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Rough Week for Bobcat Basketball The Peru State Bobcats weathered a rough week in men's basketball Nov. 21-28. The weary 'Cats· played five games in that seven,day span, dropping four and wiri. ning one against some fine competition. Peru travelled to Doane for a contest T!Jursday, Nov. 30. The· Bobcats host rival Tarkio College. next Tuesday, Dec: 5. That game will follow a Peru-Tarkio junior varsity game which begins at 5:30. Peru State opened the long week with a win over Concordia at Seward. The Bobcats· . . ·dropped four close contests in the next four games, losing to Midland by ·one point in overtime and Doane by four in the · Doane Invitational Nov. 24-25. Wayne State spoiled the 1978 home opener with a six-point decision Monday night and Regis College defeated Peru by four the following night. Coach Bill Squires' cagers aShre 2-6 on the season. Five of


those losses have been by six points or less, including two one-point losses. Midland 76, Peru State 75 The opening game of the Doane Invitational was a bitter disappointment for Peru State as Midland's Jay Mueller hit a jumper with one second remaining in overtime to drop Peru 76-75. Peru guard Danny Shouse, playing with the flu, hit a long jump shot with seven seconds remaining in overtime to give Peru a brief lead. Senior forward Rick Spears was lost for up to six weeks with a knee injury sustained late in the contest. Spears was the second-leading scorer and rebounder up to that point for Peru State. Shouse led Peru with 23 points. Doane 72, Peru State 68 TheDoaneTigersdefeated Peru in the final game of the Doane Invitational Saturday, Nov. 25. The tall Tigers had too much depth for the sick and injured Bobcats.

Peru was playing without the services of All-Stater Danny Shouse, ill that evening, and Rick Spears, senior forward who was injured against Midland. The Bobcats put up a struggle near the finish but ran out of steam. ' PERU SCORING: Sanders 16, Smith 10, Donahue 10 Barr 9, Hajny 9, Jones 2' White 2. ' ·Wayne State 66 , Peru State 66 The home opener for 1978 was a disappointment for the B0 b t w ca s asan early ayne12-point overcame lead to claim a 66-60 win M·o· nday, Nov. 27 · The contest was a crucia · 1 Nebras ka co!lege conference game, and the · v1·-ctory allowed Wayne to take an early 2-0 record in the conference. DannyShousewasthebig gun for Peru, taking game 1 24. scor1·ng honors w"th points. Greg Sanders scored 10 as did freshman Jeff Smith, ~arting in place of

in)ured Rick Spears .. Five WSC player.s _scored in double figures. · PERU SCORING: Shouse24. Sanders 10, Smith 10, WhitJ 8. Jones 4, Barr 2, Hajny 2. ·· Regis 60., Per.1tSt<1te 5~ ·--·The Regis Rangers:~em· med off a late Peru State·· : comeback . to claim a 60-56 win at Peru Tuesday,. · Nov. 28. It was Regis' second win in two nights over-Ne- braska teams, inclµding a one-point win at Hastings the . previous night. Regis is from Denver, Colorado. Peru State narrowed a 13_point R.egi·s lead to four points the finalfailed minute, but thein Bobcats to convert o. n two I.ate scoring opportunit.ies. Carl Rustin led Regis w. ith 23 points including 17 in the · :. \.· first half. Torri Wente, the Rangers' 6_8 center, added· High above the Regis basketball team, Danny Shouse (14] jumps and shoots for two. Bernie Hajny~ 19 . Danny Shouse and Bernie HaJ·nyscoredl6 toleadPeru can be seen entering the picture to pull down the.\: State. rebound if the shot doesn't-fall. PERU SCORING: Shouse 16, Hajny 16, Sanders 8, White 7, Donahue 4, Smith 4, Jones 3, McKim 2.

