- Saturday, February 14 1920 -
Kentucky - 15 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Centre College - 44 (Head Coach: Higgens)
|Bo McMillin (*)||15|
|James 'Red' Roberts||4|
|Madison Bell (*)||14|
|Ed Diddle (*)||3|
Halftime Score: Centre 15, Kentucky 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 26 - 27|||||Georgetown College 28 - 16|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
"Bo" McMillan Gets Back in Game; Wildcats Lose to Centre, 44 to 15
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14. -- "Centre 44, Kentucky 15," announced the scorekeeper at the close of the Wildcat-Colonel clash here tonight. And thereby hangs a tale.
McMillan & Company, whose principal occupation of late has been that of putting Centre and Danville on the map, threw a bombshell into the Wildcat camp. After a more or less severe conflict with studies which last three weeks, the one and only "Bo" reappeared in the Centre lineup and led his teammates to victory.
To the person who follows high school basketball, it will appear that more than one surprise was dished out here tonight. In a preliminary to the big event of the evening, the Louisville high school basketeers, reputed State champions, were rushed off their feet and vanquished by the Danville high school representation, 33 to 18.
McMillan, aided by Bell, stalwart, and a goal lassoer of no mean authority, gave old Centre the State championship tonight. At no stage of the contest was the Lexington five dangerous, but managed to hold Centre down to 15 points in the first period, while Blakey and Haydon were gathering ten. In the second period Centre cut loose and couldn't miss the hooped net. Lavin, Smith and Wilhelm were rushed into the fray, but could not avert the crash with which the Wildcats hit the wall of defeat.
Ridgeway replaced Smith in the regular lineup at the beginning of the game tonight. Smith has been performing at guard all season, but Ridgeway's work has been such that he merited advancement to the first squad.