Hall of Fame 2020

1965 Boys Basketball Team


The 1964-65 Williston basketball team was one for the ages. With a great balance of returning experience and new talent, the team finished with 19 wins and only two losses. Led by coach Rick Francis and captains Roger Walaszek ’65 and Bennie Zabek ’65, the team steamrolled its way through the regular season. Highlights included sweeping home and away games with Cushing, Deerfield, and Mount Hermon, scoring a season-high 95 against Choate, and a convincing win over rival Suffield. The team won the Kingswood Invitational Tournament in December, as Jerry O’Neil ’66 was named most valuable player and teammates Walaszek and Skip Jarocki ’65 were named to the all-tournament team. Averaging almost 70 points a game while giving up only 52, the team dominated. In the New England tournament, it was knocked off by Worcester Academy, coming up just short of its goal of winning a championship. Walaszek and Jarocki were named co-MVPs.