The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER », MW BLTOflTTLLB (ABK.Y COURIER HBWI PAQI«TBK Hank Iba and Aggies Ride Back Into Cage Spotlight Once More ' BT JOB BEMHLEB The Associated Press Hank Iba'* Oklahoma Aggies, once a powerhouse in the national college bMketbaB pic- twe, may be headed back toward the top. . . . , . ,, The once-beaten Cowboys from Oklah&ma made it seven victories in a row last mgnt when they recovered from a 13-point deficit to whip Texas Tech 65-47 in the first round of the All-College Tournament at Oklahoma City. Mack Carter was high man for the victors with 25 points. College Basketball The Aggies, who have captured the All-College championship 11 times during the last 19 years, meet an old rival, Oklahoma City, the nation's loth-ranked team, in half of the semifinals tonight. Oklahoma City, paced by Lyndon Lee, who scored 22 points, was pushed by a surprisingly tough Pennsylvania team before winning 74-62. Favorites Win First-seeded Seattle and Tulsa, other victors in the first round, will clash in the first game tonight. Seattle edged New Orleans Loyola 14-10 and Tulsa nipped Idaho State 60-59 in the last seven seconds on a 10-foot jump shot by John Yates. Iowa State pulled a surprise in the Big Seven Conference tournament by knocking off favored Kansas State 79-71, but the biggest upset of the night took place in Seattle where Washington set back strongly favored Iowa, the nation's sixth-ranking team, 76-11 in a nontournament game. The Huskies, paced by Jim Coshow. who poured in 24 points grabbed a 30-23 halftime lead anc the stunned Hawkeyes never re covered. Colorado joined Iowa State in the Big Seven semifinals, downing Oklahoma 88-69. Defending cham pion Missouri meets Nebraska anc Kansas opposes Cornell, the guest earn In the" remaining first-round games tonight. The semifinals get under way tomorrow. Defending champion Louisville, llth ranked in the AP poll, par- ayed its superior height and all- around markmanship into 103-83 victory over Arizona in the first round of the Kentucky Invitation at Louisville. The Cardinals joined Vlurray State. Western and Eastern Kentucky In the semifinals. Murray upset favored Morehead 106-97; Western Kentucky walloped Ohio U. 16-60 and Eastern Ken-1 tucky routed Bowling Green 94-65. Brigham Young and defending champion Detroit marched into the finals of the Motor City Classic. BYU's Terry Tebbs, a 5-9, 150- pound dynamo, scored 36 points to set a tournament record leading his team to nn 89-70 triumph over Toledo. Bill Ebben scored 26 as Detroit swept past Penn State 9158. Brigham Young and Detroit meet tonight for the championship with Toledo facing Penn State for third place. Another upset took place in Miami Beach when the University of Miami came from behind to nip favored Yale 92-90 in the second game of the opening day's play In the Orange Bowl,Tournament. Tulane. with Roy 'Stoll scoring 30 points, thrashed New York Uni versity 80-72 in the first game. (Ky 106, Morehead Grier Ready to Go In Bowl if Knee Is By JAMES SAGGUS NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bob Grier,-. Pittsburgh's 196- pound senior fullback, said today he could take the ;extra pressure he faces in the Sugar Bowl if his knee holds up. OMthonu Cttr AH-doilea* Tourney (First round) Ofclthom* Cttr 74, » Tulsa 80, Idaho State 59 Settle 74, New Orleans Loyola Oklahoma AftM PS, Texas Tech VI Big 7 ' CFIrstround) Colorado 88, Oklahoma 66 Iowa State 79, Kansas Slat* 71 Kentucky Invitational (First round) Louisville 103, Arizona 83 Western Kentucky 76, Ohio Univ 60 Murray (Ky) 97 Eastern Kentucky 94, Bowling Green 6E Orange Bowl Tourney (First round) Tulane 80, NYD72 Mu>ml (Fla) 92, Yale 90 Midwest Tourney (At Terre Haute (First round) Emporla (Kan) E t a t e 83, Find lay 68 Indiana State 11, Taylor 71 Motor City Classic (First round Brigham Young 89, Toledo 70 Detroit 91, Penn State t8 —other games— Princeton 88, Northwestern 65 Indiana 94, Butler 70 Michigan 79, Denver 69 Bradley 71, College of Pacific 4i Chicago Loyola 88, North Dakota 13 Springfield (Mo) 62, Okla Bap tist 56 Ottawa (Kan) 66, Panhandl (Okla) A&M 63 Pittsburg (Kan) 80, Peru (Neb 54 Millikin 99, Culver-Stockton 6 George Washington 82, Wyomin 75 Washington 16, Iowa 11 Oregon 86, Colorado A&M 56 Giants' Al Dark Feared He Would