- Saturday, February 26 1916 -
Maryville - 25
Kentucky - 36 (Head Coach: James Park)
Officials: Referee - King (YMCA)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
MARYVILLE'S MEASURE IS TAKEN BY WILDCATS
Strong Team Is Overcome by Stellar Play of the State Five
IS PARKS' LAST GAME
Visitors Start with Rush But Succumb by 36 to 25 Score
There has been some discussion this winter about basketball teams in our little village, but until the State University quintet put over a 36 to 25 defeat on the quintet from Maryville College at the Auditorium last night a real stake exhibition had not been seen.
The few fans who braved the dangers of a trolley ride and the subsequent duck through the blizzard into the hall saw a floor battle that started a new line of gab entirely. This Maryville outfit works together like a country congregation jarring down on the chorus of an "old familiar," and when they took up the refrain with the first toss-up last night it seemed as if their forwards were lining out the funeral dirge of State's hopes.
Maryville played a rough-and-tumble sort of a game, with everybody driving after the ball. There were never less than two of them in the right place and the evening promised to be another Vanderbilt tragedy. Jim Server and Ireland were the first Blues to realize that here was a nice little kettle of fish and these two lads tied up the store in the first half, finishing up with a one point lead.
It was not until the second half was well under way that the gallery realized how the Blues managed to beat Louisville. The State five suddenly took on a remarkable resemblance to a basketball team and swept the guest of the evening clear off the face of the floor with their impenetrable passing. Derrill Hart shot five goals in the last section. Server contributed three and Ireland two. The Buffalo-Germans could not have handled themselves better nor hurled meaner spirals than did the Blue-clad gang. Even Jim Park managed to grin profusely and Director Tigert was rooting to himself so earnestly that he lost track of the score. The whole team was playing a winning game. Karl Zerfoss and Gumbert were smashing hard into every pass, and time and again broke up the long exchanges that so puzzled them in the first frame. Garrison, Crum and Smith were the heavy counters for Maryville.
In brief, the Maryville aggregation classed up with Tennessee and might defeat them. The Blues were working in top form and cooked up an attack that could not be met by the visitors. The texture of the scrap can be realized when it is known that six personal fouls were called on each side by Referee King. The official had his hands full all the way and worked a nice game.