It was the obviously inevitable match up, between Admin and Service whose games between were consistently close over the regular season. Both teams got 5-1 cards at the end of the tournament, and both played their strengths throughout.
Just an hour ago, however, ended Game 2 and the championship tournament. It was a best of three tournament, but Admin managed to eke out wins against the Service team in both closely contested games 1 and 2. Both games ended with too close scores near the dying seconds to give spectators bits of excitement and uncertainty.
In Game 1's final possession of the Service team, they could have overcome an arguably easy two-point lead of the Admin team, but alas, an inbound interception sealed the victory to the champion.
In Game 2, Service could have tied the game with two free throws with 3 seconds left. The first free throw miss lead to the difficult scenario of requiring an offensive rebound that did not materialize. Service was given an accidental final chance when they intercepted the last inbound pass. Nevertheless, time and distance proved insurmountable.
In the end, both teams gave their all, but only one can win in this competitive game of skills, luck, effort and most of all, teamwork. Congratulations to the Admin Team for winning 2010's Amici Basketball Tournament!