High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jan 31 1974, Page 23

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Time oot Sint Pettit Thompson spares nothing in Bowling Over terms Wolf pack Rolls another strike when they get around to laying cart paths at High Point s Blair Park Golf course it might be appropriate if they used yellow Brick. Granted there a no Dorothy or cowardly lion roaming around but Blair Park does have its own wizard in Green keeper Jack Cox. And judging from the size of the task facing Cox he might Well be called the Quot wizard of by Paul Shinn associate sports editor College Park my. A set Mem up in the other Alley. . State is still throwing strikes. More appropriately David Thompson is still throwing strikes at Maryland despite everything Terrapin coach lefty Driesell can do to Stop him. Thompson who is getting about As indescribable As a Peter Paul Almond Joy. Did it again wednesday night leading the Wolf pack to an 86-80 Atlantic coast conference Victory Over Maryland and gaining a tighter grip on a tournament Bye. A 39-Point Effort by Thompson helped to erase an eight Point Maryland Lead in the second half and made people Stop to ibb highpoint Winter punish sports thursday afternoon january 31,1974section c prefigure the mathematical statement that the whole is greater than any of its parts. With Thompson doing his thing there May be reason to argue he is at least the greatest part Ever to put on an acc uniform. Clutch inbound steal a tar Heel trademark some $124,000 is allotted annually for clubhouse opera Tion and course maintenance and Cox is making Good use of it. Readily apparent changes in the course Are the mown rough Beautiful greens vastly improved fairways on the holes where pipes were installed 150-Yard markers reworked and refilled traps and countless Small things that often go unnoticed As golfers plow through a round. Another obvious change is the new Green under construction on no. 6, which should be ready for play in a couple of months. Quot i saw that original Green and it was just in a vacuum a Cox explained. Quot a Good Green requires air drainage and ground drainage and that one just did no to have it. The flooding there was also a Factor. Of course Iti admit the one under construction Isnit Large enough because i ran out of dirt but we plan to enlarge another improvement Cox is seeking is an irrigation system for the Back nine. 1111 Cost about $17,000 and in be put in for it. Ifs hard to hold the Bent grass greens without it. The irrigation on the front nine is satisfactory for now but if la have to be changed too a he added. Other improvements in the future Are a permanent tee on the no. To Hole formerly a Par five now playing As a Par four. Quot it was a bad Hole because of golfers Down around the Creek. We re going to build a tee there and play it As Par four. Quot also we Hope to put in some ladies tees. Traps Are also coming under Cox a scrutiny and the Back nine will reflect that in the future. Quot there wont be Many new traps on the front nine because of the flooding situation a he explained Quot but there la be traps All Over the place on the Back nine. We recently added 50 tons of Sand to our traps but then we ran out of Cox plans to put one Between the Woods and the Green on no. 16, on the right Side and left front of no. 13, a Fairway trap on no. 15 will be covered and turned into a High Mound and a new trap will front the Green on no. 17. Cox who did no to really Start out to be a career Green keeper Quot i planned to be a teacher and still hold an a a teaching certificates Quick to Point out that his work Crew is largely responsible for the improvements at Blair. A we Haven to got that Large a Crew two full time and five part time but they re a hard working group. We have done any of it without full time members Are Dean Williams and Albert Quot Shotgun Allen. Part time workers Are Jerry Anders Jimmy Bayne Chuck Solustri Elmer Clayton and Mike Moore. Of course Many of the problems that plagued Cox a predecessors Are still very much in evidence. The flooding problem is always a possibility. And the destruction caused by vandals and thoughtless golfers continues to be a source of concern. A a we be had kids Riding bicycles on the greens and minibike in the Sand traps a Cox grimaced. Quot you name it and ifs happened. That a one reason Why we done to have red and Blue tee markers. They just vanish. Quot and this is an example of what we run up against. The other Day we were working around the Green on no. 14 and this elderly gentleman hit a line drive shot into the Green. It made a Ball Mark about six inches Long. We asked him to repair it and he said a no in be already repaired one today and that Sall in a Gonna a Cox gave a what can you do look and shrugged. Its getting better though. I enjoy it now. When i first came Here i just looked at the course and cried. But done to worry about any yellow Brick cart paths. Quot we re going to put in Sand Rock cart paths a Cox noted. The wizard is working. A Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Winston Salem a stealing the inbound pass is becoming As much a North Carolina tar Heel trademark As the Carolina Blue uniforms. It was an inbound steal by Bobby Jones that beat Duke earlier this season and it was a steal by Ray Harrison wednesday night that doused