1951-52 Marion County Boys Basketball Scores


Caledonia
Coach:  Len Walls
Record:  10-11 (5-5 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Jim Kirk (264 pts/13.2 avg) (missing 1 game)

Date		Versus		       W/L     CHS     OPP
11/16/51	@Harpster		L	43	48	NEED BOX
11/22/51*	New Bloomington		W	43	42	OT
11/27/51	@Iberia			W	43	41
12/04/51	@Edison			W	50	43
12/07/51*	Pleasant		L	47	55
12/11/51	@Nevada			W	57	55
12/14/51*	Green Camp		L	38	39
01/04/52*	LaRue			W	55	31	NEED BOX
01/05/52	@Mt. Gilead		L	45	61
01/08/52	Chesterville		W	55	39
01/11/52*	@Waldo			W	45	37
01/12/52*	Morral			L	36	50
01/15/52*	@Meeker			W	49	30
01/18/52*	@Martel			W	55	53
01/22/52	Marengo			L	61	63
01/29/52	Mt. Gilead		L	46	63
02/01/52*	Prospect		L	61	62	OT
02/08/52*	@Claridon		L	38	43
02/16/52	Morral			L	34	54	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	Green Camp		W	45	32	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/20/52	Pleasant		L	40	48	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Claridon
Coach:  Herb Bennett
Record:  12-10 (5-5 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  William "Lonnie" Earl (297 pts/13.5 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     CHS     OPP
11/21/51	Chesterville		W	48	45
11/30/51*	@Prospect		L	59	73
12/01/51	@Iberia			L	54	65
12/07/51	@Mt. Gilead		L	53	66
12/14/51*	New Bloomington		L	52	57
12/28/51	@Ostrander		L	40	42	Holiday Tournament at Ostrander High School - NEED BOX
12/28/51	Hyatts			W	46	37	Holiday Tournament at Ostrander High School
01/04/52*	Green Camp		W	56	50
01/05/52	Johnsville		W	53	52
01/11/52*	@Meeker			W	37	24
01/12/52*	LaRue			W	52	35
01/15/52*	@Pleasant		L	41	60
01/18/52*	@Waldo			L	50	54
01/19/52	Sparta			W	48	47
01/25/52*	Morral			L	43	71
01/30/52*	@Martel			W	63	44
02/05/52	@Byhalia		W	61	53
02/08/52*	Caledonia		W	43	38
02/14/52	Pleasant		L	33	41	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/16/52	Martel			W	48	40	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/20/52	Prospect		W	40	38	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/23/52	Pleasant		L	35	44	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Green Camp
Coach:  Maurice Young
Record:  7-9 (4-6 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Gene Marsh (123 pts/10.2 avg) (missing 2 games)

Date		Versus		       W/L     GCHS    OPP
11/20/51	Magnetic Springs
11/30/51*	@Morral			L	57	76
12/07/51*	Martel			W	48	40	NEED BOX
12/14/51*	@Caledonia		W	39	38
12/26/51	LaRue			W	37	33	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
12/26/51	Marseilles		L	30	55	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
01/04/52*	@Claridon		L	50	56
01/08/52	@Magnetic Springs
01/11/52*	New Bloomington		L	53	64
01/12/52*	@Pleasant		L	49	75
01/19/52	Alumni
01/22/52	@West Mansfield
01/25/52*	Meeker			W	53	32
01/28/52*	Prospect		L	54	56
02/01/52*	@LaRue			W	50	32
02/08/52*	Waldo			L	47	65	NEED BOX
02/12/52	Prospect		L	42	62	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/16/52	Waldo			W	34	33	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/17/52	Meeker			W	54	27	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	Caledonia		L	32	45	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


LaRue
Coach:  Vern Pinkerton
Record:  1-17 (0-10 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Dick Hoover (112 pts/11.2 avg) (missing 3 games)

