The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 9, 1967
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Coach vs. Ref UCLA Wavers By RON RAPOPOUT I it either. Associated Press Sports Writer j North Carolina State's next •John Wooden and his UCLA basketball team still are up in Washington wondering whether they'll escape with their unbeaten string intact, but Norm Sloan game is Wednesday against third-ranked North Carolina, which edged Duke 59-56 Saturday on Larry Miller's lay-up and Bob Lewis' free throw in en 0141115 jiiim-v, UMI titJi in Diumi aiiu Jjuu Jjovio net and the North Carolina Stale I the last five seconds, squad are glad just to escape UCLA's other games this " '•"' week are bolh at home, against California on Friday and Stan from Maryland. Wooden's Bruins face Washington tonight, and the Huskies • can take heart from Washington • State's performance Saturday •"against UCLA. The Cougars, only 5 : 6 for the season, actually '•led the top-ranked Bruins at one point in the second half before succumbing 76-67. ••'••"S * . * + -: •- Lew Alcindor, UCLA's great sophomore center, left the game for a while midway through tSie second half when he incurred ;his fourth foul with the Bruins leading 52-48. The Cougars went ahead 54• 53, but UCLA regained the lead and put the game away when Alcindor came back in the game State, during the closing minutes. Lew ™~~ --finished with 28 points. ford on Saturday. Second- ranked Louisville, idle Saturday, plays Southern Illinois Wednesday and Bradley on Saturday. Fourth-ranked New Mexico which bounced Seattle 80-60 Saturday, faces Wyoming Friday and Denver Saturday. Fifth-rated Houston, idle over the weekend, plays West Texas State Saturday. * * * Texas Western, No. 6, com pleted a two-game sweep o: Southern M ssissippi Saturda 76-63 victory anc Wednesday faces West Texas . As for North Carolina State's problems, they came at tSie hands of Maryland and a referee's reaction to Sloan's displeasure at the officiating. Maryland's Jay McMillen had missed the second of two technical fouls that referee George Providence, No. 7, was knocked off in overtime by Can isius Saturday 79-73, despite 4 points by ttie Firars' Jim Walk er, the nation's leading scorer Providence plays Oglethorpe Tuesday and Duquesne Satur day. Cincinnati, No. 8, had to gc into double overtime Saturdaj cai IOUIS inai reieree ueurge iniu uuuuie uveiuuic oauuiuaj Conley called on Sloan, when I before finally edging North Tex the coach reportedly shouted, "Isn't that too bad." Conley said the game was over with Maryland the winner 60-55. There was 1:15 left on the dock. * # * Afterwards, Conley stayed in the dressing room and refused to discuss the incident. Sloan said he didn't want to talk about SfN/OR BOWL MISSION: as State 74-71. Cincinnati play Dayton Wednesday and St Louis Saturday. Kansas, No. 9, crashed Okla homa 97-73 and plays Missour Saturday. Mississippi State, tie with Bradley for 10th in the pol bounced Georgia 92-63 Saturda> while Bradley edged Drake 77 75, Proof He's Big QB ByRONSPEER Associated Press Sports Writer MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Virgil Carter was a man on a mission in the Senior Bowl, and the Brigham Young quarterback can now contentedly return to studying statistics and' mathematics; S ''The passing whiz proved to $. .-himself he can play with the. big Ii; boys of college football, admit'! ting, "That is what I was out to i| do." i! Carter, who led the nation In ;j total offense last fall with 2,545 $ yards running and passing, j guided the North to a 35-13 v.i.c- - -tory over the South in the 18th annual Senior Bowl Saturday. * * * The slender sharpshooter hit en seven of 12 passes for 121 yards, and tossed touchdown strikes of 43 and 16 yards. "I was out to prove I was a good quarterback," Carter said after pocketing check for $1,000. his winner's ,. "I was very disappointed aft- in the Blue-Gray Mon»*)mery two weeks ago, and deep down in my heart I was determined to er playing game at North in the Blue-Gray game but hit on only six of 20 passe and was benched throughout th second half when