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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 19, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaNovember Florence morning news Bill Gilbert morn Taf news spots writer patriots display new look the Francis Marion College patriots opened us 1973-74 basketball season saturday night at the Wesl Florence High school gymnasium and were victorious As they Defeated the Central Wesleyan College warriors in a thrilling 81-74 Over time game. The win marked the first time the patriots have Ever won an opener As wins have been scarce for hem in the school s our years of intercollegiate Competition. More important perhaps was tie manner in which they won. Down by nine Points at one Point in the first half the patriots came Back and Cut tie margin by four Points at the half and finally the game with 48 seconds remaining to Send the game to overtime. I was very pleased Wilh he win coach Tim Watson said Afler the game. Walson picked up his first win As a College coach after coining to Francis Marion College from Hart Seville High school. Overall i Houghl we did a Good Job. The boys responded to the coaching and did whal we asked of hem and they kept heir composure proved to be he key 16 Victory saturday night. In seasons past the patriots seemed to fall apart in close games and would find themselves coming out on the Short in of close Ball games. Several times last year they battled Down to the wire Only to have the opposition pull away in the final moments. Maybe the personnel was t As Strong last year As it is now but they were lacking the Lake charge player. 1 Ron Scarborough stands tall Little Ronnie Scarborough is Only.5-8 and could t get much taller with elevated shoes however. Saturday night the Junior College Transfer stood about As tall As anyone on he court Wilh his Cool headless and adroit Ball handling fighting off the Central we slew an press. Ron transferred to fac from North Greenville Junior College where he was a Starling guard for the Leam which finished seventh nation among Small colleges. A pied Mon newspaper called Scarborough one of the Best guards in Lac slate last season and his performance on the court during practice and in the patriots opener begins to justify that statement. Scarborough is not a showboat Type guard who dribbles the Ball behind his Back and through his legs o please the fans but is one who gives a Hundred per cent when he s on the court. During practice when a Loose basketball guts away he does t stand around wailing for someone else to retrieve it he gels it. When he is taken out of a scrimmage game he gels mad. Ron Scarborough loves game of basketball and when he Steps on the court he s ready to play. Watson said Ron did an excellent Job for us against Cen iral and i feel very confident when he has the Ball against a pressing defense. You can i press him and he is a natural floor although he was walked pushed and if care fully checked Bilten. Saturday night the Little guard Kepi getting up and directing traffic for the patriots. Scarbor Ough was the Only player to play the entire game and though his shooting was off slightly he collected eight Points and Vas not guilty of a turnover. Dividends of recruiting the starting line up for the patriots had several new faces As. A result of a very productive recruiting year for he 1 Palm Iris last season and heir performance was also productive. Sieve Zolnir Crowitz Jeff Dean Rick Fountain and Gene Myles made Pineir debug in a patrol uniform before one of the largest and enthusiastic crowd Ever to gather for a basketball game to see the patriots play and the crowd showed their approx Calion time and again Wilh standing ovations. Zolnierowicz joined the fac Leam from us Aiken where he ivc raged 21.0 Points per game and was he Cam s most valuable player. He got in Early foul rouble in saturday s game and played he Hole second half Wilh three personals Bill managed to pull Down 14 rebounds and Chalk up eight critical Points for he patriots two of them lied the game to put Lac contest Inlo overtime. The Lack of rebounding has Hurt the Palm Iris in other games but it appears Hal doctor l Learned Wilh Allen Floyd might Correl Hal problem. Dean collected six of his 17 Points for the night in the overtime period and Afler a slow first half the former All army player s experience began