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A roundup of the week Dec. 9-15
December 23, 1974
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: In less than 24 hours Buffalo's Bob McAdoo scored 79 points in two games against the New York Knicks that helped the Braves to two satisfying wins (page 20). Boston had a 3-1 week that began with a 10-point win over New Orleans and ended with Paul Westphal sinking a 30-foot jumper for an overtime victory over Atlanta. The Hawks were also beaten by Pacific leader Golden State. Central Division leader Washington beat the Warriors behind Phil Chenier's 29 points. The tightest race was still in the Midwest, where Detroit led Kansas City-Omaha by one-half game, although losing to the Kings twice. The Pistons did beat Philadelphia, while Milwaukee's only win was over Detroit. Chicago beat New Orleans by 33 points and lost its other game. Houston walloped the Kings 123-84 as Calvin Murphy led a balanced offense with 23 points. Seattle and Portland were winless during the week. Phoenix nipped the Trail Blazers 104-100 and Cleveland 85-84. Los Angeles beat the Suns and the SuperSonics.
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December 23, 1974

A Roundup Of The Week Dec. 9-15

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Fleet Velvet ($17.40), Fernando Toro riding, rallied in the stretch to win the $113,400 1[1/16]-mile California Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds, at Bay Meadows.

RODEO—TOM FERGUSON of Miami, Okla. won 1974 all-around honors at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, to up his earnings for the year to $67,679.

SKIING—HENRI DUVILLARD of France earned $8,000 for winning the slalom and giant slalom at Aspen, Colo. Hank Kashiwa of the U.S. finished second in both events, winning $5,000.

TENNIS—Argentina's GUILLERMO VILAS took the Grand Prix Masters, beating defending champ Ilie Nastase 7-6, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 in Melbourne, Australia. MARGARET COURT won the West Australian Open title with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Russia's Olga Morozova in Perth.

VOLLEYBALL—UCLA won the sixth Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women ( AIAW) National Championships, defeating the University of Hawaii 15-7, 15-8, at Portland State University. Defending champ Long Beach State was fifth.

MILEPOSTS—INDUCTED: Into the College Football Hall of Fame, HARRY AGGANIS, Boston University quarterback, 1949, '51, '52; JOHN FERRARO, Southern California tackle, 1943, '44, '46 and '47; ELROY HIRSCH, Wisconsin halfback, 1942, Michigan, 1943; BARTON KOCH, Baylor guard, 1928-30; MAL KUTNER, Texas end, 1939-41; JIM PARKER, Ohio State guard, 1954-56; BARNEY POOLE, Mississippi, North Carolina Pre-Flight and Army end, 1942-48; MARCHY SCHWARTZ, Notre Dame halfback, 1929-31; BILLY VESSELS, Oklahoma halfback, 1950-52; BILL MURRAY, Delaware coach, 1940-50, Duke, 1951-65.

RESIGNED: ARA PARSEGHIAN, as football coach at Notre Dame, after 11 seasons. Former Green Bay Packer Coach Dan Devine will replace him.

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