The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1968 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 24, 1968
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Chickasaws Win Two Dual Blast Hits LR . By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Just before the Blylheville High School basketball team I departed for a two-game road I trip.^to Little Rock on Thursday, tliey attended a pep rally at the.'school. One of the bits of advice whicH they were given in the way of sounds and signs was, "Double Trouble for Little Rods." The advice referred to the facjphat the Chickasaws were to Bieet Horace Mann and Little Rock Hall on successive nights in very important AAA Eastern Conference games. Apparently inspired by the advice as well as by the overall support evidenced at the rally, the Chickasaws last night completed their task of giving Little Rock a dose of double trouble as they beat Hall, 69-59. The victory, coupled with Thursday's 61-56 win over Mann made the long ride home late last night a pleasant one. * * * The triumph gave Blytheville their 19th victory of the season against only five losses and advanced their conference record to 11-2, three league contests remaining on the agenda as they battle Little Rock Central for tlie championship. Monday night the Chicks must face Jonesboro in Jonesbovo, that battle to be followed by encounters at home with McClellan and Jacksonville on Friday and Saturday evening to complete league action. * * *. Last night's win was another team victory. Three of Coach Dwight Wil- COURIER NSWS PAGE SIX 1 = Saturday February 34, J9M = iiniiiiniiniii ..... minium .......... iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiHiniii liams' men reached double figures in the scoring column while the passing and defensive game bespoke concentrated team effort. "I was worried about this game," Williams admitted afterwards, "especially playing in this small gym of Hall's. It is a difficult place to play even though it is larger than it looks. "I was worried when we got ino early foul trouble and had to go to a zone defense instead of our usual man-for-man but the defense did pick up a lot towards the end, especially in the last quarter. "Those fellows did some real fine shooting— Ben Robinson, Jimmy Moore and Aubrey Bell —in fact, the whole crew played good ball even after we got into foul trouble." Reminded that his men did not have too much time to savor the victory what with the task of meeting Jonesboro directly ahead of them, Williams added that he realized "Jonesboro is always tough but we'll go over there knowing we can beat them and play just one game at a time." + * * Hall seemed intent on giving the Chickasaws a battle as they stayed on their heels throughout the entire first quarter. Arkansas Scores High School | Fayelteville Ramay 48, Little Blytheville 69, Little Rock Rock Forrest Heights 36 Hall 59 i Fort Smith Darby 37, Spring- Fort Smith Northside 64, El | dale Central 29 Dorado 61 Pine Bluff 70, Little Rock Mc- Class AA Junior High At Russcllville Clellan 66 i Harrison 70, Little Rock Cath- North Little Rock 75, Jones-lolic 53 boro 59 j Cnmden Fairview 43, Magnol- Hot Springs 50, Fayetteville 40 ,ia 34 Fort Smith Southside 73, Tex-' arkana 43 Batesville 62, Paragould 57 West Memphis 61, Greene County Tech 49 Valley Springs 71, Van Buren 52 Warren 68, Smackover 62 Forrest City 76, Leachville 60 Morrilton 80, Watson Chapel 64 Benton 68, RussellviUe 58 Helena Central 63, Marianna 54- STATE TOURNAMENTS Class AAA Junior High At Jacksonville Class A Junior High At Cherry Valley Corning 36, Nettleton 34 McGehee 45, Bay 43 (two overtimes) Class B Junior High At Hampton Dover 43, Ashdown Wood Street 2 Ouachita County 40, Cotter 39 'Class A Senior Girls At Prescott Ashdown 46, Alma 39 Hope 65, Greenwood 45 Class B Senior Girls At Greenbrier Plummerville 64, Cushman 62 Bradley 66, Cedarville 49 Jimmy Moore opened Blytheville scoring with a pass from Robinson after Eddie Thompson had sunk a free throw for the game's first score and the teams exchanged the lead throughout the first eight minutes. Kenny Beard, Bell and Robinson added points in that session, all but two coming from the field as Blytheville took an 18-16 lead. * * * Jimmy Nosari netted two free throws for Hall to open the second period, tying the count at 