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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1963 fHE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 7 Carmi 67 Bridgeport 63 Anna - J'boro ..66 Pinckneyville .102 Metropolis ...55 Salem 61 Centralia 62 Herrin 74 Collinsville ...65 Granite City _6Q Flora 45 Fairfield 59 Du Quoin ....63 Murphysboro. 53 Eldorado .....52 Law'ville 58 Marion 61 Harrisburg ...61 East St. Louis ..58 Belleville ....56 RAMS SHOCK • * At Springfield Tonight Terry Camber And Eddie Edwards Set Pate In Loon Win BENTON RANGERS 65-52 RAM-RANGER ACTION By GEORGE MOORE Mt. Vernon's resurgent Rams employed a tough defense and a red-hot offense to upset the highly - touted Benton Rangers, 65 - 52, in a South Seven Conference clash at Benton last night. The (Humph R;IVO Coach Hurt Bornmnns Rams a 1-1 ICHRUO mark and a 2-2 overall slate. Coach Rich Herrin saw his Rangers, tabbed by some to take the conference crown, drop their first match after beating a pair of non-loop foes. Mt. Vernon quickly grabbed a 14-0 quarter lead and never trailed the rest of the evening. However, the Vernois had to fight through a full-court Benton press that momentarily stymied the locals midway In the second half. It Was the tough, tight, and aggressive defense that. Wept the Rangers out of contention mo$t of the evening. The Vernois forced Benton to serve up long shots and to mishandle the ball during the contest. Terry Gamber once again led the local attack as he ripped the nests for seven field goals and 11 out of 16 free throws to make up his 25-point total. The Junior guard made all his baskets except one its the first half and collected all his free shots in the final half. Another plus factor for the Rams was the shooting and rebounding of forward Eddie Edwards. Edwards showed signs of shaking his one-year slump by whipping in 16 points, ten in the last stanza. Pivotman Garry Jones banged in ten points, all in the first nine minutes of play, to round out the double figure scoring for the locals. Reserve Charlie Gunnell was impressive at his forward position and wound up with seven counters for brief appearances. Benton was stopped cold from the field. Rich Adkins, 6-7 center, dropped in a dozen points to lead the Rangers' well-balanced, but low-scoring, offense. The Rams gathered 20 baskets In 44 tries from the field for an impressive .455 average. Benton turn- Ad in 16 fielders in 51 shot attempts for a poor .314 night's work. THE PREP SCORES Benton and Mt. Vernon each dre»v 23 personals during the contest, The Vernois made good on 25 charities out of 35 chances to offset the 20 free ones in 29 throws from the line by the Rangers. Neither team could find the range until Adkins sank a free toss after three minutes of | playing time had elapsed. Then the Rangers and Rams traded baskets and the score was tied four times before Jones hit a jumper to put the locals ahead to stay, 10-8. Gamber led the charge in the second half by hitting his fourth straight field goal without a miss. Foul trouble hanip- , ered the locals' front line and substitutes from a, now-proven, capable bench had to be employed. In the fourth stanza, a pair of free throws by both Adkins and Warren Watson enabled the hosts to close to 46-44. Mt. Vernon slowed the Rangers down to its type of game and gradually pulled away to Ice up the triumph. Coach Bornman's cage'rs journey to Springfield tonight to take on the Springfield Lan- phler Lions in a non-conference game. Mt. V (65) SA PG FT TP Gamber 10 7 11 25 Jones 9 4 2 10 Edwards 10 6 6 16 O'Dell 7 10 2 Wlelt 6 10 2 Gunnel! 2 2 3 7 Anderson 0 0 3 3 Peacock 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 44 20 25 65 Benton (52) SA FG FT TP Gulley 5 2 2 6 Deitz 12 2 3 7 Atkins 8 2 8 12 Tennison 6 3 0 6 Watson 10 4 0 8 Franklin 3 15 7 Hunter 0 0 0 0 Appleton 5 2 0 4 Bennet 1 0 2 2 Drake 10 0 0 TOTALS 51 16 20 52 MtTemon 6 '... 