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Si00ate champions make history lanchet .... did it-00 We re all happy they re ours! (Continued from Page One) Come the next day with the voices of a Pavilion-packed house screaming in his ears, Mike Acres coolly sank the determining free throw to slip the Braves past Renton, 36-35. Someone quipped later that the Archbishop's First Annual Archdi0cesen Develop. ment Fund wasn't doing too well in Renton after Acres' shot. But the sequel to that was the welcomed sight in seeing Renton High School's student section rooting all the way for Blanchet in the champiorship game. When Hudson's Bay triple-teamed Workman in the Friday semifinal, Steve Bingham took up the slack and had the best scoring night in a Blancbet uniform. The 6-1 junior forward popped in seven field goals on 13 attempts plus two free throws to wind up with 16 points--second behind Workman's 17 output. Garfield's main offense was a defense to halt Workman. Ap- parently, the Bulldogs underestimated the other Braves, especially Jim Miller. IO--THE PROGRESS Friday, March 22, 1963 The Ilrae who won the admiration of many tourney viewers was Mike Acres, 5-9, I SS.pound guard from St. Benedict's Parish. DIs- laying his floor generalship, Acres starts to dribble away from enton's Keith Newton, It was Acres who sank the deciding free throw after the laxon had ended the Thursday quarterfinal for Blancher's exciting 36-35 edge over Renton. It was Acres again who sank two free throws to up Blanchnt's score to 33.29 with 21 sec. eeds to go in the Garfield main event. Acres heeded the tournament's second team All-State selections. Keeping the ball away from Hudson's Bay 6-10 center, Craig Ray- mend, Jim Miller begins his drive toward the basket in Blancher's semifinal game with the Vancouver squad Friday. Reputed to be the tallest team in tourney history, the Eagles were cut down to * slse by Miller and the other Braves for a 50.43 win. Miller, 6.0, 170.pound guard from Blessed Sacrament, wound up as the Braves' sasond leading tourney scorer with 30 palate.--13 of those coming In the Garfield title contest' in which he was high point man for both ddes. It was Miller, who made a tip-in shot over the shoulders of much taller Bulldogs, drove through the key with underhanded lay-ins and led both Braves and Bulldogs with 13 points in the main event. BLANCHET WAS not a one-man team as many thought. Neither was it to be a patsy for the mightiest of all Metro teams. If some say or write that Garfileld did not play their best game against Blancher, we counter that neither did the Braves play their best. Offensively, it was the lowest point total for Zech's warriors. But it was apparent to all that Blanchet out-defensed, out- hustled, out-rebounded (33-31) and out-played Garfield. The climax to this 39th post-season classic was really a "battle of the minorities." On one hand, was the parochial school representative, and on the other a public school champion, whose complete 10-player roster was Negro. No more sportsman- ship contest could have been played like the one Saturday. Said Workman about Garfield: "They were the best we've met all season long. They had That perpetual State Class AA Tournament championship trophy, being held by Jim Miller and its counterpart which goes to the school and held by Mike Acres, are the two mast beautiful prizes in all the world to this joyous BlancheS' team. With heed coach Don Zech and the Braves to help celebrate that memorable pest.game locker room gaiety were faculty priest teachers (from left) Father This is how Braves did it GARFIELD vs. BLANCHET FIRST HALF Game 26 March l&, 1963 GARFIELD STARTERS: Levi Fisher,-Edward Brown, Willie Campbell, Curtis Font, Richard Williams. BLANCHET STARTERS: John Molar, Acres, Jim Miller. TIME GARFIELD ELANCHET 7:29 2 6:44 2 5:42 4 S:16 8 S:00 3 4:49 7 4:26 S 4:17 9 3:20 7 2:40 1:43 11 1:10 13 1:00 | 7:$5 6:$9 9 5:31 11 1:23 13 1:03 :50 13 :25 is 7:1 17 7:O7 d:40 4:03 5:49 19 5:13 4:15 21 3:18 3:00 23 2.39 2:11 1:03 7:41 7:17 24 6:39 26 5:29 27 3:32 3:02 29 2:18 1:33 :47 :36 :22 :21 :06 :01 29 Steve Blnghom, Tom Workman, Mike TYPE OF SHOT Fisher, lump from right side Acres, driving layup off loose ball Miller, tip In