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         For  some  obscure  reason,
        bama,  the  South's• representative
        to the Rose Bowl,  isn't getting all
        the  play  and  fanfare  that  is  due
        her.  It  still  is  the  consensus  of
        opinion  that  Army  and  not  Ala-
        bama should be mingling with the
        Pasadena  Xmas  shopping  crowd
        over the holidays.
         It seems  to  us  greater  concern
        should  be  invested  in  the  Coast's
        choice.  Could  be  that  Alabama,
        with a  good record, will find artis-
        tic objection to playing U.S.C. who
        is  grossly  tarnished  already.  In-
        stead  of  finding  fault  with  the  RATING  HIGH  IN  THE  TWELFTH  NAVAL  DISTRICT  BASKET-  starters.  From  left  to  right:  Cummins,  D-odd,  R•obbins,  Williams,
                                    B~LL  TOURNAMENT,  the  Treasure  Island  quint-et  last  Friday  Montg~mery,_ a~d.  ~aglien.  Defeating  the  S.  F.  Marine  Supply  Depot
        nomination of Alabama, the Coast
                                    tr1umped  -over  the  Mare  lsla.nd  Shipbui.lders  in  their  second  appear-  squad  in  their  1n1t1al  c-ontest,  the  Island  boys  bank  their  hopes  for
        Conference  should  get  their  own  ance.  Tonight  they  meet  the  Varsity  ·squad  from  the  University  ,of  success  on  the  fast  break  strategy  empl-oyed  by  Coach  Whitmer.  At
       house in order and offer a  respec-  California  at  Berkeley,  in  what  appears  to  be  a  thrilling  floor  spec-  right,  high  point  man  for  both  games,  Al  Cummins.  Smallest  man
       table  representative.       tacle.  Pictured  at  left  is  Duane  Baglien,  a  larg,e  contribut-or  t,o  the  on  the  squad,  Cummins  is  always  -one  -of  the  most  colorful  figures
                                    victory  over  the  Shipbuilders.  Dribbling  down  court  are  the  T.  I.  on  the  floor,  and  should  prove  quite  a  detriment to  the  Bear's  team.
         West  Point  was  the  first  and
       only  choice  of  the  Rose  Bowl
       Committee  until  as  late  as   Marines Repulsed  By     FEM  LEAGUE                  ISLAND  CAGERS  SINK  SHIPBUILDERS;
       Thanksgiving day, but Army itself
       ended three weeks of negotiations  Treasure  Island-      NEAR  FINISH                 RATE  HIGH  IN  12th  NA VAL  TOURNEY
       by  announcing  it  would  rather
       wait  till  after  the  Navy  game  Pirates Cop  64-27      Big- news  in  the  Waves' ·T.  I.   The  dynamic  fast  break  strat- 13  points to  his  credit.  His  occa-
       before  giving its answer.                                Bowling  League  last  week  was  egy employed by the  T. I. quintet  sional  long  shot  buckets  added
                                      Treasure  Island  captured  its  made  when  Armed  Guard  No.  2  was too much for their opponents  many  thrills  to  the  contest,  and
         If  Army  decided  against  com-
                                    initial  league  basketball  game  moved  into  second  spot,  pushing  to cope with. In their second start  his  cool,  consistent  play  held  the
       ing  and  Alabama  accepted  the
       Sugar Bowl bid which was in the   Thursday  night  when  they  com- their first  team into the third  po- of the season the Island boys last  T. I.  squad  in  perfect  coordiaa-
        offing,  then  the  Rose  Bowl  Com-  pletely  overwhelmed  the  San  sition.  Though  Armed  Guard  No.  week won a  42-31 victory over.the  tion.