14 12 19 20-651 J Benton » M W 14-621 1 Hinsdale 55, Arlington 47 Kankakee 54, Argo 3<1 Anna-Jonesbovo 66, Du Quoin 63 Golconda 61, Norris City 54 Pinckneyville 102, Murphysboro 53 Carlyle 70, Okawville 57 Metropolis 55. Eldorado 52 Collinsville 65. East St. Louis 58 Waterloo 48, Nashville 47 Mnrissa 83, Valmeyer 65 Granite City 60, Belleville 56 Lincoln of East St. Louis 74, Assumption 59 Triad 72, Bethalto 58 Salem 61, Lawrenceville 58 Maine East 69, Glenbard West 41 Thornton 52, Joliet 51 Sterling 66, Dixon 55 Rock Falls 67. Ottawa 62 Equality 71, Waltonville 70 Cisne 63, Sesser 56 Centralia 62, Marion 61 Sandoval 90, Mulberry Grove 61 i Trico 62. Hurst-Bush 45 Proviso East 82, Oak Park 56 East Peoria 59, Peoria Spalding 53 Pekin 44, Woodruff 41 Manual 47, Peoria Central 43 Richwoods 57, Limestone 52 Kcwanee 57, Streator 56 Lincoln 44, Champaign 40 Quincy 75, Morris 49 Wood River 66, Rushville 64 (ot) Feitshans 69, Staunton 57 Decatur 62, Springfield 44 Jacksonville 68, Jerseyville 53 Hillsboro 63, Shelbyville 50 Litchfield 80, Pana 66 Taylorville 76, Vandalla 62 Rock Island 51, Davenport, Iowa, West 34 Moline 54, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jefferson 38 East Moline 80, Dubuque, Iowa, 56 Herrin 74, Harrisburg 61 Waukegan 59, Morton East 54 Eisenhower 66, Schlarman 55 Danville 59, Mattoon 55 Taylorville 76, Vandalia 62 Hillsboro 63, Shelbyville 50 Litchfield 80, Pana 66 Charleston 64, Casey 43 Newton 68, Oblong 54 Terre Haute, Ind., 87, Marshall 70 Olney 84, Mt. Carmol 54 Bridgeport 63, Fairfield 59 Carmi 67, Flora 45 Noble 58, Dieterich 41 Louisville 65, Sumner 41 Sandoval 90, Mulberry Grove 61 Niles East 56, Evanston 51 New Trier 72, Highland Park 52 Riverside 75, York 67 Kinmundy 61, Ramsey 60 Freeport 80, Belvidere 50 Ponliac 65, Clinton 39 Cairo 67, Joppa 61 Brookport 77, Alto Pass 58 Mound City 86, Shawnee 82 Cobin 82, Douglas 53 Carbondale 74, Chester 56 Ashley 68, Coulterville 66 Breese 60, Wesclin 53 O'Fallon 90, New Alliens 84 Wood River 66, Rushville 64 Alton 76, Edwardsville 70 Dupjo 85, Roxana 68 Co//'v/7/e Has Close Call Centralia Comes From Behind, Nips Marion Cats 62-61 Rich Adkins, 6-7 Benton center, pulls down rebound as Mt. Vernon's Charles Gunnell (31) attempts to reach and get si hand on the hall. Eddie Edwards (41) of (he Rams is In background next to Mike Franklin (10) of tile Rangers. Conch Bud Bornman's Vernois pulled a South Seven Conference upset, 65-52. (Photo by D. J. Olson) Waltonville Eliminated At Wayne City Eouality edged Waltonville 71-7D and Cisne bumped Sesser 63-56 in Wayne Qity Holiday tourney action last night. On tonight's card, opening at 6:45, Enfield meets Thompsonville, (hen Coach Benny Grcenwalt's host Wayne City Indians tackle Allendale. Allendale eliminated Dahlgren in (He opening contest last Thursday night. First-round competition in the 17-team tourney will wind up next Monday night. Benny Bicanich scored 20, | Mike Hamilton 18, Danny Fagan 17, Vince Kiselewski 6, Jerry Dressier 4 and Alan Halev 4 for Waltonville. The Spartans trailed 15-13 at the quarter, 40-34 at halftime and 57-46 going into the final period. A 24-point sprint down the stretch almost pulled out the win. Emery was high for Equality with 20 points. Cisne led most of the way in beating Sesser. Raymond Duke and Bob Porterfield each tallied 18 to spark the winners. Leading Sesser scoring were Ram Sophs Lose 77-61 A speedy Benton sophomore quintet stacked up 20-point second and third quarters to wallop the Mt. Vernon Ramlets, 77-61, in a league battle last night. Benton's young Rangers opened the scoring and quickly assumed a 16-8 quater lead. The Ramlets fell behind at halftime. 