Senior guard Tim Drisdom led the Red team with eight points in the men's scrimmage.
Oct. 27, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - Fans got their first glimpse of the 2005-06 versions of the University of Utah men's and women's basketball teams Thursday during "Night With the Utes" at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Both teams put on a 10-minute scrimmage and took part in combined three-point and hot-shot contests.
Drisdom hit both of his three-point attempts and shot 3-of-4 from the field. Freshman guard Lawrence Borha hit all three of his shot attempts to score six points, helping the Red shoot 73 percent.
The Red team, paced by last year's co-Mountain West Conference Players of the Year, took the women's scrimmage by a score of 16-7.
Kim Smith scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting for the Red squad in the 10-minute scrimmage, and also pulled down five rebounds. Meanwhile, fellow senior Shona Thorburn dished out four assists and grabbed four steals for the Red.
The Red team shot a blistering 70 percent from the field, including 2-of-5 from three-point range. Heidi Carlsen tacked on three points for the Red, while Lydia Whitehead and Brittany Berg each added a bucket.
The White team was paced by Jessica Perry, who scored five points on a 2-of-3 performance from the floor. The only other White team member to light the scoreboard was Camie Oakey, who hit a pair of free throws.
The women's squad won the second annual three-point challenge between the men's and women's teams by a tally of 42-31. The women's trio of Carlsen, Smith and Thorburn tallied 42 made three-pointers, led by Carlsen's 16-of-25 performance. The men's squad was paced by Johnny Bryant, who connected on 14 of his attempts.
In the hot-shot competition, the team of Marie Warner and Ricky Johns took the title in a tie-breaker. Warner and Johns scored 56 points, as did Casey Iverson and Julie Larsen. The tie-breaker saw the top scorer from each of those two teams take the floor for one more 60-second hot-shot contest. Warner tallied 35 points for her squad, while Iverson could manage just 24, giving Warner and Johns the championship.
The Ute women open their exhibition season against Montana-Western on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. Utah's men get underway two nights later, hosting Whitman College on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.