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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 11, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Take Xvi us s Lascar s Bill France retires by Paul Shinn patience keys Burleson s Progress when Tommy Burleson sits Down he looks like an Ordinary Young Man standing up. Burleson is reported to be the tallest basketball player in College Captivity this season at 7-4, but that bit of information has aroused More curiosity in others than in the Newland Sophomore. He is competing for n c. State in the Atlantic coast conference and he knows that the fact that his opponents May take More of his elbows on the tops of their Heads than in their ribs Isnit going to win Ball games or make him an All american. An extremely polite 19-year-old, Burleson would probably just like for everybody to forget about his most impressive statistic in his first varsity season. A the last time i measured i was 72.&Quot he commented when asked just How tall he really is. A a in a not really that curious As to my exact height. There Are other tall players in the league. For me to compete with them i ii have to improve in All phases of my and Burleson is showing signs of doing just that. He has put together two outstanding games in a Row according to state coach Norm Sloan. The latest was a 30-Point Effort in a losing cause to Virginia saturday night. Each time out now Burleson seems to be learning More about the game and More about what his responsibilities Are. One of the criticisms of the youngster has been that he plays As if he is just learning the game. In fact that is what he is doing. Lacking Competition in High school and really in his Junior varsity play. Burleson has been thrust into what Many people consider the strongest league in the country. A in High school i did no to need to he said. A the same was True As a freshman. This year in the acc in a going to need a lot More than height. I will need a lot More skill to play. I feel my skills Are developing. But i still need to improve on offence defense quickness and Burleson s Only problem in t learning to be a Good big Man. An equal one is facing the pressure that state fans have placed on him because All they can figure is that he is 7-4 and it must follow that he dominates each game. Patience has come from Sloan who knew from the beginning How things would be. He cautioned the Public and Wolf pack followers not to expect miracles from Burleson. A there could be a lot of pressure on me a Burleson continued a not so much from the press As by the student and alumni. They feel we have a great team and should produce. But i done to feel that too much is being asked of me. We will have a balanced attack and if i Plav the Way i should we should have a Good Burleson weighs 230 pounds about the same As he scaled As a freshman. Spread that Over his towering Frame and he still looks fragile. That a the outsiders viewpoint How is his stamina0 a i love the running game a Burleson smiled his Boyish face somehow not seeming to fit with his size and responsibilities. Quot our game is Quick and we done to like to slow Down with and body. We have a fairly big team but i think we can run Burleson came in against one of the biggest rivals hell face in Virginia a 6-10 Scott Mccandlish. In the match. Mccandlish had 12 Points and six rebounds. Burleson had 16 rebounds to go with the second highest Point total of his Young career. Mccandlish also fouled out late in the game. All five were charged trying to Keo Burleson from going to the Basket with numerous Hook shots drives and layups. Burleson made 15 of 16 from the line. It was an evenings work that left Mccandlish worn to a frazzle and appreciative of Burleson a Effort. A Burleson is a real Fine Center for a Mccandlish said. A what can Vou do with a Man 7-4? i know i sure want to make a career out of guarding thus far. State has not put the number of victories up that it had hoped. It carries a 6-5 record into wednesdays Home game with Duke. The game will give Burleson a shot at Dukes 6-10 Alan Shaw. Burleson is not the Type who will be thinking one on one. However his concern is improving the Wolf pack record and making it a contender for acc honors. Daytona by Ach. Fla apr William h. G. Bill France announced his retirement today As president of the National association for Stock car Auto racing Lascar which he formed 24 years ago. France 62, said he will turn the reins of Lascar the worlds largest Stock car racing sanctioning body Over to his son. William c. Billy France the younger France. 39. Has served As vice president and chief operations officer for several years. Bill France who brought Lascar from a loosely formed organization in 1947 to a payout of More than $6 million in prize Money in 1971, said he will continue As chairman of the Board and As a consultant. The changes Are effective immediately. France said he will devote his time to his Post As president o f International Speedway corp., which owns and operates super tracks in Daytona and Alabama. An sex Mechanic and race Driver. France moved to Daytona from Washington in 1934 and did Odd jobs to raise Money for a Gas station. He raced in Stock car events and later promoted them on the old Beach Road course at Daytona. He and a group of friends organized Lascar in november 1947. And Over the years the body not Only became the largest of its kind with a membership of 16, too. But it practically nil i cd a Klc became a France family enter Dill France retires a controversial figure at times the Stocky 6-4 France hand particularly