Oct. 24, 2008
By Garrett Finke
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Newcomer Harvey Perry flew high and the women shot well as the Colorado State basketball season was tipped off Thursday night, with the second annual 10 O’clock Rock in front of an estimated 1,000 fans at Moby Arena.
Perry, a transfer from the College of Southern Idaho put on a show and won the slam dunk competition. Perry won the title after beating the defending slam dunk champion, sophomore Josh Simmons, in the finals.
While the men put on a dunking display the women shot the ball equally as well. Freshman Kim Mestdagh hit 15 3-pointers in the first round of the 3-point shootout to put her into the finals with sophomore Andre McFarland. Mestdagh nearly shot the lights out as she defeated McFarland 13-9 to capture the title.
In the two ball competition junior Juanise Cornell and senior Marcus Walker teamed up with two fans to score as many points as they could while alternating shots. Cornell and her partner, Orion Tobias, gave the women’s team another win against the men as they defeated Walker and fan, Evan Nickless.
The two teams also gave fans a preview of the upcoming season with two ten minute scrimmage. The women tied with Head Coach Kristen Holt providing the commentary during the game. Senior Marcus Walker scored a few deep 3-pointers to help his team win while Head Coach Tim Miles split time on the microphone with senior Willis Gardner.