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1913 Yearbook

1913 Yearbook


1913 Yearbook


Basket Ball.
The last notes of football had scarcely died away,
when things were astir in the basketball camp. The
survey of the field, however, did not seem promising.
Only two of last year's team—Morrissey and Flattery—were on deck to answer the roll call. There
were, however, several aspiring youngsters ready to
bid for honors, and from these Coach McManus
soon filled the depleted ranks, and another warrior
crew was preparing for the defense of the Blue
and White.
The new material was slow in developing and consequently our schedule was somewhat curtailed—the
season not opening until Jan. 18. It was a local Rock
Island team that we first ventured to tackle, but the
Rock Islanders were no match for the Collegians.
Morrissey scored eight baskets against his opponent's
three, and Flattery had six baskets to his credit.
The first real test came when our boys crossed
swords with St. Joseph's team at Dubuque. In the
first half the Dubuquers ran away with their unnerved visitors, but the second half found them more
confident. This session was a sharp struggle, with
honors about evenly divided.
The speedy William and Vashti team met us on our floor and ungallantly tripped
off with a smart victory.
It was on the following Saturday that St. Ambrose began to show real form. The
loudly touted representatives of Augustana had come to do us battle. They were
fast and rangy, and during the first half tossed the ball into the basket at will. But
they met with more stubborn defense in the final half, and the round closed with
honors equally divided.
The College Five avenged themselves upon St. Joseph's team in a return game at
the local gym. It was a fast and spirited contest throughout and great enthusiasm was
shown on the parts of the students and spectators. At the end of the first half, the
Dubuque team was in the lead, but in the second half the Collegians showed their true
spirit and forged ahead. Whittaker and Kerrigan did well at guard. Morrissey added
to his laurels by scoring nine baskets. Flattery played well at center, and secured five
field baskets.




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