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Girmindl's Ghost

A diary of Shaker High School's 2005-2006 basketball season, a retelling of Shaker's fabled 1979-1980 season, and general commentary on high school hoops, updated daily...


"I like sitting in the back row. I found that sitting against the wall is just easier on your back." -Dean Smith, on the comfort of the H-gym bleachers

Today (12/28) in 1979

Today (12/28) in 1979: After the closest call of the season in the 1st round of the Shaker tourney, the final was a blowout. The Times Union headline says it all:


That's Perkins grabbing the rebound in the picture and Jeff Tuecke standing in the lane. If you look very carefully, you can see the standing room only crowd down along the baseline in the opposite corner of the gym.

The game was never close, as Shaker held leads of 12-2, 20-8, and then 37-18 at the half. Shaker's bench saw extended action in the second half.

Sam led the scoring with 24 points, but the real damage was done by Tuecke and Cain, who were constantly left open as Albany attempted to double and triple team Perkins. Tuecke finished with 21 and Cain 13. All three big men on Shaker's front line were named to the all-tournament team, with Sam getting MVP honors.

All were relieved to see the Bison return to dominating form one day after the near-debacle against Saratoga. Said Girmindl, "I had some things to say to them before tonight's game. I'm not going to go into details, but we held a team meeting and kind of laid it on the line. They're capable of playing very, very well. They know it and I know it. Fortunately, they showed what class they are in tonight." Indeed.

Here is the partial box score:

Shaker (76) - Perkins 9 6 24; Cain 5 3 13; Tueke 8 5 21; Meehan 1 2 4; Brundige 1 0 2; Mitchell 1 0 2; Howard 1 0 2; LaLiberte 1 0 2; Barker 1 0 2; Roche 1 0 2. Totals 29 18 76.

Shaker 20 17 20 19- 76
Saratoga 8 10 12 15 - 45

Record: 6-0 (4-0 Suburban Council)
Next 1979-80 game: 1/4/1980 home vs. Columbia.
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