Our Basketball team for this season, while, it did not win many games, did some splendid playing, and showed marked ability in Basket Ball. Our best games were with Otwell, Ireland, Spurgeon, and Stendal. We defeated the strong Stendal team which was considered the best in this locality. This was the only defeat Stendal received during their season.
We lost to Spurgeon and Otwell by close scores, but defeated the Ireland team, champions of Dubois County.
Davis our largest man played forward during the first part of the season, but shifted to center during the latter part. He was a good hard player.
Wood, who was one of our most reliable forwards, always played a hard consistent game.
Sims, our substitute forward was noted for accuracy in goal shooting.
Curtis, center, during the first part of the season and forward latter part was a good steady player and he was a good goal shooter.
Barnett, was on the team through the entire season. He was small but fast and distinguished himself as a guard.
Wilder, guard, was a new man at the game but soon proved his ability. In several games he held his man scoreless.
Place Played Score Date
Winslow 13 Otwell 19 Sep 30, 1916
Union 15 Winslow 18 Oct 13, 1916
Velpen 16 Winslow 8 Oct 25, 1916
Ireland 21 Winslow 22 Nov 01, 1916
Winslow 17 Stendal 12 Nov 04, 1916
Winslow 6 Spurgeon 8 Dec 02, 1916
Oakland City 34 Winslow 10 Dec 15, 1916
Winslow 13 Alumni 4 Oct 30, 1916
Our game at the Tournament was played Friday evening, March 9, 1917, with a strong Otwell team. It was the first game of an evening session. It was close and hard fought from start to finish. But owing to our bad luck in making the ball stay in the basket, Otwell won by a score of 19 to 15. Otwell later defeated the fast Princeton five, with a large score as they did us. Princeton was considered one of the best teams in the Tourney and we had reasons to be proud of our team even though they didn’t win.
The prospects are extra good for a strong team next season.