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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 29, 1968
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Showdown Time By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor On Friday, March 3rd, of last year, the Blylheville High School basketball squad was faced with (he difficult task • of* having to meet and beat both McClellan and Jacksonville High Schools' squads if they wished to earn a share 'of '(he AAA Eastern Conference championship. ..Tomorrow, 52 weeks lo the day, Coach Dwighl Williams' men find themselves in the same situation, only the locale and league-leader have changed. -.-•Little Rock Central is the squad which the Chickasaws are challenging this time around while the two season- ending bailies will be played in the friendly environs of the BUS gymnasium tomorrow and Saturday night. Central has finished its league schedule and boasts a 14-2 conference mark. It's good enough lo give them the present leadership on a percentage basis, .875, compared lo Hie .857 owned by Blylhe- ville on the basis of its 12-2 league record. Overall, Central's Tigers are 22-3 while the Chickasaws have captured 20 and lost live, all but the loss lo Helena being avenged Jn later meetings. Tlie next two clashes art 'must' ones for the Chicks. Their place in Hie slate tournament will depend on their finish in the conference standings and this is incentive enough besides the desire to share the regular season-title trophy. * * * Central assured itself of no less than a lie for season honors with its 77-49 trouncing of Pine Bluff on Tuesday and Coach Don Nixon's men can rest and watch the Chickasaws battle for a lie. In Hie event o! a lie for the crown, a flip of the coin will determine the placing in the tournament brackets. Winner of the Eastern Conference, whether by play or by coin-flip, will, meet the squad which finishes ninth in the same division, that game set for Wednesday afternoon at .1:30. , The second-place finisher must face the seventh-place team of the.Western Conference in a Monday (Mar. 4th) battle at 12:30, tiie tournament's opening encounter. Hence, the outcome of the games tomorrow and Saturday, as well as a coin-flip, will determine what foes the Chickasaws will meet at Barton Coliseum next week. Williams' men defeaieu ...;:• Clellan, 55-38, in the third game of the season but the Lions have shown some slight improvement since that Dec, 1st date. Their league record stands at a poor 3-12 but they've managed to win. 11 games overall while dropping 17. Their latest outing was a somewhat surprising, 66-63, win over El Dorado on Tuesday. The Wildcats had been ranked in the state's top 10 most of the season. Williams and his men know that all of the pressure will be on themselves while the Lions have everything to gain and nothing to lose.' • The same can be said of Saturday's foe, the Jacksonville Red Devils. They sport a 4-10 conference mark but are all even on.the year at 15-15. The Chickasaws beat them, 61-47, Nov. 28th. x ' * * Tomorrow night has been declared 'Ted Wahl Appreciation Night' and, with the approval of the school administration, members of the Red Pepper Club will pass through the stands accepting donations to further building the proposed memorial to Wahl, planned by Joe Gude and the Little League group. A. J FOYT CLIMBS BACK in Hie saddle after suffering severe injuries and burns at Phoenix, Ariz., in January while testing bis Indianapolis car. Foyt's doctors have approved his letura to competition. |eachville Advances jAs Tourneys Continue By TED MEIER .ssociated Press Sports Writer Wouldn't it be something if nranked South Carolina won he Atlantic Coast Conference asketball championship tour- ament and snatched an .NCAA ournament berth away from lird-ranked North Carolina and Oth-ranked Duke? Such a possibility, far fetched only a week ago, moved out of he realm of dreams Wednesday right when the Gamecocks napped North Carolina's 20- game winning streak 87-86 in he spotlight of a busy night in ollege basketball. It was another feather in the ,ap of Coach Frank McGuire and made the Gamecocks a fac- or to be reckoned with in the ACC tourney next week. Only ive days ago South Carolina upset Duke 56-50. North Carolina is the runaway ™ LftACHVILLE HIGH School's ;jjons, led by Preston Tate and| %onfiie Keith, boosted thom- •selves into the semifinals of the ifiegion 2-AA tournament last aright at Paragould. *j Cftach John Widner's young •men; tripped West. Memphis, '5742, lo send the Crittenden ^County quintet out of the tour- -ney. which culminates in next 'Jsecfc's stale tournament in Lit- •tle Rock. ^ TSe win for the Lions assured :'jhem of a place at Barton Coli- ^seum as the four semifinalists •j3t