Men's Holiday Basketball Fall 1993

Still In Your Face

Championship Game Summary
Still In Your Face 53, Ruffnecks 42

The Holiday Basketball tournament featured division champs from the East and South. Still In Your Face managed three wins in league play, but suffered a loss by default using an illegal player. This resulted in a three way tie which Still In Your Face broke having the least amount of points scored against them in the three games. The Ruffnecks didn't have to sweat out their position in the south as their closest contest saw them with a 10 point margin.

The first half was close from the tip—off as the biggest point spread was three with Still In Your Face ahead 20—17. That didn't last long as Bernard Cistrunk converted a three point play to tie the game at 20. The lead changed seven times in the first half and neither team managed a point in the last 3:30. The Ruffnecks had a one point edge at half 24—23.

In the first 16 possessions of the second half the lead again changed seven times. Sean Perkins and Donnie Garbarino hit back to back 3 pointers to put Still In Your Face ahead 38—33 with under 10 minutes remaining in the game. The Ruffnecks had 10 offensive rebounds, grabbing six in the second half, but only capitalizing on two. They pulled within three points on four occasions but couldn't quite eliminate the deficit. Still In Your Face's Ed Hall scored nine of the last 12 points for his team after a quiet first half performance. This coupled with a technical foul assessed to the Ruffnecks Tommy Verdell sealed it for Still In Your Face 53—42.


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