- Monday, February 8 1909 -
Georgetown College - 32 (Head Coach: Robert Hinton)
Kentucky - 43 (Head Coach: Unnamed) - [Final Rank ]
|Central University 20 - 35
|Georgetown College 48 - 19
BASKET BALL FROM GEORGETOWN
Score of the Victor is 43 Against 32 Rolled Up For the Loser -- A Good Contest
The basket ball game between State University and Georgetown College Monday afternoon resulted in a victory for the former, the final score being 43 against 32. The game which was played at the State University gymnasium was an excellent one, though it was quite clear from the first that State would win, the game was interesting throughout and was warmly contested till the close. Team work on both sides was good, while there was also some good individual playing.
Plummer for State and Bradford for Georgetown did the star playing. Plummer's work was as good as was ever witnessed upon a local floor, and to his credit belong 22 of the 43 points scored by State. Fifteen of Georgetown's points goes to Bradford, who was especially good on goals from fouls, throwing ten goals from thirteen attempts.
State began the game with a rush, scoring the first five points in rapid succession before her rival was able to score, and the rest of the game she lead her opponent by from five to ten points. During the game three points were awarded to Georgetown and one to State.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
GEORGETOWN LOSES GAME WITH CADETS
High Scores Made by Each Team in Local Gymnasium
FIELD GOAL FEATURE
State Now Near to Lead in Intercollegiate League
In a fast, rough game the State University boys defeated the Georgetown College basket ball team yesterday afternoon in the State gymnasium by a score of 43 to 32.
While the Georgetown team was fast and played good ball they were outclassed in weight and height by the State team.
Bradford, of Georgetown, did the best work for his team at forward, time and again showing excellent form at throwing field goals. His foul throwing was almost perfect and only once did he miss a try at goal. For State Plummer, at forward, did the best work, making 25 of the 43 points. The two field goals thrown by Post were features of the game.
By winning this game, State now stands within striking distance of the lead in the intercollegiate club standing.
State Takes Lead
For the first few minutes after the game started neither side scored, but finally made a field goal and State was started on a good run for the first half. The score was close during this half and time and again Georgetown would brace up, but could not overcome the lead of State.
At the end of the half the score stood 21 to 16 in favor of State. During the half one point was awarded each team. State did more fouling and the goal throwing of Bradford help materially in adding to the score of the Black and Orange.
State Rushed in Second Half
State started in with a rush in the second half and ran up the score several points, but after a few minutes' play Georgetown took a brace and made several field goals in succession, but could not tie the score. Post, at forward, had not thrown any goals up to this time, but at this point threw two in succession, bringing the "rooters" to their feet. After this State played splendid ball until the end of the game.
Georgetown also threw several field goals, making the score one of the largest of any inter-collegiate game played this season. This is the first of the series of games to be played between the two teams.
Game Preview - Lexington Leader (February 7, 1909)
State and Georgetown to Play Their First Game Here Monday
The basket ball teams of Georgetown College and State University will meet in the latter's gymnasium Monday at 3:30 p.m. to test their strength in the first game of the series that the two teams are to play. Judging from the dope sheet it seems as if the Blue and White team is the stronger, as she now stands at the head of the list of the tally sheet between the Kentucky Colleges in the field of basket ball, and moreover Georgetown has lost the two games that her team has played thus far. Nevertheless Georgetown usually has a good team and will doubtless give the cadets a hard game.
The following is the expected lineup of the teams:
State: Post and Plummer, forwards; Fox, center; Rodes and Barbee, guards