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8 SATURDAY ' DEC ' 4 ' 19fi 5' Loke Charles American Press McNeese Will Host High-Scoring Foe McNeese State's Cowboys will try to slow down the high- scoring Georgia Southern Eagles when they meet in the Mc- Necsc Arena basketball opener Saturday night. Coach' Ralph Ward's Cowboys will be making a brief home slop afler three road encounters. They'll be back on the road for games nest week against Lamar Tech at Beaumont on Wednesday and Stephen F. Austin at Natchi- tochcs Saturday, Dec. 11. The McNeese-Georgia Southern tilt starts at 8 p.m. The Cowboys will be seeking to level their season record, having won one gamp and lost two to date. Georgia Southern averaged 88 4 points per game en route In a 22-5 season last year. Returning from that squad are two players who posted double- figure scoring averages. Jimmy Rose (G-2) led the Eagles in scoring last year with an 18.1 average. Bill Pickens (G-10) averaged 14.7 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Joining them in the starling lineup for veteran coach J. B. Scearce will probably be Mike Rickard (6-3), Jim Seeley (6-4) and Don Adler (6-0). The Eagles will enjoy a distinct, height advantage over the Pokes. Ward will start J. C. Warren (6-5). Ellis Boyd (6-4), Ed Green (6-3). Tom Wunder (6-2) and Walt Kaser (6-2). Green, a sophomore from Holden. is McNccsc's top scorer, lie has connected for 17 field goals and 11 free throws for 45 points, an average of 15 per game. Wunder follows with 31 points. while Kaser has tallied 29, Boyd 25 and Warren 18. Leading reserve point maker is Ron Buckley, 6-3 soph, who has 12] points. Although he's low in a n in scoring, Warren is far ahead in the rebounding department.! He's gathered in 33 caroms. Green is next in line with 21 retrieves. McNeese has a fine .462 team field goal shooting percentage, having hit on 66 of 143 shots. However, the Pokes have had their problems at the foul line, cashing in on only 41 of 74 tries for a .554 percentage. Even good shooters like Green and Wunder, each of whom has sunk lial! of his field goal tries, are having free throw troubles. Green has made only 11 of 21 and Wunder seven of 17 from the charity stripe. SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY BASKETBALL: Georgia Southern al McNeese. 3 p.m.; LaGrange at Fair Park, 7:30 p.m.; West Lake at Byrd, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Charles at North Caddo. 7 p.m.; Sulphur at Bossier, 8 p.m. TOMORROW BASKETBALL: The Fabulous Magicians at Sacred Heart, 2 p.m. St. Mike Tops Star Selection By CHARLES LENOX Lafayette Daily Advertiser (Written for La. Sports Writers Association) St. Michael of Crowley, the District 5-A champion, com-1 pietely dominated the all-dis- j trict selections announced today by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. I The bruising Crusaders placed five men on the first eleven and swept the outstanding back, outstanding lineman and best coaching job awards. Quarterback Wingey Keigley j one of the key reasons that the Crusaders went undefeated this season, was picked the out- outstanding back and Godfrey j Zaunbrecher. a standout per-1 former for two years, was se- j lected the district's outstanding lineman. I GeraJd Dill of St. Michael! was honored for doing the best, coaching job in the district. He! led the Crusaders through 10 regular season games without a loss and to the district championship. The Crusaders continued to have their tough luck in the playoffs as Golden Mea-! dovv tripped St.. Mike in the bi-, district round. Dill has compiled a record of 89-21-2 in his 11 years of coaching at St. Michael. His won- lost mark in District 5-A is 212-1—not bad for a school that doesn't have the enrollment to be playing Class A football. fn addition to Keigley and Zaunbrecher the Crusaders placed halfback R. J. Thibodeaux, fullback Rickey Trahan and end Russell Ronkartz on the all-star eleven. Erath's David Dronet was the district's other end on the first eleven. He was outstanding for the Bobcats