Championship Game Summary
For Free 51, Soul in the Hole 43
The second Men's Final held in the Curry Hicks Cage was a thrilling double overtime victory for For Free over a gallant Soul in the Hole squad. A strong first half performance by Free's Kitwana Rhymer (11 points) was countered by a balanced scoring attack for Soul with five players scoring three or more points.
Free held the slim 21-20 lead but two quick three point baskets by Soul's Neil Harris erased the narrow deficit and propelled his team into a 5-point lead. Regulation ended with both teams tied at 35-35.
The first overtime period was pivotal as two key players, Tom Verdell and Chris Noel fouled out of the game. The period ended with the score tied at 40-40. Soul's lack of depth was exploited as Free's full-court pressure defense and tough inside game led to a 10-0 run, Dwayne Early and Rhymer each scored 15 points in the 51-43 victory. Harris was the high scorer for Soul with 11 points. Soul's Errole Lynch had a game high 8 rebounds. For Free added the coveted Men's Title to their Holiday Tournament title.