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1964 Basketball Team

Columbia Basin College
Class of 2003

The 1963-64 CBC basketball team won the Washington Junior College Association Championship with a perfect 27-0 record. The crown was the fourth of five championships in a row for Coach Jim Rodgers and assistants Len Pyne and Dale Gier. The ’63-’64 Hawks put up incredible numbers, averaging 85 points per game while giving up just 62 per game. CBC scored 100 or more points three times, including a record 112 in one game. The Hawks dispatched Grays Harbor in a best-of-three championship series in two straight games – both on the Chokers’ home court in Aberdeen. It was the third time CBC defeated Grays Harbor during the year.

For the season, John Rucker led a balanced CBC attack averaging 15.2 points per game while Byron Beck averaged 14.3, and Jerry Skaife and Theartis Wallace, 12.2 apiece. The Hawk roster also included Larry McIntyre, Mike Dahl, Dave Simpson, Bob Stromer, Wendell Jones, Jim Cox, Dick Brown, and Don Detrick.

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