Nov. 9, 2010
BEAUMONT - Junior Brandon Davis poured in 25 points on Tuesday night to lead an offensive explosion and propel the Lamar University black team to a 111-70 victory over the white team in an intrasquad basketball scrimmage from the Montagne Center.
The Cardinals will open the 2010-11 season on Friday night at 7:05 when Lyon College visits the Montagne Center. Immediately following the game will be a free concert by the John Evans Band. Evans played quarterback for Lamar from 1986-89.
Davis scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as the black squad opened a 55-33 lead. Fellow juniors Orlando Brazier and Vincenzo Nelson each scored 14 for the black team in the first half, contributing to a 53.8 shooting percentage from the floor before the break.
The second half proved to be more of the same as the two teams played with an 11 second shot clock throughout the second half. Despite the frenetic pace, the two teams combined for only 15 second half turnovers.
Senior point guard Kendrick Harris was especially sharp in the second half as he scored 16 of his 23 points for the black squad. Harris also dished out a game-high 10 assists in the game while only committing three turnovers.
The white team had four players score in double-figures, led by junior Charlie Harper with 17. Sophomore forward Stan Brown added 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Anthony Miles finished with 13 points and six assists. Tremell Adams scored 14 for the white squad, but shot just 5-of-16 from the floor.
Brazier, a 6-foot-7 post, finished the game with 20 points and 13 rebounds, including nine off the offensive glass. Nelson added 21 points and nine rebounds for the black team.
The two teams combined to shoot an impressive 38-of-48 (79.2 percent) from the free throw line.