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Midnight Madness gives fans a first look at Southern hoops squads

By Mike McCall

Just got back from the Southern hoops Midnight Madness in the F.G. Clark Activity Center and wanted to hit you with some highlights. First off, it began at 7 p.m., as what I can only assume was an homage to the city of Reykjavik, Iceland, where the clock was then striking midnight.

The new court in there is beautiful, as you can see by the very amateur iPhone photography work here. Nice way to give both the men’s and women’s programs a fresh new look before the season gets started.

It was a pretty relaxed, fun evening with lots of music, dancing and a few games that involved both teams.

First, they squared off in a three-point shooting contest, during which G Yasmin Fuller and G Kendra Coleman beat their male counterparts, G Derick Beltran and G Tre Lynch, in the final. Obviously, this isn’t really a WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! moment for these teams’ respective seasons, but it was nice to see Coleman (the top returning scorer) and Fuller (a newcomer who could provide a big spark) shoot well. Fuller is an absolute killer from the right corner. Continue reading