Westbrook Leads Scoring With 15.9 Average
|Item ID||Egyptian19680306Westbrook.tif |
|Title||Westbrook Leads Scoring With 15.9 Average |
|Author||By George Knemeyer |
|Description||Roger Westbrook is starting his career at SIU quite similar to that of Dick Garrett.|
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1968 March 6 |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||Westbrook Leads Scoring With 15.9 Average|
By George Knemeyer
Roger Westbrook is starting his career at SIU quite similar to that of Dick Garrett.
Westbrook, a 5-10 guard from Centralia, led the freshman basketball team in scoring this past season, despite a cool shooting percentage of.37 from the field.
Garrett, also from Centralia, shot only.399 from the field when he was a freshman. He has since blossomed Into the Salukis' dendliest Shooter from both the field and the free throw line.
The SIU freshmen ended the season with a 7-6 mark.
Westbrook led the Saluki Yearlings in scoring with a
15.9 average, down a bit from the 18 points he was averaging midway through the season. He also shot.66 per cent from the free throw line.
Westbrook did not play all
the freshmen games, sitting out the last contest against Kentucky Wesleyan because of a head injury. That cost him a chance to be the yearlings' leading point maker.
Mike Hessick totaled 196 points an opposed to West- brook's 191 Hessick, who played in all 13 frenhman games, averaged 13.0 points per game to finish behind Westbrook. Hessick shot a respectable.44 from the floor and.676 from the line. The 6-10 center from New Athens was also the frosh's lending rebounder, pulling down 151 for an average of 11.5 per game.
Hessick hit a season high of 12 free thrown against Evansville and pulled down 19 rebounds against Paducah Junior College in the opening game.
Next on the scoring list was Tom McBride, who was also the best shooter among the five starters with a.48 percentage from the field.
The 6-4 forward from Hoopeston also scored two of the Salukis' Individual highs for the season. He tied Walt Frazier's freshman mark of 37 points, against Evansville.
In that game he hit on 13 of 16 field goal attempts, also a season high.
Mcbride also was the best free throw shooter for the frosh, hitting for 74 per cent of his charity tosses. He also pulled down 8.1 rebounds per game, second highest on the frosh team.
The season topped McBride's comeback from a near fatal auto accident 10 months ago.
The other freshman who hit for double figures in scoring was Terry Buhs, averaging 11.1 for the season. B. J. Trickey, the other freshman starter, Just missed double fitures, ending the season with an average of 9.7 per game.
Rounding out the frosh scoring were Gene Cross with 6.5 points per game, Rick Beaird with 5.7, Martyn Bradley with 3.4. Doug Bochtler with 3.2,
and Larry Payton with 1.0.
Team statistics show that SIU scored an average of 78.S points per game, while giving up 67.6 per game. The team hit for 47 field goals against Forest Park Junior College and 25 free throws against
Belleville J.C. for season highs.
The highest point total for one game was 104 points
against Forest Park.