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BASKETBALL Guy Spruhan. Coach Keith Edmunds. Captain Winning eight games and dropping six—the Andrew Lewis five had a good season. The Wolverines earned second place in the city-county games and placed two men on the All City- County squad. With all of the boys playing excellent ball, Andrew Lewis was ably represented on the hardwood during the 1945-1946 basketball season. Taking the first four games, the Blue and White team was off to a very good start, but dropped its first game to Hampton in a contest that was undecided until the final whistle. In the win column, Salem twice defeated the two Class “B” teams of the county, William Fleming and William Byrd. Along with these, the Alumni, Covington and Radford fell prey to the Wolverines, with Danville losing the decision in Salem. Jefferson High, runners-up in state competition, tapped Andrew Lewis twice with Glass High of Lynchburg doing the same. Hampton won from Salem, also, as did Danville when the team traveled there. Led by the two hold-overs from last year, Team Captain Charlie Webber and Dickie Bunting, and paced in the point-getting department by Keith Edmunds, the Wolverines did a very good job on the court. Ballard Wood, Jimmie Robertson, and Donald Young shared in the work with James Wilbourne, Brewster Robertson and George St. John adding much to the game. We hope to see most of the boys back next year to play the game for Salem, and to those leaving, we extend our best wishes for the futui re. Date Team SCHEDULE Score Date Team Score December 21—Alumni. ■ ■ 42-34 February 1—Jefferson. . 25-43 January 4—Covington. ••• 34-15 February 8—Lynchburg. . 39-48 January 11—William Bvrd. ••• 31-27 February 15—Danville. . 39-29 January 18- — William Fleming. . . . . .. 40-19 I ' ebruary 19—Radford. . 39-29 J anuarv 19—Hampton. • • • 23-24 February 22- |efferson. . 37-51 January 25- Lynchburg. • ■• 30-43 February 23--William Byrd. . 55-35 January 29—William Fleming. . . . • •• 3 6 - 3 i March 1—Danville. . 31-38 [ 96 ]
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Andrew Lewis o—Lynchburg 12 After a week of rest, the Wolverines went to the Hill City to meet the Glass eleven. This big, husky team, led by its All-State Captain Otey Merriwether, pushed across two markers to top the Salem squad. This was a very hard-plaved game with both sides doing great offensive and defensive work. The power and weight of the Hill- toppers told on the light Wolverines who put up a mag¬ nificent battle against the Lynchburg aggregation. Andrew Lewis 6—Danville 6 This was the first and only game of the year in which Andrew Lewis was equal in weight to her opponents. Salem started off well and played better football all the way through than George Washington High did. The first half saw Salem take the lead, but after the rest period, the Danville squad connected with a pass which made the tying score. This wound up a season that had taught the players much and that they had enjoyed to the utmost. (All the boys played well in these games and had upheld the name of Andrew Lewis wherever they played.) [ 95 ]
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Charlie Webber Dickie Bunting Donald Young Keith Edmunds Jimmie Robertson Ballard Wood [ 97 ]
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