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OUT TO BREAK LOSING STREAK GC Hosts Sentinels MEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, February 13, 1973 Page 3B DENNIS HANSON . . . backup strength By JEBOMB EARNEST Sports Writer Jack Jackson can't remember the last time one of his Gulf Coast Community College basketball teams lost two games in a row. For the record, It was near the end of the 1967-68 season when the Commodores lost by 70-69 to Chipola and by 110-108 to North Florida on successive outings. Now the Commodores, who fell to Chipola at Marianna by 70-67 Saturday night lor their second straight setback, are host to North Florida of Madison tonight in another important Diydsion One junior college conference game. Tipoff time is 7:30 p.m. at the GC gym. Gulf Coast defeated North Florida by 92-7.0 at Madison in the lone conference outing before Christmas. The Sentinels, wlio own three wins over Chipola in invitational tournaments and one triumph over Pensa<iola in a division contest, are 16-9 for all games and 3-3 in the league. . A Gulf Coast victory tonight LYONS PACES WILDCATS IN OVERTIME Vols Survive Ole Miss Ambush KNOxmuv Vtm, jTennessee survived a Mississippi ambush Monday night for a hard-fought 51-^9 win to hang onto first place in th« Southeastern Ccmferenot baiMball race. L«n kosmalski led the Vol georers with 14 points and Larry Robinson and Mike Edwards had U •aoh. Dave Dwoning had 18 for the Rebels, followed by Dean Hudson at IS and Coolidge Ball with la At the final buzzer, Hudson missed a 15-foot Jumper frau the sifle which would have Hamm Om game Into overtimA. Die Miss piled up a 12-point lead in the opening 13 minutes of play and hung on with a slow, deliberate attack and a tight zone defense to go out at intermission leading 24-15, The Rebels stretched their lead in the opening of tlie second half to 28-15 before Tennessee could start wliittling away, Tennessee overtook Mississippi finally with only 3:34 left, playing a tough pressing defense and a patient offense to try to make every shot count after hitting only 30 per cent in the first half. LEXINGTON, Ky. (UP!) Ronnie Lyons, Kentucky's hustling 5-foot-lO guard, fired in a career-high 28 points Monday night as the Wildcats were extended to an overtime to turn back last - place Mississippi State, 100-87, in a Southeeastem Conference game. The little junior was one of six Kentucky players to score in the extra period after Mississippi State had overcome a 19-point deficit to tie the score at 80-80 at the end of regulation time. With six straight points, the Wildcats qulcWy gained command in the overtime. Terry Kusnierz, Mississippi State's leading - scorer with 21 points, hit a short jumper with :32 seconds left to send the contest Into overtime. He got 17 of his points in the second half. Jim Andrews and Kevin Grevey added 20 points each and Mike Flynn netted 16 for Kentucky, which raised Its record to 8-4 in the SEC and 137 overall. The Bulldogs, who got 15 points from freshman Rich Knarr and 13 from Jerry Jenkins, now are 1-10 in ttie conference and 8-11 in all games. Tide Trips Bulldogs TUSCALOOSA (UPI) — Wendell Hudson, the Southeastern Confermce's leading scorer, poured in 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday night as Alabama roUed to a 78-67 victory over Georgia. Leon Douglas added 14 points and 14 rebounds and Ray Odums hati 12 points and 10 assists for Alabama, which remained one game behind SEC-leading Tennessee, a 51-49 winner over Mississippi. Tim Bassett tallied 20 points and pulled off 13 rebounds for Georgia whllB Billy Mafarity came off the bench to add 18 points. The Crimson Tide, which had lost three of its previous foui- games, buUt up a 38-30 halftime lead but let the Bulldogs close to within four points (42-38) early in the second half. Isaac Tops Qualifiers DAYTON A BEACH, Fla. (UPI) -• Jackie Rogers of Wilndngton, N. C.