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Hope M Star SPORTS .Key Games on Weekend <for Bobcats By RALPH ROUTON •(• Star Sportsw rite r (Now past the halfway mark in conference play, the Hope Bobcats head Into Ihe final turn before the 4-AA wide tournament with (wo Important homo games (his weekend. Tomorrow night brings the slumping Texarkana Washinglon Lions 'to Jones Field House for junior and senior games, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Lions are presently 4-3 in district play, still good enough for second in the 4-AA West Division. Y Saturday evening brings the Camden Lincoln Wildcats into town for another pair of con- (ests, and Lincoln has a couple of shooters that rank with the bos! around. Earlier the Bobcats dropped a 51-40 decision to the "Wildcats at Camden. Now 2-6 In region play, the Bobcats are practically out of the round-robin championship fight, but six more big district gamos remain. This gives Hope three more weeks In which to gathei up forces before (he district (ourney late this month, whlchde- termlnes the four state tournament representatives from 4-AA. This will be the first conference mnet in several years, as for the past few seasons the round- robin records alone had determined who went to state. Therefore two wins in the final toruney would stick a (earn In (he semifinals, thus assuring a state berth. Straying away from basketball a bit, I would like to mention cttrat the spring sports are not far off, as the HHS track and golf team.s began pre-season practicing this week. The Hope High tracksters should have their best year ever on the new track's third spring. Most of lagtjeair's squad tip back, and many good perform^fs, mpyp up from a strong Bobkitten team of a year ago. Head Coach Ronnie Higgins will be In charge of the track program, and he has a full schedule of meets which will be listed soon in this column. Also, the Hope golfers began working out this week at Hope -Country Club. Coach Jim Jordan will direct the team, which Is returning three lettermen for the four-man squad. The golf matches will be harder to report, since this writer is one of those returning lettermen. The team will take on many more matches this year than the TTst, when the locals were 2-3. —*hls season the golfers likely will have around 16 matches, and this added competition could allow Hope to Improve from 4th lit the conference of last year. Son Diego Golf Cast Is Familiar By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) - The cast of golf stars was familiar, led by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Bflly Casper, but the setting and the name of the tournament were new as play began today in the $150,000 Andy Williams-San Diego Open. The scene is the 6,7 92-yard, par 36-36-72 Torrey Pines Golf Club course, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it had never been used in the 15 years of this winter event, Singer Andy Williams' name was pinned to the tourney in keeping wUh the trend toward entertainment personalities emerging into golf sponsorship prominence, Before Jt was always just the By .SU Player Packing in the Crowds By TED MEffift Assoelated Pfess sports Writer- You could call Pistol Pete Maravtch the Babe Ruth of col» lege basketball, Me draws the fens fo watch Ws fantastic shooting in much the same manner as the late Stilton of Swat did baseball fans when he was hlttlnf home runs for the New York Yankees* Whether hts team wins of loses, the sophomore senation for Louisiana State has been getting his average of 45 points per game with several bursts of 50 or more points, Maravleh did it again Wednesday night even though LSU lost on the road to Auburn 74-69, He threw In 49 points, Including a streak of 25 In a row at the start of the second half, and set a southeastern Conference season scoring record of 793 with eight games still to play. "It was just an average game," Maravleh said after he had erased Bob Pettlt's old SEC scoring mark. Pettlt, former LSU All-Amerlcan, tallied 785 points In 25 games during the 1954 season. Maravich's 25 points in a row is believed to be a national collegiate record. In fact, he accounted for 31 of LSU's 37 points In the second half, Maravtch's heroics overshadowed the 72-71 squeaker sixth- ranked New Mexico scored over lOth-ranked New Mexico State In the only game Involving teams In The Associated Press Top Ten. Greg Howard's free throw In the closing seconds gave the Lobes the victory In the see-saw struggle on their home court at Albuquerque, N.M. Howard, who had been thrown out of two games already this year, one last Saturday when Arizona ended New Mexico's 17-game winning streak, said the Aggies tried to get him mad by crowding him. "I