In the early rounds of the Stephens County Throwback Tournament, the dominant color inside Outlaw Gymnasium wasn’t blue.
Instead it was red.
This was because the Red Squad team, made up of Eric Brownlee, Daniel & Jemario McCoy, Mikal Lewis and Deandre Vermaire were busy running roughshod over the competition in the early rounds of the tournament.
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Normally, there is strength in numbers when it comes to the game of basketball.
But, the Red Squad showed all you need is five players to be successful in their first round game against the Back 2 the Future squad.
Despite not having any substitutes on the bench, the red squad was able to still pull out a 15-point victory.
B2F held the early lead before the red squad took control, closing the first quarter out with a 12-6 advantage.
However, when the halftime buzzer sounded, it was honors even at 24-24.
The Red Squad found themselves behind by three points with 6:08 left to go in the third, before they took control and never gave it up.
At the end of the third quarter it was advantage Red Squad as they held a 44-39 advantage before closing the game out in the fourth.
Daniel McCoy led the way for the Red Squad with 29 points, followed by Brownlee with 14 points. Jemario McCoy put in eight points, with Mikal Lewis scoring seven points.
Vermaire rounded out the scoring for the red squad with four points.
B2F was paced by Paul Powers with 11 points, followed by Justin Thompson with 10 points. Josh Holland and Ron Whatley each put in nine points with Roger Wills putting in five points.
Ada Gilmore added four points with James Brown scoring two points.
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Game two for the Red Squad was more of a challenge early on, as the Storm came ready to play after a first-round bye.
Once again though, the numbers didn’t matter as the red squad moved on with a nine point victory.
The Storm took their only lead of the contest at the 6:46 mark of the first quarter, before the Red Squad got control of the game with a 16-10 run to end off the first before taking a 30-19 lead into the halftime break.
Things got close in the fourth as the Storm closed the gap to just three points with 7:38 remaining in regulation, but it wasn’t enough in the game.
Daniel McCoy once again led all scorers with 21 points, followed by Brownlee with 13 points. Vermaire put in 10 points with Lewis and Jemario McCoy each scoring five points.