The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1955 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 17, 1955
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PACK BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY "T, 1555 Paps Top Corning as 3A Juniors Enter 2nd Round Two Sessions Set For Quarterfinals Starting Today Blytheville's Papooses topped Corning at Haley Field Gym last night in the final game of first round play on the District 3A junior tournament to set the stage for quarterfinal play beginning today. The Paps drew away from Corning in the final quarter to take a 55-41 verdict. Quarter final games begin this afternoon with two scheduled, the first one for 1:30 and the second for 2:45: and two games on tab for tonight beginning at 6:30. Marquette No Patsy, After All Warriors Top Bradley; Dons Triumph Again By ED WILKS The Associated Press This was supposed to be a long winter for Marquette in college basketball, but, man, spring is bustin* out all over for the Warriors. Tfcey weren't expected to have much ttiis season, and Coach John Nagle was pessimistic despite 10 returning lettermen. He figured they wouldn't be able to improve much on their 11-15 record of last season. That prospect seemed genuine when Marquette dropped its opener to Michigan State 91-72. At that point, though. Nagle, in his second year with the Warriors, changed his style and gave his boys their head on the court. He's had a tiger by the tail ever since. Marquette ripped through its 30th consecutive victory (tops in the nation) since losing the opener by pounding Bradley 93-83 last night. That gave the Warriors. No 6 in this week's Associated Press poll, a 98-point average in three games since learning of their selection as the first of nine at-large teams for the NCAA Tournament. Dons Get 18th Straight Bradley rattled the Warriors somewhat with a full-court ress midway in the second half. But the Warriors, topped by Rube Schultz's 23 points, had a 25-point lead at that stage and were beyond reach. San Francisco, No. 1 team in the nation, whipped St. Mary's (Calif.) 65-57 and extended its winning streak to 18. Big Bill Russell scored 24 points. Third-ranked LaSalle, the NCAA champ, ho-hummed past Albright 89-69 with two-time All America Tom Cola scoring 27 points. Oklahoma A&M shook up the Missouri j ^how Valley Conference race by defeating Tulsa 62-52 in an intra family squabble between coaching brothers Hank and Clarence Iba. The loss dropped out ol first place and substituted idle St. Louis. In other league races, North i j_ Gulley 15 Carolina snapped a three-game los- \ c, Gulley 14 ing string by outlasting Wake For- j Holmes ' Watson 23 . Yesterday afternoon the Bay Junior Yellow jackets easily do wned Paragould 56-33. In the second game of the day Jonesboro won by forfeit from Piggott. The night games presented more action as three teams went home with all hopes of an upset thrown out the window. Hottest Game W. Memphis dropped Pocahontas 35-17 in the first encounter, Harrisburg stomped Marked Tree 36-12 and Blytheville produced the hottest game of the day winning 55-41. The W. Memphis-Pocahontas battle saw both using the fast break and neither being able to hit the basket on set shots. Martin of W. Memphis proved to be the difference as he bucketed 18 points.j The game was fairly close until the final quarter, when W. Memphis turned on the steam and outran Pocahontas 12-3 to take the game 35-17. Harrisburg walloped Marked Tree 36-12, Harrisburg led all the way and Marked Tree could manage only four points the first three periods. Blytheville and Corning gave the fans a real battle as the Paps forged ahead in the third and went on to win 55-41. Tops Scorers Corning based their attack around Couch, who hit 26 points to become the high scorer for the tournament so far .The Paps kept him bottled up, but his. superior height enabled him to score. Moore led the Paps with 16, followed by Bratcher with 12. Corning tied the score just before the end of the first quarter 9-9 and then Blytheville led from then on 21-16, 34-28 and ended the night 55-41. Blytheville tangles with Harrisburg tonight in the final game of the evening at 7:45 p.m. Quarter final games got under way this afternoon at 1:30 When the Alexander Panthers with a 25-3 record met. the unpredictable Leachville Pups. At 2:45 p.m. the Trumann Kittens, 13-1, tangle with Bay. Jonesboro Plays Tonight Tonight's games pit the powerful undefeated Jonesboro Whirlwinds, 17-0, against, the West Memphis Imps. 14-2, at 6:30. followed by the Blytheville Paps-Harrisburg Hornets game. In yesterday afternoon's session Bay's junior Yellowjackets