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10 - Wed., Feb. 26, 1964 Redlands Daily Facts Orange knocks RHS out of CIF playoffs By JOHN W. LENKER In a groat display of fast breaks, ball control, and hustle, llio Orange High School Panthers, champions of the Freeway League, knocked the visiting Redlands High School Terriers out of the play-offs by a Gl-54 score before a standing- room only crowd. Redlands Citrus Belt League co-champions led throughout the first half, but the lead was nev-j er more than six points. The Terriers jumped to the opening lead on free throws by Bob Molenkamp and Jim Gardner. Orange lied the score in i d w a y through the quarter at 7-7, and again at 9-9. first time with two minutes gone in the third period on a basket by 5-8 guard Nyal Leslie. The Panthers increased their lead until at the end of the quarter it was 47-42. The Terriers fought back, and narrowed the gap to 50-51 with four minutes gone in the fourth stanza. Orange then stole the ball twice and scored on lay- ins to put the game out of reach at 55-50. Hank Mercado hit on a jump shot to narrow the margin to 55-52, but Orange then fast-breaked to three quick buckets to increase the lead to 59-52 Steve Hagcn wound up scor -;- Sports < Clay wins by technical KO in seventh ange as the Panther's front line stood 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, Tom McCutcheon, still hampered by an ankle injury, could muster only 11 points. Redlands sank 14 of 20 free tosses to 9 of 12 for Orange. Redlands committed only seven | fouls to 17 by Orange. The dif-' , , . ference was in field goals, asl m « champion of the world By LEO H. PETERSEN MIAMI BEACH, Ha. (UPI) —Tuesday night was the night that was for Cassius Clay. He became heavyweight box- Redlands then jumped to a 15-jing for the Terriers on a 20 foot 9 lead on two free throws byijump shot. Leslie then sank two Molenkamp and baskets by Jim Gardner and Tom McCutcheon. Ray Hurt added a free throw, but Orange came alive for three quick buckets and were only one point behind at the quarter 16-15. On two baskets by Gardner and one by McCutcheon, the Terriers moved to an impressive 22-16 lead. Throughout the second quarter, the Panthers chewed at the lead and tied the score at 29-29 with less than a minute to play in the half. Gary Crowlher then stole the ball, and scored on a lay-up to put Redlands ahead at half-time 31 -1 29. j Orange went ahead for the Crowther free throws for Orange to wind up scoring for either team. Poor Control The Terriers were plagued by poor ball handling in the s^'jiurt ond half, giving up the balljjj a „ eight times without getting off a 1 " shot. Five of these Orange steals came in the third quarter which saw Redlands outscored 11-18. The Panthers, who scored 16 points on full court passes, were led by Leslie who had 21 points. Dave Scott and Paul Ubert each added 11 points. Lcadin the Terriers was Jim Gardner, the 6-5 junior forward, who added 26 points and picked off most of Redlands' rebounds. Redlands was taller than Or- Orange made 26 to only 20 for the Terriers. Commenting on the loss. Coach AI Endeman said, ' - \\'e didn't handle the ball well. Their fast break, and speed hurt us. They moved the ball well, and there were too many times where we gave the ball away without even getting away a shot.'' Box score: Redlands (54) Gardner Molenkamp ... McCutcheon f> Mercado 3 0 FG FT 10 6 0 ?> 11 Orange (61) FG FT Wetlin 1 0 Ubert 5 1 Farley 5 1 Leslie 9 3 Scott 5 1 Brown 1 0 Price 3 0 Owens 1 2 4 Score bv quarters: Redlands 16 15 11 12—54 Orange 15 14 18 14—61 Officials wonder why . . . Two investigations under way By JACK CUDDY i— who was more famous for hist Cassius the poetic I ,r °P' lel ibounded MIAMI BEACH (UPI)—Cas-.loud mouth than for his mitts— scored a victory earlier thanj sins Clay's amazing triumplrwon the sports world's most|his prediction of "he's gotta go; just like he said he would He didn't do it so much with his fists, or his fast talk fori which he is noted, but with an "injury" to his opponent, Charles (Sonny) l.iston. Liston, the first ex-convict ever to hold boxing's greatest crown, called it quits after the sixth round because he no longer could lift his left arm. Liston said he hurt it after the bell sounded ending the first round in one of boxing's greatest upsets. Neither fighter apparently heard the bell and both continued throwing punches. Liston tried to ward off ai Clay punch at the same time trying to throw a blow of his own. There was a pain in his left shoulder and Liston said it grew worse as the fight progressed. Examination Indicates