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Star "ftope SPORTS Louisville Moves Into Cage Poll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Louisville Cardinals Clinched the Missouri Valley Conference championship over the weekend and now have a ranking position in The Associated Press' college basketball poll to show for it. The Cardinals, 18-6, took over ninth place as Vanderbllt, ninth last week, dropped out of the Top Ten. The Commodores were beaten by Georgia 91-77 for their fifth loss of the campaign, Marquette and Duke were the only other teams involved in shifts In the latest poll based on games through last Saturday. Marquette, winner over St. John's of New York and South Dakota, advanced from 10th to eighth while the Blue Devils slipped two positions to 10th after losing to South Carolina. Houston maintained a solid lead in the balloting by a national panel of 33 sports writers and broadcasters. The Cougars collected 25 first-place votes and 321 points. UCLA held second place, receiving eight first-place votes and 305 points. Unbeaten Houston crushed Texas-Arlington 130-75 and Valparaiso 158-81 last weekand lifted its record to 25-0. UCLA, with 21 victories and a lone setback by Houston, beat Washington 84-67 in its only start last week. North Carolina, with 258 points, remained in the No. 3 spot. Points were awarded on a basis of 10 for a first-place vote, 9 for second, 8 for third, etc. The Tarheels, 22-1, downed Maryland 83-60 and Virginia 9274 in last week'saction. Undefeated St. Bonaventure continued in fourth place followed in order by Kentucky, Columbia and New Mexico. The Bonnies ran their victory string to 20 by defeating Creighton and Cantsius. Kentucky beat Georgia and" Alabama. Columbia whipped Brown and Yale while New Mexico turned back Arizona and Arizona State. The Top Ten with first-place votes in parentheses and total points through games of Feb. 24: Houston (25) 321 UCLA (8) 305 North Carolina 258 St. Bonaventure 220 Kentucky 177 Columbia 138 New Mexico 135 Marquette 68 Louisville 45 44 Fl9ht«Latt Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS- Ismael Laguna, 136, Panama, outpointed Ray Adi* gun, 135'/ 4 , Nigeria, 10, Kentucky Takes 23rd SEC Title By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer The National Collegiate basketball tournament wouldn't seem the same without Adolph Rupp. The little old Baron will be there, all right. Kentucky made certain of that Monday night when it clinched Us 23rd Southeastern Conference title with an 89-57 victory over Auburn. The SEC crown guarantees the Wildcats a record 16th appearance In the National tournament and Rupp will be shooting for a sixth NCAA title. If he shoots as well as his f 1 f t h -r a n k e d Wildcats did against Auburn, he'll do all right. Kentucky hit 51.5 per cent of its shots and broke the game open with a 16-4 second half spurt. Best Year Ever for Hope Girls By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter When a thirty-one game season conies down to the last minute of play in state finals, and you lose, it can be a very tearful experience, the Lady Cats had to be one of the tightest teams emotionally every to be concocted. They were all like sisters, and Coach Char* lotte Gibson turned in a perfect Job in guiding the girls to a 25* 6 record. The following is a summary of the long and lllus* trious season, Before the season the Lady Cats were built up high, and in their first performance they roiled over Prescott 42-15, Then came a two game set with Brad* ley, who were the aristocrats of girls basketball in Arkansas* In their first meeting at Jones Field House Hope hung close for a good while, but Bradley closed test for a 76-64 win. Now a determined Hope squad had to go to Bradley to meet the Bearettes, and many were confident that Bradley's long win streak would fall. That game was a nightmare in itself, as Bradley romped 55-19. At this point one could tell that all the pre-season publicity had had an ill effect on the Lady Cats. It came under spotlight that night at Bradley that the team's attitude and preparation was just not