- Thursday, February 9 1911 -
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: Harold J. Iddings) - [Final Rank ]
|W. C. Harrison||1||0||2|
|R. C. Preston||2||0||4|
Ohio Wesleyan - 37 (Head Coach: Lynn St. John)
|Orville Littick (*)||1||0||2|
Halftime Score: Ohio Wesleyan 14, State University 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Bethany 24 - 11|||||Otterbein 27 - 41|
Game Writeup - Ohio Wesleyan Transcript
KENTUCKIANS ARE SWAMPED IN FAST GAME WITH VARSITY
Southerners Are No Match for St. John's Team in Two Swift Halves of Basket Ball - - - Large Crowd Witnesses Downfall of Blue-Grass Boys
Ohio Wesleyan 37. Kentucky State 19.
The blue grass thoroughbreds from Kentucky State proved themselves easy meat for the Wesleyan basket ball aggregation last Thursday evening in an exciting game, with the final score of 37 to 19. The first half was a neat exhibition of fast and snappy basket ball by both teams, the period ending with Wesleyan holding the narrow margin of 14 to 11 over the Southerners. In the second half, however, the boys in scarlet and jet went crazy, and piled up 23 points to their opponent's 8. For the visitors Marx was easily the star, his phenomenal ability in shooting long and difficult baskets being a feature of the game. Each Wesleyan quarter played a steady and consistent game, in sharp contrast to the display of last Saturday. Palmer and Patton were both right, each getting away from five baskets.
Game Writeup - The Idea (February 16, 1911)
BASKET BALL - TEAM RETURNS FROM TRIP
Great Improvement Shown
. . . After traveling seven hours, they arrived at Delaware, Ohio, where they met Ohio Wesleyan Thursday night. The game was played under collegiate rules, which of course, proved a bad handicap to our boys who are unused to the "dribble." At the end of the first half the score stood 14-11, favor Wesleyan, the game being fast and clean, only one foul being called and that on State. But towards the later part of the second half Ohio Wesleyan seemed to out-class our five and the game ended 32-24. All the men played well the spectators remarking that not only was that the hardest game Wesleyan has had this year, but the closest guarding they have ever seen. Lineup: Harrison, center; Marx and Hart, forwards; Gaiser, and Preston, guards.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
KENTUCKY DEFEATED BY OHIO WESLEYAN
DELAWARE, Ohio, Feb. 9. - The Ohio Wesleyan University basketball team defeated the State University of Kentucky team here tonight by a score of 37 to 19.
At the end of the first half the score stood 14 to 11 in favor of Ohio Wesleyan.
State, however, was ahead up to the very last of the half, Wesleyan scoring four points in the last two minutes of the play. The game was good, clean and fast all the men did well. State played Otterbein University tomorrow evening.
Game Preview - Lexington Leader (February 8, 1911)
STATE TEAM GOES INTO ENEMIES' FIELD
The State University basket ball team will leave Lexington early on Thursday morning on their northern trip. The following regular varsity men will go: Harrison, Hart, Marx, Gaiser, Preston. The substitute list will comprise Barnett, Beatty and Kimbrough. Coach Iddings and Manager Babb will accompany the team.
The Blue and White five will play three games in succession at Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein University, and Men's Club of Christ Church, at Cincinnati.
The team leaves with none too flattering prospects. Harrison, who is a tower of strength at center, is out of the game with a bad knee. He has been compelled to forego practice for nearly a week, and his knee is not yet sufficiently well for him to last long in a game. He may be saved for the last game of the series. Beatty will likely succeed him at center. Coach Iddings thinks that the outcome of the game with the Men's Club of Christ Church, Cincinnati, is very doubtful. This team was last year champion of Cincinnati and have practically the same men on the floor this season. The team will return home Sunday morning.
Game Preview - Lexington Herald (February 9, 1911)
STATE'S BASKETBALL TEAM LEAVES TODAY
Will Play Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein and Christ Church at Cincinnati
The State University basketball team will leave early this morning over he Queen & Crescent for a trip to Ohio to play games with Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein and Christ Church of Cincinnati, and will return to Lexington Sunday morning.
They will reach Delaware, O., this afternoon and will play Ohio Wesleyan there tonight. Tomorrow night they will play Otterbein at Westerville and will play the Men's Club of Christ Church at Cincinnati, Saturday night.
The five regular men, Harrison, Hart, Marx, Gaiser and Preston, and three substitutes, Barnett, Kimbrough, and Beatty, Coach Iddings and Manager Babb will make the trip. Harrison has a bad knee and may not be able to play in any of the games, in which case either Marx or Beatty will be used at center and if Marx plays Barnett will play forward for him.
Coach Iddings said last night that he thinks the success of the trip depends to a large extent on whether Harrison will be able to play and if so if he can put up his usual good game. He said that with Harrison in the game he thinks that the Blue and White men should win the first two of the three games, but that from reports he thinks that his men will not be able to make such a good showing against the Cincinnati gymnasts who were the champions of Cincinnati last year and have about the same team this year.