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Friday Night Hoops Launches Basketball Seasons

Luke Nevill led the white team with eight points.

Luke Nevill led the white team with eight points.

Oct. 12, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY -- An intra-squad scrimmage, a three-point shooting contest and a dunk competition got the 2007-08 season started for the University of Utah men's and women's basketball team here at the Huntsman Center this evening.

The highlight of the evening was a 10-minute intra-squad scrimmage for both teams.

In the men's scrimmage, the Red Team jumped out to a 12-6 lead at halftime and held on for a 19-15 victory.

The Red was paced by eight points from Lawrence Borha, who hit 3-of-4 from the field. Shaun Green scored seven points for the Red, while Luka Drca and Morgan Grim each tallied one bucket.

The White team was led by Luke Nevill, who tallied eight points. Stephen Weigh recorded three for the Whites, while Kim Tillie and Carlon Brown each tallied one bucket.

On the women's side of things, the Red team raced out to a 9-0 lead in cruising to the 18-4 victory over the White team.

Leading the way for the Red team was Morgan Warburton and her nine points on 4-for-7 shooting. Highly touted point guard Leilani Mitchell ran the offense for the Red team. She had four points, four assists, three rebounds and a block in her first action in almost two years.

The White was led by Kalee Whipple and Katie King, both with two points apiece.

The three-point competition pitted the men against the women. Warburton won the semifinal for the women while Stephen Weigh won the seminfinal for the men. They squared off, head-to-head, for the title and Weigh came out on top, 24-15.

 

 

Carlon Brown, Lawrence Borha, Curtis Eatmon were the slam dunk competitiors. Eatmon won the competition, unseating defending champion Borha.

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