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Fan Jam Notes and Quotes

October 27, 2003 · MT Media Relations

LADY RAIDER NOTES

Blue Tops White at Fan Jam: The Blue team defeated the White team 29-16 in the Lady Raiders scrimmage at Fan Jam Tuesday night.

Horton Tops in Scrimmage: Freshman Krystle Horton proved she was ready to play in the Murphy Center as she scored the first bucket in the Blue and White scrimmage. Horton, playing for the white team, ended the 12-minute scrimmage with 10 points, leading all scorers, two rebounds and one steal.

The Scoring Margin: For the white team, Jennifer Justice had seven points, Patrice Holmes recorded six points, Tia Stovall had four points and Keisha McClinic had two. The Blue's leading scorer was freshman Jenne Webb with six points, followed by Yamil Cordero with five, Cartia Baily hit one three point shot and Ditte Jakobsen and Eboni Kirby each had two.

Three-Point Crown: McClinic won the three-point crown for the women with nine treys. She faced off against Blue Raider Wes Durant in the final round and lost 7-5, as Durant took the overall championship.

BLUE RAIDER NOTES

Blue Overcomes White in Scrimmage: The Blue squad knocked off the White squad in tonight's intrasquad scrimmage 18-10. The Blue team was led by senior Tommy Gunn's seven points and freshman Ben Britt chipped in six points. Freshman Bryan Smithson also added five points for the Blue. The White team was paced by Marcus Robinson's four points, while senior Keith Connor, junior Mike Dean, and freshman Kyle Young added two each. Freshman Alex Weekes, who played on the Blue team, led all rebounders with four.

Gunn crowned dunk champion: In a battle of veteran vs. rookie, senior Tommy Gunn took home the dunk contest crown tonight, surpassing an explosive effort from freshman Alex Weekes. Both men had thunderous dunks to work themselves into the finals. Weekes dunked first in the finals, slamming the ball one-handed through the rim and them hanging from the rim by his elbow. Under pressure, Gunn turned in a rim-rocking 360-degree dunk that brought the crowd to its feet and capped off his title run.

Pick-A-Seat successful: According to MT Ticket Manager John Brooks, the ticket office sold over 20 season tickets at today's Pick-A-Seat event. Brooks indicated that today's season ticket sales far exceeded last year's Pick-A-Seat totals. Season tickets will remain on sale until the men's season opener on Nov. 24. Tickets range from $105 to $120 for a men's season ticket and are $65 for a women's season ticket. A combo ticket may be purchased from $160 to $175. For further information, please contact the ticket office at 1-888-YES-MTSU.

Head Coach Kermit Davis on Fan Jam: "Tonight's event shows progress. I thought the crowd was much better tonight that last year. Our marketing staff did a good job promoting Fan Jam. Any time you can put the uniforms on and play in front of people it is a positive experience."

Davis on fan interaction: "We want our guys to go up into the crowd and introduce themselves. This is a good chance for our fans to see our players as real people and college students, not just basketball players. I think our players enjoy getting to meet our fans in a relaxed atmosphere like this."

Senior Steven Jackson on Fan Jam: "I'm fortunate to be out here again. We had a good turnout tonight and I hope it continues as the season gets started. Fan Jam gives us a chance to get comfortable around our fans and for them to get comfortable around us. Hopefully, they will want to support us even more after being here tonight."

Freshman Alex Weekes on Fan Jam: "If people are going to come support us then I'm glad to do it. I didn't really expect that many people to come out and support us tonight. I appreciated how they came out and supported us and made us feel welcome. I hope that the support will continue and we'll get all of these seats filled."

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