Friday, July 30, 2010

Team Navy drops Team 212, 87-78

By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator

It was raining three pointers early Thursday night at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium as NCCU sharp shooter Landon Clement and Team 212 tipped off against Jawad Williams and Team Navy.

Team 212 got off to an early lead after Clement knocked down three trey balls early in the first quarter. After a timeout with 2:14 remaining in the first period, Team Navy bounced back as Charles Ward and former ECU standout Derrick Wiley took over the game to reclaim a one point lead going into the first intermission.

Jawad Williams added on to Team Navy's success later in the first half, knocking down a pair of free throws and later converting an old-fashioned three point play. With six seconds remaining before halftime, Team Navy's Andre McCollum drove to the rack for the final basket of the second quarter, putting his team up by a score of 39-34.

Clement, who had 24 points on the game, continued to put on a three point shooting clinic in the second half. Despite his dominance from the perimeter, the opposition seemed to always have an answer on the other end. Toward the end of the third quarter, Dominique Sutton penetrated through the lane for a lay-up that stretched Team Navy's lead to 14.

Team 212 would not go down easy, though. Charles Futrell scored a quick seven points to cut the deficit to five. After a timeout by Team Navy with just over six minutes remaining, Wiley and Ward once again led their team on a run to maintain a comfortable lead. Their opponents were unable to recover, and Team Navy came away with an 87-78 win.

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