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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1943)
Howard “Hobby” Hobson and his ten cage disciples are
back in town again, fresh from a two-game split with the Wash
ington Huskies on the latter’s Seattle stamping grounds.
It was the surprise second-night win that elevated the ro
bust gang of Ducks back into the respectable "500" circle; four
wins and as many defeats. 'Youth has been the keynote of
1943 varsity, and it was youth to be sure, that was largely re
sponsible for the Saturday night upset win.
® Little Stan/ Williamson stepped into the breach the second
night when the going was tough, and our visiting hoop contin
gent was trailing by some eleven points.
Williamson was squirming around on the bench like a
kid with a hot potato down his neck. ..“Hobby” felt the
dismal picture called for new blood and he shot the follow
ing question to Williamson:..“Think you can stop Morris?”
Little Stan never batted an eyelash, just came back quick
with “Just watch me go!”
Hobson gave him the green light signal, and boom! things
started happening. Mr. Williamson proceeded to pull a stick
up-job on all-conference Morris, and before that startled gen
tleman knew what was happening, our Stan had raced over
half the length of the floor, finally whipping the precious mel
on to Rolph Fuhrman, who canned two points from the right
hand side of the basket. And that was the go-ahead sign that
the weary Webfoots needed. The green and gold clad casaba
man proceeded to tank eight baskets while Washington regis
*ids Will Continue
Wally Borrevik, then in the Oregon line-up, hit one of the
flurry of baskets. But the following five men composed the
Ducks' “hottest” quintet: Dick and Fuhrman, forwards; Wiley,
center; Williamson and Kirsch, guards. The most notable
thing about this combination is that three of the five men are
freshmen, a fact which shatters precedent of long standing.
Coach Hobson yesterday indicated that he will continue
to play this same fivesome as long as they work together
in as smooth a fashion as they did Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the Idaho Vandals staged a little upsetting on
their own hook, and on that same Saturday evening, they ran
roughshod over Slats Gill’s Oregon Staters, by a twelve point
margin. And out of the potato-pickers’ victory, several inter
esting facts might be noted:
(1) Fred Quinn, Idaho center, notched some 44 points
in the two game series with the Beavers, annexing the north
ern division scoring lead;
(2) The Vandals, at one time on Saturday night, boast
™ed of a 19-point lead, this with five minutes remaining in
(3) Idaho, usually resorting to defensive tactics, went “all
out” on a scoring-spree, averaging over 50 points a game in
It Will Be Close
Next Monday night, the Ducks open a two game northern
division series with those same Vandals in spacious McArthur
Court. Despite the fact that Oregon earlier in the season ad
ministered a twin win over the Vandals, this series should be
very greatly contested, and a split is not entirely out of the
question. The rest of the Oregon schedule will definitely favor
the Eugene bucket brigade. Only two trips remain on the
varsity schedule; two Friday night affairs at Corvallis with the
OSC Beavers. Two Saturday night engagements will be play
ed in Eugene, as wil la pair of games with the Washington
And so you have it. Six of the remaining eight games will
^.played in McArthur.
L. H. Gregory, sports editor renowned of the Oregonian,
made a little slip in print the other day. Besides hammering the
play of Hank Luisetti, dear Greg blithely stated that one James
Bollard played basketball for the Xaval Pre-Flighters of St.
Marys. Mr. Pollard was also "raked over the coals” for his
“poor showing of -late.”
Truth of the matter is this: Mr. Pollard DOES NOT
play for the Pre-Flighters, he performs for the Alameda
Coast Guard five. He has been tabbed as the outstanding
player of the San Francisco Bay area for his play of the
past two weeks. Mr. Luisetti, who has admittedly been
in a “two week” slump, has been collecting only 12 and 13
pints in games lately. Sure, Hank has a slump which puts
0um on the par with the collegiate gang. It’s very amus
ing to say the least. Looks like maybe Greg should pick
on two other guys besides Mr. Pollard and Mr. Luisetti.
They’re pretty good, even on their so-called “bad” nights.
By KOLLIE GABEL
Once again this year the de
fending aquatic championship
team of Oregon has proved its
sterling mettle in the' pool by
dunking the Oregon State “tub
bers” 61 to 41 in the initial clash
for both teams. The meet was held
at Corvallis Saturday afternoon.
