Tide Puts on a Show at Crimson-White Game

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Saturday, October 30, 2004

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Kennedy Winston and Chuck Davis

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By Michael Banks
UA Media Relations

TUSCALOOSA—A friendly scrimmage turned into a great game as the Crimson defeated the White, 79-78 in double overtime, in the Alabama men’s basketball intrasquad game Saturday night at Coleman Coliseum.

The White squad led at half before the Crimson squad came back and sent the game into overtime tied at 69.  Both teams scored six points in the first overtime and Kennedy Winston of the White missed a last second shot in the second overtime giving the Crimson a one point victory.

“I think it was good that the game ended up being a great game,” said Alabama Head Coach Mark Gottfried.  “It made them play all the way to the wire and I like that.”

Junior forward Chuck Davis of the Crimson squad led all scorers with 27 points and also pulled down nine rebounds.  Senior guard Earnest Shelton led the White squad with 25 points and added five assists and four steals.  Shelton was 10-of-20 from the field including five-of-11 from three-point range.

Other top scorers for the Crimson included freshman guard Al Weber with 15, sophomore forward Jermareo Davidson with 14 and junior transfer Jean Felix with 11.  Felix also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. 

The White squad was led by Shelton, junior forward Kennedy Winston and freshman forward Akini Adkins.  Winston had 19 points and seven rebounds and Adkins had 13 points and seven boards as well.  Freshman point guard Ron Steele came close to a triple double with a game-high eight assists, a team-high eight rebounds and nine points. 

Next for Alabama is a home exhibition game against Stillman College coached by former Tide All-American Leon Douglas on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY

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Tide fans show up decked out in their Halloween costumes.
(Photo by Michelle Lepianka)

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Jermareo Davidson fights Shawn Taylor for the tip-off.
(Photo by Dusty Compton)

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Kennedy Winston drives against Chuck Davis.
(Photo by Michelle Lepianka)

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Adam Hall fights for the loose ball.
(Photo by Michelle Lepianka)

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Justin Jonus goes underneath to lay the ball in.
(Photo by Lindsay Morrison)

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Gymnast Michelle Reeser greets Tide fans with candy.
(Photo by Lindsay Morrison)

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Kennedy Winston works the ball against Chuck Davis.
(Photo by Dusty Compton)