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Stated: Killcn, Schwing, DcMatt, Duffy, McNaughton. Santangcio J j« «i;.- Timmons, Sariscak, Brant, Costantino, Wallcirr, Ruthko, M. Citero When the Indians journeyed to St. Vincent, they were considered the underdogs, but Indiana returned home victorious, 44-43, after being forced to phiy two gruelling extra periods. Lee Brant was not onlv responsible for the winning points, btit he also gained credit for tying the game so as to necessitate an extra period. Edinboro broke the Indians ' winning streak w ' hen they defeated the Red and Slate at home by the rather small margin of 37 to 29. Duffy was top scorer with 10 points. The most important game of the season turned out to be with Slip- pery Rock on January 30. Before an amazed crowd the Indiana quintet outpointed the Rockets in an extra period game to win 44 to 41. Lee Brant again pulled the Indians through with his total of 16 points. The evenly distributed scoring throughout the game kept the spectators in a frenzy. This contest marked the second ext ra period game that the Indiana team had won. DcMatt makes a basket. 13
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The Indians Basketball Season The 1940 Indiana State Teachers College basketball team played a total of 18 games, winning 12 and losing six for a percentage of .667. Although the Indians did end up in hfth place in the State Teachers College Conference, which includes thirteen teams, they really had a successful season under the tutelage of the new head coach, Robert Timmons. Indiana opened the season on January 6 when it was defeated by St. Francis on the local floor by the score of 30 to 22. This game was featured by the brilliant play of three of the freshman stars, Brant, Duffy, and Hogg, who started their first season for Indiana in impressive style. Joe Sariscak, captain, contributed his usual excellent floorwork. On January 9 the Indians hit their stride when they smothered the Clarion invaders, 45 to 21. Brant held the honors as high scorer of the evening with 11 points while the very capable sophomore, Gene DeMatt, played a bang-up game, scoring 7 points. On January 13 the team played its first away game at California where it added another victory to its list when it eked out a 38-32 win. Hogg was high scorer with 10 points while Joe Sariscak and Bobby Killen played very impressive floor games. Playing their second away game on January 20, the Red and Slate continued its winning streak when they defeated Lock Haven, 38 to 34. Bobby Killen came through with 14 points. 132
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Killen Sariscak DcMatt Brant Walker On February 3, St. Francis a ain outclassed the Indians to become the only team to claim two victories over I.S.T.C. The boys received a real drubbing by the score of 41-28. When the Indians traveled to Slippery Rock, thev were unable to stop the Rockets de- spite their fine showing and lost a tough battle, 56 to 46. DeMatt with 14 points and Duffy with 12 points were the high men for Indiana. In a non-scheduled game, Indiana took the local Barclay Hardware team with ease as they ran up a 42 to 24 score. On February 20, Indiana won a very important game when they defeated Lock Haven to share, for the time being, the second place in the conference with Slippery Rock. DeMatt and Killen were high scorers of the contest, the Imal score being 42 to 28. The Indians lost a heart breaker to Edinboro when they were defeated 40 to 35- This was the second time in the season that Edinboro took an exciting game from the local tutors. Hogg was high man with 10 points. In an easy league melee Indiana upset the Clarion team on its own floor by the score of 50 to 39. Both freshman forwards, Duffv and Hogg, succeeded in gathering 17 and 11 points respectively. O.K.. Indians! Get going! 134
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