February 01, 1925
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MOREHOUSE SWAMPS CLARmUNIVERSITY 33 TO 14*
By L. Slater Baynes
On Saturday afternoon Morehouse swung into action against
Clark University. At the end of the first half Clark was going
strong but in the last half she was completely outclassed by More
Morehouse College showed the effects of examination week when
she let Clark University hold her to a tight score in the first half; of
the game. Both teams did more passing than trying for baskets,
Clark University had a well developed defense and kept the More
house forwards to long shots. Clark University attempted to retain
possession of the ball by a series of passes until Dalton, their best
shooter, got loose but the Morehouse guards soon put a crimp in this.
The first half of the game was about the best witnessed between two
cage quintettes in Atlanta so far. Both teams showed excellence in
floor work with careful guarding.
In the second half Coach Harvey’s quintette completely smother
ed Clark University making 19 points to her 2. Referee McFinis was
very technical and in the second half both teams were weakened by
the loss of some of their best players who were sent out because of
fouls. Clark and Bailey were the leading point gainers for the More-
house quintette making 1
1 points each.
Sykes followed with 8 points.
Substitutes for Morehouse: Foster, Dobbs (1), Sapp. Substitutes
for Clark: Sutton, Queen (4), McClendon, Swan and Williams
WILBERFORCE IN 32 TO 28 VICTORY OVER MOREHOUSE
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 13.—Before one of the largest crowds that has
ever witnessed a basketball game in the City auditorium' Wilberforce
defeated the Morehouse five in a hard-fought overtime contest, 32-28,
Tuesday night. With a 10-point lead tucked away, Morehouse lost
two strong defense men—Clark and Capt. Traylor—on personal fouls,
while Wilberforce was fighting its way into the top position. With
the score 25-25 at the whistle ending the second half, and extra-five-
minute period was called, and Atlanta flashed in a victor.
Ward, Wilberforce center, opened the scoring with a field goal
that was speedily offset by two Bailey free tosses and two Archer