Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 7, 1971 · Page 24
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 24

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 7, 1971
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47 points in quarter ruins Sonics B y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seattle's SuperSonics, who couldn't win with Spencer Haywood on the basketball court, didn't have any better luck with him 3,000 miles away waiting for another court to convene. The Boston Celtics, who officially joined the growing list of National Basketball Association teams protesting Seattle's signing of Haywood, exploded for 47 points in the final quarter Wednesday night and routed the Sonics 137-112. In other NBA action, New York crushed Cleveland 12794, Detroit nipped San Diego 100-99, Buffalo beat San Francisco 115-108, Milwaukee clipped Chicago 119-106 and Cincinnati tamed Portland 133-128 in overtime. In the American Basketball Association New York beat Memphis 110-101, Kentucky outlasted Virginia 145-137, Carolina stopped the Floridians 120-113 and Indiana tripped Utah 111-106. The Celtics protested their home game before it began, contending Haywood was an ineligible player on the Seattle roster— even though he was on the West Coast, awaiting the opening of a court hearing to sort out the controversy. He signed with Seattle after becoming disenchanted with his reported $1.9 million contract with the ABA's Denver Rockets. Other NBA teams argue that it violated a league rule prohibiting the signing of a player whose college class has not been graduated. Haywood turned pro after his sophomore year at the University of Detroit. His class will be graduated this June. Boston broke a 90-90 tie by outscoring the Sonics 14-4 at the start of the final period, then steadily pulled away. John Havlicek's 32 points and Dave Cowens' 28 paced the Celts. Dick Snyder had 26 for Seattle. New York had no trouble handing the hapless Cavaliers their 43rd defeat in 48 games, opening a 28-point halftime lead. Cazzie Russell, with 18 points, topped the balanced K nick 9 attack. Luther Rackley led Cleveland with 19. Dave Bing's game-high 30 points, including seven in the final three minutes, and Otto Moore's two clutch free throws with seven seconds to go brought the Pistons their seventh victory in nine games. Elvin Hayes had 23 for San Diego. Buffalo, nursing a one-point lead with 3:23 to play, pulled away from the Warriors on Don May's crucial five points. Bob Kauffman topped the Braves with 20 while San Francisco got 25 apiece from Clyde Lee and Jerry Lucas. Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson teamed for 47 points for Milwaukee, which broke open a close game to take a 21-point lead into the final quarter. Chicago's Bob Love had 29 points. Nate Archibald's 23 points, including five in the extra session, carried Cincinnati past the Trail Blazers. Norm Van Lier led the Royals with 28. Geoff Petrie had 32 for Portland. A!i '..Hi b \oiiiiiy i en . Lj tuuixlay, Jan. 7, 1971 B-9 Alton finds out how tough it is Jacklin in a jam Tony Jacklin blasts out of sand trap to 8th green during Pro Am round of the Glen Campbell - L.A. Open golf tournament in Los Angeles Wednesday. Jacklin ended up with par on the hole. The $110,000 tournament gels underway today. (AP Wirephoto) Trevino won't play in Masters this year LOS ANGEL ES (AP) — Lee Trevino is thinking about playing in the Masters—but not this year. ''Maybe next year," Trevino said today before teeing of in the first round of the $110,000 Glen Campbell- Los Angeles Open golf tournament. "I won't play this year, but maybe next," he said. "I Yunkus sparkles JL in Tech's triumph Players get couple breaks in grid talks MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A pension at age 55 and $50 more per game for playing in preseason exhibtiion games are two of the provisions that pro football players have won in dickering with club owners. Ken Bowman, Green Bay Packers' center who is vice president of the National F o ot ball League Players Association, disclosed that at the conclusion of two days of talks Wednesday. Player representatives and spokesmen for the 26 NFL clubs discussed and came to tentative agreement on some provisions of a proposed four- year contract. Bowman said a retired played could draw a pension at age 55 and get $50 a month for each year of pro experience. For instance, a 10- year man would get $500. Last summer, nearly all players stayed away from training camp until an agreement was reached with owners for a $19.1 million pension and other fringe benefit package. But the two sides have not worked out a detailed pact, and the two-day talks here left several matters unsettled. By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Georgia Tech's