Cup series continues with basketball tourney[MIGRATE]

By Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz | November 09, 2012

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Pfc. Harrison Ashong, a warehouse cleric for 1st Supply Battalion, takes a shot during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31.

Pfc. Harrison Ashong, a warehouse cleric for 1st Supply Battalion, takes a shot during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz)

Cpl. Rowland Malcolm, a warehouse clerk with Field Medical Training Battalion, cuts around Lance Cpl. Israel Garcia of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31.

Cpl. Rowland Malcolm, a warehouse clerk with Field Medical Training Battalion, cuts around Lance Cpl. Israel Garcia of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz)

Lance Cpl. Dwight Dugar, an administrative specialist with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, dribbles past Cpl. Jordan Dent, a radio operator with 9th Communication Battalion, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31.

Lance Cpl. Dwight Dugar, an administrative specialist with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, dribbles past Cpl. Jordan Dent, a radio operator with 9th Communication Battalion, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz)

Staff Sgt. Rodney Stanley, a administrative specialist serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, stands over Sgt. Craig Fuller, an 11th Marines motor-transportation operator, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31.

Staff Sgt. Rodney Stanley, a administrative specialist serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, stands over Sgt. Craig Fuller, an 11th Marines motor-transportation operator, during a basketball tournament at Paige Field house Oct. 31. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz)

More than 25 service members competed on the courts of Paige Field House here Oct. 31 during the Basketball Tournament.

Eight teams of three strategized how to fight their way to the finals of the Pendleton Cup during the double elimination competition.

The Marine Corps Base team, Those Guys, attributed their victory to good strategy, beating the Field Medical Training Battalion team, Better Ask About Me, in a second round for first.

The 9th Communications Battalion players were close to the same height as Those Guys, but the winners couldn’t be stopped, said Lance Cpl. Dashawn Taylor, a supply clerk with Those Guys.

The stature of Those Guys was magnified in comparison to Better Ask About Me, the second place team.

“We made it all the way to the finals without being beaten, and then we went up against a challenge,” said Cpl. Rowland Malcolm, a warehouse clerk with Better Ask About Me. “They had bigger dudes than we had, so it was kind of hard to score.”

First-, second- and third-place teams received trophies and earned points for their units in the Pendleton Cup Series.

“We’ll definitely be competing in the next basketball event,” Taylor said.

For more information on the Pendleton Cup Series, visit: www.mccscp.com/athletics.


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