Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 07, 1947, Page 4, Image 4

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    Cougars Even Series,
Upset Webfoots 52-49
' Unlucky No. 13 put the evi
Saturday night when they were
ingly strong Washington State
Out for their thirteenth victory,
rnore reserve guard, who wore
points in the closing seconds t
lead. 6,600 fans witnessed the
Washington State’s split with I
the touted Webfoots took them
out of the "darkhorse” class and
rates them as definite title con
tenders. Most of Oregon’s points
were scored by Guards Stan Wil
liamson and A1 Popick, and if the
scrappy Cougars can be as rugged
under the boards at Corvallis, they
will cause the Orangemen no end
of trouble.
WSC Leads at Half
Although the Cougars held a 25
20 advantage at halftime Saturday
night, and dominated the play
during the first half, the stubborn
Oregon squad came from behind
time and again, but they couldn't
told their slim three point lead.
W hen Elliot potted his “crip
ple” with one minute and 15
seconds remaining to be played,
Oregon’s lead was cut to one
point, 49-48. Bail-hawking A1
l'opick tried desperately to re
gain possession of the hall, hut
the officials called a foul against
him, and Elliott lied the game
at 49 all. Another foul was
called against Popick and Elliot
dropped in the clincher, and
what should have been the final
The horn failed to sound at the
end of the regular playing time,
however, and the officials dis
played their usual inconsistency
shown throughout the series when
they declared Boh Sheridan's lay
in good after the hand on the clock
had gone fully four seconds past
the regular playing time.
Salmon Leading Scorer
High scorer for the series was
Oregon’s acting captain, Stan Wil
liamson. “Salmon” was leading
scorer both nights with 17 Friday
and 13 Saturday a total of 30
points for the series.
Hud the Ducks hit a respect
able average during Ihe first
few minutes, the out come might
have been different. They hit
only 2 goals out of 28 attempts
in the first 15 minutes and 45
seconds of play and finished
villi 17 field goal's in 77 tries—
a percentage of .221. Jack Friel's
Nine Games Set
For 1947 Slate
Two more games have been i
added to the 1947 Oregon grid
schedule, providing local fans
With tour games on Hayward
field and two in Portland.
According to Graduate Man
ager Anson B. Cornell, the new
est additions include University
of Nevada for October 4 and
I niversity of San Francisco for
October 23. The Webfoots have
never met the Wolves from Reno
and the SFU Dons on the grid
Oregon's complete nine game
schedule: Texas in Portland, Sep
tember 27: Nevada, October 4;
cci. v in I.os Angeles, October
11; Washington In Portland, Oc
tober 18; SFU, October 25: Ida
ho here, November 1; WSC at
Pullman, November 8; Stanford
at Palo Alto, November 15; and j
Oregon Slate here, November 22, 1
1 finger on the Duck cagers
beaten out 52-49 by the surpris
Cougars. The Oregons were
but it was Bob Elliot, a sopho
Sfo. 13 and collected the needed
5 put Washington State in the
BOB WREN . . . rugged Duck for
ward, who should see action against
Oregon State in the first game of
the four game series that gets un
derway at Corvallis Saturday night.
Birdy is effective under the boards
and might be used to hold down
Rocha and Crandell.
squad oast off (i(i times and hit
IX for a .272 average.
Caoeli Howard Hobson began
preparations yesterdSy for the
first Oregon State tussle at Cor
vallis Saturday night by working
the varsity against Ted Schopf’s
freshman squad. Four more days
of intensive drill are in store for
the Webfoots who will be on the
come-back trail this weekend.
Oregon (49)
Dick, f.
Hays, f & c
Wiley, c.
..3 1 5 7
Williamson, g. 4
Popick, g
Wren, f ....
Wilkins, f
Lavey, g
. 0
Totals .
\V. S. C. (52)
Sheridan, f .
Gayda, f .
Sivertson, c .
Dahl, g.
Hamilton, g .....
Gaston, f. 3
Lowery, f . 1
Arndt, c. 1
Elliott, g . 2
Andrews, g. 2
17 15 21 49
2 1 2 5
2 !
Totals .18 16 23 52 j
Halftime score: Oregon 20, WSC
Missed freethrows: Oregon (11),
Dick, Wiley 7, Williamson 2, Lavey,
WSC (7), Sherdan 2, Gaston 2.
Gayda, Lowery, Hamilton.
Officials: Hal Eustis and Hal
Bill Stratton
Wally Hunter
Bernie Hammerbeck
Fred Taylor
Don Fair
A1 Pietschman.
1947 ND Hoop Race Destined
To be Crammed with Upsets :
W. L. Pet.
Washington .2 0 1.000
Oregon State .1 0 1.000
Oregon . 1 1 -500
Washington State .1 2 .333
Idaho.0 2 .000
Five contests of the 40-game
schedule of the Northern Division
Pacific Coast conference basketball
are cluttering up record books as of
today, and if the ones already
played are any indication—it will
be a Wild and woolly year. Before
any of the five teams in the North
ern division can run up the victor’s
pennant this season it will have to
prove that it can run with the best
of ’em, hit with the best of ’em con
sistently, and handle itself well in
the infighting.
This is not the year when the pre
season choice will come skating
home with the glad rag tucked
away and not show the signs of
heated battle. An off night at the
foul line, or an injury to a key man
can be enough to torpedo a fast
mover. This season the big boys are
back and the fight will go to the
Tonight the Jack Friel coached
gang from the Palouse hills will
end their series w ith Amory Gill’s
guys and that will end festivities
for tills week on the hoop front.
Last night’s Aggie-Cougar battle,
instead of clarifying the race, did
a lot to cloud the issue as to which
team is the one to beat. After
what the Cougars did to the pre
viously unbeaten Ducks people
here and there would hesitate to
count them entirely out of the
running. Likewise the Beavers
can be counted on for a blow' or
two before the fighting is over.
