Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1948, Page 5, Image 5

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Co-Sports Editor
Oregon s hoopers open their important Inland Empire invas
ion tonight, meeting the V ashington State Cougars on the
Pullman floor. After games tonight and tomorrow night the
V ebfoots draw a day of rest and then tackle the Idaho Van
dals Friday and Saturday nights. If the Webfoots win both
frays from the Cougars they will vault back up to second place,
w mi a record ot tour victories
and three defeats, behind the
Oregon State Beavers. But
only part of the job is done
then. To keep in the running,
now that the Beavers grabbed
both weekend games from
Washington, the Ducks need
two stright wins over Idaho to
get back in front. And this
could be accomplished only if
the Beavers drop at least one,
preferably two, g a m e s to
Washington in their return en
gagement this weekend at
This week’s activity in the Northern Division can make
a number of changes in the championship picture by next
Sunday. For instance, if Oregon wins all its games on the
tour, and Oregon State splits with the Huskies- the two
Oregon teams will be tied for first place, with Washington
third. And if Oregon loses one, and the Staters drop both
of their games, then the Ducks and Beavers will be tied for
second, a half game behind Washington.
The Ducks Can Lose Only Once
'1 lie whole situation boils down to this: Oregon cannot pos
sibly lose more than one game on this present tour, and still
hope to stay in the running for the championship. And what
■ are the green and yellow team’s chances to get through the
rugged invasion with only one loss? From here we would say
pretty good. Despite the double defeat from the Huskies at
Seattle the Oregon team is still convinced that it is the better
outfit. Every one of the cagers came back from Seattle burning
with rage because they had been defeated. And the two vic
tories by the Cornvalley quintet over Washington proved their
point and boosted their morale even higher. Because Oregon
beat the Staters in a game in which the Eugene club was most
certainly off their regular game. So we expect to see the Web
foots really turn on the heat and the fast break against their
two opponents this week. When the smoke clears Oregon
should have at least three Victories under her belt.
Big Jack Was Handcuffed
The amazing thing about Oregon State's two victories over
the Huskies was the way the Beavers so effectively shackled
big Jack Nichols, the league's high scorer and most potent
center. He made only sixteen points the first night, when State
won 71 to 63, and eight points the second. And the Beavers
with the shortest team in the league. Their tallest man, reserve
center Len Rinerson, is six foot-five and one-half inches, an ex
Oregon City high star. Up to Saturday night Rinerson had
seen only limited action but Slats Gill will be using him plenty
from now on. Not only did he battle on equal terms on the
backboard with big Jack but he also outscored Nichols, with
nine points.
It was onlv a year ago January that Oregon started its foot
ball rebuilding program. And look how far the Eugene school
has come in one short year. Much farther than anyone ex
pected when an unknown from Nevada named Jim Aiken was
hired as head football coach. We venture to say that Oregon
has received more favorable publicity in the one year of Aiken
and the new era than it did in any theree seasons of Oliver and
From Rags to Riches in a Year
From nearly the same team that under Oliver in 1946 had the
reputation of being strictly a first-half ball club- a club that
quit when the going got rough, Aiken and his assistants molded
an eleven that gained the respect of ever}- opponent for its
fight, even though behind. Even the hard-to-convince California
writers were generous in their support of the Webfoot gridders,
after Oregon fell to UCLA, 24 to 7.
After the 38 to 13 spanking by Texas the sports writers,
with the exception of a visiting fireman from Seattle,
strongly upheld the Duck cause. And Aiken isn’t planning
to rest on his first-year laurels. The board of strategy is
already planning plenty of surprises for Oregon’s 1948
Skeptics Hour Planned
Skeptics hour of the YWCA
will meet at the home of Mrs. Paul
_ Ellis, 1442 East Thirteenth, at 4
•fi. m .today.
