The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 25, 1955 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 25, 1955
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY M, MOB BLYTHBTJLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Saddler Is 7-5 Favorite To Retain. Feather Title Against Davis Tonight Papooses End Season. With 10-4 Record and 43.8 Scoring Average By K. T. MILLER, Courier News Staff Writer Blytheville's Papooses finished the season with a 10-4 record, won "the Mississippi County Class A Junior championship, and went to the semifinals in the District 3A Junior Tournament held here last week. These are the highlights of the Paps' successful season, climaxed by the hot battle with the Jonesboro Whirlwinds in the semi-finals of the District Tourney. The Paps Won 6 and lost 3 In regular season play. They compiled a better record in tourney play as they won 4 and dropped one, that one to Jonesboro. 43.8 Average - Coach Stancfl's charges ended the season with a 43.8 point team game average while holding their opponents to 37 points per game average. Wyatt Led Bill Wyatt led his team in scoring with 161 points, including tournament games, and had the best game average with an 11.5 point average. Ed Moore followed close behind with 152 points for the season and a 10.9 per game average. Bratcher and CoaKer followed the leaders with 98 and 90 points respectively for averages of 7.5 and 6.5. Other members of the team who scored were: (the first figure represents the total points per game, the second the game average): Jerry Willlford — 25, 1.7; Larry Fitzgerald 2, .7; Duncan 45, 3.2; Jerry Lutz 8, 1.6; John Nelson 1; Bill Ross 23, 3.3. All in all the statistics show that the Paps had a successful season and produced some top prospects for future Chickasaw teams. Memphis State to NCAA NITWoosU.ofC; Needs Only 2More To Complete Field By ED WILKS The Associated Press Somebody bad stole the New England "champion" right out from under the noses of the NCAA basketball tournament committee and all the NIT can say in defense is, "Who, me?" The NTT, once again engaged in its cold war with the NCAA, popped the question to Connecticut yesterday and got an acceptance to its 12 team tournament at Madison Square Garden March 12-19. The NCAA made it an eye for an eye, however, by Retting a "yes" from Memphis State just an hour before '/he Memphis dark- horse (17-3) received an NIT invitation. With Connecticut in the bag, the NIT needs but two more teams to round out g»<; field. The other entries are Holy Cross, the defending champion, Duquesne, Dayton, Niagara, Manhattan, St. Francis (Pa), Cincinnati, Lafayette and Louisville. Problem In New England NoW that Connecticut (20-3), an NCAA entry last season, and Holy Cross (17-6) are unavailable, the NCAA has a problem on Its hands Iii picking the "New England champion" called for In its Eastern regionals. The UCONNS and Crusaders are the class of New England. Both the Southern and ACC play tournaments next week to determine their champions. Another first-round elimination is set for Lexington, Ky., March 8 with the Mid-American conference champion jockeying with three at-large choices — Memphis State, Penn State and Marquette, the team with the longest winning streak after making Notre Dame its 21st consecutive victim last night 84-74. The two Lexington winners move on to Evanston, 111., March 11-12 to meet the Big Ten and Southeastern Conference champs. Those two league races likely will be settled Monday as Minnesota plays Iowa and Kentucky meets Alabama. The Evanston and East coast winners meet for the eastern title By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — Featherweight champion Sandy Saddler finally takes his crown out of the deep freeze tonight against little old Teddy (Red Top) Davis in a title 15-rounder in Madison Square Garden. This is the skinny, 28-year-old champion's first title defense in 41 months and he's a surprisingly low 7-5 favorite to beat the 31-year- old ex-railroad cook from Hartford, Conn. On their records, Sandy (13912-2) should be at least 3-1 over Davis (59-47-2), the ' 'losingest'' challenger of all time. If he wins, Red Top will be the oldest guy evjr to capture the 126-pound diadem. Maybe the odds are so small because virtually everyone has forgotten there's such a thing as a featherweight king. The National Boxing Assn., as a matter of fact, says there ain't. It lifted the New Yorker's crown for not defending it within the required six- month period but didnt name a successor. Tonight's victory, however, will be recognized as champ yb the NBA. Manager Speaks Up There will be $30,000 added to the pot tonight from the radio- televisiOfl receipts. A crowd of some 7,500 will pay about £30,000 at the gate. Saddler gets 40 per cent and Davis 20. Saddler, as usual, declined to make any prediction but Manager Charley Johnston wasn't hesitant. , "Sa»dy will flatten him like a 50-year-old dime," said confident Charley. "What's he got to beat Sandy with?" "Skill, experience and a solid chin," was the valiant reply of chubby Mushky Salow, Red Top's manager. "I've been around a long time and I never figured I would ever get a chance at the title," said Davis. "I'm going to beat him. I've just got to. I've been around too long to blow it now." With so many defeats on his record, including five by kayos, it's not surprising that Red Top never got a shot before. Beat Bassett But get it he did by the very simple process of whipping Percy Bassett in a 12-rounder in the Garden last Nov. 26. Percy was the No. 1 contender then and had licked every other featherweight of note around. That was Davis 1 last fight and made his record six wins out of six for 1954. Saddler has fought four times for the title, all with Willie Pep, winning three and losing