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Palm Rasmussen Schwartz
HE Oshkosh Teachers of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, were the next victims of the Red and
White. The Falcons were hard pressed to win by a narrow margin of 42-3 8. The lead
changed hands several times and with but two minutes left to play was tied at 38 all.
Successive baskets by hard driving Kroeger and Doc Schmidt accounted for the winning
margin. Kroeger with his high score of fourteen and Nelson with his fine defensive play
and leadership were the outstanding men on the Red and White.
In the last non-conference game of the season the Falcons swamped the Augsburg
College team 51-29. All the players on the Falcon team saw action in the game and
Clown to the last reserve dominated the play. No one was especially outstanding as
different combinations were tried by Coach Lowery in preparation for the coming
The Falcons opened their conference season by losing to Superior Teachers to the
tune of 67-35. Superior used ten men with no loss of efficiency and clearly demonstrated
why they were considered conference champions. The Yellowjackets jumped off to an
early lead and led at half time 30-14. With no let-up after the half they continued to
bombard the bucket accurately and at the final gun had a thirty-two-point lead. Nelson
garnered twelve points for the Falcons and also played fine defensive ball.
The Red and White suffered their second conference defeat at the hands of the Eau
Claire Zornadoes 59-45. The game started out fast and close, but in a scoring spurt
before the half the Zornacloes built up a comfortable lead of 29-17. The accurate eye of
Kroeger and the defensive play of Nelson kept the Falcons in the game, but the Zornmen
put on another spurt and at the final gun held a fourteen-point advantage.
The third conference defeat was suffered by the Red and Wfhite at the hands of the
Indians of La Crosse 53-34. The first half was very slow and ragged, but early in the
second half the smaller Indians hit their stride and with an amazing display of speed
swamped the Falcons with their fast break. This game marked the appearance of Ken
Rasmussen at the center post. He clearly demonstrated his ability as a defensive star
and rebound man and showed promise of being a very useful man in future games.
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Kroeger King Nelson
QNLY four of last year's lettermen answered Coach Lowery's call for basketball
practice on Monday, November 13, Marcel Nelson, Don Schwartz, Jack King, and
Fred Kroeger. New men on the squad were Stanley Palm, Doc Schmidt, Ed. McCollow,
Jerry Deiss, Stan Pelequin, Newel Olson, Ken Rasmussen, and George Noyes.
The Red and White opened the season with a 38-29 loss to a strong St. Olaf team
at Northheld, Minnesota. The game was fast but quite ragged as Coach Lowery used
all his men in trying out different combinations. St. Olaf led at half time 23-15. King
in a scoring spurt after the half cut their lead to three points. Then St. Olaf in a
Counter-attack built up a nine-point lead, which they held until the final gun. King and
Nelson showed up the best, but as a whole the Falcons showed much promise of becoming
a Hue team.
The Falcons next journeyed to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they defeated Macalester
College 52-51 in a fast exciting game. The lead changed hands several times and, except
for immediately after the half when the Macmen held a nine point lead, the teams were
within four points of each other. Kroeger, Schmidt, and Nelson were the big guns for
the Falcons in their thrilling first win of the season.
The second non-conference victory was scored at the expense of St. Olaf College
of Northfield, Minnesota, by a score of 52-43. Kroeger, with his 19 points, led the Falcon
attack in this hotly contested game. The game was a thriller from start to finish, and it
was not until the closing minutes that the Falcons pulled away to their nine-point lead.
King and Kroeger were by far the best men on the floor, both offensively and defensively.
Apparently hitting their stride, the Falcons chalked up their third non-conference
victory against Macalester College of St. Paul 53-45. The Macmen opened the scoring
with a gift shot, and from then on the Falcons came back and were never threatened.
The Falcons held a ten-point lead at the half time and, after increasing it after the rest
period, the reserves were given a chance. They showed up remarkably well and when
the game ended were playing good ball. King, Schwartz, and Kroeger led the Falcon
attack with their accurate shooting and snaring of rebounds.
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Deiss Peloquin McCollow
TRAVELING to Eau Claire, the Falcons again went down to defeat by the Zornadoes
42-36. This game was hotly contested and the first half was wild with the lead
changing hands three times. The Zornadoes held a 16-14 lead at the half. The second
half opened fast and was a repetition of the Hrst period. Rasmussen, Nelson, and King
led the Falcon attack, but the Falcons were unable to overcome the accurate shooting
of the Zornadoes and went down to defeat.
In a rough and tumble type of game the Red and White were defeated by the Blue
Devils of Stout Institute 38-37. The game was nip-and-tuck with little real basketball
played by either team. River Falls, due to the accurate eye of Kroeger, led at the half
16-15. The second half was a repetition of the first with the Falcons holding a slight
The powerful Yellowjackets of Superior accounted for the sixth defeat of the coura-
geous Falcons by winning a 55-43 decision on the Falcons' floor. Nelson and Kroeger
were outstanding for the Falcons by scoring eleven and nine points respectively.
The Red and White finally broke into the win column by defeating Stout Institute
58-35. The game was exceptionally fast and rough, but the Falcons had the advantage
at every turn and won easily under the leadership of Kroeger and Nelson.
In a postponed game at La Crosse the Falcons were again defeated by the Indians
53-43. The game was fast with the Indians having the advantage of greater speed, which
accounted for the loss of the final game of the season for the Falcons.
Olson Noyes Schmidt
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