Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 27, 1973 · Page 11
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Gulf Coast Ends With 4th Ranking G u If Coast's Commodores slipped from second to fourth in the season's final national junior college basketball poll. Florido JC Is Foe Florida JC nf Jacksonville will be Gulf Coast's opening; round opponent In the state tournament. Valencia of Orlando won a Division Two playoff, 82-«8, Monday night at Palatka. The teams had split season meetings and ended deadloclted at 9-3 in their league. Division champions are paired against riinnc- rups. The Commodores lost to Pensacola, 81-80, but bounced back to beat Daltpn, 93-S'9, on the Georgians' home court in last week's games for a 25-4 record. Gulf Coast opens a bid Thurs­ day at West Palm Beach for a third consecutive state championship. Ironically, Pensacola, which will also be competing in the state meet, was not listed in the Miami-Dade North earlier in the nation's Top 20. The Pirates had been ranked No. 1 at mid-season. Pensacola is 24-3, winning two out of three meetings with Gulf Coast. The Pirates were always ranked higher than the Commodores until losing three in a row, including one to GC, at mid-season. Brevard of Cocoa (19-2) ended with the nation's 14th ranking, season made it into the top 20. Gulf Coast finished 16th, 11th and 19th in the national polls the last three years. After repeating as state champions last year, the Commodores went on to fin- Marshall Trips FSU, 11-59 TALLAHASSEE (UPI) Marshall University broke open a tight defensive game late in the second half and went on to defeat Florida State, 71-59, Monday night. Marshall, now 18-6, is aiming for a post-season bid to the National Invitational Tournament. Florida State, 17-8, still has an outside chance for an NIT bid. Florida State led at halftime 30-29. Randy Noll and Mike D'Anton led Marshall with 16 points each, followed by Wayne Smith with 15. Lawrence McCray of Florida State led all scorers with 21 points. Otis Johnson was the only other Seminole in double figures with 13. Florida State oulrebounded Marshall, 49-36, with Reggie Royals and Benny Clyde paving the way with 12 and 10, respectively. Rebels Dump Gators OXFORD, Miss. (UPI) — Die Miss broke open a touch-and -go contest In the first half and rom­ ped to a 97-80 Southeastern Conference victory over Florida Monday night. The gators were ahead 24-23 with 9:46 remaining, but the Rebels outscored Florida 2ir8 through the rest of the half and broke for intermission with a 4432 advantage. After the half, forward Coolidge Ball hit eight straight points, then center Fred Cox got six more to stretch the Rebel lead even farther. Guard Tom Jordan, a 6-1 junior, hit 29 points for the Rebels. Jordan hit 12 of 19 from the field and was 5 of 5 from the free- throw line. Ball collected 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Cox had 14 points and a game- high 16 rebounds. Senior guard Tony Miller led the Gators with 24 points. Freshman Gene Shy had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Another freshman, Bill Moody, hit 12 points. Mississippi is now 14-9 for the season and 8-7 in the SEC. Florida is 10-15 for the year and 6-11 in the conference. FISHER STiNSON COMPLETE LINE BUILDING MATERIALS IT COST LESS TO BUY THE BEST Housewares LUMBER Marine Hardware HARDWARE Fish'me Equipment PLENTY OF FREE CONVENIENT PARKING fiSHER-STINSON HARDWARE One Stop Hardware flnd Building Supplies 756 AIRPORT DR; PHONE.763-5371 ish third in the national tournament at Hutchinson, Kan., lo.s- ing to champion Vincennes, Ind., in the semifinals. Wright of Chicago (31-1) maintained a hold in the No. 1 spot while Vincennes, which was listed first early in the season, wound up second with a 22-3' record. Copiah-Lincoln of Wesson, Miss. (21-2) was third. Rounding out the top ten were Hutchinson, Southern Idaho, Johnson County of Kansas, Casper, Wyo. (a team Gulf Coast beat in the national last year), Kittrell, N. C, and South Plains of Levelland, Tex. Mercer County of Trenton, N. J., which lost three straight to Chipola, Gulf Coast and Pensacola on a trip to Florida when it was listed seventh, finished nth while Crowder of Neosho, Mo., a team that was ranked sixth before losing to the Commodores on its home court, was unranked. Alabama Christian moved into the rankings