Reader's tip helped in tracking down Snell's 57-point game

Photo courtesy of Bill Hadley. Oil City's Dutch Burch puts up a layup during the 1949-50 basketball season. At right is teammate Lou Kraft (38). Both Burch (first team) and Kraft (second team) were named to coach Hud Wells' all-time team he selected for The Derrick's centennial edition in 1971.

I have heard from a few people since I started writing about this local basketball business a few weeks ago.

One is Curt Miller, a retired biology teacher at Franklin who played with the late, great Chuck Snell back in the day. He said Snell did have a 50-point game in about 1953 - putting him in junior high at the time.

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