PAGE FOURTEEN BLTTHIVTLL1 (ARE.) COURIER KEWi TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20,19M C/e Tide Scores Upset * * ********»« Alabama Trips Holy Cross; Rice Wins VJy l^oryt Short Chicks Face Tough Season Against Big Boys The story of Blytheville High School basketball for the 1955-56 season quite possibly was told in a pair of rugged bouts here Friday and Saturday nights. . The Chickasaws were on the short end both nights and therein lies the tale ... not only were they on the short end of the score, they also were on the short end when It came to height. That was particularly the case against the big Pine Bluff squad. The front line Zebras who do most of the rebounding _ forward and j center positions - outreached the smaller Chicks by a consider- t able margin. Their three biggest men measure right at M and are both taller ; and sturdier built than the Chicks who have only a pair of 6-3 lads In Fred Hodges and Billy Daniels. Charles Abbott is only 6-1 but his tremendous legs give him the jumpinj power of most boys two to three inches taller. But Pine Bluffs three Benton boys, (two of them, Jim and Bob, twins, the other, Bill, a cousin), Charles Oibbs and Bubba Ferguson are all as big as Blytheville's two largest starters. * » • THE STORY WAS almost the same in the case of North Little Rock though the Wildcats can't put as many big men on the court as can Pine Bluff. Their Fred Blankenship at 6-4, R. L. Shantz nnd Kenneth Yielding at about 6-2 are big, strong rebounders and will be tough to beat anytime. The point of all this Is not to berate the Chicks — they played a great game against Pine Bluff and came near to upsetting the big boyi — Md we believe they will have an excellent chance to ilo so neit Urn* they meet. i They appeared a little off against North Little Rock, but that could well have been a psychological reaction from the night before. The Important thlnr learned was that the Chicks are going to have » mighty tough time all year long against the taller teams. THE LACK of height, obviously, was known to be a major factor before the season'began, but the unanswered question was whether the Tribe could surmount height difficulties with a tight defense, speedy ball handling and good shooting from the outside. Th»t question wu aniwered, though not in its entirety, last week. To beat tho«e big boys, and they're going to be meeting them In practically every Big Eight game they play, the Chicks are going to need tremendous courage and desire. They can't play In spurts or let up at any time. If they do they'll be beat. Tfcey learned th»t MMOB In football. If they hope to win it's going to take relentless prnnure and practically no mistakes — and even the* their chancet will be no better tn»n even. Chicks May Hare Found New Home Spring practice will give forth with many answers, but the way things look as of now Blytheville will be well represented on the University of Arkansas varsity squad next year . . . and in years to come. And there Is evidence that Razorhack coaches are expecting great things from the .ex-Chtekasaws. In the past two years the University has picked up six of the nest football products turned out here by Coaches nussell Mosley and Bill Stancll and there seems to be a good chance it will get some more thia year. Word from Ihe trio of boys who red-shirtcd during the past season, Billy Michaels, Bob Chlldress and Billy Gilliuw, is that ttu-y'H be Hustling for a place next year. • » • AND THE more recent threesome to make the trek to the hill. Danny Edgmon, Allen Shanks and John Pong, will be in amongst them come spring practice. Shanks was just about the hottest line- By JOHN CHANDLER The Associated Press Alabama heao'ecl home for the Christmas holidays today and then an engagement in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl basketball tournament Dec. 29-30 with a brighter outlook on life after scoring an upset 89-84 victory over the highly- rated Holy Cross Crusaders. half rally to deal the Crusaders 87-19. their first defeat of the young sea- Alabama beat Holy Cross from the free throw lanes, converting Cross, winner of five! 27 of 34 chances, while the Crusa-, had been ranked No. 7 in this week's Associated Press poll, bin that voting had been concluded before Alabama upset the applecart. The 'Bama boys know how Holy Cross feels. Alabama won the Birmingham Classic tournament recently. 'ITien the Tide, rated No. 5 in last week's AP nationwide Coach Johnny cagemen, leading Dee's Alabama) poll, \veni on the roan. First North 48-36 at hnlftimc) Carolina walloped Alabama 99-TI. . last night in Boston Garden, fought ihen in New York last Saturday off UIB..I. i , a furious Holy Cross second-! St. John's of • Brooklyn beat them ders made good on 12 of 19. Holy Cross bagged 36 field goals, five more than Alabama. Vanderbilt, rated No. 8 in this week's ratings and the only other tenm in the top 10 to see action, pulled away in the second half to drub Georgia 85-61. Georgia led 15-11 soon after the start—before the Commodore; began to roll. Other games involving ranking teams showed Indiana an 80-61 97-79 over DePaul, and Duquesne 71-55 over Loyola of Los Angeles. College Basketball Ily TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS (First Round! Carrousel Tournament at Charlotte, N. C. Colgate 8fi, Davidson 51 Wake Forest 95, Mississippi State 68 Tennessee 80, Boston University 77 Clemson 94, Florida State 76 Hammond Kiwanis Tournament at Hammond, La. (First Round) Mississippi College 71, Culver- Stockton (Mo) 53 Southeastern La. 94, Westminster (Mo.) 68 East Alabama 89. Holy Cross 84 Duquesne 71, Loyola (Los Angeles) 55 .Manhattan 85, Connecticut 82 (overtime) Massachusetts 91, Boston College 73 South Vanderbilt 85. Georgia 61 Ohio State 72, Tulane 66 Florida 14, Miami (Pla.) 69 Midwest Illinois 97, Depnul 79 Indiana 80, Cincinnati .61 Wisconsin 71, Nebraska 52 Wichita 79, Texas Christian 69 (overtime) Missouri 81. Idaho 57 Southeast Missouri State 73, Ot- tnwa (Kan.) 42 Southern Illinois 91, Missouri Mines 62 Friends 85, Phillips 77 Missouri Valley 102, Shurtleff (HI.) 81 Southwest Rice 75, Kansas 66 Far West Dartmouth 01, Southern California 57 Iowa State 72, Colorado A&M 60 Utah State 64, Montana State 59 California 84, Arizona 74 General Staff, one of two horses ever to win three stakes races at Monmouth Park in a single season, will send his first crop of offspring to the races next January. Reb Air Arm Warming Up For Fireworks DALLAS (AP) — The Cotton Bowl hasn't produced a real passing game in six years but if Mississippi isn't just throwing up a smoke screen and means it about pitching the ball around there could be some fireworks in Dallas Jan. 2. The Rice Owls ran their unbeaten string to seven by defeating Kansas 75-66. The Owls led by 19 points at one time. Temple Tucker, 6 foot 10 Rice center, tallied 27 a big game to- points. Warming up for night against San Francisco, the nation's No. 1 team, Wichita barreled 16 points through the hoop in an overtime tilt ani whipped Texas Christian 79-69. After regula^ tlon time the score was tied at 63-63, but four TCU players fouled out in the extra session. One of them was Dick O'Neal, who got 33 points for the losers. Freeman Again Robin Freeman scored 21 points as Ohio State defeated Tulane 12-6« while Norm Stewart tanked points for Missouri, which thumped Idaho 81-57. Iowa State, led by Gary Thompson's 24 points, defeated Colorado ASM 72-60, and Wisconsin rallied for 44 points in the last half to defeat Nebraska 71-52. Dick Miller tallied 21 points for Wisconsin. The Carrousel basketball classic started at Charlotte, N.C., and Wake Forest ripped Mississippi State 95-68; Colgate ihmped Davidson 86-51: Tennessee downed Boston University 80-77 in spite ol Kevin Thomas' 46 points: and Clemson rocked Florida State 9476. In the championship semifinals, Colgate meets Wake Forest while Clemson plays Tennessee. Word from Mississippi is that the Rebels are planning multiple air raids in an effort to • combat the long:, easy touchdown runs for which Texas Christian's All America Jim Swlnk is noted. Texas Christian, at its training base in Fort Worth, obviously is taking Mississippi quite seriously. Pass defense is a big item In the Horned Frog work. Mississippi apparently has the guns to carry out any aerial intentions. The Rebels, with Eagle Day and John Wallace Blalack at the throttle, have rolled up 1,103 yards via the pass route, hitting on «.1 per cent of their throws, Texas Christian is as efficient— it has shown 48.0 and its Chuck Curtis averaged 53.9 — but the Horned Frogs haven't tried nearly so many as Mississippi, completed a little more than half as many and gained only 674 yards. The Frogs, ho /ever, have Intercepted 17 enemy aerials and only twice in 10 games was the opposi 1 lion able to score on TCU with passes. The TCU players looked over some films of Mississippi's games in yesterday's practice and observed that the Rebels were very good at passing, especially with the roll-out. Texas Christian is well ahead of Mississippi in rushing with almost 600 more yards, featuring the great Swlnk, who has personally made 1,283, which caused Mississippi 'to pose the question: Could man on the freshman team this year. If John BarnhlH's recent comment on the Chick representatives at the University stands up the Chicks may have found a new home. The old single wing master reportedly noted that If Blytheville keeps sending the same good football material to the University that it has in the pn.st few years, the Arkansas Razorbacks could become a team of former Chick players. Give Husband Orson The Amazing New "SCOTCH CALL" For Christmas MAKES ANYONE AN EXPERT MOST ootna^ CALLS EVER MADE! You Can Be the eXPEKTf One way of grasping the call preparatory to use. Finders and palm opening and closing over the aperture to imitate the mouthing tones of th* duck. For close-in calling, one way to make the feed call. Simply shake as Illustrated.. For the loud Initial at- Iructlon, extend bellows an.