The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 5, 1955 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 5, 1955
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1955 BLYTHEVIKLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIV« Chicks Check Late Leachville Drive to Gain 54-48 Victory Tribe Avenges Only Loss with 18th Win ' LEACHVILLE — Biythevilte fought off a determined last period drive by the Leachville Lions here last night and emerged with a 54-48 victory in due of the most hotly contested defensive duels seen in this area all season. The Chicks rode ,a 12-polnt lead Into the final period and hung on grimly for their 18th win as the hard playing Lions battled to within striking distance with a pressing defense and a driving offense. Leachville narrowed the gap to 5 points at 52-47 with only a minute to go, but could get no closer as the Chicks held tenaciously to their slim margin by freezing the ball and scoring on their free throw opportunities. The final period practically resolved itself into a free throw contest, as both teams fouled .frequently In the furious battle for control ot th«-b»». Semi-Stall With a 44-38 lead mid-way in the last quarter, the Chicks began a semi-stall against the full-court press put up by Leachville. . Thweatt and Blocker scored to Manila Hatcher 12 Veach 10 Shedd 9 Wagner 8 Isaacs 8 Manila M. Shelton 4 G. Shelton 2 Hodges 9 McWilliams Patton Inch the Lions closer at 44-39, but Chuck Langston hit from the free throw line twice and Charles Abbott found himself all alone under the basket for a layup to stretch the lead back to nine points. Bailey and Freddie Akers swapped out on the free throw line and then Billy Bay, standout guard for the Lions, scored on a steal to make it 50-43 with two minutes left. From there on, Bobby Jones and Freddie Hodge matched free throws with Hauls and Ray and the Chicks had revenge on the Lions for their only loss on the season. Coach Jimmie Fisher's Tribe is Leachville came in the finals of of th« Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State. Tight Defense That game, incidentally, also was decided by a six-point margin—only the result was reversed. Both teams put up a tight rueg- ed defense, and it was only Blytheville's marksmanship in the first half— and Leachvllle's inability to hit in the opening quarters— that cave the Chicks the cushion they needed to fend off the Lions' last half surge. Blytheville looked sharp in the first hall hitting almost 50 percent or their shots from the field as they moved quickly to a 14-6 first quarter lead with Fisher's quick little guard, Freddy Akers. showing the way with seven points. In the second quarter, the Chicks continued to dominate the game. They hit well from the field while their defense stifled the usually potent attack of the Lions. First half accuracy tells the story of the game. Blytheville scored 13 times in 30 tries from the field while the Lions were able to hit only six of 30 tries. The halftlme score was 31-17. But Leachville came back in the third period with a slow, deliberate stvle of play In an effort to maintain control of the ball and make alle their shots count. Slowdown Works The slowdown worked to their advantage as they started hitting more nearly at their normal rate. In the lost half the Lions scored 40 per cent of their tries from the Held, sacking 10 of 28 attempts. At the same time, their pressing defense paid off and the Chicks had more trouble getting their shots away. They hit only six of 24 in the half. But Blytheville held onto its big lead through thc third period and went in to the finale with a 40-28 margin. The fireworks started early in the fourth as Darrell Blocker. who turned In Leachville's top performance, set the fuse with a three-! pointer from the tip-oft. The rangy forward drove in for a lay-up and. got a foul shot for the effort which I I •* Y he dunked to cut the lead to nine j • points and begin Leachville's strong finishing drive. Manila Defeats Monette Twice Lions Garner 83-55 Win from Buffaloes; Girls Triumph 28-23 MANILA — Manila's Lions went on their top scoring spree of the year last night as they whipped