- Thursday, February 4 1926 -
Kentucky - 46 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
|C. Foster Helm||2|
Centre College - 19 (Head Coach: William Maher)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 23, Centre College 6
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Alabama 27 - 16|||||Washington & Lee 44 - 34|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats' Dazzling Passwork Nets 46 to 19 Victory over Centre Quintet
WORK BALL IN FOR EASY GOALS
Centre Offers Stubborn Defense Against Kentucky's Brilliant Play - Mohney, Jenkins are Stars
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 4 -- Kentucky's Wildcats ran into a stubborn Centre defense here tonight, but continued the dazzling passwork which won a victory over Alabama several days ago, and easily trimmed the Colonels, 46 to 19.
Gayle Mohney and Paul Jenkins led Kentucky's offense and between them accounted for 26 points. Their dribbling, passing and shooting made them the outstanding players of the game.
The Colonels relied on a five-man defense and fought back the Wildcats at every turn, but the blue team was at its best in passing and worked the leather down the floor for easy shots. Only Mohney and Jenkins were at their best in all departments of play, the other Wildcats being slightly off in floor play.
Burgess Carey, Kentucky captain, kept his basket from being a target at close range and the Colonels' four field goals were made from afar, German making three, and Wofford one. The Colonels were good at foul shooting and dropped in 11 out of 15.
The Wildcats started with a rush. Gayle Mohney making a basket on three plays after the tip-off. Besuden tapped the ball to a mate and after three quick passes, Mohney pushed it through the iron. Following this the Wildcats continued their scoring activity and at the halfway mark were leading, 23 to 6.
Captain Summers, of Centre, was assigned the task of guarding Mohney and he went at his work so arduously that he was removed from the game on personal fouls before the ending of the first half.
Lane, of Cincinnati, refereed the game and his work was praised by a big majority of spectators.
Game Writeup - Kentucky Advocate
WILDCATS OF UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PROVE TOO MUCH FOR CENTRE IN SECOND ENCOUNTER OF SEASON ECKLUNDS' MEN WINNING BY DECISIVE SCORE
Completely outclassing the Centre College basketball team, the University of Kentucky quintette scored its second victory of the season over the Colonels here last night. The score was 46 to 19. Accord to the scores. State played about the same brand of game as in the previous meeting while Centre's offensive fell off somewhat. The score of the first contest was 45 to 25.
The Wildcats opened up an offensive right at the start of the fray that netted them 23 points in the first half, while Centre was scoring but 6. Centre was able to make but one field goal in the first half. The Colonels lost the services of Summers before the ???d station, the captain going out on personals through his close guarding of Mohney. Thompson was also taken out of the game in the first half, and Kagin shortly after the resumption of play.
Mohney, with 15 points, and Jenkins with 11, were the outstanding stars for the Wildcats. Besuden, who started at center, was the only State men who did not score. Wofford, with 8 and German with 7 points, were the chief scorers for Centre. Centre played a strong defensive game at times, but they could not hold the charging Cats for any prolonged period. Centre showed great work on foul shooting, collecting 11 points in fifteen trials.