Rich kid and South Carolina's Roche kid are a pair of backyard bullies who really throw their weight around. They were certainly too much muscle for Clemson and Temple to handle in college basketball Wednesday night. Rich Yunkus spanked Clemson with 35 points to steer Georgia Tech's 72-55 victory and John Roche powered secondranked South Carolina past Temple 84-71 with 21 points that established a school record. Yunkus, a pencil-thin, left- hander with outside shooting skill who is No. 6 in the country with a 32-point average, scored 19 in the first half as the Yellow Jackets soared to 37-28 margin. Then the blond bomber figured in a second-half scoring spree that helped the Yellow Jackets pull away for their ninth victory in 10 games. Clemson never got closer than the nine-point deficit in the second stanza. Yunkus also coaxed off 10 rebounds as Georgia Tech outbattled the Tigers under the boards 40-29. Dave Thomas and Pete Weddell led Clemson scorers with 13 points apiece. Roche established a new career scoring mark with his night's work that gave him a total 1,527 points, 15 more than Jim Slaughter. The 6- f o o t -11 Slaughter, who established the mark in 194751, was watching from the stands. South Carolina, rebounding from its first loss of the season Monday, trailed Temple at the start but solved the Owl's bloodhound zone defense behind Roche's crisp direction. After Roche and Co. pulled into a substantial second-half lead, the subs took over, Tenth-ranked St. Bonaventure, only other member of the elite Top Ten in action, lost its first game of the season when beaten 75-73 by sky-high Detroit. Erik Rucker's two free throws with nine seconds left proved the winning margin. The Bonnies, 8-1, led almost all the way until the- Titans streaked ahead 65-64 on a free throw by Jim Jackson with 4:14 left. It was down to the wire the rest of the way, until Rucker nailed it. Randy Denton scored a field goal with 17 seconds remaining, leading Duke over Wake Forest 68-67. The winning layup brought the Blue Devils back from a 36-35 halftime deficit. Charlie Davis led the losers with 26 points. Elsewhere, Houston trimmed Creighton 83-76 on Poo Welch's 22 points; Allan Briston scored 27 to lead Virginia Tech over Virginia 93-74; Wendell Hudson's 21 points paced Alabama over Florida 70-63; North Carolina State used late sharpshooting by Paul Coder and Dan Wells to clip Maryland 83-81 and Mark Werhle's 32 pointed pointed Rice over William & Mary ' 77-74. Essington, Throneburg spark Cougar surge EDWARDSVILLE — Ten- game statistics of Coach Jim Dudley's Southern Illinois University basketball team show the Cougars' pair of hot- shooting-guards, senior Rich Essington and sophomore Denny Throneburg, are carrying the Edwardsville school's offensive load. The pair have paced SIU to a 8-2 record. Throneburg is hitting at a 20 • point per game average and Essington is romping along at a 17-point clip. In addition, Essington is leading the Cougars in assists with 89. Throneburg, with 32 assists, is second to Essington. Both Throneburg and Essington are deadly accurate from about 20 feet out and both have shown signs recently of driving in for lay- ups when the opposition defenses sag back on them. Leadership in the field goal shooting percentage category belongs to Jerry Bloemer with .476 per cent. Throneburg is hitting at a .474 clip while Essington is hitting at a .451 figure. Big Jim Brown, who has reduced his playing weight from 230 pounds to 210 since the season opened Dec. 1, has compiled a .457 average from the field. The other Cougar in the top scoring column is Dave James who is hitting at a .439 figure. Coming up strong is John (Champ) Summers, who led all SIU scorers last season with a per game average of 22 points. After limited early action, Summers is now hitting at a 8.90 point per game average and is fourth best rebounder behind Bloemer (72), Gene Bounds (57) and Roy Witthoft (62). Summers has pulled down 54 rebounds. At the free • throw line Throneburg gi\es the Cougars their only nationally ranked player. Ninth in the U.S. just before Christmas, Throneburg has continued his onslaught on the charity line and now has hit 57 out of 63 for a sensational .905 average. really haven't decided but I'm thinking about it." The flamboyant Trevino created a furor and aroused the ire of golf purists across the country two years ago when he said he wouldn't play in the staid and tradition-bound Masters tourney, generally considered one of the world's four major championships. He said at the time that the hilly Augusta National course wasn't suited to his low-driving game. He later apologized to Augusta and Masters officials. And he hasn't played there since. Trevino, the 1970 Vardon Trophy champion and leading money winner, dropped the comment about the Masters as