Varsity Basketball
"CADETS"

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1922 Varsity team

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1962 Varsity team
Pete Haner, Term Captain
Head Coach -  Capt. William T. Simpson
11 wins and 24 losses
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1961 Varsity team
Steve Lovellette, Team Captain
Head Coach -  Capt. William T. Simpson
13 wins and 9 losses
Teams KMI played against in 1962:

Tampa Jesuit, Suncoast Palmetto, Bartow, Sarasota, Northeast High School of St. Pete, Venice, Winter Haven, Ft. Myers, Miami Senior, Miami Palmetto, Boca Ciega, Manatee, Daytona Beach Seabreeze, Lakeland

KMI record breaking 1739 point season.

    • Danahy - 21.8 pts. per game
    • Nuckolls - 14.0 pts. per game
    • Toncray - 12.8 pts. per game
    • Cunningham - 10.8 pts. per game
Teams KMI played against in 1961:

Punta Gorda, Miami Palmetto, Tampa Jesuit, Sarasota, Northeast, Venice, Ft. Myers, Boca Ciega, Dunedin, St. Leo Academy, Manatee, King High School of Tampa, Tampa Jesuit, Suncoast Palmetto
 
 

"Water from Hurricane Donna buckled the
basketball court in the KMI gym in Venice."

BIG BLUE
BIG BLUE
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1960 Varsity team
Bill Knox - Team Captain
Head Coach -  Capt. William T. Simpson
6 wins and 22 losses
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"KMI Basketball Memories"
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Teams KMI played against in 1960:

Dixie Hollins, Lakeland, Ft. Myers, Largo, Sarasota, Tampa Jesuit, Bishop Barry, St. Pete Sr., Riverview, Miami Sr., Boca Ciega, Boone, St. Leo Academy, Palmetto

High Average Scoring per game:

  • Ben Kaufmann - 13.1pts. per game
  • Bill Knox - 12.7pts. per game
  • Stu Osborne - 11.3pts. per game 

(1947 Saber)
BIG BLUE
BIG BLUE

 submitted by Hank Geary '62

submitted by Hank Geary '62
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1924 Varsity team
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KMI Gym in Venice

Photo by Dave Emery, "58
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1947 Team
Gene King - Team Capt.
Head Coach -  Capt. Ed Weber


Teams KMI played against in 1947: Tampa Business College, Ft. Myers HS, Palmetto HS,
Redlands HS, Fla. Military Academy, Sarasota HS,
Bradenton HS, Pahokee HS, West Palm Beach HS,
St. Leo Academy, Leon HS of Miami, Jesuit HS of Tampa, and Labell HS
KMI BASKETBALL
 KMI BASKETBALL HONOR ROLL

(BASKETBALL SEASON RECORDS)
      1950 -Undefeated Season (17 Wins, 0 Losses)
      1947 -Undefeated Season (27 Wins, 0 Losses)
      1942 -Undefeated Season
      1934 -Undefeated Season
      1950 -17 Wins, 0 Losses                (Captain: William Michael)
      1947 -27 Wins, 0 Losses                (John Engberg: 312 points)
      1945 -16 Wins, 4 Losses                (Sumner Tilson: 178 points)
      1956 -14 Wins, 7 Losses                (School's second appearance in Regional)
      1963 -12 Wins, 8 Losses                (First place: White Sands Conference)
      1946 -12 Wins, 4 Losses                (Captain: Chuck Binnie)
      1954 -12 Wins, S Losses                (Captain: Fred Vogel)
      1955 -13 Wins, 9 Losses                (All starter scored over 200 pts, Captain: Tom Craft
      1952 -10 Wins, 3 Losses

KMI NOTABLE BASKETBALL SCORES
      1971 -KMI 67, Gallatin County 54        (Brooks: 1 S)
      1970 -KMI 40, Cardinal Mooney 39
      1969 -KMI 85, Cypress Lakes 63         (Foster: 25, Bardwell: 22)
      1969 -KMI 67, Cardinal Money 37        (Foster: 20, R. Richmond: 13)
      1969 -KMI 82, Palmetto 70
      1968 -KMI 76, Cypress Lakes 72
      1967 -KMI 77, Cypress Lakes 62         (Thompson: 27, Kluge: 14)
      1967 -KMI 73, Palmetto 72                     (Kluge: 25, Thompson: 14)
      1966 -KMI 67, North Fort Myers 59      (Skelton: 22, Johnston: 19)
      1966 -KMI 75, Charlotte County 65      (Kluge: 24, Teetor: 13)

      1965 -KMI 67, North Fort Myers 49      (Lagenaur: 26, Skelton: 14)
      1965 -KMI 46, Riverview 44                   (Lagenaur: 18, Hepler: 11)
      1965 -KMI 79, Palmetto 68                      (Prewitt: 26, Hepler: 24)
      1964 -KMI 72, Charlotte County 70      (Lagenaur, Prewitt: 19)
        1963 -KMI 51, Venice (FL) 31               (Cunningham: 19)
        1963 -KMI 63, Tampa Jesuit 52           (Nuckolls: 18)
        1962 -KMI 71, Jesuit 53                         (Danahy: 20, Toncray: 14, Nuckolls: 12, Foote: 12)
        1962 -KMI 79, Winter Haven 75            (OT game, Danahy: 22, Nuckolls: 19, Cunningham: 14)
        1962 -KMI 78, Venice 66                         (Danahy: 34, Nuckolls: 13, Toncray: 12)
     
 *1961-KMI  101, Punta Gorda 21           (Johnson:30, Toncray 18, Foote 14, Denton 13, Haner 10)
        1960 -KMI 77, Bishop Barry 57             (Kaufinan season leading scorer: 13.1 avg)
        1960 -KMI 42, Riverview 35 (OT)
        1958 -KMI 110, St Leo (FL) 72               (New school scoring record)
        1954 -KMI 64, Seabreeze 51                  (Leaders scorers: Warren, Kraft)
        1954 -KMI 57, Miami Tech 49                 (Warren: 20, Kraft: 12, Vogel: 10)
        1954 -KMI 74, Plant 67                             (Ragus: 22, Warren: 21, Kraft: 20)
        1950 -KMI 90, Florida Military Academy 16
        1950 -KMI 46, Redland 35
        1947 -KMI 50, St. Leo Academy 33
        1947 -KMI 48, Florida Military Institute 26
        1947 -KMI 86, Labell (FL) 43
        1947 -KMI 77, Pahokee 24
        1946 -KMI 31, Martin (FL) 28
        1946 -KMI 40, Punta Gorda 12
        1946 -KMI 28, Sarasota 16
        1945 -KMI 30, Crestwood 26
        1945 -KM1 30, Flaget 26
        1945 -KMI 40, Ft. Myers 27
        1945 -KMI 33, West Palm Beach 30

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Info by Tom Wheeler, '61
[Researched by KCD students]

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