WINTER 19, QUARTER FINAL HIGHLIGHTS, THE VANCOUVER METRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE™

John Leong
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Winter 2019
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March 12, 2019

Vancouver, B.C. - The second to last week of The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ went down last night as teams competed at The Richmond Olympic Oval with lots of playoff implications. For the FULL Photo Album visit the The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ Facebook Page.


Night Hoops pulled off a solid first round playoff win against the Raptors at the Richmond Oval on Monday night.


Raptors came out firing against Night Hoops and led for the majority of the first half. During the final four minutes of the first, Night Hoops turned it up by going on a 17-4 run to close the half 52-37. Anthony Demch led with 10 points.



Starting the second half Zach San Felipe and Anthony Demch came out with enough energy to secure and continue open up the lead for Night Hoops.  Both Zach and Jordan looked unstoppable in transition with their  scoring and play making to keep Night Hoops in position to keep the undefeated season going as they went on to close the game 90-72 win.


Garth Anderson lead all scores with 20 points, Zach San Felipe 18 points, Anthony Demch 19 points.

Written by Ed Daniels



As expected, Reign looked well in shape for the opening round of playoffs. Mo Asadian, Luca Bonamici and Warren Liang had a huge first half for Reign all combining for 34 of the teams 51 points in the half. Reign led 51-42 at the break. Mark Mitchell was undeniable the entire for the Huskies going an outstanding 18 for 20 from the foul line. Mitchell ended the game with 40 points and 7 rebounds. Arjun Pawar chipped in 10 points 5 assist and 4 rebounds. Midway through the second half Demi Harris and Clay Crellin took it upon themselves to take the Reign to the finish line. Both combined for 38 points 18 rebounds and 10 assist to help the Reign cruise to a 109-78 victory.


Liang ended with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Clay added 20 points 5 assist and 8 rebounds. Mo Asadian chipped in 16 points.


Written by Ed Daniels

Stallions pulled away late in the second half to secure a first round playoff victory over the Agaveros 71-38, in match up on Monday night. Jit Locham paced the Stallions with 21 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Tough night shooting from the field for the Agaveros. Team leads Oscar Salvador and Luis Valenzuela combined for a season low up 17 points while the rest of team scored the final 21. Agaveros competed all the way until the final buzzer but came up short in the end. Stallions gain their first playoff win.



The Family Guy's came out strong against the Grizzlies in the opening round of the Metro League playoffs. Ivan Yaco led Family Guy's with a team high 23 points and Darius Hossein-Pour added a season high 15 points in his teams to a 11 point first round playoff win over the Grizzlies. TheGrizzlies scoring leader Cam Mowat scored 17 points  and Josh Melton added a season high 16 points in the game despite the lost.

Written by Ed Daniels


First Half:

The second game of the Playoff on Court 6 started with Banana Boat getting in the paint and doing the dirty work, who got to a 6- 2 lead and kept aggressive with Danny Cockburn inside as well as Ben Dodman scoring 4 points in the paint with a triple to go along with it. The Cushman Skyscrapers didn’t hesitate to get back in the game, Geoff M. played very well defensively in the first half with the help of Travis they had nine points from behind the three-point line to give the Cushman skyscrapers the 26-21 lead at the half.

Second half:

Mike Cockburn started the second half hot from the three-point line scoring nine points in the second half, Travis Zou answered back for Cushman to keep the game close by scoring 12 points in the second half. Danny C. had a great game getting two big boards and scoring after two miss free throws making it a three-point play huge team effort from Banana Boat in the second half getting a 58-52 win to get to the semifinals next week.

Written by George Hernandez


First Half:

The first game of the playoffs at Court 6, kicked off with SWAT attacking in the paint with Mike Tomlinson getting the first two buckets for his team, Ball Don’t Stop Much  answered with Alvin Lin scoring the second chance buckets at the other end. Mike Tomlinson kept dominating the boards grabbing 6 boards in the first half, also he kept assisting at the other end to Alex Herron. To give a 30 – 22 Lead at the half for SWAT.

Second Half:

SWAT started the half with a 10-4 run to build up the lead in the second half, Pepijin and Mike completely dominated the boards getting second change points for their team,  Jason Li hit two threes in the second half to try to catch up to SWAT. That effort was not enough to stop Pepijin in the paint. Iin addition to that, Rajan Paul got hot from behind the 3 point line  with 3 three-pointers, SWAT had a very dominating performance by having four of the team members with double digits on the scoreboard  that ultimately gave them an 80 – 46 win to move on to the semifinals next week.


Written by George Hernandez



The teams return to the Richmond Olympic Oval next Monday March 18th for the Semi Final rounds. Games start at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.



John Leong

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