Don Bosco 1953 Basketball
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Don Bosco 1953 Basketball

Catholic Conference Co-Champions

STTHOMAS 1013-1The 1953 Dons of the Hardwood and Coach Sam Cook picked up the gauntlet of the previous year and shared championship honors with Notre Dame. The Bosco ‘5’ went 13-3 in the regular season. Captain and forward Bill Rubin was named All-Conference, tallying 251 points in 15 games. Junior Art Baldewicz tallied 222 points and senior center Joe Worzala added 182 points. Rubin garnered an All-State Tournament award along with John Kloza and Baldewicz. They were aided by Marv Platz, Richard Czarnecki, Warren Steinke, Tom Pitterle, Tom Leszczynski, Ralph Daniels, John O’Donnell, Ron “Fuz” Fieber, and Dave Derfus.

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