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What's His Number?

By Donald Peddle

Gus Broberg Here Tonight

Crimson cage fans will have an opportunity to watch a great Eastern basketball artist in action tonight when the Feslermen square off against Gus Broberg and four other Big Green Indians in the Indoor Athletic Building at 8:30 o'clock.

The six foot one inch Junior broke all existing E.I.L. scoring records as a Sophomore with 159 points in the twelve games and seems destined to crack his own mark this year. He has 60 points in four games (a 180 clip if he maintains that pace), 29 of which came against the Penn Quakers as he hung up a new League record for a single game.

He collected 14 tallies against the Crimson in the 51 to 33 Dartmouth victory at Hanover in less than 15 minutes of play; for a long time the actual score was Broberg 10, Harvard 4. The 185 pound star from Torrington, Connecticut simply couldn't miss from any spot on the floor. He rang up six consecutive gift tosses that night without having one of them even touch the rim. From the free-throw line, nine out of ten is a bad average for Indian Gus.

Hard to Stop

Broberg leads a strong Dartmouth quintet seeking its fourth League win in five starts so the Feslermen will have their hands full tonight. Lupe Luplen tried to prevent Broberg from breaking into his usual scoring rashes when Harvard met the Cowlesmen last year but had very little success. Ed Buckley and Sam White had a crack at him in Hanover last month, but Gus picked up enough points in the fifteen minutes he played (before being banished on personal fouls) to put the game on ice.

Broberg is not a rough basketball player despite his personal foul record. Up at Hanover when he was ejected in the first half it was a question of the officials calling everything they saw and almost everything they suspected. He is a hard man to guard, and Columbia's Len will deserves credit for a brilliant bit of defensive play in limiting him to but five points as the Lions upset Coach Cowles' men.

Broberg is also a highly rated diamond prospect, with the New York Yankees reported to be interested. They picked Red Rolfe right off the Hanover campus, and in time the amazingly well coordinated Broberg may be ready for his chance. It was he who parked one of the first pitches Tom Healey ever threw to him for a home run into some broken-down bleachers at Dartmouth last spring.

In addition, he is reputed to be an outstanding football player, refraining from play at Dartmouth only because of his hopes for a major league baseball future.

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