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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Benny Phillips Rockingham a a Little old lady in Straw hat and Tennis shoes operating a Small general store near Southern Pines with a gasoline pump out front declares a yes sire eee what Gas in that pump goes to people i know and especially not to any of that crowd coming to these parts connected with that race Down yonder on Highway on Down Highway i however a service station Banner Ripples in the Breeze and in big letters it reads a Welcome grand National Drivers mechanics and race the was pumping Gas and filling tanks to anyone who stopped Friday. With the crisis at hand there is mixed emotions about racing and the amount of fuel used in these rubber footed Gas eating monsters. For the most part the general Public a race fan and non racing fan a is not impressed with a scary a decision to Cut 50 Miles off All major races. Not that much fuel is saved and the Public Isnit being fooled. But then on the other hand racing has made a step Forward toward saving and so far other sports such As basketball baseball and football have paid no attention to the crisis. Like for example pro basketball teams Are still travelling from coast to coast for their games. So there s the Little old lady Type and there s the Friendly Cap wearing service Center Type. In some ways it seems the Little of lady Type is also the Type who before the crisis was declaring twice a year to mothers that they should hide their daughters a because next week that two listed Likker drinking women chasm racing crowd is coming to meanwhile most of the talk around racing centers arc on the crisis. Officials Here at North Carolina motor Speedway where sundays Carolina 450 will be run Are concerned with attendance. A your ticket sales Are off but we re hoping to have a race Day Rush at the window like Daytona had a said one spokesman. A with the emergency allocation plus the Normal first of the month allocation we re hoping that fans will have no problem getting fuel to get Here and return Home on. A a we re figuring on much of our attendance being folks who can drive Here and return Home on one tank of fuel like from the triad area the Raleigh Durham area the Charlotte area and the Columbia As far As Drivers most came with a full tax in their race cars to be used for practice. Each Crew is allocated Only 30 Gallons for practice and qualifying. And the crisis is not without humor. Lots of stories Are making the rounds but Bill Brodrick of Union Oil company tells the Best one so far. It happened on the West coast of Florida at one of the Union stations according to Brodrick. Me station had gasoline but was closed. Two Guys broke into the station at night Cut on the lights and pumps and began Selling gasoline. A line formed and they pumped like mad collecting everybody a Money. Finally they closed for fear the Law might be getting Wise to the situation. They counted their Money and started to leave the station when along came a couple More Guys with guns and held them up taking All the Money. Acc pairings still at stake by the associated press the streaking but clothed North Carolina state basketball team tries to wrap up an unprecedented second straight unbeaten Atlantic coast conference regular season tonight at Wake Forest. Before that happens a regionally televised doubleheader this afternoon May help determine the pairings for the first round of the championship tour a a in e n t starting thursday afternoon at the Greensboro ., coliseum. The Winner goes into the Mcaa Eastern regional at Raleigh March 14 and 16. Duke at North Carolina is Central 2nd in 4a meet Greensboro Central swimmers finished second in the Central 4-a conference swim meet Friday totalling 82 Points to Trail Greensboro Grimsley with 91. Leading the Post getters for the Bison were Dick cot tam who totalled 15v Points finishing first in the 200 freestyle second in the too freestyle and first As a member of the 400 freestyle relay Alan Post with 13mi Points finishing first in the too breaststroke third in the 200 individual Medley and second As a member of the 200 Medley relay team and Walker Lee who totalled 12v Points with a first in the 50 freestyle a fourth in diving and a second As a member of the 200 Medley relay team. Other members of the 400 free relay team that finished first were Chip Tinsley Buz Waller and Kevin Creede. Lascar s goof gives Cole break what a a Little Shade Between old