The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 1, 1956
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FAGB TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1958 Chicks Can't Bag Free Flips or Victory Jimmy Bratcher Totals 17 Points In 79-55 Loss LITTLE ROCK — The road to Little Rock is paved with broken hearU — especially for the Blytheville High Chicka- «aws And they were on that road again early this morning for th« long trip back home after last night'i 79-55 loss to th« North Littl* Rock Wildcat!. Th« Chick. w«rt unabli ta win Her In the year. a basketball gam. in this section • <rf the country during the regular Big Eight schedule, and they kept their record carefully preserved in (Irit-iuuud ef the confgrencp All-A mer/can D ominated By Russell, Freeman By TED MEIER NEW YORK (AP) — Dominated by big Bill Russell and little Robin Freeman, five seniors from San Francisco, Ohio State, Duquesne, Furman and Holy Cross were named today IT'S A SMALL WORLD -Am erica basketbaU team. -Of tournament. Th. loa. brought th. Blyth.vffle «u* leuon to a Hidden halt, and left til. Chick! at Just abov. the JOO mark for the current cam- palpi, having iron 11 and dropped 10 - After whipping North IJttls Rock fe th. final gam. of the achedule to Blyth.ville 1 . lair l»»t Saturday Bight the Chick* wer. whooping it up in celebration of itealing Jtrth place from the It. Smith Orizzlies. Bat winning the contest placed them In the upper bracket of the tounur and lent them out on the floor a«ata»t U» champion JJortb Little Rock Wildcat. In firat- round activity. The Wildcat, had tied up th. Chicks in two neat little knot* ear- LAST NIGHT, however, the Chlcka defeated themselves. Unable to hit from the free throw wtrf Bragg City Wins First Q - Final BRAGG CITY — Warden's Cardinals will meet Central Negro High of Hayti here at 9 tonight in the last quarter final game of the Class "M" regional tournament. In other quarterfinal games tonight, Holcomb clashes with Hayti at 6 and Braggadocio meets Gideon at 7:30. Th. top-aeeded Bragg City Indians beat Portageville'i Bulldogs, M-32 In quarterfinals last night Bragg City had a M-13 halftime lead. Howren scored 18 for Bragg City and Moody made IS for Port- »geville. Wardell won over ROM, 86-31, in a preliminary cont«t last night. The Cards had a 51-10 lead at the half. Wardell'i high Korera were Boren with 22 and Wttson with 16. High for Roe. were Milan with 12 and Bryant with 8. Negro teams from Central of Hayti and Washington of Caruth- ersviUe met in preliminaries last night. Central topped Washington, 43-41. Washington was ahead 1817 at the half. Central's high-point men were Coffey wflh 13 and Ford' with 1. Washington's high .point men were Reese with 18 and M. Boyce with 9. Quarterfinal Bragg City Po.. Portagevllle P Howard, 4 P Moody. 12 O Goodman, 4 G Souther-land, 11 O Swims, 6 Subs: Bragg City — Kinder, 2, Hunt, 2, Walker, 2, Webb, 1, Gill, 1. Portagevlll* — Downing, 2, Branham, 2, Rogers, 1. Bale*, li Howren, 11 Stewart, 1 Teaser, I ly trampled by a 13-point spread toward completion of th* first tram*. Th. Wildcat, boaitsd oompl.l* control ol both backboards also. The Tribe enjoyed a fair second period, outscortnj the Cat. .13-9. With a minute and five seconds remaining in the first half, th. Chicks wer. still ten points away, but Jimmy Bratcher and Fred Hodges quickly gave Blythevffle hope. Big Fred hammered in a lay-up in that explosive short space and Jimmy dunked two free throws, then came In on a three-point play as time ran out. Hodge« tallied 13 for the night. The second half was all Buddy Yielding. He couldn't miss. And when he retired, Charlie Eagle, eagle-eye guard took over. The Chicks were outscored In the final half, 48-29. In the first game last night, El Dorado defeated Texarkana, 71-64. H Dorado hit 54 percent of their field attempt.. Spider Jones registered X point, for El Dorado. Blytheville defeated El Dorado .in Blythevlll. In their lust meeting, 89-60. NOT A CHANCE—Dan Mannix of St. Francis of Brooklyn couldn't get his hands on the long as Alphonse Juliana of St. Joseph's put the clamps on him. This produced a foul in game played at .Philadelphia. LONGEST "SEASONS" South Carolina, which also is one of the few states in which there is no closed season on fishing, has the longest open hunting season. OLD HAND — Eddie Miller (left), Phillies' coach, gives Ted Kazanskl some shortstop tips at Clearwater, Fla., camp. Major league spring training officially begins today. Leachville's Norm Ward Nets 36 Points in District Victory JONESBORO.