both offensively and defensively even though his team had a poor season. JOHNNY ADAMS Jennings End All-District 5-A First Team Player, School Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Russell Ronkartz, St. Michael E 5-10 170 David Dronet, Erath E 5-8 145 Simon Marks, Cecilia T 5-10 170 Donnie A prill, Hanson T 6-0 195 Raymond Hebert, Scott G 5-7 165 Kenneth Patin, Breaux Bridge G 5-8 170 Godfrey Zaunbrecher. St. Michael C 6-2 1!05 Wingey Keigley, St. Michael QB 6-0 170 R. J. Thibodeaux. St. Michael HB 5-10 !80 Wilson Lejeune, Gueydan HB 5-9 155 Rickey Trahan, St. Michael FB 6-0 170 Second Team ENDS — John Norwood, Hanson; Marvin Simar. lota. TACKLES — Lloyd Suire, Gueydan; Fred LeDoux, Iota. GUARDS — Bob Fuehrer, Hanson; Donnie Harrington, St. Michael. CENTER — Reuben Broussard, Eratn. QUARTERBACK — Danny Arceneaux, Scott HALFBACKS — Lee Ray Hardy, Cecilia; Randy Kennison, Judice. FULLBACK — Bryan Miller, lota. OUTSTANDING BACK — Wingey Keigley, St. Michael. OUTSTANDING LINEMAN — Godfrey Zaunbrecher, St. Michael. BEST COACHING JOB — Gerald Dill. St. Michael. RONNIE DARBONNE Jennings Guard BUTCH POOLE Jennings Center UCLA, Vols Tangle In Gridiron Finale UCLA and Tennessee, both bowl-bound and among the nation's lop-ranked teams, met in Memphis in the big game as the regular college football season closes today. Fifth-ranked UCLA will pit quarterback flash, sophomore Gary Beban, against a tough j Volunteer team that has allowed an average of less than seven points per game. As Pacific Athletic Conference champions, the Bruins arc headed for the Rose Bowl, where they'll take on top-ranked Michigan State on New Year's Day. Seventh-ranked Tennessee will be heading for its Dec. 18 Bluebonnet Bowl date with Tulsa in Houston, Tex. Penn State and Maryland will end their season at College Park, Md.. in a game to be na- straight losing year. Each team i see Big Eight rivals Oklahoma now is 4-5. State and Oklahoma close <*s- The television coverage, incidentally, will be unique because the network is solving a commitment problem with a split screen and simultaneous coverage of the game and the launch- appointing campaigns. SHJte hasn't beaten the Sooners stoce 1945, when two-time AH-AnffiM- ca Bob Fenimore led the Cmv- boys to a 47-0 conquest. In a night game, Morgan C4tLl« VI VI1V* ^V«411VJ UIIVI i>i JU •«">•«•- - i-j v , ing of the Gemini 7 astronauts, i State faces Florida A&M in . At Norman, Okla., about 55,- annual Orange Blossom Claswic 000 spectators are expected to at Miami. i __ . ^ Boston Beaten In 8-0 Contest; SHREVEPORT — The W. 0., statistical lead, pileing up,.14 i3 OS ( 0 n Panthers of Lake tionally televised. NBC, 12 p.m.! Charles bowed out of the Class CST. this could be the last one ! DWAIN ISTRE Named Outstanding Back Istre Heads 4-AA Stars first downs to eight for the P.,$rt- thers. playoffs by losing an 8-0 Washington racked up ,,27J) at Maryland for Coach Tom Nu-' semifinal game to Booker T.: yards on the ground and added gent. Nugent's contract runs out Washington here Friday night. 75 in the air while Boston M- this year, and a loss to the; TI IC victorious Lions were on ted 121 on the ground and, 126 shaky ground until the fourth j more in the air. .„,, year, an a ; heavily favored Nittany Lions 'would mark his team's third By BOB ADAMS (Written for Louisiana Sports Writers Association) District 4-AA champion Opelousas High and Jennings, which finished third in the league, dominated the circuit's all-star team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Both Opelousas and Jennings have four players on the mythical team. Runnerup DeRidder placed two on the team and Ville Platte, which did not contend for district honors, accounted for the other first team berth. Representing the champion Tigers on the all-district squad are end Jimmy Johnson, tackle Jay Cormier, guard Gervais Joubert, and quarterback John Daigle. Jennings players are end Johnny Adams, guard Ronnie Darbonne, center, Butch Poole, and halfback Dwain Istre. DeRidder's contributions to the team are