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On This Date: Jan. 16, 1951

Published January 16. 2019 11:54AM

January 16, 1951 — Bob Holmes pours in a game-high 19 points and John Yanchura follows close behind with 18 to help Lansford pull away from Tamaqua for a 61-39 Black Diamond League victory. The Panthers, coached by Mike “Muggy” Oriel, use a 20-6 third quarter to turn a close contest into a big lead. Holmes tallies eight points during the run, while Yanchura adds seven. The winners also receive 10 points from Marvie Evans, while Steve Butcher chips in with seven. For the Blue Raiders, Willis Reeser hits for a team-high 11 points.

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