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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 33

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i,i Th'ursday/MarcH 22,1956 Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Sickness Hits Gander Tracksters-- Freeport Relay Hopes Dim Ponies Were SWC Credit - - WELL, San Francisco, being called the greatest collegiate basketball team of all time, may have proved .it at Evansotn, 1)1.. Thursday night, whipping powerful Southern Methodist. 86-68. , ' " "• But in so doing the super-charged Pacific Coast dwellers took little away from Southwest Conference basketball prestige, never so high since Texas' was edged by National champion, Wyoming, in 1947. ' Not in the last 10 years has a SWC. team wound up in the AP top 15, let alone the first eight, among the country's powers as did SMU. By TOM MCRKAY Sun Sports Editor Two unwanted/visitor* may cut, down efficiency at Frccport's (.•tilf Coast Relays, finals l>e- 'Kinninjf at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Sickness and bad. weather 'are the, culprits. The weatherman predicts no rain and possibly warmer weather. But probable record-smashing may be held at bay since most of the some 20 teams expected have gone without much practice this week. One of Beverly Rockhold's top X<nv Ilif 1'onles, who meet Templo. Friday for third place, .'can't '.'possibly wind up worse limn fourth among «U XCA.-V teams. Before this season opened nary a SWC team was included among the top-20 pro-season choices of: on a level with those furrinors. In Tact three Texas schools. SMU, Kice and Texas, should l>e up nmon)f the lenders in c'dllejfiate Imskcllmll COIIIK winter. Rice loses only Jo<- Ourreii- iM^rtfer from the greatest team it hiis produced since the middle Ponies Give It Old College Try - any big- news media, including the 40's. wire-services. : Texas loses absolutely nobody Doc Hayes may be a forbidden from, a team that came back to »-ord in Bay town, since it is his play on a par with SMU in late grid .reffirceing held-in ill-repute stages afler a miserably weak since the Ganders narrowly lost start, including conferencc-lead- n, state title in 1945. But he's done ing scorer, ambidextrous Raymond a marvelous job with the Ponies. Downs, A.-fdireivd character, Doc k the calibre of basketball in Texas, sJlhoujrh • improving, wasn't yet (food rnoiifch to seriously challenge thp big- boys from the Kn.st and Midwpsl. So he cranked up his out-of- siate recruiting and away from 'St. Louis U, stol.0 six Missourians, including theg rest 6-8 Jim Krebs. Doc returns three starters, Showalter, Mills and Krebs, -as well as sophmorsi Rick Herrscher, his sixth man. Th« SWC raw, should be a lulu. Ken Looffler can be expected ti> pinup life into the listless Aiffries, Buster Brannon had «• fine, frosh team, ditto Baylor. Arkansas, with its weakest bas- Only Larry Showalter off hw ketball frosh team in years, seems starting- five is a product of Texas, the only one ready to slip. Glen But SMU's recruiting won't be Rose, wily Hog mentor, may have tn expensive in the future. Texas to recruit ready-r«ade junior col- ' high school basketball has reached iege material to avoid the cellar, such a point it's products can play after finishing a strong '56 second. Podres Asks Navy For Board-- Kl'.N'A sopped up all the. «iR*i jrlory . , . the backwoods school, fr.w miles nbovt; Beaumont, not • only won Uu- clnss-A boy's clmmpion.ship for n second con- necutivn y«-ar. but added tho Girl's state title with a 5l-»8 victory over New .Deal, How'd those Democrats get in there? . . . When Johnny Podres got to boot camp he couldn't uleep . . . sufferin' from a bad back he was originally declared 4F. After becoming famous, beating' tlie Yankee twice in the world Ferie-s-. the Dodger left-hander was reclassified and Monday drafted inlo ;he Navy. Making 'up bis bunk-, Johnny jumped in only to miiUe » hiwty rt'trcat, "Too i«oft:'' he moaned. It hurt his back, and in his best bark-misery manner, Po-cires asked for a board to put under the mattress. Naturally Pod res' first request In the service of our country I SAVE ~] UP TO I refused, but was offered a chance to sleep on a tabmle. He aeeeptoci- >"ot only his b*d is too soft. The people who pressured this . crippled youngster into military servico are soft-headed and shtwild get down on their knees and ask forgiveness. Energetic Texas Lutheran College tub-thumper, Kermit Westerholm, dropped in Thursday bearing a of La Porte's Arlen Dunham, third-team Little A1I- America tackle. No slam at Arien. who from reports must be a trrific football player, but 'ti.s no wonder he was recognized. This perpetual motion Westholm is stopping at nothing to put the tiny Lutheran college on the map. Ho must have written 5.000 re- U'list's on Dunham during footbul season, despite TI-C's having lost every MMRlt- game. And whiie you're at it. might's well take agandor at the Lutheran btucbnll tenrn. For the last two years they've made a, habit of wearing out SWC teams. In fact Baylor and 1 TCU refuse to schedule the on-rufihing Seguin school. - j. CHICAGO —UP— Unbeaten .San Francisco and Big- Ten champion Iowa,, two