to pay off under pressure. Fountain who played for coach Watson at Hartsville High came off Lac Bench to spark the Home team s come Back Effort Wilh several clutch baskets and finished the night with 12 Points. Myles another us Aiken Transfer is a 6-8 foward whom Watson is counting on heavily o Aid the rebounding Depar Lenl and he big Man showed Promise in the Wesleyan game. Old faithful it s difficult to write about the patriots without mentioning the name of Allen Floyd. Floyd begins his Junior year after iwo Brilliant campaigns averaging 21.9 and 22.4 Points per game respectively in each and saturday night the 6-4 Mullins Nalic continued where he left off last season. Floyd has been the mainstay of the patriots offensive and defensive attack with his prolific scoring and rebounding. He collected 24 Points and pulled Down 11 rebounds in Lac opener and in was his urn around jump Shol from Lac key which Phil the pal Riols on lop in the overtime period saturday. He and Xolon Yarowicz presents Watson with one of the Best foward combinations in the District this season. Veteran a Hajj Gardner hit for 10 Points and if his ankle slays Wool he patriots can i full Rin Gardner for his sure ten Points a game. Rodney Ellison Al 6-10 and 215 pounds showed that he s ready to play a Little More aggressive Type of basketball As he came in the Gamp and quickly blocked a half dozen shots and grabbed several rebounds. The opening win was a big one for the patriots and it just might with a mixture of old and new propel the patriots into winning image. Skins and cowboys win Washington re surging Curt Knight booted five Field goals sunday to lid the Washington redskins to a Cru Cial 22-14. National football league Victory Over the Balti More Colls. Knight who had been in effective earlier in the year was perfect on every from the 35, 18, and 29r three of which were set up by Baltimore miscues. The Victory was the redskins seventh against three losses and kept them on top of the National football conference East division. The inept Colts Are in the american football conference East division cellar. Larry Brown s one Yard i plunge with remaining m the first Quarter gave the red skins an Early 7-0 Lead and it appeared Washington would move on to an easy Romp. The Brown touchdown followed a drive of nine plays that that a Cal 64 Yards. It was set up by cowboys 31 eagles 10 Dallas apr fullback Walt Garrison rallied Dallas with his running sunday to Lead the cowboys to a 31-10 National football league Victory Over the Philadelphia eagles who lost quarterback roman Gabriel in the second Quarter with a bruised Eldoiv. The Victory kept the cowboys lied Fop first place with Wash Ringlon in the National Confer ence East. Both have 7-3 records. The cowboys who lost to Lac eagles 30-16 just three weeks ago fell behind 10-fl.in the Sec Ond period before Garrison awakened the slumbering of sense. Garrison bulled 53 Yards to set up Roger staubach s one Yard touchdown sneak snared i two Yard scoring pass from staubach. And altered across for a touchdown from one Yard away. Gabriel who collaborated with Light end Charlie Young on an 80-Yard pass and run touch Down play in the second Quarter was injured when Hil by defensive tackle Jethro Pugh in a pileup. Gabriel spent the rest of the game with ice packs around the Bruise to his passing Arm. Torn Dempsey s 17-Yard Field goal and Gabriel s touchdown strike gave Philadelphia a 10-0 Lead. Dallas surged to a 14-10 half Lime Lead behind Garrison s heroics. The cowboys put the game away in the third Quarter when staubach nailed Bob Hayes on a 28-Yard touchdown pass. Re serve running Back Robert new House rambled 54 Yards to put Dallas in position for Garri son s second Louch div n coming in the fourth period. Philadelphia is now 3-6-1 in the pfc East. . State tabbed As team to beat passes from quarterback Bill Kilmer to Roy Jefferson for 29 Yards and Charley Taylor of 24 Yards the latter to the one Yard line. The Colls barely penetrated redskins territory but came out running at the Start of the second half. Don Mccauley went Over the i ight Side from the one to Cap a drive that went 57 Yards on 17 plays and took Over nine min utes. With remaining in the game. Baltimore s quarterback Marty Domres hit Cotton spey rams 31 49ers 13 Ore Ansboro . Last the seven head basketball coaches for Atlantic coast con