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Class five, Helena remaining, down- what by sounded ball the' game "rubber" for 14. be Helena of a half to off scorers for 23 20 Bulldogs Edge Ronan, 58-54 11Y DON PLARSKI Inter Lake Sparta Editor POLSON (ILNS) -- The Whitefish Whitefish High School Bulldogs won their way into the state Class B tournament finals here Saturday night in a rough, see-sawing 58-54 decision over the Ronan Chiefs. Whitefish had early, comfortable leads, but Ronan made a ball game e a goah A second quarter "comedy ot errors".marked a rough first half of play. Both teams paraded to the foul line and made 18 free throws between them, 10 by Whitefish Whitefish and eight by Ronan. At one pointiin the quarter, the two teams made a string of 12 free throws, with neither team able to hit a 21 20 20 2 1 2 66 of it late in the third quarter and throughout the final period; The Bulldogs carried an eight- point lead into the second half and managed to keep a lead through the third quarter, although It was trimmed to a single point by the end of the period. . Midway through the third quarter quarter Jerry Bennett of Ronan committed committed his fourth foul and was taken out. Warren Richwine brought Ronan within two points at 43-41 with a free throw, then a jump shot with about three minutes minutes left in the quarter. Jim Baker Baker of Whitefish followed with a long one-hander to make it 45-41, then Richwine hit a free throw for the Chiefs and Gary Smith a char- With 3:29 left in the half, Lauren Lauren Buckland, whose height had been effective for WhJtefish, twisted his knee and limped off the floor. Ronan Immediately began began to threaten the Whitefish lead, but Whitefish held on and wag in front, 35-27, as the teams left the floor. The rough play resulted in three times out due to injuries, Buckland's Buckland's and two minor ones. Whitefish had jumped off to a seven point lead in the first quarter before Ronan finally edged into the scoring column on a free throw by Warren Richwine. Whitefish Whitefish height and rebounding played the big part in its first quarter suc- ,, ,cess. Mike McNeilly hit three ity toss for Whitefish to make it field goals for Whitefish in the 46-42, Bulldogs. | quarter to spark the Bulldog of- Merle Jore scored a free throw fense to a l5 ^ quarter advantage. and Ralph Benner a jump shot for Ronan to pull'the Chiefs within a point at 46-45. Baker came back with a long one-hander for Whitefish, Whitefish, but Benner stole the ball and laid it up to cut the margin to one point again at 48-47, as the third quarter ended. Smith opened the final period with a jump shot to put Whitefish out front, 50-47, but Bennett came back with a one-hand push. Seconds Seconds later Bennett fouled out with 4:44 left to play. Whitefish had stalled temporarily after Smith's shot, but with Bennett out, Smith missed a free throw, then grabbed the rebound and laid it up to put the Bulldogs in front, 52-49. Doug Knapton followed with a free throw for Whitefish and with 2:04 left, Smith fouled Loren Clary of Ronan. Clary made his first toss, missed the second and Benner rebounded, rebounded, and scored to make it 54-52, Whitefish. Knapton made a free throw and with 1:21 left, Mike McNeilly scored a layup. Ronan failed in a free throw attempt, attempt, Whitefish grabbed the ball and Clary fouled Knapton with 34 seconds remaining. Knapton missed missed the first toss, but made the 'second, to make it 58-52. With 21 | seconds left, Benner made two free throws, then Whitefish stalled it out. Gary Smith's defensive work on the Ronan guards out of the Whitefish Whitefish zone defense bothered the Ronan players and broke up several several passes. The Whitefish fans poured on to the floor and Coach Rollie Schauble got a ride on the shoulders shoulders of his players. Trophies were awarded the first four teams after the game and Ronan was presented the conference conference trophy. Ronan ended the season \vitti a. 20-3 mark, while Whitefish wound up at 15-8.' Smith of Whitefish topped all scorers with 18, while Benner had 17 for Ronan, WhileHsh (5») j Buckland, t Stoll, t Knapton, c Paolini, c ----- ^ McNeilly, g _ _ .Z 3 Hinman. g Smith, g Baker, g ,, TOTALS 1 4 18 Honan (54) Clary, f «9T Rienwlne, f --, ... 2 Miller, t . ; 0 Benner, c 7 Jore, g ,, 2 Schacher, g , o Bennett, g 4 Barber, g o TOTALS 17 20 19 Score by quarters: Whitefish _ 15 20 13 10--58 Ronan 9 18 20 7--54 OFFICIALS, Vv'edin, Collins. 0 0 4 0 4 0 10 4 It 3 7 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 4 5 3 3 1 33 0 t 14 I 18 12 si 7 11 0 17 7 0 ·13 t 34

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  1. The Daily Inter Lake,
  2. 03 Mar 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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