racing buddies Cale Yarborough provides screen for Joe Frasson a wire photos the Mon Point enter pms sports saturday March 2, 1974section b South Johnston faces Williamston in finals there were a couple of things missing at Friday night s Williamston be Haven girls Semi final game. Fran Hardison Contact Lens disappeared in the first Quarter forcing the Williamston Captain to Don glasses. The be Haven offence so potent thursday night against Ragsdale never made an appearance the Contact Lens was spotted at halftime by an Eagle eyed Spectator but the bulldogs never did find their shooting touch and were downed by the potent Tiger attack 55-27. In the opening contest. South Johnston Rode the scoring of Genia Beasley and Wanda Watkins to a 62-56 Over defending state Champion East Lincoln. The trojans will face Williamston in tonight s 8 p m. Final while be Haven and East Lincoln Square off in the 6 30 Consolation game. Williamston ran off an 8-1 Edge before be Haven managed its first Field goal and the tigers never let up they held a 29-17 halftime Edge As Hardison and Sissy Taylor led the offence then came out after intermission and ran off 14 unanswered Points to put the game away. Bet Brandon led this surge with to of those first 14 Points. Brandon and Taylor finished with 14 each to take the game scoring honors while Hardison followed with la and Nancy Williams added to to the balanced Tiger attack. Lenora Berryman who had hit 29 in the be Haven win Over Ragsdale was held to 12 Points. South Johnston also took an Early Lead but had to fight off a Strong second half Effort by East Lincoln. Beasley hit 15 of her 21 Points in the first half with several of those buckets coming off rebounds she was virtually shut off in the second half however As the Mustang zone heard on top in citric open the first game at i p m. And Virginia at Maryland at 3 of clock were the televised offerings. Clemson 13-11, its most victories in seven seasons winds up with a night game at Independent Georgia tech. A 20-game loser . State Winner of 21 in a Row is 23-1 for the year and to in the acc. The Wolf pack 270 last season has beaten acc rivals a record 29 in a Row since losing two years ago to Duke in the first round of the tournament. State is no. I nationally. North Carolina no. 4 in the nation and no. 5 Maryland share second place at 8-3 and each is 20-4 Overall. Maryland has won its last eight. Virginia is along in fourth at 4-7, followed by Wake Forest at 3-8, Clemson at 3-9 and Duke at 2-9. N c. State has clinched a first round Bye in the Greensboro tournament but pairings for the three other games Are very much in doubt. The no. 2 finisher plays no. 7 and no. 3 meets no. 6 in afternoon games thursday with 4 and 5 playing that night. In the event of regular season ties for position Between two teams acc rules stipulate that if one has swept their two game series it will get the higher position for the tourney draw. If they split the Home and Home play a draw will be held to break the tie should three or More teams tie for a position a draw is automatic. Thus if North Carolina and Maryland both win or both lose today to remain tied a draw at la . Sunday at the acc Greensboro office will be needed. Orlando Fla. A Jerry heard has abandoned a year Long search for perfection in professional Golf and has made a decision to a go with what in be and that was Good enough to give the youngster from Visalia Calif a one stroke Lead Over Jim Colbert Friday after two rounds of the $150,000 Citrus open. Heard had a second round 68 in the mild sunny weather that bathed the 6,929-Yard Rio Pinar country club course and his 135 total was nine under Par Colbert a former Kansas state football player despite his relatively Small size also had a 68, his second consecutive round at that score and a 136 total. Arnold Palmer however experienced trouble with his Driver and dropped Back. He hit Only Sven of 18 fairways bogeyed the last Hole for a 73 and went from one stroke off the Pace to six behind at 141. Leonard Thompson a Winner last week at fort Lauderdale and Lanny Wadkins were one stroke redskins Ink Joe Theismann to 3-year pact Washington a Joe Theismann the former notre Dame Star who went North to Canada instead of the sunny climes of Miami has come to nations capital and apparently will be the Washington redskins quarterback of the future. With special permission from both the Canadian and National football leagues the redskins have signed Theismann to a three year contract for an undisclosed amount believed to be in the neighbourhood of $100,000. Behind Colbert at 137. Thompson got to within one stroke of the Lead at one time before he made a bogey on the last Hole for 69. Westchester advances to finals Greensboro Alex James and Billy Meacham sparked Westchester Academy to a 60-56 basketball Victory Over Greensboro Day Friday to boost the wildcats to the finals of the Piedmont athletic conference of Independent schools. After playing what coach Bill Stewart called one of the Best first halts of the season a 1�?