The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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PAGE TEN BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 19M NC State Trimmed In Four Overtimes 'Get a Shot' Gold Advises Bill Russell By JEVIMr BRESUN PHILADELPHIA — (NEA) — The storied talents which have marie Bill Russell the No. 1 college basketball player, of the year and pushed San Francisco University to an all-time record of 51 straight victories were being examined by Tom Gola. Oola filled Rusi sell's spot as the big man 1 a s" t ; year, when he led L a Salle to the NCAA finals, j where Russell ! and his Dons | topped them. Now, after go^ ing through the § professional mill L with the cham- ppion Philadelphia I Warriors, Oola has some advice Tom Gola for Bussell. better get a shot," Tom "He says. "Russell win have to change an awful lot up here," Gola adds. "He can make it. But he won't' be the big everything he is in college "He can't shoot. Everybod knows that. But he's a good re bounder so a pro club would look for him to score by getting a few 01 those garbage shots underneath. "But as far as the rest goes, he'll have to leave it in college. Stuff like that one-man team defense he plays. If he tried to stand in the middle and block layups and do this goal-tending stuff he does in college, they'd run crazy on him up here." Gola was talking about the goaltending which has made Russell a byword in basketball this year. The 6-10 coast star stations himself in the middle of the keyhole, picks up anybody who drives through and with one leap, his huge hands spread, bats a shot attempt away. "In this league," Gola was saying, "the loose man — Russell man — would stand on the outside and break records. Take anybody in this league. Say a guy like Harry Gallatin of New'York. Harry la big, Russell might guard him. If Russell sloughs off him to play the middle, Harry would stand outside and bomb all night and you couldn't add up the points. "To make himself really valuable, Russell would have to get a shot. He had none at all when I played against him. And they tell me this year he came into Madison Square Garden and was missing by 10 feet with hook shots." Gola maintains it will be an entirely different world for Russell if he joins a National Basketball Association club. "It certainly has been that way for me." he says. "I missed training with a broken i hand. You know how far behind I was because of it? Well, I'm just starting to catch up now. "It's quicker here. You don't see the b?.l! as much. It goes around bang-bang and then somebody sticks it in. Back in college, we'd work a weave and do something off it. You uJu-ays knew where the ball was. On defense, you had time. Up here, you turn your head and your pny gets two points. * » • "Russell will find it the same way. He'll guard one man. And he won't be blocking all his shots, either. Take the hook shot Neil John- slon has on this club. Russell is going, to block that shot? Never." ' When you talk of big men in basketball today, the inevitable is to compare Russell with a seven-foot freshman at Kansas University—a kid who hnsn't played a college j game yet. but whose talents are' known to all. "Chamberlain." Oola snorted "He'd kill Russell." By ED WILKS The Associated Press . The NCAA eliminations got under way in the national champion-basketball lournamenf last night with the "wrong man" sinking a winning basket, a near-record team point total, two upsets and a minor riot. ~ his broken wrist and four fouls, was high with 25 points for State. Hank Nowak potted 29 for Canisius. Temple now meets tonight's Connecticut - Manhattan winner Bill Russell Slaves and others carried letters more than 2000 years ago. Temple gave Holy Cross the boot 74-72 and Canisius upse North Carolina State, ranked No 2 in the final Associated ress poll today, 79-78 in a record four overtimes at Madison Square Gar den. Morehead <ky.) State rolled up a 107-92 victory over Marshall and Wayne (Mich.) upset DePau: 72-63 in a pair at Fort Wayne, Ind. Seattle hung on to beat Idaho State 68-66 at Seattle. Firing Continues Tonight The first-found firing in the NCAA tourney that