Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on March 5, 1953 · Page 13
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 13

Dixon, Illinois
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Thursday, March 5, 1953
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Amboy, Lee Center, Oregon, Polo Beaten Dixon, Sterling Collide Tonight Clippers .Outplay Rockets in Loss; Newman Outclasses Lee Center By NORM JOLLOW (Telegraph Sports Editor) STERLING— Rock Falls and Newman* of Sterling advanced to the semi-final round last night and will meet'each other in the nightcap tonight after Sterling and Dixon battle in the opening game at 7 p. m. The Rockets tumbled Amboy from the ranks 58-48 m the opening game last night, mostly because the Clippers were unable to score consistently from the floor. Newman had little trouble eliminating Lee Center in the second con test, 68-42. Amboy actually appeared ,to outplay Rock Falls, and almost completely dominated play during the first half. But the Clippers were unable to hit from the floor, scoring only five field goals in the first period and none in the second. As it was. Amboy was leading 20-19 at halftime largely on the strength of free throw shooting. The Clippers hit 10 of 19 chanty tosses with most of the missed free throws being the first of the one and one variety. Few Amboy Fouls Rock Falls, during that first half, proved about as impotent from the field as Amboy, garnering only eight baskets. Amboy, however, wasn't free . with the fouls and the ^Rockets gained only three of nine free'tosses. As the third period opened, Dave Bishop hit on a push shot for Amboy but Chuck Anderson scored on a free throw and Ken Ferris scored on a tap in to tie the score at 22-22 with a minute gone. Richie McCaffrey boosted the Clippers into the lead again with a. free throw and then added a push shot from the side for a 25-22 Amboy lead. But Don Aker-berg and Fred Bogott scored on free throws and Ferris on a rebound to jump Rock Falls into Us first lead of the game, 26-25. Score Tied Don Carrell scored on a jump ihot, was fouled, and scored from the free throw line for Amboy to make the score 28-26, but Anderson evened things up with a tap in. Carroll connected on another free throw, but Anderson sent home a push shot and Bogott scored on a free throw to give Rock Falls a lead they never again relinquished. Tse Clippers kept close through the remaining minutes of the third period and trailed by two points with seconds remaining when Anderson broke loose for a lay-up to give Rock Falls a 38-34 margin. Tlay Even In the fourth period. Rock Falls scored two quick baskets and from there, the Clippers and Rockets played even. McCaffrey and Carroll were the leading lights for the Clippers. McCaffrey topped the Clipper scoring with 15 points and was a demon on the floor while Carroll collected 14 points and was the standout rcbounder and plugger for Amboy. By the time the first period was half over, Newman had virtually settled the outcome of its game with Lee Center's Bulldogs. The Comets opened with a 6-0 margin before Lee Center was able to get the range. But then the Bulldogs pulled to an 8-5 deficit before Newman began its surge to victory again. Moore Loads Late' in the period, the Bulldogs trailed 10-15 but the Comets racked up six quick points to one for Lee Center to take a 21-11 first period margin. From the second period on. it was a question of the final score as Newman was able to score almost at will against their outclassed but game opponents. Larry Moore was the leading Lee Center figure, leading the Bulldog attack with 13 points and playing a fine floor game from his guard position. John McDonnell's 20 points were high for Newman. The box score: 5 0 0 J. Schncll O 1 0 1 K. ScheMer 0 1 0 0 B. Schemer 0 0 0 0 0 1 R. Schnell 1 32 4 18 Totals IS II 9 12 10—4 •< 17 Totals 21 16 : KIO (iKANI)K WINS CLEVELAND-(/P)-Unbeaten Rio Grande College closed its basket ball season with 190-55 victory over Wilberforce for its 39th straight as Bevo Francis ran his scoring total to 1,954 with 54 points. REGIONAL RESULTS - KANKAKEE— Schlarman 75. Westvllle 59. AT OTTAWA — Ottawa 54. Streator 39. AT CENTRA L1A— Salem 100. 