18-18. However, the Chicks' press went into action and produced results. Robinson, Bell and Moore earned baskets, Moore's on a back-handed lay-up, and the Chicks led, 24-20, with 3:23 left in the half. After a time out, Robinson hit from 17 feet, Ben added two fouls, a Bell to Stewart Jerome pass netted two more while Bell quickly added two baskets and a foul to suddenly push Blytheville into a 35-23 margin at intermission. * + + Full court press tactics continued as the second half began. Richard Brewer started for the Chicks and quickly dropped in a fielder for two points and Blytheville was off and running. Bell hit for two baskets, Robinson did the same and Brewar added his second while Robinson hit one at the buzzer to push Blytheville ahead, 53-45, as period three ended. * * * Moore tipped one in to open the final stanza and restore the Chicks' 10-point spread. Jimmy added one of his two- handed set tosses after Bell sank a free throw and Blytheville led by 13 with six minutes to play. Robinson's foul and another 12-footer by Moore offset a basket by Thompson as the Chicks called time. Robinson turned on the heat after the break and dropped in a basket and five free throws to ice the verdict for the visitors, Gil Landers' two-pointer at the buzzer only narrowing the gap. * + * Robinson again showed the way in the scoring totals with 24 markers followed closely by Bell with 20 while Moore reached double figures with 12. Beard contributed seven, Brewer, four, and Jerome netted two but had a number of passes to set other Chickasaws up for baskets. Coach Jim Dixon's junior varsity battled the junior Warriors tooth and nail in the preliminary and finally emerged with a hard-fought, 49-48 victory. Bouts Draw Even If Abie's Gone ''Where's Abie Rumph?" The question was buzzed around at the Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament here last night. Everyone wanted to see the big heavyweight who last week electrified the crowd with a smashing win over Don DeMaine, a strong Arkansas State University football player. Rumph didn't fight last night. He was supposed to meet an undefeated heavyweight from Jonesboro, but none of the Jonesboro fighters showed up. Dr. John Q. Elliott, top man of the amateur fight club here, hopes that the Jonesboro contingent will be in town tonight. If they are, Bumph will get his chance in the ring again and about 300 fight fans will be much happier. Another power punching heavyweight, Thomas Whitley (also identified as Theotis Williams), grabbed the spotlight which was vacated by Bumph. Whitley put on a show of thundering right hands in knocking out William Lewis Jn th« first round. i Although he has the muscle power, Whitley obviously is no Abie Rumph at this time; maybe in another year of boxing. Whitley, wno was in action only a few seconds in that first fight, came back to take on Willie Brisco later in the evening. He lost a decision to the faster, niftier Brisco in one of the better fights of the tournament. About 350 people were present for last night's event, which was held in the Tom Little Building in the 100 block of East Walnut. Little Herbert Reese scored a TKO over Ike Williams, Rayd Wallace TKO'd Earl Davis and the remaining fights ended in these decisions: George Reese over Ed Williams, Ronnie Connel! over Paul Cook, A. J. Ford over Ozell Davis; Ronnie Logslon over Gary Beale, Willie Barnes over T. Larnb, Billie Jefferson over Thomas Wilkenson; Alien Fortner over Otis Johnson, Steve Brown over Hosie Hawkins and Davii Brinkman over Gary Hawkins. SUSAN BERENS makes a colorful addition to the 1968 edition of the Ice Follies at Madison Square Garden. Donald Jackson, known as the "King of Blades,' is another popular favorite. Miss Berens passed up a chance for the U.S. Olympic team to join the Follies and Jackson is a former world champion. Big Wilt Reaches A Big Milestone By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wilt Chamberlain scored his 25,000th career point Friday night in a most unlikely manner —on a free throw. The world's greatest basketball scorer, 7-foot-l Chamberlain is one of the world's worst foul shooters, unless there is some sort of record or milestone at stake. Chamberlain also scored his 20,000th point on a free throw. He passed Bob Pettit for the all-time scoring leadership on a free throw, too. In 1962, when