Syracuse Herald Journal- John Gee Shines In Victory Over Oswego

Long John Gee is in the fold of the Syracuse Nationals after coming to terms with the National League basketball team over the weekend and will be available for home games and a number of road contests. He was a big factor as Coach Ben Borgmann’s basketeers defeated the Oswego All-Stars, 68-30, last night in the armory of that city. “Gee made all the difference in the world in our ball club,” Borgmann said today, after using 13 players in the game, which saw the Nats’ scoring rather evenly divided. Borgmann started Bob Synnott and John Chaney as forwards, Gee at center, Les Rothman and Jerry Rizzo, guards. Bob Nugent and John “Chick” Meehan, native Syracusans, were among the reserves who saw action. Borgmann’s club will leave Wednesday to open the National League season Thursday at Toledo, will play Buffalo Saturday night at Buffalo, and open the season in Syracuse against Youngstown a week from Thursday night, Nov. 14. Chaney will jump center at Toledo with Gee playing in the second game at Buffalo. Bob Nugent or John Meehan will pair with Synnott in the forecourt at Toledo.

SYRACUSE NATS: Chaney, lf (4-4-12), McCahan, lf (1-0-2), Piro, lf (0-0-0), Erban, lf (1-1-3), Synnott, rf (2-1-5), Shaddock, rf (0-0-0), Gee, c (3-4-10), Rizzo, lg (4-0-8), Meehan, lg (3-1-7), Malfitano, lg (2-0-4), Rothman, rg (2-2-6), Spicer, rg (2-0-4), Nugent, rg (2-3-7) TOTALS (26-16-68). OSWEGO: Dewey, lf (3-0-6), Day, lf (0-1-1), Calihan, rf (3-0-6), Krawczyk, rf (0-0-0), Kumo, c (2-3-7), Howard, lg (2-2-6), Comerford, lg (0-0-0), Windell, rg (0-1-1), Tully, rg (0-1-1), Diamond, rg (1-0-2) TOTALS (11-8-30).

Score at halftime- Syracuse 29, Oswego 10. Referee- Barney Hearn. Umpire- Tom Rich.


Syracuse Herald Journal- Six Nats Suffer Of Heavy Colds

Coach Al Cervi of the Syracuse Nats hoped that six of his players would shake colds as they prepared for a visit to Boston Saturday night for a contest with the Celtics in the National Basketball Association. Al planned only a light drill today so that Dolph Schayes, Bill Kenville, Wally Osterkorn, Earl Lloyd, Red Rocha and George King would recover from colds. After the game with the Celtics, the Nats will return home to face the Milwaukee Hawks as part of a double bill at the War Memorial. In the first game the Harlem Globetrotters will engage the Toledo Mercuries.

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