The Missoulian from Missoula, Montana on March 15, 1942 · 6
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Sunday, March 15, 1942
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THE SUNDAY MISSOULIAN, MISSOULA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1942, Missoula Captures Northern Division Class A Title Corvallis Wins Hot Springs Class B Tournament Spartan Billin For Beat Helena Topples Butte outhern Honors Tourney Results CLASS A AT G&EAT FALLS. Missoula S3, Helena 22 (championship) . Great Falls 40, Havre 38 (overtime, third and fourth). Great Falls 50, Glasgow 45 (consolation). Havre 45, Lewistown 40 (consolation) . CLASS A AT BILLINGS. Billings 51, Butte 39 (championship). Anaconda 43, Glendive 27 (third and fourth). Glendive 42, Livingston 30 (consolation). Anaconda 43, Miles City 33 (consolation). Great Falls, March 14. Missoula's rampant Spartans added the Northern division Class A basketball crown to their Big 16 conference championship tonight, hurdling the Helena Bengals, 53 to 22, in their surge toward the state tournament at Livingston. The victory for Missoula tonight" was doubly sweet, Helena Having been one of only three teams that handed the Spartans conference defeats during the regular season. Helena also goes to the state tournament. Johnson, Helena's big gun was trailed by Pew of Missoula into the fourth quarter and permitted the ordinarily high-scoring Bengal only two free throws. Haines took over the job in the fourth and Johnson managed to slip in a single field goal, one connection of nine long-shot tries granted by the leech-like Missoula guards. The Spartans used the regular zone defense in coping with other opposition. Johnny Helding hit first as Missoula grabbed an early lead and guarded it easily. Both Helding and Eddie Ghirardo connected often in the early stages to pile up a 14-6 first-quarter advantage that was Widened to 33-10 at halftime. Helding and Clawson together collected 31 points, 16 and 15, respectively. Haines went in for Ghirardo early in the game after the starting forward had fouled three times. Coach Chinske" inserted Ghirardo again in the fourth. For action, the struggle did not match the semi-windup, in which the Great Falls Bisons, losers last night to Helena, nipped the Havre Blue Ponies, 40 to 38, in an over time session. The victory gave the Bisons third place Earlier today Great Falls beat Glasgow in a consolation game, 50 to 45, and Havre defeated Lewis-town 45 to 40. Both Helena's offense and defense proved to be glaringly ineffective against the polished Mis soula scoring machine and the de termined guarding. The box score: Missoula (53) FG FT PF TP J. Helding, f Ghirardo, f .. B. Helding, Clawson, g Pew, g Haines, f .... B. Jesse, g .... Nash, c 2 0 0 5 1 1 t) 0 CLASS B AT HOT SPRINGS. Corvallis 50, Townsend 35 (championship). Ennis 42, Helena Cathedral 30 (third and fourth). Helena Cathedral 52, Deer Lodge 38 (consolation). Ennis 30, Anaconda St. Peter's 28 (consolation). CLASS B AT CUT BANK. Browning 30, Great Falls St. Mary's 24 (championship). Libby 30, Fort Benton 24 (third and fourth). Libby 21, Sunburst 20 (consolation). Fort Benton 33, Chinook 27 (consolation). CLASS B AT LEWISTOWN. Klein 30, Forsyth 27 (championship). Hardin 38, Red Lodge 36 . (overtime, third and fourth). Red Lodge 46, Park City 31 (consolation). Hardin 43, Roundup 26 (consolation). Totals -. - 22 9 12 53 Helena (22) Johnson, f .... Whiteaker, f Maras, c DeWolf, g Hilger, g Lindstrom, g Sherlock, f Towle, f C. DeWolf, f . Eckhart, f FG FT PF TP 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 Totals Score by quarters: Missoula 14 Helena 6 8 16 22 19 4 18 5 12-53 7-22 CLASS B AT GLASGOW. Wolf Point 32, Scobey 31 (championship). Bainville 38, Plentywood 31 (third and fourth). Bainville 41, Poplar 29 (consolation). Plentywood 36, Miles City Sacred Heart 27 (consolation). because of injuries to Chuck Bell nak, center and key man. In the consolation round today Red Lodge trimmed Park City, 46 to 31, and Hardin erased Roundup, 43 to 26. BILLINGS CRUSHES BUTTE. Billings, March 14. OP) The Billings Broncs captured the Southern Class A basketball championship tonight with a crushing 51-39 victory over Butte, the defending' state Class A titleholder. Both teams will appear in the itate championship tournament later this month at Livingston. Billings and Butte tied for second place In the Big 16 conference. Anaconda defeated Glendive to night, 38 to 27, to