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Men's Basketball Holds Orange-Maroon Scrimmage

Seven Hokies score double figures.

October 31, 1998

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Senior Eddie Lucas scored 25 points and junior Russ Wheeler had 23 points to highlight the Virginia Tech Orange-Maroon basketball scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

Lucas, a senior from Gaithersburg, Md., hit 10 of 16 field goals, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Maroon team to an 81-65 victory over the Orange squad. Wheeler, a junior from Dalton, Ga., shot 11-of-16 from the field and grabbed a team-high eight boards for the Maroon squad.

Sophomore Rolan Roberts (Woodbridge, Va.) contributed 20 points for the Maroon, while junior Brendan Dunlop (Bronx, N.Y.) had nine points. Sophomore David Whaley (Sevierville, Tenn.), who played for both the Orange and Maroon teams, scored four points on the Maroon team and eight points on the Orange team for a total of 12 points on the day. Whaley also grabbed nine rebounds.

For the Orange team, freshman Dennis Mims (Morganton, N.C.) led the way with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Junior Jermaine Kimbrough (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Other scorers for the Orange included Alvaro Tor (Barcelona, Spain) with 12 points, Rodrigo Viegas (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) with 11 points and Sean Floyd (Alexandria, Va.) with three points.

"This was a productive scrimmage, but we got a little fatigued because we only had 11 guys on the court," said Tech coach Bobby Hussey. "I was pleased with what I saw today, however, we still have a lot of work to do."

The Hokies will open the 1998 preseason with an exhibition contest against Court Authority this Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum.

Maroon: Eddie Lucas (25), Russ Wheeler (23), Rolan Roberts (20), Brendan Dunlop (9), David Whaley (4).
Orange: Dennis Mims (16), Jermaine Kimbrough (15), Alvaro Tor (12), Rodrigo Viegas (11), David Whaley (8), Sean Floyd (3).

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