The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 6, 1967
Page 8
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COLLEGE lliiiiiiMBiiiiiiniiiii 1111111111 " 1 ! 1111111111 " 1 " 11 """ 111111111 "" 111 " Basketball Scores 5y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday's. Results Arkansas Slate 76, Abilene Christian 70. Southern State 83, Hendrix 56 Ouachita. Baptist 90, Arkansas Oklahoma Christian College 100 John Brown University 95 Southern University 95, Arka nsasAM&N86 Arkansas State Junior College HI Memphis State Freshmen 76 Oklahoma Freshman 94, Fort Smith Junior College 70 East Princeton 66, Harvard 59 Cornell 81, Brown 69 Yale 71, Columbia 61 Penn 71, Dartmouth 47 Penn St. 67, Army 57 .St. Bonaventure 91, Duquesne 00 Syracuse 67, Mass. 59 Fordham 68, Pittsburgh 59 Boston Coll. 92, Holy Cross 74 LaSalle 125, New Orleans Loyola 80 Rutgers 72, Bucknell 70 Niagara 80, Dayton 74 Canisius 90, Baltimore Loyola 71 American Univ. 73, Gettysburg 65 Manhattan 88, Seton Hall 73 Connecticut .109, Maine 65 Allegheny 68, Grove City 63 Geneva 66, Carnegie Tech 56 Boston U. 81, Brandeis 66 Wesleyan 75, Amherst 73 Colgate 67, Lehigh 64 "••••- South N. Carolina 85, Maryland 77 Louisville 65, Cincinnati 57 Florida 83, Vanderbilt 75 Kentucky 105, Louisiana St. 84 Mississippi 56, Tennessee 53, 95 Georgia 68, Alabama 60'"' Duke 91, W. Virginia 75 W. Kentucky-95, Middle "-Tennessee 62 Navy 77, Virginia 75 Marshall 96, Toledo 81 Tulane 96, NYU 87 Southern Illinois 79, Chattanooga 56 Georgia Tech 102, Notre Dame 87 •--•'•' South Carolina 77, Wake Forest 60 ; . .;.,.., ;• William and Mary 91, The Citadel 57 : '-•'- "•'Midwest Illinois 93, Northwestern 83 Michigan 86, Purdue 74 Ohio St. 90, Wisconsin 84, at Oklahoma 71, Colorado 66 Missouri 60, Oklahoma St. 56 Nebraska 67, Kansas St, 59 Chicago Loyola 98, Iowa 87 Kansas 68, Iowa St. 50 Indiana 82, Minnesota 81 Wichita St. 63, St. Louis U. 61 DePaul 79, Marquette 74 Bradley. 103, Creighton 85 Miami, Ohio, 67, Xavier, Ohio, 49 Indiana St. 91, Depauw 80 Marian 111, Huntington 74 Earlham 106, Wilmington, Ohio, 61- Mich. Tech 94, Moorhead St. 84-.- '••'-Detroit 92, John Carroll 71 Eastern Illinois 92, Eastern Michigan 81 Western Michigan 65, Kent St. 6 Southwest Texas Western 61, Tulsa 53 New Mexico 81, Arizona 50 Rice 89, Tex. Christian 81 Albuquerque 106, Southern Colo. 74 Baylor 93,' Texas A&M'65 ', Southern Methodist 91, Texas Tech 75 . Far West UCLA 40, Southern Cal. 35, ot Oregon 67, Portland 56 Idaho 57, Oregon St. 56 Utah St. 113, Brigham Young 88 Washington St. 69, Gonzjaga 64 Montana St. 70, Colorado St. 69 Stanford 80, Air Force 65 Washington 95, Montana 79 California 73, Denver 68 San Francisco St. 85, Humboldt 69 THAT'S A FOUL, SON — The camera catches Manila Junior High's Tommy Fowler fouling Blytheville Papoose Newell Jerome. Blytheville won 'the game here last week 25-17. The Paps' game tonight is at Annie Camp in Jonesboro, tipoff at about 7:30. (Courier News Photo) AT SHAMROCK Visitor Winner Five of the top six semifinalists in the KTA bowling tournament at Shamrock over the weekend were local "shooters "but Bob Conners of Union City, Tenn., emerged with.the top prize. The Tennessean outgunned Dale Bratton of Blytheville 211-184 in the final game. He won $138. Bratton collected $100. •*• + * Bratton and Shamrock Celtics Running And Winning BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics are racing at top speed and fans are shouting "They're off" in the team's stretch drive to overtake . the '" Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Division. "We're running more and, as a result, getting more shots — just the way we've done in the past," Boston player-coach Bill Russell said Sunday after the Celtics' 137-121 romp over the Cincinnati Royals. The free-wheeling Celtics exploded for 71 points in the first half and breezed to their 12th victory in 13 games, as well as their sixth straight over Cincin nati this season. The Celtics started out slowly against