BACKCOURT RIVALS by Joseph Olgin

BACKCOURT RIVALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A trusty basketball story for twelve year olds by a familiar sports writer also has the treated theme of an orphan and his adoption. Lefty and his friend Tank are in an orphanage near Smithville and they both belong to one of the Smithville Junior Basket-ball teams- Lefty as a good forward and Tank as manager. The boys' coach is Bob Carroll and Lefty likes him and his wife immediately, except for the fact that Bob's younger brother is a braggart and a crack player on one of the other teams. How the situation works out for both Lefty and Tank- amidst tears, squabbles and championships- makes for a warm hearted, sporting conclusion.

Publisher: Dutton