Team Challenge ALS, Marshall burst out of gates with win in tourney opener
July 14, 2018 - als
Heading into halftime yesterday with only a three-point lead, Sean Marshall knew Team Challenge ALS wasn’t personification during a best.
Their competition was personification section defense, something Challenge ALS wasn’t prepared for. And Marshall beheld he and his teammates weren’t personification with a same power that helped them make a run to The Basketball Tournament’s championship diversion final summer.
“I consider we only weren’t personification with a temperament that we played with final year,” Marshall said.
That altered fast in a second half. Marshall done some large 3-pointers, Challenge ALS sealed down on defense, and they were on their way. Fueled by a 19-0 third-quarter run, Challenge ALS blew a diversion open and hold on late to better Fort Hood Wounded Warriors, 83-75, in a initial turn of a TBT yesterday in Los Angeles.
A year after Challenge ALS mislaid in a shutting seconds of a TBT championship, they’re anticipating to put together another run during a tournament’s $2 million prize, and they’re doing it for some-more than themselves.
The team, combined by Marshall, a former Boston College basketball star, is on a goal to lift recognition for Lou Gehrig’s disease, also famous as ALS. The depot illness affects thousands opposite a country, including former BC ball captain Pete Frates — who desirous this group in a entrance deteriorate final summer.
If Challenge ALS wins, Marshall says a group will present $250,000 of a esteem to ALS research.
The No. 1 seed in a West segment of a tournament, Challenge ALS will face No. 9 seed CitiTeam Blazers after currently in Los Angeles. With a win, Challenge ALS would allege to a Super 16 turn of a contest in dual weeks in Atlanta.
Marshall scored a game-high 20 points yesterday and was a romantic personality as Challenge ALS went on a large run.
“I’ve been operative on this group for a whole year, so for me, it’s not only a basketball game,” Marshall said. “I have my friend’s name on my back, have other friends’ names on a other jerseys, so it means most some-more than personification in a basketball diversion for me, and that’s a tension we play with. That’s a same tension we played with final year and I’m going to continue to play with that as a contest gets some-more intense.
“I consider a other guys, starting in a second half, played with that same emotion. That’s what done us so good final year, so we only need to find that early and continue to float that wave.”