Junior High Juggernaut

In 1962, a junior high school all-star basketball team called WIMCO (Washington Irving, McKinley, Central Park, and Oneida) was winning every tournament they entered in Schenectady County.  They won what was, perhaps, the most competitive event when they beat a Dick Grubar-led team in the Rotterdam Tournament.  Doug Wilkins was their leading scorer, averaging over 20 points per game.  Tommy Wood and Eddie Fyvie were two of their top rebounders, and Stan Stringham and John Modest were the guards.  They were two fine floor generals who could pass and shoot the basketball.  Their top substitute and spark off the bench was Dave BasileWood, Wilkins, and Stringham were all members of the 1959 Schenectady Little League All-Star team that finished third in the Little League World Series in Williamsport.  They were all infielders.  Wilkins played third base and was one of their top hitters, Wood was a slick-fielding shortstop with great range, and Stringham was, perhaps, their best all-around player, and he played second base.  Stringham later became one of the  Capital Region’s best softball players.

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