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Wednesday, March 12,° '1969


Blues play patsy for Habs; Stars tie Bruins


By The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Yvan Cournoyerf
and Henri Richard scored early
power play goals, leading the
Montreal Canadiens to a 3-0 vic-
tory over the St. Louis Blues Tues-
day night in a National Hockey
League game.,
An alert Montreal defense eased
goalie Gump Worsley to his fifth
shutout of the season. It was the
14th straight time the Blues failed
to beat Montreal.
Cournoyer started the Canadiens,
on their way with a bouncing slap f
shot at 5:04 of the first period.g
Bobby Rousseau and J. C. Trem- I
blay set up Cournoyer's 40th goal 1
of the season. n
The ,Canadiens took advantage .
of the harried Blues' second pen- c
alty of th'e first period as Richard,
pulled the trigger. Jacques Lemaire a
By The Associated Press t
LOS ANGELES - Hope, once t
again springs eternal in the i
human breast, thanks to the u:
Southern California Trojans. TheyT
have proved that UCLA's basket- v
ball team is mortal after all. a
Where only five days ago the d
teams remaining -in the NCAA
postseason tournament were given f
little chance of dethroning pow- C
erful. UCLA, the much-beaten tc
Trojans made the once impossible
dream come true.
UCLA seeks its third. straight t
national title and probably will be
favored despite the loss to South- m
ern California. 1
USC, which is not even in the i t


The puck was bouncing around ston's Bobby Orr tied the record'
in St. Louis ice when Richard and for most points by a defenseman.
Savard worked it to Redmond. He Grant notched his 30th and
fired from 15 feet out and Hall 31st goals to eclipse Bernie Geof-
did a split across the goal mouth. frion's record of 30 with Montreal
But Redmon's soft shot slipped during the 1951-52 season.
under Hall's extended knee. Esposito registered his 67th and
ST. PAUL - MINNEAPOLIS - 68th assists on goals by Ron
Minnesota's Danny Grant and Murphy.
Boston's Phil Esposito set Na- The feat broke the record of
tional Hockey League season rec- 67 held by Montreal's Dickie
I l t i htasth t f htMoore and Chicago's Stan Mikita.

oru slast rn
to a 3-3 t
fired from the point but Blues' The No
goalie Glenn Hall blocked the shot. when defe
It bouced to Cournoyer who re- shot boun
ayed it to Richard at the goal Cullen at
mouth at 8i52. period.
Mickey Redmond put the Cana- Esposito
diens ahead 3-0 early in the second sists may
period on assists by Serge Savard games. Gr
and Richard. most goal
ournament, did it by upending aged 89.1 r
he Bruins 46-44 Saturday night of the sea.
n a colossal upset in the last reg- They hit
ular season game for both clubs, times and
The loss ended UCLA's 41-game lina 78-55
victory streak, its 85-game string game for t
at home and was only its second "I think
defeat in 90 games. of streaks
The other loss was a 71-69 de- John Woo
eat at the hands of the Houston up. We di
Cougars on Jan. 2, 1968 in Hous- did," he sa
on's Astrodome. Two yea
How did the Bruins react to Boyd triet
hat defeat? tactics tha
They went on to win their re- night,
maining 16 games, including a In that
11-69 thrashing of Houston in shot misse
he NCAA semifinals, and aver- regulation
tie .UCLA

agn asBtielueamsdeougdplayofga.
tie. Both included playoff games.

rth Stars earned a tie
enseman Bob McCord's
ced in the net off Ray
13:47 of the third
raised the all-time as-
k, including playoff
ant broke the record for
s by a rookie and Bos-

