Casey over Red Cloud 46-45 in 33 men's basketball
January 24, 2010
CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Warrior Country men's basketball league for males 33 years old and up named their winner Jan. 15 as the USAG-Casey team defeats the USAG-RC "Old School" team 46-45 in the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center.
The "Old School" won the tip off to start the game but quickly lost the ball to the Casey team before taking the ball back. Arthur Crabb, shooting guard for the "Old School," received the ball and made back to back 3 point baskets to give the "Old School" a quick and promising 6-0 lead.
The Casey team did not seem to be able to get the game going the direction they wanted after a technical foul was called on Timothy Edwards, shooting guard for the Casey team.
"The technical foul came out of frustration, I thought it was a bad call and the 'ref' did the right thing by giving me a technical foul," Edwards said.
Crabb and the "Old School" team continued making effortless plays and shots having an 8 point margin ahead of the Casey team but Casey continued playing physical basketball and boxed out the "Old School" effectively making second chance baskets off offensive rebounds. At the end of the first half, Casey made a comeback with the score at 21-20.
The "Old School" team started the second half with an emphasis on their defense to change the tempo. The "Old School" team had only five players show up so Crabb, player coach for the team, decided to go to a zone defense to start the game and explained to his teammates during halftime that they would need to tighten up their defense, crash the boards for more rebounds and stop the easy baskets such as lay ups to get success.
The score was 42-41 with 2:42 left; due to consecutive turnovers, Crabb hit his fourth 3 pointer of the night to give the "Old School" team a 2 point lead 44-42. Going to foul line, the "Old School" team moved their lead ahead by 3 points before the Casey team made two aggressive baskets to win the game 46-45. The team will move on to play in the 8th Army tournament.