- Monday, January 31 1916 -
Georgetown College - 22 (Head Coach: Robert Hinton)
|J. Boyce Taylor||5||3||4||13|
|E. Judson Summers||1||0||0||2|
|R. Herndon Waller||2||1||2||5|
Kentucky - 30 (Head Coach: James Park)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 16, Georgetown 9
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Georgetown College 29 - 22|||||Vanderbilt 25 - 39|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
WILDCATS BEAT TIGERS 30 TO 22 IN FAST GAME
Hart and Gumbert in Limelight for State; Taylor for Georgetown
PLAY GETS ROUGH
Visitors Cut Big Lead to Small Margin in Second Half
The Wildcats opened the season last night at the auditorium with a victory over the Georgetown Tigers by practically the same score as the former encounter at Georgetown. Last night's contest ended at 30 to 22, whereas the Georgetown melee ended 29 to 22.
This affair started off briskly and from its inception stirred the hearts of the large crowd which assembled. The first half was fast and exciting and cleanly contested, with Derrill Hart doing the lumeriferous role for State. He scored four field goals and four free throws during this part of the evening's pastime. Taylor, for the Gold and Black, demonstrated the old adage that history repeats itself by doing the stellar stunts for the opposition. At the end of the half State had hung up sixteen counters, while the visitors had rested at nine points.
The second half began with the Tigers striving to spring a rally similar to that which they sprang at Georgetown when they cut down State's big lead to a slender margin. Again history repeated itself and the middle of the second half found the Wildcats clinging like grim death to a thread. Georgetown was only some two points to the bad, when the game, which had hitherto fast, became speedier. The crowd became frenzied and the combatants caught the contagion.
From then to the end of the half the mix-up was so likely that some of the more excitable lost their bearings and figured that they were in a railroad wreck instead of at a basketball game. The last moments of the fracas were not so genteel as they might have been, both teams mixing up things freely.