March 14, 1956 Bob Mlkvy pours in a game-high 29 points to lead Palmerton to a 58-57 win over Allentown in the District 11 Class A championship game. Mlkvy, who tallies 20 of his points in the first half, gives his team a lead with under a minute to play when he comes up with a steal and basket. He later adds a free throw to provide the eventual winning point. The Blue Bombers, coached by Win Evans, also receive 17 points from Terry Eckert. Allentown misses two free throws and five shots from the floor during the final 24 seconds to secure the Palmerton win.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013