Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1965

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Rods Smash Mississippi Valley Scoring Record 117-78 Against Dubuque ROCK ISLAND’S forwards Harold “Super” Rates and (iary Ander¬ son both find their hardest opponent are other members of their team. SURROUNDED from all angles Rock Island ' s Bryan (iromplon still gets off another shot. c Scoreboard Hook Island 71 55 Alleman Rook Island 60 78 Quinoy Rook Island 72 55 Jefferson Rook Island 62 66 East Moline Rook Island 78 63 Iowa City Rook Island 61 62 Moline Rook Island 53 41 Vies! Rook Island 94 69 Washington Rook Island 54 50 Central Rook Island 49 50 East Moline Rook Island 80 39 Washington Rook Island 57 61 Iowa City Rook Island 65 67 Moline Rook Island 34 40 Peoria Central Rook Island 64 57 West Rook Island 80 56 Clinton Rook Island 117 78 Dubuque Rook Island 90 68 Jefferson Rook Island 86 49 Central Rook Island 55 73 Calesburg Rook Island 77 50 l Ionian BASKETBALL 2 IS

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Boh Deitrioh, Larry Boawell, Bav« Varner, Gordon Elling - worth, SieveW il on, Georg Thorpe, and Stan Dawnon. Front row: Butch kaller, Boh Hilcy, Jim Whitney, Jack W han, and Marc Gellerman. in mi nois through most of the season, came from behind in each pame with tin Kooks to win first by 62-61, and then 67-65 in overtime play. East Mo- lino foii£lit off a spirited last quarter rally by the Kooks, who were 17 points down, to win by just four points, 66-62. The Islanders showed mueh of their strength in the last part of their schedule. They oame from behind to beat Davenport West 64-57, with Bales hitting 56 points. The Rooks next won impressive¬ ly 80-56 over Clinton and then broke the Miss¬ issippi Valley tram scoring record by butchering the Dubuque Kams 1 1 7-78. The Rooks continued their scoring rampage in defeating Jefferson of Cedar Rapids, 90-68, and followed the next wrrk with an 86-49 victory over Davenport Central. In their next to the last game of the regular season, the Rocks suffered a relapse. Cold shoot¬ ing, 28.8 percent, made it simple for fourth ranked Caleshurg to win 73-55. Caleshurg shot 42.4 percent. The Rocks came back to polish off Alleman 77-50 for the second time befort enter¬ ing tournament competition. Individual honors were won by Bates, named to the Mississippi Valley Conference first team, and by Sutton, with a place on the second team. 214 BASKETBALL V ARSITA BASKETBALL player arc: Bnl» Skowron ki, Jim Bract, Jim O’Mclia, Boh Marquis, Bandy Smith, Steve Sittig, Harold Bates. Bryun Crompton, Al Bream. Brian Glossop, Jerry Sutton, Gary Anderson, Alex Boyd, George McCloud, Plagued by inconsistency and inability to win the close games. Rock Island ended its regular season play with a so-so 13-8 record. Entering the season as defending champions, the Islanders were dethroned and finished third behind Moline and East Moline in the Mississippi Valley and Quad-City Conferences. Led by Harold “Super” Rates and Jerry Sutton, two of the leading conference scorers, the Rocks battled for a month before winning more than one game in succession. They then enjoyed a three-game winning streak before suf¬ fering through three straight losses. The Rocks ' best effort came late when they won five of their last six regular season games. Rock Island ' s starting line-up fluctuated constantly throughout the year, but those who teamed most frequently with Sutton, Hates, and Steve ilson were Cary Anderson, Al Bream, and Bryan Crompton, all seniors. Others who started several games and saw considerable action were Alex Boyd, Jim Braet, and George McCloud. In compiling their 11-5 Mississippi Valley Conference record, the Rocks were not exactly humiliated; their five losses were inflicted by a total of 13 points. Moline, undefeated in confer¬ ence play and ranked among the first five teams



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STEVE WILSON FALLS before a “headless” Super Bales, who is surrounded by Jefferson players. A strong Islander team, weakened by illness and injury, had their tournament hopes shattered hy Moline after squeezing by Erie and East Mo¬ line. Rock Island defeated Erie in the first tourna¬ ment game 60-51. Jim Braet, who proved his abilities in the latter half of the season, poured in 9 field goals and 7 free throws for 25 points. Bryan Crompton and Jerry Sutton followed in the scoring column with 1 1 and 10 points, respec¬ tively. The Islanders scored their second win in the tournament over East Moline in overtime play, 46-45. East Moline had previously shut out the Rocks in regular season play. Rock Island was able to outlast the Panthers in an overtime, out- scoring them 6-5 in the three minute period. Jerry Sutton led all scoring with 15 points. He was followed hy Jim Braet with 12. In the final contest, the Rocks were over¬ powered by Geoff Smithers and the rest of the Maroons, 53-43. All-state center, Steve Kuherski, who broke the Mississippi Valley scoring record with a 29 points per game average, was held to eight hy a capable Jerry Sutton but Smithers came through with 10 points in the last quarter to tally 20 points. The game was undecided until the final 55 seconds when Moline pulled away from a 4 point lead to a 1 0 point advantage. Top scorer for the Rocks was Steve Wilson with 12 points. Alex Boyd, Jerry Sutton, and Harold Bates contributed 9, 8, and 7 points respectively for the balance of the Rocks’ scoring. GOING HIGH FOB THE REBOUND for Rocky arc Jim Bract, Jerry Sutton, and Gary Anderson Regional Scoreboard Rl 60 51 Erie HI 46 45 East Moline Rl 43 53 Moline 216 BASKETBALL

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