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SCOREBOARD

March 12, 1956
March 12, 1956

Table of Contents
March 12, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Santee's Saturday
Mano A Mano
Fisherman's Calendar

SCOREBOARD

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the March 12, 1956 issue Original Layout

Cocky Gastelaars, 18-year-old Dutch swimmer, bettered Dawn Fraser's week-old 100-meter women's world record with 1:04.2 clocking at Amsterdam (March 3).

Nancy Ramey, Washington Athletic Club's 15-year-old butterflyer, set world mark of 1:04.6 for 100 yards at Portland (March 3).

Bill Neider of Kansas tossed 16-pound shot 59 feet 9¼ inches at Kansas City, and Cornell's Al Hall whirled 35-pound weight 63 feet 3¼ inches at Ithaca, N. Y. over weekend to better previous undergraduate performances.

Dick Fadgen, North Carolina State swimmer, claimed American 200-yard breaststroke record of 2:21.9 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (March 3).

Deerfield Academy's 400-yard freestyle relay team bettered national prep school record with 3:32.5 clocking at Deerfield, Mass. (March 3).

BOXING

Julius Helfand, New York boxing commissioner, meted out harshest penalties allowed under state law to London Sporting Club and officers Tex Sullivan and Willie (The Beard) Gilzenberg. Helfand revoked promoter's license of club which stages St. Nick TV fights and fined it $5,000, revoked Gilzenberg's treasurer's license and fined him $5,000 and revoked Matchmaker Sullivan's license, after finding respondents guilty of eight "acts detrimental to the interests of boxing...and to the public." One charge, accusing pair of "consorting with criminals," was dismissed because of insufficient "competent legal evidence." Sullivan gained restraining order from State Supreme Court, granting stay of execution until March 13 when matter will be tried.

John Holman, ponderous-armed Chicago heavyweight, made full use of 21-pound weight advantage, plodded to 10-round decision over Joey Rowan in Miami.

Carmelo Costa, second-ranked featherweight who is eager for championship bout with Sandy Saddler, showed little cause in split-decision win from Baby Vasquez at Madison Square Garden.

BASKETBALL
Iowa, giving-and-going to perfection on offense and bottling opposition with their tight man-to-man, overwhelmed Illinois 96-72 to assume Big Ten lead.

TRACK AND FIELD

Wes Santee, the man without a status, competing under aegis of New York Appellate Division, toiled to 4:13.8 victory in K of C Columbian Mile at New York. Most of Wes's fellow milers joined up in unsullied "special" which was won by Ron Delany in 4:11.8 (see page 22).

Michigan successfully defended its indoor Big Ten title at East Lansing, out-scoring runner-up Iowa, 57 9/10-46 7/10. Kansas won its fifth straight Big Seven indoor crown at Kansas City, and Harvard edged Cornell to take indoor Heptagonal Games for first time at Ithaca, N.Y.

HORSE RACING

Rex Ellsworth's Terrang duplicated stablemate Swaps's 1955 Santa Anita Derby triumph, wearing down front-runners in stretch under Jockey Willie Shoemaker's urging to win $158,800 race by a length and a quarter in a field of 18 (see page 42).

Eric Guerin rated Find smartly behind leaders over muddied Fair Grounds strip, took him to front at top of stretch for length victory in $63,900 New Orleans Handicap.

Guardian II, Mrs. Anson A. Bigelow's French-bred gelding who was completely ignored by bettors (they sent him off at 88-1) and handicappers (he toted 107 pounds), broke on top and led all the way to take $64,500 Hialeah Turf Handicap from favored El Chama, who made bid too late.

FIELD TRIAL
Palamonium, white-and-liver pointer owned by Jimmy Hinton of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and handled by Clyde Morton, turned in seven bevies of quail without serious error, won National Bird Dog Championship at Grand Junction, Tenn. Said one judge: "His performance was the magic quintessence of bird dog class."

GOLF
Shelley Mayfield of Los Angeles fired pair of birdies on final holes, took $12,500 Baton Rouge Open with 277, three strokes up on field.

MILEPOSTS

DIED—Fred Merkle, 67, major league first baseman (1907-26); at Daytona Beach, Fla. Merkle was haunted throughout his life by classical boner he committed which cost Giants 1908 pennant. Base Runner Merkle's failure to touch second in a crucial game with Chicago Cubs resulted in nullification of winning run, eventual victory of Chicago.

DIED—Gustavus T. Kirby, 82, "elder statesman of amateur athletics," member of all American Olympic committees since 1895, president of American Olympic Committee, AAU, IC4A, etc.; of pneumonia, at Bedford Hills, N.Y.

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RESULTS OF 50 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Canisius 64—Niagara 62
Cornell 73—Princeton 68
Dartmouth 76-Yale 67
Dartmouth 86—Harvard 71
Dartmouth 90—Brown 79
Duquesne 87—Dayton 86
Holy Cross 103—Conn. 81
H. Cross 111—Bost. C. 75
Yale 82—Harvard 69

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 95—Tennessee 81
Alabama 93—Auburn 82
Auburn 74—Vanderbilt 65
Duke 94—Maryland 69
Furman 84—VPI 70
Geo. Wash. 93—G'town 77
Kentucky 143—Georgia 66
Kentucky 101—Tenn. 77
L'ville 83—Xavier (0.) 70
N. Car. 81—Virginia 77
N.C. State 88—Clemson 84
N.C. State 91—Duke 79
N.C. State 76—W. Forest 64
Okla. City 76—Houston 67
Richmond 79—Wm. & Mary 62
Richmond 65—W & L 56
S. Methodist 89—Rice 75
Wake Forest 79—S. Car. 64
Wake Forest 77—N. Car. 56
Wash. & Lee 63—G. Wash. 60
West Va. 59—Davidson 53
West Va. 77—Furman 74
West Va. 58—Richmond 56

MIDWEST

Dayton 71—Cincinnati 58
Illinois 97—Minnesota 81
Iowa 86—Northwestern 68
Iowa 96—Illinois 72
Kansas 54—Colorado 44
Miami (0.) 89—Cine. 81
Miami (0.) 96—Xavier (0.) 91
Notre D. 87—Marquette 69
Ohio St. 96—Mich. St. 84
Okla. ASM 65—Wichita 62
Okla. ASM 52—St. Louis 49

FAR WEST

BYU 70—New Mexico 69
Iowa St. 79—Colorado 62
San Francisco 87—COP 49
San Fran. 68—P'rdine 40
San Fran. 65—Loyola 48
UCLA 85—California 80
UCLA 84—California 62
Utah 91—Colo. A&M 60

BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)
Team standings this week (first-place votes in parentheses):

Points

1—San Francisco (73)

1,162

2—North Carolina State (5)

776

3—Dayton (1)

743

4—Alabama (24)

720

5—Iowa (7)

717

6—Louisville (6)

553

7—Illinois

427

8—Southern Methodist (2)

319

9—Kentucky (2)

228

10—UCLA

191

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Vanderbilt 168: 12, Holy Cross (3) 133; 13, Temple 127; 14, West Virginia (1) 125; 15, North Carolina 105.