Monette's Buffaloes 83-55 at Monette. The victory gave Manila a clean sweep of the doubleheader played in Monette's gym. In an. earlier game Manila's girls edged out Monette's sextet 28-23. Leading all the way the Lions poured it on in the second half as the outmanned Buffaloes fought back gamely. But the Lions were just too much. Hatcher and Carey paced Manila's attack with 12 points each while Cornish led Monette with 23. In the girls game Harris with 13 was high for Manila and Trammell led Monette with 19. Pos. F F C G G Monette (3) Ball 123) Cornish (31) Bla'game i5) Nettles (15) WaUame Dyess and Luxora In Junior Finals Armorel, Missco to Clash For Title in Girls Bracket LA.VGSTO.V SCORES — Chuck Langston, senior forward, scores for the Chicks in the opening quarter of Blytheville's 54-48 victory- over Leachville. Lion players are Billy Ray (No. 10) and Joe Hauls. (Courier News Photo) Substitutions: Manila—W. Sheed 5, McWilliams 2, Rogers 10, Davis 7, Carey 12. Monette — Pace, Williams 4, Quails 2, Spikes, Huff. Girls Game I'os. F F F Q G G Monette (2) Price (19) Trammell Brown Mote Williams Wallace Substitutions: Manila — Whitney, Cornish. Harris 13, Roach. Monette — Cornish. Tech Edges Southern for SthAICWin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas Tech whipped Southern Stafe — the eighth straight Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference triumph for the Wonder Boys — but not before a hair-raising scare at Russellville last night. A free throw in the last minute by Donovan Horn broke a tie and gave the Wonder Boys an 85-84 victory over the Muleriders. Southern State, which suffered its third conference loss in nine games, stuck with the Wonder Boys to finish. The score was tied 16 times. Southern held a 46-39 lead late in the first half, but that faded to a Tech lead of 66-58 with 11 minutes left. Then the Mulerider rally fell short. Paul Martin scored 22 points to lead Tech. Lester Hutchins scored 21 for Southern. In other games last night Arkan-. State rallied in the second half to defeat Delta State College of Cleveland, Miss.. 77-61, and Little Rock Junior College turned back Texarkana Junior College 87-63. !sas Central Wins Clicking on all five cylinders, Blocker was Leachville's top the Central Gra-Y basketball team and rebound man. He! staffed " fourth quarter rally to scored 13 points. Set shot artist and playmaker. Billy Ray, was next lor the Lions with 12. Akers HlRh Blytheville's Akers topped all individual scoring for the game, though: The junior guard led Fisher's well-balanced attack with 14 points. Plvotman Fred Hodge and forward Charles Abbott followed with 11 each. From the free throw line, thc Chicks also bettered the Lions something that few teams have done so far this year. Blytheville netted 17 of 27 gift shots, while Leachville made IS good out of 28 tries. Coach Fisher accepted the officiating philosophically. After the game, he said, "It's hard to call a game like that when both teams are fighting so hard." But the fans — on both sides — didn't hesitate to candid opinions of game wns called. Hlylhevll Cobb 9 Abbott 11 Hodge 11 Jmies 5 Akers 14 Pos. F F C O o express thejr the way the Leachville 8 Hauls 13 Blocker 1 Ward 2 Thwentt 12 Kay come from behind and win a much needed 40-28 decision over a surprisingly strong Lange team at the I National Guard Armory yesterday 'afternoon. The Lange quintet, playing the game of their lives, led most of the way and were ahead by 22-20 at the beginning of the fourth period. Then their defense fell apart and the Central passing and shooting got hotter than a Fourth of July firecracker, as they amassed 20 points in the last six minutes, equalling thoir total points for the first three periods. The outstanding feature of this game was the improved passing attack of both teams and the balanced scoring. Five boys on each team registered in the score. Terry Mullins was high for both teams with 14. closely followed by teammate Tex Turner and Jerry Hill of the West-sidcrs, with 12 each. Substitutions: Blytheville—Lang- sl'tn 4, Edgmon, Bratchcr. Leacb- vi' 1 ," — AMicison 4, B. Carter 4, Ki'uwn 2, Bailey 2. ABBOTT GOES