- Saturday, January 9 1926 -
Berea - 23 (Head Coach: Waldemar Noll)
|George Henley Wright||4||6||11||2||14|
Kentucky - 37 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
Halftime Score: Berea 14, Kentucky 13
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Indiana 23 - 34|||||Georgetown College 36 - 21|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Gayle Mohney Makes 21 of Team's Points; Wright Visiting Star
Only one of Ray Eklund's Wildcats knew the exact location of the baskets attached to both ends of the new gymnasium last night, but his knowledge of the whereabouts of said hoops was so exact that Kentucky romped to a 37 to 23 victory over Berea as some 2,000 of the populace looked on.
The Wildcat in question is Gayle Mohney, of football fame. Single-handed and with both paws the Lexington youth dropped the leather through the baskets for 21 points.
Kentucky's victory was due to the lone semblance of real basketball demonstrated during the entire game - and of course Mohney's goal-shooting activity.
Berea could not penetrate deep into Kentucky's territory because of the alertness of Captain Carey and Chuck Alberts, but the Mountaineers scored with long, looping shots from beyond the foul ring. Maggard and Wright were the leaders in this long range battle and due to their keenness, the Wildcats were on the insignificant end of a 14 to 13 score at the end of the first half.
The only display of real basketball came in the second half, when the Wildcats attached some impetus to their passes. Using bullet-like throws, Eklund's representatives worked the ball down the floor and via Mohney's hands through the hoops time after time.
Two visitors, sturdier even than the mountainous region in which Berea is situated, gave the Wildcats a run for their bankrolls. Wright and Maggard, playing at center and forward respectively, not only were good floor players but found the mark. William Tell had nothing on them in this respect.
Numerous fouls slowed up the contest and detracted from the interest. Players of both teams were weak in scoring through charity lane, Mohney and Wright being the only performers who landed a majority of their gratis throws.
Captain Burgess Carey, of the Wildcats, played his usual steady game at backguard, while Collawn did fine work as guard for the Mountaineers.