- Friday, January 25 1907 -
Central University - 9 (Head Coach: William Johnson)
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Unnamed)
Halftime Score: State College 10, Central 4
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Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Defeats Central University in Clean, Snappy Game of Basket Ball -- Score 22 to 9
The basket ball game between State College and Central University which was played in the State College gymnasium Friday, resulted in a victory for the Blue and White, with a score of 22 to 9.
The State College team was considerably handicapped by the absence of Capt. Wilson, who had received such injuries to his knee as to prevent his playing. His absence made it necessary to change Baer from forward to guard and to put Shelby Shanklin in Baer's place. Shanklin made as swift a game from the outset as if he were a veteran.
The game seemed to be in favor of State from the beginning. Their smooth team work was too much for the crimson team and their interference often prostrated the signals of the C.U. team. Central's men seemed never to lose heart for they played a swift, clean, determined game to the very end. Their defeat seemed largely due to their lack of team work.
The State College adherents feel even more confidence in their team now than when they defeated Georgetown a week ago, and express their belief that the Blue and White will carry off the State championship. There was a large crowd in attendance. The college band furnished the music for the occasion.
Between the halves a three-round pugilistic encounter was pulled off between Messrs. J.G. Herman and B.E. Brewer. This resulted in a draw.
Game Writeup - Kentucky Advocate (January 28, 1907)
C.U. Loses at Lexington and Wins at Home
The Basket Ball team of Central University lost the game with State College at Lexington Friday evening by a score of twenty-two to nine, after a stubborn contest. The game was played in the State College gymnasium building and was witnessed by a large audience. The victory of State College was due to superior team work. The C.U. boys played a splendid up-hill game, but were unable to win out. The score at the end of the first half was four to ten in favor of State College. This lead C.U. failed to overcome or reduce, adding but five to their score, while State placed twelve more points to their credit; the game ending with State 22 and Central 9.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald (Date Published Optional)
STATE COLLEGE BEATS CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
Wins Stubbornly Contested Basket Ball Game By Score of 22 to 9
In a stubbornly contested game, the State College cadet basket ball team defeated the plucky Central University squad yesterday afternoon by a score of twenty-two to nine. Yesterday's game is only one of a series of championship games which will be played between the two teams before the race for the championship can be settled.
The next game will be played on Central's grounds at Danville. Georgetown also has a splendid team and the results of the different contests will be watched with much interest.
The game was played in the local gymnasium building and was witnessed by the largest crowd of enthusiasts ever gathered to witness a similar contest in which the cadets took a part.
The victory of State College was attributed to the splendid team work which was the feature of the game. In carrying the ball down the floor by passing, the cadet's work was excellent. The individual stars were Barbee and Bryant. Baer improved much in the second half.
The score at end of the first half was four to ten in favor of the cadets, Central showing no marked improvement in the second half. O'Neal and Hess deserve favorable mention for their work for Central. A weakness of both teams was the failure to make goals from free throws.
During the intermission of the two halves an exhibition in the form of a boxing contest was given by B.E. Brewer and Joe Herman, who, after three bouts of three minutes each, withdrew from the heated contest with about equal honors.
White Guyn, the popular football coach, refereed the boxing contest.