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STATE CHAMPIONS  CLASS AA: Wyandotte  CLASS A: Washburn Rural  CLASS B: Rozel  CLASS BB: Quenemo

                    Hayden lost the first game of the season to Washburn Rural and then won 14 straight games - a Hayden record at the time that stood until the 1982-1983 season. This was a strong team that for some reason just lost it at the end of the season. The Topeka High tournament loss was so disappointing that the team did not have much left for the third place game against Lawrence.

                     Dave Braunsdorf was the leading scorer on this team - he broke the single game scoring record against Haskell with a 35 point total.  Pete Townsend really improved this season and began to perfect his inside game. Steinbock and Rolsing made solid contributions. 

                     The wins over Washburn Rural and Topeka High were the highlights of the season. Washburn Rural went on to win the CLASS A State championship. Hayden used a tough defense to slow down the Jr. Blues potent offense and then opened up some run and gun in the final quarter to avenge the season opening loss.  Hayden won it's 12th straight game against Topeka High at Topeka's gym.  Dick Fensler (SCHOOLBOY SCENE) noted that the game was a "nerve racking battle"  full of turnovers and other mistakes on both sides.  Topeka High did play this game without Fred Slaughter who was recovering from an injury. He was a great  player who never got to play up to his full potential at Topeka High - he would be a starter for UCLA in their 1964 NCAA championship season. 

                      Coach Bueltel commented in Ken Bronson's TSJ column that the Catholic grade school's CYO league was finally bringing him the players to compete with the public schools.  "But more than anything else that's helped us is the fact that we've become a real good high-spirited group. Our student body really supports basketball. And there's no better pep club in the United States."

                       The Hayden gym was a very friendly place, but it was clear that the gym was way too small for the kind of crowds attracted to the varsity games. This was the last year for regular use of the old gym.  Hayden would lease a variety of larger venues (Topeka High, Washburn's Whiting Field House & Municipal Auditorium) for most home games until the new gym was built in 1970. 

Sources: TDC, TSJ, HYB

1959-1960 COACH Ken Bueltel Independent
HPHS Xmas Inv Champion
WON  15  LOST   6
DATE TEAM W/L HAYDEN OPPONENT PLACE LEAGUE/TOURNEY
12/4/59 Washburn Rural L 59 67 Hayden East
12/8/59 Seaman W 54 41 Whiting Field House
12/11/59 Highland Park W 52 34 Highland Park
12/15/59 Miege - K.C. W * 70 67 Miege - Kansas City
12/18/59 Wamego W 78 51 Wamego
12/28/59 Highland Park W 58 44 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
12/29/59 Seaman W 51 45 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
12/30/59 Washburn Rural W 60 46 Highland Park HPHS Xmas Inv
1/5/60 Ottawa W 73 67 Hayden East
1/12/60 Haskell - LA W 81 45 Hayden East
1/16/60 Miege - K.C. W 76 53 Hayden East
1/26/60 Seaman W 65 44 Seaman
1/29/60 Topeka High W 45 38 Topeka High
1/30/60 Highland Park W 66 50 Hayden East
2/5/60 Haskell - LA W 65 56 Haskell - Lawrence
2/8/60 Ottawa L 54 66 Ottawa
2/12/60 Rockhurst - K.C. L 53 59 Rockhurst - Kansas City
2/20/60 Ward - K.C. L 52 64 Ward - Kansas City
2/26/60 Olathe W 66 42 Hayden East
3/4/60 Topeka High L 46 59 Atchison AA Regional
3/5/60 Lawrence L 55 77 Atchison AA Regional
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PLAYER No G FG FT TP
Dave Braunsdorf 21 107 92 306
Pete Townsend 21 82 49 213
Mike Unrein 17 73 53 199
Phil Rolsing 21 77 34 188
Dick Steinbock 20 50 27 127
Neil Bartley 20 40 15 95
Larry Krische 19 25 9 59
Bob Charay 15 17 6 40
John Donahue 14 14 2 30
Gary Sterling 10 6 1 13
John Schultz 8 1 5 7
Lupe Anguiano 12 1 0 2
Paul Braunsdorf 2 0 0 0
Bill Cushing 1 0 0 0
Elston 1 0 0 0
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