Injury A team of eight doctors said Tuesday night at St. Francis g'Hospital where Liston went immediately after the bout that Sonny had suffered injury to the shoulder sufficient to justify terminating the bout. But the Miami Beach Boxing Commission asked for proof of the pudding. It ordered .Liston's purse Iwithheld until it satisfied itself] that Liston's injury claim was 'legitimate. ' j There were a lot of eyebrows! (raised when the bell signalling of round seven CONTROL — University of Redlands forward Bob Engberg controls the rebound during the Bulldog vs. Claremont game last night. Coach Lee Fulmer's UR cagers won 72-56 to take the SCIAC title for the fifth time in the last nine years. (Photo by John Oliver) OFF THE FLOOR — Forward George Newmyer goes high for the University of Redlands Bulldogs last night as the UR hoopsters scored a strong 72-56 win over Claremont-Mudd Stags on the Currier gym hardwoods. The smashing win gave the Bulldogs the SCIAC championship. (Photo by John Oliver) Stags over "injured" Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight championship touched off two investigations today and caused Liston's purse to be held up. The Miami Beach Boxing Commission withheld the $250,000 "live-gate" portion of Liston's money from Tuesday valuable trophy on a technical in eight because I'm so great." knockout at the start of the seventh round when trainer Willie Reddish and advisor Jack Nilon refused to permit Sonny to continue fighting. Liston, who had secretly been having some trouble with the left shoulder in training be night's fight in which Sonny j cause of mild arthritis, accord- lost the crown on a technical ing to Nilon. said he hurt the knockout at the start of the sev- shoulder at the end of the first enth round because of a strained shoulder. Not until two orthopedic specialists designated by the Miami Beach Boxing Commission have decided that the 30-year- old ex-champion's left shoulder was indeed injured and the commission is satisfied there was no indication of a "fix" will his purse be released. Eight other doctors said at St. Francis Hospital Tuesday night that Liston's injury was serious enough to justify ending the bout. Morris Klein, chairman of the Miami Beach Athletic Commission, said, however, that the decision whether to release Liston's purse will await the report of the two specialists designated by the commission. He stressed that Liston's purse won't be released, if at all, until after that examination. Conducting Inquiry Meanwhile, the Miami Beach City Council disclosed it is conducting an informal inquiry round Tuesday night. "It happened when Clay kept fightin' with me after the bell finished the first round." Lis ton explained. "I was trying to block a punch with my right hand when he hit my left shoulder with a follow-up right-hand shot. The pain increased with each round. Sonny said, until he couldn't stand it. When Clay, weighing 210 '.2 pounds to Sonny's 218, saw from his corner that Liston was not coming out of his corner for the seventh round, he danced to the center of the ring and gleefully held his arms aloft in victory. It was the 20th straight professional victory for the unbeaten 22-year-old Cassius, second youngest man to win the heavyweight crown. Ex-champion Patterson won it the first time at 21. Clay, who was Olympic light heavyweight champion in 1960 and who was mocked recently into one of the biggest boxing]by many as still being the There were no knockdowns but Clay was staggered three times in the third round and was so groggy from left hooks to the head in the fifth that he was lurching about the ring on rubber legs and blinking as he woozily reached out his right glove and kept tapping Sonny harmlessly on the head. At the finish, however. Liston was bleeding from a cut and swollen left cheek that puffed up and almost closed his left eye. His right eye also was swollen. It was the first knockout defeat for Liston in his 37 fights and it broke Sonny's victory string at 28 bouts. Only once before had he been defeated Marty Marshall outpointed him in 1954 after breaking his jaw. Clay stood up in his corner, lifting his arms aloft, as though he were champion. Liston sat on the stool in his Bulldogs down new SCIAC Champions Showing their defensive power coach Lee Fulmer's Uni versity of Redlands Bulldogs corner, surrounded by his han-' locked up the Southern Call dlers. Referee Barney Felix |fornia Intercollegiate Athletic went over to his corner to find out what was wrong. Jack Nilon, one of Liston's managers, said his boxer could not contin-iwin over the visiting