Five Buries Wesleyan
Crimson Sinks All 19 Free Throw Tries
The Crimson basketball varsity trounced the fourth in a series of bush league opponents here last night, 89 to 41.
Although the varsity was never seriously challenged, it gave the fans their money's worth with several brilliant passing displays, and a perfect record at the free throw line.
After a slow start, 5 ft. 7 in. guard George Harrington found his mark in the second half. He broke the game wide open by completing six key field goals, mostly long set shots. Harrington was the leading Crimson scorer with 22 points.
The varsity led 13 to 0 and the game was five minutes old before Wesleyan scored its first point, a free throw by Joe Mallory. Midway through the half, the Crimson eased up, and Wesleyan matched the home team's scoring until halftime, when the varsity led 35 to 21.
Bryant Danner, the 6 ft. 4 in. center, again turned in a standout performance under the boards, with 21 rebounds. The team grabbed a total of 59 rebounds during the game, while Wesleyan was able to take only 37.
Monk Muncaster, who starred against Middlebury Saturday night, made the greatest contribution to the squad's unblemished free throw record, sinking seven. His teammates added 12 to the total, to give the varsity its first perfect mark in several seasons.
Muncaster was second in total scoring, with 17 points, and followed Danner in rebounding with 15. Dick Woolston, the other starting forward, scored ten points. Bob Repetto, 6 ft. 1 in. starting guard, tallied six.
Among reserves, the big surprise was George James, who entered the game with only three minutes remaining, and scored eight points. Griff McClellan, Mike Donohue, Chuck Wolle, and Arnie Singal also entered the scoring column.
The Crimson also scored a decisive victory in the preliminary contest, as the freshmen rolled over Wesleyan 63 to 29. The Yardlings led by only five points at the half, 24 to 19, but held the visitors to 10 points in the second half.