The men’s and women’s intramural basketball championships were held on Wednesday night at Heiges Field House featuring team Swagg vs. team Betty White Boys in the men’s division and team Answers vs. Team Hot Shots in the women’s division.
The story line behind the men’s game was immense. Swagg came in as the heavily favored team, going undefeated through round robin play and the playoffs while the Betty White Boys lost one early in the playoff round and had to go through the loser’s bracket to get to the championship game.
The Betty White Boys relied strongly on defense, chemistry and teamwork as they pulled off the upset and beat Swagg, 63-57, for the Intramural Championship.
Perry Mattern got hot early in the game, and was absolutely unstoppable from long range. However, with about two minutes left to go in the game, Swagg came inches away from taking the lead, but the Betty White Boys held on to the lead and the victory.
On the women’s side, the Hot Shots came in as the favorite and did not disappoint as they used a dominant post game to control the game early.
The Hot Shots took the lead early and kept pressing. Jean Morrow was too much for the Answers to handle in the low post. With only one substitute, the Hot Shots did not let fatigue set in and were able to defeat the Answers, 40-26, for the intramural championship.
With another season come and gone, the intramural focus shifts to volleyball with games starting this week. Games are held Sunday through Thursday night at ShipRec gymnasium.