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^ By Roy Cook
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For the first time since 1929
g state championship flag flies
ever the New Hanover High
La^t night a determined
bunch of Wilmington Wildcats
marched on the floor of the
local gymnasium to do battle
with the scrappy Greensboro
Whirlies. The gymnasium was
packed with roaring, yelling
fans as the Eastern and West
ern conference champions fac
ed each other for the title
Billy Mason and Rick Fer
rell, captains of the two
squads met in the center of the
court to receive last minute
instructions from Lou Bello
and Jim Howard. They shook
hands and the battle was on.
W'ilmington received the ball
from the long fingertips of
center Johnny McKoy, Fennell
grabbed the ball and a second
later the rafters shook as Tod
dy Fennell dumped in the first
goal for NHHS. Field goals by
Johnny McKoy and Weinnie
Brown followed in quick suc
cession and New Hanover took
g six point lead, a lead that
was never overcome by the
fighting charges of Bob Jamie
The first quarter ended with
Wilmington holding a 10-6 lead,
which did not seem to be
enough as the fans kept yell
ing for more points. Greens
boro picked up a few shots in
the second period and as the
half drew to a close Wilming
ton s margin had been cut to
five points. The Whirlies con
tinued their march and as the
whistle blew for the close of
the third period the yelling
fans read a scoreboard that
showed a scant 31-27 lead for
the Brogden boys.
In the closing minutes of the
final period, Coach Brogden
sent in his reserves to bolster
the tired regulars. The minu
tes dwindled into seconds and
when the final whisle sounded
the score stood 42-38 and Wil
mington was State basketball
The crowds rushed to the
court to congratulate the Wild
cats, but Brogden bunched his
boys together and headed for
the dressing rooms.
I managed to edge my way
tnto the dressing room a
few seconds after the game
ended. Coach Brogden was
talking to his boys in a low
voice. He could hardly be
heard over the shouting and
yelling going on outside. “You
fellows have played a mighty
good ball game tonight and I
am very proud of every one
of you.’’ the genial coach said.
It was plain to see that Brog
den was a happy man. He is not
much on displaying his enthus
iam and tonight was no differ
ent. He was quiet and there
were no smiles on his face as
he congratulated his boys. But
one could plainly see that
he was so happy tie was about
to burst.
H'hat do you think of your
team?, we asked him. “I am
very proud of my boys.” Yes,
the coach was not in the mood
to talk now. He was as happy
as any man could be . . .
I thougfit to myself that maybe
when he gets a moment to him
Heavyweight Champ Will
Take On Woodcock
Or Baksi
LOS ANGELES. March 11. —(U.R)
— Heavyweight champion Joe
Louis expects to fight either Eng
land s Bruce Woodcock or Ameri
can heavyweight Joe Baksi in New
York sometime during June, he
*aid today.
Louis, who made the announce
ment on arrival here from a seven
week Latin American tour, said he
would rest and play golf for a few
weeks while awaiting final word
en the fight.
His opponent would be the win
ner of a bout between Woodcock
*nd Baksi April 25. he said.
Louis arrived on a CMA plane
from Mexico City.
He said his 13 exhibition bouts,
including one in Mexico City
against Arturo Godoy. netted $200,
000. Except for the Godoy bout, his
fights were with sparring partners.
His largest crowd was in Havana.
Cuba, he said, with other bouts in
San Salvador. Panama, Quita.
Bogota. Lima, Santiago of Chile,
and Menen, Brazil. *
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self he will go to a comor and
Perhaps ,et 0„t a great bjg
yell • . . I can’t see how a man
could be so calm under the '
circumstances, but coolness
is what makes a great athlete
and coacCi.
Billy Mason, with sweat
dropping from bis brow, smil
ed and loudly yelled, “Save me
a shower” . . . He did stop a
moment and with a serious
gr.r, said, “Those boys were
bard to beat. They have a
mighty fine team.”
Tom Davis, assistant coach
remarked, “It was a mighty
good game, both teams put
up a good fight, I am glad we
Charlie Smith added, “It
sure was a tough one to win.
Greensboro has a tough
Johnny McKoy, high scorer
of the game chipped in with
Boy, am I glad that’s over.
I knew we could do it.”
W. A. ‘Weinnie’ Brown got in
his two cents worth by yell
ing, “It was tough,” and then
smiled to remark with all the
serious thoughts possible.
You know, Roy, we were
lucky to win that game. Those
kids were after our neck.”
