Peru High School - Narcissus Yearbook (Peru, IN)

 - Class of 1964

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Page 87 text:

Inconsistent Tigers Have Losing Streak Xb "Don't take it: it's mine." says Gayle Bomar, a new- comer to PHS, as he guards the sphere from two foe-s. Bob Schmitz reaches for the ball, which Tom Hayes has just jarred loose from an opponents grasp. .83. Amidst clawing hands Borriar seizes the ball, while Mike Eikenberry, le-tt Henry, and Kenny Day look on tensely. PHS Opp. Monticello 61 58 Mishawaka 52 SO Alexandria 46 37 Harttord City 53 60 Logansport 63 57 Tipton 77 S9 Columbia City Tourney 59 S4 Albion lU4 S-1 Ft. Wayne Central 43 67 Michigan City 62 68 Burris 53 55 Wabash 53 59 Warsaw 43 6-1 Kokomo 48 '35 Oak Hill 45 Plymouth 75 Huntington 53 Arsenal Tech 70 Rochester 57 Elwood 49

Page 86 text:

l 1 My ,T N 72 I sl' A .L Getting their heads together are, clockwise, leff Henry lerry Yentes, Kenny Day, Gayle Bomar, Mike Eil-zenberry, and Tom Hayes, Any five of these boys usually comprised the starting line-up. Peru's 1963-64 basketball team was plagued with bad luck and a difficult schedule, manag- ing a seasons record of 5 wins against 14 losses. Their conference record was 3 wins and 7 losses. Several of the Tigers' opponents, how- ever, were consistently among the top ten teams of the state. Beginning the season in fine shape, the Ti- gers were victorious in four of their eight starts before the year l953 ended, but 1964 began with a bleak Ianuary as the Tigs lost seven straight games. The only Peru victory in lanu- ary came on the Slst against conference foe Plymouth. Then after two more losses, the Ben- gals scored a victory over Rochester, their last win of the season. ln the season opener Peru beat Monticello, 61-58. Senior leff Henry bagged 21 points in this game and the teamfs shooting percentage was .-182, The ne:-Lt week Mishavfaka snowed the Tigers under by a margin of 28 points, the score being BU-52. lunior center Mike Eiken- berry scored 25 points, Peru then beat confer- ence foe Alexandria, 46 to 37. After gaining an early lead, the Tigers kept the margin about the same throughout the game. Youthful Tigers Face Tough Schedule Meet Coach Robert Biddle and his Tigers! Row 1: leff Henry, lohn Hentgen, Torn Hayes, Alan Kinny. Row 2: Bob Rockenbaugh, Kenny Day, Mike Eikenberry, Ierry Ye-nies, Gayle Bomar.



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Finish Season with 6 Wins, I4 Losses Lone senior Iefi Henry displays his shitty basketball tactics as he speeds around an opponent, The next week saw Hartford City, also a con- ference team, hand Peru its second deteat of the season. Rival Logansport tell victim in an exciting contest. Henry scored 30 points in this game. A strong Tipton team had a hard time subduing the Tigers the next week. During Christmas vacation coach Robert Bid- dle's men painted a picture of inconsistency at the Columbia City 4-way tourney. ln the after' noon game Peru lost to the tourney champions, Columbia City, 89 to 84. Looking immeasur- ably better in the evening game, the Tigers defeated Albion in the consolation game by a high-scoring lU8 to 84. Getting back into regular seasons play, Peru began a seven-game losing streak by fall- ing victim to Port Wayne Central, Michigan City, Muncie Burris, and Wabash. Then they lost to Warsaw, Kokomo and Oak Hill. lnstead of despairing at their woeful record, the Tigs mustered up enough spirit to come out on top of Plymouth, 78 to 75, Although they played a spirited first half, the Tigers could not hold Huntington back in the second half. The final score was 53 to 77. Following a trip to Indianapolis Tech only to lose 70 to 92, the Bengals won a well-matched game against Rochester. Elwood downed Peru, 49 to 58 in the last scheduled game. Thus ending their regular season, Coach Biddles men prepared for the sectional, This year the Peru sectional was eliminated, and the various teams were absorbed by surrounde ing sectionals. Perus new site was Logansport. Pioneer defeated Peru in their first game and later won the sectional crown. Recipe for an exciting Friday evening at PHS tive Tigers, five opponents two referees, a packed Tig-Arena of enthusiastic fans, and that invisible presences .spirit J 1 4 4 T Two -"F , 'W --'lb-L. -""". . 'QI' og, ,.,-Mg i H 6 . u gx " , Xx- R 'files' .84,

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