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RETAINS POSITION' . . .
. . CapUiin Don Kirsrh i» oalj 1943 sturier on the Duck five to keep
herth h.t mki season.
Huskies in Melon Battle
Ity FRED TRE VDGORI)
Oregon had mined oh-so-very
close to the brink of elimination
from tlie northern division hoop
i'crumble when Washington past
el the Webfoots in the opening'
rdruggle Friday niglit at Seattle.
Duck title hopes were disappear
ing about as fast as a handful of
gumdrops among a gang of
grammar school kids.
Then came Saturday night.
Fired-up, and “itching fc-r a win.'
those determined Ducks rubbed
out a 10-point Washington ad
vantage with twelve minutes left,
.'jumped into the lead, and stayed
ahead till the last, winning' 47 to
The Oregons once again bring
their percentage back up to level
\\ ith four wins and a like num
ber of losses. They are still not
out of the running for the con
With the game eight minutes
deep into the -second sUyiza, the
scoreboard read 3d to 27. Wash
ington. It seemed as if. the Web
foots were due to absorb number
four on the chin.
tn i 'hunch" move an uncan
ny intuitiveness which Howard
Hobson possesses little Stan
Williamson, the 5 foot (> inch.
130-pounder from Astotia, was
shoved into the fray.
tilth the tittle feller’s appear
ance on the floor, Oregon caught
fire . . . while Washington
Williamson, one of the prongs
on the Webfoots two-pointed
fast-break assault, scooped up a
loose ball, huiled a pass to Rolph
Holliman, the other figure in the
down-floor drive, and Fuhrman
plunked one in.
A moment later the diminutive
frosh jitterbug swiped the leath
er from an astonished Huskie's
grip, and on a beautiful shifting,
feinting dribble job tossed
through a lay-in shot.
The Ducks kept right on fir
ing. “Uncle Hec” Edmundson,
Washington's seldom - flustered
hoop adviser, was in a dither
trying to discover a fivesome that
could blanket Oregon's hepped
up kids. He tossed Chuck Gilmur,
already dangerously close to ex
pulsion with three fouls, back into
Another of Oregon's glittering
freshmen, Ed Dick, a big factor
in the Washington conquest, then
punked a whirler from the side
to slash tiie Husky lead to three
I’opU'U crammed through a
short howitzer after a Washing
ton time out and the Huskies
mournfully “enjoyed" a SI to 80
Dick looped one through to
give tile Ducks their first “feel"
of the lead.
Bill Morris, UW guard, execut
ed a fast break and with Doug
Ford going down the side. Wash
ington gol a bucket and the lead
back with Ford laying up a crip
ple. Purely temorarily, however.
Wallv (Stretch) Borrevik. the
arms and legs guy, swished a
mid-court howitzer (an almost
unheard of thing for an under
the-hoop-center) and with it
came the lead . . . for keeps.
Gilmur flubbed a tying foul
toss. Fuhrman was on the busi
Grabs 51-48 Win
Courtesy Portiand Oregonian
FRESHMAN FLASH . . .
. . . Young’ Roger Wiley, is still
Reading his Oregon teammates
in tlie business of putting points
through the hoop.
Frosh Melon Five
Rests After Win
By MART POND
After their very timely defeat
of the touted Rooks from Corval
lis’ Oregon State, the Ducklings
took things rather calmly Monday
afternoon in a practice tilt with a
McKenzie high school quintet, in
McArthur court. The game saw
a badly undermanned prep team
rolled under by too much experi
ence on the part of the talented
Hailing from the river country,
McKenzie's coach brought but six
boys to help their team in action
against an aggressive inter-squad
of the Frosh. Even though the
high school boys had a small
squad, they ran with the college
freshmen during the entire con
According to reports, the bas
ketball squads from this part of
the state secondary schools not
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Three Unit Varsi
The travel-weary Harlem Globe Trotters, once claimants to
the world’s hoop title, fell with a leaden thud before a sprightly
gang of Oregon Webfoots who were just oozing with vim and
vigor at the Igloo last night, 51 to 46.
Showing the effects of their strenuous barnstorming tour,
the crack colored team only kept as close to the scrappy Duck
quintets (and we mean “quin
tets”) as they did because of
their unerring shot-accuracy.
Other than the usual salvo of
deadly two—handers which the
traveling Trotters feature, the
Harlem boys just didn't have
what it takes.
Meanwhile, Hobby's boys were
roughing it up under the back
board and clambering for posses
sion of the ball in the same dev
astating manner which carried
them to the surprise win over
Washington last Saturday.