winds up March 23 at Evanston, 111., continues tonight with Connecticut- Manhattan and West Virginia- Dartmouth at Madison Square Garden and Southern Methodist- Texas Tech and Oklahoma City- Memphis State at Wichita, Kan. Temple's success against , Holy Cross came on a jump shot by 6-6 Pred Cohen with eight seconds remaining;. But it wasn't planned that way. Hnl Lear, who paired with sophomore Guy Rodgers as a front line in a 2-1-2 zone, was to have taken the last shot. It was the 5-11 Lear who matched All- America Tom Heinsohn of Holy Cross with 26 points. "We had set up the play for Lear," said Owl Coach Harry Lit- wacfc, "but Heinsohn, apparently coming out to help a teammate in the rush for the ball, left Cohen uncovered so Pred got the ball and let it go." Holy Cross, the 1947 NCAA champ, tried desperately to recover, passing the ball into the 6-7 Heinsohn after a time out with 3^2 seconds remaining. Heinsohn's jump shot bounced off the board back into his hands and he shot again. That one hit—but the officials ruled it was after the final buzzer. Officials Escape That decision set. off a flood o irate Holy Cross fans, but Ref eree John Stevens and Umpire Vic Di Gravio managed to escape Holy Cross Coach Ray Leenig insisted to no avail that Heinsohi was fouled on the last shot, claim ing two foul shots should have been awarded. It Was a jumping one-hander bs sub Prank Corcoran—his on!> basket of the game—that beltec N.C. State in the last five seconds of the fourth overtime, which was tourney mark. The winning play was set up when John Maglio, who with Phil DiNardo.had given State a 78-77 lead with two field ;oals in the fest minute, missed . free throw with 14 seconds left nd Canisius grabbed the rebound. Ron Shavlik, handicapped by and Canisius of the West nightcap at the Garden In Til plays the survivoi Virginia-Dartmouth day's phia. second round at Philadel- One Short of Mark ich had Morehea' major college average of 96 points a game, fell just one short of the NCAA mark in clobbering- Mar- ihall's Mid-American Conference champions for a third time this season. Utah holds the record with its 108-85 decision over Seattle last year. Dan Swartz, a 6-4 center, scored 39 points for Morehead. Deaul. with a slim bench, was outmanned by Wayne, which got 2T points from 5-11 sophomore Clarence Strraighn. Wayne now meets Kentucky and Morehead plays Iowa in a second round double-header at Iowa City, Iowa, Friday. Seattle, which meets Utah at 'orvallis, Ore., Friday, rode home as sub guard Claire Markey hit six of the Chieftains' last 'ei»!lt points. Dick Stricklin scored the clincher with two minutes left. Ponies Look Best In Regional Cage Tournament WICHITA, Kas. (AP) — Southern Methodist, champion of the Southwest Conference will be the favorite in the West Regional NCAA basket ball tournament opening here tonight. Sporting a 23-2 record, the tangs will take on Texas Tech's Red Raiders 13-11 in the first o, two first-round games at 7:30 p.m (GST). Oklahoma City (18-6) and Memphis State (20-6) meet in the second game. The winner of the opener will play Kansas State, the Big Seven titlist. in Lawrence, Kas., Friday The victor of tonight's second game takes on Houston, champion of the Missouri Valley Conference, in .wrence the same night. The survivors meet for the regional championship in Lawrence Saturday. Both Memphis State and Texas Tech will bring only eight men to Wichita. Tech, champion of the Border Conference, will be playing without high-scoring Jim Reed and DuWnyne Balcksheer, both ineligible under the four-year rule. HOT PRICE FOR COOL COMFORT! Admiral AIR CONDITIONER Lefties Control Birds Again ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., (SI — Soft touches for lefthanded pitchers last season, the St. Louis Cardinals showed the same timidity vesterday when the Cincinnati Redlegs tossed two lefties at them The Cards made only four hits and scored their only run oi'f a righthander, Tom Acker. Lefthand- er Charley Babe started for the Redlegs and stopped St. Louis without a hit. Rookie southpaw Pat Scantlebury allowed one hit in two innings. The Redlegs won, 2-1 at Tampa. ' ' Cincinnati Manager