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CF Filed All-Southern Conference Basketball Team Announced

February 26, 1986

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Virginia Military Institute’s Gay Elmore and Western Carolina’s Leroy Gasque were the two top vote-getters for the All-Southern Conference basketball team.

Elmore received 130 of a possible 138 votes to lead the team, while Gasque received 123 votes in balloting announced by Southern Conference Sports Media Association members on Tuesday. Wes Stallings of East Tennessee State, Derek Rucker of Davidson and Skip Henderson of Marshall were the other first-team selections.

Elmore, a senior from Charleston, W.Va., was a repeat selection from the 1985 first-team squad, while Henderson, a sophomore from Cartersville, Ga., moved up from last season’s second team.

Elmore, a 6-5 junior, leads the conference in scoring with a 22.7 average, has been held to less than 20 points in only one league game, and his 38 points against James Madison was the second highest point production by a league player this season. He was the Southern Conference’s player of the week twice this season.

Western Carolina’s Gasque, a 6-6 sophomore from Andrews, S.C., shot 61.8 from the floor to rank first in field goal percentage, averages 7.5 rebounds per game to rank second in rebounds, ranks third in blocked shots with 1.3 per game and is fourth in scoring with a 17.2 average. His top individual performance was 33 points and 11 rebounds against East Tennessee State.

Stallings, a guard from Chesapeake, Va., receive 108 votes. The 5-11 senior from East Tennessee State is second in the league in scoring with a 19.2 average, ranks fourth in free throw percentage 83.3 and sixth in steals with 1.6 a game.

Davidson’s Rucker, who received 107 votes, leads the Southern Conference with 2 steals a game and free throw shooting with a 90.4 average. The 6-foot sophomore from Beachwood, Ohio, is fourth in assists with a 4.6 average and is 10th in scoring with a 14-point average.

Marshall’s Henderson received 107 votes in the balloting. The 6-2 guard had the league’s top point production in a single game, scoring 46 points against the University of Charleston. Henderson was selected as the Southern Conference’s top freshman a year ago. Henderson is third in scoring with an 18.2 average, third in steals with 1.8 per game and sixth in assists with a 4.1 average.

Appalachian State’s Rod Davis led the second team with 85 votes. He was joined by Carlis Jeter and Lance Fulse of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Calvin Cannady of East Tennessee and Gerry Born of Davidson.

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