After cruising to a 10-point halftime lead, the Kareem Abdul JaBallers had to hang on for deal life as DadBods put on a furious late rally. Adam Gonzales led the JaBallers with 24 points, including six three-pointers. Rusty Mitchell had a great game for DadBods, tossing in 26 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Pass The Ball To Chris came close to winning their first game in TBL play, but they fell to The Hurricanes, 43-38. It was probably preordained, seeing as how Chris (Christian Hernandez) missed the game because it was his girlfriend's birthday. He's got his priorities straight. In other games:
--Just a Game 53, The Fam 51 - Lalo Ramos exploded for 29 points in Game's exciting win over The Fam. Dillan Fleming had 16 points for The Fam.
--Hey Arnold! 65, Fleet 63 - Nick Gorosave and Norman Wolfchief combined for 39 points and 18 rebounds in the thrilling victory. Jeff Clark had a studly double-double with 16 points and 15 big rebounds.
--Squad 54, LJ and Them 51 - A tight game between two "A" level teams was soured by the ejection of a player for running his mouth. I (Tom) often go entire seasons without giving a technical foul, but it's up to each ref to exercise their discretion in such matters. A player who will remain unnamed at this point, got a "T" and that should have been the end of it. But the player kept running his mouth and getting personal with the ref. That was that. We understand that people get heated during games, but at some point, maturity needs to start creeping in and taking the upper hand over testosterone.
Please know that we love our players, but we'll dropkick a knucklehead in a heartbeat if it's in the overall best interest of the league.
Also, after the player got bounced, he came over to me and demanded his money back. It's now Wednesday and I just stopped laughing.
This Sunday, we have a real treat. Johnny Morillo of Hey Arnold! will be playing against his son's team, SW Skins, at 12:00 on Tom's Court. Loser buys lunch.