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Fayetteyille Drops Game Jo Rine Bluff In State Finals, 43-27 In Last Half 01 Title Game Reed, Zebras' Big Center, Sparks Sixers To Win Big Bulldogs Down Wildcats, Hillbillies, Lose To Zebras Scenes from Fayetteville High School's advance into the finals of Ihc slate high school basketball =-------=-..-== ournament. In the first picture Billy Parker, Bulldog forward; is shown firabblns; a rebound from i Doyle Autry, of North Little Rock, Fayettevillc's Ray Barnes ( l e f t ) , the Wildcats' Johnny Whllten Second from lefl), and Bass Trumbo (third from l o f t ) , watch the action'. Fayetlevillc downed North Jttle Rock, 45-38. In the center picture McConnell is shown leaping up to lay the ball back into the basket against Monticello In a scihi-fmal game. Dab Lr.ssilcr (left) and Lewis Wilson (33) of Monticello, look on. The Dog's tripped Munticello, 41-29. In the third picture Trumbo, who earned all-slate! ecognition for just such work, is shown outjumping the pack on a rebounding free throw by Ken i Crudup (right). J u m p i n g with T rumbo, v/h-i has his hand on the ball, is Parker. FayeUcvillo's Me- ! Council ( 1 4 ) is also visible. Pine Bluff's Jim P.ee-1, (i-C all-sble center, ( 0 ) , is shown standing at the eft. Fayetteville lost to Pine Bluff, 43-27. (Puska T1MESFOTOS) Defensive Action By ALLAN GILBERT, Jr. The Fayetteville Bulldogs suf tered -their worst defeat of the season in the finals of th estate basketball tournament, losing to Pine Bluff; 48-27. But for a half, until the st'arin of the four hard games that preceded the final contest caught up with them, the Bulldogs, were the equal of the tall and well-manned Zebras. The physical fatilgue of Fayetteville's team was, reflected in its shooting average from the field. The 'Dogs managed to connect on but 11 of 49 attempts which was the poorest mark of the season for them. Gaining the District One r u n - ner-up spot in the tournament ' Fayetteville was forced to play four teams prior to its final contest with Pine Bluff. And. as the luck of the draw determined it, three of the four teams were among the six best quintets in the 18-team field. Fayetteville opened against Lavaca, a strong champion from District Four, and exhibited a dazzling display of shooting to win, 55-36. That victory moved it opposite Texarkana. a team spearheaded by Clent Otwell, 6-5 center, and rated as a tournament favorite. The 'Dogs, with Bass Trumbo holding'down Otwell with a fine display of defensive work and rebounding, downed the Razorbac'ks, 36-35. On Friday Fayetteville met North Little Rock, the Big Six champion, in an afternoon game and by virtue of a sizzling offense tripped the Wildcats, 45-38, in a rough game that resulted in a broken arm for Larry Head, the 'Dogs' first line replacement. Friday night. Monticello, the weakest team to oppose Fayette/ ville in the tournament, fell victim to the steady shooting .and ball control of the 'Dogs. Fayetteville coasted as best it could in that game as Russ McConnell was s u f - . fering from a bruised knee, Ray | ' Barnes from blistered feet, Ken Crudup from a bruised foot, and Trumbo. and Billy Parker from bruises and bumps picked up in fighting for rebounds under both backboards. · ^ Fine Center Monticcllo's offense hinged on the scoring of-Dale Lassitcr, a 6-6 lad who.was one of the finest in r dividual players in the meet. With a day.'s rest the Bulldogs took the court against Pine Bluff Saturday-'nigrif in the battle for the stale championship. Fayettc- - ville managed to stall the Zebra offense effectively in the first quarter, going ahead 8-5. Pine Bluff made onry one field goal in the first eight minutes, that late in the period on a 12-foot push- shot by Bob Weaver. Opening the second quarter Fayetteville moved the ball well against the Pine Bluff zone and with MeConnell hitting 18 and .. 