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RIGGS ETHINGTON MOORE KNAPP COWELL
Weary from a long week’s journey, the Peruvians took a two-day “rest" on their own campus, and then set out for Omaha to do battle with their strongest opponents. It was at this point in the season that the Bobcat morale was split wide open. Omaha's famous basket-shooting trio, who had been thorns in the sides of Nebraska college teams for the past three years, exploded for their last time against Peru. They piled up most of their team's 47 points, and allowed the hapless Peruvians only 17.
Still anxious for second honors, however, the Bobcats came home and awaited their approaching second game with Wayne. Moore, Riggs, Carmichael, Lewis, and Shccly came through with divided scoring and whipped the Wildcats for the second time during the season, 39 to 35.
Hastings College, champs of the N. C. A. C., were next on the home card. The Bronchos vir-tually murdered the Bobcats during the first three periods, and then warded off a last quarter scoring spree by Punches and Moore, to win handily, 36 to 28.
The Bobcats wound up their foreign court schedule with the Wesleyan Plainsmen in the most rough-and-tumble contest of the season. Thirty-three fouls were called on the two teams, and three Peru men were expelled from the game before Peru finally came out on top, 30 to 27.
The final game of the season was played on March 1, to decide the fate of the conference stand ings. Peru had to win in order to hold second place alone, but Kearney, those reckless under-dogs, again appeared in Peru's path and blasted their hopes by handing down a 40 to 36 defeat, which automatically threw Peru, Wayne, and Kearney into a three-way tie for second honors in the conference.
THE ■ 1935 • PERUVIAN
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mental in providing the Peruvians with a 13 to 12 lead at the half, hut the Cards outlasted the Blue and White in the last few minutes of the game, and walked off with a 30 to 23 margin.
Sickened by their first conference setback, the Lorbccr men journeyed to Wayne and eked out a 34 to 31 win in a game that was featured by the committment of 29 fouls.
Next on the list came Walter Dobbins' semi-professional Lincoln Fcderals, a team sprinkled with former Nebraska University cage stars. The Fcderals staved off a last minute rally and pulled the game out of the hands of the Peruvians, 34 to 31.
The fighting Cats stepped back into conference play on February 1, and lost to a frantic pack of Kearney under-dogs by a score of 47 to 39. Peru had been favored, by comparing pre-season scores, to win without much of a struggle.
Flanked by two stinging conference defeats out of three starts, the Bobcats journeyed on westward for two more league engagements, this time on a double-bill with the Chadron Eagles. The first fray was a veritable football game, as both teams chalked up a total of 29 fouls. But the Bobcats, suffering from the ejection of Punches and Carmichael, came through victorious, 35 to 27. The following night found the Eagles breaking loose with a much improved offensive, but Riggs and Moore came to the rescue of the Bobcats with a total of 23 points, and the Chadronitcs were again subdued, 35 to 33.
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I THE ■ 195!? • PERUVIAN
Carmichael, Punches, and Cowell will never again don the Blue and White basketball togs for Peru. While looking into the prospects for a good harvest next year we find a crowd ot young aspirants who should carry Peru to a State Championship.
Peru 35 Tarkio ....26
Peru 30 Bethany ....10
...17 Hays ....38
Peru 34 Tarkio ....24
Peru 33 Bethany ....25
♦Peru 23 Omaha ....30
34 Wayne ....31
Peru. ... 31 Federals ....34
♦Peru 39 Kearney ....47
♦Peru 35 Chadron .... ....27
♦Peru 35 Chadron.... ....33
♦Peru 17 Omaha ....47
♦Peru 39 Wayne ....35
Peru 28 Hastings.... ....36
Peru 30 Wesleyan .. ....27
♦Peru 36 Kearney ...40
SHEELY LEWIS CARMICHAEL PUNCHES WEST
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