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Youth, agility prevail in inaugural residents vs. faculty-staff game

The inaugural Department of Medicine basketball game between the residents and faculty-staff was a success for the residents who won 54 -16. The game was played June 12 at the MUSC Wellness Center.

Department of Medicine residents, pictured, won the basketball game.
Department of Medicine residents, pictured, won the basketball game, 54-16.

The energetic resident team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.

Faculty-staff team coach Joe Gough complimented his team’s younger adversaries for their athleticism and skill.

“This team can shoot, pass and run well and were tough on the boards. We need to make some adjustments for next year,” he said.

Gough said that his team struggled without the perimeter shooting and hustle of Department of Medicine chair Don Rockey, M.D., who was sidelined with a back injury.

Looking ahead, Gough said that the loss will sting for a while, but the department plans to host this game in June 2014.

“A tradition has begun,” he said.

July 2, 2013

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