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Duck Hopes, Amocher Both Return
With spirits already soaring after the weekend sweep of
a series with Idaho, Coach John Warren’s basketballing
Ducks went back to the work mill yesterday and were
greeted by the presence of big Bob Amacher.
The reutrn of the 6 ft. 8 in. forward sent Oregon’s stock
up another notch, and it places them in good shape for the
coming series with Washington in Seattle.
It was during the Webfoot's sojourn in San Francisco
early in the season that Amacher got peeved and took a
The differences existing then have been ironed out, and
now he's back in everyone's good graces.
It will take a little while for the 208 lb. Junior to get
himself in the groove again, but this shouldn’t put him back
The regulars worked out early yesterday and were given
a breather toward the end of practice.
With the important Husky series in the offing, all hands
were anxious to maintain the keen edge they showed in tak
ing two from Idaho. That Saturday clambake, a 58-50 af
fair, had fans sitting on pins until the final whistle.
There were less than three minutes remaining when Ida
ho’s Dick Geisler flipped in a charity toss to knot the score
at 50-50. It was good that Geisler made it, because that was
the last point the Vandals collected that night.
A moment later Jim Bartelt worked in behind the key
and pushed a one-hander through the meshes to make it
52-50. Rog Wiley then followed up to tip in a rebound, and
Paul Sowers pumped in four more, two on free throws, to
wind up proceedings.
Things started off in rather tame fashion, so tame, in
fact, that certainly no one would have thought Sowers
would have hit the hoops for 18 healthy points. He register
ed only three in the first half, while teammate Wiley, who
also collected 18, was arching in eight. But after intermis
sion the former Vanport ace started a blitz, virtually carry
ing the whole offensive load by himself.
However, it was Idaho’s Bob Prichett who caught
the fancy of the crowd. The strapping 6 ft. 3 in. for
ward hit the bull’s eye time after time, and it was only a
surplus of personal fouls, forcing him to leave the game,
that prevented his point total irum going any mgner man
the already high 19.
This boy didn’t confine his activities to just shooting,
either. He was scrapping all over the floor, and frequently
went high into the ozone to snatch a rebound. He was the
Vandals Right Back
Fans thought they were in for a replica of Friday night’s
lop-sided game when Oregon ran up a quick lead and level
led off at 23-13. Warren then sent in a new unit and Pres
ton Brimhall, Roy Irons, Gerry Gunnel and Jack Rainey
promptly closed what was once a huge gap to just a peep
It was Oregon on top 25-23 as the half ended, and an
aura of uncertainty was the only thing certain about the
The Webfoots came out brandishing a fistful of war
clubs in the second half, and quickly converted them into
field goals and a six point lead. But the Vandals were obsti
nant. They deadlocked the game 43-43 on Brimhall's free
throw and hung on until the fading minutes. The Ducks
were just not to be denied.
University of Oregon players
came through in fine style Sun
das’ nite at the local icg arena as
the Eugene Redwings defeated
a scrappy Corvallis Beaver
team before a capacity crowd of
cheering ice hockey fans.
Roger Newton, back to the form
that gave him a hat-trick in every
tegular game last year and one in
the playoffs, really went to town in
the secdnd frame and took his three
igoals on two assists from Coach
Tom Ferris and one lengthy drive
Speedy Don Severson started the
Redwing scoring barrage when he
canned the opening goal of the
game at the 4:30 mark of the first
period, and his shot was followed in
rapid succession by Tommy Gilles
pie's two quick ones, both on assists
from brother Dick.
Big Bill Corcoran finished up the
scoring' of that frame when he pot
ted the first of his two goals for the
.Beavers. It was a cleanly played
period with no penalties being met
ed out by Referee Bob Gilmore.
Corcoran came back early in the
second to give Corvallis their only
•other tally for the evening, then
..Newton took over the show.
The final frame opened with a
bang when Newton and Rodgers, of
the Beavers, were put out of the
game for two minutes apiece as a
result of roughness on the boards.
Two minutes later a near riol broke
out as diminutive Gene Thiessen
tackled giant Dave Turple in a fist
fight and both benches poured play
ers into the fray. Thiessen went lo
the penalty bench on a major In
fraction, drawing five minutes
while Turple sat out for ten.
