- Saturday, February 15 1913 -
Louisville - 10 (Head Coach: Von Wolther)
Kentucky - 34 (Head Coach: John J. Tigert)
|R. C. Preston||6||1||13|
Halftime Score: State University 18, Louisville 4
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Marietta 42 - 16|||||Vanderbilt 17 - 24|
Game Writeup - by Roy Thomas, Lexington Leader
TAKE VILLAINY OUT OF LOUISVILLE
State Basket Ball Team Lowers Piratical Colors of Visiting Quintet by Broadside of 34 to 10
Sadly mussed up, having sailed far out of the prescribed course, crippled and almost wrecked, Manager Von Wolther, after weighing anchor and with the red and black flying at halfmast, steered his crew of downhearted-basketeers from the University of Louisville silently out of town Saturday night bound for the Falls City. Cornering the game in the first half and then surrounding that advantage with an impregnable defense and heaping up sixteen points to make the barrier more secure, the State University basket ball team defeated the University of Louisville 34 to 10 Saturday night on the armory floor. "We met the enemy and we were their'n," some member of the visiting delegation is reported to have stated as he sauntered to the dressing room. The visitors did not lose the game simply because they could not play basket ball, but because the local team marketed a de luxe edition of the game. In the victory a light shone forth to gladden the hearts of the home enthusiasts and dull the vision of the invaders. Preston, who performed at center, was the one man in the Wildcat aggregation who brought fear to the hearts of the visiting team every time he got within throwing distance of the goal with the ball. His playing was above the average and in all he caused the ball to trickle through the basket seven times, making six field goals and one foul.
The visitors were entirely outclassed and they were unable to locate the basket when the field was open. Not a single field goal was made until near the end of the game, with about one-half minute, to play Rodgers placed a pretty one in the basket. Up to this point the invaders had to be content with points made by throwing fouls. Rodgers was the tower of strength for the Louisville squad and all the ten points were made by him.
The State team initiated the game in a swift rush and it was quickly apparent that the visitors would be unable to ward off the fierce attack of the Wildcats. The first half ended with the score 18 to 4 in favor of the local legion. In the second half Dr. Tigert sent in three second team men, Weisenberger, Zerfoss and Morgan. In the second period the locals bombarded the basket for sixteen points more. Numerous fouls were called on both sides.
Tuttle, Farmer and Preston played in good form and Morgan, a second team man, secured three field goals during the time he was in the game.