More basketball was played at the Grown Up Sports Adult Men’s Thursday Night Open Basketball League at Lutheran High North in the Houston Heights. Let’s recap the night’s action.
Afro Boys v. Do Work
I can’t rightfully say Do Work does work every game. Do Work did work. The hot shot Shelton brothers torched the nets from inside and out, while Drew “B Fresh” Washington sliced the Boys every which way. 60% team shooting by Do Work is quite a feat. The Afro Boys, who are notoriously streaky shooters, shot a dismal 8% from the 3 point line on 25 attempts with the lone highlights coming from workhorse Peter Bategki. It may be time for the returning champs to change course offensively. Asked after the game how he felt about the game, Do Work’s eldest statesman Wayne Edwards proclaimed, “Are you not entertained?!?!“*
Do Work wins, 82-40 (see Box Score)
GUS Players of the Game: Drew Washington (Do Work): 17 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists
*This didn’t happen.
Basketballers v. Blazers
Somebody call the fireman, there’s a blaze running wild. The lean-look Blazers are notorious for firing it up and this game was no different as they played like a team full of rebounding shooters. Every shot Brett slingshot, Torresey grabbed and put back. Every ball Jason fired, Big “Been Jammin” snagged and placed in it’s circular home. Jack put every mid range bucket home, but for the ones he didn’t he secured his own rebound and finished the play. Superb. The Basketballers put up a fight. They’re this league’s free agent squad so we expect them to take a few weeks to smooth out the wrinkles. Big early performances from the Travises’, Hill and Ossier, and Devin Durante (outside the box score) show this team has some potential.
Blazers win, 64-43 (see Box Score)
GUS Player of the Game: Jack Payne (Blazers): 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
Smith Sanity v. New Creation
The last game of the night saw small ball galore from two of the swifter sqauds in the league. it felt like watching a 2006 Warriors v Suns game the pace was so fast. Marlon to Barber; bucket. Elmer to Arthur; bucket. Inbound to Barber; full court bucket. Inbound to Jacob, mix, dish to D’Anthony, bucket. Julian goes coast to coast; bucket. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. And then there was Earl. We haven’t met a man to stop the GOAT yet and until we do Smith Sanity will continue to reside in the upper crests of the leaderboard.
Smith Sanity wins, 70-60 (see Box Score)
GUS Player of the Game: Earl Robertson (Smith-Sanity): 23 points, 9 rebounds
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