right. So Coach Gibson threw in some Three sophomores— Dan Issel, . „ .. .. _. . Mike Pratt and Mike Casey- led ro "K h Prices over the Thanks the 20-4 Wildcats. Issel had 21 points and Pratt and Casey added 18 apiece. Meanwhile, top-ranked Houston had minor trouble gaining Its 27th straight victory, finally beating Hardln-Slmmons 105-82. Elvln Hayes scored 40 points for the Cougars, who led by only three points five minutes into the second half. Eighth-ranked Marquette stumbled over Xavier, losing 88-83 in overtime. Bob Quck scored five fast points In the extra session after the NCAA-tour- nament bound Warriors had taken an 81-77 lead. Quick, who poured In 40polnts Including 22 of 24 free throws, giving holidays, and In their next game the Lady Cats battered Gale 53- 6. December the 2nd brought a rough opponent, though, as Hope went to Ashdown to play the Pan* therettes for the first tlmn. Without their unfound zip the Lady Cats lost a tough one 55-50, and suddenly the hailed Lady Cats were 2-3, which certainly could not be determined as satisfactory. The following week Hope beat Prescott 61-38 and Bodcaw 57-25 at home, and with a Monday night 48-11 rapping of Springhill entered the OBU Tlgerette Invitational at Arkadelphla with a 5-3 record. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Duke Next Move in Dispute Up to the HCAA LOS ANGELES (AP) - The next move In the long dispute over control of track and Held is up to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Amateur Athletic Union's Executive Committee voted unanimously Monday to accept a Feb. 1 decision of an arbitration board, That decision gives sole control of all open track meets — including the use of nonstudent athletes and foreigners — to the AAU, The United States Track and Field Federation, an arm of the NCAA, was granted control over college meets confined to student-athletes, The arbitration board was set up in 1965 by Vice President Hubert H, Humphrey to settle the longstanding feud °ver control of the sport between the AAU, 1:52 to go that put the Muske- ,:,teers ( jin f top to stay. The victory halted a five-game losing streak for Xavier, now 9-16. George Thompson scored 41 points for Marquette, 20-4. Louisville, which moved into ninth place on this week's Associated Press poll, trampled Memphis State 76-52. The Missouri Valley Conference champions ran their over-all record to 19-6 with the victory. The Cardinals shot a red-hot 65 per cent from the field and spun off 11 straight points late In the first half to pull away. Westley Unseld led Louisville with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Mike Butler had 19 for the losers. UCLA, still ranked second, rolled over Washington State 101-70 for Us 22nd victory in 23 games and retained its one- game lead over Southern California in the Paciflc-8 race. Lew Alclndor, held without a point for the first 11 minutes, broke loose for 20 and added 16 rebounds. In other games. New Mexico State halted West Texas State's seven-game winning streak with a 78-77 squeaker. Rich Travis' 35 points led Oklahoma City to 94-83 victory over Loyola of the South and Georgetown trounced Falrleigh Dickinson 104*74, walked over had t In tl England and half- the NCAA and USTFF. In Its report, the arbitration board, headed by labor mediator Theodore Klieel, also created a third category for control of the sport: open domestic competition. The USTFF could sponsor these meets but would need sanction of the AAU. This sanction, however, would be ay, tomatjc if the collegiate group satisfied all international re* qujreiiK'nts, SOLUNAR TABUS By RICHARD ALDEN KNIGHT The schedule of Sojiuiar Periods, as printed below, has been taJien from Richard Alden Knight'SSOLUNAR TAPLES. Plan ypyr days so that you will be fishing in good territory or bujitjng in food cover during these times, if you wpsh to find the pest sport that each day has to offer. The JSfejor Periods are shown in boldface type. These be* gl4 it the times shown and last for an hour and a half or two hours thereafter, The Mjnor Periods, shown in regular type, are of somewhat shorter duration. u§@ Central standard time. A.M. MAJOR Pate Feb. 27 28 29 Day Tuesday Minor P.M.. MAJOR i Friday 6:30 6:55 7-15 7:40 8:00 «: 15 10:55 11:45 12:05 12:40 145 1:50 5:00 5:55 7:00 8:15 9:15 10:20 UU5 12:20 1:00 1:35 came over the Hope Lady Cats. Throwing it all together for the first time, the Lady Cats whipped Woodlawn 52-45. Once- beaten Stephens fell prey In the semis 61-35, and Bradley loomed In the finals. Hope still wasn't ready to beat Bradley, though, and 63-50. Carol Anthony, Kathryn Coleman, and Kay Coleman made the All-Tourney team. Hope had now won 6 out of 7 games, and It was winning streak time. Ashdown invaded, with the Lady Cats remembering that earlier loss. Hope had a hard time, but Anthony's 22-foot jumper won it 61-59 on the buzzer. In the last game before Christmas the girls ran their mark to 10-4 with a 53-29 trouncing of Prescott. Although they entered January a little stale from the layoff, the reserves saw much action in beating Emmet 46-20 and Bodcaw 44-30. And with a 12-4 score- sheet, the Lady Cats had a full week to prepare for Bradley, In forward Gail Hartsfleld's wor'la, "u was ih-j rlghi tlmeand the right place." in a game that put Hope on a new pinnacle of girls basketball, the Lady Cats stopped Bradley's winning streak short on January 11, Apalr of foul shots by Carol Anthony with 0:02 remaining gave Hope the 6160 win. For some of Bradley's girls the streak was about 90 games, but through the whole car« eers of the juniors and seniors it was approximately 130, Rumors have spread since the Bradley game that the Lady Cats peat Bradley when the Bearettes couldn't even play three of their starters, Allow me to squelch, those rumors, because Bradley started every starter whQhadbe» gun for them before and have since, The Bearettes' only re« placements were for girls in foul trouble, otherwise their best s& girls were in there ail the way, Emmet was next to fall, and they were si|bdwed6l*l8 t Nowthjs Lady Cats same to the Gurdon Tournament as defending champ* ions, ajj<i they won it again, went down 64*15, Car, was ousted 53*30, and the £ats slugged Cordon 65* win it, Forwards Anthony Cpleman made the team, as did einjrchwejlj ponjna Pyers ajid j£ay goiemw, After Iflpther weefc off Spring? hill was the next victim of the snowballing win streafc 64-25, Then the Cady £ats substituted freely in a 5243 win over Cte Qiieeo, And in the last regularly* SeeBEST YEAR live) Ufy 46 to 30.d •ttififtflNill Monday's College Basketball B> fHB AgSOCrAfgfi PftSSS Sooth Kentucky 89, Aubuw s? Louisville 16, Memphis §l« 52 G&fgla 111, Mississippi 77 Vftfrlerblit 84, Miss* St. 73 fennsssee *?§, Alabama gg Tulane 80, Stetson 66 Jacksonville 93, gfelghton 6? Georgetown, D.&i 104, Hit' leigh Dickinson 14 Midwest Xavier, Ohio, 88, Mafquette Okia, -gfty 94, New Orleans Loyola 83 WIchlU St, 93, CM. Loyola 92 Souuthwesl Houston 105, Hardfn-Slmmons 82 New Me& St. 78, W, Texas State 77 Tex-Arlington 108, Pan American 105 West, New Mex. 114, Ft, Lew- Is, Colo,, 99 Far West t/CLA 101, Wash. State 70 So, Calif. 76, Washington 68 Weber St. 103, No. Ariz, 72 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Monday's Result Boston 118, San Diego 110 Today's Games St. Louis at New York San Francisco at Phila'phia Cincinnati at Los Angeles Wednesday's Games New York at Baltimore San Francisco at Boston ABA Monday's Results Denver 115, Houston 92 Pittsburgh 150, Oakland 126 Today's Games Dallas at Anaheim Kentucky at Minnesota Wednesday's Game Oakland at Indiana . Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College AIC Tournament At Pine Bluff Southern State 90, Ouachita 78 Arkansas College 73. Harding 70 High School Blythevllle 56, Jonesboro 53 Senior High State Tournaments Class A At Little Rock Eudora East 63, Hot Springs Lakeside 50 Green Forest 74, Gosnell 53 Lavaca 77, Brinkley 69 ; Class B :>; , i At Little Rock ' ' Cotter 69, Grubbs 46 . 