Esposito surpassed the regular}
season record of 62 Sunday night
against Los Angeles.
Murphy's second goal gave Bos-
ton a 3-2 edge late in the second
period after Grant had tied the
game on a deflection of Cullen's
slapshot earlier in the period.
Orr, who assisted on Murphy's

first goal, which had given Boston
a 1-0 edge, slid in a goal from
point-blank range to give the
Bruins a 2-1 first period lead.
The two points tied the record
of 59 points for a defenseman set
by Chicago's Pierre Pilote.
* * *
NEW YORK-Dave DeBusschre
' poured in 38 points-his high for
New York-as the Knickerbockers
blasted the Philadelphia 76ers
121-101 last night, tightening the
National Basketball Association's
Eastern Division race.
The victory moved the third-
place Knicks back within one game
of the 76ers and three of first-
place Baltimore, which was idle.
The 6 - foot - 6 DeBusschere,
whose previous high with the
Knicks was 26 points, also hauled
down 17 rebounds.
The Madison Square Garden
crowd of 19,177, which swelled
the Knicks' season home attend-
ance to 548,663-an NBA record-
saw the home club break open the
game in the second quarter.
Willis Reed, who scored 10
points in the opening period, put
in two quick field goals to give
the Knicks a 29-19 margin and:
ignite the burst. Then, in a four-
minute blitz, the Knicks outscored
Philadelphia 15-1 for a 45-23
lead. The 76ers never got closer
than 10 points.
Reed scored 23 and Bill Bradley
21 for the Knicks. Bill Cunning-
ham topped Philadelphia with 23.

points per game the iest
t 100 points or more six
demolished North Cat o-
in the season's final
the national title.
people make too muen
s,' said UCLA Coach
den. "We were not fired
in't play well and they
id, praising the Trojans.
rs ago USC Coach Bob
d the same slowdown
at beat UCLA Saturday
game, a Southern Cal
d at the buzzer ending
play and, from a 29-all
won 40-35 in overtime.
the style of play ex-
the Trojans surprised

The UCLA coach did
bright note in the defeat,
"I don't believe we've b
sharp and needed somethi
overtime against Californ
double overtime apparentl

see a
een real
ing. The
nia and
.y didn't

-Associated Press
BOSTON'S ALL-STAR DEFENSEMAN Bobby Or moves in on Minnesota goalie Cesare Maniago
en route to his nineteenth goal of the season which is one short of the .all time NHL record for
goals by a defenseman in one season. The tally equaled the single season record for total points by
a defenseman for the Bruin's "Boy Wonder."



Snder to lead Wildcats,
Czech icers smash U.S.
By The Associated Press .
* EVANSTON, Ill.-Brad Snyder, interim coach for the final
six games of the season, was named yesterday head basketball
coach at Northwestern University.
Snyder, 30, directed the Wildcats to a 4-2 Big Ten record and
lifted them from last to fifth place in the conference standings after
replacing Larry Glass, who resigned'Feb. 1.
The appointment was announced by Athletic Director Tippy Dye
who said: "This was a situation where a coach really won his job."
Snyder was given a one-year contract.
0 PRAGUE-Czechoslovakia trounced the United States 11-0
yesterday in an ice hockey match.
The UA. team arrived only 5% hours before the rhatch. It
played here as a warmup for the World Hockey Championships next
week in Stockholm. '
The American team, which arrived here on a round about flight
from Chicago to Toronto to Paris and Frankfurt, had no sleep for
26 hours.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-St. Louis Cardinals General Man-
ager Bing Devine said yesterday he received word from Julivan Javier
that the second basenian was ready to sign a contract for the original
terms offered.
Devine said Javier will fly to St. Petersburg tomorrow night and
is expected to sign Friday and begin practice that day.
Last Friday, Javier reversed a decision 'to sign a contract and
returned to his home in the Dominican Republic. He had reported
last Thursday night and had agreed to sign the next day. But Friday
morning he announced that he wasn't signing.
Javier was the last of the National League champions' holdouts.
* * * * -
i ORLANDO, Fla.-Dean Chance, right-hander pitcher, signed a
1969 contract with the Minnesota Twins yesterday, leaving only two
players still unsigned by the American League team.
Chance accepted the last offer from Twins President Calvin
Griffith, $55,000, a $5,000 cut from what he received last year, when
he 'was 16-16.
The only Twins not signed are pitcher Jim Kaat and Cesar To-
var, infielder-outfielder. Tovar has not arrived at the Twins' camp
from his native Venezuela but is not expected to be a holdout.
Southpaw Kaat, a frequent critic of club policies, is regarded as a
more serious holdout possibility.
* CLEARWATER, 'Fla.-Chris Short, a 19-game winner last
year, had his right knee in a cast as injuries continued to plague
the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.
Short is feared to have strained tendons, which could sideline
him past the opening of the regular baseball season next month.
" BALTIMORE-A federal bankruptcy referee approved yes-
terday the conditional sale of the Philadelphia Eagles football team
for $16,055,000 to Leonard H. Tose, a Norristown, Pa., trucking
Tose won the right to purchase the National Football League
team with a last-ditch, offer that topped by $5,000 a bid submitted
by Thomas D. McCloskey, a Philadelphia builder.

