Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 04, 1951, Page Four, Image 4

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ND Season Opens in North
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Ducks Take
Four Wins
In a Row
With a win-loss record of six and
five, the Oregon varsity basketball
team faces a rugged weekend with
two games against the highly tout
ed University of Washington quin
tet, to be played Jan. 5 and 6 at
Oregon’s last varsity basketball
outing consisted of a two-game
McArthur Court stand against
what should have been a badly out
manned Santa Clara squad.
Double Triumph
The Webfoots were victorious
both nights, Dec. 29 and*30, winn
ing the first game 77-53 and stumb
ling through to a 47-46 triumph in
the second. In the initial encounter,
Oregon led the Broncos by ten
points with just four minutes re
maining in the game, when the
Ducks went wild. With Mel Street
er and Ken Hunt leading the way
with four points apiece in that end
of-the-game spree, the local entry
fattened their margin to 24 points,
while holding Santa Clara scoreless.
Oregon led by a scant 33-30 at the
Race-horse Guard Jack Keller
paced the Ducks with 14 points,
ably backed by Curt Barclay with
12, Jim Loscutoff 11, and Mel
Streeter 10. Jack Nalty, six-four
Santa Clara center, pumped in 16
points to lead all scoring.
With less than 10 minutes of the
first game gone. John Warren sat
liiS starting five on the bench. They
were back in the second half.
The second game was a comedy
of errors, with the Californians
clinging to a 28-27.edge at the half.
Apparently in an attempt to get
some Santa Clara fingerprints on
the backboards, Coach Bob Feer
ick of the Broncos boomed his
height into the game. That factor,
plus the same, agonizing-to-watch
ball control system that they em
ployed in the first game brought
the visitors to witliiif the grasp of
The respectably-sized crowd was
waiting for the Ducks to break
away from the Broncos as they had
the night before, but although War
ren kept his top men in practically
the entire game, no break away was
to be had. With a little more than
four minutes left in the game, the
Broncos owned a 42-41 lead.
However, for a five minute per
iod, the Bronks were held to a sin
gle free throw, while Oregon push
ed in half a dozen points.
UCLA Series
The UCLA-Oregon two-gamer
December 8 and 9 at the Igloo un
veiled a spectacular reversal of
form, In that the Bruins smothered
the Ducks by 20 points the first
night, and were themselves buried
•by 18 points the following evening.
The story behind the collapse of
the Californians seems to lie in
their lack of height, and consequent
reliance on the unpredictable shoot
ing average. The first evening, pac
ed by Forward Jerry Norman, the
Bruins maintained a sizzling aver
age, and thereby hung the tale.
Kruins Bounced
In the second game the shooting
fell to a .282, which did not prove
to be enough to carry the UCLA at
Kramer, Pancho, Gussie,
Pauline Vie Tonight in Igloo
The famous Bobby Riggs profes
sional tennis troupe, featuring the
great Jack Kramer arid Pancho Se
gura, will appear in McArthur
Court at 8 p.m. tonight for their
second annual singles-doubles dem
Despite the substitution of Paul
ine Betz and Gussie Moran for Pan
cho Ganzales and Frank Parker,
who participated in the 1950 tennis
show at Eugene, an outstanding ex
hibition of net skill is expected.
Kramer, who holds more major
amateur and professional titles
than any other player has ever ac
quired, will meet Segura in the op
ening three-set match. Although
Kramer is currently enjoying a 27
13 margin over Segura in their na
tion-wide tour, he still remembers
that Pancho upset him for the
world professional crown last sum
Kramer IT. S. Champ
Kramer seized the United States
Singles Championship in 1946 and
1947 and placed second in 1943. He
was a member of the National
Doubles' Championship squad in
1940, 1941, 1943, and 1947. Segura,
while playing for Miami Univer
sity, captured the NCAA title in
1943, 1944, and 1945.
Kramer and Segura both cap
tured victories in the 1950 McAr
thur Court exhibition. Kramer over
came a 3-0 deficit to defeat Pancho
Gonzales and his 100 m.p.h. serve
6-3, 6-3. The match lasted only 35
minutes. Segura was hard-pressed
to achieve a 9-7, 7-5 victory over
Frank Parker. Segura and Gon
zales seized a quick 4-1 lead over
Kramer and Parker, in the doubles
match, but the veterans rallied and
won 7-5.
Mrs. Pauline Betz will meet Gus
sie Moran in the second match to
night. Mrs. Betz, winner of the
National Women’s Singles Champ
ionship in 1942, 1943, 1944, and
1946, has easily won 20 matches
from Miss Moran, who managed to
win 7 out of the 29 played (two
ended in ties).
Kramer and Miss Moran will
meet Segura and Mrs. Betz in a
mixed-doubles match which might
be the closest of the evening. Ad
mission price for Oregon students
and children is 50 cents, 90 cents
will be charged for adult, admis
sion, and reserved seats will be
Even though the Webfoots claim
ed a 32-22 bulge at the half, most of
the spectators who witnessed the
first game, and came back for more,
were waiting for the roof to fall in
on the Oregonians. When the final
gun sounded, however, the dome
was still on, and Oregon emerged
with a 72-54 victory, their sweetest
of the season.