Claremont- Conference crown in the Cur ricr gym throne room last night with a resounding 72-56 upsets in history — an upset in which the seemingly invincible Liston, a 7-1 favorite, suffered the first knockout of his career because his shoulder pained world's outstanding amateur, scored his 16th knockout. He appeared to have done it honestly because of his boxing skill in the first, fourth and sixth "so badly it became numb rounds and his youthful rugged- from fingers to neck." ness which enabled him to Clay's purse is not being weather the blows of burly Lis- held up. ton in the second, third and Cassius, the "Louisville Lip" fifth sessions. SKI SALE 14 $495 BIG SAVINGS — BUY NOW! WHITE STAG £ _ _«c QUILTED JACKETS *** 95 Reg. 529.95 WHITE STAG JACKETS AS LOW AS ASSORTED — Reg. 58.75 to 517.95 SHELL JACKETS $2.95 - $3.95 SKI SWEATERS . . . VA OFF SKI PANTS KTSS! $5.95 SKI BOOTS 1 /4 OFF SKIS Reg. $32.50 NOW $23.95 25% OFF BINDINGS SPORTING GOODS (Across From Jr. High School) 65T E. CITRUS REDLANDS PRATT BROS. Cardinals down l\ Monte, move on in CIF San Bernardino high Cardinals remained the only Citrus Belt league power in the running in the CIF playoffs with a 74-61 win over El Monte Lions last night. Redlands high Terriers, co- champions of the CBL were knocked out of the running by Orange high 61-54. San Bernardino outscorcd the Pacific league quint 23-10 in the final quarter to pull out the hard fought w i n before 1.8S5 fans. Coach Dick Adair's Rcdbirds will meet Pasadena's Bulldogs Friday night in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation AAA playoffs. The game will be at Pasadena. ue because he was hurt. So it went down in the records as a seventh-round technical knockout victory for the 22- year-old Lip from Louisville. Breaking Developments Immediately, there were some suspicions voiced. Then in rapid succession came: —Clay shouting in his drcss- Mudd Stags. It was the ninth straight win for the Bulldogs in conference play and gave them their fifth undisputed title in the last nine years. Under Fulmer's guid ance Redlands has won the championship outright five times, tied for the crown twice and finished second twice in his ing room, "you hypocrites i nine years as mentor of the (meaning boxing writers) can't'cagers. WHL standings Denver Seattle Portland Los Angls San Fran Vancouver W L 41 19 27 27 25 28 25 28 25 31 23 33 T Pts GF GA 2 84 244 172 58 220 189 55 192 202 54 173 210 52 184 222 49 195 213 Tuesday's Results Denver 4 Vancouver 2 Wednesday's Schedule Denver at San Francisco Los Angeles at Portland Dr Ross DOG FOOD say it was a fix." —Cal Gardner, vice chairman of the Miami Beach Boxing Commission, announced that Liston's purse was being withheld until two orthopedic surgeons could examine Liston's shoulder to determine whether his withdrawal from the fight was justified. —The Miami Beach City Council said it was considering whether an investigation was in order. —It was revealed that Inter­ nationa] Continental Promoters. Inc., of which Liston is part owner, had a contract with Clay to stage his next fight under its promotion. It gave Clay S50.- 000 for that commitment. Nilon, who took Liston to the hospital right after the fight, exploded when he was informed that Liston's purse was being withheld and demanded that the orthopedic surgeons desired by the Miami Beach Boxing Commission examine Liston immediately. Loss of Feeling One, Dr. Lester Russin. went to the hospital and examined Liston. The other surgeon was expected later. Liston's personal physician, Dr. Robert C. Bennett, examined the ex-champion in his dressing room right after the fight and said Liston had no feeling from his neck to his left elbow. Asked why Liston's purse was ordered withheld, Morris T. Klein, chairman of the Miami Beach Athletic Commission said "We just want to make sure everything was all right." ] At the weigh-in Tuesday,! Klein had fined Clay $2,500 fori causing a disturbance when Clay refused to shut up. The rising doubt of many ringsiders that something may !havc been amiss increased when it was announced that the Redlands finishes the conference season Saturday night a! Whitticr and then will go into the NAIA District 3 playoffs next Tuesday and Wednesday at Pomona College. The Bulldogs will meet Cal Western University in the best two out of three games series. If a third game is needed it will be played Thursday night. The winner will gain the berth in the National NAIA Tournament in Kansas City. Fisher Standout "Center Dick Fisher did a; tremendous job for us." coach lne '" £ iv 'e "the big bear" a re- Fulmer said. "He was sent out!' urn Dou t anytime he wants alto guard Paul Colin, the leagues though there is no contract for leading scorer, and while Fisher i one - But Ll ? ton and hls manag- was on him Colin managed only! 0 ""- Jack ** llo *< aren 1 50 sure 'about it at all. two field goals and two free throws. He usually averages 23 points per game. "Our defensive effort was really impressive. The team was up for Claremont and determined to win. They went out and did a good job. This was probably one of our finest games of the season if not the best," Fulmer added. As a fitting touch to the final home game of the year the UR coach sent in all five of the senior members of the team.