tor the first time - 16th — but was a loser to Alexander City in the finals of the Alabama state toirrnament Saturday night. Truitt-McConnell (;f Cleveland, Ga., which finished in a tie with Dalton for the Georgia lead, was listed 12th and Ferrum, Va., last year's national runner-up, was in a tie for 18th. The Alabama-Georgia region will be played this week end, with the winner gaining a berth in the national tournament along with the Florida champion. Dan Kelly of Bay College of Baltimore, Md., won the individual scoring title with a 40.8 average, outdistancing Larry Walls of Washtenaw of Ann Arlior, Mich., which finished with a 32.2 mark. Coach Jacl< Jackson's Commodores, who attended a pep rally Monday night before departing today for West Palm Beach, are scheduled to meet the Division Two runner-up in Thursday's opening round of the state meet at 2 p.m. (Panama City time). Valencia of Orlando and Florida of Jacifsonville met Monday night in a playoff to determine the first and second-place teams from Division Two. NEWS-HI!RALD, Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, February 27, 1973 Pa^ 3B Top A's Unsigned OAKLAND (UPI) — Charlie ] won-lost record while leading Finley says he isn't worried, and maybe he isn't, but with the official opening of spring training only three days away the heart of his World Champion Oakland A's baseball club remains unsigned. . "We're still negotiating and I don't anticipate any problems," Finley said Monday. "The baseball meetings held things up but now that's behind us and I think everyone will be signed soon." As of Monday, among those without contracts for 197.3 were pitchers Vida Blue and Ken Holtzman, outfielder Joe Rudi, catcher Dave Duncan and third baseman Sal Bando, the team captain. the A's to the AL West title and won his only start in the World Series, brought over a $60,000 contract from the Chicago Cubs and is looking for a boost to $90,000. Duncan hit 19 homers by mid- July last year and then lost his job as the No. 1 catcher to Gene Tenace after going into a tailspin. He was a 535,000 player a year ago and with Tenace being moved over to first base this year Duncan has the catching job all to himself. Bando received $50,000 last year and while his average dipped to .236, he was the most solid player in an infield that was coiistantly being juggled. He did hit 15 homers and drive in 77 runs and on that basis is As might be expected, all are' believed to be looking for a BARRY SCBOGGINS OF GULF COAST COMMODORES . . . eyes ball and Pensacola's Otis Dunn WILDCATS TRIP ALABAMA LSU Shocks Vols Wilf Seeking New Record NEW YORK {UPI> - Wilt Chamberlain has a shot at breaking another Wilt Chamberlain record this season.. Chamberlain, who owns the NBA percentage shooting record of .683 set in 1966 -67 is hitting at a mark of .717 this season. He also leads the NBA in rebounds with an average of 18.6 per game. ' Of course, you won 't find Wilt in the free throw percentage list. He hitting only .50 percent of his shots from the free throw line. Nate Archibald still has « healthy lead in the scoring race with a 34.2 average while Kareen Ahdul-Jabbar of Milis second with an of 30.4 points per KNOXVILLEE, Tenn. (UPI>— Eddie Palubinskas led the LSU Tigers on a giant-l<iller 78-74 Southeastern Conference victory over Tennessee Monday night to complicate the league's basl^etball championship drive. Palubinskas got 25 points, Milte Darnall had 21 and CollJs Temple had 10 as the Tigers defense brought LSU back from a nine-point deficit for the victory. Len Kosmalski led the Vols with 22 points. Larry Robinson had 15 and Rodney Woods 14. The loss means that Tennessee needs to win its three upcoming road games against Vanderbilt, Auburn and Ken- tucl<y in order to claim the league title. K e n t u ck y, which downed Alabama 111-93 Monday night, still has a shot at the title. LEXINGTON, Ky. (UPI) — Kentuclo' rolled over Alabama 111-95 Monday night to jump b&ck into the thick of the Southeastern Conference title race. Kentucky raced to a 22-2 lead and remained in command the rest of the way. The Wildcats won their 12th SEC game against four losses and 17th in 24 starts overall. Kentucky's Kevin Grevey fired in 29 points, including 16 in the first half as the Wildcats built a 54-35 halftime lead. Substitute Steve Lochmueller added a career-high 18 points