HIGH — Charles Abbott Chick forward, goes up for a rebound in the third quarter of Blytheville's 54-48 victory over Leachville last night. Up with him is Blytheville's other forward. Chuck Langston. Leachville player is Joe Rauls. No. 60 is Danny Cobb. (Courier News I'hoto) Memphis State Gains 13th Straight Victory By ED WILKS The Associated Press Turrell team but in the nightcap the Bulldog boys evened the score by taking a 66-46 victory. The girls' game featured a scoring duel between Sexton of Turrell and Carolyn Nicholson of Wilson Marquette tries to stretch its winning streak, tops inj^uh Sexton winning out 23-22. major college basketball this season, to 15 games tonight! in the boys'game Peepers scored with San Francisco and Memphis State is ready to take over! j: 0 P™ 115 £ ^ if the Warriors stumble. u Both the Dons, ranked No. 2 in The Associated Press poll, and and Memphis State collected their 13th straight triumphs last night. Wilson Divides Pair With Turrell Teams WILSON — Wilson's .Bulldogs split a doubleheader with Turrell teams here last night as the boj'S won and the girls lost. In the first game Coach Bob Courtway's girls suffered a 52-36 \ setback at the hands of the visiting LUXORA — It'll be a repeat of the 1954 finals scheduto when Dyess and Luxora tangle at 9 o'clock here tonight to settle the county B junior high basketball title. The two teams met for the championship last year.when Dyess took a one-point decision. Tonight's contest is expected to be another dost one. Last night, Luxora took a 45-28 decision from Wilson as it capitalized on a late rally which nearly swept the Bullpups from the court. Wilson held a 15-14 halftime margin but was trailing 31-25 as ths final quarter opened. Buchanan had 13 for the losers while Staggs paced Luxora with 16. Dyess roared past Armorel, 57- Wardell Whips Hayti in Pair Cardinals Triumph 76-45 in A Game as Reserves Win 54-45 WARDELL, Mo. — WardeU took 34. The fledgling Eagles took a 14-8 both games from Haytl here last! 34 - ™ e Hedging Eagles took a 14-8 nicht. In the "B" game Warden !'. r -: t ; qual ,' tt '!'J ead and werc ahead rolled over Hayti 5! to 46. Baker took scoring honors for Warden with 20 points, followed by c. Redman v/ith 14. Nogle dropped in 17 for Hayti. , In the "A" game the Wardell Cardinals swamped the Hayt! Indians 76 to 45. The Cardinals Jerry Burnett brought his total for the season to 785 points, as he poured 25 points through the hoop. His total for four years of high school ball is an amazing 2.179 points. Nevertheless .M. Redman took scoring honors for Wardell and the game with 31. Dowdy, a substitute for the Hayti Indians, lead his team to a losing effort with 19. "A" GAME IVardell Pa . Hayti Eoren !9) F (4> Huffman Burnett, (25) F (3) Patterson M. B'man (31) C (6) Gaulding McPherson (2) G (2) Hawkins Bullock (9) G (8) Richards Substitutions: Hayti — Dowdy .19), Shirey (3). 31-16 at halftlme. Burllson hit for 15 for Dyess. Williams had 16 for Armorel. Armorel, usually strong from the free-throw line, missed 15 free tosses. For the girls' title, Armorel and Missco will get together at 8 o'clock. Armorel gained the finals with a thrilling 36-35 win over Dell. Armorel held a 22-18 halftimel ead and was ahead 32-26 as the final quarter approached. > Hubbard had 17 for Dell and Coats had 14 for Armorel. Missco's girls took Kelser by 40-35. Keiser was ahead 7-4 at the end of the first quarter. Halftime and third quarter scores read 16-18 land 27-27. I In tonight's opener at 7, Armorel and Wilson boys will vie for consolation honors. Palmer Retains Phoenix Lead 3 Osceo/o Fighters Win GG Titles MEMPHIS (Si — Four Arkansas PHOENIX, Ariz (fi — If Johnny f 'B hters won championships in the Palmer is a true phrophet he can final round of thc Mid-South Gol- And unless an upset is brewing, they should pack away No. 14 tonight. San Francisco smashed Loyola of Los Angeles 65-55 while Memphis State pasted Mississippi State 94-68. Marquette, which like the Dons has lost only once in its opener against Michigan State, is at Drake tonight. San Francisco meets St. Mary's at San Francisco's Cow Palace in what figures to be a repeat of