The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1955 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 21, 1955
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FAGB TWILYI BLTTKEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1985 Utah, Ranked No. 3, Dropped By Dayton »y JOHN CHANDLER | Tl» Associated Press It appeared today as if the University of Utah walked into the same kind of a trap as * year ago, when the highly rated Utes found the University of Kentucky fieldhouse one of their biggest jinxes. While San Francisco retained its No. 1 status last night by downing Wichita 75-65 at Wichita, Kan.. Utah saw its No. 3 ranking slightly tarnished when Dayton won a 77-73 decision in the opener of Uie Kentucky Invitational Tournament nt Lexington. Jim Paxson, a 6-foot-6 Dayton mainstay, was the big man around j the basket for the nation's fourth-! ranked college club as he contrib-j uted 35 points to the cause. It wus Utah's first defeat in six games. and ran Dayton's string to 7-0. Paxson's total was a record for the Kentucky tourney. Gary Bergen led Utah with 24 points. Last December In the same tournament. Kentucky knocked off Utah in the first round, and the Utes then dropped a consolation ihird place uanie to Southern California. Utah siiiiercd only two more losses all season. In the other same at Lexington, Kentucky downed Minnesota 72-65 as Bob Burrow collected 27 points. Dayton will be a slight favorite over Kentucky in tonight's title game. Kentucky, ranked ninth nationally, appears to be recovering after a bad start this year. The San Francisco Dons racked up their 32nd straight, 6 this year, by turning back Wichita as 6-foot- 10 All-America Bill Russell tapped in 17 points. Bob Hoctson, who fouled out for Wichita, also got 17. San Francisco, winner over Marquette and DePaul at Chicago last week, now heads southward to New Orleans to meet,Loyola (La.) Friday, before tackling LaSalle in the Holiday Festival starting at Madison Squa'-e Garden next Monday. St. Louis Nips Huskies Other ranking teams came through without too much trouble.-.* in other games. Temple, which j knocked off .Kentucky and is' ranked 12th. continued unbeaten by. thumping: Pennsylvania 93-72. Guy. Rodgers had 22 points and Hal, Lear 21 for the winners. i , Duke, No. 14. walloped Pittsburgh 92-54, to run ihe Blue Devil siring 10 6-0 .Five Duke players scored in double figures, Joe Belmont getting 17. Oklahoma City University, No. 15 this week, pulled away in the last half to sink Auburn 16-58. St. Louis choked off a second- half rally by the University of Washington and won 85-77. Mack Carter sank a layup with 38 sec- Tactics Incite C defeated Baylor 64-59, Purdue defeated Butler 67-59 as Lamar Urndy, a football end, starred with 24 points. Ole Miss is Faster Than TCU-Martin FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — The swish of cleated shoes has changed Texas Christian football Coach Abe Martin's attitude toward a football game. Ordinarily, the head man of the Horned Frogs would be saying •omething like "we'll run 'em out at the parfc." But Martin looked over some films of Mississippi games and heard some inside doge from Interested parties. Now he merely says TCU's Cotton Bowl meeting with Mississippi at Dallas Jan. 2 will be "a great ball gam*." "They have so much speed It's a little disheartening," said Martin alter he had sent his sqund through Its longest workout of the training period, emphasizing running with sprints and football re-j lay races. Martin figured TCU h;id, good speed but he says Mississippi'. has more of it. • j "This Eagle Day nnrt Earl Blnirj can get up and go and the entirej team is fast," Martin commented. "We're going to have aulte an afternoon on our hands." ' While Martin has been bearing down in practice this week he hasn't held an> scrimmages and doesn't plan to. He decided on that last week when Jim Swink, his AH America halfback, got a sprained ankle In some contact work. "I almost fainted." confessed Martin. "We louncl it didn't amount to much and Swink will be all right but it decided us against scrimmaging. The boys arc in good shape and don't need it anyway. They actually haven't been away from practice but one week. We conches took two weeks but the boys worked a week on their own. I kno'v they did it be- Hatcher. 