his team staged a winning comeback. Carter pointed out he w helped by the bruising runnin attack led by Bob Grim of Or gon State, Harry Wilson of Ni braska and Ray .McDonald < Idaho, who helped roll up 26 yards rushing for the North. + + * The pro scouts at the gam had their eyes on Grim, wh caught a 43-yard scoring pass and set up two other North touchdowns with long runs. Wilson, who gained 120 yards rushing, and McDonald, who ran for 88 yards, also boosted their pro chances. So did Bubba Smith, , All- America end from Michigan State who led the North defense that yielded Only 23 yards rushing. Smith was voted the North's top lineman and the game's most valuable player. Grim was chosen the North's best back. Terry Southall, who threw two touchdown passes for the South, was named the Rebels' top back and linebacker Ken Avery of Southern Missis- do" better." j si PPi was cnosen tne Soutn ' s '•-"Carter was the starter for the I best lineman. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiituiiiiiiniiuiniiiiitiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" COLLEGE !iiiii!iinii;iiiiiiiiiiujiiiiiiniiiniiiiiMiiiiiiiniiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiK y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST Princeton 77, Yale 75 Canisius 79, Providence 73, ot St. John's, N.Y., 57, Rh. Is- and 55 Cornell 96, Harvard 62 Villanova 80, St. Bonaventure 2 Penn 4, Brown 60 CONY 75, Upsala 42 Army 63, Seton Hall 54 Boston College 101, Navy 76 MIT 70, Bates 55 Springfield 80, Tufts 78 Niagara 76, NYU 68 Fail-field 72, Holy Cross 68 Colgate 88, Bucknell 68 Mass. 77, New Hampshire 73 Connecticutt 58, Vermont 49 SOUTH North Carolina 59, Duke 56 Davidson 97, W. Virginia 93, ot Wake Forest 84, Virginia 77 Florida St. 61, Miami, Fla. 60 Maryland 60, N.C. State 55 Mississippi St. 92, Georga 6? Tennessee 77, Alabama 52 Tulane 99, Georgia Tech 91 Clemson 80, S. Carolina 68 Florida 87, LRU 70 Wash., Md. 82, John Hopkins 1 W. Virginia St. 98, Mowis •larvey 90 Wheeling 81, Shepherd Col. 61 Auburn 67, Mississippi 56 Grambling 84, Southern 80 The Citadel 81, Richmond 79 S. Carolina St, 91, Bethune- Cookman 88. MIDWEST Northwestern 93, Michigan 73 Wisconsin 79, Purdue 76 Iowa State 67, Missouri 61 Michigan St. 76, Illinois 74 St. Joseph's, Ind. 84, Evansville 73 Notre Dame 68, Air Force 56 Ohio St. 78, Minnesota 56 Marquette 68, DePaul 65 Wichita 70, St. Louis 68, ot Penn State 70, Kent State 62 Iowa 84, Indiana 73 Cincinnati 74, N. Texas 71, 2 Ot Bradley 77, Drake 75 Kansas 97, Oklahoma 73 Nebraska 67, Oklahoma St. 57 Marshall 79, Bowling Green 74 Western Mich. 72, Ohio 70, ot DePauw 92. Ball State 91 Valparaiso 102, Butler 73 Chicago Loyola 91, Washington, Mo. 69 SOUTHWEST New Mexico 80, Seattle 60 Tex. Western 77, S. Miss. 63 S. Methodist 80, Tex. A&M 63 Rice 65, Baylor 56 S.W. Texas St. 91, McMurry 64 Trinity, Tex. 96, Angelo St. 85 Pan Am. 83, St. Benedict's 73 Tex. Christian 96, Texas 82 Arkansas 70, Texas Tech 65 Arizona St. 73, Arizona 67 PAR WEST UOLA 76, Washington St. 67 Colorado 71, Kansas St. 68 California 74, Oregon 61 Utah State 89, Utah 76 Denver 75, Wyoming 70 Stanford 85, Oregon St. 51 Colo. St. U. 90, W. Texas 72 iiliiiniiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiniiliniliii' Cage Pros iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiNiiiWiiiiuiiiiliiiiii National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'hila'phia ioston .... New York Sncinnati Baltimore Unites Is Torrid in Bowl But a Big Break Cracks it By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Johnny Unitas threw more passes and completed more than anybody ever did before, but Baltimore needed a break in the last minutes to beat Philadelphia m the Playoff Bowl 20-14 Sunday. ' Unitas fired 33 times and iound his target 19 times-both records for the National Foot- Ball League's seven-year-old I got in the way of Ray Berry, the Colts scored with 14 seconds to go on a one-yard run by Tom Matte. * * * When the big break came, Philadelphia had led since the second quarter when Concannon and King Hill led the Eagles to two touchdowns and a 14-10 margin