Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 01, 1949, Page 5, Image 5

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John Warren should be proud of his Webfoot cagers after,
the weekend games with Long Island University. True, it was
very disappointing for Oregon to lose both games by a scant
two-point margin, but the play of the team was outstanding ev
en in defeat.
The Ducks played their best series of the year against the
highly-touted Blackbirds, and both games were well worth
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ties, and only their inexperi
ence and the three-minute rule
which allows a team to stall,
prevented them from winning
both games.
If the Webfoots were a more
experienced team, they might
have been able to hold onto the
ball in the wild first game and
stalled out a win. But Long Is
land, with plenty of ball-hawk
ing ability, wouldn’t let them,
and it was obvious that they
:ouldn't hold the ball for long.
Webfoots Couldn't Have Kept Ball
Under the circumstances, Warren did the only thing possible
when he had his boys try for those free throws in the last min
ute. There is a pretty good possibility that if the Webfoots had
hit any one of those gifters, they would have won. It was the
* pressure that decided, and the Ducks weren’t up to it.
LIU showed what would have happened if Oregon had tried
t to stall it out when they did steal the ball twice in the last 10
seconds, followed in both cases by buckets of little Nat Miller.
They weren’t giving the Webfoots a chance.
The three-minute rule, long a favorite peeve of John War
ren, cost Oregon the second tilt. It allows a team to take the
ball out of bounds rather than try a free-throw. It slows down
the game to a farce, besides allowing a team to hold onto the
i ball.
Only One Point in Last Five Minutes
The last Oregon field goal came with six minutes, ten sec
onds remaining, a one-hander from the key by Roger Wiley.
f The charging foul called on Wiley when he hit this bucket was
the only time in the entire game that this particular situation
brought an offensive foul, despite the fact it happened several
► After Wiley’s bucket, it was 50 seconds before Scherer hit
a fielder for LIU, the last from the floor in the game. The only
*■ tally in the remaining five minutes came on a free throw by
Dick Unis that made the margin 55-53, the final score.
v So two teams that racked up 48 points in the first 15 min
utes of the last half tallied only one in the last five. All because
, of stalling tactics by the Blackbirds.
Second Unit Shows Well
One very pleasing aspect of the game was the play of the
second unit for the Webfoots, and especially Dale Warberg
, and Bob Amacher. The second stringers, with Warberg and
Bob Don at forwards, Amacher at center, and Ken Seeborg and
. Lynn Hamilton at guards outscored the Blackbirds both nights
while they were in the game.
► The entered the first tilt with the Webfoots ahead 24-22,
and when they left it was 34-27. They came into the second
► game at a 21-21 tie and promptly pulled away to. a 28-24 margin
when they left. So in the two games, they scored 17 tallies to 9
. for LIU during the same period.
Warberg, a 6-foot 2-inch forward from Eugene, hit six of the
10 points the reserves scored in the first game, besides playing a
fine floor game. He works well, both on the boards and with his
Amacher, playing in his first series since the PCC meet in
' December, played good ball both night. The big boy was really
k working on the boards, constantly scrapping for the ball. And
he was a bearcat on defense, his specialty.
• The play of Paul Sowers was gratifying to say the least, and
John Neeley gave LIU a little exhibition in two-handed shoot
ing the first night. They give the Webfoots a good pair of
guards. Neeley acts as floor general and runs the team very well.
. Sowers is holding firm on his second firm to his second place
spot in Webfoot scoring, besides playing a good floor game.
► Lipman, Smith Star for LIU ,
Long Island is certainly a well-coached team, and one that
• takes advantage of every opportunity. Lou Lippman was espec
iallv impressive, the balding guard topping the Blackbirds in
p scoring the running the quint most of the time.
LeRoy Smith was another impressive New Yorker. Friday
• night he wasn’t hitting too well, but he more than made up for
that Saturday. And he helped out a lot on the boards, even
f though he was always one of the shorter men on the floor.
Potent Redwings Out-Class
Corvallis Six 9-1, Win Third
5 fundings W L T Pts GF GA
Eugene. 3 1 0 6 28 13
Portland .2 1 0 4 18 13
Salem .1 2 0 2 20 19
Corvallis .1 3 0 2 17 38
The Eugene Redwings resumed
eadership in the Oregon Hockey
League Sunday night in winning
:heir fourth start of the season
igainst a luckless Corvallis Beaver
squad at the local arena.
The Redwings, playing heads-up
lockey throughout the game show
ed entirely too much class for the
‘staters” as they potted in three
joals in each period to bring the
final count 9-1.
A capacity crowd cheered on the
ocal squad as they staved off at
tack after attack and held their de
fense solid against the team that
was back to avenge the previous
;ame in which .Corvallis came out
:>n the short end of an 11-2 count.
Gillespie Gets Honors
It was Dick Gillespie who carried
the scoring honors for the victors,
picking up three goals for his first
hat-trick and aiding Joe Worth in
another tally.
