- Local Guide
50 Years Ago This Week – 1961
In the opening weekend of the 1961-62 boys’ basketball season, the New Bremen Cardinals traveled to Celina and locked horns with the Celina Immaculate Conception Spartans at the Celina Fieldhouse.
New Bremen’s Dan Nedderman hit 11 field goals and four free throws in the contest to lead all scorers with 26 points.
Jim Fark added 24, while Fledderjohn contributed 12 points in the battle which New Bremen won 69-63.
The Cardinals led by a point at halftime before extending their advantage to 32-20 at intermission.
New Bremen was ahead by as many as 20 points at the start of the fourth period before the Spartans outscored them 31-17 in the closing minutes. It wasn’t quite enough though, as New Bremen held on to win by six points.