Mountaineers Lose To Canton
In Overtime Thriller, 53-i
The Sports Seene
PRO aid CON
By BOB CONWAY
Mountaineer Staff Writer
If you ever hear anyone say that basketball is not an
exciting yame, you can be certain of one thing: he (or she)
was not at the Canton-Waynesville basketball game Friday
Although the outcome was not a happy one for Moun
taineer fans, the game itself generated as much excitement
as any of Waynesville's football feuds last fall.
Even if you missed last Friday's hardwood hassle, you
still have one more chance of seeing the Mountaineers in ac
tion against the Black Bears.. Unless Clyde pulls the upset
of the year in the first round of the Haywood County tourna
ment tomorrow night, Waynesville will meet Carpenter, Mil
ner. and Co. for the third time this Friday nighf in the semi
finals at 9 a.m.
If you are one of these individuals who think that bas
ketball shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath with foot
ball. go to Canton Friday night and watch the Mountaineers
tangle with the Black Bears. You might be surprised.
Even though they lost to Canton, at least the Gold and
Black lost in a different way and did not repeat their past
mistakes against Bethel and Ilendersonville. Refusing to be
left at the starting post Friday night, the WTHS boys were
off and running right from the opening tipoff and even left
the bruins far behind in the second quarter.
Another weakness of the highlanders has been in their
poor performance at the foul line. However, they got very
little opportunity Friday to improve in that respect since
only six fouls were called on Canton?an amazingly low total
considering the fact that the Bears used a press throughout
the game. On the other hand, the Mountaineers were charg
ed with every violation in the books?and a few others not
in the books, including breathing too hard in their oppon
Probably the brightest spot in the game for Waynesville
was the outstanding rebounding and all-around perform
ance of center Gerald Baker, who provided the spark that
gave the Mountaineers a 13-point lead over Canton early in
the third quarter. But in dominating both boards. Gerald
W picked tip four fouls by midway of the third period and had
to play under wraps from then on to avoid being ousted from
Every Waynesville eager who got into the lineup play
ed his heart out and it was a tough one to lose when victory
was in sight. Rut with sueh spirit, the Mountain Men will
be hard to handle in the tournament at Canton.
In adiUtiun to anotiuy Uattle-Imtween the Waynesville I
and Canton boys, another thrilling clash that seems likely :
to come about is a third meeting between the WTIfS girls'
and the Bethel Relies?rated No. 1 and 2 in the county re
sooctively. (The Mountainettes are also rated the mostest of
the bestest in Western North Carolina these days.)
Waynesville took both games the two teams have play
ed this season.
All in all. one thing appears certain: you won't be de
manding your money back if you come to the Haywood Coun
ty tournament this week.
It's Rough AH Over
Life is full of surprises for a Mountaineer sports writer.
According to the schedules furnished us at the start
of the basketball season. Fines Creek and Crabtree-Iron Duff
were supposed to have wound up their regular basketball
season last Tuesday, and Clyde was scheduled to be idle on
However, all three of the teams were in action Friday
night?to our surprise and embarrassment.
Rut, like pur friend Mortimer Snerd says, "That's the
way it goes?and sometimes it gets worse!"
IntroHucine Basketball Plavers?A Fine Idea
We very much approve of the idea of introducing bas
ketball players on the public address system at the start of
a game?as Bethel does on its home floor. Since programs are
not used, it serves to introduce the cagers to the public ?
who usually don't know the opposition's players, and even
sometimes their own.
This practice is carried on in the "big time." Two places
where this is done is in the Chicngo auditorium at college
basketball doubleheaders there, and in the University of Ken
tucky Coliseum?home of the nation's No. 1 quintet, the
Bethel ended its 1953-54 basket-!
ball season successfully Thursday
night by topping Fletcher's teams I
twice. The Demons won 59-49. af
ter the Belles had triumphed 64
Peggy F.dwards caged 35 points
for the Belles, while Frances Owen
b> was high for Fletcher with 25
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Toby Capps hit 23 for the Beth
el boys; Taylor Garland collected
21 lor Fletcher.
Bethel's teams, both of which
were seeded in pairings for the
county tournament, will see action
next Friday in the semi-finals of
the tournament at Canton.
Fletcher (491 Bethel (34)
F - Younghlood <13) Edwards <31)
F?F Owensby (25) Wilson <R>
F?Hyatt (11) Poston (11)
G--E. Owensby Sheppard
Subs: Fletcher ?Wilkins. Lewis,
Silvers. Angel. Bethel?Low> 1,
Rogers 3, E. Henson. Pinkerton
Half time score: 2A-20 Bethel.
Fletcher <49) Bethel (59)
F?Younghlood (2) Owen (15)
F?Wilkie (2) B Wells <11
C?Carmack (11) Capps (23)
G? Millard (5) E. Wells (4)
G?Garland <21) Diets
Subs: Fletcher?Gentle 1. Barn
well 7 Bethel Farmer 2, C. Wells
Half time score: 24-21 Bethel.
