In a last but rough game, the University basketball team defeated Cornell on Saturday evening at Ithaca by the score of 26 to 13. At no time during the game was Cornell's work as good as that of the University team, whose men by their excellent team work and rapid passing completely outplayed their opponents. The excellent dribbling of the University team was the feature of the game as several times one of the players carried the ball the entire length of the floor alone. Both sides were severely penalized, the number of fouls called being largely due to endeavors to cover closely on a slippery floor. In shooting both teams were poor and many easy baskets were missed.
For the University team Brooks and Griffiths guarded their men well, and Griffiths made three baskets from the floor and six goals from fouls out of 14 tries. Quigley also played a strong game. For Cornell Root played the best game.
The University team took the lead in the first half, which ended with the score 20 to 8 in its favor. In the second half Avery was substituted for Dickerman on the Cornell team, which strengthened the team to such an extent that they were able to make five points while the University team made six. In this half the playing of both teams was improved.
Score--Harvard, 26; Cornell, 13. Goals from the floor--Quigley 4 Griffiths 3, Brooks 2, Broun, Lyford 2, Root 2. Goals on fouls--Griffiths 6, Dickerman 4, Lyford. Fouls called--on Harvard, 13; on Cornell, 14. Referee and umpire--Stafford of Auburn. Time--20-minute halves.