        mittee  would  be  left  without  a   Francisco  Marines,  64-27  at  Ke- 1 still garners high weekly scores,  Mare  Island  Shipbuilders.   Also  turning  in  commendable
      :  good  eastern  representative.   zar Pavilion.          other  results  in- the  league  have   The  enthusiastic   crowd  at  performances  were  Bob  Robbins
                                      Sharp-shooting  Al  Cummins,   been  consistently  unfavorable  to  Vallejo  witnessed  an  opening  ex- playing  the  pivot  position,  who
         Well,  it  didn't  wait  and  it  got
                                    property  of  Pre-Com,  edged  the   the  Barracks  D ·ladies.   hibition  game  featuring  the  "B"  rang up  12  points,  coming second
       Alabama.  The worst you  can  say                                                      team  of  T. I. finding  an  easy win  to  Cummins  in  the  scoring  col-
       about  the  Crimson  Tide  is  that   field  in  scoring  with  a  16  point   OTS  still  rides  high  in  the   over  the  Shipbuilders'  second  umn,  and  Duane  Baglien.  Bag-
       it  has  been  in  Pasadena  before.  digit  spree.  The  scrappy forward   saddle, basking in the glory of top
                                                                 spot in  the tourney as the league   team  with  a- score  of  48  to  13.  lien's  steady  play  was  a  contrib-
       It is generally conceded that Ala- was  pressed  by  Lyle  Dodd  and
                                                                 enters  its  final  week  of  play.   The  outclassed  M.I.  five  fell  easy  uting factor to the victory and he
       bama  has  the  finest  record  this  Robbins,  also  of T. I.,  who  looped
                                                                 Laura  Ferris  of  OTS  came  away   prey to  high  pointer  Stozich who  ran  a  close  third  in  scoring with
        season of any college team in the  in  six  buckets  apiece.                          garnered 12 points. Other colorful  five  field goals to his credit.
                                                                 with  top  honors  last  week,  top-
       nation.                        The Pirates held a  commanding                          figures  in  the  court  play  were   In  view  of  their  victories  and
         The · 90,000  that visit  Pasadena                      pling  the  pins  to  the  tune  of  191
                                    31-18  advantage  at  the  half  and  and  giving  OTS  the  week's  high   Captain Robitaille and Cross, both  efficient  ball  handling,  the  T.  I.
        on  January  1  will  get  a  glimpse   lengthened  it  as  the  game  pro- score  of 1988.   playing  equally  well  on  defense  squad  should  prove  to  be  one  of
        of  one  of  the  most  spectacular                                                   as  on  the  ball  handling  end.   the  major contenders for the title
       passers of this or any other foot-  gressed.                It's  a  fluid  organization,  this   Headliner  of  the  evening  was  in  the  Twelfth  Naval  District
       ball  year-18-year-old Harry Gil-                         female  bowling  league.  MAA   the  casaba  contest  between  the  Basketball  tournament,  though
       mer  of  Alabama.               WEEKLY  BASKETBALL        moved up two notches on the lad-  varsity  squads  of  T.  I.  and  the  there  still  remains  a  long  string
                                                                 der last week when they took over
                                             SCHEDULE                                         Shipbuilders.  Not finding  as  easy  of games. Tonight the team meets
        Grid  Menu                                               fifth spot,  shoving  Personnel way
         A  proposed  Victory Bond post-  Dec.  10,  Armed  Guard  v,s.   down  into  the  seventh  position.   a  match  as  they  had  last  week  the  California  Bears'  quintet  in
       season  game  between West Point   ·Marine  Supply  Depot  (A)   Commissary,  last week  making a   when they defeated the S.  F.  Ma- a  practice game at Berkeley,  and
       and  Fleet  City  fell  flat  upon  Col.   Dec.  11,  T .. I.  vs.  N.A.S.  Ala-       rine  Supply  Depot  quintet,  64  to  they will  have  a  chance to prove
                                                                 hard  drive  for  fourth  place,  27,  the T.  I. five  found themselves  their mettle  against a  strong col-
       Lawrence  "Biff"  Jones',  graduate   meda  (A & B)
                                                                 dropped  into the number six spot  on the short end of an 18-17 score  lege  squad.
       manager  of  athletics  at  West   Dec.  13,  T.  I.  vs.  Armed
       Point,  retaliation   that  Army   Guard  (A &  B)        while  Disbursing  in  the  lowly  as  the  whistle  blew  ending  the
       would play no  post-season games.                         eighth position  rose  to fourth.   first  half.  Completely  dominating
                                       Dec.  18,  T.  I.  vs.  Fleet  City                    the  backboard  play,  the  M.  I.  Armed  Guard  Scores
         The  Military  Academy  is  defi-                         Entering  the  final  week  of  the
                                      (A)                                                     boys held the fast breaking Island
       nitely against any game at all for                        keg - toppling  tournament,  OTS
                                       "B"  games  start  at  1900,                           men  down  to  a  slow  moving  League  Win  Over
       the  Cadets  whose  problems  are                         seems  quite  secure  in  their  top
                                      "A"  games  at  2015  at  Gym                           game.