Paragould are assured spots in the stale meet. There are -"lour Class AA regions in the "state and all will send four fleams to the 16-leam affair at ipttle Rock. '•', Leachville will now face 'Greene County Tech tomorrow •night at seven, Tech having %eaten Helena, 55-53, last eve- Tale and Keith netted 21 points each while Joe Sharp added six, Rick Drury, five, and Reggie Keith, four, to complete the winners' scoring. In other games yesterday, Marianna whipped Pocahontas, 6M2, while Wonder of West Memphis outpointed Newport, 68-58, setting up two quarterfinal matches this evening. Wonder will face Marianna at seven while host Paragould, earlier conqueror of Forrest City Lincoln, tangles with Stuttgart at 8:30. pay Of Reckoning Hears For Birds JBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS >•: '". Elcclion day in The Associat- ;id Press' final small-college "basketball poll of the season will :pe held next, week and a lot -probably will depend on what '•happens this Saturday night. ':'. Three of the lop five ranking -learns will end their regular ."campaigns then. LIU, the leader '•picked lor the NIT Wednesday 'night, goes against another i-NIT-bound team, Duquesiie. '..Kentucky Wesleyan, No. 2, i'plays Tennessee-Martin while '•Illinois State, No. 5, takes on •.•yVayne Stale. ; ; Third-ranked Pan American jind Soulhwestm Louisiana, in : fourih place, already have completed their seasons. & LIU's spread is not. insur- 'Jrnoiintable. The Blackbirds lead vffentucky Wesleyan by 27 jpoiiUs. They accumulated 152 rpoints, including 80 for eight •first-place votes, in the latest . ; poll ; based on games through Jasl Saturday. ;': Kentucky Wesleyan had 125 'joints and was named the top ) on three ballot*. A total of Cotter In Class B got into the semifinals Wednesday night. Green Forest thumped Eudora East 72-49 as Randy Usrey flipped in 25 points. Cotter made use of a technical foul in the final 30 seconds to nip Star City Lincoln 49-48. Jim Franks pumped in 23 points for the winners. * * * In second round action in Class A Wedesday, Marion Phciix clipped Lonoke 76-74 in overtime as Samuel Banks hit 26 points and Willie Daniels 25. Mena had little trouble defeating Altheimer Martin 71-57 as 6-foot-5 Kenneth Gillam poured in 38 points. In Class B second-round play Wednesday, Stamps Ellis trounced Pottsville 80-66 and Greenbrier smashed Kingsland 84-58. Hubert Johnson was. the big gun for Ellis with 35 points. Greenbrier, one of the tournament favorites, had five players hit double figures with Russ Benton on top with 23 points. In today Class A games, Lavaca will meet Columbia Magnolia Columbia, McGehee will play Mulberry and Mena will lake on Phelix. In Class B, Kirby faces Tur- 17 sports writers and broadcast- „,„_ Pyatt p , ays Prairie Grove LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two teams have made it to the semifinals of the high school slate basketball tournaments here, and in six games today the other semifinalists will be named. Green Forest in Class A and crs on a national pnnd participated in the bulioling, which was based on 10 points for a i first-place vote, 9 far second, 8 I for third, etc. I Pan American moved viyi from • fourth place while Southwestern! Louisiana and Illinois State climbed four positions each. Evansville held sixth place followed in order by McNccse Stale. Norfolk Slate, Trinity, Tex., and Indiana State. Indiana Slate is the only new /team in the Top Ten. Guilford, beaten by Elon, and Lenoir Rhyne, dropped out. * *. * The Top Ten wllli first-place voles in parentheses and tolal points through games ol Feb. and Stamps Greenbrier. Ellis tackles 24 on a 10-9-8-etc. basis: 1. Long Island U. (8) 2. Kentucky VVesleyaiv(3) 3. Pan American 4. Southwestern La. (2) 8. Illinois State (1) 6. Evansville (1) 7. McNcese State 8. Norfolk Slate (1) 9. Trinily, Tex. 1.0. Indiana State Some Hair Raising Story Rick Neal has agreed to forfeit his hair if he should lose tonight's main event againsl Jerry Dean at Hayti's old post office building wrestling matches. A local barber will be on hand for the best two of three falls event to do the honors shoulc Rick lose. A tag team match involving Jolly Rogers and Roughhouse Gordon against Al Galento am Jimmy Hyde also graces ths program as does one other pre liminary match. KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The 15th annual internaliona tournament of the women's Bas 68 62, 61 ketbflll Association of America 4!) will be held March 28-30 at New 29 burgh, N.Y., the WBAA caid to- 87 day. Feathers Aflying As Gamecocks Win iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiniiiii BOWLING iiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniBiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiniiiiiiini BLYTHEVO.LE AIR FORCE BASE & Sun. Nile Mixed Doublet STANDINGS Phillips Ford 62 -22 WOSCO 54V4-29V4 Team 10 52 -33 West's ...: 46 -38 Robertson's 40W-43V4 Kool Kate 37^-46 [uard's 35 -49 .iberty Supmkt 34V4-49 Uaye's 33 -51 Branscum 31 -53 HIGH GAMES C.W.Whitney 222 G. Phillips 211 B. Jackson M. Corner 160 Team 10 801 HIGH SERIES G. Phillips 544 C. Williams 538 M. Phillips 447 T. McCarty 427 Team 10 2,387 SPLITS Frank Corner Jim Massey 3-6-7-8 Wil Rastatter 5-7 Homer Mann 5-1" COURIER NEWS PAOI TIN Thuraday, February 29, 1868 leader in the conference, but the tournament decides the NCAA bid. Bob Cremins, a 150-pound 6- foot-3 sophomore from New York City, paced the Gamecocks with a career high o! 23 points and 15 rebounds. Down 46-33 at the half, South Carolina rallied to go ahead by nine points, then held off the Tar Heels' late surge led by Larry Miller with 28 points. Duke, the only other team in The Associated Press Top Ten to play, rebounded from its South Carolina defeat to whip North Carolina State 71-61 at Raleigh. Mike Lewis led the Blue Devils with 29 points and 18 rebounds. Calvin Murphy, Niagara's 5-10 soph star, the No. 2 scorer in the nation, was held to his col lege low of 15 points as the Purple Eagles lost in overtime at home to Syracuse 50-49. Long Island, the No. 1 small college team in the AP poll, and St. Peters, N. J., each accepted invitations to the National Invitation Tournament, upping the NIT field to seven with seven selections still to come. The announcement was made at halftime of the Long Island- St. Peters game in Jersey City, N.J. St. Peters then went on to hand Long Island its first defeat of the season 70-59, ending a 20- game winning streak. In other games involving tournament-bound teams, Oklahoma City of the NIT whipped Centenary 114-95 at home behind Rich Travis' 44 points. Chicago Loyola of the NCAA downed Western Michigan 85-73 at home. Virgin ia Tech, also at home, downet Bowling Green of the NCAA 77 '!• Boston College, NCAA-bound scored on the road over Du quesne of the NIT 104-88 in a rough game that saw Moe Barr of the Dukes and Terry Driscol of Boston College ejected for fighting. Dayton made it nine straigh by clobbering St. Joseph's of In diana 99-66 at home and Iowa State missed tying Kansas State for'the Big Eight lead by losing on the road to Colorado 91-76. * By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Boston Col. 104, Duquesne 88 Temple 88, Lafayette 59 St. Joseph's, Pa. 85, Wake Forest 69 Syracuse 50, Niagara 49, OT St. Peter's, N.J., 70, LIU 59 Fairfield 74, Providence 61 LaSalle 81, Morehead St. 73 Cqlby 75, Maine 64 Vermont 103, Middlebury 86 Bates 100, Bowdoin 85 Tufts 77, Amherst 66 St. Anselm's 106, New Hampshire 73 South Duke 71, No. Caro. St. 61 Virginia 70, Maryland 68 So. Carolina 87, No. Caro. 86 Ga. Tech 80, Clemson 51 Va. Tech 77, Bowling Green, Ohio, 71 Miami, Ohio, 84, East Kentucky 82, 3 overtimes Guilford 82, Lenoir Rhyne 61 Midwest Chi. Loyola 85, W. Mich. 73 Okla. City 114, Centenary 95 Dayton 99, St. Jos., Ind. 66 Ky. Wesleyan 59, So. 111. 56 Illinois St. 84, East. 111. 80 St. Louis 74, N. Tex. St. 71 Far West Colorado 91, Iowa State 7« TOM FARRELL, former world record holder from St. John's University, is now competing for the U. S. Army. The middle-distance runner is in the midst of an indoor comeback, trying to regain success he had as a collegian. Three Youngsters Steal The Show GENEVA, Switzerland (AP)| Russia with nine ordinals and — Three American youngsters stole the show in the world figure skating Championships Wednesday and Tim Wood is determined to stay in the spotlight. Wood, 19-year-old law student 315.9 points. Tatiana Zhuk and Aleksander Gorelik of Russia finished second with 19 ordinal! and 311.5 points. The brilliant Kauffmans collected 31 ordinals and 304.3 points to snatch third place Wanted: Five Points More NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Maravich, the hot-shooting soph star of Louisiana State, needs just five more points in his last ;wo games against Tennessee and Vanderbilt to set a record average for one season in major :i>llege basketball. The. latest weekly statistics, released today by the National Collegiate Sports Services, show Pistol Pete still the nation's leading scorer with an average of 45.0 points on 1,079 points in 24 games, The record average is 41.7 set by Frank Selvy of Furman in 1954. Calvin Murphy, Niagara's joph star, stayed in second place behind Maravich with an average of 39.8. Elvin Hayes of Houston, who scored 62 points against Valparaiso last week, also retainsd third at 36.7. Bob Portman of Creighton is fourth at 30.2. Joe Allen of Bradley kept on top in field goal percentage at .665. 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