Thirteen wins and six losses made this teams record a good one. Led by the excellent all-around playing of John Tracy and determined guarding of Wayne Gibson, they played some tremendous games. Starting with a win over Shelton they then lost a real thriller to Lincoln, 46-44. Mount Tahoma beat them with two foul shots after the game was over it was 59-58. They played Kent Meridian and discovered the mysteries of rubber basketballs as are used in the Puget Sound League. They scored 86 points against North and every man scored. The real thriller was a heart-stopping 59-57 win in overtime in P. A.John Tracy was our best player and one of three excellent guards who have played at East. Gibson was just a fire ball; Gene Kennedy was a steady performer. Bob Richardson was a hard working, courageous player. Carl Mayer was just “Big Carl,” a boy who in his senior year fought his school work and himself and made the team when most people felt he didn’t have a chance.
If you’ll notice the scores on this team, they lost several very close games. With luck and the other things that it takes to win the close ones they could have ended the season with 17-3 record, This team was fun to coach!