Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1966: Pirates' first regional win since 1937

Greensburg Daily News, 7 March 1966

From Jack Poore's Decatur Co. Backsetball 1946-1968
"The Pirates breezed through the Sectional and had little trouble in the Regional. In the Semi-State opener against Richmond, the Pirates held a 70-56 lead late in the game before the Red Devils chopped the lead down to four with 30 seconds remaining. But the Bucs held on for the right to play Tech for the Semi-State crown.
In the championship game Greensburg led by 3 points early in the final quarter, but Tech battled back and led 75-73 with 40 seconds remaining. Tech missed a free throw with 32 seconds to play but the Pirates threw the ball away after snaring the rebound. Tech scored a bucket and two free throws in the final seconds and Greensburg scored on an unmolested layup as the buzzer sounded.
Terry Martin's 21 points gave him a total of 995 points for his three years of varsity competition, which was a Greensburg record."
Players certified for Sectional play that year were: Steve McCammon, Bob Lay, Bob Barker, Steve Konkle, Bob DeLay, Dick Bockover, George Lanning, Phil Ogden, Steve Chitwood, Daryl Smith, Danny Jones, and Terry Martin. The team was coached by Keith Greve and Jerry Gegenheimer.

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