at halftime. Some 58,088 fans turned out to see the runners-up of the East San Fran. . it. Louis ... )etroit jos Angeles Chicago ball League s seven-yc<u-u- see tne runn ers-up or ine &a game between runners-up—but ern an ,j western Conferences. the great Colt quarterback hit, Hill q uar terbacked the Eagle; only once for a score. _ _ to their first touchdown, hitting . And the Eagles, seven-point underdogs, seemed on the road t» an upset until Jerry Logan Stole a pass in the dying moments of battle from Jack Concannon to set Baltimore up on 'the Eagle 35. ' Aided by a pass interference call at the six, when Jim Nettles Ron Goodwin a key 12-yard pass at the Colt five and scoring him self on a one-yard sneak. Jumper Defender BOSTON (AP) - Six-time ' winner John Thomas was en' 'tered today for defense of ms high jump championship in the 41st Knights of Columbus track i meet Saturday night it the Bos'. ton Garden. Thomas, a former Olympic and Beston University star, now ii a probation *fficer. Then * * Concannon completed four straight passes and the Eagles moved 60 yards to score on a two-yard lunge by Israel Lang, a 232-pound fullback judged the game's most valuable player. The Colts opened the jcorinj with a 23-yard field goal by Lou Michaels in the first quarter then tallied on a 14-yard pass from Unitas to Berry. Another field goal by Ml chaels from 14 yards narrowei the margin to 14-13 in the third period, but it didn't look like Baltimore would catch up untl Logan'* crucial steal. Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. . 39 28 , 23 15 8 .907 .718 .523 .395 .182 Western Division .659 .462 .405 .390 .378 9 16% 2U4 8 lOte 11 12 Saturday's Result* Cincinnati 125, Chicago 112 New York 129, Baltimore 126 San Fran. 110. Boston 108 Sunday'* Resulti Phila'phia 117, Chicago 10* St. Louis 117, Detroit 115 Cincinnati 126, Baltimore 94 New York 121, Los Ang'es 118 Today's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Game East-West All-Star Game San Francisco at Hockey IIIIIIBIIllM^ W. L. Pt«. 18 u ? I 8 10 * New York Chicago Toronto I 5 n Montreal 15 14 Detroit « 20 Beston » 20 Saturday's Results Toronto 5, Boston 2 Montreal 4, Detroit 3 Sunday'* Results New York 2, Montreal 1 Boston 3, Chicago 1 Detroit 3, Toronto 1 Today's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Tht Vitw from Hare ED HAYES IF THE LEACHVILLE LIONS ARE THE NO. 1 HIGH school basketball team in the state again this week (the ratings come out Tuesday), and there are a number of substantial reasons why they should be No. 1 for the second successive week, they can thank their rivals in Mississippi County. The Lions the last two weeks leaped over neighborhood foes Blytheville and Manila to bag back-to-back tournament championships. Leachville is not the only club to pull off a stunt like this but when it happens in Northeast Arkansas, buddy, it's important. This is the hot corner of basketball. Blytheville, Leachville, Manila, Jonesboro, Dyess, Miss- co, Paragould, Cash, Turrell . . . they're all consistent big names in a major sport. * * * I'm sure John Widner didn't plan it that way but his Leachville Lions saved their best game—at least their best Of the previous two weeks—for the championship game of the Northeast Arkansas deal at State College. Leaehville needed a ripping good game and the Lions produced it against Manila. "I guess some of the people were wondering if we even belonged in the top 10, the way we've been playing," Widner offered. "Of course, I don't want to take anything away from the other teams in the tournament. There were some good teams in it. The competition was good. "I tried to tell the boys what they were up against . . . but all the talking in the world doesn't do any good. After all, they're only kids." * * * . . How many times have you heard other coaches voice the same complaint? Well, not really a complaint: just one of the li'1-known problems coaches daily face, When a group of athletes are good, they know it. Shoot, there's nothing wrong with that. A team that's going places needs confidence. They can be as meek as they want off the court or