YMCA Fall Basketball, Week 8

It was another exciting night of YMCA basketball on Wednesday.

The first game pitted undefeated Team Caldwell versus a depleted Free Ballin squad. Stan scored the first 18 points for the Caldwells and finished with 25. He started with three uncontested treys from the wing that were nothing but net.  AB and JJ got in on the action with multiple threes and strong moves to the basket to compile 39 and 27 points respectively. David was all over the floor, literally, scrambling for loose balls and bumping into screens. He had 11 for the night.

Free Ballin had a hard time getting started, managing only 19 points in the first half. In the second half, Wil finally found his range and finished with 12 points for the night. Zack, who was obviously frustrated by the Caldwells’ defense and by his own team’s inability to “follow the play”, made a couple of treys in the second half. Nick and Mathew both had reasonably good games after building a wall of bricks in the first half. This was definitely one to put behind them. Final score: Team Caldwell 104 – 51 Free Ballin.

FREE BALLIN

Player

Points

Rebounds

Zack

8

10

Wil

12

4

Nick

18

7

Mathew

13

6

TEAM CALDWELL Player

Points

Rebounds

Stan

25

9

Paul

2

4

AB

39

8

JJ

27

10

David

11

5

 

The second game featured Z-Team against a newly refurbished Rough Around the Edges team. This game included the return of Andrew and of Parker who has been on the DL all season. I ran into Parker at my physical therapy appointment at Kaiser. He said he was ready to jump back in.

The Zs started early with some sharp shooting by B. Riley, Andrew, Nyima and Matt. Nyima also put on a passing clinic while snatching some steals from the Edges Terrance Wiley. This was the key to running up a 48 – 38 halftime score.

In the second half, B. Riley just went off with long threes and some NBA-style finishes at the cup against Jeremy and company. He had a gaudy line for the night of 36 points and 14 rebounds. Matt found his stroke again to finish with 24 points. Andrew had a very solid game that included 18 points and 13 rebounds. Lucas put in some great minutes on defense and did hit a long three as well.

For the Edges, Jeremy put in his usual double double with 12 points and 13 bounds. Felix added 9 and 9. Angelo fought for 10 points, and Gabe hit a nice three. The story of the night, though, was the 65 points poured in by Terrance. It has been a while since the Y league has had a 60+ shooting night. The Z’s had built a comfortable 25 point lead in the second half only to watch Terrance stroke three after three.

This game reminded me of games of yore including double 50+ games by the Ballard brothers, a 70 point outburst by Paul Reiter, 66 points by Twan Hodges based on 22 threes, and 82 points by Herb Taylor. Yes, the Y was like the NBA in the Sixties and Seventies.

Final score: Z-Team 100 – 95 Rough Around the Edges.

ROUGH EDGES Player

Points

Rebounds

Jeremy

12

13
Felix

9

9
Terrance

65

5

Gabe

3

3

Z-TEAM Player

Points

Rebounds

Parker

0

0

B. Riley

36

14

Lucas

4

3

Andrew

18

13
Matt

24

7

Nyima

18

4

High Points: Terrance 65, AB 39, B. Riley 36, JJ 27, Stan 25, Matt 24

Kings of Rebound: B. Riley 14, Andrew 13, Jeremy 13, Zack 10, JJ 10

Double Doubles: B. Riley 36&14, Andrew 18&13, Jeremy 12&13, JJ 27&10

Players of the Week: JJ, AB, B. Riley, Terrance

STANDINGS

6 – 0  Team Caldwell

5 – 2  Z-Team

2 – 4  Free Ballin

2 – 4  Morning Glory

1 – 5`Rough Around the Edges

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