Christian Edwards, player for Lay Down, goes for a layup during an intramural basketball game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center Feb. 24. Lay Down beat Guns and Hoses 108-44. (Photo by Nathan Pfau)
Published: February 27, 2014
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (February 27, 2014) -- Get Down and Lay Down put it down on Guns and Hoses during an intramural basketball game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center Feb. 24.
Lay Down, A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, beat Guns and Hoses, 6th Military Police Detachment, 108-44 in a game filled with three-pointers and rarely seen slam dunks.
“Tonight’s game was awesome. It was definitely a good warm-up for (the championships) coming up,” said CW3 Maurice Hayes. “I feel like we know how each other plays because we’ve played with each other for a while. We just play off each other’s strengths and I think we’re pretty much guaranteed to win the championship this year.”
The game got off to a slow start, but Lay Down managed to get on the scoreboard first with a three-pointer that set the tone for the game. From there, they commanded the lead and dominated their opponents at every turn with a strong offense.
After more than five minutes, Guns and Hoses managed to sink their first basket to get on the board, but Lay Down continued to pull away with multiple three-pointers.
A Co.’s superior shooting kept them well ahead of their opponents and their defense managed to stay on top of Guns and Hoses’ shooters.
The 6th MP Detachment team seemed to find some footing as they went into the second quarter with a string of baskets, but it wasn’t enough to slow their opponent’s stride.
Lay Down showed off their offensive prowess with a slam-dunk by Christian Edwards, Army Family member, quickly followed by a two-point shot.
Guns and Hoses’ lack of defense under the board made it difficult to secure any rebounds, giving A Co. a strong advantage. Coupled with their low shot percentage, it seemed unlikely that they would be able to turn the game around as the half ended, 51-17.
Down by more than 30 points, Guns and Hoses had their work cut out for them, but their opponents only seemed to gain momentum. Despite the scoring gap, they did their best to match A Co.’s energy, and their shooting improved throughout the second half.
Briefly, in the third quarter, Guns and Hoses went point-for-point with Lay Down, but their second wind wouldn’t last long, as A Co.’s defense came back hard with three-pointer after three-pointer.
Lay Down continued to dominate throughout the second half, and ended up leading by more than 60 points before the final buzzer.
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