The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1955 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 17, 1955
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1955 BLYTHKVILLB (ARK . COURIER NEWI PAGBFTVl Big, Fast Pine Bluff Fells Chicks 70-60 Blytheville Drops Opening Big Eight Test for 1st Loss By ED HAVES Courier News Staff Writer The Chiekasaws o( BlyUieville High jumped into Big Eight championship play for the first time in the history of the school here last night but they did it the hard way as they met, and lost to one of the state's finest quintets, Pine Bluff, 70-60. The Haley Field Gym skirmish drew about 500 fans. Benton rimmed a tip-in after 1 Pine Bluff misses. Fred Hodges committed his fifth foul at the 2:30 mark. The big center went out and the Chicks never recovered. With three minutes left In the game they had fallen back 13 points, Pine Bluff's biggest margin. The visi'tors then tried to ice the game with a back-court stall. The freeze within Pine Bluff put a tough combination on the floor. The front line was big. averaging better than 6-3, and it seemed every time there was a loose ball on the boards one of these big red shirts was there co?.ily protecting It. While the Chicks could match them in size at the guard positions they had no one to stop or equal Charles Dawson, last year's all- state guard, who totalled 25 points. But failure of the Chicks to take their share of rebounds was the big hurt. They took off a mere 12 defensively and offensively only grabbed five which meant on most of their shots they had one try and that was all. Free Throws Hurt The Chickasaws were anemic at the free-throw line, also, making 18 put of 29.' Blytheville had things pretty much their own way at the start of the game. Five seconds after the starting whistle Daniels was connecting with a meat one-hander from the corner, Fmir minutes later they were in front U-5. But at this point little Dawson began to hit, He pushed the Zebras ahead at the end of the frame ,,-.,, . , 18-16 His jump shot was rarely °f f ? ur ' n * e ."'f circle - , missing the target now and the Aboott frulcd to connect on Chicks had a hard time keeping up. Chickasaws chipped the with a press and came seven points but the final whistle found them still 10 short. Blytheville connected on 21 of its 51 shots taken in the game, a 38 per cent average. They Just didn't have enough scoring opportunities. Hodges hit seven of 14 attempts from the field and his high-point mate Freddy Akers connected six of 15. Abbott, Jones Off Bobby Jones had an off night in the percentages, making three field goals in 13 attempts. However, he contributed five on six tries from the free throw line for a total of 11 points. Daniels with 10 points had four for eight from the floor and two It took the Chicks two minutes in the second quarter before they could chalk up a mark as Abbott scored his only point of the game six field goal attempts. Coach Jerry McFarland was not pleased with the play of his speedy Zebras. At the game's close,' he remarked "they looked ragged." free toss. "Hodges tipped in I Through a good portion of the Abbott's next attempt and kept j last quarter the Zebras looked rag- Blytheville going with six quick points. Hodgeg, Akers High Hodges and Akers both made 17 points for the night. With two minutes remaining in the half the . Chickasaws caught JUMPING COUNTS — Blytlieville's Chicks, noted as good jump- up and moved ahead on Brathcer's: like the Zebras played the kind of three straight points 29-28. i game they set out, to play. In all the game's lend changed] And the Chickasaws certainly hands five times but at the whistle! were not up to par. Most observ- Pine Bluff was in command again j ers felt Blytheville will do quite 36-33 as their rebounding supcri- well in over-all conference action. ged all right, especially when they went into their freeze. But when you build your attack mainly on the sharp eye of a jumping guard, control of'the ^aX'ards'^and the i ers and rebounders, learned once again the true value of getting up 1 in the air, as they fell to a bif. rebounding Pine Bluff team 70-60. Here, a pair of the smaller boys on the two clubs jump after a tie ball. They are Chickasaw Bobby Jones (55) and Pine Blufi's Rex Hardister UO). (Courier News Photo) boards get well protected, it looks ority finally began to exert itself. Second half play got started quickly. Hodges and Jim Benton swapped field goals, then the big, I Blytheville fast Zebras registered ten straight j Abbott, 1 Tonight's 8 o'clock game with Little Rock should tell more about that. Pos. . F F C G G Daniels, Hodges, Jones. Akers. . Pine Bluff ... Qibbs, 2 J. Benton, 11 B. Benton, 11 Hnrdister. 