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Borcher’s Ducks Win
Three, Lose Three
Over Holiday Period
In games plaved over the Christmas vacation period loach
Bill Borcher’s Oregon IHick basketball team showed them
selves to be a rapidly improving group ot hoopsters. 1 lie ihk
vvor. three games and lost three during the period between Dec.
IQ 1951, and Jan. 2, 1952. , _ . ......
In the first game, played at McArthur Court the W ebfoot>
surprised a crowd of 3,451 by drubbing the highly favored
W'vntninp' CowbOYS 66“ 5^. ' _
The game was very closely play
ed all the way. as the score was
tied fifteen times, and the lead
changed hands on fourteen oc
casions. Brg Boh Peterson domi
nated the backboards against the
taller Cowboys and chalked up 16
points daring the course of the
^ame. Chet Noe received high point
honors for the contest with IS
Peterson Fouls Out
The men from Wyoming found
their stride on the next evening,
however, as they rang up a sizzling
.452 shooting percentage in defeat
ing the Ducks 78-71. Oregon played
on almost even terms with the
visitors in the first half, but Wyo
ming broke away in the third
quarter, leading by a 63-44 count
| at one time.
Borcher's squad closed the gap
i steadily until shortly after the
I last period started, when the loss
1 of Peterson via the foul route
proved to be the straw that broke
| the camel’s back, llaag led the
| Cowboy’s to victory with 19, fol
i lowed by Moe Kudovich witli 19.
i Chester Noe again topped Web
! foot scoring as he tallied 16 times.
In the first of a six-game barn
| storming series in Southern Cali
fornia. Oregon lost to Wisconsin
after leading for three quarters of
a game played in the Cow Palace.
The Ducks were ahead 43-11 at
halftime and 62-60 as the final
period began. With eight minutes
to go in the game, A1 Nicholas
dropped in a hook shot to give the
midwesterners a 67-66 lead, and ,
they were never headed as they j
went on to win 82-77. Nicholas
scored 23 points for the winners,
while Peterson and Noe each
dumped in 18 for the Webfoots.
Tight Game at Half
The Cow Palace continued to be
a jinx to the Oregon basketeers in
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UNIVERSITY of OREGON CO-OP
POTENT in the WSC attack
when tile Ducks dash with the
Cougars next Monday will !«•
Erie Roberts, 6-8 forward and
The Oregon ski team, under the
direction of Coach Gene Harlow. I
will go to Hoodoo Bowl on the |
Santiam Pass on January 5 and
6, and again on January 12 and 13 j
for team trials to determine who
will compose the eight man squad. I
Two lettermen, Saul Zaik and
Stu McCollum, are among the six
teen men out for the team. The
first meet for the Duck slatmen
will be the Wenatchee, Wash. In- |
vitational to be held on January j
26 and 27. Other schools slated to '
enter are Washington, WSC, Idaho, i
Whitman, Portland university, and I
the University of British Columbia.
The Oregon skiers will enter '
four or five other meets this sea- ;
son, and although their schedule is
not definite as yet, they plan to
enter the Vanderbilt Cup match.
I-ast year the team competed in
the Reno Winter Carnival, and j
Miss Nancy Miller of Oregon was
chosen Snow Queen Of that event.
There is no official conference
title in skiing. Coach Gene Harlow,
who is also football line mentor, |
was formerly skiing coach at the ■
University of Idaho.
Spartans Nip Ducks
In Final Seconds
SAX JOS!'.. CWI.IS. — San
Juse Stall- College's l-'onvaril
l.ci- li-nsen zeroed :i lay tt|> in
tin- final fivi- seconds of play
'1'liursilay nielli in Spartan
fivm to hand tin- nndi-fi-atcd
Spartans a 51 t** victory over
the I nivi-rsity of Oregon
Coach Walt McPherson s victors,
now boasting a consecutive win
string of seven, outplayed the
travel-worn Ducks and led 31-20
ut halftime but were forced to
come from behind in the late stages.
