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J TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1930. TUt. UAlLtY. UUUKllSK, UUNNlibLSVILLli, PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Basketball SPORTORIALS ^·^ By JOHN H. WHORIC. Sports Editor ^* BASKETBALL DICTIONARY Recent developments in basketball, brought about by rule changes as well as the normal evolution of the case, have caused an influx o£ brand new court terminology which has mystiacd Mr. Average Fan. To clarify many ot the new terms and to organize them in relation to the old, John Lawthcr, Penn State's basketball coach, has prepared the fallowing glossary which should prove useful to the basketball spectators: Man for man defense--Each player Is assigned a specific opponent whom he is to prevent from scoring. Zone defense--Players arc assigned relative floor areas and concentrate on the ball instead of the man. Assigning players to fixed floor areas is an outmoded type of defense. Rather, the defensive men play areas of the court in which there 1 is an offensive threat. These areas change as the WHAT'S GOING ON IN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES Canonsburg High's wrestling loam, champions of the W. P. I. A. L. for the past three years, started its 1030 campaign at home with a 32-10 victory over Waynesburg, winning eight straight^ after dropping the first two matches Don Rcnningcr of Un- lontown is leading Findlay College of Ohio in basketball scoring Falling to live up to advance notices, Norwin collapsed before a spunky Greensburg quintet and lost a 30-20 decision as the Westmoreland coun- tians started a defense of the Section 9 crown. It was a pleasant experience for Coach Bill Douglass but a disappointment to Coach Clark McClelland whose boys couldn't hit the hoop Rostraver continued its march for Section 17 honors with a decisive 31-15 win over South Huntingdon . . . Derry Borough surprised Youngwood, 25-22, in Section 13 as, , . ~ i t h c winners piled up a comfortable is usually \ flrst hajf lcad _ Maybe the Cokers offensive threat changes. This movement of defensive play called the sliding zone. · j arcn , t going any p]a( , e in Scctlon 9 Fast break--System of offense in j bu t their opponents will have a which s. team, recovering the ball by | nightmare in every game as Johns- interception, rebound, out of bounds 0 \vn experienced only last week award or any other means, drives at full speed towards the basket in an attempt to score before opponents have a chance to form their defense. Deliberate offense--The opposite ot fast break in which the offensive team, choosing to bring the ball down court slowly, works through the defense systematically by use of some previously practiced play. Screen play--Offensive players assume legal positions on the floor which Interfere with the movement of the defensive players and enable an offensive player with the ball to shoot or double. "Legal" means a stationary position at least three feet from the defensive player. Switching--Also called sliding and cross-checking. A defensive maneuver in -which defensive men exchange opponents. It is designed to combat the screen play. Example: Four players are involved: Offensive players A and B; defensive players C and D. Offensive player A is dribbling the ball. Offensive player B places himself in such a position as to set up a screen behind defensive player C who had been guarding A. Now it Is up to defensive player D (origanally charged with guarding the scrcener B) to switch his attention to A. It is then the duty of C to pick up offensive player B as quickly as possible. Automatic switching--Defensive players switch or exchange positions simultaneously with the movement of the ball. This term is applied to certain types of sliding zone defenses. Screen play--(see above.) Set play--A pre-arranged movc- .ment on the part of the offensive team designed to free a man for an open or "set" shot at the basket. Pivot play--Style of attack in which one player stands with his back to his own basket near the foul line In order to receive and return passes and serve as a screen for his team-mates cutting around him. He is known as a pivot man. In the west he is often referred to as the post man. Pass and cut--This is also called "give and go" and "pasj and return pass," in which player passes to a teammate, cuts for the basket and receives a return pass. In this offensive maneuver no screen play is used. Continuity plays--Offensive players follow regular