for Kentucky, while Jimmy Dan Conner and Mike Flynn Monday night to pace Big Ten collected 16 points apiece Alabama s Wendell Hudson paced the losers with 31 points to win his individual scoring battle with Kentucky's Jim Andrews, who had only 15. Freshman Leon Douglas added 20 points and Ray Odums 17 for Alabama, which dropped to 10-5 in the SEC and 17-6 overall. Minnesota Rolls MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPI) -- Ron Behagen scored 25 points and Jim Bi'ewer and Clyde Turner each added 23 Red Robbins Racks Up 36 waukee average game. Player Archibald, KC-0 Abdul-Jabbar, Mil Haywood, Sea Hudson, Atl Moravich, Atl Scott, Phoe Goodrlcti, LA Lanier, Det Petrie, Port Wicks, Port 897 809 727 621 643 675 604 650 654 623 f pts avg. 564 2358 34.2 266 1884 30.4 374 1828 2B.6 310 1552 26.3 369 1655 25.9 358 1708 25.5 260 1468 7t.S 254 1554 24.3 21 7 1525 24.2 320 1566 24.1 Cowboys Sign Pick DALLAS (UPI) — The Dallas Cowboys announced Monday they had signed their No. draft choice, Michigan State tight end Billy Joe DuPree, to a multi-year conh-act. - .TOWN caor^'''f^^ '• F AM I i_Y O i,"N T IN O ^^^^ GROWING WITH AMERICA* ROAST BEEF The ALL-AMERICAN Dinner $1^9 APPLE PIE 33^ The ALL-AMERICAN Dessert Scoreboard ABA BASKETBALL Dallas 120 San Diego 115 Indiana 112 New York 107 COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Kentucky 111 Alabama 95 LSU 78 Tennessee 74 Wl&consin 71 Purdue O Marshall 71, Fla. St. 59 Michigan 87 Ohio St. 83 Ntw Homp. 77 Dartmouth 66 Vermont 74 Norwich 47 ininols 96 Michigan 89 Wisconsin 71 Purdue 63 Rio Grande 72 Central St. 64 Hlrom 96 John Carroll 85 Hendrlx 104 College of the owrks 70 Mo.-Rolla B2 SW Mo. St. 73 Kansas St. 91 Oklohoma SI. 67 WcNeese St. 84 SE Loulstano 69 Oklahoma 78 Colorado 68 Tenn. Tech 85 Morehead St. 79 Wsn. Kentucky 67 Murray SI. 66 Voldosla St. 107 Southern Tech 70 Go. Southern 76 l-louston Baptist 62 Oglethrope 73 Tenr\. Temple 69 Lagrange 92 North Georgia 79 Mississippi 97 Florido 80 Mississippi St. 72 Georgia 68 Auburn 79 Georgia Tech 69 Minnesota 90 Northwestern 74 Houston 94 Samford 75 Louisiana Tech 105 UT-Arlington B7 Sam Houston St. 77 SW Texas St. 58 Dowllng 78 Cothedrol 49 AdelphI 84 Queens 67 DALLAS (UPI) — Rich Jones scored 32 points and James Silas added 25 Mojiday night as the Dallas Chaparrals overcame a Ift-point fourth quarter deficit to whip the San Diego Conquistadors, 120-115, in the ABA. San Diego led, 92-82, to open the final period on the shooting of Red Robbins who canned eight of eight from the floor during the third quarter. At one point Robbins had 13 of 13 field goal attempts. But Jones and the rookie Silas caught up to open a 3% game bulge over San Diego in the battle for the Western Divisions final playoff spot. Robbins finished the night with 36 points and Ollie Taylor had 26 points. leader Minnesota to an easy 9074 victory over last place Northwestern. The Gophers, ranl<ed fourth in the nation, never trailed in winning their eighth straight game and boosting their conference record to 9-2. Minnesota appeared flat at the start of its fourth game in the last 10 days, but moved into an 18-11 lead after eight minutes. The Wildcats closed it to 22-21 on a jump shot by Bryan Ashbaugh with 7:45 left in the half, before Brewer scored six straight points. Northwestern never got closer than six the rest of the game and trailed 47-38 at the half. The Gophers, 19-2 and on their way to their best season ever, made it 82-63 before Coach Bill Musselman sent in substitutions. Forward Gretj Wells led Northwestern with 20 points and guards Mark Sibley and Rick Sund had 12 each. The Wildcats are 1-10 in the conference. asking for raises. While Finley admits all but Blue and Duncan deserve a boost in pay, he apparently isn't talking in the same dollar terms as the holdouts. "We don' have any holdouts," Finley said. "No one is a holdout unless he remains unsigned after March 1. Really, I don't look for any trouble." Rudi, the left fielder who finished second to Chicago's Dick Allen in the American League Most Valuable Player voting for 1972, and the man who led the A's with a .305 batting average, refused to divulge what he is asking for by way of a contract for 1973, but it is believed he is seeking to double his salary. "I don't think I'm being unreasonable," said Rudi. "Also, we aren't that far apart." Rudi