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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
ed a tower of
strength at the
He was a good
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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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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RIVER FALLS 28, SUPERIOR 30
W HEN Captain Di Marco of the Superior Yellowjackets sank two long shots
in the closing seconds of play River Falls lost her only conference game
of the season. Although the game was a heart-breaker fof the Red and White to
lose, it was the most exciting and hair-raising battle ever staged on the Superiori
court. The Yellowjackets ran wild during the first few minutes of play, running
up a 11-1 score. However, as the Falls defense tightened, the tide of battle
changed, and the half ended with the score 14-7. River Falls came right back at
the start of the second period to tie the score in the flrst ten minutes of play. From
then on the game was fiercely fought, the lead alternating back and forth several
times. The entire Falls team played great ball, never once slackening their pace.
RIVER FALLS 36, LA CROSSE 26
L A Crosse was decisively trounced by the fast playing midget five in the sixth
conference game. The stellar floor play and basketshooting of Segerstrom
was the big factor in the Red and White victory. His four field goals in the first
half gave the home boys a commanding lead. The Falls attack was functioning to
perfection; time after time, Captain "Nor" Manion, Hunt, and "Bud" Manion
brought the ball down the court in typical Meanwell style. They had no trouble
in penetrating the strong La Crosse defense for several short shots under the has-
ket. The game was played at top speed, which resulted in much fouling and rough
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ing entered the fray. When the gun cracked, the Falls five marched off the hard-
wood court with a thirty-six to twenty-six victory.
yet the fastest
man on the squad
was "Bob." A
man and a shifty
his sentinel shoot-
ing in !he Eau
Claire and Su-
perior games kent
fhe Falls in the
ing reserve play-
er 0n the squad
was ttAl," who
lacked just a few
minutes of play-
ing time to get
his letter. A con-
sistent ' clever
guard with a lot
of fight. A good
shot who handled
fhe ball well.
ROBERT SUTHERLAND CLARENCE ALFONSE
One Hundred Twenty-Two
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