The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 9, 1963 · Page 2
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, March 9, 1963
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Melvern Captures Regional Class BB Crown TWO-AND-ONE SITUATION — Pomona's Jim Goracke (45) vies with two Council Grove boys, S. Whitlock (23) and H. Maddux (32) for rebound while Council's K. Wray (31) is ready to lend a hand Pomona's Bernie Nelson (3) movies in from background. Council beat Pomona for Class B regional title and state tourney spot. (Herald Photo). Pomona Second In B Regional By GENE RAMSEY COUNCIL GROVE — A tremendous last half surge by the host Council Grove Braves swamped the Pomona Indians, 63-40, and earned the Braves a trip to the state Class B tournament and the regional championship here last night. Up to the fateful third quarter the Indians played their taller foes to a standstill and had pressed the attack. Fourteen straight points by Council Grove in the third stanza broke the back ol Pomona and killed the Indians' chance at a state tourney spot. Pomona held the upper hand through most of the first hall and led, after the opening score by the Braves, until 1:36 was showing in the half. Council pull ed ahead for the first time,. 2826, and held a 30-28 halftime advantage. Pomona began like it was the Indians' night again, hitting from outside and out-rebounding the bigger Braves. The Indians showed poise and good ball nan dling to forge to a 19-16 first quarter advantage. Jim Goracke and Bernie Nelson were hitting and it looked like another upse was in the making. The second quarter began the same way, and Pomona still held the reins. Late in the quarter Council Grove began to hit over the Pomona defense and Pomona started to cool off. Four straighl missed free throws didn't help the Indian attack. Ron Keys, who was high point man for the night with 25 points, paced the Council Grove surge that tied the score at 26-26 and hit the go ahead goal to give the Braves the lead they were destined to spreac to a rout. As the disastrous third quar ter began for Pomona, little die anyone think what was to lie ahead. Pomona hit a free throw and trailed 29-30. Then everything went blank — for Pomona. Coun cil Grove hit 14 consecutive points and throttled the Indian attack. Pomona's defense col lapsed; the Indians couldn't re bound and were even throwing the ball away, losing the poise they had displayed in gaining the tourney finals. So completely did the Braves dominate the game for the ncx six minutes, it was hard to be lieve the teams were the same that played the first half. Rich aid Attic finally broke the ice for Pomona with a 3-point play cutting the lead to 44-32. It was all the points that the Indians were to score in the quarter, and, as the period closed, Council Grove had a 46-32 lead and the ball game, fought hard early in he final quarter trying to overcome the deficit, but still couldn't get the ball to fall and as close s the Indians could get was 518 with 3:51 to play. The Braves lit five points in a row to end any comeback hopes the Indians may have had. Both teams turned it over to the reserves and let ;hem wrap it up. It was a tough way for Carlin Nalley's Pomona team to bow out as the Indians had distinguished themselves so well in earlier tournament outings. But the Franklin County League should be proud of their fine showing as an example of the brand of basketball played in the league. Goracke with 13 and Altic with 11 led the losers' attack. Keys 25 topped Council Grove, but Kent Wray hit 14 and Tom Alexander had 10 and led the Brave offense as playmaker. Council Grove will go on to Emporia and represent the region al in the State Class B tournament. Last year Council also represented the regional but were in 3ass A. The change in classi- 'ication came about in KSHAA shuffling of classes this year. The battle for third place went into overtime before it was decided. Roosevelt of Emporia finally pulled it out, 59-58, over Riley County. The two teams were knotted at 55-55 at the end of regulation time. The Box Score: POMONA - 40: R. Altic, 510; R. Altic, 000; Crawford, 0 0 3; Goracke, 612; Heidner, 001; Langley, 002; Nelson, 312; Regester, 111; Shoemaker 220. Totals, 17 6 11. COUNCIL GROVE - 63: Whitlock, 103; Alexander, 341, Buchaman, 100; Keys, 12 1 4; Kendall, 001, Maddux, 422 Wray 701. Totals 28 7 12. Score by quarters: Pomona 19 9 4 8—40 Council Grove . .16 14 16 17-«3 Going To State At Dodge City By A. I. VAN CLEAVE GREELEY - Melvern High disheartened Fulton with its defensive tactics and came up with a new scoring star here last night to shoot into the Kansas State Class BB State Tournament at Dodge City. Coach Gene Otis' Fathers allowed the previously - unbeaten Bearcats of Fulton only 33 points while scoring 54 themselves to win the Regional Tournament played before a loud, spilling-over crowd in Greeley's gymnasium. Hartford, beaten, 63-61, by Fulton the night before in one of the tournament's most exciting games, ran wild, 76-48, over Fontana to place third. Dennis Haworth, 6-foot, % inch senior, who came into his own in the Osage County Tournament won by Melvern at Burlingame, played his finest game last night, giving the Panthers 19 points and some real action under both boards. The careful, accurate shooting of Wayne CranweU produced 12 points for Melvern, and Harry Geier added 10, mostly on his outside potshots. Otis started Cranwell, Geier, Haworth, Bob Criss and Jim Lacey, and the entire quintet was instrumental in the Panthers' disheartening defense. Coach A. E. Frisbie's fine Truman Coleman, junior who scored 32 points in Fulton's semi-final victory over Hartford, did get 15 points aganist Melvern, but the Bearcats were limited to only 11 field goals to go with 11 free throws. Proof of the Melvern defense is in the regional tournament scoring here. The Panthers came through on these victories: 5235 over Americus, 56-39 over Fon tana and the 54-33 pasting of Ful ton. Thus has Melvern earned a berth in a state tournament for the second straight year. The Panthers won the state Class B title last year and were placed in BB this year under KSHAA reshuffling. Melvern's opponents at Dodge will be Prairie View, Durham, Dwight, Portis, Coming, Sylvia and the winner of tonight's Rozel Montezuma game. There was little doubt of the outcome last night from the beginning. Criss, who, with Lacey, helps form the nucleus of the tough Melvern defense, put the Panthers out front, 2-0, with a field goal. Cranwell added two and Geier canned a couple of long ones, giving Melvern an 8-0 lead before Fulton could tally with nearly four minutes gone. By the end of the first quarter, Melvern packed a 16-8 lead. Il was 28-15 at halftime. It was the third period that left Fulton flat on its back. Cranwell opened it with two quick field goals. Haworth, Criss and Geier each hit one, and the Panthers were ahead, 38-15, before Fulton could score, with 3^ .minutes gone. Melvern led by 24 on two occasions in the third and didn't lave to be concerned over a cold, 5-point final quarter. Gerald Banister led the Hart- ord Redskin rout with 29 points ollowed by Robert Laws with 6. Wayne Dickerson hit 26, on 13 field goals, for Fontana. Here's he scoring in the two games: MELVERN - 54: Burnett, 00 ; Cramwell, 6 0 1; Criss, 301; Geier, 502; Gibson, 101; Haworth, 834; Lacy, 204; Mochamer, Oil. Totals, 25 4 15. FULTON - 33: Adams, 0 0 1; Coleman, 711; Cromer, Oil; Frisbie, 254; Larkin, 241; Totals, 11 11 8. Score by quarters: Melvern 16 12 20 6-54 Fulton 876 12—33 HARTFORD — 76: Banister, 11 7 3; Laws, 564; J. Gilligan, 2 3 2; Blaufuss, 613; Edwards, 4 3 4. Totals, 28 20 14. FONTANA - 48: Baxter, 24 4; Kendrick, 001; O'Connor, 2 7 4; Dickerson, 13 0 2; Stanley, 001; Bigley, 004; Baughman, 1 0 1; Cawby, 014. Totals, 18 1221. Score by quarters: Hartford 9172525—76 Fontana 14 10 13 11—48 Cyclones Beat Tigers For Third In Regional By CONRAD DOWNING "We've had a good season" commented Ottawa Coach H. K. Stevens after his Reds dropped the Fort Scott Tigers to take the third place trophy in the Shawnee Mission North Regionals. Ottawa squeezed by the Tigers, 41-40, in a come-from-behind effort that