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Aug. 5, 2004

Santo Domingo, DR –
Gamecock rising-sophomores Tre’ Kelley and Brandon Wallace are having a great time on and off the court in the Dominican Republic this week.

The day began on Tuesday with the All-Star teams visiting an Orphanage in San Pedro, carrying a supply of food, and playing with the children for several hours. You should have seen the guys painting finger nails, getting their hair braided, playing games, swinging them, and signing their baseball-type cards for the children. Most of all, besides carrying the supply of food, the laughter and smiles on the children’s faces was priceless. It was a site to behold!

Afterwards, the team left for Santo Domingo to play the club basketball team of San Carlos. The San Carlos team jumped to an early lead over the USA team and finished the first quarter with a 24 to 14 lead. In the second quarter, Tre’ Kelley of the University of South Carolina, came alive with eight-second quarter points, that helped cut the San Carlos lead to 8 points at the end of the first half, 40 to 32.

As the third quarter began, Brandon Wallace picked up the pace with six-third quarter points to hep cut the lead to 7 points by the end of the third quarter, 57 To 50.

The fourth quarter provided plenty of action for the estimated crowd of about 1800 as Michael Joiner of Florida State University led the come from behind victory with 8 fourth quarter points and a 74 to 67 final. The come from behind win, makes the All Stars 2 and 0, and the All Stars will face the club of Mauricio on Wednesday.

Points Reb Assists
Tre’ Kelley University of South Carolina 17 6 6
Michael Joiner Florida State 14 14
Larry Blair Liberty University 11
Brandon Wallace University of South Carolina 10 12
Marcus Campbell Mississippi State University 8 11