a fiery Wake Forest rally and propelled the tar heels to a 77-67 Atlantic coast conference Victory at memorial coliseum. The deacons had battled Back from a 15-Point deficit to within two Points and had Possession when head coach Carl Tacy called time out. With 6 47 left in the game the score stood at 54-52, when Harrison flashed by to snatch the mid court inbound pass then stormed Down the floor for a jumper that seemed to Drain the deacons. A i Felt like that was a key moment Quot Tacy sighed. Quot we had a set play called and if we could have tied it up. We were going to go to our four Comers and try to play it out from there. But they stole the Ball and then they went to their Carolinas four Comers offence from the 5 35 Mark produced three Baseline Field goals from Mitch Kupchak and several free throws by floor ramrod Walter Davis and Darrell Elston pushed the margin to 14 Points before the deacons Cut into it in the final 30 seconds. Quot they Hurt us with their four Comers Quot Tacy conceded Quot especially from the Baseline. After they got that steal we had to Start scrambling again trying to get the Ball Back and that a when they pulled Carolina threatened to blow the deacons out of the acc in the first half galloping to a 14-4 Lead after Only four and a half minutes then upped it up to 29-14 Midway through the Quarter. But Wake kept coming like a Kamikaze planes As Tony Byers skip Brown and Mike Parrish began to find the Range. Carolina led 43-35 at halftime and tar Heel advantage was Cut to two Points three times in the second half before Harrison s clutch steal. Kupchak playing one of his Best games led All scorers with 19 Points. Darrell Elston added 15 for the tar heels backed by Davis with 13. And Harrison with la. Brown and Parrish shared scoring honors for the deacons with 14 Points each. Byers was also in double figures with 13 Points. Quot i just Felt better tonight than usual a Kupchak grinned the 6-9 Sophomore also led the tar heels in rebounding with 14. Quot this is an outstanding win for us a tar Heel coach Dean Smith noted. Quot we beat a Good team on its Home court. Wake wakes Lee Foye Battles Tommy Lagarde sum photo by Art Richardton Forest is much better than its record <9-7 Overall 2-4 in the acc might indicate. Quot i m very pleased with our poise i done to think we Ever so a clutch on 6c Collif. M w4- ? c o t 4 i e.jfen4-15 j. I s a svy i. I i i-1 5 t 3 to j a i o i 0 5-1 j t to Ctm Ftak. 4-1 i i 14 3 a Herr Ion. A i 1-1 i j la 5 to i o a Moit on. 0-1 0 9 a 0 it Knotter. To o o 0 i it be soft j ? i it a Lac in amp a a. V 0 f ? o 0 0 ii o w log Ord. 0-0 0-0 it it 0 totals .57-72 7t?i Siti 77 Wake Forest ult Foft re. Of to happened Seiji \ i a f a j i ? a i. ? i it o a i a do re. 4 f 0 i of. T a 7 t 0 0 j rj.f3 of a a y oooo j 0 0 a it 0 it 0-# it 0 6 totals u-7i Corrona. 41 j�?77 wan Fern 14 3>�?47 in Etc in att co Ruttur. Next step big one Blue devils win 999th Victory by Carol Wilson Enterprise sports writer Durham a 999 was easy for Duke but 1,000 is going to be a lot harder to come by. For although the Blue devils took the schools 999th basketball Victory in a Breeze 89-72 Over Davidson tuesday night Duke May not be Able to put the 1,000th notch in the win column for Anither two weeks. Quot i am very pleased tonight with an outstanding team win Quot said Duke coach Neill Mcgeachy Quot and it came at a crucial time for us. For the next ten Days we face a tougher schedule than anyone in the there would probably be few arguments Over that Point. The Blue devils must face Maryland . State and notre Dame All ranked in the top six As Well As Wake Forest which last week soundly trounced Duke at Durham. Quot we Are going to have to play hard a said Duke guard Edgar Burch in an understatement. But for tuesday night anyway Mcgeachy and his Crew could enjoy an impressive win Over a rugged Davidson squad. Quot i was misquoted before the game when i said that Davidson compared to Clemson in being a physical team a commented Mcgeachy Quot they Are the most physical squad we have faced in two years. That was evident in the first half when Davidson destroyed a 13-Point Duke Lead in a Little Over a minute taking advantage of the mistakes of Blue Devil guards Tate Armstrong and Jeff Burdette to outscore Duke 11-0 in that period and go ahead 34-33 with five minutes left in the half. Another Blue Devil spurt gave Duke a 41-38 halftime Edge but Davidson caught them again Midway through the second half. With the score tied at 63-63 and nine minutes remaining the Blue devils rattled off la unanswered Points to break the game open and went on to outscore Davidson 16-1 Over a four minute Span to put the contest Well out of the wildcats reach. Leading the charge were Kevin Billerman. Bob Fleisher and Chris Redding who scored la of his game High 26 Points in the final ten minutes. Quot reddings play tonight was outstanding Quot said Mcgeachy Quot i am personally very Happy to see him score his 1,000th Point at Duke and for that we have Given him the game but the game May have done More than that for Redding who has had his problems of late. The 6-8 senior Forward was Able to move inside and shot with the authority he has lacked at times this season and along with use Blue devils on 5c Duke if Oft Reft. Of to Fly sow. 4 7 i i i 4 i Mode. 3-7 1-1 4 4 7 its Quot n m j ? it u i 5? a in Tow a a i o 0 o 7 4 suit. Look o 0 5 fro. 0-0 0-0 0 j ? 