- Tuesday, January 18 1916 -
Kentucky - 29 (Head Coach: James Park)
Georgetown College - 22 (Head Coach: Robert Hinton)
|J. Boyce Taylor||4||0||0||0||8|
|R. Herndon Waller||2||0||0||0||4|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 21, Georgetown 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Cincinnati 39 - 24|||||Georgetown College 30 - 22|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE WINS 29-22 FROM GEORGETOWN
Wildcat Basket Ball Team Piles Up Early Lead on Tigers -- First Meeting in Four Years
GEORGETOWN, KY., Jan. 19. -- The State University basket ball team won from the Georgetown College aggregation last night by the score of 29 to 22 in the first athletic contest between the two schools in four years.
Georgetown showed a lot of speed in almost overhauling the Wildcats with a rush from behind after the Blues amassed a lead of eleven points in the early frames. With Server, the Wildcat center, leading the attack, the State five passed over and around the home team and for a time it looked as if it would be a walk away for the Kentucky five. Then the game steadied and both kept up a rapid fire of attack and defense that made the contest thrilling to the crowded gallery. The Blues worked in remarkable form and showed that with more practice they will be on the road to the title.
For Georgetown, Taylor played the most consistent game. Several of the Tigers were sick with the prevalent bad colds and the return game in Lexington promises to be of unusual interest.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
WILDCATS SCRATCH 29 TO GEORGETOWN'S 22
State University Team Is Winner Over Baptist Basketball Men
The Wildcats returned victorious last night from Georgetown in their first encounter with the K.I.A.A. champions. Although the Blue and White pulled down the long end of a 29 to 22 score, the fast Baptist five in the last half cut down a lead of eleven points which had been accumulated in the first period of play. The game was fast and furious, but clean. No personal fouls were called throughout the contest by Referee Cruise, all infractions of the rules being of a technical nature.
Kentucky owed her success principally to the brilliant goal shooting of Jim Server, who amassed a total of six baskets during the play. Taylor, of Georgetown, was the start of the Tiger team. Three long goals by him in the second period cut the Wildcat lead to a slender four-point margin and the Scott county lads threatened to come through with the victory, but State braced and drew away again.
Adams, of Georgetown, showed poorly in foul throwing, getting only four out of fourteen chances. Had he had better luck the outcome of the game might have been different.
The losers were handicapped by the absence of one of their regular forwards, Summers, and Blackburn was indisposed, but gamely played the entire game.
The crowd jammed the gymnasium to its capacity, composed almost entirely of home people, only about a dozen enthusiasts going over with the Lexington team.