Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maroon Team Improves to 2-1 with Another Scrappy Victory

Saturday, February 8, 2014 9:30 AM

                                                1                              2                              F
Maroon                                   31                           22                           53        (2-1)
Team Booth/Johnson               21                           25                           46        (1-2)

Another game, another hard-fought victory for the maroon squad against a supposedly superior opponent. We took control from the opening tip with a flurry of offensive rebounds to keep possessions alive, followed by 3-pointers.

Taking a 10-point lead into the second half, we came out extremely flat to start the half. They made some baskets to cut into our lead, but we stuck with it, kept playing hard, and pulled out the win.

We had another great small group time of sharing about our weeks and digging into the "Anti-Fear Prescription" devotion. 

Thoughts from Captain Ben Asper

Although we were outsized and without our starting PG Devaughn, the maroon team pulled out a very gutsy win.  Even though we were giving up a couple inches at every position, we once again proved that hustle and teamwork is more important than size. 

I felt good setting the tone to start the game with two offensive rebounds on our first possession (never mind the fact that they were both on my own misses). For the game we probably had a plus 20 rebounding advantage led by Mr. "I never get tired and it's physically impossible to box me out" Billy Smith. And when Billy wasn't grabbing rebounds, Freckman was using his elbows and 40 inch vertical to grab the loose balls.

Along with the rebounding advantage, the other keys to the victory was great team defense, timely shooting, Joe Martin firing up the squad after getting called for a charge and having the ball almost land on his face, and a five minute stretch in the second half when Thomas Martin turned into Stephen Curry.  It was a great game and an outstanding win.

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