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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1939)
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Oregon Quintet Sweeps California Series for Coast Honors
Bears Beaten Twice
At Igloo in Thrillers
Championship Is First for University
Since 1919 Season—Twenty Long Years;
Scores Are 54 to 49 and 53 to 47
Twenty long years!
That's exactly how long the University of Oregon has had to wai
for a second coast conference championship in basketball.
And Friday night, as the final gun clinched the coast title for th<
Webfoots, McArthur court was a bedlam. Over 6,000 wild fans "broke'
an uproar that told a story of a deep satisfactions, of a great desire
and of delirious joy.
The Ducks had done it. The>
had battered' a gallant California
team that found it hard-pressed
indeed to keep up with the dashing
Ducks for two nights, winning 54
to 49 and 53 to 47.
Priestly Insults ’Em
They had answered California's
graduate manager, Ken Priestly
who said during the playoff mix,
“It looks like Oregon doesn’t want
to play us.” And they had become
the first Webfoot team to win the
coast tiara since Dean Walker
coached Eddie Duruo, Nish Chap
man and the rest of the 1919 “Im
mortals” to a coast crown.
What’s more, they scored over
50 points twice against California,
the first time this year that an
opponent has been able to do so
against the tall Bears who aver
age better than the 6-foot 3-inch
The first game saw both teams
jittery at the start, with Oregon
leading 20 to 19 at halftime. But
in the second period, the Ducks
bewildered the Bears with a driv
ing, whirlwind attack that liter
ally swept the California repre
sentatives off their feet.
Stage Big Spree
From a tie at 21 to 21 after three
quarters of a minute of play in the
second half, the Oregon boys, sud
denly displaying the driving fire
they had lacked' in the first half,
in 7% minutes rolled up to a 16
The Bears kept threatening afte
that, but the damage was done
and Oregon coasted in.
In this game, Laddie Gale, dis
playing his scoring form of las
year, rang up 18 points to lea<
California’s Golden Bears waste<
no time in going to work the see
ond night, running up a 9 to I
lead on beautifully timed plays
The Ducks’ captain, Bobby Anet
called a time out, and the tall Fir:
settled, down to their task. A
halftime, they led £> -to 23, am
never were headed after that.
John Dick and Slim WintermuL
led the Duck scoring parade wit!
16 points each.
First Game—Thursday Night
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Here’s a picture of Laddie Gale, Oregon’s six-foot-four-inch whirlwind forward on the floor with a Cali
fornia player during last week’s coast playoff strug gle at the Igloo. Slim Wintermute is bending ovei
Gale and teammate John Dick (No. 18) is shown in the background.—Photo by Charles Kenyon.
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Half-time score: California 19
Missed free throws: Oregon
Gale 1, Dick 1, Johansen 1, total 4
California, Morgan 2, Ogilvie 1
Bickerton 2, Biggerstaff 2, total 7
Field shots taken: California 80
Technical fouls, Bickerton 1.
Officials: IOmil Piluo, Portland
referee; Frank Heniges, Portland
Second Game—Friday Night
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Half-time score: California 23,
Missed free throws: California,
Morgan 1, Chalmers 1, Bickerton
2, total 4; Oregon, Gale 2, Dick 3,
Wintermute 1. Johansen 1, total 7.
Technical fouls, Anet 1. Field shots
taken, California 68, Oregon 66.
Officials: Frank Heniges, Port
land, referee; Emil Piluso, Port
[ UO Coeds Serve at
Pi Beta Phi Tea
When the Pi Beta Phi northwest
conference, which was held in
Portland during the latter part of
last week, closed with an after
noon tea, four coeds from the Ore
gon chapter served as hosteses.
The Oregon girls who served
are: Mary Jane Wormser, Mar
garet Williams, Jane Weston, and
ATOs Win Wrestling
! To Lead Donut Race
Alpha Tau Omega concluded last term's campus sports with a win
in intramural wrestling that boosted its total points to 591 and put
it in the lead over its athletic rival, Beta Theta Pi, which now has 575.
The championship was decided in the first match of the finals held
, on March 3, when the Paul Logan victory for Alpha Tau Omega over
Bob Dalton, Kappa Sigma, pdt the_ “factory men” beyond reach of
Sigma1 '€hi, the only team with a possibility of defeating the ATO's.
