Ole Miss Pounds Delta State 110-65 In Exhibition

OXFORD, Miss. Ole Miss jumped out to a huge 36-point halftime lead and did not look back in a 110-65 exhibition win over Delta State Friday night at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

Six Rebels scored in double figures in the blowout, led by sophomore guard David Huertas’ 18 points. Freshman point guard Chris Warren poured in 17 points and nine assists. Sophomore Eniel Polynice, freshman Trevor Gaskins and freshman Zach Graham chipped in 13 points apiece, and senior Dwayne Curtis added 12.

 

“Our mission was to give everybody an opportunity tonight,” second-year head coach Andy Kennedy said. “I was pleased with the effort. One thing about our new guys is you don’t have to coach effort.

 

David Huertas has the ability to be our best defender if we keep our court spacing. I’ve always said that the biggest jump and improvement for a player is from year one to year two. David is beginning to understand what it takes to be a better player. Eniel Polynice is in the same situation. He is beginning to understand what it takes to get better and better.”

 

Polynice was a major force for the Rebels on both ends of the court, as he also put up eight boards, four assists, two steals and a block.

 

With losing three senior guards from last year’s squad, the Rebel freshman backcourt players showed what kind of promise they have with three rookie guards in double figures.

 

Chris Warren has a chance to be the real deal,” Kennedy said. “His speed and the way he is able to see the open floor is fantastic. Trevor Gaskins had an explosive game, and Zach Graham did some good things for us."


 

 

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