- Saturday, January 25 1919 -
Kentucky - 30 (Head Coach: Andrew Gill)
|H. C. Thomas||8|
Centre College - 38 (Head Coach: T.G. Gronert)
|Bo McMillin (*)||12|
|Paul Adkins (*)||0|
|Madison Bell (*)||4|
Halftime Score: Centre 25, Kentucky 9
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Georgetown College 30 - 32|||||Cincinnati 18 - 28|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Center Wins from Wildcats
Comeback Staged by University of Kentucky in Last Half Fails to Bring Success
PENNANT SEEMS CLINCHED
DANVILLE, Ky., Jan. 25 -- Staging a comeback in the second half that was just a little short of miraculous, but not sufficient to give them victory, Kentucky's Wildcats went down to defeat at the hands of Centre's Colonels tonight in one of the hardest fought basket ball games ever seen here, by a score of 38 to 30.
The victory tonight practically gives the basket ball championship of the State to Centre for the second time in as many years. With defeats already administered Transylvania and several other colleges of the State only the University of Kentucky stood between the Colonels and the championship.
The game was fast throughout, both teams showing clever defense and fair scoring ability. In the first half Centre had things their own way, scoring 25 points to 9 of the Wildcats.
Getting more accustomed to the floor in the second half the Wildcats opened up with a burst of speed and started a rally which until the time the final whistle blew appeared as if it might result disastrously for Centre' colonels. During this half the Cats scored 21 points to Centre's 13.
Everett, at forward for Kentucky, played the best game for the visitors, his goal shooting and defense being one of the features of the contest. Davis, McMillan and Atkins put forth the best effort for Centre playing in a fashion which indicated long associated team play.
Kentucky was handicapped by the absence of Joseph Dishman, captain of the team, who was out of the lineup, having taken suddenly ill with influenza several days ago.
Game Writeup - Centre College Cento (February 11, 1919)
CENTRE DOWNS STATE
COLONELS BEAT THE WILDCATS IN A FAST AND EXCITING GAME BY THE SCORE OF 38 TO 30.
In a game marked by many thrills and fancy shots the Colonels once more chalked up a victory to their credit against Kentucky State. The Wildcats fought hard and stubbornly all way through and stages a mighty come back in the second half. The Colonels, after playing a beautiful game in the first half and getting a safe lead, seemed to slow up in the second half to a considerable extent.
The game started with a rush, with Centre scoring first, as usual, with several rapid fire baskets. The team work of the home team this half was excellent and time and again did they dazzle the "Cats" with their excellent passes. State uncorked several long shots this half. The score at the end of the half was 25 to 9.
In the last half State made a spurt and the Centre team seemed to slow up for some unaccountable reason. The guarding in the half was very loose, but whenever a score was needed the Colonels seem to come through at the critical moment. Everett of State played an excellent game as did Walden of Centre. The final gong sounded with the Colonels leading 38 to 30.