The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1955 · Page 10
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PAGE TEH BMTKB TILLS (ARK.) COtUUR NEW1 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 19158 >9 G 60 ^ One Last Try Before Turning in Typewriter We can't pass ap-a chance like the upcoming bowl games to try for a perfect slate at grid predictions (not that we expect them to come close to the 1.000 mark, but then who can tell. Anyone car, get lucky). Then, too, it will serve as a sort of swan song: as we prepare to «w»p typewriter for plow — a switch due to take place with the advent of the new year. We might take this opportunity to bring up to date our gridpicks record for the past football season — a little chore we neglected following the final week of forecasting. Our final effort of 17 hits and seven misses save us a regular «e»son mark of 163 correct selections ajalnst 35 wrong. That gave us a batting average of .630. * a • SO OFF WE GO, and there are some dandies to pick. In fact, you can't get much dandier than the one In our own back yard. Ole' Mississippi and Texai Christian University should provide juit about as much fireworks on Hie gridiron as any reasonable fan can desire. As everyone expects, the game probably will resolve itself into a battle of runner vs. passer. The runner, of course, being TCU's Jim Swink and the passer being the Rebs' Eagle Day. . But both clubs naturally will be aiming to stop the otter's chief threat with .specialized defenses, and it could well be possible both will succeed. If so, look for some less publicized — though no less effective — offensive efforts by both clubs. Ole' Miss has a considerable running attack with Paige Cothren (particularly on the draw play with defenses spread out) and Billy Kinard. Likewise, Charley Curtis of TCU can mount a mighty efficient pa»iner assault. As usual, it looks tx if the- line will make the difference in the game, and we'll have to pick the Froggies on that point. TCU 21, Ole Miss 17. * * • THB ORANGE BOWL has the pick of the nation's teams with the number one and number three outfits and it could well develop they'll have the best game of the day. Statistics, and the experts, point out that it will be another one of those games pitting a great offense against a great defense. That analysis of the situation in this case is sound, hut rest assured, lhere'11 be no lacking of offense by the defensive Terps and vice Tersa. They say Tommy McDonald's running pass for the Sooners ii unstoppable, but we'll venture to say It will be stopped enough to Sold Oklahoma lo a narrow margin o( victory at about 14-7. THOUGH IT DOESN'T happen every year because of its conier- enct tieups, the Bose Bowl appears to have come up with a great game for its 1056 classic. The strong finishing Michigan State Spartans were tabbed by many »» the nation's beat at the close of the season — and UCLA's •ingle wing powerho«»e w»« right near tht top all the way. This should be another one of those rare head-knocking jouste that provide fans with conversation fodder for months to come. The teams appear to be fairly even and we're going to stick with the traditional victor In this battle. The Big Ten entry has had great Miccess hi competition with coast teams. Michigan State 36, UCLA 30. * * * THB SUGAR BOWL presents the only game among the major bowls that should be somewhat one-sided. Georgia Tech hasn't lost a bowl game in so long most folks can't remember it. And they're not likely to fumble the ball on this one. True, Fill will lie no pusiiovcr. The Panthers have a good club Iwt they aren't In the same league with Hie Engineers. Wade Mitchell and company should make Bobby Dodd the bowl- winningest coach in the business with a 27-7 victory. THERE ARE SOME other games of interest around the country this weekend. The Gator Bowl has a fine Auburn team, which probably should have been given greater consideration by major bowl game officials than It