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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH »A01 KlKlTflN Birds at Granite City Tonight, Collinsville Saturday Bob Kuhn, Chuck Kraak To Battle for Scoring Honors in Kahok Gym V, St. Mary's, Civic Win City Games With tho Alton Redbirds facing two conference foes in ns many nights, with both gomes on the road, this weekend could prove Important to the Bird cage destinies of the season. Tonight, the Alton High crew goes to Granite City to meet t.he Happy Warriors and Saturday night they will try their luck against, the tough Ka 4 hoks at Collinsville. With no wins os yet in conference play, and lack of scoring punch a major factor in most of the Alton losses this season, the outcome of the pair of conference encounters may hinge on the ability of Bob Kuhn, leading Bird pointmaker, to match the shots of the rival sharpshooters. Tonight at firanilc City, Kuhn will face n pair of Mexican masters — Joe Gonznles and Norman Martinez. The pair arc both In the top ten of the conference scoring derby as Gon/ales ranks ninth with an average of 10.6 points per game nnd Marline?, has nn average of 10.2, good for the tenth spot. But the situation will become critical Saturday night av Collinsville. On the Kahok court, Kuhn will meet Chuck Kraak, who is the only scorer in the conference with a bettor average than his own. Kraak has hit for 51 points in three games tor a ncnt, 17 point, average while Kuhn has scored 46 points in the same number of conference outings for a 15.3 average. To capture the scoring lead from Krnak, Kuhn must score 5 more points in the two games this weekend (Granite City and Collinsville) than Kraak does against Belleville and Alton. And if Kraak hits his average, Kuhn will have to average 20 points for the two encounters _ quite a chore in any prep league. Both Kraak and Kuhn are the only representatives of their teams in the top ten conference scorers. But Kraak may expect, more help than Kuhn will get. For tho Ka- hoks, Jack'Renfro has an -average of 9.5 points per game, and Jim Belobraydic has hit nn average of 8 points per game in league piny. Fourth high sqorer for the Col- lins%'ille quint, is Kurt Klobuchar with a 6.5 average. Fifth starter io\ the Kahoks will probably be Elwood Sapp, Jerry. Campbell, or D'on Leone But after Kuhn's 15.3 average, the Birds take quite a drop to . Tommy Holmes, who has a 7 point average in loop engagements with a 21 point total. Karl Hoagland, who is a likely starter, has hit for 14 markers and an average of just under five points. Other Bird scoring in conference games finds Fred Carstens, who'll probably get a starting nod, with 12, as has Leigh Lawrence. In the height department, Rod Connor and Bob Collins each have seven points for two league games. Jim Halleck, who'll likely see action this weekend, has registered only two points thus far in the conference. And Roscoe Franklin and Randy Smith, who have seen action seldom but. looked good against Edwardsville, have registered two points each. In losing three league games, the Birds have averaged 42.6 points per contest to 60.3 for their opponents. The Kahoks, who have won two and lost one in the league so far, have averaged 49.3 to 46 for their opponents. Alton High fans are figuring that, t.he Bird five may come through with its first league win this weekend. The Alton High tenm looked impressive for the final three quarters against Edwardsville in its last outing, although dropping a four point decision, 60-56. That 56 points is the heaviest game scoring for the Birds thisiseason, the next, highest being a 47 point night that was good for a win over Benld. Saturday, the fans of Collinsville and Alton will have a better chance to review the records. Today, the teams have met only one common foe, Wood River. The Oil?rs won both games, taking a 53-42 de- 31 decision from the Birds. But to- cision from the Kahoks and a 68- night, Alton plays Granite City, a team which Coliinsville beat, 5640, and the Kahoks meet Belleville, a five that'clipped the Birds, 5338. So a decisive win for Alton over Granite City and a resounding defeat of Collinsville by Belleville would make the comparative scores look a lot better for the local quintet, Cook Hits 44 Points forRedskins