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1954Yearbook

1954Yearbook

Title

1954Yearbook

Description

BALL
Cannady readies for a hook as
Garvey (21) looks on.
schedule. The score against Wesleyan tied
the record set earlier, and Jim Fay hit a
personal high of 30 points in the Simpson
contest. The regular season record was
17-1.
First post-season game was the conference playoff against Northern Division
champion Luther at Decorah. The heavily
favored Bees were rudely jolted by the
Norsemen, 90-66. It was "just one of those
things".
Next was the Iowa Regional NAIA
playoff in Cedar Rapids. Backed by several hundred followers, from the Crest
and Ambrose, the Bees first stopped
Morningside 90-87 in a thriller, and then
achieved perhaps their finest hour, routing
a good Coe club 94-69. The play of everyone in the Ambrose cause was superb.
The Bees gained some measure of revenge,
because Coe had defeated Luther easily
to advance to the final round.
The victory over Coe gave St. Ambrose
the coveted right to represent Iowa at the
National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics tourney in Kansas City. North
Dakota university was the Bees first
round adversary, and Bob Duax's cagers
made their tournament bow a success,
whipping the Sioux, 77-70. This set up a
meeting with St. Benedicts, a regular season victim. But past performance means
little at tournament time, and the Ravens
ended the Bees title hopes, 74-50.
Unbelievably cold shooting caused the
downfall, as the Ambrosians were able to
connect only 20 per cent of their field
goal attempts. Percentage for the first
three quarters was 13.8. Such a performance was certain to be fatal against the
St. Benedict's club, which proved good
enough to eventually win the tournament.
At this point it seems fitting to remark that although there was, naturally,
much disappointment after the loss to St.
Benedict's, still the season remains a complete success, and it is most unjust to the
team and Coach Duax to pass judgment
on the basis of two late season losses,
Scrapper Dart doesn't look
like he is fooling.
Sure you've
got the ball, Murphy?

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/743