Cary, NC — On January 2, 2015, the crowd at the Herbert C. Young Community Center was smaller than usual, but the Cary Invasion came up big–much to the dismay of the visiting team from Fayetteville. In a close game, the Invasion edged the All American Ballers 104-103.
Cary Invasion in Command
Throughout the game, Cary Invasion was fully in command of the score—pulling ahead twice to nearly a 20 point lead. That continued until only a minute and some change was left in the third quarter, when the Ballers pulled ahead.
The lead changed numerous times from that point on, and the Cary faithful were given an edge-of-their-seat experience right up to the final seconds of the game.
Cary assumed the win-less Ballers would be easy fodder for the Invasion’s style of high-intensity play. However, the scrappy visitors didn’t go down without a fight, and they could have had their first win had it not been for their coach drawing a technical in the last minute of play.
As a result, Paul ‘Tay’ Wright went to the line and brought Cary to within one point of the lead. This led to a steal and a fast goal in the last 2-seconds to give Cary the win of 104-103. Outstanding play by Taylor Hukill, Rodney Callwood, and league high-scorers Wright and Corey Evans sealed the Invasion’s victory.
The Next Games
The teams both play again on Saturday, January 10, 2015, with the Ballers (0-5) visiting the Robeson County Showstoppers (1-4) in Lumberton and the Invasion (5-1) hosting Durham’s Run ‘N’ Gun (0-2).
Story by James C. Taylor. Photo from Cary Invasion on Facebook.
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