Skidmore Victorious, 1921

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), November 3, 1921, page 1:

Skidmore High School Defeats Graham.
Both Boys’ and Girls’ Teams Victorious Tuesday Afternoon — Go to Burlington Junction Tomorrow.

Skidmore High School took a double header from Graham on the home court Tuesday afternoon, both boys’ and girls’ teams winning by substantial margins.

The boys, since their defeat at Graham, have been working hard, and played in good form. Graham took the lead and scored several points before the local boys got awake, but at the close of the first half, the score stood 14-10 in favor of Skidmore. The second period was faster than the first, and the local team scored 14 points against the visitors’ 8, making the final score 28-18 in favor of Skidmore.

This is only the second game the boys have won this year, but they do not expect it to be the last. Not only the team, but the entire school, expect to win from now on.

The girls outplayed their opponents in every phase of the game. The Skidmore center outjumped her opponent, and the guards kept Graham’s forward so well covered that they were unable to score. Hope and Pauline Manchester played forward for Skidmore, and their guards were unable to cover them. They scored repeatedly. The final score was 10-2, in favor of the local team. Rev. Olson promised the girls a sack of candy if they won the game. The candy was delivered, and although eating candy is not ordinarily considered essential to an athlete’s training, they accepted it.

The crowd in attendance was said to have been the largest that has witnessed a basket ball game here for several years, and much encouragement was given the teams.

Both teams go to Burlington Junction tomorrow. They will probably play on an indoor court there, and in that case they will be at a great disadvantage; but they expect to win.

The teams as well as other members of the high school, wish to express their appreciation to the business men and others who attended the games Tuesday.

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