- Wednesday, February 22 1905 -
Kentucky University - 33
|J. Franklin Wallace||9||0||0||18|
|Walter O. Evans||1||0||0||2|
Kentucky - 23 (Head Coach: Unnamed)
Halftime Score: Kentucky University 22, State College 17
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Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Kentucky Intercollegiate championship Goes to K.U. - Crimsons Defeat State College By a Score of 33 to 23
The Crimsons won the intercollegiate basket ball championship Wednesday afternoon by defeating the Cadets in the K.S.C. gymnasium by a score of 33 to 23. The game was one of the best of the season and was hard fought from beginning to end. A large crowd enthusiastically applauded the playing. The score at the end of the first half was 22 to 17 in favor of K.U.
After the big game the State and K.U. second teams played, the Crimsons again being victorious by a score of 22 to 16.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
K.U. AGAIN CHAMPIONS
Basket Ball Team Won Deciding Game from State College
In the championship basket ball game, and the third of series of games between Kentucky University and the State College, K.U. was victorious over the cadets yesterday afternoon, after one of the hardest fought games ever witnessed in Lexington, by a score of 33 to 23. The game was played in the K.S.C. gymnasium, and an enthusiastic crowd of supporters turned out to see the final battle for the championship.
The Crimsons are now two-year champions, they having won these same honors last year. They attribute their victory to hard work in practice hours, and are confidant they have the best team ever in Kentucky.
Wallace, for the Crimsons, showed ability in the way he handled the sphere, and his effectiveness was best brought out under the goals, where he hardly ever missed basketing a ball. Hayden, Evans, Barger and Campbell were always in the way of their opposing man and sacrificed few chances for scores.
K.U. took the east goal. Coons, for the cadets, made the first goal from a foul, and pitched a free basket. Barger, for K.U. failed at a free goal, and Campbell also failed. Waters, for the cadets, made a field goal from a tough scrimmage, and followed his play with another of the same description. Campbell, for K.U., pitched the first Crimson score from a free goal, and Wallace followed with two straight field goals, which tied the score. Barger managed another through the net, and Kelly, for State, tied it up again. Coons added four points to the cadet tally by two field goals in the next scrimmage, and Barger sent one east for two more for K.U. Wallace was successful with two more field pitches, and Evans made another count in the same play. Coons made a successful attempt at the free goal and put one through in a scrimmage following. Wallace took the Crimson score to the twenty notch with two field goals, and Coons and Kelly filled the net to the amount of five points. Wallace closed the first half with a field goal, and the score stood at 22 to 7 (sic.).
In the second half the playing was much the same as in the first, although a little faster. Wallace kept everybody in a busy mood, while Hayden and Barger played as stars.
After the first half the K.U. line was never in great danger, although the cadets fought stubbornly until the last.
After the big game the second teams of K.U. and State College lined up in a match game, and the Crimsons were again victorious by the score of 22 to 16. Tuesday the cadets second team defeated the K.U. "scrubs," and yesterday's score was quite a surprise.
These games close the basket ball season here.