Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 20, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 20, 1968
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Hope jig Star SPORTS Wildcats Stay Ahead of Vandy By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer It was the eve of postseason College basketball tournament selections and the St. Dona venture Brown Indians and the Kentucky Wildcats went to bed With visions of bids dancing in their heads after rousing victories. However, only the Bonnies could expect the real thing today. The Wildcats must play good a while longer* St. Bonaventure, as an independent, seemed certain of bids from both, the NIT and NCAA after turning loose Bill Butler and Bob Lanier for a 97-84 victory over visiting Crelghton Monday night, protecting its unbeaten record and No. 4 ranking. Kentucky, on the other hand, will have to do even better than its impressive 106-87 breeze past tough Georgia away from home before earning an NCAA bid which automatically goes to the winner of the Southeastern Conference. The Wildcats, ranked fifth, raised their conference record to 12-3 and kept them ahead of Vanderbilt, No. 9, which ran its SEC record to 10-4 by crushing Alabama 89-74 at Tuscaloosa. Idle Tennessee Is 9-4. Marquette, No. 10, also closed in on a' bid by celebrating Its entry Into the Top Ten with a 7 5-65 triumph at South Dakota. Another team with postseason ideas, Chicago Loyola, raced to an 83-74 decision over visiting Bowling Green for a 14-6 record. Long Island U., the nation's top-ranked small college team rumored hopeful of a major college tournament bid, kept Its record unblemished by coming away from Bridgeport with a 68-52 victory, its 19th. Runner-up Kentucky Wesleyan brushed aside host Arkansas Stole 73-62. t> Butler, a 6-fopt-3 senior, and' 'Lanier, 6-11 sophliniofe, spirked ' St. Bonaventtire's 19th success with 29 and 27 points, respectively. The Bonnies took a 9-2 lead and Crelghton, 8-13, never caught up, Kentucky put its early problems In the hands of lanky Don Issel, a 6-8 sophomore who scored 31 points and assured the Wildcats of at least a tie for the SEC title. The Wildcats trailed by nine points in the first half and it wasn't until Issei's corner shot with 13 minutes left that they Hope Girls Prepare for State Meet by RALPH ROUfON Star Sporlswrller Apprehensive over their chances but aware of their ability, the Hope Lady Cats are gather* Ing up forces for the Napoleonic battles of state tournament, after tripping on the back stretch against Ashdown last weekend, That long-awaited State Class A Senior Girls tournament for the 1967-68 season Is upon us, to be transpired Wednesday through Saturday In Prescott. And, true to form, the Hope Lady Cats have won a spot In the year's climactic meet, By the draw of the bracket the Lady Cats are sixteenth out of six* teen teams, but this might be a blessing In disguise, If Hope should go all the way, they will have to play the last gamo every night. The Lady Cats take onBeebe, champs of District 3-A, tomorrow night at 9:10 p.m. With Ashdown in the top-seeded position, many are expecting a Hope-Ashdown rematch In the state championship game Saturday night. In that case the Lady Cats would definitely have the psychological advantage going for them, with the 54-51 double overtime loss to the Pantherettes In the district finals presently taking the upper hand in the minds of the Lady Cats. The Hope girls will have to play as though their lives were at stake In order to win, and they should be mentally and physically prepared to do so. This week marks the end of the whole long season, and the Lady Cats' preparation of a 22-5 record is really something. Remnmber that three of those five losses came to Bradley, and the other two were brought about by Ashdown. So Hope's losses, as well as Ashdown's, were all inflicted by another member of the state's Big Three: Hope Lady Cats, Ashdown Pan- therettes, and the Bradley Bear- ettes. And of course, Bradley's for go'od'seven minutes deep In present 26-1 record looks mighty pretty, since the Lady Cats were the team to mar that