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Hurons Flunk A Test Against Trojan Cagers

                                  W   L   Pts.
East Lansing_______4   0   8
Everett ____________3    1   6
Parkside___________3    1   6
Lakeview___________2   2   4
HURON HIGH ______0   4   0
Adrian _____________0   4   0

By Joe Broshear

Ann Arbor Huron failed to score a passing grade against East Lansing, and consequently, Ed Klum’s cagers will carry a 2-6 record into tonight’s 8 p.m. home contest against Temperance Bedford.

Passing errors accounted for the bulk of Huron’s 21 turnovers in the 67-50 loss to the strong East Lansing squad, now 6-2 for the season and rated ninth by United Press International.

The Trojans’ high ranking comes as no surprise to the Huron fans who watched East Lansing take command shortly before the intermission with a nine-point skein while Huron could muster but a single free throw.

The Trojans, playing without 6-5 forward Bob Derleth, a top rebounder who was sidelined with a foot injury, gained a 21-12 lead two minutes into the Second period. But Huron charged back with buckets by Dave Strack, a second fine layup by center Larry Brooks, and a charity by Brooks to cut the gap to four.

An insider by 6-6 center Brian Breslin gave the Trojans four points of breathing room but Pete Jamison’s three point play, off a 20-footer, cut it to 23-20.

East Lansing, which received its two raps from undefeated Jackson and Ypsilanti Highs, reeled off five points in a row but another Brooks’ layup and Larry Patrick’s driving layup, off a steal, again brought the deficit to two fielders.

The Trojans, however, out-scored the Riversiders 9-1 the balance of the half to go ahead for keeps.

Huron’s starting lineup collected a total of 24 fouls with all but Strack out of action by game’s end.

Larry Brooks, who turned in a greatly improved performance, was first to hear the whistle, a minute and a half into the final period, with Rich Peipenbrink following with 4:51 left.

A brief Huron surge had sliced the Trojans’ late bulge to 12 points when Pete Jamison, a chief factor in Huron’s 20-14 rebound edge, fouled out, with Patrick joining the bench crew with 1:50 left.

Huron, mainly due to reckless passing, was guilty of 21 turnovers while East Lansing had 22 floor errors, nine of them in the final quarter, without getting a shot at the basket.

East Lansing shooting was little short of phenomenal.

The Trojans, usually working for the close-in shot, hit 51 per cent, on 22 of 43, while Huron threw up 44 tries and cashed but 18 of them for 41 per cent.

East Lansing also won the junior varsity game, 57-47, as Dave Wikel scored 14 for Jay Stielstra’s crew and Dave Scala added 12 in the Little Huron column.

Brooks Scores

Huron High front-liner Larry Brooks (54) jumps high into the air to take a shot against East Lansing. Defending on the play are Trojans Blake Ashdown (33) and John Hardenberg (55). The Hurons’ 6-6 center couldn't be stopped on this play as he scores one of his six baskets in the contest at Ann Arbor High and he wound up with a total of 13 points. (Ann Arbor News Photo by Cecil Lockard.)