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4. 1951 MOUNT PULASKI TIMES- NEWS, MOUNT PULASKL ILLINOIS WIN SECOND PLACE (Continued rrum page 1) a basket and two free tosses, While the Hilltoppers cashed in on Only one of three free toss attempts. reaw (54) G F WallaiiXiiiiiiiiiil) 2 0 0 5 Laughlin .................................. 1 2 Claybaugh ................................ 1 4 IIardey ...................................... 3 2 Foley .......................................... 3 1 C. Davis .................................... 0 0 Totals 20 14 unt Pulaski 02) G F us ................ 7 4 Hahn ........................ ii ............... 5 3 Vh ..................... iii:. ............... 4 3 ason .iiiiiiiiiiiiiii ..................... 1 2 Armstrong ............................... 0 0 Richner ...... iii ............................... 3 0 Totals 20 12 Spotted Peoria 13 Then Went On to Win Mount Pulaski's Hilltoppers, a ho made a fine impression on ris tourney basketball fans With their one-sided victory over Kewanee opening day, further enhanced their reputation by sPotting Peoria Woodruff 13 Points in the Thursday afternoon game, and then coming back to Win, 44 to 37. Starting Without the services I of their ace, Bill Dittus, who was injured in the opener, Mount Pu- laski Couldn't pull themselves together to do any scoring or present a respectable defense, and Peoria ran the count to 15-2 before Dittus, despite an injured ankle, entered the fray late in the first quarter. Pulaski then Pulled themselves together and began to fight back, the quarter ending 17.6 Peoria. ,_.In the snd quarter, with ulrtus sparking the attack his teammates began playing a dif- ferent brand of ball and when the half ended had picked up 12 Points, while holdin$ Peoria to 5, cutting the margin to 22-18. Go  In Third lulaski kept up its scoring drive in the third quarter and it wasn't long until they had tied the COUnt at 23-23. From then on it was a ding-dong affair with Pulaski maintaining a slight margin all the way. Hahn, with some fine rebounding and five free tosses.kept the team in the scoring with Mason getting four baskets While Dittus managed to sink four and two free ones. al- though badly handicapped. Pulaski ran their count up to 30-25 in the quarter only to have their lead cut to one point, but a nice two-bander by Mason end- the third frame 34.31 Pulaski. Last Quarter Thriller The last quarter was a thriller with Pulaski ahead or tied the entire quarter, Woodruff being ahead by one point only once. After tieing it up early in the quarter, Richner broke the tie with a free toss but a basket by Peoria put them ahead. Arm- strong tied it up with a free toss, then Hahn intercepted a pass and drove the length of the floor to score, 38-36. Peoria and Pu- laski both missed free throw shots, then Mason hit on a re- bound and Pulaski led, 41-37. With two minutes to go Dittus and Veech each sank free tosses to make it 43.37. Peoria was do- ing a lot in the game when Veech and a Peoria player were banished from the game by the referee, put on a nice exhibition of dribbling, resulting in a couple of fouls, making one good to end the game 44-37, Pulaski. Mount Pulaski (44) B F 1T Richner, f ............................ 1 Dittus, f ................................ 4 2 101 Veech, f ................................ 0 5 51 Brown, f ................................ 0 0 1 Hahn, c ................................ 5 5 15 Mason, g .............................. 4 0 8 Armstrong, g ........................ 0 2 2 Totals 14 16 44 Peoria Woodruff (37) B F TP Durdle, f ................................ 2 3 7 Stenson, f ............................ 0 0 0 Calwell, f .............................. 4 4 12 Smith, f ................................. 0 2 Burnaham, c ...................... 2 1 5 Boich, g ............................. :_4 2 10 Hauptly, g ............................ 0 0 0 Lindemeyer, g .................... 