Greg Ballard scored a game-high 22 points and Ronny Valentine had 18 to lead a Washington Bullet Blue team to a 116-92 victory over a Red team in an intrasquad game yesterday at Dunbar High School.
Ballard rebounded from a listless first half to score 14 points in the final two periods, mainly on long jumpers.
Valentine, a 6-foot-7 free agent from Old Dominion who was cut by the Denver Nuggets last year, impressed Bullet Coach Gene Shue.
"Valentine is a fine offensive player," Shue said. "He knows how to get open for shots and he looked pretty good out there today."
Jim Chones, obtained by the Bullets in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, looked good on the boards for the Blues. He grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Kevin Porter had 16 points and 12 assists for the Red team. Second-round draft pick Charlie Davis also made a bid to make the squad with 15 points on strong inside play.
First-round pick Frank Johnson, who signed his contract Friday, looked rusty and played very little.
Center Jeff Ruland and guard Kevin Grevey did not play because of injuries. Guard Don Collins scored nine points in the first quarter but had to sit out the rest of the game after injuring an ankle.