Championship Game Summary
In Your Face 52, The Wave 40
Seventy team qualified for Intramural “March Madness”. The final four were the Hoopsters, The Wave, In Your Face, and the Golden Tornadoes. The Wave came from behind to nip the Hoopsters, 56-53, to gain a berth in the finals. In Your Face easily handled the Golden Tornadoes, 68-35, to reach the finals.
Nerves led to a slow start for both teams in the championship game. The score was tied 5 all with 12 minutes to go in the first half. Bill Durkin played a huge inside game for In Your Face while Barry Connors provided steady outside scoring. Team captain and point guard, Tommy Verdell along with Donta Bright kept The Wave within striking distance, half-time score, 26-21. Chris Hall and Barry Connors worked the fast break to perfection as In Your Face ballooned their lead to 37-24. Dan Howe played inspired defense for The Wave as they fell short in their comeback, final score 52-40.