0 1 1 Totals 13 11 37 Sponsors of the Peoria-pulaski game were: Farmers Bank, First National Bank, Shull Motor Co., Stahl Bros. Hdwe, Mount Pulaski Grain Co., Rothwell Lumber Co., Western Auto Associate. Narrow Squeak In Blue Island Game Pulaski's Hilltoppers had their toughest game of the Paris tour- ney Friday afternoon in fight- ing their way into the finals that night. Building up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, Blue Island put on a terrific rally in the closing minutes to narrow the gap to one point which waj stretched a little by Riehner's free toss, with only seconds to go. Pulaski, after leading most of the first quarter lost it, trailing 10-14, at the end of the frame. Baskets by Dittus and Hahn tied it up and Dlttus' pivot and free toss put them in the lead, but little Nesbit, colored forward, put PROPANi: GAS [] THE IDEAL FUEL Cooking Heating - Hot Water Refrigeration TRACTOR FUEL How much can you save by operating your Farm Tractor on Propane Gas? Can you change your present equipment to burn this cheaper...cleaner fuel ? SEE EQUIPMENT IN ACTUAL OPERATION How 'nany tractors, trucks, busses, and automobiles are using this fuel for motor power ? GET THE ANSWERS at LINCOLN ODD FELLOWS HOME GYM Wednesday, January 1Oth, 1951 7:30 P.M. Car Speaker for the Evening D. P. Bresee buretion Expert of Phillips Petroleum Company SPonsored by LOGAN BUTANE GAS CO. 533 17th Street LINCOLN, ILLINOIS his team ahead with two baskets and the count ran to 21-18 be- fore Pulaski evened it up on Dittus' basket and Masons free toss. They went ahead 23-21 on another faked basket by Dittus, Richner's basket and Armstrong's long one, to end the half 27-23, Pulaski. They ran the count to 32-25, then 34-25, then 38-31 and ended the third quarter, 40-35. Pulaski kept going in the last quarter and had a 48-39 lead, but Blue Island made a desperate bid in the last two minutes, stealing the ball and what-not to tie the game 49-49. Hahn and Richner both came through with free toss es while Blue Island was missing two, and the ball game, 51-49. Sponsors for this game were:- Kroger's, Mount Pulaski Farm- ers Grain & Elevator Co., Dr. E. H. Cox, Old Pioneer at Lake Fork, Bertoni's, Ingrain, Bros., Hilltop Electric and The Mount Pulaski Times-News, Stoll Coal & Ice. Mount Pulaski (51) B F T Dittus, f ................................ 8 2 18 Vetch, f .................................. 0 2 2 Hahn, c ................................ 3 3 9 Armstrong, g ...................... 3 5 11 Richner, g ............................ 1 3 5 Mason, g ................................ 1 4 6 Totals 16 19 51 Blue Island (49) B F T Kough, f ................................ 2" 1 5 Hallihan, f ............................ 3 0 6 Maty'wicz, f ........................ 2 0 4 Bronson, f .: .......................... 0 0 0 Boza, c .................................. 2 2 6 Miller, c ................................ 2 1 5 Nesbitt, g ............................ 6 1 13 Heniff, g .............................. 2 4 8 Proctor, g .............................. 1 0 2 Totals 20 9 49 TOURNEY SPARKS Bill Dittus was selected on the tourney All-Star team as Co- Captain, along with Elmer Plew, sensational Paris player, who broke the tourney record in total points scored. Harry Hahn was chosen as Center on the second team and named as its Captain. Armstrong, Mason, Veech and Richner received honorable men- day night for the finals tmn. _ Second place spots seem to be Pulaski fans can be mighty 1 the lot of former, coaches. George roud Af the -howin~ of hei'r ;Derringer lost in the finals to p u   m fo- *he- e ;; .... . , . t Rock Island, 5-47; Carroll t=, t  ,,,,,,,,ou ,,, - ' No mal team lost t De schools as Kewanee, 54-32" Wood- [ Wooos r . . o - ruff of Peoria 44-37; Blue'Island,: Pue 66-56 in the iinais. Leroy 52 49 a  the lost a overtime' Halbergs Feitsnans eam also - , no n n . . to Paris by only two points to lost a finals game to Spring- be awarded the second nlace field Senators, 50.45. And our trophy, a huge silver basketball. Logan county nelghbor,.Lmcoln,. , ............. j nad o settle or secona spot at .ne ntntoppers naa two oaa I i., tn Morton of )i Centraha, lo... __ .. breaks which could well have c ..... =' - been the margin of the eham- _lcczv, J.-.. pionship game. Dittus suffered an ankle injury in the opening game after scoring 28 points and had to leave the game in middle of the fourth quarter, and was not up to par the rest of the games. Dick Ey, regular guard, was left at home with chicken- pox. A large delegation of Pulaski- ans followed the team all three i days with it being doubled Fri- i NOTICE OF MEETING i The 47th Annual Meeting of the Mount Pulaski Farmers Grain and Elevator Company ii! will be held in the office, Janu- ary 17, 1951, at 2 P.M., for the i election of two directors and any other business to come before the meeting. Mount Pulaski Farmers Grain and Elevator Company. O. E. Martin, See'y ........ THANK YOU For Your Patronage During Our First Year in Business. 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