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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1949)
By DICK CRAMER
Emerald Sports Editor
Well it looks like Oregon is finally out of the Northern Di
vision race, as far as they themselves are concerned. With six
losses, the Ducks can't do much more than tie for the title, and
that looks pretty doubtful.
Washington State will be tough for the rest of the season,
despite playing all but one of their remaining six games away
from home. They would have to drop three more games for the
Webfoots to tie them, providing John Warren’s boys can win all
the rest of their games.
The Cougars have two games each left with Oregon State,
Washington and Idaho. They could drop two to the Beavers,
their opponents this weekend,
but that looks doubtful. Jack
Friel is keeping his quint in the
Willamette Valley, rather than
face the Beavers, worn out with
a week of traveling.
Washington State, despite
their disadvantageous schedule,
has the inside chance for the
loop championship. After their
two games with Oregon State,
they have only to get by a fad
ing Washington five in Seattle
and an erratic Idaho team.
i ne leavers have tour games with Uregon tollov*ing this
weekend, and that won’t be an easy series for either outfit. It
could mean the pennant for either one, or at least a tie for the
championship. That will make it even more blood-and-thunder
than usual. And they usually aren’t quiet.
What happened to Washington this year? The Huskies were
slated to fight it out with Oregon State in January, but current
ly their battling Idaho for the bottom spot.
No Center Hurts Washington
It makes Art McLariley look like a one year flash, winning
the PCC title one year and coming close to if not in the cellar.
And if they do wind up fifth in the five team league, it will be the
first time in history that a Washington casabo quint has wound
up in the cellar.
The main reason is probably the lack of a center. Jim Mal
lory just doesn’t fill the bill. Another possibility is the unfortu
nate trick of fate that gave the Huskies an outstanding ball
player like Sammy White but didn’t send along the right mater
ial to allow McLarney to make use of him.
White is one of the best cagers in the Northern Division,
but he hasn't had a chance to shine in his usual way. He is the
whole hub of the Washington team even when in backcourt. He
hasn’t scored the points that Bill Vandenburgh has, but he would
rank high in assists of they counted those in basketball.
Gay da Top Notch Player
Another top-flight eager that has been, to a certain extent,
handicapped by the material around him, is Eddie Gayda, the re
bound hound of Washington State. Gayda really works the
boards, probably better than any one else in the circuit.
He showed his value Saturday night, when he generaled the
Cougars to their 50-48 win over the Webfoots. He didn’t score
a terrific number of points, only eight, but he set up plays that
Ron Button and Bob Elliott scored on, and his ball-handling and
backboard work were the key to the WSC win.
Saturday night shows what WSC can do when they have a
little rest. They were on the train coming from Pullman for 26
hours before they reached Eugene at 6:15 Friday night. They
were a little tired that night.
When Inland Empire teams get hot, the}- really boil. Fri
day night it was Idaho’s turn, and they hit from the field at an
even .500, trnely amazing! And Washington State’s average
Saturday was above .450! That is remarkable shooting. Maybe
its a good thing Oregon is through with the Inland Empire
teams for this year.
Dons Boast of A-A Candidates
The University of San Francisco, the Webfoots opponents
this Friday and Saturday, has been putting out a lot of publicity
about two of their starter's in hopes of boosting them into All
American contention. One, forward Don Lofgran, is the leading
Don scorer, averaging about 13 points per game. He stands 6
feet and 6 but is a stringbean, weighing only 180.
The other candidate is also light for his height, weighing
only 139 while standing 5-9. His name is Rene Herreias, and his
main feat is defense. He is supposed to be a good ball handler
and a fair shot, but he doesn’t shoot much.
Anothe Don ace is pivotman Joe McNamee, the same height
as Lofgran but heavier. Fie has averaged better than 11 points
per tilt, besides scrapping on the boards.
To Share Lead
Playing by far the fastest game
of the season in both scoring and
foot work, Highland house II
downed a spirited Hendricks hall
team 19-18 in WAA intramural
basketball play yesterday to put
the two teams in a tie for first
place in League I.
Because this was the first de
feat for the Hen hall squad in this
double elimination tournament, a
play-off will be staged today to
determine which team will enter
Though the losers trailed by only
cne point at the quarter and closed
the gap more than once during the
game, somehow they couldn’t man
age to head the strong Highland
team. The co-op led 12-8 at half
Alpha hall's failing to appear
with a complete team gave Alpha
Xi Delta position in the finals in
League II with play-off to be today
when they meet University house,
so far undefeated.
Winner of League III is Wiki
Wiki with Rebec house also in that
position in League IV.
Sigma Nu, Sammies,
Kappa Sigs Triumph
3:50 Court 43 Sigma Chi B vs Delta Upsilon B
3:50 Court 40 Pi Kappa Alpha B vs Phi Gamma Delta B
4:35 Court 40 Delta Tau Delta B vs Phi Sigma Kappa B
4:35 Court 43 Theta Chi B vs Chi Psi B
5:15 Court 40 Phi Delta Theta B vs Tau Kappa Epsilon B
5:15 Court 43 Alpha Tau Omega B vs Pi Kappa Phi B
Yesterday marked the beginning of the final week of IM bas
ketball play. In the opening tilt the Sigma Nu B team won their
game by taking a forfeit from the Sherry Ross five. The Hall
men were using some players of other teams.
The next game was a bit of a thriller as the Lambda Chis
were edged out by the Kappa Sigs 28-27. In the final game of
the day, the Sammies completely overran the Campbell Club,
The consistent scoring of Kappa Sigs Bob Anderson and
Jack Countryman was the main
reason that the Kappa Sigs won a
close one from the Lambda Chi’s.
13 For Anderson
Anderson hit for thirteen count
ers and teammate Countryman ac
counted for eleven.
Heading the scoring parade for
the scrappy Lambda Chi five was
Ken Hansen with twelve.
The Sammies didn't have much
trouble in handling the Campbell
Clubmen a 43-12 shelllacking. Vic
Menashe and Saul Lesser had a
field day in scoring. Menashe hit for
twelve and Lesser tallied ten.
Turns Into Runaway
The game itself was a runaway
for the Sammies as the Clubmen
couldn’t hit the hoop in the first
half. The intermission score was
12-4 for S.A.M.
The winners tallied 31 points in
the last half, most of them coming
from Menashe and Lesser.
For the benefit of Eugene
and the University
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All interested persons
are invited to attend
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Chi Psi Lodge