an earlier 51-37 victory over the Gaels. Memphis State is at Florida State. Syracuse Wins Both San Francisco and Memphis State were sure bets that paid off last night. But some others didn't. Syracuse, hobbling along on a 4-9 record, smacked Holy Cross, riding a six-game winning string and ranked 14th, 74-70. Duke surprised North Carolina out of the Atlantic Coast conference lead 91- And Rhode Island State upset Colgate 87-86 in overtime. In another ACC game, Wake Forest bombed Clemson 120-65. And Richmond, the Southern conference leader, stood off a second half rally to hand Virginia Tech its 13th straight defeat 70-65. California Beaten UCLA, ranked No. 8, staved tied with Stanford for the lead in the Pacific Coast conference's southern division by defeating California 83-54, while Stanford knocked off Southern California 92-78. In the northern division, Oregon State, ranked No. 19. won its ninth straight in the league 59-52 over Idaho and Washington virtually eliminated Oregon State from the race 5-1-52 in overtime. In other games. Wyoming hit 54 per cent of its shots in the first half to build up a 20-point lead that proved too much for Oklahoma City as the Cowboys won 61-56; Cincinnati won its eighth straight 83-63 over Sienna, and West Texas State dropped Arizona State (Tempe) 97-72 In the Border The Pentecost, celebrated by both the Christian and Jewish faiths, is the most ancient religious holiday in the world. Some geologists claim Ihe, Great Smnk'CK, being more Minn 350,C '.CT) old, :ire Ihe most ancient land masses on earth. Only the name is changed! EFFECTIVE FEB. 1 ANDY'S AUTO SERVICE formerly WILSON'S AUTO SERVICE Snmc experienced personnel to serve you. ANDY MT"S: On-.Tiiltir ' , ASH & SECOND PHONE 4-26U Basketball Scores Caruthersville Loses 3 Games Bragg City Sweeps Triple Header from Juniors and Seniors BRAGG CITY, Mo. — City's Indians won three Girls Game Wilson P'J>. C. Nicholson (22) F J. Bowen <4i F A. Nicholson (6) F— Whitaker G. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse 74, Holy Cross 70 Rhode Island 87, Colgate 86 overtime Lemoyne NY 82, Boston College 73 Cincinnati. 83. Sienna 63 Duke 91, North Carolina 68 Richmond 70, Virginia Tech 65 Wa!-:e Forest 120, Clemson 65 Tarkio 89, Drury 73 South Dakota 75, North Dakota State 74 Bethany Kan 72, Kansas Wesleyan 67 Kirksville Mo 107, Ft. Sill 86 Missouri Valley 84, Culver-Stockton 69 Bliss 84, Cleveland Carnegie 62 j Peepers <20) West Texas 97. Arizona State I Grain tll» . to cop high point honors. Gill of Turrell won this honor with 23 points. Next week the. Wilson girls par-i from Caruthersville's Tigers here ticipate in the Mississippi County j last night. The Indians won over tournament at Dell. I Caruthersville 81-54 in the A game. Tuesday nigM the Bulldogs are | Bragg City's B team beat the Ti- slated to take on Luxora in the: gers' reserves 46-38 and the junior Wilson gvm, ; Indians ed?red out Caruthersville's win the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament by finishing the final two rounds in even par as he leads at the midway point with his five- under 135. The veteran from Charlotte, N. C., said as the event started that a 275 probably would win the S15.000 event over the Arizona Country } Club course. Those who doubt his accuracy as! a seer think it will take more sub-j par shooting today and tomorrow' to stand off the challenges of Gene Littler, in second place with 136, Arnold Palmer at 137 and a trio of Bragg j cop winners at 138. -ames \ LSU Said Ready To Fire Tinsley Turrell Stalls ,. f!2i Holt (23 < Sexton Prachnaw juniors 29-28. Wesley Howard paced the for Troy Walls' A team by meshing 29 points. Jerry McClanahan igh for Caruthersville with 18 points. BATON ROUGE, La. fji — The Louisiana State University Board w , v : of Supervisors met today amid • j growing reports that football Coach ";GaynelI Tinsley will be fired and : Athletic Director T. p. Heard nudged into unwilling retirement. The situation was described as den Gloves tournament here last night. Results included: Novice featherweight — Jimmy Mead, Osceola, Ark., decisioned Hal Milan, Jackson, Miss. Open lightweight—James Bagley, Osceola, Ark., knocked out James Jones, Jackson, Miss,, 0:41 1st. Novice welterweight — Robert Sanders, Memphis, decisioned D. Open welterweight — Henry Harrison, Joiner, Ark., decisioned James Ingram, Memphis. Open middleweight—Mark Brao- key, Memphis, • decisioned Larry Reed, Marion, Ark. Open lightheavyweight — Sonny Ingram. North Little Rock, knocked out Gene Hymel, New Orleans, 1:42, 2nd. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 114. Syracuse 88 Philadelphia 107, Rochester 101 j Quails ! Bowen. Jones. Greenwell, Ca«y, j ersvillc's ninth loss against six vi. Turrell—Phillips. L. Gills j lories. showdown on athletic policy, would (7>, Teaeue <2i, B. Gills i4> ton and Teague. Boys G a me not comment. LSU in the mldthlrties. Tinsley became head coach in 1948 after serving several seasons as assist- Mel-j The Indians' Harry Sales was top' ever, thatt he double-barreled oust- in the B game with 26 \ er action might come up at the He indicated, how- 1 ant to Eernie Moore, who moved j .scorer !points. Denny Green was Caruth- Wilson Tempe 72 Philander Smith Ark 91, Dillard 61 , Arkansas State Cl Stat£ 77, Delta Miss Trannum (17) Kennedy (4) Chandler'HO* . Substitutions: (2i, Rogers <2) I'os. Turrell .F (23> Gill ..P.. (2) Wilkerson .C (81 Barnes .G <8> James .G (3) Pollard Wilson — -McAfee Chism. Carpenter White Arkansas Tech 85, Southern State and 'Beall. Turrell— Jones, Ark 84 | and Higgenbotham. Austin 114. Woodward All-Stars 87 San Francisco 65, Los Angeles Loyola 55 Stanford 32, Southern California UCLA 83, California 64 Wahlngton 54, Oregon 52 overtime Oregon State 59. Idaho 52 Woming 61. Oklahoma City 56 Santa Clara 71, St. Marys Calif 51 Idaho State 84, Colorado College Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Madison Square Garden— Kid Gavilan, !52 :2 . Havana, outpointed Ernie Durando 160' ( , Bayonne, N.J. 10. Philadelphia — Joe Deluca, 152. Philadelphia, and Carl Caporale, 150, Philadelphia, drew', 7. Tog Match To Headline Legion Card Regulation tag wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium .ring Monday night as Promoter Mike Mcroney presents four top notch heavyweights in a bout that will headline the American Legion's card. Butch Boyelt and Eddie Malone. a pair of veteran toughies, are scheduled to team up to compose one side of the mat feature. Opposing them will be brothers Lee and Don Fields, a pair of junior heavyweights. This bout will be a contest of wrestling styles. The Fields broth- ersville's high point man with 15 Bragg City came from behind to win as Caruthersville was leading '-. 22-19 at the half. j Fred Teaster hit 21 points to' lead Bragg City's juniors to vie- : tory. Jimmie Mitchell and Eddie Wyatt scored 8 each for Caruth-: ersville. | A Game • Caruthersville Pos, Braes City L. Cook 12 F 6 Frets' Willis 9 F 29 Howard : McClanahan 18 C 7 Housor ' Cook 5 G 11 S. Teaster i Grigory 6 . G 22 Swink i Substitutions: Caruthersville —! Bartholomew 2. Clayton 2, Darnell, j Jones.' Abernathy. Bragg City —' Stewart 3, Sales 2, Walker 1. meeting. A two-time all-America end up to become Southeastern Conference commissioner. During his tenure, LSU has won at 35 games, lost 34 and tied six. Irrigation projects built Rio Grande by Spaniards 16th century have been in most to the present time. on the in the use al- ers both rely on speed and agility ; as their main weapons while Boy- i ett and Malone use brute strength j and general wrestling know how: as their chief weapons. j In addition to the main event, " two one-fall preliminary,,matches are also on the card with Lee Fields taking on Boyelt and Don j Fields meeting Eddie Malone. j BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 7 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Adults 50c — Children 15c Eufdt Eoyett and Vs. Eddfe Malone Lee Fields and Don Fields time limit—best 2 out of 3 falls 2 one Fall Matches L. Fields vs Boyett and D. Fields vs Malone 30 Minute (ime limit ATTENTION FARMERS! Be sure to hove your Cottonseed and Soybeans tested for Germination. Woodson-Tenenf Laboratories Licensed Grain Inspectors 612 W. Ash Blytheville, Ark. 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