David Wright leaves his opponent for behind and drives under the basket for two points.
Phoenix Union ran up what is considered its
greatest basketball record in 1959-60 posting 23
wins and 0 losses and capturing the 'AA' championship and mythical state crown. The Coyote's
unbeaten streak was stretched to 28 over a two-year period.
Coach Gerald (Wimpy) Jones' cagers ran
roughshod over highly touted Camelback and
Catalina early in the season and set a single
game scoring mark in crushing Tempe, 106-38.
Highlights of the season came in the two
regular season clashes with arch-rival North Phoenix. In the first contest North, also boasting an
unblemished mark and the state's finest offensive
star, Dennis Dairman, thrilled some 4000 fans
in the Coyote gym before falling in the final
minute, 52-48. In their second meeting, the Pack
eased past the Mustangs, who were without Dairman, 74-40.
Ron Baker (35) grabs a big rebound away from two
North men. Baker's work in holding Dennis Dairman
was big factor in Union's 52-48 win.