tackle Jerry Craig and fullback Eugene Kulaga. Back Glenn Lafleur represents Ville Platte. Jennings and Opelousas also made off with the top individual honors. Istre was picked as the district's most valuable back and Johnson as the outstanding lineman. Opelousas High coach Dick Talbot was cited for the best coaching job in the district. He is in his third year as head mentor of the Tigers. Opelousas had a regular season record of seven wins, one loss, and two ties. Johnson and Adams both could have made the team on the basis of defensive play alone. On offense, besides handling blocking chores, Johnson caught 23 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns while Adams hauled in 15 passes for 260 yards and four TDs. Cormier played tackle on offense and was one of the line- defense. backers on Opelousas' tough defensive unit. Craig saw most of his play as a defensive tackle where he was credited with 38 individual tackles. Joubert filled the other linebacker slot for the champion Tigers. He held down a guard post on offense. Darbonne also played both ways. Poole is the only returnee from last year's first team. He was selected as center then too. Daigle quarterbacks the dream team. Although he was neighter the leading passer nor running quarterback in the league, he, as his coach says of him, "gels the job done/' The tougher the competition, the better Daigle performed. He completed 51 of 112 passes for 576 yards, including eight touchdowns. He didn't run many plays but he consistently picked up the short yardage for first downs. He ran two TDs. Istre's statistics prove he deserves his "outstanding back" honor. The 190-pounder rushed for 818 yards on 211 carries. He ran for 13 TDs and five extra points. As a passer he completed 14 of 23 attempts to net 223 yards and four touchdowns. Istre averaged 46.3 yards for 10 punts. Lafleur was the super-star on a Ville Platte team that went undefeated with a regular season record of eight wins and a tie and a win over Crowley in the post-season Pony Bowl at Eunice. He rushed for 631 yards on 123 carries for an average of 5.1. He scored eight touchdowns and six extra points. As a defensive linebacker, Lafleur not only led his team in tackles but also intercepted four passes, running one quarter, leading by only 2-0 until Clarence Darrell broke loose for a 14-yard touchdown run in the final stana. The first Washington score came in the second quarter, when the Panthers' Larry Edwards was tackled in the end zone for a safety. • Darrell was the offensive loader for the victors, gaining 134 yards in 13 carries. Halfback T e r r y Foreman paced Boston, netting 72 yards in four attempts. Will Barker and Ernest Jones led the Panther defense, with and Jones making six stops. Washington also enjoyed a EUGENE KULAGA DeRidder Fullback back for a TD. Kulaga missed a game and a half with injuries but still managed to pick up 523 yards on 79 carries for a 6.02 average. He played linebacker on All-District 4-AA Fabulous Magicians Slate Cage Show at Sacred Heart Professional basketball at its funniest hits Lake Charles Sunday in the "Fabulous Magicians" scheduled for a 2 p.m. performance in the Sacred Heart High School gymnasium. Led by famous owner and president Marcus Haynes, the Magicians are a polished basketball teara constructed around one of the most amazing trios of court efficiency ever assembled on one team and do things with a basketball that "can't be dene." Robert "Trick" Woods, Josh Grider and Tommy "H a w k" Gipson join with Haynes in leading a team that includes Paul Plowden, Paul Martin and Ish- nial Baker. Grider is an overhead set shot and trick passing artist, Haynes is the world's greatest dribbler, Gipson is the floor general and general playmak- er while Woods is the Magicians' top showman. The seven showmen average over 10 years experience apiece in professional basketball. Player, T«am Pos. Wgi. Hft. Class Jimmy Johnson, Opelousas E 190 6-2 Sr. Johnny Adams, Jennings . K 200 6-1 Jr. Jay Cormier, Opelousas T 195 6-1 Sr. Jerry Craig, DeRidder