News: CPZ crushed by Roc Boyz' might
Story by Lance Cpl. Charles Clark
The Roc Boyz devastated CPZ 50-17 during the first game of the 2011 Intramural Basketball Season at the IronWorks Gym sports courts here April 6.
Emmanuel Rosario, Roc Boyz center, snatched the ball during the toss up.
The ball went back and forth until Arthur Lee, Roc Boyz power forward, sunk the first layup of the game.
“Tonight, I saw how my team meshes together with the different rotations,” said Rajiv Douglas, Roc Boyz point guard and coach. “It took us a few minutes, but we got our jitters out.”
Christopher Farmer, CPZ point guard, fired back with a 3-pointer to take the lead early on 3-2.
The CPZ offense fought hard but within the first 10 minutes, the Roc Boyz had a 5-point lead 12-7.
Lee was fouled when he attempted a layup, but was only able to hit one of his two free throws.
Kemp Dreher, CPZ power forward, snuck a layup through the Roc Boyz’ defense, but Paul Torres, Roc Boyz forward guard, answered back with a 3-pointer.
Douglas stole the ball and sunk a layup putting it 18-9.
“When we brought our game inside, that’s when we started scoring,” said Ryan Marshall, Roc Boyz point guard. “Our next practice we’re going to work on defense and offense.”
CPZ kept the ball up court until Marshall powered through the CPZ players to get a layup.
Rosario snatched the ball and followed up with a layup of his own, furthering the Roc Boyz lead 22-9 with one minute and 30 seconds left in the first half.
Marshall stole the ball but was fouled on the convert. He was one for two with his free throws.
Marshall stole the ball again and got a layup then immediately snatched possession again to sink another layup giving the Roc Boyz an 18-point lead 27-9 ending the first half.
CPZ started the second half off with possession of the ball but Michael Smalls, Roc Boyz center, quickly stole the ball and sunk a three-pointer.
Rosario stole the ball and scored a layup making the score 32-9.
Gaylord Chalibuso, CPZ power forward, kept his team alive when he pushed through the Roc Boyz’ defense to sink a layup.
Dewayne Pigge, Roc Boyz forward guard, answered back with a layup of his own putting the score at 34-11.
Dreher continued CPZ’s momentum with a layup.
Lee fired back with a layup. He made his shot but was fouled. He sunk his free throw, giving the Roc Boyz a huge 24-point lead of 37-13.
Thomas Bowser, Roc Boyz power forward, got past the CPZ defense and sunk a layup.
Pigge stole the ball and was fouled when he attempted a layup. He was one for two coming off the line, giving the Roc Boyz a dominant 27-point lead at 40-13.
Farmer snuck a layup before the Roc Boyz’ offense went all out.
The Roc Boyz’ players showed who was boss when they scored eight more points in three minutes making it 48-15.
“I thought it was a very exciting game,” said Pigge. “We put forth a lot of effort on defense to spread their points out, and everybody played together as a team.”
Bryan Taylor, CPZ point guard, managed to sink a jump shot, but Torres quickly responded with a layup with eight minutes left in the second half, putting the score 50-17.
The referee called the mercy rule into effect and the game ended in favor of the Roc Boyz.
The mercy rule ends a game when one team is winning by a large amount of points.
“I think our defense was amazing,” Douglas said. “To hold the other team back with only 17 points, I think that is really good.”
Brodrick Foster, CPZ head coach, seemed hopeful about his team’s next game.
“We got squashed really badly tonight,” Foster said. “That’s not going to happen again.”
The games for this season are scheduled Monday through Thursday from April 6 through May 11 with games at 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
and 8 p.m. at the IronWorks Gym sports courts.