win third place. WOLF rOINT SCARED. Glasgow, March 4. (JP) Big Don Bushman's 24 points saved the odds-on favorite Wolf Point club from disaster tonight and enabled the state Class B champions to squeeze out a hard-won 32-to-31 victory over Scobey in the finals of the Northern Class B basketball tournament. Although Bushman found the hoops for 11 field goals and a brace of free throws, it was Mark Listerud who slipped home the final field goal to give the Wolves a 32-to-29 lead, with two minutes left. Dennis Yarmey, Scobey forward, scored a basket to draw within one point, but the Wolves managed to stall out the last 40 seconds. Yarmey tallied 15 points. The teams split their series during the season, each winning at home. Bainville upset Plentywood, 38 to Earlier today the Copperheads! 31, tonight to finish in third place, whipped Miles City's Cowboys, 43 1 Earlier, Bainville defeated Poplar in to 33, in consolation, and Glendive bested Livingston, 42 to 30. KLEIN FINALLY WINS. Lewistown, March 14. (ff) The Klein Bears tonight found the basketball honey-pot they had been consolation, 41 to 29, wood downed Miles Heart, 36 to 27. and Plenty City Sacred LIBBY TAKES THIRD. Cut Bank, March 14 OP) Brown ing won the Northwestern Class B eeiune ior inree years, ana pinnea K,tv-,v,aii v,ri.,rv,! a 30-to-27 defeat on Forsyth to win , inri,oht riof00H r.,..( " ",uu'iSt. Mans 30 to 24 in the finals Libbys strong team, upset in the the Southern Class tournament. ff f t I "ret round of play, came back pow ,rf. ,.,.i"j A4im erfully to clinch third place with Hardin traveled to an overtime , i . ., , ' ,, . nprinrf hpfnr. .-innincr thlrrt nlarp : a 3-24 triumph OVer Fort Benton. from Red Lodge in a thriller, 38; to 36. I More American tourists visited In the two previous seasons KleinJ Canada this year than in the two classed as an outstanding team in preceding years, the Department of this region, fell in tournament play , Commerce reported. Trip to State Meet Is Earned By Blue Devils Townsend Is Downed, 50 To 35. Ennis Captures Third Place. Hot Springs, March 14. Corvallis won its first Western division Class B title here tonight, sweeping past Townsend, 50 to 35, gaining the deciding margin in the third frame, Ennis took third - place honors by dropping Helena Cathedral, 42 to 30. The Blue Devils' "five iron men" played all but the last three min utes, keeping the score tied five times in the first quarter and pull ing ahead in the second frame with Don Kerr and Joe Weber scoring often in the pinches. Weber con nected for 22 points, and Don Ed wards, who was outstanding in the title clash, hooped 12. Guffy sparked the Townsend quint with 16 points. Corvallis will represent the di vision at the state finals in Living ston. In the morning games here, Ennis shaded St. Peter's of Anaconda in a thriller, 30 to 28 Cathedral swamped Deer Lodge, 52 to 38. Presentation of awards was made by W. J. Shirley of Choteau, vice president of the Montana High School association. Corvallis players each received a gold miniature basketball, all other players receiv ing participation trophies. Sahinen of Cathedral was high point man of the tournament with 47, McGuire of Ennis was second with 46. The town of Corvallis was well represented at the meet, the crowds cominsr from the Bitter Root in specially chartered busses and pri vate cars. Officials at the tourna ment were Henry Zahn and James Murray. The Blue Devils fired 89 shots at the hoop, sinking 20, snd con nected with 10 out of 14 gift tosses. Townsend hit 14 out of 59 field at tempts and dropped 7 out of 10 free throws. Corvallis led at the half, 24 to 20, but increased the lead at the third quarter to 36 to 26. Score by quarters: Townsend 10 10 6 935 Corvallis 14 10 12 1450 Townsend (35) Sauter 5. Feldt 1, J. Williams 2, McCarthy, O'Hara 2 Kapinos, Brisbin 9, Hooks, Guffy 16. Corvallis (50) Don Kerr 10, T. Kerr, Dick Edwards 6, Vaughn Weber 22, Brown, Roth, Kraut, Don Edwards 12. Ennis breezed past Helena Cathedral tonight, starting with a 12-to-3 barrage in the first quarter and endinsr the half at 26 to 13. Mc Guire swished 16 and Sanders 11 for Ennis, while Campbell came through with 10 for Cathedral. Score bv quarters: Cathedral 3 10 8 9-30 Ennis 12 14 6 1042 Cathedral (30) Campbell 10, Calaghan 1. Sahinen 8, Mongrain Byrne, Boswell, Blesslnger l, Keim 3. Kuhl 7. Mulvaney. Ennis (42) B. Armstrong, D. Armstrong 4 Sanders 11. Thexton 1, McGuire 16 Hess, Stoltz 6, Clark, Card 