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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1952)
By Don Dewey
It'.-- been a long time* since* the State of Oregon lias been
\isitnl at one time by a pair of basketball teams to compare
with the two that were here last week end.
We don’t have to say much about the Washington Huskies.
They played here in Kugene and their performances, both
offensively and defensively- speak for themselve
The Bradley Braves, who left Peoria, 111., to take on Slats
Gill’s Oregon Staters in Portland and Corvallis, haven’t the
impressive record of previous years but theirs is still a "big”
name. Though Fordy Anderson’s Braves aren’t in the running
for national championship, as they have been in recent years,
they were working with a seven-game vyinning skein irrtough
Competition when they hit PortlantJ.
If Ducks Can Get Together
Both of them strictly in the underflow category, the State of
Oregon fives came through the stiff week-end without looking
had at all. Washington won both games with Oregon by pretty
decisive scores, but the l>ticks came tip with some wonderful
' individual exhibitions. If the time ever comes when they can
get together for their starring performances, the I tucks will be
capable of knocking off most anybody that conies along.
As is usual, Gill had his hoopers at their absolute best for
Bradley. The Beavers also were operating with a seven-game
streak—strictly on the losing side—and were fired to 61-55 and
57-53 victories. The Beavers have been going no-place in the
Pacific Coast conference, but they emphatically displayed that
they still have Bradley’s number.
Last year Oregon State met Bradley twice. During the regu
lar season they feel to the Braves by a very close 77 to 74
score. After everyone else had put away their basketballs, the
two teams met again in an Hawaiian Islands exhibition; this
time the Beavers walked all over Bradley to the tunc of 75-45.
Whether or not some of the Bradleyites actually shaved points
in the 1951 OSC games, as is frequently claimed, you have to
admit that the Beavers played great ball against Bradley. Not
even the nasty word “scandal'' can account for 74- and 75
pdint evenings. — < -
Red Rocha Makes Pro All-Stars
Our sister institution to the north has been doubly honored
by the presence of ex-Oregon Staters on All-Star lineups dur
ing the past week. To start it off, Gracic DeMoss, the pride of
Corvallis, was placed on the I’SGA Curtis Cup team. This
group, comprised of the finest women amateur golfers in the
I'nited States, will compete with a similar team from Great
Britain and has high hopes of retaining the cup for the sixth
Further removed from the college campus but looming larger
in the memories of students of the University of Oregon, is the
other AUrStar, Red Rocha. Rocha was the wheel-horse of the
great Oregon State basketball team of 1947—a team that was
so great that the sports addicts who insist on deciding on the
greatest team the state has ever produced, usually come up
** either with .it or with the national champion “Tall Firs" from
The 6-foot, 8-inch refugee from Hilo, Hawaii, was named last
week to the National Basketball association all-star team for
the second consecutive year. Rocha, a heavy scorer for the
Syracuse Nationals, probably will see service at center behind
Easy Ed MacAuiey during the East-West NBA game next
Monday. This will leave him guarding George Mikan, “the
greatest baskctballer of the half-century." Last year the cx
OSC thin man helped the East squad to a 111 to 94 victory.
Keller Helped Down Trotters
There arc also a few former University cagers who have been
gaining attention with their post-graduate basketball perform
ances. These are Jack Keller. Art Shepheard and Hob Lavey, all
of whom were on the campus last year.
Their big game came when they and seven other Portland
Basketball association all-stars played and—believe it or not—
beat the vagabond Globetrotters from Harlem. Shepherd, who
attended classes here for two years but was deprived of inter
collegiate basketball participation for scholastic reasons, was
second-high scorer for the stars.
But it was Keller’s one-man freeze act in the last three min
utes that enabled the all-stars to maintain their three-point ad
vantage over the frantic “Trotters."
Ex-Webfoot Trio Sparks Scoring Spree
Back in Portland Basketball association play, the ex-Web
foot threesome led their Panelshake Siding team to a 100 to 55
shellacking of Larsen’s Creamery, another Portland semi-pro
outfit. Keller’s 20 points made him top scorer, while Lavey and
Shepherd each connected for 16 and second scoring honors. Big
Bob Don, a former Oregon center, added six points to the cause.
This game marked the second time in one week that the Duck
dotted Panelshakcrs topped the century mark.
