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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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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