on shot by Workman Miller, f.b. Brown(D, good Fant, f.b. Blnghom (1), good, n.g. Acres, driving one bander right side Fisher, f.b. Malor (i), good, good SJngham, jump from right sMe 29' Campbell, spinning lump foul line Acres, f.b. Williams (1), no good Workman, spinning lump left side Acres, lump from back of key Fant, f.b. Workman (I), n.g., good END OF QUARTER: BLANCHET 12, GARFIELD $ 15 Workman, In air rebound shot Miller Brown, f.b. Malor (2), good Fisher, lump right side p. Williams Fisher, driving Ioyup left baseline Miller, f.b. Williams (2), no good Campbell, Jump from right corner 16 Workman, f.b. Campbell (1), good 16 HALFTIME SCORE SHOOTING PERCENTAGE: Garfield S for 21; 23.8% Blanchet 7 for 17; 41.2% REBOUNDS: Garfield, 16; Blanchef, lS SECOND HALP Fisher, rebound short left side 10 Acres, lump from right corner Malor, f.b. Fisher it), 11o good 20 Workman, spinning lump pass Blnghom Brown, layup Inbounds pass Williams 22 Miller, driving underhand Jay.up across Williams, driving one bander left bl 24 Miller, underhand luyup drive left Campbell, flying onebander short cent. 25 Miller, f.b. Williams (3), good 27 Workman, spin Jump left 15' Miller, f.b. Williams (4), no good END OF QUARTER: BLANCHET 27, GARFIELD 23 Workman, f.b. Hopkins (1), no good Fant, f.b. Workman (2), good Brown, layup right side Fisher, f.b. Blngham (2), n.g., good 29 Workman, f.b, Brown (2), sood, good Williams, layup driving left side GARFIELD TIME OUT 31 Miller, lump foul lino on rebound Workman, f.b. Fisher GARFIELD TIME, free throw no good GARFIELD TIME OUT Campbell's shot sticks on rim, Jump 33 Acres, f.b. Fisher (3), good, good 35 Miller, layup left long pass Acres 36 fouled by Font (1), good Crowds mob Blonchef team, floor 36 FINAL SCORE Blanchet's delirous rooting section, made up of rabid students, parents and friends, were among the most vociferous throughout the tournament. That's Leslie Laces, one of the Cheerleaders, look- ing at the camera. Other cheerleaders are Patty Holly, Sophie Smith, Christine Wiggen, Cheryl McCann and Sue Schroers. The no gripes when calls were made against them. Boy, were they tough under those beards!" And what an exciting season, the Braves have provided. Twenty-seven straight wins--a streak that's longer than Seattle U's 26--and championships in the Northwest Catholic Association, the Western Conference, the Seatle parochial play-off, the North- west Washington District p!ay-offs and the Seattle Prep Invitation- al Christmas Tournament besides number one rankings by both A.P. and U.P.I. are just the by-products of the climb to greatness. That 27-game streak will go down as the longest produced by a high school team in the state and it will be some time before the Chieftains can even top that. In all of their games away from the spacious campus whose name bears that of the first Bishop of our Archdiocese, the Braves had it rough although the score may not have looked it. Traveling and playing before partisan crowds are grueling enough but the Braves, as all Seattle Catholic teams are forced annually to do, had to travel 500 miles just to qualify for the tourney. Two slips in the district playoff would have washed them down the drain. Handling the basketball like it was grapefruit, Tom Workman snared with one hand a rebound from behind Garfield's 6.5 center Willie Campbell. The two giants put on a defensive show throughout the championship contest. It was Workman, 6.5 from St. John's, who blocked Campbell's shot when he wheeled around for a driving lay.in with 22 secoeds to go and Blanchet leading, 31-29. The ball because of the force exerted by both players stuck on the rim. This key play by Workman helped to unnerve Garfield and inspire the Rreves to go on to that historic victory. SO IT WAS understandable for Zech to remark before packed house and an unseen but large television audience the trophy presentation that the Braves will "go any place to play anytime." But it is not so understandable how Metro teams, with ex- ceptions now and then, would avoid scheduling Blanchet .... and Seattle Prep . .. and O'Dea. Perhaps the complexion will change now that Blancher has proven the worth of all Catholic ball clubs. But there have been many who knew that the Braves