The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 20, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 20, 1956
Page 10
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PA<Sf*TEN 'BETTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg ..MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19M Wilson Bulldogs Osceola * * * * * * » * • * * * * Seminoles Blow Missco Title Tilt Lead WILSON — The Bulldog made more noise here Saturday . night than the Seminole. Result: the new Mississippi County basketb&ll charhpions — among Class B senior high school boys — are the Bulldogs of Wilson and Coach Bob Courtway. Wilson the crorai coming from behind to slug the Of ceola , Seminoles }n the ooun tournament final, 53-50. In the play-off for third nr fourth spots, Dyess fought off A: morel, 70-62. Both games were hair-raisers As each game reached its climax it seemed that every person in the near-capacity audience was sport ing it crewcut. . Wilson's win broke a four-year reign for Dyess. Coach Tom athletes were seeking their lift straight county crown. * * * COACH AUSTIN BANNER'S top seeded Seminoles had 19-16 firs quarter and 34-30 halftime lead but the Bulldogs growled, the chewed their way back for the win The lead switched hands exactl eleven times in the game. An they ran neck-and~neck five time The fans had a ball but the boj had a brawl. Wilson's Jack Sugg started the same by hitting a two-pointer after 35 seconds. Ten seconds later Nelson Hopkins matched it for Osceola. " And that's just about the way th< game progressed throughout th quarter although Osceola seemet the stronger of the two clubs. BHS BILLY TRANUM—who nail' sd 16 points for the night—brough' the BuUdogs to within four at the start of the second period. And that's right where they were at intermission time: four back a" 34-30. Coy Peepers and Mickey Cissell iied the score once again at the , 2:00 mark in the third frame, then Wilson moved ahead on another close-in bucket by Billy. But Osceola's Lucas did a little growling of his own. Big Luke (who'll be playing football for Arkansas next year) went through the weak side, picked up four. Points, that is.' * * • AND ONCE AGAIN bhey swapped it back and forth. Stin, the Seminoles were out in Osceola Starts District Cage Play Tonight MONETTE —Osceola's Seminoles, one of the four Mississippi County entries in the District SB basketball tournament for senior high school boys which starts here tonight, jumps into action in the first game at 6:15. Oeceola dropped the county title tilt Saturday night at Wilson and to Wilson. 53-50. Wilson moves under the lights Wednesday at 7:40. They'll meet Armorel, a team that finished fourth in the county tournament. And the fourth Missco squad entered here is Dyess. They'll try Valley View Tuesday night at 7:40. Dyess won the county consolation game from Armorel Saturday night 70-62. front coming down the home stretch. But only by a slim point. The fourth quarter was a poor one for the Tribe. They only bagged six point*. Wilson didn't do much better with ten but better they were and champions they are. The strain at the finish told on both squads. Moving into the dangerous portion of the final frame, Osceola couldn't congeal. They were ragged, played loos* ball, couldn't hit. —Osceolas Jack Hetna iallk'J 1C points for the night and played a splendid floor game. Lucas out- pointed him by two. IN THE FIRST GAME, Armorel's superb forward Carl Patterson uncorked 39 points and played an alert defensive game, but the tall jumping jacks of Dyess were too much for the rest of the Tigers. Coach Jordan Needham's men were behind 45-30 at the half. They narrowed it to nine going into the final eight minutes but they spurted too late to catch Darnell, Richards, James and company. Armorel's little Hud Garrison fought a good, hard game. In the three games Carl Patterson participated in during the tournament, he tallied 126 points for an average of 42 points a game. Form a line, college scouts. Junior Bragg City toys, Girls Meet Starts Tonight BRAGG CITY — The invite ional junior high basketba ournament for 12 boys team nd 8 girls squads starts her oday. Clarkton and Deering are pitte or action at 5 pjn. while Caruth rsviUe and Holland go at 6. Other games scheduled for to ight: Kennett vs. Cooter at 7, an ragg City meets Boss at 8 o'clock 11 teams participating today ar oys. And boys quintets drawing frist- ound byes are Senath, Hayti, Brag adocio and Holcomb. FIRST GIRLS games in the