— Leachville's Lions won their first game here In the District 3A basketball tournament last night, as they galloped past Harrisburg, 79-63. The much - heralded Wilbur Qraham, Harrlsburg's big point- making center, was held to five points. The Uons moved to s. short lead aller the first quarter, 16-14, but then vaulted away to a 39-36 intermission lead. Harrisburg had a good fourth quarter 'as they outscored Leach- vllle 24-18, but they were too far back to cause a threat. Norm Ward played a brilliant game, pouring In 36 points for the Lions. Mills was high for Harrisburg with 17. Next action for Leachville will be Friday night at 7 when they tackle Gieene County Tech. Tech slaughtered Piggot last night, 83-47. Tonight' Jonesboro meets West Memphis at 7, and at 8:30 Manila Chicogo Quorter-Finols Twin Golden Boys Lose CHICAGO (AP) — St. Louis lost two of its star fighters, twins-Dan and Don Eddington, but clung to the lead for its third straight team title as the Golden Gloves boxing tournament swept through the quarterfinals last night. St. Louis had two battlers left, Iowa, and Louisville, Ky., each 10. for the semifinals at Chicago Sta- j Carrying St. Louis hopes into the dium March 9. The finals are the | semi-finals are lightweight Joe Shaw and welterweight Leon Brooks. Dan Eddington, knocked down in , the third round, lost his 118-pound on one point for each victory, inj scrap M vince Doniero of Toledo, the first three days of the tourney. | Don Eddington, 112, was outpointed Montgomery, Ala., was second with j by clever Pete Melendez of Fort same night, leading to the intercity bouts at New York March 21. St. Louis compiled 17 points, based 15; Toledo, Ohio and Nashville, Tenn., each had 11, and Sioux City, Master Mix Feed 16% Dairy Feed S4.05 cwt Beef Concentrate 4.63 cwt PIS it Sow Concentrate 4.94 cwt 35% Hot Concentrate . 4.98 cwt PlI Wormer 5.H cwt Chick Starter 5.01 c«1 Chick Grower ,. 4.45 cwt Egc-eU 4.35 cwl Etc Mash 4.60 cwt Rabbit Pellet! 4.5« owl Morw Feed 3.9) cwl Short! 2.S5 cwt Shelled Corn 2.59 cwt Farmers Soybean Corp. "Home of Sudden Service' Blvthfville, Arkansas Worth, 1953 champion in this class. Don won the 118-pound crown last • Our messenger will call for your prescriptions and deliver the compounded medicines — no extra charge. You're assured prompt, precise compounding and fair pricel. Woods Drug Store Phone POplar 3-4S07 year and stepped down in weight this time. One of the big favorites, heavyweight Pete Rademacher of the Nashville team, easily won his quarterfinal scrap with Booker Staten of Kansas City. Rademacher, 1953 national AAU heavyweight titlist, battered Staten at will, scoring a second round knockdown. tries Corning. Leachville Pol. B. D. Carter, 9 . F . Atkelson, 15 .... F . Ward, 38 C . Thweatt, S O Thomas Rarrlsburg . Kvans, 4 . Jordan, 7 Graham, 5 . Cooper, 7 .. Mills, 17 Bailey, 5, G Subs— Leachville Durham, B. Q. Carter, 2. Harrisburg — Freeman, 15, Harris, 6, Allen. K. C. Jones Now Benchwormer SAN FRANCISCO 1*1—K. C. Jones draws a seat on the bench for the first time In two years tomorrow night when the national champion University of San Francisco Dons go after their 49th straight basketball triumph. Jones, Ineligible for National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament play, will be replaced in the starting lineup against Pepperdine at Los Angeles by sophomore Oene Brown, Coach Phil Woolpert said today. The change will give fans their first look at the club Woolpert will floor at CorVallis. Ore., March 16-17 when the Dons open defense of their NCAA title. How much will Jones' absence hurt DSF's chances? "It's hard to assess'. I can'i really say," Woolpert admits. "Al best it's only an