Referees: Crenshaw and Brown.
THIS I'l'SII SHOT by Joe Aldridge was good for
two points for the Mountaineers Friday night in
their 53-50 overtime loss to Canton. Looking on
are Canton's Hobby Williamson, who won the
came with two lavup shots in the overtime period,
and Wavnesville's (Jerald Baker and Jimmy Har
ris. (Mountaineer Photo).
MEN S LEAGUE
National Guard captured three
from Wcllco in the Haywood Coun-|
ty League last week, while Char-;
He'* Place, Canton All Stars and
Biltmore Dairy were taking two \
from Champion Y. Pet Dairy, and;
Waynesville Bowling Center, re-'
HIGH TEAM SERIES
Biltmore Dairy 2853
Waynesville Bowling Center 2739
l\t Dairy 2704
HIGH TEAM GAME
Biltmore Dairy 1029
Waynesville Bowling Center 977
Champion Y 939
HIGH INDIVIDUAL SERIES
Weldon Goolsby 600
Bill Cochran 567
Elmer Dudley 538
HIGH INDIVIDUAL GAME
Weldon Goolsby 252
Elmer Dudley 214
Lawrence Goolsby 211
Team Won Lost Pet.
Charlie s Place 47'a 21 "a 68R
Pet Dairy 43'a 22'i 659
Biltmore Dairy 44 25 .638
W B.C 37 32 .536
Canton All Stars 32 34 485
Champion Y 31 38 449
Nat ihoal Guard 23 40 365
Wellco Shoe Co. 12 45 .211
TOP TEN AVERAGES
1. Earl Gribhle 179.12
2 Paul Clark 172 35
3. Weldon Goolsby 172.11
| 4 Bill Cochran 168 12
5. Wayne Deitr 167 8
6 Wilson Medford 165.54
7 H II Stretcher 163 36
8. Alex Martin 162 17
9 Elmer Dudley 160 41
10. Oliver Yount 158 31
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the Waynosvillo Women's Bowl
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anil Dayton Rubber collected a pair
from Champion Y and Wellco
Dayton Rubber took both the
high team series and the high team
game Cecil Elliott of Howell Mot
or rolled the high game of 180
while 11a Boweft of Wellco posted
the high series of 450.
HIGH TRAM GAME
Dayton ' 825
HIGH TRAM SERIES
Dayton 792 825 719?2336
Wellco 752 753 801 2306
HIGH INDIVIDUAL GAME
Cecil Elliott <Howell Motor* 180
Lillian Carver iWellcol 170
HIGH INDIVIDUAL SERIES
11a Bowen 139 163 148?450
Cecil Elliott 184 134 135?449
Sims 47 22
Champion Y ? S7 32
Howell Motor 36 33
Wellco 34 35
Reliable 28 38
Dayton - 22 44
VS Captures 1
Pair From i
Fines Creek closed out its regu-:
lar basketball season Friday night
at Skyland by dropping a pair toj
host Valley Springs. The Fillies,
lost a hard-fought tilt to the VS,
girls, 44-39, but the Hornets lost]
by 28 points to the Valley Sprinffi
B. Hollifield paced the Valley;
Springs girls, with 20 points, while
Joan Ferguson caged 10 for the
Orvis Young got 23 for the Val
ley Springs boys: Evans was high
with 15 for the Hornets.
Fines Cr. (39) Valley Springs (4D
F? Ferguson (10) Hollifield (20)
F ?C. Ferguson 18? King (10)
F?Moore G4) L. Hollifield (10)
G?M. Price Hawes
Subs: Fines Creek -Hanes, Jus
tice 7. I.edford. Price. Davis. Val
ley Springs?Lance, Tate, Moor
Half time score: Valley Springs
23, Fines Creek 22.
Fines Cr. (47) Valley Springs (75)
F?Payne (12) Ward (12)
F?W. Messer (2) O Young (23)
C?Davis 12) Murray (R)
G -Evans (15) Israel (4)
G I.edford iR) Liscnbee <2)
Subs Fines Creek- Fish. J Fer
guson 8. Valley Springs-^-A. Young
4: Graham 1: Jenkins 7; Boyd 5; F.
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Crabtree - ID
Clyde and Crabtree-Iron Duff
split a doubleheader Friday night
at Crabtree uv two low-scoring
games. Two free throws by Thomp
son after the buzzer had sounded |
gave Clvde's bovs a,31-30 decision
over the Yellowjackets, but C-ID's
Blue Eagle girls triumphed over
the Cardinalettes. 43-33.
Mack Jollev showed the way for
Clyde, with 14. while Harrison
Caldwell meshed 12 for Crabtree
Sue Justice and Helen Price
teamed up to lead the Crabtree
lassies with 19 points apiece. Betty
C'ordell 0; V. Cordell 3. Carnes.
Half time score: Valley Springs
32. Fines Creek 16.
Referees: Gudger, Kaylor.