20-foot one-handers took a seven- point lead at 12-5. Pine Bluffs big Jim Reed, lanky 6-6 center, hooked in a shot. Barnes stole a pass and fast broke in for » layin. Then Pine Bluff made five quick points to pull within one at 15-16. McConnell hit another long shot but Billy Irolmes ' on the play at the right, (Puska TIMESFOTO). connected from 15-feet out to c u t ] the lead to one point again at the half.- The Bulldogs still had a little life left in the third quarter as McConnell made three points to widen his team's lead. Reed re. taliated with three points. Barnes hit a long shot, but with three minutes left in the period Jackie Mayberry pumped one in from the side and the score was tier it 23-23. From* that point on the Zebras had everything their own way Fayetteville tried, but though the spirit was willing the arms aix : . legs wouldn't cooperate. The Zebras took a 27-23 lead at end of three quarters as Reed made two more buckets. In the final period the Bulldogs hsd nothing left to fieht with Pine Bluff, in the end nf the thirc and in the first six minutes of the last quarter scored 15 points while Favettevllle failed to make i point; missing the hoop and back board on many of its shots. Reed, .the high scorer of the game with 19 points, made only five against the 'Dogs in the first half while their, defense was able to move with him. But after that Reed outmaneuvered the Bulldogs with ease to net eight points in the · third quarter and six in the fourth. Trie box score: Ftyetteville FG FT PF Tl Parker -_'-' 1 0 4 2 .Trumbo 1 0 3 2 Trammel 0 0 3 0 · Hoskins -- 1 0 1 2 Crudup - 0 ' I ' D 1 . McConnell 6 1 1 13 Barnes 2 3 4 7 Totals .-.j 11 5' 10 27 Pine Bluff Weaver. 1 0 1 2 Holmes'- 2 2 2 6 Reed 0 7 1 19 McFall 2 0 1 -1 Miybcrry _ _ 4 3 2 11 W«!sh --.0 1 4 1 Totals 15 13 11 43 SPORTS MOKFHWEST ARKANSAS TIMES, Fayett.ville, Arkon.u., Mondoy, March 10, 1952 Six Fayetteville Boxers In Finals Of State A.A.U. Meet Little H'ick-i/l'j-K'Khtee.i chain-*- plonshlp oouts h i g h l i g h t t h e · ploninlp ...outs h I ft h I I e h 1 the · f, . ... . finals of the Arkansas AU box-: Czech D i p l o m a t In The open division \ represent Arkansas li tiomil AAJ touiney April "-!). The nmt: to- ners wi'-t' Mexico City.yn-Mexlco has the Nn- i.ijnmtcrt political asylum to the In Buston I C/ei-hn:,lov;ik commercial attache I here, Dr. Jiri Voltechovsfcy. The d i p l i i m a t , 30, quit his desk 112 pound open-Jackie Hci'veii, I nl the Czech Embassy Friday, North Little Rock vs. M a r v i n ; s.iyinu he was "not in agreement .ittlc " ' man on the b a l l or. every play, moving out ahead of his teammates in ** manner t h a t left little to be desired. Ertsel Nix and Jim Sperring also were standouts. 3urke Breezes i To Victor: Af . PelerAurt? KM* ·» wIM UM llmu--rcti Uw Tuim ····TIN VmtlM IIIMI ·hmlnnn IM BMklm »wnln«i irm ttttntttn fttttnt, PtMM, tuirwiyi GAIE COOPER Ml ·» -Ltui Hoyd Sagely, White team defensii-e man (32), is shown In a good defensive move against Hed halfback Buddy Button. Sagely is sticking an arm in the way to bat down a pass intended for Sutton in the spring intrasquad game at Hazor'oack Stadium Saturday. The Beds won, 54-24. Bod "Red" Warren, junior end, is ihown coming in 11 TOUCHDOWNS FOR HOGS Reds Trim Whites In Intrasqued Spring Football Contest, 5W4 The state basketball tournament, omplctcd last Saturday night ·.'