Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 21, 1947, Page 5, Image 5

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Assistant Sports Editor
Since football season got under way back in September it
lias been a pretty dry year for University of Oregon athletic
teams. It hasn’t all been bad, but take a look at the record
books and you 'will iincl that
only one Webfoot team has
tallied a win against the lads
from Oregon State. Saturday
“Honest John” Warren and
his swimming team made a
jaunt to Corvallis and believe
it or not they won. John’s boys
did it in convincing fashion,
too. They tramped off with
victories in every event except
diving where they were held to
second place.
Very few people are ea
ger, or greedy enough that
they believe that teams rep
resenting their school can go
on indefinitely winning. Most
people at Oregon are con
tent with a win now and
then—but once or twice a
season they feel that the
Duck guys should tee off on
an Aggie ball club. That’s why it has been a dry year for
This lose-tOrOSC routine started when the Duck junior
varsity football team managed to take a trip to Corvallis and
absorb a resounding thumping from the Aggie juniors. This
was bad but it got worse when the OSC juniors measured the
Duck juniors again—this time on Hayward field. To follow
this up the varsity football team took a big one on the nose
from the Lon Stiner-coached Beavers in a muddy Bell field
Basketball No Help
» Then came basketball season. Ah ! Basketball season. Well
get those characters now. Then, after dropping a close one
to Washington State, Hobby’s crew lost number two for the
season—to OSC. The next blow fell when Coach Ted Schopf’s
junior varsity basketball team, riding high on the crest of a
13 game winning streak invaded Aggieland. I hats where
the JV win streak ended.
Friday night it happened again. That made a total of six
straight losses to the Orangemen. So you can tip your lid to
Coach John Warren and his varsity swimming team. They
beat in the State mermen 69-16 Saturday.
Webfoots Have Fans
Even though the Oregon football season was a little disap
pointing in many respects the University still has a loyal follow
ing all over the U. S. Director of Publicity Art Litchman can
vouch for this fact. Since football season began Art and his
helpers spend a considerable amount of time answering fan
letters written to the school. They come in four and five a
day from all parts of the States with requests for “A souvenir
program of your wonderful football team. Or, Please send
me a picture of Jake Leicht. I live in Maine, but I am still
interested in the progress of your team.”
All of these requests couldn’t be acknowledged with
pictures but Litchman sees to it that they get a program.
This not only goes on during football season; postcards and
letters are still coming in.
Paul Sowers and Ty Lovelace former members of the Ore
gon varsity and junior varsity basketball squads, respectively,
have transferred to Vanport extension school and according
to Sowers Vanport is a comer. Plans are being made to make
Vanport a member of the Pacific Northwest conference, which
is a pretty fair small league. It includes Willamette, Pacific,
Whitman, College of Idaho, Linfield, College of Puget Sound,
Lewis and Clark, and the University of British Columbia. If
things go ahead as scheduled they will enter the league next
year. Sowers said.
Vanport officials are also angling for an invitation to a
junior college tournament that is being held in Los Angeles in
Dunkel Still Has Faith
If the- “experts” ratings mean anything to you, it might
be interesting to note that Dick Dunkel hasn’t lost faith
in the Oregon basketball team. According to his latest dope
sheet the Webfoot hoopsters are still one of the 10 top teams
in the nation. Dunkel rates the Duck squad as Number 10
on the big parade. Latest addition to the big ten is Oregon
State. When the Webfoots were riding in the Number eight
spot the Beavers weren’t listed. This week the Beavers
enter, and are rated fourth best in the nation.
JVs Squeeze Another!
Late Rally Breaks
40-All Deadlock
Oregon’s junior varsity hoop
sters eked out another victory last
night, defeating the Coos Bay
Pirates 52 to 48, but were forced
to extend themselves to the limit
before conquering the stubborn in
dependent outfit. It was the thir
teenth win against no defeats in
AAU league competition for the
At no time during the contest
did either team hold a substan
tial lead, the biggest gap being
six points registered at various
times by the dayvees. The lead
changed hands six times and the
score was tied eight times, most
ly in the second half.
The junior Oregon outfit man
aged to break loose late in the last
stanza, when a long push-shot by
diminutive Walt Kirsch knotted the
count for the last time at 40 to 40.
