- Friday, March 1 1912 -
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||2||0||4|
|R. C. Preston||1||0||2|
Georgetown College - 18 (Head Coach: Robert Hinton)
Halftime Score: State University 13, Georgetown 6
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Vanderbilt 22 - 18|||||Lexington YMCA 25 - 27|
Game Writeup - The Idea
CLOSE SEASON WITH VICTORY
BEAT GEORGETOWN IN CLOSE BUT POORLY PLAYED GAME ON THEIR OWN FLOOR
The Wildcats journeyed to Georgetown in company with about 75 State rooters, last Friday night, and as usual, came back with the big end of the score. However, the big end wasn't so very much, the score being 19 to 18 in our favor. The game was slow and as far as real basket-ball was concerned, uninteresting, but the score was so close that interest was at fever heat between the partisans of the two teams. The Wildcats seemed out of form, which was but natural considering the fact that they had played the two hardest games of the season the week preceding, and they seemed to have been a bit overtrained. There could be no doubt in the minds of any person who had seen the two teams perform in any of their previous games, but that we had by far the better team, but we almost let the Georgetown bunch slip up on us.
As usual, we started the scoring, Barnett registering the first score of the game by pitching a beautiful foul in the first minute of play. The first half ended by a score of 13 to 6 in our favor, but it was evident to all the State men that this was not the same team that beat Vanderbilt. This fact was further emphasized in the second half by the fact that during this period we only made two field goals. Barnett threw only seven fouls out of twenty called on Georgetown, while Dawes, for Georgetown, threw fourteen fouls out of eighteen chances. Georgetown made only two field goals in the entire game - one in each half. For State, Harrison and Hart were the stars. Hart threw the longest goal, making on from near the center of the floor.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE UNDEFEAT AT BASKET BALL
State proved to be superior in goal throwing and team work, Capt. Harrison and Gaiser being the stars for the university. For Georgetown Dawes was responsible for sixteen of the scores out of the eighteen made by his team and fourteen of these were made on fouls.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
UNIVERSITY DEFEATS GEORGETOWN COLLEGE
State's Unbroken Record of Victory Maintained to Close of Season
(Special to the Herald) GEORGETOWN, Ky., March 1. - The undefeated Kentucky State University basketball team tonight closed its remarkable season by defeating the Georgetown college five by a score of 19 to 18, in one of the fastest , closest and most thrilling exhibitions of the game said to have ever been played at the Georgetown College gymnasium. The narrow margin of one point which separate State from its first defeats of the season, at the close of the game, was the closest result of the year for them, and their victory was due to an early lead.
The game was fast and clean, and also closed Georgetown College's best season for several years. Both fives went upon the floor to win, and although State closed the initial period with a lead of seven points, Georgetown braced in the second half and closed in the gap in the score. Dawes, forward for Georgetown, who has proven himself one of the stars of the State, was responsible for sixteen of his team's eighteen scores, fourteen of which were made on fouls and was the hero of the local fans.
Speaking of the contest after it had been finished, Referee Cruise of the Lexington Y.M.C.A., said: "I believe the game was the best and most scientific exhibition of basketball I ever saw, and feel safe in saying the two teams are as good as any college teams in the South."
State proved its superiority in goal throwing and team work, and Captain Harrison and Gaiser, guard, were the individual stars. A large crowd accompanied the Lexington five, which, augmented by local fans, made up the largest attendance of the year for a local game.
Colliver Dawes of the Georgetown five, entertained his team-mates and Coach Hinton with a dinner after the game. Georgetown is negotiating for a game with Lexington Y.M.C.A.