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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
February 21, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS
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February 21, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)

Team standings this week with points figured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (first-place votes in parentheses):

 

Points

1—San Francisco (61)

1,164

2—Kentucky (12)

847

3—La Salle (6)

706

4—Duquesne

571

5—George Washington (10)

462

6—Marquette (9)

414

7—North Carolina State (2)

369

8—Minnesota (2)

343

9—UCLA (3)

339

10—Utah (1)

330

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Maryland 176; 12, Cincinnati (3) 169; 13, Dayton (2) 153; 14, Illinois 98; 15, Iowa (1) 92.

RECORD BREAKERS

Yale's Kerry Donovan, Sandy Gideonse, Dave Armstrong, John Niles churned 400-yard free-style relay in 3:21.3, shattered world record by 3/10 second; Mary Jane Sears, pretty Washington D.C. aquastar, was clocked in 2:44.9 for 200-yard orthodox breaststroke, established new American mark in swim carnival at New Haven, Conn.

Williston Academy swimmers splashed 300-yard medley relay in 3:00; 400-yard free-style relay in 3:34.2; 150-yard medley relay in 1:18.2, set three national preparatory school records in meets at Springfield and Easthampton, Mass.

Ron Shavlik, 6-foot 7-inch North Carolina State rebound artist, rolled up 55 points, his seventh-ranked team trounced William and Mary 126-99, for new Atlantic Coast Conference scoring standards at Norfolk, Va.

Narcisse Dompierre, Quebec City racer, pushed eight crossbred dogs to new record of 5:33.58 in 66-mile international sled dog derby, won world championship at Ottawa.

BASKETBALL

San Francisco romped over College of Pacific 72-52, whipped San Jose State 59-49 for 16th straight, remained in No. 1 spot in AP poll.

UCLA outclassed Stanford 85-63, 72-59, took two-game lead over Indians in Southern Division of Pacific Coast Conference. Morris Taft, Willie Naulls paced Bruins.

Utah edged Brigham Young 78-71, bounced back from 76-74 overtime upset by Cougars. Little Terry Tebbs's driving lay-up in final seconds of extra period ended Utah's 10-game winning streak, dropped Redskins to No. 10 position.

La Salle whipped past Manhattan 76-62 on Tom Gola's rebounding and scoring, rallied in second half, beat Richmond 91-80. Gola got 30 points against Spiders.

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