Girls' Leaksville High School Basketball 1949-50

First row, left to right: F. Betty Lou Ferguson, G. Ruby Turner, F. Helen New, G. Boody Martin, F. Barbara Lawson, F. Barbara Earles.

Second row: F. Patsy McCollum, G. Mattie Hawkins, G. Wilma Clark, G. Peggy Nelson, G. Dot Brown, F. Joan Sturtevant

The Rockingham champs are at it again.  Last year under the capable leadership of Coach Anna Mae Tucker, Leaksville Girls won the first trophy the girls had won in a number of years.  Although Coach Tucker was new to the coaching business, having just finished college, she has produced two of the best teams L.H.S. has had.  In spite of the fact that the team lost four players off the starting line-up last year, the team has made a come-back and has a better and stronger team than before.  

The high honors for the season go to the guards, who have worked hard to win these games.  One of the outstanding guards for the year, and the one showing the most improvement is Wilma Clark, a veteran of last year's second string.  She standa 5' 7 1/2" and weighs 128 lbs.  With the fine support of Dot Brown, Ruby Turner, Boody Martin, and Peggy Nelson, the guards have really done a good job.  

Outstanding for the forwards has been Joan Sturtevant, a newcomer to the team.  Joan stands 5' 61/2" and weighs 129 lbs.  Although lacking in experience, Joan has done a swell job and we hope she will do even better in the next few years.  Backed by other forwards such as Patsy McCollum, Barbara Lawson, Betty Lou Ferguson and Helen New, the forwards have done some excellent playing.  

It is said that boys basketball is more interesting, but you've missed all  the excitement if you didn't see the L.H.S. girls in action.  Our congratulations to a superb coach and team who have given of their time and energy to make Leaksville High a better school in the field of sports. (from The 1950 Weaver)

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