- Monday, February 11 1924 -
Georgetown College - 35 (Head Coach: James Coleman)
Kentucky - 39 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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Halftime Score: Kentucky 23, Georgetown 19
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Game Writeup - by Len Tracy, Lexington Herald
Wildcats Have Hard Tussle, Pounding Out 39-35 Victory over Georgetown
STATE'S TEAMWORK GOOD
Wildcat speed and agility proved more effective than Tiger strength and accuracy last night and the locals were able to eke out a 39 to 35 victory over Georgetown College. Not until the final gun sounded was the outcome of the struggle at all certain, as both teams went at top speed throughout. The largest lead which the 'Cats were able to amass was five points and they held this for a very short time as the splendid teamwork of the visitors netted them two quick baskets.
The game started with a rush, Georgetown scoring first on a foul shot by Long, who soon added a field goal to bring his team's total to three points. Kentucky retaliated with a foul shot and the Tigers scored another basket. From then on the game was point and point with a basket by one team duplicated by the other. Just before the end of of the half, Kentucky gained a four-point margin which was held until the gun sounded. The half ended with the score 23 to 19.
At the beginning of the second frame both teams came back as strong as ever, Kentucky trying to increase their lead and Georgetown striving to overtake the Wildcats. The scoring in the final frame was even, each team making six field goals and four fouls.
Too much praise cannot be given to Coach Coleman, of Georgetown, for the team that he has produced. The Tigers shot, passed and guarded in a superb manner ad played fast, clean ball throughout. Trunnell and Captain Kemper at guards, played a wonderful defensive game. The few times that the 'Cats were able to work the ball under the basket were due to superior teamwork rather than to poor guarding. Although Jacoby scored but one field goal, his floorwork was excellent and he fed the ball to his forwards with clockwork regularity as well as playing a good defensive game. Daniels covered the floor in fine style, making several beautiful goals from midfloor.
To "Shorty" Long goes most of the credit for Georgetown's fine showing. This sterling forward, although ill and playing against doctor's orders, scored 21 points, 16 of which were scored by field goals tossed from the center of the floor. Long received a blow in the head toward the close of the game, which laid him out for a short time, but was able to come back and scored two more field goals.
It is hard to pick an individual star from among the Kentucky players as each man was a perfect fitting cog in a smooth running machine. The teamwork, which prevailed in their last three games, was especially evident last night. McFarland and Milward were high scorers with 14 points each. Hughes and Riefkin each played good ball, while the defense work of King and Rice was noteworthy.
The game was fast and clean, the numerous fouls resulting from hard playing rather than roughness. Referee Kruck worked well calling all plays with accuracy.