The world of girls' basketball has never, until now, seen anything like this attractive winning crew—the Hutcherson Flying Queens of little Wayland College in Plainview, Texas. Descending from the skies in Beechcraft Bonanzas (hence the "Flying") to meet their hapless opponents, the team has won 104 consecutive games and four straight national women's Amateur Athletic Union titles. To keep to their schedule in the South and West and occasionally in Mexico, the team is ferried in planes provided by Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hutcherson, Plainview ranchers who foot the bills for the Queens' expenses. Headed for more titles, with three replacements for graduated members of last year's champions, the '57-'58 team members are (above, front row, left to right) Jan Wiginton, Patsy Neal, Peggy Alexander, Carla Lowry, Margaret Odom; (back row) Carolyn Miller, Joyce Kite, Louise Short, Judy Bugher, Kaye Garms, Belva Ramsey and Mora Poff. Louise Short and Kaye Garms have been selected for this year's All-America team.
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Dec. 9, 1957
Basketball's boom has triggered a chain reaction of new multimillion-dollar arenas equipped to handle great crowds in a setting of colorful, geometric beauty
Behind the apparently aimless swirl of 10 young men racing down a polished hardwood floor and the dynamic disarray which they present beneath the basket, there exist certain basic, even classic, patterns and skills. In instants of perfection, they also become an art, indigenous to this sport alone: the shooting, playmaking and defense which make up the game of basketball
The perennial hot debate about which conference plays the best brand of basketball is analyzed in a set of charts specially prepared for the partisan fans