- Thursday, February 4 1926 -
Kentucky - 46 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
|C. Foster Helm||2|
Centre College - 19 (Head Coach: William Maher)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 23, Centre College 6
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Alabama 27 - 16|||||Washington & Lee 44 - 34|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats' Dazzling Passwork Nets 46 to 19 Victory over Centre Quintet
WORK BALL IN FOR EASY GOALS
Centre Offers Stubborn Defense Against Kentucky's Brilliant Play - Mohney, Jenkins are Stars
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 4 -- Kentucky's Wildcats ran into a stubborn Centre defense here tonight, but continued the dazzling passwork which won a victory over Alabama several days ago, and easily trimmed the Colonels, 46 to 19.
Gayle Mohney and Paul Jenkins led Kentucky's offense and between them accounted for 26 points. Their dribbling, passing and shooting made them the outstanding players of the game.
The Colonels relied on a five-man defense and fought back the Wildcats at every turn, but the blue team was at its best in passing and worked the leather down the floor for easy shots. Only Mohney and Jenkins were at their best in all departments of play, the other Wildcats being slightly off in floor play.
Burgess Carey, Kentucky captain, kept his basket from being a target at close range and the Colonels' four field goals were made from afar, German making three, and Wofford one. The Colonels were good at foul shooting and dropped in 11 out of 15.
The Wildcats started with a rush. Gayle Mohney making a basket on three plays after the tip-off. Besuden tapped the ball to a mate and after three quick passes, Mohney pushed it through the iron. Following this the Wildcats continued their scoring activity and at the halfway mark were leading, 23 to 6.
Captain Summers, of Centre, was assigned the task of guarding Mohney and he went at his work so arduously that he was removed from the game on personal fouls before the ending of the first half.
Lane, of Cincinnati, refereed the game and his work was praised by a big majority of spectators.