January 5, 1960 Ralph "Butch" Lennon tallies a game-high 15 points as Jim Thorpe edges Weatherly, 57-53, in a Black Diamond League contest. The Olympians, coached by Kenny Kline, outscore their opponent 8-2 down the stretch to pull out the win. Gary Hiller's free throw breaks a tie and a bucket from Mike Cibic extends the lead. Hiller adds two more foul shots and Vince Gilotti hits two more from the stripe to seal the victory. Hiller finishes with 12 points while Charley McHugh chips in with nine.
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