Not Be Able to Throw Bail Again While the whole Pitt squad] shares the stress of meeting Georgia Tech in a bowl game, Grior has two others he must absorb alone. He knows he will become the first Negro to take part'in a.Sugar Bowl game and he knows he may have little relief in his unexpected role as starter. "I think everything will be all right," he said, "if my knee stands up in practice and during the game. Everybody down here has been nice. And I don't believe any Teams Work For Orlando Bowl Game ORLANDO, la. UP) — Missouri Valley and Juniata College football players were reported in fine shape today as they began twice- a-day drills for Monday's Tangerine Bowl game. The squads arrived yesterday, greeted by mid-60 temperatures, which delighted both coaches. Juniata, holder of the nation's longest small college winning streak—23 games—will be making its flrst appearance in any bowl. Missouri Valley, which has a season record of eight victories and one defeat, has been in seven previous bowl games, but none in Orlando. of us are too nervous about the way we'll play." Drier inherited the'starting role yesterday when regular fullback Tom Jenkins pulled a cartilage In his knee during practice. Dr. W. K. Smith, the team physician, said Jenkins would be out "if \ve had to play today." "He may come around before next Monday, but we're not too encouraged," he added. "6000 Bor" Coach John Michelosen planned no strategy changes after learning Jenkins may not be available. "Grier is good boy," he said. "In fact, he's a better runner than Jenkins. The running game may be stronger and the defense not quite as sharp with the switch. He's not quite the linebacker and blocker that Jenkins is, but he's improving there. "And Ralph Ciper is available too. We moved him over from halfback to help Jenkins out after Grier hurt his knee. He hs.n't had a lot of experience at fullback, bul he has ability." Michelosen ordered a heavy scrimmage today for the seconc session in a row. BEADS FINE — Ray Narleski, Cleveland relief hurler, looks over his 1956 contract and finds the figures Just rightr-for his taste. Lovellette Pulls Away In Hot NBA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Big Clyde Lovellette, of the Minneapolis Lakers, last week pulled away from the St. Louis Hawks' Bob Pettit in their race for National Basketball Assn. scoring supremacy. The former Kansas All-America, who led Pettit by only three points a week ago, played two games last week and scored 55 points to stretch his lead to 58. Pettit didn't play all week as the Hawks were Idle, but narrowed the race again by scoring 46 points last night. However, the 46 points have not yet been included in the official tabulations. Lovellette, through games of last Sunday, had amassed 558 points in 25 games to "ettit's 500 in 20. Fettit. however, owns the best scoring average. 25 points a game while Lovellette and Philadelphia's Neil Johnston are runnersup at 22.3. The Lakers' center also has overhauled Pettit in the rebound department with 345 as compared to 329 retrieves for the former LSU star. Rugged Mountaineers PITTSBURGH, Pa. tfl — The West Virginia University students 1 who tried for a trophy after the Pitt football game must have been as strong as they were brash. The group stopped at the Carne- 1 gie Museum and lugged a 250- pound stuffed Panther from the third floor to the street before being caught. The students were re-j leased with a warning. G. 0. POETZ OIL CO FUEL OIL Sell That Stuff Phone 2-2089 Visit Conny's Conoco Service, Ash & Division . pe/ufect. The light, mild Bourbon ' of cherished flavor KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON Kntoor •' Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New Vork 80, Philadelphia 79 Rochester 91, Syracuse 80 Boston 105, St. T ^uis 102 R«ad Courier News Classified Ad Golf Tourney Baseball CHnlc By HARRV GRAYSO.V NEA Sports Editor SANFORD. Fla. — (NBA) — Horace Stoneham is delighted fter his first time at bat as he sponsor of a golf tournament. The $15,000 Mayfair Inn )pen, hard by S a n f p r d , >roughl. Stoneham's adjacent lotel property and central ?lorida reams of national pub- icity. Stoneham followed the name players with the keen interest ot he golf fan, but the one the owner if the New YorK Slants watched losest was not among the