Date		Versus		       W/L     LHS     OPP
11/13/51	Marseilles		L	27	49	NEED BOX
11/27/51	Mt. Victory		L	32	47
12/07/51*	Waldo			L	33	42
12/26/51	Green Camp		L	33	37	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
12/26/51	Byhalia			W	41	36	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
01/04/52*	@Caledonia		L	31	55	NEED BOX
01/08/52*	@Morral			L	33	63
01/11/52*	Prospect		L	31	42
01/12/52*	@Claridon		L	35	52
01/16/52*	Martel			L	61	62	OT
01/22/52	@Marseilles		L	20	64	NEED BOX
01/25/52*	@Pleasant		L	33	72
01/26/52	@Marion Harding Res.	L	31	45
02/01/52*	Green Camp		L	32	50
02/05/52*	New Bloomington		L	30	66
02/08/52*	@Meeker			L	29	34	NEED BOX
02/12/52	Pleasant		L	41	60	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/14/52	Martel			L	40	59	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Marion Harding
Coach:  Kenny Somerlot
Record:  9-8 (6-4 BL)
Leading Scorer:  Paul Colby (239 pts/14.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHHS    OPP
11/30/51	Bexley			L	48	56
12/04/51	@Galion			L	64	66
12/07/51	@Willard		W	70	53
12/14/51*	Bowling Green		W	60	56
12/21/51*	@Findlay		W	28	73	Win 2-0 via forfeit
12/27/51	Ashland			L	40	49
01/04/52*	@Fostoria		W	57	42
01/11/52*	Fremont Ross		W	59	37
01/18/52*	@Tiffin Columbian	L	46	51
01/25/52*	@Bowling Green		L	48	66
01/26/52	Columbus West		W	67	49
01/31/52*	Findlay			W	39	34
02/06/52	Galion			W	59	44
02/08/52*	Fostoria		W	49	44
02/15/52*	@Fremont Ross		L	60	63
02/22/52*	Tiffin Columbian	L	45	46
02/28/52	Mt. Vernon		L	49	63	Class A District Tournament at Columbus Fairgrounds


Marion St. Mary
Coach:  Ray Robbins
Record:  22-2 (7-0 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Dick Gunder (453 pts/18.8 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L    MSMHS    OPP
12/07/51	@Carey			W	55	50
12/11/51	@Lima St. Rose		W	48	46
12/14/51	Westerville		W	53	41	At Marion Coliseum
12/22/51	Tiffin Calvert		W	46	39
12/28/51	Radnor			W	49	33	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
12/29/51	Elm Valley		W	48	42	Holiday Tournament at Marion Coliseum
01/04/52*	Lancaster St. Mary	W	64	33
01/08/52	Delphos St. John's	W	66	57
01/12/52*	Columbus Holy Family	W	85	23
01/15/52	@Richwood		W	78	33
01/20/52	Mt. Gilead		W	67	46	At Marion Coliseum
01/22/52	@Columbs Aquinas	L	55	60
01/25/52*	Columbus Holy Rosary	W	63	38
01/29/52*	@Columbus St. Mary	W	64	43
02/01/52*	Columbus St. Charles	W	55	45
02/05/52	Elm Valley		W	55	44	At Marion Coliseum
02/08/52*	@Newark St. Francis	W	63	49
02/09/52	Leesville		W	61	41	At Marion Coliseum
02/13/52*	@Springfield Cath. Cen.	W	70	45
02/18/52	Columbus Holy Family	W	66	22	Class B Exempt Tournament at Otterbein College
02/22/52	Granville		W	81	50	Class B Exempt Tournament at Otterbein College
03/01/52	Pickaway		W	48	45	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College
03/05/52	Hartford		W	70	35	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College
03/08/52	Elm Valley		L	55	65	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College


Martel
Coach:  Edwin Ransbottom
Record:  4-11 (3-7 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Melvin Hissong (142 pts/12.9 avg) (missing 4 games)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHS     OPP
11/16/51	@Iberia			L	43	56
11/30/51*	Pleasant		L	57	59	NEED BOX
12/04/51	@Whetstone		L	31	55	NEED BOX
12/07/51*	@Green Camp		L	40	48	NEED BOX
12/14/51*	Meeker			W	53	32
01/04/52*	Waldo			W	47	41	NEED BOX
01/16/52*	@LaRue			W	62	61	OT
01/18/52*	Caledonia		L	53	55
01/23/52*	@Morral			L	38	73
01/26/52*	@Prospect		L	45	60
01/30/52*	Claridon		L	44	63
02/08/52*	@New Bloomington	L	52	73
02/12/52	Morral			L	39	56	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/14/52	LaRue			W	59	40	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/16/52	Claridon		L	40	48	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Meeker
Coach:  Harry Nickel (replaced Roland Young around Thanksgiving when Young joins Army)
Record:  1-14 (1-9 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Joe Prettyman (89 pts/7.4 avg) (missing 3 games)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHS     OPP
11/16/51	@Marseilles		L	16	60	NEED BOX
11/30/51*	@Waldo			L	23	66
12/04/51	Harpster		L	25	62	NEED BOX
12/07/51*	Morral			L	26	68
12/14/51*	@Martel			L	32	53
01/04/52*	@Prospect		L	30	47
01/11/52*	Claridon		L	24	37
01/12/52*	@New Bloomington	L	32	66
01/15/52*	Caledonia		L	30	49
01/18/52*	Pleasant		L	25	53
01/25/52*	@Green Camp		L	32	53
01/29/52	Byhalia			L	33	44
02/02/52	Magnetic Springs
02/08/52*	LaRue			W	34	29	NEED BOX
02/12/52	New Bloomington		L	41	64	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/14/52	Green Camp		L	27	54	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Morral
Coach:  Norman Weston
Record:  22-2 (9-1 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Ron Craycraft (492 pts/20.5 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MHS     OPP
11/09/51	@Northwestern		W	57	51
11/16/51	Orange			W	40	29
11/21/51	@Richwood		W	41	33
11/27/51	Edison			W	52	20
11/30/51*	Green Camp		W	76	57
12/07/51*	@Meeker			W	68	26
12/11/51	Mt. Victory		W	74	33
01/05/52	Cardington-Lincoln	W	38	36	At Marion Coliseum
01/08/52*	LaRue			W	63	33
01/12/52*	@Caledonia		W	50	36
01/15/52*	@Waldo			W	66	29
01/18/52*	Prospect		W	51	25
01/22/52	@Harpster		W	56	40
01/23/52*	Martel			W	73	38
01/25/52*	@Claridon		W	71	43
01/29/52	Iberia			W	72	53
02/02/52*	New Bloomington		W	47	46	OT
02/08/52*	@Pleasant		L	53	54
02/12/52	Martel			W	56	39	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/16/52	Caledonia		W	54	34	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	Prospect		W	58	40	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/23/52	New Bloomington		W	53	23	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/29/52	Johnstown		W	58	45	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College
03/04/52	Bremen			L	49	58	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College


