1973-74 Basketball

Manning Bulldogs in white against the Audubon Wheelers at Manning

Dave Kusel 34 shooting free throw, Jon Ahrendsen 30, Keith Stribe 24, Gary Graner 14



Manning vs Manilla



Manning vs North Polk in Veteran's Auditorium

35 Dave Kusel & his cousin 31 Jon Ahrendsen

Manning 62 Manilla 61
Manning 67 Sac City 47
Manning 59 Kuemper 74
Manning 64 Carroll 52
Manning 60 Jefferson 56
Manning 59 Denison 64
Manning 67 Lake City 64
Manning 89 Perry 60
Manning 79 Sac City 64
Manning 74 Carroll 69
Manning 69 Kuemper 87
Manning 79 Jefferson 56
Manning 61 Denison 50
Manning 77 Audubon 48
Manning 89 Lake City 65
Manning 75 Audubon 46
Manning 92 Perry 47

Manning 78 Glidden 58
Manning 81 Ar-We-Va 49
Manning 77 Carroll 63

Manning 62 Manilla 59
Manning 67 North Polk 69

Individual and Team Honors

Gary Graner:
1st Team Midwest Conference
1st Team All-Meat Empire
1st Team All Southwest Iowa (Class A) All Northwest Iowa (Class A)
3rd Team Iowa Daily Press Association All State

Jon Ahrendsen:
2nd Team Midwest Conference
2nd Team All-Meat Empire
All Northwest Iowa (Class A)

Dave Kusel: 1st Team Midwest Conference
2nd Team All-Meat Empire
Honorable Mention All Northwest Iowa

Conference and Sectional Champs
1st in All-Meat Empire
4th in Southwest Iowa Omaha World Herald
6th in Northwest Iowa
10th in State Class A Des Moines Register

Head Coach ---- John Morey
Assistant Coach ---- Scott "Oscar" Robinson

Managers ---- Dean Moeller & Douglas Hansen

The Season In Review
Taken from the 1974 Comet

For the second straight year, the Bulldogs proved themselves capable of competing in the Midwest Conference by winning the league crown with a 13-1 record. Under the direction of first-year Head Coach John Morey, the team proved to be a formidable Opponent especially at home, for their only loss came at the hands of non-conference Kuemper. There was never a dull moment for fans in the fine, new gym. Fire alarms, expelling of fans, inspiring music from the pep band and fine basketball from the players entertained the spectators at the home games.

For the first time in years part of the tournament was held in Manning. The Bulldogs defeated Carroll the sixth time in two years for the sectional crown and slipped past Manilla in a very exciting contest. The district final was played in Des Moines in Veterans Auditorium against North Polk. A close contest throughout the game, the Bulldogs came up an the short end of a very hard fought game, ending their season with a record of 18-4.

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