The Robesonian from Lumberton, North Carolina on February 19, 1975 · Page 10
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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Wednesday, February 19, 1975
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Page 10 The Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C., Wednesday, Simpson Superstar Winner ROTONDA, Fla. (AP) - O.J. Simpson's determination to avoid what he considered to be an embarrassing performance in the 1974 superstars has paid off with a $25,000 first - place check in the 1975 competition. The running star of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills easily outdistanced previous champions Bob Sea - gren and Kyle Rote Jr. Tuesday by finishing the two - day event with 47Vi points. Pole vaulter Seagren, winner of the initial Superstars in 1973, had 40 and defending champion Rote was third with 31 points. "Last year was a rude awakening for me," Simpson said of his failure to place among the 1974 leaders. "This year, I kept my weight down after the end of the football season." Simpson earned an additional $14,250 on the basis of $300 for each point in the finals, giving him a total of $39,250. He earned $14,800 in winning his qualifying round last month. Seagren earned $27,000, including $15,000 for second, and Rote made $19,300, including $10,000 for third. Simpson won the 100 - yard dash Tuesday with a time of 9.69 seconds with pole vaulter Steve Smith second at 9.71. He finished third in baseball hitting and the obstacle course. On Monday Simpson had won bowling with a score of 185 and finished second in rowing, weight lifting and tennis. Seagren entered the final round in third place with a first in rowiing and added victories Tuesday in the half - mile run in 2:20.09 and the obstacle course with a time of 23.24 seconds. Rote, who plays with the Dallas Tornado soccer club, failed to score a first Tuesday. He had won tennis and swimming Monday. Other winners Tuesday were speed skater Ard Schenk in the bicycle race with a time of 2:32.64 and Franco Harris of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers with 18 points in baseball hitting. Harris was fourth in points with 27 followed by Lawrence McCutcheon 20, Schenk 18, Steve Smith 14, Phil Villapiano 13M, Hugo Nindl 12, Marty Riessen 9, Lou Brock 4, John Havlicek 2 and Jack Ham and Mike Hargrove, a point apiece. Harris made $8,100, McCutcheon $6,000, Schenk $5, - 400, Smith $4,200, Villapiano $4, - 050, Nindl $3,600; Riessen $2,700; Brock $1,200, Havlicek $600 and Ham and Hargrove $300 each. Baseball Officials To Meet Robeson County Baseball Umpires Association members will meet at Pembroke State's PE Center Tuesday to discuss 1975 rules. Anyone interested in umpiring high school baseball, and all high school baseball coaches in the area, are invited to attend. The discussion will be under the direction of Dr. Andre J. Nadeau, PSU professor of physical education. Women's Tourney Scheduled PEMBROKE - The state women's Class B collegiate basketball tournament will be played Thursday through Saturday, Fe 20 - 22, at UNC - Wilmington with 11 teams competing. Taking part will be Atlantic Christian, Campbell, Catawba, Davidson, Duke, Guilford, Meredith, N. C. State, Pembroke State, Wingate and host UNC - Wilmington. " First round pairings Thursday: 9 a.m. Pembroke vs. Meredith; 11 a.m. UNC - Wilmington vs. Guilford; 1 p.m. Duke vs. Atlantic Christian. Championship finals will be played at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The tournament will feature both winners' and losers' brackets. I ROWLAND COBRAS Wyanto Harlee, 23, and David McPhaul, 43, go up for a rebound against Williams in Tuesday night's tournament game here. At the right is James McCallum, 21 . Williams defeated Rowland 79 - 55. ( Norm Morton Photo) District 3 - A Tournament Oxford, Pinecrest Win; Pirates To Play Tonight Oxford and