he was going over his goals and plans for the 1971 campaign. "I'd say the British Open is my biggest goal," the tough- minded, quick-witted Mexican-American said. "I'd like to win a tournament before April so I can get in the Tournament of Champions. That's always one of my big goals. I'd like to have another $100,000 season and play as much as possible," he said. "I'd really like to win the British Open," Tervino continued. "I'm making that one of my big goals. It's at Royal Berkdale in southport, England, where they had the Ryder Cup two years ago. It's one of my favorite courses. "I'm going to go over there a week early and do nothing but eat and sleep golf. "I'm not in the Tournament of Champions yet, since both of my wins last year were before April, so I want to win one early this year and get in. "And I want to play as much as I can," said Trevino, one of the most active players on the tour in the last couple of years. "I think we owe it to the sponsors to play whenever we can. They're the people putting up the money that we're playing for and we owe it to them. They've done a lot for the game." Trevino ranked as one of the top favorites for the $ 22,000 first prize in this, the first tournament of the year on the rich pro tour. Arnold Palmer, U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin and defending champ Billy Casper were other top contenders. South names its captains MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Ala- b a m a quarterback Scott Hunter was named offensive captain and Ronnie Hornsby and Isiah Robertson were chosen co-captains on defense by the South Senior Bowlers Wednesday. Hornsby is a 232-pound linebacker from Southeast Louisiana and the 220-pound Robertson filed the same position for Southern University at Baton Rouge, La. Captains for the North squad will be chosen later. South Coach Weeb Ewbank of the New York Jets kept the South passers and receivers after school working on deep patterns and sideline plays. The all-star game will be played here Saturday. Alton's basketball Redbirds will learn just how good they really are this weekend, particularly in the case of Southwestern Conference competition, Friday and Saturday. Fortunately, their two games are at home. First, they will entertain Belleville West, undefeated in four conference starts thus far. The Maroons are 7-3 overall. Belleville West will provide the Redbifds with 8 p.m. action at West .Junior High School. Secondly. Coach Don Deterding's Granite City Warriors, riding the crest of a six-game winning streak which includes the Pontiac tournament championship, will drop in Saturday night at the same place, same time Alton, which played five games in six days including a four-game spree at Carbondale in coming out consolation champion, has an S-3 record. Wood River's Oilers, who have lost four straight con tests, will be on the road Friday at Granite City. The Oilers are 2-6 for the season and 0-3 in conference. Granite City is 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league. A third Southwestern Conference duel finds Collinsville at Edwardsville. CollinsvHle has not won in eight starts and is 0-4 in league play. Edwardsville is 7-3,1-2 in conference action. Marquette's Explorers will also be challenging a pair of problems. First, they entertain East St. Louis Lincoln at home Friday, then travel to St. Charles, Mo., for competition against Duchesne on Saturday. Lincoln has a 4-3 record while Duchesne is 9-3. Marquette, whoh has lost its last two games, is 4-5 for the season. In Midwestern Conference play. Highland visits Civic Memorial and Madison ROCS to Triad. Highland is 4-5 for the season. 0-2 in league. CM shows a 7-4 record overall, 2-0 in conference. Madison is 4-6 and 3-0, while Trine! is 5-7 and 1-3 in league, respectively. North Greene goes In Carrollton and Greenfield visits Calhoun in Illinois Valley Conference play. Roxana. another member of the Midwestern loop, takes on non-conference foe O'Fallon. The Shells are 1-2 in conference and 7-3 for the season. Belleville East will host McCluer of St. Louis. The Lancers are 2-5 tor the season while the visitors are 2-3. Bunker Hill's Minutcmen face a tough road assignment in meeting Southwestern, which is 8-1 and only recently had a seven-game winning streak snapped by ono point in the Carlinvillc tournament championship game. The Minutemen are just the opposite, 1-8. Carlinillc will meet Ml. Olive in a South Central Conference contest at the latter's court. The host Cavaliers are •l-O in conference and 4-4 for the season. Other contests have A u g u s t i n i a n meeting Belleville Althoff at the latter's court, DeSmet meeting Assumption of East- St. Louis and Aviston invading Worden. Fourteen games will be on tap Saturday headed by the Granite City-Alton clash at West Junior High School. Wood River will be at home to talented East St. Louis, which is !)