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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Sloan s words were prophetic bandaged David Thompson cheers Wolf pack on to Victory coach Norman Sloan looks after injured superstar Urcla had Eye on . State by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Raleigh a Frank Arnold was seated inconspicuously beneath the Basket on . States end of the court for the finals of saturdays Eastern regional. Sandwiched in Between a couple of newspaper reporters he could easily have been taken for another member of press Row. Except for one thing. The name card on his Niche identified him As a Urcla scout. Arnold was Busy scribbling notes throughout states 100-72 Victory Over Pittsburgh All of which Are being dutifully reported to Bruin coach John wooden right now. A this is the Only time in be seen state play since we met in december a Arnold noted a and they re a great team no question about it. They have great guards great rebounding and great shooting. What else is there a Arnold a Bruin aide for three years since leaving Denny crumbs Louisville staff does no to see saturdays match in the Mcaa finals at Greensboro As boiling Down to one major confrontation As Walton Burleson or Wilkes Thompson. A i Don t think it will turn out that Way a he explained a because we have More than Bill Walton and state has More than David Thompson or Tom Burleson. It la be a team Arnold confident that the Bruins will be ready to play in this Outing added a a there a one thing different about our meeting this Outing added a there s one thing different about our meeting this time and that a the fact that both teams have to win. Of course another thing is that we won t be playing on a Neutral court but we very Seldom play before a Neutral crowd when we re on the Urcla which Defeated the Wolf pack 84-66 in their first meeting has lost three games since then and was pressed into triple overtime in the Western regional opener. There have been accusations notably from wooden himself that this years Bruin team lacks a a killer a perhaps that a been True at times this year a Arnold conceded. A perhaps there a a tendency to let up after getting an opponent Down but remember this Urcla has always had the a killer instinct for the big games. A the Only time this season that Hasni to been True was the Maryland game when everyone on the team had a poor game. But Maryland had a lot to do with whether or not the perennial Champion Bruins will be unseated this year is still a matter of speculation but Arnold pointed out that Urcla Talent is waiting in the wings for next year. A of course Bill Walton is a once in a lifetime player and ifs going to be impossible to replace someone like him a he said a but we have an exceptionally talented freshman class this year. We gave five Grants in Aid to that class which is an unusually High number. In fact the Only other years we be Given that Many were to the Alcindor and Walton classes. A there s no one dominant player among the freshmen like a Walton or Alcindor but Overall it May be the Best class we be Ever Fisk Smith squabble flares up once again a wire photo by the associated press the continuing Saga of Reggie Smith and Carlton Fisk a former teammates now gone separate ways to their Mutual satisfaction a seems to have a Way of sneaking from the locker room to the Diamond. The stage was set for the Saga s latest act by a game Between the Boston red sox Smiths former team and his new team the St. Louis cardinals. Smith took a few pot shots at Fisk before the game calling the Boston Catcher a a a crybaby and a backstabber a then took another shot at Pitcher Diego Segui in the ninth inning sending Seguin a first pitch out of the Park and helping the cards to a 4-3 exhibition Victory Over the red sox. Meanwhile Fisk took a shot of his own in the fifth inning. It was a foul tip off the Bat of Joe Torre that caught the All Star Catcher in the Groin and probably will sideline him for two or three Days. Smiths Homer tied the game at 3-3, and then Ken Reitz singled in the winning score with two out. In other exhibition games the other half of the Boston club beat Philadelphia 10-7, los Angeles squashed the new York mets 9-2, Minnesota beat Houston 9-5, Cincinnati blanked Atlanta 7-0, Baltimore Defeated Pitts Burgh 7-3, the Chicago White sox got by Kansas City 8-5, the Chicago cubs beat Oakland 6-2, san Francisco Defeated California 8-2, Montreal blasted Texas 5-1, Cleveland downed Milwaukee 3-1, and the Yankees pummelled Detroit 5-1. A a in a glad to get away from a crybaby like Fisk Quot Smith said. He said since the 1973 Campaign a a in be Only seen his picture in the paper and read All that stuff he a been saying behind my Back. He did no to have the nerve to say it to my Fisk retaliated by calling Smith a a troublemaker a but would not discuss the situation further keeping his distance from Smith during the game. Neither exchanged words. Steve Carlton was tagged for six runs in three innings and outfielder Bernie Carbo got four singles and drove in three runs to Lead the other half of the Boston contingent Rick Wise got the Victory by holding Philadelphia scoreless for five innings. Ron Cey who has six Bis in his past two games had a Homer and a single in los Angeles rendering of the new York mets. Dave Lopes stole three bases for the dodgers. Meanwhile the dodgers announced that third baseman Ken