.'hen the Pine B l u f f Zebras converted superior s t a m i n a into a convincini: victory over the Kay- cilovillc Bulldogs for t h e state title 1 , was in almost every way a suetics. 1 :. There were officially 12,263 paid admissions which is the highest t o t a l in hi.story for the event. Uno f f i c i a l l y ( i n c l u d i n g those persons With free passes) Hie attendance figure was near KIIOO. There were UIUKU t h a t were :|iiick to point nut t h a t the pres- cni'c of r'a.viMlpvjIlo High School was the t h i n g that mmlc the al- tcndnni'C sn lar/;c. We haven't St. Petersburg, Fla.-f/Pj-Giilf'f i hci'rd anyone t h a t disagreed with winter wonder lad. Jack Burke Jr.. i ' h a t p r c m h c . Hut in past lourna- '·mkcd forward cngcrly to new . incuts, w i t h few exceptions, a home "onquosts today a f t e r r u n n i n g bis 'Cam was in the field . . . and loumnmcnt w i n n i n g streak to four i n several the home s-.'hnol mo\cd in a ro\v. j'.veil up in tlrj field. Not to give The younc Texan captured the · credit to (lit 1 loyal and interested $10.000 St. PctcrsburK Onrn yes- , '·'"* of this area is to do them an terdny with a rccprd-shaltcrins ' injustice. "j 266 and'picked up his SZ.(II)I)'first j The Bulldogs simply saw their prize with the air of n follow wlm , u l r i n s run out in the f i n a l game intends to » on winniuj; tourna- j w i t h I'inn H l u f f . The total exacted ments indefinitely. j by playinj; l o u r hard Ramos in His mnrgin was eight -ilrnkix:! ihrco days prior to the finals lefl nvor his nearest opponent, Al Brs- ; ;tie s m a l l I-'ayetleville team v.'ith- sclink of Chicago. l o u t t h e physical sharpness needed The victory increased Burkc's ' to ciimbut t h e t a l l e r Zebras, bankroll, the bk'iost. of t'^c w i n t e r | Ilindsipjit being w h a t it is it golf circuit, to S3,70n. In the three j liuikerl as though the I'ayetlovillc weeks before coming to JTlnri'ln. | Ic-am made a t a c t i c a l error in its he hnri won the Texas Open, t h n :;:amc w i t h North L i t t l e Hod; by Houston Open an-l tin; Batun i coins i n t o a stall in the fourth Rouge Oprn In succession. | quarter. Holding an l l - p o i n t lead _ Bin ko put together rounds o f . .:t t h a t point the 'Dogs began G6. 60. OS. and (in in w i n n i n g t h e ! ''rcczinc the ball, he hud won the Texas Open, the '' By frcezin;! i.ic ball the Fay- flrnri rounds nf fiii. nn, 71 and 68 tn ; cttovillo team assured Itself of the finish second at 274 anil lake crc-.' victory, and t h a t was the im- ond-place money of $1,100. ! p n r l a n t thing at the moment. But Gary Midrilocoff of Memphis, i the move also placed the team in Tenn.. who led at thn end of IhoU 1 "; position of a target for the second round, lied for f-.ird w i t h I rough and ready North Little Tommy Bolt of Durham. K. C..; Rock team. The Arkansas Razorbacks gave their most knowing offensive show of many reasons Saturday in the first of two Red-White intrasquad games. Saturday's contest was fore'about 3,000 fans. The second game be played at Little Rock Saturday, March 15, at War Memorial Stadium. Earl Kaiser, Red fullback, who rrained 11!) yards in eight carries, then rumbled over on a 52-yard jaunt. Little Tommy Britt, who had a good afternoon, completed waged at Razorback Stadiu.n be- the first l.alf scoring with i, 63~ " yard run late in the period to put and Skee Hei«el of Tulsa, Okln at 278. Wo I lick Gets Most Votes ForAII-A!C Gone Wallick, a Fayetteville the Reds ahead 33-10 at the h a l f . product, was honored by selection ,, , , , , , . . . . · nn thc A l l - A I C basketball loam. One of the.finest plays o, thp j announced Sunday. Wallick tho fiame greeted the fans at t h e ! only senior to make thp first Kleven touchdowns were reeled I opening of the second half. C,ir- | tram, is a koy man on the Aroff, plus some promising looking! penler Ion.!: a extra points and a rather n e a t ! picked his way field goal booted from 15 yards tire W h i t e icai out by Francis Long, the u t i l i t y touchdown. -rreen pass through t h · Had Fayetteville continued to run its offense, which was breaking Ihe 'Dogs clear under the basket, it would have had to llghi Ira h a r d on defense and would not have i-xpospd Ihe players to the savage play t h a i climaxed that came. But that was laldn-i n chance t h a t might liave produced a de- fat at that stage of the tournament. The real miEtaxir was in losing to no;;crs in tl.o fimils of the District One inert ,-,i I.'an-i.s-in. Had the 'Do;;s cainprl the berth reserved for District On chain]) it would have hart tv.-i, c.i.v names left out. As far ns this cglumn is concerned, however, McConnell, Crudup and Parker are a l l slate players in ns true « sense ns any of the boys named Saturday night. t i p o f f on the witcnmo of the f i n a l gamo appocred l a t e In the second quarter. Kayclleviile, forced to shoot from outside by the light Pine B l u f f zone defense, opened the game by arching Its shots high nnd true. C.rariually t h e .shots hecarne f l a t t e r and began missing by a wider margin. As (lie shots bcijan to loso their high arch II was c sure sign that the siring had f i n a l l y run out on the l i t t l e Bulldogs. They simply didn't have thn s t r e n g t h l e f t Ui .pump In those shots from 20 or eo feet out. Glen Rose's appearance d u r i n g the tournament added n strong side interest for local basketball fans. With few. exceptions these fans managed to get "Gloomy' Glon off lo the side for n quick personal chat. Everyone was interested In what his plans were as far 1 as the Arkansas job was concerned. Glen Indicated that he h giving it serious consideration. In fact it can be said with honesty that ho would like to come back tn Hie a^cne of his greatest coaching years and to a place where he has many close and old friends. But there are some things that arc g i v i n g Coach Rose pause lor thought. Ho would h a v e to leave place t h a t has dune all In Its power to nmko him happy nnd to make his f u t u r e secure. And security is a problem, considering the fact l h a t Arkansas' athletic s i t u a t i o n is definitely not on solid footing financially. Rose Is aware of the Arkansas ilhlctic department f i n a n c i a l dcf- cit and he must hnve thought about the fact thai e v e n t u a l l y ·iomethlng w i l l have to be done lo remedy It. He would not be too :ar wrong if hp figured the scholarships for basketball, n sport.thai docs not pay its own waj, might Norniiin, North L i t t l e Hock 112 poll id open--li I l l y J o e CJurk, Litllc Dock, '«. Jack I'ostcl- \vatte, Hot Springs. l i t ) pound novices-Bill Miller, Fort Smith vs. Gary Moore, Con-' way. 119 pound novice--Bobby Ma- j han, Fnyettevile, vs. Subby Valent, Fort Smith. 1 125 pound novlcc--Don Brown. Pine Bluff, vs. Lonnie Miller, Fort Smith. - ; 125 pound open--J, W. Corr Wilson, vs. Kriinetb Brooks, Fay ettcvlllr. 13i! pound nnvicc- -Billy Carter, Conway,. vs. James Ed Smllh, f'onway. 132 pound open--Joe Perry Mot Srt'inKS, vs. Sonny Jenkins, \VI1- ion. 130 pound nnvicc --Weldon Gil- linn, Conway, vs. Tommy Younts, North Litllc Hock. 130 pou .d open - S c r a p p y Moore, Litllc Rock, vs. John Nash, Little nock. 147 pound mivlce~-f*ene Hitter, Fnyrtievllle, vs. F.H Rllry, Fa'y- eltrvllle. H7 pound open--Hnr'sill Vire, O/.ark, vs. Tommy Montgomery^ Pine ' l u f f . 15(1 pound novice--HIM Ryin. Fityettevllle, vs, Fred Mills, Conway. . ' "if! pound oprn--Harold. Huron, Wilson, vs. Jim Stralton, Fayetteville. Ifi5 pound novice--Dan Dcmp- scy," Conv-fiy, vs. Bt'.' Younts, North LilllaJiock. w i t h what is polng on in Czecho-r ilovakia." . North Little 'Rock,'vs.' ; f)on' man, Little Rock. 178 poi'nd open--Bob Stnrr, Conway, iTM h B r 1 e » Reeves, North Little Rock. lleavvwctght- -B e r h i t ' Duttc, Litllc Rock,, vs. Billy, Hay .Smith! Augusta. Sugar Ray Taperi Off San Francis«)-(/P)-Four more ·ounds of sparring tndny will wind Up champion Sugar Rny Rnbln- oh's workouts f o r hlB middleweight title defense Thursday gainst Carl Bobo Olson of Hono- ulu. ventually feel squeeze. And and j kansas Tech team t h a t won t h e ! I'Wor t n , m e e t i n g . Pino B l u f f and backfield man, as tho Reds beat the Whites, 54-24. Most of the touchdowns learn for a 31-yard' en-! A I C championship. ; t:-nt game probably would liav Wallick is a (i-l an'l wi'inhs 17(1: Won a d i f f e r e n t ' s t o r y , pounds. His coach. Sam l i i n d s m a n i ,,,,. ,,,, ., , , , considers him the best all-around I ..:?_.I 1 , es c *!" e . '''^k cnmcly, I performer in the Arkansas I n t e r - ! Onc ofll i "»"R about the tourn- scoring cilher scored or set up by long sensationa" runs. The passing was sharp but played a minor role in the offense of both teams and accounted for only two scores--one 32-yard play from Ralph Troil- Ictt to Jack Troxell for a While tally. The W h i t e team took a brief lead early in Ihe game. The Reds were from T then on twice--first on the pass j collegiate Conference H e h a s boen i "mcnt w.-.s that Fort S m i t h , 'roillctl lo Troxell, and J n star w i t h conference v.-inninc, j o u t s t a n d i n g team in the Big ! three-yard the drive capped by a ! teams at Tf-ch for four year--. His i failed to "(Jain a ' berth in ' t h e fun by Mac Warren. I total of mI points in Ihe balloting t o u r n a m e n t . And while Fayctlo- v i l l c defeated North Little Rock, the team thai won Ihc BlR Six :»urney, il lost to Pine B l u f f by a decisive margin. s o p h o m o r e quarterback. T h a i ' was hi£h for all player.-; made the score 40-24. The lasl touchdown came nn a rambling race around riRht end by Kaiser, the sophomore f u l l back, thai went for nbt,ut 3(1 yards. The passing a l l n c k that Co.ich scored fir'sl as a 00-yard pass play j Otis Douglas has determine' w i l l , from Lamar McHan to Jerry I be better i b i s f a l l , was sharp a i l Bogard carried lo the two. An off-side penally moved the ball lo the one nnd McHan slipped over from there. The Whiles drove back wilh the ensuing k i r k o f f , sparked by Troxell and Murry Elton. The 1 surge bogged down on the eight and Long booted a perfect field goal. Then after an exchange of aunts Troxell broke loose on his wri 15 and raced 85 yards for n louchdown t h a t gave the Whites a 9-0 lead, Long added ;he extra joint lo put them ahead 10-6. The first quarter-ended that way. In the s vnd quarter the Reds' 'ullback Lewis Carpenter drove 15 yard! for a touchdown on K irllllanl piece of running and 3uddy Sutton «mackcd over from it appeared in u:- - c. McHan and Trnillctt both threw wilh wood accuracy, and Bob St. Pierre, the left - nandcd sopohotnnrc looker! l i k e a capable m;)n in throwing the ball. Bogard provc.i v.'hnt wns generally kno\vn--llial he Is the team's top end. Several of Troil- lell's passes were Iclter-pnrfcct but went incomplete as the receiver failed lo hold on. fll- by The line play wns good, Ihough bndly