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South Iredell Athletic Association basketball champions
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Transcribed from front: Agromeck, 1929; [S. I. A. A. Champions: Five years of patient work with a foreign system, entirely new in the South, resulted in the first Southern Conference basketball tournament championship for State's quintet at Atlanta in March. Rated near the bottom of the list of 16 teams in view of six wins and five losses before the tournament. Tebell's cagers upset the upsetters to win over Tennessee, Clemson, Mississippi and Duke. Clemson had put the great Georgia Tech stars out the race and Mississippi, defending champions, had romped away with a decisive victory over Washington and Lee. Duke eliminated Georgia and Carolina in rapid-fire fashion.] Backed by the consistent work of State's guards, Bob Warren and Morris Johnson, both of whom made All-Southern selections. Frank Goodwin and Larry Haar shared honors in the tournament. Goodwin, center, was high scorer of the tournament, while Haar's great work against Mississippi assured State of a final place in the fight for the title against Duke. State played what might be termed "slow" ball, keeping the leather as long as possible. This was thoroughly demonstrated against Duke, the Blue Devils using a flashy speed, found State's slow, consistent attack a problem. The Wolfpack guards kept the ball well in hand as the opposition ran itself down on the offensive. Taking short shots at the basket whenever possible, the Tebell men weaved in and out of the Duke defense before trying for a shot. Johnson, Haar and Young fed the ball usually to Goodwin who stayed under the basket after the [incomplete]; Atkinson, Forward; Brake, Guard; Owen, Center; Taylor, Guard; Gammon, Forward.
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