David Lucas Scores 25 Points in Saturday's Scrimmage

Nov. 1, 2003

Corvallis, Ore. -

David Lucas scored 25 points to lead seven Beavers in double figures in Saturday morning's intrasquad scrimmage at Gill Coliseum. The team played a regular 20 minute first half, followed by a running clock 20-minute second half.

The white squad defeated the black 48-43 in the opening stanza. Junior guard J.S. Nash led the club with 12 points, with sophomore guard Chris Stephens and freshman center Liam Hughes each adding 11. Freshman forward Kenny Hooks had eight points, junior guard Vic Remmers had two, and freshman forward Kyle Jeffers was scoreless.

For the black team, junior forward David Lucas scored 14 of his total in the half, with freshman guard Angelo Tsagarakis scoring eight, center Kevin Field with seven, and point guard Lamar Hurd with six. Freshman forward Michael Johnson scored five points with junior forward Jim Hanchett adding three points and six rebounds.

'It's obvious to me that we are a more well-conditioned team than a year ago,' Beaver head coach Jay John said after being asked about the first two weeks of practice. 'The fact that this team can continue to run through fatigue is encouraging. Offensively, we have an opportunity to be improved over a year ago, but our defense is not quite where it needs to be.'

Junior center Derek Potter and junior guard Jason Fontenet did not play in the scrimmage. Potter is suffering from back spasms while Fontenet recently had an appendectomy. Fontenet is ineligible for game action this season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but is allowed to participate in all other team functions.

Oregon State will scrimmage Wednesday and Friday of this week. Practices are open to the public and are held in Gill Coliseum from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Scrimmage Stats (Combined Games)

Lamar Hurd 4-7, 5-5, 13; Angelo Tsagarakis 3-12, 0-0, 8; Jim Hanchett, 0-3, 3-4, 3; Kevin Field, 6-14, 4-9, 16; J.S. Nash, 4-9, 6-6, 14; Chris Stephens, 3-7, 3-3, 10; Kenny Hooks, 6-10, 0-0, 12; Kyle Jeffers, 3-6, 1-3 7; Liam Hughes, 7-8, 3-5 17; Vic Remmers, 1-3, 4-4, 6; David Lucas, 7-14, 11-12, 25; Michael Johnson 3-4, 0-1, 6

Three-point goals - Tsagarakis 2-10, Field 0-3, Nash 0-1; Stephens 1-3, Hooks 0-2, Remmers 0-1, Lucas 0-1, Johnson 0-1

Assists - Hurd 6, Tsagarakis 3, Hanchett 1, Hooks 1, Nash 7, Stephens 1, Field 1, Jeffers 1, Hughes 1, Remmers 1

Rebounds - Hurd 7, Hanchett 7, Field 5, Nash 6, Stephens 2, Hooks 6, Jeffers 6, Hughes 4, Remmers 1, Lucas 7, Johnson 1

More Quotes from Jay John

'The one thing that this staff has decided is that we are not going to sacrifice teaching right now with a different system, to a degree, from a year ago. We don't need to spend time next year at this point teaching the same things - we should be much farther a head next year at this time. We are concentrating on teaching right now, and as result may be suffering some defensively because guys are thinking about what they need to do.

'Our freshmen have some really good practices and scrimmages, and then at times they haven't. But, that is what is going to happen at this time of the season. We are going to have stretches in games where it doesn't look like we know what's going on, hopefully those times become less and less as the season progresses.'

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