he scored 100 points in a game against New York, he made 28 from the foul A1C Opens Tournament PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Harding and Arkansas Tech, who split two regular season games, open the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference tournament here at 1:30 this afternoon. Tech finished in a tie for third with Arkansas College at 11-7. Harding was 9-9. Ouachita and John Brown University, one of the two non- conference teams in the tourna- met, play the other afternoon game at 3:30. Arkansas College meets Philander Smith in the first night game at 7. Southern State and Arkansas A&M close out the first round action at 9. The tournament winner will meet AIC champion Henderson in a best of three series. The winner will represent District 17 in the national NAIA tournament at Kansas City. iBOWUNG SHAMROCK LANES Tuesday Twilight League STANDINGS Jack's Shoes .' 60 -36 Drcifus 54 -42 Deckers 53'/4-42'/4 George Mtr. Co 52VM3V4 Plaza Drugs 52 -44 Randall Co 42V4-53V4 Hays Supmkt 41 -55 First NatI Bank 28&-67V4 HIGH GAMES Bobbie Sandbothe 233 Betty Kretch 22* George Mtr. Co 929 HIGH SERIES MaryHaynes 567 JoanMiWas 557 George Mtr. Co 2,654 SPLITS Helen Cotner 3-10 Martha Wagner 3-W Jenny Culp 5-8-10 Anna Pipkin 1-3-8-10 NEW YORK - Ulysses tlimi- nez, 138V4, Puerto Rico, stopped Jimmy "Red" Parsons, 138, Pittsburgh, i, MUMP'::. ..MllilllillllinllllS'lilllllSllllllllllllllllllllll* Cage Pros iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiin NBA Friday's Results Philadelphia 138, Detroit 117 Los Ang. 131, Cincinnati 115 Seattle 127, San Diego 122 St. Louis 118, Baltimore 1)0 San Fran. 127, Boston 122 Today's Games Detroit at Baltimore Chicago at New York Cincinnati at San Francisco Boston vs. Seattle at Vancouver Sunday's Games New York at Detroit, afternoon Los Angeles at San Diego Philadelphia at St. Louis, afternoon Monday's Games Boston at San Diego Wilt Chamberlain line, still a one-game record. He wasn't exactly ready to accept designation as a clutch foul shooter after reaching his latest milestone Friday night in a 138117 romp for his Philadelphia 76ers over the Detroit Pistons in a National Basketball Association game. "The stage production is good," he jested when asked if he planned to reach these record heights from the charity line. In other NBA games, St. Louis beat Baltimore 118-110, Los Angeles trounced Cincinnati 131-115, Seattle nipped San Diego 127-122 and San Francisco edged Boston 127-122. Chamberlain's 25,000th point was one of 31 he scored against the Pistons. He also grabbed 32 rebounds, and handed out 12 assists in leading the Eastern Division leaders to their 16th win in the last 19 games. The 25,000th point came with 1:51 remaining in the first half and was Chamberlain's ninth point. He was fouled by Happy Hairston. Wilt dipped and underhanded toward the hoop. It hit the backboard, bounced on the rim and finally fell through as 12,382 fans roared approval at Ihe Spectrum. The retired Pettit, who played for the St. Louis Hawks, is still runner-up on the all-time scoring list with 20,880, followed by Los Angeles' Elgin Baylor who has close to 19,500. Chamber- Iain's total after Friday night is 25,022. Zelmo Beatty, survived a fight with Baltimore's Ray Scott, and went on to lead St. Louis to victory. Beatty hit for 31 points. Earl Monroe scored 25 for Baltimore. Los Angeles gained its sixth victory in the last eight games behind a tough defense and the scoring of Jerry West, 29 points, Archie Clark, 26, and Elgin Bay- ABA Friday's Games Denver 'l08, New Orleans 102 Pittsburgh 110, Minnesota 102 Today's Games New Jersey at Denver Sunday's Games Houston vs. Anaheim at Los Angeles Dallas at Oakland Kentucky at Indiana, afternoon New Jersey at Minnesota, afternoon Monday's Garnet Houston at Denver By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lor. West suffered a pulled groin muscle in the fourth period. The extent of the injury was not immediately known. Walt Hazzard, who scored 31 points, and Bob Rule, who got 30, combined for 28 in the fourth quarter, sparking Seattle to its victory. Rookie Art Williams scored a pro career high of 26 for San Diego. With San Francisco leading 121-119, Jeff Mullins sank a basket and Clyde Lee hit two foul shots to clinch the Warriors victory. Lee scored an NBA career high of 