OUR SPORTING WORLD
BY RIP HARRISON
Sports Editor of The Cougar
Art impression taken Monday night before the Cougars played
the Houston Ice Cream Five. Lee Stone took thirty minutes trying
to learn the free throw play.
Not to be outdone by their failure
to make the varsity squad, a group of
students have organized a scrub team
by the name of Dazes, which they hope
to add to the athletic prowess of H. J.
C. So far the Dazes have made
rather promising showing, having won
two out of three games and losing the
final game after a hectic double overtime period.
In a short time the scrubmen will
be attired in fitting uniforms of green,
The Dazes are able to put two capable
quintets on the floor at a moment'
notice with such players reporting
regularly as James Julian, Richard
Marshall, "Moose" Gonzales, Cy Shaw,
Richard MacFee, L. B. Manry, V. F.
Harrison, Leon Green, Meyer Lurie,
Harold Renfro, Edgar Nirken, and
George Snider. I
With interest mounting for the proposed boxing tournament, it looks Uke
Junior College will be the scene of
some classy amateur boxing bouts to
take place soon. According to Coach
French, who is taking charge, the
bouts will get under way as soon as the
basketball schedule is worked out.
Along with boxing, several wrestling
matches may be worked up to make
the beef and brawn tournament a bigger success.
The matches will be of a short duration, which will force the contestants
to speed it up and give the fans lots
of scrappy action. Those attending this
meet will get lots of excitement as
none of the entrants will have much
fancy style but will rely on speed and
power to win for them.
TEN CENTS IN THE HOLE
It doesn't always pay to bet, even if
you're sure. Take the case of Bob
Brahnam, star pivot man for the Cougar cagers. Bob bet a lowly scrub that
he could sink more shots than the
scrub and offered to bet five cents a
shot. The scrub took him up on the bet
and a little later Bob walked away ten
cents in the hole. And he still owes
the ten centavos.
W. PETERSON PROMOTED
This paragraph could be titled "The
Scrub Who Made Good", at least it
marks an advancement to Walter
Peterson, former star forward
G. GAYLE & M. PECH
Two players who are due to make
a name for themselves in the Cougar
basketball annals and have shown up
well in the games so far are Malcolm
"Pecker" Pech and George "Phenix"
Gayle. Neither are the sensational
type of player but resort to the hustling and team-working type of basketball that is essential to a finished
basketball performer. Gayle holds
down one of the guard positions in
spite of his lack of height and likes
to mix it up under the basket. Altho
not an exceptionally clever floor man,
Gayle can take care of himself and
boasts a strong wing that insures good
passing. "Phenix" lettered with Sam
Houston last season and previous to
that played on the First Methodist aggregation.
Our other luminary, Malcolm Pech,
plays either the forward or the running guard position. Pech is the fast
and deceptive kind of man who handles
the ball well and makes a first class
floor man. Pech typifies the fighting
type of player by his continual breakneck speed playing. Playing with several strong church outfits and a pas
member of the San Jacinto squad, has
given Pech plenty of experience that
has stood him in good stead.
With spring just around the corner
and the public graduafty-|flting baseball-minded, students at Junior College should start the old bean to thinking and planning for_a H. J. C. baseball team. If anything is to be done,
is the time to get started, for a
world of red' tape and preparations
must be gone through before there
will be any results. This article ap-
plys to the boys, so unless you are i
ordinary, red-blooded, American boy,
don't stop to waste your time on this
but go get a copy of Mother Goose
We have a basketball team; a good
le. We're going to have a track
team; and it will be good. We had
NO football team so lets replace football with baseball. Many of the freshman who enrolled in September played
high school and commercial teams. The nine could practice
from school time till dark and plenty
[petition could be arranged with
tht many high schools and industrial
Jamesjulian Wins A. A.U. Match
SINGLE POINT IN
Coupling a fast breaking offensive
with a strong defense, the Humble
cage team nosed out a fighting pack
of Junior College Cougars, 17-16,
a hard fought game at San Jacinto
It was a tossup from the start, and
only by airtight guarding did
Humble cagers turn back the first
class passing attack of the college boys.
The oilmen played brilliantly all the
way to subdue the fast Junior College
aggregation, taking advantage of every
opportunity to sneak in for a crip
shot, and dazzling the college bunch
with a speedy offensive that clicked
with steady precision.
There was no denying Bob Branham
classy Cougar center, who paced the
leading scorers with 10 points. Brah-
nams clever passing under the goal and
his outstanding floor work featured
the closely drawn battle. Gayle, Pech,
and Matthews were the other big guns
for the college attack.
