big gest purses of their careers for the telecast bout which drew an estimated 5,000 and a gate of $15,030. Each weighed 145 for the scheduled 12-rounder. I knew I was going to get mm, said Akins. "It was just a matter of time. I called the fifth round. Logart was gasping for breath and I knew he was slow ing down. I set him up with a left hook to the body and fol lowed with a right to the jaw. The right dropped Logart the first time. He was up groggily at three and received the manda tory eight count. A stream of punches climaxed by a right sent Logart sagging to a sitting posi tion on the bottom rope. He was given another eight count. Then Akins punched his helpless target until the referee intervened. Until the sixth, Logart, bob bing and weaving and throwing punches in bunches, had com plete command of the fast-paced fight, although he was cut slight ly over the right eye in the fourth. "It was a lucky punch," said Logart, of the blow that got him in trouble and dropped him for the first time in his career. Major League Exhibition Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Ixwt Pet. .667 .636 .636 .545 .500 .500 .462 .250 St. Louis San Francisco 7 Los Angeles .7 Milwaukee ..........6 Ch icago ....6 Philadelphia 6 Cincinnati 6 P.ttsburgh 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 7 Boston S Kansas City 6 New York ...7 Cleveland 5 W a shine ton .4 Baltimore 4 Detroit .4 TODAY'S SCHFD1I.E .583 .556 .545 .538 .500 .400 .3tJ4 .333 Chkxuro (N) vs San Francisco at Phoenix. Aril. Cincinnati s St. Louis at St. Petersburg. Fla New York vs Los Angeles at Miami Boston vs Milwaukee at Bradenton. Fla Philadelphia vs Chicago iA at Tampa, Fla. Pittsburrt ts Detroit at Lakeland. Fla Baltimore s Cleveland at Tucson. Am Kansas City s Washington at Orlando. Fia. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Kansas City 8. New York 7 Cleveland 1. Baltimore 0 Sn Francisco . Chicago N 3 Loa Angeles 8. Detroit 4 mght) Cincinnati 11 Boston 8 Philadelphia 7. Washington (U Innings) Milaaukee t. Chicago Ai 4 Ki. Louis 8 Pittsburgh 5 TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE Chicago N vs Cleveland at Tucson. Aril 'Cincinnati vs Chicago A at Tampa. F'.a. ew Jkork vs Los Angeles at Miami. Fla Pituurh vs Milwaukee at Bradenton. Fla Philadelphia ti Boston at Clearwater. F- St. louig ra Detroit at Bt. Petersburg, FU. Baa Fraaeiaoo vs Baltimore at Phoenix. Aria. Xaaja Cltr va Waaoington at Orlando. Irs - 1 T- -' i 4 Y . I J ryh- (I DUCK STOOP - Akins Stopped Mazzelk Gets 300 In Middlesex Loop Len Mazzella achieved the first sex County Major Bowling League at the Edison Lanes last night The Colonia maple pounder notched his perfect game in his ini tial crack. Despite falling to 174 zella wound up with a 666, the His previous high was 680. Mazzella, who's averaging 175 in the 12-year-old major circuit, began his memorable game with six straight pocket hits. He cross-hit in the seventh frame, but all the pins fell quickly. Perfect Hits He turned in perfect hits in the next three frames before closing with a pair of light hits. On each of his last two rolls, the maples didn't give hm any anxious moments. Mazzella's best previous game was a 257. He also rolls in the Kozy Ma jor League on Tuesday nights at the Kozy Lanes in Sayreville. The 300 was the first in league competition in the Plainfield area this season. The last was gotten by Don Reasoner of Flem ington during the 1956-57 cam paign. League results: 600 CLI B Veterans' League Morella. DeCeUis. 206- 199 - 246 651; Boro Sportsmen's League Roy Ounn. Arbor. 635; Jerry decant!. Jersey. 626: Tut Esaldo. Plains. 611: Rutowski. K-O 5. 607: J. Maeliocco. dlsheffield, 605: Merchants League Lou mePillipis. 249-142-209 600; Commerce League A. Pizzo. Petone. 234-221-184 639; Middlesex County Major League Len Mazzella. 300-174-192666: John Peters. 202-213-233 648; Harry Slocum, 234-178-236 648: Howie Durmer. 