Oct. 30, 2004
BEAUMONT - Junior Alan Daniels scored 25 points in leading the White Team to an 87-81 win over the Red Team in Lamar's second Red/White scrimmage of the season Saturday afternoon at the Montagne Center.
Daniels, a transfer from Arkansas-Fort Smith, connected on 10-of-15 field goal attempts in scoring his 25 points. The 6-7 small forward also added five rebounds, four assists and two steals. His alley-oop dunk off a great pass from Jeremy Long with 1:26 left in the game put the White Team up three points, 80-77.
Teddy Davis went 2-for-2 from the free throw line and Daniels made 1-of-2 free throw attempts in the final minute to hold off the Red Team. Freshman Durand Murray's put-back of Daniels missed free throw with 39 seconds remaining iced the game.
Junior Thomas Fairley, a transfer from Redlands CC, recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. He was 7-of-14 from the field and had two blocked shots. Raymond Anthony was the only other player on the White Team in double-figures with 11 points, including going a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range.
A three-pointer by Daniels with 15:50 left in the second half game the White Team a game-high 19 point lead, 56-37. The Red Team started to chip away at the lead and a pair of Jason Grant free throws cut the lead to eight points, 62-54, with 9:48 remaining. The Red Team completed the comeback on a Grant layup the made it a one-point game, 69-68, at 5:08.
Sophomore Blake Whittle hit a pair of free throws at 3:57 that tied the game at 72-72. Senior Mike Levy converted a conventional three-point play that game the Red Team its first lead since the opening minutes of the scrimmage.
Fairley hit a baseline jumper to cut the lead to one, 76-77, and Josh Goodwin's tip-in of a missed Fairley jumper gave the White Team the lead for good at 78-77.
Leading the way for the Red Team were Grant and Whittle. Grant recorded a double-double with 22 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. He was 9-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. He also blocked three shots.
Whittle equaled Daniels with a game-high 25 points, hitting 9-of-20 field goal attempts. Junior Nashid Beard, a transfer from L.A. City College, added 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior Mike Levy, a transfer from Tougaloo College and a native of Port Arthur, chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds.
The White Team shot 49.2 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from three-point range and 65.6 percent from the free throw line for the game. The Red Team shot 39.5 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from 3-point range and 81.3 percent from the free throw line.
Lamar will hold its third Red/White scrimmage next Saturday (Nov. 6) at 12:30 p.m. at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals host Delta State Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the first of two exhibition games. Lamar opens the regular season Nov. 23 when Jarvis Christian visits the Montagne Center for a 7 p.m. game.