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Morton Basket Quints Take Two Off Morgan

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Published in the November 21, 1919 Morton Enterprise

Boys Win Game with Score of 41 to 13 — Girls take Game with Score of 20 to 12

The basketball season for the Morton High School opened Friday, Nov. 14, with a double game against the teams of the Morgan High School. The games were played in the hall at Morgan. The results from the point of view of the Morton school were highly gratifying–both games being won, the girls’ game with a score of 20 to 12 and the boys’ game with a score of 41 to 13.
The girls’ game was fast and well played. The Morton girls were forced to work for all the scores they obtained. The Morgan girls’ team was rather light, but was made up of fighters. The teams line up as follows:
Morton                          Morgan
L. Penhall            C       A. Dahms
B. Greenslit         R.C.  P. Bublitz
M. Beckman        F.      H. Albrecht
L. Mahowald       F.      A. Janotta
M. Kothlow         G.      B. Nelson
C.Carruth             G.      A. Scheffert
J. Ford                  Sub.  M. Caaka
H. Orth                 Sub.  B. Jones

The boys’ game was fast and rather rough. A considerable number of fouls were called on both teams. The Morgan boys were clearly outplayed from the beginning of the game. Their team work had been well planned but was not executed with sufficient speed to score very often. The Morton team played a fast game throughout, although the second half showed more accuracy in passing and basket shooting than the first. Orth, Castle and Donlon, the center forwards of the Morton team kept the ball around Morgan’s basket most of the time. The boys’ teams lined up as follows:
Morton                          Morgan
E. Donlon            F.      Bublitz
W. Castle             F.      Zakka
F. Orth                 C.      Jackson
L. Ederer              G.      Berdan
L. Greenslit                   G.      Anderson
J.Ederer               Sub.  Tyvoll
C. Simon              Sub.
E. Simon              Sub.
Price of Morgan referred the girls’ game. Morgan of Morgan and Harry Donlon of Morton refereed and umpired the boys’ game. Daun of Morton acted as scorer and timekeeper.
The Morton teams have an excellent material and a fine start for a successful season. Although handicapped for practice space it is hoped that he initial pace can be continued.