> and Bobby Isaao of Catawba, N. C, topped drivers Monday qualifying fpr Dayton's two big weekend races. Rogers captured the pole position for Saturday's $44,000 Daytona-Permatex 300 late model modified stock car race by pushing his 1966 CJievelle to a speed of 172.937 miles per hour. Tiny Lund of Cross, S C, won the outside positicm on the front row with a clocking of 170.897 m.p.h. in his 1968 CSievelle. Isaac finished first among those qualifying Monday for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 1180.255 m.p.h. In his Bud Moore -buUt Ford. Dick Brooks of Portersville, Calif., drove a Dodge to 177.774 m .p.h. for second among Monday qualifiers. . . l?am senior Pacers Tumble Squires, 127-119 INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UPI) — The Indiana Pscers outlasted Virginia in an American Basketball Association overtiMie game, 127-119, Monday night with Darnell Hillman hitting fialf of his 16 points in the five- minute extra period. Virginia, led by the league's second to Gilmore In rebound- with 35 points, ccminated most of the first half but the Pa,jers came from behind In the fburth period to take a seven-point lead only to lose It to Neil Johnson's three-point play with less than two minutes to go. A field goal by George McGinnis, who led Indiana with 28 points, tied the game at US- 112, forcing the overtime. Hillman, who held Erving scoreless in the five-minu 'e overtime, hit a pair of free throws and three field goals in the extra period and roolde Don Buso added ar.olher field ^^al as the Facers held tiie momentum to post their fourth win over the Squires in six games. LSU Holds Off Auburn BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) — Louisiana State, led by the scoring of Ed Palubinskas and Mike DamaU,. Monday night fought off a last minute surge by Auburn for a 76-74 Southeastern Conerence victory. Indiana Grabs Lead BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) — Veteran center Steve Downing pumped in 41 points Monday night to lead Indiana to an 87-66 win over Illinois and into undisputed first place In the Big Ten. The victory gave the Hoosiers a half-game lead over idle Purdue. The Hoosiers, 4th ^-anked before losing at Ohio State and Purdue last week, were in command virtually all the way. They led 39-33 at the half and gradually pulled away in the second half to post their seventh league victory against two setbacks and go 15-4 overall. Illinois dropped to 4-3 in the Big Ten and 10-7 overall. The mini were led by Nick Weatherspoon with 24 points. Jolrn Ritter, held to two free throws at Purdue, had 21 points Otto Tucker had 13 and Jeff Dawson 12 for Illinois. Vondy Trims Gators NASHVILLE. Tenn. (UPI) Vanderbilt kept its Southeastern Conference hopes alive Monday night with a 78-71 victory over the on-again, off-again Florida Gators. Terry Compton led the Commodores with 19 points Bill Ligon added 14 to the winning cause and Jeff Fosnes hit for 13. Freshman Bob Smyth was tops for the Gators with 15, followed by Tony Miller with 14. The win put Vandy's SEC slate at 9-4. with a 16-5 overall record, while Florida dropped to 6-7 in the conference and 10-11 on the season. FLORIDA VANDERBILT OPT OFT Waddeir 5 0 10 Fosnes 5 3 13 Ledrman 6 0 12 Compton 6 7 19 Sniyfh 7 1 IS Turner 5 0 ID Miller 6 2 14 Feher 3 2 8 Shy 3 2 8 Van BredO Kolff Moody 5 0 10 4 2 10 S Wilms 1 0 2 Freeman 1 0 2 Thompson 0 0 0 Maddux 1 0 2 Fowler 0 0 0 Ford 0 0 0 Llqon 4 2 14 Totals 13 5 71 Total* 31 16 78 Halftime: Vanderbilt 35 Florida 32. A: 14^. would clinch a tie for a state torunament berth for the Commodores as well as wipe out any Nrrlh Florida hopes ol gaining second place in the division. Gulf Coast is 4-1 compared to 5-2 for Chipola, which c.lose.'i out at North Florida Saturday. Pensacola, at 3-3, is another team still harboring hopes of making it to the state tournament March 1-3 at West Palm Beach. However, the Pirates were lioping for Gulf Coast to beat Chipola Saturday night. Now