was, pitted against Vanderhtll. We'll nick Auburn 21-7. Here are some others: South over North in Montgomery's Blue- Grey game, Border Stars over skyline Stars in the Snlad Bowl, West over East in the Shrine game at San Francisco, Texas Tech over Wyoming in the Sun Bowl and Junlata over Missouri Valley in the Tangerine Bowl. Happy New Year. Rating the Bowls Pitt's Strong Line vs, Tec/i Speed, Finesse In Battle of Split fs By ANIIV GI'STAKSON Miami Cu; It shapes up as power versus finesse in the Sugar Bowl off what Miami ran into when the Hurricanes opposed Pittsburgh"and Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech 14, Miami 8 rittsblireh J, -Miami 21 Pitt is the power team. It has the stronger line and Is particularly better at the ends. John FaUick and Joe Walton are a couple of 220-pound flankers who stand right in the way of the Engineers' greatest asset, more team speed and ttie threat to the outside. Georgia Tech has the edge In backfleld talent with scooters llko George Volkcrt, Jimmy Thompson, Paul Rotcnbcrry and Stan Flowers featured In the wide sweeps that develop from the flankers Bobby Dodd features with his split T. Wade Mitchell Is an accomplished quarterback of three years' experience, although he's only a junior, with the size to do just an good a Job on defense. Toppy Vnnn te a valuable standby. Tech can hurt you with passing. Pitt is playing the split T for tin first time under Johnny Miohclo- •en, likes to grind It out along the ground. Rice Remains Unbeaten As Soph Rims 43 By ED CORRIGAN Th« Associated PreM When a sophomore can sink 43 points in fast college competition, what is he going to do when he becomes a senior? Southwest Conference coaches must have nightmares when they think of Rice's 6-10 Temple Tucker, a sophomore center. He scored 43 points to set a tournament record last night while his mates were running up a 110-81 victory over Texas A&M in a first-round game of the Southwest Conference event. That was the highest score of the night in some 25 tournaments. In other Southwest tourney * games, visiting California polished off Baylo 72-59; Texas turned back Texas Christian * 66-60: * and Hogs Set New Loss Record Southern Methodist whipped Arkansas 67-62. Only one major tournament was decided. That was the Motor City in Detroit, in which Brigham Young, deprived of Its three tallest players at the start of the second half through fouls, defeated Detroit 99-77 in the final. The big shock of the night took place in Oklahoma Cits', where Oklahoma City University took the measure of the Oklahoma Aggies 48-47 to enter tonight's finals against Tulsa, which upset top- seeded Seattle 68-66. In New York, 'he mighty San HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks, once jr ra ncisco Dons ran their two-year the unchallenged power in Southwest Conference basketball, i winning streak to 35 games by almost scored their first victory of the season here yesterday, j outclassing Holy cross; 57-51 in the but they couldn't quell a late rally by Southern Methodist jit"^''^!™ souare: Garden UCLA and lost 67-62. -4 It was the sixth straight defeat the semifinals tonight. Arkansa, for the Rasorbacks, and marked the first time since basketball became a varsity sport at Arkansas 1924 that the Porkers have dropped their first six outings. Yesterday's game opened the annual Southwest Conference tournament—a preview of the regular season, which starts next year. In other games, Rice's sophomore flash, Temple Tucker, scored 43 points to lead the Owls to a Texas A&M; second half to dump Texas Christian 66-60: and Southern California, the guest team, defeated Baylor 72-59. Rice meets Texas and Southern Methodist plays Southern Cal in College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Motor City Classic Brigham Young 99, Detroit 77 (championship) Penn State 78, Toledo 66 (third) Holiday Festival (At New York) (semifinals) Sail Francisco 67, Holy Cross 51 UCLA 72. Duquesne 57 Lasalle 75, Syracuse 