Ference teams met at greens Boro sunday and selected North Carolina slate As their Presca son favorite to win the league title. In Lac 12th annual operation basketball project each coach voted but was not allowed to vote for his own team. The balloting was based on six Points for first place five for second four for third three fourth and soon. I .v.c. Slate which won the Acci Itle last year by posting a 27-0 record received Points including four first place Voles one lie for first and one second. North Carolina was close be Hind with .12 Points Wilh two first place ballots and four Sec Ond place. Maryland was third Wilh 26 i Points one lie for first one Sec Ond and four third place votes. Clemson came in fourth gaining two third place Voles one fourth and three fifths for a local of 17 Points. Duke under new head coach Neil Mcneaney came in last with ii and two fourth place ballots one fifth and three sixth. Los Angeles aim Iladel Hil the Fleet Little Harold Jackson with three touchdown passes covering 25, 22 and 57 Yards sunday propelling Lac Angeles to a 31-13 Victory Over the san Francisco liners. The Iladel Jackson Aerial show augmented by defensive halfback Charlie Stucks iwo pass kept the items at the lop of the n National football conference West Divi Sion Wilh an 8-2 record. San i Francisco now 3-7, grabbed a 3-0 Lead on he last play of the first Quarter before the sellout crowd of on a 21-Yard Field goal by sex Ham Bruce Gossett. With the second Quarter old Iladel found Jackson behind defender Bruce Taylor and Hil him with n touchdown pass that Wilh David Ray s conversion put Angeles ahead to stay. Lions 30 bears 7 Chicago api sex Yale Star Dick Jauron raced 95yards for a touchdown on one a f o u r interceptions against Rookie Gary Luff and Larry Watson grabbed two touchdown passes As the do Broil Lions whipped the Chicago bears 30-7 sunday in lie Xali onal Footfall a Cague. Defensive Back Jauron s first pro inner Coplion and touchdown broke a 7-7 lie in the second Quarter to propel Lac Lions to a comparatively easy Victory for. Second place in the National football conference s Central division. In scoring heir first Road Lory in five starts Lac Lions boosted their record to 4-5-1 to wrest second place from the Green Bay packers who lost to the new England pal Riols 33-24. Chiefs 38 oilers 14 associated press sports writer Kansas Mike Livingston took Kansas City on ils biggest scoring Binge of the season sunday tossing for two. Touchdowns and scoring another in the chiefs 38-14 american football conference Victory Over the Houston oilers. Livingston rapidly making the chiefs faithful forget aging and injured quarterback Dawson unloaded a five Yard touchdown pass to Rookie Gary jul scr and a 24-Yafdertotheold receiver Maestro Otis Taylor. Kansas City is 6-3-1 in Lac acc Wesl division and Houston 1-9 in the Central division. Browns raiders 3 Oakland api Cleveland quarterback Mike Phipps threw a seven Yard touchdown pass to fair Hooker to Cap a 80-Yard first half touchdown drive and the Browns defense shut out Oakland until the final minutes sunday for a 7-3 National foot Ball league Victory. The Browns 6-3-1, gained ground on american football conference Central Leader Pittsburgh. 82, and play he steel cars next sunday in. Cleveland. Oakland 5-4-1, fell from first id third in the acc West behind Kansas cily and Denver. Chargers 17 saints 14 san Diego a lion Smith raced 84 Yards on a punt return and Bob Howard set up he clinching touchdown with an interception sunday As the san Diego chargers gave Kon Waller his first National fool Hall league coaching Victory by beating he new Orleans saints 17-14. The chargers. 2-7-1, snapped a seven game losing Streak in Waller s second gome As interim coach after taking Over for Harland . The saints unable to Pene irate the chargers 40-Yard line in the first half came to life in the third Quarter and Cut the san Diego Lead to 10-7 on a Vineyard touchdown pass from. Archie Manning to Rookie Jubilee Dunbar. Benglas20 jets 14 Cincinnati Nati stopped .1 Joe Namath led rally Al he six Inch line As Lime i an out and the bengals heat the new York Juls 20-14 sunday in the National football league. Namath making his first appearance in eight games entered the game Wilh remaining and marched the jews 79 Yards to the bengals goal re in the Corner of the end zone for a four Yard touchdown. The final drive of 71 Yards in 11 plays was aided by three penalties including a pass interference Call on fourth Down against Mike Bass the Ball on the redskins 40, line Afler a previous drive was blunted by a Fumble. Cincinnati 6-4, got Field goals of 26 and 51 Yards from horse Muhlmann for the winning margin. 