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cf SPORTS BY GIL SMITH Now that the pressure is off the Wilmington Wildcats, and they have clinched the Eastern North Carolina cage title and Coach Leon Brogden is again sleeping peaceful > nights, the only new laurel that can be added, is to explode through the last three games in a winning manner and end up undefeated. If the Raleigh and Fayetteville fives have any idea the Cats are going to relax now, they are puffing on the wrong kind of weed. The boys want their un blemished record. Tip-off that the. Wildcats are getting better all the time was buried in the box score of Friday night’s Wilson victory, where if one will peruse momentarily, he’ll see that Louis Collie knotched himself a choice 17 tallies, a bur night for Louis. Collie has played in the shadow of Billy Mason and Johnny McKoy most of the year due ta the two Mr. Ms heading the scoring parade of Tar Heel high school cagers. The Cats have played around Mason and McKoy, and Collie has figured in little of the scor ing, but actually it wouldn’t be too far off to say that likeable Louis is the most valuable all-round man in the Cat litter. In fact Gene Warren, Star sports writer, who viewed the Wilson win which cinched the crown for the Cats, says Collie kept Wilmington in the game for the first half, and gaVe Mason time to warm up to his task of staying on top ef the state scorers. Collie scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, and was the outstanding player of the clash. Collie himself said last night, when asked about his sudden outburst of tallies, “I was lucky.” But, Warren says Louis wasn’t lucky at all, but just played his usual game. Collie has averaged only 5.8 points per game, as against Mason’s 15.3, and McKoy’s 13.2, but the lad makes up for his point famine by being a great play maker. He’s a junior, and will be back next year with Weinie Brown and Toddy Fennell to claw once more at conference foes. About Brown, Collie says he hasn’t seen a faster player in conference games this year. And about Fennell, be gays, “Tod has the best hook shot in the league.” loughest Wildcat foe so far this season in confer ence play has been Rocky Mount. Collie opines. In the Smoky City, he scored 10 points, but in the return visit to Wilmington Louis didn’t fare well at all. and whipped only four through the threads. Friday night against Wilson, while Collie was stealing the show ,McKoy was held to nine markers. Asked about this, Collie said Bull Newsome, Cyclone center roughed the lanky McKoy up too much. “Johnny’s a great man with the ball when you need a point,” he added. Collie will tell you the reserve Cat squad of Don Hyatt, Johnny Crowley. LeRoy Towles. Charlie Smith, and Tinky Rogers is one reason the Wi'dcats have run away with the eastern crown. “They’re as good as most of the teams we’ve played. In scrimmage, they five us a tough battle every day.” Acording to Warren, Collie teams with Bill Peiper, YMCA cage star in being the only pair to play first string fcasketball for three years in grammar school (Tileston) and three years in high school. Collie made the first team In his freshman year. The same year he was voted most valuable baseball player on the Wildcat diamond squad, and made the All-Eastern team. The 18-year old set shot artist aspires to go to either Wake Forest or the University of North Caro lina, where he hopes to continue his hoop activities. And either college would be mighty glad to get him. Collie won’t say a word about the Cats getting past the next three games without a licking. He would only sav “Raleigh will be tough.” The Cats play the Caps here Tuesday, and close the season with a two game series against Fayetteville. We predict Collie will continue his scoring suree in all three games, and when he isn’t scoring, he’ll be setting up tallies for his brother Cats. Ex - Chisox Star Gets Probationary Sentence MONROE, La., Feb. 15.