Dec 24, 1963 Daily Mail-Hagerstown MD
Mounts Boast 5-2 Record Coach Jim Phelan, seeking his fourth straight Mason-Dixon cage crown, has been pleasantly pleasantly surprised by the early season season play of hts Mt. St. Mary's club. Off to a 5-2 start, including a 78-71 win over tough Catholic U. on the loser's court, the Moun talneers keep winning despite erratic performances as Phelan goes up and down his bench substituting with' the wizardry of a magician. Except for one horrible dry spot in the Amcri can U. game, the Mounties could just as easily be 6-1 with only' 62-73 loss to St. Joseph in the Palestra to mar the record. Big gun in the Mountie attack attack has been senior Mike Costello, Costello, The 6' backcourter has dumped in 120 points in 7 games for a gaudy 17.1 average and played well as the team's floor cÂ«Mral. With 6'6 Jack Campbell, Campbell, i 4oublefl(ure scorer and the te*m's reboimder out I n d e fÂ· joards and shooting at an 8,5 mark to help the attack. Ed Folk, 6'5 junior, has well at the other starting forward forward post although Phelan wants more aggressiveness out lately Lou Martne, moved Mo * a bad ankle, b u r l y 6'3 Junior has standing r o l e . Marline has been slamming the of a big Pennsylvanlari. Fresh man Ed Sarmir, a 6'3 leaper wl:o moved into the center has been impressive. A gooc shooter with a 9.8 mark, Sarmir has a 55 per cent floor mark and Phelan wants him to shoo more often. The slim youngs ter has done a fine Job on boards and should get better with each outing. John Carroll, a 6'3 soph had a starting role as a fresh man last season, has alterant ed with Martine at forward Like most of the Mountie cai Carrell is carrying an 1.7 average but should get hotter if wants to win a clear shot starting berth. In back court Phelan has good play from six footers Mike Johnston and Bernie Both are sophs but both are being pushed by freshman Lyons, a quick, strong contend er with an t point average.