This team was an
excellent term and played well together. They seemed to fit together.
Without a real outstanding player they played excellent basketball and
capped it with a trip to the state meet in Seattle. The last of the 16
team tourneys and we were sorry to see it end but happy to be there.
It was mainly an
experienced team but a small one with average speed. The first five had
one junior, John Tracy and the rest were seniors. Mike Holen was the
overall-team leader and best rebounder, but no one could discount the
efforts of the splendid needle Darrell Fry and muscular Jim Tienhaara.
Greg Morrison was the hard luck kid with a collapsed lung but he came
back strong and was the other starter at guard. Carter, Richardson,
Campbell, Scheyer, Beach, Garrison and Dorman completed the squad and
they were a fine group.
We lost four of our
first five as usual and then we went to work with a vengeance. It never
seemed to be the same guy who did the damage. One night it could be
Holen and the next night it could be Tienhaara. Tracy was a fine passer
and was ambidextrous which made him doubly effective. Fry was just Fry.
He never seemed to play a bad game and worked his head off at playing
the game. Pound for pound I'll always consider him one of our better
centers and a fine boy to coach. Beach never quit.
developed into a top sub and we looked for him to be a leader the next
year. In the district he sustained a very serious arm injury that kept
him out of the state meet and this seemed to hurt him more than the
injury. We lost two straight at the big tourney but the kids fought
hard. We simply did not have the height or beef to compete. As far as
ability was concerned they acquitted themselves well. If I was to label
this team I think that they would best be called surprising. We all felt
that they would play well but we did not feel they would get as far as
They closed as fast
as any team we have had. They won their last seven games. In this string
they dumped Mount Tahoma and P. A. in close contests and beat Bethel and
P.A. in the District. These boys could be proud of themselves because
they gave that little extra that turned what could have been an average
season into a fine one.