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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 11, 1943)
With ten games by the boards and but six tiffs remaining
on the hoop docket our rapidly-improving Ducks face some
tough sledding during the ensuing three weeks if they expect
to clutch the ND casaba tiara to their bosoms, something which
they have not done since the 1939 “Alleycat” days.
At the present reading the Webt'oots record looks like this:
Six victorious starts and four not-so-good ones. That means
(Oregon lies just .114 percentage points below the loop-topping
Washington State Cougars who have amassed a total of five
triumphs in seven treks to the starting post. Tire speed-driven
A\ ashington Husky, who was tabbed by every sports-writing
Tom, Dick, and Harry on the Pacific coast to waltz off with
the conference plum, is breathing hot down the Cougar necks,
just one-half game out of first.
No Pipes Here
But those half-dozen ordeals that confront the third-place
men of Howard Hobson are anything but pipes. Two of them
are with the pace-making Cougars while four hemp squabbles
remain with those deceptive Oregon State Beavers. The Ducks
couldn't go up against much stiffer competition than this.
Washington State will dribble onto the Igloo hardwood
February 26 and 27 in the season's wind-up, with the Ducks
granted a week’s respite for laying plans of devastation.
'1 he "Civil War,” which flared up with surprising ferocious
ness last year following some rough play on the part of both
^es, will be re-incarnated Friday in the Corvallis cracker-box
gym. Chapter two of This feud will be staged on McArthur
court’s wide hoop expanse Saturday. The final brace of OSC
Oregon hoop clashes is slated by conference schedule-produc
ers February 19-20, here and there, respectively.
Every Game Counts
And so with the pressure definitely on, the green and yellow
hoop-hoitnds will have to be on their best behavior to wind up
clutching the tattered division bunting in their hands.
However, the Ducks aren’t the only ones who must sur
mount formidable obstacles before this 1943 campaign is
spent. Perhaps they are better off than the rest of the three
clubs who all still rate a look-in on conference champion
Take Washington State for instance. All the cagev Cou
gar clan of “Black Jack" Friel has to do is moan through nine
more conflicts. Washington, who thoroughly maltreated the
^( rocketing WSCers by some 30-odd points last week, gets a
cou]de more cracks at Friel’s pets in their dog-eat-dog series
Cougars Must Meet OSC Twice
Then the Cougars from the hills of the Palouse country
joust twice with Oregon State, who should be a little stronger
with the return of Andy Anderson, crack pivotman, to the fold
after a sickness seige. These are at Corvallis where the Beaver
is always a rugged cookie.
Heap onto this growing pile of “must-do’s” for the WSC
Catamounts, the pair of clashes with Oregon here, and
three more skirmishes with Idaho and you have the situa
tion that is adding gray hairs to Jack Friel’s scalp. The
Cougars are far from in yet.
Those Washington casaba brigadiers themselves have eight
morsels to munch before they can call it quits for the year.
Upsides the WSC double header there are four brawls with
"dio’s scrappy bunch of youngsters who are just about due
for an upset or two, if the stuff they showed here this week is
indicative. Now tack onto that slate a couple of affairs with
Oregon State. There is the Husky picture.
Beavers Trod No Easy Road
The Beavers, squirming in fourth place, are just half way
through. They bump heads with Oregon four times as men
tioned above, run into Wasljjngton and Idaho twice.
Only Idaho is out of contention, but those battling little
Vandals can do a whale of a lot of damage by clubbing down
from behind the unsuspecting who figure that Babe Brown's
boys are push-overs. Ask Oregon State about that one if you
have vour doubts.
^Here’s a suggestion: Why not talk up Oregon when you
"home for spring vacation? We have a modern, litle insti
tution here with some of the best athletic facilities on the coast.
It pays off in big dividends to let the high school students know
a little about Oregon.
DUs, Pi Kaps Nip Cage Rivals
By STAN PIERSON
DU and ATO “A” basketball
teams fought it out for a fast
four quarters yesterday with the
DU five finally emerging with
a 19 to 15 triumph. Guarding was
especially close on the part of
both teams and fast breaks to
gether with a few long shots
gave the DUs all the advantage
they needed. George Dugan's
backboard controlling and Gor
don Jones’ 8 points stood out for
the winners. Much of the ATO
success was due to the accurate
shooting of Bud Vandeneynde.
ATO, 15 DU, 19
Kelters, 3.F. 7, Jones
neynde, 6.F .2, Cellars
MacDonald, 2....C. 3, Dugan
Lester.G. 2, Ginn
Gurney, 4.G. 2, Mann
Cecchini.S.. 1, Foster
Sardam.S. 2, Lokany
Pi Kaps Win
in another rough and tumble
affair, the Pi Kappa Alphas con
tinued on their winning way as
they defeated an Omega hall
team, 21 to 16. Two points were
all that separated the two teams
“STAND BY ALL NET
BREWS TROUBLE . . .
. . . for Oregon’s Ducks. Armory
T. (Slats) Gill, OSC '.loop general
issimo, plans ambush for the
Webfoots at Corvallis Friday
throughout except during the fi
nal moments when baskets by
Finnell put the game on ice.
Much of the play took place on
the floor as several players let
their enthusiasm run away with
Omega hall Pi Kappa Alpha
Gregos, 4.F. 3, Roblin
Weber, 3.F.8, Finnel
Gelinsky.C. 4, Bergman
Page, 7..t...G. 3, Jackson
Donahue, 2.G...; 1, Gilbertson
Stephenson.S.. 2, Klobas
The third game of the after
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Smokes as sweet as it smells
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NEWMAN'S FISH MARKET
Athletic managers of all men’s
living organizations are asked to
attend an important meeting on
Friday afternoon at 4, in the in
tramural office of the PE build
Among the problems to be dis
cussed at this special get-togeth
er will be the proposed all-star
games, as well as the play-off
schedules in both basketball and
noon, the scheduled tilt between
Campbell and Sigma hall “B”
squad's, went to Campbell via de
fault in as much as the Sigmas
failed to put in an appearance.
While a large
part of our j
of keeping *
dressed, we have
some eye open
ers for Dad too!
And may we
suggest that a
visit to this store
should prove to
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