The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 17, 1954
Page 9
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 17, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE H1NB High-Flying Niagara Hits Cage Limelight » • *" * * * * . * * Eagles Top Syracuse for 5th Win By JOHN CHANDLER The Aiioclttei Preft Niagara University's Purple Eagles, rated No. 10 nationally in college basketball circles, S "nto th" Midwest Today for a Saturday night date with Toledo but it won be until after Christmas that a definite line can be drawn on Coach Taps Gallagher s fine club The Eagles made it 5-1 for the young season last night by mauling Syracuse 99-74 at Niagara Falls N. Y., and they have only the Toledo engagement before zooming into the Holiday Festival Tournament starting Dee. 27 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tech Moves Ahead In NAIA Tournament KANSAS CITY (AP) — Arkansas Tech emerged as the only surviving seeded team last night in first round play of the annual NAIA tip-off basketball tournament. The underdog, prevailed in the eight-team meet as Springfield (Mo) State, seeded No. 1 bowed to Tennessee Ail 77-57, second seeded East Texas State was defeated by Oustavus Adolphus of St. Peter, Minn., and the third ranked team, Western Illinois fell victim to Rockhurst College of Kansas City, 72-65. Arkansas Tech disposed of St. Benedict's of Atchison, Kan.. champions of the 1954 national NAIB tournament. 87-59. O'Neal Gets 26 R. C. O'Neal scored 26 points for the Russellvllle. Ark., school. Buddy Lord was high man for the losers with 18. Tennessee A&I trailed in early stages of Its game with Spring- filed but held H 39-35 halftime lead and dominated play in the second half. Vernon McNeal paced the A&I attack with 22 points while Charles Peterson topped the Missourians with H. Seven of the eight Gustavus Adolphus players seeing action made the scoring column as the Minnesota team finished strong to upset defending tourney champion, East Texas State. Rockhurst Wins Rockhurst held a 42-30 mid-point lead over Western Illinois, lost it in the third quarter and had to come from behind with a late rally to win. Individual honors went to Gene Talbot of Western Illinois with 19 points. Springfield meets St. Benedict's this afternoon (1:30 p. m. cst) in the first of two losers' brackel - games. Western Illinois plays East Texas State in the second. First round winners play tonighl with Tennessee A&I meeting Arkansas Tech (8 p. m. cst) and Rockhurst playing Gustavus Adolphus in the final game of the second round. Championship and consolation games will be played tomorrow night. College Basketball Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NAIA Tlpoff Tournament First Round Gustavus Adolphus S9, East Tex- s 51 Arkansas Tech 87, St. Benedict <an 59 Rockhurst 72, Western Illinois 65 Tenn A&I 77, Springfield Mo 5" New Mexico Conference Tourney First Round Wayland Tex., 86, St. Michaels NM 47 Adams Colo State 66, New Mexico Vestern 64 Panhandle A&M 48, New Mexl' > Military 45 Arizona State Flagstaff 91. New Mexico Highlands 63 Niagara 99, Syracuse 74 Temple 77, St. John's Bkn 69 Fordham 55, Colgate 51 Brandeis 60, Boston College 81 Harvard 54, Middlebury 51 Kansas "B" EO. Baker 54 Western Kentucky 75, Colorado State 67 Rollins 84. Citadel 71 Florida 70, Miami Fla 61 Virginia Tech 71, Davidson 70 Missouri Valley 65, McNeese 60 South Carolina State 72, Fayette- fille NC Teachers 71 Southeastern OMa 104, Northwestern La 79 Washburn 81, Warrensburg Mo 78 Pittsburg Kan 88, Drury 59 Northwest Mo 72, Ottawa Kan 61 Peru Neb 68. Tarkio 52 ' Oklahoma City 63, Texas Christian 44 Lamar Tech 67, Ada Okla Oil- ers 65 Ozarks Ark 53, Hendrix 51 Delta State Miss 80, Ouachita 65 DELIGHT TO SEA — wouldn't be pleased to 1 . Who woumii t uc pleased to have Kathy Darlyn Smith as a crew member? What poor fish would mind getting hooked by her— oS St Petersburg, .Fla., where she flshes? (NBA) That's the