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1954Yearbook

1954Yearbook

Title

1954Yearbook

Description

BASKET
Cannady is startled to see that
Parsons has the ball.
duel. St. Ambrose tallied 103 times, but
Quincy made things uncomfortable with
97 points of their own. Bob Smiley set a
school record, leading the Bees with 39
points. The previous mark was 38 by Bob
Cannady in the 1952-53 season.
Central and St. Mary's (Minnesota)
fell before the Ambrose onslaught, 98-73
and 77-66 respectively, in a pair of home
games. Then the Bees traveled to Parsons
where they copped a 98-76 verdict. Cannady equaled his own personal mark with
a 38-point spree. In accomplishing this
feat, the big boy connected on 17 baskets
in 23 attempts, a "major league feat" in
any man's league.
Dubuque fell 85-75, and arch-rival
Loras was humiliated 87-68. The steady
rebounding and timely scoring of Bob
Murphy was the key to these victories.
Bob Cannady regained the school scoring record by dropping in a spectacular
42 markers at Iowa Wesleyan, playing
only 23 of a possible 40 minutes. The Tigers were added to the Bees' growing list
of victories, 98-76.
Lewis College toppled 98-80, and then
the scoring pace slackened momentarily
with a 62-54 nod over Central. The lapse
was short-lived, to be sure, as the Am-
brosians racked up Simpson 102-65, and
Parsons 102-82, and then cracked the team
scoring mark by thrashing Dubuque 109-
78. The old record was 106, set the year
before, also against Dubuque. Bob Smiley
flipped in 31 points against both Simpson
and Parsons.
The last big game of the regular season was a road contest with Loras. The
Bees won in a rugged scrap, 81-69. This
gave St. Ambrose seven wins in their last
eight outings against the Loras cagers.
Easy wins over Iowa Wesleyan, 109-78,
and Simpson, 84-73, closed out the regular
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Publisher

Capitol Engraving Company

Date

1954

Rights

St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803

Identifier

http://cdm16810.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16810coll2/id/742