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Putting Triad on the Athletic Map: The Knights of 1960-61

By Mark Jurgena

This week we look at week 2 for the 1960-61 Triad Knights. They still hold the best winning percentage in school history.

December 2, 1960

Triad 49 Roxana 45

Mike McFarland scored eight third-quarter points and Dennis Neumann scored ten in the fourth to bring the Knights back from a three-point halftime deficit according to the Alton Evening Telegraph. They raised their season mark to 2-0 with the home victory

McFarland led Triad with 19 points while Neumann put in 17.

December 3, 1960

Triad 78 Highland (St. Paul) 62

For the first of 13 times that season, Neumann dropped 30-plus points as he chipped in 32 to help the Knights over the Vikings.

The win moved Triad to 2-0 in MBC play.

We will report on two Triad games next week as they took to the road twice in MBC play for games against Aviston and Worden.

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