72 (consolation i St. Johns <Bkn) 97, Fordham 85 (consolation) Richmond Invitational (first round) Richmond 96, Army M Cincinnati 93, Virginia 69 Selon Hall 64. Virginia Tech 60 WM&Mnry 100, Rhode Island 96 Orange Bowl (First round I West Virginia 78, Florida State Santa Clara 73 you uround »nd make way for typ- Tlie line to big, ttu typ* u> puih IcaUy hard runners such at full 69 Columbia' 78, (overtime) Big Seven (First round) Kansas 75, Cornell 58 Missouri 71, Nebrsaka 66 All-College (at Oklahoma City) (semifinals) Oklahoma City 48, Oklahoma A.tM 47 (overtime) Tulsn 68, Seattle 66 Idaho State 87, New Orleans Loyola 65 (consolation! Pennsylvania 60, Texas Tech 58 (consolation) Southwest Conference (First round) Rice 110, Texas A&M 81 Southern California 72, Baylor 59 Texas 66, Texas Christian 60 Southern Methodist 67, Arkansas B2 Kentucky Invitational (semifinals) Western Kentucky 86, Louisville 77 Murray (Kyi 98, Eastern Kentucky 87 Morehead (Ky) 111, Bowling Green 79 (consolation) Ohio Unlv 91, Arizona 76 (consolation) NAIA Tip-Off (nt Omaha) (first round) Western Illinois 89, Omaha 65 Olistnvus Adolphus 83, Regis 71 Texas Southern 74, Southeastern Okla 71 East Tcxns 64. Creighton 58 Other Gumes Ohio Stole 83. Dcpaul 72 Dayton 86, Wash-Lee 54 East Central Okla 69, Langston 60 Washington 54, Wisconsin 53 Oregon Ib. Colorado A&M 57 (Sunshine tit Portr.les, N. M.) (First round) West Texas 98, Arkansas State Tclirs 66 Eastern New Mexico 81, Forl Hays (Kan) State 80 Southwestern Okla 66, Southern Illinois 55 Southeast Missouri W, Western (Colo) State 5H games this With six Sqi the last team to beat the Dons, s i halted defending champion Du- aminst Bavlor and 1*1) I quesne 72-57 in the other semifinal, agamst Baylor, and TCb ^ ^^ ^ megt FrWay ^ft™ ->n consola Bill Russell, the Dons' heralded mnues remaining m «nter, scored 24 points in leading to! be played. Arkansas gained a 56-52 lead oil the Mustangs, but SMU'S Larry Showlater tied the game at 58-58 with a long shot. Ronnie Morris Intercepted an Arkansas pass and Gripped in two more points, and then Joel Krog tallied rive points in the final two minutes to wrap up the victory for SMU. Manuel Whitley scored 20 points and Jeralc Barnett got 17 to pace Arkansas' to, its best effort of the season. Barnett got the field goal that gave the Razorbacks their brief lead in the second half. Arkansas' Pet Butler was the game's defensive star. He held Jim Krebs, SMU's big center who entered the game with a 31-point,average, to 10 points. Tucker, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, who has long been heralded as the answer to Rice's prayers for a big man who can shoot, gave the cro*d of 6.000 its big thrill of the night. His 43 points set a new tournament record, smashing the mark of 38 set by Qene Schwinger 01 Rice in 1953. Texas couldn't stop Dick O'Neal, the great Texas Christian center, but it stopped everybody else, meanwhile getting 21 and 20 points respectively from its Norman Hooten and Ray Downs, so that spelled victory for the Longhorns. O'Neal wound up with 29 points. Jack Dunne, an agile young man, led Southern California to victory over Baylor. The Trojans came back to win after trailing most of the first half, with Dunne finally tying up the game with two free throws then sinking a field goal to ut southern California ahead to stay. He ended up with 17 points. his team to its eighth victory of the year. The Richmond Invitational also is turning into a red-hot battle, and tonight's semifinal between Cincinnati and Seton Hall shapes up as a corker. Cincinnati crushec Virginia 93-69 and undefeated Seton Hall upended Virginia 64-60. The other semifinal will pit William and Mary, which set a tournament record by vanquishing Rhode Island 100-96. against Richmond, 96-84 victor over Army. The semifinals of the Big Seven Tournament in Kansas City also are slated for tonight, sending Colorado against Iowa State and Kansas against Missouri. Last night, the