Mcmullen had left the club to join his Wile Bobbie who is seriously ill and being hospitalized in California. Mrs. Mcmullen underwent surgery last May for cancer. Raleigh . Apr last fall when basketball practice began Norman Sloan coach of the North Carolina state Wolf pack had this to say of his superstar David Thompson a David is a tremendous leaper i fear for him sometime. There a no problem with the takeoffs but there could be with the landings he gets up so the remark was delivered in Semi serious manner. Last saturday afternoon it came Back to haunt Sloan when the 6-foot-4 Junior recently named to the All american team for a second year soared into the air High above the Reynolds coliseum court in the Eastern regional finals of the Mcaa tournament against Pittsburgh. At the time . State the nations no. I team led 13th-ranked Pitt 24-19 and the underdog panthers were very much in the game with 10 17 of the first half remaining. After Thompson who had eight Points missed a Freeth rown Pitt hustled Dow court shot and missed. State s Phil Spence jumped High to Block a Pitt shot but missed. Thompson then soared into the action leaping Over the rim in an Effort to get the Ball. He came Down on Spence s shoulder flipped through the air and crashed to the floor his head striking the boards. He Lay motionless unconscious for some four minutes. The furious action continued Long enough for Pitt to score again and Cut the Wolf pack Lead to three Points before time was called. Thompson was lifted tenderly to a Stretcher and carried from the coliseum while Sloan and his teammates watched in anguish and the once roaring crowd of 12,400 looked on in breathless silence. When play resumed Pitt scored again slicing the Lead to one Point. Then state recovered from the Shock sufficiently to score to unanswered Points in Little More than two minutes and steamed through to a 100-72 Victory. Thompson his head bandaged returned to watch the closing minutes. It was the 26th straight panthers set for track the Good health of its members May be the key to High Point colleges track Success this season. An injury to one or two important men would dim the prospects of a promising season according to coach Bob Davidson. Only 15 players Are on the squad. There Are several outstanding performers among that group Davidson believes and they will be in action the first time tuesday afternoon when pc opens the season against West Virginia Wesleyan at the Andrews High track. Last seasons top scorer Junior Bob Hagelgans returns to Lead the team. Hagelgans is Carolinas conference Champ in the High hurdles and triple jump and is also outstanding in the Long jump and 440-Yard hurdles. He anchors the 440 relay runs the 100-Yard dash see panthers on 4b toe Mas Point Enterprise sports monday March 18,1974page 3b Victory of a 28-1 season and 28th in a Row on its Home court for Sloan steam which was 27-0 a year ago but ineligible for Mcaa play because of probation due to recruiting irregularities. In two seasons the record is 55-1, the Only loss coming three months ago to defending National Champion Urcla at St. Louis 84-66. The Wolf pack had led at the half 33-32, but a 19-2 Urcla spurt after the return of Bill Walton wiped out state. Walton sat out Over half the game with four personals. Now they meet again next saturday afternoon at 3 10 Edt in the National semifinals at Greensboro ., following a game Between Kansas and Marquette. The title game will be played next monday night. Thompsons injury required 15 stitches. A rays revealed no major injury and the team physicians drs. A. E. Harer and James h. Hanley jr., said he could rejoin the team after he was patched up. Manley said this decision was his and Hareras although Thompson a was More than willing a to return to Reynolds coliseum. Hanley said his feeling was that because a Large Televik us Indiana top losers St. Louis a tall Southern Cal takes on Indiana a hoosiers for a basketball title nobody seems to want tonight. And if the coach of 15th-ranked us is any kind of prognosticator the scrap May be anything but artistic in finals of the first collegiate commissioners association tourney. Us a Goliath warding off a smaller David needed an overtime to Edge Bradley 76-73 in semifinals of the meet sunday. Also hard pressed to win and unspectacular to the consternation of its coach was loth ranked Indiana which squeezed past Toledo 73-72 in overtime. A if we play the Way we did the last 15 minutes and they play the Way we did it could be a real mess a predicted Uscz a coach. Bob Boyd. Us 24-4, was instigator of most of the wild antics Sun Day while playing in streaks to subdue Bradley. Hard working guard Dan Anderson scored 25 Points and drove the trojans to a 57-40 Lead at 9 22 of the second half Only to have the Pac-8 team s offence disintegrate. Bradley sent the test into overtime locked at 63-63, then Anderson and Rangy Sophomore Bob Trowbridge combined for nine Points to ease us away. Indiana 22-5, burst on top cold shooting Toledo by 11-2 after seven minutes but never again had it so simple. Toledo 19-9, manufactured a 39-33 Lead at three minutes of the second half and knotted regulation play at uses on Larry coleus jump shot. Tom Abernathy s jumper put Indiana on top in overtime then 6-foot-10 Kent Benson snapped a 71-71 deadlock with a rebound shot. Sion audience was watching the game and saw the mishap the Home viewers a were vitally interested