one Niagara is wait ing for. because it possibly will afford the Eagles another crack at LaSalle, currently rated No. 1 in the AP poll. Last Saturday LaSalle's NCAA champions edged Niagara 76-75 in the final six seconds oi an overtime period. Center Ed Fleming again .was Niagara's big man last night with 26 points. He played less than half the game as the Eagles rolled up a 54-31 halftime lead. There was little action on .the college courts last night. At the Garden, the Temple Owls proved they will be tough. They upset St John's of Brooklyn 77-69. Temple with a 5-1 record, has only a 70-65 defeat by North Carolina State marring Its record. Maurice Stokes, a classy 6-foot 6 pivot man, led St. Francis (Pa.l to an easy 88-59 victory In the other half of the Garden double header. Florida registered its Hltn straight by defeating Miami (Fla.) 70-61. TCU Beat Western Kentucky outscorec Colorado State 27-17 at the fou line .for a 75-67 victory. Oklahoma City sent out five sophomores to down Texas Christian 63-44. It was OC's first victory in four starts. Davidson led Virginia Tech al the way until Bill Matthews scored a field goal in the final four sec onds to give VPI a 11-70 Southern Conference verdict. Fordham ended a two-game los ing streak by defeating Colgat 55-51, and Harvard's foul shootinf Seat Middlebury 54-51. The NAIA Tipoff Tournamen opened at Kansas City, and tW' former champions were knocke- out. Arkansas Tech eliminated SI Benedict's of -Kansas, 1954 cham pions, 87-59, while Springfiel (Mo.) State, the 1952-53 tournc winners, got It from Tennesse A&I 77-57. In other NAIA games Gustavu Adolphus (Minn.) defeated Eas Texas State 59-51, and Rockhurs won from Western Illinois 72-65. The largest crowd to see a Notr Dame football game was 120.00 at Soldiers Field, Chicago, In 192 The opponent was Navy. Senior Bowl Gets 2 Players MOBILE, Ala. 1*1 — A 177-pound back and a 190-pound guard have been added to the rosters for the sixth annual Senior Bowl game Jan. 8 when the squad members make their professional debut. Dick Goist, University of Cincinnati captain, will replace back Primo Villaneuva of UCLA for the North. Little All-America guard Hamp Cook of Mississippi Southern will play for the South. Other rebel guards are All-America Bud .Brooks, Arkansas; Frank MinceVich, South Carolina; and George Atkins, Auburn. In the North backfield with Goist will be Alan Ameche, Wisconsin; Max Burkett, Iowa State; Florian Helinski, Indiana; Dave Leggett, Ohio State: Ltndon Crow, Southern California: Ron Drzewieckt, Marquette: Bob McNaniara, Minnesota; Corky Taylor, Kansas State; and Dick Young, Chattanooga (Tenn). Winning team members will receive S500 and expenses and losers $400 and expenses each. The game will be In 36,000 capacity Ladd Stadium. George Stieber of Detroit has a bowling average of 157 per game However, he bowled the lowest league total on record when he scored only nine in i 1952 league game. Santo Clous Seat Cover Sale Fiber $9.95 Plastic $13.95 _ Price does tint include installation — GET YOUR XMAS GIFT SEAT COVERS NOW Gilbert's Auto Upholstery 61 N. ">• 3 - 6 agent George Kanter. Chairman Tony Entenza of the California Athletic Commission ate yesterday rejected Knnler's contention the 15-round title fisht. WHICH? — Elston Howard Is catching and playing the outfield in the Puerto Rican Winter League. The most valuable player In 'the International League as i backstop, Howard next spring is expected to be the first Negro to wear the New York Yankees' flannels. (NBA) NCAA Again Quizzing Oklahoma U. Players NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Collegiate Ath letic Assn. is questioning University of Oklahoma footbal players in an apparent followup to an investigation started Several players were interviewed by an NCAA pane: yesterday. They said their replies were taken on a wire re corder. The investigators declined to, dis- Oklahoma .theBig Seven Con cus their probe. NCAA