- Saturday, January 30 1932 -
Washington & Lee - 28 (Head Coach: Ray Ellerman)
Kentucky - 48 (Head Coach: Adolph Rupp)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 22, Washington & Lee 12
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Game Writeup - by Brownie Leach, Lexington Leader
Cats Beat W. and L. for 10th Straight Win
Generals Fall Before Kentucky by 48 to 28
"Aggie" Sale is the Star of Sluggish Melee; DeMoisey Returns to Line-Up and Scores Ten Points
As good basketball games go, the University of Kentucky-Washington and Lee tussle in Alumni gymnasium Saturday night wasn't so hot, and the 3,000 fans who saw it got most of their excitement from the sensational shooting as Kentucky rolled up a 48-to-28 score against the Generals. It was the Wildcats' 10th consecutive win this season and the most one-sided score either team ever gained in this struggle, usually one of the best in Lexington.
Apparently everything happened to make the game long and drawn out. Between halves the Wildcat reserves broke one of the baskets and the start of the second period was delayed about 25 minutes while manager, assistant manager and equipment men scurried about in search of a new one.
Neither team played up to its best form, although both showed flashy spurts. Bad passes, fumbling and handling the ball to the opposition were the worst defects.
Play Good Ball
After letting the Generals score first, when Sawyer sank a thrill shot from the side, the Wildcats settled down and played an excellent brand of ball for the first 10 minutes. At this point the Kentuckians were leading 18 to 4, but after that the Cats began to go to pieces and never played as well during the rest of the tussle.
After sinking his first basket, Sawyer increased the Generals' lead to three points with a free throw. Sale started scoring for Kentucky when he followed in after Kreuter's shot and tipped the ball through. That was the spark that set the Cats' offense off and the Kentucky team ran its total to 16 points before the Virginians scored again.
During this time, Sale and Kreuter were hitting 1.000 on both field goals and free throws. Sale gathered four field goals and one free throw in that number of attempts at each and Kreuter was racking up five points for himself with one field goal and three charity tosses.
Both ended their perfect offense by missing a free throw try.
Sawyer led the Generals' offense during the last part of the initial half and cut the Kentuckians' lead to 22 to 12 as the half ended.
Kreuter Starts Game
Kreuter, who started the W. and L. game, was benched in favor of DeMoisey after 14 minutes of play in the first period. The sensational sophomore center, playing his first game in six starts for the Cats, failed to fit into the combination during this period. In the last half, however, when he replaced Kreuter again, DeMoisey hit his stride and collected a total of 10 points.
I was Sale who carried off the scoring honors, doubling DeMoisey's total with crips, tip-ins, flip shots from the foul line and what have you. Darrell Darby equalled DeMoisey's total of 10 during the evening. Kreuter got eight to complete the Kentuckian's scoring list.
Sawyer, who displayed ability to sock the ball through the basket anytime the Cat defense left him free on any position, accounted for 12 of the Generals' total points. He hit the basket from far and near, while Hailey, Jarrett and Wilson were scoring four points each.
Kreuter and Worthington were forced to the bench with four personal fouls, marking the first time this season that two Wildcats have been put out of the game on personal fouls.
Eight Kentucky Boys
For a while it was "Kentucky night" in the game when Washington and Lee had three Kentucky boys on the floor and the Wildcats had five native sons playing. At this point the Generals' line-up included Luther Violett of Paris, Paul Holbrook, of Ashland, and Berry Wilson, of Owensboro.
The victory over Washington and Lee was Kentucky's fifth in the Southern Conference this season. This week the Cats meet two more Conference foes, playing Vanderbilt at Nashville Wednesday night at Duke University here Saturday night.