Syracuse Post Standard- O.C.L Five Hopes To Score Victory Over All-Syracuse
Jack Fox Coaching His Proteges For Hardest Game Of The Season
Jack Fox, coach of the Oneida Community, Ltd., basketball team, which is to oppose the undefeated All-Syracuse combination on the Armory court tomorrow night, is sending his athletes through a series of strenuous workouts in preparation for the contest. Fox is a former State League star and plays at center for the O.C.L. quintet. He expects to have his team in shape to give Captain Jim Tormey and his mates their hardest test of the season.
Syracuse Herald Journal- Nats Tackle Oshkosh At Armory Tonight Locals Seek 5th Straight Home Victory: Visitors Boast Lanky Players The Oshkosh All-Stars, loaded with height, and anxious to get back on the win path after losing to Rochester Tuesday, face Syracuse in a National Basketball game tonight at the Jefferson Street Armory. Syracuse itself is ready for the game and hopes to make Oshkosh its fifth straight home victim. The Syracuse team has been intact for a week in practice sessions and exhibition games in this area, and several players along with Coach Benny Borgmann scouted the All-Stars Tuesday night. John Chaney was absent from drills Tuesday with a slight cold, but he has recovered sufficiently to play tonight. Borgmann is convinced that Syracuse will be forced to make Oshkosh play the Nationals style of game rather than the deliberate technique practiced in the Midwest. He has been working his charges hard on methods of stopping the pivot and double pivot used by the All-Stars. LeRoy Edwards, six foot four inch forward, and Gene Englund, six-five center, have been the most effective inside men for Oshkosh this year, while the play of Clinton Wager in back court has been exceptionally good. Wager also tops the six foot mark by five inches and he specializes in set shots. Syracuse may have to use both John Gee and Mike Novak in the lineup at the same time to offset some of the height of the visitors who do not have a single player on the squad of nine men that fails to reach the six-foot mark. Novak will have the task of stopping Englund, who led the scorers in the Rochester game Tuesday night with 23 points, and if the big Syracusan lives up to his past performances here the visitor may be in for one of his toughest nights of the season. George Nelmark and Jerry Rizzo, both starters for the Nationals tonight, were members if the Syracuse delegation which went to Rochester to scout the All-Stars. Along with Novak, Nelmark and Rizzo, Coach Borgmann is expected to start John “Chick” Meehan and John Chaney but may switch to either Gee or Steve Sharkey if Chaney is not able to play.
Syracuse Herald American- Nats-Royals Resume ‘Unique’ Series
Syracuse Wins 3, Loses One; Yet Rochester Outscores Foe
One of the most unusual series in the National Basketball Association this season is resumed at the War Memorial tonight when the Syracuse Nationals entertain the Rochester Royals. The teams have clashed four times this year and the Royals have outscored Syracuse by a 20-point margin. However, the Nats hold a 3-1 victory margin. Tonight is the second game for the rivals at the war memorial. Syracuse was an 82-72 victor in the previous start here. At Rochester, the Nats won by an 80-79 count and later lost 105-78. The fourth meeting was at New York where the Cervi-men eked out an 84-82 decision. Bobby Davies, one of the all-time greats of the NBA, is sparking the Royals in a drive to reach the .500 mark. Earlier in the campaign, Bobby was relegated to a spot role as a reserve. It affected his play considerably. When Coach Les Harrison decided to reinstate him to a starting role, Davies began to click and has upped his scoring average two points per game. This will be his last year in the loop. He has signed to coach the Gettysburg College cagers next season. Two other members of the visiting cast will participate with the West All-Stars against a Cervi-coached team Tuesday. Bobby Wanzer and Arnie Risen have been honored. Wanzer is the team’s leading scorer with 447 points. Risen is recovering from an injured leg which forced him to miss three games. Cervi plans to use John Kerr in a starting role against the Royals. He has been particularly effective against Risen and played one of his best games at home against Fort Wayne Thursday. With Kerr will be George King, Paul Seymour, Dolph Schayes and Earl Lloyd. This will let Red Rocha be used in crucial spots.
Sinicola Nets 27; Nats Beaten, 106-96
The Lenox Merchants stopped Syracuse of the National Basketball Association for the second time this year winning by a 106-96 count before 1,000 fans at the Armory here last night. Zeke Sinicola, ex-Niagara and Fort Wayne star, netted 27 points to top game scorers while Dick Surhoff, a New York Knick castoff, had 25. Dolph Schayes was high man for Syracuse with 21 while Billy Hassett came out of retirement and finished with 14. The Nats started Schayes, Dick Farley, John Kerr, Billy Kenville and Hassett. Ex-Nat Gerry Calabrese tallied seven points for Lenox.
LENOX: Surhoff (12-1-25), Mahoney (2-9-13), Kubachki (3-3-9), Daukas (2-1-5), Sinicola (11-5-27), Knight (4-3-11), Harrell (3-3-9), Calabrese (3-1-7) TOTALS (40-26-106). SYRACUSE: Schayes (7-7-21), Lloyd (1-4-6), Farley (6-2-14) Seymour (6-1-13), Kerr (2-3-7), Rocha (1-0-2), Kenville (7-5-19), King (0-0-0), Hassett (3-8-14) TOTALS (33-30-96).
Yonkers Herald Statesman- Nats Are Moving, Knicks Are Not
The Syracuse Nationals were breathing down the necks of the New York Knickerbockers today in their duel for second place in the Eastern Division of the National Basketball Assn. Coupling their 111-105 decision over Minneapolis with a 95-91 defeat of New York by Philadelphia in Syracuse last night, the Nats reduced the Knicks' second place margin to two games. In racking up their fifth straight victory, the Nats built a 15-point early lead, saw it drop to eight at the three-quarter mark and three with 42 seconds remaining. Then Larry Costello and Dolph Schayes rallied the home forces and they won going away. Schayes and rookie Hal Greer each scored 21 points in pacing the Nats to their third triumph in seven meetings with the Lakers. The Warriors played much the same type of game against the Knicks. They held a 14-point lead in the second period and 13 in the third before the New Yorkers pulled even at 78 with a little more than 10 minutes to go. Then Paul Arizin, who led all scorers with 30 points, and Woody Sauldsberry. who had 21, hit successive field goals and the Warriors never were headed although the Knicks pulled even with two points with 1:12 remaining.