St. Mary's swamped Snurtleff, 72-17, Civic League edged Skagg's, •17-45, and the YMCA Bombers smothered Esquire Club, 51-26, as three games were played Thursday night In the City Basketball League, at East Junior High School. The St. Mary's quintet got away to a flying start and was never in trouble. The winners led at the finish of the first frame, 17-3, and a I the half, 32-12. After three periods it was 49-13. Bob Astro! h was the leading scorer for the St. Mary's aggregation with ten buckets for 20 points. Krank 'Dunphy and Jim Halloran shared scoring honors for the losers with five points each. The Civic League squad had to fight, off a desperate rally by the Skagg's cagers in the Inst frame before Inking home a victory. The Civic basketbnllers were in n commanding 17-8 lend at the end of the initial canto and at. the half I hey had increased the margin to 31-20. Skagg's was behind by ten points, 36-26, at the end of the third stanza and then put on a great rflly that fell short by two points. | High for the Civic squad was Ken Zumwalt with .four buckets and six free tosses for 14 points. Bob Caffrey led the Skagg crew in ils drive with five baskets and five charity flips for 15 points. The YMCA Bombers, defending champions of the City League, proved • their ability again last night ns they downed the Esquire Club. The Bombers took a 12-2 lead at the first quarter pause and were ahead at the half, 17-7. Then in the Inst half they turned on the heat and were in front at the third quarter, 37-17. Fesslcr was high for the Y cag- ers with seven field goals for 14 points. Harry Tale dropped in four buckets and a couple of foul flips for ten points for Esquire. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bobby Cook of the Shehoygan Redskins today held the National Basketball Association's high single game scoring mark of thu season—44 points. The 5-11 forward, no giant as cage players go, was the big gun last night as his team romped to a 115-92 triumph over the lowly Denver Nuggets M Sheboygan The serious-looking former star of University of Wisconsin ruck- ed up his <M points after silting out most of the first period. Cook's performance topped by one point the 43 scored by Alex Groia of the Indianapolis Olympians in a game with Rochester la»i Y. M. C. A. (."ill Esquire <2fi> Player fg ft pf Player fg ft pf 4 3 iRubenstein 4 0 OTate 2 0 SHaycraft 7 0 1 Smith 3 1 2Seehausen 3 1 4Fry Boyd Johnk Pressrott Fessler Young Sumner 2 1 1 422 3 2 1 014 000 101 Totals ...23 511 Totals ...10 6 9 Score by Quarters: 1234 Jf. M. C. A. 12 17 37 31 Esquire 2 7 17 26 Officials; Schoppcr. Mauser Clvin League (4*1 Skagfi (43) Player fg ft pf Player fg ft pf Retzer 1 0 n D.Adams 214 Sclmider 0 0 OHowe 103 Norton 2 2 3 Moore 4 1 1 Johnson 0 0 0K.Adams 1 0 1 Petitt 4 0 ICaffery 553 Stone i 0 OF.Adams 325 Winljen 4 3 3 N left 201 Davenport 120 Zumwalt 4 6_ 1 Totals ...1713 8 Totals ...18 918 Score by Quarters: 1234 Civic League 17 31. 36 47 Skaggg 8 20 26 45 Oficial.s: Schopper. Hauser. St. Mary's IT') .Shurtleff (I*) Player fg ft pf Player rf ft pf B.Astroth 10 0 3Williams 002 Hubhard S 0 IHuher 001 Dunphy 7 1 SHunt 001 Schulz 3 0 2Bavas 030 J.Astroth 7 2 oF.Dunphy 211 E.Hendricks 3 1 2 Walker 101 Morton 000 Halloran 132 Brooks 100 Totals ...35 411 Totals ... 5 7 8 Score by Quarters: 1234 St. Mary's 17 32 49 72 Shurtleff 3 12 13 17 Officials: Schopper, Hauser. MPM, Mold Repair Cop Onized Tilts •• Two games were played Thursday night in the Onized Jntra-De- parlnient Basketball circuit. MPM out scored ACMS, 72-62, and Mold Repair raced past Ramblers, 68-52. ACMS jumped to a first quarter lead of 14-11 and at the half ACMS was still ahead, 30-26. Then MPM adjusted its sights in the third frame and went ahead of the first half leaders, 45-42. For the winners Andre was high with a 1 dozen baskets and a free throw for 25 points. Lawrence had nine buckets for 18 more MPM markers. Lock hit nine field goals and five foul tosses for 23 points for the ACMS squad. G. Tovo plunked in eight baskets and two charity flips Nov. 22. While at Wisconsin, Bobby broke every scoring record at that school, He is very fast and his forte it making one-handed shots. With the Badgers, he averaged 15 points per game. He joined the Redskins last season and in his first