outlined paths of attack which bring them to their original positions ready for a repetition of the same maneuver if no shot at the basket results. Examples Weaving offense: An offensive maneuver in which players continually cross each other's path and exchange the ball by short passes. Figue eight--Players rotate in the form of an "8" so that the moving players tend to interfere with the movement of the defensive players and thereby free an offensive player for an open shot at the basket. Criss-cross--Usually a form of the figure-eight in which players cut across the court in front of the basket, traveling flrst to one side then the other. Hacking, holding, blocking (most frequently personal fouls): Hacking is illegal personal contact made by a sinking motion of the hands. It occurs most frequently when the defensive player, attempting to str"-e the ball, hits the arms of the offensive player. Holding is impeding the progress of an opponent by use of hands or arms. If this impediment is accomplished by contact with some other part of the body it is usually callcc blocking. Blocking is also called when an offensive player, attempting to "screen" gets nearer to the defensive player than the legal distance of there feet. This is an illegal screen or "pickoff." Dribble interchange--Results when a player dribbling the ball passes 01 bounces the ball to a team-mate cutting close behind him. A weaving offense is based on this principle Double dribble--A violation called "for double dribbling" and the opponent is awarded the ball out o; bounds when a player discontinues his dribbble, that is, comes to a hal with the ball and then begins dribble again; when he dribbles with two hands at once: or when he brings the ball to a momentary pause in the process of dribbling. Scissoring--A modern and cffcctiv. type of screening occuring when an offensive man runs between a teammate and his defensive opponent. I often results in a collision between two defcnrive players. Feinting or faking--Some movement to deceive the defensive player as to the movement of the ball or body. Pot shot or set shot--Shooting from 'A coach's joy in intcrscholastic vrestling is derived from seeing a )uny boy come out for wrestling and y wrestling gradually develop a fine muscular body, an alert mind that observes the chances for holds and .he good coordination of mind and oody to complete that idea which lives a result. Such a boy results in an asset to the sport, to the school and to the Nation," declare"! Billy Paul, Monessen High School coach . . Kmgwood (W. Vn.) High Schoo: planning to present captains of all sports with life-time tickets to all [ames, including football, basketball, and track Inflation is what he thinks of himself deflation is what others think of him . . . Several cage officials told us to be sure and keep an eye on California but none mentioned Monongahcla which knocked off the Cubs, 27-24, with a b-ilated rally in the last half. BITS HERE AND THERE Five American-owned thoroughbreds were included among the 69 entries for the Grand Nationa Steeplechase-to the run at Aintrcc England, on March 24 ... Only three quick years removed from the obscurity of his native West Virginia hills, swinging Sammy Snead won the Harry Vardon memorial trophy and official recognition as America's foremost professional golfer. He won with 520 points, 141 more than Pau" Runyan, the runner-up A civi war of the tennis courts developed after the Davis Cup committee o! management to transfer the 1939 challenge round from Germantown Cricket Club to Merlon Cricket Club A 30-day harness racing season was announced for Delaware Park a Stanton. It will begin May 30 and run to July 4 ... Coach Leo Houck of State College has announced a ful schedule for the Lions' boxing squad There arc seven dual meets and thi eastern and national collegiate tourn amenis . . . Fred C. Clarke, forme; Pirate manager, has been named dl rector of player contract system o the National Semi-Pro Baseball Con gross for 1939 . . . The Yankees wil play 35 games during the sprint training season, 20 against majo league teams. The grind starts on March 11 against the Cardinals am closes April 16 in Ebbetts Field, N Y., against the Dodgers. Dizzy Dean wants it underitooi that he Is 27 years old and was born January 16, 1911, at Lucas, Ark. Hi pressed the point with a birth cer tiflcate he got at Little Rock, Ark... Nat Holman and Joe Lapchick, riva coaches of the City College nnd St John's basketball teams in New York, ore the