The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 10, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 10, 1968
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BOMBS AWAV — Ben Robinson, surrounded by three Jonesboro defenders, was able to get this attempt away despite their efforts to prevent it. The play was typical of the hot and heavy action in last night's encounter which moved the Chickasaws into first place. (Courier News Photo by Beasley) Beavers And Indians Almost Get Upsets By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer The Oregon State Beavers and the Dartmouth Indians just weren't lucky. Otherwise they would have made college basketball history with two outstanding upsets. The Beavers look UCLA and Lew Alcindor down to the last 60 seconds before the national col- iiiiiiiiHiiniiininiiiniiiniiiniiininiiniiiinniiiiNnnniiiiiiiiniin High School North Little Rock 58, LR Central 45 E! Dorado 72, Springdale 62 Leachville 60, Batesville 44 Blytheville 55, Jonesboro 41 Helena 70, Greene County Tech 65 West Fork 63, Farminglon 50 Hope 65, Texarkana Washington 59, overtime FS Northside 61, Hot Springs 41 LR Hall 88, Pine Bluff 80 Fayetteville 68, Texarkana 53 Hot Springs Langston 106, NL Harris 74 Turrell 76, Joiner Shawnce 54 Hot Springs Lakeside 50, Lake Hamilton 42 FS Southside 60, Mena 45 St. Anne's 61, Cedarville 54 Harrison 59, Van Burcn 58, overtime Clarksville 51, Charleston 45 Bentonville 69, Subiaco 46 County Line 72, Pleasant View 42 Rogers 62, Gentry 53 Dardanelle 70, Booneville 47 Lavaca 76, Alma 67 Magnolia Columbia 70, Waldo Westside 50 Bay 73, Weiner 65 Valley View 84, Greenway 52 LR Horace Mann 50, LR McClellan 48 Clarksville 51, Charleston 45 LR Catholic 47. Benlon 38 Clarendon 62. Gilletl 60 Cabot 67, Fuller 55 Pine Bluff Townsend 58, NLR Jones 45 Beebe 73, Augusta 66 COURIER NEWS the first overtime before the Lions pulled it out. Heyward Dolson, with 22 points, and Jim McMillian, with 17, paced Columbia. Greg Pickering had 16 for Dartmouth. Sam Lacey, who sat out the second half, sparked New Mexico State with 16 points. The Ag- gies led by 30 points at the half and Ihclr third team played most of the second half. poll chalked up a S5-52 victory j Joe Hciser's 23 points, most of at CorvalHs, Ore., Friday night. I them on baskets from the out- At Hanover, N.H., the sev-1 side, helped Princeton to a 69-62 enth-rankcd Columbia Lions j home victory over Yale. The found it even tougher to down triumph kept the Tigers in a PAGE EIGHT Saturday, February 10, 1968 legiate champions and No. 2 in this week's Associated Press the underdog Dartmouth team. TJie Lions had to go two extra periods before winning 76-70 for their 10th straight. In the only other game involving a team in the Top Ten, New first place tie with Columbia in the Ivy League while Yale dropped put of what had been a three-way deadlock, Cornell beat Harvard 83-79 at Cambridge and Penn defeated Mexico State, No. 10, routed Ar-1 Brown 61-53 at Philadelphia in izona 93-75 at Las Cruccs, N.M. It was tip ins by the 7-foot-l'A the other Ivy League games. Southern California scored on Alcindor, who scored 20 points, I the road over Oregon 79-69 as that saved UCLA. A driving ; did Washington Stale over Stan- layup by Mike Mavkham pulled I ford 74-71. At home New Or- Uie Beavers within 52-50 with i leans Loyola downed the Air one minute left, but a free throw Force 86-69 behind 28 points by Lucius Allen then accounted \ from Charlie Powell and Califor what proved to be the winning point. Vic Bartolome, the Beavers' 7-foot sophomore, played well against Alcindor and finished with 17 points. Columbia and Dartmouth forma overcame Washington 79-66. San Francisco downed St. Mary's 80-68, Weber thumped Gonzaga 84-62, Santa Clara took U. of Pacific 98-83, Los Angeles Loyola defeated San Jose 83-72 were tied 54-54 at the end of the j and Idaho walloped Idaho State regulation time and 61-61 after 1104-76 in other games. Surprise Marks Oaklawn Opening HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Marion H. Van Berg's Tragic Memory tops a strong field of 14 sprinters entered