~stchester fell victim of fouls and turnovers in the second half. James however began to score from inside and Meacham got hot from outside to turn Back the Greensboro rally James racked up 22 Points and collected 18 rebounds while Meacham accounted for 16 Points with his outside shooting. A i think we May have relaxed a Little in the second Stewart said. A a it a easy to get out of your offence once a team takes the momentum from you like that. But i was really satisfied with the end result. I was also pleased with the team the semifinal event was Westchester a 20th win of the season with Only three losses. Westchester will face Kernersville Wesleyan today at 4 p m. In the tourney finals. Greensboro a Roll 22-u Westchester it la 12 la to Greensboro St Morrsette it. Robinson it Ferguson 6, Anton i hems to Scott 4, Reid 2. Westchester to James to aae chem it Holbrook to East i cobia 2, Rankin 2, slant 3. Collapsed around the 6-0 South Center. Watkins then took up the scoring Slack hitting 14 of her game High 26 Points from Well outside the 20-foot Range. The trojans need nearly everyone of those Long jumpers to hold off the determined East squad. The Mustangs turned on a tenacious full court press that forced a string of Trojan turnovers and helped East Cut the South Edge to just three. 50-47 with under six minutes to go in the game. However the Mustangs then went cold from the floor and were outscored 8-2 Over the next two minutes. They were unable to come closer than five thereafter. Dorcas Johnson finished with 22 to Pace the Mustangs while Pat Johnson added to. East was Hurt in the first half and in the late minutes of the second half by their inefficiency at the foul line. They hit Only weight of 22 foul shots for the evening huh j it 17 14�?2 Eon Lincoln.7 it 20 is a South Johnston t2 Broiley 21. Do pro 9. Welkin 2t, Wood. P. Bid toe a adorn. J. Bid too. Smith. East Lincoln St Boroc 2. Good Ion 2. P Johnson to. D. Johnson 22. Borkor t. Holms t Pointer i wiil Totten .12 17 la in is Beethoven .7 to 3 7-27 Williamston is f. Mernon to Taylor 14. Scorpo 4. William to. Brandon 14. A Herd non Culipher 2. Brown Wynne. Bell. Tyre be Haven 27 Berryman 12. Mosley 2. Comoros 2. Bult t. Cosh 3, Scivon 2, Collins Cochran j. C. Smith Norfolk St. In finals Greensboro n. C. Apr Norfolk state and Johnson c. Smith top seeded in their respective North and South divisions and getting top scoring efforts from Roosevelt Mitchell and George Cooper battled their Way into the finals of the Central intercollegiate athletic conference basketball tournament with victories Friday night. J. C. Smith downed Virginia state 97-93, in overtime and Norfolk state followed with an 86-77 Victory Over Virginia Union Cooper scored 21 Points in the j. C. Smith Victory while Sylvester Robinson led Virginia state with 20. By Benny Phillips associate sports editor Rockingham Nas car goofed so to make up for it Cale Yarborough was Given a second Chance to qualify and he took advantage of it. It earned him pole position for sunday s Carolina 450 Here at North Carolina motor Speedway at Rockingham and it bumped Richard Petty from the inside spot to the outside front Row. Yarborough s time was recorded at 134.868 Miles per hour. Petty a time was 134.789. Here is what happened Petty had turned in the fastest time and Yarborough went out to qualify and was fifth fastest on one of his two laps. Lascar however failed to get a True Reading on the clock on one of his laps. Vance to play in finals by the associated press unbeaten Vance High of Henderson tries for its 25th Victory and the state 4-a basketball championship against seventy first High of Fayetteville tonight. Vance Defeated Greensboro Page 51-45 in the first semifinals game on the Grimsley High school court in Greensboro Friday night. John Brown had 18 Points and Preston Powers 16 to Lead Vance. In the semifinals seventy first Defeated Rocky mount 8461. Seventy