On This Date: Dec. 3, 1954
December 3, 1954 — Jim Oravec tallies a team-high 12 points as Palmerton holds off Allentown Central Catholic for a 39-36 victory at Rockne Hall. Oravec hits a pair of jumpers late in the fourth quarter to keep the Blue Bombers, coached by Win Evans, ahead. Bob Mlkvy hits two free throws with seconds remaining to preserve the win. Palmerton, which jumps out to an early 12-4 advantage, receives 11 points from Dave Jones, while Mlkvy finishes with eight.