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/ MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 103S. TEtE DAILY COURIER, CONNEJ-LSVILLE, PA. PAGE SEVEN. Basketball Basketball FLOOR LEAGUE PLAY Sporforials By JOHN H. WHORIC Sports Editor CLOSE RACE IN SECTION Â·. Section 0 should furnish one of the most Interesting contests of the W. P. I. A. L. In the basketball season that opens tomorrow night. IÂ°ive schools arc expected to make it a warm fight. Norwin, defending champion, has an almost veteran outilt in its bid to repeat while Grcensburg, the winner disqualified because of inellglbllity, is even more anxious to again ascend the heights of success Scottdale, Conncllsville and Johnstown are three others who will have a finger in the pic. The Cokers, with Allie Luczak, Showman and Marakas os the pace betters, should have a lot to say about the title even though the pro-league games failed to show the team as championship timber. The Orange and Black ordinarily gels better as the season wears on and if the club doesn't win it will let the other fellows know they've been in a fight. Scottdalc is much stronger thin usual and took six out of seven preseason games although from admittedly weaker quintets than it will meet In this section. The Blue and White can keep in the race if it doesn't get reckless when its opponents swing into the lead. Foxy Miller of Johnstown is another flag contender, having a lauly good five that spilled the Alumni in the only prc-lcaguc progrum tilt. The Flood City, returning to the W. P. I A. L. after an absence of nearly two decades, has a reputation of always turning out nifty court outfits and bids fair to have a say-so about the toga. Miller has three lettermen back from last year's vareity. Both Norwm and Greensburg have veteran teams and each appears under a new coach--Norwin under Clark McClelland and the Westmoreland countyscatcrs under Bill Douglas. Jcannctte cannot be counted ou: altogether, nor Latrobc, although it has failed to show any signs of becoming troublesome. Mount Pleasant has a new, inexperienced floor apgress'ion and does not loom as a big threat. The first test comes tjmorrow when Seottdale and Norwin meet Friday finds the Cokers entei taming Johnstown and Greensburg tackling Norwin. These three games in the first week of play should give observers a fnir idea oÂ£ the probable outcome. Right now Norwin looks like a good bet with the Cokers as a "dark horse.' DUNBAR ENDS SCOTS SPREE OF SIX WINS .eisenring Quintet Piles Up Big First Half Lead. PLAY TUESDAY INW. P. I. A. L. "OLDEST" W. P. I. A. L. VETERAN This is Connellsville High's 20th year in the Western Pennsylvania In- tcrscholaslic AtMctic, the Cokers participating in the basketball program in the school terra of 19181919, being one of the pioneers in thi schoolboy oiganization And this tenure brines to light til' fact that Supcnntcndt.nt Beta B Smith of the public schools is th oldest active member of the otliua stall in the point of service. He has been a member of the Important decisions committee 'or 17 years and a one time had servec? as league vice- president. All of the o'.her officials are schoolmen who have been affiliated with the group in more rccen years. A former successful coach Mr. Smith has an added insight in schoolboy athletics and is ever working for the development and advancement of the sports program. SCOTTDALE, Jan. 3.--A winning itrcak of six games was shattered as Scottdalc High went down to n 37 to 28 defeat at State Armory Friday night before a hustling Dunbar Township High quintet that was 'hot" and completely dominated )lay to again cast its jinx over Mill Jown athletic clubs. The Millers took the lead on n leld goal but Lclscnring came back with a vengeance to move out front and never relinquished it, increasing t to 13 points at the half. Scottdale bottled up the visitors m the thi-d quarter as Dunbar went scoreless but the townshippcrs cut loose in the final period as the home club moved within four points of a tie. Both clubs kept up an unusually fast gait in the first half but the pace began to tell on them in the last two quarters and play was much slower. Dunbar was simply unbeatable in the opening frames although it missed many "sleepers." Scottdalc had won six straights bo- fore