Three Out of Seven
In the rest of the current season,
the Ducks have a record of three
won and four lost, all games being
played on the road.
Dec. 1, in the season opener for
Oregon, the Webfoots dropped a
tilt to the University of Utah at
Salt Lake City, 59-39.
But the Webfoots came back the
next night to snatch a tight one
from Utah State by a 06-64 count
for the first road victory in almost
two seasons.
The third game of the 1950-51
season found Oregon closer to home,
but no better off, when the Web
foots dropped a heartbreaker to the
University of Portland, 68-67, in
Cowboys Tough
The UCLA, series, described
above, came next for the Ducks, and
they hit the road once more, this,
time to Laramie, Wyo., for a series
with the University of Wyoming
Cowboys. The Cowpokes took both
games, 88-57 and 73-55. Speed, abil
ity and general classiness selled
victory for the Wyoming squad.
Back in their own northwest once
more, the Ducks sailed into Tacoma
Refs Needed
For IM Tilts
The intramural sports office has
issued a call for referees for the
winter term intramural basketball
Anyone interested is aked to con
tact Paul Washke at the intramural
sports office in the School of Health
and Physical Education, and to
leave his name, address, and tele
phone number if Washke is not in.
Entry blanks for winter term in
tramural track and bowling must
be received by the intramural of
fice before 3 p.m. Friday, Wash
ke said.
Schedules for basketball and
handball, also included in the win
ter term intramural sports pro
gram. were completed Tuesday and
will be mailed to participating
terms in time to arrive by Satur
day. Teams which fail to receive
these schedules by Saturday are
asked to see Washke personally.
on Dec. 27 and 28 and took the Col
lege of Puget Sound to town twice,
*72-65 and 68-66, the latter showing
that Oregon does win a heartbreak
er itself once in a while. The Santa
Clara series followed these feames.
There is little contentment to be
found by people who are contented
to remain discontent.
Frosh Lose Four Men on Grades
Oregon Frosh Basketball Coach
Don Rirsch suffered his annual set
back at the hands of the all-power
ful grade point average at the end
of fall team as his Ducklings suf
fered four casualties.
The victims included Regular
Forward John Reynolds, Guard
Paul Poetsch. Forward Bob Stout,
and Guard A1 Christensen.
Reynolds ranked third in Frosh
scoring with 23 points and also was
outstanding in the backboard de
partment. Poetsch had dropped in
five field goals in thirteen attempts
for a respectable .385 average—sec
ond best on the Duckling squad.
Stout was second in scoring (24
points) and in backboard recoveries
Season Record
Before the GPA lightning struck,
the undefeated Ducklings had de
feated the Portland and Linfield
Frosli quintets and the Oregon Col
lege of Education varsity. Since the
1949-50 squad closed its season with
nine straight triumphs, Coach
Kirsch's charges are now enjoying
a twelve-game winning streak and
will be seeking their 13th when
they engage the Oregon State
Hooks Friday, January 12, at Cor
The Frosh edged the Portland
Frosh 49-44 in their opener at Port
land. On the following Friday, Dec.
8, the Ducklings routed the Lin
field Frosh 66-42 at the local court
immediately before the Duck regu
lars absorbed a similar treatment
administered by UCLA. The Duck
lings defeated the OCE varsity 66
55 the next night.
Husky Hunter
RAPIDLY IMPROVING Ken Hunt, Junior guard for the Oregon
Ducks, may be an early insertion into the Webfoot lineup against the
University of Washington in Seattle this weekend. Hunt has shown
more drive than in past seasons, and is sharpening his shooting eye
and ball-handling ability.
Rose Bowl May
Says PCC Head
RIVERSIDE, Cal. ((£*), courtesy
Station KUGN)—There is a possi
bility the Pacific Coast Conference
may not participate in future Rose
Bowl games.
This possibility was introduced
yesterday by President K. E. Paul
Everest of the PCC.
Everest said conference officials
were disturbed by the growing in
tensity of post-season football
games. He added the officials will
hold a special meeting in Dallas,
Tex., next week to discuss the fu
ture fate of the Rose Bowl game.
The National Collegiate Athletic
association is meeting next week in
Dallas. PCC officials will hold their
special meeting following the NC
AA convention.
Everest made his statement in
the presence of conference Com
missioner Victor Schmidt. Everest
said there has been no disagree
ment in any way with the Big 10
or the tournament of Roses associa
tion, which stages the game. He
said the whole problem is strictly
within the Coast conference itself. '
If the PCC does decide to with
draw from the Rose Bowl game,
the Tournament of Roses officials j
would have the right to name any
two teams in the nation willing to
play in the annual New Years day
Sam Fidman
John Barton
Phil Johnson
A1 Karr
Hood Tramway
Starts Operation
PORTLAND, ((.ff), Courtesy Sta
tion KUGN)—The three-mile Mt.
Hood aerial tramway between
Government Camp and Timberline
Lodge went into operation Wednes
The tramway—longest of its
kind in the nation—cost an esti
mated 750-thousand dollars. Two
tram cars will be operated, each
seating 36 persons. ,
. Officials of the Mt. Hood Aerial
Transportation company and radio
and press representatives made the
inaugural run.
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