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BASKETBALL—BOSTON won one, lost one and finished the NBA regular-season schedule with a record 62 wins and 18 losses. Now the Celtics will have a rest until the playoff series between second-place CINCINNATI (48-32) and third-place PHILADELPHIA (40-40) is over. NEW YORK, which can rest until next season, split four (one win was over the Celtics) and wound up with a 31-49 mark, its best in six years. In the West LOS ANGELES finished with a win and two losses for a 49-31 record, 4 games ahead of the second-place Hawks. When Elgin Baylor scored 19 against the Warriors he boosted his point total to 2,009, making the Lakers the first team ever to have two 2,000-point scorers in one season ( Jerry West had gone over 2,000 a week earlier). ST. LOUIS (45-35) sharpened up for its playoff series with the Bullets by winning three straight while BALTIMORE (37-43) lost three of four. DETROIT (31-49) lost its two final games, and SAN FRANCISCO (17-63) surprisingly took two of its last three.
BOWLING—BOB STRAMPE, winner of the PBA's 1964 All-Star title, defeated Billy Golembiewski in a close (190-189) final match to win the $35,000 Continental Open in Detroit.
BOXING—The team title at the 38th Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Kansas City went to LOS ANGELES when Heavyweight JERRY QUARRY KO'd Jim Donlinger of Minneapolis in 1:32 of the second round to become the only fighter to win all his fights by knockouts.
CURLING—The six-year domination of Scotch Cup competition by Canada ended when the young U.S. champion rink from Superior, Wis. skipped by RAYMOND (Bud) SOMERVILLE, defeated the Canadian rink 9-6 in the final round in Perth, Scotland (page 28). The cup represents the unofficial world championship.
DOGS—CH. FEZZIWIG RAGGEDY ANDY (SI, March 1), a pigeon-blue Old English sheepdog owned by Mr. and Mrs. Hendrik Van Rensselaer of Basking Ridge, N.J., defeated a field of 1,696 at the Harrisburg (Pa.) Kennel Club show to gain his fourth best-in-show ribbon.
GOLF—BERT WEAVER of Beaumont, Texas, won his first PGA tournament, the Greater Jacksonville Open, with a 72-hole score of 285, three under par. The winning score, after four days of high winds and rain, was the highest on the PGA tour so far this year. Jack Nicklaus, Dave Marr, Bruce Devlin and Bob Charles all tied for second at 286.
HOCKEY—Three straight losses eliminated CHICAGO from the NHL race leaving DETROIT, still in first by two points with a week to go, and MONTREAL to fight it out. The Red Wings tied the Rangers and beat the Bruins and the Black Hawks for their 12th and 13th victories on home ice, while the Canadiens extended their winning streak to five with three in a row. In one of their victories, 5-2 over the Bruins, Ralph Backstrom scored a hat trick for the first time in his 11-year career. Going through the motions were TORONTO, which was 2-0-1, NEW YORK, 0-1-2, and BOSTON, 1-0-2.
Michigan tech, competing for the fourth time in the finals of the National Collegiate hockey championship, held this year at Brown University, won its second title with an 8-2 defeat of Boston College. The young team (14 players on the squad were completing their first varsity season) from Houghton, Mich. placed five men on the All-Tournament first team.
HORSE RACING—Jockey Bill Mahorney, who has ridden more than 130 winners but never won a slakes race, finally won one when he guided CUPID ($7.20) to an eight-length victory in the $27,700 Paumonok Handicap at Aqueduct.