Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on March 25, 1968 · Page 9
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 9

Brownwood, Texas
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Monday, March 25, 1968
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Court Keeps Jersey Out Of Playoff By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kentucky Colonels learned last weekend the difference between a bad court and a good court might be the difference between getting in the American Basketball Association playoffs and staying in. The New Jersey Americans, their armory in feaneck. N.J., filled by a circus, came up with a bad court in Commack. N.Y., for their extra game against Kentucky Saturday night to decide the final Eastern Division playoff berth. The teams took a look at the court, decided they couldn't play and ABA commissioner forfeited the game to the Colonels. But Minnesota provided a good court in Minneapolis Sunday and then ran tlie Colonels off it in the last quarter for a 115-102 victory in the first game of the playoffs. The Muskies. who finished second in the division, broke an 89-all tie on Mel Daniels' basket j en route to a 30-13 spree that sent them into the lead in the bcst-of-5 series. Kentucky, trailing 71-57, had tflken an 89-85 lead before Minnesota spurted. Daniels finished with a club record 44 points, including 14 in the final quarter. Darel Carrier had 29 points for Kentucky, which tied New Jersey for . fourth in the division. ' In the' final reguar season game, Anaheim outscored Oakland 147-135 in Anaheim. Les Selvage collected 35 points for the Amigos. his season's high. Gary Bradds was high for the Oaks with 32. In the National Basketball Association, Boston beat Detroit 123-116 in the first game of their playoff and Los Angeles whipped Chicago 109-101 in their opener. Celts, Los Angelas Nab Playoff Wins By THE ASSOCIATED PtlfcSS 'Bill Russell said he didn't have a good game. Jerry West Chicago Bulls 109-101 Ifi thl opening game of the best-of-f Western Division playoff series. "I played Baylor all the way because we needed his outsidS shooling. He was also playing so well, I hated to take him out," said he hadn't rcali/.ed he shot: so well Elgin Baylor didn't say a word. Baylor didn't have to His coach. Bill van Breda Kolff of Van Breda Kolff said after the the Los Angeles Lakers, said it game, in Los Angeles Sunday all after the Lakers downed the, night. w M ! All Elgin did was score .U points, grab 23 rebounds and 1^ *n chip in with eight assists. West, i TO C.OCI6 returning after missing the final ^* three regular season games wilh a groin injury, added a game-high 33 points. In the opening game of the Eastern Division playoff in Boston, the Celtics topped Detroit Sunday 123-116 on the fine all- around play of Russell and the Cage Chart INDOOR TRACK'S veriien of ah air. lift Is demonstrated by star Russian high jumper Valentin Gavrilov (left), who is shown clearing the bar at 7 feet, and pole vaulter Jon Vaughn of UCLA, who i* icaring over 17 feet. Death Takes j BU's Wright \ WACO, Tex. (AP) ~ George Wright. 60, sports publicity di- j rector at Baylor University and ; a former Texas sports writer and editor, died Sunday. ; He had been ill for several i years and had entered Methodist' Hospital at Houston Friday afler j his condition worsened last wee i Wright had been a sports • writer for the San Antonio Light • and several newspapers in the I?io Grande Valley before joining the now defunct Houston Press, in 1944. i He became sports editor of the, Press in 1951 and held the po-i sition until 1955 when he was• named Baylor's sports publicity director. ; Wright grew up in El Campo and attended Rice University, where he was an oustanding freshman football player. He was a football and basketball official. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. B.S. Wright of Raymondville; his widow; three sons Lt. George Wright Jr., of Montgomery, Ala, Lt. Fred Wright of Champaign, 111., and John Wright of Waco; •' and a brother, Hubert G. Wright •: of Raymondville. 1 Services will be at 4 p.m. | Tuesday at the Wilkerson and j Hatch Chapel here with burial i in Waco. Sadecki Fires Blanks at Cal • Houston Runs Win Skein to Eight • j By ED SCHliVLER JR. ney said alter Sadecki scattered Mets 3-0, the Chicago White Sox the spring for Oakland, and Dave Johnson for all three Bal- ] Associated Press Sports Writer four hits over nine innings. "He; boat Minnesota 6-5, Los Angeles. Pavlclich belted his fourth and'timorc runs. ; This is the kind of exhibition, must have pitched that way to-! downed Pittsburgh 4-0 and Bos- filth for Cincinnati. Pete Ward paced the White; baseball season it's been for' ward the end of the season." ' ton whipped Allnala 6-2. The two-run shot by Bando, Sox, who overcame a 4-1 Minne- Manager Bill Rigney—about the. Sadecki finished strongly for a While Sadecki was making a who didn't hit any homers in 47 i sola lead, with a home run and' only tiling he's had to comment, 12-6 record in 1967. baseball look like a marble to games with the Athletics last, two doubles. | on lately is what pitcher has! fj irec O f San Francisco's runs the Angels, it continued to ap- year, couldn't compensate for a Don Drysdalc and Jim "Mud- looked best in shutting out his; Sunday came on Willie Me- pear the size of a grapefruit to sour fielding performance by ca t" Grant combined for a l California Angels. ; Covey's homer off George Bru- ; Sal Bando and Don Pavlctich. his teammates. They committed four-hitler against Pittsburgh al So far ,ifs been San Francis- net in the fourth-inning. ; Bando hit hib eighth homer of four errors, two in the seventh Nassau in The Bahamas. Bob! co southpaw Ray Sadecki. ; j n other games, Houston! ! inn '"8 vvhen No^ 10 " scored five Bailey batted in two Los An- j "That's the best we've seen, drubbed Oakland 11-4 for itsi this spring," Rigney said of Sa- : eighth straight victory, Cincin-, decki's pitching Sunday in the • nati edged St. Louis 6-5, Wash- Giants' 4-0 victory over the An- ington overcame Philadelphia gels, who have been blanked in; 4-2. Cleveland nipped the Chica- ; three of their last four games. ; go Cubs 5-4. Detroit blanked the "I can see why they were ex-1 New York Yankees 2-0, Balti- cited about him last year," Rig- ! more stopped the New York Texan Takes Lead By THE ASSOC1ATL ^ PHESS NBA Playoffs Semifinals Eastern Division New York 128, Philadelphia 117, besl-of-7 series tied 1-1 U'eslcrn Division St. Louis 111, San Francisco 103, best-of-7 scries tied 1-1 Sunday's Results Eastern Division scoring of John Havlicek and Larry Siegfried. In playoff action Saturday night, the New York Knicks and St. Louis Hawks each evened their scries at l-l. The Knicks Boston 123. Detroit 111), Boston b , cat lh * , E , a! 5 l< ; r . n [ ^\* [m hamps. Philadelphia, 123-117 in New York and at SI. Louis, the leads best-of-7 series 1-0 Western Division „ , , . . I-os Angeles 109, Chicago 101. Astern Division champion Los Angeles leads best-of-7 serie < ll;lvvks l °PP cd han * ranclsc °. 111'llM. 1-0 Today's Games Eastern Division Boston at Detroit Western Division Chicago at Los Angeles Tuesday's (James ' Western Division Louis at San Francisco St ABA Final Standing* Easlcrn Division In the American Basketball Association Sunday, Anaheim • tripped Oakland 147-135 to close (ho regular season. Both clubs failed to make the playoffs. In postseason play al Minnesota, the Muskies defeated Kentucky, ! 