Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1929

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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 leading offensive reserve on the team. Exception- ally fast, a clever floor man as well as a good shot. RNOLD LARSON 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. The smallest yet the fastest man on the squad was "Bob." A brilliant floor man and a shifty defensive player. his sentinel shoot- ing in !he Eau Claire and Su- perior games kent fhe Falls in the running. The outstand- 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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