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Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - January 11, 1969, Levittown, Pennsylvania JANUARY 1969 BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES PAGE 13 Home Court Provides Happy Hunting Area la basketball circles it h sa d that tne home court ad- vantage b good for anywhere from five to 10 points. This seemed to be a safe assump- tion looking at the results of Lower Bucks- County's scho- LiSUc fives last night. Of the nine games played by area seven of the winning aggregations were competing on their home ground. The only host teams to drop decisions were Council Rock High of Newtown and Holy Ghost Prep of Cornweils Heights. The Indians of Council Rock were beaten by Section Two leader Bristol High School by a score and Holy Ghost's Firebirds was the victim of Subur ban Cdthohc League foe Ifoiy Name High School of 3774 count W o o d r o w Wilson High School of Levittown con tinued on its winning ways fay crushing Huntingdon Valley's Lower Moreland High 61-30 N e s h a m j M y High Langhorne in second- place behind Wilson in the Sec-.jon One standings humb- 'A uiless New Hope Sole bury High School '0 with an victory. In the final LBCL contest Jenki' town Hign Schw-i dumped CornweJls Hugh's' li e n a e m Tovs.iihip High School 62-51. In a non league affair Hig'i School of fill's 73 o v e r upended Hamilton T o w n s h i N J N Stemert High School on a pair of free throws with three remaining. t'pset-mmded Bishop Egan High Sr-hool of Fairless Hills couldn't quite turn the trick agasnst North Catholic Hjgh of The Catholic League's Northern Division leaders downed Egan. 68-53. Another exhibition tilt saw Archbishop Wood High School. 4 3 fall to Hatboro- Hor-ham High School 33 47. MITCHELL 'LOOKS Holy Ghost Prep's in- jured sophomore star Charlie Mitchell checks out Firebird huddle late in game last night with Holy Name. a 19-point-per-game con- tributor before injuring an will be on the side- lines for at least three more weeks. Without Mitch- Holy Ghost 87-74. Times Sports Photo by Mike Falcons 'FouP Steinert Pennsbury High of Fairless Sieinen reserve Ross Edwards. Reed with 24 led the Hills held up Lower a 6-2 dropped in a free Falcons who had four in C o u n t y 's basketball prestige throw to knot the count. markers. Tne New Jer.-ey last night against an Tne Falcons came back when New Jersey school. But it was Tony Reed fed Ron Givens with close a neat pass that the latter The Falcons of Coach Joe j notched on a layup shot for a Gavin mow G2 turned IGC-5S bulge with only 27 second back Steinert of Hamilton j on the clock. Eight seconds lat- Township in a er it was all tied-up again at visitors got taunt the double figures. Bob Knowle- -orne m with five goals and six foul 10 Penis'.Ivanaia by winning versions topped the lose-s JV encojnter. 3'i 23 non-league cage event. The loss sent the invaders back over the Delaware River with a 3-5 sea- son log. Although the game was close all the most of the fire- works came in the closing 39 seconds. At this point Penns- burv has a slim 58-57 lead but Holy Name Smothers HGP 60-60 as Kevin DeSantis netted two foul shots for Steinert. With 14 second of the game remaining. Coach Gavin called time and instructed the Falcon cagers 10 hold the ball for a 'sure' shot just before the final buzzer. The opportunity came with three seconds to Len Matu- i za was set for the try which I would have clinched the contest j but was fouled in the at- 'empt. Len calmly stepped to For Hope-SoU'bury Loss Streak Reaches 11 By JONATHAN WIEGAND Courier Times Sports Writer Merlano