in today's $10.000 King Cotton Handicap'at Oaklawn Park. Van Berg purchased Tragic Memory out of a claiming race Arkansas College Captures Second •Arkansas College converted almost 90 per cent of its 46 free throw opportunities and took over undisputed possession of second place in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference by defeating Arkansas A&M 87-67 atvMonticello Friday night. ^Arkansas College is 10-4 in league play. League-leading Henderson, which hosts State College tonight, has a 10-3 record. Southern State, which is 9-4, meets Ouachita at Arkadelphia tonight. '..A&M led Arkansas College 22- ij with seven minutes left in the half when the Highlanders sfHirted and grabbed a 35-28 haHtime lead. A&M never got closer tban seven points as Arkansas College hit 41 of 46 from tCe 15-foot stripe. Jim Canada Scored 24 and Jim Haney 23 for AricaoMi Collegt. Randy MUM paced the Weevils with 20. Arkansas Tech's Dale Baker sank a long jump in the final five seconds as the Wonder Boys defeated Harding 77-76. The score was tied 34-34 at the half. Harding led by one point and stalled for more than a minute before missing with 12 seconds left. Harding's Marvin Levels led all scorers with 27 points. Dale Brown paced Tech with 18. Cecil Carter hit two jump shots in the final 13 seconds as College of the Ozarks defeated Hendrix 65-62 at Clarksville. Carter put Ozarks ahead 63-62 with 11 seconds to go and then scored at the buzzer. Bob Chance paced Ozarks with 20 points. Carroll Fowlkes had 16 and Dewayne Nash IS for Hendrix. | at Detroit last year for $3,000 : and Tragic Memory completed his three-year-old career with 10 victories. i Larry Snyder will ride Tragic ; Memory, who has been as! signed top weight of 122 pounds for the 5M> furlong event. D. F. Lawson's Brooklyn Bridge, a six-year-old son of Swaps, could be the favorite. He will be gelling a four-pound weight advantage. 0. T. Hogan's Box Man (118) and James Russo's Jet Charger (114) will also be prominent in the lineup. A crowd of 17,000 is expected for the nine-race card offering purses totaling $33,100. Crown Jem, a longshot ridden by apprentice Jim Curry, scored a half length victory Friday over John L. Martin's Green For Go in the featured $5,000 Inaugural Purse. Clay Stinson's bay filly covered the 5te furlongs in 1:05 4-5 and returned $102.60, $48.40 and $4.40 and $3.40 and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Roberts' Texas Lad paid $5 to show. Deane Lindstrom's favored Frosty Dear finished fourth. A solid favorite, Adwcll Stable's Pretty Shadow, and a longshot, Don Ellison'* Long Tom John, combined for a 286.60 daily double. Pretty Shadow paid $5.60 to win and Long Tom John returned $48. An opening day crowd of 10,195 wagered 1696,455, _ , Chickasaws Take Conference Lead By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Blytheville High School's Chickasaws proved most accommodating last evening. On Thursday, this space inadvertently reported that Blytheville had taken over first place in the AAA Eastern Conference race by virtue of the Chicks' win over Paragould and Little Rock Central's loss on Tuesday to Hot Springs. Such, however, was not the case. Central's loss did not count as a conference battle and prior to last night's action Central still led the league with a 10-1 mark while Blytheville was in second, 8-1. Ever anxious to help, Coach Dwight Williams' men went out before the largest crowd of the season and whipped Jonesboro, 5541. Central, meanwhile, was being felled by North Little Rock, 5845, in the Wildcats' gym. As a result, thfs morning, Blytheville does lead the AAA Eastern Conference with a .900 percentage on its 9-1 conference record. Central dropped to second at .883 (10-2) and NLR is third with .817 (8-2). Elated with their victory, the Chickasaw squad all but raised the roof off their dressing room moments later when they learned the outcome of the Central- NLR clash. Shouts of "We're number one! we're number one!" echoed and re-echoed around the room as Williams, his assistant, Jim Dixon, and the players congratulated one another on the evening's