I feel that this is the team but I could be wrong, Katy Jewell (Gillen) Potts
born 1906 , Mary Louise McCormick born 1905, Gertrude Martin born 1905, Sarah
Elizabeth Grady born 1906, Vanney Beatrice “Bee” ( Mabry) Pitts born 1904, Hix
?, Lucille (Walker) Moore born 1905 ----The only Hix I could find was Lila Hix
born 1909, Nell Martin (Gertrude’s sister born 1907)
..... Diane Richards
RICE SEXTETTE HELD BLOOMING GROVE TO TIE
The Blooming Grove sextette and the basketball representatives of Rice battled
on the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. basketball court last night for 30 minutes and when
the final whistle was blown, the scores were still tied 28-28. Both teams put
forth every effort to snatch victory but each time that one of the opposing
forwards would ring a goal the other team invariably duplicated the feat within
the next minute.
At the end of the first period the score was 8-8. During the second, Blooming
Grove forged ahead and the period ended 26-23. In the last period Rice came back
strong, rang 2 goals and one free goal. With only 30 seconds to play, Miss
Gertrude Martin, veteran and sensational forward for the Blooming Grove sextette,
dodge her guard and stayed off defeat by ringing a goal which tied the score.
Both teams missed many shots at the goals because of over-eagerness.
Edens of the Rice aggregation was high point forward with 18 points. Miss
Gertrude Martin scored 15 points for the Grove.
For outstanding stars of the two teams the line-ups are outstanding stars as
each player was a star and put forth every effort within her power to bring
victory for her team.
Following is the line-up of the two teams:
Blooming Grove – G. Martin and McCormick, forwards: Grady and Mabry, centers;
Hix and N. Martin, Guards; Gillen, sub-center.
Rice—Ribble and Edens, forwards; Dyer and Bartlett, centers; Jackson and Miles,
guards; Harris, substitute.
Officials—Referee, O. P. Douglas; timekeeper, West; scorekeeper, Goldberg.
Time—10 minute thirds; five minute intermission.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 3, 1923 - Submitted by Diane
BLOOMING GROVED SIX MEETS RICE GIRLS TONIGHT
Blooming Grove basketball sextette will meet Rice team tonight at the Corsicana
Y. M. C. A. court to play off the tie which was staged here the night of January
2. The final score was 28-28 and the score is a fair indication of the relative
strength of the two opposing sixes. Blooming Grove fans are predicting that with
Miss Gertrude Martin in the game tonight, a different result will be noticed
after the game. They contend that they would have won the other contest had
their star of four years standing had not been handicapped with an injured hand.
Rich adherents are equally sure that they can “carry home the bacon.”
The probable line-up of the two teams are:
Blooming Grove: Forwards, G. Martin and McCormick; centers, Grady and Mabry;
guards, Hix and N. Martin.
Rice: Forwards, Ribble and Edens; centers, Dyer and Bartlett; guards, Jackson
The Corsicana Daily Sun - January 13, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards
BLOOMING GROVE SEXTET VICTORS OVER RICE GIRLS
BOTH TEAMS STARRED—GERTRUDE MARTIN WAS HIGH POINT FORWARD
Blooming Grove basketball sextette defeated the Rice High School six Saturday
night on the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. court 16-13. The two teams met here January 2
and battled to a 28-28 tie. Neither team had been defeated this season and the
Blooming Grove team has not been the receiver of the smaller end of a score in
this district within the last four years.
The Rice girls gave their opponents a run for their victory and the game was not
decided until the last whistle was blown.
At the end of the first half, Blooming Grove was leading with a score of 12-2,
but the Rice girls whose middle names are fight as long as they are in the game,
came within one point of tying the score in the last stages of the game. Just
before the last whistle, Miss Gertrude Martin broke away from her guard and
tossed the final counter which gave them a lead of three points.
Following is the lineup of the Blooming Grove team; forwards, G. Martin and B.
Mabry; centers, L. Walker (Cap.) and McCormick; guards, N. Martin and Hix.
Substitutions, Grady for N. Martin.
Rice: Forwards Eden and Ribble; centers, Dyer and Bartlett; guards, Jackson and
Blooming Grove drew six personal and four technical fouls. Rice was assessed one
personal and one technical foul.
Officials: referee, Jones; scorekeeper, Moore; timekeeper, Count, Douglas.
Time: 15 halves; intermission five minutes.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 15, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards
BLOOMING GROVE SEXTETTE MEETS RICHLAND CAGERS
Local fans will have another opportunity of witnessing the speedy Blooming Grove
girls basketball team in action against the Richland sextette as a preliminary
game to the Dallas University contest with the Y Varsity five on the Corsicana
Y. M. C. A. court tonight.
The Blooming Grove team defeated the star Rice team in the second game 16-13.
The first game between Rice and Blooming Grove resulted in a 28-28 tie. Blooming
Grove is the only team which has been able to defeat the Rice sextette. Blooming
Grove has not been defeated in this district during the last four years.
According to information received from the Richland headquarters, the team from
Richland has improved over their early season playing and will give the Blooming
Grove team a fight from the word go.
The probable line-up of the Blooming Grove team will be: Forwards, G. Martin and
McCormick; centers Grady and Mabry; guards, N. Martin and Hix.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - January 20, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards
BLOOMING GROVE SIX IS VICTORIOUS OVER RICHLAND GIRLS
VETERAN BLOOMING GROVE TEAM EASILY DEFEATS RICHLAND TOSSERS
Richland basketball team was defeated by the speedy Blooming Grove Sextette
Saturday night on the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. court in a preliminary contest to
the Dallas University Y Varsity tilt to the decisive count of 18-5.
Miss Mabry of the Blooming Grove sextette carried off the honors as high point
scorer with ten counts to her credit, three field goals and four free throws.
Miss Gertrude Martin, star member of the Grove team for four years threw four
Madewell of Richland threw one field goal and her colleague Hayes tossed three
Hix, guard of Blooming Grove turned in her usual stellar performances and
Lucille Walker starred at the center garden.
Following is a line-up of Blooming Grove; Forwards, G. Martin and Mabry;
centers, Walker and McCormick; guards, Hix and N. Martin.
Richland—Forwards, Madewell and Hayes; centers, Stone and Reeves; guards,
McNuley and McCamey.
Officials—Referee, W. E. Jones; scorekeeper, John Bunch; timekeeper, Leslie
Time—15 minute halves.
Blooming Grove was assessed six technical fouls and the Richland girls drew five
The Corsicana Daily Sun - January 22, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards
BLOOMING GROVE SEXTETTE WON VS. POWELL SATURDAY
The Blooming Grove sextette had little trouble in defeating the Powell
basketball team on the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. court Saturday night by a score of
19-8. The first half ended 12-3 in favor of the Blooming Grove team.
Mabry of the Blooming Grove six was high scorer with six field goals and three
free goals. McCormick accounted for two field goals. L. Christian of the Powell
team scored two field goals and four free goals.
Blooming Grove: Forwards, Mabry and McCormick; centers, Walker and McSpadden:
guards, Hix and Grady.
Powell; Forwards, I. Christian and K. Christian; centers, Patterson and Jackson;
guards, Wright and Carter.
Officials; Referee, Hauks, scorekeeper, Moore; timekeeper, Leslie Douglas.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - February, 19, 1923 - Submitted by Diane Richards