The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 14, 1955, Image 5

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    BILL BROPHY, senior from Havertown, Pa., is second in
scoring on the Aggie basketball team with 56 points. He’s
averaged 11 points a game so far this year.
May your Christmas be as warm
as an old friend’s greetingsf^ V
Mr. and Mrs. “Lou”
If we just wish you, simply ^
and sincerely, the old,
yet always new wish,
you'll understand that we're
wishing you *
With all our heart, a very * -
Merry Christmas
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East Gate
The Passing Scene
by Irwin Caplan
Freshmen Play at 6:30
Wednesday, December 14, 1955 THE BATTALION Page 5
A&M Entertains Cougar Five Tonight
After disposing of two
straight opponents with sur
prising ease, agile A&M sets
its traps for the University of
H o u s t o n’s offense-minded
Cougars tonight in White Coliseum.
The Aggie Fish grapple Hous
ton’s Kittens in the evening’s open
er at 6:30. Varsity action gets un
derway at 8. KORA will broad
cast the contest with Mike Misto-
vich doing the play-by-play. Tick
ets are $1 for general admission
and $1.50 for reserved seats.
A glance at the Cadet’s record
so far this season shows a steadily
improving attack that at present
overshadows their lack of height.
A&M opened with a low-scoring,
43-48, loss to Tulsa, and then drop
ped two games in turn to Vander
bilt and Memphis State, 69-79 and
Since returning home the Aggie
hoopsters have beaten LSU’s Ti
gers 73-59 and Tulane 85-66.
A&M’s efforts against Tulane rep
resent the second highest score ever
run up by an Aggie basketball
team. The record high was set
last year in a 86-84 win over Pep-
The Aggies moved into a third
place tie with Texas in Southwest
Conference season standings today
by virtue of Phillips’ victory over
the Longhorns last night. Both
have 2-3 won-lost slates.
Houston comes into tonight’s
game an overwhelming favorite,
having lost only one game this sea
son. The Cougars were rated 12th
in the nation before Valparaiso’s
upset win at the Birmingham Tour
nament last week, 84-80.
Paced by 7-1 Don Boldebuck, the
By Edging A-Armor
B-Engirt eers Cop
Fish Grid Title
"There’s still nothing wrong with the old reflexes. Notice
the neat way I avoided that joker in the car back there?"
Intramural Writer
Jim Vester’s aerial pi’owess
headed a powerful B-Engineer
football attack yesterday as the
Engineers rolled over A-Armor 6-0
for the freshman championship.
Vester’s decisive pass came mid
way in the first half when he con
nected with Calvin Brummett, who
shook loose for a 30-yard jaunt
and the winning TD. Vester’s kick
for the extra point was low.
In the Class A basketball quar
terfinals Ronald Moates scoi’ed 20
points and led A-Composite to a
37-26 victory over A-Engineers.
Jim Adams scored eight points for
A-Composite to tie A-Engineer’s
Dick Sorrells and Wes Henderson
for second high scoring honoi’S.
Joe Schiraldi scored 15 points to
lead A-Athletics to a narrow 32-31
victory over Sqd. 11 in an overtime
Class A basketball game.
A-Infantry eked out a/i 7-6 deci
sion over C-Field in thxj feature
game of upperclassman football.
Sqd. 17 defeated C-AAA 18-6 and
Sqd. 7 downed Sqd. 20, 6-0.
Larry Carter and Ben Marshall
blanked Jerry Tice and John Rey
nolds 6-0 in freshman tennis to
head their A-Engineer victory over
Sqd. 6. Joe Artola and John Jef-
feries wrapped up the decision by
edging Henry Gritter and Tommy
Brown. Sqd. 6’s Tommy Lassiter
and George Human defeated A1
Browning and Ed Baker in the
third match.
In other games A-Chemical wal
loped the Maroon Band, 3-0; Sqd.
7 beat C-Armor, 2-1; and Sqd. 3
edged Sqd. 2, 2-1.
Upperclassman horseshoe victo
ries were chalked up by: D-FA;
B-AAA; Sqd. 13, A-AAA; B-In-
fantry; and Sqd. 22.
All Sports
Leggett Hall
Milner Hall
... 80
Mitchell Hall
... 70
Walton Hall
CORPS (Class A)
... 65
Squadron 17
Squadron 7
Maroon Band
CORPS (Class B)
...247 y 2
Squadron 12
C-Infantry .*
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Cougars have averaged almost 90
points a game, hitting their high
for the year against potent TCU.
The Cougars slaughtered the Frog
gies, 101-58. According to the ex
perts, the Houston Cats should win
the Missouri Valley championship
going away. Houston boasts 3-1
season record.
“We’re improving all right,” says
crafty Ken Loeffler, the inimitable
Aggie coach, “but we’ve still, got a
long way to go. We’re going to
give these other conference teams
a good game anyway.”
Sophomore F r i t z i e Connally
bucketed 14 points against Tulane
to take the lead in individual scor
ing on the Aggie squad with 69
points. Second in rebounds, Con-
nally’s 6-3 height is deceiving. He
can jump higher than anyone on
At this season of good
cheer we wish to ex
press our sincere ap
preciation of the cor
dial relations existing
between us and to
extend best wishes for
a Merry Christmas.
A&M Photo
No. Gate
the team.
Senior Bill Brophy dunked 15
points Monday night to place him
second in team scoring with 56.
Brophy, 6-3, was A&M’s top point
maker last year with 336.
George (Spider) Mehaffey, who
has been handicapped in the past
two games with a Charley horse,
still managed to score 14 points in
the Tulane game to rank him third
in Aggie scoring with 53 markers.
George gets a crack at his home
town school tonight. He graduated
from St. Thomas high school in
A&M suffered its worst defeat in
history last year at the hands of
the Cougar’s, 107-66.
This will be the second start of
the season for the Aggie Fish, who
dropped their opener to Allen
Academy last week, 72-75. Alex
Roberts, 6-2, Pawtucket, R.I. prod
uct was the leading scorer in the
game against Allen. Roberts
dumped eight field goals and seven
free throws for a total of 23.
The only Texan in the starting
freshmen lineup, Victoria’s Neil
Swisher, scored 16 points in the
season opener and was outstanding
on defense. Stew Heller, 6-6
Pennsylvanian, hit the basket for
12 points and controlled the back-
boards most of the night.
G o n z a 1 o Diago, two-handed
sharpshooter from Santurce, Puerto
Rico, wound up with 10 points.
Diago hits from all parts of the
court on his set shots and appeal’s
headed for great things at A&M.
Tonight’s games will be the last
home appearance of the Aggies
before their Southwest Conference
bpener with Baylor Jan. 4.
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