4, uore Ennis 30, Anaconda 28. Ennis nosed out Anaconda St Peter's In the last quarter, wun Stoltz snapping the winning basket in the final seconds or play, ionow ing a stirring nip and tuck struggle, in which St. Peters neia a one point edge at half-time and led 24-19, when the final period began Sanders and McGuire sparked En nis. Dowdall was hot for Anaconda. Score by quarters: Ennis 5 8 6 1130 Anaconda 5 9 10 428 Ennis (30) Sanders 9, Bob Arm strong 1, Don Armstrong 4, Thexton, McGuire 9, Card 2, Stoltz 5, Clark. Anaconda St. Peter's (28) Riordan 5. Dowdall 11, Walsh. Donohue, Flanagan, OXeary. O'Brien 8, Mc Keon, Sullivan 2, Gallagher 2. Cathedral 52, Powell 38. A whirlwind battle through the first half, with both slashing at the basket at furious, even pace, knotted at 24-all at the intermission, then Cathedral pulled ahead by fiv points and won out. 52-38, from the Deer Lodge youngsters. Campbell and Kuhl. former Powell athlete were brilliant for the winners. Dor They1 re All Behind You, Champ "Time to Get Going9 Says Bill i I & Veteran Tossers Are Coming for National Strife Denver, March 14. W Every year old gaffers along basketball's competitive trail flock to the National A. A. U. tournament the way a closet-load of moths swarm Into an old wool sweater. Doddering codgers in their 30's, they keep com ing back for Just one more last fling in the "World Series" of independent basketball. You can see them during the week's run of the national, opening tomorrow in the city auditorium for the eighth consecutive year. Unlike a baseball player or a hockey star, a basketball veteran can be competitively an old man, even though he's still young enough for the early draft If he isn't too tall. This year's tournament will be the thirteenth for Jack McCracken, coach and guard of the Denver Legion, though he's just past 30. Bob Gruenig, the Legion's six-foot-8-inch shooting star, has at least 10 National meets to his credit, beginning as a boy just out of a Chi cago high school, yet many regard him as the best center still In A. A. U. basketball. Three old cronies of many court struggles Frank L u b 1 n , Carl Knowles and Art Mollner showed the youngsters a few tricks last year in leading Hollywood Twentieth Century to the championship. They are back now for another try, the only players from the U. S. Olympic cage squad of 1936 still In A. A. U. competition. Hyatt Is Coach Now. "Chipper Charley" Hyatt of the University of Pittsburgh and points west retiree? every season for years until he became coach of the Phillips 66 Oilers of Oklahoma, champions two years ago and highly rated this tournament. Although no oldtimer, Hank Lulsetti vowed to call it quits after one fling at the National classic. He was voted the most valuable player and joined the Oilers. Twice this season bad falls have damaged his knee and threatened an end of his career, yet he goes right on banging in those points. There are 48 teams from 23 states veterans and youngsters, stars and unknowns ready to go in this biggest of all basketball scrambles. In upper bracket are Twentieth Century-Fox, Hollywood, (seeded champions) bye; C. Y. 0 Butte, Mont., vs. Signal Oil, Portland, Ore.; Chapel of the Oaks, Oakland, Cal., bye; Old Home, Omaha, Neb., vs. Allen Bradley, Milwaukee, Wis.; San Francisco Athletic club, bye; Lowry Field, Denver, vs. Reception Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Phillips University, Enid, Okla., vs. Colorado College; Dr. Pepper, Dallas, (seeded) bye; Cliftons, Los An-geles, (seeded) bye; Cessna Trainers, Wichita, Kan., vs. Kutis Undertakers, St. Louis; Ouachita College, Arkadelphia, Ark., vs. Greeley State; Faultless Laundry, Kansas City, bye; Bradford Clothiers, Portland, Ore., bye; Crow All-Americans, Crow Agency, Mont., vs. Sachmans, Pueblo, Col.; Salesian Boys' club, San Francisco, vs. Green Mountain (Iowa) Independents. American Legion, Denver, (seeded) bye. BLUES BEAT BROWNS. Lake Wales, Fla., March 14. (P) Bus Mills' homer in the ninth with one on brought Kansas City of the American Association a 5-to-4 victory over the St. Louis Browns of the American league today. Bill De Correvont, above, former Northwestern university football star and once, as "Touchdown" Bill, the nation's most publicized grid player, shouldered his seaman's bag at Chicago after passing his physical examination for entrance into the Navy. "This is no time for anyone to be sitting around. It's time to get going," Bill said. sey and