Clipped From The Courier-Journal
Manual And Girls' High Win Right To Contest In State Tournament both players and spectators, gave vent to their bitter feelings, both it-ally it-ally it-ally and physically. But after the Miie. the players and coaches showed the best of sportsmanship. un Thompson expressed the hope to Coach Arntson that Manual would win at Lexington, and Coach C. J Home, who has made it possible, very largely, that Male High have a strong team this year, congratulated Arntson most cordially. And Coach Arntson issued an invitation to all the Male High squad to join the Crim sons in a "feed." It is a real team, a team in every sense of the word, that represents (Continued on Page- Page- 5.) By KEYNOLDS OIKDLI.K. Manual is triumphant, and history repeats itself. For the second time in as many years, the Crimsons of du Pont Manual and the Ytdinw TacWpts of the Louisville Girls High School won the right to represent the Louisville District by emerging victorious over all opposition in the seventeenth district sectional basketball tournament held at the du Pont gym. In the finals, played last night. Coach Neal Arntson's warriors smashed the hopes of the valiant Purples of Male High by defeating them, 20 to 8, while a few minutes before that Coach Naomi Zinsmeister's plucky, brilliant little band of feminine feminine court performers had concluded a most satisfying victory over the Bardstown girls, 26 to 10. So ended Louisville's first sectional net meet. But though the two games con- con- tested last night climaxed the tourney, tourney, one event leading up to the termination is deserving of equal note. In a game that was witnessed by a crowd packed into the spacious Manutil gym. a crowd that seemed to taketpart in the game fully as much as did the principals, the players, Male High snatched the brand of victory victory from the burning when Captain Willard Thompson beat the final gun by one second with a field goal that tied the lead taken by St, Xavier and made necessary a five-minute five-minute five-minute overtime overtime period. And in that period, crippled crippled Wallace Brooks, Purple forward, tossed two free throws that gavo the Purples a 19-17 19-17 19-17 victory and the right to play in the finals against Manual. It was a tough blow for St. Xavier. for it took from them the chance to meet Manual, the same team that last yeur at Shepherdsville won a game from the Saints in a similar manner. The Crimson triumph, though decisive, decisive, was achieved only after a ies-perate ies-perate ies-perate battle. Burdened by . natural fatigue resulting from their bitter struggle with St. Xavier in the morn ing, the Elam-Horne Elam-Horne Elam-Horne combination strove witn utter disregard of physi cal well being to stem the tide of Crimson superiority. Tiey did this by diving headlong afftn- afftn- the ball, by taking long, impossible looking shots and tearing into the inexorable Manual Manual machine with a spirit that gained applause. But they were unequal to the task Manual did not loaf last night. The Crimson played scientific basketball, a brand of basketball that bore the im print of Neal Arntson, court strate-( strate-( strate-( gist. They passed swiftly, surely, guarded more closely than the pro verbial shadow hangs to its author and though they missed many easy shots, they yet hit the basket when they should have. It was Paul Jenkins night at Du-Pont Du-Pont Du-Pont gym. He was all over the floor, dribbling elusively, hanging onto Captain Thompson, the Purple long shot artist and captain, preventing him from getting loose for the de vastating shooting that has wrecked so many teams this year. The Crimson took the iead, were headed once, regained it and never lost it. The end of the first quarter they led 3 to 2, at the end of the second 7 to 3. The third quarter found them in the lead 12 to 3, and they stepped out more in the last to win 20 to 8. It was the sixteenth time Coach Arntson has pitted a team coached by hlms.'lf against a Male High rep rcsentative, Manual supporters said last night. Thirteen times he has won, twice he has lost, and one tied. Naturally enough, during a game of the caliber as last night's, some. iP:;!i!!:!l!l!IIIU!ll!!)ll!I!!