during times Detroit Auto makers in Stock ruled Lascar with an Iron of heavy participation of the car racing. Bill France or. Moves up More recently his imposition of Carburettor restrict or plates on the powerful stockers brought criticism from Many Drivers and car owners and gradually led to the withdrawal of direct factory involvement in this phase of the sport France insisted that the Carburettor plates some labelled it a handicapping system were aimed at reducing track speeds which had reached 200 Miles per hour at Talladega cutting Down on engine and tire Wear. Thus making racing less expensive and assuring a greater number of competitive cars in a Given race most observers agree that in the last two years Lascar racing has been the most competitive in motor sports. Though Plymouth a Richard Petty and Mercury a Bobby Allison dominated the Money ranks this year with winnings of $250,000 or More each. France is vice president of the federation d automobile internationale Fiat he world governing body of Auto racing and Lascar is a member of the Auto Competition committee of the u.s., which sets rules and schedules in this country. A Billy grew up in the older France said of his son a the knows the sport from top to Bottom and i have every conf Deuce in i ability to continue a a Progress Lascar has made Quot France built the 2 3 mile Daytona International Speedway in 1950 at a Cost of $3 million three years ago he constructed the $6 million Alabama International motor Speedway at Talladega both now Are properties of International Speedway corp would Wake Home court have made difference set for tourney representing a part of the High Point boxing team in the Carolinas Aai championships which begin thursday night at City Ake gymnasium Are the following fighters front Row left to right James White and William White. Second Row Donnie Reece Calvin Spears and Mike Little. Around iou Amateur fighters from throughout the Carolinas Are entered in the three Day tournament. Saturday night winners in the open weight divisions will Advance to the National seniors in Las vegas in april sum p by Art Ric or its a a a a a a by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Greensboro the Hunt fur a Dollar May have Cost Wake Forest a Hall game monday night. Nobody will Ever know that but the 49-46 Maryland decision Over Wake Forest moved to the coliseum in Hopes of bring no in a larger Gate was close enough that a packed House in Winston Salem pulling for the deacons May have tipped the Scales in their favor. The game was that close so close in fact that Wake had a shot in the last eight seconds that could have won it. An expected 10.000 spectators were called for. But somewhere around 7.0 h showed up. Not a bad turnout for a monday game but even with the Wake cheerleaders and Pep band it was t the same atmosphere that the deacons would have liked it goes Down then As Maryland s loth win in 12 starts and even its Atlantic coast conference Mark at 2-2. Wake is 3-8 Overall and 0-2 in the acc. A slow Tempo dictated either by Maryland a willingness to play that Way or Wake s zone defense kept the game close. A six Post Lead a a a tile High Point Enterprise sports Coin toss gives Beard place on Aba All stars new York apr the flip Hie go Silencer Haywood of East player at 6-9 of a Coin has earned Butch Seattle and Russell of Boston s Tommy Heinsohn. Beard of the Cleveland Cav 7-f lot-2 Jabba Quot 7-1 chamber whose team has the Best won Aliers a place on the Eastern the West will have a decided and lost percentage in the East conference team for the a height advantage with the and los Angeles Bill Sharman. Urinal basketball associations 7-foot-2 Jabbar 7-1 chamber whose club is tops in the West. All Star game Jan. 18 at los lain. 6-11 Lanier 6-94 Hayes will be the coaches for their re Angeles. And Haywood and Wicks both Speedie division in the All Star the unusual procedure was Cowens will be the tallest contest. Tuesday Jan. 11. Wa.-, the Best either team could do. Maryland held that at 40-34 with 8 27 to play Wake then wasted time looking for a shot that missed Maryland countered with the a ame thing As late As i 02 it was at 45 on Willie Griffin s jumper Over Bob boded Tom Mcmillen got a crucial tap in after Fen Elmore s Layup attempt missed Sam Jackson got wakes last Pant with 18 seconds to go on a tree throw Wake then got Lite when Mcmillen missed the first of a one and one at 16 on that play Rich Habegger fouled out. He was the second Deacon to go that route Dean took the count two minutes earlier Pat Kelly got Mcmillen ? rebound an set up the last play. After a timeout the deacons worked the Ball to Griffin the Best shooter left on the floor. He missed a jumper and Bobby Dwyer grabbed the Loose Ball and threw it up behind the key with four seconds still left. Bodell was fouled on the miss and wrapped it up for Mary land the closeness of the contest brought comment from reporters that maybe Maryland was struggling More this season than had been 1972. Page 3 b expected. Quot we re to and two and everybody is on our coach lefty Driesell said without anger. A i still say you re expecting too much from these sophomores we have Good personnel and i can coach i still say Well be All right by the Driesell said he thought winning a close one might be better for his youngsters than winning by 20. Especially coming on the Road he also said he did no to like the slowdown game a but we be got to learn to adjust to it Quot he commented a fortunately we have 12 Days off to work on it we still need work on our press. We have to Force teams