the Bucs, who were ranked No. 1 in tlie nation at one time, must beat Gulf Coast here next Tuesday. The Commodores' other conference outing is against Okaloosa- Walton (which is winless in the league) at NiceviUe Saturday night. The top two teams in each division make it to the state meet. Gulf Coast, which was ranked No. 2 in the last national poll, has slipped to 21-3 overall after losing to State Fau? of MABIEL ROGERS ... off the team Gulf Coast Tops State MIAMI — Gulf Coast, with 18 of the 26 first-place votes, remains on top of the state junior college basketball coaches poll. However, the voting does not include Saturday's 70-67 Commodore loss to seventh-ranked Chipola. Also on the Saturday night list was a win by Lake City over fifth-ranked Seminole of Sanford Brevard of Cocoa, Pensacola and Miami-Dade North are ranked second, third and fourth. Gulf Coast was ranked No. 2 in the late national poll. The next one is due out Wednesday. Gulf Coast (18) 21-3 Brevard (2) 15-2 Pensacola (6) 19-3 Miami-Dade North Seminole 16-5 Miami-Dade South 16-S Chipola lS-9 Indian River 12-8 (tie) Palm Beach 14-5 North Florida 16-9 191 150 148 128 105 66 43 29 29 28 DOUG GIBSON . . . Bay sophomore RUTHERFORD VISITS GODBY Tornadoes Host Chocs Bay High's Tornadoes can find out tonight if they are to be a tlireat in the upcoming district Class 4-A basketball tournament. The Tornadoes, winners of their last two games for a 5-13 record, play host to one of the tourney'g favorites — Choctawhatchee of Fort Walton Beach. And Friday night Bay is at home against the other co-favorite ~ host Tallahassee Godby. The district meet comes up Feb. 22-24. Choctaw is 10-8 after beating county rival Niceville by 72-62 In its last cuting. Niceville whipped a young Bay team three times before Christmas. . While Bay hosts Choctaw tonight, Rutherford High's Rams are on tiie road against Godby. Both local teams lost decisive games to Choctaw and Godbyi respectively, earlier this season. Rutherford has seen its record slip to .500 for the first time this season -10-10. Godby is 14-8 after losing by one point to Pensacola High, the Big Five Conference co-leader with Pensacola Washmgton. Choctaw has a big front line in veterans Elbert Madison, Benny McMillan and Jim Downs, all in the 6-4 to 6-5 category. Madison is averaging 20 points. Godby also is a veteran team loaded with depth as the Cougars have four players with double- figure averages. Bay is led by junior guard Harry Gainer, who has upped his average to the 17-point range with 31 and 29 outputs in the last two outings. Coach Chuck Seal also has junior Ronnie Spivey in double figures, with sophomore Doug Gibson, a tough rebounder at 6-2, near that mark. Russell Swilley, a 6-1 senior forward, is the owner of a 2iy2-point average for Coach Joe McKinney's Rams. Husky senior Ed Sears has been providing help lately along with juniors Rick Bringger and Gary West. And a 6-3 sophomore. Bill Shields, has shown some scoring punch since being promoted from the Jayv^e team. Pensacola Hosts O-W Pensacola's Pirates will ho.st Okaloosa-Walton in a Division One junior college basketball game tonight at the PJC gym. North Florida plays at Panama City's Gulf Coast in another division test. Both Pensacola and North Florida are still hopeful of getting one of the two spots from this division in the state tournament March 1-3 at West Palm Beach. Gulf Coast is 4-1, Ciiipola 5-2, Pensacola and North Florida 3-3 each and Okaloosa-Walton 0-6 in the division. Eagh team plays , eight games in the division. Chi- ipola can clinch a berth with a victory Saturday over North Florida at Madison. After tonight's game Gulf Coast has two division contests remaining, one with Okaloosa- 1 Walton at Niceville Saturday and the last a liome scrap with Pensacola next Tuesday. Gilmore Leads 2 Departments NEW YORK (UPI) — Julius Erving of the Virginia Squires and Artis Gilmore of tiie Kentucky Colonels look like runaway