- Tuesday, January 15 1924 -
Sewanee - 15 (Head Coach: Michael Bennett)
Kentucky - 50 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|C. Foster Helm||0||0||0||0|
|A. T. Rice||0||1||1||1|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 25, Sewanee 8
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Mississippi A & M 16 - 17|||||Tennessee 13 - 20|
Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
Splendid Teamwork Gives Kentucky 50 to 15 Victory Over Sewanee Five
Riefkin Makes Dazzling Shots
BAILEY IS BEST TIGER
Hitting their stride with a suddenness that baffled the Tigers late in the first half, Kentucky connected with goal after goal and handed Sewanee a 50 to 15 defeat at the university gymnasium last night.
Lost without their teamwork, the Wildcats could barely hold the visitor for the major part of the first period, but when their coordination became what it should, the Blue and White basketeers went through the Tigers in easy fashion.
The Wildcats came out of the Mississippi A & M game in surprisingly good condition, and when they hit their stride against Sewanee, they gave an exhibition of basketball not seen on the local floor this season.
Sewanee possessed a passing attack that when successful, drew the Kentucky defense greatly out of position, but the Tigers could not match floor generalship with the Wildcats. Only Bailey in any way had the speed and floor play of George Buchheit's men.
Kentucky started the scoring when Riefkin completed a pretty aerial shot, but Bailey tied the count with a similar goal. Captain Chuck Rice caged a foul, but Sewanee took the lead when Williams made good a pair of free throws. This seemed to anger the Wildcats, who dropped in four field goals, then the Tigers crept up on the Blue and White team with two baskets.
Warning sounds sent out by many Kentucky fans were heeded by the Wildcats who suddenly came to the conclusion that they had teamwork and started to use it. Displaying the same old tactics of passing the ball around until an opening occurred, the Wildcats scored goals in rapid succession.
They started their spurt with the score 10 to 8 in their favor, and the next Sewanee basket did not come until Kentucky had 41 points. The other points of the visitors were made when Kentucky had a quintet of substitutes on the floor.
Riefkin led in the scoring for Kentucky caging nine field goals. Eight of these were made in the first half out of ten shots at the basket. Most of them were long and at difficult angles. McFarland and Underwood each made 11 points. The former was up to his old tricks at floor generalship, and he kept the other Wildcats maneuvering about for favorable shots. Cowboy did not find his shooting eye until the second half and after he had made three baskets, he was taken out in favor of Milward.
Captain Rice and Boren each played good guarding games. The former went to running guard when Helm was removed in place of Boren, and the latter's work was pleasing to Kentucky fans. "Speedy" Alberts also performed in brilliant style while in the game.
Bailey easily was Sewanee's best. Captain Dubose outjumped Underwood,and did good work on defense beneath his own goal.