Meeting a once defeated Boston University five at 8:30 o'clock tonight in the New Indoor Athletic Building, Coach Wes Fesler's basketball team approaches its first hurdle of the 1935-1936 season.
While Fesler has a wealth of reserves, his Varsity is no more powerful than last year's team which dropped all but three games. This year, however, he has been carefully developing his material and striving above all to put an aggressive outfit on the floor. In his opinion, lack of aggressiveness was the principal fault of last year's team, and this season he plans to make the Crimson quintet a fighting unit.
Boston University, however, has the advantage of having met one opponent already this season. Last week they lost to the Salem Teacher's College by the narrow margin of one point, proving themselves a scrappy unit.
With four veterans and one Sophomore in the starting lineup, Fesler will put an experienced aggregation on the floor. Capt. Leavitt White and Ray Lavietes, both lettermen of last season, will play the forward positions. Bill Gray will hold down the center post, while Jack Mason, converted from a forward, and Jack Dampeer, captain of the Freshman team last year, will be the starting guards.
The Freshman group which will play in the preliminary game at 6:30 o'clock with the B.U. Yearlings may have difficulty, but it is unlikely. The Freshman squad this year is stronger than it has been for some seasons. Since Vin Horrigan and Tread Rumi were both good working centers, Ruml has been converted into a forward. Coach Adolph Samborski has been pointing his outfit for this game during the past week, and the Yearlings should put on a finished performance