— (U.R) — • Murrell Jones, slugging Chicago White Sox first sacker who was in dicted for theft of government property amounting to more than $1,000 last November, was given a three-year probationary sentence here today. U. S. District Judge Ben C. Daw kins, who deferred imposition ol •entence against Jones and three accomplices for five years, said his leniency was based on considera tion of their “splendid” war record. Jones, as a Navy flier, shot down •even Japanese planes during the war in the Pacific. The four men were indicted *fte rthe FBI charged they trans ported aviation equipment last Nov. 4 from nearby Selman Sield, wartime navigation school, to an adjacent airport for conversion to private use. Jones, at the time, was operating a flying school at the commercial field. The six-foot, four-inch first base •na*i confessed he had been drink ng when he stole the equipment during an early morning spree. He said when he realized what he had done, he became remorseful and wanted to return the property, but refrained under fear he would be seen. On the following afternoon, the FBI announced recovery of the equipment, which had been drag ged into weeds near the commer cial field’s runway. Jones, the home town hero who had belted his way into the majors, broke into professional baseball with the Monroe White Sox of the Class “C” Cotton States league in 1938. In 1939, as a first baseman for the Shrevepo: t Sports, he led the Texas League in home runs. He entered the Chisox lineup short ly before the war. ■ He returned to the Chicago team as regular first baseman in 1946 and broke up two games with long runs before he was sidelined for the season with a broken arm. He was replaced by Hal Trosky, form er Cleveland star. Jones then re turned to Monroe and organized his flying school. AMIRICA't OUTITANDINO OUTBOARD! IT'S THI NIW (Ma/i/m OUTBOARD MOTOR Se* if now! © • 7.2 Horsepower • 4.‘5 lbs. Weight • Full Reverse • Priced Reasonably At $179.70 • Available At Your Wilmington Dealer 105 S, FRONT ST._DIAL 2-1630 GOLDEN GLOVERS RANKS CUT IN CHARLOTTE SEMI-FINALS TRINITY, ANDREWS, VICTORIOUS IN CAGE BATTLES A steady St. Andrews Covenant basketball team managed to keep a clean slate in the scorebook yes terday as they defeated a newly organized Tabernacle Baptist bas ketball five, 58-17, in the first tilt of the YMCA Junior Sunday School Basketball League. The final junior tilt of the after noon found a St. James Episcopal squad on the losing end of a game won by the Trinity Methodist quin tet. 36-23. Charles Niven led the scoring for the triumphant Covenant quint and totaled 25 points while little Harry Hayes sunk eight tallies for the defending champions from last year. The second affray was one of the cleanest and the best sports manship games played on the “Y” hardwood in the church league season, as the strong Trini ty quintet toppled the sporty St. James Episcopalians. Jackie Eaton and Jim Johnson held scoring honors for the Trini ty with 17 and four points re spectively. Hooks Glover and Set Woodbury tied for ratings with the Jamesi ans and tallied eight points apiece as Cotton Dosher led his team in defensive titles. Players and their scores were: TRINITY—Johnson, 4; Hughes, 1; Walters, 8; Eaton, 17; Straughn, 3. ST. JAMES — Durham, 2; Dosher, 3; Glover. 8: Woodbury. 8; Lynch, 2. ST. ANDREWS COVENANT —Niven. 25: Alford, 16; Padgett, 11; Farmer, 2; Trout man, 2; Blackburn, 2; Longly. O. Tabernacle — H. Hayes, 8; M. Hammond, Lewis, V. Hayes, 5; J. Hammond, Gore, 3: Farrow, 1; and Pridgeon. O. Koffenberger Leads Duke To Win Over Tech Cagers DURHAM, Feb. 15.