Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Point takes first net title over St. Paul

The 1942-43 high school basketball season was a tough one. The world was focused on WWII, tires and gasoline were rationed, and many coaches were serving in the military. In fact, five of the seven county school teams were coached by the school principal. Principal James Clements led the New Point Little Giants to their first county tourney win on January 30, 1943 - 70 years ago today. Senior players were Earl Beagle, Marion Marsh, Floyd Milburn, Bennie Thackery, and Robert Thackery.

1 February 1943, Greensburg (Ind.) Daily News

New Point High School Memories, Biographies and Pictures for the years 1922 thru 1967 by Jim and Patty Lawrence
The early years : Decatur Co. Basketball : 1932-1945 by Jack Poore

Want to read more about Indiana high school basketball? Click here for a list of books available at the Greensburg Public Library.

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