2-. Dominic Prtez« 60. P&toka. 75, Kinmundy +9. AT McLEANSBORO— Mt. Vernon 79. Carrier Mills 5S. AT GREENVILLE — Highland 81. St. Paul Highland 52. AT FLORA— Flora SS, Clay City 71. Effingham 77. Farina «4. AT CARMI — Fairfield 87. Norris City 65. AT METROPOLIS — Metropolis 55. Brookport 52. Ramsey 90, Herrick 30. AT WEST FRANKFORT— West. Frankfort S6. Christoph.r Johnston City 73. Thompsonvillt AT COLLINSVILLE— Collinsville 74. Madison 61. AT JERSEY VILLE — Greenfield 60, Jerseyvllle 53. AT LITCHFIELD— Hillsboro 63. Carlinville 45. AT SHELBYVILLE — Shelby ville 74. Pana 52. AT CAMPBELL HILL— Plnckneyvllle 65. Chester 47. AT HINSDALE— L&Grange 65. Hinsdalt 45. AT THORNTON— Thornton 56. Blue Island 54. o AT RANTOL'L — Gibson City 63. Onarga Mllitar: Melvln-Slbley 63. Fisher 59. AT FAIRBURY— AT ROCKFORD— ne Parke 67. East Lynn 50. peston 55. Rockvllle 51. AT ELGIN— «tal Lak« 72. McHenry SR. loe 67, St. Edward of Elgin 61 Bridgeport 65, Robinson 61. AT AUBURN — Springfield Cathedral 44. Spr Roseville 62, Glad AT PROVISO -York 74. Bensenvllle 50. Orland Park 64. Glenbard 51. AT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS— Llbertyvllle 47, Wauconda. 35. Maine 69. Grayslake 46. AT LAKE FOREST— Waukegan 85. Zlon-Bentnn 41. AT KEWANEE— Bradford 62. Dunlap 43. AT JACKSONVIM.K- AT GALESBURG— ■rpm ChrlUS 6i. Knwi! AT PEKIN— DrUvan ^. Tremont 49. San Jose 66. Deer Creek 54. AT WEST AURORA — West Aurora 5S. East Aurora 37. Geneva 63. West Chicago 45. AT LA SALLE — DePue 50. St. Bede 48. Princeton 62. Ohio 50. AT CHAMPAIGN— Unity Of Tolono 61. University High of Deland Weldon 53. Montlcello 43. Notre Dame 'of Quincy «1. Central 55. Unity of Mmdon 89. Barry 64. AT CARTHAGE— Aiisii.it* 70. Dallas City 27. Bowen 71. I.aHarpe 39. AT HERRI N - AttuVks '.VV MuVplIysboro <-. AT ROCHELLE — Fnrreston 51. Oregon 50. Leaf River 52. Polo 46. mpshlre 60. Syca Genoa 67. Wat » 57. AT GARDNER— Pontlac 80. Wilmington 51. Cullom --,2. Coal City 52. AT HENRY— Mldcounty 61. Mlnonk-Dana 46. AT MATTOON — Tuscola 71, Neoga flK Flndlay 64. Cumberland 54. AT ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island 82. Alleman 50. AT ALEDO— A-JONKSRORO— SEKK OLYMPICS TOKYO — Tokyo will bid next month for the Olympic Games in 1860. The metropolitan government decided Wednesday to send a three- man mission to the International Olympic Committee meeting in Mexico City In April to extend the invitation. j Grands Ohio 109, Wilberforce Si. PLENTY OF HANDS but only one pair will get the ball in the end in the battle between Lee Center and Newman of Sterling last night at Sterling. West Rockford, Peoria Central and Rock Island also stepped forward in their state title quest. LaGrange. the state's third ranked team, racked up its 22nd straight victory without defeat, trimming Hinsdale 65-45 in its own regional. Ted Caiazza's 31 points topped scoring by LaGrange, never extended despite a 22 point rally by Hinsdale in the last quarter. Second-ranked Pinckneyville un- leased a final period drive that lengthened its narrow 41-40 lead over Chester to a 65-47 final score in the Campbell Hill tourney. Collinsville overcame a stalwart southwestern rival, Madison, 74-61 tilt. Collinsville, the host, is expected to meet Edwardsville in Friday night's title-decider. Lanphier, classed 14th in the state, was eliminated by a hustling Lincoln High School quintet in a 46-42 semi-final battle on the winner's floor. Robinson frequently listed among the best-regarded 15 teams, was downed in the Olncy semifinals by Bridgeport, 65-61. A 48 point performance by 6 foot 8 Tony Davis lea loin rated Schlarman to a 75-59 squelching of Westville in its own regional. Davis had 21 field goals and six free throws. Ottawa, No. 5, easily trounced Streator 04-39 at Ottawa and West Rockford whipped Belvidere 77-51 at Rockford. Peoria Central hammered anoth er Peoria entry, Spalding. 