and Bill Standt a chance to re- cover and rejoin us. Wilson has Keeping the longest sireak in a tough team and -t should a By DICK DOUGHERTY Courier Times Sports EditO'- There's no secret about Frank i Weiss of Holy Ghost Prep of1- Cornwells Heights. He's big and talented. No team can actually hog-tie him. But Weiss needs help. When he gets it the Firebirds can win. the foul line and made good on j the Lower Bucks County Bas- reaj tough game both chances to give the Fal-jketball League visiting 8 B cons a well-earned 62-601 New Hope-Solebury High School ts llth five players figure Zuber zipped in 25 and When there's no fire-power from his teammates Holy Ghost borders on defeat or tumbles into the loss column. Last night Holy Ghost re- ceived a stellar effort from 64 but it wasn't enough. Visiting Holy Name Catholic High School of Reading raced off with an 87-74 success in the Suburban. Catholic League. co'lected 20 10 spark Coach Lloyd Wolfs club charged with his fourth personal foul with only eight Lower Moreland GWs 54-31 Three Lower Moreland High School girls led the Huntingdon Valley school'to a 54-31 Lower- Bucks County Girls Basketball League victory over visiting New Hope-Solebury High School's girls in the only loop action slated yesterdfy. The Lower Mo r e 1 a n d jayvees mkpped their New Hope coun- 15-14. NEW HOPE SOLEBURY GI.'.LS Bnsch Young 0- Somero CnHey 0-1-. Hess McCracken Ward O-O-O Hen- dricks 0-0-0. L. MOREUAND GIRLS Schenck 1-0-2. GUroan 3-O- Sctraler McMullin toider EmKh New Hcpe-Solebury Girls 997 7-31 L. Morcland Girls 14 11 11 seconds elapsed in the third pe- riod. played cautious ball and ended with 28 points. It was un- der his normal 33 points per but considering Weiss couldn't crash the boards or drive for the hoop it wasn't a frightening result. Coach Tom. Kaczor of Holy Ghost held a scoresheet and HOLY NAME fg f T Brennan 7 6 20 HOLY GHOGT fg f Zuber Blessing Calabria Giese Gerlicz Clemens T.Brennan Korczkowski 10 5 25 5 '3 13 6 3 15 6 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Weiss D'Angelo erly Uadalme VIcKenna 28 0 6 0 j Murphy Zurjbida D'Arcixogllo 0 Barry KryvucU 11 3 E 1 T 5 1 11 0 1 106 000 ooo ooo ooo Totals 34 19 87 Holy Name 20 11 Holy Ghost 11 22 Referees' Kosman. 31 12 74 13 10 57 HOLY NAME JV GHOST Nisnm Tyl Singelton Causa Reese Mahara ftp j 7 211 Conley IPREP JV fg f tp 2 16 2 14 0 0 2 2 0 0 Chapman-T. 5 Coleman-M. Barry Mamer-J. Guamen Ellis De'ago aumlan I summers 1 3 0 10 2 18 0 2 2 12 2 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 033 73 11 57 Totals 20 13 53 I Totals Holy Name 25 24 Wily Ghost Prep 20 19 Paul Bill McGuckin. team took a 33-24 to Langhorne Neshaminy' Different Outlook nalftime lead after bteinert was last night .New Hope is laved -m all Vo- m front. 12-11. following the now 0 6 m league play wn..e tne 9PPq in 'nelped but it just isn't jWeiss under 30 we'd beat 'em. Kaczor looked at the i But we had to go man-for-man what can you Ho.y i on him in the high post. And we I zor liave to make sey crew drew closer in place behind Woodrow Wilson Name just out-scrapped us. We'doubled on him on the sides. a run at Kennedy from the third stanza and trailed 49-43 as 'High of Levittown at 6-1. couldn't get the ball off '-But the big point was Weiss -But Charlie Mitchell be i the final period started. wirhnnt Lance Tops NH For the OT. erpov. ered Xe-.v Hope aggregation. Lance was S.high scorer with 10 points. Out- sang sees improvement in changes things Kac- opening quarter. The New Jer-j Redskins remained in second coming years is our _ A_i__3 C-CHF tVlO t first with an elementary school level