Jan 23 1964

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Jan 23 1964 - Mt. St. Mary's Green Cage Squad Comes Alive...
Mt. St. Mary's Green Cage Squad Comes Alive With Six Straight; 11-3 Record Coach Jim Phelan's "ugly ducklings" are turning into swans. The green cage squad so lightly regarded as the season opened that Phelan called k his "worst club'' and campus touts referred to them as "the blind mice" has swept to an early season 11-3 record, shooting at a 42.9 pace despite the fact that Phelan has substituted liberally, twice sitting his starting five for three quarters. At the same spot last season Phelan's highly touted NCAA championship returnees were 6-6, including four conference losses. Off to a shaky start tie Mountaineers lost to Jack Ramsey's Hawks in the Palestra and blew a 16-point lead to American U. Then the club started playing defense and walloped Susquehanna, Baltimore and Catholic U. before losing to Westminster's Titans in a game it should have won. The handful of wins changed the squad attitude. They began to pressure foes for 40 minutes as though their lives depended on it and with the unproved defense the shooting picked up as Phelan worked his squad like a magician getting maximum effort from every substitution. PEAK VS. LOYOLA The payoff came against Loyola when the aroused Mountaineers romped to a 123-66 victory in a game that was figured a toss-up. Seven players hit double figures and all 15 scored at least six points. But it was a relentless defense that almost blew Loyola out of Memorial gym. Mountaineer fans still have shooting percentage from the floor, and «'5" Ed Folk began to hammer tine ball in the basket. Except for spotty play against Shippensburg, the Mountaineers have been dazzlers. TREMENDOUS SPIRIT Part of the success story is spirit. Players itch for action on the bench, then sound off to mo^E the team at an even higher pitch. Agains Shippensburg it was New Yorker Bernie Haag and Jerseytte Mike Lyons who came off tine bench to hit with four quick outside shots apiece to pull tie Mountaineers even. Wherever Phelan turns he gets incredible performances. Chances are the bloom will leave the rose, but it's been great while it lasted. And Phelan's cagers have grown up in the process. If they can sfaake off the rust of a 10-day exam layoff, maybe they can keep their six- game streak alive against the Rough Riders at Rider College on Monday. FINLEY IN N, Y, BUT HE'S NOT TALKING NOW By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP)--Charles O. Finley isn't talking. And that is the big news in Sheir reservations about Phelan's young club, one senior, one junior, two sophs and a freshman, but the team has shown it can move from behind as well as front run. Against Shippensburg, a veteran five that floored five starters from a team that whipped the Mountaineers a years ago, the Mounties dropped seven pouits behind with three minutes to go, then roared back to win by five. Senior back courter Mike Costello kept Hie squad moving in early season. Then after 6'6" vet Jack Campbell injured his ankle and was sidelined for the season, the club began to come alive. Freshman Ed Sarmir took up the center slack with tremendous all around play, including a 56.5 baseball circles. The surprise development came Wednesday when Finley, embattled owner of the Kansas City Athletics, and American League President Joe Cronin were found registered in the same New York hotel. 'If they met, it was a deep, dark secret. Finley made himself available briefly and had only two words to say: "No comment." CRONIN UNAVOIDABLE That was two words more prac than anyone could get out of ber. Cronin. His hotel phone didn't answer. And a search of the hotel failed to reveal any traces of the stocky AL prexy. In Boston, a league spokesman was more informative. He said Cronin was in New York to IS KILLED INNSBRUCK By HANS BENEDICT Associated Press Sports INNSBRUCK. Austria -A black mourning ribbon flapped from the five - Olympic flag today as skaters and sleclders practice sessions in a somber atmosphere created the accident that claimed life of a British toboganner. Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski, year-old British Olympian, Wednesday of injuries 24 hours earlier when careened off the chute nearby Igls in a practice event which will be held first time at these winter games. Athletes and officials tribute to Kay - Wednesday night in an ceremony at which Prof. Wolfgang, head of the Organizing Committee, "THIS TERRIBLE THING" "This is a tragedy, more as tobogganing included in the Winter for the very first time. trying to make it as as the other competitions, then this terrible thing happens." Kay-Skrzypeski, a British citizen who fled Nazi-occupied Poland in was the second fatality last two Olympics. At the 1960 Summer Rome, cyclist Knud Jensen of Denmark died competing in a 100-kilometer-62%-mile -- road race. at the Rome Olympics announced after the Games 2,236 injuries had been tabulated during the competition. 3 OTHERS INJURED Besides Kay-SkrzypesM, other toboganners have injured. Two Germans -- Lenz and Josef -were injured here Elizabeth Gould of a member of the U.S. suffered multiple fractures practicing in Poland The injuries here order to be issued: ; 'Please take it easy. better to reach the end run in a slow time finish up in a hospital." It was issued after peski suffered multiplei fractures when his sled

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  1. The Gettysburg Times,
  2. 23 Jan 1964, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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