224-224- 189 637; Steve Trapicone. 218-190-225 lyjj; irv KasK, ne-m-tJt) 12; ueorge Lorfing. 224-159-246 629; Norm Brown. 185-216-227628: Steve Gussis. 200-182-243 625: Steve Bacskay. 193-205-221 619: Robert Sholtis. 197-223-199619; Ed Hyduke, 202-190-213 615; Joe Ferrara, 235-196-183 614: Charley Eichert. 212- 194-208 614; Bob Miller, 179-251-179 eos; Matty uaieziax. 224-204-178 605: Ed Suswal. 234-188-179 601: Firemen's League Zanowlc. 220-214-227 661: Elks Friday Ijeague Majers. 196-187-226 609 Majors Study Expansion St. Petersburg, Fla. (JP) Two separate proposals, one to expand and the other to consolidate the Dig leagues, drew mixed reac tions today from baseball officials. A proposal by Del Webb, co- owner of the New York Yankees, to re-align the two major circuits was received with coolness, by top baseball officials. Another suggestion, by owner Lou Perini" of the Milwaukee Braves, to expand the American and National Leagues to 10 clubs by 1960, and eventually to 12, was greeted with enthusiasm. The re-alignment idea, which Webb said he planned to push at the next scheduled Major League meeting in Washington during the All-Star game interval, would embrace the changing of leagues by Philadelphia and Kansas City. The Phillies would become part of the American League and the Athletics would become a Na tional League entry. Area CYO Cage Teams In Plavoffs Tomorrow Elizabeth A pair of Plainfield area teams are involved in the Archdiocesan CYO semifinal round basketball playoffs to be staged here tomorrow at St. Mary's High School. St. Mary's of Plainfield. junior girls' champ from Union County, plays St. Joseph s of Rutherford at 2 p.m. An hour earlier, St John s of Clark goes against St. Catherine of Glen Rock. The Clark club won the county gram mar school girls title. Dog Field Trials Canceled by Snow Clinton The two-day snow storm forced cancellation of a series of bird dog field trials which were scheduled here today and tomorrow. The North Jersey Field Trial Club was sponsoring the trials. Nat9 1 Hockey League Br the Associated Pret$ TODAY'S SCHEDULE Boston at Montreal New York at Toronto Chicago at Detroit Afternoon-TV) TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE Montreal at Detro?t Toronto at New York Chicago at Boston Pro Cage Playof fs By the Associated Pres TODAY'S SCHEDULE 1 Ret-af-? 1 St. Louis at Detroit (Alternoon-TV. Bt. Boaloa at Philadelphia 'Boton leads 1-0) TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE Detroit at St. Louis Ptuladeiphia at Boston (aTternooa) AP Wirephoto Virgil Akins Ducks Under Punch by Logart Cuban Foe in Sixth to Earn Crack at Title 300 in the history of the Middle and 192 in his other games, Maz second biggest set he's ever scored. VETERANS LEAGUE Melart 3, K-L 1: Hlltop 3. Padgetts 1: Virkotype 4. A.IM n: H.innrVa riii. i- Westenders 3, DeCeUis 1; Pascal'e 3t Harts' i. -.iuuer a a. trara. 1 1; trard. 3 3. Giles 1. Hlrh Individual Sinrle Morella. Billy. DeCeUis, 248 Hi Kb Team Single Hiltop. 987 High Individual Set Morella. 651 BACHELORS LEAGUE 2. Humtidumps 1; Pirates Rusty Castoffs 1 High Individual Single en. Pntnffc 1 GO High Team Single--Rusty, HumtidumDR. 079 WOOD NEWS LEAGUE jy -JT" 2 Drills. 4. Ma-int. 0; Enc . jMwung a; jtn. a 4, Milling 0. High Individual Single Colucci. Drills. 22a High Team Single-Drills, 966 High Individual Bet Colucci. 679 High Team Set-Drills, 2787 ELKS FRIDAY LEAGUE i-Li-LaS.h" ? 3. Sopor ite 1 v, o-v jt rua. uran High Individual Single Magers. 226 High Team Single Park. 1027 High Individual Set Majers. 609 High Team Set-Park, 2965 WOMEN'S PASTIME LEAGUE Sfw 3- Fixers 1; Country 2. AI' 2; High Individual Single Barile, Al. 204 High Team Single Country. 901 High Individual Set-Miller. Yardbirda. 