1956–57 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball team

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The 1956–1957 St. Francis Terriers men's basketball team represented St. Francis College during the 1956–57 NCAA men's basketball season. The team was coached by Daniel Lynch, who was in his ninth year at the helm of the St. Francis Terriers. The team was a member of the Metropolitan New York Conference continuously since 1945, although the team first joined the conference in its inaugural year, 1933.

Before the season, Walter Adamushko was named team captain by Coach Lynch.[2] Also prior to the season, Lynch was interviewed by the New York Times and he expressed pessimism about the teams progress, since he lost several players to graduation. Last year, Lynch's Terriers were nationally ranked and made it to the NIT semifinals.[3]

The Terriers participated in the 3rd Annual NAIA Tip-Off Tournament, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska. They defeated Eau Claire State in the first round, Gustavus Adolphus in the second round, but lost to Texas Southern in the Championship game.

Roster

1956–57 St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C 4 Walter Adamushko (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr
F George Fox 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
F John Prenderville 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Sr
F 16 Ed Hynes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
C 19 Al Innis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr
G 15 Lester Yellin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Jr
G 14 Anthony D'Elia 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Jr
G Ed Aquilone 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Jr
F 6 Bob Duane 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
F 11 Terry Dugan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
So
F 18 George Achenbach 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
G 5 Long 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
G 9 Birmingham 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
F 3 Ed Mullaney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
So
Head coach
  • Daniel Lynch (St. Francis '38)
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 8, 1956*
Providence W 73–64[4]  1–0
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
December 11, 1956*
Fairfield W 71–53[5]  2–0
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
December 15, 1956*
at St. Bonaventure L 57–79  2–1
 
Olean, New York
December 18, 1957*
Bridgeport W 83–56  3–1
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
December 22, 1956*
8:30 pm
at Yeshiva W 102–73[6]  4–1
Central High School of Needle Trades[7] 
New York, NY
December 27, 1956*
vs. Eau Claire State
NAIA Tip-Off Tournament
W 69–62[8]  5–1
 
Omaha, NE
December , 1956*
vs. Gustavus Adolphus
NAIA Tip-Off Tournament
W 79–67  6–1
 
Omaha, NE
December 29, 1956*
vs. Texas Southern
NAIA Tip-Off Tournament
L 67–79[9]  6–2
 
Omaha, NE
January 4, 1957*
at St. Joseph's (PA) L 70–78  6–3
Hagan Arena 
Philadelphia, PA
January 8, 1957
Brooklyn College W 89–67[10]  7–3 (1–0)
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
January 10, 1957*
Dayton L 60–84[11]  7–4
Madison Square Garden (4,123)
New York, NY
January 14, 1957*
Fairleigh Dickinson L 82–85  7–5
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
January 19, 1957
St. John's L 66–68[12]  7–6 (1–1)
II Corps Armory (5,000)
Brooklyn, NY
January 22, 1957*
Siena W 69–50  8–6
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
January 26, 1957*
Ithaca W 76–70  9–6
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
January 28, 1957*
Seton Hall L 71–80[13]  9–7
II Corps Armory (2,500)
Brooklyn, NY
January 30, 1957*
at Duquesne L 67–71[14]  9–8
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA
February 2, 1957*
at Siena L 71–73[15]  9–9
 
Albany, NY
February 5, 1957*
Queens W 72–54  10–9
II Corps Armory 
Brooklyn, NY
February 9, 1957*
at LeMoyne L 71–77  10–10
 
Syracuse, NY
February 12, 1957
at CCNY L 67–70  10–11 (1–2)
 
New York, NY
February 14, 1957*
Saint Peter's W 87–80  11–11
 
Jersey City, NJ
February 16, 1957*
at Holy Cross L 86–99[16]  11–12
Worcester Memorial Auditorium 
Worcester, MA
February 21, 1955*
Adelphi W 97–83  12–12
 
Garden City, NY
February 28, 1957*
Iona L 80–94  12–13
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
March 2, 1957*
at Loyola (Baltimore) L 74–83  12–14
 
Baltimore, MD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

source[17]

References

  1. ^ "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game". ESPN. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Adamushko Named Captain". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Four Holdovers Lead St. Francis in Basketball". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ "St. Francis Triumphs". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Terriers Score, 71-53". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  6. ^ "St. Francis Triumphs". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Sports Today". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  8. ^ "ST. FRANCIS DEFEATS EAU CLAIRE, 69 TO 62". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  9. ^ "St. Francis Beaten, 79 to 67". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Kingsmen Bow, 89 to 67". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Wake Forest Trips Seton Hall Five and Dayton Routs St. Francis at Garden". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  12. ^ "St. John's Five Defeats St. Francis; Lafayette Tops Seton Hall; SEIDEN SETS PACE IN 68-66 TRIUMPH Gets 29 Points for Redmen-- Lafayette Is 72-69 Victor Over Seton Hall Squad". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Seton Hall Defeats St. Francis". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Ricketts sets record". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Siena rally checks St. Francis, 73-71". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  16. ^ "HOLY CROSS TOPS ST. FRANCIS, 99-86". New York Times. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Cumulative Basketball Statistics St. Francis Brooklyn 1956-57" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 7 October 2019.

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