ATC floors AMSAA, 53 - 33
Player-coach Andrew Loncarich of AMSAA-1 14, stays close to ATC's Joe Wilson, 23, during first half action of their March 4 matchup in the APG North athletic center. ATC prevailed 53 - 33. The intramural basketball regular season runs through March 14 and post-season play kicks off March 18 followed closely by the post championship and then on to intramural volleyball. For more information, call Terry Allen at 410-278-7933 or visit www.apgmwr.com. View more photos of the AMSAA-1/ATC game at www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Test Center grabbed an early lead that it never surrendered while pounding out a 20-point win over rival AMSAA-1 during intramural basketball action at the APG North (Aberdeen) athletic center March 4.

Sitting even with a .500 record in a tough division, ATC is holding out hope for a slot in the post-season tournament, which kicks off March 18.

"Right now we're just trying to control a much as we can," said Glen Richardson, who co-captains the team with teammate Kevin Brink. "We're taking better shots and playing better ball."

Brink said the team members have been playing together for five years and are as familiar with each other as they are with some opponents.

"Tonight we had good height advantage," he said. "We like how we're coming together."

Team ATC led 23 -- 17 at the half. Though AMSAA-1 had occasional offensive and defensive bursts there was no denying its larger rival.

"They had too many big guys," said AMSAA-1 Coach Andrew Loncarich. The team is not doing great record-wise, then they're primarily "here to have fun," he said.

"We're one of the older groups, out here to compete but also out here for the exercise. If the game is close, that's a good game," he said.

The APG North and South intramural basketball season concludes March 14 and the post-season tournament that concludes with the post championship begins March 18. For a full schedule contact the APG North athletic center at 410-278-7933; APG South's Hoyle Fitness Center at 410-436-7134 or visit the APG MWR website at www.apgmwr.com.

View more ATC/AMSAA-1 basketball photos on the APG Flickr site at www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg.

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