- Saturday, January 10 1914 -
Ashland YMCA - 15
Kentucky - 28 (Head Coach: Alpha Brumage) - [Final Rank ]
|R. C. Preston||4||1||9|
Halftime Score: State University 11, Ashland YMCA 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Christ Church Cincinnati 19 - 30|||||Louisville YMCA 30 - 21|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE DEFEATS ASHLAND Y.M.C.A.
Basket Ball Season is Opened With a 28 to 15 Victory
The 'varsity five of State University inaugurated their 1914 basketball season outthrowing the Ashland Y.M.C.A. quintette for a score of 28 to 15 points on the floor of the university gym Saturday evening.
The first half was terrifically fast, eleven points being made by each side. Ten of State's points were made by goals form the field - one by Preston, two by Zerfoss, one by Parks, and one by Morgan. Zerfoss made the other points for State by a goal from the foul line. Shanklin did most of the scoring for Ashland.
The State varsity went back into the game with a determination to annihilate the tie, which they succeeded in doing beautifully. Zerfoss tossed two field goals into the net; Preston two fields and one from the foul line; Morgan two field goals and Tuttle one.
Shanklin, of Ashland, succeeded in throwing two additional field goals into the State basket.
After Tie in First Half they Beat Opponents 28 to 15
After battling to a tie in the first half of the game with Ashland Y.M.C.A. in the State gymnasium, the State University quintet came from behind in the second half and walked away with the Eastern Kentucky boys, the final count standing 28 to 15.
The game was of the whirlwind variety, and while rather rough, this was to be expected from the speed at which the men played. State was the heavier and possibly a little faster of the two teams, and their guarding was certainly superior.
The lighting of the gymnasium was bad and the baskets were somewhat shaky, which made goal shooting difficult, especially for the visitors, and many trials were missed.
After the first half Ashland seemed to slow up and showed a decided tendency to bunch up, which injured their chances. In the second period State started with a rush which was not to be stopped. The first half had ended with the score 11 to 11, but in the last part of the contest the locals scored 17 to the visitors' 4 and made it a walkaway.
Park started the game at center, but was not at his best and was soon replaced by Preston, who added to both the team work and goal throwing. When the whistle blew it did not take long for Zerfoss, Morgan and Preston, by sensational goals, to put State out of danger.
Zerfoss and Preston were the real stars for State, although the guarding of Tuttle was excellent. For Ashland, Shanklin, former Morris Harvey football star, easily outplayed the rest of his team, scoring nine of their fifteen points and throwing five out of eight goals from fouls.