Today in Cadet Athletics History.
March 22, 1934
CADET QUINTET AND OILMEN GO TO SEMI-FINALS OF CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Frederick High School and the Shell Oil Company team of Damascus, the two surprise aggregations of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, came through with flying colors against the Middletown Tigers and Church Street Independents in the quarter final round played in the State Armory Thursday night. The Cadets slew Middletown, 45-18 and Damascus knocked off Church Street 30-24.
By winning their games Thursday night, the Cadets and Oilman advance into the semi-fianls thonight at the State Armory, starting at 8 o’clock. The high school will meet Shipley’s Celtics, defending champions in the first game, Damascus will face the YMCA, runner-up in last years tournament.
Displaying tbe same power that enabled them to score a 31-18 triumph over the Mercos last week, the Cadets swept through the slower Middletown quint with apparent ease. Again it was Eddie Nogte and Ralph Easton who set the scoring pace. On the strength of their scoring efforts the Frederick stars are far in the lead for individual scoring honors.
The Tigers fought hard, but were swept off their feet by the speedier high school dribblers. The zone defense of the Cadets baffled the Tigers the same as it did the Mercos last week. Middletown was given but few scoring chsnces within the foul area.
Ohler, who scored 19 points for Middletown against Cresap’s Rifles last week, was limited to seven points. He was said to have left a sick bed to play, which probably accounted for his drop in scoring. The first half was rather close, the intermission score reading 19-12 in favor of the winners. The Cadets opened up in the third and fourth rounds.
** Frederick would go on to defeat Shipley’s Celtics 27-20 in the semi-finals but would fall to the YMCA 45-23 in the City Championship.