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College Cagers Astrodome Ready For By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Snorts Writer The final countdown has begun for college basketball's version of the Super Bowl—the collision between UCLA and Houston in the Astrodome Saturday. The big question now is: will Lew Alcindor be ready for, the blast off? Some 50,000 people—an : all- time record for a college game —will swarm into building to watch the clash between the No. I ranked Bruins and No. 2 rated i Cougars, but an eye injury to Alcindor has left them and the rest of the country's cage fans wondering if big Lew will only be watching, too. The T-fOOt-lVz UCLA out Wyoming 81-65. Columbia, No, 10, meets Cornell Saturday after bombing Colgate 94-68 for a 10-3 mark. Third-ranked North Carolina, 11-1, idle this week, walloped Clemson 115-83, unbeaten St. Bonaventure; No. 7, was idle and Vanderbilt, 11-3 and ranked eighth, bounced Mississippi 9670. Houston, 16-0, crushed West Texas 98-53 in its tune up for UCLA when the Cougars will be seeking revenge for its'last loss, to the Bruins 73-58 in last year's NCAA semifinals. No titles are at stake Saturday, but the No. 1 ranking and American took an accidental jar in the eye last Friday in an easy 94-64 victory over California and sat out with blurred vision in Saturday's less impressive 75-63 triumph over Stanford. A doctor at the Stanford clinic called the injury "an extremely superficial abrasion" on the surface of the left eyeball and said Alcindor would likely be ready for Houston. More should he'known by Thursday when the Bruins tune Up against visiting Portland. several other Top Ten teams will set the stage or the big game with less heralded meetings against tough opponents. Kentucky, 9-2, fourth ranked before its 96-78 loss at Florida Saturday night, takes on Georgia, another rough Southweast- ern Conference foe, tonight;at Lexington, while Florida gets shots at Tennessee, No. 5, tonight in Knoxvllle and Saturday at. •'.. home,. Tennessee, 9-1, stopped Georgia 77-72 Saturday. Utah, No. 6 With a 13-1 record after nipping Arizona '83-77 in overtime, travels to unbeaten New Mexico, No. 9, Which Wiped plenty of prestige will be up for All- grabs, along with another duel between Alcindor, if he plays, and Houston's 6-8 Elvin Hayes. Also hanging in the balance will be UCLA's winning streak that would stand at 47 with a victory over Portland. The" Bruins made Stanford No. 46 as Alcindor's replacement, Mike Lynn, dropped in 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. UCLA led 46-22 at the half before the Indians rallied. Hayes paced Houston with 31 points. Neal Walk, 6-11, led Florida's upset over Kentucky, scoring 19 of his 28 points in the first half when the Gators took-a 43-33 lead and coasted. Reserve sophomore John Hunter Scored three early overtime points that put Utah ahead to stay, and Tennessee took the SEC lead behind 22 points b' Bill Justus. Larry, Miller's 31 points and North Carolina's 57.8 per cent shooting from the floor stopped Clemson. -- -: ,; Jim McMillian scored 30 points and Dave Newmark 26 to lead Columbia, Ron Nelson had 30 for New Mexico. Other top performances were turned in by Niagara's sterling sophomore, Cal Murphy who scored 48 points in a 95-74 victo ry over Canisius, and Ron Williams, who dropped 30 points to lead West Virginia from 17 points down to an 89-86 overtime triumph over Davidson. \BOWLIN6 College Scores By THE ASSOCIATED Bait Columbia 94, Colgate 68 Dartmouth 56, Penn 54 Princeton 99, Harvard 71 Army 67, Fdfdham 65 St., J.ohn's, N.V., 83, St. Francis, N.V. 50 Boston College 162, Boston U 80 Penn State 66, Pitt 43 Rhode Island 78, Connecticu 65 Vermont n, Maine 72 Hofstra M, Delaware 74 La Salle 105, Syracuse 81 Coast Guard 99, Kings Poih 96, overtime MIT 90, Norwich 79 Qua : ntico Marines 101, Qtllntt piac 36 Clarkson 87, Utica Colege 76 South Florida 96, Kentucky 78 Tennessee 77, Georgia 72 West Virginia 89, Davids&n 86 overtime Marshall 94, Ohio