The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 9, 1964 · Page 4
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Tipton, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 9, 1964
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I | PAGE 4 m is I THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1964 Blue Devils 9th In First Stat? Prep Basketball Ratingl Hatzel Scores 53 Points For Davidson; Maimi Suffer Upset By FRED MCMANE UPI Sports Writer North Carolina State's new basketball coach, Press Maravich, made his debut at the helm of the Wolfpack Tuesday night and already he knows •what made his predecessor Everett Case step down after 19 years. J Maravich got a taste of the tension which caused Case's ill health as the Wolfpack edged out a 63-62 win over Maryland. Larry Lakins was the big hero when he sank a jump shot with eight seconds to play to pull State from behind after . the Terps had lost the ball out of bounds during an attempted freeze. The situation was tense enough for Maravich, but the scene at the Palestra in Philadelphia was traumatic for 'Miami's Coach Bruce Hale. Hale's Hurricanes, currently ranked 16th, were dealt a stunning 90-86 defeat by LaSalle, which put the clamps on Rick Barry, holding him to only 27 points. Barry entered the game with a 43.3 average. Stubborn Defense Miami entered the contest with a 106.3 per game average but couldn't score against a- Salle's defense. The Explorers held a slim 43-40 halftime lead, then spurted to a nine point advantage with nine minutes to go in the game and Miami •could never catch up. Curt Fromal paced the LaSalle "attack with 26 points. The Miami-LaSalle clash was the second game of a doubleheader at the Palestra. In the first game, loth-ranked St. Jo­ seph's College rolled to an easy 98-82 victory over St. Peter's. Barry may have been stopped cold, but Davidson's high-scoring ace Fred 'Hetzel had himself quite a night. Hetzel registered a school high of 53 points and grabbed a record 26 rebounds as the Wildcats walloped Furman 113-82. Furman managed to stay with the Cats only until the score stood a't 5-5. Davidson then outscored the Paladins 28-14 and ran away with the game. Successful Action Among the rop la ranked teams, only second-ranked Vanderbilt and fifth-ranked Minnesota saw action, and both came through with successful performances. Vanderbilt got a 28 point performance from Clyde Lee arid downed Western Kentucky 94-79 for its third win of the season, and Minnesota flashed another balanced scoring attack to top Marquette 78-59 for its fourth consecutive victory. Wisconsin and Illinois also came through 'with victories, but Big Ten Conference rival Michigan State wasn't so lucky. The Badgers tripped Pittsburgh 80-63 behind a 28 point effort effort by Mark Zubor and Illinois got 29 points from Skip Thoren to stop Bowling Green 100-62. The Spartans fell victim to a 30 point performance from Notre Dame's Ron Reed and lost to the Irish 100-93. Other contests saw West Virginia beat Richmond 67-65; Wake Forest trip South Carolina 73-54; and William & Mary defeat George Washington 54-55. CHRISTMAS TREES YOUR TREE HAS ARRIVED FROM OUR NORTHERN PLANTATION. SELECT EARLY! i Harold and Berniece Lee ON THE SIDELINES BY HAM RIGG Tipton's iBlue Devils, with three wins against no losses and standing 1-0 in conference play, today rated ninth in the first poll of the season .by UPI hardwood coaches. Their 40 point total includes two first place votes each worth 10 points. Last year the first UPI rating was announced Dec. 11th, the day after Tipton had fought off a stall at Sheridan for their lowest point output of the season for a 44-39 victory. The voting however, had already been made before that game and was based on a 4-0 record that read: Tipton 95 Sharpsville 41 Tipton 69 Clinton Central 41 Tipton 95 Kokomo 75 Tipton 79 iBurris 70 Probably the most important factor in Tipton's first rating a year ago was its triumph over Kokomo, and when the coaching ballots were counted the Blue Devils had 41. points for the same ninth place rating which is accorded them today on 40 points. But then, the Satans had no first place ballots whereas this time they have two. There is no Kokomo on this year's schedule and there will not be next year. Looking Ahead There are however, five teams on the remaining schedule which are now listed among the top 33 inthe state. These include Carmel, which the Satans face just prior to the Holliday Tourney; Fort Wayne Central, a tourney contender; Lafayette Catholic, undefeated and Tipton's first foe after the holiday; Huntington, the Blue Devils' second after-tourney foe Jan. 15, and Elwood, a team Tipton will not meet until Feb. 5. So there is good competition ahead. We asked, coach Dick Barr this morning if he thought