The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 13, 1968
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At Greene County Blytheville ing By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor One goal which the Blytheville High School basketball team has set for itself is that of winning at least 20 games in the regular season schedule. Following Friday's, 55-41, win over Jonesboro, the men of Coach-.Dwight Williams boast a 16-4 nwk. Seven games remain on the schedule for the Chickasaws before the state tournament commences, on March 4. So it would seem that winning four of seven is not too formidable a task for a squad that took 16 of its first 20. There is one major difficulty standing in the way of the Ely- thevillefplayers' intentions. giiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiinmimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' | COURIER NBWS PAGE EIGHT I i Tiisiday, February 13, 1968 1 ^IlllllllNlllllllllllllllinilliHliliniiiiiiiiiiiiilliiilliiilllliNlllllllii Beginning with tonight's battle at Greene County Tech, the Chicks' next five encounters will be played away from home. Following tonight's game, Blytheville must travel to Little Rock Central on Friday, then to Little Rock Hall on Feb. 23, to Horace Mann the next day and wind up their journeys at Jonesboro on Monday, Feb. Duke Returns To Poll Position The Duke Blue Devils,'a 70-56 winner over Providence knocked out of the Top Ten last week, regained a ranking position in The Associated Press major-college basketball poll today. Other gains were recorded by New Mexico and Columbia. Duke took over 10th place after winning three games last week-and lifting its record to 14-3. Kew Mexico and Columbia each advanced one spot, the Lobos tj> fifth and the Lions to sixth." Houston, unbeaten in 21 games, maintained its solid hold last week, held fourth place followed in order by New Mexico, Columbia, Tennessee, Kentucky Vanderbilt and Duke. New Mexico edged New Mexi co State 72-71 and Texas-El Paso 64-58, boosting its record to 19-1. Columbia also won twice —over Dartmouth and Harvard. The Lions are 15-3. Tennessee slipped two notches to seventh. The Vols lost to Georgia 61-43 after downing Louisiana State, 87-67. Kentucky and Vanderbilt re- on first place in the poll based! mained in eighth and ninth on games through last Satur- j place, respectively. Each scored day. The Cougars collected 28 first-place votes and 351 points in the balloting by a national panel:'of 36 sports writers and broadcasters. UCLA, which received the other! eight first-place votes, held second place with 332 points, the latter awarded on a basis;of 10 for a first-place vote, 9 for second, eight for third, etc. Houston trounced Centenary 107-58 in its only start last week while' UCLA defeated Oregon State,'55-52 and Oregon 104-63 for an 18-1 mark. North Carolina, 17-1 after beating Virginia, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech in last week's action, remained in the No. 3 slot.'The Tar Heels had 281 points. Undefeated St. Bonaventure, 10. Duke two victories in last week's games. Duke, which beat Maryland, Southern Illinois and Notre Dame, replaced New Mexico State on the rankings' list. The Aggies, 10th a week ago, lost to New Mexico and Chicago Loyola. The Top Ten with first-place votes in parentheses and total points through games of Feb. 10 on a 10-9-8-etc. basis: 1. Houston (28) 2. UCLA (8) 3. North Carolina 4. St. Bonaventure 5. New Mexico 6. Columbia 7. Tennessee 8. Kentucky 9. Vanderbilt 351 332 281 229 208 108 104 87 75 57 High Scoring Trio Featured In Pros 2«. A difficult schedule, Indeed. All five of the foes to be met are earlier victims of the Chickasaws. Blytheville trimmed Greene County, 48-39, on Dec. 12 in the sixth game of the season for the winners. Earlier, Blytheville had beaten Hall, 62-41, and followed up the Tech win with a 51-49 victory over Mann just before Christmas. In January, the Chicks surprised Central, 54-50, and three weeks later avenged a loss to Jonesboro with Friday's win. Without a doubt, all five opponents will be anxious to face Blytheville on their home floors and the Chickasaws definite!; have their work cut out for them if they want to reach tha 20-garne plateau and maintain their hold on the Eastern Con ference lead, * * + Greene County's Eagles come into tonight's battle with a two- game losing streak. Friday night they were beaten by Newport, 52-49, and on Saturday were edged by Helena Central, 70-65. Earlier last week the Eagles had beaten Manila's Lions. Coach Jim Bohannon relies mainly on a starting five con