Beloit Memorial High School - Beloiter Yearbook (Beloit, WI)

 - Class of 1955

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BASK ETBAll SUMMARY lead jim Adams and the game's top scorer, Tony Asherns of Belvidere, com- mitted a double foul. Both made their pressure shots giving the Saints an- other verdict. The Beloit four game winning streak came to an abrupt halt on this December eve as johnny Orr's Dubuque Rams wal- loped the out-of-staters, 87-52. Their main attack came from Bob Hulburt and Gene Grunau who combined for 55 mark- ers, more than the entire Beloit squad. jim Ewing led the losers with a mere 11 points in the Hnal of two-year series which saw Dubuque victorious twice. Beloit's four game road trip was con- cluded with a 50-49 heartbreaker. Keno- sha was paced by the night's top scorer, Bob Hartman, a southpaw long artist. Behind Hartman's 14 came jim Adams and Dwayne Berg at 12 each. Beloit, who jumped to an early lead, had some closing shots, but they were all in and out, consequently our Big Eight record dropped to the .500 mark in four games. Led by big "Dink" Berg, Beloit gained the lead in the fourth quarter after a 'PAGE l4fi poor display prior to that point. The Madison East Purgolders nearly caught up, but the score ended at 50-49. jim Adams was the evening's number one scorer with 16 tallies as the Purple captured an undisputed claim to third place. Going neck and neck into the final three minutes with Racine Washington Park the Saints lost several offensive big guns including Dwayne Berg and jim Adams. Minus these men Coach Me1vin's charges slipped to a 65-57 de- feat. All-conference forward, Bob Har- rigan, had 18 for Park. Guards, jim Ewing and Dave Schneider had 12 points apiece for the losers. Sounding like the early 1900's Beloit beat Madison Central by a score of 17-8. Electing to freeze the game Central found the Saints willing to let them and consequently the only action much of the time was that of Dwayne Berg and Central's Tim Chasey moving around the pivot positions. The host team failed to make a single field-goal while Beloit's little senior guard, Dave Schneider, was

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The Saints of Beloit started the 1954- 1955 season with a thriller of thrillers against Rockford East. Trailing the E- Rabs 46-40, jim Ewing found his form as he hit for six points in the closing moments. To climax the game he sank two free-throws after the final buzzer to give the hometowners a 48-46 triumph and himself individual honors with 15 markers. Hitting the road the Purple met Ra- cine Horlick who handed them their first defeat of the season, 73-56. A lack of experience was costly as Beloit's tall team committed numerous offensive and defensive errors. Beloit continued their streak of home court victories by beating their arch- rivals from janesville in an exciting 68-51 contest. Jim Ewing matched Janes- ville's Bob Kreul with 18 points to share top scoring honors. Beloit displayed a good amount of "scrappiness" as they continually killed rival rallies. A highly regarded South Milwaukee team met their match in the crew under Coach Roy Melvin. A couple of new BASKETBALL SUMMARY faces took eminence in this game as lit- tle Dave Schneider and big Dwayne Berg gave Beloit a long and short shot punch respectively. Berg sank 20 points as he established a career high and gained individual scoring honors. jim Ewing backed Berg with an important 15 more in the 64-47 tilt. The Saints then moved back into con- ference competition with Madison West and gained a 59-41 verdict for their sec- ond loop triumph. jim Ewing paced the Beloit offense with 17 points as well as being a steady influence on his team- mates. Beloit's control of the boards was shown by the fact that 9 of their 21 field goals were on rebound shots. Dwayne Berg and jim Adams had 14 points apiece as they supplemented the offensive punch. Returning to non-conference play Be- loit edged the Belvidere Buccaneers, 59- 58. Again Ewing captured the position of top pointmaker with 21 points to his credit as the Purple cagers made 19 of their 28 field goal attempts. In the final minute with Beloit nursing a one point l PAGE 145



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high man with three for six points. The following week, league-leading Racine Horlick came to tangle with the local cagers. Beloit was protecting a string of 16 consecutive home court vic- tories as well as trying to keep dying title hopes alive with triumph number five. An early surge spearheaded by Dave Schneider and Jim Ewing prepared the 2,000 fans for a massacre that never took Dlace as the Rebels went on to defeat Beloit in a wild 63-60 contest. Before fouling out, Schneider collected 10 points while Ewing registered 15. A well-balanced Beloit team with good shooting, rebounding, and defense was too much for Madison Central as they suffered a "thawed-out" 62-37 setback. Coach Melvin used his reserves a large share of the time as Jim Ewing, in a limited appearance, was top Saint point- maker with 11. Janesville's Bluejays turned the tide as they avenged an earlier defeat to the Purple in a 62-52 game. Jim Ewing was the only Beloiter who was effective from the field as he led both teams with 18 BASKETBALL SUMMARY points. The next game Beloit lost also, a 65-55 decision to Madison West. The poor passing and shooting of the Fourth Street crew in this game provoked the city newspaper to term the Saints as ulackadaisical locals". Bob Brunette led West, whose long shot attack paid off handsomely, with 21 points while Be- loit's two Jims. Adams and Ewing, each managed to get 13. The Saints slapped back at frowning followers with an impressive 66-53 vic- tory over Racine Park. Beloit was prob- ably at its best as it hit for a 52" shoot- ing mark. One of the evening's most pleasant happenings was the arrival of George Harrell as a scoring punch. In addition to Harrell's 14 points, jim Ewing, playing the second half with four fouls, collected 18. Jim Adams was top man with 19 points and a Fine Hoor game. Sophomore jeff Cohen, big Kenosha center, hit for 25 points as he led his teammates to a 68-48 rout of the Beloit team. The efforts of jim Ewing pulled IXCPI-1

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