Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 04, 1949, Page 5, Image 5

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Oregon basketball fans should be treated to a couple of fine
>all games this weekend at McArthur court, with action sup
died by John Warren’s struggling Webfoots and the Huskies
from the University of Washington.
But remembering those two Long Island thrillers, we’re in
clined to think this Oregon-Washington series might be some
thing of a letdown.
Even though the Ducks will have much more at stake, we
don’t see how their brand of firewagon basketball exhibited
last weekend could be improved.
And the rooters should be equally or more responsive tonight
and tomorrow night, but it’s hard to conceive of a more thor
oughly aroused bunch of fanatics than those who filled the court
Ito watch Clair Bee’s Birds fly away with a pair of narrow vic
The Webfoots have eight remaining Northern Division
games this season, with six of these scheduled at home. To equal
last year's record of eight wins and eight losses, the Ducks must
win at least five of the eight.
Warren's Webfoots After Double Wins
So it’s apparent that Warren*and his team will be out for all
they can get from now on. Don’t be too surprised if the boys
\walk away with double wins from either Washington or Wash
ington State, and possibly both.
It should be interesting to watch Warren’s unit-substitu
tion system in action against Washington, and especially dur
ing the Washigton State series, when both coaches will be us
ing two or more complete units.
This platoon strategy worked fine against Long Island, with
the second unit either keeping up or pulling ahead each time it
went into the game. If the two Duck lines function as well this
weekend, White-Vandenburgh and Company may find them
selves in for a real battle.
Bill Vandenburgh Paced Huskies Before
If Oregon’s defensive play is sharp, the two Husky point
makers will have to scramble for their buckets. In the first two
Oregon-Washington games, it was Captain Vandenburgh who
paced Art McLarney’s crew to 44-43 and 47-44 victories.
Vandy hit a respectable .333 the first night, dropping in five
baskets in IS attempts. Uncanny shooting in the second game
L gave him nine field goals in 15 shots for an astounding .600.
q Vandenburgh is the current Husky scoring leader, with an
even 10-point per-game average for eight Conference games.
Sam White, who has been bothered with an ankle injury, fol
lows with a 9.3 per-game average in seven contests.
Although no team has the ND pennant all wrapped up as
yet, Oregon State and Washington State seem to be the two
top contenders right now. It all points to a big series Febru
ary 7 and 8 at Pullman, and two more important ball games
February 18 and 19 at Corvallis . . .
L ' Back to those Long Island Blackbirds, who completed their
^Pacific Coast swing by defeating Santa Clara, and now switch
inland. A game is scheduled with the St. Louis University Bil
likins Saturday night at St. Louis.
Clair Bee Doesn't Have to Worry!
What a team the affable Mr. Bee will have in his five next
year! Only two men are listed as seniors on the LIU roster,
neither one a starter. Lou Lipman is a junior, as is Jack French
and Herb Scherer. But LeRoy Smith and Sherman White have
two more years of basketball at Long Island. That little Smith
should be one of the all-time LIU greats before he leaves the in
' stitution.
Pro football fans here on the coast may be hearing plenty
about a Dobbs-to-Wilkins pass and catch combination next
fall. Dick Wilkins, who had such a great year at end for Ore
gon’s PCC co-champions, has signed with the Los Angeles
Dons. The Don front office was after a fast end who could re
ceive aerials from Glen Dobbs, and Wilkins got the call.
Oregon will entertain another first-run independent basket
ball outfit February 18 and 19, with the University of San Fran
cisco Dons come to McArthur court for a two-game series.
Tutored by Pete Newell, the Dons are noted for their giant
killing tactics, usually accomplished with slick ball-control and
-Steady defensive play.
Webfoots Clash With Washington
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berth this year until the season was well underway.
But since he moved into a regular’s'role, he’s been moving
along at an eight-point per-game average and helping out the
other Husky starters under the boards.
Just who will join White at the other guard spot is uncer
tain, but it will probably be the bull-necked, stocky Soriano, a
■ sophomore sensation who showed plenty of promise against
Oregon State last weekend. Fast and a good set-shot artist, So
riano is slated for plenty of action against the Webfoots.