'f Star City Lincoln 57, Lynn 41 Kirby 44, Prattsville 41 Region 2AA Tournament At Paragould West Memphis Wonder 62, Batesville 59 DeWitt 65, Marlanna Strong 54 Helena Miller 56, Trumann 52 Paragould 76, Forrest City Lincoln 45 Region 3AA Tournament At Searcy Russellvllle 57, Cabot 45 NLR Jones 60, LR Catholic 50 _ Pine Bluff Merrill 81, Banbu Pipers Just Explode in Last Minutes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburgh's seventh straight victory was In doubt Monday night until the final 12 minutes — then the Pipers exploded. When the smoke cleared, the Pipers had rammed In 51 points in the closing quarter and smashed Oakland 150-126, setting an American Basketball Association record for most total points in the process. In the only other ABA game, Denver walloped Houston, 11592, Boston defeated San Diego 118410 in the only National Bas, ketball Association contest, Pittsburgh Jed only 99»96 after three periods- scoring 33 points In each quarter until the record-setting spree, Connie Hawkins poured in 36 points for the Pipers and ChieQ Vaughn had 31, l§ in the final surge, The victory strectched Pitts* burgh's lead In the Eastern Pi* vision to three games over Minnesota, Jim Hadwt paced Oakland with 34 points, penvsr, moving past Pallas by pne»haif game into second place in the Western Division was sparked by Larry Jones' 29 points, The Rockets trail leagyfitieading New Orleans by three games, The Rockets had a 57t38 edge at haiftime and were never poigts md Willie Murrejl ?l for the winners, Houston's Wijlie Somerset had30 t . Boston's Bill Russell and Bailey Howell led a thir'J'period surge whjleh saw the Celtics breafc | 7|»7| tie to go up 92-85, Russell collected H points and nine rebounds in the spurt while Hovell had three straight ba§. fcets, State A-B Tourneys Underway LfTfLfr ROCK (AP)« Highly touted Magnolia Columbia goes against Neltleton at 12:36 this afternoon as the second day of first round play in the Class A and Class B state tournaments gets under way. Columbia, 34*1 for the season and fourlh'fanked in the Associated Press* Arkansas High School basketball poll, is one of the favorites in the Class A tournament. Unbeaten Turrell, one of the choices in Class B, opens today's play in that classification against Sulphur Rock at 2. Green Forest, the defending champion in Class A, advanced Monday along with Eudora East and Lavaca, Green Forest defeated Gosnell 74*53, Eudora East ousted Hot Springs Lakeside 63-50 and Lavaca moved past Brinkley 77-69, Klrby beat Praftsville 44-41, Star City Lincoln defeated Lynn 5741 and Cotter disposed of Grubbs 69-46 in Class B action Monday. Green Forest led Gosnell 34-25 at the half and continued to pull away during the final two periods. Randy Usrey scored 18 for Green Forest followed by Bill Hodges with 16 and Don Sugg with 15. Eddie Williams led Gosnell with 15. Eudora Esst broke away from a 45-45 tie midway through the final period with a seven- point spurt In its victory. Joe Crenshaw had 29 for Eudora. David Smythis scored 23 for Lakeside, Brinkley led Lavaca 37-35 at the half but couldn't keep up in the second half despite the 34-point performance of Gus Rusher. Ronald Ely scored 22 for Lavaca. Donnie Davis hit three free throws with 15 seconds remain- Ing to push Kirby past Prattsville. His three points came with Kirby leading 41-39. Davis led Kirby with 16 points. Ronand Henderson had 14 for Prattsville. Star City Lincoln netted several steals from a modified zone press in the second half and pulled away from Lynn. Star City led by one point at the half. Cleveland Wainwright scored ^8 'for Lincoln. Lynn's Mickey Hampton led all scorers with 21. Cotter, led by Jim Franks with 24 points, held a 50-24 lead .... Gffifebs effletlftt the flna! period. Bill Kinard art Eddie Sulllns had 13 each for Grubbs. today's pairIntfsl Class A-» Magnolia Columbia vs. NetUetdn, 12*36; Sf, Anne's vs. Mctiehee, 3:30 add Manila vs. Mulberry, 8. Class B*"Tuffell vs. Stilphyr Rock, 2, P>a« vs. St. Charles, 6i30 a»id Prairie Grove vs. Casa, 9:30. Teams Meet tor Berth in Tourney PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Southern State and Arkansas College, two of the top four finishers In the AIC, meet here at 8:30 tonight for the right to shoot at league champion Henderson and a possible berth In the national NAIA