sisting of Joe Stanfill and Roger Perry at forward, Mike Wilcox and Larry Winbery at guan with Ricky Harmon at center Winberry tied for game scoring honors against Helena will' his 20-point output while Wilcox added 15. Williams plans to go with his usual starting five of Aubrey Bell, Kenny Beard, Ben Robin son, Jimmy Moore and Stewar Jerome. Official figures show that Robinson is the Chickasaws' leading scorer in both total points and game average. In 20 outings, Ben has hit the nets for 290 points, giving him a 14.5 average. Jeome follows in both departments, having earned 220 points for an 11.0 mark while Bell is on his heels at 219 points and j a 10.9 average. Beard ranks fourth in points and average with 183 and 9.1 respectively. Moore, who did not break into the starting lineup until the fifth or sixth game, has racked up 85 points to give him a 4.2 average. Action will get underway at the Eagles' gym with a junior varsity clash at six o'clock, fol lowed by the varsity tussle at 7:30. CONTACT WORK-An unidentified Jonesboro eager seems to be mixing football with his basketball as he "plunges" for an opening against Blytheville's Ben Robinson while Kenny Beard stands by to lend assistance in il last Friday's battle. The Chickasaws can expect some more lough action as they invadft Greene County Tech tonight. (Counier News Photo) Forty-three was the magic number in the American Basketball Association Monday night. That was the number of points poured in by three separate players. Cincy Powell shattered a Dallas scoring record with his 43 iff a 114-101 victory over Denver, [ snapping the Chaparrals' six-gkme losing string. On; the West Coast, Ben Warley : and Willie Somerset matched that total as Warley's Anaheim club nipped Houston and 'Somerset, 145-142 in overtime; Warley also set an ABA record, hitting 16 straight baskets,' snapping the previous mark of 10 by teammate Lefty Thomas, set last month. In other ABA games, New Jersey downed New Orleans 118-109 and Kentucky stopped Eastern Division leader Pitts- urgh 131-107. In the only National Basketball Association game, Chicago tripped Cincinnati 112-104 in overtime. Powell, who set the previous Dallas scoring record Sunday against Minnesota, hitting for 41 points, wasted little time In breaking it as he sparked Dallaj to an early lead and the Chaps never were beaded. Larry Jones topped Denver with 23 pointt. Warley began hit streak In the second quarter, hitting on six straight shots to put Anaheim ahead 70-65 at the half after the Aniigos had trailed ear! Her by 14 points. Warley ripped off 10 more in a row in a torrid third quarter which saw Anaheim streak ahead 87-71. Then Somerset, a 5-foot-10 guard, triggered a tie for Houston at 129-129 after regulation time. The Americans reeled off five straight points just before halftime for an 11-poinl edge and took their third straight victory. Walt Simon led New Jersey with 24 points. Red Robbins had 30 for the Bucs. Jim Ligon's 27 rebounds, a team record, and 21 points paced the Colonels to their easy victory over Pittsburgh. Connie Hawkins had 25 points for the Pipers. Jerry Sloan's two jump shots in overtime gave the Bulls their overtime decision over the Royals, who played without the injured Oscar Robertson. Clem Haskins' basket with nine seconds remaining in regulation play had tied the game 101-101. The Royals managed to score only five points in the last 8:42, including the overtime. Connie Dierking, with 33 points, led Cincinnati. Jerry Lucas added 34 rebounds. Bob Boozer and Jim Washington had 19 points for the Bulls. AAA EASTERN DIVISION STANDINGS Team Confer. Season Blytheville 8-1 .900 16-4 .800 LR Central 10-2 .833 17-3 .850 N L Rock 9-2 .818 15-7 .682 Hor. Mann 7-4 .636 13-8 .619 Jonesboro 4-8 .333 11-12 .578 L R Hall 4-8 .333 7-11 .339 Jacksonville 3-9 .250 13-13 .500 Pine Bluff 3-0 .250 9-13 .409 L R McClel. 3-9 .250 9-14 .391 Last Week's Results NLR 75, Conway 58 Blytheville 44, Paragould 38 Jacksonville 60, Hall 59 Jonesboro 53, McClellan 44 Hot Springs 61, Central 53 FS Northside 60, FS Southside 47 NLR 58, Central 45 Blytheville 55, Jonesboro 41 Hall 88, Pine Bluff 80 Mann 50, McClellan 48 This Week's Games Tuesday Blytheville at Greene County Tech Central at Hall McClellan at Jacksonville Pine Bluff at El Dorado Bay at Jonesboro Thursday NLR at Mann (Central gym) Friday McClelian at NLR Blytheville at Central Hall at Jonesboro Mann at Pine Bluff WESTERN CONFERENCE Conference All-Games W-L Pet. W-L- Pc». FS North. 9-0 1.000 17-2 .895 FS South. 