worked for around $20,000 last year and a jump to $40,000, most observers feel, isn't out ol line. Fingers, who probably worked for $25,000 in 1972 participated in six of the seven World Series games last Fall and is believed looking for a boost to $40,000. Holtzman, who posted a 19-11 modest boost of around $10,000. That brings Finley to Blue, who rismained unshakeable a year ago and signed only after Commissioner Bowie Kuhn got into the negotiations. His problem this year, after a 6-10 season, isn't so much a boost in pay, but instead deciding what his base salary is. THE Great Imperial IS THB LARGEST SELLING CIGAR IN THE WORLD KING EDWARD A TOTALLY NEW CONCEPT IN HELPING THE HARD OF HEARING TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY Purdue Suffers Upset MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — Kim Hughes and Leon Howard each scored 19 points as Wisconsin dented Purdue's Big Ten title hopes 71-63 in an upset Monday night. l "r\ t In- hf .i 1 FREE TRIAL li; ,iin 111 I hi nrivai CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE HEARING TEST 763-6234 SOUTHEAST HEARING AID CENTER INSIDI W .T GUANTS PANAMA PLAIA Pacers Rip Nets FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI) — Indiana Pacers guards Freddie Lewis and Billy Keller scored 26 points apiece as the defending American Basketball Association champs stopped a three-game skid with a 112-10'7 victory over the New York Nets Monday night. Bill Paultz led New York with game-high 29 points while George Carter had 27. Gilmore Has 222 Blocks NEW YORK (UPD - Julius Er\'ing of Virginia stiU has a i 'comfortable margin over George McGinnis of Indiana in I the ABA scoring race, j "Dr. J." has an average of {31.6 points per game while McGinnis is second with an , average of 28.2 points. • Artis Gilmore of Kentucky I leads in rebounds with an , ' average of 17.9 per game and i ' also in blocked shots with 222 in ' 68 games. Blocked shots in an interesting statistic that is officially kept in the ABA although it isn't recorded in the older NBA. Billy Cunningham of Carolina is on top in steals—another ABA Stat— with 183 in 39 games. Player Erving, VIr McGinnis, Ind Cunnlngham.Car Issel, Ken Simpson, Den Jonos. Dal Thompson, Mem Wise, Utah Johnson, SD Gilmore, Ken fa f pts avg. 740 399 1891 31.6 730 442 1923 28.3 636 401 1709 24.8 737 401 1884 27.7 5B7 330 1514 23.7 482 295 1385 22.7 4S7 443 1414 21.8 519 378 1425 21.6 551 141 1315 21.6 565 299 1432 21.1 DO YOU HAVE A CHARGE? OPEN 7:30 A.M. PAILY-SUN. 11 A.M. Gmtits 'AL ts? S3- the more for your moneysworth store PANAMA PUUW.15TH ST. BOB SAUNDERS WAS SELECTED ONE OF FLORIDA'S FIVE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN IN 1972 FOR HIS WORK IN OUR CITY. LET'S KEEP BOB'S LEADERSHIP WORKING FOR US....' ELECT BOB SAUNDERS WARD It CITY COMMISSIONER M.P«I.Adv. Announcing a new way to invest isx growth abroad as well as for growth at home: New Perspective Fund^ Inc. New Perspective Fund, Inc., is a newly organized, diversified, open-end investment company. It takes adifFerentapproach to long-term growth: The fund's charter specifically allows the Fund to invest up to one third of its assets in fmiffi securities. The Fund's management believes that new international economic and political devebpments indie 1970's will generate new growdi oppoctunitieB at home and abroad. . The Fund's investment policies arc designed to take advantage of these developments—while accepting only what its management believes to be reasonable risks. The Fund's investment advisei; Capital Research and Management Company, will gather the information it needs through an international research network with facilities in Los Angeles, New York and Geneva, Switzerland. The primary objective of the Fund is long-term growtli of capital; production of income is a secondary objective. Minimum investment: $250. For a copy of the prospectus of die New Perspective Fund, Inc., mail the coupon. No charge or obligation. The initial offering period expires on March 8,1973. New Perspective Fund, Inc. Mai! to: Merrill Lynch, 2 North Palafox St., Pensacola, Fla. 32501 Name. City- _State. -Zip_ Home phone- -Business phone- Merrill Lynch customers Please give name and office address of Account Executive. MERRILL LYNCH, PIERCE, FENNER SL SMITH tt^JC

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