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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
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 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
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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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.
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
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-
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
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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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
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,
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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