- Saturday, January 23 1915 -
Louisville - 14 (Head Coach: Coached by Players)
Kentucky - 18 (Head Coach: Alpha Brumage)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 11, Louisville 6
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
KENTUCKY VARSITY AND GIRLS BOTH VICTORS
State Girls Take Basketball Game from Louisville by Score of 27 to 16
BOYS WIN BY 18 TO 14
Large Crowd Witnesses the Fiery Contests at Woodland Auditorium
Before one of the largest crowds that ever attended a basket ball game in this city the varsity and girls teams of the University of Kentucky won a double header played against the varsity and girls' teams of the University of Louisville last night at the Woodland Auditorium. By defeating the Louisville girls by the score of 27 to 16, the girls' team the University of Kentucky practically cinched the State championship.
The varsity game was not so closely contested and will not figure prominently in the championship. Kentucky's fast quintette showed unusual ability in passing. In speed and fire the Wildcats showed that they will be in the running for the Southern championship. Each member of the Wildcat quintette was in the game from beginning to end, with Server in the lead on throwing field goals. Louisville hardly had a chance except on free throws. The two varsities led off and the girls' contest closed the evening.
In the second games Misses Hughes, Heller and Taul vied with each other in throwing field goals, with Miss Taul slightly in the lead. the Louisville girls put up a good strong fight, but were unable to make much of a showing against Tigert's fast bunch.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal (January 24, 1915)
DOUBLE VICTORY FOR WILDCATS
University of Louisville Boys' and Girls' Teams Lose Close Contests
BRILLIANT PLAY SHOWN
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 23 - Before one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a basketball game in Lexington, State University defeated the University of Louisville in both ends of a double-header here tonight. The Blue and White boys' team won out by an 18 to 14 score, while the local girls defeated the Falls City lassies 27 to 16. Both games were hard fought throughout and marked brilliant playing on both sides. The play was so fast that fouls were frequent, although intentional fouling was rare.
In the boys' contest, both teams showed lack of practice in throwing goals, the State team especially missing numerous easy shots at the basket. State's superior guarding kept the visitors from having as many tries, and in the first half all of Louisville's scoring, 6 points, was made as a result of fouls. State scored 11 points in this period.
Lead In Last Half
In the second half Louisville came back stronger and by hard fighting succeeded in keeping State's score down to 7 points, while the visitors scored 8, the Daniels brothers scoring Louisville's only field goals of the game on long shots from the middle of the floor. The State team showed superior tam work and guarding, but was poor on throwing baskets when it should have run up a good-sized score, while the numerous fouls called on it came near being the undoing.
Server played a brilliant game for the Blue and White boys. He was all over the floor and caged three pretty goals from difficult chances. Next to Server, Tuttle probably did the best for the local boys. For Louisville, the Daniels boys and Rogers played a good hard game, one field goal by each of he Daniels' being the spectacular features of the contest.
First Half Close
For the first half he girls' game was probably the most evenly matched ever seen on a local floor, the period ending 9 to 7 in favor of the visiting girls. For at least half of the playing time in this half the score was tied and Louisville seemed to have rather the better of the argument. In the second half, however, State came back strong and fast, while Louisville seemed to feel the result of the furious play of the first period and after the first few minutes had little chance.
Miss Gough, the Louisville star forward, did not display the form she has shown on previous appearances here and the score of her team suffered thereby. For State in the second period Misses Hughes, Taul and Heller repeatedly threw goals from difficult positions and ran up the score rapidly, while the visiting forwards had little chance against the guarding of Misses Wood and Innes, who did not try for points, but held down their opponents. Miss Taul did good work throughout the game, while that of Miss Heller in the second half was spectacular. Miss Wimp, at forward, played a hard game for Louisville.