wasn't about to get thrown out of this game," Howard said later. "I Just told the referee about It." Ron Sanford, with 23 points, paced the Lobos, who at one time led by;nlne points at 63-54 with six minutes left. The Ag- gies rallied to tie at71-7Ion Bob Evans' free throw with eight seconds on the clock before Howard was fouled and converted the winning point. New Mexico's season record now Is 18-1, New Mexico State 17-3. Don May scored 21 points, Including four straight baskets at the start of the second half, to pace Dayton to a 64-56 home court triumph over Xavler of Ohio. In other major games, all home court successes, Louisville edged Drake 67-66, Toledo drubbed Western Michigan 8371, Navy downed Georgetown, playing our own game—and that D.C., 89-85 In overtime, Temple means heavy body checking, defeated St. John's of New York And the referee will have to like 62-55 and Iowa whipped Purdue It or lump It." Franco Nones, HOPE (MN(| SfAIr Mdtitf ty Offiif Hockey National Hockey Leftftie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1 Chicago 3, Toronto 2 Boston 6, St, Louis 4 Pittsburgh 4, Oakland 1 Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2 Today's Games New York at Detroit Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Friday's Games No games scheduled U.S. Hopes Dim in the Olympics By JOHN FARROW Associated Press Sporrs Writer GRENOBLE, France (AP) An Italian pulled off one of the biggest upsets In Olympic history In cross country skiing; but any such prospects for the U.S. hockey team have .faded after three losses — two In the stand- Ings and one In the hospital. The U.S. team, which must meet heavily-favored Russia on Friday, had nursed some hopes of winning a surprise medal until Craig Falkman suffered a severe leg sprain and slight dislocation, and the Americans fell to Sweden 4-3 Wednesday without him. The U.S. lost to Czechoslovakia 5-1 on Tuesday, "It hurt us," said U.S. Coach Murray Williamson. "He was playing great and we were forced to use a defenseman In the attack. Falkman will not play again In these Olympics and we will miss him." Falkman, a 24-year-old salesman from Golden Valley, Minn., had scored once and assisted on a goal by Len Ltlyhom of St. Paul, Minn., as the Americans led 2-1. Then the veteran slipped and crashed against the boards while chasing an iced puck. Williamson -and Swedish Coach Arne Stromberg sharply criticized the Canadian referees. "The referees sure had quick whistles around the creases," U.S. defenseman Doug Volmar said. "The Canadians usually complain about quick whistles In European play, and then It Is a Canadian who calls It against us." With an 0-2 record and without Falkman, Williamson planned a revision In U.S. play, saying European teams have trouble with the heavy body checking customary in Canada and the U.S. "We laid off the Czechs and virtually did the same against the Swedes," he said, "but now we realize we can only win by 27, did what the Americans have all but failed to do when he won the 30 kilometers cross country ski race. No one outside of Scandinavia and Russia had ever won the race before In the Games. Nones led all the way, edging Odd Martinsen of Norway and defending champion Eero Maen- tyranta of Finland. U,S, ski hopes also suffered a jolt when ace Billy Kldd of Stowe, Vt,, fell in practice Wednesday, San Diego Open, Thanks to Williams'affluence, and a benefit angle aimed at the Salk Institute of biological studies, the purse was raised from last year's $65,000 to $150,000, This does not include the $15,000 }n prize money for the two-day pro-amateur competl. tion which wound up Wedges, day, Bob Goalby won the San Diego open }ast year, It was worth $13,500, He's back again shoot, ing for $30,000 top money, SOMJNAR TABLES By RICHARD ALDEN KNJGHT The schedule of Splunar Periods, as printed below, has peen tafcen, from Richard Alden Knight'sSOLUNAR TABLES. PJSB your (lays so that you will be fishing in good territory or bunjtjRf ifl goad cover during these times, if you wpsh to find, the i»s{ sppri that each day has to offer. flje Major PfripsJS are shown in boldface type. These be* gi,« at tbe Un»?s §hpwn and- last for an hour and a half or two lw>urp thereafter. Tfee MJftor Periods, shown in regular type, e of spnjeyfeat shorter duration. Use Centra! SJaftJSrd Upie. A.M. MAJOR Date Feb. 8 9 10 U Pay Minor P.M. Jl;55 12:35 '135 6:05 7:00 8:55 2:45 3:40 4:50 5:30 6:30 7:25 8:?5 9:?5 94-87 despite 31 points in a losing cause by Rick Mount, Also Cincinnati took Wichita State 99-85, Marquette conquered Chicago Loyola 71-57, and Holy Cross vanquished Fordham 85-76 behind Ed Slu- dut's 36 points. On the road, Marshall eked out a 69-68 victory over Miami of Ohio and Bowling