Keese brothers basketball
' Eight Congressional Basketball Teams in Final Contest;? March 17-18. Fight tejvmg, winners of tho congressional district meets held over tho state Friday ai\d Saturday, will enter the fetate high school basketball tournament to be held at Norman, Okto-. March 17-18. Having demonstrated superiority In their respective districts, Tulsa. Keota, Durant, Shawnee, Oklahoma' City, Blnger, Clinton and Lambert fives wHl meet to decide the champlobshlp of the state. Tho ahowlngr made by the strong Keota quintet In tho Second district contest,' where It won the championship easily, 30-12, and its long undefeated record* of the season makes It one of the most favored teams tor the coveted state honors. Keota Wonder Toam. This wonder team from the little , Haskell county town has yet to meet Its first defeat and boo 28 victories to Its credit this season. Perfect teamwork and Individual stars make it a forraidabliT opponent both in offensive and defensive work and the decisive manner in which It squashed the Okmulgee five, 30-12, In the finals Saturday night stamps it as a worthy woaj-er of the basketball crown. Jn the Keota-Okmulgee tilt, the Haskell county team exhibited a brand of playing that brought tho crowd to its feet time after time and Okmulgee responded with a strong fight until tho last. Both teams exhibited a desire to mix It from the start and tho game was fast throughout, but du« to the stellar guarding of MaacwoU and Keese, Keota defenders, Petrie and Carter, Okmulgee forwards, were unable to run up a large score, while West and Sewell, basket shooters for Keotfi. eluded the enemy's guardsmen and scored again and again. West, star performer of previous goanes. however, did not take his usual share of the points and only annexed eight baskets while Sewell and Captain Hollabaugh, lanky center, divided honors In adding up the remaining score. Sewell. light and fast, contributed to the score frequently by close rangeoshoot- Ing while Hollabaugh excelled oi tossing from any angle of tho court. "Shorty" Maxwell, sturdy little guard, was put out Mn the, last half of the game on personal fouls, Ike Keese, substituted for him and playing a strong defense that was hard to break through. Koe*» Brothers Star. R. Keese and Maxwell or the Keese brothers, for Maxwell and like Kee .se alternated In every game played, formed what wa? considered by most of the fans the strongest pair of guards of the contest.- R. Keese has thn reputation of seldom letting hla opponent score and only one score was registered against him during tho district series. He Is unquestionably the out- stimdlng guard of tho entire district. While the Keota basketecrs do not claim to be superstitious yet an old rusty horseshoe, so old that probably the equine which first wore It has long since died. Is always carried on the trips and as a good luck brlnger It has never failed so far. It was displayed prominently during the district meet by the staunch foUovyers of the team who had come In a body from Keota to see their quintet made champion. Among the Keotnjtes were Ernest Puckett, Hug Httgan, Keese Robinson, H. D. Price. C. E. Price, Wll- llaiM McKfen^le, Stacey Moore, Miss Ordell Bewkell, Olga Parker, Irene Williams and Dr. M. Vanmeter, who always accompanies the team. These enthusiasts grouped together and put as much pep 1" rooting as the team did into the game and made the gymnasium ring with cheers for their favorites. When the team heads for Norman Thursday the trusty old horsoshoo will go along together with Doctor Vanmeter and several followers who pie- dlct they will come back with state honors.