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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1949)
By GLENN GILLESPIE
Emerald Sports Editor
The big- three in Northern Division basketball scoring—Ore
gon’s Roger Wiley, Bill Vanclenburgh of Washington's fast-fad
ing Huskies, and WSC Forward Eddie Gaycla—are giving each
other a merry chase for the title, with Wiley on the inside right
Both Gayda and Wiley have four games left, while Vanden
burgh has only two, and Rog has a 17-point lead to coast in.
The big boy has scorred 177 points in 12 games for a 14.7 per
game average, while Vandenburgh has tallied 160 in 14 games.
Gayda has 159 points in 12 games.
That gives Wiley an 18-point edge over Gayda, his closest
competitor, and four Oregon
State games for an increase.
Garda, his closest competitor,
and four Oregon State games
for an increase. Gayda plays
two each against Washington
Barring a complete offensive
. breakdown, such as Gayda ex
perienced in the last Oregon
games, Wiley’s got the individ
ual scoring crown in his closet
for sure, but the impossible can
' always happen.
Eddie Gayda Got Hot Against OSC Beavers
Gayda certainly made up for his lack of points against Oregon
by scoring 41 in two nights against Oregon State last weekend,
the same number that Wiley scored against San Francisco.
The USF series was interesting to watch, and the Don team
drew praise for smooth offensive and defensive play. The boys
with all the clippings, Don Lofgren and Joe McNamee, were
„ outstanding, and Rene Herrerias was a favorite both nights.
Sub Don Giesen was high Don scorer Saturday night with 14.
Lanky Bob Amacher, a newcomer to John Warren’s starting
lineup Saturday night, did a creditable defensive job on Lofgren,
besides scoring two field goals of his own. Amacher is improving
steadily, and a little work on offense would make the logical suc
cessor in the center post after Wiley leaves.
Aggies Could Cinch ND Hoop Title
If Slats Gill's Beavers get hot this weekend they, could cinch
' the ND title with a double win over Oregon providing the Idaho
Vandals take one of two from Washington State.
The title race could be compared to a jig-saw puzzle, with
the pieces shaped to fit in different places. It could end up in a
two or three-way tie, Washington State could win, or the Web
foots could end things with four straight over Oregon State.
The basketball season isn’t over by any means, but spring
sport fans can start limbering arms and legs any day now, with
plenty of spring wind and rain to help them along.
Cooperation From Weather Man a 'Must'
Baseball is creeping into the headlines more and more each
week, with the majors and Pacific Coast league ready for spring
- training. In the PCC Southern Division, California colleges have
played a few pre-season hall games already, and should be all
tuned up for Conference play.
Here at Oregon, Don Kirsch had better hope for plenty of
cooperation from the weather man. Last spring Mac court was
filled with frustrated baseballers driven inside by the rain, and
the “practice postponed—rain” sign was getting to be a tradi
tion on the dressing room blackboard.
Kirsch should have a reconditioned Plowe field on the credit
side, plus a cheering supply of returning lettermen for building
Track Coach Bill Bowerman will start working his boys an}'
day now, and football followers will get a preview of the 1949
Duck edition when spring grid practice comes up . . .
_ PCC Basketball Playoff Set Next Month
Back to basketball to pick up an omitted item—The Pacific
Coast Conference basketball championship playoff will be staged
, March 11, 12, and 14 between the ND and SD winner. The best
j _ two-of-three series is scheduled on the nothern team’s home
Nothing has been printed on ticket procedure as yet, but they
should go on sale before long.
WAA Intramural Move to Playoff
Action Monday saw Rebec house,
winner of League IV, dropping a
hard fought game to Wiki-Wiki,
League III winner by a 14-8 final
The rest of the league play-offs
will be staged this week with the
final game for championship of the
season to be played Monday.
Sparked by sure-shooter Harriet
Minot with 22 counters, University
house swept past Hendricks hall
40-5 in the second of WAA intra
mural basketball league playoffs
this week. Uni house, League II
winner, started strong and held
their own throughout the game,
Rooks Batter Frosh42-33, As
Calderwood Paces Oregon
The Oregon State basketball
Rooks once again packed too many
guns for the Oregon Frosh as they
whipped them, 42-33, last night at
McArthur court. This, the final
game of their four-game series,
made it a clean sweep for the Baby
Beavers this year.
THE CONTEST was a nip-and
tuck affair the first half, but the
long-range accuracy of Rooks
George Allison and Jackie
Orr began to tell the story as the
second-half minutes ebbed away.
