NEW ALBANY, Ind. - The Indiana University Southeast men's and women's basketball teams with have their annual Crimson and Cream scrimmage games on Thursday, October 28. The women's scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. and the men's scrimmage will follow.
Each team will play one half (20 minutes), to show off their talent for the upcoming season. After the women's game there will be a three point contest between the men's and women's top shooters. Following that there will be a dunk contest for the high flyers on the men's squad.
Fans and students are encouraged to attend because there will be shooting games and other events going on in between the games as well. Gus the Grenadier will be making an appearance for all of the younger fans in attendance to take pictures with him.
Two returning players from last year's starting lineup are seniors Jazzmarr Ferguson
(Louisville, Ky.) and Rick Bodiford
(Louisville, Ky.) Ferguson led the team in both points per game (15.13) and assists per game (3.90). Bodiford led the team in rebounds per game (5.07) and steals per game (1.93).
A key addition to this year's roster is a 6'7" senior Greg Grimes (Louisville, Ky.). Grimes will add depth and height to the forward position for the Grenadiers this season. Other key returners are sophomore Brice Mitchell
(Louisville, Ky.), and junior Kevin Slaughter
The women's team is returning all five of last year's primary starters. Senior Whitney Duncan
(Louisville, Ky.) last year's KIAC player of the year returns at guard as well as fellow Senior Alden Krausse
(Floyds Knobs, Ind.) returns at forward. Krausse finished fourth in the nation last year in blocks per game with 2.97 per game.
Other key returners for the Grenadiers are senior Tia Wineinger
(Dubois, Ind.), who was the defensive and rebound specialist last season, and sophomore Ashmere Woods
(Louisville, Ky.), who came on strong at the end of last season leading the team in points per game.
Admission to the Crimson and Cream Scrimmage is FREE. Season tickets can be purchased in the IU Southeast Athletic Department for $25. Call 812-941-2432 for more details.