4-2 .667 12-5.706 Hot Springs 4-4 .500 17-5 .773 El Dorado 3-4.429 9-7 ,562 Maravich Exploits Fail To Get Victory By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Pistol Pete Maravich gave it to Georgia with both guns but when the dust had cleared, the Bulldogs had survived a lot better than Louisiana State. Maravich, the LSU sophomore who leads the country's collegiate basketball scorers, poured in 51 points against Georgia Monday night but the barrage couldn't overcome a balanced Bulldog attack that produced a 78-73 Southeastern Conference victory. And while Maravich was shooting up Georgia, Baron Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats slipped into the SEC lead by edging Tennessee 60-59. The eighth ranked Wildcats pulled it out in the final minutes a 6-foot-ll soph, hit 12 of 19 from Tourney Action Gosnell Is Winner By Frank Ellis Courier News ports Editor Three Junior Boys tournaments got underway yesterday at Wilson, Osceola and Leachville and as expected they provided a large amount of exciting basketball. At Osceola, Coach Joe Bratcher's GOSNELL junior Pirates opened the District 2-A tourney with a 47-26 win over HIGHLAND of Hardy. "We played real good on defense, especially in the second half," Bratcher said afterwards, "and both Kelly Jones and Ken Murray controlled both backboards for us." Murray threw in 24 points and Jones 17 to lead the offensive while Gary Davis added four and Keith Armour, two, for the Pirates. Blytheville sent their Junior Dragons into the fourth game of the day and Coach Ira Young's representatives were routed by Marianna, 61-28. Batesville squared off against Pocahontas in the fifth game and the Pioneers played the role of their early American namesakes by trimming the Pocahontas Redskins, 47-36. The day's finale sent Forrest City against DeWitt. The Mustangs and Dragons put on a good battle and when it was all over, Forrest City emerged the winner, 37-28. * * * Today's limited schedule sees Helena battling Wynne at 12:30, Marianna Strong encountering LEACHVILLE at 1:45 and West Memphis squaring off against Miller of Helena at three o'clock. There will be no night games ; because of the regularly sched- with three sophomores—Mike Casey, Mike Pratt and Dan Issel—doing the bulk of the job. It was seventh-ranked Tennessee's second straight SEC loss am dropped the Vols one half game back of Kentucky. Meanwhile, North Carolina, ranked third in The Associated Press poll, rolled to its 16th straight victory, beating North Carolina State 96-84. Charlie Scott, another soph, poured in 34 points for the Tar Heels. Larry Miller had 24 anc became the third highest scorer in NC history with 1,714. Eddie Biedenbach led the losers with 28. Georgia had four players in double figures with Bob Lienhard's 28 points tops. Lienhard, Central Descends, eville Blyth< Four By THE SSOCIATED PRESS Little Rock Central, a two- time loser last week, has been COLLEGE SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Dartmouth 64, Cornell 63 CCNY 87, South. Conn. 71 South Kentucky 60, Tennessee 59 Auburn 74, Miss. State 72 Mississippi 77, Alabama 69 Georgia 78, La. State 73 No. Caro. 96, No. Caro. St. 84 VMI 87, The Citadel 77 Ky. Wesleyan 85, Ky. St. 71 Wm. & Mary 91, Furman 76 Guilford 78, Presby., S.C. 65 7 SW La. 92, NW La. 79 Grambling 125, Wiley 87 Midwest Iowa State 49, Okia. State 48 Fairfield 64, Xavier, Ohio, 60 Kansas St. 85, Creighton 75 Wisconsin 86, Ohio State 78 Ind. St. 100, East. Illinois 71 . Southwest Pan Amer. 98, Midw. Tex. 74 McMurry 102, Texas A&I 89 W. Texas 84, Hardin-Simmons Far West Colorado 79, Missouri 76, OT Okla. City 100, Denver 86 Tex.-El Paso 87, Ariz. St. 69 77 65 ?ayetteville 3-4 .429 9-7 .562 Texarkana 3-5 .375 13-8 .648 Springdale 0-8 .000 11-8 .578 Last Week's Results Hot Springs 61, Central 53 Northside 60, Southside 47 El Dorado 72, Springdale 82 Southside 60, Mena 45 Fayetteville 68, Texarkana 53 Northside 61, Hot Springs 41 This Week's Games Tuesday Pine Bluff at El Dorado Southside at Hot Springs Springdale at Mulberry Ashdown at Texarkana Friday Fayetteville at Southside Texarkana at Hot Springs Springdale at Northside replaced at the top of the Associated Press Arkansas high school basketball poll by Fort Smith Northside. The Tigers lost to Hot Springs and North Little Rock while the Grizzlies knocked off Fort Smith Southside and Hot Springs. * * * It is the first time the Tigers have been out of the No. 1 spot in several weeks. Central fell to third while Greenbrier moved up a notch to second. Blytheville and Magnolia Co lumbia continue to hold down the fourth and fifth spots. North Little Rock advanced two notches to sixth while Hot Springs dropped from sixth to seventh. Turrell, 29-0, fell from seventh to eighth. Bay, a newcomer to the top ten, took over the ninth spot and El Dorado remained tenth. Here are the results of the poll with first place votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. FS Northside (10) (17-2) 108 2. Greenbrier (1) (26-1) .... 