closest friends off the court. Nat and Joe played as team mates on the Celtics for 14 years am Holman was best man at Lapchick' wedding , Lee (Jeeper) Handley ace third sackcr of the Pirates, joinec the ranks of Papas when his wife presented him with a son at thei home at Peoria, 111. . . . Monte Strat ton, White Sox pitcher who lost a Ic in a hunting accident, sent his bes wishes to Jessie Simpson, 20, a beau ty contest winner who lost both leg in a railroad accident but still dance and models for magazine covers "You have shown greater courag than I have," Monte wrote the gir who told him "you will find an arti flcial limb can work wonders." , Jerry Dowd, St. Mary's punter, ha been credited with making the long cst kick m the history of football-almost o mile in the air. It happcnec when the team stopped oft at th Grand Canyon, Dowd kicked inti the giant chasm, estimated to b« over 5,000 feet deep . . . At an ag when he admittedly should be think ing of the comforts of a rocking cludr Charles J. Manson, G3, of New Or leans, was in training for his 26t: running of the 6V4 mile Jackson Da. race. He covers a mile in nine min utes. a still position Sleeper, birdie or peeper--Playc has been able to take the opposln team by surprise and shoot, un guarded, from under the basket. Layup shot--A quick, lifting sho under the basket. Hook shot--When the ball is sho with a semi-circular motion over th head and body of the shooter wit the body used as a screen. Kip shot--Player, which jumpin in the air, receives a pass with hot hands and shoots while still in th air. Players Hardy Lot. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10--Washingto University went through the 193 football season without suffering single injuty TONIGHT Strong Point Marion Passers Will Oppose Owl Quint Wednesday (9- Immaculatc Conception High bas- ·cetccrs will play at home tomorrow Ight with both the varsity and junior rarsity teams swinging into action, Coach Enrl Trump said. The Night Riders w.ll have their lands full in taking on the powerful veteran quintet of Point Marion High n tlie main attraction listed for 8:15 ·'clock sharp at State Armory. The Pointers had dealt out a de- 'isivc licking to the Connellsvillc -okers earlier in the year and have ecn traveling in high Rear in the Fayettc-Grccno County League. A preliminary game featuring the C. Junior Varsity is booked for 7:15 o'clock. Ohiopyle School Passers Beaten By Dawson Center Dawsoii Recreation Center basketball team defeated Ohiopyle High School, 38-15, putting the game on 'ice" in the th' d quarter when they allied 16 points to the losers' one. Bill Ricktcr nnd Bob Laughrey led the Dawson attack with 14 and 12 points respectively. The line-ups: r a\vson Ricktcr, f _ ^andymorc, f Laughrey, c Surdctte, g ___. Bltncr, g Totals Ohlopylc W. Kurtz, f W. Cunningham, f _ J. Cunningham, f Lambie, c Holt, g Shipley, g G. 7 0 4 2 3 -- 16 G. 3 0 1 0 0 _.. 2 K. ru. 0 14 1 1 4 12 6 r. · i o o i i 0 Totals 6 Ligonier Junior Varsity Topples Alyerion Passers Ligonicr High School junior varsity basketball team proved too strong for East Huntingdon's joyvces as it copped an easy 30-14. victory at the Alverton gymnasium. Bates topped the scorers with 16 points, sinking seven field goals and tv,o fouls. The Imc-ups: East Huntingdon G. F. Fts. Kapclcwski, f 1 1 Dzelzky, f . 0 0 0 Polanko, c 2 0 4 Miller, s 1 1 Stoncr, g 0 1 1 Ottenbcig, f 0 3 Totals _ 4 6 14 Non-scoring substitutes -- Roscn- stcclc, Barber, Mclndoe. Llgonlcr G. F. Pis Miller, f 2 0 Bates, f 7 2 16 Freeman, c 1 0 Noel, K , 0 1 Nelson, g , 2 i Cox, c - -- -- 1 0 ToUilb ' , _ 1 3 4 30 Non-scoring substitute--Gccting. Scoring by quarters: East Huntingdon __ 2 2 4 6--14 Ligonier . 11 11 7 1--30 Referee--Davis. Volleyball Loop Begins Second Half Second halt of the City WPA Recreation Center Volleyball League pencd Monday evening at Christian Church gymnasium with four cxcit- ng clashes. The Church of the Brcthien and the First M. P. Church opened the :ard with the decision going to the tf. P. by scores of 15-11, 9-15. 