in his condition and it would be Best for them to see him Thompson sat next to Sloan for the last seven minutes then was hoisted to his teammates shoulders to Cut the nets in Triumph. He visited with them briefly in the dressing room and returned to Rex Hospital to spend the night As a precautionary measure. He was discharged about noon sunday still bandaged but said he Felt a a Fine and returned to his Down on the Campus. The team will rest until practice resumes tuesday. Or. Harer said he expected no a delayed after effects and added that Thompsons condition was a entirely satisfactory and he should be ready to practice and face Urcla saturday. In Thompson s absence 7-foot-4 Center Tommy Burleson fired up the Wolf pack attack. He scored la Points in the last nine minutes of the first half for a total of 16 at the intermission and wound up with a game High 26, in addition to 12 rebounds. He played with a slightly sprained left ankle suffered in the first half. The backcourt duo of 5-foot-7 Monte Towe and to Rivers also performed brilliantly. Towe hit 19 Points and had six assists while Rivers added 17 Points 15 in the last half. The pair gave Pitt Many problems with their bal handling and thefts. Phil Spence came up with to Points and 14 rebounds in a key role As a non starter. Pitt now 25-4, was led by Bill knights 19 Points and to rebounds. The panthers shot 40.6 per cent slumping to 32.5 in the last half against states Over All 44. Providence ranked fifth finished its season at 28-4 with a 95-83 Victory Over Furman 22-9, to Clinch third place. Seniors Marvin Barnes and Kevin Stacom each scored 18 Points for the winning friars and Barnes the nations rebound Leader snared 21. Clyde Hayes led Furman with 20 Points 16 in the last half. Pc wins As Suter fans 13 pitching is supposed to be ahead of hitting around this time of the year and for High Point College that is holding True. The panthers picked up their third straight win of the season sunday afternoon with a 3-2 Victory Over Virginia tech behind the three hit pitching of right hander Burke Suter. The panthers were rained out of their scheduled game with the gobblers on saturday. This afternoon they begin a three Day set with Otterbein at 3 of clock on the College Field. Then High Point returns a visit to . State on Friday. High Point managed just four hits but two runs scored in the first inning and another in the fifth were enough. Tech scored single runs in the third and fourth against Suter. Tech made a pair of errors to one for High Point. Suter turned in a Complete game for High Point and struck out 13 in the process. That gives coach Chuck Hartman a Mound Force two Complete games in the last two played. Roger Ausley stopped Lynchburg in the last game played. Hartman should be Able to get a Good look at some of his other younger pitchers during this three game series the Only sour note on that is freshman Butch Dabbs has been bothered with Arm and shoulder trouble and it is doubtful if he will be of much help to the panthers this season. Hartman said he would have to wait until the year progresses to find out if the former american legion Star will be Able to continue his College career. A too 000 -2 3 2 High Point.200 010 00k �?3 4 i Arrington and Shrieves Suter and Sharp we Suter la Arrington hrs porn Ash a Volkswagen of America inc. Hiller up. V Cole enjoying Shorter races Bristol Tenn apr whether or not there really is a Gas shortage Veteran Stock car Driver Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville s.c., has found some Consolation in the fact one supposedly exists. A i like this race at 450 laps a Yarborough said sunday after piloting his 1974 Chevrolet to a one Lap Victory in the National association for Stock car Auto racing s 450-Lap Southeastern 500 grand National at Bristol International Speedway. A i did no to get As tired today and of course the cold weather eliminated any heat problems a said Yarborough who with 29 other Drivers started the race a Cut by 50 laps because of the Energy crisis a in a heavy Damp Snow that soon disappeared. It was the second straight Victory in the Southeastern 500 for Yarborough who averaged 94.016 Miles per hour for the 239 Miles on the High banked half mile Bristol Oval in beating out four other Chevrolet Drivers. Meanwhile Mike Mosley posted his first Victory since he won in 1971 at Trenton n. J., when he finished half a length in front of California 500 Winner Bobby Unser in the . Auto club Phoenix 150 at Phoenix ariz., and in brands Hatch England Jacky Lex of Belgium won Europe s first formula i race of the year taking the Lead five laps from the finish to beat out Niki Lauda of Austria who had been in front most of the Way in the rain. Yarborough took the Lead for Good at Bristol on the 191st Lap after he and four other Drivers had swapped the front running spot to that Point. He finished a Lap in front of Bobby Isaac of Catawba n. C., and two laps ahead of Benny Parsons of Ellerbe n. When you filler up with people it s hard to separate cars and How Many cars can you think of that hold nine people comfortably and still get terrific beat the mileage of the 1974 Volkswagen bus. The reason nine people in one car can go considerably mileage easily farther on a gallon of Gas than nine people in we can Only think of one. Gilstrap inc. 2307 North main Street High Point Auto i co him

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