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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1946)
By FRED BECKWITH
Bar up the rafters. Lock the gates. Put the cat out, and
grab a seat for yourself in The Court tonight, for it’s a tempting
dish of basketball fare that is being served. Struggling for a
strangle-hold on the Northern division, the Washington
Huskies bring their gang of sharpshooters into the Igloo to
battle the defending Ducks. All odds are off on this one. It
could go either way. The two clubs split in their opening two
game series in Seattle last weekend, and it s even-stephen sail
ing for the Huskies and Ducks again tonight and tomorrow
The Hobsonmen are keyed up tor this series, and that may
insure their best performance of the season to date. Certainly
the physical condition of the varsity is an important factor.
Consider the gradual return to form of Dick \\ ilkins, the
flying forward, and the steadily improving Bob Hamilton.
Throw in the dependable Williamson, and add that unsung
court hero Ken Hays, and you've got a quintet that is poten
tially dangerous at all times. Such other stalwarts as Reedy
Berg. Marv Rasmussen, Roy Seeborg and George “Slmg" Bray
will be on hand, too, to pepper away at that basket and defend
it when the Husky horde swarms down the court in a point
FIRST WIN WOULD HELP
The locals will get a tremendous lift if they can capture
the opening contest tonight. 4 he men of Hec Ldmunson will
have to be on their toes all the way. On paper, the Seattle
scrappers have the slight edge in the reserve department. It
will be a big job for the varsity to throttle the Northern divi
sion’s leading scorer, Le Don Henson, but in their win over
these same Huskies last Saturday night in Seattle, the Oregons
proved that this IS year old freshman can be checked.
Sheer speed will probably characterize tonight’s contest,
for both of the clubs are identified as the fastest quintets in
the loop. According to height statistics, they are the smallest,
too. Reserve tickets for the pinewood tussle were all sold out
Tuesday night, and Athletic Manager Anse Cornell forecasts
the news that there will be only about 1500 general admission
tickets available for spectators both tonight and tomorrow
Oregon will attempt to repeat their 1945 performance
against the Washingtons. Last year, the Hobsonmen dropped
the series opener to the Huskies, but bounced back to win the
next three tangles. Their record this year is not too impressive,
for they have actually faced the Kdmunsonmen on three oc
casions. winning one and dropping two. But the history picture
m still the same-; tip' Ducks dropped the first game, won the
second, and may go on to annex the remaining two contests.
TOUGH LUCK FOR BEAVERS
We were sorry to hear of the automobile injury that sent
Glen Warren, star Oregon State forward to the hospital at
Newberg. Warren received eight stitches for a head wound and
three stitches for a cut knee. How much this will impair his
playing ability is not known at the present writing. It may be
a big blow to the Beavers’ championship hopes if the Orange
man is seriously handicapped in future OSC cage affairs.
This kid Henson we mentioned a little earlier up the column
space has compiled a neat average of 12.2 points per game, and
while that’s not quite in the Hank Luisetti class, it still can't
be labeled mediocre.
Our star cameraman, Duke Dennison, was on hand yester
day to snap a couple of pictures at the intramural basketball
goings-on. The engraver willing, we’ll print ’em on these pages
t< -morrow morning.
THIS MATTER OF PREDICTIONS
It’s an overworn gag' for a sports writer to make predic
tions on the scores of future games. Most of the time, we poor
’scribes have no more idea than the Man-in-the-Moon of who
is actually going to emerge victorious ami by what count. Once
ii a while, a so-called expert tags the winner in a prize fight;
he even comes up with the right side in a football or baseball
clambake ever so often. When it comes to basketball, he might
as well give up, because the melon flipping sport is the toughest
o' 'em all to peg in advance. Just for the record, and to prove
how wrong we’ll probably be. we’ll say Oregon over Washing
ton tonight, 53-51. And now if somebody will bring us a cheese
sandwich, we’ll curl up on this limb and watch the proceedings^
SWINGING BACK TO NORMAL
Captain Bob Hamilton has been out of the starting Oregon
line-up for the greater part of the current season. Only re
cently has his injured leg given any indications of healing. Now
he’s ready to see limited action against the Washington Huskies
this weekend in what promises to be a crucial series for both
the locals and the Seattle scrappers.
