Amsterdam Wins Class A Title

February 8, 1963Gary Blongiewicz paced Amsterdam High School to a 75-64 win over Class A rival Linton to clinch the league championship for the Ruggies.  The “Game of the Year” was played before a standing room only crowd in the Blue Devil gymnasium.  The win boosted Amsterdam’s two-season win streak to 23 games.  Blongiewicz scored 28 points, and he pulled down 7 rebounds.  10 of his points coming from the foul line.  Junior center Tim Kolodziej scored 16 points and grabbed 10 caroms.  Other double-figure scorers were Phil Schuyler 15, and Tom Urbelis 12.  Linton was led by All-American Pat Riley, who bucketed 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

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