Published in the Morton Enterprise on December 17, 1915.
Win From Fairfax Boys 31-6—Endeavoring to Secure Dates to finally Decide Dist. Championship
The two Morton H.S. basketball teams—boys and girls—went to Fairfax Friday evening to engage in games with the teams of that place. The boys kept up their brilliant streak of winning by beating the male tossers of Fairfax in a rough game 31-6, Fairfax getting all her points on fouls.
The hall was a handicap to our boys, and their inability to produce more motion was due to the narrow boundaries; otherwise there would be a different score. It was one of the games where individuality was lacking. The team played as a machine.
The Fairfax boys put up a lively scrap and enjoy the reputation of holding us to the lowest score. Coleman and Dickmeier starred for their team, while Nestande also played a good game.
Gaasch LF Dickmeier
Baker RF Nestande
Orth C Schwartz
Fuller LG Reike
Donlon RG Coleman
Goals: Gaasch 4, Baker 4, Orth 4, Donlon 1, Fuller 1. Free Throws: Nestande 1, Dickmeier 5, Gaasch 2, Baker 1. Referees Varnadore, Keinlen Scorer: Martin Timekeeper: Aldrich
While the HS. Boys were rejoicing over their victory, the girls were struggling against all the disadvantages commonly found where there is a strong determination on both sides to win; where the hall is small and the courts still smaller; where the floor is unusually slippery; where the girls of the opposing six are experimenting with “roughing it: as a method of winning; and finally where the referee is the biggest difficulty.
Fairfax’s record at field throws was smashed in the contest Friday night. Thanks to our guards not one field throw could be made by the Fairfax girls. The only points to their credit (and ours as well) were made on free throws. Even at that their score was small consider the number of free throws allowed.
It was the first rough game for our girls. But they can congratulate themselves on their good work in holding their own as they did. The final score was 9 to 3 in Fairfax’s favor.
A return game is soon to take place. Watch for it and be on hand to help the girls. It promises to be interesting and to add one more victory to their present record.