Green whipped Ohio U. 78.68, West Virginia overcame Georgia Tech 79-75 at Charleston, W.Va., while at Arlington, Va., George Washington beat Virginia Military 60.59 on Garland Plnkston's basket from the cor* ner in the last two seconds, Unbeaten Long Island, No, 1 in The AP small college pojj, made Jt 15 in a row by edging Rider 55.52 at Trenton, NJ, Howe// Hits at Buzzer for Wcfory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Hawks had the Boston Celtics right where they wanted them. At least, they thought they had. There were six seconds left \n the National Basketball Association game at Boston Wednesday night, and St. Louis had a 10J- 100 lead and the ball out of bounds. But, the Hawks threw the inbounds pass out of bounds and Boston took over. The Celtics set up Bajley Howell, and his shot went in at the buzzer for a IOHOJ Boston victory. In the first game of a doubleheader at Boston, Philadelphia trounced San Diego 125-103. New York edged the Bullets li-J-lU at Baltimore in the only other NBA game. In the American Basketball I I KfDDlE COUPS—Janet Lynn, 15, (left) Is the youngest member of (he United States Olympic team competing In the Winter Games at Grenoble, France, the Rockford, III., skater spun through a recent practice session. The .youngest participant In the Olympics, 13-ycnr-old Lee Myunjoo of Korea, executed a Jump during practice at Grenoble's speed skating rink. Basketball Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Wednesday's Results New York 114, Baltimore 111 Phlla'phla 125, San Diego 103 Boston 102, St. Louis 101 Today's Games San Diego vs. Baltimore at Chicago Detroit at Chicago Cincinnati vs. San Francisco at Oakland Los Angeles at Seattle Friday's Games Detroit at Boston San Francisco at Los Angeles New York at St. Louis Chicago at Philadelphia Puck Lost to Everyone for o Time ABA Wednesday's Results New Orleans 111, Oakland 107 Denver 97, Dallas 87 Houston 133, Pittsburgh 112 Indiana 106, New Jersey 105 Today's Games New Orleans at Anaheim Minnesota at New Jersey Denver at Indiana Friday's Games' . Pittsburgh at Oakland \ Denver at Kentucky ..,..,„-. Wednesday' s~ College'' Basketbal I By THE ASSOCIATED PRE^S East ,:V.'.'' ' LIU 55, Rider 52 -V LaSalle 74, Lafayette 45 Seton Hall 66, lona 64 Temple 62, St. John's, N.Y., 55 Penn State 79, Syracuse 76 Holy Cross 85, Fordham 76 Colgate 101, RPI 68 Amherst 78, Trinity, Conn., 52 . Williams 69, Wesleyan 67 Maine 84, St. Anselm's 72 South : Louisville 67, Drake 66 Auburn 74, Louisiana Sate 69 So. Carolina 89, Clemson 74 Geo. Wash'n. 60, VMI 59 Navy 89, Georgetown, D.C., 85, OT W. Va. U, 79, Ga, Tech 75 ' Florida St. 93, The Citadel 50 Richmond 102, E. Carolina 78 Marshall 09, Miami, Ohio, 68 . Atlantic Chris. 99, Guilford 82 New Orleans Loyola 100, Centenary 97, OT Midwest Cincinnati 99, Wichita 85 Iowa 94, Purdue 87 Marquette7i, Chicago Loy. 57 Bowling Green 78, Ohio U. 68 Depauw 99, Ball State 79 Toledo 83, West. Mich. 71 Dayton 64, Xavier, Ohio, 56 Butler 79, Valparaiso 76 Evansville 101, St. Joseph's, tad,, 83 fod. St. 95, No. Illinois 84 Southwest New Mox, 72, New Mex. St. 71 Pa,n Amer. 104, St. Mary's, Tex,, 85 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Small and elusive, a National Hockey League puck can be difficult to follow. John McKenzie and the Boston Bruins were certain they had seen it go into the St. Louis net, Al Arbour and the St. Louis Blues would swear It didn't and referee Bob Sloan wasn't exactly sure. It all happened In a wild third period ruckus during Boston's 6-4 victory over the Blues Wednesday night. In other •games, Montreal dropped Philadelphia 4-1, Chicago shaded Toronto 3-2, Pittsburgh turned back Oakland 4-1 and Minnesota overcame Los Angeles 4-2. Ed Westfall's three-goal hat trick for the Bruins was overshadowed by the lengthy argu- — ment precipitated by Mc- Kenzle's goal. The Boston right winger broke down the right side and shot from about 18 feet out. The puck apparently entered the St. Louis net and bounced out. As McKenzie raised his stick in the traditional slaute to a goal, St. Louis defenseman Arbour skated off with the puck. The red light snlgifying a goal never went on and Arbour skated towards the Boston net and beat goalie Ed Johnston. The Bruins' bench exploded and, led by Coach Harry Sinden, rushed Sloan and goal judge Rich Sweigel. Moments later, Sloan reversed the call, awarding the goal to McKenzie and disallowing Arbour's. Now the Blues argued and Arbour and Barclay Plage r wound up with 10-mlnute misconduct penalties. Plager also drew a garni? misconduct. St. Louis fans threw debris on the ice and it took 17 minutes before the game was resumed. In Montreal, the East Division leading Canadiens whipped