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March 19, 1962
BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON, running out the string of regular season games, equaled its NBA record of 59 victories for one season (set two years ago) by defeating Western Division leader Los Angeles 119-105. With one game left, Boston's record is 59-20. Wilt Chamberlain, another record maker, moved to within three points of a 4,000-point total for the season, also with one game to go. St. Louis, with temporary player-coach Bob Pettit in charge, took three in a row, including a 126-123 win over Detroit.
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March 19, 1962

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Frank Budd of Villanova is billed as the world's fastest human and he proved it at the IC4A indoor championships in New York by twice running the 60-yard dash in 6 seconds flat, first in the quarter-finals, again in the final, each time equalling the world indoor record. Villanova had three other first places—Rolando Cruz in the pole vault (15 feet 3� inches), Vic Zwolak in the mile (4:09.3), and the two-mile relay (7:45.2)—and took the team title with 31� points to runner-up Yale's 16 1/8. Gary Gubner of NYU broke the meet record for the shotput with a toss of 64 feet 3� inches. In a special event, Don Webster (with a 47.2 quarter) and Tom Sullivan (a 4:10 mile) paced the Villanova freshman medley relay team to a world indoor record of 7:18.4 for the 1? miles, and Ron Zinn of Army lowered the world indoor record for the one-mile walk to 6:18.3.

MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: PHIL WOOLPERT, 46, coach of the 1955 and 1956 San Francisco basketball teams that starred Bill Russell and K, C. Jones, by the University of San Diego, as head coach and athletic director, after leaving his first and only professional job, as coach of the ABL's San Francisco Saints.

DIED: MRS. ISABEL DODGE SLOANE, owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses for 36 years, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Sloane's horses included Cavalcade, 1934 Kentucky Derby winner, and Sword Dancer, Horse of the Year in 1959. She was the first woman to head the list of winning American Thoroughbred owners (in 1934).

DIED: ADOLPH (AD) TOEPPERWEIN, 92, one of the world's greatest shots, in San Antonio. Toepperwein made his mark in 1906 during a 10-day marathon at San Antonio, when he fired a .22 semiautomatic rifle at 72,500 blocks and missed only nine, for a record that has never been equaled, and rarely attempted.

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