The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 11, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Hornung: 'Hasn't Sunk In Yet 1 Chicks RON WILSON ... ... and WALT HAMPTON . . . ... and DON GAINES Score! (Courier News Photos by Dick Hefner) CLUTCH 46-44 VICTORY FOR BHS Chicks Dig Out of J'boro Hole JONESBORO — They've played better basketball this year for four quarters but this was their best clutch job. You've accomplished something when you come out of • 10-point hole and beat the Jonesboro Hunicant in thtir 0m backyard. That's what the Blytheville High Chickasaws did last night, overtaking the Hurricane 4644 in a compelling, AAA-East contest. Fixed with an M record now in the conference th f Blytheville boys beefed up thtir hold on second place and ktipt the fire burning under their hopes of somehow catching up with the league-leading, once-beaten North Ltttla Boek Wildcats. Jonesboro, with visions of moving Into a tit wtft flM Tribe, lost the first time in four games and came out with a M East reading. North Little Rock knocked Little Rock Central 68-52 last night. Because Jonesboro has been playing good ball lately, the Blytheville contingent had reason to fear this trip. The Gold Shirts are hard enough to beat in their own gym, anyway. If the Blytheville boys feared the went, It showed up in the first half. They managed a 10-10 tie in the first quarter but frustration mounted in the second quarter. Jonesboro racked eight straight points before Walt Hampton turned and dropped In one of his soft close ent-handers. * * * Joneabero, however, managed its eight-point lead off and on and stretched it to nine at 28-19 in the last minute. Chickasaw Don Gaines cut into that with a converted rebound, 28-21 at the half. The Chlckasaws, who have not played particularly good second-half ball this year, were a determined group of youngsters in the third quarter and won it 10-fi. Four boys put up points in the comeback, four by Hampton, two each by Ron Wilson, Gaines and then Stan Williams at the buzzer. The Hurricane had roared to a 10-point jump at the start of the third period iBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiimniiNiiimiiiiiiiniiiiiii 1 ^ COURIER NEWS Unhappy Birthday for Shirley Goz Could Tie for Title There was a lot of excitement in the Leachville High gym last night and the Manila Lions made the home Lions work for it but it still came out an easy triumph for Leachville, 62-39. It was Leachville's third win over Manila this year and gave the once-beaten Lions 26 season triumphs. Gosnell completed its 2-A season with a 6-1 mark by winning 17-31 at Lepanto. The Pirates possibly can finish in a tie for first place with Manila and Pocahontas. In 6-B Area tournaments, both Missco girl teams zoomed into: tonight's senior-junior finals at West Ridge; and at Wilson, Dell and Weiner are the junior boys finalists tonight. In Blytheville, the Harrison High Dragons played their last home game of the season and whanged Frenchman's Bayou 7M9. Leachville, going into the game with a share of No. 1 rating in the state, established a quick pace, 13-6 after a quarter, 27-15 at halftime. * + + Manila was out of it 41-28 after three quarters. Both teams were busy at the free line. Leachville sank 20- of-23 free throws, Manila 21-of- 27. Tommy Robins came in with 18 Leacliville points; John Linck 13; Ron Keith 12; Ron Widner 11; Joe Sharp 4, Phil Warren and Reggie Keith 2 each. Mike Deaton, with 10 free points, led the Manila offense with 14 points. Mike Vance shaped 10; John Benson 8; and Preston Tale. 7. * * * Leachville Junior High won the first game 29-17 after taking a 12-6 midway lead. Leachville's scoring: Ronnie Edgin 9; Hugh Rose, Johnny Johnson and Chris Pierce 5s; Tommy Reed 3; and Terry A- piiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiniMiiiiiiiiiiiii | Go me at Goz I Ark-Mo Power Killowat- g ters have a 2:30 semipro 1 basketball game at GosneU I Sunday afternoon. Jonesboro is the oppon- \ ent, a team lead by Ray I Scott and Jerry Rook, big | names in Basketball South. No admission charge. IllllllllillllllllllllliliililllliHliliiniiililllllllHllllllllllllllli dams 2. For Manila: Mike Tucker-8; Bruce Hornberger 5; Mike Hatsher 4; and Tommy Fowler 2. It was Leachville's last junior game of the regular saeson. The Cubs are due to play in the 2- AA North tournament Thursday afternoon at Wynne, the junior record is 21-4. * . * * Gosnell outclassed