basketball program boards and they got a lot of fourth foul just at the start of j back after we meet Kennedy onds and thirds. I expected to j the third period. It changed the win it .If we'd gouen a better effort fram the rcsst of the group we may The loss was a bitter one for the Firebird mentor. Holy Ghost was running neck and neck with defending champion Archbishop Kennedy of Conshohocken. Ken- which hasn't lost a con- ference match in three won its third game last night by topping Devon. Prep. 45-40 Lansdale Catholic is also 3-0. Holy Ghost will try to stay in contention by whipping Devon Prep tomorrow in a road Jtest at o'clock. Strong Rebounder Holy Name used superior height to control the Firebirds. Dennis a 6-5 raked off 19 rebounds and gave Weiss a rugged tune until foul- ing out with 33 seconds left. Weiss carried the brunt of Holy Ghost's rebounding. The gangling Firebird picked off 21 free balls but wasn't nearly as fearing he'd foul out. the scoring leader in Lower Bucks connected on 11 of 19 tries from the floor and dropped in six for eight fouls. i entire game. It allowed us to go to the basket any time and he couldn't risk trying to stop The Bluejays were leading 44-36 when Weiss fouled Holy Pennsbury was slowed down considerably in this final canto as Steinert took control of both Playing without the services Voegelsang explained. In past of flu-ndden starring guard Jim years we got the boys with little the Redskins came out Or no competitive experience hustling and didn't stop until the1 '-Bristol has been running this mostly through the re-j final whistle. Rick high'kind of a program for 15 or 16 bouding of DeSanctis. The visi-1 scorer for the Redskins with 22'years and look at the results hit a short lumper and they've gotten. Within five or Name's Blessing. Then the and we could make the second half And if Frank Weiss gets more help maybe the Firebirds will surprise Kennedy and some other much i to set up the close and interest- Neshaminy was off and running.' we hope to be able to tors worked back into the fray LOWER BUCKS COUNTY BASKETBALL LEAGUE Section One CmdHUck nivH TcfHMnf L 0 1 2 3 4 5 fa. i.ooo .157 .M7 .500 .429 .167 2 2 3 1 3 0 L 4 S 1 S 3 4 Pel. J33 JM JSQ .500 .000 W L I 4 I t 7 3 4 t 7 1 9 Pet 341 -700 -333 .100 Iristtl Mvmswilw Lmrlhrtl d. W L -f 0 -2 4 .2 4 .1 5 Section Two Pit. W L Fcf. 1.000 2 2 .500 .333 2 4 333 J33 1 3 050 1 S .000 .000 Onnlf 1 Ptt. 2 .100 J33 7 .300 10 11 .000 OTHER AREA SCHOOLS fttf TO. W L Pet. .3 3 300 .8 .000 SO. L Pet. 1 .M7 PJC W L Pet. .1 1 .500 W 1 3 3 4 2 Pet. 300 -M7 W .2 W L Pet. 5 3 .425 W L Pel. 0 0 .000 Ovtf.ll W t Pel. t i 300 4 -333 Ovtnll W L Pet. 7 4 Onrall W I Pet. 1 1 300 ing finish. Each team tallied 22 baskets With leading 5-0. on an equal basis with New Hope sank its first point of the other section two and the slight difference the period on a foul shot by' Giving further credence to margin of came at Curley. The Lions of New Vogelsang's analysis was the foul line. Steinert hit 16 times in didn't score again until136-15 drubbing the Lion JVs re- 23 attempts from the charity j Neshaminy lead 13-1. Two more i ceived by an overwhelmingly line while Pennsbury netted 18.charity shots and a lone Neshaminy JV of its 26 chances m free thonvs. igoal wrapped up the first period'The Redskin juniors obviously j scoring for the Lions. j had the experience garnered Caputo Leads Attack from participation in organized New Hope big scoring solurge competition over a period of came in the second stanza. sometmng tne New Hope scoring five field goals and con. Counterparts dld noL___________ Steinert fa ftp