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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1943)
Webfeots Drop Heartbreaker
READY FOR AC TION'_
Ko.y Seeliorg will be waiting- the call for duty in tonight's contest
with the Washington Huskies.
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Bhoti <Mesie *Jke/ie.
By FRED TREADGOLD
Oddly enough, if you had
.stepped into the Washington
dressing room after last night's
ding-dong battle which the Hus
kies annexed, 52 to 48, after a
scintillating last half spurt, you
might, have thought the Seattle
quintet had lost rather than
emerged victorious, thereby as
suming control of the. northern
division league lead.
There was almost a deathly
quiet in the little, equipment-filled
room, secreted in the basement
beneath the very court where just
a mipute before perspiring bas
ketball gladiators had galloped
and thousands of fans had yelled
t hemselves voiceless.
The victorious Huskies trooped
in, with fatigue weighing heavily
on their drooped shoulders. There
■were a few tired smiles exchanged
and now and then a desultory word
of commendation passed among
them, but silence fell heavily on
t he little group.
All seemed to brood over their
ever-so-elose victory which had
been snatched in the dying min
utes of the game.
Clarence C. (Hec) Edmundson.
Washington's bow-tied, gum
chomping mentor of 23 basket
ball campaigns, puffed nervously
on a cigarette and asked for a
scorebook to appraise the even
ing's statistics. “Uncle Hec" had
little to say about the win but ex
pressed the feeling that lie “had
been optimistic" even in the
game's darkest moments.
Regarding Washington's chances
to duplicate their conquest in to
night's second tilt, the Husky hoop
boss drew on his cigarette and
kicked at some equipment on tne
floor and drily remarked chat he
“would make no prediction” save
to himself. “I don't even tell my
wife," he added in slow, deliberate
Big Chuck Giliuur, who
touched off the Husky rally
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] UO-UW Check Chart
PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS:
Game Time—8 o'clock
Wally Leask (c)
.17 6.0 Bill Morris
Position Player Ht. No.
.Forward Bob Wren 6.1 7
Forward W. Taylor 6.5 9
Center R. Wiley 6.7'/. 22
Guard B. Newland 6.0 3
Guard (c) D. Kirsch 5.7 12
Reserves — Washington: Gissberg (6). Bird (10). Brown
(16), Shaefer (20). Taylor (30): Oregon: Seeborg (4), Crow
ell (5). Popick (6), Sutherland (8). Borrevik (10), Fuhrman
A new sport hit the Oregon
campus Thursday, with the ad
vent cf the new weather that Eu
gene and the surrounding coun
try is enjoying. This isn't a slam
of any kind, but this white wea
ther certainly brought out en
ma3>e an amateurish group of
skiers, teeing off on tees of the
When the administration
brought out the announcement,
that there would not be classes
Friday, cans of ski wax were
brought out in preparation for a
day at the golf course.
And too, the group of Califor
nians that adorn the Oregon
campus, also initiated a new
sport, the sport of snowball
throwing, and at times, at the
fairer sex. What with whoops and
hollers, and bright, trite re
marks as “look it’s snowing,” or
humming little crescendos of “I’m
Dreaming,” etc., or just merely
picking up little handfulls of
snow and throwing it up into the
air, and remarking, “isn’t it won
derful, it’s just like California
weather.” This latter remark
eminated from the pursed lips of
the California girls.
Oh, well Padewruski, too.
| Sports Staff:
| Fred Beckwith,
I Fred Treadgold,
| Rollie Gabel
j Dcug Donahue
| Don Lonie
j Ned Liebman
| Mart Pond
HOOP HEADMAN . . .
. . . Hobby Hobson shoots after
victory again tonight, when his
Ducks tangle with the invading
Huskies of Washington.
Prof. I. L. Sharfman, chairman
of the department of economics,
has been named Henry Russel lec
turer at the University of Michi
gan for 1942-43.
Help Husky Cause
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striking distance. But time was
waning and the scoreboard claxon
honked with the Ducks still four
Fuhrman Sparks Drive
Rolph Fuhrman, who was shot
into the Green and Yellow lineup
after 10 minutes had elapsed in
the first period, touched off the
charge which gave the Hobson
men the lead which they enjoyed
for a full 20 minutes. The smooth
Duck forward heaved in six long
ones of his pet one-handed variety
and two foul conversions to gar
ner 14 for the night’s work.
