A powerful last-minute attack by the Crimson basketball team subdued Clark University by a 42-34 margin in a thrilling encounter at the Indoor Athletic Building Saturday night. Bob Morse, who had been out earlier in the season due to ineligibility, proved to be a new scoring ace, netting sixteen Crimson points on eight goals. Jim Grady also figured in the Harvard victory as the "spark plug" in the final onslaught.
Coach Wesley Fesler brought out an entirely new lineup for the game with Ferriter back at guard and Morse in the left forward position. The team got off to an excellent start by scoring 14 markers to the visitors' five in the first ten minutes of play. Then the men from Worcester took a time-out and brought the score to an even 16-16 at the half, and came to the fore in the first few minutes of the second period.
Score: Harvard 42, Clark 34. Goals Morse 8, French 6, Boys 4, Merry 4, Brierly 4, Vinciguerra 2, Fletcher 2, Grady 2, Perry 1. Fouls: Brierly 7, Grady 2, French 1. Referee: McGuiness. Umpire: Boyle. Time: Two 20-minute periods.