hypothesis, bul obviously you can't lose a man of Casey's ability and -not feel loss." Jones, 6-2 guard and captain, generally is credited by basketball experts with being the man who has made the Dons click through Selected with Russell and Freeman by a vote of 329 sportswriten and broadcasters were Sihugo (Si;. Green of Duquesne, Darrell Floyd of Furman and Tom Heinsohn of Holy Cross. Russell, Freeman and' Floyd are repeaters from the 195S All-America while Green moves up from the 195S second .team and Heinsohn from the 1955 thi«P The 6:10 Russell, who awed fan« all over the country during the Dons' early season cross-country trek en route to their string of 4» straight victories, received 308 first team votes and seven 2nd team marks for a total of 1,554 points. Five points were given for a first team vote, two for the second team: Freeman, only 8:11 but one of the nation's best shooters, polled 233 firsts and 4S seconds for 1,257 points. Hot Rod on Second Ronnie Shavlin, North Carolina State star who fractured his wrist last Saturday; K. C. Jones, Ruv sell's teammate at San Francisco; Rod (Hot Rod) Hundley of West Virginia; Len Rosenbluth of North Carolina and 7-foot Bill Uhl of Dayton were picked as a second team. George Washington's 8:6 star, Joe Holup; Julius McCoy of Michigan State; little 5:08 Bill Ridley of Illinois; Bob Burrow of Ken- Ucky and WUlle Naulli el UCLA make up a thrd ttam. The feait of Russell hardly need repeating. Virtually unknown a year ago, he leaped into the limelight with his uncarry ability on the court to lead the Dons to the NCAA.championship and their victory string of 48 straight. This year he has done even better. The repeat selections of Freeman and Floyd, who have battled for th major college Individual scoring lead all season, vindicates those who voted for them In 1955. They were regarded in some quarters as only "shooters." This year, as marked men, they did well under pressure. Freeman. In particular, threw the Big Ten race into » tie last Saturday with spectacular 4S points against H llnols as he ">ed Ohio State to an upset victory over the Ulini. Green Was Whole Team Green, who missed making the first team a year ago because of his teammate, Dick Rlcketts, was virtually the entire Duquesne team this year and constantly demonstrated his all-round,ability. Heinsohn, a 6:07 husky 220-pounder was a marked man, but led Holy Cross to a successful season and into the 'NCAA playoffs. Honorable mention went to 21 other outstanding performers in eluding Iowa State's little floor general Gary Thompson and St. Louis' Jim McLaughlin. 48 wins in a row—and this despite the presence of two-time All America Bill Russell in the lineup Russell is the man who dominates the Dons' offense and defense with his 6-10 height, but Jones Is the floor leader and key to the entire operation. Woolpert has known since early in the year that Jones, In Ms fourth year of competition, would be Ineligible for the tournament. But the only action Brown has seen has been as Jones' replacement after victory was assured. NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Freeman's chances of beating Purman's Darrell Floyd out of the major college Individual basketball scoring championship are slim but the Ohio State All-America could well become the third highest point-maker In history. NCAA service bureau statistics, released today and Including games through Feb 27, Floyd in first place with »n average of 33.5 points per fame on 812 In 28 games. Freeman has a 32.4 average with 647 msrkers in 20 contests. Floyd has finished his regular season but has the possibility of playinf from one to three mor« games in the Southern Conference tournament starting today. Pree/nan wind* up his oareer against Michigan State on Saturday and Minnesota on Monday. Freeman's 43-point barrage against Illinois laifc week sent his average soaring to a position wheri he needs only to keep it to past Buai Wilkinson of Virginia in the all-timt ranking*. Wllklntoa compiled ft 32.1 point average to rank behind Frank SelVy former Firman ace, and Floyd. 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