This Day In History: 1925-01-30
Before a large crowd in the new Ramsey High School gym, the local basketball teams traded victories with East Rutherford. The visiting girls team won 39-22 and the local boys got revenge for their loss in the championship game by winning 33-28. In the girls game it was the task of the Ramsey guards to prevent Herr of Easy Rutherford from repeating her feat of scoring 20 points against them as she had done in their last meeting. They did quite well against this star, but the Ramsey forwards were not up to challenging the Rutherford forwards. Ramsey fell behind 7-0 before they were able to score. But they brought the score to 9-7 at the end of the first quarter but fell behind again at the half 18-11. Unfortunately Owen and Winter fouled out. They were replaced by two Mahwah girls, Mabel King and Trumbower. Their inexperience helped explain the ability of the visitors to outscore Ramsey 21-11 in the second half for a final score of 39-22. When the boys took over an intense struggle began. Neither team could score for nearly three minutes and the quarter ended 5-5. A burst of scoring in the second quarter brought the score to 16-15 in favor of the visitors. In the second half Ramsey’s O. Mara and Brincker matched the work of the Hamas brothers for East Rutherford. Brinker scored a total of 18 points for Ramsey, including 10 our of 20 from the free throw line, while the East Rutherford center, one of the Hamas brothers scored 15 points. In the end Ramsey outscored East Rutherford 17-12 for the final three-point margin of victory.