dozen who went nto the final o u n d with * •tear shot at the op prize — shot- makers like Sam- tiel Ja'ckson Snead, Mike Sou- hak, Porky Ed Oliver, Dow Finsterwald, Skip A I e x a n der,- Al Dark's third rib tagging him when Al foolishly attempted to knock the ball out of Klu's ham-like hand ro Cincinnati. That sidelined playmak- e and hitter Dark until Sept. 1. The worst was yet to come—in a king size package. On the second day after getting back in the thick of things, Dark was off balance when he hit the bag in trying '.o beat out a hit in Philadelphia. He tumbled over on his right shoulder. THE DOCTORS' REPORT read "separation" and Dark returned to his Louisiana home with orders to give the shoulder a complete rest. Fortunately, an operation was not necessary, but the disconnection had to heal. Dark knew where the division was, could feel it with his fingers. H« went to work at his off-season Job—selling a chemically-treated mud used in drilling for oil. It was not until Nov. 8 that the doctors permitted any exercise having to do with the shoulder. Dark then hung a blanket on a wire in his backyard and tossed baseballs at it from a distance of. 50 and 60 feet. "I haven't thrown hard yet," he says, "and before the golf tournament I had to throw 30 balls before the shoulder loosened up. It was Spartans Leg Weary -From Sightseeing PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Michigan State's Rose Bowl squad was leg weary today, more from a busy round of sight seeing than from football workouts. , Balding and Marty Furgol. Al Dark INSTEAD, STONEHAM and his new manager, Bill Higney, kept their eyes on a trim and high- waisted amateur out of Lake Charles, La. His name: Alvin Dart There was cause for alarm about Dark's precious throwing arm, anc the loss of their captain, one of the big players of the game of baseball, easily could wipe out whatevei chance the Giants have of getting back on the right track in 1956. It will be recalled that Polo Grounders' sad sack season of 1955 was 'written off as a total loss when Shortstop Dark suffered two inju- Ties that wrapped up his campaigning for the year as early as Aug. 7. First, Ted Kulszewskt broke The social whirl has halted, however, and the squad will settle down to concentrate on football. "I want them to be tired at this stage of the game," said Coach Duffy Daugherty. "It's a good thing to have them dragging a little and the outside stuff out of their systems. "We planned these organized tours so they wouldn't be chasing around in cars on their own. They'll be getting ? steady diet of football from now on." The only remaining extra curricular activity for the squad is the Big Ten dinner Friday night. UCLA knocked off entirely yesterday. Coach Red Sanders said the one-day layoff was decided on because partly because of a muddy practice field and also to give some minor injuries a chance to heal. Both teams scheduled afternoon practices from now on in. The MSU squad muddied its unl- forms in a two-hour morning drill yesterday. The players were hitting the dummies with a solid whaci: but coaches didn't regard it as too good. "I don't want them too sharp at this point," Daugherty said. "If they were, they would be stale br- fore the game." tight, but there wa» no pain." DARK, WHO IS the Baseball Players' golf chamipon, did not hav« a club In hit hands unv'l a weefc before the Mayfair Inn Op; \, After a practice round with 8am Snead and another in the pro-amateur, there was still cause for apprehension about Dark's ability to throw a baseball well. Dark himselt was deeply concerned. The golf swing pulls on the shoulder and Dark's was sore and tight. 'But, a* the doctors said, the golf, swing was precisely what tta shoulder needed," says the all- around athlete from Louisiana State. "TKe soreness disappeared alter the first round of the Open. It WM as loose as ever throughout the last three rounds. "NOW I CAN I- - Y all the golf 1 can cram in and, when the time comes, prepare as I always have for the start of spring training. It will be three months before I have to throw hard and by then I am now sure the shoulder will be as good as new." Horace Stoneham left Florida for" Arizona highly pleased that he invited Dark to compete in the Mayfair Inn Open. 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