Sports: Cougars win USAFE Small Units basketball championship
The RAF Croughton Cougars wrapped up the 2007 USAFE Small Units basketball championship quickly Friday at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, throttling the RAF Fairford Falcons 93-52.
Terry Cassidy jump-started the Cougars. He hit his first three 3-point attempts and 5-of-7 in the opening 20 minutes as Croughton went up 52-24 at halftime.
Cassidy finished with a game- and tournament-high 33 points to help Croughton improve its record in the five-day, four-team double round-robin to 6-1. Geilenkirchen handed Croughton its only defeat, 55-46, on Wednesday.
All-tournament players Sam Mercedes and Colby Benjamin added 20 and 11 points, respectively, for Croughton. Travis Johnson topped Fairford’s score sheet with 16 points.
Croughton reached the final with a 76-56 romp over Morón in Thursday night’s semifinals. Fairford, which finished round-robin play 2-4, surprised Geilenkirchen[/BODY] (4-2), 67-53, for the other berth.
All-tournament teamCroughton: Colby Benjamin, Frank McDonald, Sam Mercedes and Gary Moore
Fairford: A.J. Harold and Stan Wheaton
Geilenkirchen (Germany): Abdullah Mohammed and John Welch
Morón (Spain): Terrence Morin and Andre Muckleroy