33 points. Tom Sanders led Boston with 25. * * » The Pittsburgh Pipers used Chico Vaughn's string to pull themselves farther ahead in the American Basketball Association's Eastern Division. Vaughn's string—built of nine field goals and nine foul shots in nine attempts—sparked Pittsburgh to a 110-102 victory over Minnesota Friday night as the Pipers increased their lead to three games over second-place Muskies. The Pipers clinched it by scoring eight straight points for a 92-83 lead with about eight minutes left. Connie Hawkins scored 26, one less than Vaughn, for Pittsburgh, and Sam Smith, Mel Daniels and Ron Perry each got 18 for he Muskies. In the only other ABA game, Willie Murrell scored 29 points to lead Denver over New Orleans 108-102. Denver went ahead to stay, 101-99, on Lonnie Wright's jump shot with 3:20 left. Doug Moe led New Orleans with 32 points. City Tourney Time Is Near It's City Tournament time again for the Blytheville Women's Bowling Association, Scheduled for Shamrock Lanes, the team events have been set for Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 9th and 10th. Singles and doubles events will be held the following Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 16th and 17th. The tourney will be under the supervision of the association secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Clifford Veach, WE'VE GOT MIA. New Mia Cosmedics. They let you look recklessly young. Full of life and light We've got the Mia look. Have you? • Silky-lip lipsitk • Wide-eyed underwater liner and mascara • Sheer Face Fluffs • Shimmer-nail Pro-laq OWEN'S DRUGS HIWAY DRUGS BARNEY'S DRUGS MALL DRUGS 'Hail Columbia Cage Theme Song By TED MEIER i Brown because of a sprained Associated Press Sports Writer ankle, but the Lions had mtto trouble. McMilhan was content with 13 points as Bill Amel paced the lions with 20. Joe Heiser, with 21 There hasn't been so much excitement on the Columbia University campus in 17 years. 1951, 'th team won 21 in a row, sweeping its regular season schedule, before losing in the NCAA post-season championship tournament. The Lions are back among the leaders in college basketball this season, they have won 18 of 21 games and are sixth-ranked nationally in the Associated Press poll. The Lions made it 14 in a row with an easy 73-45 road victory over Brown Friday night to remain tied with Princeton, 18-4; for first place in the Ivy League. Princeton, playing at home, heat Harvard 84-72. Columbia was written off in some quarters when the Lions lost three straight to Cornell, Georgetown and Fordham early in December. With sophomore Jim McMillian and big Dave Newmark showing the way, the Lions caught fire after that and won! the Christmas Holiday Festival I by whipping West Virginia, Lou-! isville and St. John's of New York. "This is a wonderful thing to happen," a Columbia professor said after the Lions surprised virtually everyone by winning the Holiday Festival. "We are all worked up over the team." Newmark didn't play against points, for Princeton. The Tigers, hopeful of regaining a spot in the AP Top Ten, are pointing for their showdown battle with Columbia next Saturday when the Ivy crown will be at stake. It was a comparatively quiet night on the College hardwoods with the Lions the only top ten team to see action. Stanford edged Oregon State Oregon 76-64, feated Dartmouth 60-55, Yal« whipped Cornell 83-76, Los Angeles Loyola vanquished U. of Pacific 85-82 and the Air Force humbled Denver for the first time in eight games 94-89. All were home court victories. Wrestling To Return Professional wrestling returns to the Blytheville Legion Arena on Tuesday, Mar. 5th, according to an announcement by promoter Herb Welch. . Welch has lined up two one- hour time limit matches, the main event to be a tag-team affair. Don Carson and The Red Shadow will combine talents to face Corsica Joe and Lynn Rossi in the feature bout while Jackie Fargo will square off against Tamayo Soto in the best two-of- three falls preliminary. Blytheville Business College Farmers Bank Bldg. ENROLL NOW FOR SPRING TERM NEW DAY CLASSES Begin Mar. 4 Subjects Offered: • Vocabulary & Spelling • Typing • Shorthand • Office Machines Ph. PO 3-7496 or 3-1089 Nite Classes Available HERMON C. JONES Business Men'i Atsurano C» 555 So. 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