Varsity Five Trounces B.C., 93-74, To Snap Eight-Game Losing String
All season long the basketball team has needed a leader. Saturday night it found three of them, led almost all the way, and whipped Boston College, 93 to 74, in the Blockhouse.
Captain Warren Kantrowitz provided the first lift, scrapping under the boards and sparking the team as it took an early lead. Then, after a few minutes of the first half, Dick Hurley started to score on layups, and he piled up 18 points before the half was over.
Boston College, trailing 47-37 at the intermission, made several attempts to come back, but Bob Hastings, the Crimson's high scorer with 24 points, broke the Eagles' spirit by scoring on three fast breaks following interceptions.
The team won pretty much as it wanted to, and the most striking factor in the victory was the Crimson's complete domination of the backboards. The team hustled and fought on both boards--once taking seven shots before scoring--and grabbed 82 rebounds to the losers' 40. Ike Canty took 21, topping his own high mark for the season.
A respectable 37 percent of the Crimson's shots scored, while the Eagles sank only 30 percent.
Generally, the team's performance was a good one, as it broke an eight game losing streak, but Boston College showed very little except for Dick Skeffington, a forward, who tallied 30 points. The Eagles didn't hustle, and their defense was undisciplined.
After Hastings' 24, Hurley had 22 points and Canty 13. Kantrowitz tallied 12, Al Lubetkin seven, and Bob Barnett six. Tony Massari scored four, Phil Haughey and Bob Bowman two apiece, and Lou Lowenfels one.
The B.C. freshmen took the preliminary, edging the Yardlings 83 to 81, in the last 30 seconds.