637 High Team Set YaPdhirds, 2694 . . FIREMEN'S LEAGUE Arbor lirA l uuaim. tj . . Ta 2t.4GA ?rk : Watch. Res! 3, S. Plfd. 2 1: Communttv t n -Rrrir Fire 1: Du.n. Ttm 1 rvm 1 t. .f j dlesex Fire 3. N. Market 1; 8. Plid. Wash Arbor 1: Possum town 3. High Individual Single Zanowic. 227 High Team Single Arbor Res.. 1006 High Individual Set Zanowic. 6611 High Team Set S. Pltd. 1. 2782 COMMERCE LEAGUE Cannon 4. Arbor 0; Trom, 3. O. Brook ' Markay 3 Petone 1; Santo 3. Needle 1: Phil 3, ILGWU 1; Amer. Smelt. 3. Pretenders d. High Individual Single . Dodee. Oannon High Team Singl Cannon. 10:12 Pizza. Petona. 334 High Individual High Team Set -Cannon. 2949 MIDDLESEX COUNTY MAJOR LEAGUE Trico 3. Arbor 0; Edison 3. Mauro 0; Gv.ys 3. Bates 0; Lenny's 3. Vack 0: Me-tuchen 2, Hill 1: M-M 2. Belalr 1; Kosta 2. PetrtUol; Knock 3. Dutch 1; Iselin 3. Kozy 1; Squire 2, Buck 1. High Individual Single Mazzella. Iselin. 300 High Team Single-Lenny, 1032 High Individual Set Mazzella, 666 High Team Set Edison, 2968 BORO SPORTSMEN'S LEAGUE , IJHS y JersW 0; D'Amato 3. Giddes J: K-C 6 3. S. Plains 1; Pedeflous 3. Dan's 1; Downing; 3. Dreier 1: K-C Motors 3, Western 5; Sheffield 3. Club 79 l; Arbor 2. Freiday 2. High Individnal Single Cicoanti. Jersey. 267 High Team Single K-C 5. 1064 High Individual Set Gunn. Arbor. 636 High Team Set K-C 5. 3013 MERCHANTS LEAGUE Rockv'a 2. firerlinff 1: NnrwMwt S. 1: Saracens 1: Dean 2. Svarv Savary Clrillo 1; Bayous 2. Plfd. Trust 1. High Individual Single DePillipis, 249 High Team Single-Sterling. 101S High Individual Set DeFilUpis. 60" Medlegs Sacrificed Major League Prospects By JACK HAND Tampa, Fla. (JP) Cincinnati lives and dies by the home run. The Redleg thumpers knock the ball out of the park. Then the enemy sluggers blast off. That sort of free trading aften winds up in scores like 13-10 and 10-8 and bitter-frustration for a pitching staff, to say nothing of a manager. General Manager Gabe Paul decided to do something about it after watching Cincinnati trundle home fourth in 1957, beaten 15 lengths. Gabe sacrificed some of his power by trading Wally Post to Philadelphia. In return, he got Harvey Had-dix, a cunning lefthander. Bob Purkey was snared from Pittsburgh and the veteran Bill Wight from Baltimore. A careful gleaning of the farm crop brought an assortment of rookies. Willard Schmidt and two other young Sports Events TODAY Optimist Basketball Hubbard Hubbard vs. Sartins, 9 a.m. Jokers vs. Raiders, 10 a.m. ' Cards vs. Spartans. 11 a m. South Plainfield BasketbaU SPH3 Junior League, 10 a.m. Senior League, 12 noon Plainfield Bowlinff Plainfield Bee, 6:30 p.m. Central Jersey Major Bowling-Phillips' Academy, 7:15 p.m. Bowling- VPW, North Plainfield State VFW Doubles Tourney Bowling- Garden State Lanes, Somerville Somerset County Men's Tourney Bowling- Park Academy, Highland Park Central Jersey Women's Tourney Bowling Hill Bowl (Teams), Carteret; Metuchen Sec. (3-D) Middlesex County Men's Tournev Newark Cage Tourney Bed Shield soyi i;iuo Plainfield-Trenton, 9 p.m. TOMORROW Bowling Garden State Lanes, Somerset County Men's Tourney Bowling Park Academy. Highland Park Central Jersey Women's Tourney Bowling Hill Bowl (Teams), Carteret; Metuchen Bee. (S-S) Middlesex County Men's Tourney Palmier's Mixed Iieagne Falmier's. 8:15 pan. Guys-Dolls Bowling-Somerset Bee., 6:30 p.m. Kings-Queens Bowling-Somerset Bee., 9 pan. Mixed Major Bowling Echo Lanes. 8 pan. Palmer Tops Golf St. Petersburg, Fla Ar nold Palmer, the man to beat going into today's third round of the $15,000 St. Petersburg open, has a quarter of century of golfing experience packed into his 28 years. And he's making it pay off. Palmer, National Amateur champion in 1954, sported a 70-69 139 chart after the first two rounds. That gave him a one stroke lead over Dow Finsterwald of Tequesta, Fla., who put 70s back-to-back. Par is 36-35 71 on the 6,265-yard Pasadena Club course. First day leader George Bayer and Frank Stranahan of Toledo, another former amateur star, were