Coaldale Beats Lansford in Foul-Marred Contest (1946)

Coaldale Beats Lansford in Foul-Marred Contest (1946)
(February 2, 1946. Article published in Valley Gazette, May 1991)

Coaldale High opened second half play in the Black Diamond League by scoring a 44-28 decision over Lansford High in a foul-marred contest played on the Coaldale boards.

It was the second win this season over the Panthers for coach Tom Raymer’s Tigers, who moved out in front, 9-7, at the end of the first period and were never headed.

A total of 55 fouls were shot in the rough-and-tumble fray with Coaldale connecting on 14 out of 25 tosses from the charity stripe and the losing Panthers cashing in on only a miserable six for 30 from the free throw line.

Len Yelito led the Tigers with 14 points while Forgay was high for the visiting quintet with nine.

The Tornadoes had an excellent team, one back in particular being a hard man to stop. He never considered himself stopped until he was sat upon unceremoniously. Near the Coaldale bench he made a desperate effort to work himself free after being tackled. Blue, turning to me, said: “

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