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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 4, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and Stumpff owls., rangers get 2nd Chance in the second Chance that s the tag that can be applied aptly tothe 1962 Usa eur basketball championship series which opens at Moehrl Ngen Germany wednes Day night with a 7 05 . Topoff. Contesting for the coveted championship trophy in the besi of three affair Are the 2nd target acquisition in owls and the 36th inf rangers the survivors among the original 13-team playoff Field. The proverbial second Chance has been granted both teams after the title questing failures in 1961, although there the similarity ends. The owls who will be serving As hosts for the opener made Italy the Way to the Usa eur finals last season but then proceeded to drop two straight to the la Rochelle rams of com z by almost identical 77-73 and 77-73scores. The rangers of a season ago captured the 3rd army div Crown but did not enter the Usa eur playoffs. The rangers boasting a Fine 47-7 record sat on the Side lines while the rest of the usar eur league champs had at it this season the rangers have amassed a 31-5 slate while picking by Bob Wicker staff writer Moehringer. Germany is someone hinted to 36th inf Ranger coach Al Griffith Here tuesday thai most people rate hit team As the underdog in the Usa eur Cage s Good grinned the 5-foot, 8-Lnch player coach. We like it that then he gave three Good reasons Why he thinks his 3rd army div out fit can go All the , who attended the University of Indiana believes his rangers can beet the 2nd target acquisition in owls in the finals because " we have desire we have Tom Hayes and we have two of the finest Rebo unders in the rangers Mentor said his team never gives up. These men really have desire. They be been Down several times this year but they always come fighting like to win. If we lose Here wednesday they la go Home confident of still winning the series while Griffith insists that desire is what makes his team Click he maintains that they would t Bein the finals boasting a 31-5 rec Ord if it weren t Tor their polished performer Hayes Hayes a Crafty 6-foot guard also from Indiana has chalked up an even 200 Points in eight playoff games for a 25-Point average. He s also an excellent All around Ball handier. He d be a valuable Man even if he never scored says Griffith. Griffith figures that his Tea will More than hold its own in the rebounding department his two biggest reasons being 6-7 Forward Cliff Tina Ley and 6-fl Center Ray , who often pushes Hayes for scoring honors is the no. 1workhorse. His coach Calls him the Best big Man i be seen play basketball in Europe Pryear has averaged 15.5 Points per game in the playoffs and t i n s 1 c y has dropped in 10.3 Points per game. Other Ranger starters will be Matt Taylor a 6-0 Forward with a 6.3 playoff average and 5-9 guard Walt Melnik. Who is scoring at a 6.4 rangers have plenty of sharpshooters on i be Bench but no further height to speak Asoo Tom Mingus and Al Mcrant head the reserves. Too much fouling has been our biggest problem All says Griffith. Well be right in thereas Long As we can keep our big three Hayes Pryear and Tinsley in the game. Hayes never fouls out but when the other two get in foul trouble we re in hot really need them on the what happens if Pryear Andt Lovley foul out Well change our game. We won t shoot until there s a real opening when asked who will draw the Tough assignment of guarding the owl s High scoring Bob y Joe Mason Griffith said we still Don t know let s wait and see the 3rd army div coach had High Praise for the owls whom he saw lose to the us As a e big Blue Early in the season at Frank Furt he called them a thinking Griffith tabbed the 54th engr in blazers As the toughest team the rangers met. The 36th inf lost to the blazers in the opener of their first round series before catching fire to win six of their next seven playoff games and a title shot Moehringer Germany 3&s the 2nd target acquisition in owls picked up a piece of dynamite a few weeks ago which they Hope will be enough to blast the 36th inf rangers right out of the usar eur championships. The dynamite in this Case is lanky 6-foot, cinch guard Bobby Joe Mason whom the other owls in Sist is the Best player they be seen while compiling Lusty 43-4 record. The former Bradley University standout was augmented from the 82nd engr in shortly after racking up 38 Points against the owls in the finals of the Vii corps tournament when the finals get underway Here wednesday night the rangers Are expected to swarm Over the owls Captain like bees Over a bucket of Honey. That s understandable because Mason has gone Over the 20-Point Mark in four of six playoff games and has aver aged 21.3 Points while seeing limited action. Coach Bob Boothe does t see How the rangers can afford to spend much time checking his no. 1 Sharpshooter because he has several others who Are capable of burning up the nets. Depth and balance Are our strongest assets said the owls Mentor Here tuesday morning prior to his team s final workout for the opener. When one or two of our men have an off night we usually Aren t Hurt too Boothe below Par Boothe a Southern Mississippi Cage product was one of the owls top scorers last year and again this season until he twisted an ankle in february. He says he has almost. 