losing to Dunbar while the Red and Black dropped two out of its six games in its pro-league program The Blue and White goes to Norwin Tuesday night for its first game in Section 9 while Dunbar Township takes on Youngwood there in Section 10 in what may be its hardest game of the year. The summary: Scottdale G. F. rts. Bycrs, f 5 2 12 Zcarley, f 1 0 Bybel, c 1 0 2 Skcmp, g O i l Graft, g 2 0 4 White, g 2 1 5 Akcrs, c _______ 1 0 2 Totals Dunbar The Conncllsville High School bas- tctball team wound up its warm-up season Saturday afternoon, prepara- :ory to the opening tilt in Section IX, W. P. 1, A. L. at Jcannctte tomorrow night, winning handily over West Newton, 35-23. The Cokers took a commanding :cad early in the first quarter and were never headed It was Showman and Luczak who did the bulk of the scoring as once again the Orange and Black demonstrated the effectiveness of its passing attack. Olszewski contributed a couple of goals from the floor, both pretty shots, and he also scored two-thirds of the fouls tallied. The line-ups. Conncllsville G. F. Pts. Showman, f 5 0 10 Luczak, f 7 1 15 Marakas, c __ 1 0 2 Younch, t Pavlosky, t Hasson, c Hcrchko, g Husband, g Rosenstccl, f G. 2 1 7 3 3 F. Pts 4 2 1C 7 G 2 High School Basketeers End Pre-Season Schedule, Defeat West Newton High Decisively Scoffdaie Junior Varsity Dribblers Whip Dunbar Quint SCOTTDALE, Jan. 3.--Scottdale Junior Varsity went on a spree in the third quarter to pile up a big lead in defeating Dunbar Township High Jayvccs, 20 to 12, at State Armory Friday night. The summary' Dunbar G. F. 1'K Szcpcsi, f _ 0 0 Gmitcr, f 2 0 Romanko, c 3 0 Uhazic, g 0 0 Goodman, g 0 0 0 Gaydosh, g 0 2 2 Totals .17 37 Non-scoring substitutes--Scottdalc, Ross and LLvingood Dunbar, Kontra, Danko and Romanko. Missed fouls--Bycrs 2, Zcarley 4, Graft 1, White 1, Pavolsky 1, Hasson 1, Hcrchko 2, Husband 1, Rosensteel 1, Hertznell 1. Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. 11 17 Scottdale 5 10 Referee--John. 9--37 5--28 JUNIOR VARSITY DROPS CLOSE GAME TO POINT MARION BITS I1EUE AND THERE Complaint that,much of the PIA/ control board's actions were secre was voiced at the association's meeting and it was urged regular bulletins be mailed schools. Secretary Ed Wlcht replied press cooperation ha: been splendid although in some instances the news came out "garbled' When no one else is around you can always blame a reporter. He's usec to it ... We've learned that Youngwood won't bo counted out of the W P. I. A L. race in Section 10, no after the way Crosby, J. and P Brandt, Stotlci, Olson and others pu the quietus on Ramsay High. Thi raiiroadcis must be ready to mak their first big bid . . . The center jump-less floor game is supposed to make basketball .1 wild scoring game Wonder why Grccnsburg's scores ha\e been so low, even in victory, i. that's th case . . . There's nothing so nauseating as a coach using pro- fanitv criticizing high school athletes . . . Then there's the type who loves to shout at the "top of his voice in finding fault--when his team's behind--and who says little or nothing if his club's ahead even though the mistakes are identical and as glaring . . . Hoy Shipslad, America's "professional bkatmg champion and one of the organizers of the Ice Follies, and BcÂ«.s Ehrhaidt, star of the ice arena uho earned fame uhcn she joined the skating troupe in which Roy was appearing, ha\e been married since October 3 at Hudson, Wis, it was revealed by friends in Pittsburgh . . . Howard Peters of Brownsville received a varMtv football letter at Syracuse . . Indinni it to appear on the Pitt Pantiieis grid card in 1940 ... With the bowl games out of the way \\e can foiget about foothill for a \\hile . . . The City Ir.duslu.il DucKpin League resumes action tomonow after a three-week holiday layoff . . Because several bojs on the sqund are Greek Catholics and that denomination obscrvc 1 ; Chmtims on IViday Pcrrv Town- s hip High has postponed its accord W. P I \ I , K ,,inc on Siturday. The Conncllsville High School Junior Varsity lost a two-point decision to the Point Marion Jayvccs Thursday in the preliminary at the High School gymp. The score was 27-25 The Coker youths held a three- point lead at half time, 11-8, but a third quarter suge by the visitors provided the margin of victory though the locals tried vainly in the final frame to knot the count. The locals counted tv/o more field goals than their opponents but failed miserably from the free line, tallying five points out of 17 attempts while the visitors garnered 11 out of 18 tries. Soisson led the home club scoring with nine points and Desgain was high for the visitors with 11 tallies. The line-ups' Bittner, f _. 