out of their patterns. Our press has not been Driesell then reversed Field and said he Wasny to sure his club should have tried to Speed the Tempo which might have resulted in lower percentage shots. Wake coach Jack Mccloskey could t understand Why the terrapins did no to run More but he credited his zone with doing an effective Job it was effective o n Mcmillen. Who took just nine shots and scored 17 Points. Most of the night he was sandwiched Between Habegger and Dean concerning the last play Mcclosky y he wanted Griffin to take the shot Quot and i thought it was he said a i gave it a Little push we wanted to shoot soon enough that if we missed we would have a shot at the rebound i though Dean and Habegger went to the hoards Wem with their big men a we did t make Many turnovers and that is one of our attributes i think this game helped us i wish i could say we will continue to improve we have played pretty Well the last few weeks Wake trailed 24-23 at the half and never led in the second period a switch to a Man to Man and a press opened play up in the final minutes but the terrapins got some key free throws hitting 15 of 19 for the game to insure the . V. It mfg a f my 0 a a. R t of it Tota to t of Quot mar Viano a pfc it run up to car Aorist Imi Post Rte up to my of a of p a a am of is a in a required after Beard Rookie Center Elmore Smith of Buffalo and guard Nate Archibald of Cincinnati finished in a tie for the last position on the club in balloting by the eight Eastern conference coaches. The coaches were re polled and Beard and Smith still were deadlocked. To resolve the Issue Aba commissioner Walter Kennedy flipped a Coin and freshman eligibility ruling pleases Sloan if his last two performances Are indicators the season May just be beginning for state. Central Andrews at Home tonight High Point centrals Black Bison and Andrews red raiders will play hosts in no conference basketball action tonight. Starting at 8 of clock Reynolds Black demons will tip off against the Bison in an Effort to Stop centrals three game wining Streak. The two teams have not met before in this season. The Bison Defeated Lexington in the Christmas tournament Consolation game and went on to hand losses to North Forsyth and Andrews in regular season play. Central now stands 6-4 Overall. At the same time the red raiders will be striving to keep their Heads above the .300 Mark against North Forsyth a Vikings. The Vikings were downed 73-68 by the raiders in earlier game action in a hard fought contest. Andrews has a 6-5 record Overall and has lost its two last games a to Burlington Williams and to High Point Central. Friday night Central will open in its conference against Greensboro Grimsley at Home. Andrews will Host East Forsyth Friday. Raleigh api a North to the Rule would come from Beard a second year pro. Re i Rojna 4qta e basketball coach schools with Long established Cei Ved his first berth on the. East squad Norman Sloan says the new programs since the Rule should Beard a one of silk players freemen eligibility Rule passed hive a a leveling effect Quot on the added to the East aggregation by the National collegiate ath differences Between teams. Monday. The others were Jack Letic association is Quot one of the Marin and Archie Clark of bal greatest things to happen in to More. John Johnson of Cleve collegiate athletics since Ive land Tom Van Arsdale of Cin. _ Cannati and Bob Kauffman of be l0c. Buffalo but the University of North Rrt a a. A Carolina s Dean Smith says he the eight other members of 5eej Noah my positive in the the 14-Man team were chosen j earlier by sportswriters and _ a. C. 4 broadcasters. Thee were Jojo the Vaa toted saturday to White John Havlinek and Dave per a of a Hon �?~.4�&Quot Cowens of Boston. Walt Frazier ar5,1> football and basketball and Dave Debussechere of new a eams ,.ln postseason games. York leu Hudson of Atlanta thl Rul no a effect Lve aus l Billy Cunningham of Phila individual conferences How Delphia and Wes i Unseld of bal Freij in jul e the status of quitting business Sale men s amp boy s shirts i Price vim to Chot tse from 100�?~s of other Storke Mik a ims Ellis inc. Mein a boys defiling surf i la s. W Rynn the Psi Arrow sir Rel i rom pm re Parkins i of 883-6617 or i 800 of our Fomous Brand name dress shirts with French cuffs in fancy colors and stripes Price s i we now i i ,�0 now i Imi now Wright clothing stores downtown High Point freshmen players in regular Sloan said monday a a in be timbre. Added to the Western Confer m is Oan Sald ence squad monday were Jim on Felt it was t right for my Walker and Bob Lanier freshmen to Detroit Connie Hawkins and Lar on the Vars a a Paul Silas of Phoenix he in v hardships on them phys Hayes of Houston and Sidney Cay or an Mically. All of Wicks of Portland. T a 0ther sports a swimming they will join Hareem Jab and baseball a have Many bar and Oscar Robertson of More games on the schedule Milwaukee Wilt Chamberlain and freshmen have played Jerry West and Gail Goodrich those sports of los Angeles Bob love of he said he Felt the opposition service beyond the contract fifty two years of experience with reliable sound companies enables us to offer to our insured fast realistic claims service a with you the insured our most concern. J. B Gibson president Jones and Peacock inc. General insurance agents competent appraisals on commercial amp personal programs 118 Oakwood St. At English pm. 885-9151 casualty fire Bonds a Auto a group amp life commercial and personal programs John Diffendal vice president

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