Philadelphia, leaders in the ex- ope Girls, eQueen Here Tonight By RALPH ROOfoN Star Sportswrlter After a near two weeks layoff, the Hope Lady Cats return to action this evening at DeQueen, faking on the Leopardetts at 6:45 p.m. The Lady Cats, 19-4 for the season, had previously scheduled this game for Friday afternoon, but Coach Charlotte Gibson announced the change yesterday afternoon. And It should be a welcome after about (en practices of scrimmaging each other to play another team. After a team, especially on a girls learn with guards and for- .wards, .with enough scrimmaging each person knows exactly what everyone else Is going to do. And on a good team like the Lady Cats, this could bring along frustration. DeQueen has a fair ball club, even though they were beaten by Prescott, whom the Lady Cats have defeated several times, And they could play the Hope girls again In the district semifinals, should they beat Prescott In the first round. Hope's first action in next week's big District 7-A West Senior Girls tournament at Prescotl will come in the semis on Friday night, as the Lady Cats play the winner of a game to be played between Prescott and DeQueen a couple of days before. That lo- , fill cat gam? wilt be stated to start at 8:30 p.m. ftext Ff Ida?, But the Lady Cats have their last fepIar^sfchetJutedfgimeon the evening of the 13th, every* body's lucky number. TM girls will hav$ to speed Up to','Uttle Rock to play Joe t, RoWK&Mi, a tough team that will Veff ffke- ly be around for the siaftfjClass A Meet in frescolt In twofceeks. the Lady Cats badly need this game against a good team before the district, so that they will know from recent experience the feelings in a close game filled with pressure. Joe f. will probably be high as heaven for the Lady Cats, since Hope Is the only t&am In a long while to beat firadley, who has beaten J^oe T. ttefore. Bradley also won the Jo$;T. Invitational, long considered the best girls basketball toUriiamt-nt In the state. But the Lady Cats will have some emotions going their way, because they want to prove first hand to the Little Rock folks that an outstanding team didn't make it to the Joe T. Tourney. That's something that rarely happens, but very likely Hope will be up there next year. Youth League Basketball Schedule panslonlst West Division. Gump Worsley returned to the nets for Montreal and sparked the victory, making several key saves in a scoreless first period. Bobby Rousseau and Ted Harris scored 32 seconds apart in the second period and the Cana- diens led the rest of the way. Rookie Paul Terbenche's third period goal gave Chicago its comeback victory over Toronto and kept the Black Hawks just two points back of Montreal in the East race. The Hull brothers, Dennis and Bobby, scored second period goals that wiped out an early 2-0 deficit against the Leafs. Hope Youth League (5th and 6th Grade) Basketball Schedule follows: Feb. 10 - Reds vs Blues 9:00; Whites vs Greens 10:00. Feb. 17 - Whites vs Reds 9:00; Blues vs Greens 10:00. Feb. 24 • Blues vs Whites 9:00; Greens vs Reds 10:00. Mar. 2 - Greens vs Whites 9:00; Reds vs Blues 10:00. Mar. 9 - Reds vs Greens 9:00; Whites vs Blues 10:00. Mar 16 • Whites vs Reds 9:00; Blues vs Greens 10:00. Coaches: Reds - Wayne Norvell and Larry East; Whites John Henley and Danny Reyenga; Blues - Donnie Middlebrooks and Ricky Putman; Greens - Terry Turner and Ronnie Brown. All teams will practice on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Two will practice In Jones Field House with two in the girls gym in the high school building. Practice will end at 6:00 p.m. Practices scheduled for Thursday of this week have been cancelled. Association, Houston bombed Pittsburgh 133-H2, Indiana nipped New Jersey 106-105, Den? ver topped Dallas 97-87 and New Orleans downed Oakland ill* 107. In the nightcap at Boston, the score was (Jed 97-97 with a minute to go when St, Louis' Len Wjlkens sank four straight foul shots to put the Hawks in front 101-97. John Havlicek then cut it to 101-98 on a foul shot and Larry Sjegfjed narrowed it to JOI-IOO with a basket. Sam Jones scored 2.7 points for the Celtics, who stayed 3 1 .* games behind f rst-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Division. Hal Greer poured in 27 points and Wilt Chamberlain controlled the backboards as Philadelphia handed San Diego its |0th straight defeat. Don Kojis topped San Diego with 18 points. New York took over late in the third quarter and fought off a closing Baltimore spurt for its victory. Walt Bellamy scored 32 points and grabbed 21 rebounds for New York, Earl Monroe led Baltimore with 30 points. the measure of THE TRADING POST 381 • IU - m I Third

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