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Hope M Star SPORTS Nations to Be Asked to End Boycott H8K (AM) STM, ftffttf* fr Offiit Cedar Wax wing Figures a Rematch of 2 Top Teams By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Wrllcr You college basketball fans, better circle the date of Friday, March 22. Assuming that all goes well the eagerly anticipated rematch between Houston and UCLA wllJ take place that night In the semifinals of the NCAA championship tournament at Los Angeles along with another duel between the Big E, Elvin Hayes of Houston, and Mr. A., Lew Alclnclor of UCLA. The date was set up Tuesday when Houston's unbeaten Cougars, 23-0 In The Associated Press poll, accepted a bid to the NCAA tourney along with eight others, St. Bonaventure, 19-0; St. John's of New York, 1G-G; Florida State, 17-5; Marquette, 19-3; Chicago Loyola, 13-6; New Mexico Stale, 18-4; Boston College 13-7; and either Columbia, 17-3; or Princeton, 17-4, whichever wins the Ivy League crown. UCLA still has to clinch the Paciflc-8 title to qualify for the NCAA along with 13 other automatic conference winners, but the Bruins are heavily favored to do so. After that the Bruins will have to win the West Regional at Albuquerque, N.M., while Houston has to overcome Chicago Loyola at Salt Lake City, on March 9 and then take the Midwest Regional at Wichita, Kan. Houston, 23-0, ousted UCLA from the No, 1 ranking by snapping the Bruins' 47-game winning streak 71-69 in January before basketball's record crowd of 52,693 at Houston's Astrodome. Hayes scored 39 points and performed better than Alcindor. UCLA, now second- ranked, hasn't lost since and has a 20-1 mark. Three independents, Army 18-4, Oklahoma City 17-G and Fordham 14-G, were named to the other major postseason tourney, the National Invitation in New York, which opens March 14. Army passed up a bid to the NCAA in favor of the NIT. The remainder of the 14-team NIT team likely will come from the nmners-up in the Missouri Valley Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Southern Conference and Western Athletic Conference. Duquesne, a leading Independent, also is hopeful of an NIT invite, having passed up the NCAA. Duke's Blue Devils, eighth- ranked nationally and the only team in The AP Top Ten to play Tuesday, trimmed Cletnson 8270 on the road for their seventh straight and a 17-3 record. Mike Lewis' 32 points paced Duke which will compete in the NCAA If it wins the ACC crown or in the NIT if it finishes runnerup in the ACC. St. John's, the one certain tournament bound team in action, also won on the road, but just barely. The Redman edged Massachusetts 55-53 at Arnherst, Mass,, on Jim Smyth's 30-foot .shot in the last second. I Kansas tightened its hold on Jlrst place in the Big Eight by Defeating Missouri on the road ?74-65, In still another road triumph, Tennessee downed "Georgia Tech 71-69 in two over- limes. Tom Boerwinkle's two Jree throws after time had run put in the second overtime won Jor the Vols, .*' nick Mount, Purdue's sop}) jstar, scored 38 points and led to '{he Boilermakers to an 86-73 Victory over Iowa that tightened the Big Ten race. Ohio State, also playing at home, beat Northwestern 87-67 and regained first place at 7-3 compared to 6-3 for Iowa and Purdue. Southern Methodist threw the Southwest Conference race into a triple tie by defeating Baylor pn the road 70-63. Baylor now is tied for first at 7-4 with Texas A&M and Texas. Texas A&M gained the tje by defeating Arkansas ?1?67 at home. Texas, also playing at home, moved up by downing Texas Tech 79-69. JOHANNESBURG > South AN — • * * • . *••-••.* rica (AP) -the president of Fightt Lllff Night the South African Olympic By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Frankie Narvaez, 140, Puerto Rico, outpoint' ed Mario Saurennann, 136, Phil* adelphfa, 10. MIAMI BFACH, Fla. « Al Jones, 227'/2» Goulds, Fla., stopped Lee B.itts, 241 1 /), Phila* delphla, 3. HOUSTON - Mark Tessman, 171, Houston, outpointed Tony Mcmtano, llu/i, Phoenix, Aria., 10. LONDON - Ralph Charles, England, outpointed Johnny cooke, England, 15, welter* weights; Charles won British arxl Empire welterweight titles. PHOENIX, Ariz. - Don Fullmer, West Jordan, Utah, out- pointed Car] Moore, Phoenix, 10, middlewelghts. Local Girls Play Tonight in tourney By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter Tonight the Hope Lady Cats begin working on their last chance to play Ashdown again, via the state finals, but any slips along the way will mean the defeat that would end the illustrious season on a sour note. The Lady Cats enter the first round of the Slate Class A Senior Girls Championships at 9:10 p.m. this evening against Beebe, winners of the Dlstricl 3A tournament. Prescott is hosting the state meet, and it will be interesting to see how many people can cram in that gym/with its rather limited seating facilities. After two pracllces this week, Hope should be ready to play their best. And it will take every last ounce of effort to pull off the title, because in order to go all the way the Lady Cats would have to win on four straight nights, tonight through Saturday. This is the climax of everything that the Lady Cats have worked' for since they starting playing basketball. If the girls realize this before 9:10 p.m., they should be invincible. KXAR will follow the Lady Cats all the way, beginning with pre-game activities this evening at 9:00 p.m. Here is the Lady Cats' tournament roster and season record, which at sight is a real thing of beauty. HOPE LADY CATS Coach: Charlotte Gibson FORWARDS Name No. Class Carol Anthony 13 Sr. Kathryn Coleman 55 Sr. Gail Hartsfield 15 Sr. Jo McKamie 53 Jr. Debbie Powell 21 Jr. Sandra May 23 Sr. GUARDS Name No. Class Donna Byers 35 Sr. Kay Coleman 45 Sr. Nellie Churchwell 33 Sr. Jenny Callicott 31 Jr. Juanne Reynolds 41 Jr. Vickie Reeves 11 Sr. Six-way Tie Possible in the SWC Games Committee will person* ally ask ftJl the Countries boy* cottlng the summer Olympics because of his country's partlcl* pallon to reconsider, Frank Braun said Tuesday night, "1 am going to approach these nations on a personal ba« sis In order to emphasize to them they will be participating In an historic event by support- Ing South Africa* "It will be the first time a team representing all races of South Africa will be competing," So far, 14 countries have pulled out of the Mexico City games because of South Africa's admission to them. Kenya, Sudan and Iraq were the latest to withdraw, taking action Tuesday* In addition, three Scandinavian politicians havo urged Norway, Sweden and Denmark to ask for a reconsideration of the decision to let South Africa compete. The South Africans, who did not compete in the 1964 games, have said they will send an integrated team to Mexico City In October, but will not have mixed trials In their country preceding the Games. Braun said he expected South Africa's invitation to the Games to come from Mexico within the next 10 days. The vote to allow South Africa back Into the games was taken last week at the winter games In Grenoble, France. In Mexico City, meanwhile, Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, president of the Olympic Organizing Committee, said, "It is up to the South African countries to decide their own attitude. Mexico will fulfill as It always has done In the past all of Its International pledges," Tigers Play Tonight in Tournament By LINDA WILLIAMS Yerger Sportswriter The Tigers will journey to Gurdon tonight to play in the Senior Boys Tournament. Time Is 6:30 p.m. The Tigers need to win tonight so they can play Friday night. Knowing that the Tigers won against Stamps here last week, I'm sure this can be done again. The mighty Tigers are nearing the end of their season of basketball, and everyone is hoping their season won't end before Friday night. Boys do a lot of running, shooting and less fouling and bring the victory home. Junior boys started off the season very good, but seem like they have lost the up and go. They have ended their season, but never fear they will be back next season, only they will be losing a few like - Dudley - his years with the junior boys were very helpful. He averaged from 14-16 points a game, Prater will also take his leave, leaving behind for the juniors to cherish his great ability to play ball and good sportsmanship. Newton goes to seek senior squad next year. Peery and Jackson also fly away from the arms of Mr. Cardigan Bay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) Cardigan Bay, now a 12-year- old, starts a third comeback campaign in the $25,000 Valley Forge Pace at Roosevelt Raceway tonight. The aged pacer, With career earnings of $905,071, js