as a pro, av- orag'ed eight points per game. Ho did not set the world on fire <U first but made the starting lineup near the end of the season. Southerners to Secede NCAA If Code Stays By \VIIJ, GKIMSLEY NEW YORK, Jan. 13. (JP>—The Citadel has bolted, Virginia Is on the verge of a break and n solid southern bloc threatened to drive a final, fatal wedge today into the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Breathing brimstone and confidence, Dixie delegates dared the NCAA, in effect, to kick out four of their neighbors accused of open violations of the sanity code. "They can't expel them," predicted Robert R. Neyland, coach nnd athletic director at Tennessee. "It won't even be a fight." The convention votes tomorrow on whether Virginia, Virginia Tech, VM1, the Citadel and three unnamed institutions should be expelled for failure to conform with the two-year-old code. It takes a two-thirds majority of those present to do the trick. Members of the Southern, Southeastern and Southwest Conferences lined up yesterday behind the sinners and announced they would use all their votes and influence to prevent their expulsion. The three conferences control o/ily 30—each member and each conference has a voice — of the some 300 possible votes but they could carry weight among other j conferences and independents. Karl Leih of Iowa, .mild little president of the NCAA who was the speai-head in the code's adoption two years ^ago, seemed to sense the crisis. ' He said "If we can't show the code has teeth, then the code is dead and so is the NCAA as a regulatory body." The present sanity code forbids recruiting, restricts scholarships to needy cases and the scholarly and stipulates payment to athletes must, be commensurate with the! work done. i Virginia, VPI, VMI nnd The j Citadel, with loud "amens" from the south, contend the code is not practical and encourages hypocrisy. They are urging athletic scholarships, honest, and above-board, with strict university enforcement to see that grants-in-aids don't go beyond the realm of tuition and board. Amendments to 1h'e code may be made which would enable the balking schools to comply. This would he the happiest situation all around. One of the amendments proposed is a year-around training table, offering athletes three free meals a day. At present they get- only one in season. One of Virginia's main arguments against the present system is that an atjilete cannot play football and maintain academic standards while holding down an off- campus job. "It's entirely too much to ask of n boy and we absolutely refuse to pay athletes large sums, for inconsequential jobs," said Dr. Darden, president of the school. "Above all, we want to retain our honesty and self-respect." Darden said, even if not, (expelled, Virginia could not remain in. the NCAA unless the code is changed. "We don't intend to play schools complying with the constitution while we aren't," he said. "We'd probably get out anyhow." The Citadel's bolt, from the NCAA was announced at the fiery meeting of Southern, Southeastern and Southwest coaches and faculty representatives. "The Citadel will definitely remain outside the NCAA until the rules and regulations are changed to such an extent that the college can comply without strain on the conscience of the men who administer the athletic program," declared Col. D. S. McAlister, director of student activities." Sports Roundup Virginia Likely to Rejoin Southern Conference Soon for 18 points. Like MPM, Mold Repair had to fight from behind in the second half before claiming a victory. The Ramblers led at the end of the first quarter, 15-10, and at the half, 29-27. Three periods had passed and the Ramblers were still in the lead, 46-42. But Mold Repair rallied, the Rambler defense faltered and the game ended 6852, Mold Repair. High man for the winners was Earl Lee with 12 buckets and a couple of foul shots for 26 points. Howard Nash dumped In eight fielders and five gift tosses for 21 points A. c. M. s. («-i) M. p. M. Player G.Tovo Wilhite Lock Evans MarkcJ fg ft pf Player 8 2 2Monical 4 1 ILawson 9 .1 2Eckhouse 0 3 1 Andre 4 1 3Lawrcnce While Spurgeon fg ft pf 7 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 12 1 2 903 223 I 1 2 Total. ...2512 9 Totali ...34 4 IS Score by