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Minks Top Intramural League
By WALLY ADAMS
Lari)- in the season, we remarked to a member of the Oregon
j team, what a terrific season it would be if the race narrowed
down to the final game with Oregon State to decide the cham
Y\ ell, it looks as if that is exactly what has happened. This
was written before last night s Idaho-Oregon State game, but
presuming that the Beavers will beat the Vandals, Oregon and
OSC will go into the March 3 game tied, with 10 wins and
Of course Washington State is still in the thick of the race,
but their games yesterday and today with Washington will be
more than likely to end in a split. The Huskies have the use of
their two lettermen naval trainees, who would slow even big
.Vince Hansen down.
If the Cougars should beat Washington twice, and then Idaho
Wvice, they would be tied with the winner of the Duck-Beaver
contest, and a playoff would be necessary.
All in all, the Northern division hoop race has provided more
thrills and chills than a three-ring circus. And the so-called
experts can now take out their crying towels when they look
at the league standings.
Before the season started Washington and Oregon State
were generally conceded to be the teams that would fight it
out for the title. Washington State was given an outside chance
to squeeze in due to four returning lettermen, while Idaho and
Oregon were placed down near the bottom of the list and sup
posedly would fight it out for the cellar spot.
••.But wait, it’s the final week of the season, and the Ducks
are riding in the top spot! It seems that everyone overlooked
Coach John Warren and his freshman-loaded squad, and took
it for granted that with only one regular returning, Bob Ham
ilton, the Ducks wouldn't make a very loud splash in basketball
Maybe it's been luck ! Possibly people will call it the ‘‘breaks.”
But you can throw every version out the window except good
hard work, and some A-l coaching.
hirst the Webtoots took on a seemingly impossible pregame
schedule. It should have worn them out and made them go
stale later on. But it didn't. They breezed through the games
winning 16 out of 22. At times it took a lot of what might be
called the good old “Oregon fight,” and at times it took just
plain will power and intestinal fortitude to pull an apparently
lost ball game out of the bag.
In one game of their Canadian-barnstorming trip the Ducks
were 20 points behind at halftime and then stormed back to win.
If Oregon has had any so-called “breaks,” the squad has
made them themselves. They started off as underdogs, and
came up with the rating of favorites.
Whether they win or lose next Saturday (a bad tip would be
to put your money on OSC) here is a good spot to take your
hat off to the team. They've played their hearts out to win.
and no one can ask more than that.
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Oregon State .
SMAULj BUT OKADLi
is the opponents’ version of Cap
tain Bob Hamilton. His 26 points
were second high for the Ducks
during the Idaho series.
Contrary to Friday’s Emerald,
the women’s intramural basketball
game Monday will be between Al
pha Xi Delta, league 5 winner, and
Delta Gamma, leagues 1 and 4
champion. The victor in that game
will play Susan Campbell, leagues
2 and 3 winner, Tuesday for the
Alums Push Union
A resolution urging state offi
cials to give immediate attention
to actual and essential building
needs of the University of Oregon,
was passed during a meeting of
Oregon alumni earlier this month
at the Eugene hotel. The resolution
was in protest to the proposed cut
in building funds, waiting to be
acted upon by the state legislature.
Nominations for officers were
also held at this meeting, and are
as follows: president, Charles Hag
gins, Salem, and Robert S. Miller,
Portland; vice-president, Mrs. Mil
dred B. Graham, Eugene, and Gor
don Wilson, Portland. Ballots will
be enclosed in copies of Old Ore
WALLACE BEERY in
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THE EAST SIDE KIDS in
" 'Neath Brooklyn
Esquires Take 2nd Spot;
Playoffs Flare Tuesday
The powerful Mink squad walked off with the intramural
I crown Wednesday by knocking over the Esquires 33-25. Bott*
| ing up the Esquires high scoring Bill Mayther, the Minks con
trolled the backboards as they finished their league play with
only one mar on their record.
It was no picnic for the winners, however, as the Esquirt'^
trailed by a scant margin until the end of the game.
captain Morne Mink was mgn
point man for his team with 11
points, while Bond topped the
losers with 10.
In the lone game played Thurs
day, Campbell Co-op pulled the
season's prize upset when they beat
Sherry Ross in a close, hard-fought
game. The defeat knocked Sherry
Ross out of the title race as they
finished in a third place tie with
the coopers. Bessee was high point
man for the dorm boys with 13.
Mosby paced his
Rossum, f .
Mink, f .
Hoffman, c .
Sparks, g .
Somers, g .
Allen, g .
Beyers, f .
Bond, f .
Kent, f .
Mayther, c .
Schick, g .
Ma, g .
squad with 10.
FG FT PF TP
..2 0 1 4
.5 4 2 14
..4 1 1 9
..0 1 3 1
..1 1 2 3
..0 0 0 0
.10 0 2
.13 7 9 33
FG FT PF TF
..5 0 4 10
.1 0 4 2
..2 0 2 4
..0 0 1 0
... 3 1 1 7
Totals .12 2 11 25
The teams competing in the
playoffs are allowed to pick three
men from any of the teams which
have been eliminated.
February 27—3:00, Esquires vs.
Sherry Ross; 3:45, Minks vs.
February 2S- 3:00, Campbell vs.
Esquires; 3:45, Sherry Ross vs.
March 1—3:00, Sherry Ross vs.
Monahans; 3:45, Campbell vs.
March 2 — 3:00. Esquires vs.
Monahans; 3:45, Campbell vs.
gon and must be returned by
March 15. Returns of the election
will be announced in a future issue
of the magazine.
Coach John Warren gave hi-i
Webfoot squad a well-deserved
rest this weekend, following the/.'
twin victories over Idaho Tuesday
and Wednesday. The Ducks wn>
resume practice next Monday in
preparation for their do-or-die bat -
tle with Oregon State, March 3, ,'n
The Ducks had little trouble wit h.
the Vandals as they rolled up a
pair of impressive wins, 50-45 amt
57-47. Kenny Hays, the revitalized
center, took scoring honors for ti>
two games with 27 points. Follow •
ing closely was Captain Bob Ham
ilton with 26 and Dick Wilkin *
with 21. Wilkins broke a two-game
scoring slump the second night
when he poured through 16 count
Oregon winds up their Northern
division season next Saturday with
their league finale against Oregon
State. The Ducks stopped Re«k
Rocha cold in their last game, but.
freshman Bob Labhart ran wild
with 14 points in both of the OSO
wins. Warren has cautioned the
team that every member of tho
Beaver squad is dangerous and
that they can't ease up on a single
'Till We Meet Again'
i with Ray Milland and
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with Jeanette MacDonald
and Nelson Eddy
Rainy afternoons and evenings
will pass quickly if you spend
them improving your bowling
scores! Fun and relaxing, too!
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