Did 82 Lions go to Well(s) too often against 95 Lions?

SUMMIT, Ky. – Brock Walter, Boyd County’s ultimate defender in 1982, had his hands full with the assignment against the 1995 Lions.

Say hello to Frank Lee, one of the Lions’ all-time great offensive players.

It was a dream matchup of offense vs. defense.

Walter was up for the task, said he even looked forward to it. Careful what you wish for, it might come true – at least in simulation.

Like most Boyd County teams during the Jeep Clark and Roger Zornes eras, it was defense and rebounding that made them both tough to beat. That was certainly true with in 82 and 95, who were both 16th Region champions.

Lee was an explosive offensive player and so was his backcourt mate Casey Sparks, who was a do-it-all point guard. Chad Stevens was another pure shooter that year for the Lions.

So how did the measure up against the likes of 6-6 Joey Wells and 6-6 Mark Vanhoose inside? Those twin towers were difficult for anybody to match up against under the basket.

Both the 82 and 95 Lions repeated their feat of winning the regional title the year prior.

“It was always nice to look out on the court and have Joey and Mark in the lane for two years,” Clark said. “It gave me some comfort that everything was going to be OK. And I always felt kind of sorry for anybody who Brock was guarding. He could make life miserable for you.”

Lee and Sparks had a way of making opponents miserable too. They could both shoot and rebound, drive to the basket or drill the 3-pointer.

“Man, I loved having those two guys in the backcourt,” Zornes said. “But just like Jeep’s team, it all started with defense.”

The game was as good as advertised with 13 lead changes and five ties. The game was tight throughout with the 82 team’s biggest advantage at eight points and the 95 team’s biggest lead at seven points.

The first quarter was more of a feeling out time for both of them and the 82 Lions led 16-14. But in the second quarter, Walter picked up his second foul – a charging call that the normally mild-mannered Clark greatly objected to with the officials – and that opened the gate for Lee in the last four minutes of the first half.

He went so far as to even getting a technical foul, something that seldom happen.

Finding some breathing room for the first time, Lee scored 10 of his 12 first-half points with Walter – and Clark – seething on the bench.

With that boost, the 95 Lions outscored the 82 Lions, 24-16, in the second quarter and led 38-32 at the half.

“We had a good first half but Wells and Vanhoose were starting to wear us down a little,” Zornes said. “I wasn’t sure how we were going to stop them.”

Wells, who also picked up two early fouls, had scored only two points in the first half but his fortunes were about to change. The 95 Lions had no answer for him in the third quarter and even more trouble in the fourth quarter.

The 95 Lions held onto the lead until Jeff Sisler drilled a 15-footer for a 49-48 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter. Wells was fouled on a dunk and he completed a three-point play with only seconds remining in the third quarter to build a 53-50 lead.

“Joey came to life and I knew he would,” Clark said. “Brock did a great job of locking down Frank and he found Joey and Mark inside time after time.”

Wells, who finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, scored 11 in the fourth quarter alone. Vanhoose had 13 points with most of that coming on the foul line, making 10 of 12.

“We had to keep fouling him to keep him from getting baskets but he kept making free throws,” Zornes said. “Give him credit.”

The 95 Lions fought back and took a 54-53 lead when Jerome Salyers scored on an offensive rebound, muscling his way between Wells and Vanhoose.

But then it was Wells who ignited a 9-2 run with seven points for a 62-56 advantage with only four minutes remaining. The 82 Lions finished it off with steady play down the stretch to record a hard-fought 71-66 victory.

“I wish Phil (Pratt) and me had never shown Joey and Mark some of our secrets,” Zornes said with a smile. “Joey is a good one. He’s a horse in there and we couldn’t match up with him.”

Lee scored 19 but only seven in the second half against Walter, who played his typical bulldog style. He tipped passes away on several occasions and stayed tight with Lee, who was several inches taller.

“I like a good challenge,” Walter said. “Frank is so strong, definitely one of the better players I ever had to defend. The charge call was unfortunate and I kind of lost my head a little there. Of course, so did Coach Clark so guess it was OK.”

“Man, Brock is a killer on defense,” Lee said. “I never had anybody play defense like that guy. Every one of my shots were contested and most of the time he just kept it away from me. Everybody always talked about him. Now I know why.”

Walter had 10 points and four assists and Todd Stai scored 11, making 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Sisler added eight points.

“Great balance on offense and that’s what we did, how we won,” Clark said.

