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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1949)
By DON FAIR
The Kdnnmdson pavilion jinx held again for the Webfoot
cagers over the weekend. Not since 1946, when Oregon defeated
Washington 49-48 on Dick Wilkins’ last-second shot, has the
Duck quint been able to measure the Huskies in Seattle.
Those were a pair of tough ballgames for John Warren’s
crew to lost, but in the oast two seasons of conference olav.
the Oregon mentor must be
becoming acclimated to los
ing close decisions. Currently
Warren’s northern division
record is 11 victories and 13
setbacks, with 10 of those de
feats by five points or less!
That’s enough to shake any
coach’s faith in getting his
share of the breaks.
In the past two campaigns,
the Webfoots have lost three
one-pointers — 44-43 to Wash
ington and 66-65, 60-59 to WS
C; and one two-pointer—62-60
to the Cougars; four three-pointers—55-52 to Idaho, 47-44 to
Washington, and 46-43, 43-40 to WSC; one four-pointer—48-44
to Washington; and a lone five-pointer 50-45 to Oregon State.
Have Won Only Four Close Tilts
The other three defeats were by 8, 15, and 17 point margins.
In contrast, Oregon has been on the long end of only four close
triumphs. The question now is, when does the pendulum swing
our way ?
By virtue of the triumphs, Art McLarney’s Huskies keep
aliye their title chances. Much credit is due, in part at least, to
Click Clark, the Washington trainer, who had All-American
candidate Sammy White in fighting trim for the contest.
Although bambo, as he is anectionateiy toasted around the
Puget Sound area, was in good shape, it was Husky captain
Bill Vandenburgh who took the fair-haired boy laurels for the
series. Always a hard worker and a plugger, Vandy hit 36
points for the two evenings. Usually in the shadow of White’s
exploits, Vandenburgh, according to Athletic Director Aft
Lichtman, “played some of the best ball of his career.”
Although White hit only 2 for IS for the first night, he found
his eye in the second contest, and made one shot of his phenom
enal variety. It consisted of three fakes and then a successful
shot, all this time while he was in mid-air. Just another demon
stration of his floating power. The unknown who Broke up the
first game, Keith Jefferson, is a skinny left-hander, but is a con
tinual hustler. He’ll make a good spot later, this season, for the
Edmundson Pavilion Has No Heating Facilities
Since the cold weather is a timely topic, that naturally leads
to the fact that Edmundson pavilion has no heating facilities. In
stead the heat from the crowd attending is depended upon to
warm up the gymnasium. Because attendance was off, the result
was that the first half of each game was played in uncomfortable
The Webfoots sided right in with the weather, when it came
to shooting averages. The Ducks connected on 32 of 158 at
tempts for 20 per cent. In free throws too, Oregon had its
worst series to-date, converting 21 of 39 charities.
Take the case-and-point of two of the Webfoots’ more con
sistent scorers, John Neeley and Paul Sowers. Previously neel
ey had 17 field goals in 33 shots, and hit only 2 for 24 in Seattle.
Sowers boasted 20 of 57, but clicked on a mere 5 of 44 against
Washington. Never before and not likely again will these two
fall prey to such disheartening evenings.
Only man not to be effected by the conditions was Roger
Wiley. Hot Dog bucketed 33 markers, including the last 14
which the Webfoots made the second night. The Huskies were
n’t making it any easier for him either, since Vandenburgh was
checking the big boy all over the floor, including back-court.
Will Urban and a newcomer Dale Warburg also found the
scenery to their liking. Urban was hitting his shots, and playing
tough on the boards in his fast-coming fashion. Warberg show
ed his worth the second night, also scrapping for those precious
rebounds, and caging a couple of tip-ins.
Wisconsin Selecfs Williamson
MILWAUKEE, Jan 24—(AP)—
The University of Wisconsin
picked Ivan (Red) Williamson of
Lafayette for its head football
coach today and it assured him he'll
be running his own show in the
stormy post vacated by Harry
Williamson, who is in the second
year of a three year contract at
the Easton, Pa., school, was named
I at a special meeting of the board
! of regents. He is to report at Madi
son Feb. 1.
St. Louis Retains
Ranking as Top
Five in Country
NEW YORK, Jan. 24—(AP) —
Despite their loss to Oklahoma A
& M, St. Louis’ Billikens still are
regarded as the top collegiate cag
ers in the country by the nation’s
sportswriters and sportscasters.
