The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 25, 1955
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 18SO BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN» Kentucky Stays Ahead In Weekly Cage Poll Lead in Big 10 Changes Hands Minnesota, Iowa Tied for Top Spot Tulia Moves Up By ED COBHIGAN The Associated Press Northwestern's reign as kingpin of the Big Ten basketball race was short lived — only 48 hours. Minnesota and Iowa were back today in a tie for the loop lead, which has been making the rounds .Four teams have held it in the post three weeks. Meanwhile, Tulsa moved into undisputed possession of first place in-the Missouri Valley Conference Qqlorado pulled a full garrie aheac of. the pack in the Big Seven and West Virginia 'strengthened Its grip atop the Southern Conference. !~ Only One Upset. ' Last night's action, in fact, produced only one upset. That was al Miami .Beach, where Miami dc- f&ted Georgetown 84-81 "after scoring 20 baskets in 42 attempts 'from the floor in the first half. 'Northwestern dropped Into third-place tie with Illinois by ab- sborjng a 102-82 pasting from Min- nflsota at Minneapolis. The tremendous point production matched the Gophers all-time scoring record. 'Bill Simonovlch, Minnesota's 6-11 operative, got 28 points. Northwestern's Frank Ehmann scored 33. Tulsa Wins ibhlo State, now In the league cellar, was nothing without its top scorer Robin Freeman and fel' easy prey to Iowa 79-66, Tulsa started a four-game road trip with a 67-64 victory over Houston. Tulsa now has a 3-0 record in j the league and the victory was achieved mostly by holding seven- foot Don. Boldebuck to only 14 points. Colorado had a tussle with Iowa State but pulled out the victory by 78-71 with Burdette Haldorson scoring 27 points. West Virginia had to come from behind in the last three minutes to whip Virginia Tech 64-61. Georgia hit for six free throws in the last minute and a half to turn back Georgia Tech 70-66, Vanderbilt thrashed David Lipscomb 88-61, and Wichita edged Drake 80-78 In other major games. New K-State Coach to Stick With Split-T MANHATTAN, Kan. (Hi — Bernard (Bus) Mertes, the. newly appointed Kansas State College head 'football coach, plans to stick with the split T formation. He's got a reason for going along with it, too. Mertes. who was promoted from assistant coach to head coach yesterday, has had experience with the split T almost |s|nce its Inception. •••\ While in the service during World War II Mertes played on the Navy's Iowa Preflight school foot- .ball team. The team was coached by Don Faurot who developed the split T at the University of MIs- 'souri In 1841. 'The Kansas State club also used the split T for the past two seasons under Bill Meek, who Mertes Is replacing. Meek resigned last week to take the head coach Job at the University of Houston. Mertes, who formerly played pro football with the Chicago C.irdi- nais the Los Angeles Dons and the Baltimore Colts, will receive approximately $10,500 annually. $1,000 more than Meek got. He became Meek's assistant in 1953 after serving as head coach at Bradley University. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rochester 97, Milwaukee 88 San Francisco Takes Over Second Place By SHELDON SAKOWITZ The Asioclated Preii Kentucky stayed well out in front in the weekly Associated Press basketball poll rankings today, but the other members of the top 10 underwent a thorough shuffling. . The Wildcats, rated the nation's No. 1 team for the sixth straigh week, collected 1,037 points on the basis of 10 points for the first, 9 for second, etc. Of the 114 sports writers and spor&scasters partici paling In the poll, 67 selected Ken. tucky for first place. The Wildcats beat Tennessee and Louisiana State last week to make their record 11-1. San Francisco Second San Francisco and North Caro lina State exchanged positions second and the Wolfpack dropping from second to third. San Francisco (12-1) was idle last week. N. c. State (16-3) squeezed by Wake Forest and La Salle, but fell victim to North Carolina 84-70 to account for the decline. Fourth - ranked Duquesne and LaSalle, No. 5, also switched positions. The Iron Dukes advancec a notch on the strength of a victory over St. Bonaventure. La Salle, meanwhile, slipped back after