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1940 Yearbook

1940 Yearbook


1940 Yearbook


tosses and Carton missed one to deprive the Bees of the lead. Captain Joe
Piana made good a charity toss in the last second of play and the Titans
won 30-29.
The Bees opened their conference play against Iowa Wesleyan and after
leading all the way lost in the closing minutes, 39-37. Oakey scored fifteen
points and Moore added nine to try to overtake the winners. Minus the services of Oakey, injured in the Simpson tilt, the Bees dropped another heart-
breaker, 28-27, to Loras, once again relinquishing the lead in the final minutes
after heading the Duhawks through the whole contest.
The Bees hung up their second win of the season over Cornell in LeClaire
gym in a thrilling 33-32 triumph. Tony Sacco was responsible for the basket
which gave the Bees the win. Stan Sosnouski, Ben Kausal, and Moore led the
Bees in the scoring column, with Moore breaking a 30-30 tie in the final minute
with a charity toss, and then Sacco dropped in his game winning basket.
Cornell scored again just before the whistle but fell one point short.
In their final games of the year the Saints faced an Augustana team which
had developed into one of the best in the history of the school. The first tilt
was played in the Viking gym and the Saints absorbed a 36-22 loss and
things looked dismal for the second encounter.
The largest crowd ever to pack LeClaire gym was on hand to see "Dukes"
Duford send his last team against his worst enemy, Augustana. The first half
gave all the indications that the tilt, was to be a repitition of the first game as
the period ended with the Bees trailing 18-10.
The Bees stormed back to tie up the count with Moore and Sosnouski taking
over the offensive burden. They stayed with the Vikings all the way and
Bob Walter dropped in the basket that gave the Saints a 31-30 win. Sosnouski
with eleven points and Moore with twelve led the Bees in the scoring column.




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