Butler, Runion, and Jones starred
for the Oilers with Butler chalking up
markers to lead his mates. The
Humble team boasts one ot_ the leading cage outfits in the city and by
holding the Oilmen to a one point
win, the Cougars increased their standing ten-fold.
Coach French's charges showed a
vast improvement over the last encounter with the Humble team, which
won rather handily in "the first fray.
T^ieir ability to check back in a tight
defense was a leading factor in hold-
ing the Humble bunch down.
Dazes cage outfit, who gained the eye league teams. It wouldn't hurt the
of French and was "promoted to the school to break loose and buy a little
varsity squad. In his three games with baseball equipment' even if they set
the Dazes, Peterson was high point, aside only a small fund. Those that
are interested talk this up and if we
decide to put this thing through lets
all get behind it and show a little
man; scoring 12 points against De
Molays, 10 markers in the Second Pres.
B. team melee, and 6 points against
the Methodist B team. During his
high school days, Walter lettered with
Giddings Hi. And last season was a
member of the strong Norhill Methodist team.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Ripley is missing out on something
by not keeping up with the Junior
College scrub team. In their first
three games the Dazes either won or
lost their game by one point, and each
encounter was climaxed by a necessary overtime period; in one case two
extra sessions were necessary.
Louise Morgan Leads Sophs
To Win Over Slime Sextet
Running up a score of 28-19, the
Sophomore girls team defeated the
Freshman female sextet in the third
game of the inter-class girls basketball schedule.
Louise Morgan, sophomore forward,
hit the basket with regularity to take
scoring honors for the night. Sinking
practically all her attempts and fight-
EXTRA PERIOD RALLY
BEATS GAME DAZES
A rousing extra period rally that
featured Porter and Lusk, sharpshoot-
ing forwards, carried the First Methodist B team to a thrilling 19-18 victory over Junior College Dazes at the
Methodist B teamsters jumped to a
commanding lead early in the game
but could not hold back the college
boys in the final periods. With Richard Marshall and L. B. Manry getting hot under the basket, Junior College soon whittled down the Methodists early lead and the two teams
battled on even terms through the remaining time. After holding a 10-9
lead at the half, the church boys
started on a second scoring party but
were stopped after a short attack that
netted two field goals. Aside from this
practically no goals were registered
for either team, with both sides being
content to fall back in a slow breaking offense. As time drew near for
tho final whistle, both teams cut
loose but the Dazes were not to be
shut out so easy and tied the game
The first overtime period saw both
aggregations go at a killing pace but
neither managed to rope the basket
due to the sterling guarding of both
sides. In the final extra period, Leon
Lusk sunk a long shot after the Dazes
had made a gratis shot and iced the
game for First Methodist.
Line-ups: Dazes, Nirken and Green;
forwards, Renfro and Julian; guards,
Shaw, center. Methodist, Lusk and
Porter, forwards, Tally and Brock;
guards, Hubly, center.
H. J. C. STUDENT GAINS
DECISION IN AMATEUR
BOUT AT AUDITORIUM
Slugs Tough Goose Creek Opponent Around Ring With
James Julian, 147 pound leather
pusher from East End, took a decision
over Joe Shelby, Goose Creek slugger,
in the final match of the amateur ring
bouts staged by Gulf association of the
A. A. U. Thursday night at City Auditorium.
Shelby, scaling 144 pounds, and built
solid as a rock, took plenty of punishment from the dangerous right that
Julian used as his heavy artillery.
Julian forced the fight from the outset and was never in danger of losing,
although Shelby took his hardest blows
and continued to wade in. Only once
was the stocky Shelby knocked down
and then it was from Julian's murderous right.
Ably seconded by "Wildcat" Ewing,
well known Houston battler of the
past few years, Julian was wary and
careful and did not offer any chances
for his opponent to sneak through his
guard. In fact, he kept covered so
well that few of Shelby's blows had
any punishing effect. Ability to take
it and take plenty kept the out-of-
town lad from going dowin under the
James Julian is a sophomore student
at the Houston Junior College. He
figures prominently in Junior College sports, being a member of the
scrub basketball team and a leading!
figure in the proposed boxing tourna- | fl/<rnry and PeteVBOtl StOT
ment to take place in the near future.
Julian entered the match as an independent under the able eye of "Wild- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
cat" Ewing, and his bout with Shelby' Coming up from behind in the clos-
climaxed the group of fights. From! ing minutes of play, the H. J- C. Dazes
the applause of the crowd when his' took a hard fought contest from the
COUGARS ROMP TO
TOP HEAVY WIN
A fast breaking attack starring
Allen Weed and Bob Brahnam, and accurate passing under the basket featured the Junior College Cougars lopsided win of 28-6 over the Albatross
club at the school gym.
