1Ba.akrthull Midland had talked th e s ituation ove 1· between lhL~ haiH·s and appointed lhci1· center to act as a co mmit tee of one to do the sco 1·ing. I l e wa s I' L•s ponsible for th e three IV. id and fi e'd gcals caged during th e last ha lf. TABOR 22- PF:RU
As a s ide is sue to th e Mid land trip the Bobcats look on thl· Tabo1 ·, Iowa, Panthe 1·s . Contrary to expectations the Tab?r ~earn wa s not an easy one to take into camp, and Coach Speer was forced to use h1 s hrs t tenm to turn the tri c k . Th e Taho 1• crew wa::: re-enforce~ by the confidence of the hom e booste 1·s a nu a hom e of·li c ia l and consequently put up qmte a scrap. MIDLAND 17- PERU l k The P et·u quintet defeated Midland Co ll ege basketee1·s at Fr e lllont in one of the best games ?taged in conference c ir~ l es .this yea1·. Th e Luth c 1·ans starkd the fir e wo rk s early m the firs t h.alf ~y droppmg m a fl' ee throw fo1· a s ingl e tally. Buettgenbach r etaliated by droppmg m a pretty toss fr o m the ce nte 1· of the flo o r for a count of two. The Fremont men came back with two mo1·e li e 1d goals wh'ch gave th e m the edge on the scoring. The first. half end ed wit~ M icJiand leading. I I t:J 7. Early in thP second ha 1f W1lcox was sent mto the P e ru lmeup and soo n caged a long s hot from the floor which s tarted a ra lly f<;>r the teache 1·s. Rothe1·t and Rosenqu ist fol lowed by roping in some pretty shots wh1ch ga ve Peru a leed the Luth e 1·an s were nevet· ab le to overcome. KEARNEY 17- PERU 21 The Peru Cage artists encountered a fo1·mida!;>l e fo e _ when they tangled with the Kearney Teachers College quintet f01: th e seco.nd tnn e th1s ;v:ear. Th e game was hard fought throughout the· two twenty mmute p e nods and ~as t eatu!Td by the come-back of the Kearney cage men after the P eru fiv e had see mmgly r eg 1ste1·('(f e nough talli es for a safe lead . The defen s iv~ work.of the Peru g_uards was a SCJUI'Ce of p!ea s ure to the spectators and many a rehe~ed s 1gh came floatmg out ove1· the floo 1· as Bitzie 01· Toft would stretch out far-reachmg arms and g-rab th e mflate d lea th er from its path to the basket and start it rolling toward . th e. P e ru r: e t. Tht·oug·hout th e first period and well into the second, the Bobcats ma1.ntamed qy 1 ~e a le a d ,. but th e n th e Kearney crew commenced to swing together and chmb to w1thm two pomt ,; o f th e Peru total. Something desperate had to be done to s top t.he s_teady advaw·e of the Ke~nn e y cages ters, and Rothert solved the .problem by ropm?-' m, a pr~tty fi e ld s hot from the side. A few more seconds of franbc work and th e tnne r s wh·stl e stopped one of the b es t games ever staged on the local floor. SYRACUSE 14- · PF:RU 84 Th e Syracuse game was schedu led fo~ a rra~t'ce game before the co mpl e tion of t he conference schedule. The gan~e was mterest mg and w e ll p layed in s pite of th e fact that the outcome was never 1_11 doubt. .The ~yracuse t e am h a d won from somC:' good teams in the early part of th e· r season , meludmg W es leyan, but th e Bobcats w~t·e too much for them. DOANE 18- PERU 27 One of the most deci s ive games of the cenference wa s s tage d when th e Peru cage men met the quintet from Doane College and defeated them by a 27 to 18 count. The Doane Tigers lived up to their nam e and reput~tion and battled d es perate'y to stay in the 1922 title ra ce: Our own speedy Bobcat q~mtet, however, was too mu c h for them and aft er forty mm~tes of one. of the mos t. fier ce ly _co ntested cage battl es in the conf erence, the final wh1 stl e bl ew w1th the Peruv1ans _Ieadmg the 27 to 1 8 score. The fast off ense and impregnable defe_nse of the P eru qumtet was always a puzzle t o the Tiger cr ew . and althoug h they. tn ed d esperate ly to overcome the slight lea d thaJ· the P eruvians had establi s hed early Ill th e game, th ey w e re unab le to get thP ir sco r in g n'achin e to working properly.
1922 yearbook for Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska