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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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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 Purple close when he exploded in
the third period and collected 8 of his 21
tallies. The general good game of the
visitors, however, soon widened the gap
in Beloit's home finale of the regular
Beloit erased the Madison East first
half lead and moved out ahead with a
fine comeback in the last conference
meeting for the cagers. Big George Har-
rell controlled the boards well and made
11 of his 19 points during the second
half surge. Jim Ewing, leading point-
maker, hit 16 of his 25 during the same
rally which led to a 62-47 victory.
Beloit in the previous two seasons had
traveled the long, hard road to Madison
to completiong Lake Geneva was the first
barrier in this year's journey. In this
game big George Harrell teamed up with
the Saint co-captains as he displayed a
fine rebounding and rallied for 15. The
other big guy, "Dink" Berg, showed
his early season form on the boards with
Harrell and on the scorecard as he sank
13 points. All-conference guard, jim
Ewing, showed the Resorters his deadly
jump shot as well as the other qualities
that earned the Big Eight honor rating
as he registered 18 points, the evening's
high. The final score was 68-40.
The next barrier was the Monroe team
under Lee Mitchell. They had won 18 of
their 19 starts and had the second spot
in state rankings. Beloit met them and
was defeated by a score of 56-44. The
Cheesemakers' superior height and shoot-
ing ability humbled the Beloiters into
submission. jim Ewing collected 12
points while Herb Ableman of Monroe
hd 17. The evening's top scorer, Bob
Anderegg, in garnering 21 points showed
why he went on to establish State
Tournament scoring records. Monroe
justified its victory over the local stal-
warts by continuing on the Madison
road to the semi-finals where it took the
state's number one rated team to defeat
them by a mere two points.
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