The Billikens, rated first a week
ago when they were unbeaten,
nosed out Kentucky's once-beaten
Wildcats in the second Associated
Press basketball poll of the season.
While the 29-27 overtime defeat
on the Oklahoma A & M court
didn't drop the Billikens, it served
to jump the Aggies from fifth to
third place ahead of Western Ken
Western Kentucky, one of the
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Sigma Chi, Agates,
Lambda Chi Top IM
3:50—Court 40—Sherry Ross A vs. Fizzeds A
3:50—Court 43—Pi Kappa Alpha A vs. Phi Sigma Kappa A
4:35—Court 40—Stan Ray Hall A vs. Signify Nothing A
4:35—Court 43—Delta Tau Delta A vs. Hau Kappa EpsUon A
5:15—Court 40—Westminster House A vs. Sigma Phi Epsilon A
5:15—Court 43—Minturn Hall B vs. Tau Kappa Epsilon B
intramural oasKetbail Monday
found “A” teams going into action,
as Sigma Chi took Kappa Sigma
29-33, the Agates edged Merrick
hall 18-15, and Lambda Chi Alpha
smothered the Phi Gamma Deltas
In the first contest Sigma Chi,
led by forward Jim Calderwood,
one of the flashiest floormen to
appear this season, downed Kappa
The Chis grabbed a 14-7 half
time lead, and held on to it, al
Aquaducks Cop All
( Loutmuea Jrom page jour)
appointment to the Ducks who had
hoped for a new meet record in this
They missed by three seconds. It
is early in the season and there is
still the possibility of this team
eclipsing the performance of other
Oregon Relay teams before too
The final race of the day was a
recently added event this year to
ND Swimming, the Individual Med
ley. Each swimmer swims one third
of the distance in a different stroke.
Walter and Hargraves for the
Ducks faced Van Etten and Fuegy.
Although the Beavers were
counting on this event for their
first place, they were denied again
as before by the efforts of Walter,
who swam an easy race and outdis
tanced the field. The event however
was a fine one as, Hargraves of Ore
gon was trying to take away any
seconds from the Beavers and al
The gruelling 440 just five min
utes before, however, was too much
tor Hargraves and he tailed to catch
the flying Van Etten by a yard.
300 yard Medley Relay: Won by
Oregon (Walter, Harman, Moor
head). Time 3:11.7.
220 yard Freestyle: 1. Santo (O);
2. Hiatt (O); 3. Van Etten (OSC).
60 yard Freestyle: 1. Tie (Neko
ta and Balch, both O); 3. Ness (OS
C): Time: 31.6.
Diving 1. Stanley (O); 2 McCul
lough (O); 3. Sargeant (OSC).
100 yard Freestyle: 1. Santos (O)
2. Moorhead (O); 3. Ness (OSC).
150 yard Backstroke: 1. Walter
(O); 2. Hargraves (O); 3. Fuegy
(OSC). Time: 1:49.6.
200 yard Breaststroke: 1. Bayly
(O); 2. Harman (O); 3. Lipp (OS
C). Time 2:50.1.
44Q yard Freestyle: 1. Hiatt (O);
2. Hargraves (O); 3. Chapman (OS
C). Time 5:44.0.
400 yard Relay: Won by Oregon
(Nekota, Stanley, Moorhead, San
tos). Time 3:50.8.
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though the Kappa Slgs kept pace
from there on out. At the three
quarter mark the Chis still led
Holloman, Calderwbod Shine
Ferry Holloman dropped in 8
points, as did Calderwood who also
set up many shots with his accur
ate passing from the key. Rieble
sparked the Kappa Sigs.
In the second tilt the Aates up
set Merrick hall 18-15, although
they had to overcome a Merrick
margin of 9-6 at halftime to do it.
Tom Snyder set the pace for the
Hallmen, and both fives showed
Lambda Chi Breezes in
The last game of the day saw
Lambda Chi Alpha drop the Fijis
The winners led at halftime 15-18,
and worked steadily on their lead
behind John Doolittle who hit for
fourteen points, exactly half of
Lambda Chi’s total.
Dick Stout and Bob Dekoiaing
were outstanding for Fiji.
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