Sparks collected 13 points, nine assists and three rebounds and Chad Stevens scored 12 on 6-for-7 shooting.

The 82 Lions held a 29-23 rebounding advantage in the physically played game.

Real life

 1982 Boyd County won 28 games and the second consecutive 16th Region title for coach Jeep Clark. The Lions fell to Owensboro in the Sweet Sixteen, 60-56.

1995 Boyd County went 23-9 and captured the regional title, beating rival Ashland for the third time in four games. The Lions lost to University Heights in the Sweet Sixteen, 64-60.

1982 BOYD COUNTY (71) – Clarke 1-5 4-4 6, Vanhoose 1-3 10-12 13, Stai 3-9 2-2 11, Walter 3-5 4-4 10, Wells 7-11 5-7 19, Griffith 1-2 0-0 2, Nipp 0-3 0-0 0, Sisler 4-5 0-2 8, Short 1-3 0-0 2. FG: 21-46. FT: 25-31. 3FG: 4-15 (Clarke 0-1, Vanhoose 1-3, Stai 3e6, Walter 0-1, Wells 0-1, Nipp 0-2, Sisler 0-1). Rebounds: 29 (Clark 2, Vanhoose 3, Stai 1, Walter 3, Wells 13, Nipp 2, Sisler 4, Short 1). Assists: 11 (Clarke 1, Stai 2, Walter 7, Sisler 1). PF: 15. Turnovers: 12.

1995 BOYD COUNTY (66) – Cyrus 3-9 0-0 6, Lee 7-12 3-3 19, Sparks 4-11 5-6 13, Stevens 6-7 0-0 12, Ison 1-2 2-2 4, Salyers 4-6 1-1 9, McLain 1-2 0-0 3, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Vipperman 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 26-49. FT: 11-12. 3FG: 3-15 (Cyrus 0-3, Lee 2-5, Sparks 0-3, Ison 0-1, Stevens 0-1, McLain 1-2). Rebounds: 23 (Cyrus 4, Lee 3, Sparks 6, Stevens 5, Ison 1, Salyers 4). Assists: 12 (Cyrus 2, Lee 1, Sparks 9). PF: 20. Turnovers: 11.

1982 BOYD COUNTY       16      16         21      18      –         71

1995 BOYD COUNTY        14      24         12      16      –         66

A bruising battle between Boyd County heavyweights

SUMMIT, Ky. – It was exhausting. A game where every basket was hard to come by. There was pushing and shoving. It was physical, fistfight basketball.

Mike Tyson might as well have been the referee.

Two Boyd County teams that made defense and rebounding their calling cards, were matched against each other in a heavyweight bout between 16th Region champions 17 years apart.

Boyd County’s 1973 team, the school’s first regional champion, came in with the idea that had the muscle and they had flamboyant Davey Wooten as their point guard. Wooten of the floppy hair and floppy socks, was a cold-stone killer of a basketball player.

Boyd County’s 1990 team took on the persona of its coach, fiery Roger Zornes, who coached a no-nonsense style of basketball that was predicated on being the toughest team on the floor. The 1990 Lions’ fullcourt pressure could rattle even the best of teams.

“This wasn’t a G-rated basketball game,” said 73 coach Brice Thornbury. “Everything you got, you earned. I was cringing on the bench when (Rob) Chaney and (Jason) Goad were colliding out there.”

Wooten and Wes Crawford made for a delightful matchup, at least for the fans. They went against each other like two starving dogs. It ended in a stalemate, both of them battered and bruised from going at each other.

Players were diving everywhere for loose balls and digging in their heals for rebounds. It was so tough that it may have been modeled after Bill Bradley’s CLEM games.

The teams battled to a 19-19 tie in the first quarter and the 90 Lions managed to wrestle out to a 36-33 halftime lead. Both of them were glad to get to the locker rooms for a breather.

“It was physical out there, just like we like it,” Zornes said. “I told the guys at halftime they were coming after us. We needed to be ready to take a shot from them.”

Phil Pratt and Rob Chaney were vicious rebounders and they were clearing everything. They combined for 20 of the 73 Lions 35 rebounds. And if anybody thought the first half was physical, they should have been there for the third quarter.

Elbows, shoves, tipped balls and not many points. But the 73 Lions had managed to go ahead 49-48 with eight minutes to play.

The game featured 10 lead changes and 10 ties. The 90 Lions led by as much as eight points and the 73 Lions led by no more than three points.

“I looked down at Roger and asked him if he wanted to call it a tie,” Thornbury said. “He didn’t. I was starting to worry that a few of these guys were going to leave in an ambulance.”