winners of the key scoring and rebounding titles in the American Baskebtall Association this season. Latest figures released by the league show that Erving leads the circuit with an average o{ 31.45 points a game while Gilmore is the leader in rebounds with an average of 18.85. George McGinnis of Indiana ranks second to Erving in scoring with a 28.74 average while Mel Daniels of Indiana is second to Gilmirre in reoubd Ing with 15.77. Gilmore leads in two-point field goal percentages with .560, Glen Combs of Utah in three- point field goal percentage with .387 and Bill Melchionnl of New York in assists with 7.9 per cent. The 10 leading scorers: 'laycr-T Ervlna. VIr. McGlnntt, Ind. luti. Km. Cunningham. Car. Simpson, Den. Jones, Dal. Thompson, Mem. Johnson, S.D. Wise, Utah Gilmore, Ken. FO FT Pll. m 373 17«I M9 394 1753 «52 363 Wi S71 354 ISM 522 281 1334 455 274 1301 40O 379 1 230 509 130 1205 465 3S0 1289 509 256 1277 AV9. 31.45 28.74 27.93 24.92 23.82 22.82 71.96 21.52 21.48 21.28 WHA HOCKEY Cleveland 8 New York t Spdalia, Mo., in the finals of the Crowder Classic at Neosho, Mo., last Tuesday night. The Commodores be&t sixth- ranked Crowder in the opening round. The next national poll is expected to come out Wednesday. "There's always the dana;eif of losing out," commented Jackson on the heels of the loss to Chipola, "but we still have a good shot at winning our conference. The schedule is in our favor, with two of our remaining three league games at home and Okaloosa-Walton on the road." The Commodores, who zipped through the first half of tl>e division schedule with a 4-0 showing, Includirg a win at Pensacola aftor the Pirates upended them back in the Ti­ poff tournament at Niceville, are now just one game ahead of Chipola in the loss column. And wins over North Florida and Pensacola certainly are not cinches. Conceiveably, GC could drop all the way out of the state running. "It's up to us now," remarked Jackson. "We can't look for any help from the other teams. It we want to win our division bad enough, we will w i n our remaining three league t/ames. It's up to us." Tlie No, 1 spot from this division means a lot. The state pairings have the Division One winner playing the Division Two runner-up in the opening round. Presently, Lake City and Florida Junior College of Jacksonville trail Valencia of Orlando in the Division Two standings. This division's runner-up will bo matched against Division Two's winner in the first round of the state meet. Chipola's win over Gulf Coast continues the trend '.f no Division One team going through the league schedule unbeaten. Not even the Commodores' state championship teams of the last two years or the 30-3 Gulf Coast team of 1970 could keep from losing at least once in division play. "It's probably been a long time since anybody has been unbeaten in Division One," said Jackson. "It's just too tough in this league, especially when you have to go on the road." Jackson's biggest concerTi about his Commodores' slump is offensive production. They scored only 72 points in the win over Crowder, then just 70 and 67 in the losses to State Fair and Chipola. The Commodores were averaging 94 points. "It was the type game I was expecting," replied Jackson, when asked about the Chipola game. "1 knew it was going to be tough for us to win, but I expected a lot more scoring. It looked like both teams were kind of cautious on offense. Neither seemed willing to run with the ball. "We've got to regroup and get back to the type of basketball we are capable of playing," added Jackson. "It 's been downhill for us since the Pensacola win. We thought we had it made after that. But we've let the opposition control the tempo of the games since then. "We're not running and pressing. We're not coming off the boards on the fast break and getting the layups we've been accustomed to getting. We're stressing that we've got to force the tempo of the game and get the ball up and down the