accomplishments. The Chickasaws had once again avenged an earlier season setback. Exactly six weeks to the day, Jonesboro had tripped Blytheville, 42-37, in the opening round of the Holiday Tournament at Leachville. Last night's 14-point margin erased the hurt of that defeat. Furthermore, the Chickasaws again outrebounded a team taller than themselves. Three Hurricane starters out- scaled any of the five Blytheville starting squad, David Smith at 6-5 having five inches on his rival at center, Aubrey Bell. Nevertheless, Blytheville, led by Bell and Kenny Beard, grabbed 37 rebounds to the Hurricane's 32, Bell and Beard each pulling down 10 loose balls. In addition, aggressiveness and pressure defense once again paid rich dividends. Particularly in the first half, the full-court press and the zone press tactics, caused the visitors to either loose possession or to take hurried attempts at the basket. The Chicks were quick to cash in on both types of mistakes. •*••*••*• Williams had praise for each of his starting five. The Blytheville mentor praised Beard for his excellent rebounding and for his strong defensive job on 6-1 forward, Steve Hudson. Beard held his taller foe to a mere six points, four of those coming in the closing minutes of the game. Bell was singled out for his jumping which consistently took rebounds from several men taller than himself. Bell also deserved the praise he got for the 20 points he poured through the nets, 14 of them coming at crucial moments in the second half. "That was the best game ! you've played all season, Ste- i wart," Williams said to Stewart Jerome, as the squad sat listening to their coach while they shed shoes and socks prior to their 'showers. "You got that ball up court all night and didn't let their pressing bother you at all," Williams continued. The 125-pound senior never let up till he and the other four starters were removed with one minute left in the game. Jimmy Moore earned Williams' praise for his defensive work on Robert Currie, one of Jonesboro's more improved ballplayers. Currie had been a standout in the Hurricane's last three vic- ome, two by Bell, one by Rob-: 47 percent average. They made I tempts and with 57 seconds left, 13 of 16 free throws while com-' Anderson sank both ends of a mitting 10 personals. lone and one situation to put inson and two free throws by Beard in the second session him to six points. pushed the Chicks to a 25-14 margin when they retired to the dressing room for rest and further information from their coach. Charley Eagle, former Blytheville assistant, must have gotten to his men at the break. His Hurricane came out and began to both slow things down and to creep back into contention. Currie sank two baskets while Neace and Ray got one! each before Bell could break the ice for the home forces. Jones- a boro had narrowed the lead to 27-22 with 3:34 left in the third quarter. Robinson, however, calmly sank two charity tosses and Bell hit a jumper just before Robinson connected following a! steal by Beard and the Chickasaws led by 10 again. Moore and Beard then added a Ray and Smith with eight led Jonesboro. The Eagle-men bucketed 16 baskets and nine of 15 Jonesboro ahead, 62-60. Blytheville worked the ball for 24 seconds but then kicked lories. Last night, Moore held f ou i a pj ece and Bell bucketed another jumper to offset baskets Jimmy also displayed his by Smith and Steve Hudson, usual excellent ball-handling ab ilities, several times finding mates open when even they appeared not to expect him to get a pass through to them. Ben Robinson, reportedly suffering with a 103 degree fever earlier in the day, still did a fine job guarding Tommy Neace. Neace, along with Currie and Terry Ray provide most of the Jonesboro attack. Robinson held him to six points. Only Ray was able to show some of his potential but even Hudson's being his first two- pointer of the night. Ray's 15- footer at die buzzer cut the Blytheville lead to 37-29. The fourth quarter got rather rough, but as Beard remarked later, "That's the way we like it." Blytheville's press netted three quick steals for three