72-53 and Rock Island squasncd cross-town Alleman 82-50. Semi-final preparations for gional title tilts Friday night will be completed Thursday. Payoff battles will select qualifiers from 15 downstate sectional tourneys March ll to 13. Thornton, Mt. Vernon, Blooming-ton, St. Teresa of Decatur, Spring field Cathedral, and Salem kept piaccs among tne pacK ot successful clubs. Thornton downed Blue Island 56-51 in an overtime; Mt. Vernon hurdled Carrier Mills 79-58; Blooming-ton thumped Farmer City 66-15; St. Teresa booted Lake View of Decatur 75-61; Cathedral beat Springfield 41-35 and Salem stampeded St. Dominic of Breesc 100-60. St. Edwards of Elgin, district conqueror of the 1952 state champion, Hebron, was cut out of the Elgin regional by Antioch, 67-62, in an overtime. Eastern Wins Title At Illinois District CHAMPAIGN, 111. Ml— Eastern Illinois State College of Charleston will represent Illinois in the National Association of Intercollegiate Atnictics annual basketball tournament at Kansas City next week. It will be Eastern's fifth trip to the intercollegiate meet. Eastern qualified Wednesday night by trouncing Illinois Wesley- an 90-69 in the finals of the NAIA district playoffs. GET OFF ME is what Ken Ferris of Rock Falls is probably saying in this action last night between Amboy and Rock Falls. Don Carroll of Amboy got the ball after a rebound. LaGrange, Pinckneyville Win Lanphier, Robinson Bow Gut SPRINGFIELD, 111., UP)— LaGrange, Pinckneyville and Collinsville advanced to finals in downstate high school regional basketball play Wednesday night but Springfield Lanphier and Robinson failed to make the grade. Danville (Schlarman), Ottawa, Dixon Evening Telegraph The Dixon Evening Telegraph — Dixon, Illinois Thursday, March 5, 1953 WHAT'S th. SCORE? Bj NORM JOLLOW AS A BASKETBALL PICKER, my ideas appear to be just that and little more. In searching for an upset, the ideas just don't seem to be the same as the facts, as seen by the losses of both Amboy and Ohio, my upset choices. Not that (hey WercrtT'closc, both underdog* were on lop at halftime, but both ran into trouble In the second half where ball games are won and lost usually. THE PROBLEM NOW is should I stick with the obvious and pick the favorites? The interesting part of this picking the winners business is that if you pick an upset and it happens, you are a genius, but If you miss, you are a moron. But today's special deals with Dixon. The Dukes will boat Sterling. But as I picked Amboy yesterday, most of It will depend upon the Dukes' desire to be on top nt the end of the game. Two main objects must be accomplished to gain a final berth for Dixon. They must stop Mitchell and they must continue to play as a unit. Doing both, they should win. IN THE OTHER HALF of the tournament, Newman will make it three in a row over Rock Falls. Unless Rock Falls snaps out of the lethargy that marked them last night, they haven't much hope. At Rochelle, Rochelle should end the hopes of Winnebago, upset winners over Mr. Morris in the first round. The Hubs can play cither fast or stall with the Winnebago five. FORKESTON SHOULD be able to take Leaf River into camp, but the teams have met three times and winning a fourth time against the same team isn't always easy. At LaSallr, Mondota should give LaSalle Peru a tussle nut the Cavaliers will end the Mendota season with a good last quarter. DcPuc will take care of a determined Princeton. Now let's sec what that docs to my 7-3 record. NOW THAT I HAVE STUCK my neck out far enough to say that Dixon will beat Sterling tonight, I hope that Dixon fans will stick theirs out of doors long enough to drive over to Sterling and give the boys some backing. Even if they should lose, tho Dukes are playing ball at present for which the local fans should certainly be proud. And it isn't even 15 miles over to Sterling. Let's not allow Dixon to have the