ATO’s Smash Zetas;
Phi Delts Post Win
Miller and Hume Lead Hilltoppers;
Betas On Short End of 23-19 Count
By Carl Ciuff
Roaring into the final stretch of
“B” league competition, Phi Delta
Theta knocked over Beta Theta Pi
23 to 19 in a close contest and the
Alpha Tail Omega Hilltoppers
notched their third consecutive vic
tory at the expense of Zeta hall
32 to 18.
Staving off a last quarter rally
the Phi Delts played heads-up ball.
Tommy Kay flipped in a quick re
bound from under the bucket with
ten seconds remaining to give his
team a four-point lead and insure
Mcran Leads Losers
The Phi Delts divided scoring
honors between Hoff and Abbey,
who scored nine and eight points^
respectively. Moran garnered eight*
tallies to pace the losers.
ATO led the Zeta team 16 to 12
at the halftime and turned on the
heat in the second half, holding
Zeta to but six scores. Kenny Hume
and Pete Miller split two dozen
points evenly to tie for scoring i
honors among the Hilltoppers.
In “B” league competition both |
the ATOs and Phi Dells are unde
feated and will battle it out in the
near future for the number one
Pi “B” (191
Phi Delta Theta
. “B” (23)
Officials: Puffinbarger and Bolt.
(6) Bakkum i
Crocker (6) G
Officials: Puffinbarger and Bolt.
4:00 Yeomen “A” vs. Delta TJp
4:45 Alpha Tau Omega “A” vs.
The Bums “A”
BETAS WIN ANOTHER
Beta Theta Pi fought its way
into the intramural handball finals
last night by handing the Phi Del
ta Theta team in a three to noth
ing shutout defeat during tourna
ment play in the men’s gymna
sium. The Betas’ tangle with the
Yeomen February 5 in the champ
Holm knocked over Mahoney 21
to 17 in the first game and t&ote
the second by default. In the other
singles engagement Drougas tipped
Griswold 21 to 17 and 21 to 13.
Monroe and Reed teamed up for
the Betas tc. win the doubles event
from Tansing and Stanton 21 to
17 and 21 to 19.
Lt. Sturgill Here Today
To Discuss V-5 Program
Lieut, (jg) Robert Sturgill
will be in Room 134, men’s
P. E. building from 1 to G to
day and from 8 to 12 Satur
day, tc interview all men in
terested in the navy V-5 pilot
Duck Sez - - Sez He
' -HB *1
By Lynn Smi^h
It’s a pleasant contention that
Oregon's varsity basketballers are
composed of some of the nicest
chaps on campus. No exception is
twenty-three year old Roy Seeborg,
who hails from Astoria, Oregon.
Rcy was recently discharged and
was for a long time one of the
famous marching men of the 104th
Infantry Division of the U. S.
He spent a year in Europe, and
six months in Brazil. He maintains
that he is very grateful for the
splendid training. In his own words
“Traveling around gave me an op
portunity to broaden my mind. It’s
a great life, the army is!”
Roy was a student at Oregon
before lie enlisted in the army. He
was a member of the 1942-43 bas
ketball team. One of his present
team-mates, Stan Williamson, also
played with him before.
Seebcrg is a physical education
major and' plans to graduate next
year, as he is currently listed a
junior. He doesn’t want to miss one
more year of basketball competi
tion, at any rate. He is strictly an i
outdoor type of man, and enjoys"
nothing more than to spend a week
end hunting and fishing.
He’s fond of pets and especially
his Boston bulldog. He’s of the
opinion that Oregon is the best
athletic school in this part of the
country, which is quite a tribute
to the University.
As far as scholastic subjects are
concerned, Roy’s favorite is Eng
lish. and he’s fond of writing.
In the popular music field, Roy
singles out Cole Porter’s “Night
and Day” as his favorite ballad.
Speaking about the team. Roy
says: “The days of alibying are
over for us. We’ve found our
selves.’’ Nice lad, Roy Seeborg.