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On This Day in History | 1944

March 10, 2011
The Blue and White | Front Row: Taft, Grime, Sniffen & Drake

On this day 67 years ago, the basketball team continued living on the edge as they won their seventh game of the season by two points or less in a 26-24 triumph over St. Dominic’s to close the season. The win capped a 15-3 campaign for the Blue and White as they avenged a 17-23 loss to St. Dom’s on February 11.

The game was close throughout and for a six-minute span during the final quarter, the score remained deadlocked at 24-24 until captain Caleb Sniffin sank the winning basket for the win. Don Drake and Lyman Taft anchored the defense while Phil Grime was a force on the boards. The narrow win was a commonplace occurrence for the boys during the ’44 season as shown by these selected scores:

Jan. 12St. Paul’s35-34
Jan. 15Poly Prep27-26
Feb. 8Huntington31-29
Feb. 16Huntington32-31
Feb. 25Northport33-32
Mar. 7Seton Hall28-26
Mar. 10St. Dominic’s26-24

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