-! release in a jerking manner for the tones you wish to obtain. >•* LI* ; Scotch, j DUCK CALL j So easy to use that even the rank amateur can call ducks like the seasoned professional, * Simply shake or depress the Scotch Duck Call — as Illustrated at left — and it produces the mo»l nulodteuii authentic tones jou'v* ever heard. There's nothing like It. • It'i Breathlew-NO BLOWING • No Moisture Condensing • Simple, F,»»y Hand Operation • Rugged Neoprene Diaphragm • lUnd-flnished Hardwood Sounding Throat ONLY Other Calls Soon Available STEWARTS DRUG STORE Main at Lake Blythtvill*, Ark. Phom 2-2822 it afford to try to move on the ground in the first place? Actually, v/hat TCU can do in passing if it went all out isn't known since the Horned Frogs had little need for it during the regular season with their ground attack going so good. Curtis never did .much passing until late in the season when he recovered enough confidence in the aerial game to try the air lanes ..frequently. Coach Abe Martin of Texas Christian has been taling a lot about the efficiency of Eagle Day at throwing the ball, mainly because the Rebel quarterback won games with it. The Mississippi star has held eight scoring shots —more than a fourth of the touch- CaruthersviHe Boxers to Fight At Sikeston CARUTHBRSVILLE — At least ten bouts are planned for Thursday night's Golden Gloves compfr tltion between Caruthersville and Sikeston boxers at Sikeston, according to Junior Chamber Of Commerce sponsors. The Jaycees announced that about 13 local boys will go to Sikeston. Boys that will, probably make the trip include Donald Henton, Johnny Mitchum, Steve Sheppard, Joe Nelson, Lee Hall, Eddie Yancey Willie Chambers, Alton Burke downs made by the Rebels during! Hush Roberson, David Origsby, E< the season. Grfgsby, John Murphy and Floyd Curtis was no slouch, himself, he tried 37 fewer passes than Day but also downs. threw eight for touch- Owens. It will be "the third outing this season for Caxuthersville and th second for Sikeston. Badly Battered Layne Sees Fufure for Willie Bf Wi TUNSTALL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A badly battered Rex Layne, once regarded as the most promising heavyweight in a decade, today predicted nothing can stop Willie Pastrano from going all the way to the championship "if he takes his fi But wily Willie, the New Orleans middleweight turned light heavyweight, turned heavyweight, showed little inclination last night to Uke his time as he breezed to Rice, SMI), Texas Teams to Watch In Southwest . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rice Owls, the Southern Methodist Mustangs, and the Texas Longhorns this \veet emerged, as the'teams to watch in the Southwest Conference basketball race. The Owls took their seventh straight victory last night by turning back highly regarded Kansas, 75 to 66 in a gp.me that saw Rice wHh the lead in all but six minutes of play. • The Mustangs, with a 6-1 season record, did even a more decisive job of trouncing the Jay- Hawks, 81-61, in Dallas Saturday night while the Longhorns, building up steam as the season advances, were busy garnering more prestige by 1 defeating Mississipp 1 for the Blue-Gray tournament championship. The Texas Christian Horned Frogs now have a 2-5 season record. Porks Play Oilen Baylor is host to Tulsa tonight while Wednesday night will see SMtJ going to Lawrence for a return match with Kansas, Rice host to Auburn, and Arkansas journeying to Bartlesville, Okla., to play the Phillips Oilers. Rice's towering Temple Tucker, a 6-foot-10 center, accounted, for 21 points as the Owls manhandled the Jayhawles. But even with Tucker benchec for fouls, the Owls continued to build their lead under the pacing of Jerry Thomas, a junior, for thftlr widest margin, 55-36, during the game. Tucker returned to the unantmow 10-round decision over the mauler from Lewiston, Utah. Pastrano, who weighed In at a well-packed 185 pounds, danced jabbed his » T ay into serious contention (or Rocky Marciano's heavyweight crown and all but imlnated the fast-fading Layne from the picture. "I can't see anybody stopping Pastrano if he only takes his time," sighed the 208-pound Layne, bathing a deep, raw gash over his left eye, Willie's target for last night. "He's the fastest I've ever seen." Instead of hollering "bring on Rocky," however, Pastrano Is considering a return to the light heavyweight ranks for another meeting with Detroit's Chuck Speiser. "Everybody wants me to meet Speiser again," he said with look at manager Whltey JDsnealt. "I'd like to go wherever there's the most money." Pastrano brought the crowd to its feet several times by abandoning his deft toe work to swap slugs with Layne. And at one point, he even sent the big boy into full retreat with a fifth round volley that opened the cut. The wounded eye bled every round thereafter. Referee Frank Kercheval had Willie in front 7-2-1, Judge Pete Giaruso saw is 5-3-2 and Judge Eddie (Kid) Wolfe had Pastrano the winner 7-1-2. Stump Is First Again FORT WAYNE, Ind. WI — The honor of filing the first paid entry for the 1956 American Bowling Congress Masters tournament has gone to Don Stump of Port Wayne for the second straight year. Qualifying dates are May 12-1J with double elimination play starting the night of May 13. The final field will be 64 men. First prize, won last spring by Buzz Fazio of Detroit, again will be $1,000. Ohio State's All-America back Howard Cassady averaged six yards per carry in Big Ten competition during the 1955 season. game to help nip « Kansas rally in the fading minutes. 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