1 Mansbcrger, f --,.,..,.. 1 Soisson, c -- -- 4 Dennis, g 1 Wilhard, g _ .. 0 McCoy, g 1 Campbell, f .1 Jones, c . . __._ TM. 1 F. Pts. Totals 10 5 25 Non-scoring substitutes--McMul- lcn, Sharp and P. Reed rolnt M.irion Jayvccs Samus, f Stewart, f _. - . Cupclla, c ~ Â·_ Desgain, g _ ____.._ Stillwagon, g -Devlin, c . . G. 0 _ 3 _ 1 _ 4 ,, 0 . 0 11 Totals Non-sconng substitutes -- Sisiey, Benedict and Reed Scoring by quartet i C. J. V. i 9 Â·) 9--25 P.-M J. V _ 4 4 10 9--27 Referee--Brown. Coach at Manhattan. Herb Kopf, first licutcn mt to Lou Little at Columbia for se\ernl jenr^ has been named head football coach at Manhattan College, succeeding Chick Median, resigned Kopf played at Washington Jefferson College under Greasy Ncale until 1915 Stocsto\\n Woman Dies SOMERSET, Jan 3--Mrs Mai- garct Bowman, 87, of Stoycslown, dies Tiaidny a! liei homf Olsiewskl, g . Stipa, g McClurc, f _ -- 2 2 __ 0 0 -_ 1 0 Totals 16 3 35 Non-scoring substitutes--Murray and Evans. Vint Newton G. F. Pis. Gregory, f __________ O i l Dclucca, f 0 0 0 Shiftman, c O i l Fowler, g 2 0 4 Abbott, g 0 0 0 Lindauer, Â£ 2 2 6 Scholl, f 4 2 10 Marsh, g O i l Totals 8 7 23 Scoring by quarters: Connellsville _ -11 8^ 9--35 West Newton _ 2 4 12 5--23 Referee--Anderson. WESTINGHOUSE PASSERS BEATEN AT McKEESPORT The Westinghouse passers went down to defeat, 35 to 28, before the Al DufTy quintet at McKcciport Friday night Wednesday finds the two teams clashing at State Armory. The summary. Wcstlnghouse Reed, f ,, McMullcn, f B. Miller, f 4 ' H. Brown, I Â° ' F. Miller, c Harper, g A. If art, g Jones, g -Totals Scottdale Dawson, f Horton, f Akcrs, c J. Randolph -D Randolph, g . Province, f _ 5 G. _ 2 _ 0 _ 2 _ 0 _ 2 _ 2 2 12 F. rts. 5 Totals 8 4 20 Non-scoring substitutes--Dunbar, McQuaide, Colmsky, Fant and Wise, Scottdnlc, Grace, Lockard and Llpps Scoring by quarters: Dunbar Twp. 4 1 4 3--12 Scottd,ilc 4 311 4--20 Rc/ei cc--Zcarley. Local Rifle Club Bows to Greensburg The Conncllsville Rifle Club loit a snatch lo- thj Walworth Club of GicensburR at that place by a score of 929 to 885. The locals Soottdalc Monday night and have, the Grecnsburgprs here for a return match on Friday, January 14 The scores: Grccnsbure r S K OH Barnard 47 49 45 36 McNclly 50 47 38 38 C. Brown DO Beers 49 Miller 50 B. Smith __ 49 Perrcquett 48 P. Brown 50 Lamplcy 47 F. Smith 50 Brinkley _ 48 S 49 47 48 49 47 47 49 45 47 49 44 44 37 40 40 47 37 45 46 31 Tol. 117 173 184 180 181 183 190 176 182 190 107 Totals for five highs _ . _ 929 Conncllsville P S K O H Tol. Moscr __ _ _ 4 9 38 36 19 142 Reeves 48 4G 35 33 162 Sterbutzel 48 49 47 31 175 Porter _ _ 50 49 45 45 189 Moore 48 47 46 42 183 HouRh 49 47 44 30 17G Haggcrty 49 44 To'al for five high 36 22 1-il . . 885 DUNBAR CAGE LEAGUE OPENS THIS EVENING The Dunbar WPA Basketball League will open ton.ght at 7:30 o'clock Four teams, will pl.iy twice a week-Monday and Thuisday. Tuesday and Wednesday will be open for exhibition games Trotter is to play at Dunbar on Wednesday. Eddie Mahan iÂ«j the circuit supervisor that finds the DeMaicos, j*ap- tisU, Bowmans and Hi-Dc-Ho Ciub enrolled. G. F. -- 30 2 1 2 2 1 0 Totals Al DufTjs Moms, f _ Pattcra, f _, Kovncich, I Tomko, f Acton, c Patterson, c _ Bcrger, g Proksa, g . _ 11 6 G. F. 0 2 Sims, g 0 George, g - 0 Levkulich, g Pts. 7 0 4 n 1 7 3 1 28 rts 7 4 6 1 Totnls Hefcree--Loizcs. Umpire--Gn/Ten. --14 Looklnc for Birffams? If so. rend the advertising columns, of Tho Dally Courier. ONE-SIDED GAMES MARK FLOOR PLAY Paramount, D u n b a r , Lou's, North Dawson Teams Win. GET BUT SINGLE POINT A number of one-sided contests marked the fourth week of play in the WPA Junior Basketball League at Stntc Armory Friday. The powerful Paramount Juniors proved too much for the I. C. Frosh, dishing out a 31-3 shellacking Jones and Wngner played brilliantly for the theatre team, each getting eight points. The second clash was