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Weakened Eli Team Stands Last in Eastern League

By A. EDWARD Rowse

Although resting comfortably in the collar of the Easter League, the on and off Yale basketball team comes to Cambridge tomorrow with strong chances of upsetting a favored Crimson quintet.

The Blue hold a league record of two victories and eight defeats. The only wins were over Princeton, 49 to 46 and 39 to 34, while Columbia, Penn, Cornell, and Dartmouth have each grabbed two wins from the hapless Elis.

In spite of this poor record, the team is not so bad as it might appear. Almost every game has been lost in the final minutes of play and then usually by only one or two points. The outstanding example of this was the Dartmouth game which was won by the Big Green 51 to 50 in the closing seconds.

Graduation Hurts Team

In the return match at Hanover the Indians scalped the Elis 63 to 41, only six points worse than the Crimson's 63-47 defeat last Wednesday at the hands of the same league-leaders.

One of the main difficulties of the Blue has been its failure to end strong in a game. Usually it has closed the first half with a slight lead, only to bog down in the last five minutes. This has been partly due to a lack of strong reserves.

Graduation left the team with only three veterans, Captain Johnny Cobb, Chunck Seelbach, and Bert Ingley. Unfortunately for the team, however, an early season injury to Ingley laid the star up for the year.

The rest of the team is made up of last year's substitutes and two Sophomores from a mediocre Freshman squad.

Cobb, Zilly in First Ten

In Cobb and Joe Zilly, Yale boasts two of the league's first ten scorers. The dexterous little captain has 90 points in ten games for fifth place in the standings, while Zilly, a rugged football player, is ninth in the league standings with a total of 72 points in the same number of contests.

Seelback, a rather erratic player, is a rock on defense, having held Cornell's Bennett to no baskets in the first meeting of the two teams.

The guard situation is capably handled by two Sophomores, Tom Vogt and Art Wightman. The former's forte is set shots, but he suffers from inaccuracy, while the latter is average in all departments.

Al Bartholemy, football captain-elect, and Ray Anderson are capable reserves who may see plenty of action.

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