- Friday, March 3 1916 -
Marietta - 27 (Head Coach: Don Drumm)
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: James Park)
Officials: Eugene King (Lexington Y.M.C.A.)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
FAST MARIETTA FIVE NOSES OUT WILDCATS
State Team Will Play Last Game of 1916 Season Tonight
There was nothing but class to the basket ball offering at the Auditorium last night when the Marietta (O.) College quintet beat out the State University five by the score of 27 to 22, in the greatest "hoss race" of the season.
The Blues never looked better in their lives and it was the breaks of the old game that turned the tide. They finished the first half in a dead heat with the opposition and had a whole flock of seemingly dead shots to wriggle out of the hopper as only a basket ball can. When driving fighting tactics are mentioned in the future, the "Dribbling Kids" from Marietta must be remembered. They brought out all the Kentucky gang had in the way of cleverness to stop them.
Shots under the basket were impossible on account of the close guarding of both outfits, and the forwards had to resort to their heavy artillery to get one safe from the center of the floor. This kept the score down and the excitement up, and the crowd yelled like maniacs from bell to bell. That infernal dribble used by the Marietta quintet imparted a foot ball flavor to the contest. Whenever C. Whiting or Meister fingered the sphere it was a signal for full speed ahead and get-out-of-the-way -or-get-run-over. How to break up this form of attack puzzled the Blues no little in the first frame, but a little heart-to-heart talk with Director Tigert between halves straightened the matter out a lot for the home boys. The Kentucky lads broke a few up in the last chapter and thereby held down an otherwise big score.
Karl Zerfoss played the most spectacular game of his career. He broke up charge after charge by his lonesome and pounded the floor mightily with his slippers. On one occasion he stepped in front of one of the dribbles and carried the leather back down the floor, cutting it loose along about the center circle for a spectacular goal. George Zerfoss hung one safe in the second frame that stands to this hour as the longest shot made on a local floor this season; it was not quite a goal-to-goal affair, but almost. Hart slipped three corking shots away, and Server grabbed a pair. The foul shooting of Hart was a feature, the Kentucky forward landing six safely out of seven.
Don Whiting was the most brilliant of the Marietta constellation. Five doubles, nearly every one a hair-raiser, were plumb discouraging to the partisan spectators; he made five fouls out of eight.
Referee King called eight personal fouls on each team. Turnbull was the most frequent offender winding up with three against him.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
WILDCATS LOSE TO MARIETTA QUINTET
Lexington, Ky., March 3 - In one of the best played and most exciting games of the season the State University basketball team was defeated tonight by the quintet from Marietta College, Ohio, by a score of 27 to 22. Karl Zerfoss played the most spectacular game of his career, breaking up charge after charge of the enemy. One on occasion he stepped in front of a dribble, and carried the leather back down the floor, cutting it loose along about the center circle for a spectacular goal. George Zerfoss hung one safe in the second frame, that stands as the longest shot made on a local floor this season. It was not quite a goal-to-goal affair, but almost. Hart slipped three corking shots away, and Server grabbed a pair. The foul shooting of Hart was a feature, the Kentucky forward landing six safely out of seven.
Don Whiting was the most brilliant of the Marietta constellation, making five double. He made five fouls out of eight.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
Marietta Triumphs Over Blues 27-22 - Play Again Tonight
The Marietta basket ball players lived up to their reputation when they won a stubbornly fought game from the State University five last night at the Auditorium by a score of 27 to 22.
The Blue team played better than at any time this season, but their shots would not stay in the basket. The first half resulted in a dead heat, but the dribbling of the Marietta boys was too much in the last half.
The game was a defensive one thruout. In this Karl Zerfoss played the best game of his life. He broke up everything that came his way. The passing of C. Whiting and Meister puzzled the rest of the Blues in the early part of the game but Dr. Tigert gave his team a few pointers between halves and the passes were not so dangerous after the combination was learned. Don Whiting was the stellar of the Marietta outfit.
The same teams will play again tonight. This will be the last game of the season for the Wildcats. The same line up will start tonight as last night, with the possibility of a new center in place of Jim Server, who has been sick for several days.