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Flames Hoops to Host Blue-White Scrimmage, Tuesday
Flames fans will have a chance to get a sneak peek at the Liberty men's basketball team, tomorrow night. The Flames will hold a blue-white scrimmage at 7 p.m. in the Vines Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Last season, the Flames held their first blue-white scrimmage under head coach Dale Layer. Forward Antwan Burrus led the white-clad Flames to a 30-24 victory over the blue team in Game 1, posting a game-high 15 points. With a few of the players swapping sides for Game 2, the blue team bested the white squad in the latter 20 minutes, 41-35. John Caleb Sanders led the blue squad with 14 points and eight rebounds.
This year, the Flames return four starters from its 2012-13 Big South Championship squad – JR Coronado,Tomasz Gielo, Davon Marshall and Sanders. Burrus, a 2011-12 starter, also returns for his final season after missing the entire 2012-13 campaign due to injury.
Others returning to the Flames' veteran lineup include Wesley Alcegaire, Chad Donley, Ethan Layer, Sommy Ogukwe, Casey Roberts, Andrew Smith and Joel Vander Pol. Liberty's newcomers include Ryan Kemrite, Devon Pekas and Joe Retic.
Be sure to check back with LibertyFlames.com for a full recap of the scrimmage as well as special features leading up to the start of the 2013-14 men's basketball season.