The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 26, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 26, 1955
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1955 BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER VEW8 PAGE FIVK Chicks End Season with Big 82-58 Win Blistering Second Half Gives Tribe Fine 25-2 Record After a slow start which saw both teams playing fine defensive basketball the Blylheville Chickasaws started rolling in the third quarter and racked up 56 points in a blindhg second half finish to ring down the curtain on regular season play last night with a resounding 82-58 triumph over their top rival, the Leachville Lions, before the first overflow crowd of the season at Haley Field Gym. It was Blythevllle's third victory over the Lions in four games this season and gave Ooach Jimmy Fisher's Tribe a season record of 25 wins and two losses. The Chicks led their cross-county foes throughout the game after the opening minute flurries, but as late as the third quarter Blytheville's lead was only one point at 38-37. From then on tne Chicks turned on the speed, found the range pn the basket and began to pull away. They built their lead to 10 points going into the last period. Best Effort They scored 27 points in the third and capped that with one of their best quarter effort of the year with 29 in the fourth. All 10 men of Coach Jimmy Fisher's Tribe turned in fine performances in the season finale, four of whom played their last home game for Blytheville. Bobby Jones was Blytheville's leading scorer and was high for both teams with 18 points. Jones peppered the nets with amazing consistency with his one-handed potshot* from 15 to 30 feet away. He hit eight times from the field out of 17 tries for 47 per cent. Something New Charles Abbott, who had probably his best game of the season on offense and defense, was next in the Chick scoring columns with 16 points. "Bug" alao garnered eight defensive rebounds for second In that division. Abbott tried a new shot last night and found K quite to his liking. It's the same one-hand jump shot he always used but from the keyhole Instead of from the side where he usually shoots it. Fred Hodge had 13 points for Blytheville and Freddie Akers scored 11. Weil-Balanced The Chick attack was well-balanced, as It has been the, entire season. The Tribe hit an excellent 48 per cent of its shots from the field. Led by Abbott with six of nine, the Chicks scored 29 field goals In 60 tries. The Chicks held the Lions to a minimum of field goal opportunities with some fine defensive rebounding. With Chuck Langston leading with nine, the Chicks came down with the ball 36 times from the Leachvlile backboard. Abbott got eight followed by Hodge with seven and Cobb with five. Bauls was Leachville's leading icorer with 13 points. Blocker and Ward were close behind with 11 and Hay had eight. Leachville scored first for a 2-0 lead and held a 4-3 lead briefly in the opening minutes but Blytheville forged ahead after that and were never topped, though the score was Manila Takes Pair From Harrisburg MANILA—In a pre-tournament warm-up, Manila's Lions took a 56-35 victory over Harrisburg here last night to close out their regular season play. In a preliminary contest, Manila's girls took the measure of Harrlsburg by 45-22. Manila had litle trouble with Harrisburg despite the fact that Leonu» Shedd was sidelined with an injury he got against Rector. It is doubtful he will be ready for Manila's first District 3 tournament game in Jonesboro Monday afternoon. Pm. F Harrishury Hceb 2 Tarrant B Cashier Jackson Cole Heeb C a a Manila Harris 16 Hodges 10 O. Shelton 5 Btake McWilliams Fa tton Substitutes: Hnrrlsburg — Blake, Hodges 2, Evans 4, Wilson, Van- hooncr, Martin 5; Manila — Whitney 2, M. ahelton 12, Hampton, Oullum, Robertson, Wright. Hiirrtaburr Evans 10 Morrison 5 Jordan Mills 18 Cooper Pos. F F C O O Manila Meacham 14 Veach 8 Hatcher 20 Wagner 8 Isaacs 4 Substitutes: Harrisburg - Recsor, Freeman, Cunningham, Harris 2; Manila—Rogers 2. Everybody'! To/kino About... Th* Great Ntw mGUSON 35 JACK ROBINSON IMPLEMENT CO. close through all of the first half and well into the third quarter. Jones hit three of his long one- handers in the first period to lead the Chicks to a 15-6 margin. Leachville found themselves in the second with Hauls leading the way and in less than two minutes had whittled the Chicks' nine-point lead to three points at 15-12. Six-Minute Drouth The Chicks were unable to find the goal In the second and went for six minutes before Abbott dunked a field goal for the first 2-pointer of the period. The Lions drew within one point at 22-21 on a fine play by Blocker, but Hodge and Akers scored in the final minute of the half while Hauls hit for Leachville and the Chicks led 26-23 at Intermission. Blytheville came back after the half and began speeding the tempo. Ray on a nice drive from the tip moved Leachville within a point again, but then Jones potted away twice from far out and Hodge hit to make it 33-25. Leachville spurted again mid-way in the period to move up on the Chicks at 38-37 with 3'30 left In the quarter. Lions Fade But that was as close as the Lions could get and from that point' on it became the Chicks' ball game. Jones pushed up another (he hit three of those in the third), Edgmon added four points and Abbott put In a qiilck five points for a 4941 lead with 40 seconds left. Jones added his fourth field goal of the quarter on the end of a i screaming fast break and Langston lofted two charity tosses with 5 seconds to go to give the Chicks a I 10-polnt 53-43 lead entering the fi- j nal period. ! The Chicks continued to pull! away in the fourth and after the first few minutes, it became apparent that It was just a question of how much. Leachville's DRIVING LAYUP — In the heat of the final quarter last night Freddy Akers (No. 40) of the Chicks scores with a driving layup that tallied two more points to his total of 11 for the night. Np. 22 for Leachville is B. D, Carter. The Chicus won 82-58. (Courier News n hnto) Blytheville Opens In District Monday The Blytheville Chicks, holders of a 25-2 record for the , season,, meet Pocahontas in the first round of the District 3 press led only to Class A Senior Boys Tournament at Arkansas State College ore speed and fast breaking by ;,-, jonesboro at 1:30 Monday afternoon in the curtain raiser the Chicks. i'_f (hp tnnrnpv in this department Blythe- OI lne lour " e )' And vine's speedy little guard Freddy Akers has. few peers. The junior playmaker who Blytheville goes into the tourney j the second seeded team behind had; Leachville, the tourney favorite. scored only two points In the first: j( the Chicks win against Poca- three quarters began dr i vi ng j hontas, they play the winner of the through the presing Leachvllte de= j Cornlng-Manlla game Wednesday fense and turned up with nim points on three field goals and three free throws in the final period for a game total of 11 points. Four Senlon Langston, Cobb, Hyde, Abbott, Hodge, Brataher and Jones also had a hand in that 29-polnt final quarter splurge. Pour seniors on the ,10-man squad who played their final home game last night were Danny Cobb, Chuck Langston, (alternate starters), Danny Edgmon and Earl Hyde. The Chicks begin district tournament play at Jonesboro Monday against Pocahontas. In Ora-Y League game of the Blytheville grade schools Lange beat Sudbury 25-21 in a preliminary game to the Blytheville- Leachville contest. This allows Central to back into the championship. at 7:00 p.m. Then if the Chicks get Blytheville Cobb 8 Abbott 15 Hodge 13 Jones 18 Akers 11 Substitutes ros. F F C O a LcachvIHe Hauls 13 Blocker 11 Ward 11 Thweatt 7 Bay 8 Blytheville — Hyde Langston 7, Edgmon 4, Stanley, Brateher 4; Leachville '— Thomas, B. D. Carter 2. Atkieson 6, Brown, B. G. Carter, Bailey. Two Missco Boys on GG Champion Team One Joiner boy and one formerly from Joiner will journey to Chicago with the rest of the Mid- Soutli Golden Golves team when the group leaves this weekend for the Western Tournament at Chicago Stadium, James Bagley, lightweight from Joiner, and Harry Harrison, welterweight, formerly from Joiner before moving to Memphis, will be the two Mississippi County entries Women, Tag Match On Mat Card Wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium Monday night af week's layoff and Promoter Meroney has lined up a dou- ter a Mike ... ble main event program for the American Legion bouts. Included on the program will be a bout between two women wrestlers and a four-man tag match. Clashing in the first bout will be Miss Judy Glover and Miss Ethel Brown, a couple of top notch women wrestlers who will be making their initial appearances in Biythe- ville. In the second half of the double main event program Red Roberts and Charlie Keene will pair off against Lee Fields and Lester Welch in a tag match. Both Miss Glover and Miss i Brown are highly rated among! women wrestlers. Both have highly respectable records throughout the eastern and southern circuits. The tag match will command a lot of interest from Blytheville's mat fans as it will mark another renewal of the ancient ring grudge between Welch and Roberts. Keiser Girls, Dyess Junior Boys in State Meet Finals Yellow Jackets Top Bergman; Play Van Buren MARIANNA — Keiser, Mississippi "ounty's contribution to the senior girls state basketball tournament here, nosed out the girls from Bergman, 68-62, to move into the finals tonight against defending state champion Van Buren at 8:00. Van Buren smothered Greene County Tech, runner-up in District 3, 70-45, in the other semi-final •ame. Keiser whipped Lake Village,Bald Knob and Bergman to gain admission to the finals tonight. They beat Village 59-47, Bald Knob 63-44 and finally Bergman 68-62 last night. Keiser's two big gun forwards, Shoemaker and Creecy, continued their high-scoring ways as they accounted for 62 of their team's 68 points. Shoemaker was high with 34 and Creecy followed close behind with 28. It was a nip and tuck affair all the way with Keiser pulling away | in the last period. Cantrell of Bergman hit 32 points . her team's losing effort and Barbara Edmunson dropped in 12 to ta fee the second high for her team. In the first game of last night's semi-finals Van Buren, tourney favorites and last year's state champions, showed their power by easily swamping Greene County Tech. Van Buren led all the way and never was in trouble. Dowdy bucketed 28 for Tech and Long followed her with 13. Van Buren's high scoring forward, Crawford, hit 26 to lead