- Saturday, January 27 1912 -
Lexington YMCA - 20
|Pat Devereaux (*)||2||0||4|
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||3||0||6|
|R. C. Preston||2||0||4|
Halftime Score: State University 18, Lexington YMCA 5
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Miami (OH) 31 - 14|||||Central University 52 - 10|
Game Writeup - The Idea
Varsity Will Beat Central Tonight
Y.M.C.A. DEFEATED BY SCORE OF 32 TO 20 IN GOOD GAME SATURDAY NIGHT
State Plays Well
State's basket-ball team won a lively game from the Y.M.C.A. five by a score of 32 to 20 in the State gymnasium Saturday night.
State took the lead from the start and out-played the Y.M.C.A. men at every stage. Both teams fouled frequently, but neither five could furnish an accurate goal-tosser.
The Varsity men played a hard, slashing game, and pass beautifully. The Y.M.C.A. representatives lacked only team work to have made the score closer.
During the first half, the Blue and White five played rings around the visitors and finished with the big end of an 18 to 5 score. Harrison, at center, and Barnett, forward, starred in passing and goal shooting.
In the last half, a string of second team men were put on the firing line for State. The Y.M.C.A. aggregation developed a lot of speed and began to pile up the score. Taylor and Rodes did great work in bringing their team within striking distance of victory. The State forwards, however, finally found the basket and were able to maintain their heavy lead.
Next on the programme is the second game with Central. The last game with the Blue and Reds was on their floor, and resulted, it will be remembered, in the very satisfactory score of 32 to 12. Central will not forget this, but will come for revenge; and not only for revenge, but for her honor, because to lose this game is to lose their interest in the Kentucky basket-ball championship, which they will not do without putting up a more or less interesting scrap. That is exactly what is going to happen. Central will come over here, put up their usual sample of good hard fight, but - well, just what do you suppose the score will be? Come and see. The game is called at 8 o'clock, tonight in the Armory.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
STATE UNIVERSITY A TOUGH PROPOSITION
Defeats Y.M.C.A. Basketball Five by Score of 32 to 20
FASTEST OF SEASON
Sweetland Switches Men So As to Give All Practice
Beginning the first half with all regulars in the line-up and closing the second half with all substitutes, the undefeated State University basketball team last night easily beat the Lexington Y.M.C.A. five by the score of 32 to 20. The game was played on the State gymnasium floor, and the first half, when all regulars were in for the University, ended with the score of 18 to 5 in favor of the visitors.
The game, perhaps the fastest seen at State so far in the season, but the Y.M.C.A. men were powerless in the hands of the five University regulars in the first half. After the beginning of the second period, when it was seen that Y.M.C.A. had little chance of winning. Director Sweetland of State, switched his line-up in rapid succession so that a number of substitutes might get in the game. The playing strength of the two fives was then more evenly matched, and the Y.M.C.A. men ran up their score with several field goals.
Gaiser was the only State regular who did not score a point for his team last night, and every member of the Y.M.C.A. team helped out with at least one field goal. Gaiser, however, was a tower of strength on the defensive, and did not allow his opposing man to score. Both teams were weak on throwing fouls, of which the referee called a number.
Barnett led the scoring for State, and Taylor and Deveraux were the heavy men for the Y.M.C.A. The former secured four field goals during the first half, and the latter threw three field goals, all during the last period.
The Y.M.C.A. five will meet the Frankfort Y.M.C.A. five on the local camp floor tomorrow night at 7:45 o'clock.