Lepanto 3218 in the first half and it was easy after that as Richard Mul- Uns swung J6 points. Gary Luzader whipped in 15 and Randy Fry* 3. Other hitters were Dale Lewelling with 6; Craig Pierce 3; and Mike Little 2. The windup put the Bucs at 6-1 in the league. Gosnell's only conference loss was to twice- beaten Hone. Lepanto won the junior battle 51-29.' It was the last regular game for the Baby Bucs. They show just .two wins. Henderson sank 10 points, Murray and Pipp 8 apiece for Gosnell. * * * Missco junior girls haven't lost a game this season but today they lose their defensive ace Shirley Bettard. It's her 16th birthday and she becomes Ineligible for the final game of the season. The Missco juniors itormed into the finals with a 43-27 win over Turrell as Janice Cox burned thenets with 32 points. Linda Clay had 12 for Turrell. The Missco senior* brushed off Keiier 42-tt, behind Bonnie Holleman's 32 points and Judy Wilmoth's 14. But it was the work of the guards who held Keised to just seven field goals guards are Linda Smith, Barbara Whitlow and Kay Shinall. ; * * * In other girl battles at Wesl Ridge, Dyesi juniors eliminated Keiser 36-25 with the 17 points of Carolyn Garey and the 10 by Linda Bledsoe. Kathy Gaither rimmed 18 for Keiser. Dell seniors led Turrell 18-11 at the naif but Turrell reversed the trend and triumphed 48-38. The Turrell tallying: Freida Jones 23 and Ann Murphy 15. For Dell, Diane Armstrong swished 16 and Jackie Games 14. The championship lineup tonight: Missco juniors vs. Dyess at 7; and.the Missco seniors vs. Turrell at 8:30. Dell junior boys whipped Tur- rtll M-3J at Wilson last night for the right to meet Weiner tonight Winner gets the Class B state tournament position. Game details were not available at press time. John Davis hammered 31 points for the Dragons. Larry Pugh fired 17 and Alvin Clay 10. Last game of the regular season for Harrison is Tuesday night at .Wynne. Delores Wheeler scooped 29 points; Hattie Washington 12; and Ruby Riggons 7 as the Pragonettes won their battle 51-41. The Harrison junior boys made it a successful night all around with a 4?-23 win in IJc opener. Willie Washington with 14 points was the show. {i Saturday, February 11, 1967 ^ m PAOS an M liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiii but now was hanging onto a 38-37 lead. Jonesboro's Phil Young fired a two-pointer but Hampton was hot now. He hoisted a field goal, added a free throw and with 6:05 left in the game it was tied 42-42. * * * The excitement was just beginning. It was tied again at 44-44 on high-scoring Fred Mooney's free throw. He missed the bonus shot but Jonesboro nabbed the rebound and finally lost it again on a missed shot. The Chickasaws missed also with a little more than a minute left. In fact, they failed to sink three or four quickies with a strong display of offensive rebounding. Unfortunately, their rebounding was better than their shooting. Nevertheless the Hurricane pulled the final rebound down and began stalling for a last crack. The plan, though, was unsuccessful as Williams broke it. Blytheville had the ball and took time out :46 to go. * * * Fifteen second later Aubrey Bell was fouled by Young and made good, 4544. With :20 showing Jonesboro took time out, then came down for the do-or-die. Deadeye Mooney was elected to try it. This was sound strategy. Mooney had already hit 19 points. He didn't know it men but he was destined to score no more. He couldn't get near enough. Hurling from near midcourt the ball fell short and Hampton caught it, a tall can of corn. Hampton was fouled and the game ended at the free line. * * * Hampton came on to flash one of his better games, collecting 22 points. That's all the record shows but the kid contributed a heck of a lot more than that. Wilson and Gaines showed 8 points apiece. The Chickasaws, brushing off the second quarter as a mistake, finished with a solid 46 per cent from the field. Jonesboro showed 43 per, cent. • ' . Ken Beard Mike Huff and Stewart Jerome led Blythe- theville to a seven-point win in the B prelim. The Chickasaws are idle now until next Friday night against Little Rock Central. The game is booked for Blytheville. CHICKASAWS (46) FG FT F Pts. Gaines 30-02 6 Hampton 10 2-4 3 22 Williams 30-13 6 Peterson 01-12 1 Bell 11-11 3 Culllot 00-00 0 Wilson 40-03 8 Totals '. 21 4-7 14 48 JONESBORO (44) Mooney 7 5-9 0 19 Young 4 0-0 3 8 Singleton 11-21 3 Hudson 12-31 4 Puryear 3 4-4 2 10 Totals 16 12-18 7 44 Scoring by quarter: ChicKasaws .... 