- Saturday, February 28 1914 -
Marietta - 17 (Head Coach: Elmer Anderson)
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: Alpha Brumage)
Halftime Score: Marietta 11, State University 8
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Cadets Defeat the Crack Marietta Team
Two Points Difference Between fives Show Vigor of Contest
In the the hardest fought game of the basketball season State University's strong team defeated the team from Marietta by a score of 19 to 17 at the city auditorium Saturday night.
From the time the game started until time was called, the winner could not have been told and then victory was won only by two points.
Features of the game were the excellent playing of Tom (sic) Zerfoss, who made eight of the nineteen points for State by throwing four field goals, and Scott did not miss a goal on fouls for State, while D. Boggess threw nine foul goals out of eleven trials. Tom Zerfoss for State played the best basket ball he has ever played and his three goals in the second half put State on her feet.
The first half resulted 11 to 8 in favor of Marietta. For Marietta D. Boggess, Sutton and Hinman each made a field goal and D. Boggess made five foul goals out of seven trials. For State, Morgan, Karl Zerfoss and Tuttle each threw a field goal but State failed on attempted fouls. Morgan was able to make the basket only twice in eight trials.
In the second half Karl Zerfoss took the floor and made two field goals in the first three minutes of play and later added another goal. Dunhart (Gumbert?) made a field goal and Scott made three goals on fouls. Morgan and Zerfoss each missed one goal on fouls. Score - State 19, Marietta 17.
The enthusiasm of State's followers as the game progressed was aroused to the greatest pitch.
In the last five minutes of the second half, Parr was substituted for Meister at center for Marietta, and Dunhart was taken out of State's line, Scott substituted for Dunhart at guard, Zerfoss for Scott as forward and Parks for Zerfoss as center.
Game Writeup - The Idea (March 5, 1914)
WILDCATS WIN FAST GAME FROM MARIETTA
Buckeye Men Finish First Half with Three Point Lead, But Cats Come Back Strong in Last Period
SCORE 19 to 17
In one of the best games of the season, the Wildcats defeated the five from Marietta (O.) College Saturday night, 19-17. The scrap was pulled on the Auditorium floor, and drew a big crowd.
The visitors played hard in the first period and had the edge on the Blue and White by three points. However, the Wildcat pep asserted itself in the last half, and the Buckeye men were only able to hook one basket before time was called.
The defensive work of Scott was the feature. Scotty had the best men on the Marietta team to handle, and believe me, he froze to Hinman like that seven-year skin affection so famed in song and story. C. Zerfoss did fast offensive playing, and held down Pars Preston's old job with ease. The foul shooting of D. Bogess was good.