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Vienna High School, T.I.A. Girls' Basketball, Trumbull County, 1937

The Vienna High School Girls' Basketball team snapped Champion High School Girls' Team's win streak to capture the Trumbull County Girls' Basketball title on March 2, 1937, at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio. The score was 36-24. This game attracted the largest crowd in tournament history. During this final championship game, the coach of the Champion girls' team put two guards on the high-scoring center of the Vienna girls' team, Dora White. While Dora White was being guarded by these two Champion players, Vienna's forward, Dorothy Clower, was left open to score 18 points to help defeat Champion. Margaret Taiclet was named best defensive guard of the tourney.

Margaret and Ruth Waldorf, as well as Mary Durig and Ruth Butler, were the guards of the Vienna team, Dora White the team's center, and Dorothy Clower and Donna M. Pound played the forward positions. Also on the team were Lois and Alice Clower, Mary Yamsek, and Roselyn Terlecky.

During the road to the championship the following teams battled.


First Round
February 2
February 3
Liberty beat Bristol
Mecca beat Southington
Brookfield beat Bloomfield
Gustavus beat Cortland
Braceville beat Greene
Farmington beat Kinsman
Champion beat Lordstown
Bazetta beat Mineral Ridge
Hartford beat Fowler


Second Round
February 9
February 10
Mesopotamia beat Liberty
Howland beat Mecca
Braceville beat Brookfield
Gustavus beat Leavittsburg
Champion beat McDonald
Johnson beat Farmington
Hartford beat Vernon
Vienna beat Bazetta

Quarter Finals
February 16, 1937
Mesopotamia beat Braceville
Champion beat Hartford
Howland beat Gustavus
Vienna beat Johnston

The Semifinals took place on February 26, 1937. Champion beat Mesopotamia, and Vienna beat Howland. Vienna's Dora White (All-County Forward in 1936) scored 16 points, as many points as the whole Howland team. The score was 23-16.


This entry is adapted from "T.I.A. Girls' Basketball Tournament of Trumbull County, 1937" in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 220.