- Tuesday, February 12 1907 -
Kentucky - 23 (Head Coach: Unnamed) - [Final Rank ]
Central University - 25 (Head Coach: William Johnson)
|Central University 22 - 9
|Kentucky University 16 - 14
The best and most exciting game of basket ball ever played or witnessed in Danville, was pulled off last Tuesday night when State College went down to defeat in a hard fought game before the wearers of the Cardinal and Blue. The game was close throughout and at no time could either side have been said to be sure winners. At the end of the first half the score stood 14-11 in favor of State. But nothing daunted, C.U. outplayed State in the second half, and when time was called the score keepers announced a tie game. According to rules the game had to be continued until one side or the other scored a field goal. For fully five minutes neither side was able to score, but finally O'Neal ended the game in favor of C.U. by throwing a magnificent goal from midfield. The score was 25-23. The honors were so equally shared by the C.U. team that no single layer can be marked as having done especially brilliant work.
Game Writeup - Kentucky Advocate (published February 13, 1907)
AN EXCITING GAME
BASKET BALL HONORS LAST EVENING CAPTURED BY THE CENTRAL TEAM
By the score of 25 to 23 Central University defeated State College last evening in one of the most exciting basket ball contests ever witnessed on the local floor. The game was a tie when the referee's whistle blew at the end of the second half, but it was decided to continue the game until one of the teams scored.
The anxious rooters for Central arose and cheered loudly, and a few spectators rooted for State. Two handsome young women, whose names could not be learned, accompanied the State College team and shouted lustily whenever a goal was made by the visitors. O'Neal was the hero, for his superior playing was responsible for Central's victory.
When the teams lined up to play the tie off it was an anxious moment for Central as well as State, for the first goal would decide the contest and each player was seen to take on renewed courage. In the midst of a scramble for the ball, O'Neal grabbed the big sphere and with that accuracy that has characterized his superior playing all season, he threw a very difficult goal from the center of the court and the game was won. He was loudly cheered, and carried from the room by the rooters. The crowd was an enthusiastic one, although not quite as large as has been seen at former games, but the contest was undoubtedly the most hotly played ever seen in the Central gymnasium
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Was Skiddoo Number For Lexington Basket Ball Players - State Downed by Central University - Y.M.C.A. Defeated by Georgetown
The Kentucky State College basket ball team went down in defeat before the Central University team Tuesday night at Danville. It was one of the hardest fought games seen this season in either Danville or Lexington. The score stood 25 to 23 in favor of the C.U. lads. At the close of the second half the score stood 23 to 23 and both teams were shouting "23" to each other. By an agreement between the captains of the two teams it was decided that the first team to score should be the winner. Dorsher made the first field goal, scoring two points more for C.U.
The feature of the game was the brilliant work exhibited by the K.S.C. team. The ability of Baer and Fox to pass the ball was almost perfection. Dosker and O'Neal starred for the C.U. team. The games stand one and one for each team, and the next game which will be the deciding one, will be watched with great interest.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
LOCAL BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE DEFEATED
Central Wins Over State By 25 to 23 - Georgetown Beats Y.M.C.A.
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 12 - In one of the hardest fought games ever witnessed in the local college gymnasium, the Central University basket ball team by a score of 25 to 23.
When the timekeeper's whistle blew for time at the close of the second half the scorekeepers for each team were shouting 23 to each other. By an agreement between the captains of the two teams it was decided that the first team to score should be the winner. Dosker, made the first field goal, scoring two points more for C.U.
The feature of the game was the brilliant team work exhibited by the visiting team. The ability of Baer and Fox to pass the ball was phenomenal. Dorker and O'Neal starred for the home team. The next game will be watched with interest as the cadets defeated the Cardinal and Blue team a few days ago. The next game will be the deciding one.