Syracuse Post Standard- Record Crowd Will See Big Basketball Battle Tonight
All-Syracuse To Play Strong Rival Quintet On State Armory Floor; Local Contenders Hope To Achieve Victory Over Glens Falls, Winner Of Seventeen Games- Tormey Will Hold Down The Pivotal Berth
Facing the most formidable basketball foe they have met this season the undefeated All-Syracuse combination will meet the Glens Falls five at the State Armory tonight determined to add another victory to the long list already achieved. In preparation for the game the players held a long workout last night and the pass work and basket tossing of the local championship contenders was of a high order. The Glens Falls team has won seventeen games since the season opened defeating such aggregations as Mohawk, Amsterdam and Cohoes of the New York State League, Hudson, Saratoga, Independence of Troy, Elms of Albany, Oswego, Heavees of Cohoes, St. Michaels of Schenectady and others. The quintet has been playing together for the past four years and is regarded as the fastest in the eastern section of New York State. Manager Wilbur Crisp of the All-Syracuse team last night admitted that the visitors loomed as the greatest team that has appeared on a Syracuse court in several years. He said, however, that the locals would be ready to give them the battle of the season and hoped to win. Captain Jim Tormey will play at center and Danny Martin, signed Monday by Manager Crisp, will play at left forward. Clever Billy Rafter, leading point getter, will be seen in action at the other forward position and Crisp and “Fighting Jim” Casey will hold down the defensive positions. Indications point to the largest crowd that has witnessed a basketball game in Syracuse this season. The demand for reservations has far exceeded that of any previous game played by All-Syracuse and arrangements have been made to handle a record attendance. The teams will line up as follows:
ALL-SYRACUSE: Martin, lf, Rafter, rf, Tormey (Capt.), c, Casey, rg, Crisp, lg. GLENS FALLS: Murray, lf, Moynihan, rf, Leonard, c, Howe, rg, Walters, lg.
Troy Daily Times- Schwarzer At Gloversville
Joe Schwarzer, who has been playing at center on the All-Syracuse quintet, will not be in the lineup when the local champions oppose the Glens Falls five at the State Armory tonight. Schwarzer informed Manager Wilbur Crisp yesterday that he had accepted an offer to play with the Gloversville team of the New York State League and that he would leave for that city today. Manager Crisp stated that Capt. Jim Tormey would jump center and that Danny Martin would play left forward. Schwarzer was third in scoring for All-Syracuse. “Bill” Rafter and Crisp both tallied more points than the big blonde pivot. The All-Syracuse team is trying to arrange an exhibition game with the Troy State League five.
Syracuse Herald Journal- Nats Face Kautskys In Indianapolis
Winding up a western trip, the Syracuse Nationals battle the Indianapolis Kautskys in an inter-divisional basketball game here tonight in the National Professional League. After the game tonight, Manager Benny Borgmann’s Syracusans will head home to prepare for the first appearance of the champion Rochester Royals Thursday night at the W. Jefferson St Armory in Syracuse, which promises to attract the first sellout crowd of their home season, but tickets are still available for the game. Indianapolis and Syracuse have each won a game of the two played between them this season. Coach Benny Borgmann is anxious for his boys to hit their peak on the road tonight, to attain an edge for the battle with the circuit title-holding Royals Thursday. While the Nats haven’t been consistent winners on the road, they have been unbeatable at home. Rochester players realize they will have to spot the Borgmann basketeers the advantage of playing on their home court. That the Syracusans are respected by the Rochesterians, was reflected in the fact they have been scouted in their last two games by the Royals. Rochester won a six-point decision from the Nats early in the season at Rochester, but Syracuse has been bolstered by the addition of Mike Novak and George Nelmark since then. While the Nats were away George Mingin, club treasurer, was served with a complaint by Lester Rothman, who commenced suit in municipal court for $1,165 against the Syracuse club for alleged violation of contract provisions. Rothman, who was released by the Nats on Dec. 11, states in the complaint that his contract called for payment of $900 per month and that he was to get a $500 bonus for signing. He claims that the club should pay him $570 for the balance of December and $450 for the first half of January plus the $500 bonus. A deduction of $335 is made by Rothman for salary he obtained in basketball employment since being released by the Nats on Dec. 11.
Syracuse Herald Journal- Nats Want Ed Miller From Celts
Syracuse Has Won Last Four Games
The Syracuse Nats, holding top rung in the Eastern Division pennant race due to a four-game winning streak including last night’s 92-87 triumph over the Boston Celtics, now find the Beantowners the main obstacle in their path to secure player help. With Jim Tucker unable to join the club before Jan. 31 on a part-time basis, the Nats sought former Syracuse University center, Ed Miller, the Nats learned Big Ed is on Boston’s negotiating list. Miller has not played with Boston this season. Coach Red Auerbach, however, has decided Ed is an important man in the Boston setup. Dan Biasone, Nats prexy, has asked President Maurice Podoloff, for permission to negotiate with the Orange graduate. Dolph Schayes netted 23 points and held the Nat board control with 23 rebounds, as Syracuse down the short-handed Celtic. Bob Cousy and Jack Nichols were not with Boston, the former on the injured list, while Nichols was completing examinations at Tufts Dental College. Boston gave the Nats trouble in the early minutes with Frank Ramsey moving into the pivot position against first George King and then Dick Farley. Ramsey netted 10 of the first 13 Boston points and the Nats didn’t move ahead until after Billy Kenville took over for Farley. Bill Sharman of Boston led the game scoring with 26 points. The Nats outscored the visitors from the floor 36-33 and converted 20 of 25 free throws while Boston missed 10 of 31. Tomorrow when the Nats play an exhibition game in Rome, John Kingdeski will be given a trial. Kingdeski, captain of the general Electric squad, requested a test. He is a six footer and played at Vocational and C.B.A..
BOSTON: Ramsey (4-5-13), Brannum (5-0-10), Barksdale (5-1-11), Morrison (0-1-1), Macauley (6-6-18), Sharman (9-8-26), Palazzi (1-0-2), Scolari (3-0-6) TOTALS (33-21-87). SYRACUSE: Schayes (9-5-23), Rocha (5-3-13), Lloyd (2-3-7), Kerr (6-3-15), Seymour (6-4-16), King (3-2-8), Kenville (5-0-10), Farley (0-0-0) TOTALS (36-20-92).
Score at halftime- Syracuse 48, Boston 43. Officials- Serafin and Stutz.