       · complicated  by  an  examination·                       position,  but  judging  by  previous   Together  with  a  tight  defense  St.  Mary's 40-36
                                      No.  2
        schedule  which  extends  to  De-                        results,  anything  can  happen!   and  dead-eye  shooting,  the  Ship-
        cember 21.                                                                            builders  were  by  far  the  better   St.  Mary's  Pre-Flight  dropped
                                                                                              team during the first  half,  and at   its first game in six starts Thurs-
        Bowl  Line-Up                                                                                                      day  when  a  stubborn  Armed
         It's Alabama and Southern Cali~  Mermen of RMS • •• Victorious I                     one  time  held  an  eight point lead
                                                                                              over  the T.  I. lads.  Bud Smith of   Guard  basketball  squad  that
       fornia  in  the  Rose  Bowl;  Okla-                                                                                 wasn't  to  be  denied,  opened  up
       homa  A.  &  M.  tangles  with  St.                                                    the  M. I.  team  and  formerly  of   all  its  human  mortars  in  scoring
                                                                                              St.  Mary's  College,  was  a  stellar
       Mary's  at  New·  Orleans.  The                                                                                     a  40-36  league  victory.
        Orange  Bowl  will  pit  Miami  U.                                                    figure  at  the  guard  spot,  while   T.  I. sailors got their first  peek
                                                                                              Fred Parsons, striving desperately _
        against  Holy  Gross;  the  New                                                       for  high  point  honors,  garnered   at  the  Gunners  in  action  and
        Mexico Lo•bos scrap Denver at the                                                                                  the ovation Armed Guard received
       El  Paso  Sun  Bowl;  Missouri  and                                                    nine  points  during  the  initial  pe-  when  they  left  the  Gym  No.  2
        Texas  in  the  Cotton  Bowl,  and                                                                                 floor  was  more than a  reward for
       Tulsa  will  meet  Georgia  for  the                                                     Half  time  get-together  must
                                                                                              have  ironed  out  the  difficulties,   their  efforts.
        Oil Bo,wl struggle.                                                                                                 Giant  Art  Burris  and  "plucky"
                                                                                              for  the  second  half  found  a  new
        Navy  Hash                                                                            T. I.  team  completely  outplaying   Bobby Anet shared a  24  point do-
         RMS is making a  habit of win-                                                       the  Shipbuilders.  Launching  suc-  nation  that  was  of  no  benefit  to
       ning  Intramural  sport  events.                                                       cessfully  their  fast  break  plays,   St.  Mary's.  Cox  rang  the Armed
       The  school  boys  just  tucked  an-                                                   the  T. I. basketeers literally wore   Guard  bucket for  10  points.
       other  title  under  their  swimming                                                   their  opponents  into· submission.   Burris  was  particularly  effec-
       belts  by  defeating  Armed  Guard,                                                    The pace  they set was simply too   tive with his hook shot under the
       Pre-Com  arid  OTS  for  the  T.  I.                                                   strenuous for the Vallejo boys and   basket.  Anet scored all his points
       swimming crown ... Floyd "K.O."                                                        midway into the second period the   on  arched,  mid-court  shots.
       Hagen,  pint-sized  Armed  Guard                                                       sailor  boys  surged  ahead  and   DeJulio and Mathewson were a
       boxer,  boarded a  train headed for                                                    maintained  their  lead  until  the   constant  bother  to  the  Cadets
        St.  Paul  this  week,  another  one                                                  final  whistle was sounded.   with  their  outstanding  defensive
       of the athletic specialists to leave                                                     Diminutive Al Cummins,  small-  play.
                                                                                              est  man  on  the  floor,  overcame   Armed  Guard will  play host  to
       the  Navy  on  points.  A  month's
                                                                                              his  height  deficiency  and  was  a   the  San  Francisco  Marines  Mon-
       rest and. he'll  be  ready to  don  the                                                                             day night.
                                                                                              bulwark  of  defense  beneath  the
       gloves  .  .  .  Kenny  Clark,  last
                                    OVERWHELMING  RIVAL  contenders  in  the  rec-ent  Commodore's  basket.  High  point  man  of  last
        year's  basketball  star,  has  re-  Tr,ophy  swimming  meet,  the  RMS  aquatics  chalk,ed  up  their  second  weeks'  Marine  game,  Cummins,   The  boys  from  the  South  Pa~
       turned  to  his  restaurant business  win.  Fiye  out .of  eight  possible  firsts  in  add_ition  to  the  placing  of  at   found  his  eye  in  the  second  ses- cific  have  a  new  definition.  Dust
       in  Oakland.  Kenny  was  relieved   least  two  men  in  ,each  event  gave  them  the  victory.  Double  winner   sion and once more he came away  is  mud  with  the  juice  squeezed
                                    was  Captain  Johnson  Clark  (first  man,  top  row)  taking  the  50  and
        of his military duties also.   100  meter  free-style  races.                         with  the  high  point  honors  with  out.
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