The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1955 · Page 9
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1955 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Chicks Enter District 3A Play Today With 70-Point Average for Season Tribe Scored 1,904 Tallies, Held Foes to 46.7 Average The Chichasaws of Coach Jimmy Fisher, ending the regular season with 25 wins and 2 losses for the best record in Blytheville's history, entered play in the District 3A tournament at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, today with a season's average score of 70.5. in their 27-eain'- slate, eight of which were played in three tournaments, the Chicks .scored 1,904 points while holding their opponents to 1,268—an average of 46.9. The Chicks took that excellent record into district play against Poeahontas in the opening game of the tournament at 1:30 today. A win for the second-seeded Tribe -here l; Judy Glover Gals Grapple At Legion Mat Show Tonight A women's bout and a four- man tag match make up the card as wrestling returns to the Memorial Auditorium program tonight after a week's layoff. Miss Judy Glover and Miss Ethel Brown are scheduled to go against each other in the first half of the double main event program and in the second the tag team of Leo Fields and Lester Welch will meet Red Roberts and Charlie Keene. The two women wrestlers come tO'BlytheviUe highly rated among the top female gntpplers in the business. Both have appeared in the larger cities of the Eastern and Southern circuits where they established good records. The tag bout is expected to command considerable interest particularly with Roberts and Welch renewing their nge-old feud. Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York 96. Fort Wayne 83 Minneapolis 93, Rochester 84 Svr.icuse 105, phihulnlphia 77 Boston 62, Milwaukee 57 During the 1954 season the Nc* York Giants' pitchers allowed the opposition an average of 3.57 runs per nine Innings. | Eddie Yost, third baseman for '' the Washington Senators, is a, school teacher during the off-sea-1 son. will put them in the quarterfinals Wednesday night, probably against Manila or Greene County Tech, who must, get by their first round opponents, Corning and Bay. 106 Point Record The biggest score racked up during the season by the Chickasaws was 106 points—another all-time record for Blytheville — against Greenway in a game at the Paragould Invitational Tournament Jan, 25. Greenway scored 33 points. Blytheville's best defensive effort was against Manila early in the season. The Lions were held to 32 points in that game, though the Chicks also were held to their season's low of -13. Manila, in fact, was the only team that kept the Chicks as low as the 40s all year, and the Lions did it twice. The Chicks got their 1,904 points with 719 field goals and 460 free throws. They missed 329 free throws for an accuracy percentage of 58.6. Hodge Led Scorers Fred Hodge, the Chicks' big center, led in scoring with 342 points for 'a 12.7 average. The 6-3 pivot- man also was one of the top re- bounders. Freddy Akers, whose speed and ball-handling were big factors in the Chicks" success, was next in the scoring column with 322 points and an average of 12. Fisher's other guard, Bobby J with his deadly one-hand push shot, had 283 for a 10.5 point average. Running through the others quickly: Charles Abbott—203, 3.1; Danny Cobb—196, 7.5; Danny Edgmon—174. 6.4; Chuck Langston— 1G9, 6.3; Earl Hyde—82, 3.0; Jimmy Bratcher—71, 2.6; Kenneth Stan- ]ey—62, 2.5. Reserves Big Factor Probably one of the biggest factors in Blytheville's fine season record has been the work of reserves. The second five, used often as ts and* Jones, 11 THE CHICKASAWS — Blytheville's Chicka- senior; Freddy saws started District 3A play at Jonesboro today junior; Bobby after racking up their best season ever with 25 Charles Abbott, wins and only 2 losses. They are ffirst row, left Chuck Langston to right) Kenneth Stanley, junior: Danny Cobb, and Earl Hyde, Akers, junior; Jimmy Bratcher, Jones, junior; (second row) junior; Fred Hodge, junior; ., senior; Danny Edgmon, senior; senior. (Courier News Photo) ARKANSAS OUTDOORS A b Arkansas Same &Rsh Commission By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Turkey hunters can look forward to twice as many unit ( by Fisher, scored 558 of the shooting days this year with the ' Chicks' points. Hodge also led the Chicks in two other departments. He had the highest single game total with 26 points against Recor, and he also led in the foul department. The junior center committed 103 of the Tribe's 50fi personal fouls. He fouled out of eight games. The Chickasaws committed 28 fouls against Augusta, high for the season. Little Freddy Akers was Blytheville's best free throw artist. He his an amazing 79 per cent from the charity line with 100 good and only 27 misses. During one stretch, the junior guard with the quick hands had a consecutive free throw string of 25 over a 5-game period. But the record for the most shots made in one game goes to Danny Cobb with nine. Akers' best single game total was eight. Four Seniors Danny Edgmon. reserve center and one of the four seniors on the squad, took honors for the most field goals in one game with 11. Thtit was against Greenway in the Chicks' 106-polnt record. Longest victory string during the season was 14 games. That lasted from Jan. 11, when the Chicks fell to' LcachvlHe in the finals of the Arkansas State Tournament, to Feb. 12, when they were upset at Rector 63-60. With only four men graduating from Fisher's first 10. and only one of them a regular starter, the Chicks should be as good or better next year. In addition to Edgmon. seniors are Danny Cobb, Chuck Langston and Earl Hyde. These statistics were compiled by Chick scorekeeper, Marvin Ross. Commission setting the 1955 turkey season for April 1-10, inclusive, an extension