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Feb. 15, 1951: Central Catholic's national ski champ returns home; Swede Halbrook seeks PIL scoring record


Feb. 15, 1951

"Little Joe" Lisac, a 16-year-old Central Catholic High junior, returns home by train from Stowe, Vt., where he won the national boys downhill skiing title. The 5-11, 155-pound Lisac, who lives at 3241 S.E. Wake Avenue in Portland, has been a member of the Cascade Ski Club for three years.

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Lincoln scoring great Swede Halbrook and the Redbirds are set to face Grant, hoping to avenge their 57-55 loss to the Generals, their only defeat of the season.

The rematch will take place Friday afternoon at Lincoln, with three other Portland Interscholastic League basketball contests to follow.

Halbrook, Lincoln's 7-foot center, is coming off a 51-point outburst against Cleveland and is averaging 25.5 points per game. He needs only 21 points in the remaining six games to tie the PIL single-season scoring record held by Maurie Stremich.

A basket by Halbrook that would have tied the previous Grant game just before the final buzzer was waved off by the referees, who called a foul on the play.