On this date
December 19, 1952 Joel Samuelson pours in 42 points and Lehighton sets a new state scoring record for points in a game by defeating Mauch Chunk, 116-81. The 116 points breaks the mark of 109 set by Sell-Perk seven years earlier. The combined 197 points by both teams is also believed to be a state record. Denny Roth contributes 35 points to the victory while the Indians, coached by George Bibighaus, receive 14 more from Danny Frank. Dick Laub chips in with nine. For Mauch Chunk, Lowell Swartz tallies a team-high 26 points.