starred Ronnie Mendell and deadeye Jim Lewis. Coach Stevens' charges had relied on the soft jump shots of Harry Morton against SM West, but the Tiger defense held the big man in check for the most part. Slipery Mendeli and Lewis led the team from the field to provide the spice for a saucy Cyclone quintet. Mendell and Lewis hit 13 points each in the bout. Ottawa trailed 29-28 in the last 17 seconds of the third period when Lewis rallied for a field goal from deep in the corner to pressure the Cyclones into a narrow 30-29 lead at the end of the quarter. The goal was his second jumper in the second half and gave him 100 per cent from the field for the period. In the final frame it didn't take the Reds long to find out which side held the scorer as 1 "Lewis to the rescue" became the battle cry. Lean and red-hot Lewis pumped in three of his favorites from the side to collect the only field goals during the frame for Ottawa. He accounted for eight of the 11 points, tallied during the quarter. Mendell provided the first half punch as the flashy guard hit the first 5 points before Roger Ferguson got his mitts wrapped around a charity. Ottawa trailed, 11-6, in the first, and Mendell continued his personal war against the opposition with a pair of baskets to start the second canto. In the second, Morton sank a goal and connected on a charity for a 3-point first half. Roy Dunn netted a free throw for one point in the opening 16 minutes. Although Lewis and Mendell split up the scoring by halves, the Fort Scott Tigers didn't remain idle as they were in the game until the fading seconds Trailing, 33-29, early in the final frame, the Tigers got a fancy goal from Del Young for a 3331 deficit, but the rempaging Lewis set his sights on scoring and poured in the next six counters to cool a Scott rally. Bob Stapleton came back on a basket to leave Ft. Scott trailing 39-33, followed by the Tigers' mamouth center, Gary Jones, who hit a push shot. The Fort Scot quintet pressed the Cyclones and began to make mistakes in the form of fouls. Mendell picked up a pair of frees as a result to push the Reds to a 41-34 advant age. It looked like the lead woulc hold with 1:34 left, but Larry King teamed with Stapleton to move to a 41-40 deficit with about 30 seconds left to play. Ottawa tried a free throw, but the Tigers rebounded and called time out This set the stage for another of those hair-raising finishes. The Tigers got the ball in bounds bu failed to get a shot off as the clock signaled the end of the game. Ottawa hit on 15 of 44 shots from the field while the Tiger collected 17 of 41. Morton turned in 10 points while Roy Dunn hit 4 and Roger Fer guson 1. Gary Jones led the Ti gers with 13 while Larry King hi 10. Ottawa finished the season with a 15-6 record but won the EKL tournament trophy and took the Eastern Kansas League crown The Reds also added the third place trophy from the Shawnee Mission North regional. Bowling Two Keen Men Roll Keen Series C. Jackson and W. Funk con tributed 1178 pins as Keen Co. beat Lee's Cafe, 3-1, in the men's Dynamic League last night at the Ottawa Bowl Lanes. Funk scored a 592 with a 230 line, and Jackson rolled 586 as Keen's posted a 2533 series. Joe Jaster scored a 593 series for W. W. Whitacre, 44 winner over Royal T in the Dynamic League; Whitacre's team series was 2536. M. Thompson rolled 566 for Royal T. Sue Wolgast posted the top series in the Friday Night Ladies League at the Royal T Lanes, rolling 491 with an 184 line'for Royal T, 4-0 winner over Kramer Drugs. Barbara Adams matched Sue's 184 line in her 467 seires for Ot tawa Bowl, 3-1 .winner over Pence Food Center. B. Spatz with an 175 line and Arlene DeCaeny with a 479 series led Pence. Team results and individua scores in the Ottawa Bowl leagues appear elsewhere on this page Here are team results and high individual scores in the Ladies League: Helen * Blll'i—4 High 10-30 — v. Hoffman, 446 Fairmont Dairy—0 High 10-30 — C. Roller. 1T1-41I Boyal T Lanei—4 High 10-30 — 8. WolfMt. 