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Saturday, January 13, 1968
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Hayti North Wins Gosnell, Manila, Luxora Are Victors By Prank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Weather conditions influenced the basketball schedule last night and yesterday afternoon, but there were games played eyen though the roads were still not in the best of conditions. GOSNELL hosted ARMOREL In a scheduled afternoon contes and the Pirates of Coach Qui man Sullins took a 45-42 decisio from the men of Coach Jon Bass. The Pirates moved out to quick lead in the ball game anc for a while it looked like th contest was going to be "n contest." After 16 minutes o action, the Pirates retired tc the "dressing room with a com fortable 22-13 margin. However, the visitors were tc come alive in the final quarts after the Scoreboard showef Goshell with a 30-19 lead at th> three-quarter mark. , Led by Walt Hopper who net ted 13 of his 1? points in the fina eight minutes, the visitor! fought back to narrow the gap Chuck Gentry, who finishee with 12 points, was the hero for the Pirates as his six of six fou gh'ots in the closing minutes gpelled the difference between Victory and defeat. Sullins said after the battle that "Chuck did some real dutch shooting for us as we made 85 percent of our free throws, making 11 of 13 in the game. "They closed in and got real close to us but we were fortunate to be able to pull it out of the fire. We made some mistakes in the second half and they almost cost us the win. "I was especially pleased with the fine job Eddie Wiliams did on guarding Leon Lewis. He had been one of their top scorers." j Lewis was held t Williams. Mike Myers equalled Gentry's point output of 12 to lead the Pirates. Other Gosnell scoring showed Steve Dorris with 9 while Wiliams and Cliff Parrott each netted 6. Hopper's 17 led both squads and Wendell Tilley added 13 in the losing cause. Besides the eight for Lewis Gary Hughes garnered 4. Ron nie Thomas, 2, and Ronald Lamb 2. Armorel came into the game without having had an opportunity to practice at all in the past week, the unsettled weather preventing the players from being able to reach the Armore! gym for practice sessions. That same condition prevented the Armorel junior varsity from being able to each the Gosnell gym yesterday afternoon for their scheduled duel with Coach Joe Bralcher's junior Pirates. + * * MANILA stayed at home on a wintry night and entertained both ends of the dbubleheader from the visitors. The Lion Cubs rolled to a 5242 triumph with Mike Tucker eading the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Hatcher added 11 points and Bruce Horn- lerder, 7. Coach Gaylon Ward's varsity ,ions roared to a fairly easy 1-57 victory in the aftermath. Played before a small crowd tecause of the threatened snow, le Lions captured their eighth COURIER NEWS 'in against nine Josses. John Benton, 6-6 senior, led ,1 scorers with 29 counters while ulling down 17 important re- ounds. Wayde Robertson supported enson with 11 points while Je'r- 3 PAGE SIX 1 Bnturdny, January 13. 1068 inilllllllliMillllililiniiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiliiHNilinilin ry Ellis came through with sev en. Mike Deaton, who has bee suffering the effects of a flu a lack, played only two period and netted six markers. "We were ahead throughou the game," Ward said last night "and now we are looking for ward to next Friday's return game with Leachville here. It' my home town and we sure would like to beat them." The Lions do have a battli with Cross County next Tuesdaj night, weather permitting, o course, but they are pointing that return match with the team that edged them out of the re cent Northeast Arkansas Invi tational Tournament at Jones boro. * •*• * LUXORA met DELL in senior girls and senior boys games and the evening's action resulted in a split for the. two teams The Dell girls captured a 4032 win in a game Coach Ray Patterson described as "real close all the way, especially in the first half which ended in a 14-14 tie." Donna Chun with 18 and Judy McGarrity with 12 paced the Pantherettes while Armstrong's 21 led the way for the winners. Patteson's Panthers had hot hands and moved out to a 75-48 triumph in the second game of the night. We were real hot," Patterson said, "and we had lots of Muskies Near Top; Pays Premiums Green By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Minnesota Muskies, who lasted only a short time as top dog in the American Basketball Association's Eastern Divison, are climbing for the top again— and Friday's victory over Pittsburgh left them only a short way to go. The Muskies, who spent most of the early season chasing Indiana before overtaking the Pacers, are hot on the heels of Pittsburgh now after belting the Pipers 120-103 in St. Paul-Minneapolis. By cooling off the streaking Pipers, the Muskies pulled within one game of Pittsburgh at the top. In other games, Dallas held off Houston 107-99 in Dallas and Kentucky stopped Anaheim on , . „, , _... . . the West Coast. had for Pittsburgh. .... ,, ,. Dallas surged into a 56-32 Minnesota, after catching In- j halflime , ead but willie Somer . dmna. relinquished its lead as set] who SCO red 25 points, pulled Pittsburgh went on a 15-game winning streak and won 18 of 19 games before Friday night's dash. The Miiskies, who led by 15 points at the half, scored eight straight points in the third quarter to take the steam out of a Pittsburgh rally that had closed the gap to 71-70. The score never was close again. Mel Daniels topped the Musk- the final period to seven-point lead to Wilt Chamberlain points in stretch a 107-94. The Bullets closed the gap to eight points, but Hal Greer's driving laytip and a tap-in by Green, who had 12 points in all, sent Philadelphia beyond reach. Wilt Chamberlain paced the 76ers with 36 points and 35 rebounds. Ray Scott scored 27 points and rookie Karl Monroe 26 for Baltimore. Four Celtics combined for 101 points in Boston's biggest scoring spree of the season. Bailey Howell netted 28 points, Sam Jones 26, Tom Sanders 25 and John Havlicek 22 for the Celts, who struck for 77 first-half points and overran the Pistons. Dave Bing, the NBA's top fast breaks which worked for us, especially in the first half. We played one of our better games of the season, and we shot a pretty good percentage from the field. "When we get just a lit more confidence in our shootin ability, I feel we will be able give anyone a rough time of it Advancing their seasonal mar to an 8-7 total, the Panthers le most of the ball game with Tom my Gathen sparking the offe sive show with 32 points. • Vic Hannah added 13 whi 3obby Bynum contributed 11 an Cliff Yarborough also reache double-figures with 10. Do leorge added three to the win ning cause. Mike Jackson led the De scoring parade with 28 as Micl ey Prewett dropped in 11. Robert Johnson with 8 an 3inton Smith with 6 complete he losers' scoring. * * * HARRISON HIGH School me .larion in a double-header he Dragon gym and the men o Coach Ira Young lost both end if the twinbill. The junior Dragons fell to thi nvaders by a 42-36 score. Danie avage was the leading score or the losers with 17 points. * * * Young's senior Dragons were eaten by their guests, 62-61 We lost it in the last three sec nds," Young said this morn ng. "We really lost a squeaker ut we missed entirely too many lots, especially from the free row line, that is where they eat us." The non-conference battle ive the Dragons a 104 record i the season while they main- ined their conference-leading ark of 4-0. John Davis paced the scoring forts of the Dragons with a game high of 26 points. He re Delved 10 point support from both Otha Riggons and Cubie Dixon. Harrison's next game is scheduled for Tuesday night at home man added 25. Connie Hawkins | scorer, hit for 33 Detroit points ies with 26 points and Don Free- the Mavericks within five as Dallas held on. John Beasley paced the Chaparrals with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Louie Dampier scored 22 of his 38 points to lead Kentucky into a seven-point halftime lead, and the Colonels rolled on in the last half. Jumping Johnny Green has started paying early premiums on the Philadelphia 76ers' new insurance policy. Green, a nine-year National Basketball Association veteran purchased from San Diego Thursday to bolster Philadelphia's already potent bench, popped in nine fourth-quarter points Friday night as the 76ers drew away to a 133-116 victory over Baltimore. The victory kept the Eastern Division leaders ZVi games in front of the second place Boston Celtics, who mauled Detroit 148126. San Francisco snapped New York's six-game winning streak 127-117 and St. Louis' Western Division front-runners trimmed San Diego 111-49 in other NBA action. -Green, sent into the 78ers' lineup when regular forwards Luke Jackson and Billy Cunningham each got into foul trou- bra, reeled off eix ttraigbt| and rookie Jim Walker added 23. Rudy LaRusso scored 26 points and Nate Thurmond and Jeff Mullins 24 each as San Francisco utilized a fast break to snap New York's winning streak. Willis Reed and Dick Barnett poured in 30 each for New York. Zelmo Beaty banged in nine of his 26 points in an early fourth quarter burst that shot St. Louis past the Rockets in a game marked by a fist fight between San Diego's Dave Gambee and the Hawks' Bill Bridges. Len Wilkens led the Hawks with 29 points while John Block had 19 and Gambee 15 for the expansion club. Chickasaws Postponed Last night's scheduled game between the Blytheville High School .Chickasaws .and the Jonesboro Hurricane in Jonesboro was postponed at the request of Charles Sims, principal of the Jonesboro school. Sims reported that it was snowing in Jonesboro when he contacted BHS Principal D. B. Meador at 3:35 yesterday afternoon and that he thought it best to cancel the game to a later date. Coaches of the two teams will meet later to re-schedule the contest. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEESBURG, Va. (API-Brigadier Richard W. Hobson, retired British Army officer and an internationally prominent authority on horses, has been named director of the new Morven Park International Equestrian Institute. The world's first civilian institute dedicated to training teachers of horsemanship and equestrian arts will be built this year. LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jesus Pimentel, 125W, Los Angeles, wockcd out Frankie Leon, 127, El Pan, Tax,, i State Sports By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Arkansas Tech 94, Ozarks 85 Henderson 85, Arkansas A&M 83 High School LR Central 71, North Little Rock 58 Fort Smith Northside 51, Springdale 31 Hot Springs 82, Smackover 54 Fort Smith outhside 48, Fay. etteville 47 Conway 65. Searcy 64 DeWitt 68, Stuttgart 44 NLR Jones 51, Pine Bluff Southeast 50 Morrilton 53, Van Buren 50 LR Hall 74, Pine Bluff 61 Crossett 65, Camden Lincoln 38 Prescott McRae 80, Stamps Ellin 70 LR Catholic 77, LR Fuller 72 Magnolia 55, Texarkana Washington 48 LR Horace Mann 60, Jacksonville 50 Prairie Grove 58, West Fork 44 Amity 62, Like Hamilton 43 Magazine 65, Booneville 47 Rogers 55, Gravette 40 Lavaca 64, Alma 60 County Line 62, Waldron 41 Marion 62, BlytheviUfi Hirri- MD<1 I with both a junior and senlo game against Newport on th slate. * * * Young announced that th game set for tonight featurin the Texas Cowgirls is sti scheduled. The touring group will mee the APZECS, a group of me from the Blytheville area. Action will get underway a 6:45 with a preliminary gam between Robinson Elementar School and Promised Land Ele mentary School, the feature game to follow at 8 p.m. * + * COOTER traveled to NORTH HAYTI and their hosts took both of the games played. Coach Norman Nelson's men took the junior game, 46-25 Weatherstoon leading the way with 22 points. In the varsity encounter, Hayti outshot the visitors throughout the battle as they built up i 33-29 halftime lead. Hayti led at the end of the ! irst quarter, 15-13 and 54-37 after three quarters of action. The 'inal score of 66-49 was made jossible on the strength of 27 )oints by Sport Joy with valued assistance from Danny Bradsher with 13 markers. Other winning scorers were Jerry Stanley with 7, Charles iecil, Bill Paris and Jerry White, 6 each, while Bill Wai- ace scored 1. Cooler's scoring showed Keneth Clark leading the pack with points followed by Dennis fernigan with 10, Benny Flow- rs and' Denny Hale, 8 apiece, nd Larry Little, 7. * * * The scheduled game betwee SCEOLA and Lepanto was ca elled because of the snow. Coach George French of tl eminoles said this mornin lat they will try to play tl ame tonight. DROPPING IN or just passing through? This 16-foot runabout plowed through a cabin cruiser recently. The Coast Guard now ranks collisions as the leading cause of boat casualties. Big A Warming Up For Big E Battle By TED MEIER | California a 5-3 edge, but UCLA | the final buzzer sounded ac- ssociated Press Sports Writer puUed away to lead 52-37 at j counted for Vermont's victory Mr. A is getting warmed up ir his heralded meeting with ie Big E in the Astrodome at ouston a week from today. Lew Alcindor, Mr. A, threw in points to lead UCLA's top- inked college basketball team a 94-64 romp over California Track Meet Success By TOM SEPPY ssociated Press Sports Write WASHINGTON (AP) - Job arlos, wearing a bright blu m, also wore a broad smile a e moved along the crowd an uck his hand out to receiv mgratulations. "Hey, man, it ain't officia et," he said jokingly, as awar the result as everyone else i e crowd of 7,000 that jamme e D.C. National Guard Armo Friday night for Washing n's first indoor track mee nee 1961. Carlos and young Bill Gaine t the wire almost simultane sly in the 60-yard dash of th augural National Invitationa ack Meet sponsored by th atholic Youth Organization. 3ut it was Gaines, a 19-year d who won the event last wee in San Francisco, who was th first to tell Carlos he had won As they returned to the finis] line, Gaines and Carlos hai their arms around each other and Gaines was saying: "You got it, man." That he did, by the smallest o margins: a judges decision Both men were timed at 6 seconds flat although several timer's watches caught Carlos at 5.9. Carlos, was named the outstanding performer of the meet by sports writers. Two Southern California University stars, Earl McCullouch and Bob Seagren, put on fine lerformances to make up for he absence of their teammate, ).J. Simpson, who withdrew rom the 60-yard dash because of a n injury suffered in San Francisco. To the cries of "Pearl, Pearl," McCullouch bettered his last's week'i tie of 7.2 in San Francisco by winning the 60- yard high hurdles in 7.0, the same time he posted in taking his heat. Seagren wu the easy winner In the pole vault with a jump of 16 feet, 6K inches, but he was unable to clear 17-ltt in tone •tump* riday night for the Bruins' 45th onsecutive victory. The Big E is Elvin Hayes, has paced the unbeaten ouston Cougars to 15 in a row is season and to second place The Associated Press poll. The largest crowd in college sketball history, more than ,000, is expected to watch next Saturday's duel between the 7- foot-P/4 Alcindor and the 6-8 Hayes. The towering, agile Alcindor got his 44 points on 19 field goals and six of eight free throws as the Bruins made it 11 straight this season before a 7,200 turnout at Berkeley. Russ Critehfield's layup gave halftime. Critehfield's 24 points over Maine at Burlington, Vt. paced the Bears. The sixth-ranked Utah Redskins, the only other team in the Top Ten to see action, crushed Arizona State 109-77 for their 12th victory against one defeat. Merv "The Magician" Jackson led the Utes to their home court! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiinininiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiii;, Hockey 'illlHllinniilimniiBisiiiiMiiH'!" ••<» imiinniii'i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh 4, Toronto 3 Today's Games Boston at Montreal Pittsburgh at Toronto, afternoon New York at St. Louis Chicago at Detroit Oakland at Minnesota Sunday's Games Minnesota at Boston St. Louis at Chicago Philadelphia at Oakland Monday's Games No games scheduled victory with 30 points. Princeton routed Dartmouth 59-39, Penn downed Harvard 6956, Providence defeated Brown Princeton, Penn and Providence scored on the road. Keith Lindscy sank a free throw with three seconds left to give Hardin Simmons a 66-65 squeaker over Idaho State at Pocatello. Brigham Young toppled Arizona 72-62 and Florida State took Miami, Fla., 122-93, and Los Angeles Loyola topped the University of San Francisco 8565 in three home-court 65-58 and Vermont nicked Maine triumphs. On the road Southern 63-61 in other games on a com- California humbled Stanford 90- paratively light night because of 64 and Santa Clara took Pepper^ mid-year exams. dine 102-80. " ' " Veterans Turn Over New leaf In Win By IRA MILLER I good and then set up a.third-pe- Associated Press Sports Writer [riod score which ^eventually NEW YORK (AP) - Dolph Schayes hasn't lost his scoring :ouch although he hasn't played jasketball for several years. The former NYU star, who also jained fame as a pro in the Na- ional Basketball Association, scored 21 points Friday night in :he annual NYU alumni game. The varsity won 92-71. LEADER PETE BURNHAM Mr. Burnham led the entire sales force In new car sales (or the Bsonth of December. See Mr. Burnham for a great deal on one of the all new ones from Chevrolet for '88, He would like to point out that Bob Sullivan has the Iwfest selection of new ears on stock In this area. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Leo BoiviH and Noel Price began their National Hockey League careers with Toronto more than a decade ago—years before anyone even thought of the Pittsburgh Penguins. But the veteran defensemen, who came to Pittsburgh in the expansion draft, still know what the game's about. Just ask the Maple Leafs. Boivin and Price led a close checking Penguin defense which keyed a 4-3 upset over Toronto Friday night and made the Penguins the first expansion club to pin two losses on the reigning Stanley Cup champions. It was the only game in the league. Boivin, who played with the Maple Leafs from 1951-54, scored the second period goal that put Pittsburgh ahead for proved decisive. He also blocked several shots and was particularly effective breaking up the Toronto power play. * * >• Price, who played at Toronto from 1957-59, and Boivin's partner as Pittsburgh's No. 1 defensive pair, rose from a sick bed in midafternoon to. play one of his finest games. All year long the Pittsburgh fans had been booing him because Price prefers finesse to muscle. But for the first time, the boobirds were silent—in fact some of them even cheered Price., Ab McDonald, Bob Dillabough and. Art Stratton scored tha Pittsburgh goals besides Boivin. Murray Oliver, Ron Ellis and Brian Conacher scored for Ton- ronto. AUCTION!! Complete Liquidation of MOULTRIE COURTS NORTH HIGHWAY 61 BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, Jan. 16,10 A.M. 22 Rooms Furniture Some Restaurant Equipment Desk and Adlnf Machlni One Larfe Storage Tank 2t Roonu Furniture Metal Lawn Chain Concrete Benches Concrete Planter* Llfht Fixture* One Deep Freen Walk In Cooler Potato Peeler . Meat Grinder Fire Hoae All Bath Fixtures (8mm Very Modirn) One 10 Ton Carrier Air Conditioner One Nfw Commercial Water Heater Two Large Gas Heatera Room Air Conditioners Fortable Televisions Carpets and Drapes One 4S" Fan Cellng Fans Odd Chairs , Pictures Couches Lamps Conchs Other Itemfs Too Numerous To Mention Auction It Conducted By PAUL ROBBINS AUCTION COMPANY Ph. 561-3143 -i 1561.3138 Manila, Ark.

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