- Friday, March 3 1916 -
Marietta - 27 (Head Coach: Don Drumm)
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: James Park)
Officials: King (Lexington Y.M.C.A.)
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Centre College 38 - 14|||||Marietta 23 - 27|
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 Univeristy five by the score of 27 to 22, in the greatest "hoss race" of the season.
The Blues never lookd 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.