Business as Usual defeated The Replacements, 50-31, in men’s A-League basketball action on Monday night. With the win, Business as Usual improved to 4-1 and remained second in the league. The Replacements fell to 0-5.
Business as Usual played impressively from the opening tip, starting the game with a 12-0 run before The Replacements sank a three-pointer. From there, Business as Usual’s pressure defense forced The Replacements into taking hasty shots. At the half, Business as Usual led, 22-10.
The second half was also a dominant performance for Business as Usual on both ends of the court. The Replacements managed a few good looks at the basket in the second half, but they were unable to cut the margin to less than 15 points.
“We played solid defense,” said Nathan Shires, captain of Business as Usual and senior theology major. Shires was pleased with his team’s performance though he added they “need to work on their ball movement.”
Miguel Scavella, captain of The Replacements and junior clinical psychology major said that his team “kept fighting,” but that his team needs to improve their shooting and “take better shots.”