the early 5-2 favorite with Stanley Dancer in the sulky. Straughter, the coach of the jmv Ever hear of a six-way tie for j or team. a conference basketball title? The boys hate to leave the It is within the realm of possl- squa d, but they look at it like bility in the Southwest Confer' this, "We are not leaving bas* ence this season, ketball, we're just going up a Baylor, Texas A&M and Tex- step," We say Good-bye to you as are tied for first place with from the junior team; Hello to seven victories and. four defeats you f,- 0 in the senior boys, since Southern Methodist upset Fans come on lets go to Cur* the Bears Tuesday night and the don tonight and boost the boys Longhorns and Aggies won, to victory. From the Tigers dlC' The co-leaders have two of (jonary comes the term - De* their remaining three games on fending - Players cannot touch the road and conclude the season the man with the ball. But they at home- March I in the case of C an bat the ball away, block Texas A&M and the next night passes, art wave their arms to for Texas and Baylor, try to distract him. The Bears, leading the confer? , ence by two games a week ago, Tne Aggies wel -e outscored from have lost three in a row, Induct the field 60 , 50 but tne y made 21 "« "}? l f l , ! wo at homKe - , of 27 free throw attempts while SMU looking somewhat akin t h e Razorbacks got only }i to its championship teams of the chances , ? ast ,n h rT £ ears u a ?~ eate ? ?£ Texas> Christian missed a lor 70-63. The Mustangs lost 15 chance to make it a four-way of their first 17 games but now tie for the lead by losing to Rice have won four straight and play 73,69 at Houston. Greg Williams two of their last three at home SCO red 27 points including |l of They are tied for filth place with 14 ( ree throw tries, for Rice " " Arkansas, each haying a 5-6 con- The two-game road trips ference record. ^cing Baylor, Texas A*M and ™ ™ Xas f aj ?* Past Texas Tech Texas have the Bears mating 79-60 at Austin as the Longhorns' Tech Saturday and Arkansas Billy Arnold scored 32 points. ne xt Tuesday, the Aggies at TCU The Sieers hit 62 per cent of Saturday aid at Tech Tuesday their field goal attempts in the and the Longhorns playing SMU first half and had a 57 per cent Saturday aitf TCU Tuesday shooting average for the game. The nojne vindu foj . tj ;' Tech managed only g P'r cent, leaders has Baylor mleUng Texas A&M slipped past Ar- TCU, A&M facing SMU and Tex- kaosas 7}-67 at College Station, as catching Arkansas. By THE ASSOCIATED Collet , _ texas A&M 71, Arkansas 61* Ouaehtta 88, Arkansas College 6! Arkansas f eeh 93,oaatks 87 John Brown 90, LRU 66 Harding 92, Hendrlx 70 Southern State 72, SCA 62 High school LR Central 56, Mot springs 49 Pine Bluff 75, North Llttfe Rock 62 spMngdale 66, Bentonvllle 39 Sheridan 42, Cabot 40 El Dorado 95, Hope 39 Jc-nesboro 57, Leachvllle 54 LR Mann 89, LR Hall 61 Fayettevllle 72, Rogers 57 Paragould 78, Greene County tech 46 LR MCClella.1 63, Fuller 4.1 Wynne 52, Newport 51 Marianna 66, Pocahontas 51 NLR Jones 69, Marianna Strong 68 Pine Bluff Merrill 102, Sylvan Hills 58 Turrell 72, Frenchmen's Bayou 46 Van Buren 63, Slloam Springs 58 Tuesday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East St, John's, N.Y,, 55, Mass. 53 Amer. Int, 76, Williams 73 Rhode Is* 93, Brown 53 Connecticut 94, New Hamp. 68 Brandels 100, Lowell Tech 73 South Duke 82, Clemson 70 So. Carolina 66, Furman 64 Tenn. 71, Ga. Tech 69, 2 OTs Miami, Fla., 88, Stetson 71 Midwest Ohio St. 87, Northwestern67 Purdue 86, Iowa 73 Illinois 72, Michigan 64 Mich. State 75, Indiana 70 Kansas 74, Missouri 65 Evansville 110, Ball State 74 Indiana State 83, Butler 55 East. Michigan 77, Akron 63 Southwest Rice 73, Texas Christian 69 SMU 70, Baylor 63 Texas 79, Texas Tech 60 Texas A&M 71, Arkansas 67 Far West Air Force 89, Regis 73 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ; NBA Tuesday's Results Boston 126, Cincinnati 110 Chicago 124, Detroit 12, OT New York 115, San Fran. 112;' overtime Baltimore 127, St. Louis 115 PMtarlalntiiWitiKT Ttfoa'fMo 1 hs" ; »' The soft pinkish gray blends into a yellow on the belly and at the tip of tall. Usually seen in small flocks and has a fondness for berries. Phllade Today's Games ., ' Seattle vs. Chicago at Baltimore San Francisco at Baltimore Boston at Los Angeles Thursday's Gamjs Baltimore vs. Cincinnati