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March 16, 1964
BASKETBALL—With a week to go, BOSTON split a two-game series with CINCINNATI to increase its lead to three games and come within whispering distance of its eighth straight NBA Eastern Division title. In the West ST. LOUIS moved in to cut SAN FRANCISCO's lead to a single game.
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March 16, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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MARRIED: U.S. Women's Archery Champion NANCY VONDERHEIDE, 25, to Attorney Marvin Kleinman, 40, who originally encouraged her to take up the sport as a hobby, in Atlanta.

DIED: RAY (Scooter) McLEAN, 48, an assistant coach of the Detroit Lions who had spent the last quarter century in pro football both as a player and coach, of cancer in an Ann Arbor ( Mich.) hospital. He played halfback for the Chicago Bears from 1940 to 1947 (his 89-yard punt return against the 1942 Chicago Cardinals still stands as a Bear team record) and later joined Green Bay as assistant coach (1951-1957) and head coach (1958) before going to Detroit.

DIED: LEONARD THOMAS (Tom) BLACKBURN, 58, the soft-spoken basketball coach at the University of Dayton, of lung cancer in a Dayton hospital. In his 17 years with the school he never missed a game (this season he coached from a specially built easy chair by the bench), while his teams compiled one of the best records in the country—351-140—and played in 10 National Invitation Tournaments in Madison Square Garden ( Dayton lost in the finals five times and finally won the tournament in 1962 by defeating St. John's).

DIED: MRS. ROSE FRASER, 60, mother of Australia's swimming star Dawn Fraser, in an automobile accident near Sydney. Dawn, who was driving the car when it crashed into a parked truck and turned over, was hospitalized with a chipped vertebra.

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