the Royals in their nationally-televised game, falling behind 10-4. They closed tiie gap to one point, 19-18, at the eight- minute mark. Then Cincinnati ace Oscar Robertson suffered a split lip in a rebounding jam with Boston's John Havlicek. The Big 0 required six stitches and sat out the rest of the way, with his mates becoming disorganized in his absence. Russell turned playmaker as the Celtics pulled away from a 32-28 first period lead. He set up six field goals with nifty passes in the second quarter and made only a token appearance after that. owner Johnny White produced two of the lop series in the tournament, a 729 by Bratton and a 70!) by White. Shamrock's Curt Vought was lop qualifier for 10 games, 2134. Bratton was second with 2112; White 2058; Vaughn Shownes 2041; G. L. Trusty of Forrest City 1923; and Bob Littrell 1914. Hottest game of the two- day show was delivered by Bratlon who hung a 10 pin and had to settle for a 279. Vought wrought a 272; Shownes 268; White 266; and Trusty 265. Counting the Blytheville men, 37 bowlers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas took part. * + + Was it a success? "Very much," stated Tom Justine, Shamrock manager. "They tell us it was the biggest tournament they've ever had." The monthly tourneys have been going more than a year now. Results from Tuesday Twlllgh League last week at Shamrock: Jean Bardner 188-559; Joan Mtkla 188-510: Janet Byrum 497; and Be ty Krech 197. Drelfus Jewelers ml ed 897-2606. Farmer's Community League: Harry Lutes 511; Theo Gurley 51i Bill Shaffner and J. P. McPall 212 Dean Plercn 210: and Jim Nowll 197 C&G Gas had 1072-2963. Me Cann's Land Agency and C&S Ga are tied for first place with 7 records. Following are Hood's Fly In'g Service, Homo Gin. Phillip Ford and Campbell's "68'' Expres This league meets Thursday at 7:L p m , Is made up of farmers In th area and has been going four year TUESDAY TWILIGHT W L Dreifus Jewelers 56 28 Hood Plying Service 49 35 Jack's Shoes 4514 38' Randall Co. , 41 43 Spencer El 40',i 43' Decker Ins 30 45 Katz Jewelers 38 46 Hays Jewelers 27 57 Cage Pros National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday's Results Baltimore 109, Cincinnati 99 New York 102 Detroit 101 St. Louis 119, Chicago 111 Phila'phia 104, San Fran. 127 Sunday's, Results Boston 137, Cincinnati 121 Detroit 114, St. Louis 104 San Fran. 142, Chicago 141, ot Phila'phia 130, Los Ang'es 123 Today's Games Baltimore vs. St. Louis at Memphis, Tenn. Tuesday's Games Los Angeles 'at New York S»n Francisco vs. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Detroit at Chicago Boston vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland • St. Louis vs. Baltimore at St. Paul, Minn. Randall Overtime Winner Only one game was played in YMCA Men's League Saturday night, Randall Company edging Hurst Piano and Organ Company in overtime 61-59. The second game was won by Pepsi- Cola on a forfeit from Mead Clothing Company. Hurst's Musicians held a slight lead through the first half, 11-10 after a quarter, 2623 at haHtime. Steelers charged back with an 18-13 third period and a precarious 41-39 advantage going into the fourth. It was all even at the buzzer and Steelers pulled it out in extra time. The Wew from Here ED HAYES Allen Crawford hit 26 poin to lead Steeler scoring, and Rocky Booker caged 17. Others getting into the scoring were Steve Handley at 8; Bob Hicks 6 and Jerry Hill 4. For Hurst, Paul Tolson was leading scorer with 23, while Dwight Wren posted 10; Bob Turner 8; Lewis Walters 9; Eddie Garner 6; and Ron Beard 3. * + * Next league games are scheduled Wednesday, Ark-Mo Handy Flames taking on league-leading Phillips Ford Sales in the 7 o'clock game and Langley's Auto Sales playing Pepsi-Cola in the finale. Fun In the Sun For All the Family! Swimming - Boating - Horseback Riding- Tennis-Golt'Archery-Hunting-Fishing In the Beautiful Hills of the Ozarks Horseshoe Bend Estates Franklin, Ark. CSW' SHIRTS, SHIRTS SHIRTS "We guarantee the finest looking shirt in town at lowest prices." 