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Oregon sports history

Feb. 18, 1955: A big Friday night of basketball and more


Around the hardwood and more:

• Dick Jolley of Cleveland High scores 41 points — the highest individual total in the Portland Interscholastic League since 7-footer Swede Halbrook's days at Lincoln.

Jolley's outburst leads the Indians to an 80-55 win at home over the Washington Colonials.

The 80 points are the fifth-highest team total ever by a PIL team.

Cleveland and Jefferson remain tied for first place in the PIL.

• Portland State takes an even bigger lead in the Oregon Collegiate Conference, winning 77-62 at Southern Oregon. The Vikings are 10-1 in the OCC. Southern Oregon is second with a 9-5 record.

Jack Viskov and Paul Poetsch lead the Viks with 18 and 15 points, respectively.

• Halbrook, now at Oregon State, posts 24 points as the Beavers run their Northern Division record to 13-0 with a 73-61 victory at Washington State.

Oregon is second in the division at 7-6.

• In other prep basketball of the night … Grant coach Paul McCall guides the G-Men past Lincoln 75-53. … And Oswego (not Lake Oswego) captures the Mid-Columbia League title, beating Concordia 64-38.

• Also, in fencing, Reed College wins both the men's and women's division at the Nottingham School of Fencing tournament.