Aug. 9, 2004
Led by two of USC’s rising sophomores, the final night of basketball in the
Dominican Republic was the best of all, as the Score International College
Stars played against the Dominican National Team. The USA Score
International team defeated the Dominican National team 89-83 and finished
its tour 4-0.
USC??s Brandon Wallace led the USA team with 18 rebounds and scored 11 points
to USC guard Tre’ Kelley??s seven points and seven assists.
The game was played in the Sports Arena where the Pan American games were
played last year before the largest crowd of the week, and was broadcast
over the country’s sports channel.
The USA college stars jumped out to an early 12 point lead in the first
quarter with a 7-0 run with the shooting of Shawan Robinson of Clemson
University , who made 2 three point FG’s and 1 two point FG and the
rebounding of Brandon Wallace of the University of South Carolina, only to
have the Dominican National’s put together an 8-0 run, as the US college
stars led at the end of the frist quarter 25-19.
The second quarter saw Michael Campbell of Mississippi State University come
alive with his rebounding and scoring 8 points to give the US Stars a 6
point lead at the half time lead. Michael Campbell continued his torrid
pace with 10 points in the third quarter, but the Dominican National
outscored the US Stars 22-18 and cut the lead to 2 points, 65-63.
The Dominican National team took its first lead in the game at 73-71 with
2:49 left in the fourth quarter. But the US stars recaptured the lead and
built a 7 point lead and held on to win by hitting on 8 of it’s last 10 free
throws. The final score was the Score International All Stars 89 and the
Dominican Nationals 83. Michael Campbell of Mississippi State led all
scorers with 28 points, and Brandon Wallace of South Carolina was the
leading rebounder with 18 and scored 11 points. Michael Joiner of Florida
State had 14 points and Shawan Robinson of Clemson added 13 points.
The teams left Saturday for their return trip the United States.