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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 28, 1922 continued

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Jan. 28, 1922, continued


The Medford high school basketball team defeated the fast Eugene quintet last evening on the Nat floor in the fastest and most interesting game of the season by a score of 20-18.

The local team did not extend itself in the first half and had hard luck shooting. The half ended with the score 11-5 in favor of Eugene, and the team and rooters expected defeat and showed that they expected it. The rooters have the team poor and insufficient support.

The second half began and the score went to 17-9 in favor of Eugene. Four minutes of the last half remained, Eugene converted a foul and Medford showed a burst of speed and fight that swept the northerners from their feet, tying the score, 18-18. From the time the score was tied until the final whistle the crowd was on its toes emitting a continual roar of excitement, expectancy and approval, and the game was a free-for-all scramble the like of which has not been seen on the Nat floor in any a day. Eugene was closely guarded, and found it difficult to get a chance to shoot. A Medford man finally got away with the ball and scooped a lucky one through the ring, deciding the game by two points about three seconds before the final whistle sounded.

No individual starring or spectacular team work was evident, the latter being very ragged on both sides. Added fight and speed during the last half won the game for Medford.

The girls took the Grants Pass sextet through a complete and unmerciful drubbing despite the tooting of the loyal “It’s the Climate” supporters who numbered about thirty on the sidelines and who serpentined between halves of the girls’ game. The score at the finish was 38-5 in favor of the local girls. The Grants Pass girls were so closely guarded and the Medford girls worked together so accurately that Grants Pass had the ball a very small part of the time and were prevented from shooting when they did have it, not making over a dozen shots at the hoop during the entire game.

Seely Hall officiated in the girls’ game and appeared quite out of place among the dozen fair hoopsters, who had to be continually watched and penalized for stepping over some line or other.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com