The game turned somewhat when Chaney turned an ankle and had to sit out for three minutes of the fourth quarter. But Doc Bayes had him taped up and ready for the stretch run.

“I let them have Doc Bayes to fix Chaney’s ankle,” Zornes said. “That showed my softer side.”

Dicky Tiller was broadcasting the game and Boyd County fans who weren’t in the Summit gymnasium were listening to him. He moved as quick as anybody had ever seen him move when Chaney and Mark Stevens were going after the same loose ball near his table.

They both took a dive and Tiller survived a spill that put him on his back. But he never quit calling the play in a Hall of Fame broadcasting move.

“I had to let people know what was happening even though I ended up looking at the ceiling,” he said.

Everybody collected themselves and the game went on along with Tiller’s call of the game. “Well Kenny,” he said to his partner, Kenny Osborne. “That’s the first time I’ve been anybody has knocked me off my feet.”

The fourth quarter was tense with the biggest lead coming at 67-61 with 120 seconds remaining. It looked like doomsday for the 73 Lions. Casey Shumway came alive, scoring four points to make it 67-65 and after Snook Bryan came up with a steal at midcourt and breakaway layup it was all tied at 67 with only 15 seconds remaining.

The 90 Lions turned it over on a five-second call and the 73 Lions had a chance to win it. Wooten’s behind-the-back pass to Pratt set him up for a 15-footer but Pratt’s son, John Stacy, came from behind and slapped the ball away and off his dad’s foot out of bounds.

This time Zornes called a timeout and set up a play for Lewis Burke who gathered in a bullet pass from Stevens near midcourt and headed to the basket. With time running out, he pulled up from about 12 feet away and defenders went right past him. He let it fly … swish! … and the 90 Lions had survived at the buzzer 69-67.

“That’s how a game between two championship teams should end,” Zornes said.

Players congratulated each other and limped off the floor in what was the most physical simulation game you’d ever want to watch.

“That game was so physical I’m sore from coaching,” Thornbury said.

Pratt collected 19 points and 12 rebounds while Shumway scored 15, Chaney 14 and Wooten collected 11 points and seven assits.

Lewis Burke, his white jersey strained with streaks of blood after taking an elbow to the nose, led four in double figures with 16 points. Stevens scored 13, Goad had 11 points and eight rebounds and Crawford added 10 points for the winners.

Real life

Boyd County’s 1990 team finished 26-7 and won the regional championship before losing in the opening round of the Sweet 16.

Boyd County’s 1973 team finished 26-7 and won the regional championship before losing in the opening round of the Sweet 16.

1990 BOYD COUNTY (69) – Keeton 4-8 1-2 9, Stevens 3-10 7-7 13, Goad 3-10 2-2 11, L.Burke 7-9 2-6 16, Crawford 5-7 0-0 10, Marshall 0-3 5-6 5, Phillips 1-2 0-0 2, Stacy 0-1 3-4 4, B.Burke 0-4 0-0 0. FG: 23-54. FT: 20-27. 3FG: 3-21 (Keeton 0-1, Stevens 0-6, Goad 3-9, Marshall 0-1, Stacy 0-1, B.Burke 0-3). Rebounds: 31 (Keeton 1, Stevens 4, Goad 8, L.Burke 6, Crawford 4, Marshall 7, B.Burke 1). Assists: 13 (Stevens 2, Goal 2, L.Burke 1, Crawford 6, Stacy 2). PF: 18. Turnovers: 11.

1973 BOYD COUNTY (67) – Pratt 9-12 0-2 19, Bryan 3-12 1-1 7, Chaney 6-13 0-0 14, Wooten 5-7 1-6 11, Hayes 0-2 1-2 1, Shumway 5-8 4-4 15, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Pennington 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 28-57. FT: 7-15. 3FG: 4-19 (Pratt 1-3, Bryan 0-6, Chaney 2-8, Shumway 1-2). Rebounds: 35 (Pratt 12, Bryan 5, Chaney 8, Wooten 2, Hayes 4, Shumway 3, Pennington 1). Assists: 15 (Bryan 2, Chaney 1, Wooten 7, Stacy 5). PF: 23. Turnovers: 15.

1990 BOYD COUNTY        19      17         12      21      –         69

1973 BOYD COUNTY        19      14         16      18      –         67

Zornes, Collinsworth and a showdown in Catlettsburg

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. – The old Catlettsburg High School gym hadn’t looked this good in a long time.