long winning streak. .Mft (MR) STMf rights Last Might By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA*- Gypsy Joe Harris, 155, Philadelphia, out* pointed Dick Dlveronlca, 153'/2| Canastotfl, N,Y,, 10, Emmet Host to Area 13 Tournament First round play opened yesterday In Area 13 Senior Boys District cage tournament at Emmet and will continue throughout the week, first round winners were: Southstde 62-Brlght Star 61. Blevins T.S. 53-Emerson 58. Amity 70-Blevins 54. Saratoga 52-Caie 47. Fouke45-0kolona 71. Oak Grove 78-Foster 66. Walker 85-Village 52. West Side 85-Okolona Simmons 47. Lewisville 70-Genoa Central 67 (two overtimes). Henderson Wraps Up A/C Title ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP>~ Henderson wrapped up Its first Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball championship since 1958 here Monday night with an easy 104-79 victory over Arkansas A&M. The Reddles' two big men, Danny Davis and Larry Ducksworth, did most of the damage. Davis scored 36 points and Ducksworth 20. Ducksworth also helped the Reddies to a 37-21 rebounding edge with 20 rebounds. Lou Wood, who scored 17 points, put the Reddles ahead the first half. Henderson led 5038 at the half. For a count down to enjoyment GO KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar took the lead for good at 67-66. Bob Lienhard kept Georgia in contention with 33 points. • -But^Kentucky'-aiill has its ' \v6rk-ctH out^ despite 1 closing at home In Its last three games. The first test Is Saturday against Auburn, which upset Kentucky earlier, and after Alabama on Monday comes a showdown against Vanderbilt March 2. Vandy stayed In the race, taking charge of Alabama In the first three minutes and Tom Hagan finished with 22 points and Bob Bundy21. Marquette, led by George Thompson's 25 points, took a 29-17 lead and South Dakota never got closer than 10. Jim Tlllman scored 21 points as Loyola pulled away from a 40-38 halftime lead. Memphis State nudged Wichita State at Memphis as Mike Stewart scored eight of his 32 points in the closing minutes and Pete Maravich, the nation's leading scorer, tallied 34 points as Louisiana State outscored Mississippi State 94-83. Elsewhere, Syracuse topped Pittsburgh 85-71 on the road and Montana State upset Seattle 8076, Nebraska tripped Oklahoma, State 82-73, Oklahoma edged' Colorado 71-68, Mississippi slipped by Auburn 57-56, Wash* ington defeated California 64-52, Washington State beat Stanford 87-75 and Virginia halted Wake Forest 100-87 in home court vie- torles. WEDNESDAY'S PAIRINGS CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT FRESCO TT HIGH SCHOOL Asndown (lst-7A) vs. Hardy Highland (R-up-2A), 10:00 a.m. Wilmot (lst-8A) vs. Tuckerman (Rup-3A), 11:20 a.m. Mount Ida (lst-4A) vs. Joe T. Robinson (Rup-5A), 1:00 p.m. Alma (Ist-lA-S) vs. Lonoke (Rup-6A),.2:20p.m. Perryville (lst-5A) vs. Greenwood (Rup-1 A), 3:40 p.m. Cabot (lst-6A) vs. Star City (Rup-8A), 6:30 p.m. Leslie (lst-2A) vs. Mountain View (Ist-lA-N), 7:50 p.m. Beebe (lst-3A) vs. Hope (rup- 7A), 9:10 p.m. THURSDAY'S PAIRINGS Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 2:00 p.m. Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 3:20 p.m. Winner of Game 5 vs, Winner of Game 6, 7:00 p.m. Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8, 8:20 p.m. Canadian Team to South Africa PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A four-girl Canadian swimming team, headed by Elaine Tanner, opens a 17-day visit to South Africa tonight, with Miss Tanner scheduled for several matches against South African Karen Muir, world record holder In the 200 and I00.m$ter backstroke. WASHINGTON^ BIRTHDAY 1 Lot White Shirts 3«« i 1 Lot Boy's Shirts 1 Table Washington Birthday 1 00 •MfMt*HMtMM»ft»»ftttf Pfo Basketball y fHt ASSOClAflD NBA, Monday's Results No games scheduled fbday's Games Cincinnati at Boston, after* vs, Detfott at New York " San Francisco at New Vofk -, st, Louis vs, Baltimore at Philadelphia Seattle at Philadelphia Wednesday's Games Seattle vs, Chicago at Baltl* more San Francisco at Baltimore Boston at Los Angeles ABA Monday's Results Houston 118, Oakland 111 