tied for third at 143. Six others, including Bob Toski of Miami, were bunched another stroke back. - Palmer, who won more than $30,000 in 1957 and already has earned $9,540 this year, got his first set of clubs junior size when he was three. By the time he was five he was playing regu larly with his dad, a club professional in Latrobe, Pa. The former Wake Forest Col lege star won four tournaments last year but two runner up spots are his best showings so far in 1958. Mt. Carmel Five To Face Caruso's Newark Caruso's Big Five of Plainfield starts defense of its Newark invitational basketball championship tonight at the local Ironbound Red Shield Boys' Club gym. Plainfield has drawn one of its New Jersey State League foes, Mt. Carmel of Jersey City, as its first round opponent. The loop rivals begin battling at 9. Mt. Carmel will probably rule a slight favorite off its most re cent form against the Queen City team. righthanders were acquired from St. Louis. For the first time since 1947 there is no Ted Kluszewski on the roster. The muscular first baseman who missed most of 1957 because of back trouble has gone to Pittsburgh in a deal for Dee Fondy, another first baseman. New Muscle has been added in Steve Bilko, a ponderous first baseman, who slammed 56 home runs for Los Angeles (the Pacific Coast League brand) last season. Manager Birdie Tebbetts, who has been acclaimed as a pennant winner in April the last two years, is appropriately enthusiastic. "We have the best young rookie in Florida," said Birdie. "He is Vada Pinson, a 19-year-old outfield who played at Va-salia (Calif.) in Class C last year. He hit .367 and stole 53 bases. A lot of people think he's another Frank Robinson who jumped from Class A to the Majors in one year." Yes, Birdie, but the pitch- ing? Glen Ridge Beats Dunellen Loses State By GEORGE GOVLICK New Brunswick For the third time since 1947, Durtellen failed to negotiate the final round in the State Group 1 basketball finals but the Destroyers covered themselves with glory in a brilliantly contested 80-68 loss to Glen Ridge at Rutgers here last night. The score doesn't indicate the difference in talent of the two well-balanced quintets. Dunellen was out front, 60-59, with four and a half minutes left when the Ridgers blew the tense struggle apart with a barrage of points from the foul line. The Destroyers, who were champions in 1943 . and '46, bowed in the finals in '47 to Sayreville, 70-54, and to Fort Lee, 39-34, in '52, but a Dunellen five never looked so good in defeat in its history. Both rlubs were phenomenal on their shots, the most spectacular being a 45-foot set by Steve Matushak late in the second period which provoked a tremendous roar from 3,000 hoarse throats. Glen Ridge found the range on 50 per cent of its 56 shots and netted 24 of 37 from the free throw line. Dunellen was accurate on 26 of 55 fielders and was 16 for 26 from the line. The heroes who spearheaded Glen Ridge to its second state championship were Chuck Church, who scored 20 points and controlled the boards with 20 rebounds; Jack Chichester, a 5-2 play-making, whiz who tallied 17 points and Gary Cuozzo, who netted 15 points in an abbreviated appearance, bad back and all. The only place Dunellen fell down was on rebounding, and this eventually spelled the dif Sugar Ray Must Fight Years, Too By JERRY LISKA Chicago JP) Can a fighter grow "too old" in six months? The question applies to 37-year old Sugar Ray Robinson, who seeks to recapture the middle weight title from 30-year-old Car men Basilio in the Chicago Stadi um Tuesday night. Robinson, who celebrates his 38th birthday May 3, never was in better form than last Sept. 23 when he dropped a debatable 15- round decision to Basilio in a blistering title scrap in New York He Proved Something Oh, there was some talk that his punches didn't come in typical combinations. That he let