headquarters, following its regular policy on complaints against schools, has not disclosed who originated the complaints against Sooner football practices nor has given the nature them. Answered Ch»rge« This fall Oklahoma, a national football power in recent years, sent a 76-page documentary , report to the NCAA. The report was In answer to a series of questions about Sooner athletic policy forwarded to the school last spring. At least three players inter- iewed yesterday by the panel said they had not been enticed to Oklahoma by extra inducements. The players said the testimony centered around these three questions: 1. Were any inducements made to bring players to Oklahoma? 2 Are players getting any assistance, financial or otherwise, now at Oklahoma? 3. Have any promises been made of jobs or aid following graduation? President Testifies Dr. Qeorge L. Cross, president of the university, appeared before the NCAA Investigating group in Kansas City two weeks ago. He invited the panel to come here. Dr. Frank L. Gardner of Drake University heads the group. ference champion, rated No. 3 In the final Associated Press poll dur ing the last season. The Sooner were unbeaten and untied in the! 10-game schedule. Pierre Langlois' Butt Claim Is Rejected by Commission SAN FRANCISCO (A ) California's new "butt rule" The final round in Carl (oo-i ds „,,„ lf „ t , Bllll , r ls , e!lding )0) Olsbn'S successful defense !„„ points when a tislit is slopped )f his middleweight crown because of an injury caused by oflinst Pierre Langlois of UuttlnR. he remves the decision; against iiene urni^,™^ 01 lr .,iiini: on nolnts and bul- Pierre Langlois of UuttlnR. he receives Uie decision 1 lene "'"£>" ; i( hc is tralllnn on points and tml- has been rt e c i a o (i!, ; .,^ „„ ,,,,^ , rt ,im H-M HO gainst Langlois' ting causes sin ei American K ,> ls „ ar . tw . Stopped in llth The releree stopped the Olson- Lan^lois tiiiht in 58 seconds of the llth round because of a deep gash over Pierre's left eyelid. Don contention (he 15-round title fisht. over 1'ierre s leu eyenu. you ending In a TKO oi Langlois In Shields, former tlRht commission iie nth Wednesday night, should ] inspector, said movies showed OI- be declared a draw. I son opened the cut with a lone He Imposed a two-week suspension on Kanter and demanded a written apology from the New York agent because of the lalter's charges the fight was stopped as a result of Langlols being butted so badly the Frenchman's eyelid was right hand round. Fights Lost Night Bj- THE ASSOCIATED PRISi Akron, Ohio — Carmen BulUo, 160, Syracuse, N.Y. stopped Ronnie Harper. 152, Detroit, 3. Ml. Carrael. Pi—Johnny I/»- bardo, 168. Mt. Csrmel, taocke* cut Mel Parker, 153, Philadelphia 4. Portland, Ore — P»t McMurtry. 188, Tacoma, stopped Klrbjr anil. 192, San Diego, 2. punch in the sixth Charfran Stablo's Argenttniai race horse is mimed cascantlez. In Spanish it means "nutcracker. Bill McKenna, captain of Br»n- dois University's footbtll totm, gained 40 pounds and grew all inches during his Jour oeU«g» years. Read Courier Newi 3 More Named To North Squad MIAMI. Fla. I* — The North squad for the Christmas night College All Star football game in the Orange Bowl was brought to its full, 25-man strength today with the addition of a back and two linemen. Michigan quarterback Duncan McDonald, Kansas State guard Ron Marciniak and Marquette end Tom Braatz completed the North roster for the Shrine charity game. Two UCLA ends, Bob Heydenfeldt and Bob Long, were added last night. The coaches — Ivy Williamson of Wisconsin and Bernie Crlmmins of Indiana for the North and Andy Gustafson of Miami and Jim Tatum of Maryland for the South — were scheduled to get acquainted with their newly arrived players today and start workouts tomor- Bum by Studebaker-Packard Corporation ... world's 4th largtlt full-line producer of cars and trucks Award winning high style! 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