115-102 in the first game of a I bcsl-of-5 playoff in the Eastern I Division. West hit on 13 of 24 shots from i the field and a perfect 7-7 at the runs. San Jacinto Five Juco Champion HUTCHINSON. Kan. (AP) - . j^f,' 0 n"~Bob'~Rauman' : s 'triple gcles runs. Pavlclich. who socked six ho- 1 Boston was shut out by Allan- Pittsburgh Minnesota mcrs for Cincinnati last season,. | a for five innings, but got going Indiana drove in Hie Reds' first lour; j n th c sixth when Mike Andrews New Jersey runs with a single and his two ; homered. : Kentucky .,, blast, and they won il in the 54 50 3B 30 36 24 28 40 42 42 .692 .641 4 .487 16 ,462 18 .462 18 San Jacinto of Pasadena, Tex.,; Frpd whitiicld's pinch double •f-^'H I III If If runner-up last year, won the anc l Tony Perez'single. II II l-l/'NlWe fXlS'Vr ff\\^f ?^.l™^™&l5^t Washington beat Philadelphia I \~ U HOICIS IVUlTOW Lead in S WC Race sii^r^^ County of Trenton, N.J., 66-64. out in Hie ninth inning. Bcrnic _ i Allen's two-run double brought Two free throws by Terry in Iw0i anrt tne (h i rd scored • . S*l • p\ I lwo "' cc lhrows - v lcrry 'in two, and the third scored'•• ^ ***•• •••**** ^ • ^Vf^rY* Into Closing Round \^™^£]^^^s^^&tem^ ' was 44-2 Mercer's 30-3 , c c . v " e c r • ,i '! row lead in thc Southwest Con- i race. They dropped three to Tex~ .,,,.., ,....,„.. , .,, _, _„ , „.. , " tls «-*• iHLicu h au j. loiirl hv Kcorinn ivo limns in Ine , .... ....•'.. '.. . By RON SPEEH rounds with scores of 63 and 67 W L Pic G B cliarit y linc - " Tilc B roiri injury I have is the mosl aggravating I've ever had. I got tired in the third period and started throwing some sloppy passes but I didn't rcli/e 1 had shot so well," Jerry said. Rival Coach, Johnny Kerr of the Bulls said: "We can beat thc Lakers because they have gone back to a two-man offense." Russell, critical of his performance said, "It wasn't actually thai good a game for me. Normally, in a good game, I'd block more shots and wouldn't get in foul trouble." 11 was when Russell got into foul trouble that the Celtics I ii • ,-• , • • , i i 1 V VV JVllU III III MI,™ rniinm nf nkiaiinmn «')' ^''"^J' V ? if" forellte l)tiseha " ™™ " l)W roM-! as lasl wc>k in their start in coir Associated Press Sporls Writer; was at 204 afler a 74. i placed fhirdNorUieascrn of IT^ L?l*\k**nA* iiM^" in « loward lhc halfwa y mark * ; fcrcnce championship play and ! found themselves in hot water. PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Dave Marr, who fired a 68 Klin* f£in rSr Iowa ! man T '' e Fr ° BSl who s l '' a P " e d ' rest on «* bottom with a 0-3 Boston had surged to a 68-1 52 one-shot lead into today's final victory would clinch a berth in round of the Pensacola Open i the Masters tournament for, WORD'S DERIVATION Floyd, now ranked fourth in the race for the six vacancies in the j kees. Willie Morion i both Detroit runs. Golf Tournament because of a gamble that paid off Sunday. Our good over Texas. .,,,. ...... . ., , . ... Texas A&M, which has lost Lddic Watt yielded two Mcls; on , v two _ lhc snmc as Tcu _ Floyd, who wiped out an prestigious meet al eight-stroke deficit wilh a blaz- j Ga. word zero comes from i hits in the first inning, then he < ^ Augusta ^ lc Arabic term sifr, meaning j and Pete Richcrl, who took over ° ' ! cipher, which in turn is a trans- 'in odist at Austin Friday and Sal- Pistons came alive. IP-day and this series could ei- l Dave Bing ,the league's top ther eliminate one of them or i scorer, held to only seven points has gotten in only four damage both's hopes, SMU is in thc opening half, got hot and ing 64. eagled the eighth hole! PENSACOLA. F... AP) - THI,*,,„,„«.! laUon of the Hindu word sunya ; the rest of the way for• Baltl-, im tant t| , is k & ' scorrs in the Penajacoia open GOK Tour-• meaning void or empty. ' more. Larry Haney batted in : ihn slxlh nic-hPd hitless ball f4 ,' llllo ' s coni l"»''ed to seven for tied with A&M for fourth with a along with Terry "Dischinger , Li nr ih» d rnr Rain : . lllc Kro 8 s - w111 mlx in thc most: 3-3 record but is in much worse ; whittled away at Boston's lead after driving into the woods. Hei na meni Sunday: wac 9Ti varrlc frnm thp Pl'Ppn I Roy Floyd M-70 64—202 was iM >dias iiom me (,ieen, ] Ggorg( , Archer 66-68-69-J03 bill lie Saw a SIX-fOOt Opening \ Tony' Jacklln «M9-48-203 between the trees and went for; °^%'£ 1 ;; thc hole with a three-wood. HELPING HAND Tom Shaw .. ; Bob Murphy The ball stopped 30 feet from i BMeklSn 1 A6-70-68—204 ; tt-67-74— 204 ; M-71-fW—705 ! 