ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The first game of the intramural basketball post season started March 26 with an exciting matchup between EA (Edgewood Area) South and LINC at the APG North athletic center.
Despite being seeded No. 1, EA South came from behind late in the game to post the 64-57 win.
Seeded eighth out of eight teams, LINC played much better than its 7-7 record, leading most of the first half and much of the second half by as much as 12 points. EA South seemed to catch its second wind midway through the second half, producing a stifling defense, timely steals, and a stepped-up offense that kept LINC players off balance and made each possession a battle.
EA South forward Hersey Taylor noted that the team played without its leader, Lee McLean, who coached the team to a 13-1 regular season record.
"I'm just proud of the effort we put in at the end of the game," he said. "We had a good season with only one loss and we were glad to get the No. 1 seed. Hopefully this momentum will take us through the playoffs."
The team consists mostly of civilians from APG South organizations.
Participating teams, in seed order, are #2 Beast Mode; #3 EA Heat; #4 22d Chem; #5 IEW&S; #6 Dynamo; and #7 Lockout.
Post-season play continues with games starting at 6 p.m., March 29 and April 2 and 3. The post championship is set for 6 p.m. April 4. All games will be played at the APG North athletic center.