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    ROOSEVELT HI CROWNED NAri CHAMPS
Gary Gagers
Win 6thStraig;ht
Championship
BY WILLIAM “SMILING” TUCK
(SPORTS EDITOR)
•UkYBrTBVIUjK, N. C. — Th« nintji annual threc-d«y bfuaJctt-
kmli of th« Natkinal Higrh School Athletic AMOci^ion
whicit brought •uct««ii of th* nation’* top-ranking hifh i^ol t«am>
fipOM fiT« dilfarMit ^aUs laat Thunday, 'fViday, and Saturday,
{Mmrch a»w th« unuraally »tp«rior team from Uary,
iiMtitiia. ftiun atamp in tha miada of all, that they are still ia a
•laa to thasMMlvM. A climax to the continuous proof of the Indiana
taaa’a auperiority in avery department (jMma in the thrill-packed
iaitl gmtna on (i^urday ni^ht when Gary, Weat Viripnic; went tha
of all the other three callei^ra who tried their luck a«ai«ai
^ chM4>iona. The aeon in tbit c«me whi«dk gave C»ary, Indiana,
^ national chAinpionahi2> for the aixth time was 24-^7.
Gary, .Waat Vkpnia, reached the final round by getting yictoriaa
avar &o«ky Mount (28-40); Bine
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WILLIAM A. TUCK, EDITOR
CREECY HIGH WINS NORTH
HAMPTON CHAMPIONSHIP
fieM, 6t-M, and Smithfiald^ 44-
34. However, their dream of de-
fci»ainc tha Mr»ryift shampiona
■nowad laaa and ieaa hope of be
ing aa tha championahip game con
tiaaad. Tha taaou that fall in
ttie waka of Indianll’a march to
Oh* flnala ware Stateaville, 42-
8t; Hillaide of Durliam, 46-2&;
Charlaaton Wait Virginia,
M4.
FINAL CAME
9EC1NS CLOSE
Foi moat of the fiqiC game, it
wa« fa> no wajr dafiaita Juat which
wmy the cbampion#hlp« would go
for tha game started out both
taama playing ^ilmoat ovar cau-
Oionaly and without aitfaar t«^'s
tatting any scoring advantages.
Tim reault waa that tha nip Mid
t»ak first quarter andad with
Inoiana bare! ahc^ by 7-6.
Whan Owens and Scott were ad
ded to tha Indian^ lineup for
tbe aacond quarter, tha smooth,
effortlaaa play and amazing shoot
ing of tha champa bacjtln to live
■p to ita reputation to pa
EkXVEN GAMES
PRiOAY ,
Fridf^r waa the most crowded
dsy f the tournament with 11
games played in the main and
consolation fbi^^ets. Statesville
stcrted the day with a consola-
tirn victory over Greenville, S. )
C. Then Rocky Mount in the
The Sports
Bazaar
By Wm.Tuck
WERE YOU THERE
them o«t in front
aadad. 19-lS.
as tiia half
^^lation jacket drf^ed ! r«y,tt'eville’ Tee.chei»
Columbia, S. C.; Fayetteville de-'
feated Camden. Later in the
it was Smithfield' ovar
Execkior; Gary, W. rVa. over
Bhiefield; Atlanta over White-
ville; Charleston W. Va. over
Le.urinburg; ,and Bluefield over
Columbia, S. C.
As the laat half of thla game
fr.r tha i^ional championship
got under way, the tenseness of
tfca q^tators became greater
and graater, for both these teams
wara plaQrisg the brand of basket
kail that can be expected on
aothiogr lasa tban champiolns.
Tk» calmest persons in the
gymaaaium were the mend>ers of
the Q^fry, Indiana, team led by
Ci^tain I. Brown who calmly
acorad 14 pointa for hia team.
H.** scored a total of 67 points
a« Uyh point uMtb of the tonrn»-
ncoi;. .... i
Indiana drew fiiM blood at
tha banning of the second half
to make the acore 19-12. Alli-
aoB of West Virginia s(tlik a
baanty which waa followad by
another from hia teammate,
Haaaa. Tha acora “aee-sarwed”
for most of this qu;drter with
both taams continaihg to play
calmly and cantoiualy and with
Alliaon of Waat Virgina /itnd L
Brows of Indiana becoming
more and mora impresaiva.
