Saturday, September 13, 2008

OU puts Off-Season Behind Them

Reading, MA - (In Brent Musberger's voice) "Folks, you're looking LIIIIIVE at the NEW Burbank Gymnasium Reading, Massachusetts"

After the longest off-season layoff ever, Origins Unknown returned to the court Thursday to face Chili's in the YMCA Fall League kick-off game. It's safe to say that (after OU's first ever golf outing where the guys tore up a local course) the guys should stick to men's league basketball.

Back in action, OU dominated the contest, with Danger Dan Fisher leading the way scoring a solid 25 points. Chili's showed up with four players, to match OU's foursome of Cap'n Mike, Danger Dan, James "Stretch" Hogan IV, and Craig "Kid Rainmaker" Andrews. OU fell behind early, as Chili's came out of the gate a bit quicker. But, midway through the first half, OU went on a 15-2 type of run, which gave them a 8 point lead heading into the half.

The key to their success was the ball movement and spacing on the court. Danger Dan and Hogan worked fluidly cutting and hitting each other for baskets near the hoop. Meanwhile, Andrews and Cap'n helped spread the court towards the three-point line by knocking down some threes to keep everything spread out.

The second half saw OU continue their run, as Fisher once again found his stroke from every angle on the court. The lead swelled to 20, before OU ran out of gas and let Chili's make a small run.

OU is back next week at 8:00 for a match-up with Evans, who lost their opener to Intervale.