fiejd—and should be—but in the battle the meek inherit zeroes. But the one degree of confidence too much is the stuff upsets are made of. * * * And that's what the Leachville coach feared, especially coming out of tournaments such as the Holiday in Blytheville, going against the BHS Chickasaws who were No. 1 at the time, and Jonesboro. "Our kids were so high for that one," John said. And so at State College "they were still living the week before." Nevertheless, two tournament championships in two weeks. "Real happy," the Leachville skipper confessed. * * * THE BLYTHEVILLE COACH HAD SOMETHING TO fear also. They went to Pine Bluff with a 4-0 record in AAA-East to play a pack of Zebras who had yet to win a league game. Of such ingredients are upsets made. Remember? This is where the loss to Leachville probably came in handy. The Chickasaws knew what they had to do and they had to do it without one of their regulars. They needed to win to stay on top in the state's biggest league and keep their good name to impress the voters in the Associated. Press poll. The Chickasaws, you see, still hope to regain their No. 1 poll position against Leachville here the night of Jan. 17. Of course, there are a few matters beforehand, for both. Blytheville must play Jonesboro here Friday night ... and Leachville has a Friday date at Marmaduke and a Saturday nighter at home against Paragould. * * * Anyway, the Chickasaws went to Pine Bluff with 6'3 Don Games unsuited (he can't even go in for a layup yet). And Pine Bluff was ready. Buddy, I mean ready. But so was 5'8 Bill Peterson the regular fireman who became a regular regular Friday night. How did he respond? With 23 points and his best varsity game. Everytime he banged a basket, a Zebra would call out: "Who's man is that?" They finally found out. He was Ely- theville's man. * * *. After the game a restaurant delivered sack lunches to the players on their Chickasaw Athletic Club-chartered bus but Peterson passed. Said he just didn't feel like eating. "No, I wasn't sick," Bill said Sunday afternoon. "It was the longest game I ever played. I was really pooped." Not only was it the first full varsity game the senior played: it went into overtime. Like everyone else who sat in on the game, Peterson thought Pine Bluff was vastly underrated "if they played any other gai.vs like that one." * * * Dwight Williams hoped his Chickasaws could visit Pine Bluff and escape with a victory and no more injuries. It was too much to hope for. In the excitement of the overtime, manager Harold Kinnell painfully whacked the back of his hand on the official table. He is not expected to miss any games. Reef Raiders Stumble In Last Half and Hogs Win Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News -_Mon_day, January 9,1987 ~ Page Nln» Basket Wins for Langley and Mead's They All Hit in Y Battle Mead's Cl&thiers defeated Hudson Barber Shop 68-54 in the first game, and Langley Auto Sales clipped Randall Company Steelers 78-56 in the second game of YMCA basketball league play Saturday night. A sub-par third period was the Hudson men's downfall as they played on even terms in the first quarter at 14-all, and were behind by only four points - intermission. Clothiers stuffed 18 points to for the Barbers in the third eriod and nullified a good Barer recovery in the fourth, when ach team canned 22 points. RAZORBACK NO. 2 SCORER IN SWC Dallas. Texas Ronny Brewer was Mead's top producer with 24. Gerald Wicker hit 16; Max Ray 12; Jerry Brewer 10; and Don Burnett 6. Bob Thompson was high for Hudson with 18, while Terry Parnell scored 16; Charles Cronk 10; Charles Sexton 8; and Carl Parnell 2. * * * In the second game, Langley's Auloists wasted no time, going out front 16-7 in a relatively slow first quarter, and upped their advantage to 39-25 at intermission. The winners quickly subdued any signs of a Randall rally In the last half, and wpn going away. Every man in the Langley lineup scored at least two points, led by Gale Downlng's 19. Larry Thompson scored 15; Bill Lanclon 14; Fred Austin 10; Ennis Johnson 9; Bill Langley 5; Morris Finley 4; and Wayne Sanders 2. For