7 Dawson. 25 Substitutions: — Blytheville—Bratcher. 4. Glen Ray Tho- points before Daniels could stop the romp with a free throw. The Chicks were 10 back at the three-quarter mark 58-48. Zebras Control Boards The Zebras were in complete L control of both backboards. At one: mafc Holt. Pim point early in the last quarter Bill ; 12, Fergusson 2, Carl Preston. * * * * * * Chicks Tackle NLR Tonight WEST RIDGE Bs scoreless while racking up 10 poini? for themselves in a three minute overtime period. The Bulldogs worked an early lend to a 30-22 halftime margin in the A, contest. Although Caruthersville outscored Portageville in the last half, the Tigers failed to catch up with the visitors. Gerald Clayton of Caruthersville was high point man, scoring 18. Portageville's Joe Sutherland meshed 14 points. Harold Bortner of Caruthersville Wilson and Leapnto moved into ihe I*™ ni ? h in the B same with is. . ! __ 1 T^r, 1^-^11 onir i-if Pni'tM 0-pville gOt 12. Wilson, Lepanto In Missco Finals Dons Keep String Intact; DePaul Upsets Duquesne By ED W1LKS . The Associated Press Memo to Marquette coach Jack Nagle: If you're going to ambush somebody, pal, don't send 'em an engraved invitation. Nable. who jumped into national collegiate prominence last season with ihe Warriors, didn't leave nuch to the imagination as he indicated he thought his boys were match for San Francisco and All-America Bill Russell. He allowed as how the Warriors, if they could give the 6-10 Russell a go under the boards, might spring an upset when the Dons carried their 29-game winning streak and No. 1 ranking into the DePaul tournament at the Chicago Stadium. Russell Plays Santa Marquett almost pulled it off last night. But in the end, it was San Fr ncisco by 65-58. Russell was the Santa guy—he had it in the bag. There was an upset at the Sta dium. but host DePaul pulled it oft, knocking over previously unbeaten and sixth-ranked Duquesne 68-64. The Blue Demons, who lost to Kentucky by one point at week's start, dumped in 10 of 12 free Bulldogs Slip By Tigers CARBTHERSVILLE — Portage- vllle's Bulldogs took their first win of the .season when they downed Caruthersville's Tigers 48-44 here last night. The Bulldogs won the preliminary B game 46-36. by holding the Tiger throw attempts in the finil 4 min-i No. 8, leveled Colorado — conquer-, Clemson beat Virginia 75-71 — utes i or of fourth-ranked Iowa this week tho Tigers' first Atlantic C o a > t San Francisco qualified for the ' —by an impressive 70-53 count. Conference succais since tt» title" game of the tourney, Mississippi and Texas will meet] league was organized_two yeari against DePaul as the ....--. _ .- _ opened their eastern tour with a second-half surge led by Russell. Duquesne, despite Si Green's 22 points, couldn't pass DePaul although thrice catching the Demons in the second half. DePaul, now 4-2, put down the Dukes' final bid with 2 minutes remaining. Ron Sobieszczyk had 22 for the Dem- Dons! in the Blue-Gray final at Montgom-j ago. Cornell whipped Brown S1-& ery, Ala., tonight. 01' Miss outlast- in an ed Eastern Kentucky 95-92 as Jack| Chuck Adams hit 38 points. Once-beaten Texas handed Auburn its first defeat 83-16 after trailing by 14 at the hall. George Washington, now , 5-0. smacked Washington & Lee 86-70 in a Southern Conference scrap, the ons. - Joe Holup again topped Fourth Casualty I ners, this time with 26 points. Duquesne was the fourth casual-- Three Upsets ty of the week among the top 10 j In a trio of upsets, Nebraska, after losing three of four, surprised UCLA 71-65; Middlebury teams, but the only one to misfire last night. Utah, No. 3 battered Idaho State 69-53; Dayton, gave Harvard its first defeat 50- No. 7. took care of 14-rated , Cin- 46 and Connecticut beat St. Jo- cinnati 66-57; and Brigham Young, j seph's (Pa.) 71-66. Ivy League came with Rolles scoring 37 point*. Houston, with 7-foot Don Holde- buck