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The Walrus

The Walrus

Vol. 5 No. 7 page 1 Feb. 14, 1957

First Round Of Igloo Gold Medal Tourney Played

First round games of Igloo's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament were played here last Sunday with spectators seeing some very high-scoring affairs.

In first round action, the Southern Hills Bank team of Edgemont romped to a 125-68 victory over Morrill, Nebr; and the Rapid City Community Service Center downed Gaughen's Dairy of Lead, 65-59. In other first round games, Rapid City Canyon Lake Club squeeked by Custer, 51-47; and Igloo's team - Anderson's Hot Shots - poured it on Jud's Tavern of Lead to the tune of 133-72.

Gene Smith, Spearfish, playing for the Southern Hills Bank, lived up to expectations as a former Minneapolis Laker pro and poured in 49 points in his first game. Other high scorers included Igloo players Dan Goodman, Joe Lytle 21; and Jack Ecklund with 20.

Action resumes in the tourney this Saturday with games scheduled at 5:00, 6:45, 8:30 and 10:15. All positions will be decided Sunday with final games set at 2:00, 4:00, 7:00 and the championship game at 9:00.

March 1957; Hot Shots - 95, Sioux Ordnance - 54; Dan Goodman - 27, Jack Ecklund -19; 12 game winning string

Dec. 1957; Lead - 87, Hot Shots - 75; Larry Lytle - 22, Jack Ecklund - 17, Dan Goodman - 11

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