The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 9, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 195B Chicks Scalp Jackson 68-44 for 19th Victory * * # * **** Tight Defense Stop Tennesseans Blvtheville's. Chkkasaws continued on the victory warpath here last night as they trimmed the Jackson, Tenn., Golden Bears 68-44 for their 19th win of the season and the llth straight. Touted as one of the toughest i Coach Jimmy Fisher's wrecking crew games ol the season, ihe contest j broke loose and turned it into a remained only fairly close for the [rout. better part of three quarters before * * The outcome was never in doubt as UP HE GOES — The Chicks' Danny Cobb appears to be jumping lor the backboard brace as he goes after a rebound in Blytheville's game with Jackson, Teun., last night. Cobb in this position was a familiar sight to the Golden Bears as he paced the Tribe in conti oiling Jackson's backboard with nine defensive rebounds. The Chicks won 68-44. (Courier News Photo) Manila's Lions Thump Greene County Tech MANILA — Manila's Lions tuned up for their Thursday night county tournament meeting with Btythcvilte's Chicks last night by whipping Greene County Tech 61-58 in a game played here. The Lions, out to assume the role; of spoiler in the Class A tounm- the Chicks started hitting well from the beginning and jumped quickly to a commanding lead in the opening minutes. Perhaps one of the biggest fa'clors in the victory was Blytheville's sharp defensive play which completely bottled up the Jackson ball control system during the first three periods. Tight Defense The Chicks' tight man-to-man defense kept the Bears from working the set-up plays that usually go with the deliberate ball-control type of piny, used by Jackson. Jackson was able to muster only two field goals each in the first three quarters, and were held to only 25 points in the first three periods. It was only in the final quarter that the Bears scored well. At that point the Bears, with a 20-point deficit, saw the futility of their slow play and began speeding up the game. As a result they scored 19 in .final period. But they still couldn't gain as Fisher's second unit outran them by notching 21 points. The Chicks also controlled their opponents backboards well, though fear of Blytheville's fast break may 'have been a factor in this department. Jackson kept two men deep at all times. Blytheville cleared Jackson's backboard 39 times with senior forward Danny Cobb leading the way with rebounds. Cobb had one of his best night's of the season. Fine Field Shooting Charles Abbott gained possession six times under the Bears' goal while Fred Hodge got five defensive rebounds and Bobby Jones and Freddie Akers snatched four apiece. The Tribe turned in another excellent shooting' effort from the field. The sharp - eyed Chicks sacked 24 of 52 attempts for field goals for 46 per cent — enough to win against most any team. Second unit guard, J i m in y Bratchei;, Had the best mark per- centagewise with two for three. Cobb and Danny Edgmon hit four of seven — Edgmon's coming all in the final period; Jones netted four of eight; Akers four of nine; and Fred Hodge three of eight. The Chicks also had a good night at the free throw line, sinking 18 out of 29 attempts. Blytheville's attack, as has been characteristic of the team the entire season, was exceptionally well- j balanced. i Akers, Jones High Four of the starting five scored 10 or more points. Guards Akers and Jones shared top honors with Leachville Gets 68-53 Vidory Lions Overpower Marmaduke in Home Showing LEACHVILLE — The powerful Leachville Lions rolled to a 68 to 53 victory over Marmaduke here last night. Leachville, the only team to beat Blytheville this year,, had an easy time with Marmaduke and •+ ARMOREL'S TIGERS — Rated one of the top teams In the county this year are Armorers Tigers. The Tigers are