Monday, February 20, 2012

OU Drains Daggers To Down Howse

Reading, MA - Two teams with almost as much history as the Celtics and Lakers locked horns at the Readingdome Thursday night, and while the game was ugly at times, there were still flashes of greatness found throughout Origin Unknown's 81-70 victory over Howse Corp.

Howse Corp suited up 5, including ageless wonder Rusty Howse, Dennis, Dave, Gage, and the dynamic Danny M. OU countered with Cap'n Mike, Shu-ter Patel, Danger Dan Fisher, Pat "One Man SWAT Team" Murray, and Pistol Pete Gray. The match-ups were seemingly even to start the game, but OU came out of the gates colder than ice and lacking any defensive effort. The lackluster beginning for OU led to an early run for Howse, and in a matter of 10 minutes the lead had ballooned to 13. Rusty and Dan were bombing from deep and OU looked sluggish and out of sync. The game was only 10 minutes old, but OU was on the verge of getting blown out to compound their disappointing loss to Nick B in their previous game. Two critical things happened around the 10-minute mark: Cap'n Mike called a timeout to "Doc Rivers" his team on the bench, and he also removed the uncomfortable shirt under his jersey, which was clearly bad luck and causing OU to play like poo. Little did they know that these brilliant moves would prove to be difference makers.

OU started clawing back into the game through more patience on offense, and a renewed focus on defense. It wasn't pretty, but as the half came to a close, OU had brought the lead down to 4.

The second half saw OU make an impressive run, as Pistol Pete and Cap'n Mike got hot from the outside, one right after another. On several successive trips up the court, the pair each drained three pointers to swing the deficit quickly into a double-digit lead. The momentum had officially shifted during this stretch, and the entire OU team started to feed off the positive energy.

While the offense was finally clicking, Shu-ter Patel and gang started to lock down the defensive glass, which helped OU get out in transition and push the tempo. Patel and Murray, who both appeared to finish with double digit rebounds were key to OU's success. "It was a great second half for us, and a lot of fun," said Murray after the win.

The win gets OU to 3-2 in the league with an upcoming game against Stiffler's Mom. Cap'n Mike was 0-0 from the line, and 3-4 from the line in the previous loss to Nick B (nothing to see here...). He sits at 7-10 on the year.


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