College basketball

Dunlap, Snowden shine for Cats in scrimmage

November 8, 2009 

Kentucky's women's team defeated the Blue Bombers, its male practice squad, 49-43 in a scrimmage Saturday morning in Memorial Coliseum.

Junior All-Southeastern Conference selection Victoria Dunlap and sophomore guard Keyla Snowden led the Cats with 12 points apiece.

Dunlap was 5-for-10 from the field and added a team-high nine rebounds.

Snowden, who ranked sixth nationally in three-point field goal average as a freshman at Akron two seasons ago, hit 2 of 4 from beyond the arc.

"I thought we did a lot of good things," Coach Matthew Mitchell said. "We had some really good moments defensively and I thought our players really tried to apply what we've been working on in practice in this game-like atmosphere. We definitely have room for improvement but overall I was pleased with our effort and intensity."

Junior point guard Amber Smith added seven points and three assists and senior guard Amani Franklin also had seven points.

Sophomore guard Rebecca Gray, a Scott County graduate who transferred from North Carolina, came off the bench and had five points and three assists.

The Wildcats will play Bellarmine in their first exhibition game at 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial. Admission to the game will be free.

Varnado leads Bulldogs over Georgetown College

Jarvis Varnado scored 17 points and had five blocks to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to a 90-70 victory over Georgetown College in Starkville, Miss.

The Bulldogs shot 56.6 percent from the floor and scored 24 points off Tiger turnovers to win their final exhibition game. Mississippi State led 41-22 at the half.

Varnado was 7-for-7 from the field and had nine rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Kodi Augustus had 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while Dee Bost had 14 points and Phil Turner 12.

Eddie Gray had a game-high 19 points to pace the Tigers. Vic Moses (Henry Clay) added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyle Saxton (Louisville Trinity) scored 10 points off the bench.

Mack helps Butler rout NAIA school in exhibition

Shelvin Mack, a sophomore guard who starred at Bryan Station, scored 12 points and Matt Howard had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 11 Butler past Taylor 75-44 in an exhibition game Saturday.

Taylor, an NAIA school located in Upland, Ind., north of Indianapolis, shot 30 percent in the first half and 34.1 percent for the game, was outrebounded 41-24 and committed 17 turnovers compared with seven for Butler.

Forward Gordon Hayward had 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Butler, which has the highest pre-season ranking in school history, opens the regular-season next Saturday against Davidson.

Virginia center Sene suspended three games

Sophomore center Assane Sene has been suspended for Virginia's first three games for conduct detrimental to the team. The school did not say Saturday what Sene did to merit the suspension.

Ky. Wesleyan surprises Evansville in exhibition

Marico Stinson had 19 points and nine rebounds in Kentucky Wesleyan's 55-52 exhibition upset of host Evansville on Saturday night. Chris Williams (Woodford County) added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers. Bryan Bouchie led Evansville with 16 points and five rebounds.

St. Catharine 73, Berea 60: Ervin Williams scored 17 points, and six of his 14 rebounds came off the offensive boards in St. Catharine's win in the Zweifel Classic at Asbury. Mikah Turner (Mason County) had a game-high 20 points for the Mountaineers.

Cumberlands 90, Cedarville 85: Brandon Russ scored 20 points and Tanner Jacobs (Louisville Trinity) added 12 in Cumberlands' victory in Rio Grande Classic in Ohio.

Bellarmine 84, Kentucky State 67: Nick Holmes came off the bench to lead five Knights in double digits with 16 points to help carry Bellarmine past the visiting Thorobreds in an exhibition. Kentucky State was led by Tony Johnson (Ballard), who had 19 points, and Jarrod Gay (Bryan Station), who had 17.

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