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Basket Ball Like every other sport, to have a good team means regular practice and hard work. Basket hall is no exception. With several registers from last year’s squad to build his ’41 team around, Coach Denton started his regular drills in November. The Salem five began their season with a 32 to 23 victory over Rocky Mount. This game was a little ragged but the boys had made a good start and were soon to play some fine ball. One of the most exciting games of the season was played against the strong Hampton team. With the score tied in the last seconds of play, Harold Shelor made a final shot to give us a 28 to 27 victory. For the first time in several years, Salem gained a victory over Lynchburg. It was in this game that Bob Jett, tall Salem center, played a bang-up game and had a total of nine points to his credit. Howard Barnett, who was absent when the team was pictured. Showing a strong offense, the Salem boys beat Lexington by a score of 48 to 35. Harold Shelor and D. J. Showalter played outstanding ball and each bagged 17 points. The Salem team won ten games and lost eight. Although they could have had a better season, they considered it a successful one. Coach Denton is looking forward to his next year’s team. Many of this year’s players will be back and they should have an above average season. Among the outstanding players was Harold Shelor, honorary captain, who had a total of 197 points for the season. This is the biggest number of points made by one individual in the history of this school. Upper —Scenes from the Vinton, Rocky Mount and Danville games. Lower —The Danville game. C4 5 I
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this tilt. All those who saw the game know that this Salem eleven outplayed the Lynchburg team in every respect. The team rested a week and then prepared for their last game of the season and for ten boys it was to be the last game played under Andrew Lewis colors. ANDREW LEWIS 33, DANVILLE 6 Still showing its mighty offense, the Wolverines again scored in each period of play. In the first minute of play Roots Bowman made a beautiful 53-yard run for the first score. Wilbourne carried the next one over. Harold Garrett took the ball on a reverse in the second period and scored standing up. In the third, Haskins went over for a score and at the beginning of the fourth McCluer crossed the line for the last Salem score. Danville scored on a 65-yard pass from Reigh Puk to Charlie Roysten, Danville end. This game ended our season of ’40. The statistics showed that we had the highest scoring team in the state and the most powerful offense in the school’s history as well as a very creditable defense. Among the outstanding players on the squad was Richard Fisher, guard, who w ' as chosen on the all-state eleven. Richard is the first player from Salem to win this honor since 1930. Jack Wilbourne, back, was chosen on the second team all-state eleven. John Gleasoon, Ed McCullum and Rufus Bowman received honorable mention. We are all proud of these boys and know that each deserved these honors. FIRST TEAM, First Row —Bernard Katz, Richard Fisher, Walton Bowles, Millard Bryant, Herald Keith. Back Row —Claude Hollyfield, Rufus Bowman, John Gleason, Jack Wilbourne, Richard Haskins, Johnny McCluer. 4 53 )
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