live ay tourney are slated for Tuesda •hen Holcomb and Holland clas t 5 p.m. It'll be Greogory mmeetin 'aruth at 7. Two preliminary girls contest re on tap for Wednesday night tennett takes on Bragg City at nd Cooter tangles with Homers He at 7 o'clock. Help for Mitchell FATETTEVHiE, Ark. (flV-Ra orback Coach Jack Mitchell ha ired a fellow Oklahoma graduat s assistant football coach at th' niversity of Arkansas. The new assistant is Bert Clark center who captained the Univers of Oklahoma football team in y 950. Mitchell quarterbacked ooners in 1946-48. thi dont take life for granted Can you stop — FAST? Don't take chances. Come in and let us inspect your front wheel linings and bear- inRS, check brake drums add fluid if needed, adjust and lest brakes. Take advantage of our special safety check-up today! Our Special This Week $•! 75 Complete Safety Check I PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. MO Inwdway Phon. 3-4453 LOOK, MOM, HO HEAD — BiU Tranum, Wilson High's all-county center, appears to have a basketball head as he comes down with a rebound in the final game of the Mississippi County Class B tournament against Osceola Saturday night. Tranum's rebounding and 16- point effort helped the Bulldogs outlast Osceola 53-50 for the county championship. No. 13 is Mickey Cissell. (Courier Xews Photo) CARL PATTERSON of Armorel streaks for the bucket in Saturday night's consolation game at Wilson. Dyess won the game to take third place in the Mississippi County tournament, 70-62, but Patterson was the big show. He averaged 42 points per game during the meet. The Dyess Eagles are Richards (17), Southern (99) and Darnell (33). (Courier News Photo) 1km BRANDS LUMBER jfl) Then You'll ow It's Dry and Well anufactured That's because the SPIB Grade-Mark can only be used on lumber thai has been dried and seasoned according to official Grading Rules. And because the name FORDYCE, stamped on lumber, is a pledge to you thai mis old, established company stands squarely behind its quality. Remember, too, that FHA and VA insured loan construction requires Grade-Marked lumber. Your Dealer Can Supply You LUMBER COMPANY FORDYCE, ARKANSAS DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription - We'll Deliver Free! We Fill Prescriptions From All Doctors KIRBY DRUG STORES Prescription Experts Still Dicker Of Title Hope For Porkers Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SlinJ hopes for a Southwest Conference basketball championship still are alive for the Arkansas Razorbacks after their 79-69 triumph over Texas at Fayetteville Saturday night. But the aging season Is reaching the point where all is not up to the Porkers. The Southern Methodist Mustangs, with nine victories and no losses in conference play, must fold quickly if they .are ?oing to yield first place to Arkansas. The Porkers are second behind the Mustangs with an 8-2 record. Rice, which was idle Saturday night, is third with a 7-2 mark. It was "Glen Bose Night" at Fayetteville, and the Porkers turned on Texas like they were determined to show their apprecia- .ion of the veteran Arkansas coach. They held a 10-point margin most of the way. Big Guns Big guns for Arkansas were Jerald Barnett, who dunked Joints, and lanky Manuel Whitley, wh scored 21. Tlie Razorbacks scored on 41 pel- cent of their shots from the field, in average thai will win basket- jail games in almost any league Texas hit 38 per cent, which is well ibove poor. Rose, a ofrmer all-Southwest Con 'erence football and basketball alayer at Arkansas, is in his 13tn season as Razorback basketball coach. He was honored by his former players, about 35 of whom sat together at the game in the new Arkansas field house. A scroll, cit- ng him as "Mr. Basketball in the Southwest Conference," was. given o Rose at the halftime by R. C. 3 itts, one of the former Porker lasketball players. In his 12 seasons at the Arkansas helm. Rose has finished first or second in the Southwest Con- erence eight times. SMU Can Win Title Southern Methodist has a chance his week to clinch the Southwest Conference basketball title. The Ponies host Baylor at Dallas "uesday night and Arkansas Satur:ay night. If SMU defeats Baylor t clinches a tie for the crown and a victory Saturday night means he championship. Memphis State In NCAA NEW YORK (AP) — Memphis State, 18-4"for the season arid the fourth-best scoring outfit in the nation, today was named as an "At large" entry in the NCAA basketball tournament. Lewis P. Andreas of Syracuse, chairman of the NCAA Eastern Selection Committee, announced the choice which sends Memphis State to its second straight NCAA berth. The Tigers lost to Penn State in the first round last year. Only Spring Hill, Ala., Dayton Louisvilie and St. Bonaventure have beaten Memphis State this season. Memphis State is the fourth team to qualify for the NCAA. Holy Cross, also 18-4 was named as an "at large" entry Saturday while Marshall 16-3 and Connecticut 17-7 made it as champions ot their respective Mid-American and Yankee conferences. Memphis State and Marshall will take their first round tests at Fort Wfiyn2, Ind., March 12. Holy Cross and Connecticut will make their opening bids at Madison Square Garden March 12-13. No pairings' have been made yet for either first* round elimination. The championship finals are scheduled for Evanston, 111., March 23. Fourteen conference champions remain to qualify for the NCAA. Seven more "at large" teams also are to be named. Dyess Juniors Cop Crown Just Like Everyone Else, Redlegs Could Use Better Hurling llth of a Series By GEORGE (BIRDIE) TEBBETTS NASHUA, N. H. (AP) — Except for Brooklyn, Cincinnati's pennant chances are as good as anyone in the National League. We are conceding nothing to the Dodgers, however, except that they are the champions. Ous Bell, Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Temple', Boy McMillan and Smoky Burgess are established major league stars. Wally Post is developing into one of the great stars of the National League. In my book, Kluszewski is the No 1 player in the league. We have a young catcher named Ed Bailey, who some day will be the outstanding catcher in the country. Milt Smith and Rocky Bridges and Bay JaWonski should strength- "erf~us at third base. Jablonskl was a very much improved player the last part of the year and we feel that Smith, whom we purchased from the Coast last year, will be over his freshman nervousness. We are in the same relative position as all the clubs in that we could use more pitching. • KCtf As I said, Brooklyn is- the team to beat but don't count us short. We're definitely a lirst division club anfl if things go right, who knows? Fields Brothers in 6-Mon Tag The Fields brothers, Luke and Don, return to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night to take part in. a six- man'tag bout that will highlight the American Legion's weekly wrestling program. luke and Don are scheduled to I McCarthy and Don Fields meeting team with Jack Welch as one team i Cortez. n the main event. Opposing them will be Herb Larson, Joe McCarthy and Chico (the Cortez. Mad Mexican) The two teams will battle over the WEST RIDGE—The Dyess juniors earned the District 3B championship crown here Saturday night as the}- racked up Lepanto in the] final game of the tourney, 67-62. | brothers, Welch and Cortez, is ex- Billy Burlison paced Coach Tom Park's little Eagles with 34 points. That raised his tourney total to Lepanto, coached by James Cox, played a good game, tying the game on several occasions, but were unable to hold down the wings of the champ Eagles. Pos. Burlison, 34 F Dozier, 2 F Ingle, 14 C McVay, 6 G G Taff, 11 Lepanto Spencer, 9 Wilson, 19. Gbsa, 8 Bell i Tyler, 10! 90-minute time limit, best two of three falls route. A bit of grudge between the Fields pected to highlight the activity. Cortez, who is noted for his zany ring antics, has long been a bitter ring enemy of the Fields boys and Welch. In addition to the main event, The first bout is scheduled for A & M Can Take AlC Crown Tomorrow By The Associated Press The Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball championship could be decided tomorrow night when the league-leading Arkansas A&M Boll Weevils invade Conway, needing just one more victory to capture the crown. Arkansas State Teachers College, three one-fall preliminary bouts are | which has won five of its last seven also on the card with Larson meet- j games, will furnish the competi- ing Welch, Luke Fields taking on tion. Subs: Dyess—Barnes, Linton. Lepanto—Johnson, 6. ' t N. Little Rock Wins Big 8 As a result of Friday night's basketball games, the North Little Rock Wildcats won the -Big Eight Conference title. They defeated Texarkana, 64-53 ' .. , The Cats play one more game to complete their regular schedule but their 11-2 slate can't be topped. Meanwhile, Little Rock slipped into second place — bumping Texarkana — as they slammed El Dorado, 53-46. 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