by George F. Dodds
January 7, 1942
Pischera Stars As Red And Green Cagers Win From Erie Five, 37 to 27
SCORING STAR—Frank Pischera racked up a total of 18 points for the J. H. S. basketball team which handed Erie, Pa. Strong-Vincent a 37-27 setback on the local hardwood court Tuesday night.
With Frank Pischera the sensational spearhead of a smashing attack, Jamestown High School's basketball team turned back the threat of Erie, Pa., Strong Vincent High School to turn in a well-deserved 37-27 triumph over Sam Kramer's invading Colonels before a good-sized crowd on the local court Tuesday night.
Most of Pischera's shots were of the close-in set-up variety, speaking well for the teamwork of his Red and Green mates, who sifted thru the visitors' shifting defense in the action zone.
Frank rang up eight action shots and registered two free tosses from the foul line to amass his outstanding score. He certainly had an "on" night against the Red and Black hoopsters who were unable to check his sharpshooting from all angles of the court.
Players are Chased
The game was fast and rough, Erie's Bill Robinson and Jamestown's Jack Peterson being banished on personal fouls in the final period.
Coach Rolly Taff's tossers went out in front, 10-5 at the end of the first period but at the half the score was deadlocked, 13-all. The Red and Green hoopsters returned to the court with a determined do-or-die look in their eyes and as a result outscored the Quaker State lads, 14 to 4. They broke even in the final quarter, each combine clicking for 10 points.
Local Attack Is Strong
Jamestown's fast-breaking attack was too much for the Colonels, who were unable to check it thruout the fast and well played contest. Bill Robinson stood forth for the losers with nine points. Paul Moran. who fractured a bone in his nose at Warren, Pa., before the holidays got into action wearing a large, rubber noseguard, which apparently hampered his shooting vision. Sam Talarico rang up six shots for the Erie cagers, Moran being the runnerup for the locals with five.
Jamestown resumes its Lake Shore League schedule at Silver Creek Friday night, after winning four of its five games thus far in the season.
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