the rating would have any effect on his own boys and what he thought of the other rated teams. Have To Work His comments were typical of any coach whose team is rated in the "Top 10". "It's going to make us have to work harder. Every team on our schedule will have added incentive to knock us off and will be fired up when'they oppose us. We're going to have to guard their shooters closer without fouling them, to prevent their geting off their favorite shots . .. . we're going to have to work harder on defense and we're going to have to do a little more picking for each .other to set up our own shooters. We're a little slower developing this year, which may be good, but facing fired up ball clubs every game from here on out, should make us a much better ball club, by tourney time—less subject to pressure and committing fewer mistakes." ' A Little Surprised . As to sizing up the rest of the rated teams, Barr expressed a little surprise at Kokomo's second place standing. "I knew they'd get some votes of course,, but I didn't expect that many. True they haven't lost any games but aside from Lafayette they haven't shown too strong ball. I don't say they don't belong up there but I want to see them play in their own league . .. Marion, Anderson, etc. before I put them on top of the list. "Right now it is too early to say who deserves a rating, Tipton included. Most of the teams have two heavy weekends before tourney time and after that, going into the holiday play, we'll have a more accurate picture of who belongs where. By then there will be a lot fewer undefeated teams and a lot of those rated now will have dropped by the wayside." One To Be Added We looked over last year's ratings in that first poll and right away came up with one team which will, and you can count on it, be rated after the first weekend in January. That's the team that led last year's first poll with 10 first place ballots and 174 of a possible 200 points ... Muncie Central. The •Bearcats weren't around at the \ finish, but they're playing the strongest independent players in the state right now, former collegians like Jeff Blue, etc., and :by the time they are reinstated in the I.H.S.A.A. they'll be ready for a bid at another state crown. Also ahead cf Tipton in last year's first ratings were, in order behind Muncie: Lafayette Jeff, Columbus. Anderson, Elkhart, Gary Roosevelt, Indianapolis Washington, South Bend Central; and in tenth place behind the Blue Devils was Indi- annapolis Techi.The second 20 read: Valparasio, Michigan City, 'Huntington, East 'Chicago Roosevelt, Kokomo, Seymour, Tell City, Goshen, New "Castle and Hammond. Thirteen other teams completed a total of 33 listings, the same as today's poll. This year's ratings are more diversified however, in that none of the teams were on the ballot of every coach whereas last season both Muncie and Lafayette were unamious choices, somewhere 'between first and 10th on the ballots of the 20 coaches taking part in the voting. Sell Outs Looking ahead cn the Tipton schedule, we would predict "sold out" signs at the Tipton gym for the games against Huntington, Noblesville and Elwood, with the Sheridan game a strong possibility. Fans Blasted In .Tuesday's Peru Tribune, sports editor Kent Dove levels a blast at the Bengal fans for the poor support they are giving the team. Coach Bob Biddle's Tigers have lost only to a strong Marion club and won all three outings since then but Dove asserts the fans are dissappointcd at the team's showing and tells them that if they are geing poor basketball from the team it is because that is all they deserve. He points out that win or lose, the kids and their coach are try^ ing their best and the fans should be out patting them on the back instead of tearing them apart because of mistakes which may only be committed because of trying too hard. After all, what's wrong with a 3-1 record anyway? We Remember It wasn't too long ago that Tipton entered its final game of the season 0-19, and in coach Dick E.C. Washington Extended To Defeat 'Valpo' INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Fourth - rated East Chicago Washington was extended to the limit Tuesday night before knocking Valparaiso from Indiana high school basketball's perfect ranks'in a 79-77 Northwestern Conference sizzler. It took a one-hander -by Mike Blesich in the final seconds to give the Senators their third consecutive victory — also Valpo's first loss in three starts. In other major games, Evansville Rex Mundi, No. 10 in this week's UPI coaches' board ratings, routed city foe Reitz in a Southern Conference scrap, 80-57, and unbeaten'Brazil rang up its fourth victory, 75-46 over Clinton, in the Western Conference. The East Chicago - Valpo game originally scheduled for cause of a snjpwstorm, was