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Coming up on News 7-
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Police fear rising flood waters may have claimed a life in Vinton. We'll have a live report. Two men pulled to safety in Montgomery County are in serious condition tonight-- suffering from hypothermia. Plus, an update on river levels and the latest forecast.
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News 7 is next.

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Witnesses describe a horiffic scene as a truck sumberges under water in Vinton. Plus, a dramatic river rescue in Montgomery County. And countless roads and bridges are closed tonight because of rising water.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Rescue crews say there is little chance the driver could have survived.
It happened just before 6 o'clock at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Fifth Street in Vinton.
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Justin McLeod has been watching the rescue and recovery attempt tonight.
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((ROLLCUE:...it will be a recovery mission.))
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The floods almost turned deadly for two people in Montgomery County today. Repeated efforts by rescue teams saved two men trapped by submerging waters.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon joins us with the story, Rachel? Teresa, we're told that both men are hospitalized in serious condition tonight.
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They're recovering from severe hypothermia from what must have been a terrifying ordeal.
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[TAKE MAP FS] The rescue happened near Elliston on the North Fork of the Roanoke River. The Blacksburg residents spent three hours clinging to trees while rushing waters surrounded them and rescuers tried to reach them.
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((NATS Clinging to life, Stewart and Brian Quesenberry screamed and pleaded for rescue workers to reach them. What was once Northfork Road in Elliston, flood waters from the Roanoke River transformed into a deadly water trap.
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((DAVID HUBLER/SHAWSVILLE RESCUE; THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED RESCUE SINCE YOU KNOW THE VICTIMS WERE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A REAL SWIFT WATER PROBLEM. BOATS HAD PROBLEMS GETTING TO THEM WE HAD PROBLEMS GETTING ROPES IT WAS A MESS.))
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Lieutenant Hubler describes the scene as chaotic. Even with over 50-rescue personnel, at least two rescue attempts failed. Hubler says the waters can be deceiving, that it's the current under the surface which is so dangerous. It would take three hours to finally reach the pair.
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((THEY HAD SEVERE HYPOTHERMIA SET ON BOTH OF THEM PLUS WE HAD RESCUE WORKERS THAT WERE SOAKING WET SO WE HAD TO WORRY ABOUT THEM.))
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A boat from Salem's swift rescue team pulled both men out of the frigid waters. It brought them to dry land and this harrowing rescue to a close.
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((RELIEVED HAPPY WE GOT THEM BOTH OUT, VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE PARTICIPATION THAT WE GOT HERE TODAY.))
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Another interesting note about this rescue, officials say they saved one of the men from the flood waters at the exact same spot earlier in the day when his truck got stuck.
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Teresa, it appears the man brought his father back to the spot to retrieve some personal items from the vehicle and that's when they both got trapped.

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The flooding seems to have created the most overall problems in Salem.
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Among the major streets that are closed off tonight in Salem, the Colorado Street bridge and 419 between Apperson and Braeburn near Lewis-Gale. Salem police urge residents to stay off city streets.
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And just down the road from that intersection, the flooding forced hundreds of families to evacuate in a hurry.

300 units at Willow River Apartments had to be cleared out in just a few hours.
Marya Jones was there as residents were heading out.
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((NATS: FEMALE FIREFIGHTER: KNOCKING... FIRE DEPT. FIRE DEPT. ANYBODY HERE? ))
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As flood waters rose alarmingly in the Willow River apartments, firefighters went door to door, clearing out residents.
Alicia Ford and her family live in a ground floor unit... and had only hours to move their belongings to safety.
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((ALICIA FORD: WE JUST PUT EVERYTHING UP THAT'S IMPORTANT AND NOW WE'RE PUTTING THE FURNITURE UP. HOPEFULLY, IT WON'T HURT IT. ))
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With a 4 o'clock deadline to get out of the complex and the water rising rapidly, residents were working fast to pack up cars, trunks and trailers.
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((JACK FLURNOY: WE LET PEOPLE THAT LIVE ON THE BOTTOM APARTMENTS TAKE THEIR STUFF AND PUT IT IN OUR APT, SO THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF HERE. ))
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The complex faces a threat both from the river and from the drains that flow into it.
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((LT. EDDIE HILE/SALEM FIREFIGHTER: THAT DRAIN SYSTEM HAS NOW BACKED UP ... AND NOW OUR CONCERN IS IF THAT WATER DOES START COMING OVER THE BERM, THE COMPLEX WILL FILL UP RAPIDLY, JUST LIKE A BOWL. ))
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Firefighters say at least two people elected to stay behind, even though the power was cut off for safety reasons.

