Six Mile Ducks
claim Georgia Highlands College intramural basketball championship
By Brooke Worley
The Six Mile Ducks are the Georgia Highlands College intramural basketball
champions after a heated 60-54 victory that called for double overtime
In the first half of the championship game, played in the gym on April
13, the Six Mile Ducks and Faculty/Staff battled it out keeping the score
With two seconds left in the half and the Faculty/Staff down by one, Seth
Ingram in-bounded the ball by throwing a long ball to Kyenon Hammond at
the other end of the court. Hammond made the last shot, giving Faculty/Staff
the lead at halftime.
At the end of the half the score was 24-23 Faculty/Staff.
During the second half, Faculty/Staff took control of the boards for the
first few minutes, but the Six Mile Ducks caught up with 3-point shots
from both Jarrett Grey and Mack Rolling. With 17 seconds left on the clock
Faculty/Staff were down by three.
Jason McFry of the Faculty/Staff was fouled, which allowed him to shoot
three free throws. McFry made the first shot bringing his team within
two points, but then missed the last two. Hammond rebounded the final
attempt and managed to tie the score at 52, sending the contest into overtime.
After a couple of missed free throws and some low scoring, the game was
still knotted up when time expired, forcing a double overtime.
In double-overtime the Six Mile Ducks pulled ahead to win and were crowned
The Six Mile Ducks are made up of Tim Smith, Grey, Rolling, Eric Cheatwood
and Dayne Styles. Both Cheatwood and Styles scored 16 points each in the
The Faculty/Staff consists of Ingram, Barry Greeson, McFry, Hammond, Dr.
Maurice Wilson and Lucas Lu. Hammond, despite being on the losing team,
led both teams with 24 points.
The Mob Squad came in third, and And1 took fourth place in the tournament.