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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1948)
Duck Swimmen Submerge Staters;
Gagers Begin Crucial Inland Series
Warren Shifts Lineup,
Goes Cougar Hunting
By DON FAIR
Oregon’s basketball team invades the lair of the Cougars tonight at
8 p. in., in the first of a two-game series against Washington State at
Arriving at their destination this morning after leaving Eugene yes
terday afternoon, the Webfoots, 12 men strong plus Coach John War
ren, trainer Tom Hughes, and manager Paul Edlund, open the strenuous
Inland Empire swing against the second place WSC quintet.
The Ducks, currently ranked fourth in Northern Division standings,
trail the Cougars by a full game. A win for the Lemon-and-Green
cagers would deadlock them with Washington and Washington State
f< r third slot in the standings.
Before entraining yesterday, arren announced his tentative starting
li neup for tonight. C foot-8 inch Bob Amacher is being used to give the
Webfoots added height against the Jack Friel’s WSC team.
Roger Wiley, as usual, will start at center, and Stan Williamson
rates the nod at one guard post. The other position is a toss-up between
Jim Bartelt, Kenny Seeborg, and Lynn Hamilton. All trhee of these men
have shown marked improvement in scrimmages last week, and' could
start. However Bartelt will probably be the logical choice to open the
game, with Seeborg and Hamilton destined for plenty of action.
Friel’s Cougars, who started off slowly by dropping two to Oregon
State, have been coming with a rush, with four wins in their last
f ve starts, they now boast a three-game winning streak at the ex
pense of Idaho.
Washington State uses the alternating unit system, with two teams
being substituted at frequent intervals throughout a game. They stress
t ie ball-control brand of game, with a deliberate set-em-up type of
fense. The Cougars have a big, rugged ball club, with C foot-8 inch
Vince Hanson to match Wiley’s height at center.
Starting at the forwards for WSC will be Ed Gayda and Norm
Lowery. Gayda, only a sophomore, is rated a worthy shot and uses
k.s 6 foot-2 inch stature to good effect on the boards. He is also a
tough defensive player, a feature at which the Cougar team as a
vi hole is strong.
Lowery is a senior, and another dangerous scorer. Hanson, another
senior and starting center, is the ace hook-shot, artist of the Staters
a id only last Saturday night he gave his team a 41-40 game over Idaho
v itli a bucket in the last seconds. Both defensively and on the back
I- .ards he will give Wiley a rough evening.
George Hamilton and Kob Elliott draw the first-string guatd as
signments, and both are fast and hard to check. Hamilton is a one
Imnd specialist, but can and does sink the two-hand variety. Elliott
is a deceptive ball-handler, and like his running mate, Hamilton, has
e good eye for the basket.
On Friel’s alternating string, which comes in at approximately five
r mute intervals are forward's, Bob Gaston and George Heathcoate;
center. Ray "Tiny" Arndt; and guards, Wes Dahl and Reggie Scodeller.
Each of these reserves has the scoring capabilities of the first five.
:> id Arndt, with his 240 pounds under the basket, is a hard man to get
e it of the rebound scrambles. In addition to Hanson and Arndt at cen
ter the Cougars have 0 foot-5 inch Gordon Prehm to throw in against
Wiley, Prehm was injured early in the first Washington encounter and
1 isn’t seen much action since then.
How the officiating will stack up on the Pauouse swing is anybody’s
guess, although Hal Lee and Hal Eustis are slated to handle the
whistling for the Webt’oot Cougar frays. _
Girls' Sport Front Active
H'ri-Delt ns Hendricks, indoor gym
Bleeps \s Gamma hall, indoor
Alpha hall edged out a stub
born Rebec team 16 to 11. and
Gamma Phi Beta forfeited to Pi
Beta Phi in Monday's girls’ bask
Inability to hit the basket show
ed lip many times in the slow mov
ing Alpha-Rebec contest. Lilly
Kobayashi led the Alpha attack
with seven points to her credit.
\ dh team-mate Helen Robertson
accounting for six. Jean Neeley
a ad Joan Huntington sparked the
Rebec attack with four points
each. Half-time score was 9 to S
i favor of Rebec.