The shooting of Duckling Jim Cal
tlerwood in the second half kept
his mates in the ball game, as he
was the only Frosh player to get
more than one basket after the in
The Paul Valenti-coached Rooks
swept to the fore in quick fashion
at the start of the game, by scor
ing a pair of lay-ins with less than
a minute gone in the first half. A
tight Duckling zone defense be
gan to take effect, however, and
they overtook the visitors at the
five-minute mark on a pivot-shot
by Center Bob Gilbert.
The remainder of the first half,
the lead shifted back and forth un
til the Baby Beavers put on a ball
hawking exhibition under the bas
ket to connect for several fielders
and a 17-12 margin.
Aided by a pair of field goals and
a free toss-by Duckling Forward
Calderwood and a basket by Gil
bert, Kirsch’s crew closed the Rook
advantage to 20-19 just before half
time. A sudden Rook spurt just
before the horn gave them their
25-19 intermission bulge.
THE FROSH managed to stay
within throwing distance of their
rivals early in the second half and
crept up to a 36-33 deficit at one
point on a one-hander from the side
by Calderwood. Jackie Orr then
promptly cinched things for his
Sticks Out Neck
By Dave Taylor
After a three out of four record
on yesterday’s results in the intra
mural basketball playoff, your IM
scribe will again stick his neck out
on the probable winners in today’s
games. As the playoff progresses,
the opposing teams become more
and more evenly matched, but we’ll
make the stab in dark attenmpt.
In today’s opener, McChesney
hall with its double barreled offense
of Dick Mase and Don Bowman
working from a fast break should
be able to handle Lambda Chi Al
pha. However, the latter certainly
had the necessary punch to knock
the wind out of Sigma Chi’s sails
and could repeat, but we don’t
In the only other game of the af
ternoon, we like the towering Delts
over Phi Delta Theta, but only be
cause the coin came up heads. The
Delts are better defensively, but
will have a time wrestling the ball
from Big Bob Taggesell under the
Well dressed young man for
lucrative evening and Satur
day work. Must have car.
for Monday appointment
club by dumping in a long set shot.
Jim Nau and Don White added
another pair of baskets for the vic
tors just prior to the cessation of
Oregon’s Calderwood notched 12
points for game honors, while Orr
and Allison were close behind with
Frosh Box Score
Clausen, f ..
Gilbert, c ...
Hunt, g .
Carr, f .
Chaney, f ..
Owens, g ....
Orr, f .
White, g ....
Allison, g ..
Nau, c .
Ball, f .
Osborn, g ..
FG FT PF TP
....1 14 3
...5 2 2 12
...2 15 5
...3 10 7
.1 0 0 2
...2 0 14
0 0 0 0
.0 0 0 0
...0 0 0 0
...0 0 10
.14 5 13 33
FG FT PF TP
...2 13 5
...A 2 4 10
...1 0 0 2
...2 12 5
.4 2 2 10
...3 2 0 8
.. 1 0 0 2
. ...0 0 0 0
...17 8 11 42
Enter Wire Meet
In the women's pool in Gerlinger
tonight the University of Oregon
women's swimming team will enter
the first of this year’s National In
tercollegiate Telegraphic Swim
ming meets. This event, as well as
the second to be held March 2, is
open to the public, with 7 o’clock
as the scheduled time for beginning.
This year’s team of ten girls, Bir
della Ball, Florence Godfrey, Joan
Skordahl, Harriet Minot, Barbara
Ebeling, Cathy Vilas, Pat Honl,
Joan Carr, Celia Whitney, and Car
ol Irvine, will compete against nine
other colleges in Oregon, Washing
ton, California, Idaho, Nevada, and
the Hawaiian Islands which com
pose the Western Region.
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Skiers Hold Dance
The University of Oregon ski club
will hold another in its series of
folk-dancing classes Th ursday
night at the YMCA, beginning at
7:30 p. m.
More lessons and practice in mas
tering polkas, schottisches, and
other national dances will be given
during the evening.
Club elections are scheduled im
mediately after spring vacation,
and in order to assist the nominat
ing committee in picking a slate of
candidates, members of the club are
urged to turn in petitions for all
elective offices. The positions of
president, secretary, treasurer, and
all chairmanships will be open for
Petitions should be given to
Treasurer Letha Petersen at Thurs
day’s meeting, or mailed to Mary
Harvey, secretary of the ski club, at
the Kappa house.
From the petitions turned in by
club members the nominating com
mittee will select a list of qualified
candidates for the spring election.
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