The second annual alumni boys’ basketball game between Carroll County and Galax will be played this year in honor of Brian Lundy on Nov. 7.
The Brian Lundy Memorial Alumni Game will honor the former Maroon Tide star that played in last year’s game, just a little over a month before he tragically passed away in an automobile accident.
“We are going to call it the Brian Lundy Memorial Alumni Game. We will do a donation jar at the door for a scholarship in memory of Brian to give to his daughters to help with college,” Carroll County varsity head coach Brad Hawks said. “We definitely want to do something. He came early last year and helped me set up the bleachers and change the nets and all kind of stuff. We wanted to do something in memory of him.”
Rosters have been set for the Brian Lundy Memorial Alumni Game, which will feature past legends from both area high schools. Once again, Hawks will trade in his Cavalier coaching apparel for a night as he suits up in the Galax maroon and white. He will be joined on the Maroon Tide roster by Yerrick Stoneman, Scott Hall, Devon Saunders, Jordan Bartlett, Mac Garner, Alan Boyer, David Cochran, Cyle Surratt, Clay Surratt and Robin Case. The Galax alumni team will be coached by Kenny Ross and Ray Bedsaul.
Carroll County’s roster will feature the school’s all-time leading scorer, Tee Jackson, as well as R.C. Dalton, Stephen Dalton, Jay Holderfield, Jason Stockner, Ronald Mankins, Justin Iroler, Shaun Montgomery, Marcus Bolen, Casey Burcham, Jason Smith, and Brad Richardson. Coaching the Carroll alumni team will be Grant Smythers and Junior Gentry.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door for the game, which will serve as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Carroll County boys’ basketball program. Galax will try to avenge its 68-60 loss to Carroll County in last year’s inaugural alumni contest.
“We are going to try to make it a pretty competitive game,” Hawks said.
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