- Saturday, January 14 1922 -
Georgetown College - 26 (Head Coach: Paul Rhoton)
Kentucky - 17 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Halftime Score: Georgetown 12, Kentucky 12
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Game Writeup - by J.A. Estes, Lexington Herald
Tigers Outplay Wildcats, 26-17
HAYDEN WAS MISSING LINK
Painted in loud and wildly eloquent colors along the highways and byways that lead to the University of Kentucky is an exultant student body's commemoration of that memorable "Kentucky 20, Georgia 19." Over at Danville, too, they have tattooed "Centre 6, Harvard 0."
This morning another town in the Blue Grass is likely to awake and find the record of a similar exultation smeared along its highways, etc. It will be "Georgetown 26, Kentucky 17," that Scott county will awake to find emblazoned on its bill boards and barns.
The Georgetown College basketball team, figured by the connoisseurs of the net game in Kentucky as a team that would furnish only a stiff practice, at the most, for the team that had in its lineup four all-Southern players and that was considered the peer of any quintet south of the Mason and Dixon line, fought the Wildcats off their feet in the second half of the opening game of the season last night in the University of Kentucky gymnasium and won by the score of 26 to 17.
Tigers Display Furious Attack
The Wildcats played a listless game as compared with the terrific attack of the Georgetown outfit. The Tigers followed the ball at every jump, while Kentucky lagged on many opportunities. The Scott county outfit had a bit of luck in shooting goals, but took more shots and deserved more luck.
The Baptists outpassed the local organization, hitherto supposed to have the best developed passing machine in the South. They outshot the team that boasts one of the best goal sharks ever seen in Kentucky. In the vernacular, they were the best.
Captain Funk of the Georgetown team was the star in the east for the wise men of Georgetown. Besides wrecking dozens of Kentucky's plays, he caged six field goals and four fouls, a total of 16 points. He had four co-stars, however, and the work of all these was above reproof.
For Kentucky, Captain Bobby Lavin and Lawrence ("Dutch") Burnham, both guards, did the best work. Bill King, too, played a stellar game, but there was a missing cog in the Kentucky machinery. That missing cog was Basil Hayden, all-Southern forward.
Wildcats Off in Lead
At first it seemed Kentucky would walk away with the victory. Bill King scored first with a foul and half a minute later Adkins shoved in the first field goal. In three minutes Kentucky had a 7 to 0 lead. Then Georgetown started fighting -- and the Georgetown scored started climbing. When the whistle ending the first half blew, the count was tied at 12 to 12.
"Kentucky always goes strong in the second half," said the fans, while they chewed their hot dogs and shelled their peanuts.
But Kentucky for once failed to come back. Georgetown took the lead in the first few minutes of the second period and was never headed. As the end of the game drew near, with defeat starting the Wildcats in the face, they battled desperately to cut the Tigers' lead, but they were unequal to the task.
Well, there's another chance coming, Wildcats.