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Intramural Weekly Report

February 6th, 2011 by under Sports, Uncategorized. No Comments.

Smith Squad- Week #1

Co-Ed Victory by 17 Points!

Lukich, shown here slamming one home, was unstoppable hitting three's and owning the paint.

In previously uncharted territory for the SmithMBA basketball program, the school fielded its first ever Co-ed basketball team this past Monday night in grand fashion. Consistent with the program’s great history of success, the SmithMBA Co-ed squad proved victorious behind incredible efforts by the team’s ladies. Sara Herald’s shooting prowess combined with Co-ed Football Heisman recipient Julie Mullins and Margalit Gould’s defensive prowess, SmithMBA shook off their first half rust and took a commanding lead in the early moments of the second half. “We had the better team out there today,” Mike “Juwanna Man” Lukich pointed out after a brilliant performance both inside and out. Lukich excelled playing with the smaller woman’s ball nailing three pointers and blocking four shots in the game….all on girls, “It’s like I got stronger. I felt invincible!”

Player coach Andrew Garthoff was happy with the team’s performance, “We were a bit rusty chemistry wise, but Byron, our ladies, Mike, everyone, pulled it together and brought home the W.” The SmithMBA Co-ed squad is now 1-0 this season and all-time, and looks to go on a UConn type run from infancy, “We’re the best- period,” power forward Adam Kowalsky exclaimed, “P-E-R-I-D. Period.” The next Co-ed game is Monday night at the Armory, 6pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.HLEDC.com.

SmithMBA begins Title Defense with Blowout

On the men’s side, it was Byron “B-Diddy” Hartman and stingy defense that powered the squad to victory in the team’s first game of the season. Hartman led the team with what most people were saying was exactly anywhere from 16-19 points.

While Byron "B-Diddy" Hartman and Derek Criswell may be all laughs off the court, it was nothing but business on the floor this past Wednesday as the duo led SmithMBA to a defensive rout.

“The hoop looked like an ocean,” Mr. Diddy said, “and I had my swimmies with me tonight!” SmithMBA dominated the glass all night with great performances by Lukich, Jess “Little Big Man’ Petit, and Jay Zhang, and the team needed it after a poor shooting performance by their perimeter players (cough the author cough sucked ahem). Yet, the turning point was neither a defensive play or a big shot, but a motivational maneuver by Player Coach Garthoff, who with his back body drop of the opposing team’s point gaurd brought the bench into an uproar and changed the complexion of the game. “The other team played scared after that,” said power forward Nick Donlan, “And I don’t blame them, it looked painful…I cried just watching it happen.”

In a relevant storyline, Zhang, who didn’t even bother showing up until the second half, explained his behavior, “When they get better, I’ll play a full game.”  Player Coach Garthoff said Zhang will not be fined for his absence. The other squad, who shall remain nameless, had no response. SmithMBA men’s team has their next game this Wednesday at the Armory at 8pm. Tickets are selling fast- so get there early.

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