at Cleveland Detroit vs. St. Louis at Syracuse, N.Y. ABA Tuesday's Results Dallas 148, Oakland 130 Pittsburgh 121, Anaheim 114 Minnesota 119, Denver 117 Today's Games Dallas at Houston Denver at Indiana Thursday's Games Houston at Oakland Anaheim at Minnesota Russian, U.S. Athletes to Meet OAKLAND (AP) - The United States' best long jumpers will meet a Russian challenge in the National AAU indoor track and field meet at the Oakland Arena Friday night. The Russian, Toau Lepik, surprised with a 25-foot-8Vs inch victory over Bob Beamon and others at the recent Los Angeles Times meet. He also won at Seattle, "But it will be very difficult" to defeat Beamon again, Lepik said on arrival here to top off his training. Lepik's best Is around 27 feet. He is accompanied by six other Russians who will compete in the AAU mt'et Friday and Saturday, Beamon won the recent invita. tjonal here with 26, io but was disa£pointa1 he didn't clear £7 feet, His best is g7-l, an indoor record,m Also in the long jump field will be the for* mer Olympics champion, Ralph Boston, rounding toward top form, and Gayle Hopkins, Pasadena AA, who has a best of 269 1 /?, He's a former NCAA champion from Arizona State, WaihingtQn State Guard to Canada VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) -^ Steve Boots, Washington State guard, was signed, Tuesday by the British Columbia Ljop.s of the Canadian Football League. Canadians Win mlQuth Afrisa PRETORIA, Soutn Africa (AP) T- Elaine Tanner won the J 10-yard butterfly and the 110- yard backstroke Tuesday as the Canadian swimming team opened a tour of South Africa, Results in Tournament at Emmet Results in the Area 13 Senior Boys play at Em met last night were: Waldo 80 - Lincoln 40 South Side 41 Me Mi t tress 65 Bumpham 101 - Spring Hill 56 McNeil 41 • Emerson 45 Willisvllle 71 - Laneburg 54 Amity 73 • Taylor 70 Oklona Simmons 47 - Saratoga 50 Bodcaw 64 - Emmet 49 Okolona 75 - Emmet 49 Stamps 66 - Bradley 67 G&F Likely to Modify Dog Kuling EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hinted Tuesday that it may ; modlfy its controversial ban on free-running dogs. The commission, which said it would have a firm ruling prepared by April 1, has banned dogs from running free In the woods from April 1 through July 31. The commission set up the ban because it contended that ant als are carrying their young during that four-month period. Commissioner Tom Pugh of Portland said Tuesday at a meeting here that the commission's biologists would be asked to determine what areas could possibly be designated for fox hunting. Olympic Medal to Spaniard MADRID (AP) - Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, Tuesday presented the IOC diploma of merit to Jose Antonio Elola, former president of the Spanish Olympic Committee. Maple Leafs Like to See Spring Come TORONTO (AP) - There's a saying in Canada that snow comes in the winter and the To» ronto Maple Leafs play for the Stanley Cup In the spring. This year may be different. The snow has come. But it doesn't look as though the Leafs will get the opportunity to defend their Stanley Cup cham* pionship, The Leafs have missed the National Hockey League play- pffs only four times in the last 3? years, Their current standing in the six4eam East Division is fifth, though, and they are nine points behind the Boston Bruins, Only the first four teams qualify for the postseason competition. Toronto has scored only 151 goajs, the fewest among teams ill its division, and therein seems to He the trouble, The demise of the Pete Stemkowski, Jim Pappin andl Brian Conacher line is one of the reasons for the lack of goal production, "That was the line that we *-.>re o .-u.iting on,* 1 To* ronto Coach Punch Imlach said today, ''It was our ace in the hole in last year's playoffs." Imlach also cited lack of speed of Ws defensemon as a reason for his club's difficulties,, ''Our fellows are being beaten to the puck in th?ir own end.'