—(A*)—Bounc ing back after suffering an upset at the hands of North Carolina on Tuesday night, Duke's Blue Devils turned back Georgia Tech’s Yel low Jackets, 64-54, to hand the Georgians their second straight defeat on Tar Heel soil. North Carolina disposed of the Yellow Jackets last night by 58-48. With Ed Koffenberger, forward from Wilmington, Del., establish ing a new individual scoring rec ord for a Duke player, the Blue Devils took the lead after 10 min utes snd never trailed although the Georgians kept close on the big Blue’s heels right down to the last few minutes of play. Koffenberger looped in 15 points to run his season total to 324. seven more than his last year's record of 317. which set a new high for a Duke player. WILMINGTON BOWLERS LAG IN SAVANNAH Wilmington Duck-pin bowlers competing in the Savannah Pas time Classics, were last night re ported running far behind other southeastern city teams, in total pinfall, by Henry Ingram, head of the Savannah alleys. With doubles'and singles yet to be played, the team in five games, knocked down 2.753 pins, putting them in ninth position with nine teams bowling. Ingram reported Greensboro bowlers were ahead with 3,028 total pins. Behind Greensboro in order were: Winston-Salem, 2999; Bur lington, 2978; Atlanta, 2939: Macon 2878; Charlotte, 2859; Raleigh, 2834; Savannah, 2776, and Wil mington. The five-man team of duck-pin bowlers from Wilmington include: J. D. Clark, Claude Ingram, Harry Kirk, Marvin Shinn, and Bill Stanley. UNC BOXERS BOW CHARLESTON, Feb. 15.— (/P) — Citadel gained a point in the mered out an easy 6-2 Southern Conference victory over the Uni versity of North Carolina here to night. ■ Ciitn’e] gained a point in tlhe mildleweight division on a torfeit. Only one match went the three round limit, Artie DuPree. of Citadel, gaining a decision over a bloody but game AI Winn, in the senior welterweight division. t - X 29 Eliminated From Original Field Of 223 CHARLOTTE, Feb. 15.—(JP)—The Carolina's Golden Gloves field was cut to 32 fighters tonight from a starting list of 223 hopefuls as the Novice and Open Divisions moved through the semi-finals. GIANTS ARRIVE IN PHOENIX FOR SPRING PRACTICE PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 15.—UP)— All members of the New York Giants’ goring training baseball squad are expected to arrive here by tonight, ready to take part in the squad’s first workout which Manager Mel Ott has scheduled for Monday morning. a A large group of players, headed by Coach Hank Gowdy and club secretary Eddie Brannick, to gether with 10 New York city sports writers, will arrive here early tomorrow. Another group will arrive tomor row by train from New Orleans and a third by train from Los Angeles. Ott and 11 other Giants have been here for the past 10 days, undergoing early conditioning training at the nearbv Buckhom Mineral wells east of Mesa. Ott said today he would call the complete squad together for its first workout Monday morning at 11:30 a. m. (1:30 p. m., EST) in the Phoenix Municipal stadium which has recently been renovated for the use of the team. The open ing drill will probably last about 2 1-2 hours, Ott said. Wes Paxson, with 21 points, walked off with individual high scoring honors and kept Tech in the ball game. Garland Loftis, a Durham boy, pumped in 18 for Duke. Tech jumped out front by 8-1 after four minutes and Duke called time. It was not until big Ben Collins flipped in two quick bas kets at the 10-minute mark that Duke caught Tech at 16-15. The Jackets tied the count at 18-18, but never caught up thereafter. Tech climbed within five points of the Blue Devils two and a half minutes from the end but Koffen berger hooked in a field goal and added the free throw when fouled by big Jim Nolan and it was all over. In a preliminary, the North Carolina Junior Varsity beat Duke by 53-41, for the second straight time this year. FUTURE BUCS STAR IN FLA. CAMP DRILLS Word from Bartow, Florida, where five of the 1947 Wilmington Pirates are currently training, re vealed last night Harry Bridgers left-handed hitting first baseman, signed by Nate Andrews, is clout ing the horsehide over the 340 