Darrell Robinson, newcomer to the
JV quintet, caged a lay-in and was
fouled at the same time. He calm
ly made the gift toss to boost the
margin to three counters. Here a
free shot by the Pirates narrowed
the distance, but Robinson came
through again with a field goal,
and it was the beginning of the
Amacher Connevts
Lanky Bob Amacher followed
with a tip-in off the boards for two
points and, folowing a one-hander
by Luke Baccelleri, hit for a free
toss. At this point the Pirates ral
lied, connecting for three points to
cut the count to 50 to 46, but it
wasn’t enough.
Fred Wilson of the Jayvees
tossed in a beautiful one-hander
over his head to put the game on
ice, as time ran out. Chuck Stamp
er managed to rack up a field goal
for Coos Bay just before the bell
sounded ending the tilt.
The college lads started off the
game like they really intended
to cinch it early, but their at
tack soon fizzled out. Kirsch
opened the activities by looping
one in from beyond the key and
quickly followed by swishing in
another for an early lead.
Amacher kept up the pace by
potting another on a pivot shot
from under the backboard, but the
Pirates then got into the scoring
festivities themselves, as George
Huggins, leading pointmaker in the
city league, tipped in a rebound
shot and then hit again with a one
hander to make the scoreboard
read 6 to 4.
Remainder Close
From here on in until the last
minutes of the ‘game it was touch
and go for both squads, as the Coos
Bay quint refused to bow to the
opponent even though out-manned.
The Jayvee team employed its cus
tomary practice of alternating
squads to keep up the fast speed.
Halftime score was 30 to 25 for
the college team.
Jayvees (52) (48) Coos Bay
Deveney, 2.F.14, Gassoway
Hamilton, 2.F.4, Hume
Amacher, 8 .C. 12, Stamper
Kirsch, 6 .G.6, Huggins
Seebrg, 7 .G. 7, Smith
Substitutions: for Jayvees-—Wil
son 8, Holloman, Robinson 9, Hen
derson 4, Baccelleri 7. Coos Bay—*
Waite 5, Hull.
Four Games,
Two Forfeits
In IM Play
Monday’s intramural “B” league
basketball games saw the follow
ing scores: Chi Psi 26, McChesney
hall 19; Alpha Tau Omega 44,
Omega hall 5; Sigma Nu 31, Sig
ma Alpha Epsilon 16; Campbell
Club 26, Sigma hall 10. Delta Tau
Delta won on a forfeit from Phi
Kappa Psi, and Phi Delta Theta
won on a forfeit from Stan Ray.
A recovered Chi Psi team
trounced McChesney hall 26-19 for
their first win yesterday afternoon.
Previously they had lost to the
Betas 37-19. John Kroder led the
victors with six points. It was
McChesney hall’s second defeat.
Last week Theta Chi over-powered
them 31-11.
ATOs Win
Alpha Tau Omega paced by
Ramsey Fendel netted an easy win
over Omega hall by beating them
44-5. This win, their second of the
season, brought their win-lost col
umn to two wins against one de
The dangerous Sigma Nu squad
maintained its winning pace by
downing the undefeated SAE’s 31
16. Wayne Bartholemy sparked
the one-sided win with 14 tallies.
At halftime SAE trailed 13-10, but
a second half spurt by the Sigma
Nu’s was too much as their de
fense gave way to an 18 point bar
rage. A1 Paulsen was high for
the losers.
Sigma Hall Downed
Campbell Club, bouncing back
from an over-time loss of last week,
decisively defeated Sigma hall 26
10. Eston Way piloted his mates to
the win with eight points. John
Grossman was high man for Sig
ma. Frequent substitutions by
Campbell Club coach, Jerry Mosby,
held the score down.
A forfeit by Stan Ray B added
anotne. win to the Phi Delt string.
The other forfeit of the day was
claimed by Delta Tau Delta when
the Phi Psis failed to make an ap
pearance. The Delts had previous
ly won a game from Sigma hall
Sports Staff This Issue: .
Bill Stratton
Wally Hunter
George Skorney
A1 Pietschman
Elwin Paxson
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