- Friday, February 24 1922 -
SIAA Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)
Kentucky - 41 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|A. T. Rice||0||0||0||0|
Georgetown College - 21 (Head Coach: Paul Rhoton)
|Goebel "Hike" Forwood||5||0||0||10|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 22, Georgetown 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Centre College 40 - 23|||||Mercer 22 - 35|
Game Writeup - Atlanta Journal
The Kentucky-Georgetown fracas in the matinee session did not develop the bitter struggle anticipated. Each had beaten the other once this year, by the same score, and luck was expected to be the main deciding influence in the rubber. There was little luck to it. The Champions fairly outplayed their opponents, and with a flashy passing game, mixed in the first half by some phenomenal goal shooting from long distances, there was little chance for Georgetown. Hayden was injured in the first half, but the team romped along with Smith in his place. The score was 41 to 21.
Game Writeup - The Georgetonian (March 3, 1922)
RHOTON'S FIVE DEFEATED AT SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT
Ky. State Downs Tigers in Opening Day of Meet
Elimination in their initial game was the fate of the Georgetown squad which journey to the All-Southern basket ball meet held in Atlanta the past week. Kentucky University was drawn as their first opponents. The Tigers were unable to hold the Blue and White team.
The game was sluggish thru out, intermittent fouls slowing up progress. Playing on a large floor, both Kentucky State and Georgetown were at a disadvantage.
Georgetown's basketeers did not play up to form. Never during the game did they seem to really get together. The unusual display of teamwork shown in the first Georgetown-State game was missing. Fighting but lacking an essential amount of coordinate team work, the Georgetown boys could score only twenty-one points. Kentucky succeeded in amassing forty-one markers.
The Tournament squad fought a hard, vigorous game, however, they were unequal to the task of defeating State. Neither did Kentucky display supreme ball. yet, they possessed enough edge on the Georgetown boys to win a decisive victory. Adkins and King were stars on the Blue and White quintet. Hayden, early in the action, sustained injuries that necessitated his removal.
Captain Funk and Forwood were the outstanding figures on the Georgetown offense. Despite an injured leg, Forwood played a star game. consistent Jack Porter was indispensable at running guard. Put out on personals, Porter was replaced by Pollock, who capably continued the game. Daniels at forward could make small headway against the Kentucky defense. Kemper and Trunnell alternated at the remaining guard position.
Eliminated from the running, the Georgetown crew had sympathizers within twenty-four hour. State was decisively beaten by Mercer next day. Both Kentucky teams were dispensed from the preliminaries within short time. Odd is it not that a Kentucky tie should be settled down in Georgia?
Game Writeup - Atlanta Constitution (February 25, 1922)
KENTUCKY 41, GEORGETOWN 21
The "grudge" battle between the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College resulted in a 42-21 victory for Kentucky, the present holders of the title, and judging solely by their performance, destined to be somewhere on the scenery when the championship is awarded at the conclusion of the ensuing affair.
There was more real basketball played in this game than in any of the others that were started during the afternoon. The old-time mastery of the basket pastime, as displayed last season by the champions, was evidenced once more. King, Lavin and the rest showing the sort of stuff that brought them the championship in 1921.
Georgetown had a splendid quintet, no doubt of that, and one that defeated Kentucky once during the collegiate season; but they were far from being in the same class with the champions. The end of the first half was nearing before Kentucky struck its real stride, ending 22-10, but during the second session, the Lexington lads scored just about as often as they desired.
Atkins, King and Lavin were the big factors in the success of the champions. Atkins shot 18 points and was the central figure in the passing system that completely baffled Georgetown. King shot sixteen points and Lavin accounted for six. Scoring on Lavin and Burnham was one of the most difficult assignments given any set of forwards during the day, so Funk and Daniel failed to startle the natives by any exhibition of field goal shooting. Funk leading his team with 11 points. Forwood, playing center for Georgetown, scored 10 points.
It was easily the best game of the afternoon and kept the crowd yelling from the start. The contest decided the Kentucky collegiate basketball championship.