of the game in order to retain
Oregon dosed n six game burn-1
storming tour of Nortnern Cali- j
forma with three wins nnd three
losses. The Ducks defeated the
University of San Francisco Wed
nesday evening in the Day city,
Clark Scores 19
Six foot, six Inch Center George
Clark, who collared high scoring
honors with 19 points, tallied one
half of his team's 20 point first
quarter output. San Jose led at
that juncture, 20-13. Previously,
Borcher hud yanked his tired
starters and substituted Barney
Holland. Hon Bottler, Hank Bon
neman, Jim Vranlzan and Keith
The Spartans further checked j
Oregon's raee-horse offense with
watch charm guard Klmer Craig
intercepting stray Duck passe*, j
Oregon connected for four foul
shots in 14 attempts prior to the
The Wobfoots caught fire with
two minutes to go in the third
canto. Trailing 32-42 the Ducks
meshed 11 straight points to over
take the Spartans four minute*
later, in the final stanza. Captain
Ken Hunt ignited ttie Ducks, notch
ing 11 points in the second half in
cluding five during the hectic
aforesaid four minutes.
I-'ree Throws Mlste-d
Chet Noe's angular shot at the
2:30 mark gave the Oregonians
their final lead of the evening.
Fifty seconds later Clark retali
ated with a similar east. Holland
and Clark both missed charity
shots, Peterson took a tip from Noe
following the latter's free throw,
but both Hunt and Peterson mis
San Jose controlled the casaba
for nearly a minute, then shook
Jensen loose for the crusher.
A capacity crowd of 3,000 San
Jose’s largest of the season saw
~-^iTrHE campusr a52|-- in*
Wednesday night the Ducks
streaked to a .18-22 halftime lend
over the Dons and braved n n.-.-w
ond half USK onruah to win The
fast-breaking Northern Division*
representatives connected for a*
amazing ’18 per cent of their at
tempts from the floor of the Win
terland Ice Arena. ,
Diii Iih Never Behind
Holland, erstwhile Duck football
quarterback, loosened the Don*
with a trio of long range shots in
the first half. With Chet Noe and
Bob Peterson teaming to control
both the offensive and defen ,iv?
backboards and the Hilltoppcnf
unable to connect for more than 71
fourth of their attempts, the Duck:,
managed to maintain a lead
CHF whittled the edge to a bare
eight points with six minutes re
maining to play but the Duelit
put the contest Into a deep freeze/
by refusing free throw' attempts
unit taking the Imll out ot lyarndi,
It was the Dons first Wi^W.
game since returning from a
Christmas vacation tournament in
Oklahoma City. In addition, th<*
Dona were playing their firs' hu%
ketball game since UHK ofiniali
decided to abandon tnter-coll.-giab
football for the duration of tilt1
emergency. The Don footballer*,
led by Burl Toler. Ollie Matsu
I’d Brown, finished the 19M n , >l(
undefeated and untied.
Peterson, f U
Streeter, f 5
Noe, c S
11 u n t. g 11
Wegner, g 7
Baptiste, f , .8
Jensen, f U
( lark, e IS
Craig, g 14
Shore, g •
Subs: Oregon—Holland 3: Bott-,
ler; Bonneman 4; Vraniz-an; Far
nam I. San Jose—I.ovell; Avtna 7
Edwards; Demlng; Abbott. 1
Hunt, R .
M.-hl, f . 1
Welker, f . J
E\anR«'hlo, «■ . I‘-j
Jtonee, r . i
Vukicftich, r 1
Hub*: OrcRitn — Holland, 12
liottlrr, 3; I'SF—laimpo,
Ion, G, Harr; Eaw*on.
"Our prospects are uncertain aM
yet," said Oregon Swimming Coach*
John Borcharcft, "but we have -ai
strong .chance to finish second inj
The Oregon mermen have fow
seasons team, which finished sec
ond to the perennially strong
I They are: Dick Ruchdeschel, a
senior and the only two year letter1
man; Gordon Edwards, junior: Jin?
Allan, junior; and Mike Popovitclt
Ternda is Good
Edwards was an All-Conference^
selection last season in the dis
tance events, but will face strong
competition on tho Husky team,
according to Borchardt.
Two new prospects Here named
by Boreliardt as potential starij.
Tonhinobu Terada, transfer from^
the University of Hawaii is o.v
peeied to provide strong compete
tion in the 150 yard distance medljn
for the aptly nained Washington
All-American, Pete Salmon.
? Also, sophomore Pete Chnrlfon,
Msnns as potent opposition to iVlcr
rtd, Ilijdges, another Husky All
American on the diving board.