14 cause I spied on them." j filwld, l Martin is '-onvinc'ed that there'll. Mmcham, 'Jl be plenty of scoring in the Cotton] Isaacs, 4 Bowl game. ] Substitutes; "Mississippi has a nood oftense! McWilliams 2 —their record of 337 yards a game 5, Haley shows that," he reasoned, "and we have a good offense (the Horned Frog average was 351 yards per game) so it's only reasonable to expect that there'll be a lot of moving the ball. Mississippi is a passing team and I think they'll throw plenty against us." The Horned Frogs work today and tomorrow then take out for the Christmas holidays. Manila Levels Rector MANILA — The Manila Lions resumed their winning ways here last night with a 55-33 conquest of Rector. After trailing by two at 15-13 following the first eight-minute frame, the Lions came back to, dominate the same by taking a 31-2-1 halftime lead and building it to 48-31 it the end of three. Meacham led the Manikins with a sterling 21-point effort from his fjiiard position. Hiitcher was next with 14. Center Jeter tallied nine for Rector with Thnsher and Sinko living for fight apiece. Manila P Veach. 1 Rector F Thrasher, 8 V whitchurst. 0 C Jeter. 9 G Sinko, 8 G Ford. 3 MiinMa — Wagner 5, Hamilton 1; Rector— College Basketball Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky Invitational (First Round' Kentucky 72. Minnesota 65 Dayton 77. Utah 73 (Semifinal^ Wake Forest 87. Colgate 80 Clemson 89, Tennessee 86 Florida State 86, Boston Unlv 52 (consolation) Miss State 89, Davidson 82 (consolation' Hammond (Lai Tourney- Southeast Louisiana 68. Miss College 64 (chmpionsahip* ' Culver-Stockton 64, Westminster j (Mo) 57 (third) Other Games East Duke 92. Pitt 54 Temple 93, Perm 72 Fordharn 94, Rutgers 54 South West Virginia NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forward Shellie McMillon. Bradley's Negro basketball ace. created an uncertain atmosphere for Loyola's integrated athletics program last night when he became the central figure in the school's first racial incident McMillon. a 19-year-old sophomore from Chicago, aroused the crowd last night when he fouled out and saluced fans by stickin; out his tongue. The cheers which greeted him turned into jeers and the Loyola band snapped into "Dixie", marching song of the Confederate Army, A number * fans serenaded McMillon with "Bye, Bye Blackbird" as. he left the court. McMillon's fouling tactics, termed "unnecessary" by sports writer Buddy Diliberto of the Times-Picayune, started a Loyola stampede to the free throw line. Loyola, behind 15 points when the fouling began, hit on 21 of 26 free throws to take a 71-65 victory and hand Bradley Us first loss. Loyola Coach Jim McCaffeny later minimized the incident. He said he thought McMillon "lost his head" and became "disgusted" with himself. Dons Are Coming- The University of San Francisco top-ranked team in the nation, meets Loyola here Friday night, San Francisco has three Negro players on its roster, including AH- of Negro Cager rowd at Loyola * * * * ' * » ISF May Vote Before Playing Loyola Tilt i SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Phil Woolpert, coach of the top-ranked University of San Francisco Dons, says he will "pull the team off the floor if an incident occurs" Friday , night in the USF basketball game with Loyola at New Orelans. In a telephone conversation with night New Orleans Loyola 71, Bradley 65 Midwest San Francisco .75. Wichita 65 St. Louis 85, Washington (Seattle) 77 Oklahoma A&M 67, Oklahoma 66 Richmond 741 America center Bill Russell. Purdue 67, Butler 59 Oklahoma City 76, Auburn 58 Detroit 100, Baldwin-Wallace 85 j liminary games. Fort Hays (Kan) State 85, Phil- Diliberto said lips Univ 77 Lincoln (Mo) 89, Missouri Valley 88 ------ ;y m penn Neither McMillon nor Bradley Coach Bob Vanatta could be reached for comment. Loyola embarked on desegregation fn .athletic events last year Guard Al Lewis of LaSalle College was the pioneer and played without incident as have several other Negro players on teams hi pre- Friends (Kan) 105. (Iowa* 70 Southwest Tulsa 64 Baylor 59 Far West Oregon State 84, Michigan 71 Seattle 84, St. Marys (Calif.) 