- Guards Gary Smith, Dave|held a commanding 42-24 mar- Mohs, Terry Friedlander and|gin with the reserves coming forwards George Newmyer and j in. Gary Loper saw action together Setting the pace for Redlands for the final time on the Cur- were guards Dave Mohs and rier gym hardwoods. Each senior received a strong ovation when they were replaced one at a time before the end of the contest. The Sagehens came out in a zone and 13 minutes later the Bulldogs held a 10 point lead 24-14. The Redlands five continued to move and at the half Liston says he wants to keep on fighting By MILTON RICHMAN MIAMI BEACH (UPI)—Shell- shocked Sonny Liston, who vowed he'd quit if he lost, did a complete about-face today and said he won't. "Sure I want to fight him again," said the subdued ex- champ, wearing souvenirs under both eyes of Tuesday night's astonishing seventh-round technical knockout at the hands of upstart Cassius Clay. And Liston wants to keep fighting. He even did at Convention Hall Tuesday night. "I was the one who made the decision to stop the fight," Nilon insisted, "not Sonny. He said, 'I'll go on.' But I didn't listen to him. His left hand was numb. You couldn't send a man out to fight with one hand." According to Liston's camp, the ex-champ's troubles all began at the end of the first Gary Smith who tallied 15 and 14 points and turned in some strong defensive play. Smith only played 20 minutes while Mohs was in for 24 minutes of action. Fisher who pulled down 11 rebounds was out on the hardwoods for 21 clicks of the clock. Forwards Bob Engberg and George Newmyer each scored eight points as did sophomore guard John Vech. The Bulldogs free throw shooting was sharp as they dropped in 18 of 22. From the floor for the game Redlands hit on a strong 50 per cent of their shots. During the second half with the reserves coming in the Redlands cagers maintained a 20 point lead most of the way until the final seconds. Claremont-Mudd G. F. T. Colin 3 6 12 Mullin 3 1 7 Iverson 3 5 11 Burton 3 4 10 Green 3 4 10 Howell 1 0 2 Glassburn 2 0 4 Totals 18 30 56 The precocious Clay claims;round when he suffered an injury to his left shoulder while! throwing a punch and trying to j block one at the same time, i u - of Redlands G. Complained About Shoulder i Engberg 1 Liston complained about the j Newmyer 2 shoulder, the pain became pro-j i "We'd grab a return bout if igressively worse and by the didn't do the hurting. I did it they arc good enough to give end of the sixth round it was myself so I can't blame him But the next time around, I'll get him for sure. Clay said it would be all right with him if he had to fight Liston again. Garland (Bill) Cherry, attor ney for Liston's Intercontinental Promotions, disclosed the $30, 000 contract with Clay. "Under it," Cherry said, "we can name the date, the site and the opponent." "It figures," he added, "that the opponent will be Liston." Cherry's disclosures did noth ing to stem the sweeping indications that perhaps Clay did not become the new champion on merit But in the books today, it was Clay on top of the boxing world. For Liston, who learned to fight while in jail, it was a SI million payday — if his purse is released by the Miami Beach Boxing Commission. Hold Only Part Actually the commission only had the power to hold up Liston's share of the live gate- about $200,000. It could do noth us one."' Nilon said, "but the [virtually useless, kid (Clay) is going into the! Nilon said Liston had nothing Army for two years and there's nothing anyone can do about that." Nothing? Wants to Continue "That's right, nothing." Nilon repeated. "We're out of business. Sonny will keep fighting, of course—if he wants to." to say when he came back to his dressing room following Tuesday night's loss. It must have been a galling defeat for a man to accept who went into the ring a 7-1 favorite and had said before the fight, "I'll quit if he ever beats me." Fisher 1 Smith 7 Mohs S Veeh '* Dickey 1 Friedlander 2 Jones 1 Loper 2 Pinyoun 1 T. 8 8 3 it 15 8 2 6 2 4 2 Totals 27 18 72 Halftimc score: University of Redlands 42, Claremont-Mudd 24. Undisputed fact Clay loudest of them all Miami Beach City Council was. ing about , hc smm which considering an investigation. made naturally... so naturally it's better "I don't think we will investigate," said Miami Beach Mayor Melvin Richard, "but if any council member asks for one, we will conduct one." So when the loud-mouth Clay woke up today he was sure of only one thing — he was the new heavyweight boxing champion of the world. "You guys just wouldn't believe me but I meant it all along when I kept saying Liston will go down in eight and it will prove I'm great. Now I'm the greatest." But Liston wouldn't buy that. Liston Doesn't Agree Liston is expected to net from the closed circuit television of the bout and radio rights. The live gate drew only 8.297 persons to the Convention Hall here, netting receipts of about $402,000. That meant that pro moter Bill MacDonald had the most expensive seat in the hall to see Clay live up to his boast. It cost him something like S450,000, for he needed a gate of $850,000 to break even. The theater television brought in the loot. It was estimated that 850,000 of the 1,100,000 seats available throughout the United States and Canada were sold. That put So million in the "He doesn't belong in the j kitty, same ring with me," Liston] Clay's total share of the take claimed. "He beat me only be-1 will be approximately three cause I was hurt and Clay 1 quarters of a million dollars. By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer MIAMI BEACH (UPI)—There may be some doubt today as to the validity of the manner in which Cassius Marcellus Clay won the heavyweight championship of the world but undisput ed is the fact that, if not the best, he's the loudest of them all. Cassius will not go down in history as one of the greatest champions of them all. On the other hand, neither will Charles (Sonny) Liston. But the general feeling was that if Clay had the talent to capture the crown worn by such as John L. Sullivan and Jack Dempsey then the Rocky Mountains are a level plain. Cassius was one of the first to mention that homed word "fix." Nobody Mentioned Fix j "None of you hypocrites can call it a fix," he said right out of the clear blue sky or, rather, the smoky evening. Nobody had, to that moment, except maybe 75 of the 100 people jammed into the interview- lack of adoration was complete- Sonny undeniably is weak in the ly mutual. "Watcha gonna say now' young Gaseous demanded of the typewriter critics. "He gonna go in one? He's gonna go in two?" The most succinct question, however, was one asked by the Miami Beach Boxing Commission. Because Cassius was dancing on his toes and waving his arms above his head almost before the bell rang for the seventh round and Liston's advisor, Jack Nilon, threw in the towel because Sonny assertedly could not use his left arm. Said Arm Stiffened He had, it was said, injured his left shoulder in after-the- bell fighting as the gong ended the first round. Through each subsequent heat, it was alleged, the arm had stiffened so painfully that Sonny eventually couldn't fix his own mouthpiece into place. All that the Miami Beach Commission asked for, in its benign attitude, was that Sonny- sit still for an examination by two orthopedic surgeons in room in which he entertained ; whom it had full confidence, the slightly less than adoring! Suspicious as this might seem press. And, to be honest, the it shouJd be printed out that joints. Not betting joints, please. In his own personal physique there must be something suspect. Because when he was training in this city a year ago he as­ sertedly hurt his knee while swinging a golf club for photographers. Ticket sales were not going too well, it was rumored and the fight with Floyd Patterson eventually was held in Las Vegas. Which has a few joints of its own. Something Suspect Anyhow, no matter from which joint you inspected this debacle it had to be slightly suspect—knee, arm or something. Say that the "experts" were disgruntled because they could not see Clay winning from here to Times Square. For one, I still don't think he could. I just wonder what will happen when the Miami Beach Boxing Commission has its own specialists examine Liston's arm; what the Miami Beach City Council in its announced investigation will discover that the Kefauver committee could not—and if anybody ever will find a way to shut Cassius Clay's mouth.

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