Dickie Hemric, sharpshooting Wake Forest center, rolled up 30 points in team's 93-85 win over Southern California in Dixie Classic at Raleigh, N.C., set new four-year college scoring record of 2,164 points. Old mark: 2,154 by Jim Lacy of Loyola of Baltimore (1946-49).
Louis Nuta of Miami pushed his souped-up boat 122.455 mph for new world record in seven-liter class; Guy C. Wilson of Los Angeles traveled 85.312 mph for new standard in E racing runabout division at Orange Bowl regatta speed trials in Miami.
Larkin (Sonny) Weedon, 30-year-old carpenter, broke world duckpin record, bowled five-game total of 786 at Washington, D.C. Old record: 785 by Bill Brozey of Baltimore in 1950.
Poona II, Irish-bred three-year-old colt, breezed mile-and-eighth on turf in 1:47 2/5 to win $10,000 Arcadia Purse at Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif., cut full second off old American mark set by Abbe Sting on July 4, 1953 at Arlington Park, Chicago.
Duquesne staged ironman act, used five men to edge La Salle 67-65 in tense Holiday Festival final at New York. Baskets by Mickey Winograd, Si Green and
put Dukes ahead to stay despite eight points in last three minutes by La Salle's great
, who had 30 in losing cause. Daquesne won way into finals with wins over Villanova 87-68, Dayton 90-75. La Salle eliminated Syracuse 103-54, UCLA 85-77. Later in week La Salle outran St. Louis 88-79.
won sixth straight, nipped favored Connecticut 66-65 on Dick Fairley's long one-hander with five seconds left in New England tournament. Len Wilson starred for Indians with 24 points.
turned in major upset, trounced third-ranked North Carolina State 91-78, ended 12-game winning streak. Bob Schafer led Villanova with 33 points,
starred on defense. State, winner over Minnesota 85-84 on John Maglio's hook shot with nine seconds to go in Dixie Classic final, missed Cliff Dwyer, out with infected elbow.
Canisius' John McCarthy
scored 11 straight points, 27 in game, led team to 59-56 win over St. Bonaventure in Queen City affair.