DOBSON — Surry Central will host its third annual alumni basketball games this Saturday, featuring several prominent players from the past two decades.
Among those participating are Matt Richardson (third in all-time scoring) and Janel Kidd, a 1,000-point scorer and tri-county player of the year.
Going against the alumni teams are this year’s varsity squads, giving the fans a sneak preview of what the 2012-13 teams will be like before the official season kicks off Nov. 19 against Forbush.
The girls JV team will take the floor first, playing a contest at 4 p.m., followed by the JV boys.
Then the varsity girls will take on the alumni women. Finally, the varsity boys take on the alumni men.
Rather than charge an admission, the school is asking for donations to go to the service projects of the Surry Central Student Council. Also, canned food items for the Foothills Food Pantry are welcomed.
Here is the roster for the girls basketball team:
2 Cassidy Joyner G Jr. 5-10
10 Tess Dockery G Jr. 5-3
14 Kendra Johnson G Jr. 5-4
15 Courtney Hegler G Sr. 5-8
20 Brittany Lewis C Sr. 5-11
23 Mikayla Cox F Jr. 5-9
24 Marlee Wilmoth G So. 5-4
30 Kristin Key F, C So. 5-10
32 Sarah Bruce G, F Jr. 5-9
34 Brooke Lewis G, F Jr. 5-9
Coach Mandy Holt said that the women’s game will feature several all-conference players and a couple of Surry Central female athlete of the year winners.
The players and their year of graduation are Janel Kidd, 1992; Mamie McKinney Sutphin, 1995; Candi Bledsoe Branch, 1997; Coach Melissa Marion Welch, 1998; Wendy Jenkins Paben, 2000; Hannah Vernon Dudley, Jade McCormick Kiger and Shea Wilkins Sawyers, 2004; Casey Davis Puckett and Lauren Reavis, 2005; Brittany Draughn and Rosario Rojas, 2008; Sara Chavez, Whitney Joyner and Brittany Tolbert, 2010; Jennifer Coe, 2011; and Maddie White, 2012.
Here is the boys varsity squad:
Albert Pari Sr.
Cole Stewart Jr.
Kenyon Martin Jr.
Rocky Collins Jr.
5 Colby Chilton G Sr. 6-0 180
11 Brett Mosley G Jr. 6-0 170
21 Jake Wilmoth G Jr. 5-11 155
30 Luke Haymore G, F Sr. 6-2 175
34 Simeon Bracken F Sr. 6-4 185
40 Zach Wilmoth F, C Jr. 6-5 180
50 Samuel Harris F Jr. 5-11 170
Here is the alumni team that will face the boys: Jeremy Sims, 1998; Matt Richardson, 2001; Ty Tilley, 2003; Will Marion, 2005; Cody Simpson, 2006; Caleb Cosby, 2007; Kody Hudson, 2008; Matt Harris, 2008; Bradley Lewis, 2011; and Jacob Hammond, 2012.
Reach Jeff Linville at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-1920.