Betty Faith Jaynes, Al­lan Rowe Head All-Tour­na­ment Selec­tions

The Covington News - - LOOKING BACK -

Two mem­bers of the Newton County High cham­pi­onship teams of the In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment were named as “Most Valu­able Play­ers” by The Cov­ing­ton News for the 1961 event.

Betty Faith Jaynes, guard on the girls team, and Al­lan Rowe, Ram center, are the honorees for their ster­ling per­for­mances in the eighth an­nual event held in Cov­ing­ton.

Miss Jaynes, a sopho­more, was as­signed the hard task of guard­ing Litho­nia’s crack for­ward Judy Wil­lis in the cham­pi­onship game Satur­day night. In the fi­nal three quar­ters of the game, Miss Wil­lis man­aged to get only one field goal.

The night be­fore in the semi­fi­nal game, the Litho­nia whiz sank a to­tal of 28 points to lead her team to a triple over­time win over So­cial Cir­cle.

In the first two games of the tour­ney, Miss Jaynes re­peat­edly ha­rassed the for­wards of Mon­roe and Rock­dale County to help put her team in the fi­nals.

Rowe’s game in the fi­nals Satur­day against the tall Rock­dale County team, cou­pled with a fine per­for­mance in the semi­fi­nals vic­tory over Lo­ganville, earned him the honor for the ’61 meet.

Al­though he wasn’t the high scorer of the tour­na­ment, Rowe’s all around job on both boards aided his team in win­ning num­ber 16 and 17 straight for Coach Ron­ald Bradley’s charges. Other mem­bers of the All-Tour­na­ment teams are as fol­lows:

BOYS: Billy Shaw Shaw (Rams), Ron­ald Smith Smith (Rock­dale County), James Tay­lor (Mor­gan County), and Leonard Shaw (Lo­ganville).

GIRLS: Judy Judy Wil­lis Wil­lis (Litho­nia), Dianne Moore (Newton County), Roxie Gar­rett (So­cial Cir­cle), Jo Jack­son (Litho­nia), Carol Ge­orge (Newton County).



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