A Century of Ashland Arrow Basketball
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1945-1959
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1944-45
Record      14 - 2
N C O L Record      10 - 0
1st Place


1944-45
 

Back row: Head Coach Andrus L. Buckner, Ward Clawson, Howard Sponsler, Merle McKinley, Lew Wright,
Dick Sharr, James Clugston.
Front row: Jim Tharp, Dick Messner, Chuck Reese, Dick Denbow, Bob Miller, Bud Strine, Frank Glasser. 
Not pictured: Jim Zimmerman.

         
NCO 1944-45 Season
         
AHS 42 MANSFIELD MADISON
31
AHS 42 SANDUSKY 33
AHS 38 MARION HARDING 32 AHS 37 MANSFIELD 36
AHS 54 GALION 35 AHS 53 SHELBY 30
AHS 53 SHELBY 30 AHS 37 Mansfield 51
AHS 57 MT. VERNON 39 AHS 41 MT. VERNON 40
AHS 72 WOOSTER 45 AHS 37 GALION 27
AHS 46 BUCYRUS 41 AHS 52 BUCYRUS 38
AHS 49 MARION HARDING 42 AHS 37 Tiffin 38 *
 

The A’s were the first AHS team to open the season with 11 straight wins. Also, while it was the last year for the NCO, they were the first team to go undefeated in the league since the home and home schedule started. They, also, won at Marion for the first time since 1937. Jim Zimmerman had the best game with 27-points against Galion, when he played his last game before entering the Navy. Freshman Dick Messner was the leading scorer with 161 points and first team All-NCO. Bob Miller, also 1st team NCO, was recognized on the 3rd team All-Ohio squad. Chuck Reese, the only returning starter, was 2nd All-NCO. Each member of cage squad was awarded the traditional gold ball for the NCO title. It was Coach Buckner’s final season. His record was 72-22 for a .766 percentage and three NCO titles and one State tournament team.

 


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