11 was Cincinnati s first i Victory in five games with the jets. Dolphins 17 Bills 0 Buffalo api the Miami dolphins overpowered the Buffalo Bills 17-0 in a National football league game sunday and won heir third consecutive East division Lille in the american conference. Jirry Csonka and Paul War Field each scored a touchdown and Garo Yepremian booted a 311-Yard Field goal As the Dot pins won their ninth game against one loss. Buffalo s Only Consolation the powerful running of Jim Braxton who gained 119 Yards and . Simpson whose four carries for 57 Yards Lale in the game gave him 120 and a 10-Giime total of .1.323. Ii was the first time in 46 games that the dolphins had allowed two 100-Yard plus Oul bursts by an opponent. The dolphins with Mercury Morris carrying 12 Yards on his first Effort Niar Ched so Yards in itt plays for their first touch Down with Csonka plunging in from i he one. Twice during the drive the dolphins were confronted Wilh ourth Down and one Yard situations and each Lime Ibe made it. Jim Kiick got the necessary yardage on both occasions iwo Yards on the first time and five on the second. The dolphins upped heir Lead to 10-0 on Yepremian s Field goal 10 seconds Inlo the second period. They scored again Al of the period As. Bob Claricse connected with Warfield on a 17-Yard pass. Patriots 33 packers 24 Foxboro. Mass. A Jim Plunkett. Wrecked Green Bay defences with brillant pass ing in the second half and he new England pal Riols rallied for a 33-24 stunning Victory Over Lac once mighty packers sunday in a National football league upset. Plunkett was forced to Nellle for three Field goals by Jeff while in the first two periods. But he pulled Lac patriots to Gether after Ken kills intercepted a pass and raced 47 Yards to move Green Bay into Lead just 57 seconds into the second half. The third year pro from Stan Ford bounced Back quickly ral lying the injury riddled patriots to Only their third Victory in ten games. The Xci England defense held John Brockington. One of the in Al s lop ground gainers to a Mere 35 Yards i n 16 carries. The loss dropped Green Bay s record to 3-5-2, and it All happened after the packers jumped in a 13-0 first period Lead on a four Yard touchdown run by Brockington and a six Yard sprint by Williams after n Fumble recovery. Giants 24 Packer s Ken Ellis Breaks up pass to patriots Reggie pucker two of n pm s hottest 3, teams meet monday night at l a n t a a p 1 m of Tarkenton s scram and Atlanta two of the 1 n p so Leof ohm however each is exp clod football league s undefeated since becom Tkavc ready for learns collide monday night in n nationally televised game is Pivotal to he Falcons Hopes of reaching the playoffs for first time in their history. Minnesota 9-0, Lac Only undefeated Leam in the nil interception in his last 90 fort Hel a pass Al lemnos. Will be throwing will be the Hwy against he pfc s leading pass Allan la has faced an ready has clinched the Over All lie Lias con Minnesota Leam Lute m n football conference Antral on 112 of ih5 passes for son the last in 1963 vision championship while Lac Falcons 6-3, have a 456 cards and 10 touchdowns. 1 icons won 10-3 to snap a Lee. Who missed Atlanta s game Vikings winning siring winning Streak their and Are in Strong is 79 of 132 for lion for the pfc s Wesl division Tille. Game Long has Lieen a 58.250 sellout removing the local television blackout of and six touchdowns. Both teams lost players to in juries last week guard John Ward suffering a fractured leg for he Vikings and Battle set for 9 . in receiver Ken Burrow 3z3jo Lanlin stadium. The Vikings Are slight favourites. Have great respect for the Vikings because aggravating a neckjn.