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Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 12 Friday, March 20, 1942 T MA ecu COMPL-ET-E Lubbock, Texas/ NCAA Cage Play-Off Holds Spotlight Rice Owls Rale High Mention By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, March 19 — If you think offense is the best defense, you'll be wanting to place wagers with Rice and Colorado in the Western N. C. A. A. basketball eliminations starting in Municipal auditorium Friday night. Forrest Cox' Colorado Buffs have the best scoring record of the four teams competing. They averaged 57 points a game in winning 16 games in 18 starts. Their foes averaged only 37. Pete McCloud, one of the seven Kansas boys on the Colorado roster, much to the disdain of K. U.'s Phog Allen, won the Big Seven scoring championship for the second year. He averaged 15 counters a game, most of them stemming from a .remarkable pivot shot. Bob (Baby) Doll, 6 foot 5 inch center, had a 12.5 average. Kinney Paces Owls Rice, co-champ with Arkansas in the Southwest conference, raced a heavy average through the hoops in winning 22 of 25 contests. Bob Kinney, 6 foot 6 inch center, is credited with much of the scoring spark. Rice's opponents were chilled with 33.9. Rice opens the. tournament Friday at 8 p. m- against Stanford, the lowest scoring outfit entered. Colorado meets Kansas in the second game. The two winners tangle Saturday night for the honor of a crack at the National crown in a game here March 28 with the champion of the Eastern playoffs at New Orleans. The two losers play for third place. Among the scoring aces participating is Kansas' Ralph Miller who produced 152 points in 10 Big Six games. He made 17 against the tough Oklahoma Aggies this week as Kansas won the playoff to determine this district's entry. Kansas Gets Record :;The Jayhawks set a conference scoring record of 52.1 and had a season average of 48 in winning 1.6 of 20 contests. Opponents were held to 33. : Rice's Owls .are short on manpower, but. long on scoring. •Kingpins of the team are Bob Kinney and Chet Palmer. : .Palmer, five feet, nine inches tall, was the league's finest ball- handler and worked like a twin with Kinney, hailed in Southwestern quarters as one of the greatest players developed in that section. Kinney looped 133 points in conference race with 10 wins and two losses, scoring 651 points and allowing 459. Over the full season, they won 22, and lost three, the additional defeat coming at the of the Phillips Oilers. • Durocher Gets Flatbiishers Told; Walker In Doghouse By JUDSON BAILEY Associaled Press Sport Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla,, Mar. 19.—The Brooklyn Dodgers are barging around from town to town in Florida while Fred (Dixie) Walker remains in exile with the second stringers A camp in Daytona Beach, and the agony of the lans back in Flatbrush is audible all the way down here. Manager Leo Durocher is being bomb.--.rded by letters and telegrams accusing him of all degrees of malice toward the veteran.who batted .308 in 1940 and .311 in 1941 for two shining seasons as one of the Dodgers' regular outfielders. Leo Is Loudest But all this furore is lost on Durocher, who by long practice has become able to out-shout all the fans who can pack themselves into Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Today Durocher declared, "I'm still the manager of this club in spite of, what some of the fans may think and I'il keep right on picking my own lineup till Mr. MacPhail puts somebody in my place. "But I'll tell you about this Walker business. I like him like a brother, but I wouldn't give my own brother a place on the team unless he earned it and that goes for everybody on the club. "Walker reported late at Havana and in my opinion he is not ANOTHER SONJA. HONEY? —It's -Ariane LeVaillant, a swell-looking Swiss who won the last international figure skating competition ' held in Europe before the outbreak of war, and who is campaigning in this country now. Big Names Fade in Golf Tourney ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March 19 (/Pj—The big guns got unlimbered in the National Amateur- Professional gol£ championship today and four of the favored teams had been eliminated when first vound results were in. Invited teams headed by Lloyd Mangrum, Denny Shute, and Ralph Guldahi, all of Chicago, and Lawson Little of Monterey, Calif., were among the vanquished, while other favored combines were hard- pressed to reach tomorrow's second round. The toughest break o£ the day fell to Mangrum and Morton Bright, his amateur partner from Atlanta. In their match with Ky Laffoon, Chicago, and Carl Dann, Orlando, Fla., the score stood all even teeing off for the 17th.. Ball Hits Caddy In