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rwt 934 Yoncopm «€: J U u y u u u if ( u u u w u I) « w 14 COURT This was a terrible blow to such a wonderful team, which was more than a favorite to repeat as champions of the conference. The members of the squad and coach were practically heartbroken, but displaying the true Centenary spirit, they took it on the chin like gentlemen. Under the tutelage of Coach " Sheeny " Allums, a vet- eran from the ' 33 championship cage squad, the Centenary freshman basketeers completed a successful season on the hardwood courts during the past season. Although not competing in an organized league, the freshmen main- tained an undefeated record throughout a comparatively hard schedule against some of the strongest high schools and semi-pro teams in the state. At the beginning of the cage season, approximately 30 candidates reported and were suited up. For two weeks, Coach Allums devoted attentions to fundamentals and light workouts against the varsity. Later, plays patterned after those of the varsity, were worked on, giving added strength to the offense. The com- bination which saw most action throughout the season were Murphey and Durham, forwards; Hooper and Thompson, guards, and Decker at center. Others who showed promise for future Gent cage mate- rial are " Cowboy " Hohman, Mason, Burgess, and Majors. Freshman Coach Allums • S 93
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no 34 voncop in , returned h The boyi champions. the tournai illy elimin; vt-asipii. O N T H E The Centenary Basketeers assumed probably the most hectic season ever undertaken by any basketball team. Coach Curtis Parker issued his call for candidates in December, and a few days later, a New Year ' s football game was scheduled in Dallas, taking all the regulars, except one. They opened the season with Stephen F. Austin, barely- coming out on top, then dropped a couple of games to Texas A. M. After this they turned back to football and played the great Dixie Classic. Immediately after the New Year ' s game, the boys hurried on the train and rode over 900 miles, without stopping, to open their mid- west barnstorming tour in Green Castle, Indiana. The Gents made a very creditable showing on this tour and ome to win ten consecutive conference games and not losing any. 5 packed up and went to Jackson for the S. I. A. A. tournament to defend their title as They drew a bye in the first game, and about thirty minutes before their first game of nent they received news that one of their players had been declared ineligible, automati- iting the Gents from further cage competition in the S. I. A. A. conference for ' 33 and ' 34 Coach Curtis Parkhr « i : :• ' .,-;: " «• iL? 3. S L JJI J i 3 .l.j l i V2 « u if u u w II u u u M W
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William s Matthews Skrra Harper Stallcup Blakemore Gibson, Trainer FRED WILLIAMS, Guard— Although out most of the season, proved himself to be a very capable and dependable man under fire. This is Williams second year on the varsity. He should come through nicely next season. JIMMY SERRA, Forward — His exceptionally good eye for the basket, and steady floor work were enough to win him a starting place. This is Serra ' s sophomore year. CLYDE STALLCUP, Guard— A fast thrinking and speedy player, Stallcup enjoyed a successful season, being high in the scoring. He has another year on the varsity. JOHN HENRY BLAKEMORE, Guard— A cap- tain Blakemore was acclaimed as one of the great- est guards in history of Centenary basketball, and by many as among the greatest defensive guards in the South. COULTER MATHEWS, Forward— Again the most outstanding performer and high scorer for the Gents, Mathews game is featured by smooth, fin- ished floor work and an accurate eye. He will be missed next year. MARSE HARPER, Center— Another center of Har- per ' s ability will be hard to find. An exception- ally valuable man under the basket and a constant scorer from the field, the tall center will be hard to replace. " HOOT " GIBSON, Trainer— In there " hustlin ' " all the time, " Hoot " worked hard throughout the cage season. 94
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