The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 14, 1954
Page 11
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TUBSDAT, DBCBMBBR M, MM CARK.y ooomaa PAGE ELBVEN LaSalle Ranked First In College Cage Poll Osceola Invades Wilson Tonight Junior and Senior Seminoles to Meet Bulldogs in Pair OSCEOLA — The Osceola junioi and senior boys basketball teams will make the twelve mile trek tonight to Wilson to meet the Bull- pups and Bulldogs in a doubleheader starting at 7:30, This will be Osceola's third game of the pre-Christmas season and the Osceola Paps are taking a 2-0 record into their game while the Seminoles have a 1-1 count, losing to Missco Friday night 51-48, however, Coach A. Z. Banner's forces were without three of their starters when Seniors Wade Rodgers, Bop- per Cone and Sharon Faulkner stayed behind for the annual senior Play. The Missco ' game gave Coach Hanner a good chance to get some of his reserves battle experience v.hich will be a definite help as the season rolls on toward the County Tournaments in the latter nart of February. The probable starters for the freshman corps tonight will be: Ray Mann and Logan Young in the guard slots, S. E. Stovall at the center post, and Jerry Hill and J. W. Reece in the forward, positions. For the seniors: Wade Rodgers and Nelson Hopkins get the nod at the guard positions, Dick Lucas will be at the pivot hole, and Bopper Cone and Sharon Faulkner will perform from the forward posts. Although the season is in its infancy, the Seminole teams have shown vast improvement from last year and boast some sharp-shooters on both the junior and senior outfits. Welch, McGee Victorious In Tag Bout Lester Welch and Don McGee hung up their first victory as a tag: team, last night in the ta match feature of the American Legion's' wrestling matches in Memorial Auditorium. Welch and McGee were victorious over Chris Averotf and Walter Sirois In "the main event bout which proved to be a wild climax to a scientific beginning. Sirois was called In as a substitute for Charley Keene, who could not keep his booking here. The tag bout was one of the best held here in a long time, giving the fans a good dose of scientific wrestling and rough and tumble brawling. The first fall went to Welch and McGee after 18 minutes of hard wrestling. McGee used flying tackles and a body pin to defeat Averoff and clinch the round. Sirois and Averoff came back strong to capture the second round in 12 wild and wooly minutes. Averoff and Sirois threw everything in the book at Welch and McGee before taking this fall with Sirois making Welch give with a stomp hammer lock. The third fall was a near replica of the second. About the only difference was the outcome. Welch won the fall and the match for his side in eight minutes by defeating Averoff. with a body pin after rallying from a series of knee lifts applied by Averoff. In the preliminary bouts Sirois defeated McGee in 18 minutes in a strictly scientific duel with a Jim Londos toe hold. In the second Averoff won over Welch in 12 minutes with knee lifts and body pin. Kentucky Is Rated Second; Illinois 3rd By RIP WATSON The Associated PreM La Salle, defending NCAA champion, was voted the best college basketball team in the country today in the first Associated Press poll of the season. The Explorers, who kept thel record clean by edging Niagara in overtime Saturday night for thei fourth victory, were*put at th head of the ballot by 54 of the 9 sports writers and broadcaster participating in the poll. On th usual basis of 10 points for first 9 for second, etc., La Salle woum up with a total of 847 points, wel ahead of second-place Kentucky. Illinois Third , The Wildcats, first in the fina AP poll last spring, received 1 first-place votes and a total of 88 points. Illinois took over third place, fa behind the leaders, with eight first place votes and 381 points. Trailin the mini in order were North Car olina State, Dayton, Missouri, Indi ana, UCLA, Duquesne and Nlag ara. Up From 14th Illinois came all the way up fron 14th on the strength of a victor over Oklahoma A&M, plus earlie triumphs over Bradley and Mis souri. Missouri, however, cam back from that loss to upset Indi ana and Iowa, the early Big Ten favorites, and last night beat Wi consin 87-56. Last night's games had no bear ing on the poll, however. The leaders, with first - plac votes in parentheses: 1 La Salle (54) 84 Kentucky (18) 68 3. Illinois (8) 4. N.C. State (6) 5. Dayton (4-0) ..38 ..35' ..33. .. Missouri (2) 25! 7. Indiana. 23 8. UCLA 20 9. Duquesne 20 10. Niagara ...: 17 (second 10): 11. George Washington 16: 12. Louisville (2) 128 College Basketbal Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Connecticut 117, Boston College 74 Seton Hall 95, Providence 67 Bowdoin 73, Boston University 5 t West Virginia 72, Richmond 66 Miami (Pla.) 58, Florida South em 44 Louisiana State 73, Texas A&M 61 Tulane 68, Rice 63 Florida 68, Tampa 61 Mississippi State 77, Sewanee 74 VPI 91, The Citadel 68 Missouri 67, Wisconsin 56 lott-a 68, St. Mary's (Calif.) 49 Southern Methodist 83, Indiana 78 Notre Dame 89, Loyola (HI.) 76 Louisville 81, Toledo 67 Missouri Valley College 94, Kan ;as City TJ. 41 Creiirhton 84, South Dakota 78 Hurdon (S. D.) 79, Bethany [Kan.) 71 Shurtleff (111.) 78, Southeast Mis 5ouri 69 Rockhurst 80, Doane (Neb.) 42 Lincoln (Mo.) 79, Tennessee state 78 Texas Tech 49, Oklahoma A&M 48 Bradley 63, Oklahoma City U. 62 Arkansas A&M 81, Little Rock J. C. 74 Arkansas Tech 103, Hendrix 61 Arkansas state 87, Midwestern (Tex.) 83 Panhandle A&M 72, Western [Colo.) 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Del Flanagan wound up in the air sandwiched in between Maurice Harper and the official i" the third round of the 10-round welterweight bout in San Francisco Harper took a decision (NEA) NBA Withdraws Recognition Of Saddler as Feather Champ By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — The National Boxing Assn. withdrew recognition of Sandy Saddler as world featherweight champion today hut the boxer's manager defiantly said he'll defend "when he's ready and that will be February." Bob Christenberry, chairman of the Now York Stute Athletic Commission, sat In the middle and, said: "I'll wntoh this with ti great deal of interest. I certainly will (tike no action before our commission meets (Friday). I have found the NBA hasn't always been a solid front. I also recall something; about titles being won and lost in the ring." There was no if, whereas or maybe about the NBA's position, announced at its Cleveland conven- tion Sept. 14 and restated by Henry Liunnr, its executive secretary. The brief text said: Decided at Convention "At the National Boxing Assn. convention in Cleveland Sept. H it was unanimously voted that title recognition would be withdrawn 1C Sandy Saddler failed to defend his world featherweight title against either of two logical contenders (Percy Basseti or Red Top Davis) within 90 cinys. "Saddler has failed to defend his title within the prescribed period. As of todny, Dec. 14, 1954, the National Boxing: Assn. withdraws title recognition from boxer Sundy Sud- ilhn-." I.nmar also commented: "We gave Saddler ever chance to make a bout. He was discharged from the Army and has made no move to defend his title although he has hud seven bouts since leaving the Army." In Providence, R.T., Tony Pa- trouella, NBA president, said thit was the beginning of a new get- tough policy with all champions. Petronella said the NBA had planned to declare the winner of a Davis-Bassett fight as the champion but the elimination bout wa» held "ahead of time." 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