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04 September 2007

Reynolds nets 33 as 'Cats beat Carleton alumni

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
9/04/2007 05:59:00 AM
In what has become a familiar theme these past 10 months, Scottie Reynolds put his team on his back and carried Villanova to a win last night.

Reynolds, the sophomore guard from Herdon, Va., scored 33 points, and the Wildcats dismissed a motley assortment of Carleton basketball alumni in the Ravens' Nest, 77-62.

Most of the all-star opponents have played professionally in Europe or Australia, and the game was arguably the Wildcats' toughest of the weekend. The win improved Villanova to a perfect 4-0 on the Canadian exhibition tour, and the Wildcats returned to campus after the game.

Reynolds started the game scorchingly hot, as usual, from behind the three-point line, sinking 5 of his first 6 attempts. Despite the fast start from downtown, Reynolds's scoring was consistent throughout the game, with 17 points in the first half and 16 in the second.

The freshman guard Corey Stokes scored 12 points in 25 minutes to round out an excellent debut weekend. Fellow freshman Corey Fisher added 7 points and a team-high 5 assists, which is an excellent sign for the upcoming season.

Dante Cunningham, the junior forward, scored 10 points before fouling out.

The starting lineup for the game was Cunningham, Shane Clark, Andrew Ott, Reggie Redding, and Reynolds.

After the game, Jay Wright praised Reynolds's ability to score outside of handling point guard duties:

Scottie did a great job. I knew he was good off the ball but I thought he was terrific working with Corey Fisher and Malcolm Grant today.

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At 9:01 AM, September 04, 2007, Anonymous Bill64 said...

I see very few games in person, but the one game I did see, Dwayne Anderson impressed with a great shot, and tremendous athleticism. What keeps him from getting more minutes? Is it his defense?

At 9:14 AM, September 04, 2007, Anonymous Gregg said...

Yes, he can get lazy on defense, and Coach Wright expects excellent defense out of all his players. However, I do agree with you. If you remember, last year in the Paradise Jam, he scored 18 points in 22 minutes v.s Iowa.

At 12:57 PM, September 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 1:17 PM, September 04, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

bill --

I think that if Dwayne is going to see any extended minutes this year, it is going to be in the frountcourt... the backcourt is really crowded.

That said, Dwayne is always a crowd favorite so I hope he gets some PT.


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