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By Hank Peppers
Staff Writer

The 3-on-3 intramural basketball championship tournament was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The tournament capped off one of the most competitive intramural leagues at GHC in quite some time.

In the first game of the day, the Bulls were scheduled to play the Celtics. However, the Celtics, who were missing some players, were forced to forfeit. The Bulls automatically advanced to the championship game.

In the second game, the Lakers squared off against the Hornets. The Hornets jumped out to an early lead behind the shooting of Beau Brown and Corey Pitts. The Hornets held a 26-17 halftime advantage.

The second half was a different story as Terry Albert led a comeback for the Lakers, hitting several three pointers. The Lakers came away victorious with a 48-42 win. However, despite the loss, Pitts was proud of his team saying, "We held it down and had a great season."

The championship game was played between the Bulls and Lakers.

The first half went back and forth with both teams exchanging baskets.

Albert's shooting remained constant from the first game as he hit three first half three pointers. Allan Cole led the Bulls, scoring 19 first half points.

The halftime score was 25-22 in favor of the Bulls. However, the Bulls came out in the second half determined to make a statement.

The Bulls dominated the second half, outscoring the Hornets 38-20. The Bulls finished strong, earning a 63-42 victory.

Albert, who led the Hornets with 20 points said, "They're the champs, and they earned it."

Allan Cole led the Bulls with a season high 47 points and stated, "I am just glad that we're the champs, and I had a lot of fun playing with my teammates."

The league champion Bulls' roster consisted of Cole, Derrick Sams, Hank Peppers, Sam Ingram and Jimmy Garrett.

The 3-3 basketball participants were recognized at the annual Intramural Sports Luncheon held on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the gymnasium.

Awards were also presented to all those who achieved their goals in the FIT Program as well as team champions in volleyball and dodge-ball.