Harvard begins the easiest stretch in its schedule tonight when it foces Dartmouth at Hanover. The next ten games against the Indians, Cronell, Columbia, Yale and Brown should be relatively eavy contests for the cagers. Those five squads boast a combined record of 17-42 or 29 per cent going into tonight's play.
The star for the 7-7 Indians is senior guard James Brown. Brown is averaging 22.3 points a game and leads the Dartmouth offense. His running mate at guard is Bill Raynor, Raynor has scored an average of 17 points a game so far, but he has been having some problems with accuracy. The junior guard from Catholie Memorial is only hitting 36 per cent of his shots.
Up front the Indians are really hurting and this is where they have been victimized this season. The leading forward for the Indians probably Robin Derry, a 6-6 leader from Washington. However, Derry is only averaging 8 points a ballgame.
The other members of Dartmouth's frontline are center Tom Eggleston shooting has not been up to par, George Riley, and Jim Fleischer. None of these three should pose much of a problem for Floyd Lewis Marshall Sanders, and Tony Jenkins.
With the exception of James Brown, who got a finger in his eye against Northeastern last Friday night, the Crimson should be healthy. The backcourt has been improving with every game as Kenny Wolfe has picked up his scoring and has average 16 points a game over the last there contests. Wolfe was the MVP of the recently concluded Beanpot tournament.
Jim Fitzsimmons seems to be making the adjustment in doing less schooling well. The junior guard, who had some problems with defined in earlier games, held the Huskie's Mark Jellison to 10 points Monday in Harvard's 106-63 victory, Jellison had scored 32 points against a variety of Harvard's defenders Friday night.
A large measure of the credit for the job against Jellison should go to Sanders, Jenkins, and Levis, who helped out when Fitzsimmons was picked off. The defense up front against Northeastern was excellent.