Kentucky 134, Indiana 129 Pittsburgh 120, Minnesota 115 Today's Games Oakland at Dallas • Anaheim at Pittsburgh Denver at Minnesota Wednesday's Games Dallas at Houston Denver at Indiana Arkansas Basketball Scores By The Associated Press College Henderson 104, Arkansas AAM79 Kentucky Wesleyan 73, Arkansas State U 62 Arkansas AM&N 95, Prarie View 90 High School LR Catholic 54, Conway 48, overtime Crossett 74, El Dorado Washington 41 Monday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East St. Bonaventure 97, Crelghton 84 Syracuse 85, Pitt 71 Rutgers 64, Gettysburg 63 LIU 68, Bridgeport 52 South Kentucky 106, Georgia 87 Vanderbilt 89, Alabama 74 Norfolk St. 123, St. Paul's 74 La. St. 94, Miss. State 83 Lenoir Rhyne 85, Gulltord 74 E. Caro. 81, The Cltadel76,ot Mississippi 57, Auburn 56 Virginia 100,'Wake Forest 87 Memphis St. 67, Wichita St. 55 SW La. 100, McNeese St. 82 Midwest If. Oklahoma 71, Colorado 68 • •;; Nebraska 82, Oklahoma St. 73 Marquette 75, So. Dakota 65;:. SW Mo. 64, Mo.-Rolla 62 Southwest How. Payne 85, E. Tex. St. Far West Montana St. 80, Seattle 76 ', Wash. St. 87, Stanford^ Idaho St. 84, Idaho 67 v Washington 64, California 52 HYAC Protests Action of the Russians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Athletic Club's boycotted track meet was run with nothing worse happening than a pair of broken glasses, but the recriminations are still in evidence. The NYAC, which kept silent while the boycott was raging, came out of its shell Monday. Negroes had boycotted the meet In protest against the club's membership policy, which, they said, discriminates against Negroes and Jews, Ray Lumpp, director of the meet which took place last Friday at the new Madison Square Garden, criticized the Amateur Athletic Union for allowing a contingent of seven Russians to pull out of the meet. Originally, the Russians said they were afraid of being in* jured while crossing the picket line, but over the weekend they said they had pulled out two weeks earlier because they didn't wunt to travel from the West Coast, where they were training, to New York, "We are not happy with the action that lets the Russians compete in the AAU meet this weekend in Oakland after being permitted to pull out of our meet, which I thought was a form of propaganda," Lumpp said, He said the NYAC might re, duce its contingent in the AAU championships to a token entry. Eight individuals and a relay team is now entered.. The boycott held Negro com. petitors down to a minimum** only nine competed.^ though James Dennis of the Air Force was going to be }ij the sprints before a picketer broke his glasses, forcing him out, Lumpp saW the NYAC would pay for Pennis' glasses. Complaints also came from coaches, runners and spectators,, that the new garden was a poor place for track. Runners said the narrow tu.ms slowed them down. Fans sai4 wliole sections of the track were hidden from View. The tylffsK Houston Still at Top of Poll By fHE ASSOCIATED PRESS the Houston Cougars, slfll a solid leader In the Associated Pf-ess' major«eollege basketball poll, should have no trouble ex* tending their unbeaten streak this week, The Cougars, 23»0, take on two srnall*&5ttege teams, They meet the University of fexas at Af« llngton on Thursday and Valparaiso Saturday, Texas at Arlington has won only three of 21 games while Valparaiso has a 10*11 record, Houston received 26 first- place votes and 332 points In the latest poll based on games through last Saturday, in the voting by a national panel of 34 sports writers and broadcasters, points were awarded on a basis of 10 for a flrst«place vote, 9 for second, etc. UCLA, 20-1, held second place, The Bruins had the eight other votes for the top position and 314 points. Houston beat Miami, Fla. and Air Force while UCLA defeated Oregon State and Oregon last week. North Carolina, 20*1, remained In the No, 3 spot followed by unbeaten St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies scored their 18th triumph last week, 81-71 over Seton Hall In overtime. K e n't.u c k y, winner over Tennessee and Mississippi State, climbed three positions to fifth. Columbia held sixth place followed by New Mexico, Duke, Vanderbilt and Marquette. New Mexico slipped two notches to seventh after losing to Utah, Duke advanced from 10th to eighth and Vanderbilt remained In ninth position. The Marquette Warriors, 18-3, replaced Tennessee in the rankings In taking over 10th place. The Volunteers, beaten by Kentucky and Vanderbilt last week, have a 15-5 mark. They were seventh a week ago. The Top Ten with first place votes in parentheses and total points through games of Feb. 17: 1. Houston (26) 332 2 UCLA (8) 314 To«djy, f ebcuify 20, OFF-SEASON RBLAXATION?