Unlversit; 69 Air Force 98, Navy 88 Duke 84, Maryland 52 Eastern Kentucky 99, Western Kentucky 69 Miami, Fla., 72, Jacksonville University 67 Vanderbilt 96, Mississippi 70 Morgan State 85, Delaware 66 South Carolina 94, Virginia 68 North Carolina 115, Clemson 83 . . Albania 90, Birmingham So, 68 American University 11, Bucknell 76 Johns Hopkins 97, Western Maryland 94, overtime Temple 84, Wake Forest 73 Furiiian 95, The Citadel M Jackson State 101, Prarle View 85 Southern University 92, Texll Southern 76 Alcorn A&M 98, Wiley 78 Grambling.La,, 98, Arkaniai AM&N 85 ' William & Mary 98, Richmond 92, overtime Kentucky Wesleyan M, Win* ton-Salem 75 Murray 92, TMMMM Tech II 86 Crelghton M, Oklahoma City 69 Michigan tat* 86, Michigan Notre Dame 78, DePaui 68 Kentucky state 108, Northwood 74 ' Iowa 74, Ohio State 72, Overtime Central Michigan 94, Western Illinois 68 Wichita State'77, Memphis st. U. Mo.'Roiia 79, Maryville 70 Marquette 82, Denver 57 Illinois 61, Minnesota 60 Cincinnati 74, St. Louis 68 Bradley 70, Louisville M f ulsa 6% North Texas State 58 Valparaiso 79 f Ball state 76 Northwestern 86, Indiana 81 Kansas 80, Portland 37 Southern initials 77, Washing ton 75 Iowa State 79, Kansas State Efiiporia state, Kan., 65, Omaha 80 Dayton 86,Detroit 74 South Dakota 74, North Dakota 61 Indiana State n, St. Joseph's liid., 59 Southwell Houston 98, West Texas State SHAMROCK LANES SPORTSMAN LEAGUE STANDINGS Castaways ............. 48-24 Phillips Ford .......... 42-30 Phillips Oilers ......... 42-30 Bus. Machines .......... 42-30 Team 5 ..,•......' ....... 36-36 Barney's Drugs ...... 33V4-38& Team 1 .............. 26V4-45V4 Ark-Mo Power ........ 18-54 HIGH GAMES Johnny White ............. 246 (im Rolesott .......... .... 229 fillips Oilers ........... 1,094 Team 5 ........... ....... 1,054 HIGH SERIES Johnny White ........... .... 603 Jim Rbleson .............. 600 Business Machines ....... 3,045 Phillips Oilers . ... ...... 3,021 TUESDAY TWILIGHT STANDINGS Jack's Shoes ......... 48M2V!! Deckel- Insur ........... 42-30 Dreifus Jewelry ........ 41-31 Plaza Drugs ......... 36Vi:-35% • _ Blythevlllg (Art,) Courier News - Monday, January W, 1M - GOOD EFFORTS—Chuck Gentry, whose six of six foul shots in the closing minutes gave Gosnell a 45-42 win over Armdrel on Fri- day, here gives it all he's got as does Leon Lewis, attempting to block Chuck's shot. ..(Courier News Photo by King) .. Muskies Take First Place; Hawks Win George- Motor Co Hays Supermkt. ...... 32^-39% Randall Co ........... 30%-41% First Natl. Bank .... 21#-50«i HIGH GAMES Bea' Edwards ...... , ....... 215 Mary Haynes By THE ASSOCIATED Minnesota 'couldn't stop league leading scorer Levern Tart .but the Muskies slowed his Oakland teammates long enough to charge back into first place in the Eastern Division of the American Basketball Association. The Muskies took over the top spot from idle Pittsburgh by eight percentage points with their 128-107 home victory over Oakland Sunday night. In other action, Houston tripped Indiana 92-87 and Dallas aheim 130-123. nipped An- Decker Iiisur 929 HIGH SERIES Mary Haynes ............... 528 Bea Edwards ............ .. 509 Bobbie Sand?othe ......... 509 Decker Insur ..... ....... 2,617 HOUSEHOLD EXEC. LEAGUE STANDINGS B. V.'s ! " ................. 44-20 73's Alley Kats ............ ,.., 35-20 Astros 34-30 S3 New Mexico 31, Wyoming 65 New Mexico tate 96, Western tfew Mexico 6? Paso 85, Southern Colorado 66 Abilene Christian 79, Trinity, 'ex., 76 Texas A&I 79, Southwest Tex- s 74 MeMurry 79, East Texas 71 Southern 78, Texas A&M 77 Rice ftl, Texas Tech 68 Lamar Tech 92, Arkansas St. I Far West UCLA 75, Stanford 63 Utah 83, Arizona 77, overtime Utah State 110, Seattle 93 San Francisco 73, Pepperdine Brlgbam Young 94, Arizona tite 78 Washington 84, Oregon 73 Southern California 80, Califor- a 65 Oklahoma state M, Colorado Jlyth. Tractor 33-31 Liberty Supermkt 31-33 Holiday Inn 30-34 lurst's 27-37 'hUliderbirds 26-38 Tigers ., 22-42 Win first half title HIGH GAMES uailita Jones 199 Oley Kats : 485 HIGH SERIES Vorma Veach 505 V.'s.'