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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SND

ising Sexton Keeps Class A Title

Bradley Whips Providence
In Finals of NIT Tourney

By The Associated Press
NSING-Lansing Sexton put
nother of its dazzling come-
shows last night and just
aged to retain its Class A
etball title with a 60-56 vic-
over Pontiac Central.
e Big Reds, trailing early by
ints, fought back and weren't
ed of their fourth state title
the final minute of play;.
Repeat Hero
was Bob Davis, hero of Sex-
1959 80-79 overtime victory
Hamtramck, who insured tri-
b again last night.
,vis calmly sank four free
ws in the final 40 seconds,
it was his superb jump-shoot-
ind all-around floor play that
talled an upset.
e Big Reds never went into
lead until late in the third
ter when Brian Ferguson sent
i ahead on a Jump shot.
en each team took turns surg-
in front until midway in the
period. Ferguson, Davis, Doug
er and Howie Miller got Sex-
ahead to stay with 6:20 left.
i there on down to the frantic
moments, Pontiac stayed on
on's heels.

Skyscraping Bill Chmielewski
carried a polished Detroit Holy
Redeemer outfit to the Class B
State High School Championship
yesterday with a fancy shooting
display in a 78-60 victory over
Grand Rapids Godwin Heights.
The agile, 6-foot-10 star was the
offensive, defensive and rebound-
ing standout as Redeemer cap-
tured its first state crown. He
scored 32 points-Just three short
of the Class B championship game
record -- batted away numerous
Godwin shots and yanked in 18
rebounds.
Couldn't Match Height
Redeemer broke in front in the
early minutes and controlled the
action throughout the game, al-
though Godwin provided lome
anxious moments in the third
quarter.
But the smaller Godwin players
just couldn't handle the Lions,
who averaged a towering 6-foot-5.
Redeemer, which moved the ball
adroitly and shot at a 42 per cent
clip, pushed to a 48-35 lead mid-
way in the third quarter. Godwin
made its last gasp in the next

six minutes, entering the fourth
period behind 54-51.
Chmielewski pitched in two free
throws and a couple of jump shots
and Redeemer broke out to a safe
66-54 margin.
Bangor's band of jump-shooting
artists snapped out of the dol-
drums in the fourth quarter and
crushed Grand Rapids Lee 57-45
yesterday for the Class C State
Basketball title.
After dissipating an early eight-
point lead, Bangor reeled off nine
straight points at the start of the
final period. Lee, which had bat-
tled back to tie the score at 41-all
at the third period buzzer, wasted
half the fourth quarter before
finding scoring range.
Scoring Duel
The game was marked by a
superb scoring and rebounding
duel between Bangor's 6-foot-4
Pete Gent and Lee's 6-foot-5 Doug
Greenwold. Greenwold won scoring
honors with 27 points on 12 field
goals and three free throws.
But Gent was instrumental in
pulling Bangor to its first state
championship. He scored 21 points

with an outstanding display of
jump shooting.
It was the third straight year
Western Michigan claimed Class
C supremacy. Muskegon Christian
won the title in 1958 and Kala-
mazoo Christian took the title
back to the western part of the
state last year.
Gary Morrill hit with a close-in
jump shot with 23 seconds left to
give Bath the Class D High School
Basketball Titles yesterday in a
surprising 61-59 win over Baraga.
Bath, a little rural school just
outside Lansing,bsurprised every-
one by coming back to beat the'
favored Upper Peninsula team.
Baraga had some excellent
jump-shot artists and hit six of
its first seven shots to run to a
commanding 23-13 lead at the end
of the first period. The lead was
36-26 at the half.
Bangor, which finished with a
24-1 record, opened a 20-12 lead
early in the second quarter before
Lee started whittling away. The
blue-clad rebels pulled within two
points and then Gent hit on a
jumper for Bangor's 31-27 half-
time margin.

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NCAA CHAMPS-Led by Captain John MacMillan (pictured
above with Coach Murray Armstrong), the Denver Pioneers
earned a 5-3 victory over Michigan Tech last night in Boston to
win the NCAA championship for the second time in three years.
,Denver leers Win
NCAA Hockey Title

