PASS 8 — THE BAYTOWN SUR TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, "1954 Basketball Picture Slims To Dog-Fight Indiana After Kentucky In Cage Rankings By NORMAN MILLER NEW YORK, Jan. 19 —UP—The national college basketball race narrowed down to a dog-fight at the season's mid-point Tuesday as Indiana cut Kentucky's first-place lead to eight points in the United Press ratings, with Duquesne not Jar behind. Fifteen of the 35 leading coaches who comprise the United Press rating board picked Kentucky tops, 10 voted for the Hoosiers, and eight favored Duquesne. Points were di- .vided 318 for the Wildcats, 310 for Indiana, and 287 for the Dukes. Coach Branch Mc'Cracken's Hoos- lers, who won 11 of their first 12 f ames, thus gained ground on entucky (11-0) for the third straight week- Since the Wildcats wrested first place from Indiana late in December, their lead has dwindled in succeeding weeks from 48 points to 42 to 14 and down to its present eight The coaches based their ratings on all games played through Saturday night, Jan- 16. This week's two remaining first place votes were divided between Oklahoma A&M (13-1), which re- -tained fourth place, and Notre Dame (9-2), which jumped all the way from 19th. to ninth place after handing Holy Cross its first setback of ihe' season. - Western Kentucky, another perfect-record power -Kith a 15-0 string, moved up one place to fifth, followed in order by Minnesota (3-2) and California (14-2). each of which advanced two notches. Kansas (73;) dropped : one 'place to eighth, with Notre Dame next and Louisiana State (11-2) tenth, climbing back among the top 10 .after an absence of four weeks. . "'- Oklahoma A&M had 238 points,. Western Kentucky 149, Minnesota 97, California 92, Kansas 73, Notre Dame 50' and. LSy 45. ' . ; , > The balance -of' power nationally thus appeared fairly evenly divided between the South and Midwest, each of which placed three teams among the "top 10. The Midlands, which is represented by few- "er teams than the, other two sections, had two teams, while the East and Pacific Coast each had one team in the select group.. Holy Cross and Duke dropped out of the-top 1* teams this week after being upset The Blue Devils fell to. llth place after being beaten .by Wake Forest, while Holy Cross dropped to a tie lor 12th place with Oklahoma City University after its loss to Notre Dame. Wichita ranked 14th, North Carolina State 15th and Illinois and Oregon State were tied for Wtfe, Niagara came next followed by a tie for 19th between LaSalle and Wyoming. After them came Colorado A&M, Texas, Louisville, Bradley, Stanford, Bice, UCLA, Brigham Young, Navy, Oklahoma, George Washington, Idaho, Texas Tech and Seattle. In all, 34 teams received points in this week's ratings. Ganders, PA Jackets Go At Port Arthur The Robert E. Lee Ganders meet Port Arthur in Port Arthur Tuesday night in a basketball game that could throw the District 8-AAAA basketball race into a free-for-all. . Lee and Port Arthur, along with Orange and Pasadena, are tied for second place with one victory and one loss. Should league-leading Beaumont lose to Ball High of Galveston, the Lee-Yellow Jacket winner would automatically jump into a tie for first place. Beaumont leads the pack with two wins and no losses. Ball is the cellar-team' with losses in two starts. In other district games Tuesday night, Orange plays Pasadena at Orange. • Lee will be out to present the same type of play that upset the Tigers at Orange Friday night. REL hit a good percentage of its field goal shots and controlled the BOWLING JANUARY SPECIAL.' Tailor Made of the Finest Plastic • Wide Selection Measurements Assure You A Perfect Job I Regular $15 Covers NOW Guaranted Two Years 1 Regular 5 Covers........ NOW All Trim Work 10% Off ONE DAY SERVICE KIRKINDALL UPHOLSTERY Highway 146 Dial 7484 Three teams scored shut-outs and another a resounding victory in the Classic Bowling League. Schlitz beat Katribe's, B-udweiser downed Jsx, and Huber Shop turned back Huber .Operators, all by identical 4-0 scores. Humble Ciub beat Regal, 3-1, Schlitz 123 Tot. Warford ...... 155 164 167 486 Tyree ......... 167 160 502 543 Wright '136 151 in 398 Timmins ...... 1S1 181 181 543 Norther 193 196 161 '550 TOTAL V ..... 832 872 822 2526 Katribe's 1 2 3 Tot -Haisler ........ 183 198 157 538 SheweU ..199 173 111 463 Boston ....,:,. 137 160 168 465 Ayres ..127 130 128 385 Kitchell ....... 164 201 138 503 Handicap 9 9 9 27 TOTAL 819 871 711 2401 Sdhlitz Points 4 Katribe'g ........Points 0 Humble Club I 9 S Tot. Locker 126 202 129 457 O'Quinn 123 168 180 471 O'Sullivan...... 198 157 210 565 Pillow 179 166 185 530 King 313 180 205 698 Handicap 9 9 9 27 .TOTAL .....848 882 9182648 Regal Beer 1 2 3 Tot, Braawell 164 175 163 £02 Pigeonne 171 148 192 511 Foster 150 150 150 450 Baker 217 201 161 579 McQuerry 188 158 173 519 TOTAL 890 832 839 2561 Humble Club points 3 Regal points 1 Budwolser 123 Tot Hand 172 189 141 502 Winningham .. 161 161 181 483 Milligan ....... 164 160 126" 450 Navarre ..202 162 201 565 Carter 225 181 159 565 TOTAL ..,,.924 853 788 2565 1 ... 173 Jax Wunsch, R. Wunsch, J. L. . 148 Strobel ;.. 138 Little 224 Wunsch, Ed 1 ... 166 Handicap 2 TOTAL ..... 851 t * Tot 173 173 519 152 143 443 186 144 468 147 166 537 173 159 498 226 833 787 2471 Budweiser •• .....points 4 Jax ..............points 0 Huber Shop 1 Miller 122 Fatten '... 132 Stewart 230 Moskowitz .... 147 Walker ...159 Handicap • 38 TOTAL' ..... 828 * 3 Tot. 152 142 416 151 149 432 177 135 542 162 167 476 132 177 468 42 42 122 816 812 2456 Huber Operator 123 Tot Stewart 142 166 154 462 Nuttall 157 165 179 501 Ward (Av) .... 146 146 146 438 Kleypas ....... 128 135 128 391 DeShazo 176' 172 181 529 TOTAL 749 784 788 2321 Huber Shop points 4 Huber Operators points ' 0 Tulsa Stops Spring Sports TULSA, Jan. 19 —UP—Tulsa University's trustees Monday voted to eliminate the school's spring sports program. Henceforth, Tulsa no longer .will b e represented in baseball, track, golf and tennis. 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Hanson scored 22 points against Orange to emerge as the game's highest sconjr. The Ganders set up a tjgHT defense that kept the Tigers off balance throughout the night. Lee starting line-up will probably be the same: Mitchell Singleton at center. W. R, Mize and Cameron Gates at guards, and Tommy Parris and L. V. Hanson at forwards. The Ganders will play Pasadena in Baytown Friday, night in another district game. Bradley Downs Houston In Missouri V. Game PEORIA, ffl., Jan. 19 —UP— Bradley led all the way Monday night to roll to an 86-71 win over Houston as guard John Kent hit .500 per cent of his field goal shots to rack up 20 points. . The Braves, in winning their llth game in 15 starts, cashed in on the 31 fouls committed by Houston to hit on 36 out of 44 free throws for an .818 average.. Guard Jack Mosher collected IS points for the losers. .The. Braves assigned second - string center Barney' Kilcullen, who stands 6-9, to rid e herd on Houston ace Gary Shivers also a 6-9 center. Kilcullen forced Shivers to shoot from the outside, but even so the big center hit for 16 points before fouling out early in the fourth period. Coach Keained COLUMBUS, Jan. 19—UP—Head football CoachWoodie Haues and his staff of assistants at Ohio State will be retained for the 1954 season, it was announced Tuesday. The university athletic board also announced that Penn State will replace Duke on the 1956 grid schedule. 