Aftar Bess replaced Alliaon in
the Waat Va. lineup,. Indian be-
CLsi to move ateadily and far
ther ahead. J. Brown put one
thrcogh the flashing Hoop from
the outer court as a thriller for
the grandstands. The aoore-
boc4.*d read 92-24 when there
were 8 minutes to play; a min-
nte later a free throw had
brought it to M-2i8; at one
minuta to play the' count stood
ft 23-37 and finally Gary
Indiana took 'the championship
for tha sixth time to the tune
of J4-17. ..
GARY HAS
MANY HONORS
For tha past eight years the
Gary, Indian^ team baa been
aoaahad by John D. Smith who
h a gradoata of the University
af lUinoia. Aside from b4ing
akan^ioBa of the United Stataa
tfcajr ftn tha 1940 champions of
Indtoaa as wall as tha Mid-Waai.
Thf lost only four out of 23
games playad daring tha 1940
actMoa. ^
PLAY BEGIITS
THimSDAT
Tbia Bikth aaan^ national
iMukatbaU toumanant got «ff
'ta •» axeallaBt start ThuradBy
aftanMas sit 2:M^«haa Gary,
Watt l^rt^nia xAog «p the «ar
taia BB interesting 40-W.
riatory ovar Rackir Monnt, N.
C. BUUda Park Sigh School
Dmimm took tin . nazt game
froBH GreaBvflla, 8. C., 21-18.
Ib ^ evaaiBg tka ciyimpions
fn-Bi Gary, tadisaa, tarnad the
♦afclaa on tka only taaas that was
ghrm a poasMa eb(ttet to up-
sat ttaai, Tbia was the taaa
wkkk Caaah Sayal Brown liig
fcnmlt 4an inm Matafvflla;
Iktf atooM • »-4e
MX m turn--
iqpM* hr
y«4 iMitf HA Crntm.
HILLSIDE '
LOSES
During the night session
:^harleston, W. l|a. dMisively
trampled Atlsnta, G«a and Gary,
W. Va. treated Bluefield like
wise. The game of the evening
wan th^ between Gary, Indiana,
and the HILLSIDE PARK HIG«
SCHOOL HORNETS of Durham.
Although the boys from the
Bull City lost this game (46-
24) there were times when they
provided plenty of thrills for the
spectators and never ceased show
ing- the fighting HORNETS
SPIRIT. -J. .. .. ..
REAL GAMES ON
SATURDAY
Every j^^e that came up on
the final day of the tournament
wai a thriller in every sense of
the word. The first game of the
afternoon tk, 1 o’clock was the
victory of Gary, Indiana, over
Charleston, W, Va. and of Galry,
W’est Va., over Smithfield in
the semi-final matches. The
other afternoon ijiSmes were in
the consolation bracket in which
Fayetteville pushed Rocky Mt.
aside and Statesville triimpled
Laurinburg.
Statesvijlle became fourth
place winner of the tourn^ftnent
by their victory over Fayette-
v.lle in the consolation finals
Saturday night. Smithfield waa
impressive in tfdking game for
third place from Charleston, W.
Va. _ ....
WELL KNOWN
MEN PRESENT
TROPHIES
Immediately after the final
game Coflch "Army” Armstrong
of Fayetteville Teachers College
ceme to tha official table and
CjMlled forward the winners and
the famous men who were to
piesent the trophies. The first
trophy w«s .present to Cfijptain
Brown of Gary, Indiana by
Wi!li^ Cooker, Director of ax-
i tension at Hampton Institata,
who was present by President J.
W. Seabrook of the host coll
ege. In his remarks President
Seabrook expressed his appreci^
tion to the high school princi
pals for allowing the North
Carolina teams to ^e part in
the meet and to tha oflkials of
the tournament for choosing
Fayetteville. Then he greeted
the speclfXors collectively and
extoled the many "virtues”, of
the^champiohshlp team. To the
runner-up* of Gary, West Vir
ginia.
Principal Pops of Burgaiw
Please turh to page seven
in tha
Collars
Gymnasium for any of the 23
games that \rere a part of the
ninth annupj National High
School Basketball Tournament?
If you weren’t, you missed a
rare chance to aee in aation the
future court s^s of the na-
Although there were as
tion.
many as 11 games in a single
day, even those who were forced
to see everyone of them never
became bored, for e|dbh one of
these teams, which waa^ the
cltfimpionship calibre, put its
heart and soul into ^jach gams,
the result being that every gama
was a good, clean, thriller.