les Suedlund Tdwards Sigasoos Sigley Jones i DeSanctio Hutchins Paimer Totals Steinert Pennsbury 5 6 16 419 Oil 204 3 0 S 000 5 13 204 237 Pennsbury fg ftp Gii-ens Reed Shanay Harrison .Matuza Hem Buder 10 J 24 3 10 113 Robidoux CFery- Steinert JV fg f Stan ton Dwanter H'inson Gnbbon R'mowick Wilson LarKJn I I IK .i 1 5 Fortson 0 0 0 i Mitchell 5 2 12 Oil 4 210 102 I 0 2 0.1 Ij I verting two free throws The Redskins behind the o u t s i d e shooting of Caputo and the of-j fensive board work of Larryj Stoffa pulled away to lead at the midway point. Pennsbury JV 13 ftp Redskins ran off 12 straight 22 16 40 221342 12 12 19 11 21 17 ioung Kaufman 'Yates Cassidy Schwartz Wood Nipped By Hatboro HATBORO Forced to play Totals Steinert JV Pennsbury JV 13 7 33'Totals 9 S 12 Reichbach Finley. Bishop Egan Finds 'Problems9 Too Much 4 2ioi behind the hot shooting of i o jj JiBill Peiffer and Frank Haynes. j without the services of team 11 31 New Hope scored its five points leader Bobby the Vi- 0 j of the period on three foul j kings of Warminster's Archbish- shoots and a single field goal. iop Wood Catholic High School j Sandwiched between dropped their eighth game of Lions the Redskins man-1 the season when they lost to i aged a two-pointer off a steal j Hatboro-Horsham High last 'by Caputo and a charity 53-47. By JACK KNARR Courier Times Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA Bishop 1 Egan Catholic High of Fairless Hills ran into all kinds of prob- lems here at Northeast Catholic last night. two key people in the Egan attack Joe McGrath and John got into foul and had to sit for var- ious important stages of the you game. PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE Northern Division W L Pet. Norfli Catholic 0 1.000 Cardinal Dougherty S 1 .883 Father Judge ........5 Archbishop Ryan 4 Bishop Egan 3 Bishop McDeVrtt 2 Bishop Kenrick 2 LaSaile 1 Archbishop Wood 0 Last Night's Results .833 Ml JOS .333 .286 .143 jam North Catholic 68 Father Judge M Card. Dougherty to Arch. Ryan Bishop Cgan 53 Bishop McDevitt LaSalie 58 Bishop Kenrick 44 Northeast had height. Too height. And the game was played in what must have once been a large cellar. There were steam fans on the sidelines and a low-hanging ceil- A nice place to play basket- ball. A nice place fo 68-53. which appeared to have at least a three-inch aver- age height advantage per man and used it contin- ued unbeaten in 11 games and extended its Philadelphia Catho- lic Basketball League record to 6-0 after three tense quarters of close action. Controls Boards Northeast controlled both boards with an iron hand as 6-7 Mark Williams. 6-6 Jim Boylan and a couple other 6-3 kids re- fused Egan virtually all second shots. The Falcons bottled up Egan center Ortals with six points and harassed everybody else into a larger percentage of off-balance shots than Egan is used to taking. Coach Bill McFadden's Egan is the guy who suspended last year's var- ites hung close three at 44-38 afte- but Northeast went on an 11-1 tear for a 55-39 lead which decided the issue. Northeast Coach Jack siry team shortly before a PCL playoff game in the Palestra and came-back to win anyway with the junior varsity. So you know right away the guy has more than water on his brain. 