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'}Ball-hawking Backcourt Men Bobcats Whip Wayne 76-66 'eru ';This season Jack Mclntire's State Bobcats have w o n elve of eighteen basketball , mes, and eight of ten in the ebraska College Conference. , e 'Cats currently need only


scored 28 points for the Wildcats. Yopp was assigned to guard Goede February 11, and he held him to five points as Peru won the game 76-66. Mike Roacl;,l., a 5'10" guard from Palmyra, Nebraska, has also been a nemesis to Peru's foes. In eighteen games this sea-

By Jack Johnson Scoring flurries by g u a rd s Mike Roach, and Tom Yopp, plus the 22-point production by Bob Buettgenbach powered the Peru State Bobcats to a 76-66 victory over the Wayne State Wildcats at Peru, Saturday night, Febr. 11. The victory enabled the Peruvians to creep__ within one victory of clinching af"least a share of the Nebraska College Conference championship. Peru broke into an early lead, only to see Wayne storm back into command at 18-17 with 6:10 remaining in the first half. Bobcat guard Tom Yopp then took charge and scored eight points in the next two minutes to give the 'Cats a comfortable margin. Drexel Harvey, a 6'3" forward picked off nine rebounds in the first twenty minutes to aid the Bobcats in their 33-25 intermission lead. e win in order to clinch the F o 11 o win g intermission, it .C.C. championship. One reason looked as if Jack Mclntire's crew ru has had such success this might blow the game wide open Mike Roach son is because of a pair of as they spurted to a 41 to 26 lead ssy guards, Tom Yopp and in the first three minutes. Howson, Mike has scored 227 points ike Roach. ever, Wayne continued to peck and has hit 45.5 per cent of his Tom Yopp, a 6'1'' sophomore field goal attempts. In N.C.C. away at that lead, and with 4:08 ard from Alton, Illinois, has play, Roach has scored 132 points remaining in the contest the n a nemesis to every team in ten games while hitting 50 Wildcats had fought to a mere, Peruvians have faced th i s per cent of his field goal at- 57-61 deficit. At that point Mike Roach, the , ason. Opposing players respect tempts. other half of Peru's classy guard , is lad,, for his shooting ability Because of his great speed and , d for his knack of stealing the combination, hit seven consecuquick thinking, Mike is a good tive points in one minute and II. ball hawk. Against Wayne, Febiin eighteen games this season, ruary 11, he stole the ball three thirty-six seconds to put Peru ; m has scorched the nets for a straight times and scored seven safely out in front 68-57. From .4 field goal percentage, which points in one minute and thirty- there on the Bobcats capitalized the best on the team. In the one seconds to break the game on fouling by the frantic Wildi:braska conference games his wide open. Mike's jumping abil- cats to complete the 76-66 win ' . ld goal percentage is a sizzling ity amazes the fans, becamie and to avenge their only conference loss of the season. '.6. many times he has jumped abo~e Bob Buettgenbach topped Peru I.After seeing these figures, one taller opponents to grab re• in scoring with 22 points but he ' ds it hard to believe that his bounds. was followed closely by M i k e st asset as a "roundball" playMike, a junior, has shown Roach who counted 21. Tom ., ,is his defense. Tom's finesse steady improvement during the Yopp continued his amazing '. d quick hands enable him to current season and has developed shooting with four for four from eal the ball many times during into Peru's floor general. the field. In the last two games ch, game. Yopp's great defenPeru fans are in hopes th at he has made 12 of 13 field goal e ability was proven against attempts. Ron Marcellus paced e Wayne Wildcats at Peru, Mike, Tom, and the rest of the ,~bruary 11. On January 28, Bobcats will continue their fine Wayne with 18 points. , ayne upset Peru at Wayne, as play and earn a berth in N.A.I.A. WAYNE (66) tp fg ft )ck Goede, a 5'8" freshman tournament in Kansas City. 13 Raver --------- 5 3-5 10 0-0 Ra chow ------- 5 0 0-0 Taylor -------- 0 16 4-5 Coney --------- 6 2 0-0 Dahl ---------- 1 1-1 5 Goede --------- 2 2-2 18 Marcellus ------ 8 Coin Operated - Automatic Laundry 0 0-0 Peneda -------- 0 2 0-0 Torgerson ----- 1 OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY




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Totals _______ 28 fg PERU (76) Rathe --------- 5 Gibson -------- 0 Harvey -------- 4 Buettgenbach -- 5 Mayo ---------- 1 Roach --------- 6 Stessman ------ 1 Yopp ---------- 4

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Peru State's championship ex- cle and hooked, the ball reboundpress suffered a derailment Feb- ed off the boards and Nelson ruary 16 as they lost a heart- Hinkle tapped it up and in as the breaking 72 to 71 decision to buzzer sounded to give Kearney , Kearney State Teachers College the o~'point squeaker. at Kearney. A tip-in by Nelson Diminutive George Haun,paci:d Hinkle as the final buzzer sounded gave the 'Lepers the victory the winners with 20 points, whiie Jim Mayo, starting his first game . and kept the Peru cagers from for the Bobcats, hit 14 to lead clinching their seventh Nebraska College Conference basketball Peru. title. PERU (71) fg ft ,,'''tp As tight as last year's Easter J-1 '9 Rathe --------- 4 suit, the game was tied 11 times 2-6 ' 10 Harvey -------- 4 and the lead changed hands 15 4c9 , , 14 --------- 5 times. Peru's Bobcats held the Mayo Buettgenbach __ 1 8-11 ' 10 only commanding lead of the 0-2 ,,J2 Roach --------6 first half when they broke to a Stessman ______ 1 2-2 .4 22 to 16 advantage with 10 min2~2' 12 Yopp ---------5 utes remaining. Kearney stormed ~

back before the intermission and held a slim 33 to 31 lead at halftime.

In the first five minutes of the hectic second half, K e a r n e y surged into the largest lead of the, game at 44 to 37. Peru fought back to tie the game at 44 all in the next two minutes, and from that point on, there was never more than a three point difference in the score.


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KEARNEY (72) fg ft Benson -------- 5 2-5' Mason --------- 5 4-6 Hinkle -------- 5 1-2 Haun ---------- 8 4-6 Hohnbaum ---- 0 0-1 Dicke --------- 1 1-3 Williams ------ 2 0-1 Boss ---------- 0 0-0 Johnson ------- 2 0-0 Staehr --------- 0 0-1 With six seconds to go an d Boucher ------- 2 0-0 with Peru leading 71 to 70, Kearney gained possession of the ball Totals _______ 30 12-26 66 and called time. The Antelopes, tp following the rest period, to o k 11 the ball out of bounds in their 0 defensive court. Guard George Barber Shop 10 Haun received the pass, dribbled Haircut, $1.25 22 twice and fired to Eldon Benson Peru, Nebr. 2 in the offensive court. Benson 21 drove around the free-throw cir2 8

The Peru Prep volley ball team defeated Elk Creek in the Peru College Gym February 17. Peru won the first set by a score of 10-6. However, Elk Creek bounced back to take the second set 15-2. Peru Prep rallied again in the third set and defeated Elk Creek 10-8 to win the match. Peru Prep will travel to Brownville Febr. 27 for Nemaha Valley Conference Tournament.

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Antelopes Beat Bobcats 72-71

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1960-1961 Peru Pedagogian - issues 1-19  

1960-1961 newspaper issues 1-19 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

1960-1961 Peru Pedagogian - issues 1-19  

1960-1961 newspaper issues 1-19 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska