With all ten players sharing playing time, Flight took their time to win the game…trailing almost the entire first half. Coach Hoffer gave Jordan the start, along with Travis, Q, Gerald, and Jared, and Jordan grabbed two early rebounds. Halfway through the quarter David, DJ, Matthew, Chris, and Phillip subbed in. This would be the rotation for most for the game. David had an inbounds assist to DJ for two. Chris launched an ill-advised three-point attempt, but looked like a pro on the next possession, quickly weaving through the Crown defense for a lay-up.
In the second quarter DJ and Jared hit long threes, then Q’s steal & assist for a Travis lay-up. Jordan forced a jump-ball, then Q kicked over to Travis for a three. Jordan grabbed two more rebounds. As the seconds ticked down Travis grabbed a rebound, and as the buzzer sounded shot the ball from the baseline, almost over the backboard, for a basket. At the half Flight trailed 24 – 25.
Early in the third David went high for a graceful tap-in basket. Chris kicked over to Travis for a three, then Phillip dished to Travis for two. During the game Chris came over to chat up his parent, then he had to hustle back as the ball was brought quickly upcourt. Q assisted Gerald on a give-and-go layup, then he dished out to Jared for a three. In display of leaping ability Gerald missed a dunk, then hustled back downcourt in time to goaltend a Crown lay-up.
After tying the game at 34 Flight went on their 22 – 4 run. Matthew assisted on a Travis basket. Q grabbed two steals, and after Travis rebounded and drove the court, he failed to see the sideline scoreboard clock ticking down to zero.
Flight 6 24 42 59
Crown 10 25 36 43
Travis…20 pt, 6 RB, block
Jared…9 pt, 2 RB, assist
Q…8 pt, 2 RB, 4 assists and steals
DJ…7 pt, 3 rebounds
Gerald…6 pt, 11 RB, assist, block
Matthew…2 pt, 2 RB, assist
David…2 pt, rebound
Phillip…1 pt, 2 RB, assists, and steals
Chris…1 pt, 2 assists, steal