court. That's our type of game. I can't complain about our defense. "We've got some adjustments to make on offense," added the Commodore coach, . "but I can't complain about our play on defense. We had a real good practice today (Monday)." Gulf Coast is without two- year 34-points-per-game regular Mariel Rogers, a 6-^ forward out of Panama City's Rutherford High. He was dismissed from the team by Jackson after the return from the Missouri trip. "I hated to do it," said Jackson, without elaborating on what he termed disciplinary reasons. Thus the Commodores' strong depth has been cut into again. Early in the season James Smith, a highly-routed 6-5 freshman forward from Kentucky, dropped off the team and returned home. "This means somebody else is going to have to pick up the slack," commented Jackson. Mike Dickerson, a freshman who led all scorers with 24 points against Chipola, moves into the starting lineup along with sophomores Joe Johnson, Cal Stamp, Morris Rivers and Barry Scroggins. Johnny Williams drew the starting nod ahead of Scroggins in the Chipola game, and two more sophomores, Dennis Hanson and David Ruggles, will be counted on even more along with freshmen Amos Davis (6-11) and Randy Douvier. Hanson's play (scoring, defensively and ball-handling) was one of the reasons for tlie win over Crowder on the Missouri team's home court. North Florida, coached by former FSU basketballer Dick Danford, is led by 6-5 sophomore W. J. Rothchild, a product of the little Alabama town of Coy. He Was a key sixth man on last year 's 25 -6 Sentinel team and Is aveiv aging IG rebounds and 14 points this season while hitting 66 per cent of his floor shots. His biggest helpers are 6-5 freshman Mike Roberts of Dayton, 0., and 5-10 freshman Thomas Braxton of Wythe- viUe, Va. LOCAL LEAGUES Meeting Slated For Baseballers Bay County Florida Little, Junior and Senior Major Leagues will hold the annual association meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the City Hall commission room. Main purposes of the meeting will be to settle on insurance and to formulate plans and sites for the tournaments at the end of the upcoming.season. All presidents and others representatives of the county's leagues should be on hand as new rules of 1973 will be discussed, according to Ed Downs,, district commissioner. The state junior major league tournament will be held in Panama City this year. Panama City hosted the little and senior major league state tournaments last year. "Commissioners at the state meeting stated that they were looking forward to coming back to Panama City because of the fine hospitality shown them by the people of Panama City and Bay County," said Downs. "This is the type of support we have in our community and this is what little league is supposed to be." BAY HIGH PRODUCT - Donnie Potter, former Bay High star, is a backup guard for Miami-Dade North in his freshman year of junior college basketball. Potter was Bay's leading scorer and rebounder last year as a forward, but has been shifted to guard by Falcon coach Bill Alheim. North's two starting guards are sophomores. Ali Works Extra For Bugner Fight LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) In a dramatic switch in training plans, Muhamad Ali went tJirough his heaviest workout Monday only two days before his St. Valentine's Day night fight here with European heavyweight champion Joe Bugner. Although trainer Angelo Dundee said Sunday that All probably would confine his Monday drill to a "light" (Related story. Page 4Bi workout, the former world champion sparred 10 rounds, four more than his previous high for Wednesday night's 12- rounder. He also worked five additional rounds of bag punching, rope skipping and shadow boxing. Bugner, 22, meanwhile, followed his previously-announced program Monday by not sparring. The Hungarian-born Briton confined his drill to eight rounds of shadow boxing, rope skipping and bag punching after taking Sunday off. Monday's long and rigorous workout for Ali had veteran fight observers wondering if the Ali camp has taken a more serious view of the Bugner fight than previously indicated. In previous bouts here, including a 1965 title match with Floyd Patterson and against Jerry Quarry last June, Ali had taken it easy for at least two days before the fight. But Dundee said Monday's long drill was not unusual. 