overshadowed offensive display of the r i v a l backs. Red Warren was a whirlwind nn defense us was Bud Brooks, While lOJm guard, Both boys managed to get In on alraosl every play In one way or another. BuMcr Graves and Herbert Marsha,!] did 'Ive yards out to put the Whites I good work up front for Hie Reds n charge 19-10 with about h a l f 1 Of Ihc centers Jim Cauthron, of the second period tone. of the White team, was the fastest Centers Dominate 1952 M-Siafe Baskeiball Squad Seven of ihi; 10 all-state-basket- A sad t h i n g about tho tournament was the f a i l u r e of Russ Mc- Cc.nnel! to make All-Stale. Mc- C o n n c l l all year long was the backbone (if Ihc team. In the lincM (earn play ,,f · u,. he ,-ison, r u n n i n g ihinns ,,., directed by i Coach G l e n n Slokcnberry ball players fur 1352, selected by | As the l o u i n a i r e n l developed Ihc eoachrs nf the partlcinalinf! i McConnell failed to m a i n t a i n his teams in the slate tournament, i role as Ihe team's lending scorer. ins the great contributions lo the (cam miidc by Boss Trumbo and Ray Barnes, Ail three deserved the honor. And so did Ken C i u d u p aad Billy Parker for Hint mailer. C r u d u p was steadier nnd as valuable ns almost any of Ihe starting five nnd his play was marie against the obstacle of sickness. And with were centers for their learns. Only i And there is no question com n.-iy Barnes, of Fnyettcvlllo, Billy '-- " Holmes, of Pine B l u f f , and Franklin Heath, of Ttickoman', m a n aged to land berths on the squad by virtue nf play at positions other t h a n center. All three wen guards, as no forwards ia,led 'Mention. The complete list: Jim Reed and Holmes nf Pine B l u f f ; Bass Trunilm and Bnrncs . . . j » M I t r i i . i i i t v « K i , / H I M W | l ( | of Faycltevlllc; John l-ortcnhury i out t h e comeback made bv Park- of North Mltlc Hock; Guy Cable er iollmvlnj his wrisl Injury the of Rogers; D»It LnMl'.fir of M o n t i - - 'Dofjs would n e v e r have Botlen a. fdlo; Itcalb Olwcll of Tcxiirkai «Iudr,on Avey of Tilckormnn r i l n l n n ; far as they did. and Clinl , There weren't bill I wo places I a v a i l a b l e nnd somebody had lo bo .here would be other things, Arkansas, after all, has not made H reputation for the permanency of its athletic department personnel In the last 10 years. It can't be estimated how serious a blow to Fayctteville'f chances of w i n n i n g the lourna- mcnl was the broken arm s u f f e r e d y Larry Head. Head was a re- crve who could substitute for any f the starling five without effect- ng the balance and ability ol the -cam. Hnd he been able to spell the regulars In the Monticello game and had he been present for the Pine n i u f f same there surely would have been a difference in ] Ihe score. The Bulldogs against i Pine B l u f f , were unable to lake i chances on fouls as lonjj as they ] had ti cbanrc to win, «nd as 'a re- ! suit were overly cautious on de- j fense. One comforting thought Is that i Mead v-ill be back next year, j almiR with Stan W i l l i a m s and j Larry Trammcll. That will form the nucleus of another better t h a n fair Fayetteville Quintet. At tin touch of super-keen razor blade, tvea Ihc loufhcit beard dlaappcara like magic! II1I,D8' ; aupfr- krcn blade wbttki away your bltltfri -- no matter 'hew ir face smooth at · cMM'fc CHItDS' blaiitl art made of Swedish ehromi ateel finely (round to a hair* line edit. CHir.nS' bladn tgujpe^ahavln^, chlld'a play. %dok tf[ ihft-name CH1LDS' «* IMrvlilack and ytl!o» packaie. Full, latlifactlon or double your money back. Buy CHILD!!' bladet today! 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