All in all the dressing room
was not the yelling, storming
mess we expected it to be. The
players were taking their
championship in stride . . . “It
was just another game” one
played remarked.
On the outside of the dress
ing rooms the spectators were
milling around discussing the
game and slapping each other
on the back.
T. T. Hamilton, Jr., principal
of the high school said, <‘I am
glad we won, but I am terribly
sorry that so many people were
unable to see the game. I only
hope that soon we can handle
more spectators at such games.
I am sure grateful to the fans
for their support and under
standing,” he continued. Both
teams played a wonderful
game he added.
Jimmy Roe remarked, “It’s
wonderful, the boys played a
grand game.”
Coach Bob Jamieson, of
Greensboro said following the
game that his team would have
been 15 points better on their
home court, then added, “I
suppose that every team plays
best on their home court.’’ He
said he was looking forward to
meeting the Wildcats in the
Duke - Durham tournament.”
Brodgen has a mighty fine
team, but I think ours is just
as good,” he said.
Short Notes — The efficient
officiating of Lou Bello of Duke
and Jim Howard of UNC was
outstanding . . . The Greens
boro leaders did a wonderful
job . . . The crowd was orderly
and the police and fireman on
duty handled the job well. . . .
From where we sat, in the
WMFD radio booth, Tom
Gabse and Ben McDonald did
a swell job of bringing the
game to tile thousands who
were unable to attend. ... It
was a swell game and it would
take all night to give you a
word picture. s.
Catlett Quint Tops
Chestnut, 18 to 11
Washington Catlett defeated
Forest Hills, 18-11, yesterday aft
ernoon in a game played at the
Chestnut street gymnasium. The
victory gave Oatlett the champion
ship of the Class A. Junior Bas
ketball league for 1947.
Leading scorers were Scott
Hobbs with 10 points of Washing
ton Catlett and Ronnie Phelps with
seven points of Forest Hills. Other
players for Washington Catlett
were Moore, Bridges, Potter. Gore
and King. The regulars for Forest
Hills were Woodlberry, Hargin,
Harrell and Johnson.
Ernest Crone And Norman
Sper To Represent Blue
, Dolphins
CHAPEL HILL. March 11. —(/P)
— Ernest G. (Buddy) Crone ol
Goldsboro. N. C., and Norman Sper
of Los Angeles. Calif., will repre
sent the University of Noith Caro-!
lina in the Eastern Intercollegiate
swimming championships at Yale
University March 21-22.
Crope and Sper last week tied
for first place in diving in the
Southern Conference cham pionships
here when the Blue Dolphins won
the team title for the fifth sue- \
cessive year. Crone was the defend
ing champion. He is a former Na
tional AAU Junior high board div
ing champion.
Sper, a freshman, is a former
two-time National AAU Senior div
ing champion. This year he led the
scoring for the Blue Dolphins,
swimming as a backstroker and on
the relay team in addition to div
ing. He was voted the “most out
standing” Carolina freshman swim
mer by his teammates, with co
captain Warren Ficklen being vot
ed the "most outstanding” varsity
swimmer. They have been award
ed the trophies given annually by
Coach Dick Jamerson.
Crone and Sper will compete in
both the low and high board div
ing events in the Eastern Intercol
legiates. Neither has been defeated
in college competition except by
each other.
Action Photos Of Wilmington —Greensboro Title Game
. Rl'Kht—Gharilie Smith <30) MfHts player passes the ball into the center of the court, late in the fourth period of the Wilmington-Greens
^^‘e,^amP frh,P. Jh?!T l*st night‘ Don Lanford and Larry Dempsey of Greensboro attempt to break up the pass ^Left—Lwrv
At *h5) and I)0uii'an 0.rd ,4)' Greensboro players seek to get the rebound from Billy Mason (27) Wilmington player in the third
period of the game. Wilmington won the state title by defeating Greensboro, 42-38.—(Photos by Hugh Morton). V e tmra
Financial Difficulties Re
ported Cause For Drop
ping Clubs
MEXICO CITY, March 11. — (U.R)
— The Mexican league, which
operated with an apparently un
limited budget last season, drop
ped two teams today.
The Nuevo Laredo club formally
withdrew and league officials
scheduled a meeting to vote on
which one of two other clubs. San
Luis Potosi or Torreon, would be
allowed to retain its franchise.
Financial difficulties were said
to have prompted the withdrawal
of Nuevo Laredo. Players on the
club will be transferred either to
Torreon or San Luis Potosi, which
ever remains.
