- Saturday, December 18 1926 -
Cincinnati - 48 (Head Coach: Boyd Chambers)
Kentucky - 10 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
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Halftime Score: Cincinnati 28, Kentucky 7
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Game Writeup - by Frank K. Hoover, Lexington Herald
CINCINNATI BEATS CATS IN FIRST BASKET BALL GAME
Bolton Leads Cincy To 48 to 10 Victory
Jenkins Best for Kentucky; Meyers' Work for Bearcats Outshine That of the "Red Terror's"
The University of Cincinnati met only a shadow of the 1926 Kentucky basketball team last night, and Coach Boyd Chambers' athletes romped off with a 48 to 10 victory, leading from flagfall to finish. As usual, the red terror, Bolton, was high scorer, ringing up nine field goals and three fouls for 21 points, although the work of Meyers, at running guard, was superior to that of the gangling boy who stood under the basket and dropped the ball in for goals at regular intervals.
The Bearcats, with Bolton outjumping Helm, who came just to the sorrel topped boys' shoulders, leading the attack, launched an offensive drive at the start which swept the Kentucky team off its feet, and within one minute and fifty seconds Cincinnati had seven points to Kentucky's none. From this point to the end of the half the visitors rapidly increased their lead until they led by a score 28 to 7 at the end of the first period.
Kentucky's first score was made by Ellis, who came down the floor to take Jenkins' pass for a crip shot. It was the prettiest play of the game. With the score 17 to 2 against them, Jenkins dribbled almost the whole length of the floor to sink another crip, bringing the score to 17 to 4. Ellis' field goal and Ray Ellis' foul throw were the only other points contributed by the 'Cats during the half.
The band played right merrily during the intermission but it didn't seem to have any effect on the Wildcats, who were tamed down to such degree that they made only three points in the final half, while the Bearcats were scoring 20, half of them by Bolton. Jenkins' field goals and Dees' foul goal were the only points made by Kentucky in this period.
Jenkins was the only Wildcat who showed any semblance of form, although Dees did fine work, considering that it was his first varsity basketball game. Their teamwork was remarkably ragged and it was hard to realize that a team such, as performed so miserably against Cincinnati will represent the University of Kentucky during the coming two months on the basketball floor.