Pictures: Cary Invasion vs Cary Police


Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Cary Invasion hosted the Cary Police in an exhibition basketball game this past Saturday at Herb Young Community Center. It was a rousing contest and a good time, with both teams scoring over 100 points.

Invasion vs CPD

The preseason game was the brainchild of Doc Thorne, new General Manager of the Invasion. “I just thought it would be fun,” said Doc. “It’s a good way to bring the community together and kick off the season.”

The Cary Invasion, in their third year, play a 12-game schedule in the Tobacco Road Basketball League.


The evening started off with a festival atmosphere. About a dozen vendors sold food, souvenirs and distributed information. An eager crowd filed in to Kay Yow Court.


The game got off to an energetic start with both teams scoring early and often. The Cary Police relied on jump shots and the occasional put-back. The Invasion profited from forcing turnovers and scoring on the fast break.




The teams battled back and forth with the Invasion holding a comfortable lead at halftime.


Halftime entertainment included the Cary Super Skippers and White Tiger Martial Arts.



In the second half, the game started to get away from the CPD. The Invasion trapped the ball-handler, forcing the turnover and fast-breaking to some spectacular uncontested dunks. It seems like everybody on the Invasion has a two-handed dunk.





The Police were short-handed, with only seven players dressed. But they showed some skills and scored over 100 points.

The Invasion, last year’s league champions, looked every bit the professional basketball team – young, skilled and focused. I think they scored over 150 points to run away with it at the end.

Expect some uptempo, high-skill basketball this spring at Herb Young Community Center.

Invasion Schedule

Game Start Time
Carolina Gladiators at Cary Invasion 4/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wilmington Sea Dawgs at Cary Invasion 4/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cary Invasion at Fayetteville Crossover 4/19/2013 7:00:00 PM
Fayetteville Crossover at Cary Invasion 4/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cary Invasion at Queen City Express 4/28/2013 7:00:00 PM
Hub City Lakers at Cary Invasion 5/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Johnston County Nighthawks at Cary Invasion 5/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cary Invasion at Greensboro Cobras 5/18/2013 7:00:00 PM
Big Texas at Cary Invasion 5/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cary Invasion at Carolina Gladiators 5/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
Cary Invasion at Greensboro Cobras 6/2/2013 7:00:00 PM
Greensboro Cobras at Cary Invasion 6/9/2013 5:00:00 PM


Green = Home Game at Herb Young Community Center in Cary, NC. For more info, visit Cary Invasion.