The teams from Smithfield and
Statesville, who took third and
fourth place respectively, proved
th«.t in spite of the lack of a
rounded athletic program in
North Carolina (thanks, to the
Principals) the teams of the
atate jtire only waiting for a
chance to show that they can
compare favorably with the best
of the nation. These Norlh
Corolina teams, some of which
have very poor inmitations of
grymnasium facilities, competed
aj^ainst teams that c^e as the
result of well-planned programs
of high school physical educa
tion and did not make such bad
showings. What would they do
if physical education became a
part of the curriculum and if
they were a bit more f|«lhiliar
with tournament competition? ,
The team that won the
tioral Championship for t
sixth time was Roosevelt High'
School of C^dry, Indiana, a team I
that had already competed in
and won two tournaments. They
had taken the cUalnpionship ol
tho State of Indiana as well as
the mid-west and h^i played se
veral games on their trip down.
Al'. of the teams * from other
stutes had attended at leakt one
other tournament this year knd
from this point of vant^e, that
made a slight difference in the
type ol playing and mental at
titude.
ALL TOURNAMENT
TEAM
In trying to select the five
best players in this tourn^iment
out of around 130 who took
part, there is the temptation to
say that -the five best players
were the five first string men
on the championship t«dm, but
while they -wee tops in their
reapeetive departments, therq
aia others who stood ' out like
wise. The Gary team had four
seniors, Townes, Hardy, Smith,
ard J. Brown. There were tiso
four men over C feet tall on
the team. This height meant the
difference between winning and
losing in some of their games.
One of the five groups that
might look good on any
tournament team are; Allison of
Gary, West Virginia; 1. Brown
and J. Brown of Gary, Indira;
Patterson of Statesville and
Vines of Smithfield.
FOOTBALL AT
HILLSIDE
COAQH HIBRMAN RIDDICK
Na- I of Hillside is sending his ch^rikgas
h • through stiff drills these daya
the attempt tor gat those
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Championship
To Rich Square
BY ED GLEED
JACKSON, N. C. —T h a
Nortbamptt^ Coanty Baaketball
tcurnaiaent was brought to a
sensational and thrilling closa
here on last Saturday by tha al
most unbelievable victory of tha
W. S. Cfeecy High School boya
tci'fan from Rich Square over the
highly rated team from Sea
board, N. C. This Championship
game was full of unexpacted
thrills and^ chills ^d after the
last whistle had blown tha
“Little Giants” of Kich Square
found themselves championa, un
believable as it seemed, ^ evid
enced by the score of 26 to 16.
It is hal’d to believe even aftar
having seen the game, that for
one whole quarter tha Rich
SqiMk-e boys were forted to play
with only four men on their
team. It was in the third quarter
when the two teams were battl
ing their ha>'-^clt' that the offi
cials disqu«l.ified Qattling of
R:'ch Square for unnecesaary
roughness. There was no one
left to take his place so the game
went on with four men left on
his side. At this point tha fira-
works began (
Inate^ of thif being a handi
cap to the Rich Square boys, it
seemed to ba just what tbay
needed to set them off. Inatead
of the Seaboard boys walking
awd^, as everyona expected,
they began to march on Sea
board. Sparked by ya/ brilliant per
fom^uice by the left forward,
Tan> the “Little Giants” caught
and then passed tha Seaboard
boys. Seabo4rd scored only two
pointa during tha remainder of
the game. Coach Creecy finally
found another man in thf alos-
irg minutes of the gama jtfnd in
U; >t manner his team was abla
to hold its lead. Tan, in thia re
porters opinion, was unquestion
ably by the fineat player on the
fltior during the whole n|ght.
He was later chosen the most
outstanding player of the tourna
ment. —
CARYSBURG GIRLS
DOUBLE SCORE
The Gary^urg Girls ~ High
School t^m proved themselves
true champions by defe^ing the
Seaboard team by 3^-li, Garris
of Garyi^rg was {paying her
last game and 'Vill graduate this
year. She turned in a remark^la
performance, scoring 20 of bar
teams 37 point in the gama de
cided who ia tops among the
High school girls of Northamp
ton County. Thia a very
hard fought gama with L. £d-
mondson, center for Seaboard,
scoring all of her team’s .14
points. —
elementary
SCHOOL GAMES
well PLAYED
In tha girls’ game tha Conway
te^fin won from the JackaoB
girls by a score of 2^16. R.
Boone, center for Conway, acor
ad 18 points and wag chosen as
the most outstanding player in
her division.
The boys gama wjl3 exeeading-
ly intansting. It was also a
hiird fought c6fitat end fomr
reporter waa aml'.ed at tha
brand of basketball that was
playad. I might sa^ hare that
the average high schboT team
Would have a hard tiiife defeajb-
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