- Friday, January 21 1921 -
Tenn-Chattanooga - 10 (Head Coach: Bill Redd)
|Bill Redd (*)||7|
Kentucky - 42 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 20, Chattanooga 10
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Game Writeup - by J.A. Estes, Lexington Herald
'CATS VICTORIOUS IN HARD BATTLE
Beat Chattanooga Five in Slapstick Marathon by Score of 42 to 10
A cyclone from the South was quieted last night by the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky after the most sensational struggle basketball fans of Lexington have seen this year. The fangs of the Moccasins of the University of Chattanooga were extracted by the 'Cats with a 42 to 10 defeat.
"Bill" Redd and four other players from the Southern institution treated the local team to the hardest limbering up exercises it has had this year. The quintet that Vanderbilt defeated by mere luck turned loose with an offense that threatened to wipe the Wildcats from the floor in the first few minutes of turmoil, but the Blue and White proved itself equal to the occasion and completely outplayed their opponents in every department during the last seven-eights of the contest.
Chattanooga grabbed the ball immediately after the starting whistle and started off as if it intended to let the locals only have an occasional look at the sphere. Something snapped and the Wildcats had the big pill shooting it around the court. After that the whole game was one kinky marathon. State rolled up the biggest score against the Chatanoogans it has made this season, but every goal was fought for with all the might that could be mustered, and every goal was a well-earned one.
"Bill" Redd, the husky center and captain of the visiting clockwork, was the "fightingest" animal the 'Cats have been sicked on this year. His work was a queer combination of basketball, football, baseball and track, with a little slapstick comedy thrown in. He pitched goals like a basketball player, guarded like a football tackle, wound up for his passes like a baseball pitcher, and ran an approximate distance of 10 miles. He made seven of the visitors' 10 points and played with the ball as much as the rest of his team put together.
The Wildcats didn't have a star. They all went in together and made the game into a big blaze of glory that absolutely dimmed anything else they have done for many a day. Every man on the team was called on to do his best at every stage of the game and every one responded with the goods. Looking at them all together, there was no one that eclipsed any other, but taking them individually, it must be said that each one played a stellar role.
Basil Hayden, captain of the State team, went through his usual routine of goal shooting, scoring five field goals, and his guarding was of the highest type. "Bill" King played a high class floor game, and tied with Atkins for scoring honors, shooting four field goals and four fouls out of five tries. Atkins, whom Coach Buchheit was consigned the job of hanging around under the goal all the time, shot six field goals. Atkins' work at the goal was a great aid to the 'Cats, for the lanky center shoots 'em from any angle and grabs 'em from any height. Lavin's floor work deserves rich credit, for he figured out the Chattanooga plays and broke them up with surprising regularity. To Ridgeway should go a great deal of the credit for the shutout the Tennesseans got in the final slam-bang, for he guarded his men so well they rarely got near the iron hoop.