much on the same order when Karchellctta's five of .Dunbar presented a stubborn defense that allowed the Gales but one point while the Furnace Towners helped themselves to 39 tallies. Gent and McDowell led the attack on the Gales. The first afternoon fracas found the Willow Inn and Lou's battling it out, with the latter coming, out on top by a score of 23-13, "Abbie" Noschesc stole individual scoring honors .n this game, getting 13 points. Tho final contest saw the rangy North Dawson boys, led by Laughrey with 13 markers handing the First M. E Juniors n severe drubbing, 41-16. Stimmcll was next best scorer with 32 points. McCoy played nice ball for the vanquished outfit The summaries. Paramount Jrs. G. F. Pis. Jones, f ~. . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ -__ 3 2 8 Wngner, f - 4 0 8 Kline, c -- 2 2 6 Sheetz, g -- 0 0 0 Robinson, ? - 2 0 4 Lopes, Â£ --- 2 1 Totals I. C. Frosh P. In in, c . Brady, Â£ -P. rvfa, c _ Galiardi, g . T. Flynn, g . 13 5 31 G. F. Pts. _o o o _1 0 2 _0 0 0 __o o o -- O i l Totals 1 Non-scoring substitutes--S m i t h, Connell, Bradley. Score by quarters: Paramount Jrs. 7 4 14 6--31 I. C. Frosh _ __ 0 1 0 2-- 3 Referee--Walter Mlskims Continued on Page Eight Cokers at Jeannette, Dunbar at Youngwood In First Cage Games West V i r g i n i a Trips Texas Tech in Sun Bowl Game The Mountaineers of West Virginia pulled the big surprise on New Year Day in spilling Texas Tech, 7 to 6, m the Sun Bowl game at El Paso before 12,500 fans. Both scores came in the second quarter. West Virginia added to its victory in the fourth period when Harry Clark of Uniontown, fancy stepping halfback, ran 91 yards for a touchdown which was called back for a clipping penalty. The Mountaineers only defeat during the year was at the hands of Pitt. Ploying before a record crowd of 00,000, California's powerful Golden Bears whipped stubborn Alamaba, 13 to 0. The Bears' scoring was featured by speedy Vic Botlari, who twice crossed the Crimson Tide's goal line. The defeat was the Tides' first m five trips to the Rose Bowl. Santa Clara repeated its Sugar Bowl victory of a year ago, nosing out L. S. U., 6 to 0. Michigan State fell before Auburn, 6 to 0, in the Orange Bowl classic at Miami and in the Cotton Bowl, at Dallas, Colorado with the celebrated Byron (Whizror) White in the lineup, failed to hold on to a 14-0 lead set up in the first period and bowed to Rice Institute, 28 to 14. The annual East-West Shrine game in Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, resulted in a scoreless deadlock. Two Pitt players, Quarterback Johnny Micheloscn and Frank Souchak, all- America end, starred for the Easterners. Johnstown Comes Here Friday in Section 9 Clash. PERRY BATTLES ROSTRAVER TWP. JIM BRADDOCK'S MOTHER DIES By United Prcsj. HOBOKEN, N. J., Jon. 3.--Fu- rtcral services for Mrs. Elizabeth O'Toole Braddock, mother oÂ£ former heavyweight champion, James J. Braddock, were held today. Mri. Braddock, born 08 years ago m Ireland, died Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital. She had pneumonia and her condition was com- plictcd with bronchial asthma. The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League's 26th annual basketball schedule will be opened tomorrow night with 63 games listed in 21 of the 22 sections. Ten of the sections arc embraced in Class A and 12 in Class B with Ford City under Coach Cornelius Campbell defending the "A" title and Burgettstown coached by Wilbert Welch the "B" crown. A number of the sections have been somewhat altered and this season flnds Conncllsville in No. 9 with Johnstown, Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, Greensburg, Norwin and La- trobc. The district's teams will be away for the curtain raiser with the Cokers at cJannette, Dunbar Township at Youngwood, Scottdale at Norwin and Perry Township at Sos- traver Township. Leisenrmg, the Scottics and Commodores face about the strongest competition in their respective divisions in the Inaugural. Friday finds Johnslown coming to Conncllsville in the first athletic clash between the two schools in about 18 years. The schedule for Tuesday: Section 9--Connellsville at Jcan- nctte, Scottdale at Norwin, Latrobc at Johnstown, Greensburg at Mount Pleasant. 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