Grown Up Sports closed out Opening Ceremonies Week with the start of our Houston Adult Men’s Basketball league at Lutheran High North in the Houston Heights. We saw some new and familiar faces in the leagues. Let’s dive into the action.
630 pm: Smith Sanity v. Old School Ballers
Old school players to new school…players. The newly named Smith Sanity team is the same band of cohesive ballers they’ve always been. It seems they may have gotten better with the rebrand. The usual suspects Michael Barber, Junior Melo, Marlon Trujillo and Earl Robertson shall hence forth be known as “15 and 5″. With Scott on point and Mr All I do is Win, Win, Win No Matter What on the boards this team is built for the long haul.
Smith Sanity Wins, 71-44 (see Box Score here)
GUS Players of the Game: 15 and 5 (Smith Sanity)
730 PM: SiddiquiProperties2000@gmail.com v. Blazers
Yes, that is their team name. SP2000 started off strong with Amman draining a few early threes, but that flame would soon cool off despite the shotgun approach. With such shooting woes rampant throughout the team, SP2000 was not able to survey the mountain sized lead before them and repelled to the cold and cavernous loss column. Alternatively, the Blazers were on fire with silent killer Brett “The Hitman” Shelton shooting the lights out. We’re accustomed to the Blazers hair trigger offensive assault, but the insane quantity and spread of rebounds combined with an almost 50% fgs on the night would seal the deal. I’m almost certain these 5 guys had career nights as a team, but the standout was clearly Brett with a capital B.
Blazers win, 84-54 (see Box Score here)
GUS Player of the game: Brett Shelton (Blazers): 32 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals
830PM: New Creation v. Do Work
I have a feeling these two teams are going to see each other again in the late rounds of the playoffs. Do Work is new in the league, championed by GUS vet, Byron Shelton, who picked up where he left off last season, dominating in the post. This team is extraordinarily balanced with multiple combo guard options in Drew Washington, Chris Perry, Rob Maxey and Wayne, not to mention point forward options in Byron “Cheeks” Shelton and Bryan “That’s Enough Room” Shelton. Look for these guys to tear through the league. New Creation largely suffered from a lack of attendance. The four horsemen, Jake, Ric, Arthur and Rich held their own, with Arthur carrying the load. With only 4 of their players, they were forced to play with the scorekeeper (read: me). Minus the chemistry they’re known for New Creation wasn’t able to get in rhythm which allowed Do Work to drive the proverbial nail in the coffin.
Do Work wins, 62-39 (see Box Score here)
GUS Player of the Game: Byron Shelton (Do Work): 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks
930: Free Play
Gratuitous GUS v Afro Boys Pic
Joe note: We’ll have a new replacement team and a makeup game for this one.
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