Every now and then, we'll have a crazy game where some team storms from behind and wins at the buzzer. On Sunday, we had FOUR games like that. It was amazing. The Goober Gang held a one-point halftime lead over Shoot Your Shot, but as the second half progressed, the lead grew to double digits. With four minutes to go, the Goobers had a comfortable 12-point lead. But then Shoot Your Shot super-sub Thomas Abel entered the game and promptly hit five threes. The Goobers rallied and tied the game, sending it into overtime. Shoot Your Shot hit a three to start the OT and held on for a 61-60 win.
In other games:
--KP BallerZ 74, Bad Dream Team 71 - This was a wild, high-scoring game that wasn't decided until the final 10 seconds. The BallerZ held a 38-37 lead at the half, but the Bad Dream Team slowly built a lead as the second half neared the midway point. The Bad Dreamers hit multiple threes to take a double-figure lead, but KP came back strong, with Tomas Villa and George Leeth hitting multiple threes each.
--Flashback 78, Gotem 64 - With a little bit more that five minutes left in the game, Gotem held a 60-54 lead over Flashback. Then, Flashback's Matt Linhart hit a wild up-and-under driving lay-up to spark a rally. Flashback outscored Gotem 24-4 down the stretch to win going away.
--New DM Team 61, Blue Coconuts 58 - This time, the wild rally fell just short. The New DM Team held a commanding 43-24 lead at the half, but the Coconuts mounted a furious rally and closed to within three points. Paul Choi, who has the most-unique looking shot in the league, hit four threes for the Coconuts.
--The Hawgs 66, LJ and Them 54 - LJ and Them were on a three-game win streak and were spoiling for a battle with perennial power The Hawgs. They got their wish, but it didn't turn out well for them. Keegan Biggers just missed a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds for LJ, but it wasn't nearly enough as Donte Williams had 18 and eight for the unbeaten Hawgs.
--Frosty Hesson 61, Below The Rim 57 - Eric Goodwin of Below and Frosty's Lonnie Lee staged quite an individual battle in this tight contest. Below The Rim led 30-24 at the break, but Frosty came back strong to win a close one. Goodwin had 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Lee countered with 21 and 10.
IMPORTANT NOTE: BECAUSE THE VENUE IS HOSTING A YOUTH TOURNAMENT THIS WEEK, THERE WILL BE NO TUCSON BASKETBALL LEAGUE GAMES. ENJOY THE WEEK OFF AND WE'LL GET BACK AT IT ON NOVEMBER 3rd.
Another Note: I just completed the inputting process for the stats from this Sunday (10/20). However, I put the stats in for the two previous weeks (10/6 and 10/13) last week, but they didn't post. Maybe I hit the wrong button. I'll figure it out. If I have to input them again--AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...I'll do it tonight.