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Chapter 5 -- The War Years

 1940-1941 | 1941-1942 | 1942-1943 | 1943-1944 | 1944-1945 | 1945-1946 | 1946-1947 | 1947-1948 1948-1949 | 1949-1950 | Looking Back -- The War Years |

1943-1944 | Men's Basketball |

The 1943-1944 basketball team played a very limited schedule that season with the following results:
Raymond Grande, Football, Basketball 1940-1944
Hartvick "Shocky" Strand, Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track 1940-1944

Concordia 37 NDAC 35
Concordia 40 Bemidji State 42
Concordia 43 NDAC 43 (?)
Concordia 50 St. John's 43
Concordia 59 St. John's 46
Concordia 32 Augsburg 50
Concordia 36 St. Thomas 59
Concordia 52 MSTC 36

On Coach Christiansen's team were Captain Hartvick Strand, Ray Grande, Adler Strandquist, Henry Reitan, Roy Gilbertson, Amon Johnson, Jim Solum, Bob Anderson, Roger Sanders, Duane Bjerke, John Wambheim, Eugene Auenson, Aldon Quanbeck, Clayton Hefte and Alton Fosland.

A typical starting lineup would be:

Hartvick Strand F
Ray Grande F
Roy Gilbertson C
Adler Strandquist G
Henry Reitan G

Spring sports in 1944 were limited to intramural activities such as softball and horseshoe.

A sportswriter noted in the Concordian that "it looks like we will have to wait until after the war before we will have competitive sports on campus because more and more men are leaving for the armed services.(10)

Chapter 5

1.
2. Concordian, November 28, 1940.
3. Concordian, February 13, 1941.
4. Concordian, May 8, 1941.
5. Concordian, May 15, 1941.
6. Concordian, March 5, 1942.
7. Concordian, November 13, 1941.
8. Concordian, May 14, 1942.
9. Concordian, February 25, 1943.
10. Concordian, May 20, 1944.
11. Concordian, May 24, 1946.
12. Concordian, October 27, 1948.
13. Concordian, November 1, 1948.
14. Concordian, April 1, 1949.
15. Concordian, June 1, 1948.
16. Don Sponheim, Concordian, March 24, 1950.
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18. Howard Wagner, Concordian, March 31, 1950.
19. Concordian, March 17, 1950.
20. Concordian, , 1950.

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