playing his second shot out of the woods, Laffoon's ball hit a tree, bounced off and struck Bright's caddy. It was ruled that Bright and Mangrum were disqualified and the ho!e went to their opponents. Bright came back with a birdie 3 on the 18th to square the match, but on the first extra hole Laffoon sank a sizeable putt to give his side a 1-up victory. The defending champion team of Southwest League Opens Race Today ~"^~- J - r -'-~'- • -•• - _ /j. Tech Track-Field Team To Ft. Worth Exposition Tourney Coach Walker Nichols takes his Texas Tech track aid field team to Fort Worth today, geared up to win a few points in the annual Southwestern exposition meet scheduled fo> Saturday. The Red Raider squad lost the services of one of its more prominent members this week when John Campbell,' rangy mile runner, withdrew from the team because of a heavy course of studies that would not permit sufficient time for practice. The Tech team will have no entry in the one- mile run j. R. Callahan in the discus, Bill £Q V RnhinSOn Seeks McColloch in the high jump, Wai- ^ u " ^uumsur i jecivi ter Webster anrl Tom Douglas in the sprints appear to be Coach Nichols' brightest prospects. THE COMEBACK — "Yes, we're interested in your comeback, Pillsbury, but what about your draft status?" Aggies And Bears Meet In Waco To Start Season WACO, March 19. W—Bayloi and Texas A. and M. clash here tomorrow afternoon in the opening game of the Southwest conference bpseball race. The Bears and Aggies also meet Saturday. Only two games are scheduled this week but all the other conference members swing into action next week. The University of Texas, which swept two practice games from Oklahoma to' open the campaign, is favored to repeat with the championship despite the greenest team in years in Longhornville. in condition. Besides that I know what Walker can do and I have some other players with me who I want to watch. "Dixie Knows How" "Walker is over 21 years old and he knows how to get himself in shape. He doesn't need me around to tell him what to do. As a matter of fact he likes to bat whenever he feels like it, sit down when he feels like it, and go out flies when he feels Toledo Quintet Sets New Scoring Record In Garden No Story Complete Without Allen Gripe LAWRENCE. Kas., March 19. VF) —Phog Allen leveled criticism at Frosty. Cox, Colorado basketball coach, before departing with a 15-man Kansas squad for Kansas City today. He made no pretense that his team would have, an easy time against the Colorado boys of his former star guard. ""Frosty has a hand picked team," Allen said. "He has the Kansas boys he wanted while we have a group of players who chose to come to K. U. for an education. A-hand picked team Is likely, to win more ball games than a strictly academic group." Allen said that Bob Doll, sem ior C. U. center, really had had four year competition: that he was ineligible one season but practiced with the team all year, adding to. his ability. Cox has seven former Kansas high school a"nd junior college players on his team. • Colorado and Kansas meet after Rice and Stanford leave the floor in the opening game Friday night of-the.NCAA Western playoffs. Greg Rice To Seek New Record Tonight CHICAGO, March 19. (**, —. Little Greg Rice, after flirting all Feason with his own record in the two-mile run, may reach his goal tomorrow night in the Chicago Relays. The perpetual motion man of the running tracks, unbeaten in more than t\vo years, set the present record for the distance—8 minutes 51.1 seconds—last year in the Chicago relays. He'll have the benefit of the same spraca track tomorrow night. REDS BEAT TIGERS TAMPA, Fla., -March 19. (If) ~ Held firmly by two Detroit rookies after a three-run outbreak in the first, Cincinnati's Reds took advantage of a Tiger error, with two out in the ninth, to win 4 to 3 today. HE-S GETTING CLOSER TAMPA, Fla., March 19 (&> About all young Bert Haas must do to clinch the third base job with the Cincinnati '' Reds is get the ball across the diamond without a bounce. Every .day so far the ball has bounced closer and closer to first base, and Manager Bill McKechnie believes that by opening day Bert will make it in the air. BLUES BEAT YANKEES LAKE WALES, Fla., March 19 The appearance of Joe DiMaggio and Charlie Keller and the two- hit pitching of Ernie Bonham for five innings didn't keep the Kansas City Blues of the American Association from stopping the New York Yankees, 4-3 today. and snag like it. "That isn't the way 1 get a ball club into shape, but if that's the way Walker thinks he can do best for himself, then he can go ahead. "I may not like the way he wants to train, but when the season opens there won't be any prejudice against him. These games down here don't mean a thing and I wouldn't be using several of my regulars right now if I had enough players here to give them .a .rest. Sfiteler. Signs To Coach Waco High WACO, -March 19. f/Fj—Harry Stiteler became football coach of the Waco High school Tigers today when he signed a five-year contract. Stiteler, who had a brilliant record . as coach of the Corpus Christi High school team' that included one state championship, succeeds the veteran Paul Tyson who recently was relieved of his duties. Sam Snead, Hot Springs, Va., and Wilford Wehrle, Racine, Wis., had to come from behind to decision Ted Huge, . professional from Cleveland, and Robert White, 2 to 1. Gene Sarazen, Clearwater, Fla., drew a good portion of the gallery and teamed with Dale Morey, Indianapolis, to defeat Al Nelson and Dick Van Kecck, both of Ponte Vedra Beach,- Fla., 2 and 1. Bill Nary, San Jose, Calif.,"and Fred Haas, jr., New Orleans, pulled a surprise by eliminating Denny Shute and Bill Stark, 2 and 1. Lawson Little Goes Down Ben Loving, Long Meadow; Mass., and Fred Hooper, of Jacksonville, knocked 6 strokes off par in eliminating the highly-regarded team of Lawson Little and Ray Lenahan, 3 and 2. " Two rounds will cut the field ! down to four teams tomorrow.- The second round of 18 holes will be played in the morning and the third^round of 13 the afternoon. • . Other first round results today ihcluded: Henry Picard, Oklahoma City, and Earl Christenson, Miami, Fla., defeated Rod Munday, Toledo, O., and Frank Stranahan, also of Toledo, 3 and 2. Ralph Guldahi, Chicago, and Earl Stewart, Baton Rouge, La., defeated E. J. Harrison. Little Rock, and Ted Foster, Jacksonville, one up. Jack Sisco Ordered To Duty By Navy DALLAS, March 19. OP)— Lieut. Jack Sisco, former head football coach at North Texas State Teachers college and three other well known Texas sports figures have been ordered to report for duty with the Naval Air cadet selection board here, Lieut. Com. Barry Holton, senior officer of the board, announced today. The others are Jirn Riley, lieutenant, junior grade, assistant coach at Woodrow Wilson High school here; Johnny Pierce, lieutenant, veteran head coach at Corsicana High school, and Charles Hawn. lieutenant, junior grade, of Athens. Southwest conference ootball game official. Hawn is a ormer football star '. at the Uni- 'ersity of Texas, and Riley was tar at Southern Methodist. The quartet recently was commissioned in the United States reserves. -G NEW YORK, March 19 OP\ — •Breaking all Madison Square Garden scoring records, Toledo beat Rhode Island State at its run-and- shoot style of ball tonight, winning 82 to 71, before a crowd of 17,860, Three freshmen will compete with the Tech team, Luther Cunningham to run in the 220 and the 440, J..V. Burdett in the 100, 220 and 440, and Elmer Hargrove in the high hurdles and 440. Maxey McKnight, varsity sprinter, and Weldon Barton complete the squad of nine. Publicity Director Bill Parker will accompany the team. Joe SENATORS 4; GIANTS 3 ORLANDO, Fla., March 19 The Washington Senators nosed out the New York Giants, 4-3 today, handing the National Leaguers their fourth straight loss and their ninth in eleven exhibition games. PIRATES 5: CUBS 4 LOS ANGELES, March 19. (-F) —Pete Coscarart singled home Johnny Wyrostek in the seventh inning today with the run that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5 to 4 decision ever Chicago's Cubs. HOLLYWOOD BEATS A'S ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19. (ff) —A big first inning in which they scored seven runs on five hits, two walks, a wild pitch and three enemy errors, gave Hollywood of the Pacific Coast league a 9 to 6 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics today. It was the A's fifth straight defeat. DODGERS BEAT CARDS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 19, (.'Pj—Augie Galan played first base in place of the injured Dolph Camilli-today and led the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first exhibition game between the two National league favorites this year. Galan batted in three runs. ERRORS COST RED SOX SARASOTA, Fla., March 19. <f?i —Ragged .fielding by Ted Williams and Eddie Pellagrini ruined the fine pitchinc performances of Ken Chase and Charley Wagner today to give the Cleveland Indians Yale Fires Couple On Coaching Staff NEW HAVEN, Conn.. March 19 (fP) — "Smokey Joe" Wood, onetime big league pitching ace who tutored Eli baseball teams for two decades, got his dismissal notice from Yale today, victim of a wartime economy move that simultaneously eliminated two other coaching positions. . Ath|etic Director Ogden D. Miller announced that Wood, pitching star of the 1912 Boston Red Sox world champions and later an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians, was