With the tribulations of mid-year examinations out of the way, the team of the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League will really settle down to the pace this week. Three games are scheduled, all for Saturday night, and from, now on until mid-March there will be no slackening.
Every team but Yale will see action Saturday. The Princeton outfit which got off to a slow start, losing to Yale at New Haven in its first league game, has an opportunity to recoup that loss by tackling probably the most formidable task in the league at the current moment--that of defeating Dartmouth on the Hanover court.
Harvard, which has played only one game, losing to Dartmouth, will meet Columbia's five in the New Yorkers' Morningside Heights gymnasium. Pennsylvania, victor in one of three league games, will invade Ithaca to play Cornell's second-place team which has won more games than any other team in the league but which was defeated by yet unbeaten Dartmouth.
Princeton's defeat by Yale, 49-46, in the Tigers' league opener, was a mild surprise, inasmuch as Princeton had done very well in earlier contests against formidable non-league opposition in the East and Middle West. There is no thought around the league of under-estimating the Tigers, however. From the floor, Princeton outscored Yale, but unusual accuracy on the part of the Elis from the foul-line, coupled with less than indifferent success by the Princetonians in the same department, provided Yale with its winning margin. Busse, Winston, Captain Dan Carmichael and Bartlett all scored well from the floor for the Tigers and showed an offensive balance to indicate that Princeton still must be considered a factor in the race despite the pronounced early-season advantage of Dartmouth and Cornell.
Scoring 12 points, Captain Johnny Cobb of Yale raised his season's total to 51 points and climbed into second place behind Cornell's Jim Bennett. Dartmouth's Gus Broberg, who has played in three games, slipped to third place with a total of 39. With his average of 13 points per game, however, Broberg is still the actual leader, topping Bennett's average of 12.8. Moreover, Broberg indicated during the week-end that he has not lost his scoring eye as he was busily engaged in scoring 18 points against Army at West Point, helping the Indians to defeat the Cadets, 50-42, in a non-league contest. Last Week's Results Yale 49, Princeton 46 This Week's Games Feb. 8--Princet'n at Dartm'th (7:30) Harvard at Columbia (8:30) Penn at Cornell (2:30)
Last Week's Results
Yale 49, Princeton 46
This Week's Games
Feb. 8--Princet'n at Dartm'th (7:30)
Harvard at Columbia (8:30)
Penn at Cornell (2:30)