Gannna Phi forfeited to Pi Phi
ween only five girls appeared, but
a practice game was played any
v. in' .with Betty Arnold, Pi Plii
sub-stitute, filling the Gamma Phi
i gilt forward post. The final score
was Pi Phi IT, Gamma Phi 16.
Outstanding player of the contest
was Joan Carr, Pi Phi captain,
who made ten points, while Sally
Mount and Liz Gilmore of Gamma
Phi hit the hoop for six.
Oregon W Emerald
Don Fair, Fred Taylor, Co-Sports Editors
Ht. OREGON Pos. WSC Ht.
6-2 Wilkins . F ....• Lowery 6-2
6-8 Amacher .. F Gayda 6-2
6-8 Wiley . C Hanson 6-8
5- 7 Williamson G Hamilton 5-10
6- 2 Bartelt G Elliott 6-0
Frosh Split Prep Games,
Gird for Rook Hoopers
Returning home after another
split in weekend games, the Oregon
Frosh basketball squad took over
McArthur court yesterday after
noon for the first of four pre-OSC
game practices to be held this
Coach Carl Heldt is juggling his
Fro’sh lineup in an attempt to get
back into the win column against
the up-s'tate Rooks. The two squads
meet for the second time this Fri
day night in Corvallis.
Heldt's latest move was to
switch Don Peterson, ex-Roose
velt high all-city guard, to for
ward, in order to pair straight
shooting Leroy Coleman and
Jack Keller at guards in the
same starting five. Peterson, ex
Roosevelt high all-city guard, is a
valuable man because of his floor
generalship and scoring ability.
The three-way battle between Will
Urban. Bob Taggesell, and Rod
Slade for the remaining back-court
starting assignment is still raging,
with no edge given to any of the
Newest addition to the squad is
Gene Hover, six-foot two-inch for
ward from Klamath Falls, who has
been kept out of competition till
now with a badly pulled leg muscle.
Balancing this gain is the loss of
Malcolm Bolen, who dropped from
The Ducklings are slightly the
worse for wear after their jaunt up
the Willamette valley. They
trounced Oregon City 64-49 Friday
night, but the rugged Vikings of
Salem high hung a 48-33 drubbing
on the college boys the following
Peterson led the Oregons in both
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contests, potting 20 points against
the Pioneers and collecting 12 in
the Salem game.
Hope for the Freshmen to even
the score with the Rooks is main
tained, after Paul Valenti’s charg
es dropped their first game in nine
starts. Milwaukie high turned the
trick with a 33-30 upset win last
Movies of the Oregon-Oregon
State football game will be
shown tonight in 307 Chapman.
Sponsored by Druids, the pic
tures are free of charge. Two
showings will be given, at 6:30..
..p.m. and 7:25.
By Elvvin Paxon
The varsity swimmers turned in
a. repeat performance of their sea
son opener victory Saturday after
noon ,by dunking the luckless Bea
vers 52-23 in the Corvallis pool.
The Ducks were minus the ser
vices of the team’s leading scorer,
George Moorhead, who was con
fined to the infirmary for the week
Running-mate Bill Vannatta,
however, came through in rousing
style to take firsts in both of the
free-style sprints, and a share of
the top-spot points in the medley
relay, to collect high point honors.
The Webfoots won every event
except the diving with little dif
ficulty, as they outshone their ri
vals in every department. Little
Ray Staub annexed the only OSC
victory, as the defending ND div
ing champ edged out opponent
The inexperienced Beaver mer
men made a much better showing
but failed to rack up any impres
sive times as they gathered in four
seconds in the swimming battle.
300-yard medley relay-Won by
Oregon (Hill, Walters and Vannat
ta.) Time, 3:32.4.
220-yard free-style - Thompson,
Oregon, first; Weddle, Oregon,
second; Hall, OSC, third. Time
50-yard freestyle-Vannatta, Ore
gon, first; Gromacy, OSC second;
Dahlen, Oregon, third. Time, :26.
Diving-Staub, OSC, first: Mc
Cullough, Oregon, second; Wicks,
100-yard freestyle - Vannatta,
Oregon, first; Dahl, Oregon, sec
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