Friday, July 16, 2010

Team 212 defeats Team Dreamworks, 67-54

By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator

Team 212 came into McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium Thursday night searching for their first victory of the season in a face-off with Team Dreamworks.

Long range scoring was prevalent in the opening period as N.C. State's Scott Wood and NCCU's Landon Clement teamed up to sink multiple three pointers for Team 212. Former NCCU forward Charles Futrell knocked down a pair of free throws for Team Dreamworks, but his team fell behind by eight after the first quarter.

David Williams attempted to bring some life into Team Dreamworks in the following quarter, throwing down a two-handed slam with authority, but Team 212 continued to increase the lead. N.C. State center Jordan Vandenberg made some noise with a monstrous dunk for Team 212, stretching the lead to 16. David Jordan helped maintain the lead with a baseline jumper at the end of the half, extending the deficit to 34-18 heading into intermission.

Word of God guard Bishop Daniels showed off outstanding elevation with a one-handed dunk in traffic to help keep Team Dreamworks in the game, but NCCU incoming freshman Emmanuel Chapman answered on the other end by getting to the charity stripe and hitting two free throws. A lay-up in the final minute by Team Dreamworks' Aloysius Henry only cut the difference to 13 at the end of the third quarter.

Team 212 was still hungry for their first win in the final quarter, as Wood hit another shot from deep for three of his 11 points. Wood displayed his passing ability just moments later, finding Futrell for an alley-oop. Mikael Faulkner hit a pair of late three pointers to add on to the thrashing and Clement hit another deep one for three of his game-high 19 points as Team 212 rolled over Team Dreamworks by a score of 67-54.

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