Peru State College - Peruvian Yearbook (Peru, NE)

 - Class of 1938

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Peru and Wesleyan Get Set. “Slim" McCormick Reaches for the Hoop. P ft C. E NINETY-SEVEN

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f3acl row: Coach Bailer, Miller, Pugh, Dean, Mosely, Halladay. Mclntiro, Cowell, Majors. Front row: Wehling, Sheely, Bailey, McCormick, Greathouse, Haidloy, Falloon. BOBCAT CAGERS WIN N. I. A. A. AND MYTHICAL STATE TITLES Peru Bobcats, leading Nebraska college quintet, finished the ‘38 season with 16 victories in 19 games. The N. 1. ft. A. title and the mythical state title were conferred upon the Bobcats by Nebraska sports writers. The first Bobcat victory was a breather with the Dunbar town team and the final victory a thrilling 48-46 win over Wayne. Peru journeyed to Kansas City and the National Intercollegiate tournament, but lost in the first round to Marshall College, V est Virginia, 67-60. Dean McCormick and Orval Pugh, the only two seniors on the squad, were chosen as co-captains for the '38 season. McCormick, towering six foot four inch center, gained state wide recognition as the key man in Peru's offense and defense. "Slim” was chosen on several all-opponent teams. Pugh was the calmer on Peru's team and his deliberate playing toned down the Cats when tho going became rough. "Orv's" gracofulnoss won the acclaim of Peru fans. Other members of the starting line-up included: Leonard Greathouse, sophomore, was one of the tall boys of the squad. “Big Mansion” won fame by his general fine playing and his "dead-eyeing” from an over-head position. Bob Halladay, sophomore forward, was chosen on the all-conference team. Bob, a two-year man, was the leading scorer of the Bobcat squad. Russell "Ding” Bailey, junior guard, was the outstanding guard in the state and was chosen on tho all-conference team. PERU 42. NEBRASKA B 29. The Nebraska Nubbins came to Peru with a fino early season record and high hopes for a victorious season. However, the Bobcats had a husking bee and took a 42-29 victory. Greathouse collected 25 points to gain scoring honors. PERU 52. LINCOLN WOODMEN 39. Ex-stars from Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan gave the Bobcats a furious battle for IS minutes of the first half, but from then on it was, all Peru, with tho entire Bobcat squad seeing action. PERU 48. WESLEYAN 41. The loss of McCormick was almost fatal and Peru barely edged out the fighting Plainsmen by 7 points. Wesleyan, the underdog, played the Bobcats on even terms until the last five minutes of play. Then the Bobcat machine began to click and pulled slowly away from the Wesleyan aggregation. Howard Dean broadcast the game over KMA of Shenandoah. Iowa. PERU 56. HASTINGS 33. Tho Bobcats took to the road and hit the top by Bronc-busting Hastings 56-33. McCormick soared to new fame by out-playing Marvel, towering Hastings center, in every department of the game. Greathouse became a popular player with Hastings fans when he gave the Broncs an exhibition of over-head shooting. PAGE NINETY-SIX



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The Bobcats walked into the Tiger’s lair and snatched a 53-48 victory from the fast-passing Doano quintet. Kristufek and Belka out-passed the Bobcats but couldn't match Peru's fighting spirit. The victory made Peru and Wayne top-notchers in the state and fans began to look forward to their initial encounter. Basketball Homocoming found grads and friends gathering at Peru to watch "Gilk" and his boys put on their annual basketball circus. The grads opened the game by gaining and holding the lead for ten minutes—then age began to tell and the grads took to “huffing and puffing." In desperation “Gilk” pulled n trick play out of his bag of tricks and used his entire team at once. Referee "Dutch" Lorbeer for some reason failed to solve the perplexing puzzle—but even the added players couldn't stop a 41-27 Bobcat victory. PERU 37. MIDLAND 27. The Bobcats entertained Midland and took a sluggish 37-27 victory. The small Midland quintet played a defensive gamo which bothered the towering Bobcats. The fine playing of Halladay and Pugh brought victory to the Peru team. PERU 53, WAYNE 35. Fans flocked to Peru or tuned their radios to KMfl when the highly touted Wayne team came to Peru to battle for the state top honors. Lack of reserves spelled disaster for the Wildcats and Peru took a fast 53-35 decision. The victory shot Peru to a lead in state champion contendership. Bobcats Set up Defonso. PAGE NINETY-EIGHT

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