smallest representation at the Sterling Ficldhousc. Globetrotters Give Locals Lesson in Cage Comedy Tlie Harlem Globe Trotters met the Dixon All Stars before a standing room crowd, in the Dixon High School gym last night. After a slow first quarter in which the Trotters were played to a standstill by the Dixon team, action picked up and the Globe Trotters pulled away to win. 58-25. Although at times it might have been a football or baseball game, judging from the Trotter formations on the floor, the locals received a lesson in expert basketball playing. There was no individual star for the Globe Trotters as each one of the players performed his specialty masterfully. The Dixon players were duped twice, among others. Once with a weighted ball that bounced crustily, and another time all five players reach futily for a free «hot, only to find the ball flying back to the shooter's hand through the use of a rubber band. Sam Wheeler proved the ical clown for the Trotters and slammed a home run for the visiting cagcrs when they lined up in baseball formation, apparently thinking basketball was over and spring training really had come to the north. Wheeler and Chuck Hotlen were the high scorers 'for the Trotters while Don McKinlcy. Franklin Grove coach, topped the local aggregation with eight points on drive in shots. Proceeds of the contest go to the Dixon Youth Center. The box score: TrollfM (58 » All-SIAM (3,1) Wll^n 1 0 0 0. Krah-hl 1 J 1 Page 13 Ohio Loses 62-50 Tilt To Tigers LASALLE— (Special) — The Ohio Bulldogs bowed out of tournament play last night, losing a 62-50 deci sion to the Princeton Tigers in the second game after DePue nipped St. Bede 50-48 on a basket by Bob Booker in the final two seconds. Tonight1, LaSalle-PerU will take' on Mendota in the curtain raiser hilc Princeton and DePue will battle in the nightcap. Ohio ran into trouble in the first three minutes of the game when Dave McDonald, key man in the Ohio attack, picked up three fouls. McDonald saw little action after that, sitting on the bench until the start of the second half and then fouling out early in the final quar ter. McDonald played only a few mutes of the third period. Despite the loss of McDonald, the Bulldogs overcame a 20-15 first period deficit to take a 32-30 half me lead. But the Bulldogs ran cold in the third period and scored only s points while Princeton was picking up 13. Ohio, nevertheless, kept In con tention until the final three min utes when they fell several points behind. The Bulldogs went into a ? but succeeded only in picking up fouls and adding to the Princeton total. Carl Morgcnson, high point man for the Bulldogs with 18 points, sprained his knee in the final min utes of play and did not report to chool today, according to Ohio Coach Chuck Vail. The box score: Trlnceton (fi2) Ohio <30)' Big Ten Officials Try Again to Settle F ootball Schedule CHAMPAIGN, 111. (.¥>— For the fourth time in 10 months, athletic directors and football coaches arc meeting today to try to complete Big Ten football schedules for 1955 and 1956. Picvious attempts failed because of a lepoilcd unwillingness of some conference schools to make commitments with Michigan State. The Spartans begin championship Big Ten football competition next fall when they have only two home conference games. They also have two homo dates in 1951. The 1953 and 1951 league schedules already have been drawn up, Michigan Stale's desire for at least three home games in 1955-56 and a reported effort by Illinois to end football relations with Wisconsin after 1951 weie among the snags oi previous schedule-making sessions. Dllj T.impa. 10. 