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Summer Basketball

July 24, 2008
Times Observer
Monday July 14th

Team Causbrook vs. Team Bernet

In perhaps one of the most suspenseful games of the season thus far, Team Bernet (2-3) came away with a massive one point victory by defeating Team Causebrook (3-2) 65-64 at the buzzer. Team Bernet has made a habit of taking games down to the wire and last night was no different, as it was a Greg McBride buzzer beater that sealed the deal. Doug Hawley led the winners with 19 points while McBride chipped in with 17. For the losers Kevin Saunders led the way with 18 points while Roger Miller continued to impress with 14.

Team North vs. Team Cuevas

A major defeat was suffered by Team Cuevas (3-2) at the hands of Team North (1-4), who earned their first victory of the season by the score of 69-65. It was a back and forth matchup as Team North was fighting to stay in playoff contention. Michael Bova, who dominated on offense and defense, scored a whopping 28 points alongside Pastor Brian Kramer who assisted with 12 points to lead the way. Team Cuevas was led by Nate Sanzo’s 15 points and John “Mox” Wells’ 13 points respectively.

Team Manzella vs. Team Barber

In a battle of 2-2’s it was Team Manzella (3-2) who got the best of Team Barber (2-3) by winning 59-51. Team Manzella was aided by the return of Jay Burnett who was on a one week “hiatus”, also known as vacation. Ryan Miller led the way for the winners with 16 points while Burnett tossed in 14. The losers were paced by Chevy Latta’s 17 points and a strong second half showing by Cody Kyser who finished with 14 on the night.

Team Kyser vs. Team Harp

Team Harp (4-1) easily put away any doubts about their lack of depth as they came away with an 80- 56 smashing of Team Kyser (2-3). Again leading the way for Team Harp was Jeff Beadle and his 33 points, while Mike Putney was good for 22. For the losers, Andrew “Stick” Sanderson had a solid night with 19 points and Omar “Phatboy” Laboy dropped 11 in the loss. The win launched Team Harp into sole possession of first place through the first half of the regular season.

Wednesday July 16th

Team North vs. Team Causebrook

Team North was looking to build on Monday’s night big win and keep their momentum going, but Team Causebrook derailed them and rebounded from their loss on Monday. Team Causebrook (4-2) led by as many as 15 at one point, but Team North drained 15 threes to get back in the game. Team North had a chance to tie it at the end but the shot rimmed out and Team Causebrook prevailed 78-75. The winners were led by Steve Hout’s 24 points and Matt Eggelston’s 19 points. Contributing for Team North was the inside/outside combo of Mike Bova and Tyler North with 12 points apiece.

Team Harp vs. Team Barber

Game 2 featured the red hot Team Harp (5-1) versus the rebounding Team Barber (2-4). Unfortunately for Team Barber they lacked a key player in Carl Swan and fell by the tally of 67-54. Trailing by seven at half Team Barber didn’t have enough spark to continue a comeback. Leading the victors was Jeff “30 a night” Beadle with an unusually low 17 points, surprising for his standards of 30. The “Cadillac” Chevy Latta led Team Barber with 14 while 10 points were scored by Cody Kyser.

Team Bernet vs. Team Kyser

The third game of the night featured two teams heading into two different directions. Unfortunately for Team Kyser (2-4) they lost their fourth game in a row. Team Bernet (3-3) now winners of three out of four, prevailed 63-44. Team Bernet had ten different people score and was led by Doug Hawley’s 16 points. Also feeling the force was Brian “Yoda” Kinney with 12 points. The losers were led by Omar “Chico Gordo” Laboy with 11 points and Kevin “Fountain of Youth” Harp with 10 points.

Team Cuevas vs. Team Manzella

The last game of the week was a defensive battle as Team Manzella took an early lead which was taken back right before halftime. Team Manzella (3-3) couldn’t buy a basket as they shot miss after miss and fell by the respectable score of 43-33 to Team Cuevas (4-2). It was a sloppy game as fouls were being called left and right, and turnovers were being made left and right. Leading the way for Team Cuevas was Nate Sanzo and his 12 points while Marcus Cuevas chipped in for 11. The losers were paced by Elias Manzella's 9 points and Jay Burnett’s 6.


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