— Charles Okwandu played one of his better games Friday night at the Greater Hartford Pro-Am.
And he needed to because his Pauly Chute Slamm team got scraped by 30 points Monday — by the same team, Harte Nissan, it played Friday. And for a little added significance, this was the 8-9 game, the play-in game for the playoffs.
Winner moves on. Loser goes home. Both teams entered the game with 2-6 records but one of them saw its big man rise to the occasion like he rarely has this season.
"I think I'm getting back in shape," said the 7-foot Okwandu, a member of the Huskies' 2011 national championship team. "The first game was terrible. My wife drove me to...