The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1955 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 12, 1955
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 19BB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUUIER V2WS PAGE FIV« Blytheville Drops Hoxie Chicks in Finals Of County Meet At Leachville HOXIE — Blytheville wrapped up victory number 2.1 here last night as Coach Jimmy Fisher's Chickasaws toppled the Hoxie Bobcats 75-61 on the strength of some deadly marksmanship by junior guards Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers. The Chicks return to tournament play tonight in the finals of the Mississippi County Class A event to face one of their toughest foes of the yeason and the only team to beat them this year. Blytheville and Leachville tangle on the letter's court at 8:00 o'clock tonight for the third time this year and both will be going all out to take the rubber game of the aeries. Each of the two District II powers have identical 6-point victories over the other In their previous meetings this year. The two teams have another regular seaaon game to play Feb. '25. Fisher expects to be in for a tough game with the Lions tonight. Bragg City, Holland Make Pemiscot Finals Cooter Girls, Steel* Boys Defeated In County Tourney WABDELL, Mo.—The Pemiscot County High School Basketball Tournament moves into its final stages here tonight with boys and girls teams from Holland and Bragg City battling for top honors. Holland'i girls and Bragg City's girls will meet at 7 p.m., and boy's team« from the two towns flush »t 8:30. Holland's girls got a place in the final* by edging Cooler girls 67-56 last night. Shirley Heathcock scored a free throw with only five seconds remaining to give Holland the one- point margin. The game wa* exceptionally close throughout and Cooter had a 2735 lead at the halftlmt. Tying for high point honors with 26 points each were Heathcock of Holland and Patsy Isbell of Cooter. Bragg City boys won a finals berth with their 85-S3 victory over Steele last night. The game was an easy victory for the Indians who had a 42-19 lead at the half. High point man for Bragg City were Howren with 24 points and Frets who scored 22 points. Steele high scorers were Kellems and Smith who racked up 17 points each. Harrison Tops 'Memphis Teams Harrison High junior and senior boys were victorious last night In two games against St. Augustine High of Memphis played at Harrison High gym. The Dragon juniors edged the Memphis team 28-27 with Daniel Walker leading scorers with eight points. In the Senior game, the Dragons, led by William Gray with 21 points, won 56-48. The two Harrison senior teams, boys and girls, play host to Central High of Alamo, Tenn., here Wednesday night. Starting forward Danny Cobb missed last night's action due to a case of flu. Reports this morning indicated that he may make the trip tonight, though he may not be able to play. Two other squad members, Chuck Langston and Danny Edgmon have been on the verge of the flu this week and may see, only limited action tonight. One bright spot was the return last night of Charles Abbott. He Injured a flnger In practice Wednesday and it was feared he wouldn't be able to play the rest of this week. The Junior High Papooses also play at Leachville tonight in the junior tournament finals. The Paps meet Manila juniors in the first game, Chick guards Bobby Jones and Freddy Akers had the hoops zeroed in at Hoxie last night. The two speedy juniors scored more than half of Blytheville's 75 points. Jones was high with 24 points on 10 field goals and four free throws. Akers was close behind with 20 tallies. He hit six field goals and eight from the charity line. "They were really knocking the bottom out of the baskets last night," Fisher said this morning. "It was just the opposite of the game against Manila Wednesday night." The Chicks had to revamp their lineup early in the game as center Fred Hodge fouled out early in the second quarter and Abbott did the same right after the half. But Abbott got 10 points before leaving the game. The Chicks got off to a slow start giving Hoxie a first quarter lead of 19-16, but they came back strong the second frame to score 24 points to 17 for Hoxie and held a 40-36 halftime edge. The Chicks continued to forge ahead in the> third quarter to gain a 57-45 lead going into the final period. Two regular B team players got into the A game for the first time this season. Billy Daniels and David Holt played for the big Chicks after the B team had lost the first game 30-27. Daniels and Tommy Slayton led the Bees in scoring with 10 points each. B Game Blytheville Pns. Hoxie Holt 4 F 10 T. Hill Daniels 10 F 8 C. Hill Thomas 3 C 3 Austin Slayton 10 G Shackclford Huffman G 4 Lawson Substitutes: Blytheville — White, Whitsel; Hoxie — Sears 5. A Game Langston 3 Abbott 10 Hodge 8 Jones 24 Akers 20 Substitutes iels, Holt, F 14 Gates F 11 Marlin C 11 James G 13 J. Shackelford G 7 Simms : Blytheville — Dan- Edgmon 6, Stanley, Bratcher; Hoxie — R. Hill, G. Shackelford. Austin 1, Sears, Lawson 4. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Akron, Ohio — Ronnie Delaney, 147 ',2. Akron, outpointed Johnny Saxton, 148, New York, 10 Uion title).' . Boston — Jimmy Carter. \38 ]/t , New York, and Tony DeMarco, H2- 1 ;, Boston, drew, 10 (non-title). New York (Madison Square Garden)—Harold Johnson, 175.'Philadelphia, knoqked out Paul Andrews, 175. Buffalo, N.Y., 6. Utah Felled in Overtime 5 Major College Races At Crucial Point Tonigkt By ED WILKS The Associated Press They separate the men from the boys in five major college conference basketball races today after Brigham Young started the job last night with a 76-74 overtime upset of Utah in the Skyline. ' ,. , . „ It was a rocking defeat for Utah, ranked fifth in this week s Associated Press poll and winner of 17 of 19 games this season — including seven straight in the conference. Tiny Terry Tebbs fired the shot that spilled the Utes, scoring with 18 seconds remaining in the overtime period. Tebbs, a 5-8 guard, took a pass from Johnny Benson and zipped past two, defenders to wreck streak. Utah's 10-game winning While the Skyline. Big Ten, Big Seven, Atlantic Coast and Southern division of the Pacific Coast have their hands full with first place battles, independent Marquette will be out to stretch its nation- leading winning streak to 18 games in a bid for a post-season tournament berth. The Warriors, ranked No. 9 in the poll, meet Bowling Green. Son Francisco, No. 1 team in the Keiser, Dyess Girls In Tourney Finals DELL — Keiser and Dyess meet in the finals here tonight after they bumped off their opponents in the semi-final round of the Mississippi County Girls tournament last night. In the first game Dyess stomped Del!, the host team 58-36. Richardson, Dell's versatile fonvard, scored. 22 points to lead her team and also take scoring honors for the night. Taft and Paroffitt of Dyess each dropped in 21 each to put their team into the finals tonight. Keiser, the tournament favorite, easily beat Missco 41-26 Missco lost its chance to pull the big upset of the tourney as Keiser ran off with all the bacon. Shoemaker Tops Shoemaker and Crecy once again proved to be the spark plugs of the Keiser sextet as they scored 18 and 14 respectively. The Keiser-Missco game was no contest as the fast moving Keiser squad scored at will. Tonight in the big game of the tournament Keiser takes on Dyess SMU After First Place Tie Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Methodist's title hungry Mustangs seek a tie for first place in the Southwest Conference basketball race tonight facing Baylor in the headllner of a 3-game schedule. An SMU victory, in the clash at Waco would throw the Mustangs into a tie with Texas Christian, which is idle tonight. TCU now leads the race with a 6-2 conference record, compared to SMU's 5-2 record. Texas faces A&M at College Station and Arkansas meets Rice at Fayetteville in the night's other action. It's a big night in each case. The Texas A&M-Texas clash may well decide which team ends up in the cellar. They're tied for the spot now with 1-5 conference records. Rice and Arkansas each seek to remain in the race at the expense of the other. The night's winner will have a 5-3 conference standing, with the loser dropping out of the picture with a 4-4 murk. Determine Molds Top Ranking In $50,000 Handicap ARCADIA, Calif. W)—Determine, the scrappy little winner of the Kentucky Derby last year, held the center stage in the $50,000 San Antonio Handicap today, but a pair of dangerous front runners threatened to steal the shop at Snnta Anita Park. The two were Imbros, Determine's stnblemate .and Poona II. a 4-year- old invader from Ireland. Rounding out the entries were Mark-Ye-Well, High Scud. James Session; and Correspondent. Joe Jones. Cyclotron, Tmpulsivo from Argentina, Novarullah. Gigantic, Phil D., and another running mate for Determine. Allied. for the Mississippi County girl's championship. Game time is 8:40 p.m. Dell and Missco will play for third place in the first game at 7:30. Monday night the District 3 Junior Boys Tournament will get under way at the Dell Dell Pos. Dyess Byare P Benton 10 Shelton 11 F Paroffitt 21 Richardson 22 F Taft 2! Peterson G James Buck G Humphreys Tale G Franks Substitutions: Dell — Hubbard 3, Garnett, Sigman Nelson. Smith; Dyess—Ingle (2t, Balch i4) Kimbrell. Chappelle. Gray, Keiser Mills 9 Creecy 14 Shoemaker Duvall Smith Colby Substitutions: Pos. F P 18 F G G G Keiser — Misco — Wilmoth. Missco Girdley 13 Lunsford Clay Holmes Autrj Allen Ashley; Sports Roundup Pricks Action Was Needed By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK W— For the second time in loss than two years the head man of baseball, Commissioner Ford Frick, has ordered his loose-mouthed minions to cease and desist from talking about big league expansion every time they sight a reporter with n notebook In his hands. It is to be hoped that this time the diamond dictator means It. We for one, have become just a little weary lately of interviews about the crying nend of 10-team leagues and the Inevitable admission of Durnngo, Mexico, to the majors. H is high time Frick afikcd for hush. The roused commissioner says the flow o( wild talk from club executives is harming the game, especially the minor leagues, and he's probably right nbout that. Our objection, though—and it grows with each r R p c L1 11 o n of the scratched record—to that the 10- man idea is strictly drcnm dust Jtml the magnates kno\V It. They are fuuy aware, first, that tv .