foot right field wall with monotonous regularity. Andrews, in town iast night to confer with Luby Pollock, Buc president, told the Star-News, Bridgers had been picked on one of the two all-star teams after the several hundred hopefuls had finished their opening drills. Another future Buc, Fred Muse mece, keystone packer, has been performing at Bartow so specta cularly a New York Yankee scout has tried to sign him to a Gotham contract. Musemece is scheduled to com bine with Eddie Hardisky, short stop to make what Andrews de clares will be the best double-play twosome in the Weed circuit this season. Two other players, signed when Andrews jaunted south in search of material, are Bill Alsnauer, a catcher who will battle it out with Jim Staton, 1946 backstop for the Pirates, and John Muscovitch, a pasture patroller, are also getting rave notices in the sunny Florida camp. Andrews said he needed nothing more but a couple of winning hurlers to round out a strong Buc club for 1947. Derail Waiters, 6-foot. 1-Inch c:.filer f >r t? c 1 Deacons, who rfJiks second in (he individual scoring race, Wltn a grand total oi 193 tallies. Twenty-nine boxers were elimi nated tonight as more than 4,000 spectators packed the Charlotte Armory. The finals will be staged Monday night. NOVICE DIVISION Tim Hatley, 113, Berryhill Red decisioned Bobby Russell, 111, Rockingham Civitans. Willie Willman, 112, Kannapolis Y Blues decisioned Billy Short, 110, Berryhill Blues. Wilbern Davis, 118, Mt. Holly won decision over Pinckney Wat son, 117, Myrtle Beach, S. C. (novice) Edwin Beatty, 118, Belmont Youth club Red decisioned over Barney Mitchum, 116, Charleston, S. C. Ray Perkins, 127, Kannapolis' Y Blue T.K.O.ed Francis Leddy, 125, Charleston, S. C. third. Ramon Cook, 125, Berryhill Red decisioned Hoy Cuthburtson, 127, Marion. James Hartmon, 135, Berryhill Red decisioned Robert Johnson, 131, Sumter, S. C. Howard Collins, 136, Winnsboro j Red Sox won by forfeit from Billy Fisher, 135, Berryhill Blues. Ed York, 148, Berryhill. Red ko’d Frank Pressley, 150, Marion, sec ond. Sammy Shirah, 149, Sumter Y decisioned Charles Guilford, 143, Florence Lions club, (novice) Ralph Adkins, 156, Berryhill Red T. K.O.’d Edwin Greene, 156, Kan napolis Y Blues, third. Truett Lingerfelt, 157, Belmont Youth club Red won by forfeit from Ernest Touris, Jr., 157, Mon roe. Bruce Slawson, 168, Kannapolis Y Blues decisioned Carolton Pate, 166, Jackson Training School Reds. Bill Hartness, 172, Belmont Youth club Red T.K.O.’d Ted Brady, 169, Granite Falls, first. Ed York, 148, Berryhill Red knocked out Jack Benfield, 140, Jackson Training School Red, in first. Sammp Shirah, 149, Sumter, knocked out James Phillips, 139, Jackson Training School, in first. Charles Guilford, 143, Florence Lions club won on forfeit from W. J. Richardson, Jr., .140, Belmont Youth club Black. Frank Pressley, 150. Marion knocked out Elmer Bell, 142, Bel mont Youth club Red, in third. Ernest Touris, Jr., 157, Monroe, T.K.O. in second over Roy Orr, 163, Jackson Training School Red. Edwin Greene, 156, Kannapolis Y Blues knocked out James Nichol son, Mt. Gilead. Carolton Pate, 166, Jackson Training School Red T.K.O. in first over Harold Sherrill, Hickory Amateur Boxing association. Carlo Libiratore, 125, 82nd Air borne Div. Reds, T.K.O. in third over Ben Halter, 128, Cherry Point Blues. OPEN DIVISION Janies Hall, 127, Berryhill knock ed out Bernaldo Olarte, 127, 82nd Airborne Div. Blues, in third. Richard Inonye, 136, Ft. Bragg, knocked out Graybill McCord, 137, Cherry Point Flyers Blues, in sec ond. Alfonso Tores, 134, 82nd Airborne Div. Reds, decisioned Murray Le vine, 130, 2nd Marine Div. Camp Lejeune. Richard Dix, 134, Cherry Point Flyers Red, deceisioned John Abercrombie, 136, 82nd Airborne Div. Whites. Morris Teets, 135, 82nd Airborne Div. Blues won on forfeit from Blain McManus, 133, Mt. Holly. Vincent Tucci, 147, 82nd Airborne