Jenkins Lifts Gold To One-Point Win Over Purple
Oct. 21, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Junior college transfer Darrell Jenkins hit a three-pointer with under 40 seconds remaining to lift the Gold team to a 44-43 victory over the Purple team in East Carolina's annual intrasquad scrimmage here Saturday afternoon.
"By enlarge it was a good start," said Pirate head coach Ricky Stokes. "Guys were enthused, excited and playing really hard. I also thought we shot the ball fairly well.
"Some of the turnovers we had were ones of hustle plays or trying to make things happen that are not there, but as we continue to scrimmage and continue to practice those are things we'll continue to work on."
Playing two 20 minutes halves with a running clock, the game was tightly contested throughout as neither side was able took take more than a six-point advantage.
Junior Taylor Gagnon drained a three from the top of the key to break a 38-all tie with less than 3:30 remaining to put the Gold on top.
Jenkins led all scorers with a game-high 19 points, scoring 15 points from three-point range.
"This is a big change from junior college basketball," said Jenkins. "I know Coach Stokes has a lot of confidence in me and my teammates encourage me to shoot the ball, so I have a lot of confidence when I step on the floor."
Sophomore Sam Hinnant led the Purple squad with 13 points, while Captain and junior college transfer Cory Farmer netted 10 points each. Farmer was a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc, while Hinnant drained 2-of-3 from long distance.
Freshman Greyson Sargent also made both of his three-point attempts.
The Purple and Gold squads combined to shoot 59 percent from behind the arc (13-of-22) and 53 percent (25-of-47) from the floor.
ECU opens the season at home against Morgan State on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., following the Pirates' home football finale against Marshall.
Season tickets are available on-line at www.ecupirates.com or by calling (252) 328-4500.