Quarters: 1234 A. C. M. S. 14 30 42 62 M. P. M. H 26 45 72 Officials: C. Walker, D. Cooper. Rambler* Player Glowers Beall Hagen Eberlin Love Rhoads Nash G.Smith Roberts Heavener Fort'der (.V!) Mold lUpilr <HB> fg ft pf Player 8 1 IMudd 0 0 OKenehan 0 0 OHo Ramsey 0 0 OBall 3 1 4 Lee 1 0 31!rsch B .1 OBott 0 0 2B Bailey 0 <i OO'NcllI OLautner 1 fg ft pf 802 0 .0 0 8 2 5 000 12 2 0 002 2 1 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 000 By HUGH FUM.BHTON, .Ir. NKVV YORK, Jan. 13 — W — The University ot Virginia, which withdrew from the Southern Conference a few years ago in protest over the ill-fated Graham plan, likely will rejoin that group after the current fuss over the NCAA .sanity code Is settled . . , Virginia has been making like n member in all the discussions and is appreciative of the solid support it has received . . . But Cap Pritchett, the Cavalier athletic director, still winces every time somebody mentions a "fight" or wishes him good luck . . . Another outcome of this furore is that tho college presidents, who were criticized a few years ago for nnt taking more part in the alhletif programs, \\ill hr very active in that line for a while. . . , For instance, it wns the Louisiana State prexy, never known as a strong .supporter of Intercollegiate alhletics, who insisted on "full publicity" for that 250 buck payment for Sugar Bowl expenses. Now the athlolic depl. is hearing some repercussions and can only say: "Well, look at what the other schools did for their kids." " Thumb Kim, Eh? Probably tho biggest pair of hands on display around the football coaches meet ings are carried by Joe Stydnhar, and that prompts Boston College's Denny Myers to tell a yarn about, Joe's college grid days . . . Seems in one game a ISO-pound wingback was assigned the job of keeping StydahnV out of tho bnckfiold and decided a little illegal holding was the only sure way . . . So^vhen he saw .Toe busting through, he wrapped'both hands around a "wrist" and snug- gled It close to his body FO the ref couldn't spp ... As the play | ended, thr "hack glanced at the j bench to makr sure his coach had '• noted his SUCCORS . . . Just then Joe tapped him \\ith his free hand and said: "The play's over son. Would you mind letting go my thumb." One-Minute Sportn I'aff Only about a half dozen coaches applied for the vacant Holy Cross football coaching job . . . The! Palm Beach (formerly Goodall> j round robin golf tournament, has j picked out n nice soft spot for itself this year. It will be played n work aflor the Open and a week before tho PGA . . . Coach Bob Grieve's Syracuse U. track athletes are doubling as carpenters, doing their own patchwork on the outdoor hoard track . . . When the job is completed they'll all probably become hammer throwers for one toss. Carver boys got "hot" and went ahead, 29-23. The Ruptured Ducks then pro- eroded to race past the Carver (.•tigers in a great last quarter rally to win by an eyelash. High for the winners was Murray with eight baskets nnd two free throws for 18 points. Brown had 13 buckets and n pair of foul shots for 28 points to lead nil scorers for the night. The Carver Klyers had no trou- ! Mr with the Red & Grny cngers. I Ai the end of the first quartet ; the winners were ahead by eight points, 10-2. At the halt it was 24-8. and after three periods it was 34-13. Turner was tops for the Flyers with 16 points. Eccles had ten markets for the Hi-Y squad. The Hinkeydinks hud trouble ; only in the first quarter but led I at the end of it, 12-10. From there j it was all Hinkydink. They were i In front at the hall, 24-lt>, and at | the three period mark. 38-2'J. • Windmiller wns top man for the , winners with seven field goals for ! 14 points. Brown had four buckets > nnd two foul losses for ten points < for the Kickapoos. | rarvrr Flyers (•"'!> Rnl * r.rny (3*) Carver Fives Split In Y Student Loop Three games were played Thursday night In the YMCA Student ! Basketball League. Ruptured Ducks barely got by the Carver i Hawks, 37-36, the Carver Flyers i almost doubled the score on Red & Gray Hi-Y, 54-28, and Rinky- dinks thrashed the Klckapoos, 4932. The Ruptured Ducks led the Hawks for the first half of the game and st, the intermission, the Ducks were, ahead, 18-14. But came the third frame and the la.vpr Terrell Campell Lavender Ferguson Burton Joy Bradshaw Turner ; tt pl Player 0 0 (I Wood n n ORmvpr* 6 0 or.odipls 1 0 OMrGnlrn 3 0 ZEccles 6 1 ID.WIIllani, 2 1 2B. Williams R 0 2 fR ft pl 1 0 2 2 n i 2 0 0 I) 1 2 S 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 Tolals .. 