.. 1,340 SPLITS JUHe Stennitt , 6-7 BAFB INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUE Won Lost In the only National Basketball Association game, St. Lo rolled to its fifth, straight .win, 99-92 over Chicago. Tart, with a game-high 36 points, led the Oaks to a 69-64 edge at halftime but Minnesota went ahead 76-75 on Don Freeman's jumper and outscored Oakland 37-17 in the next 12 minutes to wrap up the contest. Mel Daniels topped the balanced Muskie attack with 27 points while Sam Smith and Les Hunter chipped in with 19 apiece and Freeman added 18. Larry Lenz fired in 16 second- half points to trigger Houston's come-from-behind victory over Indiana. The Pacers led until 7:11 left to play when Lentz' basket put the Mavericks aheac to stay at 79-78. Indiana shot only three for 19 in the final period and were out scored 22-13. Mat Aitch led the Pacers with 19 points while Lentz finished with 24 and Wil< bert Frazier added 19 for the winners. Player-Coach Cliff Hagan's 26 points rallied Dallas to its victory over Anaheim despite a record setting performance by the Amigos' Steve Chubin. Anaheim led 85-70 midway in the third period when Hagan, "Toothpick" McHartley and Charles Beasley led a Chaparrel comeback for the victory. Mc- Hartley and Beasley each had 21 points. Ben Warley scored 32 for the losers. Chubin broke the league assist Chicago with 21. In Saturday's ABA games New Jersey defeated Oaklaw 118J10 and Indiana • trippec Pittsburgh 113-99. Over in the NBA Cincinnati nipped- San Diego 122-116, Chicago beat Baltimore 110-106 and Philadelphia dropped Detroit 115-106. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniNiiiiifliniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Hockey mark with 22, formerly held by New Orleans' Larry Brown with 13. Joe Caldwell's 14 third-period points helped the Hawks lengthen their NBA Western Division ead to three games over San Francisco in St. LOUIS. Chicago got to within ohe point in the final quarter but an ll-point spurt by St. Louis put he contest out of reach. Caldwell finished with 26 points while Flynn Robinson topped Idaho State ona 71 75, HardutSirn- San JON Stutt W, U. of Pacific 72 57th C, E. No. 1 ...... 54 14 97th Supply Sqq ..... 49'^ 18& 851st Medics ......... 47 21 Hq. Sq. (Gp) ........ 44V 2 23% Hq. Sq. (Wg.) ....... 42 26 340th Bomb Sq ....... 42 26 97th ARS ............ 38 30 SACMET&FTD ..... 36 32 2101st Comm; Sq> ,,:35# 32V4 97th Sp. Sq .......... 34 34 9?thFMSNo. i ..... ..33 35 Wth AEMS ,.;..<. ...33 35 97th AMMS ..... ,....27U 40& 97th FMS NO. 2...... 25 43 ''ood Serv. Sec ....... 24 44 97tH 'Trails. Sq ....... 24 44 97th OMS ..... ....... 24 44 97th FMS No. 3 ...... 24 44 65th MMS .......... .22 46 97th. C.E, No, 2,..,, ,21 47 HIGH GAMES Burchett ...... ... ,,...,, 259 HIGH SERIES Ed Long Stephens Leads Arkansas, 85-80 ... Hq, Sq. (Wg.). .,,.,.. ..... ,2,723 Fights Villanova S3, Xavier, Ohio, 621 Oregon College 79, Southern NebrMka 75, MUiouri M | Oregon 72 iiHiiuniiniiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' Wednesday's Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAPLES, Italy - Salvatore Burninl, 116, outpointed Mimo- nu Ben All, 118, Spain, 15. BUr- runi won European bantam* weight title. OAKLAND ~ Jimmy Lester 161, San Francisco, outpointed Carl Moore, 161, Phoenix, Ariz. 10; Hank Casey, 132, San '"'ran- Cisco, outpointed Johnny Fcath- lerman, 181, Phoenix, 10. LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Steadj senior Gary Stephens and threi underclassmen combined talents to lift Arkansas to 8ft 85-80 vie tory over Texas here Saturday afternoon. The loss was the Longhorns first in Southwest Conference competition and knocked them out of a share of first place. Arkansas is now 2-2 in the conference. Stephens scored 19 points and helped the Razorbacks gain a rebounding advantage over the Longhofns. Sophomore JameS Eldridge tapped all scorers with 25 points while Benton Cone, a junior, had 16 and Robert Kenzie, another sophomore scored 14—including 12 in the last.half, Arkansas led 42-39 at the half. The Longhorns led briefly in the second half but Eldridge's field goal with about 15 minutes to play put Arkansas on top 54-52. The Longhorns never caught up. Three, straight field .goals by McKehzie boosted the Razorbacks' lead to 62-55. They led by as much as 13 but Texas tallied eight points in the final 65 Seconds. Wayne Doyal scored 22 point* for Texas and Billy Arnold added 18. Totals .. ARKANSAS McKenzie ,. Cone .,..;.. . 