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 - The 1935--36 Statesville 'High Greyhound girls...
The 1935--36 Statesville 'High Greyhound girls basketball sextet, winners of the 1936 championship of the girls' division of the South Piedmont conference of .the Western North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has amassed a record of 19 wins, six losses and one tie during the past season. They have defeated some .of the strongest teams in the conference, winning 11 of their 12 conference UJts, their lone conference defeat coming at the hands of the rangy Hickory High girls, whom they defeated earlier in the conference season by a 4-point margin, 27 to 2(3, to give the Hickory lassies their first set-back in six years play In the conference and at the same time breaking a 6.5 game winning streak of the Hickory sextet. In' winning the conference championship in the girls division, the Statesville lassies hold double victories over the following high sextets: Mooresville, Concord, Children's Home, Kanna/polis and Barium Springs, and split even in the two-game series with the strong Hickory High sextet. The team:Is composed mainly of juniors and seniors and has presented a smooth-working and'high- scoring team all season. The leading scorers of the team 24—50-50 Grocers of L 17 39—A & P of Charlotte .... 30 40—Firestone of Gastonia . . 30 1211 TOTALS 890 Grover "Speedy" Brown, one of the ace forwards on the team, led the team in scoring, making 117 field goals and 30 foul shots for a total of 264 points for the season. Brown was closely . followed by Everette "Mack" McConnell, a former college teammate, in the scoring department, securing 103 action shots from the field and 28 free gratis points for a total of 232 gained in 21 games participated in. Brown appeared In 27 of the team's total of 31 games. Jack Wagner, although playing a defensive position, came third in scoring with a total of 129 points gained on 50 double-deckers and 29 gratis shots. I. L. Wagner was in only about half of the team's total of 31 games, but during this time tallied 112 markers on 46 action shots from the field and 20 from the foul line. The following Is .the standing of th/» iplayeijs, giving number of games played In, goals, foul goals made, foul goals missed and total points: NAME Q. Brown MoConnlell Wagner Wagner S. Gaither .87 ,21 .30 .16 ..21 Carson i2B Bradford , 25 3 117 103 60 46 39 40 35 29 20 9 Fd 30 28 29 €0 20 16 22 20 9 |P CM 28 :29 24 18 16 21 17 8 7 T* 264 i 232 129 112 98 96 92 78 49 28 IS If}} are Captain Nancy "Pig" Leinster, who 'chalked up a great scoring record of 502 points of her team's total of 775 while Helen "Tootle" Jurney arid Willie Mae Cooper have been the other scoring stars of the team, Jurney accounting for 111 and Coaper 106. The defensive work of Percie Lazenby, Sarah Alexander and Margaret Wilkins has been a feature of the team play all season, while the excellent reserve strength in Dotson, Rankin, Tomlinson, Poston, Allison, Mills, Gray and M. Alexander has been good all season. Percie Lazenby was shifted to a forward position on several different occasions and tallied 16 points, while Willie Mae Cooper was .-shifted .from a forward .to a guard 'position in several g-anies. Tomlinson and Rankin have each tallied 10 points during their stay In the game. Miss Dorothy Carson, a former Mitchell College and Erskins College forward and center-forward, has been the excellent coach of the high Greyhound girls basketball teams for the past four seasons, and experienced unusually 'good success with the teams. In 1933 conference season the girls landed in fourth position, and duplicated their performance in the 1934, while in 1935 the team landed in second position in the conference, only one (nil game behind the conference winning Hickory High girls. Thb past season proved the most successful for Coach Carson and her team, winning- 11 out of 12 conference games to win the championship of the conference for the first time, and at the same time lead the Hickory girls -by a full game at the end of the season. The following is the teams' lfl3'5-'36 record: StatesviHo High Girls 16—Celeste-Henkel High 16 27—Troutman High 36 19—Scotts High 26 29—Troutman High 17 36—Cool Spring High 26 22—«cotts High 29 33- -Newtpn High 3 45—Kannapolis High ie 35—Newton High jo 45—Mooresville High 'ig 29—Children's Home . 21 44—-B. P. W. Yellow J. 22 27—Hickory High 23 22—(Barium Springs High 14 31—Concord High 29 34—Lenoir High , 3$ 27—Hickory High 40 29—Lenoir High 11 33—iMooresviJle High 24 37—Concord High , 13 24—Kannapolis High 9 25—iBariuni Springs High ... 18 26—dhjttdren/8 Home 26 32—Coye Creek High 12 28-T-Wa^burg High 25 Richmond High .... 31

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  1. Statesville Daily Record,
  2. 31 Mar 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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