0-0 0 0 0 of of o o o totals. Tom 27 t7 37 17 7 Davidson 1771 a Crft Rel. Of to d in 4-j4 7 4 i. Sorr Cuttno. Min 4 3 i4-7 of i a 4 5 7 3 to to aft a. 4-7 i i 5 Prebook m 0-0 4 Cooner. Jul i ? Rev. A a 0-0 0 i Verlo. A c 0 Lowry. A _0 a 0 Jim a totals it Iko to tit Duka i Del Vidtor 31 Anco dont s Kip. _ officials Prim and Pomo. Frankly this was a game Maryland expected no was required to win to keep its Hopes alive during regular season play. The terms were a four Point favorite. All Thompson did was hit 12 of 15 shots the second half to snatch the Triumph for his club making the Wolf pack winners of 23 straight league games Over two years and 41 wins in its last 42 games had it not been for a couple of spills. Thompson might have More than duplicated his 41 Points against Maryland in their meeting a couple of weeks ago. State coach Norm Sloan explained. Quot David took a bad fall in the first half and was bruised in the Back. It will take several hours before the pain sets in because he can keep playing when he shot the circulation and body heat keeping the injury from bothering the performance Quot it took him a while to get going in the second half. Flus Maryland put a lot of fresh people on As soon As he said that though. Sloan confessed he dido t watch for which opponent was guarding which of his players. For the record. Maryland tried Len Elmore and Tom Mcmillen. Just so practically everybody on the Terrapin team can say they have had a crack at the Shelby Junior. No matter As Thompson did a variety of standing jumpers driving layups and attempted a near stuff that got him slammed to the floor late in the game living with pain after a Victory is like taking a Needle before an operation it helps Deaden what is going to happen in a Little while. Quot in the second half i was Able to get off my jumper Mort because i had More room to Thompson explained to those clustered around. Quot but. Yet it was pretty rough especially around the boards and especially in the first half. Quot but we came up Here wanting this game pretty bad. To beat the two top contenders on their Home court. Carolina was the other last week is Thompson was t the Only player on the floor however. Backcourt duo Moe Rivers and Monte Towe each pitched in 16 Points and Tommy Burleson playing less than full strength because he had been sick in the afternoon had 13 rebounds. It was Towe who sewed up the game with two free throws with three seconds remaining. That made it 84-60. Then for Good measure he stole the inbound pass and threw up another of his Long Range shots that swished at the Horn. Why the last shot when the game was Over Quot i just shot it Quot Towe answered Quot you Don t shoot by thinking you shoot by Only moments before the breaking Point. State had led by two Points at 80-78. Thompson s drive for his final Points of the game increased the Lead to four with less than a minute to go and state continued to stall As it had done since the five minute Mark. Mcmillen. Who led Maryland with 28 Points and 1 rebounds got hts last Points on a tap with six seconds left. Maryland called time and then fouled on the inbound play hoping state would miss and give the terms a Chance to tie. When towers first free throw went in Mcmillen slammed his hand in the air. The decision had been made Maryland appeared to be rolling with nine minutes left As it enjoyed a 67-59 Lead on Mcmilleni a and John Lucas a jump shots. Thompson s jumper broke a six Point Terpsy scoring Jaunt. Rivers followed with a three Point play on the fast break to put things Back in perspective. Quot this win. Along with the one Over Carolina gives us a big shot be Wolf pack on 6c state i How it happened Fot jute a v a. Nutt. 0 f by non. 5 to River. 7-7 j Tim. Of so to. I i mow of. F. It so of Rcd. It. J Anst ii. C 0 it Reft. Of to ? a a ? 0 6 i j it j i to totals .35-70 us 3ft 17 m Maryland i Foft in. Of to Mcm in 14-ts Lou 4 2ft re. 3 j 1-3 a 4 7 Ewe. I 0 i la 4 Lute it .0 Jas j 5 to. T 7 j s j ? 14 b Fawn. V 4 c o j 4 4 Mon. L it it it o 0 o totals. 37-7 suit. Met i end. At of once u.s30 orc jail Mot. Howell. 4-14 44 to so 14 59�?44 is Cox who has been in charge of course maintenance at the municipal course since August has done a remarkable Job in whipping the old layout into Good shape. Along with his work Crew Cox is constantly Busy repairing improving or reworking some area of the course. And the result is that Blair Park is in its Best shape in Many years. A what was my first impression when i came Over Here a he responded to a question. A you really want to know a a it was like moving from heaven to hell a he grinned. Cox who had been working part time at Willow Creek during Summers and on Lizard of Blair weekends for five years did no to have to tour the course for Long to see the Many problems. A when i got Here there was no grass to speak of on holes i 7, 9, to and 18, and there was grass everywhere it be. On a couple of tees the grass was More than six inches High a he recalled. Notice we have taken further reductions this week. In everything from our january clearance Sale has just been marked Down to half Price 1-31e-4

Search all High Point, North Carolina newspaper archives

Explore other publications from High Point, North Carolina

All newspaper archives for January 31, 1974

Browse