had little difficulty disposing of the Paragould Bullpups. Aided by a sharpshooting guard named Watson with 23 points and a big, aggressive forward named J. Gulley with 15, Bay advanced to the quarterfinals with a 56-13 victory. The big Bay squad, seeded third in the tournament, completely dominated the backboards and also good speed with some race- DTIMPS 'EM IN' — Bill Couch of Corning dropped in 26 this way last night against Blytheville in the District 3A Junior Tournament being held this week in the-Blytheville high school gym. Bill Wyatt (No. 33) and Bob Duncan (No. 13> of the Papooses did find it difficult to overcome Couch's 6-3 height. (Courier News Photo) Bragg City Girls, Boys Are Pemiscot Leaders By SQNNY SANDERS , Courier News Correspondent CAR UTHERSVILLE - Bragg City High School's boys and girls, winners of the Pemiscot County basketball tournament last week, are leading In Pemiscot standings as regMlar play draws to a close tomorrow night. j The Bragg City boys have won | 25 games and lost one. The Indians' j girls have won 22 contests and lost two. Standings do not include Tuesday night's games. No more games are scheduled between county teams. The Steele Bulldogs will invade Clarkton in [ neighboring Dunklin County and i Wnrdell's Cardinals will journey! to Ulbourne in nearby New Madrid County Friday night. SfeeSe Armorel Girls Win at Cooler COOTER — Steele's junior boys and Armorel's senior girls advanced in the Cooler Invitational Bas- kctba11 tournament wUh easv vic " Dell, Armorel Victors In County Boys' Event WILSON — Dell and Armorel moved up a notch in their quest for Mississippi County's cage championship here last night, Dell whipping Keiser and Armorel overpowering Missco. •+ Tonight, powerful Dyess meets Wilson at 7:30 and Luxora takes on Osceola at 8:40 in an event At Marked Tree Keiser, Dyess Play Tonight MARKED TREE—Two Mississippi County girls teams move into their quarter final games here tonight in the District 3 Senior Girls Tournament. Keiser meets Biggers-Reyno at 7:20 p.m. in the second game of the evening. Dyess, fresh from a 6953 victory over Crawfordsville, tries for victory No. 2 tonight in the curtain raiser at 6 o'clock with Dixie. In last .night's games, TurreU whipped Monette 66-51, Corning handled Marmaduke 63-58. and Greene County Tech edged Bay 66-61. Turrell meets Corning in the last game of tonight's card, to finish up the quarter-final round. Tomorrow night the semi-finals get underway. ,. Four greyhound racing tracks were operating; in the greater Miami, Pia., area on New Year's night. They attracted 21,181 fans who wagered $555,610. featuring two tournament dark- horses. Last night', Carl Patterson, who's been a thorn in the side of county basketball teams since junior high days, was up to his old tricks. Gets 36 He socked 36 markers through the hoops to lead Armorel to a 61-36 win over Missco. Dell and Keiser engaged In a 4440 thriller taken by Dell. . Keiser held a slim 24-23 halftime lead, but Johnson's 20 markers helped push the Blue Devils to victory. Reiser's Scudder had 21 to pace both teams in scoring. Armcrel and Dell meet Friday night in semifinal play. In opening round action Tuesday night, Missco, Wilson and Luxora advanced to the quarterfinals. Missco downed Gosnell 12-27, Wilson topped Burdette 64-52 and Luxora defeated Shawnee 66-51. Dell Johnson 20 Stamey 7 Peeples 4 Cook 6 Minyard 7 Substitutes: Dell ser—Maxin. Armorel Pattsrson 36 Ashmore 13 Cooper 4 Ca Coats 4 St Stinnet 4 Substitutes Pos. F C G G Pos. P P C G G Keiser Spain 8 Girdley 4 Scudder 21 Dixbn 7 Petty County Teams Advance in 3 B Dyess, Armorel, Luxora Get Wins in Tournament at Dell Mississippi County teams continued to show their domination of the District 3B junior boys tournament at Dell last night as three of them fought their way into semifinal spots. . Only Wilson's loss to Marmaduke Wilson, despite Clssclrs 17 points, _ nly ..... kept the semifinals from being an all-county affair. In tonight's games. Luxora takes on Armorel at 7 o'clock and Dyess meets Marmaduke at 8 for the right to get into the finals tomorrow night. A couple of guards broke into the limelight last night as Armorers Stevenson hit for 41 points, after getting only 14 in the first half. He had 19 field goals for his evening's effort as Armorel blew past Cash 69-53. Another Hot Guard But a Cash guard — M. Rhodes — was driving in for lay-up after lay-up and managed to keep his team fairly close by banging in 27 j markers. i u i' es | i Armorel was tied 12-12 at ^the ; Ooouman quarter, led 28-20 at the half and j Cash. 7 found another tight defense put up by Marmaduke, which emerged a 36-27 victor. Luxora Hudgins 18 Staggs 11 White 8 Barch i Olive Substitutes: McGlouehin, Hice: Cnruwii. Armorel Hardest)' 4 Williams 2 James Slubbs 2 Stevenson 41 Carau'ay Carol 2 Pendrrgraft 8 J. Killcw 6 Ford 3 B. Klllew Uuxora — Clark, Stovall, D. Barch, •-Paine 11. IMS. P F C G o Pus. P F (J G' O Cash Baxter 4 Wortham 6 Downum 16 M. Rhodes 27 J. Rhodes Suljsutui'-..: C-;.