- Saturday, February 9 1924 -
Kentucky - 27 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|A. T. Rice||0||1||2||1|
|C. Foster Helm||1||0||0||2|
Centre College - 18 (Head Coach: Nicholson)
|John Allen Leathers||0||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: Centre College 13, Kentucky 13
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|West Virginia 24 - 21|||||Georgetown College 39 - 35|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Kentucky Hands 27-18 Defeat to Colonels
WILDCATS STOP CENTRE ATTACK
Centre's offense was stopped dead in the second half by Kentucky, mainly through the work of McFarland and King, and the Wildcats defeated the Colonels in the first of their games this season here tonight. The score was 27 to 18.
The two quintets battled even in the first half, but in the second period by stopping Centre's attack and working their own offense to better advantage, the Wildcats were able to extract a victory. The game was witnessed by a crowd which was jammed into every available nook of Boyle gymnasium.
The game was remarkably clean and well-played. The local athletic officials introduced a new referee to Blue Grass fans in Kruck, of Cincinnati, who handled the battle in wonderful style.
Centre started the scoring after two minutes of play, when Covington caged a foul. Kentucky jumped into the lead when McFarland hit the hoop and Riefkin followed with a foul shot. Dooley tied the score with a goal, then Milward made good a free throw. Centre took the lead when Green made two fouls, but Riefkin with a goal from the center of the floor put the Wildcats out in front. He followed with a similar shot. Dooley, with a double and Covington with a foul tied the count again. Thomasson made a goal from underneath the basket, then the Wildcats knotted the count. Covington made a field and foul goal, then Hughes caged a basket and Rice shot a foul to knot the score as the half ended.
Kentucky took the lead and never was headed in the second half, when Helm made a neat shot. Covington threw a foul, then King made his favorite from the sidelines. McFarland turned in a nice backhand shot, and Green made a crip goal for Centre. McFarland threw one from the center circle and King made a crip shot, followed by Milward with an easy throw. Snowday made Centre's last double, while King ended the scoring for the game, giving Kentucky its 27-18 victory.
Kentucky had no individual stars, every Wildcat coordinating with his mates in faultless style. King did good work in guarding Covington, keeping this ace to one field goal.