1946-47
Record 19 - 3
Independent

1946-47

Back Row: left to right:  mgr J Cowan, Joe Weirick, Tony Glasser, Dick Patton, Mike Glasser,
   Mgr. Lloyd Wygant, Head Coach Cloyce E. Taylor.
Seated: Jack Boeh, Dave Burns, Dick Messner, Don Drebus, Bob Harpster, Dick Cooper, Carl Strine.  

         
Independent 1946-47 Season
         
AHS 39 CLEVELAND RHODES 32  AHS 51 BARBERTON 39
AHS 33 Norwalk 39  AHS 39 Mansfield 47
AHS 44 GALION 39  AHS 39 SHELBY 35
AHS 51 WOOSTER 31  AHS 41 MARION HARDING 34
AHS 41 PORT CLINTON 27  AHS 42 MANSFIELD MADISON 30
AHS 35 SHELBY 31  AHS 61 BEREA 24
AHS 49 MANSFIELD 43  AHS 72 PORT CLINTON 31 *
AHS 46 TOLEDO WOODWARD 42  AHS 49 TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 33 *
AHS 60 ELYRIA 48  AHS 53 NORWALK 44 *
AHS 58 SANDUSKY 37  AHS 41 MANSFIELD 39 *
AHS 66 MARION HARDING 42  AHS 32 Findlay 49 *


 
Dick Messner, who made first-team All-Ohio as a junior, led Taylor’s Tots to the school record of 19 wins. En route to the District championship they set the Sandusky court record by scoring 72-points against Port Clinton. They won Ashland’s fifth Sweet 16 berth by winning the rubber game of the season against Mansfield in the final 20-seconds before 3,000 fans at Sandusky. Dick Messner’s steal and winning basket was one of the memorable plays in AHS basketball lore. The flu-ridden team lost to Findlay in the first game of Regional. Messner scored 327 points which pushed the career record past Ted Jacobs. Don Drebus (236 pts) was named honorable mention to the All-Ohio team. The other starters were Dave Burns (234 pts), Bob Harpster (78 pts), and Dick Cooper (99 pts). A crowd of over 200 attended the All-Sports banquet, which honored them and the other AHS teams.

 


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