69 Oregon 85. Northwestern 81 Montana State 85, Utah State 81 Bradley's other Negro player, guard Curley Johnson. was a gentleman during the game, but was soundly booed when he left th game because of McMillon's behavior. the San Francisco Chronicle. Woolpert said he was concerned following an incident involving a Negro player last night in Loyola's 71-65 victory over Bradley. The player. Bradley's Negro ace Shellie McMillon, aroused the crowd when he stuck out his tongue after fouling out. Three of USF's first stringers a r e Negroes. including AH- America center Bill Russell. Woolpert said: "I don't know exactly -vhat happened down there. Maybe it was actually a small thing. But I'm going to find out and when I do, ' Woolpert said that even if the Dons did vote to play he "would pull the team off the floor if an . incident occurs." The Dons beat the University I of Wichita, 75-64 last night. Indians Wallop Caruthersville In Twinbill „„...., .„ .„„. „„„ .,..„., _ —, CARUTHERSVILLE — The Ca- I'!l put the decision up to the play- m thersville Tigers dropped a twin- ers. If they vote not to play, that's bill to the strong Bragg City In- : -" dians here last night. The Indians USF-Asst. Ooach Ross Guidicej whipped CaruttiersviUe 81-32 in the . scouted the Loyola game last Wilson Shares Pair of Games With Missco The welterweight class has had | five Italian-American champions—j Joe Dundee, Young Corbett III, Marty Servo, Tony DeMarco and Carmen Basilio. WILSON — Wilson senior boys won but the girls lost in a pair of basketball games against Missco here last night. The Bulldogs blasted Missco , [ 63-48 while the Wilson girls fell 47-23. Billy Tranum tossed 23 markers through the hoops to take honors for the night. Kemp was high for Missco boys with 16. 1 High in the girls' game were Miller of Missco with 21 and Camper ol Wilson with seven A game and edged out a 47-40 win in a close B battle. Bragg City ..had a 32-14 halftime lead in the A game. Glynn Frets, Bragg City center, was high scorer with 22. Close behind with 21 was Wesley "Satch " Howren of the Indians. Gerald Clayton -with 9 was high fov Caruthersville. Bragg City had a narrow 25-23 edge midway through the B game. R. B. Webb racked up 12 points for Bragg City. Both Harold Gortner and Larry Barnett scored 11 points for Caruthersville. A GAME Caruthersville Pn s. Clayton, 9 F... Bartholomew, 5 F.... Patterson, 2 .. C .,. Green, 8 G.... White, 5 G. Subs: Cook. 3, Bragg; CHy ... Sales, 8 Howren, 21 ,. Frets. 22 Stewart, 2 Teaster, 6 Caruthersville — George Edgerton. Collins, Michie. The teams play 'a return engage- i Bragg City—Walker, 2, Febb, Hunt, ment at Missco Dec. 30, S Gray. Blytheville Negro Assured of Getting 4 Years at College LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 20-year-old Blytheville Negro has been assured of becoming a 4-year football letterman at Philander Smith College here despite the loss of a leg. The college notified Charles Sanders Jr., a freshman majoring in physical education, that he'will receive a football letter each of the four years, his name will be included on the football roster, and he witt be invited to accompany the team to out-of-town games. Sanders was one of seven Philander Smith students injured Oct. 2 when a bus carrying (he football team and an automobile collided head on near Eudora. Seven occupants of the car were killed. Sanders suffered a compound fracture of his left leg, which later was amputated. Sanders, a halfback, played -W minutes in a 6-6 tie with Dillard University before the accident. At Blyiheville's Richard B- Harrison High School, he played baseball and basketball, as well as football. "I used to be a fast runner." Sanders said from his wheel chair at a college dormitory, "but I'm not any more. It doesn't bother me, though, when I think of the people who were killed in the accident." 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