NEW YORK (I--Classy Brad-
ley, trailing by 12 points with 10
minutes left, swept back with a
brilliant rally yesterday and won
its second National Invitation
Basketball Tournament in four
years with a 88-72 victory over
pesky Providence.
'Utah State won third place,
whipping St. Bonaventure 99-83
as Jerry 'Schofield had 32 points
and Cornell Green 26 to steal the
play from the Bonnies' sharp-
shooting pair of Tom and Sam
Stith.
Scores In Final Minutes
A badly beaten, sour-shooting
team until the closing minutes,
with Chet Walker playing only
sporadically, the'Bradley Braves
outscored Providence 38-10 in the
last 10 minutes.
With 5:21 left, Walker came
back into the game after having
played only 11 minutes until then.
Providence still held a 66-62 lead
after blowing a 62-50 advantage
with ,10 minutes remaining.
Walker Scores
Big Chet. who has been ill since
shortly after he drank a glass of
orange juice Thursday, was just
the shot in the arm Bradley need-
ed. Within the next 2 minutes
he grabbed four big rebounds and
scored on a three-point play while
the Braves started their rush.
Two free throws by Johnny.
Egan made it 70-67 for Provi-
dence with 4:23 to play and then
the Rhode Island team wilted.
Four free throws by Al Saun-
ders pushed Bradley into its first
lead of the game 71-70 and the
top-seeded club quickly made it
a rout by outscoring the Friars
21-2 the rest of the way.
Utah Tops Bonnies
in the consolation game Utah
State fell 9 points behind St.
Bonaventure before discovering a
big opening in the Bonnies' close-
in defense. Then Schofield and
Green went to work.
Greene's 3-point play with six
seconds left gave the Aggies' a 48-
45 halftime lead and they broke it
wide open midway of the second
half.
Recommendation
BOSTON, (P)-A restriction
on Canadians playing intercol-
legiate hockey in the United
States was recommended yes-
terday by the American College
Hockey Coaches Assn.
The action was taken on a
19-5 vote.
The coaches recommended
that Canadians who play in
Leagues with salary limits be
restricted in U.S. collegiate
play. The proposal now goes
to the NCAA ice hockey rules
committee for final decision.

The Bonnies got 29 points from
Tom Stith and 19 from 'brother
Sam. But Tom was lax on defense
around the basket.
Tom, a 6-5 Junior, wound up
with 114 points in four tourna-
ment games, 10 below the record
for fourgames of 124 set by Mau-
rice Stokes of St.; Francis (Pa.)
in 1954. Sam had 103 points.
Wilkens, voted the tournament's
most valuable player award, had
25 points before fouling out in the
late minutes.
Egan had 20, and between them,
and the good board play of 6-10
Jim Hadnot, it looked for a long
time as if Bradley was going to be
a beaten finalist for the second
straight year.
The Braves, after winning the
NIT in 1957, were top-seeded last
year when they lost to unseeded
St. John's (NY) in an overtime
final.
With Wilkens and Egan driving
smoothly and well against the
touted Bradley press, Providence
slammed into a 37-29 halftime
lead, cooled off while Bradley tied
it 37-37 in the early minutes of
the second half.
NCAA SCORE
SAN FRANCISCO (') - All
American Oscar Robertson re-
gained his scoring touch last
night to tally 32 points, pacing
Cincinnati to a 95-71 victory
over New 'York University and
third place in the NCAA bas-
ketball championships.
Michigan Man
Places Secondk
On 'Tramp.
special to The Daily
COLLEGE PARK, Pa. - ichi-
gan's Tom Osterland took second
place in rebound tumbling in the
NCAA gymnastics tournament last
night at Penn. State.
Larry Snider of Iowa captured
top honors in that department
with 95.5 points while Osterland
followed close behind with 93.5.
The host Penn. State group re-
peated as team champions by scor-
ing 112.5 points to 65 of their
nearest rival, Southern California.
Illinois was installed in third
place with 59 points followed by
California.
Captain-elect Richard Monpetit
finished 10th in the parallel bar
competition and he placed ninth
in the all-around competition held
on Friday, out of a field of 34
entries.

BOSTON, (M--Denver Captain
John Macmillan scored twice in
the final 63 seconds last night
carrying the Pioneers to a 5-3
victory over Michigan Tech and
the 1960 NCAA hockey champion-
ship.
The winger from Milk River,
Alta, enabled Denver to capture
its second national crown in three
years arid gain vengeance on the
only team which plagued the awe-
some Pioneers during the regu-
lar season.
Denver completed the year with
a 27-4-3 record, three of those
losses coming at the hands of
Tech.
With the score tied 3-3, Mac-
millan lifted his own rebound
over fallen goalie George Cucu-
lick at 18:57 of the finale. At
19:48 he tipped Jerry Walker's
30 foot effort into an empty net.
Nieder Sets
Shot' Record
STANFORD, Calif. (A) - Bill
Nieder, former NCAA champion
from Kansas, bettered the world
record in the shot put yesterday
with a throw of 63 feet 10 inches
at an invitational meet.
The throw eclipsed both the
officially recognized world record
of 63 feet 2 inches by Parry
O'Brien's pending mark of 63 feet
8 inches.
Meet officials said the shot had
been weighed and found to be ex-
actly the required 16 pounds. Be-
fore Nieder's throw will be sub-
mitted for recognition there will
be a formal survey of conditions
-under which it was made.

