The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports, Jan. 21-27

Jan. 24, 1981: The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team, which had lost five games in a row to UMBC, routs the Retrievers, 101-58, in Emmitsburg. Durelle Lewis (18 points) stars for coach Jim Phelan’s Mountaineers, who improve to 14-1 and are ranked No. 5 in Division II.

Jan. 26, 1977: The McCarron brothers, Gregg and Chris, combine to win the last eight races at Bowie Race Course. Chris wins five times and Gregg, three. In the ninth and final race, Gregg and Chris finish one-two.

Jan. 22, 1961: Gene Shue (Towson Catholic) scores 32 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Pistons past the Philadelphia Warriors, 136-128, in an NBA game in Detroit. Shue, who also starred at Maryland, will later play for — and coach — the Baltimore Bullets.

Jan. 21, 1955: In a basketball game marked by 131 free throws, Bridgewater outlasts Towson State Teachers, 107-93. Reece Livingstone scores 24 for Towson, which makes 25 of 64 foul shots; Bridgewater connects on 39 of 67.

Jan. 21, 1950: Penn State’s boxing team routs visiting Western Maryland (now McDaniel), whose lone win is a doozy: Heavyweight Joe Corleto upsets Chuck Drazenovich, three-time Intercollegiate Boxing Association champion.

Jan. 25, 1939: The Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League beat the Port Colborne Sailors of the Ontario Hockey Association, 5-3, at Carlin’s Iceland. Orioles goalie Bob Forster stops a shot with his forehead and is knocked unconscious for five minutes, but comes around to finish the game.

Jan. 21, 1931: The Kelly brothers, Don and Caleb, score 11 points each as Johns Hopkins defeats Western Maryland in basketball, 38-34, in overtime at Evergreen. Don Kelly, an All-American in lacrosse, will coach the Washington College stick team for 20 years.

Jan. 24, 1920: Navy’s swim team sinks Johns Hopkins, 53-6, in Annapolis. The Midshipmen are led by Howell Fish, who wins the 220-yard event in 2 minutes, 40 2/5 seconds.


Jan. 22, 1927: Joe “The Jet” Perry, Hall of Fame fullback who, in the twilight of his career, played two seasons with the Colts (1961-1962) and rushed for 1,034 yards. Perry died in 2011.

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