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By BOB CONWAY
Mountaineer Sports Writer
In one of the most exciting J
iames ever played in the Waynes- .
ille High School gymnasium, the J
dountaineers dropped an overtime
leartbreaker to Canton, 53-50, af
er leading the Black Bears by 13 '
mints early in the third quarter. ;
However, the Blue Ridge Con
erence ? d e a d i n g Waynesville
dountainettes won their 14th
?traighft game by spanking the
.ady Bears. 75-50. led by Linda
,Velch with 41 points.
In the boys' game Canton finish
id the first quarter in front by
wo points at 10-18, but the Moun
a!(iters came back with a rush
n the second quarter to complete
y outplay the bruins and grab a
27-16 lead at the intermission,
Baker hit a pivot shot at the
jpening of the third quarter to
itrttch the WTHS lead to 13
points. At that point, however.
Ihe tide turned and Canton got
back into the ball game?largely
an fouls. In this period, the Bears
racked up 21 points while the
Mountaineers could manage only
12?as they spent most of their
time lined up around the basket
while the Canton cagers staged a
Waynesville was still ahead by
one point at, 39-38 at the end of
the third quarter, but it was all
ti?d up at 48-all at the end of the
In the three-minute overtime,
it was Bobby Williamosn who gave
the Bears the victory with two
timely layup shots._ He got only
two points the remainder of the
game. Charlie Carpenter, held
without a field goal in the first
haif, finished the tilt with 15
points?somewhat under his sea
son's average. Gerald Milner was
high man with 20.
Gerald Baker led the Mountain
eer attack with 14 points, but ?ven
more important was his magnifi
cent rebounding?the best seen on
Owenby was tops for Clyde wjth
Clyde (33) Crabtree (43 >
F?Owenby (11) (19) Price
F?-E. Stamey (10) (18) Justice
F?Medford (7) (4) S. Bradshaw
G?S. Stamey Hill
Subs: Clyde?Pressley 5: Crab
tree?Sanford. Presnell 3. McEl
roy, Smith, Best. Plemmons, Hog
lin. Ferguson. Crawford.
Half score: 23-16 Crabtree.
Clyde (31) Crabtree (30)
F?Rogers (3) (12) Caldwell
F?Jolly (14) (11) J. Crawford
C?Thompson (9) (5> Walker
G?Livingston (3) (2) Pope
Subs: Clyde ? Medford 2; Crab,
tree ? Bradshaw, Massey, McEI
Half score: 14-9 Crabtree.
Referee: Lovingood and Walker
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Haywood Bowlers Finis?
Second In Asheville Meet
Trucks Are Trucks i
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP> ? They 1
nake no exceptions at the high- 1
a ay weighing stations set up (
iround Nebraska to see that trucks '
ibide by weight regulations.
One of the trucks .ticketed was
i state weights-and-measures truck.
<ent out to test the accuracy of '
I he local court this season. The
big 6-5 center dominated both
boards in the first half, but he was
considerably slowed down in the
? econd half after collecting four
tools. Nichols added 11 more for
WTHS. His long shot was the only
goal scored by the Mountaineers in
The entire Waynesville team
played an outstanding game, and
need not feel bad about losing to
a squad that has beaten Hender
sonville twice and is now ranked
'.be No. 2 quintet in Western Car
The Mountaineers, who walloped
the Black Bears. 55-41. at Canton
on January 8. probably will get an
other crack at their rivals this
week in the county tournament. |
Waynesville is scheduled to meet
the winner of the Canton-Clyde
^ame in the semi-finals at 9 p.m.
In their first meeting, the
Waynesville girls had a tough time
? in overcoming the Canton Lady
Bears, but the powerful Moun
tainettes were never extended
Friday night in winning 75-50.
In last week's game the three
WTHS guards?Joyce Hamilton.
Margaret Walker and Imogene
Hooper gave one of their best per
formances of the season by stick
ng to the Canton sharpshooters
like a mustard plaster.
W hile Linda Welch was bagging
41 points, Betty Smith hit 19 and
Shirley Jones 11.
Reserves played much of the
Canton (50) Waynesville (75)
F?Surrett (22) Welch (41)
F?Parton <24) Smith (19)
F?Haney Jones (11)
Subs: Canton?Eliott. Pressley,
Moonev. Kinsland Waynesville
Roland. Winchester, Myers 1, Car
ver 3. E Smith, Fitzgerald.
Half time score: 45-24 Waynes
Canton (53) Waynesville (50)
F?Carpenter (15) Aldridge (6>
F?Williamson (6) Cogdill (5)
C? foilner (20) Baker (14)
G?Wilson Leatherwood (9)
G?D. Milner (6) Nichols (11)
Subs: Canton ? Duckworth 2,
Anderson, Curtis 4. Waynesville-*
Harris. Jorde*: 5
Half time score: 27-16 Wayne*
Referees: Whitten and Mallette.
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