•<; arc not.cnoURh big Icnguc li'.i'l-plr.ycrs to supply two new I ;inv; in either league. They real- tea full well that if one league blew it-self up to 10 clubs nnd the other did not, tho lengue making f'ft -silly move would become hope- 1 'y j-'csoiKl host nnd the World i- r.js . 11 annual Tnicc. Thai's one thing. Another dead end would he the necessity of working out a 10-team schedule. One of our voluble brass said recently tin's would offer no great problem, that all you'd have to do would be to tack a couple of weeks on the season. What we want to know is, which end? They start now with snow still piled in the shady corners and wind up in the chill breezes of fall WTiat of the bright, new cities which, we are told, are practically demanding that the big leagues move over and make room for them? We saw n half dozen rattled off in print the other day. We simply do not believe there are that many hot big league prospects, or even two, and we think, further, that the boys had better wait nnd nee how they finally digest Kansas City before they seek another helping. AF Academy Names Shaw Football Coach DENVER i/Pi — The Air Force Academy has picked Lawrence T. <8ut'k) LShaw, renowned college and professional conch, to help mold the Air Force football team that some day will challenge Army, Navy, Notre Dame and other gridiron greats. Shaw was hired as a "part-time consulinnt" to help coach freshman and intramural football teams at the academy this fall. The academy will not field a varsity ie;un until 1956. Shaw will be here in July. August and September. Shaw will be assisted by Lt. Col. Robert V.'Whitlow and other Air Force officers who will form the coaching staff. Whitlow, former University of California at Los Angeles and Army star, heads ihe academy's department of athletics as presidnnt of the All- Force Athletic Assn. Shaw was fired last fall after his San Francisco 49r-r.s, touted for a possible National Professional Football Division championship, finished with, a 7-4-1 record. Injuries to key players handicapped the team. national rankings, kept the pace as the runnerup in the winning string derby last night by making San Jose State its 16th straight victim 59-49. The Dons and No. 2 ranked Kentucky are idle tonight. The big conference battle shapes up at Minneapolis when first place Minnesota (6-2) tangles with Illinois, tied with Iowa for second at (5-2) in the Big Ten's TV game of the week. Iowa is at home to Indiana. Missouri and Colorado, both once beaten in the Big Seven, meet at Boulder for first place and Maryland tries for a full share of the Atlantic Coast lead against North Carolina. Maryland is tied for first with North Carolina State and Duke, but NCS is idle and Duke leaves the league to play Navy. North Carolina tried to make it a four-way ACC tie last night, but ran into an upset by Virginia 98-73. In two other important conference games last hfght, George Washington Just about wrapped up first place In the Southern as Joe Holup scored 10 points in a closing 5-minute surge to trim Richmond 77-02, and UCLA gained a foothold in the Pacific Coast's southern division race by beating Stanford 8563. The Uclans and Stanford will be at it again tonight. Middle Champ Sexton Upset By Ron Delaney AKRON, Ohio i7P>—Ronnie Delaney, an Arkon right hander who boxes \vith a southpaw stance, upset welter champion Johnny Saxton last night in a 10-round non- title bout, Frankie Palermo, manager lor the New York champ, said the bout was "close all the way but I thought rny boy won by a narrow decision." Referee Eddie Atlas and Judges Harold Minto and Sam Taormina decided it was close, but the other way around. All of them picked the unranked Delaney. Atlas by 100-92. Minto by 97-96 and Taormina by 93-93. Just how the officials scored the bout, round by round, was not known immediately. The Akron Boxing Commission impounded the cards, saying it wanted to give Palermo first chance to see them. They may be made public late today. Neither boxer was marked and there was no knockdown. Saxtori admitted the bout was close and said he probably was a little rusty. The champ weighed in 148 pounds, a half-pound heavier than Delaney. Saxton's record now stands at 46 victories, three losses and two draws. Delaney has won 48. lost one and tied three. Neither boy has ever been knocked out. Rosburg Holds 1-Stroke Lead In Tucson Open TUCSON, Ariz. iP\— Bob Rosburg. San Francisco, carried a one stroke lead into today's third round of the $10,000 Tucson Open Golf tourney. His 36-hole total was 133. Tony