hitting 38, defeated Detroit 89-76 in a Missouri Valley Conference game. Oklahoma A&M, won its fifth straight after an opening defeat, holding Wyoming to four first half field goals tor a 68-46 decision. Other results; Duke 98 Penn 80; Boston U. 81 Colby 60; Buffalo 82 St. Lawrence 68; Hofstra 69 Williams 49; Princeton 84 Rutgers 67; Minnesota 8S Notre Dame 75; California 70 College of Pacific 57; Montana 73 Washington State 54. Reeling Northwestern Hires Coach from 'Minor Leagues' EVANSTON, 111. (AP) — Northwestern University, reeling aimlessly in Big Ten football circles, reached into the "minor leagues" yesterday and named little Miami of Ohio'l Ara Pafseghian head football coach. Athletic director Stu Holcomb, former Miami and Purdue football. coach, chose th« highly successful Parseghian in an attempt to bring back the Wildcats to football prominence. Parseghian, who at 32 becomes the youngest grid coach in the Big to coach Ohio State in 1951 and Parseghian was named head coach. Ten. succeeds Lou Saban, who took over last year when Bob Voigts' The turn of events at Northwest- resigned because of alumni pres-l ern the past two weeks is a com- j plete about face. A couple oi di-, months ago there was some ques- :ion as to how long Northwestern 4. (Jlell ftaV lllU- tVLjlJl l\l 1J\J u I > tj.jnn nnvl »_j\.n|*nnj ...*, . *.*. ......j ..,.-, e Bluff—Bob Benton j finals of the Mississippi County Invitational Tournament in! K-euams oi | the boys' division here last night, with victories over Dyess and Missco. In the girls' division, Dyess defeated Armorel 58-34 to earn a finals berth against Keiser who beat Missco in the other semi-finaU .ame 52-21. Lepanto. who replaced Armore! in the tourney, tipped host Missco 70!0. and Wilson romped over Dyess 75-63 in advancing to the finals. Jlisscn Boys I'os. Lepanto Boys Morgan 16 Kemp 11 After dropping their first game of the year in their Bigj D .' Ha n is inaugural last night, Blytneville's Chickasaws continue | Garner 2 Eight „.. „ . . their double-feature debut in the conference tonight facing another rugged test. The Chicks seek to get back on the winning track against the Wildcats of North Little Rock at Halev Field Gym starting at 8 o'clock. Last nisht's game was probably one oi the toughest the Chicks will encounter but the one tonight won't be far behind if any. Jonesboro Defeated North Little Rock, also unbeaten, defeated Jonesboro 62-S2 last night for Its third victory. Led by a pair of sharp-shooting guards, Charles Eagle with M and Billy Worrell with 14, the Wildcats overran the Golden Hurricane atj Jonesboro last night With an aggressive attack and rugged defense. North Little Rock's 6-4 center Fred Blankenship and 6-3 forward R. L. Shantz, dominated the backboards to keep Jonesboro at bay. Kenneth Yielding, forward, got 12 points for the Wildcats and Blankenship added eight. Just as last night, the Chicks win face a height disadvantage under the goals—and that was their undoing against the Zebras. All Lettermen The entire starting lineup for the Wildcats is made up of lettermen, tnd Blankenship, who took over at pivot lor big, smooth Wayne Yates. is a two-year letter winner. The Northsiders went to the finals of the State tournament last year before being tripped by Fort Smith. Chick Coach Jimmy Fisher will go with the same crew tonight in his bid for Big Eight victory number one. That will have Charles Abbott and Billy Daniels at forwards, Fred Hodges at center, Bobby Jones an<i Freddy Akers at guards. Davis 10 F F C G G 21 Johnson 3 Nash 18 Turner 15 Bass 12 Huddleston Lepanto—Orr 2. Lopat to Manage Richmond Club Harrison Splits With Whitehaven Harrison High overcame a 17- point deficit in the last four minutes but ft wasn't quite enough as Geeter High of Whitehaven, Tenh., nipped the Dragons 43-42 last night. Charlie Johnson was Harrison's chief point-maker with 12. The girls continued along their winning ways against Geeter in a 41-8 romp. Margie Campbell hit for 17. Dyess Boys Darnell 10 Richards 30 Southern 7 Cash 9 James 2 Tos. F F C G G Wilson Hoys 10 Peepers 7 Suges 37 B. Tranum 13 Cissell 8 Rogers Substitutions: Dyess — Jewell 2 MvVay 1, Denton 2, Barnes, Jones Wilson—Tranum. Uyess Girls Pi's. F F F G G G Armorel Girt^ P. Hughes 22 Coates 12 Hudson B. Hughes Dodson Dixon Semsnoles Eke Sizzler From Dell, 59-58 OSCEOLA—The Seminoles of Os- | ceota won a close one here last nisht. edging Deli 59-58. ! Del] onh scored ci»ht points IP. , the opening ei'.