bowing to North Carolina State 76-73. Maryland Falll George Washington, No. 6. and Utah, No. 7, both moved up three positions. GW defeated Marylanc and Virginia Tech, while the Htes turned back Wyoming and Colorado A&M. Maryland fell two notches to eighth after its 75-53 loss to George Washington. UCLA, Idle all week climbed from a tenth-place deadlock to nliJth, while Illinois rounded out the top 10. The Illini seventh a week ago dreodpap 92-80 decision to Iowa and skidded three places. Missouri 12th Missouri, in losing to Kansas State 78-67, tumbled from eighth to 12th. The leaders with first - place votes in parentheses: I. Kentucky (67) 1,031 San Francisco (14) 81! N. C. State (5) 711 Duquesne (1) ....531 LaSalie 463 L. Washington (9) Utah <i) Maryland 271 UCLA (1) 229 10. Illinois 181 II. Marquette (4) 12. Missouri (1) 130 13. Holy Cross (4) Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia 64, Virginia Tech 1 Georgia 70. Georgia Tech 66 Vanderbllt 88. David Upscomb 61 Miami Fla. 84, Georgetown D. C. 1 Western Kentucky 81, Tennessee Tech 73 Memphis State 104, Arkansas State 76 Iowa 79, Ohio State 66 Minnesota 102, Northwestern 82 Wichita 80. Drake 78 Southeast Missouri 63, Central Missouri 40 Klrksville Mo. 87, Springfield Mo. 73 Tulsa 67, Houston 64 Ouachlta Ark. 100, Arkansas State Teachers 98 Colorado 78, Iowa State 71 Arizona State Flagstaff 79, Unl ;rslty of Arizona 72 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Pete Adams, 155'/ 2 , Newark. N. J., stopped Angelo Brisci, 155, Italy. 9. Brooklyne — Paddy Young, 168'/ 2 , New York, stopped Tony Johnson, 170. New York, 5. San Francisco —.Alex Amador, 48 1 / 2 . San Francisco, outpointed Archie (Chief) Whitewater, 146i/ 2 , San Francisco, 10. Read Courier News Classified Ads Let's Get to the of things! For the human heart—a skilled M.D.—and for the 'heart' of your car—a skilled D.M.— (Doctor of Motors). Scientific Motor Analysis and Tune-up 5.95 Parti Extra jrnpany Broadway & Chiekasawba Phone 3-4453 ( 14. Alabama (1) .. 15. Dayton (2) .... 16. Northwestern, 17. Eichmond 18. Vanderbllt (1> 19. Iowa 20. Niagara (1) ... ANOTHER NAGURSKI — Bronko Nagurski, Jr., follows in the cleat marks of Bronko. Sr., being elected to the first team of the National High School. All-America All-star football squad by the Wigwam Wisemen of America. Young Nagurski of International Falls, Minn., plays tackle, where Pop broke in at Minnesota before moving on to Chicago Bears as an all-time fullback. (NEA) Tired of it All/ Willie Mays To Give Up Winter Baseball By JACK HAND ROCHESTER, N. Y. (AP) — After playing about 240 baseball games in the last 10 months, Willie Mays said today he is "tired of going to the ball park" and won't play winter ball next year. The New York Giants' sensational center fielder, who received the $10,000 Hiclcock belt last night as "pro athlete" of 1954, doesn't think his strenuous action will hurt his play in 1955. In fact, he plans to return to Puerto Rico where he has been playing with the pennant-winning Santurce team, to take part in the playoffs next week. No Comment on Fight "I'm not physically tired," he said. "But I'd like to relax and forget all about baseball. I'm going back because . the owner of the club (Santurce) has been so nice to me. Four or five more games won't hurt me but you can't keep this up every year." Mays didn't want to discuss his reported fist fight with, Giant teammate Ruben Gomez except to say "there was nothing to It. Gomez Is like a brother to me, a buddy." As for '55, Mays isn't making an: predictions. "I never figured to hit .345 last year and,I don't figure to do It again," he said. "I just want to get off to a good start. Then you can pa*ce yourself. Not After Record "I never did have any ideas of beating Babe Ruth's home run record. I wasn't even thinking about it. The reason I stopped going for the home runs in August was I wasn't doing the club any good that way." He'finished with 41 homers, 19 short of the record- Mays modestly refused to accept Manager Leo Durocher's recent ftntements that Willie is a better player than Stan Musial and prob- ably one of the all time greats. "Musial is a great player," said Mays. "He has been through what I've got to go through. 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