The floor was freshly waxed, orange-and-black streamers were everywhere thanks to the cheerleaders who had worked for a couple of long days to make sure it was perfect.

It was the biggest game in Catlettsburg since, well, nearly 50 years. The Wildcats were alive again, the gymnasium was full of fans, popcorn smells were waffling through the air. Tickets were tough to come by unless you knew somebody.

When Roy “Pappy” Holbrook brought in the 1953 Wildcats for their game with the 1968 Wildcats, the crowd went wild. They included some of the greatest athletes in Catlettsburg history like Curt Cassell, Norm Collinsworth and Don Eddy.

The 68 Wildcats were void of stars and famous names. Roger Zornes was the star, a 6-foot-4 big man who would take Catlettsburg to its last 16th Region Tournament that year. He also had Stephen “Bubby” Spears, Don Rooker and feisty Jimmy Ross beside him. A sophomore on the roster, Phil Webb, was an up-and-coming player. He became a better known later when his son became a National League Cy Young Award winner.

These teams were going to revive the old Catlettsburg High School spirit and everybody in town was up for it.

They had been talking about this game for weeks. The 20-game winners from 1953 against the 1968 Wildcats who were the last team to have a winning season (14-13) until the school closed in 1973.

Chuck Rist, who was a senior in 1968, brought all of his announcing equipment so the game would have a proper public address system. He brought his orange-and-black pennant with him to sit on the scorer’s table.

The teams hadn’t played in front of crowds like this before. The nostalgia of the game seemed to hook everybody not only in Catlettsburg but in surrounding towns.

The matchup between Zornes and Collinsworth was worth the price of admission. And the game turned out to be a dream matchup with the game going through 11 ties and 11 lead changes before getting settled in the last three minutes.

“That was as close as a tick on a dog,” Holbrook said afterward. “Great day for the Catlettsburg Wildcats. Everybody walked out of this gym satisfied after watching two great teams fight it out.”

It became physical in the second quarter when Ross was scrambling for a loose ball and knocked Eddy into the scorer’s table. The two players were fine but when it unplugged Rist’s equipment, he was ready to take on the world.

“I thought we were going to have to make him leave the gym,” Holbrook said. “He just displayed that Catlettsburg fire! I loved it!”

Ross and Eddy got up after the collision, brushed themselves off and kept playing.

It was a bruising game with Zornes and Collinsworth flying elbows at each other. Spears broke those two up from going after each other on a couple of occasions.

“Bubby was the peacemaker out there,” said 68 coach Wendell Wheeler. “Glad we had somebody who showed some calm.”

Spears got upset later when Don Eddy fouled him hard into the wall on a breakaway. The paper-thin mat didn’t do much to protect him and he later said he was “seeing stars” from the blow.

However, as physical as the game turned, there was plenty of offense going down. Both teams were using the 3-point shot for the first time and the 53 Wildcats made it work for them with an 11-for-22 shooting.

Surprisingly it was Collinsworth who deliver the most from behind the arc making 8 of 11 attempts. Zornes dared him to shoot from there and Collinsworth kept firing.

“I cannot believe how many of those he hit,” Zornes said. “I wasn’t worried about him hurting us out there but he sure did. He talk to that 3-point shot like a duck takes to water.”

Collinsworth finished with 31 points, but Zornes nearly matched him with 30. They were the stars but they weren’t the only ones putting it in the basket.

The 53 Wildcats jumped ahead 24-14 after one quarter and their crowd was dancing in the aisles. The cheerleaders, with the blousy skirts that went down to their ankles, were leading cheers and that side of the gym was rocking.

However, the 68 Wildcats finally found their feet as Spears, Ross and Adkins were complementing Zornes well. They trailed only 36-33 at the half.

“We let them back in the game,” Holbrook said of the 53 Wildcats, who had led by 13 points. “That aggravated me and they heard about it in the locker room.”

So did everybody else. The wooden doors didn’t hold back Holbrook’s furry.

The 53 Wildcats were a bit more determined in the third quarter but were still outscored 28-24. They went into the fourth quarter training the 68 Wildcats, 61-60.

Trailing 52-48, the 68 Wildcats caught fire, going on a 13-5 run to take a 61-57 advantage. Collinsworth answered with a long 3-pointer to draw closer at 61=60 and it was tight the rest of the way.

Eddy tied the game at 79 with a nice pump fake and inside move around Spears and then Bobby Barker hit a 15-footer to put the 53 team ahead 81-79. They would never trail again and eventually won 87-81 in a crowd-pleasing game that had both stands giving standing ovations.