When Warren Taylor was ruled
out of the contest on four per
sonals after eleven minutes had
gone by in the foul infested game,
the Ducks lost control of the
backboard, a vital feature which
marked the Oregon’s early-game
success. At that the YYlebfoots
managed to come out with a ma
jority of the balls in under-the
Another lion in the Oregon de
fensive unit was Roger (Big Boy)
Wiley, the 6 foot 7*2 inch giant.
Time and again this young “tall
fir” would reach up and bat what
appeared to be a certain basket,
safely awray from the hemp.
Captain Don Kirsch, the chunky
might-mite of the backcourt, was
another who rang the point bell
consistently. Little Don grabbed
off 10, six via the free throw
Following up Newland’s initial
field goal which started the Duck
ball rolling, Kirsch stole the seed
from Washington s Doug Ford
and dashed downfioor on a bril
liant solo and plunked in one
which bolstered the count to 4-0.
The Huskies’ point-wizard, Gil
mur, then cracked the ice for Ed
mundson with a conversion on a
foul by Wiley. Bill Morris, a
rugged, all-conference guard,
then canned a pair of free throws
to raise the ante to 4-3, Oregon.
A Gilmur tip-in after Wally
I.,eask muffed a charity toss, sent
the Seattle club into the front,
5-4. Things swung back and forth,
the lead changing with monoton
Field goals by Taylor, Fuhr
man, and Wren of Oregon and
Gilmur, Morris, Gilmur (2) and
Morris of Washington altered the
scoreboard to read 10 to 15 for
Kirsch rammed home a free
throw to knot matters at 16-all.
and Fuhrman, glowing “hof^k
sunk two' more from the foul lk ■9
to put Oregon on top 18 to 16.
Taylor, Wren, Fuhrman, and
Kirsch heave-hoed' a basket each
while ■ Washington struck back
with three of their own. Score.
27-23, UO. Fuhrman then fol
lowed in nicely with a plunker af
ter missing a couple from far
ther out, and Rog Wiley struck
home with a southpaw hook from
the keyhole as the half terminat
er at 31 to 25.
The second half came with
a new, victorious spirit imbued
in the Huskies by Leader Gilmur.
Despite a furious rally attempt
by Oregon, it was out of their
The defeat knocked Oregon
off her first place perch which
she has owned sporadically. The
Huskies and Washington State,
winners over Idaho last nig^ |
are now in a stalemate for the
coveted first place spot with two
wins and’ one loss apiece. Oregon
is second with three and two.
The two teams meet again to
night at 8 o'clock.
Gilbertson, f .
Ford, f ..
Gilmur, c .
Morris, g .
Leask, g .
Taylor, f .
Bird, f .
Gissberg, g ...
Taylor, f .
Wren, f ..
Wiley, c .
Kirsch, g ..
Newland, g ...
Popick, g .
Fuhrman, c-f .
Seeborg, f .
Fg Ft Pf Tp
...,4 12 9
...A 0 18
...9 2 4 20
...A 4 4 12
...1 0 4 2
...0 0 0 0
...0 0 0 0
.22 8 16 52
.17 14 15 48
Halftime score: Washington 25,
Missed free throws: Gilbertson,
Gilmur (2), Morris, Leask (2).
Wiley (2), Fuhrman.
Field shots taken: Washington
79; Oregon 68.
Officials: Emil Piluso. Referee:
Ducks Face Huskies
In Second Contest
Pass your plate back for a sec
ond helping of basketball tonight,
cage fans. If you thought last
night's contest was a lulu, cash
your rain checks in for Chapter
Number Two of the Oregon
Washington cage series. Eugene
is the locale, 8 p.m. is the time,
and you are, by now familiar with
With such a sideline as the
leadership of the northern divi
sion casaba race hanging in the
balance, the Huskies and the
Ducks will clash head-on into
each other, in this, the second
consecutive night of court action.
McArthur court’s spacious boards
will again house a thrill-packed
ball game of intense rivalry.
And the battle of strategy be
tween varsity Coaches Hobby
Hobson and Hec Edmondson, will
In all probability, the same
quintet of Ducks will be scram
bling for the spheroid this pee-em,
and that fivesome includes: Bob
Wren and Warren Taylor, for
wards; Roger Wiley, center; Bob
Newland and Captain Don Kirsch.
The Seattle troops will be mar
shalled by high flying Chuck Gil
mer, the skywards gent who
hoists up into the air some si*
feet, five inches. To combat this
prodigious height, Hobson can j*v\
one better. Playing opposite Gk'
met in the center jump circle will
be the northern division's leading
scorer to date, Freshman Roger
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