Nestor Hall Nods Hunter Quint;
Sederstrom, Phi Delts Also Win
By Doug White
Intramural basketball action was
dominated by “B" clubs on Mon
day afternoon as five of the six
contests played were between the
secondary. In the lone “A" contest
Phi Delta Theta managed to take
a rough, fast trail game from Theta
Chi 29 to 23. The remaining action
saw Sederstrom hall take French
hall 27 to 24; Nestor hall beat the
boys from Hunter 16 to 15; Kappa
Sigma swamped Chi Psi 32 to 14;
Phi Sigma Kappa won from Sigma
Phi Kpsilon; and Sigma Nu beat
Pi Kappa Alpha IS to 12.
Sparked in the last three min
utes by the very aggressive play
of Jim Livcsay, Nick Schmer, and
Daryl Nesson, Phi Delta Theta
just did take the measure of Theta
Chi. Diveaay and Schmer accounted
for 18 of the total number of
points, racking up nine apiece for
the Phi Delta.
Sederstrom and French halls
staged another battle royal yester
day as they clubbed their way to
a near tie. Dick Reinhart alone hit
the hemp for 10 points towards the
winning cause for Sederstrom.
Jack Murray nabbed 10 counters
for the losers.
Nestor and Hunter halls played
Monday afternoon, and at the end
of four quarters Nestor was on top
of the pack by the score of 16 to
15. Frank Bear got high point
honors for the day as he scored
eight in the victorious cause.
One thing must In- said for the
hoys from Hunter hall. At half
time they were behind by the score
of H to 3, but in the second two
quarters they came hack to out
score, their opponents by four
Chi Psi didn’t prove to be much
of a match for the Kappa Sigmai
juniors Monday. The Kappa Sigs
romped off in the first few min
utes of play and were never headed
again. The two big men in the
scoring column were Bob Hooker
and Stretch Hultgren with 13 and
10 points respectively. Both are
Phi Sigma Kappa had trouble,
but finally subdued a fighting Sig
ma Phi Kpsllon squad 22 to 19. In
places both teams looked pretty
shoddy but the Phi Sigs had what
it took in the end and came out
of the fracas with another win t*>
their credit. Sig Ep Ed Tyler
copped the scoring honors, though,
as he potted 11 points.
In the Sigma Nu-Pi Kappa Al
pha contest rebounding was the de
ciding factor. During the first half,
when the Sigma Nus piled up most'
of their lead, they completely domi
nated the backboards. It may be
noticed that Ted Johnson netted
some eight points in the first quar
j ter. This was his total for the day
| but it topped all others on both
Intramural track got underway
Monday and teams from four liv
ing o; ganizations ran and jumped
under the supervision of Bill Bow
erman, Oregon varsity track coach.
Alpha Tau Omega and Beta Theta
Pi each came out victorious
against Phi Kappa P»i and Phi
Gamma Delta, 56-12 and 45-19,
Results of the ATO-Phi Psi meet
are as follows:
Broad Jump: Ken Wegner, ATO,
20’ 6”; High Jump: Ron Lyrnon
and Kay Pack wood, ATO, 5’ S”;
High Hurdles: Ray Pack wood,
ATO, 5.4; 40 yd Dash: Ted Ander
son, ATO, 4.8; y4 mile: Monte
Brethauer, ATO, 4.43; Relay: An
derson, Bonner, Boehmy, Pack
wood, ATO, 17.; Shot: Len Berry,.
Phi Psi, 41’; Pole Vault: Dave
Hlggenbottom, ATO, 12’.
Kesuts of the Beta Theta Pi vs.
Phi Gamma Delta meet:
Broad Jump: A1 Martin, Beta,
18’ 1 </2”; High Jump: Faucett, Fiji,
5’ 9”; High Hurdles: Ray Dock
stadder, Beta, S’ 9”; 40 yd. Dasti:
Al Martin, Beta, 5.; >/4mile: Ken
Reiser, Beta, 3.449; Relay: Ball,
Martin, Mannex, Dockstadder,
Beta, 16.9; Shot: Jack Southworth,
Beta, 36’ ll'/4”; Pole Vault: Henry
Mannex, Beta, 12’.
Is he bashful, is he shy?
Then here’s your chance to get
that guy. (Heart Hop Friday.)
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