Buffalo State College - Elms Yearbook (Buffalo, NY)

 - Class of 1950

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denied and their co-captain, Mauro Pannagio, broke away and dropped in a lay-up as the gun sounded, giving Brockport the victory, 50-48. The following week, January 20, the Statesmen played host to Ashland College. The cagers trailed at the quarter by five points but in the second period came back to take a lead they never relinquished. The final count was 53-42 as Trabold again led the scorers with 15 points. An invading quintet from St. Lawrence Uni- versity was forced to go into overtime to defeat the State cagers in a thriller that was played jan- uary 28. The score was tied at 54-all at the end of the regulation time which necessitated the five minute extra period. The Larries outscored Buffalo State in the extra time to win by a 66-59 score. The Statesmen opened the new semester-on a good note when they eked out a 52-50 win over the University of Toronto on the Canadian court.. The game marked the final contest for Captain Wescott who turned in a successful career at Buffalo State. The Toronto team was greatly improved and proved hard to defeat on their home court. Trabold, Garfield and Gra- bowski combined to drop in 40 points toward the Buffalo cause. Buffalo State made it five wins in ten attempts when they topped a McMaster University team, 5.8-4l.' The Orange and Black trailed at half- t1me.by a count but came back strong after the intermission to score almost at will. Milt 170 114 4 1 Garfield had his biggest night of the season as far as points were concerned as he tallied 18 counters to pace the team to victory. The squad handed Edinboro its first home de- feat of the season, 47-35. The victory enabled the Statesmen to pass the .500 mark for the sea- son with a 6-5 record. . The team entertained a strong Washington and Jefferson team, Saturday, February 11. The cagers, playing in front of a large home-coming crowd upset the highly favored Presidents to win by a 52-45 margin. The game marked the begin- ning of the fine playing that John Sciole turned in the latter half of the season. Coach Coyer used but seven men in the surprise win with Trabold and Sciole dividing 26 points. Captain Eddins turned in a fine job as a playmaker. The Orange and Black squad won their fifth straight game in Hamilton, Ontario when they edged a much improved McMaster team by 21 51-45 score. The Elmwood Avenue boys tralled at the end of the third quarter but came in the last period to outscore the Marauders 18-9 t0 wrap up the victory. The Waynesburg game was proof to basket- ball fans that a team cannot lose three of its t0P men and still win. With Trabold, Grabowskl, and Garfield all lost in the last quarter on PCT' sonal fouls, the Pennsylvania quintet tallied 17 points while limiting the State team to five for the Waynesburg win. Tuesday, February 21 saw the State team jour-

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45 Seated-Lloyd Eddins, second semester captain, Thomas Griffin, john Sciole, Claire Wescott, first semester captain: Milton Garfield, Paul Masterson, Lee Pearsong Standing-Mr. Hubert Coyer, coachg john Rourke, Robert Lang, Robert Dopp, Richard Elliott, assistant managerg Henry Trabold, Andrew Grabowski, Steven Witter, Thomas Farley, manager. BA KETBALL THE Buffalo State basketball team turned in a highly impressive record for the 1949-1950 sea- son. Coach Hube Coyer's quintet racked up a twelve and six record, winning nine of their last ten games. The Statesmen opened their eighteen game schedule in the 174th Armory, site of all home games, against the University of Toronto, on December 1. Coach Coyer introduced his team which was composed of ten veterans and three new additions. The cagers pleased the large opening game crowd as they captured the lead late in the second quarter and pulled away in the second half to win by the 59-45 score. The team traveled to Cleveland on December 3 where they met Fenn College. Rangy Hank Trabold was the game's high scorer with 24 counters but the Statesmen went down to their first defeat of the season. The contest was close all the way with Fenn applying the freeze in the latter half of the last period to win the ballgame. The Statesmen won their second game of the season on their home court against Albion. Coach Joe Adessa took the reins of the varsity team in the absence of Coach Coyer who was confined to his home with a cold. Coach Adessa turned in a very creditable performance as Bob Lang, who netted 18 points, led his team to vic- tory. Tuesday December 13 the basketeers 'our- neyed to Niagara to take on the top district tie-am. Niagara showed its vaunted power as they toppled the Orange and Black fivesome by a 60-45 count. Following the Christmas holidays the team traveled to Kent, Ohio, where Kent State handed the Statesmen their worst defeat in ten years. The Kent team went all out to roll up the score as they won, 98-36. Back on their home court again, the cagers played host to Brockport State. The game marked the most exciting finish the fans had witnessed thus farg State trailed by three points with 14 seconds remaining when Capt. Clair Wescott drove in with a three pointer to tie it up at 48-all. Brockport, however, was not to be

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563500 HS ullied 18 home de- 'ff enabled if the sea- 'ashington 1 1- ll. The eeeoming :nes M111 cis ,gif tumfd fQ,gp,e5r used Q1 lrHllQld pg qgelr flflh .-+25 thi? ,N ..- pgltzz 3 Q., grilled im, .. jg lhf . le-9 to ary 1' . hsilfl' , if WP ' -time V 4, 120, , rel' 1 A' in :J 4 ' ll , fl N' 'A 1 dl f .X ney to Dunkirk where they met Fredonia State. The State squad hit on 402 of their shots to win 82-65. Every man on the State team broke into the scoring column. Over 200 Buffalo State stu- dents made the trip and witnessed the victory. Back on their home court the Orange and Black downed Cortland by a 57-52 count. The visitors closed the gap to tie it up at 35-35 late in the third quarter but with Trabold hitting from the bucket and Garfield converting from the foul line, the Statesmen forged ahead to. win. Trabold, by scoring 26 points, broke the Armory record of 21 points which George Doyle had established the previous season. The State team boosted their win record to ll games when they downed the Mustangs of West- ern Ontario, 53-42. Andy Grabowski took scor- ing honors with 16 points, making 12 of 16 foul shots. The Orangemen of State rang down the cur- tain on the '49-'50 basketball season when they inflicted their sixth defeat in six meetings upon the University of Alfred. The win gave the Statesmen a very impressive record of twelve wins against six defeats. Trabold, Grabowski and Garfield hit for eighteen points in the last quar- ter to insure Buffalo State of their twelfth win, 49-38. With four of the starting five slated to return next year, prospects for another banner season appear very bright. State will lose Capt. Lloyd Eddins while Milt Garfield, Andy Grabowski, Hank Trabold and John Sciole are all due to return next fall. Hank Trabold, Milt Garfield and Andy Gra- bowski turned in the three top season averagesg Trabold and Garfield had 10.8 and 10.2 points per game average in eighteen games while Gra- bowski had a 9.2 average for seventeen games.

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