had it all along. A few extra "Hail Mary's" helped greatly along way. When one Sister of the Blanchet faculty was asked about "prayer storm," she remarked, "A novena? There were novenas!" Remarked Patricia Steers, a Holy Angels High senio% "Imagine me rooting for Blanehet? I want them to go all the way!" William J'. (Bill) Nolan, real estate appraiser for the County Assesor, led the campaign a decade and a half ago to have Seattle Catholic schools eligible for the tourney. He commented: "My dreams have finally come through after 17 years since my battle with the High School Athletic Association provide a place for a representative Seattle Catholic school the tournament. Congratulations to the best team in tourney history]" John Merrill, official tourney scorer since 1945 and a St. Paul parishioner who hasn't missed a single tourney game since 1934, said that Blanchet was by far one of the greatest teams. The Braves have worked hard at being one of the greates t if not THE greatest. For three of them--Acres, Major and Dilloli, and another regular-season Brave, Don Ordonia--this champio ship routine started when they were in the eighth grade at St. Benedict's and their CYO cadet team took the deanery title. They beat in a divisional playoff game St. John's which had a kid by the name of Workman. All of the Braves are seniors except Bingham, a junior, Duncan, a sophomore. THUS, ONE of the finest tributes came from Garfield Ran Patnoe who said about their hard work and discipline: "Congratulations, Blancbet. You really deserve this award. You worked hard for it. Anyone who works that hard deserves to win it." And anyone, who works hard to support our Catholic schools like Blancher also deserves to share in the glory. So, fellow Catholics, take a bow along with the Braves. Knights add more trophies TACOMA-- More hardware was added to Blancher High School's glittering trophy collection after the 17th annual Tacoma Knights of Colum- bus' Basketball Banquet Tuesday in the K of C Hall. The Braves were awarded the Owen Gallagher Trophy, em- blematic of the best quintet in the Archdiocese. They also wer given a special trophy by the K of C's State Council. Named inspirational winners of the five teams were Acres of Blancher, Dick Anstett of Bellarmine, Steve Tarabochia of O'Dea, Mike Guiry of Seattle Prep and Pat McLaugblin of St. Martin's. Stanton Boyle, Father David White (foreground), Father Joseph Erny (rear), Monsignor John DoGgeR, the proud principal; Mon- signor Philip Daffy, archdiocesan superintendent of schools; and Father James Mollahan, the equally proud vice principal. Others in the faculty included assistant coaches Don Andre and Charles Gilli- gun and athletic director John (Mickey) Naish. Official title box score GARFIELD vs. BLANCHET Game 26 March 16, 1963 SHOTS FG FTA FT RBDS ASST PF PTS Levi Fisher, f ............ 12 4 4 3 8 1 3 11 Edward Brown, f ........ $ 2 1 1 $ 0 2 3 Willie Campbell, ....... 17 3 o 0 6 0 1 6 Curtis Font, g ........... o 0 s 3 1 0 1 S Richard Williams, g ...... 5 2 o o 2 3 4 4 Bob Boyd is new SU coacl00 Seattle University has a new baskethall coach-- Bob Boyd from Santa Ana Junior College in Southern California. The 32-year-old native Southern Californian signed a three-year contract Wednesday to become Nlnus Hopkins, g ........ o o o o 0 o 0 Lonnlo Morris, g ........ O 0 0 O ? 0 0 TEAM REBOUNDS 7 39 11 10 7 31 4 11 BLANCHET John Molar, f ............ 3 0 1 0 I 0 2 Steve Blngham, f ........ 5 1 0 0 S 1 2 Tom Workman, ........ 14 4 S 3 11 0 2 MIko Acres, 9 ........... 9 4 3 2 4 2 0 Jim Miller, g ............. 7 $ 6 3 5 2 0 Dick Johnson, f .......... 0 0 0 0 1 O 0 Eugene Duncan, f .......