36-21. The third period seemed to be a play back of the second, but now Benton had galloped out to a 62^0 lead. In the final eight minutes the Ramlets pressed Benton to shave the final margin to 7761 Jimmy Atkins pumped in 24 points to pace the high-scoring Rangers. Teammates Kenny Payne and Terry Heard also hit in double figures with 17 and 13 points respectively. Twelve sophomores broke into the scoring column for Mt. Vernon. Bill Clark snagged nine points and Randy Boldwyn garnered eight counters for local offense. The defeat was Mt. Vernon's third in four starts this season and the Ramlets have yet to win a loop contest. Coach Frank Chornak's Sophs will tangle with Springfield Lanphier's junior varsily tonight in a non-league match at Springfield. BOX SCORE: Mt. Vernon FG FT TP Hester 2 3-9 7 Pooue 1 3-4 5 Bunchman 7 0-2 4 Boldwyn 3 2-5 J> Smlthpoterj 1 2-3 4 Clark 4 1-1 9 Doerner 1 0-2 2 Williamson 3 0-9 6 Doyle 2 0-0 4 Young 3 0-6 6 Large 2 0-0 4 Scrlvnor 1 0-0 2 Ohio State Not Living Up To Raves The Buckeyes of Ohio State, winners in the Big Ten Conference (he last four years, apparently are not all they are cracked up to be. Ohio State's basketball team suffered a second straight loss at home, dropping an 85-74 decision to Missouri Friday night. It was Ohio Stale's third loss in six games this season and second at home after 50 successive triumphs. The loss left the Big Ten with a 25-11 record against non-conference foes this season but three still unbeaten conference teams will be in action Saturday. Michigan, with a 4-0 record, and Michigan State and Minnesota, both 3-0, will bo among eight big Ten teams in action. Michigan, ranked seventh nationally, is home to tough West- em Michigan, Minnesota at host to South Dakota, and Michigan State visits Ponn. Other games find Notre Dame at Illinois, Missouri at Indiana, Southern Methodist at Northwestern( Purdue at Butler and Wisconsin at Cincinnati. TOTALS 25 11-41 FG Benton Payne 8 Heard 5 Sorlge 2 Alklns 1 Hill l Woodland 2 Davis 1 Brown 2 Schant 0 FT 1-1 3-3 2-6 6-8 0-0 no 4 5 o-o 1-2 TP 9 13 6 24 7 SPRINGFIELD. 111. (AP) Unbeaten Centralia, Collinsville and Lookport were forced to go all out before nailing down triumphs in hard-fought Illinois prep basketball contests Friday night. Pekin, Rock Falls and Lincoln also survived scares from upset- minded foes but Springfield, Rockford East and Rockford Auburn were toppled from the ranks of the unbeaten. In a cliffhanger at Centralia. Marion's stubborn Wildcats held a lead throughout most of the game but faded in the final minutes as the Orphans squeezed out a 62-61 victory. Wildcat Jerry Boner paced all scorers with 22 points. Collinsville's K a h o k s also were pressed for the first time In three outings this season. East St. Louis put in a strong bid for victory before dropping a 65-58 contest to the Kahoks. Belle vile, another Southwestern Conference entry, dropped its first game in three starts, falling before Granite City 60-56. Lockport's onrushing Porters upped their victory skein to six with a 51-47 conquest of Blue Island Eisenhower. Another area power, Chicago Heights Bloom, thumped Thomridge 67-56. The victory was the fifth for the unbeaten Trojans. Rock Falls and Sterling each chalked up their fourth triumphs against no losses. Sterling turned back Dixon 66-55 and Rock Falls outlasted Ottawa 67-62. Peoria Woodruff pressed Pekin's Chinks down to the final gun before falling by a 44-41 score. Peoria Richwoods clipped Limestone 57-52 and Peoria Manual won its first game in three outings, dropping Peoria Central 47-13. In the Big Twelve, defending champion Decatur breezed past previously unbeaten Springfield 62-44 and Lincoln's Railsplitters edged Champaign 44-40. The vie- [ tory was the fifth for the unbeaten Lincoln quintet. Rockford West, loser of two of its first three games, pulled off an upset with a 58-42 triumph over previously unstopped Rockford East. Rockford Auburn's Knights also tasted defeat for the first time this season, falling before Guilford 62-54. The defeat was Auburn's first to a city foe after 10 consecutive victories. Two major powers in the northwest — Rock Island and East Moline—had little trouble against Iowa opposition. Rock Island toppled Davenport West 51-34 and East Moline blasted Dubuque 80-56. Quincy and Wood River opened the Quincy round-robin tournament on a winning note. Quincy hammered Morris 75-49 and Wood River niped Rush- villp 66-64 in overtime. Unbeaten Decatur Eisenhower nailed down its fourth victory with a 66-55 decision over Danville Schlarman. In the south, Cobden's tall and talented Appleknockers waltzed past Douglass 82-53. The victory was the eighth in a row for the undefeated