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A roundup of the sports information of the week

March 12, 1962
March 12, 1962

Table of Contents
March 12, 1962

Point Of Fact
  • An NCAA basketball tournament quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

A Sick Goalie
  • By William Barry Furlong

    Glenn Hall's weak stomach gives him plenty of misery before, during and after Black Hawk games but his strong goaltending has made the defending Stanley Cup champions look healthy

The Bucks
Pop-Off Guy
Medicine
Harness Racing
Bridge
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASKETBALL—WILT CHAMBERLAIN, 7-foot Philadelphia Warrior, scored 100 points in one game against New York in Hershey, Pa., a record for the National Basketball Association. His amazing total also set four other individual records—36 field goals and 28 free throws in one game, 31 points in one quarter and 59 in one half. The score, 169-147, broke the record of 312 points made by two teams (Boston and Minneapolis in 1959). In the Western Division, Detroit ended a six-game losing streak by beating Chicago 133-116, but remained 6½ games behind second-place Cincinnati in the standings.

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BOXING—PAOLO ROSI of New York was given a unanimous decision over Manuel Alvarez of Argentina (making his U.S. debut), after a 10-round, no-knockdown match in New York.

COURT TENNIS—NORTHRUP KNOX of Buffalo, N.Y., world open champion, added a fifth U.S. amateur title to his collection by trouncing 25-year-old Jimmy Bostwick of West bury, N.Y. in New York, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Bostwick, who had barely survived an earlier, intense semifinal round against his older brother Pete, is the U.S. open champion but has now lost the amateur event to Knox three years in a row.

DOG SHOW—CH. TEDWIN'S TOP BILLING, a pure white miniature poodle owned by Col. E. E. Ferguson of Hollywood, beat 1.383 other entries at Kansas City's Heart of America Show for best-of-all-breeds award. Anne Hone Rogers of Mahopac, N.Y. was handler.

FIGURE SKATING—SJOUKJE DIJKSTRA, 20-year-old blonde from The Netherlands' Frisian Islands, pirouetted to her third straight European women's championship in Geneva, amassing 2,333.2 points. ALAIN CALMAT of France won the men's title with a shining performance in the free skating for a total of 2,234.8 points. West Germany's MARIKA KILIUS and HANS-J√úRGEN B√ÑUMLER successfully defended their pairs title against strong competition from Russian pair Ljudmilla Belousova and Oleg Protopopov. The scoring was close—205.6 points to 203.8.

GOLF—JOE CAMPBELL of Pendleton, Ind. chewed on a cigar and waited out a rain-interrupted last round in the $20,000 Baton Rouge Open, then fired a 3-under-par 69 for first place and $2,800. Campbell, a former Purdue basketball star, was two strokes up on Bob Rosburg with a four-round total of 274.

George Knudson of Toronto won $1,500 and the Puerto Rico Open at San Juan with a 72-hole total of 280. Knudson, who also won the Maracaibo tournament in Venezuela two weeks before, is eight points behind Don Whitt of San Diego for the circuit's Caribbean Cup, to be awarded after the Jamaica tournament this weekend.

HOCKEY—College: MICHIGAN TECH beat Michigan 6-4 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff finals at Ann Arbor. Both teams will go as western representatives to the NCAA championships in Utica, N.Y. next week. The two eastern teams will be picked after the first Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament ends this weekend in Boston.

NHL: BOBBY HULL of Chicago scored his 43rd goal of the season in a 5-2 win over Montreal. With seven games left, he needed seven more goals to tic the league record of 50. Hull had 76 points to New York Ranger Andy Bathgate's 78 in the race for league scoring title. New York kept a one-point lead over Detroit for fourth place in spite of losing 4-2 to the Red Wings, but Detroit has three more games to play than New York.

HORSE RACING—YORKTOWN ($19.80), with Jimmy Nichols up, swept down the stretch of the $64,500 New Orleans Handicap to finish a length-and-a-half ahead of Hillsborough, with stretch-runner Carry Back in third. It was the first 1‚⅛-mile distance that the 5-year-old had run in two years.

Prego ($52.80), Robert Lehman's 3-year-old, won the $136,200 Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah, when stewards ruled that Sunrise County, first across the line, had fouled Ridan in the stretch (.see page 12). Prego, ridden by Larry Adams, ran the 1‚⅛-miles in 1:49.

Royal attack ($8.20), with Eddie Burns up, won the $152,100 Santa Anita Derby, running the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[3/5] (see page 14).