Those who don't have friends and relatives to stay with are going to the Roanoke Civic Center.
But as they watch the river rise, all are hoping it will leave the homes they're having to abandon untouched.
Marya Jones, News 7, Salem.))

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The high waters created similar problems for many mobile home owners in Salem.
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At the Salem Village Mobile Home Park, the water was waist high in some locations. Residents were encouraged to evacuate their homes.
Just down the way at Rameys mobile home park --the scene was much the same. Residents helped one another move vehicles from the path of the flooding and many who lived near the creek, left their homes.
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((I JUST GOT EVERYTHING OUT OF MY HOUSE MY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND WHAT HAVE YOU. AND I'M JUST GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE AND LET IT DO WHAT IT'S GOT TO DO))
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If there is any good news, it's that this area is in a flood plain so the residents are required to have flood insurance.
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Just downstream from Salem, the river spilled into many of the usual flood-prone areas along its banks in Roanoke. But the high water was hardly limited to the biggest waterways.
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In Rockbridge County, route 608 near Natural Bridge could have used a bridge of its own. Flooding prompted V-DOT to close the road, and residents to keep a close eye outside.
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Even major roads like Route 220 saw considerable water, from the (MAG-uh-dee) Maggoddee Creek in Boones Mill, to an Exxon station near Hunting Hills.
And high water forced workers at the animals shelter on Eastern Avenue in Roanoke to move some animals to higher ground.
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Up to two inches of rain fell across some parts of the New River Valley, washing out bridges and roads...and turning land into lakes.
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Several secondary roads were closed due to flooding, and in some areas, drivers were warned they would be ticketed if they tried to pass through. But, that didn't worry many people, who spent most of the day at home anyway just trying to clean up the damage left by the rain.
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((MARY EARLY: MY SON WENT AND GOT A GAS-POWERED PUMP AND THEY GOT ONE IN THE BASEMENT AND IT'S GOING OUT THAT WAY AND WE'RE JUST PUMPING IT OUT 8:02))
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V-Dot officials say they encourage folks to notify them of areas that have a lot of debris and flooding. The department says it will begin making emergency repairs tomorrow morning.
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Up next on the newscast, a longtime delegate from Roanoke hangs up his spurs,
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and Virginia's legislators agree on a budget, but not without some controversy. We'll have that story and more up ahead.
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll jam with the Dazzle and tickle the twine ODAC style with highlights from all four tournament quarterfinals. JMU gains momentum for the CAA tournament, and JJ helps Duke keep pace in the ACC. The Hokies find no luck of the Irish against Notre Dame, and the Express hurts Pee Dee's Pride. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Longtime lawmaker Chip Woodrum has decided to retire from the House of Delegates.
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The Democrat says he will not run for another term.
Woodrum says serving the people of the Roanoke Valley has been a wonderful experience.
But he says it is time for somebody else to shoulder the responsibility.
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((DELEGATE CHIP WOODRUM/RETIRING FROM HOUSE: I WANTED TO LEAVE BEFORE I GOT TO THE POINT THAT PEOPLE SAID WELL, WHAT'S HE DOING DOWN THERE. YOU KNOW IT'S JUST TIME. TWENTY-FOUR YEARS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE SHOULD BE DOWN HERE 35 YEARS, SOME PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE DOWN HERE AT ALL. TWENTY FOUR YEARS FEELS ABOUT RIGHT.))
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Woodrum says he plans to enjoy himself and take it easy.
Governor Mark Warner says the lawmaker's retirement is a "great loss" to Western Virginia.
Woodrum is the second Roanoke area Democrat to announce his retirement this month.
Delegate Vic Thomas has also said he will not run again.
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The 2003 session of Virginia's General Assembly is over.
Lawmakers adjourned today after a contentious fight over the state's budget.
Meghan Muldoon has the story.
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(([NAT SOUND Speaker Howell saying we now adjourn sine die 04:17:00]
The 2003 session ended and with a bang.
As Democrats and Republicans clashed over the budget.
Democrats accused the majority party of inflating revenue estimates and loading the budget with new fees.
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Republicans shot back.
House Appropriations Chairman Vince Callahan defended the figures.
And accused Democrats of political posturing.
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The partisan bickering inspired poetry in one Democrat.
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Despite the clash, both houses voted overwhelmingly in favor of the 52 billion dollar spending plan.
And adjourned on schedule to the apparent relief of Governor Mark Warner.
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Lawmakers also seemed eager to leave.
But they'll be back, on April 2nd to take on the Governor in the veto session.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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Fire officials go through the grisly task of identifying victims of the nightclub fire in Rhode Island,
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and life support is disconnected for a teenager who had undergone two heart-lung transplants in as many weeks.


