Best Game of the Season, 1922

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), January 12, 1922, page 1:

Was Best Game of Season.
H. S. Boys Defeated Mound City Friday Night – Girls Lost to Same School.

The high school boys defeated the Mound City team last Friday night, in the best game that has been played on the local court this season. The girls, however, were not so fortunate, losing their game by the score of 24 to 0.
Very little can be said of the girls’ game. The visitors had a strong, fast team, and showed evidence of having practiced a great deal. The local girls played hard — at least the guards and centers did. The forwards had very little to do, as the ball seldom came into their territory, and their opponents kept them well covered at all times.
One of Mound City’s forwards was injured during the second period of play and had to be carried from the court. Dr. Manning was called, and after making an examination, stated that she was dazed, but did not seem to be seriously injured. It is understood that she is recovering nicely.

The boys’ game was fast and unnecessarily rough at times. There were a number of questionable plays, and would have been more if the referee had permitted. On the whole, however, this was considered the best game that has been played here this season. The home team was first to score, and kept a good lead throughout the game. The first half ended with the score 10-6 in Skidmore’s favor.

There was no let up in the second half, both teams playing hard until the end of the game. The final score was 18-10.

The following boys played for Skidmore:
Player – Position – Points Scored.
Goslee – LF – 2.
G. Beverlin – RF – 8.
Peoples – C – 4.
H. Beverlin – LG – 4.
Horn – RG – 0.

Goslee was unable to finish the game, and Karr played part of the last half. Horn shifted to forward and Karr played guard.

Both of the local teams will go to Fairfax tomorrow night.

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