Seven seconds later John Olson
potted in the eighth Redwing tally
while both teams were playing two
.i.ien short from the previous penal
ii s. Olson took his turn on the pen
ally bench for boarding.
Brawl Barely Averted
As he entered the game two min
ut >s later, he and Beaver Jim Rad
ars each drew a major penalty for
the second major fight of tire game
v, hich, like tire one only minutes
before, brought several other skat
ir.g fighters jnto it before officials
succeeded in breaking it up.
The Gillespie brothers again came
into the limelight as they each scor
ed one in tire final minutes, giving
Tom a hat-trick to add to Newton's.
Thiessen added to the final action
as he fired in the eleventh Eugene
goal seconds before the whistle.
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Bob's Back, Oregon Has Him
UGLY DUCKLING RETURNS—Oregon's cage-masters yesterday
were greeted at the practice court by the return of Boh Amacher,
ace forward. The big fellow left the squad several weeks ago, but
matters have been taken in hand, and now all is peace between him
and Coach John Warren. With Amacher, the Ducks stand a good
chance to throw a few scares into Washington this weekend.
Crandall Sparks Oregon State
To 42-31 Triumph over Idaho
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 17—
(AP) — Oregon State College
trounced the University of Idaho,
42 to 31, as the teams opened a
two-game Pacific Coast confer
ence, Northern Division basketball
Oregon State piled in 16 of its
points on free throws, with l*ig
Cliff Crandall coining in with six
in six trips to the foul line in a
second half session after Idaho had
staged a rally.
The Beavers jumped to a 15-6
lead before the Vandals snapped
out of a scoring slump and made
the halftime count 18 to 10. Then in
the second half. Oregon State held
its 10 point lead as the scoring see
sawed until 10 minutes were gone.
At tills point goals by Roy Irons,
i Bob Pritchett and Nic Stallworth
closed the gay to six points, 28-22,
and after an OSC foul shot, Stall
worth dropped in a long one to
narrow the Gap to five points,
Crandall totaled 16 for the game,
blit only four points were on field
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Annex Swim Meet
Just as predicted, a classy squad of transfers and freshmen
stroked the varsity swimming team into submission, 39-36, in
the Men's Pool last Saturday. And despite the fact that records
did not fall as fast as expected, the crowd was still treated to one
of the finest exhibitions seen in these parts for several years.
It was a nip-and-tuck affair all the way, the decision not com
ing until the final event. The varsity was handicapped by the
absence of Bob Hiatt, number one
distance man, and just how his
mates would have fared had he been
able to compete is another story.
Van Dyke Sizzles
Outstanding show of the day was
put on by transfer Peter Van Dyke,
high point man, who took firsts in
the 100 yard freestyle and the 440
yard free-style as well as anchor
ing the victorious four man relay
team when his mates were behind
36 to 32. The 7 big points gave them
the necessary margin for victory.
Van Dyke’s time in the 100, al
though not a pool record, was well
under the varsity record of 54.1 at
53.9. This is he second fastest time
ever turned in at the Men’s Pool.
The lone official record of the day
came in the 100 yard backstroke
when Bob Kang and Earl Walter
squared off with Kang having too
much stuff in the final 40 yards and
pulling away to a new record of
1:02.7, easily surpassing the pre
vious standard of 1:04.0 set by
Sherman Wetmore in 1940.
Another outstanding p e r f o r
mance was turned in by Joe Nashi
tnoto, a transfer from Ohio State,
who, in winning the 100 in the fast
time of 1:05.5, only missed the pool
record by an even second. This is
quite a feat when one figures that
Nishimoto is in reality a freestyler
and had won the 220 yard freestyle
in good time of 2:25.0 just a little
Best news of the entire meet was
a young man named George Balch,
who was completely unknown be
fore the meet and came from be
hind to nip Tom Nekota in the 60
yard freestyle sprint and place sec
He will definitely add strength to
the varsity in this event and will
help them no end in their quest for
. 300 yard Medley—Won by Varsi
ty (Walter, Harman, Nekota).
220 yard Freestyle—1. Nishimo
to (F); 2. Hargraves (V); 3. Brau
cher (V). Time: 2:25.
60 yard Freestyle—1. Moorhead
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