Hipp hits 8 threes in Terps scrimmage


COLLEGE PARK -- Exree Hipp hit eight three-point shots and scored 36 points as his Red team outscored the White in both halves of Maryland's intrasquad scrimmage yesterday before 500 fans at Cole Field House.

Hipp, who missed 10 days of practice with a sprained ankle, out-dueled LaRon Profit, who led the White team with 23 points and hit three threes.

Hipp scored on a variety of shots, but perhaps his best was a delicious spin move in the lane in the second half after taking an outlet pass from Keith Booth (19 points).

"I feel more comfortable shooting the ball this year," Hipp said. "Last year we had Joe Smith. Someone has to step up and score more, and I'm doing what I can to help the team."

The Red team won the first half, 43-31. Coach Gary Williams put his five starters together on the Red team in the second half, and it won, 56-40.

Johnny Rhodes scored 18 points, Mario Lucas 16. Matt Kovarik had 14 for the White team.

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