Bill Carey has become a crowd-pleaser, and Saturday night in the IAB he showed some of the reasons why. Carey, a 6-ft. 5-in. sophomore forward, dropped in 13 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and sparked the Crimson five to a 59-53 win over Yale.
Tom Sanders started Carey and junior guard Steve Selinger again on Saturday night and the new line-up produced its second victory in as many tries.
A sparse reading-period crowd of close to 800 made up for their size with enthusiastic support for Carey, Lou Silver and the cagers. Silver's presence on the floor now brings the "Lou" chant--"Loou, Loou"--from Harvard supporters.
Silver grabbed an astounding 26 rebounds for the night, five short of the record 31 rebounds collected by Bob Canty against Boston College in 1955. "You've got a relative on the scorer's table," Sanders quipped to Silver in the locker room after the game. Silver also led the Harvard team with 16 points.
Tony Jenkins added 14 points and 12 rebounds, as the Harvard front-line had a big night. Against Yale the big men pulled down 48 rebounds, more than Yale's entire team.
Harvard a Contender
"Carey is giving us the right type of lift...really doing a hell of a job out there," Sanders said. Sanders added that the Crimson are in the Ivy League race. Saturday night's victory moved Harvard ahead of Yale to fourth place in the league, with a 3-2 record. Sanders's cagers are 5-10 on the season.
But the offensive play was sloppy. Both Harvard and Yale were horrendous from the field, shooting 32.4 and 33.3 per cent, respectively. Yale coach Joe Vancisin searched for a productive line-up, using 11 players, but to no avail.
Yale forward Mike Baskauskas, a 6-ft. 4-in. senior, was the Bulldog's key man. Baskauskas hit for 23 points on 8-11 shooting from the field and gave Crimson defenders fits all evening.
In the first half, Harvard held a 26-21 lead with just under two minutes left.
A driving layup by Bulldog guard Gary Franks and a tip-in by Yale center Jim Cartmell with 32 seconds left brought Yale within one. The half-time score was Harvard, 26-25.
A see-saw battle developed in the early minutes of the second half. Harvard finally went ahead to stay on a Tony Jenkins tapin half way through the period. Carey and Silver helped to build a 58-47 lead with 1:42 left in the game. But a late Yale rally, again featuring baskets by Franks and Cartmell in the last minute of play, brought the final score to 59-53.
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