After finishing runner-up last weekend in a Martin Luther King Tournament, the Fort Lee Travellers directed their attention back to the Washington Area Military Athletic Conference league against Bolling AFB at home Jan. 27. The Travellers started out flat playing a lazy 3-2 defense which allowed the Bolling team to stay within striking distance the first 10 minutes of the game.
Travellers Coach Charles Griffith called a time out and decided to return his team back on court with a man-to-man defense in hopes of waking his players up.
"Our team at times, find it hard to play tough defense on a continuous basis, when we have a defensive lapse, that is when we struggle with teams," said Griffith.
At half time the Travellers were only leading by a few points. In the second half the Travellers focused on defense and started pulling away from Bolling. The home team received balanced scoring from Robert Jones (19 points) and Alki Henry (19 points), followed by Chauncey McDonald's 10 points and Homer Rose with 8 points, which allowed them a victory against Bolling, 72-66.
"The good thing about this team is on any given game someone different lead in scoring to allow us to win, that is comforting for a coach to know that he has 12 good players who are willing to step up and make a difference to give us a win," said Griffith.