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    Illinois Starts Season with Annual Orange-Blue Scrimmage
    Alex Legion scored 14 points in the Orange-Blue Scrimmage Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

    Alex Legion scored 14 points in the Orange-Blue Scrimmage Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

    Oct. 26, 2008

    Box Score

    Champaign, Ill. - Illinois held its annual Orange-Blue Scrimmage Sunday afternoon at the Assembly Hall. The Fighting Illini played four, 8-minute quarters, with the rosters rotating each quarter so the coaching staff could see many different lineup combinations. The Blue team won the first three quarters by the scores of 18-12, 23-18 and 19-16, while the Orange squad won the fourth quarter 20-19.

    Sophomore Mike Tisdale led all scorers with 26 points, hitting 11-of-15 shots, to go along with seven rebounds. Senior Calvin Brock scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Four sophomores -- Demetri McCamey, Mike Davis, Richard Semrau, and Alex Legion -- added 14 points apiece. McCamey and senior Chester Frazier each dished out 11 assists, while junior Dominique Keller had a game-high nine rebounds.

    Illinois returns to the Assembly Hall on Sunday, Nov. 2, taking on Florida Southern in an exhibition game at 4:30 p.m.

    Lineups by Quarter
    First Quarter (Blue wins 18-12)
    Blue: Demetri McCamey, Trent Meacham, Calvin Brock, Dominique Keller, Mike Tisdale, Stan Simpson.
    Orange: Chester Frazier, Jeff Jordan, Alex Legion, Mike Davis, Richard Semrau, C.J. Jackson, Andrew Chisholm.

    Second Quarter (Blue wins 23-18)
    Blue: Demetri McCamey, Chester Frazier, Calvin Brock, Mike Davis, Mike Tisdale, C.J. Jackson, Andrew Chisholm.
    Orange: Trent Meacham, Jeff Jordan, Alex Legion, Dominique Keller, Richard Semrau, Stan Simpson.

    Third Quarter (Blue wins 19-16)
    Blue: Demetri McCamey, Chester Frazier, Alex Legion, Mike Davis, Richard Semrau, Stan Simpson, Andrew Chisholm.
    Orange: Jeff Jordan, Trent Meacham, Calvin Brock, Dominique Keller, Mike Tisdale, C.J. Jackson.

    Fourth Quarter (Orange wins 20-19)
    Orange: Chester Frazier, Jeff Jordan, Calvin Brock, Mike Davis, Mike Tisdale, C.J. Jackson.
    Blue: Demetri McCamey, Trent Meacham, Alex Legion, Dominique Keller, Richard Semrau, Stan Simpson, Andrew Chisholm.

    Note: Sophomore Bill Cole did not play due to an ankle injury.

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