Basilio slip off the hook a couple of times. But he made the bovs who said he couldn't go 15 fast rounds eat their words. It was a grueling pace against a savage foe with savvy. So, now, six months later, why wonaer it ne can do it again? Well, another former middleweight king, Tony Zale, at the age of 35, faded from his greatest victory to oblivion in three months. aam i'lan, one ot zale s co-managers, recalled this today as he predicted another torrid scrap Deiween KODinson and Basilio. "The question is, at his age. can Robinson last through an other grueling 15 rounds if it goes that far," said Pian. "You can grow too old in just one brutal fight." Pathetic Finish Pian said, a decade aeo. his Zale never looked better than in the third and last of his historic middleweight brawls with Rocky Graziano. "He mowed Rocky down in three rounds," Pian recounted. "Then, three months later, he was chopped to pieces and lost the title to Marcel Cer-dan in 12 rounds. The finish was pathetic, but inevitable, and we knew it was Tony's last fight." The Basilio camp also thinks age is a big worry to Robinson as Tuesday night's big scrap nears. "Here it is a couple of days before the fight and Robinson still is two or three pounds overweight," said Joe Netro, a Basilio co-manager. "That's because he has had to take it easv. An old man can't be pushed." Netro scoffed at the reports of knockdowns by Robinson in his sparring sessions. Power for "We think we have helped ourselves with Haddix, Purkey, Schmidt and Charley Babe," he said. "Haddix and Purkey make us a little stronger in the front line and Schmidt gives us some protection on relief. I want to take a good long look at Rabe (1610 at Seattle)." Haddix (10-13) at Philadelphia and Joe Nuxhall (10-10) give the Redlegs a pair of left-handed starters to go with righthanders Brooks Lawrence (16-13), Hal Jeff coat (12-13), Johnny Klippstein (8-11) and Purkey (11-14 at Pittsburgh). Hersh Freeman (7-2) and Tom Acker (10-5) will man the bullpen with aid from Schmidt (10-3 at St. Louis). Wight (6-6 at Baltimore) is battling for a job with Rabe, Bob Kelly (24-11 at Nashville), Orlando Pena (12-10 at Havana) and Jerry Cade (drafted from Macon after an 11-11 year). First base and right field are the open jobs on the ball club. Johnny Temple (.284) at Destroyers ference, particularly in the final four minutes after Destroyer rebounding standout, 6-3 Ronnie Cummings, fouled out. Official team statistics had Glen Ridge dominant with 44 rebounds to Dunellen's 24. Dunellen's five starters all brought honor on themselves. Andy Abrahamson bagged 11 of 16 field goal attempts to wind up the high scorer with 24 points. Steve Matushak got 12 points and was all over the court rebounding and picking off passes. Doug Harper was never better directing the attack; Cummings kept Glen Ridge honest under the boards and Butch Butula popped in 12 valuable points. :;- 'Cr - "l : v v ft v Y4fce2S5 tr' rf nimnliv 11 CARVIN' CARMEN - Basilio Ready to Attack Beef He'll Try 'Carving' Sugar Ray In Tuesday Fight Straight and Fancy Kentucky, Seattle Play Tonight for NCAA Title By DON WEISS Louisville, Ky.(JP) Kentucky's balanced Wildcats, who play it straight and tough, and Seattle's jazz 'em up Chieftains take dead aim on the national collegiate basketball title tonieht You can take your choice for you like the shootin from the hip or &eauie s Drimant combination 1 Barrett Duo Gains Final Ray Barrett and Fred Romeo, (.uiiiuug miaiuu.