- Friday, January 13 1905 -
Georgetown College - 14 (Head Coach: W.S. Kline)
Kentucky - 9 (Head Coach: Unnamed)
Halftime Score: Georgetown 8, State College 4
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Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Defeats State in First College Basket Ball Game of Season
The State College and Georgetown College basket ball teams played in the K.S.C. gymnasium Friday evening, the latter winning by the score of 14 to 9. The game was somewhat tough, a number of fouls being called on each side, but it was interesting from start to finish. The cadets did remarkably well considering the length of time they have been practicing, and surprised both their fellow students and opponents.
The game was swift from the very first. State carried the ball into her territory and made several efforts at basket. Walters fouled, and Smith for Georgetown failed at free throw, but immediately threw in the basket serving first, 2 to 0. Kelly for State soon made matters even by tieing the score. Georgetown scored again making the score 4 to 2, and Coons immediately tied the score 4 to 4. Up to this time the game had been snappy, but Georgetown began to take the lead by serving another two points and then making a goal on foul by Coons. At this juncture in the game, White, Georgetown's center, hurt his foot and delayed the game a few minutes, but went in again only to be replaced by Smith after short play. The first half ended 8 to 4 in favor of Georgetown.
The second half was a repetition of the first, State playing slightly better ball. State took the lead in the second half, making the score 8 to 6, but Georgetown made a goal on a foul, and threw a second goal, making the score 11 to 6. State then turned the same trick and brought the score up to 11 to 9. Up until this time the result of the game was in doubt, but Georgetown again did her usual stunt of serving on a foul and pitching another goal just as time was called, making the final score 14 to 9.