Pinecrest captured opening victories here Tuesday night in the District Four 3 - A basketball tournament, and the two teams meet in one of Thursday's semifinal contests. Tonight the Lumberton Pirates take on Wake Forest at 8:30, and Hoke High of Raeford clashes with Durham Jordan in the first game at 7 o'clock. All tournament games are being played at Lumberton High School. Lumberton finished the season in third place in the Southeastern Conference, and Wake Forest was runnerup during its league's regular St. Pauls Takes Victory In Opening Tourney Game LELAND - St. Pauls - Bulldogs, West Waccamaw champion, defeated South Brunswick of the East Wac - camaw Conference 71 - 63 here Tuesday night in the District Four2 - A basketball tournament. Haywood Montgomery paced the Bulldogs once again with a 22 - point performance. St. Pauls advances to the semifinal round Thursday against the winner of tonight's Orrum - Tabor City contest. Bladenboro's Bulldogs lost to Hallsboro 69 - 65 in the second game, and Hallsboro meets the winner of tonight's Fairmont - ' Acme Delco game in the other Sloan Doesn't Want Team Looking Past Duke Tilt By The Associated Press Coach Norm Sloan doesn't want his North Carolina State basketball team to look past tonight's home game with Duke to Saturday night's challenge at Clemson. He fears that his team maybe looking ahead since it routed Duke away 95 - 71 three weeks ago but just got by Clemson 92 - 89 at home two games later. "We simply cannot afford for this to happen," he said. "I'm hoping that since this will be the last Big Four home game for the seniors, and also their final conference home game, that they will be inspired by 'February 1!), 1975 season. Winners of tonight's games will meet at 7 o'clock Thursday. Webb, which won the district title last season and which finished on top in its league this year, had little difficulty in knocking off Dunn's Green Wave 77 - 59. However, Dunn socred first in the game on a layup by the Wave's scoring ace, Fred Chavis, and trailed by only 15 - 11 at the end of the first period and 31 - 25 at halftime. Pressured by Webb in the second half, Dunn collapsed and Oxford's club pulled ahead steadily during the final periods. Pinecrest soared to a 10 - 3 lead Thursday semifinal. South Brunswick appeared headed for an upset win in the first quarter, when they turned St. Pauls turnovers into six straight baskets to gain a 12 - 2 lead. St. Pauls made a comeback during the first period to trail 18 - 12 as the quarter ended, but not before South Brunswick had gone ahead by 14 points, 18 - 4. Montgomery came to life for the Bulldogs in the second half, scoring 18 of his game - leading 22 points. FIRST GAME St. Pauls 12 19 20 2071 S. B'wick 18 12 16 17 - 63 the situation and get mentally ready." The Big Four are the Atlantic Coast Conference teams in North Carolina: N.C. State. Duke. North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Wolfpack seniors own a 5 - 0 record against Duke. They are David Thompson. Monte Towe. Tim Stoddard. Moe Rivers. Mark Moelier and Craig Kuszmaul. North Carolina State. No. 4 nationally, is 18 - 3 111 all games and 7 - 2 in the ACC. Duke is 12 - 10 and 2 - 8. Other games for ACC teams tonight are Maryland at Virginia. Wake Forest vs. David in the second game before Vaden Whitley called for a time out, and after Vaden regrouped its forces they battled the Patriots evenly for the rest of the night, finally losing by 70 - 65. The Patriots' 6 - 8 center, Isaiah Simmons, bounced four quick shots off the board into the basket to get 8 of Pinecrest's first 10 points. He collected only 10 points during the rest of the game and finished with 18. Bobby Fletcher led Pinecrest with 24 points. Pinecrest led 25 - 15 at the half, but a rally by Vaden cut the Pats' lead to 41 - 40 in the second half. S. Brunswick: Galloway 9, Randolph 2, Smith 18, Swain, Parker. Zarnes, McMillan, Brown 20, Johnson 14. St. Pauls: Montgomery 22, McKoy 8, Pone 6, Sykes 8, McAllister, Ray, Stewart 9, Murph 1, Jackson 12, Johnson 2, McCormick. SECOND GAME H'boro 18 16 20 1569 B'boro 6 16 20 2365 Hallsboro: Hazel 11, Pridgen, Williams 4, Ganus 13, Farrow 29, Bennett 12, I.inville. Bladenboro: Davis 9, Blanks 6, G. Gowens 16, Wright. Alford 22, C. Gowens 12. son in the Charlotte Coliseum, and Clemson at Georgia Tech. Maryland has beaten Virginia in their last seven games, but won by only seven points. 