A r, A thn nU _____
would have meant a Sigma Chi ti
tle, as the latter won both of its
Seven new champions were
l crowned in the individual cham
j pionships. Winner in the lightest
! division, the 126-pounders, was
Paul Logan, ATO, who defeated
Bob Dalton, Kappa Sig, in three
<1 Stearns Is Champ
Jim Stearns, Gamma hail, threw
Gordon Crymes, independent, in
3:13 in the 135-pound division.
In the only match to go the full
five minutes Cam Collier won a
decision over Dick Shannon to take
the 145-pound division title.
It took Leland Terry, Theta
Chi, 4 minutes and 50 seconds to
throw Roland Rodman for the
championship in the 155-pound di
Herb Gifford, Campbell Co-op's
165-poUnder, took honors for the
fastest throwing time in the finals
by pinning Bob Speer, Beta, in 1:48.
Elmer Hanson, Sigma Chi, light
heavyweight, threw Jim Dimit,
Fizzed, in the last second of the
175-pound championship matcK. Up
until the time he was thrown,
Dimit had the edge on aggressive
ness but Hanson waited for an
opening and pinned his opponent
just before the final gong sounded.
Having wrestled in both the light
heavy and heavyweight divisions
(Please turn to page seven)
Nine Track Meets,
16 Baseball Games
•run atmeuc calendars for Uni
versity of Oregon teams this
spring were announced here Thurs
day, following approval by the
Webfoot athletic board.
The spring schedules are as fol
March 31—Hill indoor relays at
March 15—Oregon State relays
April 22—University of Portland
dua.' meet at Eugene.
April 29—University of Wash
ington dual meet at Seattle.
May 6—Washington State dual
meet at Pullman.
May 13—Oregon State dual meet
May 20—Pacific coast confer
ence meet at Seattle.
May 5—Oregon State Rook re
lays at Eugene.
May 12—Oregon State Rook re
lays at Corvallis.
April 11—Oregon Normal at Eu
April 15—Linfield at Eugene.
April 18—Willamette at Eugene.
April 22—Willamette at Salem.
April 25—Linfield at McMinn
April 28—Idaho at Moscow.
April 29—Washington State at
May 5—Oregon State at Cor
May 6—Oregon State at Eugene.
May 13—Washington at Eugene.
May 27 — Northern division
championship at Pullman.
April 7—Washington at Eugene.
April 21 — College of Puget
Sound at’ Tacoma.
April 22—Washington at Seattle.
Mjiy 3—Bellingham Normal at
May 5—Idaho at Eugene.
May 6 — Washington State at
May 13—Oregon State at Cor
May 20—Oregon State at Eu
(Please turn to Pag* three)
National Title Eyed
(Continued from page one)
champs, smothered Villanova, 53
to 36, at. the University of Penn
sylvania palestra Saturday night
to win the Eastern championship
in the N.C.A.A. tourney.
11 Players Travel
Oregon’s champions left for San
Francisco Saturday night. The
Webfoot party included 11 play
ers, Coach Howard Hobson, Train
er Bob Officer, and Manager Jay
Langston. Players making the trip
are Laddie Gale, Slim Winter
; mute, Wally Johansen, Captain
Bobby Anet, John Dick, Red Mc
! Neeley, Ted Sarpola, Matt Pava
i lunas, Bob Hardy, Ford Mullen,
and Earl Sandness.
Should Oregon win at San Fran
' cisco, the team will leave directly
from there for Evanston, Hobson
revealed before his departure. Hob
son, himself, will make the eastern
jaunt, win or lose, as he plans to
attend the national basketball
coaches’ convention this week
end in Chicago.
i While in the east, Hobson hopes
; to arrange for a second eastern
barnstorming tour to be made next
December, The Oregon mentor is
a member of several committees
and will take an active part in the
Before leaving for the south, the
players were given a physical
checking by Trainer Officer, who
pronounced them in good shape
despite the terrific physical beat
ing absorbed during the coast
Should the Ducks come through
the Western eliminations, they will
be making their second invasion
of the middle west. The Webfoots
opened their five month season
with a 7,000 mile jaunt through
the east and midwest before going
through the northern division and
coast playoffs to hang up a record
of 26 victories in 31 games.
Second Trip South
The invasion of California will
also mark their second trip into
the San Francisco Bay region, the
| Oregons losing one of their five
I games to Stanford at the close of
I the pre-season road trip.
Coach Howard Hobson will open
the Texas game with the same
lineup which defeated California.
Captain Bobby Anet, Wally Jo
hansen, Slim Wintermute, Laddie
Gale, and John Dick will face off
against the Texans. Matt Pava
lunas and Bob Hardy, the two top
reserves, will await Hobson’s call
to game duty.
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