Here we go again with another tale of Grown Up Sports Tuesday Night Men’s Recreational Basketball league at Lutheran High North in the Heights near downtown Houston. Let’s recap.
Swerve v. Midwest FA
The GUS Free Agent team v. the Midwest FA team. The game got off to a torrid start thanks to the Midwest Swing of Jim Adessa who started out red hot from the field nailing 3 quick early three balls. Swerve hung around for most of the game, thanks to the offensive fire power of Ahmad Raheem and the great first half offensive flurry from Chad Lugo. But in the Midwest, they play a different brand of basketball as the powering inside Big Ten game of the Midwest Free Agents proved too much for Swerve.
GUS Player of the Game: Jim Adessa (Midwest FA): 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Midwest FA win 54-45 (see Box Score)
Real Black v. Ballers
Real Black (pronounced Ree-Al) is huge. Big Roy Young powers in home in the post as well as a few coast to coast buckets from rebounds. Ballers’ Perry hits them right back only stopped by the dreaded foe, foul trouble. Real Black answers with finnese buckets from ID and Ced, but Ballers have answers for that with Euro flair baskets from Julian and Fitz and some timely threes from Brown. Very timely threes. What Ballers do not have an answer for is Demetrium Smith, who put his stamp on this game. 4/5 3ps and 18 points on 10 shots. Both of these teams look better by the week and now the league is on notice.
Real Black wins, 53-46 (see Box Score)
GUS Player of the Game: Demetrium Smith (Real Black): 18 points, 4/5 3ps, 4 rebounds
Bounce Pass Bandits v. BAMF
BAMF, coming off the huge victory against Trail Mix, solidified itself as the #1 contender last week. The Bounce Pass Bandits had something to say about that, giving BAMF a strong run for their money. Behind Mark Mendoza’s ultra efficient play, Bounce Pass gave BAMF fits all game. Unfortunately for Bounce Pass, Mark was also efficient in using his fouls, netting himself a place on the bench. In his stead, Chad “Hangin’ With Mr.”Cooper gave buckets in a way that could have earned him a ten day contract with the Warriors. But BAMF came back and showed they are some Bad Mother’s… as Emmerich “Mr. Double Double” Grimm leaped around and swallowed up every missed shot for BAMF. Throw in the circus shots of Carl “Jr” Williams and BAMF proved too much to handle, but just by a bit.
GUS Player of the Game: Emmerich Grimm (BAMF): 15 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist
BAMF wins 55-53 (see Box Score)
STK v. Get Buckets
Get Buckets is establishing themselves as a top tier team in the league, but so is STK. The first half was played to a near draw, with STK’s Christian Peterson and Fernando Lugo carrying the load on a well rounded team. Get Buckets Courtney S still had the hot hand from the field providing more fire, while PG Eric S and playing the competition like pitty pat. STK must have awakened a sleeping giant in the second half as Get Buckets’ Rusty took over and sealed the deal.
Get Buckets wins, 52-38 (see Box Score)
GUS Player of the Game: Rusty (Get Buckets): 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Untouchables v. Icy Hot
Icy Hot played with a fervor which is revealing that they may have given their Billy Hoyle impression in week 1. Jay cleaned up in the paint as he’s known to do, while Ade and newcomer, Ted Ike, put the biscuit in the basket on demand. All in all Icy Hot played great team basketball with excellent cohesion which we all know is one of the 23 keys to victory. On the other end, the Untouchables struggled offensively, with the exception of Junior Melo (25 points, 4 rebounds). What really blew this game open was the wildly disparate rebound count.
Icy Hot wins, 60-44 (see Box Score)
GUS Player of the Game: Ade (Icy Hot): 12 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists
Favor’s Flapjacks v. Barberians
Barber ate up the Flapjack defense with a side of syrup. Matt Butler dominated the inside. Corbin bullied Favor. Kevin Charles sliced up the Barberian defense, calling for a foul at every occasion. Todd Owen is strong. Favor is out of shape. Close game until Justin George took over, capping a perfect game, dominating – especially in the second half (7/7 from the field).
GUS Player of the Game: Justin George (Favor): 20 points, (8/8 fgs), 1 rebound
Favor’s Flapjacks win 63-51 (see Box Score)