Throughout the intramural basketball season, Aerospace Data Facility-East has been steadily developing and refining its passing game and shooting proficiency, capitalizing on raw talent across the roster. On Jan. 28 at Wells Field House, with the championship tournament approaching, the squad brought to bear every newly polished asset in its arsenal to thoroughly dominate Office of the Chief Army Reserve, 57-30.
As the undeniable keystone of ADF-E’s offensive precision, guards Tommy Stephens and Jesse Staton, kept OCAR scrambling with a rapid-fire passing game around the perimeter, connecting with Javon Rich and Rodney Clark for a series of buckets all over the hardwood. Center-forward, Steven Green, kept his team in possession with stellar boards at both ends of the court throughout the evening.
Still, OCAR managed to keep to the task at hand in the second period, after taking to the bench at the halftime buzzer staring down a 30-point disadvantage. Guards Arthur Jones and Jasmine Wells employed a more cautious and strategic approach to the passing game and opened up some much-needed opportunities down low for Brain Thomas and veteran shooting guard, David Haigler. Outside, shooting guards, LeTerrence Williams and Andre Ansley, succeeded in hitting a series of clean 3-pointers to narrow the deficit on the scoreboard.
In the end, ADF-E’s offensive prowess, matched with its stellar application of man-defense, ultimately won the day, taking the team into the winner’s circle.
The Intramural basketball regular season wraps up tonight, and the single-elimination championship tournament between the eight top-seeded teams starts at 6:10 p.m., Tuesday at Wells.
For information about Fort Belvoir’s intramural sports program and the annual Commander’s Cup title race, call Justin Fitzgerald, 703-806-5093. Athletes can also contact their unit representative to sign up and get schedules.
For weekly game schedules, scores and standings, visit https://www.quickscores.com/belvoirmwr
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