15-4. The Phalanx took the measure of t. Rita, 15-5, 11-15, 15-13. First M. P. Church came back to play its second match and was set jack in three sets by the K. of C., 5-6, 16-14, 15-0. The splendid tcam- vork of the Cascys was the outstand- ng feature of this game. The final game on the slate saw he Recreation Center being hard pressed to whip the much improved State Store team, 13-15, 15-1, 15-13. A new system of scoring h being used this half by which each team will play three games m each set. The line-ups: First Game. Church of Brethren--H. Lcpley, R. Lcplcy, "Woods, P. Rccd, B. Myers. First M. P. Church--W. Bcatty, W. M. Bcatty, H. Lape, W. Lape and Holden. Referee--John Holt. Second Game. Phalanx--Harper, Barrett, Charlesworth, Filburn, Potter, Burkhardt, Show, Dunston and Arnold. St. Rit.i--Dclligatti, Sw.Ulop, Hon- iosky, Marcondl, J. Mongclluzzo, T. Mongelluzzo nnd Orban. Referee--John Holt. Third Gamf. Cascys--Itasson, Qumn, Alt, J. DcOrc, Hnrt and Alblnc. First M. P. Church--W. Beatty, W. M. Bcalty, Krazicr, Holden, H Lape and W. Lape. Referee--Duane Thome. Final Game. Recreation Center--Thornc, Chambers, Cnrctti. Holt and Miskims. State Store--Logan, V. Fricl, L Fricl, Slesky, Arn nnd Rcndinc. Referee--H. Lane. Center Swimming, Volleyball Teams Play in Wheeling The Recreation Center swimming club will invade West Virginia Wednesday evening when it travel, to Wheeling to meet the strong Y M. C. A. team there. The locals have been whipping into shape and are certain to ma',c things tough for the Mountaineers Coach Walter Miskmis is cxpcclini to have his strongest lineup on hand The center volleyball team is expected to accompany the water team to Wheeling to meet the stiong Collegians at the Y nlso. Panthers, Tech To Clash Tonigh PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10. -- Thcr will be no changes m Pitt's battle .strc.itcgy when the Panthers mcc Cainegic's Tartans on the Tech floo tonight, which means that a high scoring game is in the piospect. To date the Panthers apparently have thrown defensive basketball t the winds and with the sophomore leading the charge have stuck to rushmg game, utilizing a fast break offense, which has showered oppos ing team's hopes all night long. Scottdalc Jays Beaten. Scoltdale Junior Varsity lost a 2' to 9 decision to the Jeannettc qum tet. Akron and Pirates To Play Wednesday PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10.--Akron Goodyear will return to the Smoky City for their second encounter with the Nntionnl League's Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday evening at the Du- qucsnc University gym. Mid-Atlantic Intact. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 10, Middle Atlantic League adopted a ISO-game scheduled for 1039 aftc receiving assurance the eight-club lineup of last year \vould remain in tact. Play will begin Sunday, Apn 30, and close on September 5. Ritchie Sponsors Rule. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10.--A ne California boxing rule prohibiting . fighter blind In one eye from obtain Ing a license was sponsored by Willie Ritchie, former lightweight cham pion. -/ufy- 1938 SPORTS PARADE soeceeoeo otARiey GRIMM AS MAdAEK CPTA CHICAGO COBS ONE OF BEST GROUP CLUBS COKERS' FOE Visitors Will Find Local Cagers Tough to Get Along With. VlAiN CONTEST AT 8:15 SHARP Connellsville High School basket- all quintet is host tonight to Norvin High, one of the leading con- cnders of Section 9, in its third tart in the W. P. I. A. L., as com- ictition enters its second week. The Norwinites dropped a 10-point lecision to Greensburg last Friday while the Cokers were losing to fohnstown, 27-20. The visitors arc favored to carry iff the victory tonight but in view ot he fine showing made by the Orange and Black in its last start a good, ast game is expected. Coach Wilt- em E. Doldc has had to jockey his ine-ups considerably in games played to date and \vhile there arc no outstanding players, the team vorks as a unit and is steadily improving. Most of his dribblc.'s are sophomores and juniors and it is the mentor's idea to drill them thoroufh- y In the fundamentals so that next season he'll have a team that will be a real contender for league honors. Tonight's fray will start at 8:15 o'clock with preliminary contest at 7:15 o'clock. COPYRIGHT, I9J7 Kl Paramount Basketeers Win Another The Paramount basketball team added another scalp to Its growing list by defeating the strong Richfidd Oilers of Ford City by a score of 35 to 22 at State Armory Monday night. The theatre boys passed well to eal the honors all the way. Jack Kline wns the leading scorer with 11 points. Wednesday the cinemas travel to Dunbar to meet the Red Flashes and Friday night will be host to the Howitzer Company in a preliminary fray ot 7:30 o'clock. The club travels to Rowicsburg, W. Va., Saturday night for n scrap with the Knights of Pythias five. The summary: Paramounts G. r. Pis. Conway, f Stipa, f McMullcn, c Khnc, g _ Blascy, Testa, f Kijowski, g ,,. Wajton, g --. 