The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1955 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 26, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1955 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINi What Ails Basketball? Bonus Rule Is Big Beef By ED WILKS The Associated Press Something's wrong with college basketball. But what? Bonus rule? Too many fouls? Scores too high? No defense? Bum officiating? Take your pick. You'll find supporters for any of the charges. Osceola Whips Armorel 63-53 Seminoles in Double Victory as Juniors Squeeze Out 43-41 Win OSCEOLA — Osccola's Seminoles grabbed a pair of basketball victories over Armorel here last night and in doing so partially settled the question as to which team ranks No. 2 in the county. The Seminoles, led by'Wade Rodgers' 24 points, outlasted Armorers seniors 63-53 in the senior game. In the jusior affair, Osceola's junior Seminoles barely escaped with a 43-41 triumph. In the senior game, Osceola played a steady, consistent brand of ball. They jumped off to a 33-23 half time margin and protected it throughout the second half. But Armorel, though losing, walked off with individual scoring honors. The Tigers' Carl Patterson whipped 29 points through the baskets to gain the honor. The junior game was close most of the way. J. Hill paced Osceola in the scoring department with 10 points while Mann, Robbins and Reese each got 8. Qsceola Wells 2 Cone 7 Reeves 8 Lucas 10 Rogers 24 Fos. P F C G G Armorel Patterson 23 Ashmore 14 Stinnett 8 Cooper Coats 2 Substitutes: Osceola — Hopkins 12; Armorel—Garrison. Tech Continues March in AIC By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas Tech continues its unchecked march through the Arkansas Intercollegiate conference last night, walloping Henderson State Teachers 100-76. It was Tech's sixth AIC triumph -without a loss. Bob Zaleske of Henderson led scorers with 26 points. E. C. O'Neal marked up 24 for Tech, Southern State won Us fifth game against one loss by defeating the College of the Ozarks 85-66 at Magnolia. Harley (Slats) McDuffie scored 20 points for the winners. Gene Bradley tallied 20 points for Ozarks. Tonight's only game sends the State Teachers College Bears to Monticello to meet Arkansas A&M. But after you consider some of the arguments, you find just about everyone winds up with a swipe at the bonus rule. The cad who threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder didn't cause half the commotion as the gentlemen who rewrote the free throw rule last March. Ten Favor It About the only officials connected with the sport who favor the rule are Ozzie Cowles of Minne- nesota and, presumably; Bruce Drake of Oklahoma, chairman of the committee that put the bonus rule Into effect. The rule was intended to cut down fowls, and according to Carufhersville Divides 2 Games Tigers' 'A' Team Loses to Jackson But Reserves Triumph CARUTHERSVTIiLE — C a ruth- ersville's Tigers split a pair of games with Jackson's Indians here last night. Jackson won the A game 55-51 and Caruthersville took the B game 29-26. Jerry McCIanahan of Caruthersville meshed 23 points to gain high score honors in the A game. Allen Welker with 19 points, was high for Jackson. The game was close throughout with neither team having more than a six point advantage at any time. Caruthersville held a 27-26 edge at halftime. Patterson led Caruthersville's B team by scoring nine points while Begley racked up 12 points for Jackson. The first half was slow and ended 6-6 tie. Neither team scored a field goal during the first two quarters. A Game Caruthersville Pos. Jackson Willis (8) L. Cook f!5i McC'han '23i Grigory (2) Cook (3) ( 4) Whetledge (19) A. Welker (10) C. Talley (12) Smith ) Lorberg Substitutions : Jackson — Wade (2). B Game Caruthers ville White (2) Clayton (6) Patterson <9> G. Cook (4) Edgerton i4) Pos. F F C G G Jackson ..(4) Lorberg (D oilmore (12) Bepley (2) Talley (4) Spaten Substitutions: Caruthersville — Southern (2), Watkins (1). Martin 1 1), Snow and Nelson. Jackson— McLain, Leimer, Musgraves. Cowles has the machinery to do the job. It puts a tough penalty on fouling by paying off for foul shot excellence—awarding a bonus attempt to the player who sinks his first free throw. Cowles says you can't; fight it, you just have to make the most of it. It penalizes fouls, so why not make the most of it ?The Minnesota coach has stressed practice, practice and more practice on free throws, and it's paid off more than once for the Gophers this season. But the majority of coaches—as well as writers and fans-*-are against the rule. Harry Combes of Illinois says basketball is sick and the bug that did it is the bonus rule. Iln's fed up with a system that often sives a victory to the team with the best foul line success rather than field goal artirstry and accuracy. Some coaches take an indirect swat at the bonus rule, charging that the officiating ts at fault. They cite increasing cases where foul shots rather than field goals decide contests. But again, it's the bonus rule—granting the extra point—that gets the final blast Officiating Hit Danny Lynch of St. Francis (Brooklyn) is particularly incensed about officiating-. ., "We've been beaten by St. John's, Fordham and Manhattan this season, and in each game we scored the most field goaos," he fumed. But Ken Norton of Manhattan says flatly that's an "indication Lynch's boys did the most fouling." Norton prefers to put the rap on the coaches themselves, jus as Cowles does. "We simply don't teach enougl defense," says Norton. "If a man learns to guard properly, the num ber of fouls diminish"—and even under the bonus rule, fewer point. would be scored from the foul line Less griping and more coaching Norton suggests, could be the an swer. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hunttngton, W. Va. — Nino Val des, 212, Havana, knocked ou Jack Flood. 204, Spokane, 7. Miami Beach, Fla.— Johnny Hoi man, 20o'/2, Chicago, stopped Ce sar Brion, 203, Buenos Aires, 4. 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Sewell Praises Him "It was the greatest pitching I have ever seen, in the majors or minors," said Manager Luke Sewell of Toronto. "I'm convinced that with the fast ball, curve, slider and change-up he showed us, he could have done the same thing against any club in baseball." Lary, who won 17 games for Buf/alo in his I reshman year in 1953 and 15 last year, will be one of the 15 new pitchers in the Tigers' Lakeland, Fla., camp this spring. Three Others The Tigers also have high hopes for ex-servicemen Bill (Bud) Black, Ernie Funk and Babe Birrer. The latter had a 16-6 record in the Army League around Stuttgart, Germany, fanned 150 and walked but 14 in 176 innings. Duke Maas, a 24-year-old left- hander from Detroit, appears to be* a likely looking candidate as does Bob Cruz, another 24-year-old Southpaw. Promoted to Buffalo in micj-season after posting an 11-4 record at Wilkes-Barre, he won seven and lost four. Cruz was an 18-yame winner at Durham. 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