184-481 Kramer's Drayi—0 High 10-30 — N. Hacker, 140-373 Ottawa Bowl—I High 10-30 — B. Adams, 1(4-467 Pence Food Center—1 High 10 — B. Spatz, 175 High 30 — A. DeCaeny, 478 McF»dd«n'i Painting— S High 10 — D. Rlcheson, US High 30 — E. Mathias. 441 Gambles—1 High 10-3'0 — R. Boyer, 166-431 Parmelee—3 High 10130 — B. Waiktr, 153-443 Wills Cafe— I High 10 — H. Reddick, 163 High 30 — V. Dengel 405 CH 2-4700 COME ON DOWN — Fulton's Truman Coleman is up after bafl in last night's regional Class BB final at Greeley. Melvern beat Fulton, 54-33, for title and state tourney berth. Other players aro Fulton's Don Larkin (20) and Steve Frisbie (13) and Melvern's Jim Lacey (35), Bob Criss (41) aad Wayne CranweU (extreme left). (Herald Photo). Regional Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State Tournament Regionals Class AA (Championships) Shawnee-M i ss i o n North 54, Shawnee-Mission West 44 Hayden 53, Topeka 48 (2 ot) Salina 61, Washburn Rural 52 (Semifinals) At Campus Wichita East 51, Campus 26 Derby 35, Wichita South 32 At Wichita North Wichita West 54, Augusta 53 Wichita Southeast 44, El Dorado 42 At Parsons Chanute 41, Coffeyville 40 (ot) Parsons 57, Pittsburg 30 At Shawnee-Mission East Wyandotte 46, Bishop Miege 32 Shawnee-Mission East 39, Ward 36 At Great Bend McPherson 70, Hays St. Josephs 53 Dodge City 53, Hutchinson 49 Class A (Championships) Goodland 54, Scott City 47 Marysville 51, Bonner Springs 45 Neodesha 48, Columbus 38 Humboldt 55, Garnett 42 Russell 43, Hays 32 Buhler 49, Larned 42 For Insurance On dwellings, household goods. buildings and automobuV SM Dean Berlin, Agent 109 E. Second Phone CH 2-2804 OTTAWA BOWL 418y a N. Main Phone CH 2-9741 NIGHTHAWK Montgomery War*— 1 K, Hollon . ......... »0 144 O. 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Hockman ........ 170 181 131 413 103 212 102 40t 178 4»1 138 488 157 504 111 351 154 471 IN 556 148 408 156 487 184 488 141 483 126 3t4 168 457 144 451 171 487 184 4tfO 145 413 181 556 116 473 136 468 183 522 136 450 183 516 130 488 167 418 144 356 157 481 177 135 DYNAMIC Britvoe DruC*—3 A. Baldwin 174 130 J. Bass 153 151 G. Suttron 207 124 K. Suffron 11> 158 G. Bond 114 104 Wlllli Nunery— S J. Love 140 190 G. Miller 114 138 F. Sherman 85 143 P. Durbin 84 86 R. Crawford 124 133 Boyal T—0 L. Wichman 904 111 L. Blen 171 148 T. Marks 104 82 M. Thompson 187 215 T. V. Leiden 161 168 W. W. Whltaere—4 L. Cordle 158 176 B. Messenger 158 163 B. West 137 136 B. Howel 134 181 J. Jaster 211 188 lee'i Cafe— I A. Rlcheson 115 176 A. Jones 142 300 B. Wenthe 150 156 D. Heckman 178 187 K«e« Co.—» F. Kaub 161 131 W. Trout 138 138 J. Funk 187 171 W. Lewis 116 146 C. Jackson 186 161 124 428 166 470 132 463 121 403 83 311 124 384 88 351 113 340 102 282 178 436 152 471 133 452 173 ?60 164 516 166 111 184 622 188 520 178 414 132 447 186 583 146 437 173 815 170 476 171 MO 138 468 147 431 230 SM 164 466 188 586 (Semifinals) At Salina Chapman 53, Concordia 37 Wamego 44, Clay Center 37 At Valley Center Medicine Lodge 57, Anthony 50 Valley Center 55, Mulvane 50 Class B (Championships) Council Grove 63, Pomona 40 Buffalo Midway 60, Oswego 39 Haven 57, Goddard 49 Hill City 54, Osborne 49 LeRoy 56, Eudora 40 Peabody 55, Halstead 29 Elkhart 56, MullinvUle 54 (Semifinals) At Blue Rapids Sabetha 57, Horton 47 Highland 83, Holton 62 Class BB (Championships) Melvern 54, Fulton 33 Prairie View 57, Herndon 52 Durham 56, Cassoday 40 (ot) Dwight 50, Lucas 48 Portis 52, Alton 47 Coming 40, Axtell 38 Sylvia 47, Alden 44 (Semifinals) At Montezuma Rozel 61, Moscow 53 Montezuma 52, Garfield 51 THE OTTAWA HERALD Saturday, March 9, 1963 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results Chicago 110, Boston 109 Detroit 131, San Francisco 121 -ot St. Louis 129, New York 124 Today's Game Los Angeles at St Louis Sunday's Games Cincinnati at Boston San Francisco at Syracuse Los Angeles at Detroit New York at St. Louis Monday's Game St Louis at Los Angeles ADDITIONAL SPORTS ON PAGE SIX J GILLETTE J ^ Super Power Bar ^ • Tractor Tires V T See Us for J J FAST, EFFICIENT J J TIRE SERVICE ^ J on All Tractors! ^ J 110 West 4th St T T Right Down Town T Tire & + 9 Supply, Inc. 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