'Ali has sparred up to 15 rounds a couple of days before a fight," Dundee insisted. "It's just that we decided a little more heavy work wouldn't hurt at this stage. And we never have taken Bugner lightly." Ali boxed five rounds each with Tony Doyle, Salt Lake aty, and Billy Daniels, New York. Doyle kept the pressure on Ali, who snapped hard lefts to the Utah heavyweight's face and body, mixed with nn occasional right cross while moving from side to side. Near the end of all five rounds, Ali suddenly opened up with two-handed flurries that Gir Netters Clash Today Ri.tl:eiford and Bay High ii'ls' tennis teams will meet 'n a dual match today at 3:30 p.m. at the Jinks courts. Riilher-'ord opened its season with a 4-3 victory over Tallahassee Florida High, while Bay deidaved Choctawh.Uchee, 7-0, :'n its initial test. Bay Thinclads Set Picture Day Bay High's track and field squad, hampered by cold and rainy weather the last few days, hopes for a bright afternoon for picture taking today. Coach Gary Terrell's .squad is getting ready for an ambitious leason, opening ',vith the Big Fi\-e Conference Relays hero Mai'ch 2. had Doyle fighting back desperately to stay on his feet. Against Daniels, Ali moved much slower, allowing the New Yorker to peck at him as ha covered up against the ropes. Ali made his appearance In the plush Caesars Palace showroom as Bugner went through his light workout. He stared intently as the Englishman did an imitation of the 'Ali Shuffle' while shadow boxing. Shaking his head, Ali announced to the crowd of 1,200 spectators, "He looks good but not good enough. He's got a lot of nerve to even want to fight me. He's got as much chance against me as he would have In Vietnam with a BB gun." Both men have unexpectedly scheduled public workouts for Tuesday following final medical examinations. Manager-Trainer Andy Smith said Bugner definitely would not spar, Dundee evaded announcing 1 All's plans this time. At a rules meeting of managers and trainers before Monday's workouts, the Bugner camp protested the proposed use of a thumbed-glove for Wednesday night's fight. They asked for an eight-ounce glove with an encased thumb. Nevada officials said they would take the protest under consideration and announce at Tuesday's medical examinations which glove will be used. Awards Dinner Is Scheduled FiVeryone interested in Bay County athletics is invited to attend a butfet dinner March S at 7 p.m. at Long Beach Restaurant, when awards will be made to individuals deemed to have, done the most for sports in this area in 1972 aii:! prior years. Cost will be $3 a plafe. Bay County Sports Association is now conducting a poll to se- I.. ct the recipients cf the tropics. Everyone is invited to vote for tiis choice, either by mail to 2624 Ishnd View Road, Panama City, or by phone 1o 769-1591. Redfern Heads Area Coaches Jim Redfern, Rutherford High althetic director, has been named chairman of District Two coaches who will meet Feb. 24 at Tallahassee Godby to select the North team that will play in the annual prep football classic at Gainesville, Aug. 4. Ehner Coker, coach of Jefferson County Monticello, will coach the North team. Two players will be selected from among those nominated In this district. The nominees include Henry Davis andCtilpTil­ lman of Bay High. After the selections are made. Choker will have the privilege of adding several players of his own choice. Port St. Joe Hosts Apalach Area prep basketball games in the Pannhandle tonight Include the following: Apalachicola at Port St. Joe, Graceville at Poplar Springs, Wewahilchka at Panama City Rutherford: Tallahassee Godby at Panama City Bay, Crestview at Chipley, Marianna at Quincy Shanks, Sneads at Greenwood, Quincy Munroe at Malone, Munson at Pensacola Christian, Pensacola .