Syracuse Herald- Utica Tossers Will Oppose All-Syracuse

Knights Columbus Athletes Expect To Give Locals Hard Battle

All-Syracuse and the Knights of Columbus basketball team of Utica will clash at 8 o’clock tonight on the State Armory court in what should prove to be a fast contest. Neither team has been forced to taste defeat this season. Three games have been played by the visitors. They have defeated the Assumption Catholic Union, Syracuse University freshman and the strong Royals of Utica. Members of the visitors expect to give the local court athletes one of the hardest games of the season. Mike Roberts, a veteran court player, is the coach of the team and plays left guard. He is an exceptionally clever court tosser and has gathered together a strong quintet. He was for years a member of Oswego world’s champion team. This will be the first time that the local athletes have played a game on a Saturday night and should it prove a success games will take place every week. No preliminary game has been arranged, but there will be dancing following the conflict. The summary:

ALL-SYRACUSE: Tormey, lf, Rafter, rf, Schwarzer, c, Casey, rg, Crisp, lg. K. OF. C.: Kellmurray, lf, Cahill, rf, Marion, c, Murphy, rg, Roberts, lg.

Syracuse Journal- Utica K. Of C. Five To Play Local Outfit

The All-Syracuse basketball quintet will clash with the Knights of Columbus five of Utica at the State Armory tonight. The All-Syracuse team should be returned the winners. The teams will line up as follows:

ALL-SYRACUSE: Tormey, lf, Rafter, rf, Schwarzer, c, Casey, rg, Crisp, lg. K. OF C.: Murphy, rg, Roberts, lg, Marion, c, Kellmurray, lf, Cahill, rf.


Syracuse Herald Journal- Nationals Quit Cellar After Beating Packers

The Syracuse Nationals basketeers following their fourth straight home triumph have moved out of the cellar of the National Professional League into a fourth place tie. The latest triumph was registered over the Anderson Packers, a 71 to 64 beating, before 1,500 fans at the Armory last night. Mike Novak, clever playmaker, took scoring honors for the locals as he tossed in a variety of shots for 18 points. Three other Syracusans reached double figures with Chick Meehan and Jerry Rizzo each tallying 13 points and Nelmark 12. But it was the floor play of Novak that made the Syracuse victory possible. The former Sheboygan star was the only Syracusan to go the entire route, and at the end of the game had committed but two personal fouls. He held Howie Schultz the high scoring Packer center to five points. Both teams scored 23 times from the floor, but Syracuse was more accurate from the foul line converting 25 of 35 tries while Anderson missed 13 of 31 attempts. In all 51 personal and one technical fouls were called with 31 of these coming in the second half. Four times during the first period, the score was deadlocked before Novak began to find the Syracuse a 19-15 advantage. Lewinski finally popped one for the Packers. Novak then sunk two hook shots from the pivot spot and tossed in a set shot and foul to put Syracuse ahead 26-15. At half time the score read 34-25. It was in the third period that the Nats built up their biggest margin gaining a 47-33 lead after six minutes had elapsed. Anderson never quit and staged a rally that brought the team up to a point where it trailed by a 54-50 score with six minutes of play remaining. Sharkey, who substituted for Rizzo when the latter was expelled for committing his fifth personal, dropped in a basket from the foul circle and Nelmark added a foul to ease the pressure. Syracuse then matched the visitors basket for basket until the final whistle. SYRACUSE: Chaney, g (3-1-7), Gee, f (1-0-2), Nelmark, c (3-6-12), Novak, c (6-6-18), Rizzo, g (4-5-13), McCahan, g (0-0-0), Meehan, g (3-7-13), Sharkey, g (3-0-6) TOTALS (23-25-71). ANDERSON: Stanczak, f (6-7-19), Gainer, f (2-1-5), Bolyard, c (2-0-4), Shipp, g (2-3-7), Schultz, (2-1-5), Lewinski, g (6-0-12), Moray, g (0-2-2), Hapac, g (3-4-10) TOTALS (23-18-64). Half time score- Syracuse 34, Anderson 28. Free throws missed- Syracuse: Rizzo 2, Novak 4, Nelmark 2, Meehan 2; Anderson: Stanczak 4, Hapac 2, Gainer 2, Bolyard, Shipp 2, Lewinski, Schultz.


Syracuse Herald Journal- Blue Nats Head For N. Dakota Game

Hawks Slash Into Syracuse Basketball Lead; Milwaukee Gains 77-72 Decision

It’s blue Monday in the camp of the Syracuse Nationals as they await air transportation to Grand Forks, North Dakota, for tomorrow night’s game with the Minneapolis Lakers. The Nats, beaten 77-72 by the last place Hawks here yesterday, now have a scant one-game lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Division chase. What perturbs the club even more is the realization Boston’s deficit is in the win column, since each have dropped 16 games. Milwaukee has now beaten the Nats in three of five games this season while the Lakers have won four of six. Prior to the Sabbath contest the cards appeared stacked in the Nats’ favor. They came here after shaking off a losing spell by beating Minneapolis Saturday, while Milwaukee was forced to return all the way from Rochester after an extended road trip. But the Hawks wasted little time erasing the edge. Milwaukee started the crowd of 3,926 cheering by taking a 12-2 advantage and led by 12 points on several occasions during the first half. At intermission Syracuse had reduced the margin to six points and finally caught up at 61-all in the fourth period. Quick baskets by Earl Lloyd and Connie Simmons sent the Nats ahead 66-61 with seven minutes to play but they couldn’t hold the edge. Rookie Frank Selvy, the Hawks’ sparkplug, knotted the count at 70-70 with 2:45 to play before George King and Alex Hannum traded foul points. Paul Seymour put the Nats in front again at 72-71 on a free throw conversion with two minutes left, but the Syracusans scoring ended at that stage. Selvy converted foul chances and then Chuck Cooper “stole” the ball from Dolph Schayes at mid-court and passed to Selvy who applied the clincher. Lew Hitch added a bucket in the final seconds. Selvy’s 26 points topped the game scorers. Seymour and Lloyd were high men for Syracuse with 12 each.

MILWAUKEE: Pettit (7-5-19), Calhoun (0-0-0), Cooper (0-0-0), Hannum (3-2-8), Share (2-7-11), Hitch (2-0-4), Harrison (2-4-8), Selvy (10-6-26), Saul (0-1-1) TOTALS (26-25-77). SYRACUSE: Schayes (2-7-11), Simmons (3-1-7), Rocha (5-1-11), Lloyd (4-4-12), Kerr (3-0-6), Seymour (4-4-12), King (0-4-4), Kenville (4-1-9), Farley (0-0-0) TOTALS (25-22-72).

Score at halftime- Milwaukee 46, Syracuse 40.

Nats Staying

Assurances that professional basketball will remain in Syracuse next season were indicated today when the Syracuse Nationals requested the War Memorial Commission to make office space available for rental within the War Memorial commencing this April. Present directors of the Nats, seeking to reduce operating expenses to a minimum to insure continued operation, requested use of one ticket window on the Montgomery St. entrance to the war Memorial and office space on the second floor of the State St. side. At its meeting this morning, the commission gave building director William B. Stark permission to negotiate with the Nats to establish rental fees. Stark plans to meet with Nat directors within 48 hours. The Nats now occupy offices on the ground floor of the State Tower Bldg. The lease for these offices expired in October and was not renewed. The Nats have been asked to vacate State Tower offices by May 1.

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