'One of Best' McGrath is one of the best guards I've he was saying after the works to get the he's and he's quick. We want- ed to force him into the middle and keep him away from the baseline. knew they were strong he added. they're allowed to maintain their re- bounding they'll be tough to beat. I thought we did it pret- ty well down the agreed. beat you must minimize then- board strength. We didn't. They were getting three and four shots ev- ery time. We were lucky to get two shots. we scored much better outside than they did. All their points came from under- neath and on foul shots. They just beat us on the boards. got to be more cons- he added. lost by 15 with no rebounding effort at 'Didn't Quit' Will it be different when added another in the guy giving him a rough time. uprising. And Then Crunch But Northeast took a three- point lead at the half and came out fater the break looking for all the world like Goliath finally The Falcons started running. big guys started rebounding in a hoggish and the points started going up on the board. It was still 44-38 and J.t.A _J.n_l. AC 1 fourth when a guy named Ignatius Brodzinski for the phonetically re- spring into action. He picked up eigl rolled in 2 it a Neshaminy ran off 10 straight points at the close of the period Breaking end a 10-10 tie at first the .___ of the first the while holding the Lions score-1 Hatters moved ahead to take a less Another defensive steal halftone lead into the lock- Caputo ended with an room pjckjng up an able block on his layup by New itional point in the third Hope's Vic Lance. .Vihen Aey outscored the Vi- Podlesny Clears Bench Hatboo was out- Giving his entire team ample scored only m the fmal time. Coach Charlie cleared the bench ear-j Foul shooting was down_ getting ticked off at the little body's game at the start of the Morrisville Upset Foiled By A Trio punch to put the clamp trouble. Unable to beat The of the Panthers Lee and Sha-pipress. Morrisville lost the Even wun tne second ieamlfall of ihe Wo0d quinteti which the Redskins continued hu only three of i6 at_ i pull outsconng the cagers ltts Careless playing sent I of Jack Vogelsang 207 in thejHatboro lo foul line a total j final stanza. All nine 01 the 36 times HUU at a 67 shammy players scored led by H H canned M 'Caouto with 22 and Bill Peiffer 36 with 16. Frank Haynes also t r i b u t e d 10 to the Redskin I cause. Podlesnv said. a situation 'like this I am more concerned 'P with the defense and the score 1 1-1 1 T 11 V J J 1 1 m 111 i Ibll WA. i indicates we did a pretty good 14 successful ijob there. At this point we are snols Hooking ahead to the game with' Tne absencc of the team scor. with 16. Frank Haynes also con-j E thou h tnev oulscored In I the Hatfaoro cagers from the floor by an eight f.-eld goal mar- gin- it wasn't enough. The Vi- h on of the floor wMe Wilson on Friday night.'' tne. Podlesney ball drew the league bye on e leader Hartman proved to be the difference Harlman was fee on sideljnes Bishop Egan fg f tp V.Vital Hess Tinsley McGrathJ McGrathJn Ortals Creedcn Totals 1 Bishop Egan Northeast 4 10 1 1 0 2 1 11 5 19 4 6 0 4 15 33 Northeast fg f tp Dexer McMolJcn Kaiser Bnxb'sttt Witli ms Boylan Totals 7 10 o i i 5 1 11 6 0 12 4 5 13 5 2 12 7 5 19 26 14 61 Jim Corkvy DeAngelo Bishop Egan JV fg f tp McQuade Evans Daccy McDowell Frcdrlch Kearney Tottli 0 0 0 2 0 fi 2 B 0 fi 1 I Northeast JV fg f tp Stucho Wajtin Walls Xalesky Rvmac Ilyduk Crosily lloitnn IS iKwccdcr 0 4 8 10 4 10 0 2 U 0 2 1 5 n 6 0 2 IV II 17 H Btahop Egun JV v 10 IS NortJiMlt JV U 14 Ktfirtin Nttdhim. 