-2 for the season and 3-1 in the league. Other SC affiliates, Kd- wnrdsville, Coilinsvillo Belleville 1 WPS! \vjll Iv at home; Quincy invades Kd- wardsviilf. K.vkf^rd < : \ii'!'<ird will travel to rnllinsviil^. nnd Cnhokia challenircs Belleville West. 0 n 1 y one Midwestern Conference cor tost is scheduled. Dupo goes to ( ivie Memorial. Dupo- is t-R for the season, having all its losses coming in a row. The Timers are 0-4 in conference and will he out to avenge a previous 71-13 loss to CM. Mascontah. which is in second place in the Cahokia Conference with a 3-1 record visits Jerseyvilie. which is 5-4 for the season. Southwestern will visit Virden for its second South Central Conference contest in as many nights. Belleville Kast will also hit the road Grove. in a visit to Quincy Catholic Roys. Gillespie and Carlinvllle will meet in a South Central Conference duel at the latter's floor. Other Saturday night contests will find Pawnee moving to Greenfield, Lebanon traveling to Assumption, and Worden dropping in on Mulberry Chicago loss cost its may By ASSOCIATED PRESS Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure weren't anywhere near a goal—but the two New York Rangers netminders still managed to all but lock up the Vezina Trophy for the first half of the National Hockey League season. The Rangers weren't even scheduled Wednesday night. But Chicago was—and the 4-2 loss to lowly Los Angeles probably cost Black Hawks netminders Gerry Desjardins and Tony Esposito the trophy, awarded for the fewest goals allowed through the first 39 games. The Rangers have already played 39 and have given up just 84 goals which got them the two goalie berths on the East Division All-Star squad. Chicago has allowed the same number— but in 38 games. The one remaining will be against Boston, the highest scoring team in the NHL. In Wednesday night's other NHL action, Montreal blitzed Vancouver 7-3, Philadelphia edged Pittsburgh 4-3, Toronto and Minnesota played to a 4-4 tie and California turned backed St. Louis 6-3. Ross Lonsberry paced the Kings' attack with a pair of goals. After Jim Pappin pulled Chicago within a goal of a tie midway in the final period, Lonsberry fired the clincher into an open Rlack Hawks net with 15 seconds remaining, snapping their unbeaten home ice string at 18 games. Vancouver scored twice in the opening two minutes, then fell under Montreal's unrelenting assault as the Canadiens scored the next six goals, two by Yvan Cournoyer, Pete Mahovllch also tallied twice for the winners. Bobby Clarke's second goal of the night for Philadelphia midway in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie, ended the Flyers' winless skein at 11 games and lifted them into a fourth-place West; Division tie with the Penguins. Jim McKenny's first goal of the year boosted Toronto into its deadlock with the North Stars, who got a pair of tallies from Tommy Williams in the game marked by several skirmishes. California built, a 6-0 lead after two periods and then withstood St. Louis' last period surge in snapping a f i v c - g a m e losing streak. Dennis Ilextull scored twice for the Golden Seals while Bill Hicke, Ernie llickc, Gerry Ehman and Norm Ferguson produced the other goals. .Mm Lorenlz, lied Bercnson and Tim Kccleslonc scored for the Blues. Some heroin found in Listoii's home LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Police say Sonny Liston was found dead with heroin in his home and needlemarks on his arms. But his former lawyer says the onetime heavyweight champion feared needles. "In my experience he was afraid of needles. He would do everything he could to avoid taking shots," C. J. Murphy told newsmen Wednesday night after new tests were ordered to learn what killed the big boxer. Murphy, a retired lawyer from Casper, Wyo., who had handled Liston's legal affairs since 1965, was asked whether the fighter used drugs. "Not to my knowledge," he replied. An initial autopsy Wednesday failed to uncover what killed Liston, 38. His wife Geraldine found him Tuesday night sprawled on a bed in their $60,000 home. Authorities said lie may have been dead for 10 days. Authorities said a quarter- ounce of heroin was found in a balloon in the kitchen of L i s t o n ' s home in the fashionable Paradise Valley section of Las Vegas. They said a half-ounce of marijuana was in Liston's trousers pocket, but that no narcotics paraphernalia, .such as hypodermic needles, was discovered. T i s K u c and toxoloyjcal examinations wen: planned by the Clark County coroner's office to pinpoint the cause of death. Mrs. Liston said she and her foster son Daniel, 7, left Las Vegas Dec. 2(1 to visit her sick father in St. Louis. 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