86 - 79, at home on Feb. 4. The Virginia Cavaliers last beat the Maryland Terrapins during the 1971 - 1972 season. This 78 - 57 Vir - gnia victory at home marked the ACC debut of Maryland's I. en Elmore and Tom McMillen. Virginia has been playing well recently. In its last game, on Saturday, it lost by only one point in overtime at Pitt. It was the 24th consecutive home victory for Pitt Maxton, Williams Win Over Clarkton, Rowland By NORM MORTON Maxton and Williams emerged victors in District 1 - A action at the Lumberton Armory Tuesday night. Maxton used a twenty - six point third quarter explosion to rip Clarkton 80 - 55, while in the second game Williams used a fourth quarter explosion of 33 points to thump Rowland. Clarkton started the first game with a defense that thwarted Maxton's offensive efforts. The Eagles maintained a 16 - 10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Blue Devils matched the Eagles point output of 14 points in the second quarter to Pembroke To Meet Marion PEMBROKE Pembroke State University's basketball Braves may face a real problem at Francis Marion tonight if only because they might be looking past this contest in anticipation for Thursday's NAIA District 29 headliner with Campbell. If the Braves remember, they barely won 72 - 69 here Dec. 2 in a contest with Francis Marion. In fact, PSU trailed by six points in the early moments of the second half. Gametime tonight is 8 p.m. in Francis Marion's new Smith Center, which seats 4,000 for basketball. The Francis Marion leaders in the first game were Dennis Sullen with 21 points and Jeff Dean with 18. Pembroke State's leader was Sonny Davis with 20 points. Latest PSU statistics show Davis, 6 - foot - 6 center from Rockingham, as the leading scorer with a 16.0 average and top rebounder with an 8.1 mark. Trailing him scoring - wise are 6 - 7 forward Tom Gardner with 11.5, 6 - 4 guard Barry O'Brien with 11.1 and 6 - 4 forward Howard McLeod with 10.5. Pembroke State, which is unbeaten at home this season in compiling a 16 - 7 record, is only 3 - 7 on the road. Francis Marion, which has a 10 - 9 record, has lost four in a row. There has been some criticism of the Braves playing a game the night before it takes on a tough foe like Campbell. But Coach Lacey Gane scoffs at such talk, saying it doesn't hurt his team. Prior to losing to Campbell last time 83 - 65, he beat UNC - Wilmington 64 - 53 the night before. NORTHERN DIVISION Dist. All W L W L Norfolk State 7 0 16 4 Elizabeth City 4 3 12 7 Va. State 4 3 12 8 Shaw 13 5 17 Hampton Inst. 0 7 2 20 SOUTHERN DIVISION Campbell 4 1 21 3 Pembroke 3 2 16 7 UNC - Wilm. 3 3 8 13 Atlantic Christ. 15 7 17 Methodist 0 0 16 4 Girls Lose LAURINBURG - Sharon Bolton scored 13 points and Sally Hall added 12 as the Pembroke State women defeated St. Andrews 43 - 39 Tuesday night. Hattie Woods paced St. Andrews with 15 points. Pembroke State: Allen 2, A. Bolton 2, S. Bolton 13, Culver 10, Hall 12, Herring 2, Wall 2. St. Andrews: Dew 10, Kennedy 2, Woods 14, Williams 4, Bodle 2, Reynolds 5, Howard 2. Halftime: Pembroke led 20 - 15. College Basketball By The Associated Press EAST Army 84, Pitt - Johnstown 62 Weo. Washington 83, Temple 70 Rhode Island 79, Providence 69 Massachusetts 88. Vermont 83 Delaware 62, Towson Si. 57 Howard 85, Delaware St. 78 SOUTH Stetson 70, S. Florida 65 Marshall 98. Morris Harvey 87 Furman 94, The Citadel 69 Beckley 89, W.Va. St. 86, 3 OT MIDWEST