St Johns University - Yearbook (Queens, NY)

 - Class of 1949

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St Johns University - Yearbook (Queens, NY) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 148 of 177
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' - aumvizi: tm' ST. JOHN'S 71-NEW YORK 64 Dick McGuire sings his "swan song" as a collegiate competi- tor in the Garden . . . plays merry tune on Violet harp as he personally humbles Howard Cann's troupe, a vital step in the march to the mythical City title . . . Dick scores l4 points, feeds his mates lO assists . . . Violets grab early 5-O advantage, Red- men quickly match count and move ahead . . . N Y U jittery . . . Red and White, ahead during most of first half, lag and Violets move out in front in closing minutes . . . with seconds remaining, Dombrosky cages layup, is fouled and converts to knot count at 33-all at the buzzer . . . Violets wilt under second half St. John's surge . . . Redmen grab eleven point lead, 44-33 . . . NYU fights back, pulls to within 62-59, but Dick delivers two sensational game clinching layups, ending the Violet drive . . . Calabrese tops for the Vincentians in scoring, amassing 20 tallies. ST. JOHN'S 64-BROOKLYN COLLEGE 55 The supposedly docile Kingsmen, who had only beaten the Redmen once in seventeen tries, throw a scare into the high- flying Vincentians before succumbing, 64-55 . . . meager turn- out sees surprisingly hard-fought tussle as Al Baggett's hopped- up quintet refuses to be awed . . . game tied eleven times . . . Redmen, expecting a breather, visibly shaken by Brooklyn de- termination . . . A pair of mighty mites, Al Kaplan and Mike Ditomasso, of B.C., steal show . . . St. .lohn's enjoys slim half- time margin, 35-33, thanks to Tolan's last second onehander . . . In second half, determined Kingsmen refuse to crack, stay with St, John's for fifteen minutes . . . McGuire brothers spark final Indian spurt to victory. far Al' ll s .A . X, .1

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