-uevi, gauieu uie irnat of the second annual Phil Izzo Memorial handball tourna- ment at the Plainfield YMCA last night. They turned back Leo Morke- vich and Jim Murphy of the Jer sey City YMCA by scores of 21-13, 21-10. The Barrett-Romeo team takes on the defending champs, Sam Wolf and Zig Diamond, in the final tonight at the local "Y" starting at 9. The Wolf duo's af filiated with the Montclair YMCA. An hour before the title match, the semifinal round losers, Morke-vich-Murphy and Bob VanBuren and John Lee of the local "Y, clash for third place. The tourney honors the former member of the YMCA handball club. Izzo passed away five years ago. Local Cage Teams In Tourney Games A pair of Plainfield teams will begin Dlav in the 27th annual Perth Amboy Gold Medal basket ball tournament at the Perth Amboy YMCA next Monday night. Starting at 7:30. Giddes SDorts Shop opposes Benny's Tavern of rertn Amboy. At 9, Caruso s Big Five tangles with the Bayonne Oilers. Pitching second and, Roy McMillan (.272) at short form a formidable defensive combination. Don Hoak (.293) is a fixture at third after a brilliant season. Robinson (.322) in left and Gus Bell (.292) in center are the others sure of a starting post. With Big Klu gone, the first base situation find Bilko battling with George Crowe (.271 and 31 homers) and Fonday (.313) with Chicago and Pittsburgh. As Bilko represent a sizeable outlay of cash after battling .300 and driving in 140 runs at Los Angeles, he is getting a full shot at the job. "I'm going to worry about his hitting and not his weight," said Tebbetts. "When he was with the Cardinals they would take one look at him and say 'get in shape.' If he can hit at his weight (251 pounds) all right. If he can't, he'll take it off. Hack Wilson and Babe Ruth were no midgets and they did pretty fair." Next Los Angeles Dodgers. Dunellen, after ripping through Glen Ridge's zone defense for leads of seven and eight points in the first period, found itself locked in a close battle after Cuozzo got off the bench and pumped in nine points to pull the Ridgers to a 31-30 half time deficit The Destroyers rode to a 36-32 cushion early in the third quarter before Glen Ridge, sparked by the rebounding, of Church, the driving shots of Cuozzo and the outside one-handers of Chichester, surged to a 51-48 lead entering the final period. Nine of 17 Ridger field goal attempts dropped in the 21-point session but the Destroyers were hurting because Cum- 1 "5- r- $i the winner. deDendinsr on wMhPr kind of basketball of Adolph Rupp of the solid and the spectacular. The WilHvtc after- rViclr- t,rU I . . ( .'ILli NCAA title in 10 tournament an. pearances, and the Chieftains play for the blue chips prize at 10 p. m., fcST, after Temple and humiliated Kansas State settle thirH place starting at 8 u. m. iems worked like charms in last nignt s semifinals. The 'Ilatton Trick Kentucky's scrappy, clutch-play mg "conformists" snanDed Tem pie's 25-game winning streak 61- tu as vern Hatton drove through the Owls' defense for the win ning field goal with 12 seconds leit. Seattle so cavorted in its staggering 73-51 upset rout of Kansas State's Paul Bunyons, the tournament favorites, that the record crowd of 18,586 at Freedom Hall must have wondered if someone had slipped in some of the Har lem Globetrotters into college suits. With All-America Elgin Baylor firing twisting passes and shots and Charlie Brown's dribbling between the legs and free-arm fakes, the conventional was rare as Seattle lived it up. Good, solid playing had open ed up a 47-35 lead early in the second half. The big crowd, heavily partisan for Kentucky and left limp after the Wildcats' thrilling opening victory, enjoyed it. And it was obvious Seattle Coach John Cas- tellani, a frisky little guy with a touch of devilment in his eyes. didn t mind. His Strategy Baylor "The boys had their fun," he grinned, "but they played a heck of a ball game before they went into the act. They've been good like this for their last six games I hope it can last." Castellani said he hasn't de cided what kind of strategy he will use against Kentucky. Baylor s my best strategy any way," he quipped, referring' to the 6-6 junior who did everything right while scoring 23 points and plucking 22 rebounds. "They came to play and we