The Mexican league season will
open on March 27 and will last for
30 weeks. It will consist of 120
games. There will be night games
and games on Sunday mornings
in Mexico City.
Richmond Open
Set For October
RICHMOND, Va„ March 11—OR)
—The 1947 $10,000 Richmond Open
golf tournament will be played on
the final week-end in October
rather than in early September as
previously announced. Tom C. Ut
terback, tournament chairman for
the Hermitage Country club, site
of the tourney, said today.
The change was made to per
mit both the American and Brit
ish Ryder cup teams to play in
the local event, Utterback, now
vacationing in Sarasota, Fla., told
the Richmond News Leader by
telephone today.
Lawrence Named
Bucknell Coach
LEWISBURG, Pa., March 11 -A
(U.R)—Harry L. Lawrence, coach
at Baltimore City college since
1934, has been appointed head
football coach at Bucknell uni
versity, it was announced today.
Herbert L. Spencer, Bucknell
president, said Lawrence will sue
ceed Albert E. Humphreys, who
resigned last month. Humphreys
will continue as athletic director.
Runner Denies
Breaking Rules
NEW YORK, March 11 — (U.R)—
Rune Gustafsson, Swedish runner
who failed in his announced intent
to “win a national indoor title in
the United States,” denied today
that his flop was due to “breaking
He left by plane for his bicycle
shop at Vernamo, Sweden.
Angry at reports in the Scandi
navian press that he had been lead
ing a high life here, Gustafsson re
to ted, “it's a bluff. I would be
unable to break training if I. had
wanted to because I got only a
dollar^ day while I was here.”
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tence imposed by Judge J. J. Bur
ney on a charge of embezzlement,
Sykes was recently indicted in
Raleigh on a chdrge of forgery.
He was free at the time on five
year’s probation.
Other cases heard during the
afternoon included that of Clifton
H. Britt, charged with driving
drunk, and being drunk. $50 and
cost in the first case with a four
month road sentence suspended,
and $10 and cost in the second.
Robert Garner. Wilmington Ne
gro, was found guilty of driving
drunk. Sentence w;as delayed un
til today.
The case of H. J. Holland col
lector for the L. B. Price Mer
cantile Co., charged with assault
on a female by using insulting
remarks, was in the process of
being tried w'hen court adjourned
for the day.
The first United State? light
ship was anchored in the Eliza
beth river, off Craney Island,
Virginia. July. 1920.
Cape Fear League Directors
Slate Meeting Here Tonight
The board of directors of the
Cape Fear Semi-Pro baseball
league are slated to meet to
night in the recorders court
room of the New Hanover coun
ty courthouse at 8 o'clock to
adopt the schedule for 1947.
Addison Hewlett, Jr., presi
dent of the circuit, announced
last night that in addition to
the adoption of the playing slate
other important matters will
be taken up by the team man
Training Camp Briefs
By United Press
March 11—(U.R) — Manager Billy
Southworth of the Boston Braves
indicated today that Outfielder
Johnny Hopp would be used spar
ingly during the next week in or
der to permit his two sore heels
to heal.
Southworth also was giving spec
ial attention to Southpaw Hurler
Lou Tost, who is rated one of the
club’s principal question maj-ks.
Formerly with the St. Louis
Browns, Tost showed a tendency
to weaken in the late innings aft
er a good start with the Braves
in 1942.
H.— (U.R) —Outfielder Frank Col
man promising rookie in the New
York Yankee carr^i was nursing
a scalp wound which required five
stitches to close today, as the re-J
suit of an injury he suffered on a
bus ride coming back from a game
with the Boston. Braves at Fort
The Yankee regulars arrived to
join the “B” squad after a train
ing camp swing through Latin
SARASOTA, Fla., March 11—(U.R)
—A solid ration of rookie pitching
by' three Cincinnati youngsters
was too much today for the Bos
ton Red Sox sluggers and they
went down to a two-hit, 5 to 3 de
Aside from a three run triple
by Dorn DiMa'ggio in the third
inning, the Red Sox were virtually
helpless offensively. DiM'aggio
drove in all of the runs with his
blow after a streak of wildness
by' Cincinnati starter Kent Peter
son. who filled the bases with
walks. The Red Sox made only
one hit after that as Everett Live
ly and Mike Schultz each pitched
three innings effectively.
11—(U.R)—Fred Schimiat and John
ny Grodzicki, two youngsters upon
whom Ma'nager Eddie Dyer is
counting heavily, came through
brilliantly for the St. Louis Cardi
nal regulars today, blanking the
Yannigans, 2 to 0 on four hits.
