There's a live sense of dialogue and reality of characterization here, but the matter is ordinary. A basket-ball story of an Indian a state championship and all the accompaning whoop-de-do starts out with a thrill of authentic conflict as a dirty player, Rocky, is kicked off the team and his friends threaten a strike. There's talk of retaliation against another player, and various big gestures, but nothing comes of it except talk. And midstream, Rocky reforms and becomes a sports reporter for the school until he wins his place back on the team. The finale, when the team loses by one point, is largely court play and no inner battle.