1929-1930 Season

9 Wins - 9 Losses



   Pottsville began the basketball season with one regular, the Capitan, several substitutes, and four Carbonites from the past season. Coach Ross Hufford rounded the upper class-men into a wonderful combination and the under class-men into Pottsville first Junior Varsity.

   The first game-saw four Port Carbon alumni members and Captain Serfess oppose Port Carbon. The Carbonites were defeated worse then previous years, 62-22. The league season was opened with a defeat by Allentown, 27-15. The game was played on Friday, the 13th, but Pottsville failed to benefit by the old charm which our teams seemed to receive from this day.

   But our team needed no charm to break the previous season's jinx by winning their first game on a foreign floor in defeating Coatesville, 24-22. Falls was Crimson's high scorer with nine points.The "28-29" team assembled during the Christmas holidays to give our present "29-30" team a Christmas gift in the form of a defeat, 45-35. Falls was high scorer with 15 points.

   With the Alumni defeat still in mind, our team, after trailing Easton 21-10 at half-time, returned in the last twenty minutes very strongly to defeat Easton, 30-29. Although Serfass was high scorer with 15 points, Pacenta, a substitute, sank four field goals at vital periods. After winning two league games the Crimson team set out to Pottstown in quest of another victory and returned the conquerors, 38-19. Serfass was high scorer with 13 points closely followed by Pacenta with 12.

   Coatesville came here seeking revenge for their previous defeat, but brilliant playing by Bebelheimer, Serfess and Falls sent them home the victim of Pottsville fourth league victory. Playing at Easton, the next afternoon proved too sternuous for our players, who cold and tired, played listlessly and raggedly, losing by a 39-29 score. Gray was high Crimson scorer with eight points.

   Pacenta's scoring and Bebelheimer's scoring and guarding proved too effective for Pottstown, and Pottsville repeated its previous victory over Bechtel's lads, 40-22. Pacenta registered 21 points and Bebelheimer 10 points. The Huffordites threw a scare into Hazleton, the state champions, by leading 16-12 at half-time, but the Mountaineers held our team to three points during the second half while they scored 26 points, making the score 38-19. Serfass has 13 points, Pacenta, 4 points, and Bebelheimer, 2 points.

   Pottsville then succumbed to our old rival, Schuylkill Haven, 34-13. Our team was virtually shot to pieces and presented a weak offense and a still weaker defense. But, on the following Friday night, our team returned to form and defeated a stubborn Bethlehem combination, 27-25. Captain Serfass was again high Crimson scorer with nine points.

   Travelling to Buck's county seat, Doylestown defeated Pottsville 30-27, in a dry, slow, uninteresting game. Serfass had three field goals and five fouls to clinch the Crimson scoring honors. Doylestown came here for another victory, but returned home sadly disappointed, for Serfass was on a scoring spree, making nine Gussies, and Somasky sank five field goals and one foul for 11 points. Hazleton, returning from a defeat the night before, came here determined to win, but met a team as determeined to defeat them and Pottsville witnessed the fastest and most exciting scholastic game in its history. However, our team went down fighting, losing by one field goal, 42-40. Serfass and his running mate, Pacenta, sank 16 points apiece.

   Schuylkill Haven, then visited the Moose Hall where they received a setback, 31-29, in a rough, fast game for the Crimson's last victory for the'29-30' team. Serfass was high scorer with 13 points. Pottsville traveled to Bethlehem where they met defeat in a slow, uninteresting game, 27-17. The Crimson squad had a chance for victory till the final five minutes when three regulars were removed vis personal foul route.

   In the last, but very important game, Allentown defeated Pottsville, 67-37. The Canary and Blue displayed form that won them the League Championship at Philadelphia the following Tuesday. Captain Serfass was high Crimson scorer with 12 points, while Tamanosky, a substitute center, held Leibensperger, their tall center, to six points.


Pottsville Crimson Tide   62

Port Carbon   22

Pottsville Crimson Tide   15

Allentown   27

Pottsville Crimson Tide   24

Coatesville   22

Pottsville Crimson Tide   35

Alumni   45

Pottsville Crimson Tide   30

Easton   29

Pottsville Crimson Tide   38

Pottstown   19

Pottsville Crimson Tide   37

Coatesville   32

Pottsville Crimson Tide   29

Easton   39

Pottsville Crimson Tide   40

Pottstown   22

Pottsville Crimson Tide   19

Hazleton   38

Pottsville Crimson Tide   13

Schuylkill Haven   34

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Bethlehem   25

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Doylestown   30

Pottsville Crimson Tide   40

Hazleton   42

Pottsville Crimson Tide   31

Schuylkill Haven   29

Pottsville Crimson Tide   29

Doylestown   25

Pottsville Crimson Tide   17

Bethlehem   27

Pottsville Crimson Tide   37

Allentown   67


1929-1930 Season   9 Wins - 9 Losses