22 ea. or 5 for $1.05 • No other charges • On hangers or folded • Delivered or at our plant or branch on Airbase Hwy. Charge Accounts Welcome! LAUNDRY-CLEANERS "Appearance At Its Best" Ph. PO 3-4343 Blytheville (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, February «, 1MT - Page Eleven OVERTIME THAW RESCUES UCLA Don't Stall Us, Warns Coach Suest Columnist WOULD YOU MIND TERRIBLY IF I LET A FORMER coach perform part of my art for me today? The guest columnist "is Johnny Bearden, erstwhile coach of the Leacliville High Lions. He has a few words to say about the Blytheville-Leachville basketball series and when you read them I believe you'll wonder why someone hasn't uttered them before, even though the last Chickasaw-Lion duel is still warm in memories. * * * Pens pal Johnny: "The Leachville-Blytheville series for this year is over. I was fortunate onough to see all three games and now that they are over, my dominant emotion has to be one of PRIDE. "Pride in what? Pride in the fact that Mississippi County has two of the finest teams in the entire Mid-South. Pride in the conduct of the young gentlemen that make up these two fine teams—of the excellent sportsmanship displayed by the students and fans of both towns in the face of circumstances that meant so much. "In these two games the players and their coaches showed that they not only could be good losers but also gracious winners. These two teams were so evenly matched that the winner was nearly always in doubt. * * * "We in Leachville are extremely proud of the Lions. We think they are the best, but I'm sure mat the Blytheville fans and student body still feel that their Chicks are the greatest. "This is exactly the way they should feel, for isn't this the type of loyalty that has made America the greatest? "In contests as closely contested as these, it's a shame that one team has to be labeled as the loser, but when two teams, their coaches and 3,000 fans can get together and play and cheer their hearts out and still part friends, can there really be a loser? * * * "Only in a democratic society such as we are privileged to live in, do team sports really thrive and make sports spectacles such as the Lions-Chicks series possible. "Isn't everyone who is fortunate enough to be a part of all ttiis really a WINNER?" * * * . . And What a Record! For the record, for tourists and for the folks who stayed home to watch the commercial spectaculars on television, the BHS Chikasaws and LHS Lions met three times this season. Keeping up chronologically: The first meeting was in Blytheville, Jan. 31, the championship game of the Holiday Tournament. Blytheville was ranked No. 1 in the state at the time. Both were undefeated. Leachville won 46-41 and used the triumph to rocket into the No. 1 position in the state. * * * The clubs met again in Blytheville as part of the regular non-league schedule on Jan. 17. This was the night when winter blew snow across the cotton plateaus and laced the highways with ice. Did the fast-breaking storm keep fans home? I'm sure some stayed home but there was a capacity audience nonetheless. The fans were rewarded like fans in this cozy corner of the state were never before rewarded. Regulation time wasn't enough for this one. One or two or three overtimes? Not enough. It turned into a classic of five overtimes. I was there but I'm still not sure it happened. Blytheville won 53-46. It was Leachville's first loss of the season. And stands .today as the Lions' only defeat. The game grabbed national publicity. ' Last Tuesday's anticlimactic battle was won by the Lions in Leachville 46-39. + * + I could've written the same words that my good friend Johnny Bearden wrote in the top portion of this column but I don't think they would've meant as much. I mean because I earn bread with words. Besides, even though Johnny is a man of the soil, I'm not sure that he didn't put it better than I might have. I must remind though, that following the