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April 9, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 13

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Page 14-THK HKRAL9. Provo. Hah. Wednesday. April 9. 1975 HenryBrownHappyWith Elder ByOAVIDMOFFIT UP! Sports Writer AUGUSTA. Of) (UN) Henry Brown is I>oo Folder's caddie in the Masters by rhoire. not by chance Unlike most of the regular PGA tour stops where the golfers furnish their own caddies. tournament officials make the assignments in the Masters While the Arnold Palmers and Jack Nicklauses stake oul the same man each year, newcomers like Ix-e Elder usually gel pot-luck "I went in four years ago and asked to be Lee Elder's caddie," said the 36-year-old Brown, who is working his 12th Masters "I'd been watching the newspapers and the television I knew which black players were doing well on the tour, and I figured back then that l#e Elder was going to be the first one to make it to the Masters " All caddies are black on the plantation-like Augusta National, but Elder is the tournament's first black golfer To hear Henry Brown tell it. Elder couldn't have come up with a better choice "I'm the best golfer in Augusta," said Brown "Any caddie out there who thinks he can out-jockey me this week. I'd like to see him " Brown, a native of Augusta who spent several years in Boone Third in ABA McAdo ° Earm NBA Scoring Scoring Statistics championship NEW YORK (DPII -George McGinnis of the Indiana Pacers shared MVP honors with Julius Erving for the 1974-75 season but emerged a clear "winner" over the New York Nets star Monday when the American Basketball Association's final scoring figures were announced The statistics showed that the 6-foot, 8-inch Pacer forward won the ABA scoring title with an average of 29.8 points a game compared to Erving's 27.9 average. McGinnis played five fewer games and scored 74 fewer field goals than Erving but had 59 more free throws and 10 more points. McGinnis made up the difference with a whopping 1 margin in three-point field goals. In a brilliant all-around performance, McGinnis, who finished second in scoring to Erving in each of the last two seasons, also finished fifth in rebounding, fourth in three- point field goal percentage, third in assists and second in steals Denver's Mack Calvin was the leader in frw throw percentage with a new league record of 896 and in assists with an average of 7.7 per game Rookie Bobby Jones of Denver set a new league mark for two- poinl field goal percentage with fi(B while Swen Nater of San Antonio ended the thrceyear rebounding reign of Artis Gilmorc of Kentucky when he averaged 16.4 a game to Gilrnore's 16.2. Denver won team scoring honors with a 118.7 average while Kentucky was tops in defense at 101.7. The top 10 scorers: Player It dub GP FG FTPU. Avg. McGinnis, Indiana 79811545235329.78 Erving, New York 84 885 486 2343 27.89 Doonc, Utah 84 862 363 2117 2S.20 Grant, San Diego 53 575 182 1335 25.19 Barnes, St. Louis 77 777 295 1849 24.01 Gilirorc, Kentucky 84 783 412 1981 23.58 Gcrvin, San Antonio 84 767 3801965 23.39 Lewis, St. Louis 69561355153122.19 tarrar, San Diego 77 642 247 1606 20.86 Simpeon, Denver 82 693 303 1692 20.63 Who Will Lakers Draft? INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) Who will the Los Angeles Lakers' draft first? After completing the worst season in their 15-year history in Los Angeles, the Lakers will pick first or second—depending on their coin flip with the Atlanta Hawks—in the upcoming college draft. The Lakers, who bowed 12697 in their season finale at Portland Sunday to wind up 197475 with a 30-52 record, also have Cleveland's first-round selection in the draft. Los Angeles general manager Pete Newell reportedly is leaning toward 7-foot Marvin "The Eraser" Webster of Morgan State as its initial choice although coach Bill Sharman also has mentioned David Thompson of North Carolina State and Dave Meyers of UCLA as possibilities. "I think we can be a contender again soon and maybe that can be next year," Sharman said. Only three years ago, the Lakers, led by Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, won their first and only NBA championship by beating the New York Knicks in five games. They set a record by reeling off 33 straight victories and compiling 69 triumphs. Sharman was voted the NBA's Coach of the Year. Chamberlain left the Lakers to become coach of the ABA San Diego Conquistadors before last season and West decided to retire before this season began. NEW YORK (UPI) - Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors was the only leader in two categories as the National Basketball Association released its final statistics Monday. Barry, in leading the Warriors to their first division title since 1967, is the free throw percentage champion at .904 and the leader in steals with 2.85 per game. After leading the league in scoring early in the season, Barry slipped off somewhat in that category during the second half of the year to finish second to league MVP Bob McAdoo of Buffalo, who won his second straight scoring championship with a 34.5 per game average. McAdoo is only the fifth man in NBA history to win the scoring title two times in a row. Though he led in only one category, McAdoo also ranked among the leaders in field goal percentage, rebounding, and blocked shots. Boston's Don Nelson, who has spent 13 seasons in the league, showed that perseverence pays off by winning his first field goal percentage title. Put on waivers by Los Angeles 10 seasons ago, the 6-45 forward has continued to develop and now is considered one of the more intelligent and consistent players in the league. Another man difficult to keep down this season was Milwaukee giant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Though he missed 17 games with a broken hand and injured eye, he managed to block 212 shots for a league leading a verage of 3.26. NBA Individual Scaring Leaders McAdoo, Buffalo 34.5 Barry, Golden State 30.6 Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee 30.0 Arcibald, KOOmaha 26.5 Soott, Phoenix 24.3 Lanier, Detroit 24 0 Hayes, Washington 23.0 Goodrich, Los Angeles 22.6 Haywcod, Seattle 22.4 Carter, Philadelphia 21.9 Elder's home town of Washington, I) C., greeted Elder when he arrived at the Augusta National course Monday afternoon Elder wasn't talking to newsmen, but Brown was happy to oblige "I play in a lot of tournaments myself," he said. "I had to deliberately play