Sailors a Spark
Wyoming Forward Reason for Team's Victory Over Georgetown in N.C.A.A. Trounament
He Steals the Show
The Big Centers Give Way to Cowboy Star Who Scores 16 Points to Lead Field
A Red Cross Program
St. John's of Brooklyn and Toledo Enter the Picture in Garden Tomorrow Night
by the Associated Press, New York, March 31, 1943
The National Collegiate basketball title, constant property of the Big Ten conference until Stanford broke the spell last season, is back in the Far West for another season, with Wyoming on the throne.
The Cowboys checked their ponies at the doorway of Madison Square Garden last night but still had speed enough to wallop Georgetown, eastern representative, by twelve points, 46 to 34.
Both teams will remain here for Thursday night's double-header with Wyoming playing St. John's of Brooklyn, national invitational tourney winner, and Georgetown battling Toledo, second to St. John's in the preliminary. Receipts of the twin bill will go to the Red Cross.
Ken Sailors, veteran forward, applied the spark that gave the Far Western outfit its deciding margin after the score had been tied then times, five in each half.
He totaled sixteen points and stole the thunder from the big centers who were expected to star. Milo Komenich, 6-foot 7-inch Cowboy pivot, pumped in nine points while Johnny Mahnken, who is an inch taller and is the Georgetown center, could get only six.
The game, which was preceded by one in which the Manhattan Beach coast guard station won the Eastern Service title by defeating the Aberdeen proving grounds, was watched by 13,206 persons.