Eddy scored 20 points with six rebounds while Collinsworth had his 31 points and nine rebounds. Barker scored 11 with eight assists.

Zornes was practically unstoppable inside, making 14-of-21 shots and pulling down 11 rebounds. Spears scored 15, Ross 12 and Adkins 11 in a balanced scoring attack.

“I wish we could play them again,” said Ross, who easily had the most floor burns. “We kind of faded at the end. I hate to lose even to a bunch of good ‘ol boys from Catlettsburg.”

The 53 Wildcats held a 41-30 rebounding advantage which proved pivotal in the game.

“They got us on the boards,” Wheeler said. “They were a lot taller than us overall and it showed. And Collinsworth was hitting those 3-pointers like he’d been shooting them his whole life.”

Real life

 Catlettsburg’s 1968 team finished 14-13 and was the last Wildcat team to play in the regional tournament, losing to Morgan County in the first round. It concluded a brilliant career for Zornes, the all-time school scoring king with 1,330 points before he moved on to Kentucky Wesleyan.

 Catlettsburg’s 1953 team was 20-12 and bowed out to Mt. Sterling in the opening round of the regional tournament. Coach Holbrook ended his career with 169 victories, the most in school history.

1968 CATLETTSBURG (81) – Lauhon 2-8 3-4 7, Spears 4-10 5-6 15, Zornes 14-21 2-3 30, Ross 5-11 1-2 12, Johns 1-4 0-0 2, Adkins 5-6 0-0 11, Rooker 1-2 1-1 3, Webb 1-3 0-0 3. FG: 32-65. FT: 12-16. 3FG: 5-14 (Lauhon 0-1, Spears 2-4, Ross 1-4, Johns 0-3, Adkins 1-1, Webb 1-1). Rebounds: 30 (Lauhon 2, Spears 5, Zornes 11, Ross 5, Johns 2, Adkins 4, Webb 1). Assists: 19 (Lauhon 7, Spears 5, Ross 3, Johns 5). PF: 24. Turnovers: 7.

1953 CATLETTSBURG (87) – Cassell 1-6 1-2 3, Barker 4-10 0-1 11, Eddy 6-10 8-8 20, Pack 2-5 3-5 7, Baier 4-10 0-2 8, Collinsworth 10-13 3-3 31, Blanton 0-2 1-4 1, Scott 2-3 0-0 4, Sloan 1-3 0-0 2. FG: 30-62. FT: 16-25. 3FG: 11-22 (Cassell 0-1, Barker 4-7, Collinsworth 8-11, Blanton 0-1, Scott 0-1). Rebounds: 41 (Cassell 6, Barker 5, Eddy 6, Pack 3, Baer 3, Collinsworth 9, Blanton 4, Scott 2, Sloan 3). Assists: 16 (Barker 8, Eddy 2, Collinsworth 1, Pack 5). PF: 16. Turnovers: 12.

1968 CATLETTSBURG          14        19      28      20        –    81

1953 CATLETTSBURG           24       12      24      27      –      87

71 Irish set early pace, then chase 62 Irish to finish line

ASHLAND, Ky. – Holy Family’s 1971 basketball team is one of the best in school history, one of 10 teams that reached the 16th Region championship game and a surprise finalist in the 1970 Ashland Invitational Tournament.

The 71 Irish were matched against Ted Esders and the 1962 Holy Family team that won 27 games under coach Jack Gossett in the 16th Region simulation series Sunday night.

It was expected to be a shootout although 71 coach Bill Carroll’s goal, as always, was to control the tempo. They did that in methodical fashion in the first half, leading 32-23 as they sliced up the 62 Irish with backdoor cuts, double screens that led to easy layups.

But the biggest edge the 71 Irish had was 6-foot-5 Roy Stewart in the middle and he controlled the paint with 10 rebounds.

What the 71 Irish didn’t count on was the offensive firepower of the 62 Irish, who began hitting from everywhere in the second half. It was a sight to behold as Esders and Frank Burns started launching.

“We played a lot of good teams in 71, including Louisville Male in the AIT finals (an 84-44 loss), but these guys from 62 could play,” Carroll said. “I was never one for that kind of basketball but it was either play their style or lose in the second half after Esders and Burns caught fire for them.”

Early in the second half the 71 Irish’s lead ballooned to 46-29 after six consecutive points from Fred Stapleton, including a 3-pointer from NBA range. Coach Carroll was spinning around looking for a sub as soon as Stapleton was lining up to shoot.