Div. Whites decisioned Arthur (Crash) Davis, 145, Mt. Holly. Leonard Pasquale, 148, 2nd Marine Div., Camp Lejeune, de cisioned Javier Meza, 143, Ft. Bragg. Walter Dean, 149, Cherry Point Flyers Red won on forfeit from Jake Bowman, 145, Hickory. Ray Clarke, 150, Berryhill de cisioned Elmer Lakatos, 146, Cherry Point flyers Blues. Leland Pillen, 152, 82nd Air borne Div. Reds knocked out James Becker, 163, 2nd Marine Div. Camp Lejeune, in third. Donald Duarte, 159, Cherry Point Flyers Red decisioned Guy Burns, Jr., 161, Charlotte. Alema Leota, 155, Ft. Bragg de cisioned William Heneper, 157, Cherry Point Flyers Blue. Paul Golden, 157, 82nd Airborne Div. Whites decisioned Buck Bal lenger, 157, Camp Lejeune. Matthew Terronez, 169, 2nd Marine Div. Camp Lejeune T.K.O. ih second over Jim Malie, 176, Cherry Point Flyers Blues. Charles Nelson, 168, Berryhill decisioned Eli Cekovic, 179, Green ville Army Air Base No. 1. Joseph Lopez, 171, 82nd Airborne Whites won on forfeit from Clar ence Ellis, 167, Cherry Point Fly ers Red. Jesse Wilson, 172, 82nd Airborne Div. Reds T.K.O. in second over Keith Elvington, 168, Lake View', S. C. John Bunte, 186, Cherry Point Flyers Red decisioned Russell Pomroy, 198, 82nd Airborne Div. Red. Melton Lambert, 195, Johnson ville knocked out George Mohan, 187, Greenville Army Air Base No! 1, in first. BASKETBALL RESULTS South Carolina 51, Georgia 40. High Point 43, Appalachain 37. Villanova 68, Rutgers 63. Ohio State 58. Michigan State 46 Davidson 57, Furman 45 Newport News Apprentice school 19. East Carolina Teachers 42. Army 45, Princeton 39. Slippery Rock 61, Indiana (Pai State Teachers 57. Columbia 41. Cornell 27. Catawba 51. Lenoir-Rhvne 37 Duke 64. Georgia Tech 54 Southern Methodist 47, Arkan sas 44. Washington & Lee 61. William ind Mary 55. arn ; _I ICgt -II Trippi Signs With Atlanta Team Charlie Trippl (seated), all-America halfback of the Universi ty of Georgia, signs a contract in Atlanta, Feb. 12 to play base ball with the Atlanta Crackers in the Southern Association. ]$arl Mann, president of the Crackers, looks on. Trippi’s salary was not made pnbiic. (AP Photo). FIREMEN COLLIDE WITH MAIL MEN TOMORROW GOBS MEET TWPC IN SECOND GAME BY ROBERT MILLER A League leading Wilmington Fire Department squad will go into action at 7:30 tomorrow night in the Lake Forest school gymnasi um against an underdog Post Office basketball team in the first tilt of the Senior City Municipal Basket ball League doubleheader. The second clash of the night will pit a strong Naval Reserve Quintet against a taller and faster Tide Water Power Company five at 8:30 o’clock. The underdog mailmen will pull one of the biggest upsets of the season if they pull a boner and defeat the fire boys. The Fire shooters' will also be looking for their third consecutive victory in the seasons second half as they defeated the Naval Reserves, 33-27, in their last tilt Wednesday night. Johnny Edens, who racked up 28 points in the last two affairs, will probably start with one of the smoothest ball- handlers in the league, Robert Shipp, at. the guard slots. Hustling in the forward holes are Mac McCall, high scorer of the last tilt, and Popey Sandlin, long shot artist of the smoke - smelling quint. Burleigh Scott, stocky 6 foot 1 inch center, will handle the pivoi position for the Engine fellow’s and is expected to cause trouble for the opposing mailmen. Even though the smaller Post Of fice cagers are rated as underdogs the little sharpshooters may take to the hardwood and revenge them selves of the defeat handed them in the earlier part of the season by the opposing squad. Much im provement has been made in the f - team and after brushing off a Naval Reserves with a 15-14 vic tory, they may sink many goals in. the old bucket. Mike Michaels, who sank 14 tal lies in the last engagement, will team with “Sets” Woodcock and bring the circled mass down the court. Seeing a