Bulldogs end their finest cage season

Feb. 28-March 3, 1961 Special to The Herald COLLEGE STATION’Brady’s “golden haired” Bulldogs came to the end of their greatest cage season in history Saturday at G. Rollie White Coliseum as the speedy, sharp-eyed Madisonville Mustangs won, going away, 60-38. The Doggies had a brilliant season this winter and ended with a very respectable record of 25-6, Coach Ed Whiteley’s finest year. Earlier in the week they had beaten the Hillsboro Eagles in bi-district and advanced to the Region III basketball tournament at Texas A&M College. This marks the first time that a Brady team has ever reached the regional tournament in basketball. Charles Reynolds, the smooth left-hander, was the hottest Dog on the big Coliseum floor Saturday as he dropped in five jump shots and added five charity tosses. Madisonville’s Tommy Poe took top honors in the game as he hooped 18 points. The Bulldogs jumped off to a quick lead, mostly behind the shooting of Reynolds, Dan Salter and Robert Ricks, and managed to stay ahead of the Mustangs most of the first quarter. Hitting on six out of nine attempts from the floor for 67 percent, the Doggies led Madisonville after the initial period, 13-12. In the second quarter, Madisonville and Brady traded leads and at the half, the score was deadlocked, 23-23. After the second half began, Madisonville really started hitting and with five minutes gone in the third stanza it was all but over for the Dogs. An extremely cold period gripped the Bulldogs, and it seemed that they could not have bought a basket. Poe and his 5’7″ partner, Kenneth Standley, hit on numerous 30-foot set shots that spelled defeat for the Doggies. The shorter but hustling Mustangs out-rebounded the Doggies in the final half, and it was no question that the Bradyites had finally been outclassed. With three minutes gone in the fourth quarter, Reynolds fouled out and Brady’s last hope went with him. Madisonville outscored Brady 18-6 in the third quarter and 19-9 in the final period. In the finals Saturday night, Madisonville gave the highly-touted Buna Cougars a big scare before going down to defeat 48-43. Buna will represent Region III in the Class AA state playoffs in Austin this weekend. The Cougars went to the finals after humiliating the Taylor Ducks earlier Saturday, 63-24. Madisonville’s Poe was individual high point man in Class AA at the Region II tournament. He scored 30 points in two games. Lohn tourist falls in love with Hawaii The people of Hawaii have made a real friend of L.O. Marshall, pioneer Lohn resident and president of the Brady National Bank. Mr. Marshal returned Feb. 14 from a three-week’s tour of Hawaii. “The people were very nice. They greeted us as if we were the president, throwing flowers around our neck and kissing us,” he smiled. Leaving from Dallas, he spent a night in San Francisco and then caught a jet plane from Honolulu. The return trip was made by ship. Mr. Marshall made a through tour of the islands visiting the fields of pineapples, sugar cane, coconuts, coffee and bananas. The fields’limited in space’were well cultivated, “and I never saw a weed or a bit of Johnson grass anywhere,” he said. The temperatures were around 88 and 90 degrees, and many people were in bathing suits. To emphasize mild climate the Hawaiians had posted temperatures from the states, showing that Dallas was having a cold wave with readings of 28 and 30 degrees. “I saw only two policemen during the whole time. The people are so nice they don’t need policemen.” Mr. Marshall visited Pearl Harbor, the Libby and Del Monte factories, and saw Hawaii’s smoking volcanoes. 3 persons hurt as cars collide Three persons were injured late Thursday afternoon in the collision of two cars on West Commerce Street in Brady. Louie Jackson (Jack) Underwood of Midland, formerly of Brady, suffered a badly broken left knee and was taken Saturday afternoon to John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, for surgery. Mrs. Patricia Siler and her 2 1/2 year old son, Don Curtis, remained in Brady Hospital Monday. Mrs. Siler’s ankle was broken and she had abrasions on her right elbow. The boy suffered lacerations on the left side of his head and a fracture of the skull, “but it’s not bothering him much,” his doctor said. “He’ll be all right. Both of them will be able to go home in a few days.” Jimmie T. Siler, 25, of Brady, was driving a 1957 Oldsmobile two-door accompanied by his wife, Patricia, and their son, Don. They were headed west on West Commerce. Underwood, driving a 1948 Chevrolet two-door, was headed east on West Commerce and was making a left-hand turn into the Collinsworth Barbecue Stand in the 600 block when the accident occurred about 4:50 p.m.

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