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October 13, 2006 at 11:14 PM

Hoopla a success?

So if you were there tonight, I’m interested in what you thought.
I was surprised that as many people left the building after the volleyball game. The attendance for the volleyball game was 6,216 while the estimate for the Hoopla was 4,700.
And as it went on, I figured this meant that Lorenzo Romar — who was hesitant to do this in the first place — would wonder if it was worth doing again.
But Romar indicated afterward that he thought it was attended well enough to likely make it an annual event.
“We’ll make a couple of adjustments but it was good enough to where we can build on it,” Romar said. “As people become more aware of it, more people will come out. For a first-year turnout, I thought it was pretty good.”
As to what adjusments Romar was referring to, I think he hopes the pace of the night will quicken in the future.
As for the basketball, there wasn’t a whole lot to really judge anything on as this was more an exhibiation and a showcase for the students.
Quincy Pondexter won the dunk contest with his toughest competition coming from UW long jumper Norris Frederick, who leaped over three students bent at the waist. Pondexter won when Frederick missed his final dunk.
The 10-minute scrimmage revealed little as there was no defense played.The most interesting thing might have been Harvey Perry hitting a few 3-pointers.
He said Thursday he’s been working on his shot and thinks it is much improved.
Ryan Appleby also looked in mid-season shooting form and Adrian Oliver again made some savvy plays.
Those three will stage what likely be the most interesting position battle of the year for the off-guard spot.
For more on the hoopla, check my story in the paper and on our main website Saturday.

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