1945-1946 Season

3 Wins - 16 Losses



   The Pottsville Crimson Tide cagers completed their most disastrous campaign in recent history with a record of three wins against sixteen losses. The team had three holdovers from last year's runner-up team and showed promises of greatness at times, but never managed to "click" enough to produce victories.

   The Crimson and White started the season by defeating a strong Saint Clair club. A snag was struck at Frackville, but the boys came back fighting to register a convincing victory over Tamaqua. Then a fighting Gilberton team was nosed out in an exciting game. After losing to a powerful Alumni Club, the Crimson Tide squad was defeated in two closely contested frays against Lancaster and Frackville. The team seemed to have found itself when it battled Allentown's State Champion team on even terms for the first half, but after the Canaries rolled up the score in the second half, the boys became dis-hearted that they didn't recover until near the end of the season. Thence followed a string of reserves in which every league team, together with Allentown Central Catholic, defeated Pottsville Crimson Tide twice, and Reading and Tamaqua once. The most disastrous defeat was on Bethlehem's High floor, where a record 80 to 42 score was rolled up. The team began to show more enthusiasm and fight in the Easton and Tamaqua games. Then, in the final game of the season, The Crimson Tide played its best game of the year by leading its arch-rival, Hazleton, thought-out the game, only to lose in the last minute by one point.

   "Ally" Burch was high scorer for the year. He also finished in fourth place in the league standing. The seniors playing on this year's team were: Ally Burch (Captain), Jim Landy, Don Davis, Vic Muncy, Jerry Laubach, Bob Ficken, and Joe Kelly, Wally Reed, Hap Hasenauer, Bobby Unger, Dick Hasler, and Jack Flanigan made up the remainder of the Squad.

    The Crimson Tide scored a total of 620 points against their opponents 797.


Pottsville Crimson Tide   36

Saint Clair   19

Pottsville Crimson Tide   34

Frackville   38

Pottsville Crimson Tide   53

Tamaqua   34

Pottsville Crimson Tide   36

Gilberton   32

Pottsville Crimson Tide   33

Alumni   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Frackville   28

Pottsville Crimson Tide   28

Allentown   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Lancaster   33

Pottsville Crimson Tide   31

Allentown Central Catholic   49

Pottsville Crimson Tide   35

Bethlehem   57

Pottsville Crimson Tide   32

Easton   53

Pottsville Crimson Tide   18

Reading   29

Pottsville Crimson Tide   34

Allentown Central Catholic   45

Pottsville Crimson Tide   23

Allentown   56

Pottsville Crimson Tide   30

Hazleton   45

Pottsville Crimson Tide   42

Bethlehem   80

Pottsville Crimson Tide   30

Easton   43

Pottsville Crimson Tide   44

Tamaqua   46

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Hazleton   28



1945-1946 Season   3 Wins - 16 Losses