Fall '19, Week 3 Highlights, The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™

John Leong
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Fall 2019
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November 19, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. - Week 3 of the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ has come and gone. Check out the full game recaps below including the game-winning buzzer beater from newcomers Crazy Pig. For the FULL WEEK 3 PHOTO ALBUM head to the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ Facebook Page.

 

Tight defense by the Huskies kept the first portion of the game close at 17-17, but the Agaveros slowed down the offense with patient passing to get mid-range jumpers to lead 43-34 at the half.  Oscar lit it up beyond the arc and nabbed nine 3s and led the Huskies 61-37 with 10 minutes left in the game.  Despite many of the regular Agaveros roster leaving rainy Vancouver for sunny Mexican beaches and only 5 guys, they managed to out-hustle the Huskies, including their trademark gritty style of play leaving their opponents frustrated.  The bright spot for the Huskies was Magnus who pulled down an impressive 21 boards on the night.

Oscar - Agaveros (33 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists)

Taylor - Agaveros (17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists)

Logan - Agaveros (10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 5 steals)

 

Jacob - Huskies (21 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal)

Jamal - Huskies (11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal)

Magnus - Huskies (21 rebounds, 2 steals)

 

Written by: Chrissy Benz

Both benches boasted a full roster so it took a while for both squads to get into a rhythm.  The refs allowed a lot of body contact inside the paint so the first half was a physical test for both teams big men.  Prince opened up the floor for the Stallions by nailing 3s and strong takes to the basket - rumour has it that his new swag sleeve was responsible for a few buckets tonight. Mike had a dominant night for The Party contributing in all facets of the game, including friendly banter with the opposing bench.  Stallions won with 76 points - far below their normal average points collected per game.

Prince - Stallions (30 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists)

Jitt - Stallions (14 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks, 1 assist, 1 steal)

Brody - Stallions (10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists)

Luis - Stallions (10 points, 6 rebounds)

 

Mike - The Party (20 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist)

Nico - The Party (11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks)

Jordan - The Party (11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block)

 

Written by: Chrissy Benz

 

1st Half:

 

Week 3 Tipped off at Court 5 with the Battle of Kahwi So Srs vs Shamgodz, both teams played well in the first half, Pep Van Ede had a good first half dominating in the paint scoring 13 points alongside Justin O’Hallaron. Jesse Beavis and AJ Johnson played well defensively keeping it close for Kawhi So SRS, half time score was 35-30 for Kahwi So Srs.

 

2nd Half:

Kawhi So Srs came out in the second half on fire with Jesse Beavis leading the score with the help of Alban Shala. Justin O’Hallaron had a great second half as well grabbing second chance buckets. Despite the efforts of the Shamgodz, Kawhi So Srs dominated the game to get the dub with a final score 67 – 57 for Kawhi So Srs. 

 

Written by: George Hernandez

 

 

1st Half:

It was a great battle for both teams, The Bulldogs did a great job on passing the rock around and getting open looks, while TTP played really well defensively forcing turnovers and converting at the other end. Jeff and Sunny came up with three big steals to give the lead to TTP  with a score of 33 to 28 over The Bulldogs at the half., 

 

2nd half 

The Bulldogs came out firing at all cylinders, Niko started the half on fire behind the arc scoring 9 unanswered points to give the lead to The Bulldogs. Oghosa gave a great defensive effort forcing turnovers on TTP to build a 5-point lead with three minutes to go. TTP did a great job on defensive but they couldn’t stop The Bulldogs second half surge.

 

Written by: George Hernandez

 

Nothin’ But Netflix would secure the win against the Rice Farmers with strong games from Shannon and Alex. Shannon would lead 23 points slashing and shooting, while Alex add from range with 22 points including five 3’s. Garth led the Rice Farmers with 23 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Rice Farmers who couldn’t close the gap to end the game.

 

Written by: John Leong

 

 

1st Half:

Banana Boat Crew started the game with a sound defensive effort while Money $hot came up with two threes to start the half. Ben Dodman put a big stop to that with a huge block and gave the Banana Boat Crew the momentum allowing them to go on a 10 - 0 run. Money $hot answered back by attacking the paint through Elliot helping out with 11 points at the half. Ben Dodman dominated in the paint grabbing 12 boards and scoring 12 points to give a 31 – 29 lead for the Banana Boat Crew.

 

2nd Half 

Ryan Williams went on a 6-0 run for Money shot to open the second half, then Jens Ouron and Jordan Janer also heated up to add to the run and give a 10-point lead over the Banana Boat Crew with 7 minutes to go in the second half. Jordan Wilson had a good effort to try bringing the Banana Boat Crew back into the game but Elliot and Ryan lit it up from behind the arc to secure the win for  Money $hot. 

 

Written by: George Hernandez

 

 

The run and gun style of Mandem set up for a good battle for the All Canadians who also like to play loose and free.  But Prab and Gurjeevan led a hot offence for Madem that the All Canadians couldn't answer. Individual efforts from Lazar, AJ and Bonjani were notable, but the team couldn't consistently make plays on both ends of the court.  Mandem's Royce took over the 2nd half and couldn't seem to miss and also led his team in rebounding.

Lazar - All Canadians (33 pts (eight 3s), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal)

AJ - All Canadians (17 pts, 1 block, 2 rebounds)

Ken - All Canadians (6 pts, 11 rebounds)

Bonjani - All Canadians (15 pts, 9 rebounds, 1 block, 7 assists, 3 steals)

 

Gurjeevan - Mandem (27 pts, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal)

Brab - Mandem (26 pts, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist, 1 steal)

Royce - Mandem (26 pts, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal)

 

Written by: Chrissy Benz

Crazy Pig would get their second straight win behind the strong play of Richie Zhang who scored all 13 of his points in the second half. The rest of the Crazy Pigs would support with nine players recording points. OT Bandits would feature a bolstered roster and were led by Jason and Jeremy but ultimately ran out of time. Final score 60-46 for Crazy Pigs.

 

Written by: John Leong

 

Sukhman established his outside/inside game with an early 3 and offensive rebounds for put-backs. Tyrone battled back for All trouble with a quick 10 points within the early minutes. Pouya continued the All Trouble comeback with back-to-back 3s that brought All Trouble within 6 points, but Antonio nailed a 3 at the halftime buzzer while precariously balancing on one foot to take Buddy Guys to 46-35 at half. Buddy Guys kicked off the 2nd half with a lot of energy and JD pushed the pace to jump ahead 58-40.  Both teams continues to fire from 3 and not play much defense for a final score of 105-86 - the two squads combined for thirty-six 3s and thirty-five 2s

Antonio - Buddy Guys (30 points (six 3s), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal)

Sukhman - Buddy Guys (23 pts, 17 rebounds, 5 blocks, 2 assists, 2 steals)

Sukhrah - Buddy Guys (22 pts, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal)

 

Tyrone - All Trouble (43 points (seven 3s), 4 rebounds, 

Ahmed - All Trouble (9 points, 14 rebounds)

Pouya - All Trouble (12 points, 3 rebounds)

 

Written by: Chrissy Benz

 

Teams return to the Richmond Olympic Oval on Monday November 25th for Week 4 Action. Games start at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, and 10:00pm


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