bad to get a one handicap, but actually. I play at scratch "I spent a lot of money learning to play golf and now days I'm winning it back " Brown said he never tried to go out on the pro tour like former fellow Masters' caddie Jim Dent because "I never had the money, I never had anyone to sponsor me." Brown said he played against Dent jusi once, and that time, "He knocked in an eagle on the 18th hole to beat me by a stroke." Brown plans to play in a regional tournament in Atlanta later this month and then compete in a tournament in Washington early in May. "I've played in all sorts of tournaments and I usually managed to make some money," he said. Brown was Roberto de Vicerao's caddie in the Masters for 10 years, including 1968 when the Argentine golfer blew a chance to win the Masters by signing an incorrect scorecard. Last year, he switched over to Art Wall, the 1959 Masters champ. "But I've been going in every year since 1971 and telling them that if Lee Elder ever made it to the Masters, I wanted to be his caddie." "I'd be pleased to caddie for any black golfer who made it," he said. "Actually, if I could just find someone to sponsor me out on the tour, I'd like to go out there and try to win a spot in the Masters for myself." Brown and the other caddies have a day set aside each year for them to play the Masters course and he said he once shot a 4-under-par 68 on the famed course, "although I only had a 75 out there this year." "I don't know how Lee Elder will do out there this week," said Brown. "But, I'm going to be helping him all I can." Elder probably will need all the help he can get this week since the pressure of being the first black to play in the Masters, the first major tournament each year, was already beginning to show Monday even though his wife, Rose, insisted he was "relaxed." "Ail I can promise," said Henry Brown, "is that he won't beoutcaddied." NUMBER IN SPORTS! YOU CAN SAVE UP TO 50% & MORE! EARLY BIRD" TENNIS SAL FRI APRIL I1TH APRIL 12TH .HEAD RACKETS • WILSON BALLS . 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Between five and six hundred prep athletes are expected to be in Wildcat Stadium. The meet is one of a select few chosen by Utah State High Scool Activities Association to qualify individual athletes for the state meet. In addition, a new dimension has been added this year as any mark set in the meet which betters an existing mark will be counted as a new state record. Until this year, a state mark had to be set in the all-state competition. The rule change should be especially important to the 3A schools participating as all 3A stale records were set last year, the first year of special 3A competition, and many are expected to be broken in the Standard-Examiner meet Saturday. At least three state champions are expected to participate in the Standard-Examiner meet. Javelin thrower John Hood of Olympus High School won the state competition last year. He is also the defending winner from last year's invitational. Roy High School's Mike McCoy was also a state winner and Standard-Examiner Invitational winner in the long jump last season, and Viewmont High School's Jeff Mitchell was a state champion in the 880. He placed second in last year's Standard-Examiner Invitational. Although the outdoor track and field season is relatively young, nine BYU athletes have already qualified for the NCAA championships which will be held in Provo June 5-7. The Cougars' two top decathlon performers, Raimo Pihl and Christer Lythell, finished one-two in the Texas Relays last week, and their point totals were well over the qualify mark of 7,100 points. Pihl, the NCAA decathlon champion of 1973, hit a career high of 7,943, the third-highest ever for a collegian. Lythell finished strong behind Pihl at Austin with 7,416. Consequently, there is a good chance that BYU will capture the NCAA decathlon title for the third year in a row when the Cougars host the championship in Provo Miler Paul Cummings qualified for the meet many weeks ago, but looked very impressive in winning the Texas Relays feature event with a 3:59.8 clocking It was Cummings' fourth sub-four minute mile It what may be the Cougars' strongest event ever for the NCAA championships, three performers have already qualified for the javelin The qualifying mark is 238-0. and three Cougars have already thrown the javelin 244-0 or better so far this sea son Sophomore Richard George won that event in Austin over the weekend with a throw of 259-0. But he has a season best of 264-4. Pihi has a best of 246-10, and Bengt Gustafsson threw 244-0 in an open meet in Provo. The qualifying mark for the triple jump is 50-0, and Finnish star Stefan von Gerich recorded a 52-10'2 leap last Saturday in Las Vegas Teammate Sigurd Langeland has a best of 51-5 3 /4 so far this season Shot putter Anders Arrhenius has a best three-feet (61-3) beyond the qulifying mark, and high jumper Allen Johnson's 7-0 leap qualifies him for the meet. The Cougars' next meet will be Apr. 19 in Tucson, Ariz. Hockey Boss Lasts Another Year MONTREAL (UPIl - National Hockey League president Clarence Campbell does not intend to "desert" the job he's held for 28 years, "but if they opened the door, I'd walk right out " The 69-year old Campbell has gone through another turbulent year at the helm of the NHL, another year of expansion and another year of pressure to clean up the league's act in terms of violence on the ice. He also has heard from at least one player —Philadelphia Flyers captain Bobby Clarke — calling for his resignation and a New York hockey writer said in a magazine article that Campbell's days were numbered. Clarke said earlier this season that Campbell should resign because "none of the other leagues have an old man at their head." He later apologized In the current issue of MacLeans Magazine, New York hockey writer Stan Fischler notes that Campbell has been president of the NHL "longer than Napoleon ruled France. longer than Hitler dictated to Germany and longer than MacKenzie King presided over the Canadian government FischJer said the NHL owners were ready to oust Campbell in favor of Toronto Maple Leafs governor Robert Sedgewick. a 52-year old tax laywer. Campbell says he has not been contacted by the board of governors regarding his retirement. Sedgewick's son, Robert Jr, admitted that there has been some discussion of the move, but "nothing definite at the moment." 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