1 L>.in:;y : Forreston, Leaf River Gain Wins Meet in Scmi-Finals Tonight; Rochelle Battles Winnebago By JERRY GENGLKR Telegraph Staff Reporter ROCHELLE — Forreston and Leaf River Wednesday night advanced to tonight's semi-final round of the regional tournament here by virtue of wins over Oregon and Polo, respectively. Last night's winners will clash in the second game of the quarter finals tonight, while Winnebago and Rochelle, Tuesday night's victors, will meet in the curtain-raiser at' i O ClOCK. Danny Nardico Downs Maxim But Loses Tiff MIAMI. Fla. W)— Joey Maxim, the fancy master of the left jab, was back in the boxing business 176 V2- r after winning a unanimous 10-round decision over the young Tampa slugger, Danny Nardico. After Archie Moore slapped off his light heavyweight crown Dec. 17, many fans doubted the 30-year- old Maxim's ability to handle Nar- co. But Joey, at 183'/!! pounds, stood off the charging Nardico with ease Miami Stadium Wednesday night, although Nardico knocked him down with a right to the head in the seventh. Nardico weighed The ex-champ's manager, Jack Kearns, declared after the fight that Joey plans to go after Rocky Marciano's heavyweight championship. Maxim pounded the 25-year-old Nardico's face with his left and threw his right hand in a surprisingly effective fashion. He piled up a big early lead while making Nardico miss badly with his long right swings. Referee Cy Gottfried gave Maxim the fight 97 to 91. Judge Norton Ganger called it 95-94. Judge Marty Monroe" scored it 98-94. Nardico, who taunted Maxim during the fight by growling "you re a champ; let s see ; fight," said after it was over, tried to get him mad so he would fight me, but he wouldn't fight. Danny did' something that Ez-zard Charles and Sugar Ray Rob inson couldn't do— knock Maxim off his feet. Big 10 Swim Meet Opens at Iowa City IOWA CITY, la. UP)— The Big Ten swimming meet opens tonight and Olympic champion *ord Kon- no is expected to get Ohio State off to a fast start toward its fifth straight championship. Konno will appear in the 1,500 meter freestyle in which he set a conference record of 18.11.5 last winter. The Buckeye from the Ha waiian Islands also established new marks in the 100 and 220-yard freestyle events as he led Ohio State to the 1952 championship. The 1,500 meter race is the only event on the opening progra There will be six finals Friday night and seven Saturday after noon to conclude the three-day affair. Mens Smait SPRING JACKETS iron $^95 Leaf River eliminated Polo 52-46 as both teams fought handicaps of cold shooting. The game was hoU ly contested although both teams failed to gain advantage on fre-! quent opportunities. Forreston Coach Bob Bnnk- meier's top seeded Cardinals rolled to their 26th straight victory of the season by disposing of Oregon 54-50. Despite indications of the two-basket win, the Cardinals were scarcely threatened. '. Forreston lost its leaa but once in the game, midway through the second quarter when Jerry Young gave Oregon a 22-21 edge with two] free throws. But the Hawks quickly dropped behind again as the Cardinals moved to a 30-25 half-time lead. After fighting back to within two points of Forreston twice in the third period, Oregon lapsed into loose ball-handling and failure to rebound late in the period. Forres-; ton grabbed the opportunity, notch ing a 48-36 lead Dy i mmutes ot the final stanza. The Hawks rallied, but too late.-While Brinkmeier substituted freely in the last two minutes, Oregon moved from an 11-point deficit to me unai oi-ou score. Jay Hoffman, 6-6 Cardinal center, collected eight baskets and five free throws to lead all scoring with 21 points. * Young tallied six field goals, mostly from about 30 feet out, and two free throws for 14 points and Oregon scoring honors. Leaf River maintained a lead ot about 10 points over Polo's Marcos throughout most of the nightcap: Both teams fought determinedly but were hampered constantly by failure to score on set-ups. Leaf River, with a 50-42 margin at 2 minutes of the fourth quarter, elected to slow down the game until the end. The Marcos fouled repeatedly in the closing minutes as the Leaf River stall proved effective. Delwyn Hamilton connected on six field goals and five free throws to pace game scoring with IT points. 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