third-seeded in the county Class B boys tournament which gets underway at Wilson next week. Members of the team are: front row (left to right) — Monroe Cooper, Mike Elliott, Jerry Coats, Marvin Elliott and Hut Garrison. Back row — Coach- Jordan Needham, Kenny Lilly, Hugh Ashmore, Carl Patterson, Dalton Curtis and Jackie Stin- nitt. (Courier News Photo) TCU-SMU Tilt Tonight May Decide SWC Title By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leading Texas Christian and runner-up Southern Meth- took revenge for the juniors, who odist meet tonight in what may be the deciding game of the were stomped by the Marmaduke j Southwest Conference basketball campaign. team 56 to 35. . Leachville's pivot man. Ward, stole the night with 19 points, closely followed by his two teammates Ray and Blocker, who had 14 and 15 respectively. Vangilber. a guard, led the scoring for Marmaduke with 13. very appropriative score for the losing team. He was closely followed by two team mates. Ray and Waycoff. Leachville, playing its warm-up for the county boys tournament, was very impressive in their victory., it looked like the Lions, who up to recently were favorites to take the District Three Tourney, until they were tamed by the high riding Blytheville Chicks. The Lions have tasted defeat only five times this season. I casti vi!Ic Pos. , Marmadukc Haute 161 G Vangilber (13) Blouker (15) G Ray Ul) Ward .19- C Wycoff '10' Thwcal I'D F Reynolds i-li Ray iM> F Williams «9> ' Substitutions: Leachville—Atkinson (8'. Thomas i3>. Bailey, Brown Marmaduke — Campbell (6). Two tall sophomores, Jim Krebs of the Mustangs and Dick O'Neal for the Horned Frogs, carry their teams' hopes into the crucial tilt at Dallas. If SMU wins, it will be the first victory over the Horned Frogs in followed by the Chicks versus Ma- 12 each. Hodge had" 11 from the i nila In the main event. Winners of pivot, position and Cobb scored 10. i both games advance to the finals Second unit center Danny Edgmon Saturday night. •r- ment which opens tomorrow night at Leachville, showed signs of championship form as they rr;ired past the visiting Yt-llow Jackets in a well played game. Getting a 24 point pertonmmre frnm their pivolmun Leonus Sbedd. the Lions were never in any real serious trouble. Shcdd's '24 points were hi^h for the night and two of Baker, James 5n TV Fight tossed in eight. Jackson's fast little guard! Blythrvillc Charles Edgin captured scoring \ co'bb 10 honors for both teams with a fine J Abbott 3 IB-point effort, despite strong guarding by Biytheville. The Chicks won the opening tip and scored immediately to begin hostilities. With Jones and Akers sacking two apiece and Cobb and Hodge contributing one each, the A Gunie Pos. P P C Jackson 5 Scolt Ca^on } Freeman BALTIMORE i/Ti — Hcavyweiphts Bnli Baker of Pittsburgh and WUlit; Jumps of Roxbury. Mass.. meet here tonight in it nationally lelevis- ea 10-round bout in which Baker's , ruling as forth-ranking heavy- his team mates reached the double i ire ^[', t u -j]j u e tli stake, figure column. Wagner got 10 and , T)ie fj._, nt in tne Baltimore Coli- Hntcher 14. j seum will be televised CBS stari- Eryant with 15 and Lamb with j nj , at 9 13 paced Greene County Tt-eh. The Lions placed themsiil\es squarely in the District 3 picture n few days ayo when they upset high powered Leachville :iml they will be out to repeat this feat in this week's county tournament. I\K. Manila F (14) Hatcher F (31 Vc*iich [ C f24) Shedd County Tech Bryant 115) Wise (6) Eaker (9) Chessar 16) Lamb (13) G UOi Wagner G (8) Isaacs Greene Substitutions: Greene County — Whitaker, Williams UO), Manila- Davis. Racing Newcomer HALL.ANDALE, Pia. (/Pi—A newcomer to the turf, Thomas D. No- Inn, has eight horses al Gullstream Park this season. Nolan purchased 13 yearlings at summer sales and Florida. They will campaign under the colors of the Glaci-Acre Farm. ion