first came within four Points of equalling the single game scoring Mark. Free throw shooting late in the game proved the difference in both 3-a semifinals games at Durham. Travis Woods hit a pair to lift Ayden Grifton past Oxford Webb. 45-44. In the second game Lacca Browell hit one after time had run out in the third overtime to carry unbeaten West Brunswick to a 53-52 Victory Over Washington. Fairmont and High scoring Elm City will meet for the 2-a championship at Winston Salem Mike Mccormick had 20 Points and Rod Griffin 18 to Lead Fairmont to a 67-62 Victory Over Fuquay Varina in one semifinals. Mike Cherry s 36 Points helped Elm City beat Scotland neck 102-86. The 1-a titlist will be Rosewood of Maxton. In the Semi finals at Garner near Raleigh. Rosewood rallied for a 71-66 Victory Over Belhaven despite Larry Simpson s 24 Points for the losers James Reid had 16 for Rosewood. Linwood Graham scored 24 Points to Lead Maxton to a 71-62 Victory Over Wentworth. Pc netters play finals buies Creek High Point College holds a sizable Lead going into today s finals of the Campbell invitational Tennis tournament. The panthers have 42 Points to St. Andrews 26. Pembroke has 20, Atlantic Christian 19, Campbell 16 and unc Wilmington 0. All pc singles players Advance into the finals of the flighted tournament. All doubles teams Are in the semifinals. High Point did not lose a set and beat Atlantic Christian four times without a in. Singles winners were Peter Ranney Bill Asheley Hector Villarroel Kim Dillard Robert Goode and Mike Casey. Yarborough returned to the pits a few adjustments were made on the car while Lascar officials and Junior Johnson crewmen discussed the matter finally Yarborough was permitted to run that one Lap Over. This time he was faster a fast enough in fact to earn the pole. Petty did no to seem to mind a great Deal. A it s really not that much to get excited about a he said. A Law i could say something but i won t. Now if there was a great Deal of Money involved Well it would be a horse of a different color. But Here they done to pay much for winning the pole anyway and besides Cale has been faster than we have All Day. We just adjusted to a track situation before we qualified and picked up a Little Speed. A the first time out Caless Crew had not adjusted and he realized what was going on. So when he came in the car was adjusted while Lascar and Junior were discussing what should and should not be Yarborough had Little to say. A what am i suppose to say a he smiled a that i Wilt Back no help to q s by the associated press Wilt Chamberlain is alive and coaching in the american basketball association mysteriously missing for two games the big fellow finally made an appearance Friday night a but the san Diego conquistadors apparently weren to inspired by his return the qts who won two games during his controversial absence absorbed a 13-119 beating from the new York nets. A i done to understand ail this concern a said Chamberlain after the game. A we got enough problems to worry about in this country without everyone asking wheres Wilt Wilt is where he a supposed to be a Wilt was t where he was supposed to be before Friday night though Chamberlain missed games with Virginia and Carolina and there were reports that team officials were baffled by his absence. Meeting with reporters after Friday nights game. Chamberlain insisted he was taking care of club business and team owner or. Leonard Bloom knew about it. A those who were supposed to know knew a said Chamberlain succinctly. In the other Aba games Friday night the Memphis Tams smashed the Virginia Squires 108-95 and the Kentucky colonels downed the san Antonio spurs 108-93. Billy Schaeffer came off the Bench and scored 12 Points in the second period to Lead the nets Over chamberlains qts. Schaeffers scoring burst helped the nets move from a 31-29 first Quarter Lead to 71-60 at the end of the half. New York broke it open by scoring the first to Points of the second half. Tams 108, Squires 95 Wil Jones and Glen Combs scored 18 Points each leading Memphis Over Virginia. The Tams broke it open with a hot third Quarter that pulled them from a 53-49 Lead at the half to 86-67. Colonels 108, spurs 93 Artis Gilmore grabbed 29 rebounds and scored 28 Points to Pace Kentucky Over san Antonio. Did no to want a second starting on the second Row will be Charlie Glotzbach and David Pearson. On the third Row Bobby Allison and Hershel Mcgriff on the fourth Row Donnie Allison and Lennie