John Olson and Tom Gillespie
played bang-up games in putting in
two goals apiece, and Worth and
Don Severson finished out the
Wiley Still Tops
Scoring Parade
Orgon’s veteran pivotman, Rog
er Wiley, still leads Northern Di
vision scorers with a total of 105
points, despite the fact he did not
appear in conference play last
In second place is Eddie Gayda,
star of the Washington State team,
co-leaders with Oregon State in
the Northern Division. Gayda has
tallied 87 points, but his have come
in six games while Wiley has seen
action in eight contests.
That gives the 6-foot -inch Cou
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gar a better average than the tow
ering Duck. He has hit the net for
14.5 points per game compared to
13.1 for Wiley.
In the third place is Idaho’s
sophomore whiz Bob Pritchett. He
is 10 points behind Gayda with 77,
but has played in two more games.
Other leading scorers are Bill
Vandenburgh of Washington, 71
points in eight games; Paul Sow
ers of Oregon, 68 in eight; and Cliff
Crandall of Oregon State, 62 in six
Phi Delts Chalk Up
(Continued from page four)
naif-time by a 13-9 score.
The DUs were ready for the
;ricky play of Tom and his mate
Brown, using a zone defense and
shooting long archers, to stay in
:he game throughout. Minturn
turned several DU fouls into scores
n the second half, and kept a clean
:oul sheet for themselves in the en
:ire game. Tom led with 14 points,
'ollowed by VanZandt with 11.
counting with one each.
Clair Lewis provided the losers
with their only goal as he took a
bullet pass from teammate Bob
Beall in the opening minutes of the
third period and deflected a shot
off Goalie Jim Hoffer’s head for the
First Periods Slow
The game showed ltitle excite
ment throughout the first two per
iod's with no penalties in the first
and only three in the second, two
to Eugene and one to the Beavers.
It remained for the third period
to bring forth a fracas on the hard
ice and what a fracas it was. Roger
Newton opened the fist swinging
when he and Beaver Chuck Selden
tangled in mid ice. At the same mo
ment Gene Thiessen was called for
Aiken SaysNW
Teams Deserve
Rose Bowl Bid
EVERETT, Jan. 31—(AP)—It's
time, said Coach Jim Aiken, for
the Northwest to get a few teams
into the Rose Bowl.
California seems relucant to ad
mit, said the Oregon coach whose
football team was voted out of the
Rose Bowl, that good football is
played in the Northwest. “I’d like
to see any of the teams from our
area go to the bowl,” Aiken said.
Speaking at Everett’s "Man of
the Year in Sports” banquet, Ai
ken said he had tried to instill con
fidence in his Oregon players.
Meeting Michigan and Southern
Methodist this season was part of
the program, he said.
“Any boy will gain confidence
from the knowledge his team is
strong enough to get on the sched
ule of the nation’s outstanding
elevens,” Aiken observed.
Art Ramstad, Everett high school
track coach whose team has won
the district championship in every
one of his 10 -seasons at the helm,
was voted “Man of the Year.”
Ramstad teams have won two state
charging- one player while Ed
Worth tripped another. And then
the free for all started.
Goalies Watch Fight
Big John Olson entered the fray
and took over the heavy work while
Newton stepped aside and met with
more fists. The only players not in
the affair were the two goalies who
stood chances of heavy penalties
had they entered. Players from
each bench poured onto the ice and
it was several minutes before Ref
eree Bob Gilmore and Assistant
Chris Arnason had the boys sepa
The fight ended with Thiessen
drawing two minutes, Olson five,
and Ed Worth two for the Red
wings, and Selden five for Corval
The game marked the final play
between the teams on local ice,
however the Redwings travel to
Corvallis yet, on two occasions.
Corvallis (1) Pos. (9) Eugena
Foster .G. Hoffer
Turple .LD. E. Worth
Selden .RD. Ferris
Beall .LW.J. Worth
Corcoran.C. T. Gillespie
Lewis .RW...... D. Gillespip
Corvallis Spares: Blohm, Dahm, •
Rodgers, Honan.
Eugene Spares: Potter, Wall, Ol
son, Newton, Thiessen, Runyard,
Severson. *
First period: Scoring: 1, Eugene,
Olson (Seversen), 4:40; 2. Eugene,
D. Gillespie (J. Worth), 10:25; 3,
Eugene, J. Worth, (D. Gillespie),
16:20. Penalties none. Saves: C, 11;
E, 3.
Second period: Scoring; 4, Eu
gene, D. Gillespie, 4:05; 5, Eugene,
T. Gillespie, 13:05; 6, Eugene, D.
Gillespie, 14:40. Penalties; D. Gil
lespie, Runyard, Selden. Saves: C,
9; E, 6.
Third period: Scoring; 1, Corval
lis, Lewis (Beall), 2:00; 7, Eugene,
Severson (Thiessen), 2:40; 8, Eu*
gene, T. Gillespie, 6:25; 9, Eugene,
Olson, 14:45. Penalties: E. Worth
2, J. Worth, Thiessen, Olson, Seld
en. Saves: C, 10; E, 5.
Total Saves: Corvallis, 30; Eu
gene, 14.
Officials: Bob Gilmore, Chris Ar
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