11-SJ Egan gets Northeast out of High School charged into the j came through with strong per- On turnovers many times. Espe- day night. This should and his and on its own court gymnasium ot Johnsviue Wii- formances as ihev netted is J ...f... ior and nis ''I hope he said. ''I know our kids can outrebpund them. I'll give them one thing Jliam Tennent High last night 'hopin gto pull an upset but left they stayed with man defense and the man-to- didn't quit We played a lousy game to- but the kids hustled all the Both teams look a period to unwind was after eight before the pace picked up. Northeast had a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter and it looked briefly like Egan would stay But here McFadden slipped a second-stringer named Len Von Vital into the lineup to crack the tension. Double-V clonked home three of the longest shots of the night to spark a splurge which earned Egan 21-20 and 23-22 leads. John McGrath zipped three baskets and Joe empty-handed. The Tennene al- though languishing in fifth place in Section One of the Lower Bucks County downed the Section Two runnerup Bull- 78-64. Morrisville. coached by John hoped that the dual threat of Rick Lee and Brad Sharp would be enough of a and 22 points respectively. But PanJiers Brian ton Craig Martinson and Gary Nonemacher daily effective in the initial the press enabled the. Panthers 10 roll up o 28 12 lead Apparently the loose play be- combined for 67 points which came contagious as both teams was more than the entire Mor-1 developed trouble in risville team. Shooting a spectable 43 per cent. ball. Long the j by Hambleton. range handling R'cha Martinson and NEW HOPE fg f tp SOT 0 0 0 1 1 T 077' ion 0 il 0 0 0 0 n i 1 n o o 4 2 10 17.9 points per game scoring av- 0 Cojcnon n IHavncs Panthers hit on 31 of 72 field I Nonemacher kept the Panthers i in the lead opposite the ball difficulties. Morrisville JV Morrisvillt fg ftp -1 18 Lee neal .1 H 9 FlurKncr 135 Sharp R R 22 Uazenko .106 Burkiiart 1 0 2 William Tennent Hambleton Martinson R R22Jncatty N'maktr Coll man E-slcr Briqht Baker Totals 'tp 10 8 2S B i 20 3 0 6 8 3 II 1 1 H 000 000 1 0 TotiU 23 II Totals 31 U 71 12 U 15 William Tonntnt 14 H 70-78 Rlfirttsi Cvani Rodnquez Klemmer Henry Grttlon He1 iv _ CunTia'm R Hbhop Razet.iii W Bishop M.-w.m Totals fg f tp J 0 000 2 I 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 Bells goal attempts. Control of both the offensive and defensive backboards proved to be the difference for ithe Panthers as they outre- bounded the Bulldogs by more than a two-to-one margin. 48-21. Hambleton led the Tennent team with 15 followed by te a m m a t e Dennis Baker with 13. Coach Gene Harris' club threw a man-to-man full court press against Morrisville caus- wm Tennenf JV u ling the Bulldogs a great deal of oangw'ou Lance Totals Nerr Hope Neshaminy i 0 R inncls Kolbc .j i i i j 2 10 Quirk Maurone Tennent JV fg f tp 2 1 5 15 I 38 Schedlcr LaSalla KalMC h Shcctz RiRhtcr Um.im 1 A 10 0 4 0 0 2 2 o n 0 4 1 in 0 2 0 0 0 0 Totals Mornsvllli JV 7 12 11 20 10 50 8 9 11 I 'Totals S 13 21 erage just wasn't made up. Rick Welsh picked up some of the slack with 16 points Earl Rookstool and Bob Cuddy led the Hatboro attack as they dropped in 24 and 12 re- speciively. Rookstool netted five field goals but cashed s in 14 of 16 free throw opportuni- i 10 i t Novalawski. 25 NEW HOPE JV fg f tp Brambley BnSRS Islcr Ward r.ellcrt Lav an Farthinc r.nll nv.iy W.Rht Scally NESHAMINY Ratcliffc Veiifcld Bahr 2 iKirkpatnc n Aronson 0 Ijacohs 0 Dcsr Kcpplcy Hiompwn Warner Koch fg f tp 1 I 7 0 1 j In the junior varsity encoun- 1 the junior Vikings slipped by the Hatboro 41-39. Archbishop Wood. Hatboro-Horsham Allen I j a Cihhons rI O'Connor Totals 6 3 15 Totalt New JV 37 Nethaminy JV II 20 40 27 Welsh Klemmtr I f n i 2 Z furtrty 1 7 n 2 n 0 JlVrlKht n 2 0 10 tl t tp 14 14 2 12 '1 2 22 3 47 Totals AichblNhop Wnort Katboro-HonrtiJim -piebrl Slrow u i 1 II R 000 000 000 Totali 14 U in H 47 ..to 11 H 43
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