TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1957
THE BLACKBIRD. ROCKY MOUNT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
by Russell Clack
Basketball season is there with a
I’Oish as the local cagers havo al'
ready plajied three non-conference
games. Conference action for the
Birds starts against the powerful
Durham Bulldogs here Januai'y
3 . . .
Seems as if Haywood Evans,
junior forward, is a sure bet for
all-state this yep.r. In the three
games played, Evans has burned
the nets, just as he did last sea
son. . .
When asked about how he
thought the Birds
II will wind up in
the AAA confer-
11 ence, Bobby Joe
II Ayers, junior
guiard, replied, “I
think we will
come in at least
third in the conference with Wil-
niington and Durham giving us the
Roland Parker, junior forward
said, “I think
that we’ll wind
up third in the
coming in first
Line Forms ^himl This Fellow Fourth Win;
Host to Greenville Tonight
Rocky Mount cagers, going for their fourth consecutive
victory, play host to Greenville at 8:00 tonight but a B-
squad game starts at 6:30.
Fourth One in a Row
Coach Yarborough Resigns
Mr. Ken Yarborough, RMSHS’
fo’orbh head football coach in as
many years, has resigned to ac
cept an offer to become the direc
tor of the YMCA in High Point,
his home town.
Mr. Yarborough came to Rocky
Mount last July from High Point
to begin his first year of coaching
here. His football team did much
for Your Holiday Season!
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It ranks with “High Noon”
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better than they were expected to,
winning three out of ten games. He
is now assistant basketball coach
under Mr. C. V. Lundy.
Coach Yarborough said he was
most pleased with his new post,
not only because he used to live
in High Point but also because he
“grew up at the city.”
The Yarboroughs will leave
Rocky Mount January 15. Mr. Yar
borough will start his new job im
mediately after that time.
Babybirds Win In
Babybirds eekod out a 40-38 win
against Kinston, in a one-overtime
thriller which saw them obtain
their first win of the season, Dec
Sophomore Jim Speight led the
scoring for the B-squad which
used a zone defense to stop Kins
Kinston Stops Birds
Kinston, with a strohg fast break
attack, edged the Babybirds 38-
33, with John Tullos, junior for
ward, getting 16 points and sop
homore Jim Speight getting 5
Henderson Edges B-squad
Rm B-squad lost a heartbreaker
to the Bulldogs of Henderson 43-
38, in a game playied in Henderson
December 11, as the locals failed
to score in the first five minutes
of the second quarter.
Butch Jones, junior forward, led
the Babybirds with 16 points, and
Jim Speight ran a close second
Score by quarters:
Rocky Mount 16 20 30 38
Henderson 8 17 30 43
Probable varsity starters are
5’9” Bobby Joe Ayers and 5’10”
Uuscell Clack holding dciwin the
guard positions, with 6’G” Haywood
t'vans and 6’3” Roland Parker
plaj^ng the forward posts. Bob
Moore, standing at 6’5” will be in
the kejhole position.
Greenville is a AA team; there
fore, the game will be a non-con-
fei’ence one. Due to a mix up in
the Greenville hoop schedule they
will play the local cagers only
once this year.
In the last five years Green
ville has proved to be good, stiff
competition, although the Birds
have lost only, one of the games.
Ihe lone loss came in the 1954-’55
season with Greenville wimiing on
their home com-t, 46-35. Tiie re
turn match , played in Rocky
Mcj-nt, was a tight one with the
locals squeezing out at 58-57 win.
Cagers Trample Kinstun
Black and Gold trampled the
Kinston Red Devils, 51-31 in RM’s
first game of the season in Kins
ton December 3.
Haywood Evans was the big gun,
getting 24 points;
Parker poped the
nets for 14 points.
Bob Moore was a
demon in re
bounding off the I
offensive and de- ?!
Birds Stomp Henderson
Locals stomped Henderson 58-
40 in a game played at Henderson
December 11, as forward Haywood
Evans hit the hoop for 29 points.
Hoopsters scored a hot 48 per
cent from the floor and easdly
thwarted the Bulldcg’s attack.
Center Bob Moore hit for 12 points
while fonvard Roland Parker fol
lowed him with 11 points.
Score by quarters;
Rocky Mount 16 34 44 58
Henderson 10 19 28 40
Cadillac — Pontiac
Mr. Chris Carpenter
HAPPY NEW YEAR
to the staffs
The Blackbird and the
and to the
Locals Romp 86*54
Over Red Devils
For Third Win
Cagers tore lose for a 86-84
victory over the Kinston Red
Devils for their third straight win,
witih for,v\lard Haywood Evans
bombarding the nets for 32 points,
in the first home game of the sea
son, December 13.
Others to hit in double figures
were forward Roland Parker, 18
Bob Moore, center, 12; and guard
David Harper, 10.
Kinston was no match for tlie.
Birds who shot a hot 56 percent
and also broke the gym’s single
team scoring record.
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