Six Fives Sweep to Victories
In Intramural Competition
All “B” Games
3:50 Sigma Nu vs Phi Kappa Psi
McChesney vs Sherry Ross
4:35 Sigma Alpha Mu vs Lambda Chi
Sigma hall vs Campbell
5:15 Sigma Chi vs Pi Kappa Alpha
Merrick vs Delta Upsilon
Action was evenly divided between the two intramural loops yesterday afternoon with the •
Delts defeating Stan Ray 25-20, McChesney hammering the Sig Eps 32-24, and the Legal Eagles
plastering Westminster 33-16 in the “A” league.
In the “B” league, the Sig Eps squeezed by Nestor 18-16, Phi Kappa Sigma edged past Cher
ney hall 15-14, and the Betas trounced the little Eagles 19-12.
After trailing throughout the entire first half, Delta Tau Delta’s f&nky quintet finally hit its
stride and came roaring back to drub a rugged Stan Ray five 25-20.
During the first frame, the inspired vets dorm team, under the guidance of Le«
the command and looked like it
might upset the pennant minded
Deadlock at Halftime
However, big Don Sheldon tied
the count at ten all with a field goal
and a free throw just as the half
Hawes was high man for the vic
tors with seven, while Kehrli and
Sheldon each copped five apiece.
Hagen’s seven points was tops
for the losers.
The power laden McChesney
hall squad moved one step closer
toward the playoff at it walloped a
stubborn Sig-Ep five 32-24.
Even-Stephen Most bf Way
The game was fought on even
terms throughout the first three
quarters with the score reading 24
19 as the final round opened. At this
point, the cardboard castle kings,
headed by Dick Mase and Don Bow
man, unloosed a barrage of baskets
from the fast break to annex the
Mase and Bowman were high
point men with ten each. Chub Mc
Kean sank nine to take the runner
up spot.
Halford Young turned in ten for
the losing Sig Ep cause.
Eagles Lay Down Law
In the final “A” league encount
er of the afternoon, the Legal
Eagles laid the law down to an out
manned Westminster team 33-16.
Every man on the Eagles’ roster
marked the score column with Lyn
ne McNutt, Ned Clark, and Curt
Cutsforth hitting eicht each.
Timms’ six points was high for
Westminster with Byrd second with
Twelfth Hour Goal Wins
In a nip-and-tuck “B” battle,
Sigma Phi Epsilon nosed out a de
termined Nestor hall five 18-16 in
the final moments of play.
The Sig Eps moved out to an
early lead which they held until the
third canto when a Nestor rally tied
the score at 13-all on Pat Hanna’s
free throw.
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Jim Northern put the Spees back
on the long end of the score with a
timely two pointer, and Jim Eck
strom cinched the win with another
just before the final horn.
Hanna, Nestor guard, was the
game’s top scorer with seven.
Beavers Invade
Inland Empire
CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 4—
(AP)-1The Oregon State College
basketball team left here today for
its four-game invasion of the In
land Empire.
The Beavers, currently tied with
Washington State for the lead in
the Northern Division of the Coast
conference, will play first against
Idaho at Moscow tonight and Sat
Teeter-totter tilt of the after
noon was the Phi Kappa Sigma's
15-14 victory over Chemey hall.
The lead changed hands five
times before the final gun sounded.
Cassell led the Phi Kapp offense
with six.
Tight Defense Clicks
Using a tight zone defense and a
consistant setup offense, Beta The
ta Pi ruffled the feathers of the
Legal Eagles 19-12.
The Betas edged away to a 7-to-3
lead at halftime, hut the Lawyers
roared back to tieThe score at ninefr
all in the middle df the third frame rj
However, Bud Smith and Bill $
Hays combined their point making
talents to lead the Beta team to vic
tory. Smith dropped in seven to
take top spot while Hays chalked
up six.
Bob McDonald was the
point producer for the
with five.
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