Jayhawks beat Cornell 75-58 and the Tigers conquering Nebraska 71-66. W. Kentucky in Ftnab In Louisville, the finals of the Kentucky Invitation are scheduled for tonight, pitting top-seeded Western Kentucky against Murray State. The Hllltoppers wiped out 12-polnt deficit to humble Louisville W-77, while Murray gained 1st berth in the finals with a B8--8 1 victory over Eastern Kentucky. Clemson, 100-95 victor over Louisiana State, and South Carolina which beat Georgia 85-68, meet fol the Gator Bowl title at Jackson ville tonight. In the Miami Orange Bowl Tour nament .West Virginia beat Florida State 78-69 and Columbia beat Santa Clara 76-73. Marciano Fighter Of Year NEW YORK (ffl — Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano has been named "Fighter of The Year" by Ring magazine and the Nov. 30 rematch of Carmen Basilic and Tony DeMarco for the welterweight title has been selected "Fight of The Year." Digging deeper into the year's boxing schedule, the magazine also selected the third round of (he Archie Moore-Bobo Olson bout for the light heavy crown as the "Round of The Year." Marcutno was selected over Sugar Ray Robinson after long deliberation. The Rock knocked out England's Don Cockell and light heavy champ Moore in two defenses to remain undisputed ruler. Robinson's "comeback" included a deleat- by Tiger Jones before he made history by knocking out Olson, Nov. 30, becoming the first man to hold the middleweight title three times. Basilio, who won the welter title by knocking out DeMarco at Syracuse, N. Y., June 10 and stopped i DeMarco again in the nth round 1 at Boston, Nov. 30, was third in Aging Willie Pep Polishes Oil Arel For 202nd Win MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Wi—Willie Pep polished off another "huhgry' youngster last night, but the ol( master of the featherweights didn't emerge from his battle with Andy Arel without lumps. It took four stitches to close gash over Willie's left eye and Pep said the wound probablj would keep him out of action "about month. "He was TROUBLES AAULTIPLIED Rebels, Frogs About Even—Both Hungry DALLAS (AP) — The Cotton Bowl teams — Texas Christian and Mississippi — are rated even enough that the question of which will win may simmer down to which is the hungrier. On that point it would appear the schools are running virtually a. dead heat — both are starved, for bowl victories that is. Texas Christian has the longest famine. The lait time it won a bowl game was 1939 when it beat Carnegie Tech 15-7 in the Sugar Bowl. Mississippi's last victory was ovtr this same Texas Christain in the now defunct Delta Bowl in 1948. But Mississippi never has won a major bowl game and it has appeared In three in the past 20 years. Coach Johnny Vaught of Mississippi has coached the team Fort Worth. in its last two appearances—both in the Sugar Bowl. TCU will enter the game a touchdown favorite but it isn't said very positively. The teams have similar records—9-1—and they both beat the only mutual opponent, Arkansas. Offensively they rate about the same, with Texas Christian dominating on the ground but Mississippi apparently quite superior in the air. Both teams wind up home practice this afternoon. Mississippi will fly into Dallas tomorrow. Texas Christian will come by bus from Kennett Invitational Tourney Moves Into Quarterfinal Play KENNETT—Six of the initial 16 boys' teams and six of the first \'l girls' teams remained in the Kennett Invitational Tournament midway through quarterfinals competition. | Girls from 'Hornersville and Ar- j byrd Were scheduled to meet at 2:30 \ this afternoon and boys from Campbell and Wardell were set to meet at 3:45. Senath and Clarkton girls will battle at 7:30 tonight while Kor- nersville boys will go against Hoi- comb at 8:43. Girls from Caruth and Kennett will meet at two o'clock tomomnv afternoon in semi-finals and boys from Bragg City and East Prairie will battle in a semi-final game at 3:30. East Prairie whipped Kennett 6255 in a boys' game last night. Bragg City boys downed Gideon 69-54 in the afternoon. Kennett • won over Cardwell 45-33 in a girls' game last night, while Caruth's girls edged past Wardell 49-48 in the afternoon. Pour boys' games were ' played Tuesday. Campbell downed Braggadocio 39-44. Wardell shellacked Steele 69-50. Homers ville defeated Caruth 51-41. Holcomb trounced Senath 66-53. Two girls' games were played Tuesday. Senath beat Steele 58-41. Clarkton won over Maiden 47-40. 