Augustana 78, Millikin 74 SOUTHWEST . Pan American 97, S. Mississippi 78 Arkansas 81, Texas Christian 57 Texas Tech 60, S. Methodist 57 set up a 30 - 24 halftime Eagle lead. The roof caved in on Clarkton in the third quarter as their defensive effort failed. The Eagles led by Tony Leach, Steve Mitchell, Leonard Hall and Willie Murphy burned the nets for 26 third quarter points while the Blue Devils were held to eight points. Maxton matched Clarkton point for point in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Tony Leach's 24 points led the Eagles effort with teammates Steven Mitchell and Leonard Hall adding sixteen and fourteen points respectively. Sixth man Willie Murphy came off the bench to score ten points to round out Maxton's double figure scoring. , In the second game of the evening, Williams winning effort was sparked by Cronie Stephens fine effort of rebounding on the defensive boards. Williams zipped out to a 18 - 13 first quarter lead and then held on to maintain the same margin into the halftime intermission 34 - 29. After the halftime intermission both teams struggled for the first six minutes, both teams guilty of many mental errors that sapped their effectiveness. With two minutes remaining in the quarter the Cobras had chopped the margin to three points on a field goal by Wyuanto Harlee. Cronie Stephens traded field goals with the Cobras James McCallum and then Williams made their move scoring six unanswered points to finish the third quarter ahead 46 - 37. Williams blew the Cobras out in the final stanza as they recorded the highest point total of any quarter in district play, thirty - three points. Switching from a deliberate style of play to a running game, Williams pulled away to the victory 79 - 55. Kim Bryant led the Eastern Division representatives with 25 points while Cronie Stephens chipped in 23 points and seventeen caroms. Graylon Todd added 10 points to round out the double figure scoring for the winners. The Cobras were led by James McCallum's nineteen points. Wyuanto Harlee and David McPhaul added ten points apiece and teammates Billy Davis and William Fields contributed eight points each. Tonight will be an off night in District action with action slated to resume Thursday night with Littlefield meeting powerful Maxton in the first game at 7 o'clock. Tar Heel will square off against Williams in the late game. The winners of these contests will meet for the championship Friday night at 8 o'clock. say "yes" to tomorrow build a home today What are you waiting for? This is one good reason why waiting to build biggest mistake you could ever make. SCARBOROUGH BUILDERS SUPPLY 2200 Favettcville Road, Phone 729 - 6071 FIRST GAME Maxton: Dean 6, Leach 24, Hall 14, Mitchell 16, Billings 2, Murphy 10, McLean, Hall, Wilkerson 2, Troy 2, Brown, Douglas 4. Clarkton: McCall 14, Baldwin, Leach 12, Gore 1, Jones 8, Jones 2, Jacobs 4, Kemp, Lasley, Smith, McDowell 2, McKoy 1, McKoy 11. Clarkton 10 14 8 2355 Maxton 16 14 26 2480 MAXTON PLAYER tries to Leech, 15, in the district 1 - A In the foreground is Edward 80 - 55. (Norm Morton Photo) yes Buying a home is one of the best "tax shelters" Home ownership provides one of the few lax shelters available to a middle income family. For example: If you have a $30,000 mortgage at 9 for 30 years and are in a 25 tax bracket your first year's deduction woufd amount to S2.691.90 for a real savings 1o you of S672.90. In addition property taxes are deductible SECOND GAME Williams: Bryant 25, Stephens 23, Nealy, Todd 14, Keel 6, Hanson, Gore 2, Sykes, Car - terette, Paige 6, Keel 3, McPherson. Rowland: McCallum 19, Harlee 10, Davis 8, Fields 8, Hunt, McPhaul 10, Paige, Branch, Morgan, McGirt, McLean. Rowland 13 16 8 1855 Williams 18 16 12 3379 deflect tap by Clarkton's FendH tournament here Tuesday night. Gore, 33. Maxton won the game a home might be the

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