3( G 7 S-14 80 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Division W. L. T. Pts. GF .GA Chicago ... 20 10 12 52 129 112 Boston .... 22 13 650155 124 Montreal ... 19 14 9 47 121 9 Toronto .... 19 14 8 46 122 9 New York . 18 14 8 44 118 10 Detroit .. 17 17 7 41 140 3 West Division Phila 19' 15 6 44 104 91 Minnesota . 14 16 9 37 96 11; Los Angeles 16 21 4 36 99 13 Pittsburgh . 5 20 6 36 100 11! St. Louis .. 4 21 6 34 80 102 Oakland .... 8 26 9 25 85 127 Saturday's Results Montreal 5, Boston i Toronto 7,.Pittsburgh 0 New York 3, St, Louis 1 Chicago 4, Detroit 4, tie Oakland 2, Minnesota 2, Sunday's tlesulls Boston 9, Minnesota 2 St. Louis 2, Chicago 2, tie Philadelphia 6, Oakland 3 Today's (James NO games scheduled Tuesday's Game All-Star Game at Toronto LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 15-Poor hunting hunting conditions during the third deer hunt cut deeply into the total 1967 harvest. Even so, deer hunters enjoyed the third best and possibly the second finest season by bagging at least 23,581. Since the tabulation for the three hunting periods have not been completed, it is expected that the harvest will hit the 25,000 mark. Tabulation .completed to date shows 14,404 deer kills during the first hunt; 5,448 during Ide second; and 2,324 during the December hunt. Extreme cold and driving rain for three days during the final six-day hunt kept most of the hunters out of the woods and resulted in the low kill. Of the 5,448 kills during the two-day hunt—the second hunt —when both buck and doe were legal over most of the state, the count was 2, 973 does and 2,475 21 at the other, Big Spring. One of the basic purposes »f the study is to learn the carrying capacity of ranges similar ' to that in each enclosure. The two tracts differ in that Big Spring contains .heavy glades that offer certain deer browse foods not found on the other area, and this ultimately increases the carrying capacity. During the previous deer 1 ' drive, only eight deer were found in the Caney enclosure.',-. Biologists assume that deer pop-fc ulation in the mile-square area;,-, circled with an escape proof.: fence for deer, has levelled off to the amount of food available;! The count at the Big Springy area shows an increase of six, deer since the last census drive.- Of the 21 deer month, biologist counted actually re- bucks. The individual hunt tabulation does not. include the 1,000 deer harvest during two hunts at the White River Refuge nor does it include 405 deer kills, 112 will be added to the first lunt; 119 to the second; 174 to the third hunt. and Game biologists expect the final official count to come to about 25,000. Deer kills for all liree periods are still trickling n, but the bulk has been reported. The best deer hunting year in ;he state was that of 1962, when 27,772 deer were harvested, including does. In 1966 hunters bagged 20,008 deer, and 17,138 n 1965. The kill in 1964 was 16,537. In 1963 there were 25,148 deer killed. After conducting the annual deer drive at the two special racks within the Syclamore Forst Deer Experimental Station, iologists found eight deer in ne enclosure -^ Caney — and corded only 20 since one deer.-struck a tree during the drive.i and was killed. The number oB deer recorded after each drive" is vital in that it eventually- tells the reproduction or die- ^ off within each pen between; drives. Drives are conducted in! the fall and in the spring short-" ly after the fawning period. ..,. Tills marks the seventh year: of study at the experimental «i£ as. .