basketball .teams with dogged defensives, tangle Friday night for the big cage prize—the NCAA championship—with the defending' champion Dons a slight favorite to win. San Francisco rolled over Southwest Conference champion Southern Methodist with ease in the semifinals Thursday night, Sfi-BS as forward Mike -Farmer netted 26 points in the Dons 4th straight win. Center Bill Logan set a personal record with 36 points to pace Iowa to its iTUi straight, 83-76 over Temple. ' , ; Despite the ^scores and the ball- hawking' defensive excellence displayed by the winners, neither Coach Phil Woolpert of the Dons nor Bucky O'Connor of,. Iowa believed his'team played well enough •to win Friday night. "We're not a super team," Woolpert said. "We may have let up a little bit and when SMU caught fire we had a hard time coming back on them. We're going- to have to be at our best to beat Iowa." - "It wasn't one of our sharpest SW Baseball Race Opens On Saturday By UNITED PRESS "Warm spring weather is expected to greet the opening of the Southwest Conference baseball season Saturday as six teams get the call from the umpire to "play ball." Southern Methodist meets Texas A&M at College Station in what could be an important early game. The Mustangs finished second to the defending- champion Aggies last year, and both team. 1 : have j much" the same roster again this | season. j Texas, boomed by many as j ready to regain the baseball supremacy it has had for many 'ycai-s. hosts Rico at Austin and Texas Christian entertains Baylor in other opeiiei*, games," O'Connor said. "Wo played better against Kentucky and Illinois. We'll have to be better to beat San Francisco. To beat them you have to shoot 42 or 43 per cent." Both Iowa and San Francisco won Thursday night because of better shooting and rebounding. The Hawkeyes hit a .414 pace from the field and grabbed 51 rebounds 10 .398 and 47 rebounds for Temple. The Dons hit a .463 clip from the field and garnered 49. rebounds, with Bill Russell pulling in 23. The Mustangs shot .362 with 39 rebounds. Iowa's victory resulted chiefly from, excellence at the free throw line. San Francisco sailed to a 21 point lead in the first half, but thereafter appeared to coast against the Mustangs, whose 19 game winning streak was broken by the defeat. The Mustangs came within seven points three times in the last half but on each occasion the Dons potted two or three" quick baskets for a comfortable margin. Russell, an All-America for the past two years, was a standout as usual. He bagged 17 jxnnts but he cleared the boards consistently and ruined numerous shots by Jim Krebs, who finished as the Mustangs' leading scorer with 24, point*. hands, Miler Jimmy McLean, was definitely out of the meet with virus and two others, Captain Anton Smajstrla. and Buddy May, were doubtful. May and Smajstrla, integral members of Lee's sprint-medlay and mile-relays, were to visit their medicos Friday morning- for a final clearance. Both have been out since Tuesday, thereby assuring , less than maximum performance at the coast city. But the siege of virus seems .to be an area problem, with even heavily-favoured Houston Lamar losing one of its first-class performers, Spinrter Wayland • Whippie. Whipple, like Smajstrja and May, may be ready for partial duty. Bill Gallaher. another blue-ribbon Lamar .spirnter and relay man deluxe, is a sure-bet to miss the windy Freeport meet with a pulled thigh muscle. Prelims began at 2:30 p.m. with field-finals set at 7:30. Whether th« crippled Gan- ders get enough pressure generated to push Lamar, as in last Friday's Lee Relays, will not be known until after the meet. Powerful Pasadena, Potent Port Arthur, Reagan's strongest team in years-or even Freeport on its familiar cousse, could shoot ahead of Robert E. Lee. But sick or no, the opvosition will have to take that runnerup spot away from Rockhold's young squad. ' He sent .24 Ganders after Freeport honors, 20 of whom return in 1957. Terry King and Freddie Garner, pole-vault: Bill Finch, Prentice Davis, Tillman O'Brien and Larry Shanks, weights; High- jumper : Ronnie Cornelius, Sprinters Lynn Gray, Stan McKinney, Bill Hearon, Barrel Johnson, James Theeck, Carlos Worley, W. C. Wallace and Arthur Coltharp were at --Freeport. So were Broad-jumper Bill Young; Hurdlers Robert Ehrhardt, and Len Neuerburg; Quartermilers Kenneth Taylor and Carl Young, Jerry Capps; Miler Jerry Mabry and Bubba Hawkins, plue Sma- jstrla and May, if available, Rockhold was still non-committed Friday noon on how he would line up his relay teams in the seventh annual Freeport production. Lamar coach, Bert Kivell, will shoot for victories in the 880 and mile-relays as well as the 440-relay where his youngsters have the best time in the state, 43-f la t. Winning the three relays would all but cinch another campionahip but the Redskins are loaded in hurdles, sprints, mile, high-jump, weights, adn pole-vault. It would take a real siege of illness to close out possibilities of the Houston power's making off with the Gulf Coast Crown. SUN SPORTS SECTION •j BUY A NEW 1956 FORD BEFORE LICENSE TIME (April 1st) Thod Felton's NEW! 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