The right handers faced only
21 batters in the seven inning
game. Schmidt, who worked four
innings yielded three hits and
Grodzicki, one of the Cardinal war
heroes who was injured in action,
gave up only one more the rest
of the way.
March 11—(U.R)—Billy Cox of Pitts,
burgh got a 440-foot homer to
right and Sam Chapman of the
Philadelphia A’s hit a 450-foot
homer to left today to highlight
a training camp game which the
Pirates won, 6 to 2.
The A’s outhit the Pirates, 8
to 6. but Pittsburgh bunched five
of its hits with three walks in the
second and third innings to score
five runs off Bob Savage.
Rookie Gully Rikard, who is
bidding for a regular outfield job
wilh Pittsburgh, led the attack
with two, doubles and a single.
Manuel Perez, who worked three
scoreless innings for Pittsburgh
was the winner. Nick Str'ncev'ch
and Jack Hallett, who followed ,
hir-’. also were effective.
Elbert Brown, chairman of
the umpire committee, report
ed last night he is still seek
ing suitable officials for the
games. He has requested any
one Interested in umpiring in
the loop this season to contact
him today or attend the meet
ing tonight.
Members of the league are
Seagate, Pepsi - Cola, Hamp
stead, Masonboro Clamdiggers,
Acme-Delco and Winter Park
CLEARWATER, Fla., March 11
—(U.R)— Roy Cullenbine, who is
slated to be the “New Hank Green
berg” for the Detroit Tigers, look
ed good in the role today when he
smashed a two-run homer in the
first inning that started his team
off to a 13 to 1 victory over the
Philadelphia Phils.
The Tigers rapped four pitchers
for 16 hits before 1.800 “Philly”
fans, who bad turned out to see
the game at the Philadelphia base.
ORLANDO, Fla., March 11—lU.R)
—Outfielder Gil Coan, a “bust”
last year as a rookie, provided
further evidence today that he is
on his way to becoming a top
flight major leaguer .when he hit
a triple and a double to pace the
Washington Senator regulars to a
4 to 0 victory over the Yannigans.
Gerald Priddy, the veteran in
fielder who is playing shortstop
for the first time in his major
league life, handled that spot well
defensively, making no errors and
getting a triple and a single at
March 11 — (U.R)—A homer, a
double and a single by Rookie
Jerry Witte today paced the St.
Louis Browns to a 4 to 3 triumph
over the Boston Braves, their
first win over the Beantowmers in
three games.
Witte, who hit 48 home runs
for Toledo last year and three
more for the Braves, missel a sec
ond homer when his eighth-inning
clout struck an electric light pole
and bounced back onto the playing
field for a double, which, follow
ed by a sacrifice and a single by
Mark Christman, provided the
game-clinching run.
PASADENA, Cal., March 11—(U.R)
— The Chicago White Sox con
tinued undefeated in spring ex
hibition play today by defeating
Seattle’s coast leagues 7 to 3.
It was the Chicago club’s fourth
straight triumph.
Murrell Jones hit a Sox homer
in the eighth inning for the game’s
only extra base blow. The Sox
cashed in on five walks that Carl
Shapely issued to make the fourth
frame a four-run inning.
TUCSON, Ariz., March 11 — fU.R)
—It was a bad day for both the
New York Giants and the Cleve
land Indians today as the Giants
won an 8 to 3 exhibition victory.
The Giants lost the services of
Rookie Pitcher Larry Jansen when
he was struck by a line drive off
Bob Feller’s bat in the second in
ning. Doctors said Jansen, who
won 31 games in the Pacific Coast
league last season, suffered a
fractured cheekbone and a pos
sible skull fracture.
The Indians sent outfielder Hank
Edwards to the same hospital an
inning later when he fell while
chasing a flyball and dislocated
his right shoulder.
Feller’s showing was disappoint
ing as he made his 1947 debut. He
gave up eight hits and five runs.
New York got 15 hits in all.
BURLINGTON. March 11—(TP)—
Roney Cates, leading collegiate
basketball scorer in the south this
season, has left Elon College "To
take a rest.” he said today. Cates
declared that he p'ar.s to return
to Elon next fall in time to become
scholastically eligible for basket
Pro-Amateur Players Post
Best Ball Score Of
63 For Tourney
PALM BEACH, Fla., March 11
— W — Ben Hogan, professional
from Hershey, Pa., and Mike
Phipps, amateur from Palm Beach
won the eighth annual Latham R.