66-70-70—207 ! 69-68-71—208 ! the cup, and Floyd knocked in = G«ry P^^............ «;£»£»• the putt for an eagle 3 on the R 0 d punsetn 66-74-6B--203 nar fivn hnlo : - 1 " 8 " Rodriguez 69-73-66—208 pai live noie. Gfly Brew&r 71-70-68-209 "f Piif"t<; it was a pnnrl earn- Bobby Cole 66-70-73—209 j guess 11 wds a gtwu gdin Bob Smi)h 68-69-72-209 ble," said Floyd, who turned in Richard Manmez 69-70-70-209 a 54-hoie total of 202,14 strokes i ^' Uo lf erl .::::::::::::::: %%%-™ under par and a shol in front of Dan sikes J?"?|'J?~?iSi George Archer and Tony Jack-' ^ e0€w ^Vterwai 71-71-68-210, lin. Tom Shaw, the affable; oav.^tockion young man who led the first two ! joh y n 65-70-75-210 | 46-72-72-210 ! 68-72-70-210 NIT Champions Jelled Late By RHKE RECJIT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (API - Dayton only made it into the National Invitation Tournament by a 10th of a 10-game winning streak, but the tourney-wise Flyers certainly knew what to do when they got there. "We had the worst record in the tournamem," said Flyer Coach Don Donoher, "and we had to sweat it out getting into the field. We had to win the last game of the season." The Flyers, who won their last 10 regular season basketball games for a 17-9 record, stretched the string to 14 Saturday by beating Kansas 61-48 for the NIT championship. Last year, the Flyers surpris j we needed a new coach, al- j though seven of those defeats • were by less than six points. This team definitely was as good as last year's team," i But everything seemed to fall | into place in Dayton's last loss, ; at Louisville, Jan. 23. : "We were down'by 16 when i we started Dan Obrovac at cen- j ter the second half, and lost by lone," Donoher said. "Obrovac i was a new kid after that. We're bigger and stronger at center ! with him than we were last Uf the NCAA tournament that UCLA won again Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Bruins clobbered North Carolina 78-55 as Lew AJcindor scored 34 points. Ohio State upset Houston 89-85 for third place. With sparkling Don May and three other starters back, Dayton was poised for another great year. "When we were 7-9 in January," Donoher said, "I thought Cirpel Piths sod Sp«tj «• glue Lustre re-bright< color?, lejves nap n«ffy. Tto,?yse electric for $1 ? day §t g rU |, May, who won the Most Valuable Player award, hit 17 of his i 32 points in the second half ;when the Flyers broke a 25-all I halftime tie and pulled away to second NIT title in 12 tries, ton won in its last appearance in 1962 after five second • place finishes. ! May, a 6-foot-4 second-team Ail-American, who became Dayton's all-time high scorer in the victory, also topped The Associated Press All-Tournament ! team. ' Kansas, which finished with a :g2-8 record after its first NIT, ; placed Jo Jo White on the first five. Others were Larry New- of Long Islaud U., Elnardo GUNS * SUNS Webster of St. Peter's and Bob Whitmore of Notre Dame, which I beat St. Peter's 81-78 for third I place. | Weekend Fights ^By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j BOSTON - Renaldo Victoria,! i 139, Pittsfield, Mass., and Jerry I Graci, 140Vz, Arlington, Mass., I drew, 12. I SEOUL, Korea — Choi Sung! Kap, South Korea, stopped Man} fredo Alipala, Philippines, 7, I middleweights. ON INDIAN AIRLINES i NEW DELHI (AP)-Indian ! Airlines carried 1.4 million passengers in 1966-67, compared ; with 1.2 million a year