Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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    Huskies to Have
Big Advantage in
Height,Experien ce
Tomorrow night the two third
piace teams in the Northern Divi
sion will meet in the first of two
games to see which one, or both,
Will be eliminated from the title
Oregon and Washington, both
with three won and five lost rec
otds, will clash in a two-game series
Friday and Saturday, and if either
otiint sweeps the meeting, the loser
will be out in the cold.
Washington will be a heavy fa
vorite, due to a sweep in Seattle ov
6t‘ the Ducks last month and also
because all of Oregon’s Northern
Division wins have come over hap
less Idaho, a firm cellar-dweller.
The Huskies will also have a big
advantage in height and experience
dver the Webfoots. Four of the
Washington starters will be at
least 6-feet 3-inches, and the fifth
Will probably be at six feet even.
Rober Wiley, 6-foot 8-inch Web
foot pivotman, will be the tallest
man on the floor, two inches above
Jim Mallory, starting center for
the Huskies. But the Washington
forwards, LaDon Henson and Bill
Vandenburgh, both tower 6-foot 4
inches and guard Sammy White is
an inch shorter.
After Wiley, the Ducks tallest
man will probably be Will Urban,
the same height as White. Jim Bar
telt is 6-foot 2-inches, with no other
Oregon starter above six feet.
Washington will have a big ad
vantage in experience, with both
White and Vandenburgh regulars
from last year’s conference
champs. Malloty and Andy Opa
cich, who will probably team with
White at guard, lettered on that
team, and Henson was a regular
back in 1946.
For Oregon, only Wiley and Bar
telt are lettermen, and they were
both regulars a year back. Urban is
a sophomore, playing his first year
of varsity ball. The same is true of
Johnny Neeley, a regular guard.
The other guard, Paul Sowers, has
had two years of junior college ex
perience, but is playing his first
year of Northern Division ball.
Ait McLarney is also expected to
use Louie Soriano, who might start
instead of Opacicli, Kuss Parthe
mer and Marcus Metzger in reserve
John Warren plans to pse his sec
ond unit of Bob Don and Dale War
berg at forwards, Bob Amacher at
center, and Ken Seeborg and Lynn
Hamilton at guard's.
Rebec 'Skunks' ADPi, Highland
Tods AOPi in WAA Caae Tilts
By Elizabeth Erlandson
Alpha Delta Pi took the first
“skunking” of the season when
they fell to a strong Rebec house
team, 12-0 in one of yesterday’s
WAA intramural basketball games.
Though the losers put up a better
fight than the score indicated,
somehow they couldn’t manage to
get into the game.
Responsible for a big majority of
the Rebec points was Belle Russell
who had nine counters to her credit.
This was the first game played
by the ADPis as they drew a bye
for the first time, however it was
the second for Rebec house, win
nlng 'their other game with a hig
margin, also.
Another runaway score was that
earned by Highland house I when
they waltzed by Alpha Omicron Pi
20-4 in the other game played Wed
nesday. With half time score stand
ing at 14-4, both teams stepped up
the tempo in the second half to roll
up a .bigger score. Scoring six for
the winners were Pat Boyer and
Joan Kronsteiner. Marion Chris
tiansen and Marion Heath did the
scoring for the AOPis.
Seeing action today will be Al
pha hall and Gamma hall in the
outdoor gym and Zeta Tau Alpha
and Highland house II in the indoor
Jack Orr to Lead Highly-Touted Rooks
Against Frosh Tonight at Mac Court
By Dick Mase
The reputedly fearsome Oregon
State Hooks invade McArthur
court tonight as they square off
against the Oregon frosh at 8 p. m.
in the second game of their four
game series.
The Staters won the first encoun
ter at Corvallis in a tight struggle
which was featured by the scoring
punch of Rook star Jackie Orr, who
racked up 31 points of the 54-49
winning totals.
Ducklings Led Once
Don Kirsch’s Ducklings could
manage only a brief first quarter
lead of 14-11 and from then on tried
vainly to keep pace with the point
pitching of Mister Orr and his
Ken Hunt and Jim Vranizan were
the scoring leaders for the frosh
with 14 and 10 points respectively.
While the Ducklings have gone
undefeated since the Rook loss,
their conquerors met and fell be
fore a powerful Salem high Viking
quint 41-36. The Paul Valenti
coached Rooks have also checked in
with lop-sided victories over Hood
River high, 67-28, and West Linn,
70-31, since the Oregon game.
