Oct. 29, 2010
PULLMAN--The Washington State men's basketball team was on display Friday, as they competed in an intrasquad scrimmage at Bohler Gym. The team took part in three 10-minute games, with players switching teams after each game.
In the opening contest, junior Mike Ladd led all scorers with nine points for the Gray team. The transfer student from Fresno State went two-for-two from beyond the arc and tacked on three free-throws as well. Reggie Moore led the Crimson team with seven points, including a game-winning jump shot that put Crimson ahead 24-22 with two seconds left.
The second game was another battle that resulted in Crimson victory by a score of 24-21. Abe Lodwick led his team to the win as he was perfect from the floor with 11 points. Newcomer Patrck Simon and junior Klay Thompson put up a fight for the Gray team, putting up eight points and seven points, respectively.
The final game of the evening plotted mostly all newcomers (Gray) versus a team of returning letterwinners (Crimson). The two went back-and-forth for most of the game, until the Crimson team eventually pulled away with two minutes left, winning 20-13. Lodwick led the Crimson squad with five points while Ladd scored eight points for the Gray team.
The night was filled with fast play and high-percentage shooting, just what most fans expect under second-year head coach Ken Bone. Throughout the three games, the Cougars shot 41 percent from the three-point line (17-for-41) and 89 percent from the free throw line (25-for-28).
Before opening the season Nov. 13 at home against Southern (Louisiana), Washington State will host Lewis-Clark State in an exhibition game Friday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at Friel Court.