Nishimura found the hoop often for the losers. Score by quarters: Cathedral 17 7 12 1652 Powell 12 12 7 733 Helena Cathedral (52) Campbell 18, Sahinen 5, Byrne 5, Kuhl 16, Boswell 3, Blessinger 5, Callahan, Keim, Mulvaney, Mongrain. Powell (38) Nishimura 11, Babcock 2, Dor- sey 16, Cooper 2, McFJwain 5, Du- mont 2, Briggeman, Alger, Sharf. Reds Hoping New Hands Will Give Required Power Tampa, March 14. Cincinnati has one of the finest pitching staffs in the business Bucky Walters, Paul Derringer, Elmer Riddle, Johnny VanderMeer, Gene Thompson, Whitey Moore, Ray Starr, Jim Turner and Joe Beggs. But the most discussed athletes at Plant field today are Berthold Haas and Henry Sauer. Bert Haas supplants fleet Bill Werber at third base. Between them they are expected to furnish the wallop, the lack of which kept William Boyd McKech-nie sitting on lonely park benches a great many nights last summer. Haas, who had three whirls with the Brooklyns, in batting .315 led the American Association in runs- batted-in with 131, topped it in to tal bases, ranked second in triples, third in doubles and total hits and played in every inning of every one of the pennant-winning Columbus club's 156 games. After playing every inning of ev ery game of the Southern Associa tion, lank Hank Sauer Joined the Reds in September as a leading candidate for an outfield Job de manding a two-fisted socker. Though he stands 6 feet 4, you get some idea of Sauer's nimbleness and ball-handling from the fact that he was a basketball star. Rollle Hemsley replaces Ernie Lombardl behind the bat. The vet eran is surprisingly lively and Is backed up by Dick West. The Infield is, of course, set with Frank McCormick, Linus Frey, Eddie Joost and Haas. Extra hands are Bobby Mattick and Charley Aleno. There are plenty of outfielders In addition to Sauer. These include Harry Craft, Mike McCormick. the comeback Ival Goodman, Jim Glee-son, swift Ernie Koy, Mike Dejan and Frank Secory. Public Opinion and now an official war lecturer, sends this interesting note from Camp Croft (S. C): "I have found that the men easily grasp technical problems wnen we liken the opposing armies to football teams or baseball plays. You'd be surprised to see the interest displayed by the men when we compare a pincers movement with the forward charge of the football ends, or a "defense-in-depth" plan with a 6-2-2-1 defense, or a panzer attack with a lightning sweep around left end. "Today's Army, made up of sports-wise Americans, gives up nothing when it comes to quarterbacking on the battlefield." In honor of Hermon Phillips, who originated the Butler relays back in 1933, the principal trophies at to night's meet will be full-sized gold replicas of one of the track shoes Phillips wore when he was a quar-ter-miler on the 1928 Olympic team Seems Hermon must have been foot loose In those days. DAWSON LEAVES TULANE. New Orleans, March 14. (Py Dr. Rufus C. Harris, president of Tu-lane university, announced tonight that Lowell (Red) Dawson had re signed as head football coach to go to the University of Minnesota as chief assistant in football under Dr. George W. Hauser, acting head coach of the Gophers. O. S. C. TOPS STANFORD. Palo Alto, Cal., March 14. (JPy- Overtowered but not outfought, Oregon State college beat Stanford, 42 to 33, tonight to even the games at one apiece in their current play off for the Pacific Coast conference basketball championship. HAMLINE WINS TOURNEY. Kansas City, March 14. lP) In a battle of densive giants, Hamline university of St. Paul deated Southeastern State of Durant, Okla., 33 to 31, tonight to win the National Intercollegiate basketball champion ship. a "-V W t i i j fill rsmL hmmmv m i ... .... . - . .. ... - - Sports Huddle New York, March 14 JP) Georg'a winds up spring football practice today with the "G" day intra-squad game complete with printed programs, the game "queen" and a dance afterward. ... Alabama has something similar for "A" day next week. . . . But the coaches big problem Is how many of their stars will encounter M" (for mobilization) day. . . . Dune Rigney of the White Sox claims President Roosevelt lost plenty of votes by granting Ted Williams that deferment. . . . "Count the pitchers on every American league club but Boston," he says. Today's gorst star: Charles P. Ward, Detroit Free Press: "Lou Novikoff once confessed to a fellow player that he was 'tired' of making base hits. 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