The battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 12, 1969, Image 4

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Pag-e 4 College Station, Texas Wednesday, February 12, 1969 THE B/^TT/^LI^^N Fish Tromp Yearlings, 89-7j By RICHARD CAMPBELL Hot second-half shooting car ried the Aggie Fish to their high est point total of the year Tues day night as they avenged an earlier loss to the Texas Year lings, 89-71, before 5,500 fans in G. Rollie White Coliseum. than a three .point lead until 8:48 of the second half when A&M’s Skip Carleton popped in a 14-foot jumper to give the Fish the edge, 60-55. The Yearlings kept within that five point margin for the next three minutes until Watkins hit a layup and Duplantis hit a three-point play to start the Fish on their way. Farnsworth hit two free throws with five seconds left to give the Fish their biggest lead and the final score, 89-71. The usually sharpshooting Yearlings were cold field and turned in their > lowest scoring performance I year. In nine contests so fsl season, the Yearlings havel seven games at home anil both of their road games. The Fish were led by 6'8" Rick Duplantis with 27 points, Jeff Watkins with 25, and Frank Farnsworth with 21 as they con nected on 36 of 73 shots for 49.5 per cent and avenged a 126-76 loss to the Yearlings earlier in Austin. The Yearlings could not get untracked in the second half as they hit only 11 of 32 for 34.4 per cent. The rebounding depart ment also belonged solely to the Fish as they dragged down 47 to 38 for the Yearlings. Aggies Take Huge Lead In SWC Grid Recruiting BARNETT FOR TWO MORE Billy Bob Barnett (24) goes up between three Texas defenders for two of his team-lead ing 23 points Tuesday night. The 6-5 Brenham product connected on 10 of 17 from the floor to pace A&M back into undisputed first place in the SWC with a 70-69 overtime win. (Photo by Mike Wright) The score was tied 12 times in the first half with the Fish keep ing up with the run-and-shoot Yearlings behind the timely tip- ins of Duplantis and the outside shooting of Farnsworth. Texas was handicapped by the absence of their top rebounder, Steve Aaker, who did not even suit up for the game. Eric Groscurth did the most damage for the Yearlings con necting on 11 of 19 shots and four of five from the foul line for 26 points. He also picked off nine rebounds to tie with teammate Richard Langdon for top honors in that category. The game was nip-and-tuck with neither team getting more For Complete Insurance Service Dial 823-8231 Ray Criswell, Sr.; Ray Criswell, Jr. “Insure Well With Criswell” 2201 S. College Ave., Bryan, Texas Representative TRAVELERS of The Umbrella. OYSTERS OYSTERS OYSTERS Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell are served each evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P. M. in the MSC Dining Room. These oysters are not canned. They are shipped in fresh and are alive until just before serving time. You will be delighted with the modest prices and tremendous salads. ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS ENGAGED IN RESEARCH! Did you know that your Research efforts may qualify you for tax benefits? FOR THIS AND OTHER TAX INFORMATION CONTACT: BLOCKER TRANT, Income Tax Consultant 4015 Texas Avenue — Bryan, Texas Phone 846-7842 ACS TOP TU (Continued from page 1) cut slowly into the margin until they knotted the score at 21-21 with 8:14 remaining in the half. The lead changed hands twice more in the initial half until a pair of free throws by TU’s Lar ry Smith made the score 27-27 at the break. Both teams hit with great ac curacy from the beginning of the second half and the score changed hands 15 times in the first 14 minutes of the period. Barnett picked up his fifth foul of the night with 1:38 remain ing in the regulation game and Kurt Papp connected on both at tempts from the foul line to send the Steers in front 60-59. Larry Smith had a chance to put the game away for Texas 30 seconds later with a pair of free throw attempts but he missed his sec ond shot. DESPITE HIS early departure, Barnett was again A&M’s tbp scorer with 23 points followed by Heitmann, Peret and Benefield with 16, 11 and 10 respectively. The 6-5 Brenham product con nected on 10 of 17 from the field and dragged down 9 rebounds while Peret had 9 and Steve Niles had 6, all in the first half. Wayne Doyal, who seems to specialize in scoring against the Aggies, took high point honors for the game with 26 hitting ort 13 of 21 attempts. Papp and Bruce Motley rounded out TU’s double figure scorers with 16 and 11 respectively. A&M’s superior height and muscle was once again a key fac tor in the win as the Aggies out- rebounded their opponents 44-25. Texas hit on 19 of 30 from the field in the second half for a blistering 63.3 per cent and end ed the game with a 55.8 mark while A&M hit on 57.1 per cent of their shots in the last twenty minutes and on 46.7 for the game. An unusually smooth game was also turned in by the Aggies as they committed only 10 turn overs in the game compared to 13 by Texas. The team that became the Aggies’ best friends last night (Rice) becomes A&M’s biggest enemy Saturday as A&M travels to Houston to take on the Owls. The Aggies defeated Rice 90-82 last Saturday before the regional television cameras in College Station. By JOHN PLATZER Coach Gene Stallings pushed A&M to the top of the Southwest Conference recruiting heap Tues day as the Aggies announced the signing of 24 schoolboy gridders including six of the state’s top 20 and seven additional All-Staters. It was the first day that the high school stars could sign with a SWC school and the Aggie coaching staff made it a big one for A&M, traveling in all direc tions around the state collecting the valuable autographs. Texas’ top twenty list from which the Aggies collected six, was based on a poll of the SWC coaches. Two quarterbacks, two line backers and two linemen make up the Aggies’ blue chip collection. Lex James, a 6-0, 180 pounder from Houston Sam Houston and Brad Dusek, a 6-1, 190 pounder from Temple are the widely sought quarterbacks while Bruce Best, a 6-3, 215 pounder from Houston Smiley and Dennis Car- ruth, a 6-1, 195 pounder from Dallas Jefferson are the line backers. The linemen are Butch Kamps, a 6-3, 240 pounder from Houston Bellaire and Buster Cal laway, a 6-4, 235 pounder from Ennis. The Aggies have doubled their nearest competitor, Texas Uni versity, in the signing of blue chippers with approximately five of the list still undecided. Among the seven All-Staters were two from whom the Aggies had not received an oral commit ment before the signing date. These were Brooks Doughtie, a 6-1, 210 pound tackle from Pasa dena and Ralph Sacra, a 6-5, 220 pound end from Houston Jesuit. Grady Hoermann, a 6-0, 220 pound linebacker from Seguin; Robert Gerasimowicz, a 6-2, 225 pound center from Dickinson; Robert Murski, a 6-1, 178 pound halfback from Houston St. Thomas; Boice Best, a 6-1, 225 pound tackle from Houston Smi ley and Gary Martin, 6-0, 220 guard from Houston St. Thomas were other All-Staters. Martin was an All-American selection and was named the top Catholic schoolboy player in the nation this past season. The remaining players signed by the Aggies Tuesday were Mike Faulkner, a 6-3, 215 pound tackle from Victoria; Todd Christopher a 6-2, 200 pound linebacker from Beaumont South Park; David Mc Kee, a 6-0, 200 pound linebacker from League City (Clear Creek); and Fred Placke, a 6-0, 200 pound tackle from Houston Spring Woods. 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