- Saturday, January 10 1925 -
Georgetown College - 17 (Head Coach: Walter Hovater)
|Goebel "Hike" Forwood||3||0||0||1||6|
|Wylton "Shorty" Long||1||0||0||0||2|
Kentucky - 25 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|A. T. Rice||0||0||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: Georgetown 8, Kentucky 6
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Mississippi 26 - 23|||||Centre College 33 - 26|
Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
Georgetown Gives Way Under Relentless Kentucky Attack
Both Defenses Difficult to Penetrate
Patience rewarded the Wildcats in the end in their basketball game last night at the gymnasium with Georgetown College and they defeated the Tigers, 25 to 17, after the visitors had led at the halfway mark by a score of 8 to 6.
Keeping tenaciously to their passing game and endeavoring at all times to smash through the Georgetown defense and get within close proximity of the basket, the Wildcats were able to forge ahead in the last half despite the fact that everyone of the Tigers acted as a sharpshooter and long, looping shot were [line missing].
It was the superiority of play of the Wildcats deep in foreign territory that enabled them to down the Tigers, who had a quick forming attack but the inability to penetrate beyond the foul line of the Kentucky goal cost the visitors. The stubbornness of the Kentucky defense baffled the Tigers or either it was their express purpose to count on a good percentage of long shots finding the basket.
Individual stars on either team were absent and the combined work of the Tigers make them a dangerous outfit to any club in the South. If ever any of them get "hot" the Tigers can prove a stronger poison than generally can be counteracted.
Kentucky should have romped to an easy victory but were handicapped by Milward being somewhat off-form. Much of Kentucky's success depends on the manner in which the elongated center handles himself beneath the opposing basket. His frequent fumbling and messing up of several crip shots made him appear to be far off his usual brilliant form.
The game was a nip and tuck affair for the first 30 minutes but in the remaining 10 minutes the Wildcats forged to the front and were never threatened, although the visitors made the last goal of the game.
Coach Clarence Applegran's men took the lead at the start with a field goal. The teams took turns at scoring until the Tigers tallied two in succession to gain the 8 to 6 lead they held at the end of the first half. Both teams guarded viciously and could not get their offense in the proper working order.
At the start of the second half, the Wildcats went at top speed to drop three goals into the basket. Coach Hovater's men sent two long ones crashing through the net to tie the score, but the Wildcats scored twice and never again were threatened. a foul throw and the final marker of the game being the only other points made by the visitors.
Milward was high scorer with foul baskets, while McFarland, Underwood and Forwood followed with three goals each. The foul shooting looked bad with Daniels and Milward each making one, although 12 free throws were awarded by Referee Head.