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On This Date: (March 18, 1963)

March 18, 1963 - Tamaqua’s George Barron earns MVP honors in leading the Red Stars to a 79-68 comeback victory over the White in the Fifth Annual Lansford Lions All-Star Basketball Classic. Barron collects a game-high 19 points for the winners, coached by “Pinkey” Purnell, who trail by three points at the half. Lansford’s Don Fredericks contributes nine points to the Red cause, while Nesquehoning’s Joe Ligenza and Tom Stemetzki both finish with eight. For the White team, Trevor Lawrence of Summit Hill tallies 10, with Marian’s Jim Menconi chipping in with six.