St Johns University - Yearbook (Queens, NY)

 - Class of 1949

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ST JOHN S 30 KENTUCKY 57 A mighty Kentucky team enters Garden and unmercifully takes the Indian over the coals, emerging with a 57-30 victory . . . Redmen apparently tense-McGuire so close to Beard that he doesn't seem to be much con- cerned with anything else score on only 9 out of 64 attempts miss I8 foul attempts out of 30 Redmen lead for a few seconds as game starts Wildcats begin to hit control boards capitalize on lack of Redmen scoring punch ST JOHN S 71 IOWA STATE 47 Iowa state Cyclones converted to a mild breeze by Dick McGuire I everything but eat ball to give the McGuiremen a 7I 47 win scores 7 out of 9 from floor accounts for more than 500 percent of team tallies McGuire Finn control boards Dick sets up plays Redmen hit on 30 out of 68 shots Cyclones trying to hit from the outside score only I8 out of 83 attempts ST. JOHN'S 67-RHODE ISLAND STATE 50 Rams didn't have their fire engines for this one as St. John's douses fire, running away with a 67-50 decision . . . McGuire, Tolan lead Vincentians to 30-23 half-time bulge . . . Rhodies knot score in second half . . . Indians transformed by Tricky Dick from a shabby to a well knit ballclub . . . in next seven minutes Vincentians outpunch Rams I6-4 with Summers scoring on passes from McGuire . . . Redmen garner fifth consecutive win. ST. JOHN'S 57-UTAH 66 Once again a big man stops the St. John's Redmen-Verne Gardner . . . Summer, Oldham can't cope with the giant who scores 22 points, controls boards . . . Redmen hot on only I7 shots out of 73 . . . Utah, firing only when the target is in range pulverizes Redmen defense hitting on 26 out of 59 . . . Utah leads at half-time, 34-24 . . . McGuire hits with back to basket . . . inspired team . . . St. John's pulls to within 9 points of the Utes . . . Gardner dispels rally-Utes win. ST. JOHN'S 56-CITY COLLEGE 58 Beavers score first win over Red and White in four years, Thrilling overtime contest ends as Tom Tolan's one-hander rims the hoop and rolls out . . . Moe Brickman, City sub, hero with three decisive set shots in overtime period . . . City gains early advantage and lead at half-time . . . Dick McGuire steadies club and leads tribe to 46-42 advantage with seven minutes remaining . . . lead erased as Shapiro, Jameson hit for City . . . two clubs trade baskets to deadlocked finish at 52-all, setting stage for Brickman's Frank Merriwell. ST. JOHN'S 55-LOYOLA 58 Redmen enter Garden with plenty of determination to overthrow a favored Loyola quintet, but the Windy City crew emerges with a 58-55 victory . . . Visitors gain an early I3 point advantage . . . Red- men battle back to tie score with 55 seconds remaining to be played in the game . . . Sub., Ed Dawson, breaks deadlock with field goal . . . converts foul to give Chicagoans victory . . . Jack Kerris proves to be the difference as both Summers and Oldham are unable to stop the six-foot, six-inch center from scoring 25 points and completely dominating both boards . . . Kerris takes I8 foul shots and converts 9 . . . McGuire playing his usually brilliant game scores I5 points . . . Tolan and Finn hit for II each.

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