-:h — Cn 1*0: P P 16 open Burlison 9 then blasted ihe game wide _,.--, In the final two periods. j Bailey Brookland's fast break proved j Jones 3 _ somewhat puzzling to Dyess, but \ Subsiuu the Eagles managed to get a i Naney; Kei- j win when the Craighead Countums ran put of ga: C G G Vaughn 2 Davis 27 Maynard 5 Young 9 GiUlin 1 JT L. ->:i — LC 1 UUC | KjU-JC,.;l.l-H.<...> ' "-•_ - -' ".44 I Tuff 2. Inaall 4, Dcnton G. _ Missco Adams 10 Garner 5 Davis 4 Hall 12 Jackson 5 Armorel—Lilly, Garrison, Elliott, Curtis, Elliott; Miss- co—Lacy. Bobo Chops Tiger; Goes for Big Game CHICAGO (AP) — Middleweight champion Bobo Olson, after slicing up Ralph (Tiger) Jones, is going big game hunting. His first quarry will be battle- wise Joe Maxim, former light heavyweight champion, at San Francisco April 13. Maxim, who must shed 21 pounds to make the 175 limit for the fight, Is on a timetable that Olson's manager Sid Flaherty hopes will lead to a crack at Archie Moore's light heavy title. Top Weight Olson, carried the most weight i of his career, 168 pounds, against j Jones, 161. last night at Chicago I Stadium and treated a national | television audience and 6,221 ring! side customers to a masterful per' formance in the nontitle 10-round bout. Bragg City ... Holland . ... Wardell . ... Steele Deering Caruthersville Braggadocio . Hayti Cooler \Yun Lost Pet. 7 10 12 10 12 .. 19 .. 19 .. 12 .. 8 13 GIRLS The S'.reU 1 juniors downed Car-, uthersvilU' -13-19 in a quarterfinals match to tzain a semifinals berth tomorrow nieht, * In the senior girls division of the tournament, Armorel easily ousted Deerinc 50-20 to go into the quar- •5-16 j ter( 4001 Tonirht'? cames pit Cooter vs. .375 ! Deering at 7 o'clock in the junior .235 i boys division, with Cooter senior .250; girls meeting Warden's cirls at 8:30. • u71 i in last night's junior boys' game .727 | Jones, who r, month ago in the same ring defeated Sugar Ray Robinson handily, was gradually- broken down by the champion's sharp, slashing counlerpuncbes. By the third round, the Tiger gamely trying to carry the fight to Olson with a lively pace from the opening bell — was bleeding from the nose. By the fourth round, there was blood from a cut on his right eyelid. By the sixth, another gash near the same place bled profusely until the end. Gory Finish It was a gory finish. Judge Frank McAdams and Referee Frank Gilmer gave Olson all 10 rounds, the former scoring' it 100-78 and the latter 100-86. Judge John Bray saw it 99-87 for Olson. j Olson, unmarked, said he felt , stronger at 168 "but maybe I was I faster at 160 and not as easy a j target." Harrison High School's basketball ! After Jones hod four stitches teams grabbed a pair of wins last; taken over his eye, he conceded night as they warmed up for their i Bobo was "the toughest fighter tournament play which is upcom-jl've ever met." ing next week. The girls won a 48-37 game from Alamo, Tcnn., as Lizzie Harris pushed in 20 points. The Dragons defeated Alamo in boys game 80-48 with Richard Harrison Teams Grab Two Wins Dyess led 13-10 at the quarter. Marmiuluke Miller 6 Ray 5 25-23 at, the half and 38-32 at the j Tune 8 end of the third. j Barnhart 4 Luxora's defense was too tough l Maleare 13 for Caraway as the Panther Cubs took a 41-28 victory. F C G G Wilsim Wylie Buchanan 2 Cisscll 17 Cecil 4 Trannum 3 Substitutes: \U.maduke — Dor- FrtH-man; Wilson — Cash 1. BALLED UP—Vern Mikkelsen nf the Minneapolis Lakers looks like he'? following through on a southpaw pitch and Dick McGuire of the New York Knickerbockers is calling some-body nut. Actually, both players just missed a rebound during M;iHimn - j Campbell won scoring honors will h! Earl Stokes dumping in 23 mark- Won Lost Pet. i 17 points for Steeie. Mitchell was j er | aturday _ Han , son horse fast-breaking. Jonesboro moved into quarter- ! final play after Piggott failed to j show up for their scheduled aft- i ernoon game yesterday. BOX SCORES enters the county tournament at Osceola. District play comes up in West Memphis on. the following Friday and Saturday. Bay est 83-79 in an Atlantic Coast Con- I ference contest despite Dick Heni- ric's 35 points. Virginia Teen dropped its 17th straight decision as Virginia Military neared a Southern Conference playoff berth 76-74 on Don Nyman's layup with 17 seconds left. Penn closed in on its second Ivy Long 2 Substitutes: Fos. P... F... C... G... G... Bnrdon; W. Shock, Steel, Harrfsburs Whitcker 2 . .. Case 7 ,Ed wa rds 7 . Dodson 2 Freeman 9 . Paragould . McCnrro' D. Wilford 8 N. Wilford 7 League in three seasons by rallying to beai Brown 67-61 while Princeton surprised second-place Columbia 53-52 with a great drive in the last seven minutes. Bay—Vincent, Hall, Tice. Gilbert, Barber 2; Paragould —Roleson, Tripod, Goodwin, Zundel 1. Bennett 2. Pocahontas Pus Walls 4 F. Hutfield F. Spikes C. Berry 4 G. G Holmes 4. Mk. Tree Roberts — Perkins .... Heley 3 Scott, 4 Crow 4 .Memphis .. Scotl 4 .... Wells , .. Eudy 9 [Wyatt 6 . Martin 18 I Moore 16 Davis, Pos. .. F.. .. F.. .. C.. Lamb 6 G.. Piltimon 2 G.. Substitutes: Harrisburg—winters 2, Cunningham 8, Swannee 9. Kelley, May; Marked Tree—Watson, Elliot 1, Trague, Wright, Grant. Blytheville Pos. Corning Coalter 1 F Parrish 6 Duncan 4 F— Tiilkington C Couch 26 G Coleman Y LANSING. Mich., </Pi—Fewer deer but • much more bear were killed in Michigan's 1954 big game season in l he northern, peninsula above tli? Straits of Mackinac. The deer kill was 9.989 compared to 10,651 last, year. Hunters bathed 797 bear compared to 331 the previous Year. Burris Substitutes: • Pocahontas— Chandler, Koons, Michles 2, Wilson 4, Thomas i Catcher 12 G.. Buffington 2 Substitutes: Blytheville - Willi- j beer at rclail on th ? premises de Arkansas State Tops Austin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas State walloped Austin College of Sherman, Tex.,, 96-89 at Jonesboro last night. Jim Ward led scorers with 31 points for Arkansas State. Don Hulse scored 28 for Austin. At Texarkana, Tex., Little Rock Junior College got away with a 93{)2 triumph over Texarkana Junior College when Nicky Goucher dropped in a last second free throw. ' There are no games scheduled tonight. ford 4, Ross 2, Corning—Kins. Sports Roundup bu Ljaute ^Jatbot Big Question-Can Don Fight? NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the worst is known, and it practically is assured that Rocky Marciano will .make the next .defense of his heavyweight title against a pear-shaped Englishman named Don Cockell, it seems here that we should start in slowly to accumulate a little information on the fellow who has proved himself a more worthy challenger than, say, Archie Moore. | scribed as Club 18, 38 Hi Way West, j Blytheville. Mississippi County, Ar' kalisas. The undersigned states that he is ,n citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; It is not enough to know merely that Cockoll has been knocked out in recent years by both Jimmy Slade and Randy Turpln, and that he has since beaten Harry Mathews three times and Roland La- Starza once. All thnt is in the record book. Wliat we want to know is, broadly, whether he can fiBht. Call to Braddocf; Noting- that Jim Braddock, the former champion, was the referee of Cockell's most recent victory over Mntlhews in Seattle lust summer, wo decided that wrfs as good a place as any to start J Jim must: have been sitting right i>exl to UK \ phone in his New Jersey home. He conceded that he had, indeed, seen the man close up. "What do you think of htm, Jim? Is It true he> built like Tony Galcnto?" "Well, no, he's not like Tony. He carries a lot of weight fpr how short he is, but he's not fat the way Tony was. He's pretty solid," "What was your mnin impression of him?" Good Speed "I would say It WHS hLs speed. He gets around on his feet good for a big man. He throws a let of punches too." "Would you lay he hit* pretty hard? It snys here he knocked out Matthews In the fight you worked." "Well, he didn't exactly knock him out. He hit Matthews several good ones in the eighth round and it hurt Matthews' back, so I had to stop it. I wouldn't say he's a great puncher, what I saw o( him. He's more the boxer type. He looks like he might take a good punch." "Does he stand a chance against Rocky, or is that a silly question ?" "I'll sny this much, he thinks he can beat Rocky. His manager told me he was sure of it, He's plenty cocky, and that never hurts a fighter If he'i got anything to go with It." Money Talks DETROIT !JP) —Marcel Bontn, fiery French forward of the Detroit Red Wings, has difficulty with the English language, but he signed that no license to sell beer by the ; his hockey contract in record time. ! "I no caji understand the words," Bonln sand. "But, ah! those figures —they are easy to read." undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has nevei been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. 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