By Rachel L. WatkinsMay 29, 2009
The Fort Benning All Stars defeated the Too Easy Group,78-72, in the Old School Basketball League Tuesday at A.J. McClung YMCA in Columbus.
Too Easy began the game with two two-pointers but Fort Benning's Antonio Anthony answered back with a three-point basket. As the game progressed, both teams remained close on the scoreboard. Too Easy tied Fort Benning twice, but Fort Benning's defense prevented Too Easy from taking the lead and by the end of the first half, Benning led, 46-39.
The second half was a mirror image of the first half. Too Easy tied Benning twice again, but didn't capitalize due to Fort Benning's defense. With 14 minutes to go in the game, Too Easy was tied with Fort Benning, 54-54, but Fort Benning's Solomon Loving broke the stalemate with two successful free throws. Too Easy came back to tie the game again at 56-56, but Loving scored on two more free throws to put Benning back on top.
Fort Benning continued to score to extend their lead to 67-60 and hang on for a 78-72 win.
"I think it was a competitive and hard-fought game by both teams," said Fort Benning's Victor Stephens. "We had good teamwork, defense and we did really good on outside shooting."
Fort Benning's Anthony, who scored 16 points, said it was anyone's game.
"We played with power in the first half, but in the second half, we got a little lackadaisical - it was a close game," Anthony said. "We need to work on being serious throughout the entire game."
The Fort Benning All Stars are second in the league, trailing only the first-place Boston Celtics.
The All Stars will take on the Celtics at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Up next for Too Easy is the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both games will be at A.J. McClung YMCA in Columbus. Spectators are welcome and admission is $1.