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from Salem to Janesville was for Bluebird rooters in 1956 when a great Janesville team was upset by West Allis Hale in the finals of the Salem sectional. — The Falcons had triumphed in 20 games before being "hooded" by the Purple Knights. Salem was the last of Southern Wisconsin's undefeated prep teams; Brodhead \vas jolted for the first time this season the night before by Blanchardville at the New Glarus district tournament. Salem took a quick 4-0 lead against Beloit on a free throw 'oy Darrell Pofahl and a short basket and a free throw by Dan Yates, tt'ho was high single-game scorer bf the tourney here. A fine per Burlington back from a 40-31 deficit. Big Foot led during most of the first quarter, but the winners tied up the count at 13-13 at the end of the opening frame. A surge by the Chiefs late in the second quarter put them into a 32-24 halftime lead. Bob Lehman, a junior, hit on two quick shots to give Big Foot a 38-27 lead, and then Burlington made its move. Quick made good on three long shots to bring the Demons to within tAvo points as the third quarter closed. Torhorst put Burlington in front at 44-42, then Wayne Madsen former, Yates had 12 field goals Pff ^'^^1^%'^!°'^' %t and eight free throws for 32 faints 1 ^2 lead. Bob Fisher and T..n in the losing and sad cause. Lee on Scoring Spree Crow Kcnncy l.pp Wolf Thosfpn^nn Crunderson Fell Buroker Brow-n Scott Gay Lee, Beloit center wno starred throughout the tournament, accounted for the Knight's first seven points as they went ahead 7-4 and never yielded the lead. While Lee trailed Yates in the scoring column with 23 points, it was his superb defensive play- rebounding, blocking shots and intercepting passes — that made him the tourney's most valuable player. . Just before the end of (he quarter, Yates and Glen Schuiz got Salem within a point of a tie at id-15. Glen Tliostenson. Debits front man on the fast-break which! rr I Schmidt was a most effective weapon against the Falcons, scored just before the quarter ended to make it"l8-15. Gunderson Provides Spark Garry Gunderson got Beloit in high gear with his speed and slick ball-handling in the second quarter and the Knights outscored Salem by 10 points, 23-13, for a halftime lead of 41-28. Thostenson and Lee led the Knights in scoring for the period with eight and five points, respectively. Yates had eight of Salem's 13, He had nine of Salem's 15 in the third quarter, during which Beloit had only a point end. Ron Wolf had six to pace Beloit in the chapter. Beloit tobk the last frame, 20-12, Lee adding five points to his total and Yhtes getting six. 'Beloit's control of the boards, by Lee, Dave Crow, Kenney and reserve Terry Fell, plus success ^'ith the fast-break was just too much for Salem's fine team. Burlington Wins Burlington put on a late rally in a well-played game to down Big Foot for the consolation title. John Quick and Jim Torhorst ignited the spark for the Demons late in the third quarter. The pair John Misener and Bill Guttschow countered for the Chiefs and put them ahead, 48-46. Then Quick swished a long shot and Madsen in pumped in a jumper to give Burlington the lead for good. Quick led all scorers with 19 points, 13 of them in the second half. Fisher and Lehman had 17 and 14 respectively. Rcijional Championship Beloit (77) Salem Central (55) bftp brtpi 2 a 3 Zeihfn 1 1 4!Yatp<i 9 5 2' Pofahl 4 2 'tlSchulr. 6 4 XI. Hofer <j 1 2inoii'.;lierty 4 n 0 B. Hofer 1 2 0 I.cnic 0 0 r rodc» 0 0 ni Flasrhner n n rr Remus n n I Halbach 1 2 3 n 8 3 1 ! 3 ! 4 5 1 2 2 1 4 n 0 ft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 n 0 0 0 0 0 31 15 201 17 21 17 Beloit 18 23 16 20—77 Salem Central 15 13 15 12—55 Free throws missed—Beloit 5, Salem 9. Officials—Orlando Palesse, Milwaukee; Ken Kulick, Milwaukee. Consolation Big Foot (48) Burlington (5S) b ft p b ftp Fisher 7 3 2 Skaeen 0 4 2 Lehman 6 3 S'Tarhorst 5 0 3 Guttschow 2 2 2 Kole 5 1 2 Fellham 0 1 3IMadscn 4 2 2 Misener S 0 1'Quick 9 1 0 Schuren 0 0 1 Fell 0 0 0 Griffing 0 0 0' Rubach 0 0 1 Griffing Rowe 1 1 0 Watts 0 0 0 Larson 0 0 0 Schliti 0 0 0 20 8 14 23 9 10 Burlington 13 11 1« 15-55 Big Foot 13 19 10 S—18 Free throws missed—Big Foot 3, Burlington 8. Officials—Howard Cross, Madison; Fred Eberlein, Middleton. FREE No Purchase Necessary FIREBIRD in

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 05 Mar 1962, Mon,
  3. Page 15

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