- Friday, January 24 1913 -
Lexington YMCA - 27 (Head Coach: D.C. Cruise)
|Nelson Kimbrough (*)||4||2||10|
|William Rodes (*)||1||0||2|
Kentucky - 25 (Head Coach: John Tigert) - [Final Rank ]
|R. C. Preston||1||1||3|
Halftime Score: State University 14, Lexington YMCA 12
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Georgetown College 19 - 18|||||Cincinnati 20 - 18|
Game Writeup - by Roy Thomas, Lexington Leader
Y.M.C.A. BEATS STATE TWO BASKETS
Game at University Friday Night One of Closest Ever Seen in Lexington and Was Full of Excitement
The husky Y.M.C.A. basketeers put a crimp in the Wildcats' record for this season by defeating the State University five 27 to 25 in the initial contest Friday night in the Armory. From the first whistle to the final blast it was a fight, and the earnestness of the players on both teams, combined with their splendid playing, kept the crowd on the anxious seat. Considering that this was the first contest of the season the Wildcats showed in good form and it was only the clean goal shooting in the last few minutes of the play that gave the Y.M.C.A. the verdict. State got away with a two-point lead when Farmer tossed the ball for a goal at the beginning. Then things were kept interesting the remainder of the game and at no time was there a difference of over four or five points in the score. The first half ended with State two points in the lead, 12 to 14.
The second period was replete with exciting situations and good playing. State maintained the lead until near the end of the half when the visitors ran up the score to 25, tying the Wildcats. With the count even and only a few minutes to play, Kimbrough cinched the Y.M.C.A. victory by a field goal just before the final blast of the whistle. In the second half Barnett (captain) sustained a sprained ankle and retired in favor of Morgan. This was Morgan's first appearance on the Varsity squad and his splendid work last night promises to make the berths of some of the other Wildcats a little uncertain. Morgan threw two field goals while in the game. Farmer showed up in mid-season form, secured three goals and threw eight fouls out of twelve attempts. Captain Barnett and Preston were in the game at all times.
For the Y.M.C.A. Guyn and Kimbrough were the stars. The whole Y.M.C.A. squad put up a good game. State was awarded 1 point and Y.M.C.A. 4 points for pushing.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
University Men Defeated in First Game of Season by Score of 27 to 25
Kentucky State University was defeated in the first basketball game of the season by the local Y. M. C. A. last night, the score standing 27 to 25 when time was called.
The game, which was played in the armory at State University, was one of the toughest and most exciting games witnessed here for some time. State was the first to score on a beautiful goal by Farmer. From then on it was a seesaw, and it was not until after the last second of play that the winner could be picked. With the game tied, Kimbrough of the Y.M.C.A. made one of those nerve-wrecking goals, which shattered the hopes of the State rooters just before the whistle blew.
For State, Farmer and Morgan played the best game, while Guyn and Kimbrough starred for the Y.M.C.A. The line-up of the two teams was as follows:
State - Farmer, Barnett and Morgan, forwards; Preston, center; Zerfoss, Tuttle and Weisenberger, guards.
Y. M. C. A. - Kimbrough and Guyn forwards; O'Neil and Hite, center; Taylor and Rodes, guards.
State was awarded 1 point and Y. M. C. A. 4 points for pushing.
Game Preview - Lexington Herald (January 24, 1913)
STATE TEAM TO PLAY THE Y.M.C.A. TONIGHT
A fast and interesting game is assured the local followers of basketball tonight when the State University boys meet the local Y.M.C.A. team, on State's floor.
Although weakened by the loss of Hart, Harrison and Gaiser, three of last year's stars, State has an abundance of new material, which looks unusually good, and to fill in with Barnett, Farmer, Tuttle and Preston, of last year, they should have as good a team, if not better, than last year.
The Y.M.C.A. team is one of the strongest that ever represented that institution. They have already defeated the Lexington High School, Georgetown College, Frankfort Y.M.C.A. and Transylvania, and feel confident of taking State's measure tonight.
The game tonight will be called at 8 o'clock, and the line-up of the two teams will be as follows:
Y.M.C.A. - Kimbrough and Guyn, forwards; O'Neill, center; Taylor and Rodes, guards.
State - Barnett and Farmer, forwards; Preston, center; Zerfas [sic] and Tuttle, guards.