tournament, Southern State, beaten three times during the season by Ouachita, broke from a haiftime tie and defeated the Tigers 90-78 In the semifinals of the AIC Tournament Monday night, Arkansas College went ahead of Harding for good early In the second half and defeated the Bisons 73-70 In the other semifinal game. The winner of tonight's game will play Henderson In a best of three series. The series champion will represent District 17 in the national tournament. SSC finished second In the AIC standings and Arkansas College tied Arkansas Tech for third. Southern State spurted to a lead early In the second half and led by eight to 10 points most of the final 20 minutes. Ouachita came within six points about midway through the half but the Mulerlders pulled away this time for good. Billy Barnes scored 19 points and Ronnie Tollett 18 for the Mulerlders. Robert Cornelius, James Chancellor and Danny Sheets scored 19 each for the Tigers. Harding led Arkansas College 33-31 at the half but the Highlanders went ahead for good 3937 with 14:57 left. The Highlanders led 5745 with less than nine minutes left. The Bisons never got closer than three points the rest of the way. Bill Cossey scored 28 for the Highlanders and Richard Beavers added 19.' Jeff Stitt led Harding with 21. - r Southern State has represented District 17 in the national tournament the past two years. Bobcats Going for Tourney Spot By RALPH ROUfOH Star Sportswf Her With every game now door* die, the Hope Bobcats enter the 4«AA tourney tomorrow night by* ing for A spot In next week's state tournament, tomorrow evening at 9:18p.rn, the Bobcats face the last-place team of 4'AA East. Should Hope win that game, they will meet Camden Fairvlew at 8tOO p,m.on Thursday night, When the final pairings are an* nounced they will be Included tomorrow, The district tournament will be held Wednesday through Saturday at Southern State College gym In Magnolia, Arkansas to Entertain Baylor Bears By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas tries to overcome the home court advantage of Texas Christian at Fort Worth tonight In a pivotal game of Southwest Conference basketball. TCU hasn't lost a game on Its own court this season and Is depending on that to carry it back Into the heart of the championship fight. If the Frogs should win, it would drop Texas, now leading the race by a game over Baylor, Texas Christian and Texas A&M, Into a tie with TCU for the top rung. Baylor is at Arkansas and Texas A&M at Texas Tech In other games tonight. If Texas wins, TCU will be out of contention since It would be two games behind with only one to play. In fact, Texas could clinch the championship if Baylor and Texas A&M also lose. Texas has been successful in the past in beating Texas Christian on Its home court although tonight's game will be the first test this season. TCU's Mickey McCarty, the conference scoring leader, may be handicapped by a pulled groin muscle. Mccarty's 29 points; ", Saturday,.nenabled ytheiv Frogs to tumble Texas A&M 85-78 and climb back Into the thick of the race. frtrwy •"aldron Cage C«a<h WAL0BON, . , . . WHofton, 33, head basketball coach at Waldfoft High scftdol tor the Iftsl fire year's, announced Monday that he was reslplfig at the end of this school year. ; Whorton, whose teams had compiled a record of 64 wins and 6? tosses, said he was re* signing for "personal reason" and probably would seek another coaching job in the state, Also resigning was his wife, Jo Ann, who Is glfls' track coach and physical education teacher, 32 African Hations Out of Olympics LONDON (AP) - Thlrty-two" African countries have pulled out of the Summer Olympics lh Mexico City next fall and the big question now Is whether the Russians will withdraw as well. The Supreme Council for Sports In Africa met In Brazzaville, The Congo, and Voted tb : withdraw from the Olympics because of South Africa's readtnis-' slon to the competition, scheduled for Oct. 12-27. : In Moscow Monday, the Soviet Olympic Committee said It had'- not yet been decided whether Russia would compete. 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