Birdie Teb- befe insisted before the game that his rotation of Ditchers was not Influenced by St. Louis' 29-46 record against lefties in 1955. Little Jackie Collum pitched three innings against his former teammates and was the losing pitcher. Carmen Basilio Won't Run After Moving Target OH', IT HURTS — Eddie Malone applies the pressure and victim Jack Welch applies the proper facial expression in last night's Legion wrestling show. Jack and 'brother Joe defeated Malone and Herb Larson in a four-man tag team match. Larson was substituting' for Mike Paidousis who failed to fulfill • his engagement. Promoter Mike Meroney has recommended that the Arkansas Athletic Commission suspend the former Tennessee football player. Paidousis would have had to drive from Knoxville and he said the distance was "too far." (Courier Ne\vs Photo) Read Courier News Classified Ads. CHICAGO (AP) — "If Saxton wants the title let him come out and make a fight of it," says welterweight champion Carmen Basilio. That was the battle-scarred ex- Marine's way of telling challenger Johnny Saxton that he has no intention of chasing a running target in their 15-round championship contest at Chicago Stadium Wednesday night. "I like a man who comes in and willing to exchange," said the 28-year-old 147-pound boss from Chittenango, N. Y. "It takes two to make a fight and any fighter owes it to his public to give- them a run for their money. Especially Saxton after a couple of bad ones he's been in. Saxton Won't Listen Saxton doesn't figure to pay the slightest attention to Basilio's words. 1 "I know that I can outbox him," said Saxton. a 25-year-old New Yorker. "But I'm not sure that I can outslug him. So why should I try to trade punches with him? I'll box him all the way but I won't )rafted Pitcher Brightest'A' WEST PALM BEACH, Pla.,ijTl —Bill Herriage, drafted by the Kansas City Athletics from Montgomery, Ala., appears to be living up to his billing as one of the like-^ list on the A's pitching staff. Manager Lou Boudreau ex- expressed himself as especially pleased with Heritage's contribution yesterday to the A's 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The young righthander gave up only one hit and base on balls in three innings on the mound and was credited with the victory. Bill Harrington, 3-3 for the A's last year, also showed well. Harrington held the Red Sox hitless, gave up. one base on balls and fanned two in the three innings he worked. run." Saxton twice watched the iggres- indefatignble Basilio come sive, from behind and blast out the game, forward-moving Tony De- Mnrco in title bouts. Saxton, who lost the crown himself to DeMarco on a Hth round technical knockout is fully aware of Basilios power and his ability to absorb punishment and keep com- New York Wants Army-Irish NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Robert Wagner today conferred with West Poiiit and Notre Dame officials in an effort to have the 1957 football game between the two teams played here. Southwest Basket Turnstiles Boom DALLAS (ft— Southwest Confer ence basketball boomed this sea son, drawing its all-time high h attendance. A total of 266,600 registered in 75 home games. Las year 71 games drew 205,050. Southern .Methodist, Texas A&M Arkansas, Texas and Rice showec gains. Rice more than doubled its attendance by playing 16 -1101™ games compared to 11 last year. Southern Methodist was up aboul 25 per cent and would have beer higher if there had been more room. There were seven sellouts hi the 10 games. Texas A&M showed a 9.000 gair and Arkansas with a new fielc house, 19,780. Formerly $3 699S NOW 195 'A TRUE VALUE GENERAL @ ELECTRIC TELEVISION Pinch Lefties Bang Southpaws NEW YORK at — There's an old biisrball adai;e that says southpaw pitchers are poison to lefthanded tmllrrs. But you couldn't prove it by looking «l the 1955 pinch hitting nvwds compiled by Dusty Rhodes mid Bill Taylor of the Oinnts - botli Irttlrcs. • Khoilrs niadi) 10 tills In 20 eiinmvs for « .500 mnrk against jsnIMtU' hurlers. Tnylor Imd only wii- shot ,il n southpaw — nnd it MS i home run, i Complete With Thermostat'. 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