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1920

Syracuse Post Standard- All-Syracuse Wins Stirring Armory Battle

Local Five Scores 10 To 3 Victory Over Ogdensburg Basketeers; All-Stars Take Game; Syracuse Girls’ Team Defeats Fayetteville In Opening Tussle

In the most spectacular basketball game ever waged at the State Armory, the All-Syracuse basketball team defeated the Company I team of Ogdensburg 10 to 3 last night. More than 1,000 spectators, thrilled by the kaleidoscope action of the contest, urged both teams to greater efforts almost continuously, the big hall ringing with cheers for individual players as they fought their way through closely guarded territory on both ends of the court to get within range of the baskets. For twenty-five minutes neighter team scored a field basket. So closely did boith teams check their opponents that none of the players could get within striking distance of the basket. During the first half the Northern New York champions collected three points while Jim Tormey and his mates corralled but two, the visitors leading by a single point when Referee Steinberg signaled the end of the first period of play. Jim Casey, battling his way through a tangled mass of struggling basketeers “broke up” the game five minutes after the second half started after taking a snappy pass from Schwarzer the fighting guard slipped the ball through the ring for the first field basket of the game. Casey’s successful effort to penetrate the baffling defense of the invaders was followed by a clever shot from a difficult angle by Crisp and Rafter further increased the home team’s lead with a basket, which two of the visitors attemopted to divert but failed. While the visitors were unable to get by the formidable defense of the All-Syracuse five their pass work was of a dazzling order and they managed to retain possession of the ball for long periods of time, much to the consternation of All-Syracuse rooters. The entire visiting team played brilliantly but were unable to break into the scoring column because of the superior guarding of the home athletes. Next Saturday night at the State Armory the All-Syracuse five will face another formidable opponent in the Knights of Columbus team of Utica. Dr. B.O. Murphy will handle the contest, which will start promptly at 8 o’clock. There will be a preliminary game. The summary:

SYRACUSE: Tormey, lf (0-0-0), Rafter, rf (1-0-2), Schwarzer, c (0-0-0), Casey, lg (1-0-2), Crisp, rg (1-4-6) TOTALS (3-4-10). OGDENSBURG: McNally, rf (0-3-3), Clouthier, lf (0-0-0), Ladoucer, c (0-0-0), Farrand, rg (0-0-0), Cody, lg (0-0-0) TOTALS (0-3-3).

Score at halftime- All-Syracuse 2, Ogdensburg 3. Referee- Dr. Paul Steinberg. Timer- P.J. Dorsey. Scorer- Joe Nolan. Time of halves- 20 minutes.

Watertown Daily Times- Ogdensburg Team Loses First Tilt

Maple City Five Drops Game To All-Syracuse; Final Score Is 10 To 3; Ogdensburg Quintet Unable To Score Filed Basket, Making All Points By Permitted Throws- 1,500 Spectators View Spectacular Game

Syracuse, Jan. 8- In the most spectacular basketball game ever waged at the state armory the All-Syracuse basketball team defeated the Company I team of Ogdensburg 10 to 3 last night. More than 1,500 spectators thrilled by the kaleidoscopic action of the contest, urged both teams to greater efforts almost continuously, the big hall ringing with cheers for individual players as they fought their way through closely guarded territory on both ends of the court to get within range of the baskets. For 25 minutes neither team scored a field basket. So closely did both teams check their opponents that none of the players could get within striking distance of the basket. During the first half the Northern New York champions collected three points while Jim Tormey and his mates corralled but two, the visitors leading by a single point when Referee Steinberg signaled the end of the first period of play. Jim Casey, battling his way through a tangled mass of struggling basketeers, “broke up” the game five minutes after the second half started. Taking a snappy pass from Schwarzer the fighting guard slipped the ball through the ring for the first field basket of the game. Casey’s successful effort to penetrate the baffling defense of the invaders was followed by a clever shot from a difficult angle by Crisp and Rafter further increased the home team’s lead with a basket, which two of the visitors attempted to direct but failed. While the visitors were unable to get beyond the formidable defenses of the All-Syracuse five their pass work was of a dazzling order and they managed to retain possession of the ball for long periods of time, much to the consternation of All-Syracuse rooters. The entire visiting team played brilliantly but were unable to break into the scoring column because of the superior guarding of the home athletes. The summary:

SYRACUSE: Tormey, lf (0-0-0), Rafter, rf (1-0-2), Schwarzer, c (0-0-0), Casey, lg (1-0-2), Crisp, rg (1-4-6) TOTALS (3-4-10). OGDENSBURG: McNally, rf (0-3-3), Clouthier, lf (0-0-0), Ladoucer, c (0-0-0), Farrand, rg (0-0-0), Cody, lg (0-0-0) TOTALS (0-3-3).

Score at halftime- All-Syracuse 2, Ogdensburg 3. Referee- Dr. Paul Steinberg. Timer- P.J. Dorsey. Scorer- Joe Nolan. Time of halves- 20 minutes.

1947

Syracuse Herald Journal- Howie Schultz Leads Packers Against Nats

After concluding a week’s exhibition tour through Eastern seaboard cities, the Syracuse Nats pro basketball club returned home this morning and began preparations for tomorrow night’s league game with the Anderson Packers at the Jefferson St. Armory. The team closed the trek with a 64-57 decision over the Atlantic City Senators last night. George Nelmark dropped in 19 points for the Nats. Howie Schultz, first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, will lead the Packers in their first invasion of Syracuse. He paces the Packers in scoring, having totaled 151 points in 13 games. Big Mike Novak continued to be the sparkplug of the Syracuse team on its trip last week at Baltimore, Paterson, Hartford, Fitchburg and Atlantic City. Baltimore was the only team to beat Syracuse on the trip. Anderson, which occupies third spot in the western division standings is setting the scoring pace for the entire loop with an average of 58.5 points per game. Rollie Seltz, who co-captained with Schultz at Hamline University, has also reached into a double figure average in scoring. The Packers are coached by Murray Mendenhall, his first year with the team. With the squad is Ed Stanczak, who averaged 17 points per game for 30 contests with Fort Wayne last season. He was a member of the All-National Catholic Club team prior to entering the National League. The Syracuse management revealed that postponed games with the Buffalo/Tri-City entry have been re-scheduled for Syracuse on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and at Moline Feb. 2. This leaves but four games to be re-scheduled by the Nats due to the Sunday night cancellations. Two of these are with Sheboygan and one with Toledo and Anderson.

1955

Syracuse Herald Journal- Nats Facing Lakers Quint

Minneapolis, Minn.- The Syracuse Nationals, seeking to shake off a prolonged slump which has found them dropping six of their last 10 games, face the Minneapolis Lakers here tonight. The Nats lost four of five starts with the Lakers this season and realize the odds are stacked against them in their battle to retain first place in the Eastern Division. Captain Paul Seymour echoed the thoughts of his club when he commented: “We haven’t played a real good game in a month. We’re sure overdue to start clicking.” Following the clash, the Nats fly to Milwaukee to play the Hawks tomorrow. Then another game is booked with Minneapolis at Grand Forks, N.D. Tuesday before the club returns home to face Fort Wayne Thursday.

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