“That’s not what we do,” he told Stapleton as he came to the bench. “That kind of shot is not the kind we’re looking to shoot. Sit there and think about it.”

“I might have got a little excited there,” Stapleton said later.

The 71 Irish were 3-for-13 on 3-pointers, a nice feature for them, but none were longer than the 23-footer from Stapleton. Gary Lynch made all three of the triples on four attempts.

“Coach Carroll never complained about Gary’s shots,” Stapleton said.

Once they built the 17-point lead, it looked like it was going to be an easy cruise to the finish line. However, the 62 Irish started warming up. Esders and Burns took turns hitting bombs but the 71 Irish kept pace and led 60-49 inside the first minute of the fourth quarter.

“They were having trouble stopping us but we were having trouble stopping them too,” Gossett said. “Stewart just dominated us in the paint and coach Carroll’s teams are all so fundamentally sound. This was no exception.”

Stewart was five inches taller than any of the 62 starters. Dave Brislin hurt them inside too with 17 points and eight rebounds. Stapleton led the Irish with 20 points while Stewart and Brown added 11 points apiece.

The 71 Irish were leading 63-54 with 5 ½ minutes remaining but an 11-0 run from the 62 Irish put them ahead for the first time since early in the first quarter at 65-63. Esders finished the run with an 18-footer with his toe on the line at the top of the key.

The 62 team fared better with 3-pointers, going 7-for-20. “I’m not sure we knew what we were doing with that shot, but I was glad we had them,” Gossett said.

Stewart broke the scoring drought with an inside move and Lynch followed with his third triple to make it 68-65 in favor of the 71 Irish. Two free throws from Bill Thompson pulled the 61 Irish within 68-67 but that was as close as they would get as Brislin scored six of the last eight points including four free throws to lock up the win by a score of the last six points in a 76-73 victory.

“Play good defense, work for the good shot, make free throws and take care of the ball,” Carroll said. “That will win a lot of games and it did again tonight.”

Stapleton scored 24 and Burns 22 while Francis Weinfurtner added 10 points.

“That’s a great Holy Family team,” Gossett said. “I’m proud we could hang with them as well as we did.”

Real life

 Holy Family’s 1962 team went 27-6, won the Eastern Kentucky Conference Tournament and the Catholic Invitational. They were eliminated in the district tournament by Ashland 81-64. During the AIT, the Irish fell only 70-69 to the Tomcats, who finished as state runners-up that season.

Holy Family’s 1971 team finished 25-12 and reached the championship game of the 16th Region Tournament where the Irish fell to Ashland 68-58. They stunned the Tomcats in the AIT and reached the finals of that tournament before losing soundly to Louisville Male.

1971 HOLY FAMILY (76) – Stapleton 4-14 12-13 20, Brislin 6-14 5-5 17, Lynch 3-7 0-0 9, Stewart 5-8 1-2 11, Brown 1-6 0-0 2, Layne 5-7 1-1 11, Weis 1-3 1-2 3, Mantle 1-3 1-3 3. FG: 26-63. FT: 21-26. 3FG: 3-13 (Stapleton 0-3, Brislin 0-5, Stewart 1-2, Layne 1-1, Weis 1-2, Mantle 1-3). Rebounds: 45 (Stapleton 4, Brislin 8, Lynch 6, Stewart 10, Brown 3, Layne 5, Weis 5, Mantle 4). Assists: 14 (Stapleton 7, Brislin 1, Lynch 1, Srewart 3, Weis 1). PF: 24. Turnovers: 19.

1962 HOLY FAMILY (73) – Weinfurtner 2-8 4-5 10, Burns 10-17 0-3 22, Esders 6-15 10-12 24, Saller 3-7 1-2 7, Tamme 1-7 0-0 3, Friel 1-3 1-2 3, Thompson 1-4 2-2 4. FG: 24-62. FT: 18-26. 3FG: 7-20 (Weinfurtner 2-3, Burns 2-5, Esders 2-4, Saller 0-1, Tamme 1-7). Rebounds: 33 (Weinfurtner 5, Burns 3, Esders 9, Saller 5, Tamme 6, Friel 1, Thompson 4). Assists: 11 (Weinfurtner 1, Burns 1, Esders 5, Saller 2, Friel 2). PF: 20. Turnovers: 15.

 1971 HOLY FAMILY       15          17          26       18     –         76

1962 HOLY FAMILY       11          12          26       24       –      73