The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1956
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PAGE TEN BLYTHBV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,1996 Two Porkers Voted To AII-SWC Squads HIS GREATEST CRIME 790 Points in Week tor Pettit NEW YORK (AP) — The most productive one-week performance In National Basketball Assn. history has catapulted Bob Pettit oE St. Louis well into the lead for the individual scoring title. The former Louisiana State ail- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Arkansas seniors today won positions on the All- Southwest Conference basketball team, with guard Jerald Barnett of Harrison placing on the first team. Manuel Whitely, the Razorbacks' leading pointmaker this season, was named to the second squad. Five schools landed players on the All,-Southwest team with Southern Methodist, the champion, coming np with two. SMU's Larry Showalter lacked only one vote of benig a unanimous choice. Texas Chtetlan, which wound up in the cellar, produced another player who needed only one ballot. He was Dick O'Neal, the Horned Frogs high-scoring center. Rice, Texas and Arkansas got the other places on the all-conference team picked by the seven coaches, and which wound up a a sextet because of a tie for one of the guards posts. Joe Durrenberger of Bice teamed with Showalter, a great all- around player and the league's deadliest outside shot, at the forward positions. Ray Downs, Texas' conference scoring champion; Barnett of Arkansas and Bobby Mills of Southern Methodist were the guards. Barnett and Mils tied for one of the spots. Just Two Seniors There were only two seniors— Durrenberger and Barnett—on the team. The six averaged 6 feet 3.3 inches in height and two of them —Downs and O'Neal—scored over 550 points. Downs had 592 and O'Neal 559. Barnett pitched in 383, Durrenberger 351, Mills 293 and Showalter 26*. Thr second team was made up of Joel Krog of Southern Methodist and Whitley of Arkansas, forwards; Temple Tucker of Bice, center, and Jim Krebs, Southern Methodist, and Louis Estes, Baylor, guards. , The 1956 All-Southwest Conference team: Showalter, SMO—6-3 Jr. Durrenberger, Rice—6-7 Sr. O'Neal, TCU—6-7 Jr. Downs, Texas—6-4 Jr. Barnett, Arkansas—5-11 Sr. Mills, SMU—6-0 Jr. America totaled 190 points—a 31.7 point-a-game average—in six games last week and added a "slumping" 23 last night to take a 18-point edge over Philadelphia's Paul Arizin. Pettit has a 1,549 total to Ari- lin's 1,471. Both have played 61 games with 11 to go. Pettit, who also leads in game average at 25.4 and is near a rebounding record with' 986 (excluding last night's game), took a back seat to New York's Carl Braun last night, however, as the Knick playmaker canned 44 points for a 113-109 victory that snapped the Hawks' three-game streak. The decision didn't help New York in its bid to overhaul Syra- cuse for the final playoff berth in the Eastern division, however, since the Chiefs defeated Fort Wayne 98-95 in overtime. The game formed a twin-bill at Fort Wayne and left the Pistons with a 4Vi-game lead over runuerup St. Louis in the Western Division. Clyde Lovellette, former Kansas University star, is fourth in scoring with 1,265 points and a 21.4 aver, age. Manila Plays At Jonesboro Tonight JONESBORO — Greene County, Piggott and Harrisburg won first round games here in the senior boys 3A tournament which will be played throughout this week at the Berl Smith gym. Greene County took Rector, 66-59, Piggott poked Paragould, 67-45, and Harrisburg lost Pocahontas, 90-50. Here tonight's schedule for first- round play in the lower bracket: 6:15—West Memphis vs. Trumann; 7:40—Bay vs. Corning; 9:05—Manila vs. Marked Tree. Leachv'me meets Harrisburg Wednesday night in an 8:30 quarter- Zaharias Wins Sports Award PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 28 (/Pi — The 1955 Brith Sholom national sports award "for her outstanding final contest. Both Leachville and Jonesboro drew first-round byes. Gloves Go Features Big Guys CHICAGO (AP) — The "big guys" tonight get into action in amateur boxing's biggest punch bowl — the Golden Gloves tournament of champions — after the "little guys" set the tempo 1 by. scoring 24 knockouts or TKO's. The swingers in the 112, 118, 126 an 135-pound classes blasted through 81 bouts at Chicago Stadium last night in competition running simultaneously in three rings. About the^same number of sched- ' uled three rounders are on tap tonight among the 147, 160, 175- pounders and the heavyweights. The big field will be sliced to the quarterfinals tomorrow night when punch-tossing is confined to two rings. This will lead to the semifinals and the finals Friday, March 9. Only Defending King Don Eddington of St. Louis, the only returning champion, led the way through the opening phase by easily winning his first two bouts at 112 pounds. He dropped down to that weight division after taking the 118-pound crown in 1955. Bddington's big fight, if the form chart is followed, may come in the quarterfinals with a 1953 returnee contribution in the field of sports" was presented last night to Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Mrs. Zaharias is convalescing from cancer at her home in Tampa Fla., and an engraved plaque was accepted on her behalf by her husband, George Zaharias. In addition, a check for $300 was given as a contribution to the Babe Blytheville vs. North Little Rock Big 8 Meet Tomorrow The Big Eight conference basketball tournament begins tomorrow night at the Little Rock Central High School field i _ T._ ii_ - e:. i. ^.:^U* n e -nlmr «4 nfltnsr of 7 /i' rArirAz T^nvai*- tiouse. In the first night of-playy-Slarting at 7 n' kana's Razorbacks face the El Dorado Wildcats. In the 9 o'clock finale, the Blytheville Chickasaws, sixth-place finishers in the loop, take on the title-winning North Little Rock Wildcats. Little Rock and Pine Bluff finished the regular conference schedule in a tie for second place, so representatives of the schools met yesterday morning to decide on bracket classifications. A flip of a coin in the Little Bock office of Johnnie Burnett, executuive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association placed Pine Bluff at the top of the lower bracket and put Little Rock in third place of the lower bracket. Representing the schools iii the coin-flipping were a former Zebra coach, Lowell Manning for Pine Bluff and Little Rock's athletic director Harry Carter. Chicks In Upper Blytheville is in the upper bracket along with North Little Hock, Texarkana and El Dorado. Pine Bluff meets Ft. Smith at Thursday night and Little Rock and Hot Springs follow at 9. Semi-finals are scheduled for Friday night as the Blytheville- North Little Rock winner squares off in the 7 o'clock encounter with the winner of the Texarkana-El Dorado clash. And then the Pine Bluff-Ft. Smith winner meets the victor of the Little Rock-Hot Springs duel. Action on the night of the finals, Saturday, begins at 8 o'clock. Coach Jimmy Fisher of the Blytheville Chickasaws said today his squad would leave for Little Rock early tomorrow morning. Ke is Pete Melendez, of Fort Worth Tex., who won the flyweight crowi three years ago. Joe Shaw of St. Louis proved tc be one of the toughest of the op ening night fighters. He advanced by scoring a pair . of technical knockouts in the 135-pound class, halting Feazell Vernell of Kansas City in the third and Roosevelt Ware of Cincinnati in the second. St. Louis was out in front in defending its team championship Before It's Over, Owls Would Like To Harness SMU By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Southern Methodist Mustangs, with a 11-0 loop record, have the Southwest Conference championship sewed up but Rice would love to wind up its disappointing season by tripping the Ponies tonight. The Owls have had more than creditable year with a 19-4 season record and an 8-3 conference mark with the final game still left to play. But the Owls had a perfect 11-0 season mark until they were .handed their first licking by the Mustangs and they haven't been able to get around the Ponies since. While SMO and Rice are tryin: j.{ Houston tonight, Arkansas, tied with Bice for second place with nn 8-3 mark, will take on the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Fayetteville. The Frogs now occupy the cellar with a 2-9 record. Traditional Rivals The third game tonight brings i together two traditional rivals, Texas and Texas A&M, at Austin But both the Longhorns and • the Aggies will be playing strickly for their lama maters because there is nothing else at stake in the game. Texas has a 4-7 record and the Aggies a 3-8. Baylor finished its season last week with a 3-9 record. Tonight's games complete the STRIPPED FOR WORK—Granny Hamner Phillies' shorUtop, gets the benefit of the sun and a pitching machme at Clear*. ater, Fla., camp. He's one of first Phillie regulars to start shaping up. Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's results New York 113, St. Louis 109 Syracuse 98, Fort Wayne 95 (ot) Didrikson Zaharias cancer fund. I with seven points. Kentucky's Wildcats Scream To 143-66 Win. over Georgia By ED WILKS The Associated Press If you thought Kentucky's basketball team was dead at long last, pal, you can forget about sending flowers to the wake. The corpse got up and danced one of the liveliest jigs ever in college basketball last night. Only the clock stopped the Wildcats as they assaulted helpless Georgia 143-66. It was the third highest total by one club in college competition. Only Funnan's 154-67 pasting of the Citadel last season and Baltimore U's 146-121 brawl with Catli-j olio U (the minor college high) ini 1954 top it. .Even considering Georgia's dismal 3-17 record. Kentucky's erup-1 lion provided a stunning rebuttal i alter Aalbama had hauled off and' belted the Wildcats 101-77 last Sat- urday night. Kentucky came back with a vengeance—sinking 60 field goals and 23 of 32 free throws—even though. Coach Adolph Bupp yanked his starters after VI minutes. It was 61-26 "when the regulars departed. While the massacre was in progress at Louisville, Alabama sewed up no worse than a tie for its first Southeastern Conference title since 1934 by thumping Tennessee 95-81 with George Linn canning 30. 'Bama, upped to No. 4 nationally after Saturday's surprse, has a 12-0 SEC mark with two to play. The Tide can claim the title outright Friday by beating Auburn, which dumped seventh-ranked Vanderbilt out of the race 74-65 last night. Only Kentucky (11-2) has a chance to tie 'Bama for the crown after holding an 11-year monopoly on the championship. Except for the explosion in Dixie, things went about as expected last night. Illinois, ranked No. 2 nationally, and Iowa, rated 10th, stayed in a deadlock for the Big Ten lead. They meet in a title showdown at Iowa City Saturday in a nationally televised game. The nlinl had to scrap, however, to beat Minnesota 97-81. The Gophers, who lost to Iowa in overtime Saturday, led 49-46 at the half and trailed by only two, at 78-76, before Illinois went on a 10-0 tear. George Bonsalle led the mini with 36 points, Iowa had things much easier, ciubblng Northwestern, winless in the Big Ten, 66-68. Elsewhere among the ranked teams, Holy Cross and All America prospect Tom Heinsohn scorched Connecticut 103-81 in a battle between two NCA ATournament entries; and • Oklahoma - City, after blowing a 22-point lead, rallied in the last 7 minutes to top Houston 76-67. season in the Southwest Conference for all teams except Arkansas and PMU. The Razorbacks have a game with Tulsa at Tulsa Thursday and a game with St. Louis at Fayetteville Monday. The Mustangs, as Southwest Conference champs, will meet the champions of the Border Conference for a berth in the national NCAA tournament. Read Courier News Classified Ads. College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holy Cross 103, Connecticut 81 La Salle 90, West Chester (Pa.i Teachers 78 Army 80, Swarthmore 53 Boston College 90, St. Anselm's 82 Upsala 96, Hunter 88 (overtime i Wagner 73, Hofstra 63 Brockport (NY.) 70, Alfred 61 Pittsburgh (N.Y.) 98, Potsdam tN.Y.> 49 Bates 80, Colby 72 Lebanon Valley 75, Albright 70 Millersville (Pa.) 77, Elizabethtown (Pa.) 74 Alabama 95, Tennessee 81 Kentucky 143, Georgia 66 Mississippi 81, Louisiana State Florida 68, Georgia. Tech 48 Auburn 74, Vnnderbilt 65 Tulane 83, Mississippi State 78 Centenary 84, Memphis State 80 (OT) Presbyterian 117, Furman 115 Illinois 97, Minnesota 81 Iowa 86, Northwestern 68 Purdue 72, Michigan 63 Michigan State 8j), Wisconsin 82 T"lsa 59, Bradley 56 Loyola (Chicago) 82, Drake 66 Detroit 89, Western Ontario 76 Toledo 77, Ohio University 67 Indiana State 84, Western Michigan 79 Oklahoma City '76, Houston 67 Tarkio (Mo.) 98, Dana (Neb.) 91 Texas Tech 117, Texas Western 90 East Texas State 79, Austin Col lege 71 Iowa State 79, Colorado 62 Arizona State (Flagstaff) 106, Arizona State (Tempe) 85 Colorado Mines 72, Colorado College 66 Hardin - Simmons 63, New Mexico A&M 57 Cullison Bicycle Shop We repair all makes Bicycles & Tricycles. We carry a complete line of parts for all make bikes. Phone 2-6122. Across from Kroger Read Courier News Classified Ada • Our messenger will call for your prescriptions and deliver the compounded medicines —no extra charge. 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