22 Totals - - 8 Score by quarters: Paramount . 8 12 5 10--35 Ford City . 3 8 7 4--22 Refeicc--Miller. Umpire--Hyatt. W. P. I. A. L. CAGE SUMMARIES. w. p. r. A. t. Section Four. Games Tonight. Donora at Monessen. California at Charleroi. Scctlon Nine. Games Tonight. Johnstown at Jcannette. Norwm at Connellsvillc. Latrobc at Greensburg. Section 13 Games Tonight. Youngwood at Ligonicr. Hurst at Derry. East Huntingdon at Derry Twp. Section 17 Games Tonight. Faycttc City at South Huntingdon Rostraver at West Newton. Belle Vernon at Perryopolis. Dunbar at Scwicklcy. Faycttc-Grccnc League Game Tonight. South Union at Georges. Jcannette Girl Injured. McKEESPORT, Jan. 10.--Helen Piasecky, 18, Jeannettc, suffered a serious head injury Sunday morning when an automobile crashed into an embankment. She was taken to Mc- Kccsport Hospital with a possible skull fracture. Her companion, Seneca Cavalier, Jeannette, driver of the automobile, was treated for cuts ant bruises. Skate in Sunshine, LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10.--Los Angeles has an outdoor ice rink o 23,000 square feet which can be kep in pet feet condition even in a temperature of 100 degrees. KNOCKING AT THE DOOR - - By Jack Sords 1*1 A(S TRY FOR. A top PMce /worts- La) No/A ,. i ' -TQUMJ «AP "tt PtoFESSiOAlAu' I --· -to *Uii£- w COPYRIGHT, 1»3. K1NC KATURU STNOlCATt I Lefty Grove Best Hurler In American By HENRY SUPER United Press Staff Correspondent. NEW YORK, Jan. 10.--Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove, who' was throwing his smoRc ball when many 3f us still were learning the alphabet, was acclaimed the American League's leading pitcher o£ 1938. Final official averages showed that 'ol' man Mose" of the Boston Red Sox, despite his 38 years and a sore arm that forced hurt out of action late in the season, cracked two all- time major league records as he topped the flingers of his circuit for , the eighth time. He had the lowest earned run average, 3.07, making his eighth year as leader In that department, and the high won and lost percentage ot .778 --with 14 victories and four defeats --his fifth time as leader In this department. Neither of Grove's marks approached records, however. With toe batsmen In command all season, his .778 was far below the record of .938 set by Johnny Allen of Cleveland in 1937 with 15 victories and one defeat. His 3.07 earned runs per game average was not nearly as good as the 2.33 set by Lefty Gomez of the Yankees in 1937. The Yankees registered the best club pitching with an earned run average of 3,91. Charley (Red) Ruffing helped the cause by finishing second to Grove with 3.32 while Gomez was third with 3.35. Rufitag won 25 games and lost seven for a percentage of .750 while Gomez won 18 and lost 12 for .600. Iron man of the circuit was Buck Newsom of the St. Louis Browns who pitched the most complete games, 31. He started 40 times and was credited for 20 victories and 16 defeats for a .556 average with a seventh-place club. Newsom tied the American League record on May 18 when he struck out six of the Yanks in succession while Bob Feller of Cleveland duplicated the mark against Detroit on October 2. Newsom faced the most batters during the campaign, 1,261. Feller led the league in strikeouts , with 240 and in walks with 208, a league record. Feller fanned 18 Detroit players on October 2 to set a . major league record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game. He also registered a major league mark for the most strikeouts in two consecutive games by fanning 28 men in his last two games of the season, SOIH- tcmbcr 27 and October 2. Monte Pearson of the Yankees pitched the league's only no-hit game against Cleveland on. August 27 and Johnny Allen of the Indians had the best winning streak with 12 in a row. The five best pitchers ranked on their earned run averages: G. W. L. Pet. EAK. Grove, Bos. 24 Ruffing, N. Y. 31 Gomez, N. Y. 32 !-eonard, W. 33 Lee, Chi. _ 33 .778 3.07 .750 3.32 .600 3.35 .444 3.43 .520 3.49 Rifle Team Defeated. The Connellsvillc Rifle Club was defeated, 943 to 922, by the Walworth team here. Miles, Wrote, Porter, Stcrbutzcl and Hough formed the local outfit. Shoot 34 Mountain Lions. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10.--California hunters set a new record when they bagged C4 mountain lions in one month, bcncfltting cattle raisers who have reported a great loss of stock.

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