T 225 6-2 Jr. Gervais Joubert, Opelousas G 180 5-9 Sr. Ronnie Darbonne, Jennings G 209 5-11 Sr. Butch Poole, Jennings . .C 205 5-9 Sr. John Daigle, Opelousas QB 160 6-0 Sr. Dwain Istre, Jennings MB 190 5-11 Sr. Glenn Lafleur, Ville Platte . .HB 190 5-11 Sr. Eugene Kulaga, DeRidder KB 165 5-11 Sr. Second Team Ends: Ronald Carrier, Church Point; Robert Teston, DeRidder. Tackles: Steve Fontenot, Eunice; Albert Goings, Opelousas. Guards: Darrell Abshire, West Lake; Wiley Jones, Oakdale; Glen Vige, Eunice. Center: John Medlin, Eunice. Quarterback: Wayne Johnson, Oakdale. Halfbacks: Kenny Goodreau, Jennings; Leroy Sarver, Eunice. Fullback: Allen TomUnson, Opelousas. JERRY CRAIG DeRidder Tackle lota Dropped By Lutcher In Playoffs IOTA — Lutcher advanced into the Class A semifinal football playoffs with a 13-0 victory over the Iota Bulldogs here Friday night. Booker T. Woshlngon 0 2 « A—'I ouurit.1 i. iivijiinta"" •• - r ~ i, , f. W. 0. Boston 0 0 0 «*~ ° W—Lorry Edwards tackled Iri end i3on« W—Clarence Darren 14 run. Kick foUcd. Beilen for toltly. STATISTICS Washington B.T. ...... 270 Rushing yordage First downs '» Passing yardage • • /S Passes 3-11 Passes Interrcepted y . 1 Punts 3-38 Fumbles Lost ' Yards peantlzed .. .71 it I 13A 3-n Southern High Eliminates £ Pirates 39-0 ?L MOSSVILLE - The MossvHle Pirates ran into a rough bifijch of Southern University High Kittens and lost a semifinal Class AA playoff game 39-0 here Friday night. * -j Southern opened the scoring with a quick touchdown in Jhe first quarter on a seven-yawl pass from Dave Mays to R$r0- e Henderson, the first of three Waguespack turned the trick for Lutcher, with the first one coming on a 35-yard run in the second quarter. A strong Lutcher defense completely stymied the Iota attack, holding the Bulldogs to 54 to capitalize on a Mossville Mistake as Allen Montgomery picked up a Pirate fumble and ran six yards for a touchdown. Another Mays - to - Hendej- son pass, this one for 13 yards, tacK, noiQing ine uunaogs 10 OT prov i cled Southern with a set yards rushing and only two first | ond uartcr touchdown fop ' a downs. * o 7-u L_Warren Waguespack 3 yard run. Kenneth Roussol kick. STATISTICS First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes Intercepted by Punts Rumbles lost Yards penalized Lulcher lota .. 11 .. ra .. 29 .. 2-3 . 0 .2-29.0 .. 1 .. a 2 54 22 2-5 0 7-37.0 1 30 Abbev///e Paces 5-AA Sfancfoufs By MORRIS PELTIER (Written for the Louisiana Sports Writers' Association) , C i? "^drals District tootball se I Terminals on the squad are i Rose and Babineaux. Rose proved instrumental in Cathe- fortunes, catching eight b " - - . , lections by landing five first i P asses for SIX touchdowns. Bab- team berths. Loop c ampion I ineaux was an outstanding per- Morgan City and Cathedra! former on defense for Catholic shared two places each while this season and came through Catholic High and St. Martinville filled one position each. The selections, determined by a poll of nine coaches, lists Sam Marx jwith tremendous blocking effort on offense. He adjusted rapidly to the post after being switched from a halfback slot. Morgan City's Doyle Fonte- with ond quarter 20-0 halftime lead. After a scoreless third period, the Kittens scratched their vay for three last quarter touchdowns, with Larry Menser providing the first on a seven-yaol run. j Mays then took to the^ajr again and found Joshua Lloyd on the end of a seven-yard tbsis for a six-pointer. The final score of the njgljit came on another Pirate blunder, with the Kittens' Roija^d Jack intercepting a pass and rambling 15 yards into the eqd zone. Southern High 13 t 0 Jft-3? Mossville 0 0 0 Q-, ft S—Romey Henderson 7 pass from Dovt Mays. Dave Mays kick. , S—Allen Montgomery 4 run fumbl* recovery. Kick tolled. '•" S--Romey Henderson IS pass Irom DOVA Mays. Kick failed. S—Larry Menser 7 run. Larry Menwr run. 5—Joshua Lloyd 7 pass from Dove Mays. Dave Mays kick. S—Ronald Jack 15 pasi Interception. Kick failed. f ' STATISTICS Southern U. First downs 7 Rushing yardage 108 Passing yardage 45 Passes 5-is Passes Intercepted by .. 1 Punts 3-30 Fumbles Lost 1 Yards penalized 91 Scefo Jr., Glen Meaux, Mouton, David Rogers a n d i not, a tough 230-pounder, ranks James Landry from Abbeville; jwith Abbeville's James Landry, Mike Audrisch and Doyle Fon-j3 190-pounder, as premier de- tenot from Morgan City; Wai- fenders of the district. Both ter Rose and Jim Gossen from' footballers were sheer poison to Cathedral; Baron Babineaux! the opposition. Their tremen- Four Teams Cop Wins In Wesf Lake Junior Meef Mqrques Haynes, "World's Greatest Dribbler WEST LAKE - The West Lake Jr. High Tourney got off to a roaring start here Friday with four games being played. Maplewood downed Oak Park, 40-20, F. K. White romped over Rosteet, 45-4, W. W. Lewis edged S. J. Welsh, 26-23, and West Lake defeated LaGrange, 33-14. Charles Thomas led Maplewood to their victory with 13 tallies while Danny Bumpus had 11 for the losers. Frosty Copenhaclds led F. K. White with 13 points and Claude Jolie scored three of Rosteet's four points. S. J. Welsh depended on the shooting of Ron Scott, 15 points, in their three point victory over W. W. Lewis. Don Rushing had 10 tallies for the losers. Allen Dennis scored 13 of West Lake's 33 points in their vic- tory over LaGrange. The second round of the tourney will begin at 9:30 today with the finals slated to start at 5:30 p.m. Roanoke Is 69-42 Victor WELSH — The Roanokd Wildcats clawed the Welsh Greyhounds, 69-42, here Friday night in a non-district basketball contest. The Wildcats had four men in double figures with Jerry Hargraves and Steve Meyer leading the way with 18 tallies apiece. Leonard Troutman had 16 points and Roland Janise ad ed 13. Mike Turner scored 12 points for the Greyhounds. from Catholic High and Stephen Resweber from St. Martinville. Abbeville also claimed t h e "Outstanding Lineman" honors while Morgan City made off with the "Outstanding Back" and "Best Coaching" honors. The 1965 mythical squad features a hefty, maneuverable forward wall and a quick, hard- charging backfield corps. dous play could be counted upon in every game. Pitkin Moves Into Tourney Semifinals MANY — The Pitkin Tigers romped to an easy 95-47 victory over Provencal in a quarterfina game of the Sabine Parish Shrine tournament here Friday. Six Tigers scored in double figures with Ronald James leading the way with 17 points. Edgar Perkins had 16, Tim Creed canned 13, Gary Lacaze added 11 and Monroe and Ralph Thompson .scored 10 apiece. Robert Seoughton v\:as the leading scorer for the losers, netting 13 markers. Two semifinal tournament games are scheduled for today, with. Pitkin tangling with Rob- erline in a 2:30 p.m. contest and Florien and Many playing at 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Rattles Vinton For 9th Straight VINTON - The Sacred Heart Eagles of Lake Charles won their ninth game in as many outings with a 71-47 victory over the Vinton Wolverines here Friday night. Clinton Fobles was the top scorer for the victorious Vikings with 19 markers while Bill Williams paced the Vinton attack with 18 points. Two Advancb At Gi/eyc/an; i GUEYDAN - Host Gueydan and St. Francis advanced? to the tournament semifinals with victories here Friday night. Gueydan beat Lake Arthur in a tight 53-43 game, while ^t Francis romped over Kaplan 60-31. ^^ St. Francis will now pky Meaux at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, while Gueydan takes on Indjan Bayou at 3:15. The finals-are set for 8. Al Hebert had 19 points and Juste Menou 15 to lead St. Francis, while Harold Lemarie scored 14 for Kaplan. Gueydan'y Robert Rizzuto pumped in 22 points and Doug LeGross added 10. For Lake Arthur, Joey Bertrand had 11 points and Larry Broussard 10. Mr, E. M. "Polly" Melanson SERVICE MGR. DONALDSON FORD SULPHUR "Polly" icndi thli jpouol Invitation to oil his friend* and prevloui cut- lomcrs In th« Uoki Charles area to conn te« him tor all your auto »er- vic*. M YEARS FORD SERVICE EXPERIENCE. ACTIVE IN CIVIC AFFAIRS-

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