96- average completely recovered but won t be in the starting lineup wednesday. My shooting is off and i thin they la get along just Fine without me in there he said. The player coach indicated that he would Start Mason arid Pat Cava tulo at the guard slots Bob Gilhaus and John Hoffman at the Forward slots and Roland Skelton at Center. Skelton the owls biggest Man at 6-5, will be counted on for a great Deal of rebounding plus an other one of his High scoring performances. He ranks right behind Mason with a 19-Point average for the playoffs. Cavitalo has averaged 11.8, Hoffman has a 9.8 Mark and Gilhaus has tallied 6.2 Points per game. Boothe who will be getting his first look at the 1962 edition of the rangers wednesday rates the Sasae big Blue and the usar eur up tips celtics As the toughest teams his squad has played during their highly Success Ful Pricw the owls four defeats were and. Ranger rebounded ministered by the big Blue celtics 24th div tvs Mustangs and 24th div arty Redlegs. Capt Frank Varelli. Vii corps up tips a a officer who is in charge of the Kelly Barracks gym Tom a Yea Nicklaus signed As Tucson pro Chicago a Jack no Claua former National Amateur Golf Champion who turned pro this sea son has been signed As touring professional for the new $2 Mil lion Tucson National Golf club it has been announced. William Naniel of Chicago owner and Developer of the new Ari Zona course said the 22-year-old Nicklaus had agreed to represent the club on the pro circuit he std the open about dec. 1. Here anticipates a full House of Over 1,000 fans for the series opener. We seated 1,020 for the semifinals and there were Over 100 standing he said. Rough riders sign tackle Ottawa up Bural Holmes a 240-Pound tackle from West Vir Ginia state College has signed a 1962 contract with the Ottawa rough riders of Canada s Eastern football conference it was announced Here. Up the 3rd army div True again meeting and beating Albirte a us Reury beat in exhibitions and then toppling v corps 54th engr in blazers the 24th div tic Mustangs and the com z Verdu cardinals in playoff1 series leading up to the blk showdown. That two season Reading of 78 Liis against Only 13 defeat lit bit on the fantastic Side. But it Mason key to owls Hopes 36th inf counts on desire Bob Boothe. Recovered Bobby Joe Mason. Prolific scorer canadians score sweep of hockey news 3 awards new York the Mon Treal canadians swept All three awards announced monday by the hockey news in its annual Polt. Goalie Jacques p1 a n t e was named the top player while toe Blake was picked As the top coach and Frank Selke was named top executive. It marked the first time in the 13-year history of the hockey news awards that All three honors went to one team. Berle Geoffrion of Montreal was named the top player of the 1960 61 season while punch imlach of Toronto was picked the top coach and Tommy Ivan of Chicago was named the top executive. Mets option Drake to . S Syracuse St. Petersburg Fla. Up1 the new York mets optioned in fielder Sammy Drake to the Syra Cuse club of the International league on a 24-hour recall basis. The mets also returned to Syra Cuse three players who had be entraining with them this Spring. They Are pitchers Bui Robinson de Donnelly and Ray Apple. Isth two ohm 6l hefty the Vic Enzsol army in route of Holdover first a i the includes including , with owls son consisted Boothe Bob a Skelton. The continues to spot White by an injun May or May five depend whims. Otic Erlat Cavat the Tab Enbert Phipps saw service ago. Al Gruff the year of coach Al Mcrant who alternates Forward. Both teams do tons. For the rang Comer has been Pryear who is scorer behind the bulk of the ret with 6-7 Mingus Are see action for the j Bobby Joe Ley University Star j Tab men after Vii corps title talented Ball tand scorer. The the same Bill a everything Well fort and when he does t7ing. Ken Sears John Cavitalo Are other 1 formers for the owl Boot he s outfit body to match the and Pryear Phipps the biggest White the rangers downward in the

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