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Texas Tech Men's Basketball Holds Scrimmage




November 7, 1998

LUBBOC, Texas - The Texas Tech men's basketball team held their final scrimmage Saturday morning in the Athletic Training Center before opening the exhibition season on Tuesday. The Red Team of Rayford Young, Cliff Owens, Mario Layne, Johnny Phillips, Greg Brown and Stan Bonewitz defeated the White Team of James Ware, Jevon Banks, Brodney Kennard, De'John Pearson, Ross Carmichael and Andy Ellis by the score of 92-87.

Leading the way for the Red Team was forward Cliff Owens (Santa Fe, Texas) with a game-high 26 points. He shot 11-15 from the floor and 11-12 from the free throw line and contributed 15 rebounds in a winning effort. Other standouts for the team were forward Mario Layne (Barbados) and point guard Rayford, Young (Pampa, Texas). Layne scored 21 points and was second on the team with eight rebounds. Young recorded 22 points and six assists. The team shot 51% from the floor.

For the White Team, point guard Jevon Banks (Las Vegas, Nevada) lead the way. He scored 25 points, with three three-points buckets, while adding five assists and four rebounds. Also have top performances were James Ware (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Brodney Kennard (Fort Worth, Texas). Ware scored 17 points with three three-point baskets. Kennard had 23 points with 12 rebounds. He was also 11-12 from the free throw line. For the game, the White Team 20-21 from the free throw line.

Forward Jason Mitchell (Tyler, Texas) who suffered a slight concussion in Friday's practice was withheld from the scrimmage. He will return to practice on Monday.

"I am more pleased with today's scrimmage than Wednesday's," Head Coach James Dickey said. "I think we are getting close to ready for the exhibition game on Tuesday. Brodney Kennard and Jevon Banks both played very well today. We will have to minimize turnovers (11 combined by Banks and Young), but, overall, I was pleased with the effort. We feel good about playing eight to nine players on Tuesday."

The men take the court again on Tuesday, November 10, against the Arkansas Express at 7 p.m. in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum. The exhibition game is the team's first of the season.



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