her squad into the_ffnals tonight. ~ Bergman Dyess Goes to Finals Of District 3B Senior Boys' Event with. Win MARMADUKE — Dyess edged by Cash 70-60 last night here last night to a 31-25 third in the semi-finals o£ the District 3 Class B senior boys tourna- quarter lead and came up with a 38- ment to move into the finals tonight against a strong Bono i " victory over Fountain Lake to Eagles Edge Foe 38-37; Play Pleasant Plains HARRISON—The from Dyess held Junior Eagle* desperately quintet. In the other game last night Bono beat the host team, Marmaduke GO-56 to move into the finals along with Dyess. Both teams now will go to the state tourney in Little Rock on Feb. 23-26. Dyess led all the way in Cash. They jumped into the lead in the first quarter with a 21-15 lead, kept it all the way through the second with a 40-25 lead at the half. By half-time had three fouls on him and this allowed Cash's center to score freely and help from behind his team gradually pull up close to Dyess in the final period. Going into the rinal period with , a 54-40 lead the boys from Dyess thelr saw this margin fall to 70-60 at the Dyess's big pivot Keiser Pos. Shoemaker 34 F Mills 6 Creecy 28 Duvall Coley Cantrell 32 B. Edmunson 12 Ashley 4 B. Edmunson Substitutions: Bergman — Troutt, by that game, they tangle with the winner of the Greene, County Tech vs. Bay and Rector vs. Wes' Memphis games-. Leachville Given Bye Leachville, conquerors of Blytheville once this year, received a first round bye and will play for the first time in the tourney Thursday night. The other first round games Monday include: Corning vs. Manila at 3 p.m., Greene County Tech vs. Bay at 6:00 Monday night, Rector vs. West Memphis at 7:30, and Marked Tree vs. Paragould at 9 p.m. Tuesday's games will pit Piggott vs. Trumann at 7 p.m. and Jonesboro vs. Harrisburg at 8:30. These will complete first round games. Quarter-finals will be played Wednesday and Thursday nights. | Semi-finals Friday night and the ] finals are scheduled for Saturday \ night. j Lefthander Billy Pierce of the Chicago White Sox has an even lifetime pitching record in the American League. Pierce has won 79 games and lost 79 games. Bragg City, Holland in Finals end of the game. But nevertheless the Dyess team had moved into the semi-finals and had won a berth in the state tourney. Gray, the big pivot from Dyess, hit 22 to lead his team to victory, however, he allowed the center from Cash, Rose, to bucket 21. Bono led all the way but held only a slim margin of 4 points going into the final round. After leading 32-23 at the half, Bono was forced to turn on the gas to slip by Marmaduke 60-56. j gain a berth In the finals of the State Class B Junior Tournament. Dyess meets Pleasant Plains, surprise winner over Valley Springs 27-25, In the finals tonight for the state championship. Dyess, one of the tournament favorites, led all the final quarter. Fountain Lake had possession of the ball with six seconds to go in the game but could not get a shot away and Dyess hal Its one-point victory. Dyess is given a slight edge over its opponent Pleasant plains In the finals tonight, according to Harrison sports writers. Burlison led the junior Eagles to last night victory with 17-16 points. He was followed by Goodman with 11. Meyers was high for Fountain Lake with 13 points. BRAGG CITY — Holland's Lions ^nd Bragg City's Indians will clash for first place in the Class B Sub- regional basketball tournament here tonight. Game time is 9 p. m. In a 7:30 contest Steele and Clarkton will battle for third place. Bragg City, overwhelmed Steele 82-67 last night and Holland came from behind to beat Clarkton 59-51. Bragg City contest. Wesley Howren was high point man in the game meshing 22 points for Bragg City. Dee Crews scored 19 for Steele. In the other game Clarkton led 30-29 at half time. However Holland rallied in the third and stayed ahead. Holland's James Keiser racked 18 points and L. D. Dintins got 16 for Clarkton. Dyess Jones 9 Ward 14 Gray 22 Fodgers 13 Hall 9 Pos. F C G G B. Boyd 8 Rose 21 Myatt 6 McAllister 7 Substitutions: Cash — L. Boyd. Dyess Cash! Bal i ey ! Glenn 15 j Burlison 16 Pos. F C G G Cash Goodman 11 Jones 1 Substitutes: Fountain Lake—J. Tyland 5, Fountain L. Bearden 6 Meyers 6 T. 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BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Feb. 28 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e * LADY WRESTLERS * Miss Judy Glover Vs. Miss Ethel Brown One hour time limit— best 2 out of 3 falls. 4 Man Tag Match Lee Fields and Lester Welch Vi. Red Roberts and Charlie Keene 90 Minute Time Limit best 2 out of 3 falls. S-Vr PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET • Fresh Fruit & Produce • Fresh Dressed Poultry • The Finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb &Pork Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick UTLEY'S DRIVE-IN LIQUOR STORE —OPEN REGULAR HOURS— CUT RATE PRICES ON ALL BRANDS OF > Liquors • Wines • Scotch • Gins • Cordials All Popular Brands of BEER Handy 6-Pa«k Carton Canned Cooks Beer Handy 6-Pack Carton, Canned 90 60 1 70 Per Carton All Popular Brands Cigarets "Trade With Us And We'll All Make Money" -HUBERT UTLEY- Highway 61 Holland, Mo.

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