February 4, 1944 Lansford jumps out to a lead and then holds off a Summit Hill rally to gain a 49-40 Black Diamond League win. The Panthers receive a game-high 20 points from "Dubby" Derby while teammate Jackie Chuckran contributes 11. Lenny "Peanuts" Olexy also reaches double figures for the winners, finishing with 10 points. The Hillers, who trail by 19 at one point, get a team-high 16 points from Billy Boyle.