Spring 19, Week 1 Highlights, The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™

John Leong
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Spring 2019
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May 7, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. - The Spring Season of The Vancouver Metro Basketball League ™ kicked off last night at The Richmond Olympic Oval with 24 Teams battling for their first wins. Check out the full game recaps below. For the FULL Photo Album visit The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ Facebook Page.



JATT took care of business with a 89-78 win over Family Guys in their first game of the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ . JATT made it rain 3-pointers all game long, connecting on 18 from behind the arc as a team. Sukhjot Bains was the game's leading scorer with 22 and 11 rebounds while teammates Parm Bain and Sukhman Sandhu combined for 31 points an 15 rebounds 3 on the night.

George Dokmanovic scored a team high 21 points with 7 rebounds for the Family Guys but the 3 point shooting from JATT would help them outlast the Family Guys down the stretch as they cruised to a 89-78 win.


Written by Ed Daniels

Garth Anderson scored 25 points with 7 rebounds and Hunter added 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead Night Hoops past the Bench Mobb in their first game of the season after a second place in the Winter Season. Royce S. added a big 16 points, 6 assist performance in the second half as Night Hoops ran away after leading 37-19 at intermission.

Despite a tough night shooting from the field for the Bench Mobb, they showed life in the second half, led by Kris McMurray who put up 13 points and 5 assist to lead all scorers for Bench Mobb.


Written by Ed Daniels


In week 1 of the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™  Spring Season, reigning champions The Stallions opened the game with multiple players hitting two or more 3’s against the Grizzlies. Stallions led most the half but Kevin Shaw for the Grizzlies shined throughout the first half to keep his team within reach of a lead. Shaw started the game hitting his first four shots, including back to back 3’s. At the half, the Stallions held a 35-33 lead.


The Stallions opened the second half on fire led by Matt who had a game high 27 points on 9-11 shooting from long distance.  The Stallions made 20 three point shots for the game. Jitt Lohcham and Roger Sheung combined for eight threes. Lohcham ended the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds. And the Stallions went on to close the game 92-60. For the Grizzlies leaders for the night: Kevin Shaw 27 points with 6 rebounds, Cam Mowat 14 points and 9 rebounds.


Written by Ed Daniels


Matt Anza scored a game-high 17 points and 6 rebounds in TTP’s comeback OT win over Kawhi So Srs. Ryan Szeto added 13 points with 7 rebounds and Harry Brar also finished in double figures, with 13 and 7 rebounds. TTP scored the final 5 points of the first half to pull within 11, 36–25 first half score. Kawhi So SRS controlled the entire first half and down to the final minutes of the game. Szeto and Anza provided a big lift down the stretch and combined for 14 points down the final minutes TTP went on a 12 to 3 run the last minute of the game and went onto close the 72-68 win in OT


Written by Ed Daniels

In their very first Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ game, the newcomers called the Wildcats had a statement win against the Cushman Skyscrapers. A strong inside game by Garth Anderson (26 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists) was supported by a barrage of threes from long distance Rohan Balaggan (30 Points (8 3’s) and 2 Rebounds). The Cushman Skyscrapers would have a balanced attack led by Travis Zou who would finish with 19 points, but came up short against the Wildcats. Final Score 105 - 54.


Written by John Leong



Another new team to the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™, Horses In The Back, would start their inaugural season with a ‘W’ against Ball Don’t Stop Much. They would come out on fire out of the gates with David Yap leading the way early on his way to 28 Points, 2 Rebounds, 2 Steals, and 2 Assists. Ball Don’t Stop Much would answer in the first half behind Ray’s 10 points, but in the end the hot shooting Horses In The Back who hit 13 3’s on the night would take the game down the stretch.


Written by John Leong

Money $hot made their mark in the first game in the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ with a 64-41 win over Banana Boat Crew. Paolo Olfato led the way with his game high 20 points for Money $hot. For Banana Boat Crew seven players recorded points, but that wasn’t enough to top Money $hot in Week 1.


Written by John Leong


The WN19 Div II runners up came out strong to start the SP19 season of the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ nearly surpassing the century mark in the point column. On the night, the All Canadians knocked down sixteen three pointers led by Jojo Kibangula who hit six of his own 3’s on his game high 26 points. Cole James of All Trouble would knock down seven triples, but that wasn’t enough as the All Canadians topped All Trouble 99-59.


Written by John Leong

Stallions II vs Nothin’ But Netflix was an evenly matched game with all players getting on the scoreboard. But for Stallions II Will Chiang knocked down some late game shots to secure a win for the team.


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Jellyfam would pull away late behind a big game from Moh, who had 18 points including one very notable slam dunk in transition over the late defender. Abdi would pitch in his own big night scoring 21 points with 4 rebounds. For SWAT Mo Asadian did all he could, going to for 18 points to lead the scoring column. In the end, Jellyfam’s late run would seal the game down the stretch.


Written by John Leong


The Goon Squad returned to The Vancouver Metro Basketball League with a loaded roster but were met head on by newcomers the Downtown Dragons. Every player got on the score sheet for the Downtown Dragons who were led by Omid Toussi who notched 16 points. Brandon Hoyem would record a double-double for Goon Squad with 11 Points and 11 Rebounds, but the difference maker in this game was the outside shooting with the Downtown Dragons hitting five more three pointers than the Goons on their way to victory.


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Defending back-to-back Division II Champions The Party started their title defence this season with a close one against newcomers The Buddy Guys in Week 1 with a narrow three point victory. Five players would score in double figures for The Party with Derek Sing leading the charge scoring 18 points. For the Buddy Guys Antonio Jhuty and Royce Sargaent led the team scoring 26 and 27 points respectively. The balanced attack of The Party proved its effectiveness as they would take the game 85-82.


Written by John Leong


Teams return to The Richmond Olympic Oval next Monday May 13th for Week 2 action with games starting at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm and 10:00pm.


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