The Oregon Ducks took every
event, with the exception of div
ing in which Jack Pennington,
freshman, placed second. The en
tire aggregation showed pretty
good evidence of being a second
championship team, with the only
ominous sign on the rippling wat
ers being the University of Wash
Nelson “High” Man
Chuck Nelson, just recovering
from a case of influenza, made the
trip Saturday and was high point
man on the Oregon team, amass
ing a total of some 12 points.
Chuck placed first in the 50 and
100 yard free style events and
served as anchor man on the re
lay. Dick Smith totaled a sum of
10 points for the Oregon team,
and consequently his digits were
second in the number of points
gained by the team. Dick placed
first in the 220 and 440 freestyle
events which gave him the points.
Jim Gautier, the freshman wave
hurdler, was third in the number
of points taken by the team, which
is very unusual for a freshman,
especially when this meet mark
ed the first competition of any
kind that Jim has participated in.
As a whole the freshmen and
transfers performed valiantly in
their first meet of the season.
Prowell and Tuggman took first
and second places respectively in
the backstroke events.
Another convalescent who had
just arisen from a severe cold was
McCauliffe. He fell short by two
inches from taking second place
in the breaststroke event, show
ing Coach Hoyman great poten
tialities for him to develop.
Jack Pennington, the freshman
diver, did admirably for a boy
who has never seen diving com
petition before. In one of his dives
Jack lit on his ear, developing a
probable ruptured eardrum pend
ing the report of the doctor.
Even though the boys were
green and jittery in their first ac
tual competitive meet, they came
through well, and Coach Mike
Hoyman remarked that “We
might develop a swimming team
here yet,” showing that he’s still
keeping an ear to the ground.
Here’s the summary:
Medley—Won by Oregon (Pro
well, Hoffman, Heustis). Time,
220-yard free style — Won by
Smith, Oregon; Allen, Oregon,
second; Hershberger, O.S.C., third.
50-yard free style—Won by Nel
son, Oregon; Gautier, Oregon,
second; Le Tourneaux, O.S.C.,
third. Time, :25.1.
Diving—Won by Smith, O.S.C.;
Pennington, Oregon, second; Ka
romanso, O.S.C., third.
100-yard free style — Won by
Nelson, Oregon; Gautier, Oregon,
second; Wells, O.S.C., third. Time,
150-yard backstroke — W’on by
Prowell, Oregon; Tugman, Ore
gon, second; Schwartz, O.S.C.,
third. Time, 1:54.9.
200-yard breaststroke — Won
by Heustis, Oregon; Woodward,
O.S.C., second; McCaulis, Oregon,
third. Time, 2:44.2.
440-yard free style —- Won by
Smith, Oregon; Allen, Oregon,
second; Hershberger, O. S. C.,
third. Time, 5:28.1.
400-yard relay—Won by Ore
gon (Houston, Hoffman, Gautier,
Nelson). Time, 3:56.4.
CAVORTING FOR THE COUGARS . . .
. . . Bob Sheridan, who played his basketball for the Ducks as a
freshman two years ago, is currently one of Washington State’s stand
out cugers. .—Photo Courtesy Portland Oregonian
SUB LEAVES BENCH . . .
. . . Kolph Fuhrman has been
promoted to a first string for
ward job on the strength of his
Come Through Kids
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added another and Oregon was
in front by five now.
In desperation Morris cast off
again . . . and' was successful. But
the time was too short for Ed
mundson’s jittery hoopers to pull
themselves together and yank
the game from the fire.
Morris of Washington was suc
cessful in 8 of his 18 tries at the
hoop from the floor and got one
for one on the free threw lane to
give him a total of 17 for the
Rating just one ahead of Fuhr
mhan was thin-haired Doug'Ford,
portly forward, with 12. Ford
had a bad night from the foul
line and flubbed five straight
Oregon (47) (44) Washington
W. Taylor, 7 F . 7, Gilbertson
Fuhrman, 11... F. 12, Ford
Wiley, 6.C. 8, Gilmur
Kirsch, 3.G. Hpasfc
Newland, 2.G. 17, Morris
Substitutes: Oregon, Wren 1,
Dick 4, Borrevik 4, Popick 5, Wil
liamson 4; Washington, B. Tay
lor, Shaeffer, Bird.
WITH THE ff0£OKS.