10-11-16-.9—46 Jonesboro 10-18-10-.6—44 By MICHAEL A. LUTZ LOUISVILE, Ky. (AP) Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy of the National Football league for the past 10 years, has made his exit from the Green Bay Packers but one of the league's richest rookies, Donny Anderson, is waiting in the wings. Hornung, who missed most of the 1966 season with a pinched nerve, was taken Friday by the New Orleans Saints in the NFL draft to stock the new team:. It's hard to realize that after 10 years I won't be with the Packers next year," Hornung said. "I knew I was going to be on he list," Hornung said. "I alked it over with Coach Vince jombardi and you have to take nto consideration my injury and all.. * * * "It's just that it hasn't all sunk in yet." Whether or not Hdfnuflg will be able to play, for thejjjew NFL expansion club is problematical. Asked if he'll play '.for the Saints, Hornung saiti.^'ijl just have to wait and see.how the shoulder progresses' .'/'^before making any decision. Right now it feels fine." ' ' ~' '' The 31-year-old Hormfllg, once called "the world's grearest living football player," "came to the Packers in 1957 -front Notre Dame where he wa&'isah All- American and Heisman? Trophy winner. At Green Bay, Hornupg Jed the Packers in scoring in-19!8 and 1959 and set a league^scoring record of 176 points in I960. Hornung's performance last season was a' far cry from the Golden's Boy's glory days, but New Orleans Coach Tom Sears is eager to give Hornung another chance in 1967 when the Saints go marching into their first NFL season. Taylor Might Be a Saint, Too NEW YORK (AP) - When the New Orleans Saints come marching in, Paul Hornung will be leading the combo. And Jim Taylor just might be a member of the group. Hornung, the former Golden Boy of the Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame, was the big name aong the 42 veterans selected Friday by Coach Tom Fears of the New Orleans entry in the National Football League. Taylor, who played out his option with the Packers in 1966, is due to discuss business with rreen Bay Coach Vince Lom- jardi before May 1 when he becomes a free agent. The veteran 'ullback, a Louisiana State alumnus, would be a natural 'or the Bayou country. * * * Although Hornung saw limited service last year and did not play in either the NFL title ;ame or the Super Bowl, Fears s confident he still can play ;ood football. Hornung agrees. The 42 players from the 14 ither NFL teams (Atlanta was :xempted) cost about $8.5 mil- ion. That breaks down to about 1200,000 a player. Fears and the New Orleans irass, including owner John Wtecom Jr., made the picks late Thursday from lists provided by he other clubs. They were an- nounced Friday after 'the players were notified. Ea<fc club was able to freeze 29 players from the 40-man unit, that opened the season. New prleans then took one from eacn'ipf the 14 teams. Then two m.qr| were frozen and the Saints picked two more from each. * * .* !,. It was the same formula used last year to stock the Atlanta club, which wound up ..iyith a surprising 3-11 record..^Fifteen players picked by the.jSaints were starters during all of a substantial part of la$t'..season. .Fears took the only two quarterbacks who were maite, available when he grabbed Gary Wood, the New York Giants' No. after Earl Morrall -was injured, and Bill Kilmer, No. 3 at San Francisco.' National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results No games scheduled. Today's Games Montreal at Boston [ Chicago at Toronto New'York at. Detroit, afternoon " Sunday's Games Montreal at New'York Toronto at Boston' •;. Detroit at Chicago;-afternotS Thurmond Hurt The San Francisco Warriors lost twice in the same night, and :he first loss was the one that really hurt. The second loss Friday night was a 137-136 defeat by the Boston Celtics in two overtimes. It cost the Warriors one half game of their relatively safe lead in the National Basketball Association's Western Division, which now stands at 8V4 games over St. Louis . But the first loss cost them he services of All-Star center Nate Thurmond for six to eight weeks. The 6-foot-ll Thurmond frac- ured two bones in his left hand during a scramble in the second period of regulation time. If Thurmond is out for six weeks, he could miss age or two layoff games, I

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