baskets. Jerome, Beard and Bell each accounted for a theft and turned them into field goals. With Hudson getting Jonesboro's only point in the period's he, with his eight points, was!f irst three minutes and 20 sec- held far. below his output of 21 0 ^ t the game suddenly was be- points earlier in the week against McClellan. Jerome, perhaps, explained it best when he made the remark, "We play as a team and everyone is always willing to pass to one open for a score," Williams agreed with those words when he told the young men that it had been a team effort and a team victory. * * * On the chalk board in the Blytheville dressing room were printed the words. "Conference Win, Number Nine, First Place." The idea was to impress the yond the Hurricane's reach. Beard added two more fielders, Bell did likewise and Robinson sank a fielder' and two fouls to complete.the scoring. Hudson's four points and four by Keith Croft only narrowed the final margin as both squads began to mix things up. * * * Now 16-4 on the season, the league-leading Chickasaws were j led in scoring by Bell who hit for 10 field goals, totaling 20 points. Jerome with five fielders and three of five fouls earned 13 charity tosses. | it out of bounds without getting An almost unbelievable stretch i a shot away. Jonesboro missed of 12 straight field goals in the a subsequent foul but the last second & third and fourth quar- Blytheville toss was a despera- ter gave the junior Hurricane j tion heave that went awry, a 62-60 win over Jim Dixon'sj Human led all scorers with Jayvees. ,20 points while other Blytheville Dee Human had scored 11 scoring showed Newcomb with points in the first period to push : 10, Brewer, nine, Rowland, six, Blytheville to 15-12 lead but I Tompkins, five, Gude, four, Jonesboro fought back to grab Terry Gurley,, Charles Hall and 25-24 halftime margin. | Jerome, two each. Then, Dwayne Anderson, Mike i John Germain also saw action Holloway and Bill Bradsher as the .Jayvefs dropped their among otliers turned hot as pis- third in a row. tols and dropped in 20 points on 10 straight baskets to apparently sew up the game. However, the future Chickasaws came alive in period number four. Richard Brewer, Tommy. Tompkins, Jim Brown, Jodie Gude and Human had been scoring in the third period but found it hard to match the Jonesboro streak. Human, Ricky Newcomb, Newell Jerome and Ronnie Rowland fought back and actually tied the score at 54-54 after being down, 40 28 at one point. Rowland's rebound basket gave the hosts the lead but Holloway tied it. Newcomb hit for Blytfieville but Jim Stevenson again tied it for Jonesboro. Rowland's two fouls gave Blytheville a 60-58 lead just before Don Cooksey's one-hander knotted things again. Blytheville missed two at- COMMERCIAL BUFFERS For Rent - Also Scrub Brushes, Cleaners And Waxes, at Eubanks Flooring Ph. PO 3-6092 CERAMIC TILES Odd Lot*'-Jill Different Colors Were =°- Sq. Ft. Now While *)ft They Last ZUC sq. ft. Eubanks Flooring Ph. PO 3-6092 players that a win would be;points as Robinson netted 12 their ninth in league action and markers on three goals and a a win, coupled with a Central loss, would give them first place all to themselves. The time spent by Williams in having that message printed paid off. "We actually whipped them in the early part of the ball game," Williams added, "you went out there thinking and knowing you could win and that's what you did." perfect six of six at the foul line, Beard dumped in two baskets and three of three fouls for sev-, en points besides his 10 rebounds • while Moore's one two-hander ] and one foul gave him three points in addition to his work on Currie. Richard Brewer, Joe Ellis, Jodie Gude, Mike Huff and Tommy Tompkins saw action in the The Chicks did go out think- final 60 seconds. ing they could win. Except for brief exchanges in the first three and one-half minutes, when Jonesboro led, 5-4, Blytheville never trailed in the game. A free throw by Robinson knotted the count at 5-5 and another by Ben 20 seconds later gave the Chickasaws a lead they never relinquished. 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