one. He stopped Willie the last time in the ninth round on Sept. 26, 1951. He went Into the Army in 1952 and got out in April 1954. He refused to defend his title until he had enough tuneups and felt he was ready. at Kansas City March 18. At-Large Teams Undecided Two at-large teams still are to be named in the Western regional. They'll face each other at an as yet unnamed site March 7 or 8 to oppose the Southwest Conference winner (TCtJ or SMU) at Manhattan, Kan., March 11 in a doubleheader that also pairs the Big Seven and Missouri Valley champions. Six New Pilots in AL, But It's Still a Stengel, Lopez Battle By JACK RAND NEW YORK (AP) — Six new managers face the gun to the American League this season but it looks like another race between the same old rivals, Al Lopez of Cleveland and Casey Stengel of New York, who finished one-two or two-one for the last four years. •With Ralph Klner, acquired from the Chicago Cubs, added to the slugging «rr»y that helped tfc» Indians win 111 games last year, and rookie Herb Score on the pitching staff, Cleveland 1* the likely favorite to repeat. ~ Score conies • up - with strong boosts from all rival scouts after a sensational year on the Indianapolis farm club of the American Association. They say the young lefty simply can't miss. Adding Score to pitchers like Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, Mike Oarcia and Bobby Feller, gives Cleveland the strongest staff in the league. Two Top Rookies Joe Altobelll, a first baseman, and Rocky Colavito, a young outfielder, also are up from the farms to joust with the regulars who finished eight games ahead of the Yanks in '54. Despite the retirement of AUie Reynolds, many think the Yanks traded themselves into another pennant when they lured pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen and shortstop Billy Hunter from Baltimore in the biggest deal of the winter. Stengel already has the makings of a young staff in Whitey Ford, Bob Grim and Tom Mor- Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Johns (Btn) 66, NYU 50 Boston College 84, Northeastern St. Francis (Bkn) 65, lona 61 Manhattan 98, Brooklyn College 77 Maryland 57, Georgetown (DC) 49 (two overtimes) Purman 124, Clemson 87 Marquelte 84, Notre Dame 74 New Mexico A&M 83, Arizona 62 Arkansas State 110, Union (Term) 81 Henderson 71, Southern State (Ark) 69 Arkansas A&M 74, College of Ozarks 53 Denver 77, Utah State 63 Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Palm Beach, Fla. -r Billy Lauderdale, 158, Miami, outpoint- ed Jose Ooivera, 154Vi, Havana, 10. Dallas — Buddy Turman, 177, Tyler, Tex. outpointed Sporty Harvey, 196, San Antonio, 10. Los Angeles — Zora Folley, 190, Chandler, Ariz., knocked out Kirby Seals, 186, San Diego, 5. Kenny Neumann of Richmond, Calif., began bowling in 1952 when he was only 10. His prizes already include a foreign sports car. ET. 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Porter or Rubba Semifinals Tonight at Bragg City BRAGG CITY — The semifinal round of the Class B subregional basketball tournament will begin here at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Bragg City goes against Steele in the first game and at 9 p.m. Holland faces Clarkton. Steele, Clarkton and Holland won games in the quarterfinals last night. , SteeJe defeated HoJcomb 62-55. Although Holcomb had a 29-27 halftime lead, Steele went ahead io the third quarter and led all the way. Steele's Howard Smith was high scorer with 31 points. Scottie Williams made 27 for Holcomb. Clarkton won over Hayti Central 43-36. It was an easy win for Clarkton. They had a 24-14 half time margin. Dinkins scored 14 for Clarkton and Cooper had 11 for Hayti Central. Holland came from behind to edge Gideon 65-62. Gideon had a 38-27 lead at halftime. Truman Richardson racked up 18 points for Gideon while Jack Kenley got 16 for Holland. Phillips. A trade with the White Sox brought first baseman Ferris Fain to the Tigers to round out the infield of Fred Hatfield, Harvey Kuenn and Ray »Boone. Ned Garver, Billy Hoeft and Steve Gromek are the big men of the pitching staff. Boson Infield Not Set Boston, of course, is still cliff hanging waiting for Ted Williams to make up his mind—positively —about his retirement. Jackie Jensen and Jim Piersall are set as the other outfielders but the tn- field must be worked out by new manager Pinky HIggins. Young pitchers like Frank Sullivan, Torn Kemmerer and Leo Kiely and veterans like Mel Parnell and Ellis Yanks to come through. Hal Smith already is being ha'led as the No.l Kinder give hope of a first division berth At Washington, Chuck Dressen will discover he has sound pitching but has not much power. Baltimore's hope under Paul Richards is for some of the ex- catcher before training starts. Gene Woodling is sure to play left field. The rest of the positions | probably will be platooned., Joe | Coleman is the ace of the pitching 0/rftf* But Highat Paid PITTSBURGH W) — Outfielder Sid Gordon, M, the oldest man on th* Pittsburgh pirate roeter, li alto th« hlgheit paid. Gordon'! contract calk for an estimated «7,OM - about t 13,000 boost over loat year. Gordon wag the only Pirat* to have better than a .300 avtrac* l**t season. He hit .306. Read Courier Newi classified Adi. staff which includes Harry Byrd, ! Jim McDonald and Duane Pillette. Porks 7 Spring Football Drills To Start Monday FAYETTEVTLLE, Ark. IP) — Spring football practice for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks delayed a week by snow and sleet, will start Monday with the weath- I erman's tentative blessing. 1 Under Southwest Conference reg-! ulations, the Razorbacks will have j 18 days of practice in which toj convert from a single wing offense to the split-T used by new head coach Jack Mitchell. 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