- 1 he s-iid, Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tuesday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Montreal at New York St. Louis at Toronto Boston at Minnesota Chicago at Oakland Philadelphia at Pittsburgh Thursday's Games St. Louis at Montreal Boston at Detroit Minnesota at Philadelphia Two Players Sign Their Contracts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pitchers Gary Peters of the Chicago White Sox, Al Jackson of the New York Mets and Moe Drabowsky of the Baltimore Orioles are among the major league baseball players who came to terms with their clubs Tuesday. ,. Peters, 16-11 last season with the second best ERA In the American League, was one of three players who signed Chicago contracts. Others were catcher Gerry McNertney and pitcher BobPriddy. Jackson, 9-4, last year signed for a reported $30,000 and became the final Met to sign a contract. Manager Gil Hodges begins workouts with the club today. Drabowsky, a bullpen hero for the Orioles in the 1966 world series and 7-5 with 11 saves last year, also signed for about $30,000. Rookie first basp^^n Mike Flore also agreed to terms Tuesday. Catcher Jerry Zimmerman of the Minnesota Twins signed for about $17,000. The regular catcher for the Twins last year, Zimmerman, who hit only ,17, figures to give way to John Roseboro, acquired in a winter trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Right-hander George Culver, acquired by Cincinnati in an off-season trade with Cleveland signed his contract Tuesday, The Oakland Athletics signed two of last year's Birmingham farm club players, pitcher George Lauzerlque and outfielder Reggie Jackson, •Players still unsigned include pitchers Al Downing and Dooley Womack of the New York Yankees, outfielder Tony OUva of the Minnesota Twins, outfielders Frank Robinson and Curt Blefary and Inflelder Boog Pow* ell of the Baltimore Orioles and outfielders Rusty StaubandJim Wynn of the Houston Astros, Ex'Cardinal Running for Congress RALEIGH, N,C, (AP) - Wil* mer "Vinegar Bend. 1 ' Miz'ui^ former pitcher with the St, Louis cardinals, filed Tuesday for the Republican nominiation to Congress In North Carolina's 5th District, He will oppose Dr» PWon D, Nielson, a Wlnstor»*Salem re» search scientist in the May 4 primary. Asked how baseball affected his political ambitions, Mizell said if U hadn't been for baseball he might still be following a mule in Vinegar Bend, Ala, "I've played ball in the 5th District and I certainly think it will help," he added in a double reference apparently also point? Ing to his experience as chairman of the Davidson Board ofCommission^rs, First Games in Garden Good Ones By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Barnett was given the game ball Tuesday night and then had to give it back when Bill Bradley said he wouldn't play without it, Barnett obviously did not mind. He simply continued dropping the ball in the basket and after shooting the New York Knicks to a 115-112 overtime victory over San Francisco in a National Basketball Association doubleheader at the New Madison Square Garden, he reclaimed his basketball and went home. Barnett's willingness to overlook such callous gift-giving came after the Chicago Bulls had staged a stirring rally for a regulation tie and then toppled Detroit 124-121 in another overtime thriller.- :! ; : -> : ~* jf In other games, Philadelphia outscored Seattle 30-2 In a torrid fourth quarter en route to a 140108 routand Earl Monroe shot Baltimore to a 127-115 triumph over St. Louis in a doubleheader at Philadelphia's Spectrum. Boston walloped Cincinnati 126110 in an afternoon game in Boston. In the American Basketball Association, Dallas outlasted Oakland 148-130, Minnesota tripped Denver 119-117 and Pittsburgh beat Anaheim 121114. New York salvaged a 104-all tie at the end of regulation time as Barnett scored the Knicks' last 10 points while Jim King and Jeff Mulllns were wiping out a 92-82 deficit for the Warriors, After Mullins' jump shot tied the game with eight seconds left, Barnett quickly got the Knicks ahead with the first basket of the overtime and suddenly the game stopped. "I thought the officials were going to take the basket away and call a foul," said Knicks' Coach Red Holzman, an angry man at the time. But the stoppage was to give the ball to Barnett, who had just scored the 10,000th and 10,001th points of his NBA career. M I didn't know they were going to stop the game," Barnett said, "I thought someone was hurt." Then, when play continued, Bradley, Barnett's teammate, complained that the new ball had too much air in It, prompt' Ing a grinning Holzman to plead wjth Barnett to let them use his ball again, Barnett agreed, dropped in two more baskets in the over* time for a