- ....... -.'^ Biologists with the Game anif" Fish Commission and federal" agents .with the U. S. Fish and'' Wildlife Service are now condufr, in the annual mid-winter inveri-: tory of waterfowl in the itate t<r determine the numbers of tne_ individual species of waterfowl; 1 that will winter here. -" Lasts year's census showed : that over tti million' waterfowl; were in the state at about this- time of the year, Most of the waterfowl were mallards ducks," and 18 species of ducks were in- f eluded in the count, conducted>y Dave Donaldson of the Game" division and personnel of the'" " and Wildlife Service. Battle Continues : or League Lead tie BEAUMONT, Tex. (AP)-Larnar Tech handed Arkansas State University its first loss in Southland competition in more Stephens . .......... 7 Eldridge ........ .. 10 Kimbrell ..... ,....,. 6 Totals ........... 33 5-8 2 1-1 19-28 8 . 3 0-2 . 0 4-5 4 0 0-0 35,:19'Z885 . 31,41-80 Arkansas ......... 42 43-85 Totals Fouls ~ Texas 24, Arkansas 14 Tannfebe'rger Vint Self ........ Totals Texas F T 0-0 | 4 1 than a year here Saturday *4 1 night, defeating the Indians 92' 64. Laniar's Jim Nicholson hit 27 points and Bob McQueen added 21. Mike Burk led ASU with 24 points. The Cardinals led 43-31 at the half. Fouled oiit - Texas, Lochner and Arnold. Attendance^-4,000 Lake, State Sports TEXAS Smith i Arnold, Doyal . Dverbeck F 1-2 0-0 f>2 04 2-5 Papp Vlanlnger ....... 2 1-2 Lake ............. 2 4-5 Lbchner .......... 10-0 Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRES» College Arkansas 85, Texas 80 Arkansas College 77, Ouachita !'••.• Arkansas A&M 94, Hendrix S3 Southern State 73, State College 64 Lamar Tech 92, Arkansas State U. 64 G rambling W, Arkansas AM&N 95 Philander smith 95, Rusk College 91 Hlgk School Jacksonville 67, LR Hill 52 LR McClellan 63, Jonesboro 54 NLR Jones. 54, Benton 52 Magnolia Columbia 69, El Dorado Wuhingtoa 44 LEADER JIM ZIELINSKI Wt Me happr to announce that Mr. Zleliniki Jed the entire sales force In used car sale* for the month of December at Bob Sullivan. See Jim for the beat deal on a new 'M Chevrolet or one of the man* OK Used Cars on hand. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Henderson, the pre-season choice in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball race, could take over the Al n . lead-tor at least four days that is—with a victory over Hendrix at Arkadelphia Tuesday night. Henderson led the race for 24 lours last week, following its victory over Arkansas A&M Friday night. Arkansas College came back Saturday night with 77-72 overtime victory over Ouachita and regained a share f the top spot. Both Henderson Jnd Arkansas College are 6-J in eague play. Arkansas College plays Oz- rks at ClarkSville Saturday ight. Jim Haney and Bill Cossey, wo of the Highlanders' most onsistent scorers all season, cored 24 and 20 respectively gainst Ouachita; Arkansas Col- ge led 41-36 at the half but e regulation game ended with e Score tied 66<66. Don Mansfield scored 28 and obert Cornelius 20 for Ouachi- Southern Stat*, the confer-: ence's defending champions," moved into fourth place Saturday with a 73-64 victory over State College. The game was tied 53-53 when the Muleriderj? reeled off eight straight point*:" Bill Barnes paced SSC with 23 points while Ray Maleoin hit 22 for'SCA.:' ,'~'' . v" Louis Sanseyero poured In 27" points as A&M remained in the race with a »4-83 victory over, Hendrix, The Weevils are 4-3 • only one gam* cut of first ori" the loss side. A&M led 52-44 at the half but Hefidrix gained the lead with" about eight minutes left, Six- straight points put the Weevils on top'for good, flonnle Metcalf paced Hendrix with 2s paints. - PEBBLE BEACH; Calif. (AP)'' Miller Barber Of Texarkana, Ark., shot a three-oveppar 29i :; for 72 holes and collected 11,840' in the Biiig Crosby Golf Tour^ nament Sunday. '•• '• Barber had rounds of 74<75-7l- 71. Johnny Pott won the tournament with a 285 score. AUCTION!! 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