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RIVER FALLS 26, LA CROSSE 23
RIVER Falls started her conference schedule by winning the first game from
La Crosse by a 26-23 score. The game was a see-saw aHair, which was hard
fought and exciting throughout. Showing much improvement over pre-season
games, the Red and White cagers outplayed the La Crosse team in all departments
of the game. However, their failure to sink short shots kept the game exciting.
The home boys were trailing 9-10 at the half, but the sharp-shooting of Bill Hunt
in the last period gave Klandrud,s warriers a lead which they never relinquished.
Throughout the game it was the fine guarding of Captain Manion and Segerstrom
that held the La Crosse offense in check despite their threatening rallies. Suther-
land and Schlicht, new Falls hoop artists, played a good defensive game and showed
splendid team work.
RIVER FALLS 36, EAU CLAIRE 33
N the second conference game of the season Eau Claire proved a decided sur-
prise when they forced the Red and White basketeers to travel at top speed to
cap a thrilling 36-33 victory. Although the Falls cagers were rather disorganized
in their floor work, they showed the old traditional Red and White spirit when they
rallied in the crucial moments to win the game. It was the uncanny basket shoot-
ing of "Seegh and "Bill" as well as the stellar defensive playing of "Nor" and
"Johnny" that stopped Eau Claire. "Stretchh Miller made his debut to the Falls
fans in this game and gave promise of developing into a sensational pivot. Lman.
The home boys took the lead at the start of the game, but it was only the plucky
fighting of Klandrudis men that halted the aggressive Eau Claire cagers in their
quest for victory.
The most ver-
satile player on
the squad was
"814th who could
May forward or
guard with equal
ability. A bril-
heady amt de-
pendable. It was
"Bud's" one hand
shot that beat
the Superior yel-
low jackets with
spark plug of
the offense, was
in every play. A
bler, a good shot,
and a flashy
guard. His stel-
lar basket shoal-
ing and colorful
was the feature
of the LaCrosse
GERALD MANION HAROLD Snanns'mon
One H undred Twenty
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HE Falls cagers scored four successive conference victories when they trounced
La Crosse, Stout twice, and Eau Claire in rapid order. Superior then handed
the Red and White quintet their only conference defeat when they caged a lucky
shot from the center of the Hoor in the last minute of play to give them a 28-30
victory. The La Crosse and Eau Claire cagers again tasted defeat at the hands
of Coach Klandrudis fighting five after hard fought battles. In the last game of
the season Superioris championship aspirations received a rude jolt when iiBud"
Manion sank the most sensational one hand shot ever seen at RivereFalls from
the corner of the gym to win the final game and the state championship.
The 1929 basketball season is one of the most successful that any River Falls
athletic team has ever enjoyed. The four
veterans, Hunt, iiNor" Manion, Segerstrom,
and iiBud,i Manion, climaxed their eventful
athletic careers by winning their second state
championship for River Falls in their three
years of athletic competition.
tiBilPi Hunt was the highest scorer on the team
for the last three years. During both 1928 and 1929,
besides being one of the highest scorers in the con-
ference, he was selected as all-state forward. He
possessed unusual skill at close range shooting, and
his height made him feared on rebound shots. His
deceptive southpaw dribbling often enabled him to
slip by opposing guards for in-shots. Besides be-
ing the main cog in the Falls offense itBiIPi was a
clever defensive player; seldom did he leave his
man uncovered. It was his clever floor work and
cool consistent playing that every opposing defense
was coached to meet.
One Hundred Nineteen
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RIVER FALLS 36, STOUT 9
LED by the sentinal basket shooting of ttStretch" Miller, River Falls smothered
Stout in a deluge of baskets in the third game of the season. The Stoutonians
started very cautiously with a slow breaking offense. However, it was not long
before the Red and White hoop artists began to swish the ball through the rim
from all corners of the gym with clock-like regularity. Miller and Hunt were
the big siege guns in the Falls attack, breaking through the Stout defense for a
total of twenty-four points. Stout made only two field goals during the game.
These came during the last five minutes of play when Coach Klandrud sent his
second team into the fray. The feature of the game was the iron-clad defense
displayed by the Falls quintet. Their lightning fast team work completely bafHed
the Stout team. .
RIVER FALLS 33, STOUT 24
33-24 victory over Stout gave the cardinal cagers their fourth conference vic-
tory of the season. To even the score after Stout took a momentary lead
on long shots, Segerstrom and Captain Manion dropped the ball through the rim
for three field goals. At this stage of the game "Bill" Hunt, the big Bertha in
the Red and White attack, went on a scoring spree, making a total of twenty points.
The Falls held a 16-12 lead at the half, which was increased by the infallible
sharp-shooting of Hunt during the second half. In spite of being rough the game
was fast and exciting throughout. During the closing period the Red and White
were satisfied to hold their lead and play a safe game. The guarding of Schlicht
and ttBud" Manion was the bright spot of the defensive play of Klandrud,s cagers.
placed at de-
where he did
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the score of the
With plenty of
lots of pluck he
proved a good
shot when on the
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strength at the
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shot and his
height made him
the basket as
well as at center.
J OHN SCHLICHT EDWARD MILLER
One Hundred Twenty-One
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