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TEAM REBOUNDS 6 38 14 15 8 33 5 4 FREE THROWS MISSED: GARFIELD (3) Font 2, Fisher BLANCHET (7) Miller 3, Workman 2, Major, Acres SCORE BY QUARTERS: GARFIELD 8-7-8-6-29 8-15-23--29 BLANCHET 13-3-11-936 13.15-27--36 SHOOTING PERCENTAGES: GARFIELD 11 for 39; 28.2% Half: S for 21; 23.8% OLANCHET 14 for 38; 36.8% Half: 7 for 17; 41.2% HALFTIME SCORE: Blanchet 16, Garfield 18 OFFICIALS: Tom Parry and Charles Moffeft TIMES LEAD CHANGED HANDS: 2 TIMES GAME TIED:4 TURNOVERS: GARFIELD, 13; ELANCHET, 13 What Braves did in tourney 0 Sacred Heart 29 G FG FTA FT Rbds Asst PF Points Avg. Workman 4 27 33 24 60* 3 14 78 19.5'* Miller 4 13 11 4 26 9 6 30 7.5 Blngham 4 11 8 3 17 7 8 25 6.2 Acres 4 9 11 6 18 11 8 24 6.0 Malor 4 0 11 3 10 4 11 21 5.2 Zlegou 1 1 0 0 2 O 1 2 2.0 Johnson 3 2 2 0 3 2 0 4 1.3 Duncan 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 Droppelmon 1 0 0 g 0 0 0 0 0.0 Dillon 1 0 0 O 3 0 O 0 ' 0.0 *Leading tournament Individual total TIod for second highest tournament individual total **Tied for second highest tournament Individual scoring average On top of the pack 1) Blanchet of Seattle S) Central Valley of Veradafe 2) Garfield of Seattle near Spokane 6) Hudson's Bay of Vancouver 3) Richland 7) Bellevue 4) Renton 8) Lewis and Clark of Spokane Blancher delegation received praise during the championship trophy presentation when team captain Mike Acres pointing to the rooters said, "Besides having the best team, we've also get the best student body over therel" -- (Progress Sports Photos by Charley Heib.) 0 cadets win 2 tl The Sacred Heart of 10 13 Bellevue Whites won a o wild and wooly contest $ Sunday to win the CYO Arch- diocesan Grade School Basket- ball Tournament with a 51-38 cadet victory over Assumption of Seattle at Seattle U. Sacred Heart, shooting and making shots from every angle on the floor, also had a hay- day at the free throw line by sinking 19 out of 27 charity tosses. Assumption was the defend- ing cadet champion. John Gross was the winners' high point man with 15. Rick Lorenz and Tim Leachman paced Assumption with nine apiece. Tourney linescores: St. Patrick. Tacoma, 41, St. Ann, Ta- coma, 38 (for third place). Lady of Queen of Angels, Port Angeles, 39, St. Anthony, Renton, 33 (for (ourth place). Sacred Heart 47, St. Ann 39 (semifinal) Assumpt on 82, st. Patrick, 29 (seml. final). St. Ann 45, St. Francis, Souhurst, 38. Sacred Hoort 48, Queen of Angels 44. Assumption 50, Lady of Good Help, Ha. qulom, 30. St. Patrick 30, St. Anthony 29. Queen of Angels 46, st. Francis 29. St. Anthony 55, Lady of Good Help 40. CYO teens set programs Activities in the CYO teen club calendar include: A Tacoma district ice skat- ing party at 10 p.m. this Fri- day in the Lakewood Ice Arena . . . A one-act play presentation of "The Informer" by St. Francis of Assisi at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sea- hurst parish hall with St. Thomas and St. Bernadette's dramatists also participating .. A parents' night by St. Francis of Assisi again from 8 to 10 p.m. next Monday in the parish hall . . . "Here Comes the Showboat" one-act play and a talent show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Seattle's As- sumption . . . and a fashion show at St. Joseph's at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Seattle school auditorium. the Chieftains' ninth varsity A coach since 1945. J Boyd's appointment become effective immediately although he will have to commute be- tween Seattle and Santa Aria to complete his algebra teaching post until June. He will be at- tending the NCAA finals and coaches meeting in Louisville this weekend for SU. A former southern division All, Conference center for Unive sity of Southern California Boyd was highly recommend, ed by Ned Wulk of Arizona State, Forrest Twogood of USC and John Wooden of UCLA. Boyd's record at Santa Aria stands 64-24 with two league championships, t w o second- places and one third-place in six seasons. Boyd is married and has foJ children. He is a non-Catholic Terms of salary were not dis- closed. Orators meet in Tacoma TACOMA-- The ninth annual CYO Arch- diocesan Oratorical Finals wi] be held at 3 p.m. this in Doric Motor Hotel, 242 St. Helens St. The winner will advance to the national CYO finals April 15 in Washington, D. C. HOLY CROSS BROTHERS Serve God Through Teaching, Youth Work, Missions Writing Farming Trades Social Work Clerical Work For Information write: Brother Gilbert Burke, C.S.C. Notre Dame High School 13642 Riverside Dr. Sherman Oaks, Calif. BROTHERS OF SAINT JOHN OF GOD Save Souls as a HOSPITAL BROTHER Candidates are trained as: Registered Nurses X-Ray and Laboratory Technicidns Pharmacists Therapists O/rice Personnel write: Director of Vocations St. John of God Hospital, Ion Angeles 18, Calif. I