Pulling a stunt from the hat
of the late Howard Jones, Men
tor Hobson shuttled in whole
team units—three of them—in
stead of individual substituting
methods. This wholesale replace
ment worked wonders and each
new group seemed to be just as
“hot” as the preceding one.
Pveece Tatum, one of the tallest
of the angular Trotters, laid up a
cripple inside of the first two
minutes to give the colored five
one of their first two leads.
Captain Don Kirsch connected
with a one-hander on a fast break
to even matters. A minute later
Boh Powell, the Globe Trotter
center, swished one from the key
hole and the Harlemites saw the
lead slide into their mitts for the
Omega, Sherry Hall Fives
Post Intramural Triumphs
By NED LIEBMAN
Omega hall climbed into the
driver's seat in their “B" league
in yesterday’s intramural basket
ball struggle when they took the
ATOs by a decisive 17-4 score.
Led by Red Hendrickson and
Del Burk the independents quick
ly overcame an opening ATO
basket to take the lead for the
rest of the ball game, holding
their opponents scoreless in the
The game got rough toward the
end. as the Greeks tried desper
ately to get back in the ball
Order of the “O” will meet
Wednesday noon at the Fiji
house, John Bubalo, president,
announced Monday evening. As
pictures for the Oregana will
be taken during the meeting,
all members are asked to wear
ness end of a fast break from
this rebound, and Oregon had two
more to her credit, 42-39.
Kirsch hit a foul toss, the in
fraction called on Bird, and fol
lowed up with a bucket. Fuhr
man. who flipped in 11 for the
Ducks and ranked as high man,
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game, but were stopped cold by
the impregnable Omega zone de
fense that was effective at all
Winner of that league will
probably be decided on February
9, when Omega meets the un
beaten Theta Chi outfit.
The Hanashu Hctshots could
only fizzle, and henceforth
dropped a dull battle to Sherry
Ross hall, 15-8.
Leading at half time by six
points, the hall men were able
to protect their lead throughout
the game with Potestio doing
most of the work. Hanashu could
not seem to get in the game at
any time mainly because the
Sherry Rcss quintet was check
ing all the way down the floor
effectively squelching the vaunt
ed Hotshot fast break.
Sigma Nu Bees continued their
title march in the last game of
the day when they took Mur
phy's into camp by a close 14-11
As in previous Murphy games
it was Jacobsen who kept the in
dependents in the race but his ef
forts could not stop the combined
onslaught of a well-balanced Nu
squad. Bailey was outstanding
for the winners both offensively
Freshman Roger Wiley, one of
the three yearlings Hobson start
ed, batted in a nice rebound at
the five minute mark and Oregon
was on top, 6 to 4. A short time
later he added a free throw, and
Rolph Fuhrman caged a two
handed twirler to boost the count
to 11 to 6. Everett Marcell, vis
ting forward who connected re
peatedly with prodigious two
hand'ers sandwiched one in for
the Trotters’ cause.
Seconds Score 14
About that time Hobby insert
ed his number two combination
—Seeborg, Taylor, Borrevik,
Crowell, Popick—and this group
in ten minutes pumped the score
to 26 to 15 by halftime.
Showing particularly well was
Sammy Crowell in his first out
ing since his ankle put him on
the shelf. Sam was driving all
over the court and within 30 sec
onds bagged two field goals off
the fast break.
Borrevik also was moving
around with ease and shining
This second quintet showed the
tightest defense, filtering out just
five points to the Globe Trotters
in a ten-minute stint.
Hobby opened the second half
with a third fivesome—Christian
son, Wren, Sutherland, Newland,
E. Reynolds, Newland and Wr«4f
of the first string.
Although lacking the finesse
of their predecessors, this third
outfit—the “shock troops”—
sank 15 points, seven by the
eye-recovering Mr. Newland.
At the ten minute point, the
starters were tossed in. They ran
up against the toughest stand the
Harlem boys made all night, and
It was tip-for-tat from then on
in, but the colored visitors just
couldn’t keep up with the stiff
Singleton, f ...
Powell, c .6
Julian, g .3
Jackson, g ......1
Fg Ft Pf Tp
Dick, f .2
2 .11 46
Ft Pf Tp
Fuhrman, f ..
Wiley, c .
Kirsch, g .
Taylor, f .
Borrevik, c .
Crowell, g .
Popick, g .
Christianson, f .2
Wren, f .0
Sutherland, c .2
B. Reynolds, g........O
Newland, g .3
Totals .22 5 7 51
Officials: Piluso, Pressley.