of five days over the 1854 season. Executive Secretary T. A. Mc- Amfs said Arkansas' turkey dates were extended to coincide with those of the State of Mississippi. He explained that some of our best turkey hunting was found in that part of Arkansas located on the Mississippi River islands and points. Prospects for hunters bagging a gobbler this year were reported to be from fair to good. Best hunting expected to be found in about turkeys were killed last spring. Some Areas Closed The 1954 legal kill total of 303 gobblers was distributed over the following counties: Crittenden, 6; Lee, 52; Phillips, 7; Baxter, 1; Boone, 2; Sevier, 1; Yell, 1; Arkansas, 48; Cleveland, 14; Dallas, 28; Desha, 68; Drew, 3; Garland, 2; Grant, 13; Hot Spring, 16;' Jefferson, 1; Saline, 9; Ashley, 9; Bradley, 5; Calhoun, 4; Clark, 5; Ouachlta, 8. Several new areas were closed for turkey hunting by the Commission this year and include all of Washington, Benton, and Polk Counties, in addition to that part of Phillips County lying west of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and that part of Desha County lying west of AUDITORIUM MARCH 22nd thru MARCH 27th FABULOUS NEW SPECTACLE! NITflY AT 8:30 MAT1NCES Sot. 2:30 Sun. 1:30 A 5P.M. Twin. <l'kM« pcliii or ly[«)'Knflifio<i b check or n.iWy «*r p»y»h*B to HOLIDAY ON 1CK lotidliuc f_ . Srnd me , eUc "ifiu »t * --.for HOLIDAY ON ICK OK IBM. ttemfK* "* """""pLtAS'g^HECK^x!' PCRFOBMAMCE OE8IHEP w- Ban n WED. iff D 7HUH8. I'M D FRI. »SM D SAT, Mil. 2 JO M*r. a HAT. En. 8 JO Mir. a %?• ;s u Sit- us a AridTEM- CHy I TltMt OtflM, Bolittmllh'i, PhMu 37-SII94 PRICES: Boxet $3.50. Arana and Circk $3.00, lit Balcony. $2.50; 2nd Balcony. $2.00; 3rd Balcony, $1.50, t«t inc. Sat. BARGAIN MATINEE, 2:30 P.M. Boi«, Ar.fi., Crete $2.50; M Bal., $2.00, 2nd and 3rd Balcony, $1.50, the same areas where most of the the Missouri Pacific Railroed and east of the White River. Other areas in the state which have been previously closed to turkey hunting include all of the counties in the Second Congressiorv al District, which are Fulton, Randolph, Izard, Sharp. Lawrence Stone, Independence, Jackson, Cleburne, White, Woodruff, Prairie and Monroe: Arkansas County wesi of Highway No. 11 and south of Highway No. 79; Jefferson County east of the Arkansas River; Lincoln and Franklin Counties. The following areas v/ere also closed to hunting last yesir and will continue to remain closed during the coming season: Johnson, Logan, Scott, Se bastia, and the Sylamore area in Baxter County. Limit: One Gobbler Hunters are reminded that the bag limit is one gobbler, with the turkey hen protected at all times Camping regulations are the same as those applying to deeer season i with camps not to be established i any earlier than 48 .hours prior to i the opening of the season or to be • maintained any longer than 2< hours after the season closes. Feed' f ing or baiting and the construction ! of blinds is prohibited. Possession j or transportation of a turkey, or ;sny portion of its carcass, is pro- Tonight is Night of Decision In Three Major Cage Leagues By ED CORRIGAN The Associated Press Tonight is the time of decision for three major conference basketball races. The Big Ten, Big Seven and Southeastern Conference races all could be decided Unlesi some unforeseen disaster lurks around the corner later in the week. In the Bl£ Ten, Minnesota, a •ags-to-rlches teams, faces Iowa at Minneapolis. They are tied for he lead, each with 10-2 marks and he game rates a toss-up. The key game in the Big Seven race Is Colorado (O-l)at Missouri :8-2). Colorado is favored. Kentucky goes against Alabama n the Southeastern Conference. Both have 10-2 records. The Wildcats are on their home court in Lexington, where they are virtu- illy unbeatable. One Game To Go All six teams each have one more game to play Saturday night, none figured to cause any trouble. These races are all fairly clear, but the Ivy League could make the NCAA bigwigs reach for the aspirin. It's possible that the Ivies will be playing right into the first NCAA date. Penn, -vhlch Is leading with 10-3, could stop all the confusion if it whips Princeton Saturday. A victory would give the Quakers the title outright. But ... If Princeton (8-3) beats Penn and Brown, and Columbia (8-4) s&ps Princeton and Brown, a three-way tie comes about. But until things are settled mathematically, the NCAA tournament still needs .five teams for the Eastern section and seven in the Western division. Two Western "at-large" teams are expected to be announced today, incidentally. 8 In Eastern Draw Eigm teams are in ,the Eastern Draw—LaSalle (Mid-Atlantic representative and the defending champion), Williams (New England representative), Miami of Ohio (which won ihe Mid-American Conference title Saturday night when Marshall lost to Western Reserve), Canisius, Villanova, Marquette, Penn State and Memphis State, all at-large clubs. The Southern and Atlantic Coast Conferences both will be decided by postseason league tournaments this week. West Virginia won the regular-season Southern title and so rules the favorite. hibited unless there is sufficient evidence to determine its sex. Any person killing a wild turkey gobbler is required to report the kill to the nearest Game Warden for checking and tagging. Mississippi hunters and other out- of-state hunters are cautioned tha' turkey are classified as big game In Arkansas and require non-resi dent hunters to purchase a $25.00 license for this sport. Hunters are also reminded tha use of automatic or hand operated repeating shotguns capable of holding more than three shells is prohibited in hunting of turkey. North Carolina State took the ACC crown, but is prohibited from play- in the NCAA this year because of rules infractions. If State wins the tournament, the second- place team gets the berth. 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