2B 2 2 ToU.s ..13 2 • j Score by Quarters: 1 23 4 Carver Flyers 10 24 34 M | Red and Grav 2 8 13 28 | Officials: Pnlcranio. Gricbel. [ Wildcats Meet Bucks Saturday In Big 10 Tilt CHICAGO, .Tnn. 13. (fr— Northwestern's hnsketball Wildcnts, cellar dwellers for three yenrs who now have ns ninny Big Ten triumphs ns they scored nil last sen- son, are sharpening their claws for tomorrow's feud with Ohio State at Columbus. The Northwestern - Buckeye game shares the conference spotlight with Michigan's invasion of Wisconsin. With the season two weeks old, Northwestern and Michigan nre on top of the Big Ten standings, oaoh with two victories against no losses. Ohio State had nn 83-6? Big Ten decision over defending champion Illinois In its first conference start to share tho league lend with Northwestern and Michigan. In other league games tomorrow Minnesota (0-1) plays host to Inst plncn Purdue (0-2), and Indiana (1-1) travels io Iowa (0-1). North western owes n good ..hare of ils exalted place in the ^landings to the shnrpshootinif of forwards Ray Kagclis and Jake '•'endlcy. The former has dropped in 17 points in each of the Wildcats' first two conference games. Following closely is Fcndley with ;i2 points. Michigan and Wisconsin will play to a sellout throng of 13,000 Officials: Palcramo. Grlebel. Rlnkyillnks (!!!) Player Lnwaon Wipdman Pelhnnk Gorman Wlndmillor Bowman Beckhnm Gibson Thomce/ek Dlcxelkamp K Irk » pool (.I 1 !) fg fl pf Player 0 0 ll..iRht 3 0 inietsrhy 5 0 2Chambllss 2 0 2 Lock 7 0 OFarlcy 201 Fowler 0 (I ORnttry 0 1 1 Brown 0 0 OWilllams fK ft pl 1 2 1 0 0 0 002 000 1 0 0 3 I 2 000 000 422 S 1 0 Curvrr lUwki (.1(1) Kup'rnl nurk» (SI) Player fg ft pf Augenhaugh 103 1 2 4 Andrews 1 0 1 Murray 0 0 2Dilk* 13 2 IDanlalu 0 1) 1 Tyree 0 0 OUfert 1 0 flWaterhouie 0 0 Pnrtrr Hardy Filming Brown S.Davis Odpy Thohhs D.Davis 2 0 1 822 3 a 3 ODD 200 000 000 000 Totals ..24 1 8 Totals ...13 8 7| Score by Quarters: 1234 HinkydinUs 12 24 38 49 j Klckapoos 10 IB 22 32 ' Totals ...16 4 IS Player 16 511 Score by Quarters: 1834 Carver Hawks S 14 2B 36 Rupthurrd Ducks 0 18 33 37 Officials: Paleramo. Grlebel. at Madison when they btttljl t« break a 21-21 overall term ttelit their forty-third meeting. Tht Wolverines will stop off ftt Cotum* bus Monday to pWy Ohio SUM tot* fore returning to Ann Arbor. in the court-feuding among the Western Independents, an on* again, off-agaln Loyola team Will attempt to avenge last season's setback by Duquesne when the Pitta* burgh Dukes Invade Chicago. Notre Dame opens an eastern Invasion tonight against John Car* roll nt Cleveland and then tacklci Canisius at Buffalo tomorrow. .Manjuette'g subdued Hilltopperl ' and Michigan State's hapless Spar* tans play at East Lansing, Mich., tonight. The Mllwaukeeans play Wayne at Detroit tomorrow. Road games also beckon both DePaul of Chicago and Peorla'a high-flying Bradley team. DePaul plays at Boston College tomorrow and the Braves Invade St. Joseph'! of Philadelphia. Bradley started Ita eastern trek last night with an 89* f>7 triumph over Manhattan in Madison Square Garden. IIAC Schools To Form New Tri-StateLoop MACOMB, 111., Jan. 13, «»)—Th» I •12-year-old Illinois Intercollegiata [Athletic Conference may be disbanded for formation of a new tri-state league at Chicago Sunday. The five 1IAC members and four j other schools—two each in Micht* jgan and Indiana — will meet to discuss creating a seven, or nine- I member circuit of teachers col- | leges. The present I.I.A.C. lineup Includes Illinois Normal of Normal, III.; Western Illinois State College of Macomb; Eastern Illinois State College of Charleston; Southern Illinois University of Carbondale; and Northern Illinois State Col! lege of De Kalb. Making greater sales gains than all other trucks combined, and now- New Power! New Features! New Models! TotaU ...22 811 Totalt ...31 6 Ifl Store by Quarters: 1234 Rambler* 13 29 46 32 Mould Repair 10 27 43 68 OfflcUli: Plummcr. R. Spurgton. 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