March 15, 1961 Billy Jones of Slatington scores a game-high 20 points to earn MVP honors at the Lansford Lions Club All-Star Basketball Classic. Jones helps the Blue squad, coached by Milo Sewards, cruise to a 72-55 victory over the Gold team. Slatington's Doug Farber adds eight points to the winning effort while John Hrapsky of Nesquehoning chips in with six. For the Gold, coached by Tamaqua's Eli Purnell, Dave Lewis of Marian tallies a team-high 15 points.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011