Pond on the fifth Row Darrell Waltrip and Benny Parsons followed by George Follmer Bob Burcham Coo Coo Marlin Dave Marcis Joe Mihalic Walter Ballard. Dick Brooks Cecil Gordon James Hylton and j. D. Mcduffie. Glotzbach who was bumped off the front Row when Yarborough got a second Chance said other than the pole it did t matter a great Deal to him a i wanted to Start on pole but i was already beat by Petty so it did no to matter. This Way Iti have somebody to Glotzbach and car owner floss Ellington May be headed for a split id the next few weeks. They Arentt getting along Well enough to be a team. David Pearson settled for fourth place a somewhat unusual starting Slot for the Wood Brothers Mercury. A the car in t right As far As handling a said Pearson a if i just crack the steering in the first turn the car comes clean Down to the apron. It is the same car we had at Daytona and it Wasny to right there either. The Coil Springs Are a new Ball game for the Wood Brothers but they la keep at it until All is worked out a said Pearson. Twenty More positions Are open for qualifiers today and the 40-car Field will be filled the 443 Lap race begins at 12 noon sunday. Or nips top seed Elon Lexington no. Apr top seeded Elon has been eliminated from the Carolinas conference basketball tournament because officials ruled that a Basket which would have tied its semifinals game with Lenoir Rhyne came after the Buzzer. Fourth seeded Lenoir Rhyne which upset Elon 73-71 Friday night will play third seeded Mars Hill for the championship tonight. Mars Hill won its semifinals game 75-68 from Atlantic Christian. There will be no Consolation game. Mars Hill got a 31-Point performance from Neil Bridges. Atlantic Christian seventh seeded. Had eliminated second seeded Guilford the night before. Hal White with 27 Points led Lenoir Rhyne to Victory Over Elon. The Lenoir Rhyne bears led 41-38 at halftime and built their margin to 13 Points in the second half. Elon led by Diffy Ross who scored 19 Points in the game pulled even at 57-57 with 8 05 remaining the score was tied again at 61 with 6 33 left but Harry Shelton a Field goal at 6 14 put Lenoir Rhyne ahead to stay. A jump Ball was called under the Elon Basket with one second remaining and the score 7371. Ross got the Ball and popped it in but officials ruled the Buzzer had beat him. Atlantic Christian and Mars Hill swapped streaks. With 13 minutes left to play and Mars Hill leading by to Points the Atlantic Christian bulldogs scored nine straight Points. Then the Mars Hill Lions came Back with to straight Points and eased Home. So tourney super Richmond a. Apr the word a a super got bandied about quite a bit but Furman s Joe Williams probably will Settle for just an average performance by Clyde Mayes and Fessor a a Moose Leonard As his paladins defend their Southern conference basketball title tonight. The top seeded paladins 20-7, take on Richmond s upstart spiders 16-11, for the championship and the conference s berth in the Mcaa playoffs March 9 at Philadelphia a palestra against South Carolina. Both finalists had to come from behind Friday night the paladins subduing William and Mary a a ranked indians 70-55 and the second seeded spiders soundly trouncing Davidson a third ranked wildcats 86-68. A it was a super super super super Effort by every one of my basketball players a said an elated Lewis Mills after Richmond ran off 14 straight Points Over a 4 29 Span in the second half to turn a 42-35 deficit into a 49-42 Lead Davidson never was Able to threaten. But Mills reserved some of his accolades for Aron Stewart who poured in a tournament High 38 Points 27 in the second half and to in a Row Over one three minute stretch. A Baron was just in heaven a said Mills of his 6-foot-5 senior who was conference player of the year last season. But Stewart Drew Only a few More raves than Sophomore Mike Arizin of William and Mary who almost single hand edly battled Furman before the 7-foot-1 Leonard and the 6-foot-9 Mayes both juniors and repeat All Southern performers took their toll inside. A Arizin was just super a said William and Mary coach George Balanis. The Indian Star hit la of 20 from the floor and took All of William and Mary a 13 free throws hitting la for 37 Points. But the indians who twice held seven Point leads before intermission were undone by a 19-6 Furman Streak to open the second half to which Leonard and Mayes contributed eight Points each

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