a real.sizzler. Vapo, winner of its first two starts and rated 11th in the state, fired an even .500 from the floor, hitting 26 of 52 shots, and 25 of 33 freethrows to give the host Senators a battle royal. East Chicago was on top at the first stop, 21-15, but it was 3G-36 at the half. Washington was ahead, 56-50, going into the final 8 minutes and with 5:18 to go led by nine points. Eleven consecutive points by Valpo gave the Crusaders a 67-65 lead and it was nip and tuck until the finish, with the score tied six time?. They were still deadlocked at 77-77 with 9 seconds to go and the clock stopped. Then Blesich got off his quick shot for the winning fielder. Mike Copper of Valpo led the scoring with 27 points and Nick Trifunovich rifled 24 for East Chicago. Rex Mundi, a state tourney finalist last March, made it four in a row by belting Reitz. Barr's first building year here at Tipton, the team was 4-16 in regular play and 5-17 after the Sectional. Barr has brought his kids a long, long way on (Continued on page 8) Three CIC Schools Among Top Twenty By KURT FREUDENTHAL United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) Gary Roosevelt, winner of its first four games, today topped the season's first UPI Indiana high school basketball coaches' ratings. . The Panthers of coach Bo Mallard, third in last season's final roll call, received 8 of 19 first-place votes for 122 out of a possible 190 points in games through last Saturday. But none of the early-season front-runners was named on every ballot and no less than nine quintets received first - place votes. The experts named 33 teams in the season's initial populari: ty poll. Kokomo, with three first-place votes, trailed Roosevelt by 9 points in second place with a total of 113 and Anderson, another North Central Conference club, was third with 107 and one first - place vote. East Chicago Washington, which dumped Indianapolis Attucks from the unbeaten ranks last weekend, 'was fourth with 83 and Indianapolis Washington rounded out the upper bracket of the Big 10 in fifth place with 85 points, including ' one first-place nod. Lower Bracket The lower bracket of the Big 10, in order, was composed' of South Bend -Washington, Columbus, Gary Froebel, Tipton, and Evansville Rex Mundi. Tipton received two first - place votes, the South Benders and Colum : bus one each. Other first-place votes went to Washington and Garrett. Six of the first 10 also made the elite just before the last state tourney in February. Besides Gary's Panthers in third place, Columbus was first. Indianapolis Washington fifth, Anderson sixth, Tipton seventh, and eventual tourney runnerup Huntington eighth. Columbus and Rex Mundi also made it to the state finals last March.. Huntington trailed in 20th place this time and defending state champion Lafayette, which has dropped three of its first five games, failed to get a vote. Among the smaller schools nominated by the coaches were Ossian and Spencer, both with enrollments of less than 500. Valpo 11th The breakdown, . with , first places and total points: 1. Gary Roosevelt (8) 122 2. Kokomo (3) — 113 3. Anderson (1) — 107 4. E. Chicago Washington — 86 5. Indpls Washington (1) 85 6. SB Washington (1) 72 7. Columbus (1) '... 57 8. Gary Froebel 52 9. Tipton (2) 40 10. Evansville Rex Mundi 36 11. Valparaiso 34; 12. Elwood 30; 13. Indianapolis Attucks 2S; 14.' Lebanon 24; 15. Fort Wayne Central 23; 16. Washington (1) 17; 17. Garrett (1) 15; 18: Indianapolis Manual, Gary Tolleston 15; 20. Huntington 14. Others—Fort Wayne North 9; Ossian, South Bend Central 7; South Bend.Riley, Indianapolis Wood 6; Spencer 5; Rushville, Evansville Harrison 4; Lafayette Catholic 3; Carmel 2; Marion, Princeton, Elkhart 1. TEAMS SELECTED COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (UPI) —The New York Yankees will meet the Philadelphia Phillies in the annual Hall of Fame Day game at Doubleday Field on July 26. Selection of the two teams was made by the two major league presidents, Joe Cronin and Warren Giles. RACES CANCELED FLORENCE, Ky. (UPI) —Officials of Latonia Race Course canceled Tuesday's and today's racing programs after jockeys voted not to ride because of poor track conditions. RETURNS TO LINEUP BUFFALO. N.Y. (UPI)—Buffalo goaltender Ed Chadwick, who suffered a concussion Nov. 20 in a game at Rochester, will be back in the lineup against Providence, tonight in an American Hockey League game. W0* PORK CHOPS lb Thursday Only 0 ' ECKRICH 0 SMOKED ^ SAUSAGE | lb. 49c 1 LOIN CUT PORK CHOPS lb 5 9 GROUND BEEF PATIES CUBED STEAKS i 51b: civ 2.99 }A PORTIONS ^ QQ Jll FOR ONLY L*J1 FRESH FROZEN FRYERS GRADE "A" Fresh Frozen Rabbits., lb. 59c Friday Only OR CUT UP lb. 29 SWIFTS PREMIUM BACON lb. 39c COUNTRY STYLE LB. 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