-. Jury that will Force an operation and remove him from action so k earned says Atlanta Norm Van Brocklin. Who a in the groundwork of Viking Power while serving As Minnesota s coach for its first six seasons beginning in i they have Greal to and coach Bud Grant a done a Fine Job of molding added Van Brocklin. Is a contending team and we re catching them kicked three Field goals including a 42-Yard go ahead Boot that Hil the crossbar and tumbled Over Wilh to play their said Grant. Help Lac Denver Broncos to said it before a. Tot depends on when you play a particular Leam on your upset win Over Lac pills Burgh stellers sunday in a National football league the Starling fran tar Konlon of Broncos who and Bob Lee of Atlanta Points than any h a Al tenures under both conches. Tarkenton and Van Brocklin became involved in this season against Pittsburgh climbed to 5-3-2 Wilh the Victory. Pittsburgh fell to vat feud when each was at maintained its lend in Nesotas in the 1960s when division of the coach benched his in world open Winner says he beat the next Jack nicklaus7 National football american Easl a Mistiri 9 1 0 Buffalo s 5 0 370 Hcaentfa-.3 3 7 0 by Jim Ore t t 0 Cental pairs Boti 3 2 0 Cleveland 631 Cincinnati 6 j 0 Houston 1 90 jul 431 Denver s 3 2 Oakland .41 san Diego 271 .250 137 National Emi Dallas 7 3 0 1 3 0 is. Lix if 361 361 7 1 cimral x t 0 0 4 s 1 Groi 3 s 2 Chicago 370 ski Lola necks b 2 0 Atlanta 6 3 0 a Rev Orleans 440 Sao Francisco 3 7 0 cards 13 new Haven Conn. Lap i ton Johnson plunged Over for a o n a Yard touchdown then caught a 45-Yard tie breaking scoring pass from Norm Snead that carried new York to a 24-i 13 Victory Over the St. Louis cardinals and snapped the giants losing Streak at seven games. The giants now 2-7-1 in the National football league s a Lional conference East were guilty of numerous critical errors that enabled the 3-6-1, to take a 10-3 halftime Lead. Bui in Lac second half the giants defense overwhelmed Rookie quarterback Gary Keith icy and the rest of the Cardi nals. Pat Hughes the giants line Backer whose poor coverage on a Keithley pass gave St. Louis ils Only touchdown an 80-Yard Kei Llcy to me l Gray play was instrumental in turning the game around. N. C. Api Miller Barber got Lac big Check bul Ben Crenshaw got the big attention. I think i beat the next Jack the 42-year-old Barber said after his final round 69 gave him a Ihrcke stroke Victory Over the Youthful Crenshaw probably the most exciting Rookie to come along since Nicklaus turned pro. He s Strong. He s got a Strong game. He s got a Good personality. He so Anglo to a great asset to the Barber said. I just think i beat one of the coming Barber earned a biggest Golf prix Ein local won the 144-Hole, two week world open Golf tournament saturday. The total was iwo Over Par and represented the first overpay winning Lota . Crenshaw was within one stroke of the lop spol until he tried to overpower a Lee shot on the Par five 16th and hit it into the Woods. He finished Wilh a 71-573. The gallery was with the s t r o n g Stocky 21-year-old Blond All the Way. There was a gathering of Only about for the final round that was played in Cool Breezy weather but most were rooting for the Young Man who had won the san Antonio Texas open Only two weeks before. Cries of go get pm and charge pm and Best pm echoed through the Piney Woods in this Carolina Sandhill country. It was reminiscent of an Arnold Palmer gallery of past years. I had to do something pretty made up 15 so rocks in the last three Days. Just could t produce Lac Good snows i needed to win "1 Don l know How in Lac world i even managed to finish second from where i was i m just tickled to 1 be had a Shol Al Victory trailing by one Shol until he tried to id in Cul real big on my toe on the i61h Tec. It s a 504-Yard, Par five that he can reach in two. But he Hil it in the Woods chipped out hunkered his third and made a bogey thai Prilly Well killed my said Crenshaw a i rec Lime National collegiate Champion Al the University of Texas. Still he collect cd from the total purse of and pushed earnings to More than in just five starts Sapro. Thompson look third with a 71-575. Ile was never in the Tille Tom the Leader through fifth sixth and seven la faded Back finished Wilh a 77 and tied a Fly Geiberger for fourth Al 576. Palmer was nol a Factor. He had a final round 76 and 586 in his last american Start of the year. Nicklaus along Wilh Tom Weiskopf and Lee Trevino did not compete. Rill Maurer president of the sponsoring corporation said their absence represented a major and announced that the tournament will be played for a purse of 1974 the tournament also will go to earlier Dales in a year

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