>ht minutes arid, trail- | ed at the half 35-28. They out-scor- I ed the Seminoles in the third and; last quarters but couldn't quite, reach them. ! Although Wells only contributed i 10 points for the winners he was the main factor in the victory i 92 Torlageville I'os. Caruthersville Howard. 2 F Clayton. 18 Mondy, 10 .... ,F . Bartholomew. 1 Goodman. 10 . 'c ... Patterson. 13 Sutherland, 14 G '. .- Green, 2 Swims, 12 G White, 10 Substitutes: Portageville—Rogers; Caruthersville—Edgerton. sure. Holcomb was hired athletic rector last week, succeeding Ted Paysuer who was named an assistant business manager in charge of athletic promotions. First Act .Holcomb's first act was to fire Saban and his assistants, a crew under which northwestern failed to win a single football game for the first time in modern NU football history. Holcomb. who coached at Misim in 1941, said "we are obtaining the services of one of the finest young coaches in football today. Parseghian, who signed a three- year contract, had a 39-6-1 record at Miami in five years, including victories over Northwestern this and Indiana in 1954. season Miami was undefeated fr games this year. A product of Akron, Ohio. Parseghian played Navy football under Paul Brown and then went to Miami where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Followed Hayes He joined the Cleveland Browns in 1948 and two years later returned to Miami as an assistant to Woody Hayes. Hayes moved on College Basketball Burdette Takes Gosnell Tilt In Final Seconds By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BURDETTE — A missed free DePaul Tourney (first round) } throw with only three seconds re- San Francisco 65. Marquette 381 maining to play proved the differ- DePaul 88. Duquesne 64 i once last night as Burdette^ Pi- BHie-Qruy Tourney i first round) Texas 83. Auburn 76 . Mississippi 95 Eastern Kentucky Reeves paced the Indians with 16. Peoples and Culp shared the Dell spotlight, netting 18 apiece. Edwards helped in the chase with 14. Wells, 10 Hulsey, 4 Lucas, 14 Hopkins, 15 Reeves. 16 Substitutes: ialch 7 Benton 14 Taff 37 Humphrey A. Modesitt K'inbrell Substitutions: Dyess—D. Harris, Dell—Doster, 2. Armorel—Northcutt, Cassidy. Pos. Missco Girls 8 Holmes 7 Freshour 2 Miller Pns. F F C G G Dell Culp, 18 Holmes, 6 Peeples. 18 Cook Edwards. Osceola — Gentry; Girdley 2 Atltrey Keiser Girls Mills 12 Spain 14 Smith 26 Coley Coggins Duvail Substitutions Crcecy. Final games tonight pit Wilson and Lepanto at 9:15 and Dyess and Keiser at 8. Consolation games are Missco vs. Lepanto boys at 6:45 and Missco vs. Armorel girls at 5:30. F F F G G G Keiser — Staggs, Dell Seniors Win Two Games Rowe Named Tiger Scout DETROIT W)—Schoolboy Rowe, who was dropped from the Detroit Tigers' coaching staff at the end of last season, has been named as a scout for the Tigers. RICHMOND, Va. I/Pi— Lefty Ed Lopat, a major league pitcher for, H t ; L IS seasons, yesterday was named Hunting By manager of the Richmond Virgin- inns with the Class AAA International League. Lopat's appointment was announced by Herman Krattenmak- cr, a New York Yankee front office man who took over as general manger of the Virginians Wednesday. George Weiss, Yankee jenernl manager, recommended Lopat to Richmond Baseball Inc.. operators o: the V!v,.r'anr. v,hi:h hns « limited working tgreement with the Walker to Play In Pro Bowl DETROIT «p>—Doak Walker, the Detroit Lions' brilliant halfback, will play his last professional football game next month. Wabcer, former Southern Methodist great, accepted an invitation yesterday to play in the annual Pro Bowl game In Los Angeles Jan. 15. He played his final regular game oed for a gun when he saw a bear j for the Llons , BSt Sun d n y against He spooked the bear into the brush. While.wondering what to do next, he .saw a Blackfoot Forest Protective Assn. patrol car. Patrolman Art Ahlin radioed a lookout station which called Hill's son, Byron, at •c'lool. Byron got to the scene wtl'A a gun tnd hii diddy bagged the HELENA, Mont. Ifl - A Drummond stockman, Wayne Hill, radl- DELL—Dell's senior girls and bov;= picked up a pair of victories over Marked