August 14, 2009 - by
Florida State Men’s Basketball Team Opens Spain Trip With 101-53 Victory

Aug. 14, 2009

MADRID, Spain ( –
All-American center Solomon Alabi and sophomore guard Luke Loucks scored 19 points each to lead the Florida State men’s basketball team to a 101-53 victory over Eurocolegio Casvi Villaviciosa de Oden in the Seminoles’ first of four games on their 11-day tour of Spain. Alabi and Loucks led six Seminoles in double figure scoring as Florida State stretched a 15-point halftime lead (46-31) into a 48-point victory.

With Alabi and Loucks leading the way, Florida State jumped out early and continued to turn the heat up in the second half. After outscoring their hosts by 15 in the first half the Seminoles outdistanced their opponent, 55-22, in the second half.

Also in double figures for the Seminoles were sophomore forward Chris Singleton with 14 points, sophomore guard Deividas Dulkys with 13, sophomore forward Xavier Gibson with 12 and senior forward Ryan Reid with 10. All nine players on the trip for the Seminoles earned playing time and all nine scored in the contest. In addition to the six players in double figure scoring, junior guard Jordan DeMercy totaled seven points, junior guard Derwin Kitchen four and freshman guard Pierre Jordan totaled three points.

The game was played Friday night at 8:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. EST).

The Seminoles left Madrid, where they spent the first three days of their trip, following the game for Valencia. The Seminoles will play two games in the next four days in Valencia before playing one final game in Barcelona before returning to the United States on August 22.

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