11 Teams Enter Harrison Caoe Event Saturday Eleven teams from six schools will participate in the Harrison High School Invitational Tournament, slated for Harrison Gym here Saturday. Six boys' teams and five girls' teams will compete in the event to be held in three sessions. First session will be a 10 a.m., second at 2 p.m. and finals in each division will be played Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m. Both boys' and girls' teams will be entered in the tournament from Harrison High. Rosemvald High of Osceola, Dunbar High of Eiir).o, Golden High of Turrell and Lauderdale Training School of Bipley, MariannaShaded By Manila in NEA Tourney Action JONESBORO — Manila shaded Marianna 68-65 in second round of play in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Basketball Tournament last night at Arkansas Slate College here. Yesterday Dye?s beat Cash 73-G6. Barnhart was thP .scoring master for Marianna as. he dumped in 28 points for the losing Marianna cause, but most of his points came in the last half. He set a new tourney record in making good on 18 of 20 free throws. Manila enjoyed a good first half, leading 19-12 after rhe first eight minutes and 39-22 after two quarters. But in the final half, they ran into trouble, losing two boys ou fouls. Although Mavianna outscored Manila by 11 point? in the final quarter, the early bulge was too much to overcome. Southern led Dye?3 to its first round victory with 19 points. Glenn with 18 was high for Ca.sh. In today's games, Leachville goes a»ainst McCrory at 2:20 in a second j round game and Manila meets Par- I agou]a in its second game at 7:00 tonight. Both are in the Class A division. In the B division, Armorel tangles with Ash Flat at 3:40 today and Dyess plays Valley View at, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. IS Fa n i la I'o s. ~M-.i riu nna Veach, 10 F Hainan, 3 Hatcher, 17 .. P Mitchell, 2 Shedd, 21 C Moore, 13 Wagner, 12 ... G ... Barnhart, 28 Isaacs, 4 G •.. Clay, 16 Substitutes; Manila—Meacham 4, Bom-land; Mariamia—Coldren 1. DJess I'ns. Cash Darnell. 8 — p Glenn, 18 [Richards. 15 .. F J. Boyd, 11 [Southern, 19 .. C Davidson, 6 ! Cash. 1G G,.. McAllister, 8 j James. 3 G Myatl. 13 j Sub.siiuit^s: Dye»: — Denton 2, Jones 2. Barnes 6; Cash—L. Boyd 4, Rhodes G. Tenn. Douglas High of Memphis will enter only the boys' division. a good, tough kid," Pep said after he had scored a unanimous decision over Arel, the ambitious, 22-year-old southpaw from Messena, N. Y. Arel, winner .of 20 of his previous 26 pro fights, was a gam* but beaten youngster by the end of the eighth round. Early in the ninth, however, Arel stunned Pep with a Uft hook,, then opened the cut over his eye with a slashing right, but cagy Willie recovered soon enough to win the tenth round. The 33-year-old Pep weighed ! 128'/4. Arel came in at I31V&. j Pep was given a 99-91 margin j by Referee Eddie Coachman Judge Kddie Thai voted it 99-93, Judge Gus Jacobson 99-92 and the Associated Press 98-93. It was the 202nd victory of Pep's long career. He has lost only six Pro Basketball By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS New York 113, Rochester HI St. Louis 111, Minneapolis »0 backs Tommy Jenkins and Bobby Orler and halfback Lou Clmarolll, Their quarterbacks, Pete Neft and Corny 8alv»t«ra, do • good Job on the option, the bread and butter of the orthodox split T. Nell Is the solid type while the unpredictable SulvaUrra CM brtik up a game. 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