Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hendricks vs. Team PJ Tucker 7/28/09 7PM

The second game of the night remained close in score until the last seconds of regulation, eventually going into OVERTIME! Each team answered each other to make this game a fierce competition. Team Hendricks’ Derrick Wiley had a great jump-shot and led in offensive rebounds, acting as the finisher for the team. Dupree Hall also contributed offensively, with help from David Noel’s hard drives to the basket. Equally, PJ Tucker’s reverse spin-up and steal in addition to Tyree Graham’s efforts in the paint and outside of the perimeter allowed Team PJ Tucker to compete just as intensely. But it was a big shot by Hendricks’ Derrick Wiley and a following foul charged to Tucker’s Julius Mays that sent the game into overtime. The teams also remained tit-for-tat during overtime, but the last 35 seconds were the passionate part of the game. Both teams had turnovers in the last few seconds and it was anybody’s game. PJ Tucker got the ball with about twelve seconds left and stalled until the clock said 0.05 then he drove to the right side of the court and pulled up a beautiful fade-away, that had the crowd standing on their feet. After everyone heard "swish", the gym erupted in cheers and Team PJ Tucker captured the victory, with a 67-65 win over Hendricks.

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