earlier, ' an increase of 17 per cent. : The number of airline passen: gers in India has doubled in ! the past 10 ' shape than the Aggies, The Aggies host Texas Chris- i lavc lost only two. llan at College Station Friday ; The firsL parl of lhc week ls and Saturday and could climb . . ' ... f up around the lead should they ; lakcn u » wlUl nonconfcrcncc win them both. Baylor doesn't \ games, Baylor playing Abilene have a conference game this j Christian, Nicholls Slate and week and has a 4-2 record, the [ Southeastern Louisiana and Tex- same as the Aggies would have i as Christian meeting Sam Hous- should they tumble the Frogs. ! ton State twice. Baylor plays Texas Tech plays three games Lamar Tech Friday and Satur- with Rice al Houston, two Fri- day. who j ar| d finally went ahead 93-91 at i the end of three quarters. 1 But with Havlicek scoring 11 of his 25 points and Siegfried seven of his 21 and Celtics stormed back for the victory. Bing lopped Die Pistons with 30 points. And Player-Coach Russell contributed his 'poor' game total of 15 points, nine assists and 31 rebounds. Lew Tops in NCAA • Bruins Wear Fourth Crown • By DAN BERliER i LOS ANGELES CAP) •- Tow- \ ering Lew Alcindor was named | today as the outstanding player j in the national collegiate basket- j I ball championships after lead- 1 | ing UCLA to its fourth title in , I five years. i The Bruins crushed previous- ', j ly unbeaten Houston, 101-69, Fri-; ! day night and then came back i lor a 78-55 triumph over North ; i Carolina in the title game Satur- \ | day. The 7-foot-Hz Alcindor \ scored 53 points and hauled j clown 34 rebounds In the two j ! games. j ; He is the fourth player in his-1 1 lory to be voted the honor two \ years in succession. The others are Bob Kurland, Oklahoma • ; State, 11M5-4H; Alex Groza, Ken- j ; lucky, 1948-49; and Leery Lucas, Ohio State, 1960-61. j Three other Bruins were named to the all-tournament: team. With Alcindor on the se-; loci five were Mike Warren, Lucius Allen and Lynn Shackcl- forcl. The fifth man was North Carolina's Larry Miller. Player of the year Elvin Hayes of Houston failed to make it. Shackelford was accorded the , honor on the basis of his 17 points and great defensive play < in the victory over Houston. Allen and Warren set (he tempo of the game early in the finale Allen wound up with 30 points for the two games and was all over the court against the Tar Heels, stealing passes on the Bruins' full court /one press. Warren svas the court general, guiding the offense and keeping North Carolina's fine sophomore Charlie Scott fairly well bottled up. Bui Alcindor was the real story. He tossed in 34 points. He blocked nine Tar Heel shots, live of them off the hand of 6- foot-10 Rusty Clark. And Lew even stole the ball at midcourt and dribbled in to score a crowd-raiser early in the second half. "They are by far the greatest basketball team I've ever seen," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said. And most of them will be back next year. "We are going to have a fine team," UCLA coach John Wooden said. "I hope we will be back to defend our title. I wouldn't trade our chances with anyone." In the game for third place, fired up Ohio State came from behind in the second half to beat Houston, 89-85, as burly Steva Howell scored 26 points. VOTi FOR We Morgan & San loa .ELECT Edward Gorrett YOUR Representative (This Is Not A Paid Pol Adv.) SAVINGS A ND LOANS OMN A SAVINGS ACCOUNT AND EARS' A QfNfRQUi P1VIDENO-PAID QUARTERLY in»yr»d up 10 $15,000 LOANS pflSQNA T© IUY, BUlie QR SOUTHERN SAVINGS ft LOAN ASSOCIATION Good Service Is Our Business! ALIGNMENT f BRAKE SERVICE • MUFFLERS INSTALLED • TIRM5 Brownwaod General Tire & Alignment \Vesl Cowwberce Day or N On the Circle 643-6288 iYIRITT J. (f||) GRINOSTAFF and STATi RIPRiSINTATlYI

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