Appleknockers. Pinckneyville Panthers picking up steam after dropping their season opener to Quincy by one point, walloped winless Murphysboro 102-53. MORE UPSETS HIT COLLEGE CAGE RANKS TOTALS 30 17-25 77 By Quarters: Mt. Vernon Benton 8 13 19 21 16 20 26 15 Sox Sell Boros CHICAGO (AP)-The Chicago Cubs sold inficlder Steve Boros to San Diego of the Pacific: Coast League Saturday and then closed a three-player deal by giving up southpaw pitcher Jim Brewer. Brewer went to Spokane as the third player in a deal in which the Cubs received southpaw Dick Scott, a Los Angeles Angel 13rTlioinas 12, Kawinski farm hand, for catcher Cuno 9, Romani 8. Barragan Thursday. Celtics Just Keep Rollin 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A big bench and a gamebust- ing burst. That's the time-honored formula the Boston Celtics have follovvcd to five straight National Basketball Association championships, The formula is the same in 1963. Friday night the champs, supposedly hobbled by injuries to Tom Heinsohn and Sam Jones, parlayed the "relief pitching" of Willie Naulls and a "big inning" into a 111-84 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics' victory was their 13th in the last 14 games and 20th of the young season against only two defeats. In the only other game played the Baltimore Bullets edged the San Francisco Warriors 116-114 in overtime. Naulls, the veteran sharpshooter acquired from San Francisco to bolster the Boston bench corps, popi^ed in 30 points for the Celts and led a 17-6 third- quarter spree that transformed a 55-54 tinglcr into a runaway. Willie connected on five straight long one-handers during the explosion. Loyola, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas Only Un- bearens In Top Ten. It's just one surprise after another in college basketball these days and the season is only two weeks old. Maybe it was the Friday the 13th jinx but there were such eyebrow lifters as California's 65-55 conquest of Oregon State, Missouri's S5-74 win over Ohio State, Creighton's 84-83 squeaker over Arizona State, Virginia Military's 68-64 triumph over West Virginia and Regis' 62-59 defeat of Oklahoma State. That left Chicago Loyola, Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas as the only unbeaten teams in The Associated Press Top T^n and the No. 1 Loyola Ramblers just managed to turn back Detroit and Western Michigan earlier in the week. Such powerhouses as Cincinnati, Wichita, Duke and NYU had been defeated before Friday's carnage. Camden Wall, 6-feet-10, outplayed Oregon State's 7-foot Mel Counts to lead California over the ninth-ranked Beavers. Wall tallied 17 points to Counts' 11 as the Beavers lost their first game. Little 5-11 Gary Garner with 25 points sparked Missouri over Ohio State as the eighth-ranked Buckeyes tumbled to their second straight defeat. The fourth- ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State also suffered their second straight loss when Fritz Pointer stole the ball and threw in the basket that broke a 75-75 tie. Creighton, unbeaten like Missouri, stayed in front the rest of the way. VMI had lost 31 consecutive times to West Virginia before the Keydets whipped the Mountaineers behind Bill Blair's 34 points, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the second half. Cozel Walker led the Regis Rangers with 26 points in the shocker that sent Oklahoma State down to its first defeat. Kansas, No. 10 in the AP rankings, came from behind to defeat Southern California 60-52 as 6-7 George Unseld scored 26 points. Kentucky, Michigan and Kansas risk their unbeaten records tonight against Baylor, Western Michigan and UCLA, respectively. Chicago Loyola is idle, but No. 2 NYU plays Fairleigh- Dickinson, No. 3 Duke meets Clemson, No. 6 Cincinnati take?! on Wisconsin, Arizona State tackles Denver and Oregon State gels another crack at California. wMMmm& DOWNHILL PULL—New York Giants need only a tie with Pittsburgh this weekend to win the eastern division championship of the National Football League. Here are some of the defensive stars during a workout at Yankee