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No Surprise.... Shabbona Champs

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Shabbona entered the 1959 Little Ten Conference Tournament at Hinckley as the top seed, 16-0, and ranked fourth in the state according to the United Press International Poll. The Indians opened with a 97-38 win over Earlville with the 97 points being a tournament record.  In the semifinals Serena became another victim as Shabbona rolled to a 81-35 victory, while second place Leland clipped Sandwich 74-54.  Leland, who had fallen 70-52 earlier in the season to the Indians, fell behind 23-9 after one quarter in the championship game and were defeated 91-41.
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1959 LTC Tournament Scores

FIRST ROUND

Earlville 61, Hinckley-Big Rock 56

Paw Paw 64, Somonauk 62

SECOND ROUND

Shabbona 97 Earlville 38

Serena 69, Waterman 57

Sandwich 62, Plano 49

Leland 60, Paw Paw 52

SEMI-FINALS

Shabbona 81, Serena 35

Leland 74, Sandwich 54

THRID PLACE

Serena 57, Sandwich 50

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Shabbona 91, Leland 41

 

FINAL 1959 LITTLE TEN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
 
                     W   L    Pct.
Shabbona             9   0   1.000
Leland               8   1    .889
Serena               6   3    .667
Waterman             5   4    .556
Sandwich             4   5    .444
Somonauk             4   5    .444
Earlville            4   5    .444
Paw Paw              3   6    .333
Hinckley-Big Rock    2   7    .222
Plano                0   9    .000
 

ALL LITTLE TEN
CONFERENCE
 
FIRST TEAM
Marv Straw, Shabbona
Jerry Wisted, Shabbona
Ron Espe, Shabbona
Norm Wesson, Leland
Steve Maple, Waterman
 
SECOND TEAM
Bill Mullins, Shabbona
Denny Fleming, Shabbona
Gene Stroyan, Paw Paw
Gary Anderson, Serena
Will Wright, Leland
 
HONORABLE MENTION
 
Mickey Johnson, Serena;  Tom Major, Earlville;  Bob Stratton, Leland;  Don Tellefson, Leland;  Ron Brandow, Somonauk;  Bill Stahl, Somonauk;  Les Granart, Hinckley-Big Rock;  Ronnie Jandt, Hinckley-Big Rock;  Charles Naylon, Sandwich.