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The teenager who underwent two transplants in two weeks has died tonight. But as Stacy Case tell us, this case is far from over.
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((TRACK: AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, JESICA SANTILAN'S SECOND SET OF ORGANS WERE WORKING--- HER BRAIN HOWEVER WAS NOT.

SUPER: news conference: bite about how jesica is an angel in heaven with jesus TRACK: BY 1:25 SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JESICA SANTILAN WAS DECLARED BRAIN DEAD. DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER REMOVED LI
FE SUPPORT AT 5--- THEN RELEASED THIS TAPED STATEMENT.

TRACK: JESICA'S JOURNEY HAS TAKEN MANY TWISTS AND TURNS. HER FAMILY SAYS THEY PAID A SMUGGLER TO BRING THE MEXICAN GI
RL HERE FOR A LIFE SAVING TRANSPLANT. AFTER A THREE YEAR WAIT, JESICA GOT A NEW HEART AND LUNGS. THEN---- DUKE UNIVE

RSITY MEDICAL CENTER DISCOVERED A MAJOR MEDICAL MISTAKE. THE CHIEF OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, DR JAMES JAGERS (insert his picture here) PUT MISMATCHED ORGANS IN JESICA'S BODY- THEY DIDN'T MATCH HER TYPE O BLOOD.
(SOT - JAGGER) "AS HER SURGEON, I ASSUME FULL RESONSIBILITY"

JESICA WAS KEPT ALIVE ON LIFE SUPPORT FOR A WEEK UNTIL A SECOND SET ARRIVED. DUKE ADMITTED THE FIRST TRANSPLANT WAS A
MISTAKE, BUT THE SECOND CAME TOO LATE. BUT THIS FAMILY MADE IT CLEAR--- THEY WANTED HER KEPT ALIVE BY MACHINES UNTIL

THEY COULD GET A SECOND OPINION. SUEPR: attorney for family STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING NOW THE MEDICAL FIGHT HAS TURNED INTO A NASTY LEGAL FIGHT. THE FAMILY DID NOT GET THEIR SECOND OPINION. BUT UNDER NORTH CAROLINA LAW, THE HOSPITAL HAS THE ULTIMATE SAY ON WHEN TO REMOVE LIF
E SUPPORT. NOW JESICA'S GONE--- LEAVING BEHIND POTENTIALLY YEARS AND YEARS OF

COURT BATTLES. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, DURHAM, NC.))


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As the process of identifying victims continues so does the finger pointing in the wake of a deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island.
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The Thursday night fire was sparked by the pyrotechnics used by the band Great White. The band says they had permission to use the fiery effects, but club owners say no way. Instead, club officials say it was a "total shock" to see the pyrotechnics going off. Meanwhile, the medical examiner's office has identified 15 of the 96 people who perished in the fire. Rhode Island's attorney general says it's too early to know if criminal charges will be filed.
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The Roanoke Express was back on the home ice tonight to battle the Pee Dee Pride and the goalies were on display tonight at the Roundhouse.
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Evan Lindsey and Ron Vogel combined for 61 saves on the night. Roanoke outshot Pee Dee 34 to 31 and
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came out on top of a 3-1 score.
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The top four seeds in the ODAC Tournament all advanced this afternoon avoiding any upsets, and setting up some quality Sunday semifinals. Let's start with the nation's number 3 team, the number 2 seed in the tourney--Hampden Sydney taking on Bridgewater.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Tigers; :00]