Time after time the college boys
took the tip-off and went down the
floor for a score. Their attack broke
fast, their passing was accurate and
they were particularly effective11 under
the basket. From the outset the
Cougars took the lead and continued
to widen the breach as the game continued.
Altho closely guarded Weed got right
on his crip shots and took high point
honors for the night with ten markers.
Branham and Matthews were the other -
hot shots for the Cougar attack.
Previous to the other game the fast
breaking offensive taught by Coach
French had not functioned with the
smoothness and precision that it should
have, but last nites exhibition leave no
doubt as to the ability of French's
The Albatross Club comes from a
fast commercial league and was not
up to par in their performance. The
failure to check back fast once the
Cougars got possession of the ball
spelled defeat for the club cagers.
For Dazes in Close Game
Second Presbyterian B team by
score of 29-28. The close score was
the result of a spirited scoring attack
launched by the Dazes in a heated
overtime period, after letting the
churchmen grab the lead.
With Nesmith, former Junior College student, and Shepherd, crack
_ Pres. forward, getting hot, the Second
Open Season With Win J Pres. gang took a commanding lead
and had the scrubs running around in
hand was raised as the victor,
evident that Julian is one of the most
popular amateur weterweighte in the
city. With a few more wins under
his belt, Julian will fall heir to a gold
medal to be presented by the A. A. U.
Junior College Scrubs
good defensive game, Morgan
looked like a million dollars and was
le main part of the Sophs attack.
Line ups as follows:
Patrick _ Morgan
A fighting, smooth-working H. J. C.
scrub team opened their 1932 cage
season with a close 21-20 victory over
the strong Houston De Molay quintet
_ hectic overtime tilt, held at the
Boasting a number of former high
school stars, the De Molay bunch took
the floor as favorites by a wide margin
and got off to a fast start. Until the
second quarter it looked bad for the
Dazes, but by that time clever floor-
work, featuring Peterson and Manry,
helped to even the score. As the half
time drew near, the Dazes went on
a scoring spree to take the lead 14-11.
Both teams tightened up during the
third period and as a result little »
ing was done. The score at the end
of the third period being 17-14
favor of the Scrubs. In the fourth
period both teams maintained a furious pace and as the end drew nea:
the clubmen started getting right and
evened the score 18-18 with some long
In the extra session both teams were
tired and relied on long shots with
fast follow-ups to account for points.
A long shot apiece tied the score at
20-20, and a free throw gave the Dazes
the winning margin.
Britton, De Molay center, was the
big shot for the visitors, while Johnson and Delambre starred along with
him. Marshall, rangy Scrub, turned in
some good work at the pivot post and
continually took the ball off the backboard.
Cougars Beat Gassers
Cutting loose with a fast breaking
passing attack that reached rare form,
Junior college Cougars trounced a
battling United Gas aggregation by
the lopsided score of 33-6 at the
school gym, Friday night.
With Harry Matthews and Bob
rcles. Shepherd repeatedly hit the
basket for long shots that gave his
team a 9-0 lead at the end of the first
period. After a few substitutions
Coach Dai ley's charges Halted the
scoring attempts of the Pres. bunch
and started a little scoring party of
themselves, and held a 12-10 lead at
Walter Peterson and L. B. Manry
grabbed the spotlight during the last
half and managed to hold the church
boys attack down and do a little scoring themselves. Jack McGeath, star
Pres. forward, took it onto himself
during the final period to win for his
outfit and by some speedy floor work
tied the score 26-26 at the close of
the game. In the overtime period,
both groups started at a furious "pace
and the Dazes one point was the result
of a free throw in the early part of
the extra session.
Brahnam at the helm, Coach Archie
French's charges worked the ball
down the floor time after time to score
against the gasmen. Grabbing the
spotlight along with the passing offensive attack was the defense used by
the Cougars. Not once during the
entire tilt did United Gas quintet ring
the basket for a Beld goal; the six
points being made on gratis shots.
Playing by far his best game of the
season, Harry Matthews got light and
went on a scoring party of his own by
piling up 12 points to take high scoring honors. Along with Matthews,
Brahnam, Weed, and Scarborough
looked good on the fast break French's
team used and the Pech-Gaylc defense
unit was airtight.
French used every man on the entire squad durng the fray and may
well be pleased with the team's showing. During the third period the college boys got going as a fast clip and
registered the majority of their points.