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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1946)
By FRED BECKWITH
Our up-and-down Ducks garnered a split out of last week
end's basketfare, tripping the OSC Beavers on their home court
and bowing to the Orangemen under the local Igloo lights.
The win and loss gives the Hobsonmen a record of two victories
against three defeats, and still a mathematical chance for the
Northern division title. While the varsity was getting an even
break against the Staters, Idaho and Washington divided their
two game series evenly. As a result, Oregon State remains at
the top of the heap in the league standings.
Oregon was again outclassed Saturday night, but the funny
thing about the loss was that Oregon State wasn't particularly
impressive in winning. The locals’ passing game was poor. The
Ducks were robbed out of a number of potential baskets by
I >ame Fate. More than once Wilkins, Berg or Williamson
would cast off anjd groan when the unpredictable ball would
spin tantalizingly out of the hoop.
Red Rocha enjoyed a big night in the Igloo, quite a contrast
to his last outing in these parts. Besides pumping home 21
points for his club, Rocha’s passing and defensive games were
exceptionally good. The Hobsonmen were just cold. They have
a tough schedule ahead of them and it will take a lot of breaks
to keep them in the thick of the ND race.
BULL PLAYS HOST
, Leonard Turnbull, our side-kick, played host to a group of
scribes from the Barometer (OSC) sports staff Saturday night.
Chi hand were the female boss, Priscilla and her star reporter,
Russ Sackett. Russ, who used to be co-sports editor on the
Barometer when your informant was at Oregon in 1942-43,
just got out of the army. He’s the lad who has been exchanging
column quips with Bull lately. Bull responded to the occasion
by setting up the house with cokes, meanwhile patching up
relations with Priscilla. Meanwhile our ace cartoonist was
doodling instead of drawing.
Dick Wilkins was the only eager to actually get tossed out
of Saturday night’s melon fracas on the accumulation of five
personal fouls, but there were about three or four other men on
both clubs that were on the danger line. Oregon’s “boo-tiful”
rooters kept up their weekly practice of heckling the refs on
every decision that did not favor the Webfoots. Oregon State
may not have had a very large delegation of followers present,
but at least the Orange-and-Black fans did not display any
poor taste by remaining silent w’hen the officials singled out
Beaver men for personal fouls.
It's pretty tough to call a game with 100 percent accuracy.
The referee calls ’em as he sees 'em. lie’s down on the floor, not
up in the bleachers, and he has the best vantage spot from
which to make his decisions. Some of these grandstand experts
would look pretty pathetic if the}- ever changed shoes with a
referee and had to call a ball game bv themselves.
. FRESHMEN SHINE
This even-stephen stuff seems to be pretty contagious.
Earlier Saturday afternoon,'John Warren’s mysteriotis fresh
men five split a doubleheader in the Igloo, trouncing Reeds
port High in the opening fray, and dropping the nod to Grant
High School of Portland in the nightcap. Especially impressive
for the yearlings were johnny Really, George Huggins and
l>el Milne. Really is a scrappy little kid and really moves up
_ -and down the •court with a world of speed. Huggins set a num
ber of scoring plays up w ith accurate passes, and Milne perhaps
had the best scoring eye of the three men.
News of the return of Gail Bishop to Washington State
College may be welcomed by all Northern division spectators.
Bishop, who led all scorers in the ND in the 1942-43 season, will
be a big help to the Cougars, currently floundering around in
the basement position of the league race.
Our sports department has been challenged to a basketball
ATO Registers Dual
RAMBUNCTIOUS ROCHA RAMBLES
The Hawaiian lad, 6 ft. 9 in. Ephraim “Red” Rocha, more
than gave the Ducks a personal share of trouble during the first
three of the four game mutual enmity clashes. Last Saturday
night, tlve lanky pivot man waxed hot in the second half, toss
ing in 21 net-sw ishings for the visiting quintet from Corvallis.
game by the Barometer staff. This offer opens the way for the
renewal of an old rivalry. Last time the two sets of writers met
the OSC pencil-and-paper boys signed up a gang of "ringers"
and walloped our local scribblers. But we are cheered bv the
thought that perhaps Priscilla will play in the game, too.
In Easy Win
It was strictly an Alpha Tau
Omega show last night in the
men’s gymnasium as the Tau boys
from out 18th street way came
home with a double win in intra
mural play. The ATO “B” club had
little trouble disposing of the
Campbell Club “B” 37 to 18 in the
opener but their bigger brothers
on the "A” squad found the Omega
Hall lads a little tougher and had
to fight hard for three quarters
before they were insured of their
28 to 17 victory. ____
Hume Hits 29
Kenny Hume was the big
gun as he calmly slipped in 29
points for the Bees in the con
test with Campbell Club. The
big Portlander wasn’t content
with carrying the scoring load
for the Greeks and did a mas
terful job of controling the
backboard. So completely did
Hume dominate the game only
three opponents managed to
toss in counters. Krause gar
nered 16 of his team’s total to
pace the losers.
Omega Hall kept on the heels of
the ATO “A” boys right up until
the final quarter. But fast action
and snappy ball handling proved
too much for the dorm boys and
the frat kids walked off the floor
with their first victory of the sea*—
Elvert “Little Ox” Wilson notch
ed 12 points for individual honors
while his teammate, Thomas,
swished 7 through the hemp.
(37) “B” (18)
F Cooler (1)
F Krause (16)
S Hicks (1)
Puffinbarger and Dion.
(28) “A” (17)
F Van Zandt (5)
F Pickens (5)
C Magruder (2)
G Adams (ST
Officials: Puffinbarger and Dion.
G FG FT PF TP
Henson, Wash. 6
Hanson, W.S.C. 4
Pyne, Idaho 7
Quinn, Idaho 7
Mortenson, Ida. 7
Datthorp, Wash. 6
Kocha, O.S.C. 5
Carbaugh, Ida. 7
Phoenix, Idaho 7
Crandall, O.S.C. 5
Williamson, Or. 5
Berg, Or. 5
Hays, Or. 5
Anderson, O.S. 5
Warren, O.S.C. 5
Arndt, W.S.C. 4
McGrath, O.S. 5
Pomfret, Wash. 6
30 17 10 77
39 15 5 73
30 10 23 70
23 22 17 68
20 22 18 62
24 12 11 60
18 14 17 50
17 16 17 50
18 12 14 48
15 15 13 45
14 16 15 44
19 5 16 43
14 15 12 43
16 11. 15 43
9 19 20 37
14 7 11 35
9 16 12 34
14 6 14 34 "
Contrary to the report in
ing the intramural contest be
tween Sherry Ross and Zeta
Hall, the Zeta team defeated
Sherry Ross 29 to 21.