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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1949)
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Wiley Buckets 27 to Set Scoring Pace,
Teams Trade Fielders Again|Tonight
By DICK CRAMER
Big Rog Wiley celebrated his twenty-fifth birthday by leading Oregon's fast-improving
Webfoots to a thrilling 65-58 victory over Washington last night at McArthur court.
Tonight the clubs do a repeat performance at 8 p. m.
Wiley was the whole show in the first half, dunking in 17 points, and he then led the Webfoots
to the front in the second half, adding ten more counters before leaving the game with a cut fore
head. His 27 points easily topped scoring for both teams. %
Huskies Grab Lead
The Huskies marched to a first-half lead of 30-26, mainly on the efforts of LaDon Henson and
Sammy White, who at that time had eight and nine points respectively.
The Washington boys opened up after intermission, and for a short
while, looked as if they would run away with the game. But the Ducks
began hitting free throws, tied the score at 39-all, and then went on to
Wiley paced the second half rally with his ten points, followed by
Paul Sowers with eight.
The game was marred by inefficient officiating, allowing murder to
go on at times, and, at others slowing the game down to a farce.
Wiley Storms Heights
Wiley played a remarkable and brilliant game for the Webfoots, not
only scoring 27 points, but commanding the backboards against the
/greater aggregate height of the Huskies. The 6-foot, 8-inch pivotman
reached great heights last night, playing truly inspired ball.
He was all that kept Oregon in the first half. His 17 tallies came bn
fteven out of nine shots from the field and three out of three from the
line. He added three field goals and four out of five gifters in the second
Oregon won the game from the foul line, Washington chalking up 25
field goals to 22 for the Ducks. But Oregon had 21 out of 30 gifters,
to only 8 of 13 for the Huskies.
"* The game opened with a roar. Sowers hitting a set shot from behind
the key and Bill Vandenburgh retaliating from the corner. Oregon
jumped into an 8-4 lead, only for Washington to tie it up at nine all on
From there, tell lead alternated with four ties thrown in, until Ore-j
gon moved out 24-21. J
SAMMY WHITE, even though
hitting for 18 points, couldn’t
quite pull his mates through to a
victory last night.
Washington took the lead on
fielders by Opacich and Henson,
0|us a gifter by Vandenburgh. Wil
ey's tip in tied the score at 26 all,
with 45 seconds left in the half.
Henson laid one up from the key,
and Ha! Arnason dropped in a hook
/riaot at the gun, for a 30-26 Wash
11 In Row for Ducks
t Henson and Vandenburgh open
ed the second half with scores from
fhe field, to give the Huskies their
longest lead, 34-26. But after the
/-.sore was 39-32, John Warren's
f*>ys hit 11 straight points to put
them into a 43-39 lead, and they
fiever relinquished their hold on it
from there on out.
’’The officials, at this point, gave
Washington a bucket. On what ap
>*pared to be an Oregon out-of
fiounds, especially after Ed Striek
ors gave Will Urban the ball, the
little man in the black and white
#*irt suddenly changed his mind
rind gave it to the Huskies instead.
Jim Mallory raced down the floor,
took a long pass from a teammate,
■ind dropped in an easy cripple, with
the entire Oregon team ready for
offensive play, at the wrong end of
'The Webfoots argued with Stric
ter* and Pop Haggerty, the other
official, hut they just looked dazed
From that fiasco, the Webfoots
took a 51-13 lead, which was threat
ened only once, when a Husky rally,
jpaeed by skinny Keith Jefferson
* dosed the gap to 52-50. But the
Webfoots pulled away and were
leading 60-54 when Wiley left the
game. They coasted in from there.
Wiley's 27 point splurge gave him
132 tallies in the Northern Division
scoring lace in nine games, a 14.7
average per game.
The Webfoot win put the Ducks
all alone in third place with four
wins and six losses, two and one
Italf games behind second-place
Oregon State, losers last night to
Lowdown on Oregon's Upsurge
The Oregon-Washington Box
WASH. (58) FG FT PF TP
Vandenburgh, f ........4 14 9
Henson, f .7
Mallory, c .2
White, g .5
Soriano, g . 2
Ward, f . 0
Kirk, f .0
Metzger, f ..0
Arnuson, e .1
Jefferson, g .8
... Totals .25
8 25 08
Bartelt, f .
Wiley, c ............
Neeley, g .
Sowers, g .
FT PF TI
0 0 4
7 4 4
7 3 21
1 2 i
4 2 IS
0 0 (
1 1 i
1 2 1
0 0 (
0 0 5
21 14 6i
Missed free throws: Washington 6—Vandenburgh, Henson 2, Mal
lory 2, White: Oregon 9—Wiley. Neeley, Sowers 4, Warberg, Don,
Halftime score: Washington 80. Oregon 26.
Officials: Pop Haggerty and Ed Stricherz.
Shots attempted: Washington 25 for 69 for .862; Oregon 22 for 77 for
Frosh Take 72-34
Win Over Newport
Oregon’s freshman basketball club had little trouble in ring
ing up their eighth straight victory against high school compe
tition, as they rolled over the Newport Cubs, 72-34, in last night’s
Coach Don Kirsch failed to use most of his customary start
ing quintet against Newport as the frosh are playing three games
on successive nights.
The Ducklings got off to a slow start, missing numerous easy
I shots, and held a S-4 ieaa wrai sev
en minutes gone in the first quarter.
Ducklings Pull Away
After that, however, the issue
was never in doubt as Bob Kittil
son, Bill Carr, and “Mouse” Owens,
sank a basket apiece in less than
one minute, running the first period
score to 12-4.
The visitors came to scoring life
in the second quarter by counting
The Frosh scoring was well dis
tributed as every player broke into
the point column. Kittilson was
high point man for the evening with
Newport's John Fogarty led the
Cub scoring efforts with seven.
Kirsch’s Duckling outfit tangles
with the tough Hillsboro Spartans
in another 6:15 preliminary tonight.
Frosh (72) Pos. (34) Newport
Settecase (6) .F (2 Cumberland
Carr (2) .F. (5) Fox
Clausen (7).C. (7) Fogarty
Kittilson (10) .G.(6) Dignan
Owens (8).G.(5) Olson
Substitutes — Frosh: Hultgren
(8), Joyce (8), Lan Ducci (7), Cha
ney (6), Berg (6), Leter (2). New
port: Matteucci (5), J. Halverson
(2), R. Halverson (2).
Here on Sunday
OREGON HOCKEY LEAGUE
Standing's W L T Pts GF GA
Eugene .3 1 0 6 28 13
Portland .2 1 0 4 18 13
Salem.2 2 0 4 36 22
Corvallis .1 4 0 2 20 54
The Oregon Hockey League
passes the two-thirds mark of
the 1949 season Sunday night
as the League-Leading Eugene
Redwings meet the Portland
Blackhawks at the local arena
at 8 p. m.
The Blackhawks won the last
game from Eugene by a 7-3 count
before a capacity local crowd two
weeks ago and are out to duplicate
Return to F6rm
Eugene came back to its pace*
setting form in downing the Corval
lis Beavers last week by a 9-1 score
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