implausible five- overtime superspectacular (surely it was mass hypnosis, wasn't it?), I wrote in one of my columns that the closeness of the contest, I felt, brought citizens of the two communities closer together. Anyway, the words Johnny Bearden wrote were words that needed to be thought, spoken, written and published. I'm personally pleased he strung them together so well. overtime as Bill Sweek stole the Skip Higley branded Vander- ball twice for scores and Lew j bill with 22 points at Gainesville Alcindor, who led all scorers i as Florida held third in the SEC PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (APjiwilh 13 points, added another with a 9-4 mark. -It was something out of the basket. Dale Stevens' layup with four Highly-regarded Tennessee I change of tempo did not sur- also had problems, losing to'prise UCLA Coach John Wood- Mississippi 50-53 in overtime,'en. But he warned others who By MIKE KECHT ssocialcd 1'ress Sports Writer Southern California, once a!and remained in an 8-2 tie with •arm spot on UCLA's schedule, | Viindcrbill for the Southeastern irned suddenly cool last weck- nd and almost froze tvie lop- try it. "In the long run, the stall will Conference lead. ' kill the teams who employ it," UCLA remained the only ma- \ he said as he prepared Ms club anked Bruins out of college|j or sc hool with a perfect record!for home games this weekend askntbair.s unbeaten ranks. w h cn Toledo lost to Marshall 96- against Oregon State and Ore- Only a thaw during an over- mi' period enabled the liruins overcome the Trojans 40-35 81, the Rockets' first defeat aft-jgon. cr 14 Iriutnphs. Fifth-ranked Princeton, which USC came within one last shol: beat Harvard 66-59 for a 17-1 aturday, run their victory]of leaving the perfect list vacant!record, has been the only other (ring to 17 and avoid the upset after two free throws by Lucius ranked team faced with a f the season. i Allen tied Hie score for UCLA at The rest ot the Top Ten cored relatively easy victories, xccpt ninth-ranked Vanderbilt, vfiich fell victim to hot-handed 'lorida 83-75. Jolf 'Miracle' 31-31 with 2:19 left in regulation time. The shot missed, however, and UCLA broke the stall in freeze. But the Tigers survived, beating Dartmouth 30-16 earlier in the week. Toledo could blame its fall on George Stone, who scored 31 points for host Marshall. look of golfing miracles, tho .tunning upset victory of Tom Mieporte over Doug Sanders in he $110,000 Bob Hope Desert ioW Classic. It was a triumph for a 37-year- i|d teaching professional who seldom plays the money tourna- nents and never was famous during the five years he journeyed over the nation on the 'GA lour. His PGA winnings ast year were $890. But this likeable, good-looking ather of seven, with an eighth expected at his winter home in 3oca Raton, Fla., came through under pressure to win an admit- ,edly welcome $17,600. He broke a tie with Sanders on the 18th green with a 12-foot )utt for a birdie, a final round 19 and a 90-!iole score of 349,11 strokes under par. basket. Southern Cal was bombed by the Bruins twice earlier, so the at Oxford, Miss. seconds left burned Tennessee Overt/me in Church League First Baptist No. 2 defeated First Methodist 45-41 in double overtime; and First Baptist No. 1 trounced Trinity Baptist 55-38 Saturday in YMCA Inter-Church League. First Presbyterian received a forfeit when Steele Nazarene failed to make an appearance. * * * The opening game was a dingdong battle. Score was tied 11- all at close of the first period but Methodists tottered on , a slippery 21-19 advantage at rest time. Baptists built a slight lead in the third on a 12-7 effort; but Methodists reversed it in the fourth 12-9 and a game ending tie. Neither team tallied in thft first overtime, but Baptists whipped up a quick one-two punch in the fourth and sat on it. Baptist No. 1 had no pushover against Trinity. Winners were ahead 9-7 and 22-15 at the first two rest stops. 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