PURPLE OPPONENT OF FIVE
GAME AT WILLIAMSTOWN
Williams College and the University basketball teams will meet this evening in Williamstown, in the first clash in basketball between the two colleges ever held. In a game with Colgate, the first of the Purple five's season, the New York university won 25-19. Lack of team work was the chief cause of Williams' downfall, but since then hard practice has made this defect negligible. Each man on the five is a letter man, to whom Coach Shanahan has had to waste no time teaching fundamentals. Captain Beckwith is the steadiest player, and he and Fargo excel in the short, quick passing game. Wightman is a power in the offensive. Beckwith may not be in the line-up this evening since he has lately been suffering from a nervous breakdown.
The University team, after the game last evening at Amherst, spent the night in Northampton, and will reach Williamstown at 5.30 o'clock this afternoon. The game will be called at 8. The men will stay in Williamstown over night.