Tech QB Bryan Randall was checking out some of his homeboys tonight in Salem.
He would watch the Tigers build a 16 point lead midway thru the second half. Jeff Monroe hits the foul line J to get things started.
Then Lane Brooks plays a little 'd'. He comes up with the steal and goes down for the almost jam.
[SUPER=33-Bridgewater/58/Hampden-Sydney/82/;]

Ricky Easterling tried to keep Bridgewater in it, but Hampden Sydney will play on Sunday winning it 82 to 58.
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In the nightcap, Emory and Henry drew Virginia Wesleyan.
Justin McCall gets the Wasps started as he puts in the jumper off the curl move.
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But Peter Warren comes up with the follow and Wesleyan moves on 81 to 73.
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Roanoke will face Randolph-Macon for the second straight year in the semis. Today, the Maroons whipped Guilford in the quarters.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Quakers vs. Maroons; :00]


Page Moir's team split the season series with the Quakers.
Early on, Roanoke's Drew Crowder spots up and nails the trifecta from the top of the key giving the Maroons an 18-9 cushion.
Guilford responded when Jevon Clarke slashed to the tin for the pretty finish with the left hand.
[SUPER=33-Guilford/69/Roanoke/91/;]

But Roanoke then ran some offense, working the rock to Nate Stewart. Stewart strokes the turnaround jumper and Roanoke moves on 91 to 69.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Generals vs. Yellow Jackets; :00]


And finally, the top seeded Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon had an easy time with Washington & Lee.
Early on, Macon pushing it up to Patrick Gill. Gill gets the tough shot off the window and in.
Then later, Jim Silcox goes to work down low. He hits the soft baby hook and the Jackets led by 20.
[SUPER=33-Washington & Lee/53/Randolph-Macon/71/;]

W&L managed to score just 12 points in the first half. Phil Landes gets the friendly bounce from the iron, but Randolph Macon cruises into the semis by beating up on the Generals 71 to 53.
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Tomorrow's semifinals get underway at 2 and 4.


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The Virginia Tech men came up short in South Bend today dropping a 98-76 decision to Notre Dame.
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Terry Taylor led Tech with 27 points on the afternoon, but he didn't get much help.
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Chris Thomas scored 21 for Notre Dame as the Irish cruised to the 22 point win.
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The Tech women also came out on the short end, losing at Villanova by a final of 71 to 61. Ieva Kublina led the way for the Hokies, scoring 23 points and snaring a career high 17 rebounds.

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In the ACC this afternoon, Maryland handed North Carolina its third worst loss in history, dismantling the Heels by 40, 96 to 56.
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The Terps were playing their 3rd game in 6 days, but they shot 65 percent in the first half and never looked back.

Steve Blake led Maryland with 18 points.
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And in Durham, JJ Redick and Duke took care of NC State by a final of 79 to 68. Redick scored 10 points for the Blue Devils.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Just outside the nation's capital. George Mason and James Madison renewed their CAA rivalry.
The Dukes leading scorer, David Fanning was the man again today, sticking the long range bomb, but JMU trailed by 10 early in the second half.
[SUPER=33-James Madison/57/George Mason/52/;]

No worries though. Fanning lets it fly again. JMU rallies to win its second straight conference game 57 to 52.
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The Roanoke Dazzle got back on the winning track this afternoon, beating up on Huntsville at the Civic Center.
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Roanoke native and former UVA star Curtis Staples played just a few minutes for the Flight today after being picked up by the club this week.
The Dazzle built on a 2 point halftime cushion when Mikki Moore took flight for the big jam. He scored 18 points and grabbed 12 boards.
Moore got some help from Cory Alexander who led the way with 25 points on the afternoon.
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Alexander had a great battle with former Indiana standout, A-J Guyton who tallied 18 points for the Flight, but Roanoke won it 91 to 75. (------------)