Oct. 28, 1997

Annual Mal Brown Scrimmage Set For Sunday

Men And Women's Basketball Teams To Open Season With Intrasquad Scrimmages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The 1997-98 Mal Brown Basketball Scrimmage will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Providence College's Alumni Hall. The annual scrimmage, named in honor of former Friar trainer, Mal Brown, has traditionally been the first chance for Friar basketball fans to see their teams in action prior to the start of the season. The Mal Brown Scrimmage is free and open to the public.

Coach Jim Jabir's women's team hits the floor at 1:00 p.m. and will scrimmage until 1:30 p.m.

With three returning seniors, Kerri Chatten, Julie Wheeler and Mandy Saunders and six new freshman, Jabir will look to move up in the BIG EAST standings.

At 1:30 p.m., Jamel Thomas and Corey Wright, the top returnees from last year's Elite Eight Friars lead the team on the floor with their intrasquad scrimmage set to begin at 2:00 p.m. This will be fans first chance to see the young Friars - Ben Perkins, Erron Maxey, John Linehan, and T.J. McKenzie - in action. Coach Pete Gillen will be looking at his entire roster as he tries to get the right pieces of the puzzle together for the coming season.

The scrimmage is part of the Mal Brown Club's Friar Fan Appreciation Day as the Rhode Island Alumni Club will honor Andrea and Ernie Adamo. An Oktoberfest Reception follows the scrimmage in ' '64 Hall and will run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased through the PC Alumni Office at (401) 865-2414. Scheduled to speak at the Reception are Friars' Head Coach Pete Gillen and the Friars' tri-captains, Kendrick Moore, Jamel Thomas and Corey Wright along with women's coach Jim Jabir and captains Mandy Saunders, Julie Wheeler and Kerri Chatten.

For more information on the Mal Brown Scrimmage contact the Providence College Sports Information office at (401) 865-2272.

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