ON THIS DATE
February 23, 1967 Dennis Balliet scores a game-high 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to help Jim Thorpe pull away from Marian for an 83-54 Anthracite League victory. Balliet scores the game's first six points as the Olympians, coached by Phil "Pip" Rader, gain a narrow five-point lead by halftime. Thorpe pulls away down the stretch as Gene Sweeney adds nine of his 19 points in the final frame. The winners also receive 16 points from both Mike Tessitore and Clem McGinley.