\cademy at Pensacola Arts, DeFuniak Springs Walton at Milton, Gonzalez Tate at Pensacola Washington, Pensacola Woodham at Choctawhatchee, Baker at Century, Vernon at Cottondale, Chumuckla at Allentown, Freeport at Ponce de Leon, Greensboro at Grand Ridge, Paxton at Tallahassee Rickards, and Havana at Quincy Carter-Parramore. Borland JML Lists Meeting Rhett Borland Junior Major League will hold its annual meeting Thursday at City Hall council room to elect officers. Everyone interested in the baseball program for boys 13 and 14 are invited to attend. Registration for the league win b» held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frank Nelson Park. Boys living in the western area of the county must register at this time in order to be eligible to play this season. Jinks Hosts Port St. Joe Jinks will close out its junior high basketball season by hosting the Port St. Joe juniors today at 4 p.m. The Hornets are 11-1 for the season, their only loss coming last week at the hands of Rosenwald. Jinks won the Bay County junior high title for the second straight year. NBA Standings Eostem Conference Atlantic Division w. 1. Boston 45 12 New York *i IS Buffalo 18 40 Phllndeiphia 4 58 Central Division w. I. Baltimore 37 20 Atlanta 34 28 Houston 23 36 Cleveland ^ 21 37 Western ttinlerene* Midwest Diviiion w, I, Mllwnultee 41 18 Chicago 35 22 KC-Omaha 30 33 Detroit 26 32 Pacific Division w. I. 45 13 net. .789 .75* .310 .065 pel. .649 .548 .390 .362 g.b. 1 43 VJ 9.b. m 15 16'/j Los Angeles Golden Stale Phoenix Seattle Portland 36 22 28 30 19 42 u u pet. .695 .614. .fli .448 pet. .776 .621 .483 .311 g.li. 5 13 141 /j g.b. 9 18 31 Ram Wrestlers Host Catholic Rutherford High's wrestling team, champions of the Big Five Conference, will host the strong Pensacola Catholic team in a 7 p.m. meet today at the Rutherford gym. It will be the first evening home appearance of the season for the Ram grapplers, who won the conference title by defeating Pensacola Washington twice and Pensacola Escambia once. Catholic won an earlier meet with the Rams, but Ofiach Joe LeVine's team has improved since that time and is iwpeful of avenging the loss to the Crusaders. Scoreboard ABA BASKETBALL Utah 119 Denver 107 Carolina 118 Dallas 111 Indiana 127 Virginia 119 (ot) COLLEGE BASKETBALL St. Michael's S3 Vermont 81 La Salle 72,Drexel 57 Western Maryland 76 Swarthmore 4S Lincoln 95 Coppin State (Md.) 80 Vanderbilt 78 Florida 71 Bowling Green 87 Central Mich. 80 Steubenvlile 69 West Liberty 53 Jaclcsonvlile St. 93 Tenn. Temple 77 SE Louisiana 93 Livingston 82 Emory and Henry 86 Tusculum 84 Tenn.-Chattanooga 75 Georgia St. 47 Christian Brothers 69 Lambutti 64 Mars Hill 70 Elon S7 Jaclsson St. 96 Texas Southern 94 Alcorn A&M 81 Miss. Valley St. 80 Nicholis St. 68 Delta St. 60 Austin Peay 96 Morehead State 83 Middle Tenn. St. 78 Tenn. Tech 67 Alabama 78 Georgia 67 West Georgia 96 Vaidosta St. 83 Albony St. 108 Tuskcgee Inst. 68 NE Louisiana 87 Corpus Chrlsti 81 Abilene Christian 93 Lamar 77 Hardln-Slmmons 88 Midwestern 68 Howard Payne 132 Texas A&i 88 S.F. Austin 103 Sul Ross 68 Southern U. 87 Prairie View 85 Sam Houston 81 Angelo State 69 Ohio St. 86 Iowa SO LSU 76 Auburn 74 South Carolina 84 Ntaoaro 74 SW Louisiana 111 Taxas-Arllngton 94 Wichita St. 73 Bradley 65 Missouri 64 Oklahoma 62 Providence 113 Cleveland St. 79 Western Kent. 68 E. Tenn. 53 Murray St. 83 E. Kentucky 79 Cumberland 92 Tenn. Wesieyan 61 ' PIkevIlle 106 Oakland City 91 Southern Miss. 103 Georgia Southern 74 JUCO BASKETBALL Edison 86 Manatee 81 Mlami-Dode South 88 Indian River 84 Mlaml-Dode North 76 Palm Beach 69 GIVE KING Amtrlet'a Largtat StIIIng CIgaf *•

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