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ouse nears record Cats drop tliree The Peru State this season. Sl)ouse survived a second - half men's basketball team now has 1401 career points at scare by ·the Bobcats ·to dropped three games \n the Peru, 58 points behind Ron claim a 78 - 69 win at Peru last week to drop their Snodgrass (1962-67) an.d 221 Monday, Dec. 11. Dana imrecord to 2-11. The struggling points behind longtime · .. proved their record to 2 - 6. Bobcats face powerful Kear- leader Omer Meeker .Shouse was in good form, ney State in Peru Friday (1947-50. but D<ma used balanced night. Freshman Keith McKim scoring to negate Shouse's 29 The Bobcats fell twice in turned in some fine perfor- points. Dana placed three the Ichabod Classic at Wash- mances also. McKim, a 6-5 players-in double figures. burn University in Topeka, freshman from Humboldt, PERU SCORING: Shouse Kansas, over the weekend, scored 10 and 14 points re- · 29, Sanders 10, J·ones 8, and fell to Dana College at spectively. in the Washburn Hajny 6, McKim 2 6, Barr 4, 4 Peru Monday night. For the tournament against some of White , Smith · slumping Bolx!ats it was the the toughest competition WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ninth consecutive loss. Peru will face ·all season. 95,PERUSTATE77 There were some bright McKim.has worked himself Despite another fine game spots, however. Senior guard up from the junior varsity to by Danny Shouse plus a Danny became the a .starting role for Peru great performance by Keith McKim, Washburn Univer. number three all - time State. scorer in Peru history last Guard Greg Sanders, sen- sity breezed to a 95-77 win in Friday night against Em- ior from Hammond, Ind., their own tournament finale. poria State Yniversjty of continues to score well for They clim.bed to .7 - Q, whi\e Kansas. I.n the three outings, Peru. Sanders is averaging the Bobcats' eighth straight Shouse nett~ :io, 27, and 29 13.2 p(>ints per game this loss left them struggling at 2 points respectiveiy. season. -10. The All - AmeriCaii candi- DANA 78, PERU STATE 69 The hosts simply had too date from Terre :Hal)\e, Ind. Dana College built up an many "horses" under the is avel'aging 25:4 point$ per · early 12 point lead, then boards for Peru. The Bob-:..



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cats hit a fine 51 percent frorri the field, but w.ashburn put up 21 more shots than Peru due to solid control of the offensive rebounds .. Shouse scored. 57 points in the· two - game tournament to earn All - Tournament honors despite suffering a knee injury in the second game. McKim added 14 be'. fore he, too, was injured in the second half. PERU SCORING: Shouse 27, McKim 14, Sanders 14, Smith 6, Hajny 5, Donahue 5, Barr 2, Wilburn 2, Petersen 2.

The Peru State College men's basketball team lost another heartbreaker Tuesday, Dec. 5 when the Tarkio Owls slipped away with a 70-69 win at Peru. The Bobcats host Dana College Monday, Dec. 11 before taking on conference rival Kearney State next Friday, Dec. 15, at Peru. Tipoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. The Tarkio loss was the sixth consecutive defeat for Peru State during a 2-8 season. The game was the third one-poin,t loss tiJis year (or Peru State, and the Bobc~ts are averaging only 2.3 ,points Jess than their opponents per game.


jump with 30 seconds remaining to give rarkjo the win. The Owls boosted their record to 2-3. Shouse and senior guard Greg Sanders, Hammond, Ind., notched.25 flach to lead Peru. The rest of the Bobcat team coµld muster only 19 total points, however. Tarki was led. . by . Ringen an Ferris Potts with 12 each. All - American candidat Shouse needs only sev points to become the numbe three scorer in Peru Stat history. II) just over tw seasons at Peru Stat Sho.use has scored 131 points for a career per-ga average of 2.3.1. A. Peru State co-captai Victory was within reach an,d two-time all-district s for Peru when Danny !ection, Shouse needs onl Shouse, senior guard from 308 points to .become t Terre Haute, .Ind., sank. a all-time Peru State scori pair of free tl:µ'ows w~th leader. NAIA Hall - of ,under a minute to play to Farner Omer Meeker, w give Peru a 69-68 lead. But played for Peru from 1947-51 Owf guard Mike Ringen scored 1622 points in hi came ba,ck 111ith a 20.:foot career.

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY 89, F'ERU STATE70 . _ Big, strong Emporia State blew Peru State out of the gym in the first half, then .maintained a large· lead in the second half .to register an 89-77 win in the opening game of the Washburn tourney. . . s.ho1JSe, GregSa(lder(~nd .·. ~1f~~1l~l11'1tt~mtt.


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1978-1979 Peru Pedagogian - issues 1-15  

1978-1979 newspaper issues 1-15 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

1978-1979 Peru Pedagogian - issues 1-15  

1978-1979 newspaper issues 1-15 for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska