The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1955 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 16, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, IB, 1955 BLYTHEVrt.J.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Two Sessions Today In 3A Junior Tourney **** # * * * Leachville Wins, Manila Loses; Blytheville, Jonesboro in Action The District 3A Junior basketball tournament got underway with three games at Hale> Field Gym last night. Five more are scheduled for two sessions today. Mississippi County teams won an even break in last night's opening play as LeachvilU topped Lakeside 39-29 while Manila was falling to Trumann by a score of 33-30 in the onlj game of the night that was not a one-sided affair, in the first game Alexander had an e'asj time, with Rector, 55-35. Two games today hold wide In-* terest for Blytheville fans. In the second game of this afternoon's session, which got underway at 1:30 o'clock, Joncsboro, top seeded In the tournament, was to meet the Piggott Mohawks, and In the fintil game tonight, Blytheville's Papooses take on Corning. Jonesboro plays at 2:45. First game this afternoon pitted Bay against Paragould. Tonight's session, beginning at 6 o'clock, opens with Pocahontas vs. West Memphis. Marked Tree plays Harrisburg at 7:15, with the Blytheville-Corning game slated for 8:30. This will complete first round play. Quarterfinals will begin tomorrow afternoon. ,. Alexander Impressive Alexander, a junior high school in the Greene County Tech District, was the most impressive looking team last night. Caruthersville Gets Second Win Baby Tigers Impress With 50-11 Victory Over Armorel COOTER — Caruthersville's junior stamped themselves as a team to watch as they gained Iheir second victory last night in the Cooter Invitational here and moved into semifinals. Last night, the baby Tigers became the first team In the tournament to win two games when they Led by 6-2 center Clarence Dow- took an easy 50-11 victory over Ardy with 24 points, Alexander had little trouble with Rector and indicated it wag one of the teams to watch In the tournament. The Greene County champs are second seeded. Leachville thumped the second Greene County entry, Lakeside, 39-29 behind the steady play of E. Towell with 14 points, C Towell with 10 and Kisner with nine. Lakeside led In the opening quarter, but Leachville forged ahead late in the second period and was never threatened in the last half. Lions Rally In the only close game of the night, Trumann had to muster all Its strength to stave off a driving finish by the Manila Lions and eke its 33-30 win. Manila trailed by a wide margin until the third quarter when the Lions came alive with a 12-4 margin to get back in the game. The lead changed hands several times in the final minutes. Benson was tops for Manila with 15 points, while B. winners. Alexander Gibson 16 Richey 6 Dowdy 24 Wells Reddick 7 Substitutions burn, Evans; Pruete. Leachville Blocker 2 C. Towell 30 Kisner 9 E. Towell 14 Kennett 4 Substitutions: Manila Hamilton 1 Nicks Benson IB Jolliff 4 Scott 5 Robblns hit 16 for the Pos. F F C O O Rector 7 Ford 5 Vowell 14 Whitehurst J Sonney 6 Thrasher Alexander—Black- Rector—French 1, Pos. F F C O Q Lakeside 14 Thompson 1 Hudglns 4 Boling champbe 10 Child ress Leachville—Ward. Pos. F F C O O Trumann 8 Hadrlck 4 Staggs 5 Carr 16 Robbins S. Thompson Substitutions: Manila — Bucrmn- Trumann Dungan. R. Thompson, Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Holyoke, Mass—Sammy Walker, 160'/2, Springfield, Mass stopped Moses Ward, 161, Detroit, 7. Miami Beach, Pla—Joey Giardello, I61'/i, Philadelphia, stopped Andy Mnyfleld, 158&, Miami, 8. Birmingham, England — Randy Turpin. 171, Great Britain, awarded decision over Ray fSchmitt disqualified in 8th for holding) morel. They meet Steele at 7 o'clock tonight to decide one of the finalist entries. Grooms dumped in 12 for Caruthersville last night while McGhee got five for the losers. Cooter Wins Cooter became another semifina- li£t last night by outlasting Wardeli 27-22 as Campbell had 15 for the winners. Bullock and Langston, each with six, teamed to lead Wardeli scoring. Cooter meets Deering at 7 o'clock Thursday night in the other semifinal game. Steel's girls took a 43-37 win over Cooter In a non-tournament homecoming game last night. Ishell paced Cooter with 22 while Petty had 25 for Steele. Play in the four-team girls' division of the tournament begins at 8:30 tonight when Armorel meets Deering. Finals will be played in both divisions Friday night. Holland Wins Two Games AtHomecoming HOLLAND—Holland's Lions won two games over Caruthevsville's Tigers at the Holland .basketball homecoming here last night. Holland edged Caruthersville 6260 in the A game and won the B game 6G-SO. j Cletis Childers or Holland scored i a field goal with 18 seconds re- J mrnning in the A game for Hoi-j land's victory. i Caruthersville rallied late in the i fourth quarter and went ahead for j thfi first time 60-58 with 53 seconds | remaining. i Holland had a 33-25 half time j margin. Caruthorsville's Jerry McClana- j tinn, who meshed 21 points, was j filgh point man. James was high! for Holland With 15 points. ! Caruthersville led in the first half' of the B grnme and had a 29-23 lead ' t the half, but the Lions ran over j .he Tigers in the last half. '• Gerald Clayton of Caruthersville ; was high with 25 points. William .Valdrop racked 20 points for Holand. Homecoming queen T a 1 H h a Smith Was crowned between ;nmes. Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dartmouth 71, Holy Cross 64 Niagara 98, Toronto 61 Fordham 73. CCNY 59 Georgre Washington 69, Wash Lee 62 N. C. State 84, Duke 78 Purman 100, South Carolina 71 Georgetown (DC) 76, Seton Hal 73 Murray (Ky) 58, Oklahoma City 43 Maryland 68, Clemson 66 St. Louis 99, Arkansas 72 Rockhurst 80, V^illiam Jewell 64 Ottawa (Kan) 77, McPherson 65 Warrensburg (Mo) 97, Missour Valley 89 Bethel (Kan) 63, Baker (Kan) 53 MacAlester 81, Concordia (Minn 68 Southeast Missouri 85, Austin (Tex) 67 Calvin 84, Hillsdale 74 Texas Christian 75, Texas 56 Rice 80, Baylor 68 Southern State (Ark) 87, College of Ozarks 69 Oregon State 67. Idaho 56 Central Edges Sudbury, Nears Gra-Y Crown Central's Gra-Y basketeers took a long stride toward the Gra-Y championship yesterday with a nar row 20-17 victory over the Sudbury team in a game played at the NE tional Guard Armory. The victory gave them an edge of a game anc a half over Sudbury, their neares rivals. The victors built up a command ing lead in the first three periods having a 12-2 advantage as thi fourth quarter began. Sudbury caught fire early in thi period as they suddenly decided tc try passing the ball, and quickl. started cutting down the Centra lead. In the InRt three minutes they scored goal for goal with Centra hanging on to a precious three' FOR LEASE New Cities Service Service Station 366 S. Division Sr. -See or Co II- T. W. Jeffries 366 S. Division St. Ph. PO 3-6919 We Rebuild... • Gas & Diesel Engines • Jacks • Steam Cleaners • Starters • Air Compressors AM Work An< Materials Guaranteed • Grease Guns • Generators Chargers JOHN MILES MILLER CO. BLYTHIVILLI, ARK. PHONE 2-2007 Pemiscot County To Have Cage Loop Next Year County League Will Have Ten Member Schools CARUTHERSVILLE — PemiscoL County will have a high school basketball league for the first time next year comprised of the county's 10 high schools with requirements for playing regular league games set up. Decision to form the league was made recently at a meeting here of the Pemiscot County High School Athletic Association. The organization is made up of coaches and school superintendents of member schools. Schedule Drawn/ The league schedule lor next year has been released and the group agreed that every member must play all league games during the scheduled weefc in order to be eligible for the county tournament. This plan is expected to do away with scheduling difficulties met by some schools in the past. Seedings for the tournament will be based on each team's league record. A decision not to hold a county girls' basketball tournament, made at the meeting, was interpreted to mean the probable end to girls' basketball in the county. The league will he made up of the following schools: Cooter. Hayti, Wardeli, Steele, Holland. Braggadocio, Brago City, Caruthersville, Deering and Ross, the new high school now being constructed between Wardeli arid Hayward. HOLLAND CAGERS — Shown above are Holland High School's 195'5-55 basketball team. Coached by R. O. Malone, Holland has won 17 while losing only three. They are (left to right) Jackie Smith, Coach Malone, Buddy James, Daniel Vasquez, Jackie Kenley, William Waldrop. Dalma Reid, Richard Jackson, Sammy Workman, Cletis Childers, James Kifer. (Photo by H. L. i'eager) point game-winning advantage. Mickey Johnson, Sudbury forward was high scorer with eight points, followed by Barry Hughes with seven. Terry Mullins and Bob Jacques scored six each for Central. Pitching Top Yank Problem, Says Case By CASE IT STEXGEL GLE.VDALE, Calif. (AP) — Pitching is going to be the most important problem of the Yankees in spring training. I feel the addition of'such strong armed fellows like Bob Turtey and Don Larsen has strengthened the staff but we're going to miss a fellow like Allie Reynolds very much. If it's true that the Indian is going to retire, I can only say that he'll be mighty hard to replace. Allie Active Allie started ball games every lour dEi}S and he could step in there and do a fine job of relief work, and just as the TV fella says, 'you just don't get them no more.' He was a great pitcher for use for seven years a,nd there's no question but that the Yankees and I. personally, will miss him. But his health is of the first concern to the organization, as well as to him. Cleveland definitely had better pitching than we did last year and so if we're going to beat those guys we have to improve even more than they do. I figure Johnny Sain and Jim Konstanty as my relief pitchers with Ed Lopat a spot starter. That means I have hopes of a big five of starters, including Whitey Ford, Bob Grim, Tom Morgan, Turley and Larsen. Then If a couple of fellows like Tommy Byrne or Bob Weisler also deliver we could be sitting pretty. Team Set My present infield and outfield plans shape up something like this: Bill Skowron and Joe Collins at first. Gil McGougald or Coleman at second. 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