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Belvoir Eagles shooting guard, Branford Rogers, takes to the air for a score during his team's WAMAC showdown with Dover AFB, Nov. 23 at Wells Field House.

After taking a bye for the third week of the 2019-20 WAMAC men’s basketball schedule, the Belvoir Eagles returned to Wells Field House to square off against Dover Air Force Base hoping to even up the score after falling to the Airmen in the first round of the 2019 Vets Day Tournament, Nov. 9.

In the opening minutes of the first period, the Eagles offense—spearheaded by veteran guards, Deonte Bleach, Anthony Johnson, and forward, Kendrick Carr—wasted no time executing its well-established passing game, providing shooting guards, Carlos Gonzales and high-flying lane-charging specialist, Branford Rogers, ample chances to kick the scoreboard in gear. Propelling the early efforts, shooting guard, Jacob Oliver, and forward-center, Michael Lufkin, kept the Dover defense on its toes with a string of shots from the perimeter.

Dover AFB, however, quickly identified Belvoir’s MO and shifted the defensive approach to a ferocious, double-team format that began forcing home-team shooters into low-percentage situations way beyond the three-point arc and down along the perimeter. The visitors matched its defensive efforts on the opposite side of the ball, hitting a protracted string of three-point jumpers to send the Eagles to the bench at the halftime horn trailing 39-25.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, Dover continued to refine its rapid-fire passing game and shooting prowess throughout the back half of the contest to ultimately down Belvoir, 79-59.

For more information about the Fort Belvoir Eagles WAMAC sports organizations, call Head Coach Marshall (men’s team) at 703-798-0842; Coach Sherman Sherin (women’s team) at 703-806-0801; or Justin Fitzgerald, intramural sports coordinator, at 703-806-5093.

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