being let out as of June 30th, together with Tennis Coach Bill Hinchliff and Golf Coach Ben Thomson. Hinchliff will retire on pension; the contracts o£ the other two were terminated without compensation Steer Tennis Squad r alls Below Par AUSTIN, March 19. (/P>—Dr. D. ... Penick, scholarly University of 'exas tennis coach, believes his 942 Longhorns may do well in dual meets but possibly fall short Southwest Conference championship play at Dallas May f-8-9. His squad boasts an unusuallj arge number of good players bul no really outstanding performers The Steers open their season ;his week-end with two dua~ meets in two days. The Duran Teachers of Oklahoma will appeal lere tomorrow while the next day formidable Tulane University ill also challenge the Longhorns in Austin. Texas Aggies Award Basketball Letters COLLEGE STATION, March 19 (,F)—The- Texas A. and M. college athletic council today awarded letters in basketball to eight play Ci'S. Receiving the numerals weri Captain Bill Henderson, Houston Captain-Elect R. B. Bayer, Hous ton; Mike Cokinos. Beaumont Leland Huffman, Stephenville Ray Jarrett, Stephenville; Fre Nabors, Little Elm: Leslie Peden Azle, and Bill Underwood, Hous ton. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI to enter the semi-finals ot the National Invitation basketball tournament. With-Bob Gerbcr, bespectacled and bemoustachcd dead-eye Dick, dropping in 17 field goals and three free throws for 37 points, the Ohioans earned the right to meet West Virginia Monday. Western Kentucky State won the other semi-final bracket against Creighton with a 49-46 decision over City College in the opener. SCHOOL KIDS TO DEFENSE AUSTIN, March 19. (&}— School children may soon take part in the civilian defense program by participating in a physical fitness plan to be promulgated by the interscholastic league, Director Roy Bedichek said today. . The league plans to sponsor physical fitness clubs . which will be worked out on elementary, junior high and high school levels. Buy A Detense Bond TODAY! 29th Win Tonight NEW YORK, March 19 (/I Ray Robinson, the "Little Louis" oC the ring, will try to pull ahead of his idol tomorrow night when he fights Norman Rubio of Albany, N. Y., welterweight, in a 12-round bout at Madison Square Garden. Ray is one of Joe's greatest admirers. He was born in Detroit, Louis' home town, uses the same training quarters that Joe occupies at Greenwood Lake, N. Y., and like Louis, he's aiming for his 29th consecutive victory. Robinson; in fact, has an even longer string of victories than Louis. He never has been beaten in 117 bouts as an amateur and 28 as a professional. A lot of wise boxing men argue that Robinson will have a tougher time against Rubio than Louis will have when he shoots for his 29th straight against Abe Simon a week later. Buy A 'Detense Bond TODAYI National savings in Japan increased nearly $260,000,000 in the last year. ^soin*^?^' l^ft c 11 • nV -^v-t^tf. t* »»mrn» uu« 'MX.* „ " :^~"- iSfi^Os.:™ MARION HARRIS SWORN IN' The Associated Press reported -esterday that Marion "Stud" Harris, former Texas Tech foot- sailer and later assistant coach at Electra High school, had been commissioned as lieutenant, junior ;rade, in the U. S. Naval reserve, and that he will report to the Naval academy at Annapolis, Md., next Monday for a month's training. Harris, 32 years .old, was graduated at Texas Tech in 1935. He coached at Electra five years and was tax assessor-collector for the Electra school system two years before going to Sherman ?.s assistant coach. Mrs. Harris is the former Maxine Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, of Lubbock, 1 J MIUTARV $T¥li TROUSERS Estelle And Louise In Tourney Finals PINEHURST, N. C., March 19. Wj—MrF. Estelle Lawson Page of Chapel Hill defeated Dorothy Kirby of Atlanta, one. up in 19 holes, today in the semi-final round of the women's North and South golf tournament. Louis Suggs of Lithia Springs, Ga., overwhelmed Jeanne Cline of Bloomington, 111., 6 and 5, in the other semi-final match. Mrs. Page and Miss Suggs will meet tomorrow in the final match. Sprint Relay Added To Exposition Meet FORT WORTH, March 19. (/P)— An additional feature event, a 440-yard sprint relay, has been added to the list "of events in the a n n ual- Southwestern Exposition rack and field meet to be held iere Saturday. One outstanding team has al- eady entered in this event, that if the American Aviation corporation of which-Harry Faulkner is director. Included on the team vill be several former Southwest conference track stars. . Others enter he special event are University of Texas, Texas A and M, North- Texas Teachers, Rice and others. SIMPLE. 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