Michigan Tech had scored all
its goals in the second period for
a 3-2lead.
But with only 22 minutes gone
in the third period, defenseman
George Konik of Denver skated
the length of the Boston arena
ice and slammed a shot high over
Cuculick's shoulder for the equal-
izer.
Denver now has won the only
two NCAA tournaments it has
entered.
FIRST PERIOD-Scoring: Denver,
Walker (Masterton, Colie) 10:51. Pen-
alties: Hauswirth (MT) 15:28, Konik
(D) 16:24, Colie (D) 18:51.
Saves: Kirkwood (D) 6, Cuculick
(MT) 6.
SECOND PERIOD-Scoring: Denver
Munro (Geishardt) 12:42; Michigan
Tech Coppo (Konsiancic) 14:17; Sul-
livan (Pascht) 16:27: Fabbo (Konsi-
anclc, Boppo) 19:03.
Penalties: Macmillan (D) 9:21, Wal-
ker (D) 13.27.
Saves: Kirkwood 13, Cuculick 8.
THIRD PERIOD-Scoring: Denver
Konik (unassisted) 2:30; Macmillan
19:48.
(Howe) 18:57; Macmillan Walker)
Penalties: Macdonald (D) 7:27.
Saves: Kirkwood 6, Cuculick 9.
Total Saves-Kirkwood 25, Cuculick
23.
CONSOLATION GAME
Boston U. 7, St. Lawrence 6

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BOSTON (P)-Boston., led by
the scoring and rebounding bril-
liance of Bill Russell, crushed
Philadelphia 120-90 yesterday in
a National Basketball Assn. play-
off game before 12,178 fans in
Boston Garden.
The triumph gave the defend-
ing Celtics a 2-1 lead iin the best-
of-seven Eastern Division finals.
Russell hit for 26 points, con-
tributed 39 rebounds and had six
assists as he outclassed the War-
riors' 7-f oot-2 Wilt Chamberlain
whose Injured right hand was
tightly bandaged.
Injury Hampers Chamberlain
Chamberlain, more a feeder
than a shooter today, was held to
a meager 12 points in the three
periods he played. During the sea-
son he averaged 37.6 points.
Chamberlain left the court at
11:40 of the third quarter after
Boston had run up an insur-
mountable 83-62 lead.
Surge in Second Quarter
The Celtics, leading by one
quarter, suddenly caught fire to
outscore the Warriors 18-3 in a
breakaway stretch. By switching
its tactics. Boston had a 28-16
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bulge in the period.
Chamberlain suffered his in-
jury in a fist fight follo wing a
Redwings Top
New York
In NH,6L Play.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - The Detroit Red
Wings pulled within a single point
of clinching a National Hockey
League playoff berth as they shell-
ed the New York Rangers 6-3 in
a nationally-televised game yes-
terday.
Dean Prentice scored all three
goals for the last-place Rangers.
Norm Ullman and Murray Oli-
ver each scored twice as Detroit
ran up its highest total in a season
and a half at home..
TORONTO -- The Toronto
Mapleleafs came up with a third
period goal by Red Kelly to edge
the Chicago, Black Hawks 1-0 in
a National Hockey League game
yesterday. Kelly scored after Frank
Mahovlich slipped him a short
pass following a sensational rink-
length rush.
MONTREAL.- Montreal's lofty
Canadiens snuffed out the play-
off aspirations of Boston last night
by drubbing the Bruins 5-1 in a
National Hockey League game.
The setback left the Bruins in
fifth-place with 63 points and no
chance to overtake Detroit for the
fourth and final playoff berth.

collision with Tommy Heinsohn
of Boston Friday night in Phila-
delphia. There were no flareups
between Heinsohn and Chamber-
lain yesterday, although they ex-
changed words when each fouled
the other.
MINNEAPOLIS (A)-Bob Pet-
tit and Cliff Hagan rescued stag-
gering St. Louis in the fourth
period yesterday and the Hawks
whipped Minneapolis 93-89 for a
2-1 lead in the National Basket-
ball Assn. Western playoffs.
With the: Lakers leading 86-81
late in the game the Hawks duo
teamed to spearhead an eight-
point St. Louis flurry that nailed
down the victory. Pettit finished
with 35 points and Hagan 20.
Needed Win
It was a game St. Louis needed
desperately after its home court
loss to Minneapolis Thursday
night. The teams play the fourth
game of the best-of-seven series
here today.
Jarred by a run of 17 straight
points by the Hawks midway
throygh the first half, the Lakers
hacked away and caught !up early
in the second half. It was a bat-
tle the rest of the way, decided
by the pressure shooting of Pet-
tit, rebounding of Hagan and the
Lakers' .inaccuracy from, the foul
line.
Baylor Held Back
Elgin Baylor, limited to eight
points in the first half, hit 19 in
the second and kept the Lakers
alive until the closing moments.
The early tension produced a
violent skirmish between Baylor
and Hagan under the St. Louis
basket but. the stars were re-
strained.

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