- Friday, February 4 1927 -
Washington & Lee - 36 (Head Coach: Dick Smith)
Kentucky - 34 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
|C. Foster Helm||0|
|Van Buren Ropke||2|
Halftime Score: Washington & Lee 18, Kentucky 12
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Game Writeup - by Frank K. Hoover, Lexington Herald
'CAT RALLY SHORT; THEY LOST TO GENERALS
Jenkins, Sharpe Star; White and Spotts Best for Victorious Team
The noble Generals of Washington and Lee evidently delight in defeating the University of Kentucky Wildcats by one and two point margins, whether it be in basketball or football.
Last October 16 the Generals nipped the Wildcats by a 14 to 13 score in a football game in which Kentucky was best. Last night on the basketball floor these same Generals nipped the Wildcats by a two point count, 36 to 34, and not because of their great basketball ability. In fact, Kentucky was best for three quarters last night and certainly deserved more than a defeat.
Jenkins and Sharpe carried the burden of Kentucky's offensive attack and despite the fact that they lost they would not be disheartened. Kentucky's running attack was seriously handicapped when Clair Dees and Frank Phipps had to leave the game early in the second half via the foul route.
'Cats Score First
Kentucky scored first when Phipps caged a crip shot. Urmey came back with a foul throw and Knadler made a crip, making the score 4 to 1. Urmey made it 4 to 3 with two free throws, but Jenkins scored a spot shot to make it 6 to 3 in Kentucky's favor. Joyner made a free throw good and Knadler retaliated with one point. White then got into action for W. and L., sending two quick field goals ringing through the net to put the Generals in the lead. They were never headed thereafter and held an 18 to 12 margin at the end of the first half.
Kentucky started the second half auspiciously, cutting the Generals' lead to 18 to 15 when Sharpe made a field goal and a foul throw. White sank a long one and Spotts made three consecutive field goals, while Phipps was adding one. Ropke got a field goal spotted to him, while Jenkins and Sharpe added two long shots to bring the total to 25 to 22. Urmey and White got into action with field goals and sent the Generals ahead again 29 to 22. Sharpe got a foul throw and Spotts retaliated with a pretty field goal, making the score 31 to 33.
Jenks Has Eye for Basket
Captain Jenkins had his eye for the basket and sent another long one spinning through the hoops. Lowry, substitute, made a field goal, but Sharpe and Knadler came back with two points, each making good a free throw. Lowry made W. and L's last point of the game, a free throw, to bring the score to 36 to 27.
The Wildcats then started the rally which came near winning the tilt. Sharpe got a long field goal to bring it to 36 to 29, and Jenkins dribbled in for a crip to make it 36 to 31. Knadler shot a crip from pass from Jenkins and Sharpe made good a free throw to bring the score to 36 to 34. There was a half minute to play and although Knadler's final effort rolled around the hoop on at least two seconds, it bounced out and the Wildcats had lost.
Generals Shoot Fouls
The Generals showed more adeptness in shooting foul goals, and herein lay their claim to victory, making good 12 out of 20, while Kentucky could make good only 10 out of 19. The Wildcats counted only four field goals in the first half, while they doubled this in the final stanza. White was by far the best for the Generals, taking shots from all parts of the floor and making good four of them. He got two points via free throws.
Spotts, elongated center, was too tall for Foster Helm to reach and the General got the tip-off the greater part of the time. This he used to advantage, always transferring it to one of his teammates, who worked the ball in close for a shot.
Kentucky played a rough game, Dees and Phipps being ejected because of fouls. Helm and Sharpe had three personals on them when the game ended. Two Generals were also put out of the game, these being Urmey and White.