March 15, 1977 Bryan Sauers scores a game-high 33 points to help lead Lehighton to a 78-68 win over Hanover Area in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs. Sauers excels at the free throw line, finishing 13-of-17 at the charity stripe. The Indians, coached by Jim Smith, trail after the first quarter but outscore their opponent by a 46-29 margin in the middle frames. Jeff Miller and Dave Warner each contribute to the victory with double-doubles. Miller tallies 25 points and collects 13 rebounds while Warner nets 10 points and adds 14 boards.