SKIING—ANDERL MOLTERER, Aspen, Colo. ski instructor by way of Kitzb√ºhel, Austria, top moneymaker on the professional racing circuit, won the slalom at Song Mountain, N.Y. His times ol 49.6 and 50 seconds were fastest for both runs. Pepi Gramshammer, a fellow Austrian, was second. Next day Gramshammer won the giant slalom and Molterer slid to fourth place, but the weekend take bulged his winter winnings to almost $7,000.

Pekka Tirkkonen, a Finnish mechanic, tied the North American jumping record of 317 feet at the Kiwanis meet at Pine Mountain, Mich. He also made two other leaps over 300 feet from the 90-meter hill, a record for a U.S. tournament.

SWIMMING—INDIANA, making off with nine of 16 events and the Big Ten title at their home pool in Bloomington, smashed five listed NCAA records and tied another. Mike Troy's time of 52.9 tied the 100-yard butterfly mark and his 1:56.2 broke the 200. Ted Stickles did the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.1 and Chet Jastremski breaststroked 100 yards in 1:00.6 for two more records. Tom Stock cut the 200-yard backstroke time to 1:56.2, and also helped the relay team to a new time of 3:36.9 in the 400-yard medley. Minnesota's Steve Jackman surpassed two listed NCAA times with 21.1 for the 50-yard freestyle and 47.4 for the 100 (but see below), and Michigan State's strong relay team of Jeff Mattson, Doug Rowe. Bill Wood and Mike Wood broke the NCAA 400-yard freestyle time with 3:15.5. Not to be outdone, Indiana's Alan Somers broke the American citizen's record by winning the 440-yard freestyle in 4:20.8.

Harvard beat Yale for the first time in 24 years, in a dual meet at New Haven. By forfeiting the medley and freestyle relays to stack other events. Harvard's unbeaten team squeaked through by one point. 48 to 47, although Yale's Mike Austin broke the listed NCAA record for the 100-yard freestyle (47.9) with a time of 47 seconds flat.

TRACK & FIELD—JOHN UELSES, back in good health but not in form, managed a 15-foot 4-inch pole vault in the New York Knights of Columbus meet. Gary Gubner tossed the shot 63 feet, Frank Budd won his 15th straight 60-yard dash, Hayes Jones stretched his streak for the hurdles to 29, and John Thomas stopped at 6 feet 10 inches in the high jump. Tom O'Hara, Loyola of Chicago sophomore, ran his own race in the mile (4:05.6), Bruce Kidd did the same in the two miles (8:58.8), Frank Tomeo of Fordham set a meet record in the 880 at 1:51.8 and anchored his relay team to a meet-equaling 7:34 in the two miles. World record holder George Kerr beat out AAU champion Bill Crothers of Toronto in the 600, as Crothers stumbled on a turn. Ralph Boston hopped, stepped and jumped 50 feet 1½ inches, and Ed Moran easily won the 1,000-yard race.

Wisconsin ended Michigan's three-year stranglehold on the Big Ten indoor championships by taking five first places in 15 events at East Lansing, Mich., outscoring Michigan 61 points to 46½. Ergas Leps of Michigan set the only Big Ten record: 1:52.6 for the 880-yard run.

Kansas, however ran true to form in the Big Eight championships at Kansas City and brought home its 10th title in 11 years. Strength in the middle-distance and distance races gave Kansas a boost over Nebraska, but it was Jack Stevens' winning 14-foot 10-inch pole vault on his last try that clinched it—53¼ points to 52‚Öì.

Harvard won the weight events and the mile at the Heptagonal games in Ithaca, N.Y., to inch by Army, 43½ to 43[1/5] points.

MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: BERT COAN, University of Kansas halfback, by the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League, after a Kansas faculty committee ruled him ineligible for Big Eight play for accepting San Diego expense money to attend the AFL All-Star game. It was a dispute over Coan's eligibility in 1960 that led the conference to strip Kansas of its Big Eight championship.

DIED: JOHNNY DIECKMAN, 35, of Costa Mesa, Calif., fisherman and champion flycaster (SI, March 28, 1960), in jet air crash in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. Dieckman, who held 13 international casting championships, was returning home after an exhibition in New York.

DIED: W. ALTON JONES, 70, New York millionaire oilman, Thoroughbred owner-breeder, in the same New York jet crash. Jones, on his way to California to join former President Eisenhower for a fishing trip, was a member of The Jockey Club and a former board director of Hialeah Park, and was associated with the late Royce G. Martin in the operation of Woodvale Farm, Lexington, Ky.

DIED: JOHN GALE ALDEN, 78, of Boston, prominent yacht designer and yachtsman, in Winter Park, Fla. Racing a succession of yachts all named Malabar, Alden won the Newport-to-Bermuda ocean race three times—in 1923, 1926 and 1932.