87 Trotters Eligible GOSHEN, N.Y., Jan. 19 —UP—A total of 87 three-year-old trotters remained eligible Tuesday for this year's Hambletonian Stakes following the tabulation of Jan. 1 eligibility payments. The list of candidates is topped by Newport Star, the champion juvenile trotter of 1953. MathewsWill Learn About Pay Increase MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 19—UP -^Slugging Eddie Mathews may find out Tuesday whether a youngster can give up one job and get another with a substantial raise. It was likely that Mathews could. The youthful Santa Barbara, Calif., baseball player, who led the. major leagues in home runs in 1953 with 47, will confer with General Manager John Quinn of the Milwaukee Braves about his 1954 contract- And Mathews will go into the conference with the announced willingness -to abandon his accustomed- position at third .base in order to play in ihe .outfield if-Manager Charlie Grimm so wishes. "I don't think .we'll .have any trouble," Mathews said about the contract conference. "I'm sure we'll reach an agreement. • The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, announced the signing of outfielders Hank Sauer, Hal Jeff coat and rookie Don Kobertson ~ahd Bruce, Edwards, whom the-cubs .consider a third baseman. They now'have signed 11 players. Sauer expressed the hope that-he could repeat the year he had in .1952 next season in a letter which accompanied his contract and said he was in good shape. The National League's most valuable player in 1952, Sauer broke bones in his hands three times last season and. finished the campaign with; a .263 average and only 19 homers. The Chicago White Sox revealed that they had .signed left-hander Billy Pierce, bringing their list of. satisfied players to 16. Pierce posted an . 18-12 record last season, struck out a league-leading total of 186, ranked second in shutouts with seven and'beat the New York Yankees four times. He was believed to have signed for 525,000. • The Cincinnati Redlegs brought their list of signees ; to 20 with the receipt of. contracts from infielders Rocky Bridges and Connie Ryan, outfielder Lloyd Merriman and pitcher Jackie Collum. , The Philadelphia Phillies revealed that former Yankee infielder George Trnweiss would be the manager of the farm club in the Eastern League. He replace Skeeter Newspme, who will manage Syracuse in the Internatonal League. Unbeaten Webster Plays Bears At Cedar Bayou One of the top basketball games in the state will foe unreeled in Ce-. dar Bayou Tuesday night when Coach Cotton Watkins''Bears meet the unbeaten Webster Wildcats. It's the second get-together for the two squads. Wetoster beat Cedar Bayou earlier this season, 53-45. Webster will carry an unbeaten string of 23 games into the tilt. The 25-AA representative, with one of the shortest teams in the state, has won three tournaments—Webster, La Marque and Lamar Consolidated—while going undefeated this season- /The'tallest player, on the Webster squad is less than six feet. The Bears, of Cedar Bayou, currently leading the .West Zone of District 20-A with two victories and no losses, also boast a fine season record. .The Bears have won ten and lost four and two of the losses was in 'tournament play—to Big • Sandy, in Huntsville and to La Porte at La Marque. ; Coach Watkins' team dusted off La Porte Saturday night,' 45-23. Cedar Bayou, however, will probably be without the services of Aiden Forsythe, the team's leading scorer- Forsythe has the flu : and may not get into the game. Coach Watkins said he may see limited action. The Bear forward was Basketball Results— By tJNITED PRESS Monday's College Basketball SOUTHWEST Rice 80, .Arkansas 55. Bradley 86, Houston 71. Texas Christian 73, Baylor 60. Tulsa 61. Murray (Ky.) 51. West Texas State 67, New Mexico A&M 60. : . . . Wyoming 56, New Mexico 53. North Texas State 72, Trinity (Tex.) 39. . Wilev 72. Grambling 63. East Texas T4, Sheppard Afb 50. Centenary 73, Texas Baptist 64. The oboe is used to give the pitch for the other instruments In a symphony orchestra- chosen on the Huntsville All-Tournament team. , The Cedar Bayou starting lineup will include two new faces. Joe. Frank Robins will replace Forsythe and Gene.Paul Burns has broken into the first five as a guard. 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