Who's Getting Lucky stuffs Deez
By MIKE CONNOLLY
Senior Staff Writer
No. 4-seeded Who's Getting Lucky Tonight ran away from Want Some of Deez? in the second half as it cruised to a 21-9 victory.
Deez could not keep up with Lucky's transition game in the second half of its Round of 16 game of the Women's Bookstore Basketball Tournament. Deez trailed 11-5 at the half but were run off the court in the second half.
"That's the one thing we talked about after our last game. We wanted to run on people. We thought we had a quickness advantage," Lucky's Alex Callan said after the game.
When Deez slowed Lucky down enough to force it into a half-court game, Lucky's precision passing and movement without the ball led to easy lay-ups. Deez stayed in a 2-3 zone to prevent Lucky's guards from driving into the lane. Lucky countered the zone by overloading to one side and cutting on the weak side.
"I didn't think so many teams would run zone against us," Callan said. "I guess they are worried about our quickness but the middle still seems really open."
Despite the lopsided defeat, Deez was satisfied just to keep the game as close as it did.
"We knew they were good. We saw them earlier in interhall. I think we did pretty well," Deez's Courtney Giel said.
Lucky is usually made up of four current and one former Welsh Hall interhall football player but for it was missing one player this game. Mary Murphy missed the game to attend the funeral of her grandmother. Lucky expects Murphy to return for the next game today. In her place, first-year law student Anna Benjamin joined Katie Rak, Callan, Vanessa Lichon and Karli Pederson to defeat Giel, Allison Esposto, Tiffney Colon, Jeanne Trelease and Jenny Burke.
The second-seeded Hardcore Strokers got a bit of a scare early from We're Hungover but pulled away in the second half to win 21-15.
We're Hungover and the Hardcore Strokers traded baskets at the start of the game.
Neither team shot the ball well for the first 20 minutes of play. With a 7-6 lead, however, the Hardcore Strokers finally started hitting their shots and built a 12-8 lead.
We're Hungover improved its outside shooting late in the second half but never got closer than 17-14.
We're Hungover blamed its collapse against a team containing three Saint Mary's basketball players to poor conditioning.
"Our name isn't just a creative nickname. We're second semester seniors and really haven't been practicing or keeping in good shape," Karen Goodwin said.
u The open Bookstore tournament continues today at 8:30 p.m. at Stepan. There are three games scheduled at 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. The top two seeds, blackJACKS and AdWorks All-Stars play their games at 10 p.m.
u The Round of 8 in the women's tournament continues today at 4 p.m. at Stepan.
u The men's tournament games on Friday and Saturday are scheduled for 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Stepan.
u The championship games begin Sunday at noon with the women's championship followed by the Hall of Fame game at 1 p.m. and the open championship at 2 p.m.
All Sports Stories for Thursday, April 25, 2002