LOGAN, Utah - Utah State junior DeAngelo Isby led six Aggies in double figures as USU hosted a scrimmage on Saturday morning. The intra-squad scrimmage included three, 10-minute periods, featuring plenty of offense.
Overall, Utah State shot 65.8 percent (50-of-76) from the floor, 47.1 percent (16-of-34) from behind the 3-point line and 85.7 percent (30-of-35) at the free throw line. The totals showed the positive aspects of the USU offense, but gave head coach Tim Duryea cause for concern defensively.
“Offensively we saw some different things from a lot different kids that can score in a lot of different ways,” he said. “Defensively, there was a lot of slippage from our defensive system and rules and that is to be expected in your first scrimmage when you are not in a controlled environment like practice.”
Isby led all players during the scrimmage with 27 points, shooting 75.0 percent (9-of-12) from the floor and a perfect 100 percent (9-of-9) at the free throw line. He was followed by senior forward Alex Dargenton with 16 points, who was flawless from the floor after shooting 7-of-7, including 1-for-1 from behind the 3-point line. Freshman guard Crew Ainge (15), junior forward Quinn Taylor (13), sophomore guard Koby McEwen (13) and freshman guard Brock Miller (11) rounded out players in double figures.
Everyone that played in the scrimmage scored as sophomore guard Diogo Brito and redshirt freshman guard Abel Porter narrowly missed double-digit points, finishing with nine. Redshirt freshman forward Daron Henson followed with eight, and then three players with six points, including redshirt freshman center Klay Stall, senior guard Julion Pearre and junior forward Dwayne Brown Jr. Freshman forward Justin Bean and sophomore guard Taylor Larson rounded out those with points with five and two, respectively.
Stall and Dargenton tied for the team lead in rebounds as each pulled down four apiece. Ainge tied Brito with six assists, and also led the team with three steals.
Utah State will host an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 3, facing the University of Providence (formerly Great Falls), at 7 p.m., before officially opening the 2017-18 season at Weber State on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. The Aggies will then host Montana State in the home opener on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.
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