Copy Desk Staff:
Bob Stephensen, editor
Herb Lazenby
Margie Scandling
Bill Wallace
Bob Schade
Fiji, Campbell, TKE Register
Clean Wins in Melon Loop
Cherney A vs. Nestor A
Beta B vs. Minturn B
SAE B vs. Lambda Chi B
Delt B vs. SAM E
Fiji B vs. Campbell club B
Sigma Nu B vs. Phi Delt B
SAM vs. Beta Theta Pi
Monday’s intramural basketball
slated three games, all clean and
fast, Best game of the day pitted
the Campbell club against Delta
Tau Delta in a close tilt that ended
with the Campbell boys ahead by
one point, 19 to 18. Other results of
the afternoon were Phi Gamma
Handball Frays
Set For Today
Margaret McKeen of Pi Phi de
feated Masine Arndt 2 to 1 in a
close badminton match, the only
one to be played Saturday.
Tuesday’s schedule pits Harriet
Minot and Beverly Bennet, Yvonne
Keith and Kay Richardson, Geor
gene Shanklin and Suzanne Dimm
in the indoor gym. In the outdoor
gym, Maryanne Hansen will meet
Margaret McKeen, Margaret Wil
liams and Betty Burkhart, and
Frances De Voss and Sylvia Sach
ter will complete the scheduled ac
iT- 111 ■~
Delta over Sederstrom lra.ll, 32 to
19, and Tau Kappa Epsilon over Pi
Kappa Phi, 15 to 9.
Fiji 32; Sederstrom Hall 1
In the cleanest game or the day,
the team from Fiji chalked up a
32 to 19 win over the men from
Sederstrom hall.
The game featured fast play with
very few' fouls, until the fourth pe
riod when the two teams started
fighting more earnestly for the
ball. The Fijis used a tight zone de
fense which made it difficult for
the Vets Dorm boys to work the
ball. Sederstrom held the Fijis in
the first half, when the alley men
w'ere forced to shoot many long
ones, but came out ahead at the
end of the half, by virtue of their
backboard work, 17 to 13. High
man for the afternoon was Fiji
Chuck Taylor with 17 points. John
Belloni and Francis Linklater made
six each for the losers.
Campbell club 19; DTD, 18
The powerful team from Camp
bell took a close decision from the
Delta Tau Delta quint, 19 to 18 in
the closest contest of the after
noon. The club boys started hard
and led at the end of the first quar
ter, 5 to 3, and at the half 11 to 5.
The Campbell boys clicked with
accuracy on their long shots and
keyhole hook shots in the first half,
and held the Delts to ^hooting long
In the second half, the hard
fighting Delt team revised its
strategy and used a tight zone de
fense that held the club to two
points in the third quarter. Score
at the end of this period was tied
up at 13 to 13, by virtue of a driv
ing rally staged by the Delts.
Big Bill Kurhly, who took a ter
rific beating under the backboards,
kept his team in the game all the
way, and the Delts were ahead
twice during the last half. Camp
bell grabbed the lead and used a
strategic stall until the gun. High
men for the winners were Frank
Grove and Jim Robson with six
markers each.
THE 15; Pi Kappa Phi 9
In the final game of the day, the
Tekes from the Vets' dorm downed
the Pi Kappa Phis by a count of 15
to 9. The Pi Kap team found trou
ble in penetrating the TKE defense,
and resorted to shooting long shots
that seldom disturbed the net.
The Tekes grabbed an early lead
and were never in trouble after the
first few minutes. In the final quar
ters of the tilt, the play became
a bit rough. High for the TKES
was Vinton Pope with seven points.
Next was Dale Dempsey of PI
Kappa Phi with four markers.
Webfoots Annex
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ond; Gromacy, OSC, third. Time
150-yard backstroke-Hill, Ore-'
gon, first Schaffer, OSC sec
ond; Lipp, OSC, third. Time, 1.52.1.
200-yard breast stroke-Walters,
Oregon, first; Van Ettan, OSC,
second; Lipp, OSC. third. Time
440-yard freestyle - Thompson,
Oregon, first; Ruedy, Oregon, sec
ond; Hall, OSC, third. Time, 6:00.4.
440-yard freestyle relay-Won by
Oregon (Dahlen, Weddle, Hill, and
■ Walters.) Time, 4:27.3.
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