- Saturday, January 27 1912 -
Lexington YMCA - 20
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||3||0||6|
|R. C. Preston||2||0||4|
Halftime Score: State University 18, Lexington YMCA 5
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Miami (OH) 31 - 14|||||Central University 52 - 10|
Game Writeup - The Idea
Varsity Will Beat Central Tonight
Y.M.C.A. DEFEATED BY SCORE OF 32 TO 20 IN GOOD GAME SATURDAY NIGHT
State Plays Well
State's basket-ball team won a lively game from the Y.M.C.A. five by a score of 32 to 20 in the State gymnasium Saturday night.
State took the lead from the start and out-played the Y.M.C.A. men at every stage. Both teams fouled frequently, but neither five could furnish an accurate goal-tosser.
The Varsity men played a hard, slashing game, and pass beautifully. The Y.M.C.A. representatives lacked only team work to have made the score closer.
During the first half, the Blue and White five played rings around the visitors and finished with the big end of an 18 to 5 score. Harrison, at center, and Barnett, forward, starred in passing and goal shooting.
In the last half, a string of second team men were put on the firing line for State. The Y.M.C.A. aggregation developed a lot of speed and began to pile up the score. Taylor and Rodes did great work in bringing their team within striking distance of victory. The State forwards, however, finally found the basket and were able to maintain their heavy lead.
Next on the programme is the second game with Central. The last game with the Blue and Reds was on their floor, and resulted, it will be remembered, in the very satisfactory score of 32 to 12. Central will not forget this, but will come for revenge; and not only for revenge, but for her honor, because to lose this game is to lose their interest in the Kentucky basket-ball championship, which they will not do without putting up a more or less interesting scrap. That is exactly what is going to happen. Central will come over here, put up their usual sample of good hard fight, but - well, just what do you suppose the score will be? Come and see. The game is called at 8 o'clock, tonight in the Armory.