Jim Dresbach
The Fort Myer Generals' Montavious Waters (No. 15) shows his acrobatic ability during the opening game of the 2013 Capital Classic held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The Generals, the defending champs, were eliminated before reaching the semifinal round. The Fort Bragg men defeated Quantico 83-61 in the Feb. 18 title game.

Feb. 15's Capital Classic tournament pairings draw placed the Fort Myer Generals men's basketball team, the Fort Bragg and the Quantico men's basketball teams all in the same bracket in the 14-team tournament.

One team would not make the semi-finals.

That one team was the Myer men's squad.

An opening night 88-82 victory over eventual finalist Quantico was the highlight of the tourney for the Generals. Saturday and Sunday games produced setbacks to eventual 2013 champ Fort Bragg and then to Quantico to eliminate the defending champs.

"It was a very competitive bracket," Generals' Coach Marcus Hall said. "At the end of the day, you still have to compete. From our standpoint, we knew what Fort Bragg had -- we've never seen them play this year -- but the other teams we had seen."

In the first of a pair against Quantico, Montavious Waters ripped the Fort Myer Fitness Center nets for 18 points, Terrell Moorer added another 18 and Reginald Hawkins downed 14 points. Quantico was led in scoring by George Golden's 30 points and all-tourney team member Chris Harris scored 27. Harris went on to earn all-tournament honors, while Bragg guard Chadwick Dewitt was named the male Cap Classic's most valuable player.

Eventual champ Fort Bragg pinned loss number one on the Generals Saturday in an 88-82 decision. The next morning at Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium, Quantico led the majority of the contest and prevailed 70-64. For Myer, Will Lewis scored 18 and Hawkins put 17 points in the scorebook.

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