New Bloomington
Coach:  Harry Alexander
Record:  15-5 (8-2 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Dwight Harruff (231 pts/12.1 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     NBHS    OPP
11/13/51	@Harpster		L	39	41
11/16/51	Byhalia			W	55	33
11/22/51*	@Caledonia		L	42	43	OT
11/23/51	@Sparta			W	67	51
12/07/51*	Prospect		W	67	38
12/14/51*	@Claridon		W	57	52
12/15/51	Ohio Deaf
01/04/52*	Pleasant		W	49	46
01/05/52	Iberia			W	50	43	At Marion Coliseum
01/11/52*	@Green Camp		W	64	53
01/12/52*	Meeker			W	66	32
01/15/52	Sparta			W	62	46
01/25/52*	Waldo			W	71	50
01/26/52	@Byhalia
02/02/52*	@Morral			L	46	47	OT
02/05/52*	@LaRue			W	66	30	Originally scheduled at Marseilles
02/08/52*	Martel			W	73	52
02/12/52	Meeker			W	64	41	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/14/52	Waldo			W	46	31	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	Pleasant		W	56	54	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/23/52	Morral			L	23	53	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/26/52	Marysville		L	63	75	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College


Pleasant
Coach:  Paul Midlam
Record:  20-4 (9-1 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Dale Kinsell (366 pts/15.9 avg) (missing 1 game)

Date		Versus		       W/L     PHS     OPP
11/13/51	Magnetic Springs	W	62	55
11/16/51	@Johnsville		W	53	52
11/20/51	@Orange			W	53	49
11/27/51	@Ridgeway		W	65	61
11/30/51*	@Martel			W	59	57	NEED BOX
12/07/51*	Caledonia		W	55	47
12/14/51*	@Prospect		W	75	50
01/04/52*	@New Bloomington	L	46	49
01/05/52	Radnor			W	70	39
01/08/52	@Mt. Victory		W	62	44
01/11/52	Iberia			W	73	56
01/12/52*	Green Camp		W	75	49
01/15/52*	Claridon		W	60	41
01/18/52*	@Meeker			W	53	25
01/25/52*	LaRue			W	72	33
01/26/52	Richwood		L	39	59
02/01/52*	@Waldo			W	76	66
02/08/52*	Morral			W	54	53
02/12/52	LaRue			W	60	41	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/14/52	Claridon		W	41	33	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	New Bloomington		L	54	56	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/20/52	Caledonia		W	48	40	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/23/52	Claridon		W	44	35	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
03/01/52	Marysville		L	56	83	Class B District Tournament at Otterbein College


Prospect
Coach:  Bob Kelley
Record:  8-9 (6-4 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Bob Apt (210 pts/14.0 avg) (missing 2 games)

Date		Versus		       W/L     PHS     OPP
11/17/51	@Magnetic Springs	L	39	49	NEED BOX
11/30/51*	Claridon		W	73	59
12/07/51*	@New Bloomington	L	38	67
12/14/51*	Pleasant		L	50	75
01/01/52	@Berlin
01/04/52*	Meeker			W	47	30
01/11/52*	@LaRue			W	42	31
01/12/52*	Waldo			L	38	45
01/18/52*	@Morral			L	25	51
01/22/52	@Iberia			W	45	39
01/26/52*	Martel			W	60	45
01/28/52*	@Green Camp		W	56	54
02/01/52*	@Caledonia		W	62	61	OT
02/02/52	Alumni			L	42	44	NEED BOX
02/08/52	Magnetic Springs	L	46	47
02/12/52	Green Camp		W	62	42	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/19/52	Morral			L	40	58	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/20/52	Claridon		L	38	40	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum

Waldo
Coach:  William Angler
Record:  9-10 (5-5 MCL)
Leading Scorer:  Bill Axline (242 pts/11.4 avg) (missing 1 game)

Date		Versus		       W/L     WHS     OPP
11/16/51	Ostrander		L	38	48	NEED BOX
11/20/51	@Radnor			W	57	32
11/27/51	@Berlin			L	47	58
11/30/51*	Meeker			W	66	23
12/07/51*	@LaRue			W	42	33
12/11/51	@Magnetic Springs	L	38	55
12/18/51	@Hyatts
12/28/51	@Iberia			W	49	48
01/04/52*	@Martel			L	41	47	NEED BOX
01/11/52*	Caledonia		L	37	45
01/12/52*	@Prospect		W	45	38
01/15/52*	Morral			L	29	66
01/18/52*	Claridon		W	54	50
01/25/52*	@New Bloomington	L	50	71
01/29/52	@Ostrander		W	40	37
02/01/52*	Pleasant		L	66	76
02/05/52	@Magnetic Springs	W	38	36
02/08/52*	@Green Camp		W	65	47
02/14/52	New Bloomington		L	31	46	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum
02/16/52	Green Camp		L	33	34	Class B Marion County Tournament at Marion Coliseum

Buckeye League Standings

Team BL Reg Overall Marion Harding 6 - 4 9 - 7 9 - 8 Bowling Green Findlay Fostoria Fremont Ross Tiffin Columbian *Findlay forfeits multiple games due to using Freshman player

Central Catholic League Standings

Team CCL Reg Overall Marion St. Mary 7 - 0 18 - 1 22 - 2 Columbus Holy Family Columbus Holy Rosary Columbus St. Charles Columbus St. Mary Lancaster St. Mary Newark St. Francis Springfield Cath. Cen.

Marion County League Standings

Team MCL Reg Overall Morral 9 - 1 17 - 1 22 - 2 Pleasant 9 - 1 16 - 2 20 - 4 New Bloomington 8 - 2 12 - 3 15 - 5 Prospect 6 - 4 7 - 7 8 - 9 Caledonia 5 - 5 9 - 9 10 - 11 Claridon 5 - 5 10 - 8 12 - 10 Waldo 5 - 5 9 - 8 9 - 10 Green Camp 4 - 6 5 - 7 7 - 9 Martel 3 - 7 3 - 9 4 - 11 Meeeker 1 - 9 1 - 12 1 - 14 LaRue 0 - 10 1 - 15 1 - 17

Marion County Top Ten Scoring Averages

RNK AVG Name School Points Games 1 20.50 Ron Craycraft Morral 492 24 2 18.87 Dick Gunder Marion St. Mary 453 24 3 15.91 Dale Kinsell Pleasant 366 23 missing 1 game 4 14.05 Paul Colby Marion Harding 239 17 5 14.00 Bob Apt Prospect 210 15 missing 2 games 6 13.50 William Earl Claridon 297 22 7 13.44 Bill Axline Waldo 242 18 missing 1 game 8 13.20 Jim Kirk Caledonia 264 20 missing 1 game 9 12.90 Melvin Hissong Martel 142 11 missing 4 games 10 12.61 Bill Persinger New Bloomington 227 18

Marion County Top Ten Scoring Games

RNK PTS Name School Versus Date 1 44 Dick Gunder Marion St. Mary Holy Family 01/12/1952 2 34 Ron Craycraft Morral Iberia 01/29/1952 3 32 Dick Gunder Marion St. Mary Mt. Gilead 01/20/1952 4 31 Ron Craycraft Morral Mt. Victory 12/11/1951 5 30 Bob Apt Prospect Claridon 11/30/1951 6 28 Dick Gunder Marion St. Mary Granville 02/22/1952 7 27 Ron Craycraft Morral Waldo 01/15/1952 27 William Earl Claridon Martel 01/30/1952 9 26 Mike Anderson Marion St. Mary Richwood 01/15/1952 26 Ron Craycraft Morral Harpster 01/22/1952 26 Paul Colby Marion Harding Columbus West 01/26/1952 26 Bill Persinger New Bloomington LaRue 02/05/1952 26 Bob Apt Prospect Green Camp 02/12/1952 Return to the Marion County index Email Me