Steelers it was Allen Crawford 16; Steve Handley 11; Bill Daniels and Bob Hicks 8 each; Rocky Booker 7; Ray Hendrix 4; and John Mayes 2. Second half of the league schedule is to open Wednesday night. SMU Up on Top Once More By DENNE H. FREEMAN Associated Press Writer The unflappable Southern ilethodist Mustangs occupied leir customary spot atop the outhwest all chase Conference today, but basket- had to hare it after the first week of lay with Christian. surprising Texas The defending champion Mus- angs clipped Baylor 85-83 in vertime then coasted to an 807 victory over Texas A&M in Christian, sparked by leadeye Wayne Kreis, tripped 'exas Tech 71-65 and displayed ts offensive firepower in a 962 romp over Texas. * * * Texas, rated to be one of the eague's favorites, started the veek off well by whipping Ar- kansas 71-62 at Austin before falling to, the Horned Frogs. The Longhorns are lumped in a tie for third place with A&M, Rice and Arkansas, all with 1-1 records. The Agies beat Rice 69-66. The Owls upset Baylor 6558 and Arkansas clipped Texas Tech 70-65. Baylor and Tech are alone In the cellar. SMU gets a stern test Tuesday night at Austin when it meets Texas. The Mustangs en- [tertain Rice at Dallas Saturday night. TCU battles Texas A&M Tuesday night at College Station and has an off day Saturday. * * •* Arkansas is at Waco to en. gage Baylor Tuesday night and entertains A&M Saturday at Little Rock. Texas hosts Texas Tech in a day game Saturday at Austin. Rice meets Texas Tech in Lubbock Tuesday. Baylor hosts Arkansas Tuesday, but is idle Saturday. * * * Charles Beasley of SMU paces conference scorers with a 22.5 average. He had 30 points in the Baylor game. Tommy Rowland of Arkansas, the second leading scorer in conference play with a 19.5 average, leads all shoters over the season with a 20.5 average. Southwest Conference teams play no intersectional games this week. They have a 30-49 won-loss record against non-conference oponents. Kememuer Pay Ycur P..per Boy F 1 GUARANTEED I BRAKE RELINEl i Your choice of three high quality m ^ Firestone Bonded Brake Linings «• FAYETTEVEXE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks caught Texas Tech in a second half lapse, then spurted past the Red Raiders for a 70-65 Southwest Conference basketball victory Saturday. The Razorbacks disposed of a five-point halftime deficit midway through the second half as the Red Raiders lost the ball four times and committed six fouls. Tommy Rowland, Arkansas' leading scorer, put the Razorbacks ahead to stay 49-48 on two free throws with about 11 minutes remaining. Rowland paced the Porker attack with 20 points and David Self added 19, getting 10 in the inal 10 minutes of the game. Billy Tapp led Tech with 18. The victory was the first in conference play for Arkansas after losing its opener to Texas. The Razorbacks are 3-8 overall. Tech is 1-10 for the year and 0-2 in the SWC. Mongolia Is In MEXICO CITY (AP) Mongolia is the first country to register for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, the Olympic Organizing Committe said Sunday. Mongolia will sent 38 contestants to the games, 24 men and nine women. Hanson Ncmcd NEW YORK (AP) - Victor R. Hanson of Los Angeles, former assistant attorney general of the United States, has jeen named a vice chairman of the Amteur Athletic Union's law and legislation committee, it was announced Sunday. inniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiininiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Musashi Nakano 145%, Japan, knocked out Api dej Silhiran. 143V«, Thailand, 3 Nakano won Orient welter weight title. GOOD BETTER BEST GUARANTEED 10,000 MILES OR ONE YEAR GUARANTEED GUARANTEED 20 000 MILES 30,000 MILES OR TWO YEARS OR THREE YEARS INSTALLED EXCHANGE Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Plymouth and American compacts. Other cars slightly higher, Includes all this work: •Replace old linings and shoes witn Firestone Bonded Linings. • Adjust brakes for full drum contact • Inspect drums, hydraulic system, return springs and grease seals. 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