- Wednesday, December 23 1931 -
Berea - 27 (Head Coach: Oscar Gunkler)
Kentucky - 52 (Head Coach: Adolph Rupp) - [Final Rank ]
Halftime Score: Kentucky 24, Berea 16
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Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Kentucky Downs Berea, 52 to 27, in Sluggish Game
DeMoisey and Sale are High Scoring Cats
Blue and White Improves Play in Second Half; Reserves Used
"Frenchy" DeMoisey and "Aggie" Sale continued their high scoring activities Wednesday night as the University of Kentucky basketball team rolled up a 52-to-27 score on the Berea College Mountaineers. Despite their decisive victory, the Wildcats failed to look impressive against the visitors.
DeMoisey scored 16 points to bring his total for the three games this season to 42, an average of 14 per game, while Sale's 15 points against the Mountaineers gave him a total of 40, and average of slightly better than 13 points per game.
Berea, which won he Kentucky S.I.A.A. championship last season, played game basketball but was hopelessly outclassed and the Wildcats took advantage of their superiority to turn in a listless contest.
Throughout the first half, the Wildcats dragged along without any exertion, but with enough points to stay in front of their opponents.
At the rest period,the Cats were leading 24 to 16 despite a last-minute rush of the visitors which netted Berea six points. As the second half started, the Kentucky team apparently found itself and began to function properly and started shelling the hoop.
That display was more satisfactory to Coach Adolph Rupp and he began removing the regulars to sidelines and sent reserves to take up the tussle. An entirely new line up finished the game for the University.
Coach Rupp's elongated sophomore center tossed seven field goals and two free throws through the bucket to be the high scorer for the night. And many of his two-point markers were made in his unusual twisting manner.
The Wildcats' next game will be with Marshall College next Wednesday night on the Wildcats' floor and that tilt will wind up Kentucky's preparation for their Southern Conference schedule which starts with Clemson here Saturday night, Jan. 2.