Basketball team scrimmaged

TUSCALOOSA -- Mark Gottfried capped the University of Alabama's fifth day of basketball practice Saturday morning with a scrimmage.

The Crimson Tide is preparing for an overseas trip to Nassau where it will play the Bahamian National and Junior National teams in the five-game trip which begins with game one on Sunday, August 10 in Nassau.

"We accomplished a lot," said Gottfried after the Saturday morning workout. "We mixed our teams up and tried to keep them fairly even. We've added a few wrinkles into our offense which I like. I like a couple of the things we've done a little differently, and I think they've picked it up pretty quick.

"Our conditioning, for late July/early August, is probably where you'd expect it to be. It's not bad, it's just not near where it needs to be yet."

The coaches split the squads into "Red" and "White" teams in the scrimmages. The first scrimmage had the closest score, a 38-36 Red win led by Earnest Shelton's 20 points, eight from Reggie Rambo and six from Evan Brock. Shelton shot 70 percent from the field, including six of nine from 3-point range. Brock and Jason Reese led the Red team with five rebounds as well. Chuck Davis had 15 points and four rebounds to lead the White and Kennedy Winston scored 13 points.

The players were swapped out for the second scrimmage. Emmett Thomas led the White team's win with eight points. Brock led the Red with four.

"I thought Kennedy (Winston) played well today," said Gottfried. "Antoine (Pettway) I thought was really good. He had a very good day, one of his best days. And I think Chuck (Davis) has been pretty consistent."

Alabama will hit the floor again this afternoon.


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