Grad/Fac/Staff Basketball Spring 2002

The Mural Project

Benjamin Alsup, Brian Belval, Christopher Carrier, Yago Cura, James Foley, Johnny Griffith, Robert Hayashi, Nathan Hill, Brian Jordan, Daniel Mahoney, Steven Michel, Daniel Presnell

Championship Game Summary
The Mural Project 37, Last Call 32

In an intense game that featured four ties and six lead changes, The Mural Project defeated Last Call 37-32. The Mural Project's Johnny Griffith scored fifteen points, nine of which were from behind the 3-point arc, to lead his team to victory. Teammate Brian Belval added six points, including an impressive 3 for 4 from the charity stripe. Last Call's Richard Vachet led his team with fifteen points. Last Call opened the game with a 6-0 run, but Mural Project adjusted defensively to neutralize quick scores and fastbreaks and kept Last Call to one three-pointer for the game.

The game was tight in the second half and, with two minutes left, Mural Project held on to a 5 point lead. Last Call cut the deficit to 4 points with 30 seconds left. Vachet drained a three-pointer to cull the lead to one with 22 seconds remaining. Last Call fouled on the inbound to send Belval to the foul line in the bonus. Belval hit the first free throw but rimmed the second. Last Call came down with the rebound, went the length of the floor and missed an 8-footer. Belval snagged the rebound and was fouled again. This time he was as smooth as silk, sinking the pair of free throws to seal the victory for The Mural Project.

Last Call

Uche Anyanwu, Joshua Belliveau, Joseph Carroll, Joseph Gozgit, Matthew Herzog,
Patrick Murray, Timothy Robertson, Richard Vachet