- urr™,*™ ™u« A /,,,v,,.-Wnile Davis (left), Green Bay's All-Pro defensive end, „ is having his own private skull session these days at the tnlvcrsi y of Chfeatollbrarv,r- He will receive his master's degree in business administration In June. New Mlnncso a _* Viking quarterback'.Gary''CUOMO (right) risks getting a finger of his passing Hand In a patient's month, lie's a dental stndcnt at the University of Tennessee Medical School. « Football - Hlrsck and Trippi in Hall of Fame NEW YORK (Ap) '-. Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hlrsch and Char- He Trippi, who ran to glory in the open field, and Marlon Motley, who made It with power, are among the seven newest members of professional football's Hall of Fame, Also named Monday were Cliff Battles, Wayne Millner, Art Donovan and Alex Wojcle- chowicz. A board comprised of 15 sports writers and broadcasters from National Football League cities selected the seven to join 47 other grid greats in the Hall at Canton, Ohio, They will be Inducted formally at ceremonies In Canton sometime next summer. Hlrsch, now assistant to President Dan Reeves of the Los Angeles Rams, starred at halfback for Wisconsin and Michigan, and, then as an end, led the NFL in scoring and pass recep- 3. North Carolina 4. St. Bonaventure 5. Kentucky 6. Columbia 7. New Mexico 8. Duke 9. Vanderbilt 10 Marquette 266 232 149 129 123 102 95 25 KiddtoTry for Comeback Toronto (AP) - Bruce Kldd, a teen-age track distance star In the early 1960s who has been retired for four years, said today he will attempt a comeback March 1 in the mile run in the Telegram-Maple Leaf Indoor Games. tions with the Rams in 1951. He had pro career total of 6,299 yards and 53 touchdowns with the old Chicago Rockets and the Rams. Trippi rode high as a pro as a member of the Dream Backfield of the Chicago Cardinals, now St. Louis. He starred in college as a halfback-quarterback for Georgia. Motley came out of the University of Nevada to star at fullback for Paul Browns' teams at Cleveland. He finished his career at Pittsburgh In 1955. Battles, who played at West Virginia Wesleyan, gained fame as a slashing halfback for the Boston Braves, Boston Redskins and Washington Redskins, Millner, who caught the winning pass for Notre Dame In the memorable 1935 game with Ohio State, was a teammate of Battles on the Washington Redskins. He also played end for the Boston Redskins. Donovan played defensive tackle for the New York Yanks and the Dallas Texans, but It was with the Baltimore Colts that he was at his peak. Leagues in Closed Meet NEW YORK (AP) - T?e American and National Football Leagues continue their annual meetings behind closed doo'fs Tuesday with little Information leaking from the portals. ^, The NFL did announce tfs representatives would meeT Wednesday afternoon with representatives from the Players' Association who are asking for such things as $15,000 minimuni salary, $500 pay for exhibition games and an annual $5 million contribution to the player pgn,- sion fund. * The problems of Implementing the merger agreement bftr tween the two leagues by 19lb probably will be tackled by tfie appointment of committees ;to work on realignment and schefl- ule. Commissioner Pete Rozelle will name the committees later In the week. ^ George Halas, the pioneer owner-coach of the Chicago Bears, said Monday he thought the ultimate result would 6e maintaining the structure of ti# present NFL and AFL as two divisions of the same league with interleague play. 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