1958 Emmett Huskies

A basket’s eye view of Emmett’s high-riding Huskies is shown in this photo as they drilled this week for a game at Weiser Friday, Jan. 31 and an invasion of the home floor from Meridian Saturday night. In the circle above, clockwise, are Boyd Smith, Terry Hull, Dick Dillon, Ralph Donaldson, Bob Howard, Larry Sawyer, Milt Babbit, Louie Foruria, Ron Schiller, Larry Kimball, LeRoy Schadt, Bill Brooks and Clayne Pope. At left rear is Coach Herb Mead and at right rear is trainer Robert Hahn.

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Huskies grab sixth conference win, 51-49, with Schiller looper at gun

This story was first published in the Feb. 6, 1958 edition of the Messenger Index.

A last-second long shot by Ron Schiller, Friday, Jan. 31 headed off another overtime game for Emmett’s Huskie cagers and pulled their sixth conference victory out of the fire, 41-39, in a raid staged by the Pirates from Payette.

Coach Mead’s boys took the floor cold following setbacks at Ontario and Parma the previous week and went pointless through a big part of the first quarter. They trailed 11-3, at the beginning of the second quarter.

But the Pirates turned cold in the second heat while the Huskies, sparked by LeRoy Schadt and Schiller, closed the gap to a single point, 15-14, at halftime.

The lead alternated during the second half, with the Huskies out in front by a single point at the threequarters mark and two seconds before the final gun it was a knotted ball game, 49-49, as Schiller cut loose the winning shot.

Schadt scores high

Schadt’s five buckets and two gift tosses gave him scoring honors for the Huskies and Payette’s Hill looped in seven two-pointers and a trio of free throws for 17 points.

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