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The Bobcats left for their first game away anxious to show Lincoln and Bethany fans a good brand of basketball. They certainly did. too. for at the close of the first half Peru led 13 to 1. They kept it up in the second half and at one time Peru was leading 23 to 1. Frary. Fritz. Ted. and Bitzic stopped at 36 while Cotner counted but 9. Peru’s defense was very good as Cotner scored only 4 field goals. Rothert was high point man with 16.
Kearney came to Peru determined to win this game. Seventeen times they had tried and failed and once more Peru set them down. The “steady” four were going good. Weimer counting 12 points with Frary, Fritz and Bitzic right behind him. The score at half time was 20 to 2. The second string came in for the last part of the game and held Kearney about even, the result being. Peru 28. Kearney 9. Tough Luck. Kearney, hut we will be out to see you later on and perhaps you can do better then but we rather think not.
Chadron came to Peru after a hard trip across Nebraska and took the very same medicine as Kearney had the week before. 28 to 9. Peru's defense was nearly perfect allowing Chadron but 2 field goals. "Dub” was in on every attempt and they were fortunate to get the 2. Capt. Fritz. Ted. and Frary saw to it that the score kept piling up and the second string played exceptionally fast when they came in for their turn.
Peru started out on what was supposed to be a very hard trip. They stopped at Fremont for the first game. Against Midland the Bobcats put on their best exhibition of basket tossing, shooting from all corners of the floor. The final score was 49 to 18 and the Midland students admitted that Peru played basketball just a little better than Midland ever expected to. Ted and Fritz were high men again.
Dana College was next in line and really expected to show Peru some fancy stuff. The floor was small and both teams played rough and tumble. Dana did manage to get 7 points in the 40 minutes but the Bobcats gathered in 43. Capt. Fritz just couldn't miss and dropped in 12 field goals. Dana was willing to concede that Peru had the best team in the Conference.
The Wayne game was to be the dangerous one of the trip for they were out for revenge. They wanted to even up for their early dcfcate at Peru. The Bobcats were tired during tlic first half and it ended Peru 12. Wayne 8. In the second half Fritz. Ted and Frary got up steam and walked away with an easy victory 33 to 10. “Bitzic" and "Dub" sure did some good guarding as Wayne scored but one goal in the second half. When Peru returned from this trip they ranked as the class of the Nebraska Conference.
Midland came to Peru for the closing game of our tournament. The visiting teams were looking forward to a good game and were not disappointed. Lundberg. the tall Midland center, gave Midland the ball at the tip off but Peru played them close and the first half ended at 10 all. As in all games before Peru came back strong in the last half and while our guards covered them closer Ted and Fritz ran our score to 32. The second string finished it up. the game ending 32 to 12.
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Ol) 2. basketball Season
TWO TIME CHAMPIONS
When the call came for basketball men this year the interest was the best shown for many years. Two reasons for this were given. First. Peru had a championship to defend and hold onto for another season. Also there was one "real" gymnasium to play in and everyone was ready.
Some good men were lost from last years team but with Capt. Rothcrt, "Bitzie,” and Frary on hand it was easy to start. The big problem seemed to be to develop a back guard as Wcimcr was looking after the center position in good shape. "Dul)“ Milam soon got onto the knack of picking his man and things began to look better. Fauncc, Willy. Dclzell, and Gilkeson caught the stride and away we went.
Another problem that confronted Coach Speer was to get some of the teams in this conference to realize that Peru was again a contender for the championship and for their own proof he showed them that they had better “take us on." His pleading was all in vain and so Peru started out determined to take the "flag" without meeting Wesleyan. Hastings. Grand Island and Doanc. Later many of these teams learned a costly lesson but all we can say is that we arc sorry and hope they come to in time to get on next years schedule.
In order to be ready for the opening game Coach took his team on a trip into Kansas during the holiday vacation. '1'his trip was a very good tonic for all.
The Lawrence C. of C. Team was a team of ex-Kansas University and other stars of that section. The game was fast from start to finish but Peru showed them how we play basketball in Nebraska and won 21 to 14.
The following night Peru met the Haskell Indians on the same floor. Through some good team work Peru soon piled up a lead which they held until the last few minutes of the game when Haskell stepped out in front by dropping in some long ones. The final result was Haskell 15, Peru 14.
KANSAS CITY ATHLETIC CLUB
Here was where Peru met a trained five. Four of their players were All-American Stars of last years tournament. Although the Bobcats bad hard luck on several of their shots they spent a lot of their time learning some good basketball. They lost the game 52 to 12 but picked up many new plays. These games had no bearing on Peru’s standing in this State.
This was our first game in the new gym and Peru was ready to step. Over confidence is a very bad thing and that very thing allowed Wayne to bold an 11 to 10 lead at half time. Peru had led 10 to 1 at one time Wayne scored 5 baskets in rapid succession. Coach Speer injected a little "Speermint” during the intermission and Peru came back strong. Mark got in at the right time and with "Fritz" leading the way Peru won 26 to 16.
Tabor sent their team over to pick up a few pointers about Nebraska basketball and Peru showed them about all we bad. The first string rolled up a good lead and then the second string came on for a chance. The game was more even then but when the "Big Boys" came back for the finish the game ended, Peru 43, Tabor 14.
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Cotncr came to Peru for the last home game of the season. The crowd was not as large as usual due to the stormy weather but those that were there sure rooted for the old home team. Peru was having trouble on her long shots but gradually pulled out in front. The "SUBS” put up a good fight in the last half and made a closing score of 36 to 14. As usual Fritz and Ted led in scoring with Frary coming in for his share. "Bit .ic" and “Dub" forced Cotncr to shoot from the center of the floor and they were fortunate to score 4 baskets.
Here comes the scandal. When Peru left for Kearney the championship depended on this game. The Bobcats could hardly wait for they wanted to get it over. When Peru met Kearney for the nineteenth game between these schools they accomplished the impossible. THEY SHUT THEM OUT. The first and only shut out game of the Nebraska Conference. Playing on a foreign court and to win 33 to 0 is a record that never will he equaled. Peru led at half time 21 to 0. In the last half Kearney begged for JUST ONE POINT hut Peru would not let up and the Nebraska record was established. The Wesleyan team went through the season undefeated hut they had no 33 to 0 victory to show and in December when the State Board makes the award Coach Speer will bring home the cup. So the season dosses with PERU AS TWO TIME CHAMPS AND STILL GOING STRONG.
THE SEASON RECORD
AT LAWRENCE. KANS__LAWRENCE C. OF C__
AT LAWRENCE. KANS__HASKELL INDIANS ..
AT KANSAS CITY....K. C. A. C.................
AT PERU ...........WAYNE ....................
AT PERU ..........TABOR ....................
AT BETHANY .......COTNER ....................
AT PERU ......... KEARNEY ..................
AT PERU ..........CHADRON ..................
AT FREMONT........MIDLAND ..................
AT BLAIR .........DANA .....................
AT WAYNE ..........WAYNE ....................
AT PERU ..........MIDLAND ...................
AT PERU...........COTNER ....................
AT KEARNEY .......KEARNEY ..................
14 PERU 21
15 PERU 14
52 PERU 12
16 PERU 26
14 PERU 43
9 PERU 36
9 PERU 28
9 PERU 28
18 PERU 49
7 PERU 43
10 PERU 33
12 PERU 32
14 PERU 36
0 PERU 33
199 PERU 434
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