Holguin, Midlothian, 111., Bud Holscher. Santa Monica, Calif., and Fred Wampler, Indianapolis, Ind., were with 134s. Tommy Bolt, Houston. Tex., !s poised just back of the leaders with GOSNELL'S PIRATES — Coach Floyd Irby's Gosnell Pirates will help ring up the curtain on the Mississippi County Class B senior boys tournament at Wilson when they meet Missco in the •opening game of the tourney Tuesday night. Members of the Pirate squad are: front row (left to right) — Donald Hodge, James Bevill, Roy Baker, Leroy Pearson, Roy Dean Ward. Second row — Coach Irby, Forrest Crawford, Bob Reagan, Hoyt Crawford, Everett Allen, Bobby Gordon and John Hyde. (Courier News Photo) County Senior Boys B Tourney Starts Tuesday at Wilson Mississippi County's Senior Boys "B" Tournament will open Tuesday night, Feb. 15, at the Wilson Gym with three games on tab. In the first game at 6:30 p.m., the Oosseil Pirates tangle with Missco. Following will be the Burdette-Wilson game at 7:30 and the Luxora-Shawnee battle at 8:40. Wednesday night Dell and Keiser, who both received first round byes, will open the night's activities with a contest at 7:30. The winner of the Mlssco-Oosnell scrap will meet Armorel, another first round bye at 8:40 to conclude the night's action. Dyess Top Seeded Dyess. top seeded team, meets the victor of the Burdete Wilson encounter on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. In the other game Osceola, also given a first round bye, tingles with the winner of the Luxora- Shawnee match. The semi-finals of the tournament are scheduled for Friday night and, the finals for Saturday. The four teams which emerge from Thursday night's quarter-final contests will be awarded berths in the District 3 Tournament to be played Feb. 21-26 at Marmaduke. The first seeded team, Dyess, is expected to breeze through the tourney with its strongest opposition to come from Osceola and Armorel. Red Roberts, Ray Pirett Top Mat Attraction Rowdy Red Roberts, forced out of action for more than a week by an injury, returns to action Monday night when he renews his hot rivalry- with Ray Piret in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Roberts is scheduled to team with Butch Boyett against Piret, the southern junior heavyweight champion, and Lee Fields. Big Red was hospitalized for a week because of a heart ailment I said caused by a ring injury in a I bout at Dyersburg last week. He was only recently released from the hospital. | Roberts and Piret drummed up, a king-sized feud here earlier this j year when the southern heavy- j weight champion twice successfully i defended his title aganst Roberts, I from 'whom he Won the crown. j And this feud is expected to be rekindled when the two met Mon-1 day night with Fields and Boyett j along as agitators. j Two one-fall preliminary bouts also are on the card with Roberts meeting Fields and Pirett taking on Boyett. Carter, DeMorco Battle to Draw BOSTON Lfl — Lightweight king Jimmy Carter loomed today as a real threat to welterweight champion Johnny Saxton after battling to a rugged 10-round draw with Boston welter Tony De Marco in a nontitle bout at Boston Garden. Tony gave, up height, reach and ring experience, but had the edge in age and weight. De Marco, 23, scaled 142^ to Carter's 138&. There were scattered booes in the sixth and seventh session from some of the 12,163 fans who paid New England's second highest ring gate — $74,670. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Princeton 57, Brown 55 Columbia 63, Dartmouth 51 Connecticut 103, New Hampshire 85 Seton Hall 88, Boston College M Virginia 98, North Carolina 73 George Washington 77, Rich, mond 62 Wake Forest 90, South Carolln* 81 Puerto Rico 74, Pitt 70 Cincinnati 79, Centenary 50 Westminster (Mo) 74, Drury M Southwestern (Kan) 84, Washburn 80 Missouri Valley 74, William Jewell 65 Bethel (Kan) 60, McPherson 58 Monmouth 76, Lawrence 69 Baker (Kan) 74, Bethany (K«.n) 62 Emporia State 65, Plttsburf (Kan) 61 Ottawa (Kan) 76, Kansa* Wesleyan 74 Southeastern Okla 90, Central Okla 77 Northwestern Okla 70, East Central Okla 67 Ofcla Baptist 79, Southwestern Okla 74 Arkansas College 76, Henderson 73 New Mexico Highlands 66, Panhandle (Okla) A&M 66 San Francisco 59, San Jose Stata 59 UCLA 85, Stanford 6! Brigham Young 76, Utah 74 (overtime) Idaho 65. Oregon 50 Washington 76, Washington State 40 Utah State 72. Colorado ASM M Denver 74, Montana 68 California 58, Southern California 57 a 136. Al Mengert, Marmaronek, N.Y., Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa., and John Barnum, Grand Rapids, Mich., are grouped with Bolt. George Bayer. GLen Head, Long Island, N. Y. carded 138, a stroke behind amateur Stan Mosel, San Antonio, Tex. The field was halved for today's third round, only scores of 144 or better qualifying. At The First Sign—Get BOB'S GYPSY RUB LINIMENT BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 14 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15c • TAG MATCH • Ray Pirett Red Roberts and VS. 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