found tlv to get 13, and the Chicks held a 10-point margin at 29-19 at the half. Hodge led the second period scoring \vith a field and three free throws. Jones and Akers again had four each. In the third quarter the Chicks ugam put the noose on Jackson's attack and, in the linttl minutes of the period, broke into a fast-breaking attack to score 18 points and enter the finale with a 22-point bulge at 47-25. B Team Wins Cobb tossed in live during the i drive and Hodge and Jones con- nu' 2S-year-old BaktM- towers 6-; tribmed four each loot-2 and will enter the ring at; The sncond unit, which had been about 215. James. 27, is an inch; Us[Hl individually throu»hout the taller and writfis about 210. j panic. c;>me in together in the last In 20 fights, the unnmkeri James j period and turned the court into a has won 16 and lost four. I racetrack, staying ahead of the Bears who began trying to play catch-up. Led by Edgmon with eight points and Chuck Langston and Bratcher with four each, the Chicks racked up 21 points in the period. The Chick B squad worked ilselt to a 53-11 victory over the Jackson Bees in the preliminary game. Alvin Huffman. Jr., led the attack with 15 points. Billy Daniels had 12. The Bees had an excellent night j at the charity line, hitting 25 free ! throws out of 33 opportunities. I The Chicks and Paps go back in-j Hodges 11 Jones 12 G 18 Edgin Akcvs 12 G 5 Hawkins Substitutions: BlythevlDe—Hyde, Lantjston 5, Edgmon 8, Stanley 3, Bratcher 4. Jackson — J. Freeman G, Gather 2 and Arnett. Chicks took a 13-6 lead in the first I , B Game * quarter. | Ho jt 6 P ' 6 Gaither Blytheville notched IB in the sec-i Daniels 12 F 11 Hearn onri quarter —• half of them from ! Thomas 8 C 9 Freeman the free throw line — while Jack-1 siaylon 4 G 2 Haynes range a little better Huffman 15 G '3 Rice Substitutions: • Blytheville—White 6. Honeycutt, Whitsel. Jackson — Bailey 4, Ervin 6. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Perm 62, Columbia 54 Princeton 71, Cornell 47 Holy Cross 80, Yale 56 St. Johns Bkn 64, Fordham M Syracuse 87, Niagara 83 Dartmouth 69, Connecticut 54 Boston College 73, Harvard 70 overtime N. C. State 114, Virginia 97 George Washington 73, Maryland 67 Iowa State 77, Kansas 59 Calvin 76. Adrian 67 Emporia State 79, Ft Hays State 3 Missouri Valley 78, Tarkio 60 Rockhurst 82, St. Benedicts Kan 9 College of Emporia 65, Baker Kan 73 Culver Mo 76, Maryville Westminster Stockton 54 Warrensburg Mo 67 Ottawa Kan 55, Friends Kan 46 Bethany Kan 88, McPhrson 75 Rice 79, Texas 70 Hardin Simmons 71. Arizona 58 Arkansas State Tchrs 84, Ouachita 76 Hendrix 64, College of Ozarks 57 Jim Greengrass of the Cincinnat Redlegs Jed the Class A Central League in batting with .379 in 1951. played Mich., club. Muskegon. Biikc-r Im.s 18 knockouts in a ring career of 37 victories, four losses and <i draw. McGibbony Quits Af Hot HOT SPRINGS. Ark. Wt — The Hot Springs Trojans, football members ol the Big 7, are looking for a new coach today. Dub McGibbony, whose Trojans won only seven football games in four years, submitted his resignation to the Hot Springs School Board yesterday. He said he hud no immediate plans, but hoped to continue coaching. fCLEAN & WAX SPECIAL I -THIS WEEK ONLY\ Have your Car CLEANED and WAXED For Only to tournament action tomorrow! night in the county event at! Leachville. j The Paps engage Leachville in i the preliminary game at 7 p.m. MWM Wl MM Mil MtMIHS STOP AT OUR IOT HfXr TIMl YOU'RE <M TOWN! MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. Phone 3-4434 South Highway 61 Bud Wilson Motor Co. Your Lincoln-Mercury Dealer 101 W. Walnut St. Phone 3-6876 USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS W« have the tractor for you! Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. " The Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2-112 six years. Have 6-1 Record Manila, Gosnell Advance in County Girls Tournament DELL — Manila and Gosnell advanced to the quarter, final round of the Mississippi County girls' tourney here last night by whipping Wilson and Armorel. The Qosiwll sextet fell before* Manila 45 to 31. In the second game Gosnell downed Armorel 37 to 22. Wilson's Carolyn Nicholson dropped In 25 points to take first night scoring laurels. In the same game Mavis Shelton o( Manila scored 21 in leading her team to victory. Qosnell's girls were headed by Bevill with 13, almost as many points as the entire Armorel team. 2 ' Games Tonight Tonight the host team Dell makes their bid for tourney honors against Luxora at 7:30. Gosnell will try to take their second victory of the tourney, when they meet Dyess In the second game at S:40. The tourney favorite. Keiser idle tonight and has to wait until Thursday to be initiated into the tourney play when the Yellow Jackets tangle with the Manila team. Finals Saturday The tournament will continue on a two-game-a-night basis throughout. Tonight's action pens the quarter final round with the semi-finals scheduled for Friday night and the finals Saturday. Four Mississippi County teams will be allowed berths in the District 3 tournament which means that all a team has to do to get the district tournament is make the semi-finals of the county event. Champagne Golfer IPOH, Malaya (*—W. H. Downs, manager of a rubber estate, shot a hole in one on the 180-yard second green, at the Sungei Patani golf club here. He paid the traditional penalty of buying champagne for every member of the club. Wilson Edges Luxora 54-50 But Bulldog Juniors Are Defeated 36-27 WILSON — Wilson's Bulldogs finished strong here last night as they turned , back Luxora's Panthers 54-50. The victory gave the Bulldogs an even break In a doubleheader. In a preliminary game Luxora's junior boys whipped Wilson 36-27. In the senior game the two teams left the court at halftime with the score knotted at 23-all but the Bulldogs came back stron,". in the late minutes to go ahead. They staved off a last-minute Luxora biri to preserve their victory. Trannum with 22 points paced Wilson while Johnson led Luxora with 16. Senior Ci:iinc Wilson 1'os. Luxora Peepers 1 F 10 Looney Kennedy 10 F 12 Chrisco Trannum 22 C 16 Johnson McAfee 6 C 12 Barch Chandler 8 O Anders Substitutions: Wilson — Grain 7, Rogers. Luxora—Jackson, Cooper. Dick Hemric. Wake Forest's 8 foot 6 center, holds 19 Individual school records in basketball. Luis Olmo, former Dodger and Braves outfielder, now is a scout for the Milwaukee Braves. A Texas Christian victory would give the Profs an almost thorn-' less path to the conference crown ! They have a 6-1 record. The Ponies ! have a 4-2 record. j Krebs. a 6-8 giantj already has set a school record at SMU with | 357 points. TCH's O'Neal holds the j conference scoring lead, a robust I 524 points, also a school scoring record. The Frogs have beaten the Mustangs twice this year. They won 74-71 in the pre-season SWC tournament at Houston and they won a conference game in Port Worth 7773. ' Rice Beats Texas Bice stayed In the championship victory over Texas. It was the Longhorns' 16th loss of the season, more defeats than any Texas basketball team in history. . Monte Robicheaux, with 18 points, led Rice to its fourth conference victory in seven starts. The night's work left Arkansas and Rice tied in third behind TCU and SMU, Baylor in fifth, and Texas and Texas A&M in the cellar. HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209Vi W. Main Ph. 3-6391 Open 2 P.M. to 10 P. M. You can quickly learn all the newest dance steps under our expert instruction. • FOX TROT • RHUMBA • WALTZ • TANGO • JITTERBUG * SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & f,e( Us Analyze Your Dancing! FIRST LESSON FREE! Call for Appointment! Owned & Operated by Roy E. 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