Kansas City Times Horace Mann Pembroke Story March 12, 1956

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Kansas City Times Horace Mann Pembroke Story March 12, 1956 - Riz. Cole- the was the mo- dirt Eddie Ryan’s...
Riz. Cole- the was the mo- dirt Eddie Ryan’s Prophecy Comes True for Pem-Day (A Mi T and 0 K’ B y E d G arich . (A Member of The Star’s Sports Stajf.) HR EE years ago this late winter Eddie Ryan was speaking at a basketball dinner at the end of the season for his freshman team The team had a record of 13-2 or the year. If you boys will work with me. when you’re seniors we’! win the state championship,” the coach said. Saturday night In Columbia his Pembroke-Country Day Red 11. two cTn the hit W— 2 it !n 7 1 0 1 2 ’ 0 O B arnes G oes W ay U p . B ry .ant .ant B arnes G ets O ff S hot 0\ tr L eland J ackson of H orace M ann in the S tate C lass M T itle G ame — (Photograph (Photograph by Jim Baxter). Raiders, now mostly seniors, dk ndeed win the Missouri class M basketball title and made yan, in his words, “one of the greatest prophets of all time.’ Left a College Job. Ryan w*ent to Pem-Day 1952. He stepped down from be ing a head college coach at Rockhurst college to an assistant assistant coach at a high school. His next year he was head coach. Using tw^o of the present team starters as starters in sophomore year, Ryan wound WTth a 13-9 record. Last year his team posted best winning skein ever recorded by a Pembroke team, 30-3. team went through its regional and to the state class B tournament, tournament, winning its first game losing in the quarterfinals Buffalo. This year the Raiders capped an undefeated season with thirty-first straight at Columbia over Horace Mann of Mar>*ville, which also had been undefeated until that final game, with thirty, four in a row. In winning the finale the Raiders Raiders broke the school mark again for victories in one season. Right on Schedule. Seldom in any sport was plan so perfectly executed was that of the champion Pem- Day- Raiders. Take this year’s schedule, for instance. Ryan scheduled every tough team the area he possibly could. twenty-three regular season games he played seventeen class A schools, including, incidentally, incidentally, both the class A representatives representatives to ‘the large state tournament this week in St Louis, North Kansas City and Southwest. Before the season started we had a scrimmage with Shawnee- Mission.” Ryan says. “They whipped us and I think that was the making of the team. They decided they weren’t as good as they thought and so they worker that much harder.” Bry*ant Barnes, the slender 6-2 shot wizard w*ho w*as chosen the tournament’s most valuable player at Columbia, is one big reason for Pem-Day’s success. He scored almost 600 points during during the season for an average of almost 20 a game. At Columbia he hit just short of 50 per cent in four games, and his favorite ^bot is a leaping l-hander from the circle or from the side, not too easy a poke. But there are other facets to tee team: which give it class. The reserves are trem.endous, Ryan at Columbia started with Bob Markham, 6-7, at center, Rowland Nofsinger, 6-0, an(3 Buddy Adel, 5-8, at guards, and Ed Siebert, 6-1, and Bames at forw^ards. Need for Goo# Subs. The Raiders play a tight, pressing man-for-man defense and as a result usually commit more fouls than the average team. But that doesn’t hurt much, since Ryan can call on 6-6 John Windsor, a graceful, outside shooting sophomore E(1 Bartlett, 6-0; Bill Goetze, 6-3 and Garrett Cole, 6-4, to fill gaps with their height. They all shoot well too. Then the littler men who are ast and accurate are Dave Smith. 5-11; Jack Henry, 5-6; Kenneth Phifer, 5-11. Windsor and Goetze are sopho m.ores. Cole and Bartlett are juniors. That may be the reason 'or Ryan’s remarks in his hote room after the game as parents, alumni and friends crowded in to congratulate him. ^ “Here I am 35 years old anc ’ve accomplished everything w’anted to do,” he said. in

Clipped from The Kansas City Times12 Mar 1956, MonPage 19

The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri)12 Mar 1956, MonPage 19
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