Stadium. Left to right: Andy Robus» telli. John LoVetere, Dick Modzelewski and Jim Katcavage. Weekend Of Decision Packers Play Today; Yiants, Bears Sundi Green Bay's potent Packers, two-lime champions of the National Football League, make a last-gasp stab at a third title this afternoon as the nation's professional football teams head into their weekend of decision. By the time the Sunday games on the long schedule are completed, the NFL will have determined its conference champions while Boston and San Diego could clinch division titles in the American League. Green Bay's game at San Francisco was the only NFL game scheduled today, while Chicago's closing game with De-| troit on the Bears' home field. The Bears lead the West on a 10-1-2 record and can clinch with a victory or a tie, regardless of the outcome of the Packer game. Tough Detroit knocked Cleveland out of the Eastern Conference race last weekend and now holds a 5-7-1 record. In the other Sunday games, ... Cleveland, 9-4, is at Washing- Football ! ton, 3-10; Dallas, 3-10, at St. Louis 0-1; Los Angeles, 5-8, at Baltimore. 7-6; and Minnesota, 4-8-1, at Philadelphia, 2-9-2. Sunday's American League Grade School Basket Scores December 9 Grand Prairie 58, Willow Grove 26 Games Last Night Belle Rive 53, Old Union 44 Bluford 53, Grand Prairie 39 Field 59, Summersville 31 Woodlawn 86, Dodds 49 Bethel 42, Bonnie 34 Waltonville 47, Opdyke 46 Ina 43, Farrington 37 AFL had a pair, Buffalo at New York and Boston at Kansas City. The NFL concludes its regular season Sunday, while the AFL— which postponed one weekend schedule because of the death of President Kennedy—extends to Dec. 22 with three games. Topping the NFL Sunday slate is the winner-take-all clash of Pittsburgh and New York for the Eastern Division title. The Giants, at 10-3, can clinch their third division crown with either a win or tie. Pittsburgh 7-3-3 and 31-0 conquerors of New York earlier in the season, must have a victory to attain their first title. Sunday Courier and Press Newspaper of Evansville, Ind. Featuring MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM IN SPORTS SECTION Full Page Of Pictures Reserve Your Copy Today — Call 242-4166 Junior Rams Over Salem For 4th Win Coach Everett Thompson's Junior Rams moved to an early lead and kept control most of the way last night to defeat Salem 56-52. It was Mt. Vernon's fourth victory of the season as against three losses. The Rams, firing .417 from the field, actually stacked up a commanding 25 to 16 advantage in field goals, but Salem stayed in the running with a 20 to 6 margin on free pitches. John Kohrig, of Salem, topped all scores with 33 points Kohrig hit 11 field goals and 11 of 13 free tosses. Mt. Vernon scoring: Bruce Rutherford 17, Jack Gatewood 16, Truman Tucker 11, Tom Seats 10, Barry Dillon 2. Mark Hassakis connected on seven buckets for 14 points to pace the Rams to an easy win in the seventh grade prelim, 3718. The locals led 21-9 at halftime. Carmi plays here next Thursday night. GO.. . IN SNOW schedule has San Diego, 9-3, at Houston, 6-6, and Denver, 2-9-1, at Oakland, 8-4. Green Bay , at 10-2-1, must win against San Francisco to stay in the race. If they lose—a decided long shot — then the Bears take the title. Should Green Bay win, however, and they're lop-sided favorites against the 49ers who have won only two, then the Packers have a 24-hour wait to determine their standings, depending on the outcome of the Chicago-Detroit game. Four teams still are in the running in the AFL's Eastern Division, but Boston could clinch it at Kansas City Saturday with are 7-5-1 going into their regulir season finale. Troubled K': s City is r/dy 3-7-2 and out of the Western race. Buffalo, at 6-6-1, also is cK-,. ing its season in a visit io N \' York, 5-6-1. Both still are ;>^ 0 in the East. In the West, a 5-'.n- day combination of a San D: i:o victory and an Oakland I-..<s could clinch it for the Chargers, but they're troubled with injuries and Oakland is on the move. The rest of the slate features' a victory or a tie. 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