1948 Utah High School All State Basketball
The Deseret News
A Class B
Richard Hendricks, North Cache,
G Owen Rowe, Spanish Fork, G
Don Madsen, Davis,
G Arlo Jensen, Gunnison, F
Leon Heaps, East,
C Verlin Simmons, Wasatch, G
Bert Cook, Weber,
F Ray Pearce, Beaver, F
Don Bone, West,
F Harold Christensen, BY High, C
Close Tilts Mark ‘B’ Play
Spanish Fork and Gunnison in Battle of Losers, by Brent Goates
The new look in Utah
Class “B” basketball, Beaver vs. BY High, gets an appealing showing
tonight in the finals of the state high-school hoopla tournament.
Neither school has come this close to a state casaba title before. The
pennant fight begins at 9:00 p.m. at the University of Utah Fieldhouse.
BY High reached the
finals in the same manner the Wildcats have “lived” through two
preceding rounds, a narrow two-point margin over Gunnison. Beaver,
likewise, had a squeeze to slip in ahead of Spanish Fork, in a 26 – 23
In fact, almost every
game written into the books yesterday was one of those breath-taking
finishes. One game produced a one-point victory and four were won by two
Wasatch stalled out a
35-34 triumph over Murray to gain the right to meet Pleasant Grove
tonight for fourth and seventh place. The Vikings were a meager 30- 28
winner from a very good Monroe club.
Park City won a berth
in tonight’s consolation finals be reason of an overtime victory over
speedy Cedar City, 37 – 35. The Miners will play North Emery tonight for
fifth and eighth places. The Rangers were the only aggregation yesterday
to win in a walk away, defeating Roosevelt, 45 – 31.
Coach Dave Crowton’s “Y” High
cagers continued a phenomenal row of pressure victories last night.
Winners over Snow and Wasatch in the first two rounds, both in overtime
periods, the Wildcats showed once more they possessed heart and poise to
fight off a spectacular rally by Gunnison. The record might even go back
to include a final Alpine Division game with American Fork, which the
‘Cats’ likewise won in an overtime period to qualify for the tournament.
The Provo school
record speaks loud enough to establish Young High as the favorites
tonight, but the Wildcats are playing a Beaver Quint which has twice
pulled the same type contests out of the fire in the final minutes.