Reed amateur - professional g&U
tournament today at the Seminole
Golf club with a best ball score
of 63 for 18 holes.
Chick Harbert, pf Detroit, and
George Fazio, Los Angeles, split
first and second money in the
$15,000 pro division when both
carded 138 for the 36-hole tourna
ment. They each received $1,250.
With Palm Beach society turn
ed out in its most colorful at
tire, the main attractions were the
Dukes of Windsor and Marlborough
who drew large galleries but failed
to place in the money.
ROTC Rifle Contestants
Cop First, Second
Army Places
RALEIGH, March 11—(/P)—N. C.
State college ROTC rifle teams,
competing in the Third Army area
national ROTC rifle matches, Avon
first and second places, Col. Sam
A. Gibson, commanding officer of
the college's department of mili
tary science and tactics, said to
day. »
N. C. State entered three teams
which Avere coached by Maj. J. D.
Vaughan and Master Sgt. George
William Randolph Hearst tro
phies, given winners will be award
ed later at ceremonies at the col
lege, Colonel Gibson said,
N. C. State rifle teams won first
place in the 1946 matches.
U. S. May Seek
Olympic Games
WASHINGTON, March 11—(U.R)—
A resolution urging the United
States to bid for the 1952 Olympic
games in order to “contribute to
world understanding” was intro
duced in the house of representa
tives today by Rep. Leo E. Allen
(.R), 111.
Contending that the United
States is the logical site for tlpe
games since the United Nations
permanent home is located here,
Allen’s resolution declared, “the
holding of friendly competition
sports events between the nations
of the world in the United States
would go far in augmenting the
efforts of the United Nations or
ganization in cementing world re
NEW YORK, March 11—(U.R)—
Pauline Betz of Los Angeles, the
American Women's outdoor and
indoor tennis champion left today
by plane for Paris where she will
compete in the Riviera at Cannes
on March 17 and at Monte Carlo,
March 31.
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make a generous allow
ance on your old mo
tor as part payment foe
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Defeat Greensboro Quint
42-38 In Local Gymnasium
New Hanover High School Team Wins First
State Championship Since 1929; Capacity
Crowd Sees Johnny McKoy Lead
Locals To Victory
After 18 long years the North Carolina high school
basketball championship returned to Wilmington last night
as the New Hanover High school Wildcats, pushed all the
way, barely squeezed out the Greensboro Whirlies, 42-38,
before an overflow crowd of over 1,764 spectators.
Wilmington grabbed a fast 6-0 lead at the start of the
contest, and looked for a moment as if they would roll over
the visitors in the same manner in which they have 21 other
high school clubs this season. However, the Whirlies closed
the gap swiftly and the tilt settled down to be a even match
with NHHS always ahead but by
only a slight margin. At the end
of the first period, the Wildcats
were out in front, 10-6. At half
time the count stood 19-14 in favor
of New Hanover High. Going into
the final stanza the scoreboard
read, Wilmington 31. Greensboro 27.
And at the last whistle the ’Cats
had captured the championship 42
Leading all scorers was 6 ft. 6
in. Johnny McKm\ Wit---'- •
center, who tossed 13 points through
the twine. h,arl Keister ana L
tain Rick Ferrell led the Greens
boro team with nine points each.
Toddy Fennell opened the scor
ing by hooking in a soal from
the foul circle. Lanford missed a
free throw for Greensboro. McKoy
and'Brown of Wilmington then cut
loose with easy crips to make the
score. Wilmington 6, Greensboro 0.
Ferrell got a long set and Keistler
and Hock sank fouls to bring the
Whirlies within a 6-4 margin. Mc
Koy countered for NHHS, however,
with two rapid goals, raising the
Wildcats to a 10-4 advantage. Fer
rell dropped through two points,
making the score at the end of
the first quarter, Wilmington 10,
Greensboro 6.
Keisitler opened the second
quarter by racking in a difficult
shot, cutting the Wildcat’s leader
sh’,0 to 10-8. Then, with reserves
Charlie Smith and LeRoy Towles
inserted in their lineup's, the Wild
cats got hot, Towles laid in a crip.
Smith sank a long set, Mason got
a rebound, .Mason tossed through
a foul, and Smith notched a crip
to give the Wildcats a command
ing 19-8 lead. The Whirlies came
back, however, to put on a scor
ing show of their own. Morrison
threw in a free throw, Lanford
popped through a push, Keistler
garnered a foul, Dempsey made
good a cnarity toss, and Ferrell
flipped through a free throw to
make the score at halftime, Wil
mington 19, Greensboro 14.
