(ORLEANS) - The Orleans-Crawford County Coaches vs. Cancer game will be tonight in Orleans.
They're doing it on Coaches versus Cancer Night when the Bulldogs host PLAC rival Crawford County, and it's symbolic because the soft-spoken Gilstrap lost his battle to the disease Sunday at his home residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Gilstrap graduated in 1974 and still holds the all time leading scorer and rebounding record. The 6-foot-8-inch Gilstrap helped Orleans to Paoli Sectional championships in 1971-72 and 1972-73, three Lost River Conference championships and a four-year record of 74-16 from 1970-74.
He finished his career with records for most points (1,486) and rebounds (1,218), and is fifth all-time in assists (248). He's also the single-season record holder for rebounds (416) and single-game leader in rebounds (30).
Orleans will recognize former basketball standout Curt Gilstrap between the JV and varsity games in honor of the 40th anniversary of his school scoring and rebounding records.
Tip-off for JV action is set for 6 p.m.
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