Team Inebriation lives up to its name with playing style
By MIKE CONNOLLY
Senior Staff Writer
As soon as Falco's 1985 hit "Rock Me Amadeus" started blasting across Stepan Courts, all predictability went right out the window.
Team Inebriation strutted onto the court, living up to its name and garbed in old-school basketball uniforms and other original shirts. Although it had the height and athletic advantage over its opponent, Longitude, Team Inebriation's choice of playing style hurt its chances for victory.
"If they weren't drunk, we probably would have lost," Longitude's Steven Schrantz said after his team's 21-11 win.
Point guard Brendan Slattery typified Team Inebriation bizarre playing style when he took a fast break chance and charged right past the basket. He continued down another court and scored a lay-up in wrong basket, on the wrong court.
"We were absolutely confused," Slattery said. "I didn't even know what court we were on."
Five guys all older than 2,000 years old could not defeat their youthful rivals as The Outsiders beat the Biblical All-Stars 21-8 in first round Bookstore Basketball action Sunday.
Dressed as Adam, Jesus, Moses, David and an Obscure Bible Guy, the five men from Stanford could not overcome the athletic advantage of The Outsiders.
"We thought that God was with us and if God was with us, who can be against us?" asked Jesus, a.k.a. Steve Gillespie. "But we were wrong, God has forsaken us."
Shane Hudnall, dressed as Adam, played the entire game barefoot and clad only in fig leaves. Despite playing the second half with one hand because he was eating an apple, Hudnall still displayed effective ball handling and a nice shooting touch.
At halftime, the All-Stars treated the crowd to a Last Supper of white bread and potato chips. One of the female fans also washed the feet of the players.
Throughout the game, the All-Stars' coach tried to intimidate The Outsiders with The Word Of God. The Word Of God chastised The Outsiders frequently for breaking the Seventh Commandment: thou shall not steal (the ball), but The Outsiders kept sinning and cruised to an easy victory.
Youth was served in another game Sunday as Pasty Moe And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat defeated Dootin The Vitamin G 21-14. The all-freshman squad pulled away in the second half from the all-senior Vitamin G. Pasty Moe took a 12-7 lead early in the second half and held on to win.
"They had the height advantage, and they were better shooters. They were also faster," Vitamin G's Kyle Eller said.
Three members of the Saint Mary's basketball team bowed out of the tournament early this year as With Ourselves defeated Hardcore Strokers 21-10.
With Ourselves used its height and athletic advantage to jump out to a 10-4 lead and never looked back. The first-round Bookstore loss was the earliest of Saint Mary's senior Anne Blair's career.
"Usually we play really easy or funny guys in the first round who don't take it very seriously," Blair said. "These guys didn't take it easy on us. I think they will go pretty far."
First-round Bookstore games continue today and Tuesday at Stepan, Lyons and McGlinn courts.
All Sports Stories for Monday, April 15, 2002