Kook Starters Ready
No changes are expected in the
tegular baby Beaver starting com
bination of Orr and Jim Padgett,
forwards; Bob Edwards, center;
and George Allison and Don White,
No introduction is needed for ex
Grants Passer Orr, but Jim Padgett
is a new face in the state as he
comes fiom Redding, California
where he was named to the All
Northern California team. Padgett
is around the 6 foot 5 inch mark and
his actions and build are quite sim
ilar to those of Bill Vandenburgh
of the University of Washington.
Bob Edwai'ds, former Corvallis
high all-stater, is an inch taller
than Padgett and has yet to hit the
point-making strides of either Orr
or Padgett, but is capable of giving
the frosh a very rough evening on
the backboards.
Allison, White to Start
George Allison is from McMinn
ville and was a very steady player
during his prep school days, lead
Hoopster Highlights -
Wiley Hopes to Oust Jinx When Ducks
Face Washington in Weekend Games
l»> Sam Kidman
It was the 1942-48 basketball
season, and the University of
Oregon was trailing Washing
ton’s Huskies by one jyolnt. A six
foot, eight inch Oregon freshman
brought the ball down the eourt,
broke for center, and cast off with
a story book left hander from 30
feet out. The ball rolled around
the rim of the basket, and. as the
filial gun sounded, dropped harm
lessly to the floor. That was the
beginning of Roger Wiley’s big
Big Rog has a personal reason for
wanting to beat the Huskies this
weekend, because since that ill-fam
ed shot in 1942, “lady luck" has
bfcen helping the University of
Washington cagers cheek him. Rog
likes nothing better than beating
Oregon State, but the Husky issue
is strictly a personal one. The Ore
gon "Hot Dog” will be out to skin
the Seattle pups this weekend, with
the realization that it is his big last
Kog, who fills in his lanky
frame with 217 pounds of meat
and muscle, was graduated from
Bremerton, Wash., high school in
1!)42, anil decided to attend the
HOT 1)00 center Wiley will un
limber bis favorite hook shot
against the Huskies Friday anil
I University of Oregon, because as
he so sincerely puts it, “the peo
ple down here are always so
In his first year aboard the Eu
gene campus, Wiley was one of
three freshmen who cracked the
varsity, the others being Stan Wil
liamson and Eddie Dick, brother of
All-American John Dick.
That was all the basketball Ore
gon could squeeze from the Wiley
limbs until 1946, when Rog reenter
ed the University after serving ov
erseas 21 months with the army.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J.
Riley, Bremerton, Rog collected
two battle stars for action in Bur
ma. It was during his service ca
reer that "Hot Dog” got his great
est number of points in one game.
He dunked in 28 markers while
playing with the Ledo all-stars in
a tilt at Calcutta, India. Rog ad
mits making 34 points in a church
league, but prefers not to count
that on his record.
While at Bremerton high, Wiley ’
picked up two letters as a pitcher
for the Wildcat baseball squad, and
two more as a second string all
(Picas? turn to page eight) j
ing a fine Grizzly team to the state
tournament in 1945.
The other probable starter, Don
White, hails from Washington of
Portland where he acquired both
all-city and second team all-state
Rook Flashed
mmrnm __
Edwards will handle the center
spot for the Oregon State Rooks
tonight when they clash with
Oregon’s Ducklings at Mae court,
Duckling coach, Don Kirsch, is
expected to counter with his start
ing unit used in the Junction City
game, which is composed of Bill
Clausen and Bill Carr, forwards;
Jim Vranizan, center; Ken Hunt
and Duane “Mouse” Owens, guards.
Bill Korpela, who appears to be
regaining his early season form, is a
good bet to see plenty of action. The
same may be true of Jim Calder
wood, who joined the team recently.
Jim was a four-year letter winner
at Baker high and is expected to
add strength to the freshman
Ben Hogan Suffers
Injures in Accident
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 2—(AP)—
Ben Hogan, king of the golfers,
suffered a fractured pelvis and a
broken arm in an auto-bus collision
A hospital supervisor said the
report on Hogan’sinjuries was not
complete, but “we think he is doing
very well.”
The supervisor said there were
plans to take more X-rays of Ho
gan either tonight or in the morn
The links bantam, leading money
winner of the nation, and also na
tional open and national PGA
champion last year, was hurt in
the collision of his automobile and
a bus near Van Horn, Tex., 200
miles southeast of here, Wednesday
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