Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 25, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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    Freshmen Quint Buckles Down to Hard Work
As Two-Game Weekend Setto Approaches
Oregon's freshman basket
ball team resumed practice
yesterday after dropping their
first game of the season to the
Oregon State Rooks Friday
night, 54-49.
The victory for Jackie Orr &
Co. was not .as easily accomplished
as expected, however, as the game
was close right down to the wire.
The Frosh once held a 13-12 edge,
but Orr, an ex-uiants pass star,
proceeded to shoot and tip-in the
Rooks into lead they never relin
While Orr was high point man for
Paul Valenti’s boys, with 81 points,
Ken Hunt bagged 14 for the Frosh
and Jim Vrani/.an and Bill Clausen
got 10 apiece.
Kirsch worked the freshmen on
offensive patterns in yesterday's
practice ciiiu aisu tuun. ©uinc
for a chalk talk.
They have a similar engagement
Saturday evening opposite Central
Catholic of Portland.
The week's practice will probably
include a scrimmage against the
varsity today and possibly a session
with University high.
Their next game is against Cot
tage Grove high in the preliminary
game to the Oregon-LIU tilt Friday
Webfoots Prime for Series
With LIU after Losing Two
After absorbing two close defeats at the hands of the Washington Huskies last weekend,
John Warren’s Webfoot cagers began serious drill yesterday in preparation for the two-game
invasion this Friday and Saturday by Long Island's Blackbirds.
Monday Warren sent tlie entire squad through a long scrimmage against the Oregon Frosl
five. The regulars of both teams took an easy workout, but the reserves battled each other on al
most even terms rur hiusl ui me oi
The Webfoots will have to be in
top shape when they meet the
Blackbirds this weekend. Clair Bee
has another fine LIU quint, and is
hoping to improve his already fine
record against the Ducks.
Ducks Copped in ’46
Only in 1946 has Oregon been able
to top Bee's boys, though they’ve
given the Blackbirds many a tough
LIU will be heavily favored to
sweep the set, especially after the
two games the Webfoots lost to
Washington over the weekend. The
Ducks met the Huskies at full
strength, with Sammy White ready
for action and seeing lots of it.
Friday night the Webfoots lost
out in the closing seconds 44-43,
when Paul Sowers missed t\Vo free
throws. The Ducks kept the game
dose l>ut were unable to stop the
taller Huskies under the back
Sowers played a fine game stop
ping White, but Bill Vandenburgh
dropped in 16 points to neutralize
that effort.
Closed Gap
Saturday night the Oregon quint
came roaring up to close a wide
Washington margin to 46-44 with
three and one half minutes left. But
from there on in, John Warren’s
boys couldn't get the ball. The Hnsr
kies froze it, and, despite numerous
Oregon fouls, refused to give it up,
only adding a free throw from there
on in.
Vandenburgh was again the hero
for the home team, bucketing 20
points to tie Roger Wiley who led
the Ducks in scoring both evenings.
Wiley hit 11 Friday night.
The double loss leaves Oregon in
fourth place in the Northern Divi
sion, behind Washington State, Ore
gon State and Washington. The
Webfoots have now won three and
lost five in conference play; practi
cally eliminating them from cham
pionship consideration.
Wiley Paces
Big linger Wiley maintained his
Ml) scoring lead with a 105 point
aggregate, an average of 18.1 per
lie is field goals and foul throws
ahead of Yaiulenburg. who trails
with 71 while Idaho's Bob Pritchett
is third with 70.
Sowers is second among the Web
foots and fifth in the Division with
OS. Paul Urban has 59 tallies to his
credit, dim Bartelt, 49: and John
Neeley, 15.
Gayda Averages 13.8
Best sooting average per tilt be
longs to Washington State's Ed
Gayda at 13.S, followed by Wiley.
Yandenburgh and Oregon State's
Cliff Crandall.
Crandall has totalled only 47
points because the Beavers have
played a mere four games.
KEN SEEBORG, 6-foot, 1-inch 165-pound letterman, has his sights
pointed at Long Island university’s visiting Blackbirds for this week
end two-game affair, and he figures he may be able to help bring the
Webfoots at least a split with Clair Bee’s highly touted outfit. A junior
now, Ken hopes to fulfill all the promise predicted of him in following
the footsteps of his older brother, Roy.
Husky Hero Finally Wins Spurs
SEATTLE. Jan. 24—(AP)—It
Developed today that Slender Keith
Jefferson cut himself a piece of
Varsity cake when he sparked
Washington to its basketball vic
tory over Oregon Friday night.
Coach Art McLarney said Jeffer
son would be added to the travel
ing squad for the Friday-Sa'turday
jousts with Oregon State in Cor
Jefferson scored two baskets,
one to pull Washington into a tie
with Oregon, the other to put his
team in front in the closing min
Aquaducks Cop All Events
In Crushing Oregon State
Last Satruday was closed season as far as Oregon State was
concerned at the Men’s Pool with the host Oregon Webfoots
capturing every first and giving up only one second place in the
most lopsided contest seen in these parts for many a year. As
was predicted, the Ducks had too much power for the Beavers
with Coach John Borchardt starting at least one letterman in
each event.
Although no records were set officially, Earl Walter better
ed the existing ND record of 1:04.0 for the 100 yard back stroke
with a fine performance of 1:03.8.
This cannot go into the books how
ever as there must be three watches
on a swimmer to make his time leg
Ted All Way
Starting off with the Medley Re
lay the Ducks led all the way and
were never concerned with any
thing but running up the score
aginst their hapless rivals.
Walter led off in the Medley with
his record smashing time followed
by Rod Harman, swimming breast,
and anchorman George Moorhead.
The 220 was an upset for the
dopesters who figured Bob Hiatt to
run off with first place. Louis San
tos came in for the blue ribbon, both
of the Webfoots finishing well
ahead Of A1 Van Etten of OSC.
The 60 yard sprint turned out to
be the thriller of the day with the
new sensation of the varsity, Geor
ge Balch, tieing heavily favored
Tom Nekota in better than average
time. Gayle Ness for the Beavers
was the third man in this event.
The diving event was no contest
although Perry Sargeant, a sopho
more for the Beavers, is without a
doubt one of the better prospects in
the conference and will have to be
watched as the season progresses.
Jim Stanley and Willie McCullough
placed one-two in this event with
neither man showing his best form.
The 100 yard Freestyle was won
handily by Santos with Moorhead
second and Ness of the Aggies, chal
lenging him all the way, placing
In the 150 yard back stroke the
Varsity swam under wraps as there
were more events to come. Walter,
runner up in the conference for two
years, was the easy winner, with
Stan Hargraves, promising sopho
more taking an equally easy second
over Bill Fuegy of Oregon State,
who placed third.
Upset ill Breaststroke
In the breaststroke came the up
set of the day when Art Bayly, fast
improving sophomore outlasted
Harman, t]?e supposedly number
one butterfly man, and took first in
this grueling event. Harman was an
easy second over George Lipp for
the Staters.
In the 440 yard Freestyle, Hiatt
had everything his own way from
the start and coasted in to a first
place. Hargraves, who, as things
turned out, was the “iron man” of
the day, swam a slow race just to
take the second place. He lapped the
third man, Chapman of Oregon
The Four Man Relay was a dis
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