The Daily Chronicle from Centralia, Washington on March 12, 1970 · Page 11
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Bruins Ride For Fourth With 49ers Dark Horse SEAnLE(AP)-John Wooden s UCLA Bruins try to make it /our 'straight starting tonight while Jerry Tarkanian's Cal- Long Beach 49ers try to see if it's all for real. The Bruins and the 49ers meet in the second game of the NCAA Western Regional Basketball Tournament tonight. The Utah Stale Aggies and Santa Clara tangle in the opening game. The winners meet Saturday to decide who goes to the nationals. Top Rteord UCLA, three straight titles and Lew Akindor behind them, go into action with a 24-2 record. The 49ers, just weaned from the college division and tbeir mark still to be made, enters with a 23-3 record. Many observers are calling the UCLA-Long Beach hassle the real championship game. Washington coach Tex Winter for one thinks the 49ers are tho real sleepers of the tourney. With their zone defense and their good running game, Winter says the 49ers are the team to watch. Sfag« Fright Tarkanian certainly is watching his team. He frankly admits he's worried about his.sijuad having stage fright in its first major tournament appearance "My wife asked me if I thought we could win," Tarkan- ian said at a news gathering Wednesday night. "I told her we could win by as many as three winls or lose by as much as 0. That's how wide the margin : »»r$ Blitz "It we don't get blitzed early, we can make it a real close ;ame. But UCLA has blitzed three-quarters of. the tems they've faced. "I don't know how good a team we have," he added, "but we're certainly going to find out." , ' Wooden doesn't have doubts about the 49ers. any UCLA Forward Only Unanimous Team Pick SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ~| Forward Sidney Wicks of Cham-' pion UCLA was the only unanimous choice for the all-conference basketball team selected by Pacific-8 coaches. There were no repeaters on the first team from last year. Joining \Vic*s on the first team announced Wednesday were forward George Irvine of Washington, center Stan Love of Oregon and guards Rick Erickson of Washington State and Paul Westphal of Southern California. Wicks, a 6-foot-S junior, led the conference in rebounding with an average of J2.9 a game. Love, a 6-9 junior, was the scoring leader at 20.8 and ranked third in rebounds with 102. Irvine, 6-6, and Erickson, 6-0, are seniors. Wesiphal, 6-4, was the only sophomore on the first team. Love and Irvine were second team choices last year, while Wicks and Ericksoo received honorable mention last year. UCLA also placed £6 junior forward Curtis Rowe and 6-2 senior guard Joha Vallely oa the second team. Other second team selections were Jackie Ridgle, 64 junior forward from California; Steve Hawes, 6-9 sophomore center from Washington, and Claude Terry, 6-5 sophomore guard from Stanford. Receiving honorable mention were Vic Bartolome and Fred Boyd of Oregon State, Ansley Truitt of California, Gary Elliott and Jim Meredith of Washington State, Bill Drozdiak and Bill O'Neill of Stanford. Bartolome was the conference's leader in field goal accuracy, hitting 58 per 'cent of his shots for a 17.2 per-game average. Tr* Dolly Chronicle, Thursday; March 12.1970- 11 Joe Loves Milwaukee But Pledges Seattle Aid ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Cronin, American L*3gu« president, jays "v-t love Milwaukee" but b« pledged Wednesday to "do everytWng possible" to s«e that the financially troubled Pilots open the baseball season In Seattle. There still trere persistent reports, Jwrever, that Milwaukee, without baseball sifi« th« National League yaned the Braves away'just before the 1966 season began, would get the Pilots' franchise before 1970's first games. "We still are In Seattle and we win do everything possible to resolve Seattle's financial problem" Cronia to!J aa impromptu news conference. Amid threats of antitrust fcg- Ulation, and multimillion dollar courts suits, Crcain abruptly called off a specisl league meeting on the Seattle situation at Tampa on Tuesday. It has cot been rescheduied. Sports Blotter King Baseball Eyes Coronation By JOHN MARTIN Chronicle Sporti Writer If there's one thing you'll hear more about than anything else in the next five months it's baseball. Count 'em: There are high school teams, slo-pitch, little league, Babe Ruth, junior league, rookie league, girls kague, college league, semi- pros, Ameican Legion, etc. Now multiply that by the number of towns in the area because it seems like they all have at least one of each. Ttiat adds up to a lot of diamond duels. Area prep wrestling has faded from the sccen* and only one area high school basketball club -- the Centralia Tigers -- are still hitting the practice boards. The; T i g e r s begin state action on the regional level at 9 pjn. Friday at Lacey against the Columbia River Chieftains. The' last scoring leader list was published about 10 days ago with Oakville's Dave Jelle the only still-active player "on the list. Jelle, who played for the Lewis County "B" League Champion Acorns and the state's sixth-^lace team, wound up his season with 672 points in 29 games for a 23.2 per game average. WWocWrased Ml. St Helens Cardinals hasting Onalaska. Like baseball, track and field season is nearly here. East Central "A" League initial meets are slated March 20 when Teriino and Eatonyille visit Yelm and March 23 when Rochester pairs off against the St. Martin's Bangers, ia Lacey. In the South Central "A" loop, Mr,' St. Helens goes to White Pass, Onalaska shows up at Morton and Toledo puts in an appearance at Mossyrock, all on April 3. Since every one eke is making proposals to the Baseball season has arrived at Mossyrock, if not in reality at least in picture. The bulletin board in the administration building features a mural of Casey At The B a t . . . complete wilh linescores. Baseball season for "A League schools is also drawing near. In the East Central loop, things get started April 3 whec Tenino visits Orting and Rochester travels to Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma. The S o u t h Central competition begins a tad earlier, March 31, with Toledo trekking to Morton, Mossyrock journeying to While . Pass at Handle, and the American League, we thought we might as well submit ours, too: Drain' Plummer Lake in Centralia and build a domed stadium therein. Send a professional baseball team there to play. 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