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Celeste -vs- Caddo Mills

Last Tuesday night, Celeste and Caddo Mills clashed in two district encounters at Celeste with Celeste coming out victorious in both games.

In the girls' game, the Devilenas kept their district slate clean by defeating the fems from Caddo by a score of 36 to 34. High scorer for Celeste was Janice Thacker with nine points. Elaine Gideon was high for Caddo with sixteen points. That was one night that the Celeste team was very fortunate to be blessed with two teams of forwards. Both teams of forwards saw action in the game and some people say that this was the determining factor of the game. On the guards' end, Sandra Mulkey, Marsha Gilliam, Linda Justus, and Nancy Stapleton all played a good game for Celeste.

Joe Tillerson ripped the net for eighteen points to lead his team to a 53 to 35 victory over the visiting team. David Pruitt scored fourteen points and Lloyd Lanier had nine to closely follow Joe. Farr was high point for Caddo Mills with ten points.

These were the fourth straight district wins for both boys and girls in the second round. This past week is to decide whether there will be a playoff or not in the race for the District Championship.

Celeste -vs- Boles Home

Friday night the Celeste Blue Devils suffered their first district defeat in two years at the hands of the Boles Home Hornets by a score of 48 to 45. Joe Tillerson scored nineteen points to lead both teams in the scoring department. Bud Roach was not far behind with twelve points. Burton was high for Boles Home with fifteen points.

In the boys "B" game, Boles Home also came out on top with a score of 28 to 34. Richard Rust was high point for Celeste with eight points followed by Joe Rodriguez, Harry Childress, and Oliver Craver who had four points each. Sherbert was high for Boles Home with fifteen points.

Basketball Party

Last Saturday evening Coach Jimmy Felty entertained his basketball girls with supper in his new home. Each of the girls attending then went to the show to see Jerry Lewis in "Who's Minding the Store?"

A meal of hot dogs, potato chips, olives, cookies, and candy was served to the following girls: Linda Justus, Sandra Mulkey, Betty Goodman,Caroline Compton, Mary Jo Wofford, Nancy Stapleton, Catherine Floyd, Paula Harless, Marsha Gilliam, Eutricia Giles, Cheryl Moser, Linda Burnett, Ruth Thorp, Linda Weatherley, Martha Sumrow, Alice Roach, Joanna Kirkpatrick, Linda Martin, Sue Warwick, and Janis Justus.

Before the meal, the girls presented Mr. and Mrs. Felty with a coffee pot (electric) as a token of their appreciation for all the work and time that he has put in to help make a basketball team out of them.

(Undated clipping, "The Blue Devils' Den" {?})

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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