The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 30, 1955, Image 3

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    Wednesday, November 30, 1955
Page 3
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GRAY, Texas
Tigers, Kittens Open Season
With Double Loss to Bobcats
Consolidated Correspondent
A&M’s Consolidated Tigers op
ened the 1955-56 high school bas
ketball season with a double loss to
the Cypress-Fairbanks Bobcats as
die “A” team was edged, 28-32, and
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the “B” squad lost 0 by 21-33 last
night in Tiger gym.
Cypress-Fairbanks scored first,
but the lead was short-lived as
Consolidated tied it up immediately
and led at the end of the first
half, 14-11 as both teams swapped
field goals and saw the lead change
hands five times.
Leading by a single point, 21-20,
at the start of the fourth period,
the Bobcats pulled away to 31-24,
the largest lead of the evening,
despite the Tiger’s full-court
The Kittens played the Cypress-
Fairbanks “B” team to a 9-9 stand
off at the end of the first half, but
the vistors ran wild in the final
two periods, hitting- for 24 points
to but 12 for Consolidated. Ronnie
Engle lead the “B” team scorers
with 11 for the Bobcats, with the
Kittens’ Don Avera meshing nine.
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100 Gridders Report
For 12th Man Bowl
About 100 candidates reported to
the Maroon and White squads yes
terday as workouts opened for the
Twelfth Man Bowl football game,
to be played on Kyle Field De
cember 15.
Shoes were issued to the squads
and both head coaches—Lawrence
Winkler of the Maroon team, and
Ronald Robbins of the White team
—gave a short talk outlining the
schedule for the coining two weeks
of practice. Starting Wednesday
the teams will work out in shorts
and shoes and will not put on pads
until December 12.
Winkler, all-Southwest Confer
ence second team tackle for A&M
in 1954 and assistant coach of this
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year’s Fish team, will be assisted
by Don Watson, Gene Henderson,
Bebes Stallings and John Gilbert.
Robbins was a quarterback on
the Aggie team in 1953-54 and also
assisted coaching the Fish squad
this season. His assistants will
be his brother, Donald, Joe Schero,
Henry Clark, Dee Powell and Troy
The Maroon squad is composed
of men from the Maroon Band, the
army military units, Bizzell, Leg
gett, Milner, Hart and Mitchell
halls while the White Band, the air
force outfits, Puryear, Walton,
College View, Dorm 16 and day
students make up the White team.
Tickets are 50 cents each and
will go on sale December 1, at the
student activities office and can be
bought at the gate at game time.
Aggies Place
Two Players
On All-SWC 11
Texas Christian, which won the
championship, placed the most men
on the All-Southwest Conference
football team with four. Texas
A&M, Texas and Arkansas, which
finished in that order behind TCU,
were also multiple placers.
Jim Swink, TCU’s great half
back, was the only unanimous
choice in the team picked by the
coaches for the Associated Press.
But there were ties at two spots,
thus there are 13 men.
Herb Gray, Texas guard, lacked
only one vote of being unanimous.
Menan Schriewer, Texas end, and
Hugh Pitts, Texas Christian’s cen-
ter, lacked two votes.
Texas Christian came up with
Swink, Pitts, tackle Norman Hamil
ton and Charles Curtis, quarter
Texas placed three men, with
sophomore Walter Fondren tying
for one of the halfback spots with
Preston Carpenter of Arkansas.
The Texas Aggies landed two
men on the team. They were Den
nis Goehring, guard, and Eugene
Stallings, end. Stallings tied with
Henry Gremminger of Baylor for
one of the wing spots.
Arkansas had Carpenter and
Henry Moore, the brilliant Razor-
back fullback.
Pairings with Hamilton at tackle
was Forrest Gregg, Southern Meth
odist’s power of the line.
Barely missing the first team
were a couple of A&M players,
Jack Powell, tackle, and Jack Par
dee, the big fullback.
Seven of the men making the
first team were seniors, so that
means almost half of the players
picked on the all-conference will
be back next season.
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Cadets Can Go Places
Under Loeffler’s Wing
Ken Loeffler, A&M’s brilliant
basketball mentor, has been at Ag-
gieland only a short time and al
ready the Cadets are going places.
Tomorrow they take on the Tulsa
Hurricanes at Tulsa. , Saturday the
Aggies play Vanderbilt at Nash
ville and Monday, Dec. 5, they meet
Memphis State at Memphis.
“To use an old press term, we’re
going to try and play the ‘spoiler
role’ this year. I hope we can
spoil something except ourselves,
tlilough,” said Loeffler.
Loeffler, who came here after
compiling a phenomenal record at
LaSalle College in Philadelphia,
takes over the reins of an Aggie
basketball team that has won only
six games in the past two seasons
and only one in Southwest Confer
ence action.
During-his six years at LaSalle,
Loeffler’s teams won 145 games
and lost only 30, and played in a
post-season tournament every year.
LaSalle won the NCAA title in
1954 and was the runner-up last
The Aggies will leave by plane
for Dallas today and catch a train
for Tulsa tomorrow.
Only one sophomore gets Loef
fler’s starting nod tomorrow night.
Two seniors and two juniors round
out the first team.
Sophomore F r i,t z i e Connally,
A&M’s top high jumper during the
track season, brings his 6-3 frame
into his first starting role on the
varsity. Although playing little
more than half the season as a
freshman, Connally finished as the
Fish eager’s third ranking scorer
with 122 points in eight games.
He averaged 15.2 points per game.
‘ Bill Brophy, 6-3, and A1 Love,
6-5, are the two seniors on the No.
1 team. Brophy was the varsity’s
leading point maker last season
with 336 points, and averaged 14
points a game. Love played in
only 15 of A&M’s 24 games last
season, but has shown great im
provement this year.
Two juniors, Roger Harvey, 5-11,
and George Mehaffey, 6-4, complete
the stalling team. Harvey, one of
the best defensive men in the con
ference last year, seems to have
recovered from a knee injury that
hampered him last season. Me
haffey was third among A&M scor
ers, and was a standout during the
latter part of last season. He scor
ed 268 points and was second in
rebounds with 180.
Loeffler plans to take 10 players
on the three-game tour before
opening the season here Dec. 10
against LSU. Others making the
trip this week are Carter Williams,
John Henry, Ted Harrod, John
Fortenberry and Bryan Sutherlin.
“We have two boys, Ken Hutto
and John Lesikar, who are breath
ing down these other guy’s necks,
and I wouldn’t be surprised if they
beat somebody out later on,” Loef
fler said.
“We plan to mix up our defenses
this year, try all the types of zones.
We’ll try lots of things, but we’ll
still be -faced with that awful prob
lem—no big guy!”
on the Aggie basketball team
will be in the starting line up
against Tulsa Dec. 1. The 5-11
junior is a defensive wizard.
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