starting lineup at the forward corners will be “Mail” Co uncil. who can send the balls through the air from all corners with a special delivery two points, and “Sharky” Smith, the “seeing eye”. The Naval Reserves will go sail ing into Tide Water Kilowatts for revenge of a former defeat, but may get shocked at an electrical impulse given off by the sharp 1 shooting five, who stung the Post Carriers with a stunning 60-20 I score. Plugo Waters and his big toother Billy Waters will probably hold down the front court while Pete Peterson and “Hook” Spencer truck down in the back court loca tion for the salty seamen. The pivot square will be filled by “Strick” Strickland or “Job” Johnson. Irvin Gore, will be in the turn ing point for the / ater boys, and is expected to recover a majority of the rebounds along with “Artist” Fogleman, guard. Dqug Sloan will handle the guard with Fogleman and Raynor and ‘Joan” Jones will encounter to take care of the forward cracks. Bert Hawley, city athletic di rector, said that many fans attend ing the games could be seated and that he expects a large crowd at tomorrow’s game. BROWN BEATS ROSE ASHEVILLE, Feb. 15.—(£>;—Guy Brown, Belmont middleweight, won a unanimous judges’ decision over Buddy Rose of Buffalo and Tampa in the feature match of a fight card here last night. PRESBYTERIAN ' CAGERS SLUG TRINITY, 74-28 The First Presbyter,an , racked up their third the second half 0f the ^ c! Senior Sunday School L League last night as t;®?Ske^ 74-28 shellacking t0 y «"*. Methodist basketball p,® Tti% The first tilt of the l'- u Played in the favor of the% **• i Street Advent Church as ttl0*4 up a margin of 37-->9 L First Baptist quintet" arop > Temple Baptist, who w,, ,, to encounter the St r, ,s>t copal, won the fracas by and are leading the 1. , r,e;l chmapionship of the glle !t; as they have four Wins ^ feats in their honor. “nd Bo * Buster Brown tallied , the First Pres. c,,b POlrJ^for followed by E. A^ThonL**' k"'" capes. Leroy Towles, \’t, o21 over High School varsitv „,Hla' and Mole West, also of sity, aet up the majority1^ shots and were the ra-v’ ° ai the defensive court. eo®* w Shot Spivey led with s m of nine points for the MetUr" while he had the tearr.p'av Trulove and Richard Edw!-?”'7 set up the goals and follow I’f seven and six poir*« The initial fighu't, the h ^ound Suki Powell of -ne S tallying one more pc;r, r„,n TJ ;Maulsby of the First Baptist with a 14 count. P mi me defensive on the court, a the tUt was handled bv il? Bradshaw and No Knott of Fourth lads and First boy ! spectively. Players and their ,COri. FOURTH STREET ADVE> Dukes. 5: Bradshaw. 11; 15; Smith, 6; Harrington > FIRST BAPTIST: Had, f Knott, 13; Maultsby, 14: gW 2; Penton, 0. FIRST PRESS'?. TERIAN: Smith. H; west t Brown, 26: Steven. 5; Thomas* Kraus, 0; TRINITY METHOD© Edwards. 6: Trulove. 7: Spi™ 9; Walker. 2; and Collie, 4. Church league standing tor it, first-half: Won Lit Temple Baptist . 4 1 Immanuel Presbyterian -3 1 First Presbyterian _3 1 Seagate Baptist - - _2 1 Trinity Methodist . . .1 j Winter Park Methodist .1 J Fourth Street Advent .. A 1 Carolina Beach.0 4 St. James Episcopal . 0 4 CORCURAVS MOVE DUNEDIN, Fla., Feb. 15-4#) President Ed Dudley of the Pro fessional Golfers Association said today the next move in Fred Cos coran’s threat to resign as PGA tournament manager was for Cos coran to “Tell his troubles to ths PGA executive committee.’’ The tournament 1 manager an nounced yesterday that he hid telegraphed Dudley he was quit ting PGA unless the golf groug placed him in complete control t! tournament activities. He also ds manded “complete vindication’’ for a recent altercation with gold er Dick Metz at Carmel. Calif. BICYCLES and REPAIRING AT YOUR | il« MARKET OIAt 0 •THE BIG BOAT BIJl FOR *47” MORE BOAT FOR ORDER ROW WHILE WE M* EESS MONEY MAKE IMMEDIATE DEUYtH STRONGER! 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