Tree here Tuesday night. The boys, led by Peeples with 12 points, won 33-27, and the strls with Byars and Richardson getting 21 apiece, won 50-38. Nebraska 71, UCLA 65 Minnesota 83. Notre Dame 75 , Oklahoma A&M 68, Wyoming 451 point Gosne] St. Marys (Minn) 70, St. Benedicts (Kan) 64 Kearney (Neb) 81, Colorado College 65 Dana 77, Tarkio 75 Hastings 90. Lincoln (Mo) 77 Concordia (St. Louis) 79. Ottawa iKiin) 64 Kirksville (Mo) 89, Maryville i Mo) 72 Warrensburg (Mo) 82. Washburn 53 Northeastern La 76, Southe; ern Okla 69 Centenary 80, Emporia State (Kim) 75 Central Okla 88, Panhandle A&M rates eased past Gosnell 58-57. Burdette, trailing most of the way, caught up with the visiting Gosnell team in the final four mimies and went ahead in the closing seconds. Trailing by one " had a chance to tie the score on a free throw with only three seconds to go but missed and Burdette rebounded to end the game. Scoring honors for Burdette went to a sub, Burks, with 16 points. High for Gosnell was Crawford, with 22. In a preliminary game Burdette's juniors whipped Gosnell by , a 32-26 score. Eubanks scored 14 i points to lead Burdette and Powell „„, i was high for Gosnell with 8. »-' l ~i r . ,_.»_ *»„,. n j Burdelte Me Fate - - Langicy 5 Southwestern (Tenn) 73, Drury i Mo) 70 Houston 89, Detroit 76 Utah 69, Idaho State 53 Denver 81, Colorado Mines 57 Colorado A&M 81, Regis 12 Pos. Gosnell . F ... 15 Reagan .. F 5 Hart . C .22 Crawford . G 6 Hyde . G 7 Baker Easlcy 12 Substitutes: Burdette — Rlgsby 11, Burks 16. Oosnell — Gordon 2. Read Courier News Classified Ads the New York Ctiants. Pro Basketball FR'DAV'S H!0 BASKKTBAU. By Till. A•'SOC'IATEO ."HESS St. Louis 100, Rochester 97 ovcr- UnM BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 19 8:15 p.m. 6-Man Tag Match Butch Boyett, Speedy Lorance and Danny Dus«k Chic Garibaldi, Ted Lafell and Gene Bauman 90 Minute Time I-imit — Rest 2 out of 3 Falls Adults SOc — Children 15« Three 1-Fall Matehtt: Boyett vs. Lafell Loranc* rt. Bauman Dusek vs. Garibaldi SO Minute Time Limit would remain a member of th« Big Ten. Northwestern has won only on« Big Ten game in the last three years and has been a second- rater since finishing second In 1948 and beating California In the Rc*» Bow, 20-14. Dupas Drops C/ose Decision, to Lightburn. By JACK HAiVD NEW YORK (AP)' — If Ralph Dupas could punch as fast as he can move, nobody in the 135-pound division would beat him. Ludwig Llghtburn, an unranked invader from British Honduras! who won a unanimous 10-vound decision over the 20-year-old New Qr- Jeans lightweight last night, is the slightly dazed authority. Lightburn admitted in the dressing room he was puzzled by Dupas' frequent shifts from southpaw to righthnnd style. Who ever saw a man jab you with a let*, and then turn around and Jab you with a right?" he nsked. "If he could punch as fast as he runs, wow! Nobody would get close." Press Divided The press jury at ringside was divided on the verdict. Nobody had it scored by a wider margin .than 6-4 and seven of the 10 boxing writers present voted for Lightburn. Referee Harry K c s s 1 e r scored It 5-4-1, Judge Bert Grant 6-4 and Judge Jack Gordon (j-3-1. ail for Lightburn. The Associated Press was 5-4-1 for Lightburn on the basis of one solid punching barrage in the final seconds. A crowd, estimated at, about 2,000 seemed to like the match between Lightburn, who moved forward persistently against a clancy target, and the clever Dupas, who reminded you of Willie Pep with his spins and feints. Lightburn went into the nationally televised fight at M a d 1 s o p Square Garden a 7-5 favorite. At the end it was such a tight fit that Referee Kessler called it "the closest fight I ever worked." Dundee Amazed Dupas' trainer, Angie Dundee, listened. In amazement as the score cards were read. He thought his boy was home free. "T thought I won it 6-3-1," said Dupas in his dressing room. I had him missing all over the place. Don't they give you credit for that?" Lightburn may get a Garden shot in February with ex-champ Jimmy Carter if matchmaker Billy Brown crm arrange it. As for Dupas, there are no definite plans except, a desire for a rematch. Dupas weighed 138',2, Lightburn 1373,. DREIFUS MRR! Ilrcifns W Wnar IHamnnda UHWFSTMWST

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