didn't," said Kansas State Coach Tex Winter, as unbelieving as most observers. "We knew they were good and that Baylor is a great one," he added. "I don't know' when we have played any worse." Hatton's heroics were an old story for Temple, which lost one of its two regular season games to Kentucky, 85-83, in three over times. That victory came after Hatton's 47-foot set shot tied the score at the buzzer ending the first overtime period. Only 15 seconds before, All-America Guy Rodgers w hose clutch all-around play last night pushed Temple into the lead in the furious wind up missed on a one-and-one free throw when two probably would have clinched the game. Don't congratulate me, con gratulate Hatton," said Rupp. "We are lucky. We just happened to get the last basket." l Final mings drew his fourth personal and sat out the final six minutes of the period. During his absence, Dunellen failed to grab one offensive rebound. Abrahamson, sensational on turning one-handed jump shots, poured in eight points in the third chapter to keep Dunellen on Glen Ridge's heels. Dunellen pulled to several one-point deficits in the last quarter until Abraham-son hit on his specialty to push the Destroyers Into their last lead, 60-59, with 4:30 remaining. Rebounding demon Bill Ri-voire put Glen Ridge ahead to stay at 61-60 on a long jump shot and after Cummings fouled out, Cuozzo cashed in two charity tosses at 4:05 to make it 63-60. Matushak converted one of two foul tries before the Ridgers went on a tear with seven points in the next 90 seconds. Dunellen was forced to foul in an effort to gain possession and Glen Ridge bagged five of six from the charity line and sandwiched in a tap by Tony Corbo. This made it 70-61 and ths Ridgers steadily increased their lead via points from the free throw mark. In the last four minutes, Dunellen committed nine personals and Glen Ridge said "thank you" and cashed in 12 of 18. Box score: DnneUrn Glen Bidce r r Butula Matushak Union t Cumminm 0 12 Corbo 12 Corcoran 0 0 Rivoire 5 9 Alworth 0 0 Church O 0 DeGcromt u r r 0 8 3 S 2 10 1 1 0 2(1 oo 5 17 0 4 3 1& Wuelfin Abr&hamson 11 3 24 Nixon narper 3 11 Chichester iCuozzo Totalu M 1A M TW1 gunellen 15 m 17 20 68 Glen Ridge 7 23 21 28 80 vrnripc. iviiisop; umpire, peiswanger. Dayton Five Hopes Jinx Ends Today By SHELDON SAKOWITZ New York JP Fivp tim the Davton Fivers h the finals of the National Invita tion (NIT) Basketball Tournament. Four times thpv iav been thwarted. Will they overcome this strange hex today on ineir iuin iry? An exnecterl lonnfl and tional television audience (CBS) win get tne answer as the top-seeded Flyers face dangerous Xavier of Cincinnati for the championship in Madison Square uaraen starting at 4:30 p. m. EST. Frustrating, Says Coach uayton didnt even come close to winning when the Fivers were runnersup in 1951. 1952. 1955 and 1956. They were defeated by 11 or more points in each game. Dayton Coach Tom Blackburn moans, "I dread finishing second again." Four times in sponnri ie very frustrating experience." inis year Dayton turned back Fordham, 74-70, in the quarterfinals and St. John's (N.Y.) RfU 56 in the semis to boost its season's won-lost record to 25-3. Two of the victories came at the expense of neighboring Xavier. 74-59 and 64-58. The Ohio rivals are only 52 miles apart. Big Improvement The Cincinnati Musketeers, despite an 18-11 season mark havA displayed tremendous improve ment since those setbacks, however. The Muskies, coached by Jumbo Jim McCafferty, are the tournament's Cinderella club. In order they upset Niagara, 95-86; Bradley s defending champions, 72-62, and St Bonaventure, 72-53. "We haven't been favored in any game yet," said McCafferty, who stands 6-8 and weighs 270. But here we are still alive." Dayton boasts a solid starting five, sparked by Don Lane and tranK case. 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