The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1955 · Page 11
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WJDMMUY, NABOB 9, PAGE BLEVBM LaSalle, Dons Win In 1st Round Of NCAA: Field Narrowed To 16 Memphis State Defeated By Penn State By SHELDON BAKOWTTZ Th» Aisoolaied Press LaSalle, the defending champion, and San Francisco, the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll, are off winging in the NCAA basketball Tournament. They won decisively over West Virginia and West Texas, respectively, in first-round games last night. They were joined in the second round by Canisius. Villanova, Marquette, Penn State, Bradley and Seattle, who in turn eliminated Williams, Duke, Miami of Ohio, Memphis State, Oklahoma City and Idaho State. 16 Teams left The eight winning teams along with eight others, who received first-round byes, play next in Philadelphia; Evanston, HI.; Manhattan, Kan.; and Corvallis, Ore.— the sites of the second - round games Friday. The winners come to grips Saturday to determine the four teams for the semifinals and final in Kansas City March 18 and 10, Here's how the second round shapes up: At Philadelphia — Ivy League champion (Princeton (12-10) or Columbia 17-7) vs. LaSalle (23-4) and Canisius (17-6) vs. Villanova (17-9). At Evanston — Kentucky (22-2), Southeastern Conference champion, vs. Marquette (23-2) and Iowa (17-4), Big Ten champion, vs. Penn State (18-8). SMU vs. Bradley At Manhattan—Southern Methodist (16-T), Southwest Conference champion, vs. Bradley (8-19) and Colorado (16-5), Big Sevan cham- ion, vs. Tulsa (20-6), selected to reresent the Missouri Valley after finishing in a tie (or first lace with St. Louis. At Corvallis—Oregon State (217), Pacific Coast Conference cham- ion, vs. Seattle (22-5) and Utah (23-3), Skyline Conference cham- ion, vs. San Francisco (24-1). The Ivy League title, which wound up in a three-way deadlock, will be determined tonight when Columbia faces Princeton in New Brunswick, N.J. LaSalle's Explorers eliminated West Virginia, the Southern Conference champions, 95-61 in the windup of a Madison Square Garden triple-header in New York. Earlier, Canisius downed Williams 78-60 and Villanova outlasted Duke,' LOOKS GOOD—This sextet of aquamaids at Cypress Gardens, Fla., has the proper water ski form, and they would be rated a shoo-in for any beauty contest. (NEA) the Atlantic Coast Conference representative, 74-73. Memphis State Edged m a Lexington, Ky., doubleheader, Marquette was extended Into overtime before subduing stubborn Miami of Ohio, the Mid-American Conference kingpin, 90-79. P.enn State, withstood a late rally to dispose of Memphis State 59-55. All America Bill Russell collected 29 points in 29 minutes as the San Francisco Dons coasted to an 89-66 victory in the second game of a twin bill at San Francisco. In the opener Seattle spurted in the second half to thrash Idaho State, the Rocky Mountain titleholder, 80-63. At El Reno, Okla., Bradley turned back Oklahoma City 69-65 a battle between two at-Jarge entries. With All America Tom Gola providing the impetus, LaSalle set an NCAA Tournament scoring record of 95 points in a single game. The Explorers held the previous mark of 92, which they set in last year's final against Bradley. Gola In billiards a "dead ball shot" is a shot in which the cue ball becomes "dead" upon contacting an object ball. A's Hunt Hitters; Maybe A Catcher WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (ffi — Arnold Johnson, the Kansas City Athletics' owner, is campaigning to pry loose some excess talent from other major league clubs. The A's could use a few left- handed hitters — they have only three on their roster — and possibly a catcher. The three catchers, Wilm.er Shantz, Jim Robertson an< Joe Astroth, are good receivers bu weak at the bat. All hit around .25 or below last season. Johnson talked to officials from four clubs at Tampa but nothing definite developed. Winless Trojans Hire Ensminger, Former Coach Pro Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York 99, Rochester 96 Boston 112, Philadelphia 103 The Hasty House Farms racing stable has 13 different stakes-winning horses quartered at Hialeah. this winter. ENJOY HENRY CLAYS FAVORED WHISKEY! The greatest name in bourbon—historic favorite of famous men—now in a lighter, milder, tower-priced 86 Proof bottling as a companion to the world-renowned 100 Proof Bottled in Bond! NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGSt 86 PROOF Ktnt**r Straight ettmted Old Craw-light*, miUar nl loMt-prioKl ibn BOTTLED IN BOND 10O PROOF Bourdon WrJitof "Th* Greatest Nam in Bourbon™ THE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY. FRANKFORT. KENTUCKY/ HOT SPRINGS, Ark. UR — The Hot Springs Trojans, recent doormats of Big 7 high school football, have reached into their own past to find a new football coach. The Hot Springs School Board yesterday named Joe Ensminger, who coached the Trojans from 1946 through 1948, to replace Charles (Dub) McGibbony, who resigned a few weeks ago. Ensminger, who compiled about a .500 record In his previous term as Trojan coach, Will inherit a team that hasn't won a game since November 1952. He coached, the past two years at Sulphur Springs, Tex., High School, finishing with an 8-2 record last season and the championship of District 14AA. Ensminger coached Hot Springs Junior High from 1938 to 1941, winning three state crowns. He returned to coach the