91 3. LR Central (17-3) 78 4. Blytheville (16-4) 68 5. Magnolia Columbia (29-1) 64 6. North Little Rock (15-7) . 61 7. Hot Springs (16-5) 48 8. Turrell (29-0) 44 9. Bay (31-3) 13 10. El Dorado (13-7) 12 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Fayetteville, FS Southside, Leachville, Prescott McRae, Pyatt and St. Anne's. jniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiuiiiuiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiini Hockey jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiii National Hockey League 4 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Result Los Angeles 2, Toronto 0 Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Garnet Montreal at Toronto Boston at Chicago Philadelphia at Oakland Minnesota at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at St. Louis rour of nine free throws. Maravich connected on!battle tonight, at six o'clock 20 of 47 field goals and was 11' Today, Gosnell will meet . . ., , ... . , ., RECTOR at 7:10 at the Osceola " led varsity battle between the „ m Leachville Lions and Paragould. * •*• * Other results in the opening round showed Lepanto beating Mountain View, 57-31, and Piggott outpointed MANILA, 40-32. Besides the Gosnell-Rector for 18 from the foul line. Casey, who Jec Kentucky's scorers with 17 points, put the Wildcats on top 58-57 with one minute left and Issel, who had 15, followed with another basket. Then the Wildcats held Tennessee off. Pratt, Rupp's other soph, finished with 15. "What magnificent bull those lads played," exulted Hupp a.c- envards. "The fine thing about this game was that those boys didn't lose their poise at all." In the Big Ten, Wisconsin's 'hftt-shooting Badgers knocked off front running Ohio State 8678 as Joe Franklin's 23 points led a balanced attack. Hoxie will face OSCEOLA ROSENWALD and at 8:20, Walnut Ridge battles Lepanto. * + * The Area Six tournament saw three first-round games. Wilson Trade School triumphed over Marion, ; Werner beatj Armorel and Missco whipped Harrisburg Central. Today's schedule, pits Earle against SHAWNEE,. Crawfordsville McNeil versus Wilson Trade, Tyronza against Dyess, Turrell battling DELL at 7:45, and Crawfordsville against J. M. Speck School of -Frenchman's Bayou at nine o'clock. * * * The loss cut OSU's lead to Leachville served as host for one-half game over idle Nor-l the Region 2-AA tournament • -"i jowa Wisconsin I and a ful1 schedule of six games is fifth in the conference. ivson scorao 'ai points, 1R of them in the fiist half as Dartmouth nipped Cornell 64-63 in an Ivy League game. Texas-El Paso romped over Arizona State 87-69 as Andy White hit seven of his first eight more than satisfied even the most ardent cage fan. In the day's first battle, Miller High School of Helena eeked out a 39-38 triumph over Trumann Junior High. Taking their cue from their predecessors' tussle, the Tigers SAVE! CLOSE OUT Over ZOO pairs of Woven & Plastic-Vinyl SEAT COVERS HoiOFF PRICE All Furniture Leatherette and FABRICS. i 90% of Present Stock At a Reduced Price! GILBERTS 600 E. Main - Ph. PO 3-6742 nots. wnite imisnea witn zi oints and Nate Archibald led be Miners with 22. In other games, Providence opped DePaul 71-60, Oklahoma 3ity ripped Denver 100-86, Kanas State tripped Creighton 855, Colorado dropped Missouri 9-76 in overtime and Georgia "ech whipped Jacksonville 977. ot Lincoln nign in rorrest uty edged Stuttgart by one point as well, 24-23. The Lion Cubs of Wonder High in West Memphis hung on for a victory in the afternoon's third engagement, tripping the young Greyhounds from Newport, 3731. + + * HARRISON HIGH School of I SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINEE METROPOLITAN LIFE INS. CO. has a career opportunity due to expansion in Mississippi County. Extensive homo office training: program. Salary Open. Contact Mrs. Ditgt at FO 2-2035. Valentine Heart FROM OUR BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY Milk-and-Honey Chocolates Say to your Sweetheart, " love you, with a beautiful Valentine Heart packed with her favorite Pangburn's Chocolates, the luxury chocolates made with Milk and Honey. Reserve your Heart now At Owen's Drugs Moll Drugs $2.39 to $20 Hi way Drugs Barneys Drugs

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