total of 32 points and the Knicks went home happy along with a record, sellout crowd of 19,500, the largest gathering ever to see an NBA game, No one gave Bob Boozer of the Pulls the game baj} in the opener, but he responded any, way with a similar perform* ance s Boozer, Jerry Sloan and Clem Haskins teamed for U straight points that brought the Bujls from a I09r97 deficit to within J09408, and Boozer's drive with seven seconds left forced an extra period^ Boozer then hit seven of tiis 35 points, including Chicago's last five, for ths victory, Philadelphia pulled out of a 107.100 lead with its spree be* hind Hal Greer, who finished with 32 points^ Wilt Chamber! Wstediy, Febmsnr 2t, 1§6$ Porks Lose Another Close One COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (Ap) — Texas A&M virtually elffntiMJed the Arkansas Rasor- backs from the Southwest Conference basketball race here Tuesday nlghl wffh a 71*67 victory. The Aggies built up a four- point halftirnti lead, then mitched the Razorbacks point for point in the second hald to gain their four-point victory. The win enabled A&M to move into a first-place tie with Baylor and Texas for the conference lead, SMU whipped Baylor 70-63 to throw the race into a three-way tie. Arkansas, once only a game out of the lead, now fiirls itself with a 5-6 conference record, two full games behind the leaders. The Razorbacks had a chance to tie the gains with 30 seconds left, but shots by James Eld- dridge and Robert McKenzie bounced off the rim. A&M led 67-65 at the time arid kept the lead the rest of the way. Arkansas stayed In the gam- on the defensive work of Eldridge and Gary Stephens. Arkansas hit 30 field goals to 24 for the Aggies but A&M connected on 21 of 27 free throw attempts to only seven of 11 for Arkansas. Arkansas' playmaker guard Benton Cone was the leading scorer for the Razorbacks with 19. Eld ridge tossed in 16 and they were the only Porkers in double figures. Sonny Benefleld led A&M with 19, followed by John Underwood with 14, Mike Heitman with 11 and Ronnie Peret with 14. ARKANSAS G F T McKenzie 3 1-1 7 Tanneberger 0 1-1 1 Cone 9 1-2 19 Stephens 4 1-2 9 Eldridge 7 2-2 16 Vint 0 1-2 McAlister 4 0-1 8 Kimbrell 3 0-0 6 Totals 30 7-11 67 TEXAS A&M G F T Benefleld 6 7-7 19 Underwood 4 6-8 14 Heitmann 3 5-7 11. Barnett 1 0-0 2 Peret 7 0-3 14 Hazel 2 3-3 7 Bostic -1 0-0 ,2 Bigger s 1 0-02 Totals 25 21-27 71 Arkansas 31 36-67 A&M 35 30-71 Fouled out—None. Total fouls-Ark. 19, A-M13. Attendance—6,000. Dallas Shoots Way Into Record Book By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dallas shot itself into the American Basketball Association record book and, perhaps more important, into second place in the league's Western Division. Beating Oakland 148-130 Tuesday night, the Chaparrals topped by two points the ABA's team high for a single game, set by Pittsburgh last December. With Denver losing to Minnesota 119-117, Dallas moved one- half ganvr ahead of the Rockets, who dropped to third place. In the only other ABA game, Pittsburgh beat Anaheim 121-114. In the National basketball Association, Chicago beat Detroit 124-121 in overtime, Boston downed Cincinnati 126-110, New York edged San Francisco 115112 in overtime, Baltimore trimmtxi St. Louis 127-115 and Philadelphia crushed Seattle 140-108. Dallas scored 79 points in the second half. Cincy Powell was the leading scorer with 35 points, whtle five of his teammates hit in double figures. Dave Lee led Oakland with 27 points. Minnesota remained 2' 2 games behind first-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Division. The Muskies were trailing by 14 points in the first half, but Los Hunter with 33 points led the way back. Wayne Hightower topped Denver with 28 points. Pittsburgh's victory was its fifth in a row and four players hit 20 or more points. Charlie Williams had 27, Connie Hawkins 25, Tom Washington 2} and Art Heyman 20. Ben Warley of Anaheim led all scorers with 29. lain set up another game?stop* per with 20 points and 20 rebounds, He needs only five points against Detroit Friday to reach 25,000 career points, Monroe scored 35 points and Ray Scott hauled in 25 rebounds as Baltimore barely protected an early 23,jx>int lead after St. Louis pulled within 10U96, Eight straight points put the game out of reach.

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