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 score. 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 iron. 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 contest. 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. FG FT PF TP ..3 1 5 7 Williamson, g. 4 Popick, g Wren, f .... Wilkins, f 3 1 3 4 1 3 7 6 13 10 0 3 Berg, 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 FG FT PF TP 2 1 2 5 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 6 0 7 8 1 6 ‘ 2 2 ! 10 4 Totals .18 16 23 52 j Halftime score: Oregon 20, WSC 25. Missed freethrows: Oregon (11), Dick, Wiley 7, Williamson 2, Lavey, WSC (7), Sherdan 2, Gaston 2. Gayda, Lowery, Hamilton. Officials: Hal Eustis and Hal Lee. SPOUTS STAFF Bill Stratton Wally Hunter Bernie Hammerbeck Fred Taylor Don Fair A1 Pietschman. 1947 ND Hoop Race Destined To be Crammed with Upsets : T N. D. STANDINGS 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 By WALLY HUNTER 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 .wire. 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 Cougar. 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. Silence. 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 in?” 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) BASKETBALL SCORES 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. OSC CRUSHES 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 end. Summary: 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.