In the third period, Ferrell of
Greensboro opened the point
making with a good crip. Smith
countered for Wilmington with a
foul, but Dempsey made good two
fouls which cut the Wildcats’ lead
to 20-18. McKoy then buried a
long push and two foul shots to
place the ’Cats in comfortable
position again with a 24-18 margin.
Dens^sey made good a free shot.
MicKoy dropped through a push
from the left side of the court
to make the count, NHHS 26,
Greensboro 19. Hock made two
rapid fouls along with Lanford,
bringing the ’Cats within threaten
ing range, 26-22. Hyatt connected
for a rebound, Keistler rung the
bell for the Whirlies, and Dempsey
hit the cords to make the count, I
28-24, in favor of the Wildcats.
Collie slipped through a crip, Lan
ford got a foul, Brown sank a free
throw, and Hock buried a follow
up to bring the score to 31-27 at
the end of the third stanza.
The Wildcats opened the scoring
in the third period by notching
four rapid points. Keistler tossed
through a hook for Greensboro
that Mason equalled with a Wil
mington foul. Dempsey arched in
a foul and Lanford poured through
a push that brought the score to
36-22. Collie got a crip before
McKoy committed a foul that
sent the lanky pivot man out of the
game with five minutes left to
play. Brown sank a long set. Far
rell and Keistler tossed through
sets for Greensboro, making the
score, Wilmington 40. Greensboro
36, with two minutes to go. Mason
came through with a rebound for
Wilmington’s last |l>oint, and Far
rell plunked in a push before the
final whistle.
The New' Henover school B
team trampled the Elizabethtowm
Yellow Jackets, 37-22. before last
night's feature attraction.
Tire reserves took a 8-5 lead at
the first quarter's end. lengthened
■t to 18-8 by halftime, went farther
in front 24-12 at the end of the
ihird quarter, and came in for a
17-22 finish.
Mike Austin set the scoring pace
tor the Varsity Reserves with 17
points, while Ricks starred for the
Elizabethtown aggregation with
five markers.
IVilm’ton FG FT PF TP *TM
Mason, f . .2 2 5 6 J
Iowles, f_1 0 6 2 •
Collie, f 2 0 3 4 f
Smith, f _2 2 2 6 1
McKoy, c ...6 1 S 13 4
Hyatt, c —1 0 0 2 #
Eennell, g 1 0 4 2 1
Rogers, g __ 0 0 0 0 •
Brown, g 3 1 4 7 3
Crowley, g .0 0 0 0 •
TOTALS 18 6 23 42 11
Greensboro FG FT PF TP FTM
Hock, f _ .2 3 5 7 0
Morrison, f .0 1 2 1 •
Keister, f 3 3 3 I 1
Dempsey, c -0 6 2 6 3
Ferrell, g - 4 1 l | J
Lanford, g .2 2 4 | 3
Crewf, g-0 0 0 4 0
TOTALS ..11 16 17 38 •
North Carolina State Plac
ed In Upper Bracket
With Kentucky
NEW YORK. March 11. — (JPy—
Under the draw for the National
invitation Basketball tournament,
lop-seeded Kentucky and fourth
seeded North Carolina State hav*
been placed in the upper bracket
and sesond-seeded West Virginia
and third-seeded Duquesne in the
lower bracket.
The upper bracket pairing*
matches Kentucky against Long
Island U. and N. C. State against
St. John’s of Brooklyn. The wift
ners of the two games will clash
in the semi-finals March 19.
The lower bracket setup pits
West Virginia against Bradley and
Duquesne against Utah. The win
ners of the two games also move
up the round of four.
The tournament gets underway at
Madison Square Garden Saturday
with the N. C. Slate-St. John’*
and West Virginia-Bradley con
tests. The second set of quarter
finals on Monday night feature
the Kentucky- L. I. U. and Du
quesne -Utah games. The final*
of the tourney will be held Mireh
Grand National
Race Postponed
LONDON, March 11— <U.P.)— Th*
British government, moving to
curb absenteeism in industrial
plants, obtained a one-day post
ponement of the Grand National
steeplechase today and urged
least temporary cancellation of all
mid-week sports events.
The Grand National, one of th*
most historic British sports
courses, was scheduled to be held
on Friday, March 28, over th*
famed course at Aintree, Eng. in
stead it will be run the following
day, March 29, when government
officials felt that the effects of th*
huge exodus to the race would b*
less drastic.
More than 280,000 persons *it
nually attend the race.
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