Frahm Connects For 34 As Men's Basketball Rolls
Nov. 6, 1999
SPOKANE, Wash. - Senior guard Richie Frahm scored the first 14 points and Gonzaga University cruised to a 133-60 men's basketball exhibition victory over the Old Dogs AAU Saturday in the Martin Centre. He finished with 34 points, connecting on 13-of-17 shots from the field, including 8-of-11 from 3-point range to lead six players in double figures against a team comprised of GU alumni.
Frahm nailed three 3-pointers to start the game, missed a 3-point attempt, got inside for a slam dunk and then hit another trey for a 14-8 lead with 16:25 to go in the game. He had 24 points at halftime.
The Old Dogs were led by the 11 points of current assistant coach and former player Scott Snider, and 10 each from Jarrod Davis and Jason Rubright. In all, 16 players saw action for the old Dogs. The game also featured the attendance of Frank Burgess, Gonzaga's all-time leading scorer with 2,196 points from 1959-61 and the nation's leading scorer as a senior in 1960-61 with his 32.4 ppg average.
"It was great to have Frank in attendance," Gonzaga University athletic director Mike Roth said. "I know the standing ovation prior to the game touched him."
The Old Dogs AAU could have used some of Burgess' past scoring prowess. Gonzaga sprinted from a 36-27 lead with 5:47 to go in the first half to a 64-38 lead with a 28-11 run. Ryan Floyd started the late onslaught with a fast break slam dunk, Frahm followed with a dunk and the beginning of the end was near for the Old Dogs.
The Bulldogs shot a bristling 57.1 percent from the field in the first half on 24-of-42. The Old Dogs had a respectable 50.0 percent from the field in the opening half, but it came on a 14-for-28 effort as 12 turnovers slowed the offense. Gonzaga hit 58.9 percent from the field, the Old Dogs 38.1 percent.
Gonzaga continued the rout in the second half, shooting 60.4 percent from the field while the Old Dogs cooled off to 28.6 percent. The Old Dogs finished with 22 turnovers which led to 33 Gonzaga points, and the Bulldogs cashed in for 23 second-half points.
While Frahm was the offensive standout, freshman Jimmy Tricco of Phoenix, AZ, made his Gonzaga debut and poured in 23 points off the bench. He hit 9-of-16 field goal attempts and 3-of-9 long range tries. Mark Spink came off the bench to go 7-for-7 from the field on his way to 15 points, center Axel Dench added 14 points on a 6-of-8 day from the field and walkon freshman guard John Gebbers scored 12 points on a 5-for-9 day shooting which included 2-2 from 3-point range. Zach Gourde, a redshirt freshman, scored 11 points while hitting 5-of-6 shots.
Spink and Gourde led the rebounding effort with 8 each as the Bulldogs held a 49-33 edge on the boards.
Gonzaga All-America guard Matt Santangelo left the game with 2:32 remaining in the first half after going down with a mild ankle sprain and did not return. The injury was not considered serious and he is expected to be at practice Monday.
Gonzaga will end its exhibition season Friday in a rare volleyball-basketball double-header. The Bulldogs women's volleyball team will face Pepperdine University in a West Coast Conference match at 5:30 p.m., then the Bulldog men's basketball team will face Team Concept AAU out of Portland, OR, in a 7:30 p.m. contest.
The Bulldogs are preparing for the regular-season opener Nov. 21 at the University of Montana.
OLD DOGS AAU (60)
Jamie Dudley 1-4 0-0 2, Jarrod Davis 3-10 2-2 10, Scott Snider 3-7 5-8 11, Jason Rubright 5-8 0-0 10, Scott Spink 4-7 0-2 8, Darryl May 0-1 0-0 0, Bret Holmdahl 0-4 0-0 0, Phil Paramore 0-0 0-0 0, Scott Morgan 2-5 0-0 4, Reed Schifferman 0-0 0-0 0, Ross Rettenmier 1-2 2-2 4, John Nemeth 3-5 0-0 6, Jeff Brown 1-3 1-3 3, Jeff Condill 0-2 0-0 0, Marty Wall 1-4 0-0 2, Scott Finnie 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 24-63 10-17 60.
Matt Santangelo 2-9 4-4 9, Ryan Floyd 3-9 2-2 8, Richie Frahm 13-17 0-0 34, Axel Dench 6-8 0-0 14, Casey Calvary 3-4 1-2 7, Jimmy Tricco 9-16 2-3 23, Mark Spink 7-7 1-3 15, John Gebbers 5-9 0-0 12, Matt Kincaid 0-5 0-0 0, Zach Gourde 5-6 1-2 11. TOTALS 53-90 11-16 133.
Halftime - Gonzaga 64, Old Dogs 38. 3-point goals - Old Dogs 2-17 (Dudley 0-1, Davis 2-8, Rubright 0-2, May 0-1, Holmdahl 0-1, Rettenmier 0-1, Condill 0-1, Wall 0-1, Finnie 0-1), Gonzaga 16-34 (Santangelo 1-4, Floyd 0-4, Frahm 8-11, Dench 2-2, Tricco 3-9, Gebbers 2-2, Kincaid 0-2). Rebounds - Old Dogs 33 (Rubright 6), Gonzaga 49 (Spink, Gourde 8). Fouls - Old Dogs 17, Gonzaga 18. Fouled out - None. Assists - Old Dogs 10 (Dudley 3), Gonzaga 29 (Floyd 8). Turnovers - Old Dogs 22 (Dudley, Davis 4), Gonzaga 10 (Dench, Calvary, Tricco 2). Blocked shots - Old Dogs 0, Gonzaga 1 (Calvary). Steals - Old Dogs 6 (Davis, Snider, Spink, May, Condill, Wall), Gonzaga 11 (Santangelo, Floyd, Spink 2). A - 3,133.
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