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Scoreboard Rock Island 50 Alleman 46 Rock Island 48 Quincy 47 Rock Island 76 Washington 72 Rock Island 51 Davenport West 34 Rock Island 63 Dubuque 43 Rock Island 84 Clinton 55 Rock Island 97 Iowa City 60 Rock Island 67 Davenport Central 62 Rock Island 60 Moline 74 Rock Island 55 East Moline 56 Rock Island 71 Jefferson 60 Rock Island 48 Peoria Central 51 Rock Island 80 Davenport West 59 Rock Island 69 Dubuque 40 Rock Island 83 Clinton 71 Rock Island 73 Iowa City 41 Rock Island 64 Galesburg 52 Rock Island 75 Davenport Central 61 Rock Island 61 Moline 55 Rock Island 50 East Moline 35 Rock Island 42 Alleman 40 REGIONAL Rock Island 85 Erie 25 Rock Island 47 Moline 43 Rock Island 57 Alleman 59 JERRY SUTTON (54) MANEUVERS for another two pointer against the Jefferson J Hawks. Rock Island downed Jefferson 71-60. MATT DILLON HAS NOTHING ON COACH BOB RILEY with a six shooter. Coach Riley is pictured with eight shoot¬ ing attack around him. The Islanders are. Kneeling: Larry Barber, Coach Riley, and Harold “Super” Bates. Standing: Steve Ulis, Darryl Day, Chris Larson, Dan Teague, Jerry Sutton, and Mel Hall. 210 BASKETBALL
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The Mississippi Valley Conference co-champs. Rock Island, pose for ihe Watchlower’s camera. Standing: Jim Terrey, Dave Wood, Dan Teague, Steve Wilson, Bryan Compton, Steve Ulis, Darryl Day, Earle Anderson, Jerry Sutton, Bill Olmstead, Gary Anderson, Chris Larson, A1 Bream, Dave Varner, Harold Bates, Mel Hall, Jim Braet, and Larry Barber. Kneeling: Managers Mark Gellerman, Ron W ' eindruch, Terry Liggett, and coaches Jack Whan and Bob Riley. Missing from the pic¬ ture is manager Harold Kaller. Islanders Tie for Titles; Finish with 20-4 Mark BASKETBALL 209 Led by balanced scoring with seven players scoring over 150 points, the Rock Island Rocks rolled to a 204 overall record and an 18-3 mark in regular season play. The Islanders tied for first place in the Mississippi Val¬ ley and Quad-City Conferences with the East Moline Panthers. Jerry Sutton headed the Rock Island scoring. Sut¬ ton, a big 6-6 junior center, led the Islanders with a 12.9 average. Senior Dan Teague was next high for Rock Island with a 12.7 average. Also in double figures was senior Darryl Day with a 10.5 scoring mark. Following these three starters came four more play¬ ers who all averaged over six points a game. Seniors Mel Hall and Steve Ulis finished the season with 8.5 and 7.6 scoring marks, respectively. Senior Larry Barber and junior Harold “Super” Bates both finished with 6.4 averages. Rock Island started out the season on the right foot by winning its first eight encounters. But then the Rocks lost on three consecutive weekends to Moline, East Moline and Peoria Central. The Islanders then started another winning streak. An impressive 80-59 win over Davenport West with Sutton tossing in 36 markers started the winning string. Victories over Dubuque, Clinton and Iowa City followed in quick succession. Rock Island then traveled to play the eighth ranked Galesburg squad and upset the Silver Streaks 64-52. The Rocks then defeated Davenport Central for their sixth straight win. The Rocks then met their first revenge contest and downed Moline 61-55. Rock Island gained a share of the Valley and Quad-City Conferences in its next outing with a 50-35 victory over East Moline paced by Mel Hall ' s 18 second half points. In the final regular season game. Rock Island downed AUeman 42-40 for its ninth consecutive triumph.
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ROCK ISLAND ROCKS 204 1963-64 Season (Games) SA FG FT FTM PF TP AVG. (24) Jerry Sutton 215 106 99 64 73 311 12.9 (19) Dan Teague 254 97 48 23 55 242 12.7 (24) Darryl Day 1% 95 60 37 65 253 10.5 (23) Mel HaU 155 65 65 15 40 195 8.5 (21) Steve Ulis 191 66 28 28 50 160 7.6 (24) Harold Bates 129 56 41 22 32 153 6.4 (24) Larry Barber 149 54 44 25 28 152 6.4 (15) A1 Bream 21 9 4 6 5 22 1.5 (10) Chris Larson 18 5 4 6 18 14 1.4 (16) Steve Wilson 22 5 4 2 16 14 0.9 (24) TEAM TOTALS 1504 574 406 244 404 1556 64.8 Scoring by quarters; ROCK ISLAND 399 416 342 398 1 - -- 1556 — 64.8 Opponents 303 280 301 337 1 --- ... 1221 — 50.9 Rock Island Defeated 59-57 in Regional Finals C Rock Island entered the Moline Regional competi¬ tion with an 18-3 mark and a number five rating in the Associated Press Poll for Illinois. The Islanders met the Erie Cardinals in their first contest in the Regional. Paced by five players in double figures the Rocks downed Erie 85-25. Harold “Super” Bates led the Rock Island five with 18 points. Steve Ulis and Mel Hall fol¬ lowed with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Darryl Day and Larry Barber were also in double figures with 11 points each. In the semi-final contest. Rock Island met up with the Moline Maroons for the third time during the sea¬ son. The two teams had split the opening two contests with the Maroons taking the first meeting 74-60 and the Islanders coming back to take Moline 61-55. Moline had a string of 31 straight tourney victories at Wharton Fieldhouse going into the encounter. Paced by Geoff Smithers, the Maroons jumped out to a 22-18 halftime lead. In the third quarter Rock Island outscored Moline 13-6 as the Rocks went out in front 31-28. In the final period. Rock Island outscored Moline 16-15 to take a 47-43 verdict and advanced to the finals of the Regional against the Alleman Pioneers, an upset winner over East Moline in the other semi-final contest. Dan Teague led the Rock Island scoring against Moline with 12 points. The old third game jinx against Quad-City schools held true against the Islanders in the finals of the tourney. Rock Island had defeated Alleman the first two games of the season but fell 59-57 in the final out¬ ing. Rock Island jumped out in front in the first period 18-13. In the second period, Alleman narrowed the margin to three points at half, with the Rocks winning 31-28. In the third period, the Islanders had their worst period of the season. Alleman outscored the Islanders 21-6 in the fatal third stanza for Rock Island. In the final period Rock Island gave it a final comeback bid but fell two points short. Alleman went on to finish in the Elite Eight of the state. BASKETBALL 211
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