- Saturday, February 11 1911 -
Kentucky - 21 (Head Coach: Harold J. Iddings) - [Final Rank ]
|W. C. Harrison||2||0||4|
|R. C. Preston||0||0||0|
Christ Church Cincinnati - 32 (Head Coach: Frank Philipps)
|E.F. "Tiny" Moore||2||0||4|
Halftime Score: Christ Church 14, State University 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Otterbein 27 - 41|||||Georgetown College 47 - 22|
Game Writeup - The Idea
BASKET BALL - TEAM RETURNS FROM TRIP
Great Improvement Shown
The third game was played with the Men's Club of Christ Church. Christ Church has and justly has the reputation of being the best team in Ohio. The men composing this team are old college stars, every man a star, and with this reputation starting them in the face and having already been defeated twice, State's five, undaunted, met them Saturday night in the best played game of the trip. Out-weighed, out-reached and on a strange floor, State gave Christ Church the hardest game they've had this year. From the time the whistle sounded until the end of the last half it was fast and furious all the way. The 1st half ended 14-11 favor Christ Church, and in the second half they substituted two fresh men, one of them , Easton, having largely to do with the final result. The Alumni and supporters of Old State there, and there were quite a few, weren't in the least ashamed of the game put up by our men who did remarkably well playing the opponents as they did. Hart scored largest for State, making four difficult shots. Both guards played well throughout the trip, making their men work all they got. The final score was 32-21.
It might be mentioned that this is the team that beat Georgetown College 99-9 this year. Among a host of Kentucky followers Messrs. Graber and Ridd, '12, Respess '14, Marxmueller '15, Hart '08, Wayne Plummer '12, and a host of others.
Although our team didn't win games on the trip it was successful inasmuch as the improvement shown and the game put up against stronger teams. It's no disgrace to lose a close game and every game was close and hard fought. Not one of those teams can say State's men are "quitters." Every man played hard and gave forth the best in him. The following men made the trip: Coach Iddings, Manager Babb, Captain Gaiser, Preston, Harrison, Hart, Marx, Barnett, Beatty and Kimbrough.
Game Writeup - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Lost to Christ Church Five in a Fast Game, 32 to 21.
State University of Kentucky, the Blue Grass champions, were defeated by the Christ Church basket ball team on the Christ Church basket ball floor last night, 32 to 21. It was the hardest game the Churchmen have had to contend with this season on their home floor. The visitors put up a somewhat stronger front in the first half, which ended with the locals but three points to the good. The Kentuckians are a husky lot, hardly one of the players measuring under six feet, while a few others exceeded that mark. The local five, used to playing with giants, however, did not waver, and in clean and speedy passing and general all-round work outplayed their opponents for the most part of the combat. The visitors showed several good points and fought hard but to no avail. Fred McMinn scored the most goals for Coach Phillipps' bunch, but the most points were scored by Captain Galanari, who basketed eight fouls and one field goal. Easton and Stevens also put up good games. For the visitors Hart was the leading scorer, tallying four field goals and seven fouls.
Next Wednesday night at the Christ Church Gym the Columbus (Ga) Y.M.C.A. team, which has not lost a game in five years, will be the attraction.
Game Writeup - Cincinnati Commercial Tribune
CHRIST CHURCH IS VICTORIOUS
A large and enthusiastic audience saw the Kentucky State-Christ Church basket ball game at the latter's floor last night, which was full of thrilling and sensational plays, keeping the large throng of spectators on edge all through the game. The game was full of brilliant shots for goals, passing far above the average, and excellent team work by both teams.
Kentucky State has one of the heaviest and fastest teams ever seen in Cincinnati - not a man on the team was less than six feet. They are champions of Kentucky State.
Big Fred McMinn played a brilliant game and easily out-jumped and outplayed his down-state rival. Captain Galimari was everywhere and broke up many a beautiful play. Charley as well as Hogrebe, Easton and the whole team scuttled around the floor like a flash of lightning.
The first half of the game ended 14 to 11 in favor of Christ Church, but in the second half Christ Church came back with a rush and won by the score of 32 to 21.
Coach Philips' team played in its old-time form: accurate throwing, whirlwind passing that bewildered the State team and perfect goal shooting caused the Christ Church score to mount steadily and when the whistle blew at the conclusion of the second period the C.C. had added 18 and the State 10.
All the Christ Church men played good ball, especially in the second half. Moore making a beautiful shot from the center of the floor: Volx and Goosman at guards, Stevens and Easton at forward were always in the game.