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RIVER FALLS 29, EAU CLAIRE 19
N February 26 Eau Claire was humbled to the tune of 29-19 by Klandrud,s
basketeers. There were no individual stars on the Falls team; they all
played a bang-up game and showed a lot of fight in bringing the ball down the
floor. The game started with fast playing by each team, and it was not' long be-
fore the Red and White ran up a 10-4 score. Although Hunt was heavily guarded
in this game, he left his shadow behind him often enough to lead his team-mat'es
in scoring as well as playing an outstanding floor game. During the second half
the Falls worked through" the Eau Claire defense for three short baskets in rapid
succession, taking a ten point lead. Coach Klandrud sent in the second team
during the last quarter, which held EauClaire well in check.
RIVER FALLS 27, SUPERIOR 26
T HE fighting Red and White five won the state championship when they re-
pelled the onslaught of the Superior Yellowjackets by a score of 27-26 in the
last game of the season. T 0 add to the thrills 0f the battle, the winning bakske't
was not made until the last seventeen seconds of play. nBill" Hunt started the
classic out right when he tipped one through the hoop at the start of the game.
Plucky fighting by Superior, however, tied the game at twelve all as the half
ended. When the second half got under way sensational playing by iiBud" and
"Bill" gave the Red and White cagers a six point lead. But great shooting by the
flashy Di Marco' gave Superior a one point advantage in the closing seconds of
play, but uBud" won the state championship for River Falls when he sank a sen-
tinel one hand shot.
Another for e L j
ward of known : y '
a b 1 li t y was
"Red." He was
a wonderful shot.
efast and shifty.
"Amie" was the
reserve on the
ally fast, a clever
floor man as well
as a good shot.
One Hundred Twenty-Three
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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
I A n .I I ' Alt 1' A J Tlr.! .1 U I!
Play. ALLUI 011C 5amc Wan yum on Jun, LALLuuap, uaxaVLl, Lllluvlvull, vv nLu, uuu Lva
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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Larson, Wlleislzapple, Anderson, Keilholtz. Scharlau, Krueger
CLASS BASKET BALL
NEW feature of the interschool athletic program this year was the class baSe
ketball tournament. The cooperation of Coach Klandrud and the athletic
council has given impetus to the expansion of such forms of school athletics. This
year the freshmen, led by Captain Krueger, Hammer and Keilholtz guards, Ander-
son, center, and Weishapple, Larson, and Seharlan, forwards, defeated the sophOe
mores 18-13. The second year team was composed of Bartosh and Captain Al-
fonse, guards, Turner, center, and Larson and Shields, forwards. For the losers
Captain Alfonse played a fine defensive game, while Shields kept the score close
with four ringers from the field. With the score tied, Larson and Scharlau sank
the two baskets that gave the frosh their victory. The two teams played a high
class brand of basketball, and many of the players will be of much value to Coach
Klandrudis squad next year.
The second game of the meet was won by the seniors, Captain Case leading
his men to a 2346 victory over the junior five. The senior team included such
veterans as Case, center; Ulrich, Landis, and Mullendore, forwards; and Brooks
and Prucha, guards. Landis and Case were varsity men on the Falls 1928 team,
and their cool, steady playing gave the seniors at well versed team. iiRudy" Pru-
cha and Clifford Brooks were two dependable guards that could be relied upon
to smother opposing plays. The third year team was guided by Captain "Winkie"
Clafiin. Norman Kahl and John MacDonald held the forward berths, while Max
Klimper and iTBong" Luberg formed the defensive bulwarks for the junior squad.
Although the third year team fought desperately to overcome their opponents lead,
the superior team work of the seniors held off threatening rallies.
When Captain Krueger sank a long shot in the last seconds of the game, the
fresh annexed the class championship by winning a 18-20 game from the upper-
classmen. During the first half of the game the "hawk-eyed" shooting of Case
enabled the seniors to run up a commanding lead. However, Larson and Scharlau
rallied the frosh at the start of the second half, their two field goals tieing the
score. Anderson kept the frosh in the running, after the seniors sank a short shot,
by making two gift shots good. At this stage of the game Krueger took the ball
on an out-of-bounds play and iiswished" it through the rim for the winning basket.
One Hundred Twenty-Four
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