seniors after serving in the Navy during World War H. A native of McGehee, Ark., Ensiminger played football at Centre College at Danville, Ky. In 39 night games during the 1954 season, the Baltimore Orioles' attendance was 632,932. Dusty Rhodes Won't Start For The Giants PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Being the batting hero of the World Series hasn't brought Dusty Rhodes any closer to being a regular outfielder with .the champion New York Giants. On (he otter hand, there Ic no* chance Manager Leo Durocher will suggest that Mr. Rhodes tae peddled. Leo says he made such a suggestion last spring. Dusty isn't too happy about it, yet the fact remains—he's the team's No. 1 pinch hitter, but he won't be playing regularly in the out/ield since his defensive ability has drawn no rave notices. Hard Bench "In center field we have Willie Mays," says Dusty. "In right field Don Mueller. In left field Monte Irving, think I should get a pillow for the bench. It gets awfully hard In some parks." When the big Southerner came off the bench as a pinch hitter last season he was the scourage of the National League and Cleveland pitchers. His homer that won the first .World Series game won't be forgotten. He hit a single and a homer in the second game—and incidentally caught the fly that ended the contest. All told he knocked n seven runs with four hits in six times at bat. You might think Dusty, whose first name. Jim, is hardly ever used, got his biggest thriil from winning that opener against Cleveland. Batted .341 "No." he says. "I didn't get the thrill from that I did from a single in the 13th inning with the bases loaded that won a game from Brooklyn. Two days later I ;ot another hit (hat won. You always get a kick when you beat Brooklyn." For the regular season his batting average was .341. Michigan State hockey forward Bert Pomerleau is a former Maine high school boxing champion. . Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NCAA Tourney (first round) Lasalle 95, West Virginia 61 San Francisco 89, West Texas 66 Marquette 90, Miami (Ohio) 79 (overtime) Penn State 59, Memphis State 55 Canisius 73, Williams 60 Villanova 74, Duke 73 Bradley 69, Oklahoma City 63 Seattle 80, Idaho State 63 NAIA Tourney (first round) Quincy till} 84, St. rrancls (Bta) 82 Louisiana Tech 94, Coe 65 Nebraska Wesleyan 86, Geneva (Pa) 80 (overtime) Atlantic Christian 95, Evansville 88 Southeastern Okla 120. Middle Term 67 Western Illinois 76. Regis 60 Kirksville (Mo) 82, Georgetown (Ky) 70 Arkansas Tech 96, New Haven (C"nn) Tchrs 71 Nail Junior College Tourney (first round) NYC Community 79, Pueblo (Colo) 73 East Central Miss 52, Jacksonville (Fla) 46 Eveleth (Minn) 61, Orceland (Iowa) 59 (two overtimes) Phoenix 60, Joliet (HI) 51 Hannibal LaGraoge (Mo) 100, Tyler (Tex) Arkansas ' Cook (Neb) City 54 (Kan) 58, Mc- Top Bantams Fight For Title Tonight SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raul Macias of Mexico, the No. 1 contender, and Chamrern Songkitrat of Thailand, rated the No. 2 boy, battle at the Cow Palace tonight for the world bantamweight boxing championship. California has refused to give title status to the bout, but the National Boxing Assn. will present a championship belt to the winner. The match has been cut from the usual 15 rounds to 12 by the State Athletic Commission. CBS will telecast at 10 p.m., EST. Macias Favorite Macias, a 2-1 favorite, is unbeaten in H successive bouts since turning professional. He earned the top contender tag in the latest NBA ratings with a decisive victory over Nate Brooks, of Cleve- .land. at Mexico City. This will be the 20-year-old fighter's first appearance outside a Mexican ring as a pro. Songkitrat, who takes a 6-3-1 record into the fight, has had two previous cracks at the 118-pound class title, losing both on split decisions. Jimmy Carruthers of Australia turned the trick before retiring and Robert Cohen of France won the championship in a Bangkok bout Sept. 9. Other Games Kansas 71, Oklahoma 67 ARKANSAS AAU BASKETBALL At Conway Beebe Junior College 80, Foster Hall of Arkadelpbia 70 56th AAA Battalion of Camp Chaffee 86, International Shoe of Batesville 34 Sweet Home 84, Beid Knob Civics 92 St. Joe T8, Bddins Service of Stuttgart 64. Cunningham Stars In Intrasquad For Cards, Hits Homer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (# — First baseman Joe Cunningham smashed a home run and drove in five runs during a St. Louis Cardinal intrasquad game yesterday. Cunningham's hitting led the Del Rice Ramblers to a 9-6 victory over Solly Hemus' Hot Dogs at AI Lang Field. The five pitchers were hit hard but Manager Eddie Stanky said he saw good signs from Tom Poholsky, counted on as a starter for the Cards. Poholsky yielded six hits and four runs in two innings but showed a good fast ball. Stanky said the first base spot still was open game for Cunningham or Tom Alston. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit — Johnny Summerlin, 195, Detroit, slopped Willie Coleman, 184'/i, Detroit, 4. Holyoke, Mass — Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, 195, Brooklyn, stopped Roy Thomas, 180, Brooklyn, t. London —Dai Dower, 111, Wales outpointed Nazzareno Giannelll, lll!/ 4 , Italy, 15 (for European flyweight title). Bandy Turpin, 171 %, Great Brigain, knocked out Jose Gonzalez, n3'/4. Spain, 8. Is the car of your dreams on this page ? 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