What the Orangemen did to the
Pullman quintet in the first half
Cougar Cagers Tired but Happy
After Weekend Split with Ducks
Tired, but definitely happy, the
Washington State Cougars de
scendend to tlieir locker room in
Mac Arthur court after Saturday
night's victory over the Ducks.
They had journeyed into the
“Valley” looking for and expect
ing wins, but the long away-from
home jaunt has always been a jinx
to traveling teams, although it
was the Cougars who conquered the
Ducks in three out of four con
tests last season.
Saturday's win partly compen
sated them they figured. But they
wanted that first game too, and
figured they could turn the trick
against the Oregon State team
Monday and Tuesday.
Got the Breaks
Questioned about the last min
utes of play that saw them over
come a three point deficit and
boom ahead three extra points,
some of the hoopsters said that
they knew they could turn the
tables with the breaks. However,
they were surprised that the Web
foots didn't try to freeze the ball
more than they did. "If your boys
could have successfully put a freeze
into action in those last ninety
seconds, we would probably be here
with long faces now,” said one
Another commented. “Your team
put the last minute riisli on Friday
night, and we figured it was time
to show everyone that we could do
the same thing.”
Coach Jack Friel was just as
happy as his proteges. One of the
most excited men was the WSC
manager. He was everywhere, in
the showers, locker room, and even
in the Oregon equipment room.
Some of the Oregon rooters and ■
.. l ; i .
fans were hanging around Harry
Dobson’s equipment menagerie,
and the discussion was on the poor
work of the officials and their ap
parent blindness to rules and in
fractions. Then the State manager
came in and blandly said, “That
was just about the best officiating
that I have ever seen.
Mouths dropped open, and some
of the Ducks snapped theii* necks
to see who had made the rash
statement. No, the Cougar didn’t
back out into oblivion but contin
ued on in his discourse of praise
for the officials.
He finally ran down, and every
one let him go back to his ward.
As son as he left the question
popped, “What league has he been
Several of the Cougars didn’t
back up their manager’s unpopular
remark, and admitted that the
work of the officials wasn’t any
thing to praise. “Too bad that
you have to have them for the
majority of your home games, too,”
one of them pointed out.
Confident About OSC
The forthcoming game with Ore
gon State Monday and Tuesday
brought smiles to some of the bas
(Plense turn to page six)
Santa Clara 43, Seattle College 33
Wyoming 68, Valparaiso 55
Nebraska 44, Oklahoma 41
Minnesota 34, Illinois 31
Purdue 57, DePaul 41
Michigan State 53, Marquette 51
Indiana 62, Ohio State 39
Willamette 50, St. Martins 39
Oregon State 52, Washington State
2S* .
was a headline surprise. The WSC
men proved themselves an ftble out
fit in two fast ones at the Igloo—hut
the Beavers weren’t letting them
get a look-in at the basket—or the
ball game last night. While pitch
ing in a neat percentage of their
own shots the Beavers were shack- ^
ling the Friel coached lads in no un
certain fashion.
Perhaps nervous Jack can figure
a way to beat the Gill designed de
fense before game time tonight, but
the Cougars are in for a rough eve
ning anyway.
Coach Howard Hobson’s tatf^
lads get the next shot at the Or
angemen, when the Ducks and
the Beavers re-new their age-old
feud at Corvallis next Saturday.
Only other hoop action slated for
next Saturday is a Washington
State-University of Idaho tussle at
Moscow. At present the defending
champion Vandals are the only
team to go winless in conference
play. Hec Edmundson’s Washing
ton Huskies dropped the Vandals
twice, 51-41 and 62-41.
WSC 52 TO 28
CORVALLIS, Jan. 6—Oregon
State’s basketball squad racked up
its first conference wir. of the sea
son here last night with a crushing
52-28 victory over Jack Friel's
Washington State Cougars. The
two teams meet again on the same
court Tuesday night. A
The Cougars failed to score for
the first 11 minutes of the game,
the longest time in memory of OSC
officials an opponent has failed to
tally against the Beavers here.
The score way 11-0 before Wes
Dahl sank a long toss for the first
WSC goal, but the Beavers ran
the tally far ahead and with less
than two minutes of the first half
left, it was 25-4.
Then Lew Beck, Beaver spark
plug guard, rang in five more
points and Gayda tossed a field
goal and a free one to add three
for the Cougars to close the stun
ning 30-7 halftime score.
By the middle of the second half,
WSC edged up to 45-22 and when
the game was over Washington
State had scored 21 points and
Oregon State 22 in the second half.
The Cougars were way off in
their shooting and apparently felt
the fatigue of their two whirlaway
games against Oregon last week
WSC (28) (52) OSO^
Gayda (5) .F. (5) Crandall
Sheridan (4) ... F. (1) Peterson
Sivertson .C. (11) Rocha
Dahl (2) .G... Silver
Hamilton (3) .. .G. (9) Torrey
WSC subs: Gaston (8), Lowery,
(2), Arndt, Elliott (1), Hanks (2)„
Svenson (1).
OSC subs: Anderson (6), Carey
(1), Martin (3), Beck (12), Ro«
landt (4), Catterall.
Halftime score: OSC 30, WSC 7,
Officials: Hal Eustis, referee^"-'
Hal Lee, umpire.
Popp Calls Skiers
All persons interested in turn*
out for the newly organized ski
team are urged to be ready for
time trials to be held this week*
end, it was announced by Coach
Jim Popp.
Popp said that everyone who
intends to turn out should con*
tact him today in the apparatus'^"
room of the men’s physical edu*
cation building. Trials this
weekend will be held at Santiam
pass, and will include down-hill
and slalom runs.