Asked if
} hibited by

him, Wooden answered, "The style
was what we expected but we were
surprised they executed as well as
they did."
Boyd said the Trojans had prac-
ticed the ball control game
through the season largely to use
late in games to protect leads.
"The players were well condi-
tioned to play that way and had
great confidence in that style of
a game."
While the loss probably will
serve to arouse the methodical
Bruins when they begin defense
of the NCAA title they have won
the last . two years, it also has
given all challengers the new idea
that UCLA can be beaten.
"It only proves UCLA is mortal,"
said Lou Carnesecca, coach of St.
John's, one of the teams that ad-
vanced to the regionals last Sat-
urday with a 72-63 victory over
"The loss could be a great
thing for UCLA because it now
takes the pressure of the long
winning streak off, or it could be
that the team is mentally and
physically tired. If that's the case,
they could be in for trouble."
USC, a crosstown rival which
pushed the Bruins into double
overtime Friday night before los-
ing 61-55, beat UCLA for the first
time in 18 games on Ernie Powell's
jump shot with seven seconds re-
Playing a slowdown game, the
Trojans, who lost 11 games this
season, took only 20 shots and hit
12 of them. But just as important,
they held giant 7-foot-1/2 All-
American Lew Alcindor to 10
points, largely on the play of 7-1
Ron Taylor.
Wooden was asked if he had
considered taking Alcindor out of
the Saturday night game to
change its tempo.
"I did think about that," Wood-
en replied, "but how we do in the
tournament depends on Alcindor."

do the job. Maybe this will."
Wooden appeared at the South-
ern California Basketball Writers
r luncheon Monday and was asked
if he has thought of a method to
attack the ball control game.
"Yes," he replied, "I have. And
I'm not going to tell you."
He did note that New Mexico
State under Coach Lou Henson
used ball control a year ago in the
regionals when it lost to the Bruins
58-49 at Albuquerque.
"They gave us trouble last year
and it's Henson's style of play,"
Wooden commented.
The two clubs meet in the open-
ing round of the Western regionals
of the NCAA tournament. Weber
and Santa Clara clash in the other
at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
EMU gains
in N ATA play
By The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY--A pair of free
throws by Harvey Marlatt gave
fifth-seeded Eastern Michigan an
, 87-85 victory over Georgetown,
Ky., in yesterday's first round ac-
tivity in the 32nd annual NAIA
basketball tournament.
Leading 85-84 with 24 seconds
left, Marlatt sank both shots on a
one-one situation. Stephen Moore
of Georgetown was fouled and
made it 87-85.
In earlier NAIA action Warren
Harshaw scored on a court-length
pass in the final second to give
Henderson, Ark., State a 78-76
victory over St. John's of Colleges-
ville, Minn.
In the opening game, Whittier
of California defeated Corpus
Christi, Tex., 77-66.
With the score tied 76-all, St.
John's went for the final shot.
Timothy Muller missed and Hen-,
derson recovered. The Arkansas
team called time with three sec-
onds remaining. Harshaw entered
the game for the first time, got
behind the St. John's defense and
grabbed Ron Dunning's pass for
the score. Danny Davis led Hen-,
derson with 24 points. Muller was
high for St. John's with 21.
Marlatt hit a pair of free throws
with 24 seconds remaining to ice
Eastern Michigan's victory. Mar-
latt had 32 points and Kenny
Davis of Georgetown 28.

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