WINTER 19, WEEK 7 HIGHLIGHTS, THE VANCOUVER METRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE™

John Leong
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Winter 2019
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March 5, 2019

Week 7 In the matchup between the Grizzlies and Raptors, the Grizzlies looked like their in playoff mode. The scoring from both teams were back and forth throughout the first half until the Grizzlies went on a 18-4 run to close the half 49-23.


Second half, Scott MacDonald of the Grizzlies led the way giving his team a huge left scoring 17 points with 5 rebounds and consecutive buckets and inside presence from Angus Tone would be too much in the end for the Raptors as the Grizzlies finished 74-41. Raptors Kris McMurray led the with 13 points and 4 rebounds.


Written by Ed Daniels


Week 7 match between Agaveros and Night Hoops went down to the wire . In the first half Jordan Lum-Tong set the pace with 8 points out the gate and Zach San Felipe controlled the tempo with 7 assist giving Night Hoops a 32-24 lead to close the period.


Second half the Agaveros showed strength as they stormed back to cut the lead down the final stretch of the game. Agaveros guard "Sweet Lou" came up big scoring 15 of his 32 points in the last five minutes of play to give his team a final chance to knock off the undefeated Night Hoops. With seconds left and the game tied 63 to 63, Jordan Lum-Tong drove hard to the hoop for a buzzer beater lay in to win 65- 63 and keep the undefeated season alive for Night Hoops. Garth Anderson led Night Hoops with 26 points.


Written by Ed Daniels


Live from week 7, it’s was a show down with Reign vs Stallions. The Reign charged all through the first half as Warren Liang and Luca Bonamici leading the way for their team Liang led with 10 andBonamici added 10 to close a tight first half 43-42.


Second half Stallions continued their hot start led by Roger Sheung and Prince Carino. Carino made six 3’point shots going 6 for 9 from 3.  Teammate Roger Sheung scored 12 of his 23 points in the second half. Down the stretch it would be Luca Bonamici to seal the game for Reign scoring 25 of his 35 points in the final half to go on and close out the game 87-78 to give the Stallions their second lost.


Written by Ed Daniels



Family Guys came out strong against the Huskies after gaining their first win in week 6. Mark Mitchell led the way for the Huskies scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds and supporting guard Arjun Pawar chipped in 12 points. Family Guys had a well balanced scoring game led by Landon Kapusianyk (20 points and 11 rebounds)and Zach Frehlick who added 22 points to close out the Huskies 93-71.


Written by Ed Daniels


Nothin’ But Netflix came out on fire in Week 7, with great ball movement. The team created shooting opportunities for David Yap who totalled over 20 points. The Bucket Getters started scoring more in the second half thanks to their shooters, Cosmo (enter last name) who knocked down 2 back-to-back three point shots, Brad Mavis who made 4 three pointers in total, and Tre Rhodes who started driving to the hoop. However, the game highlight undoubtedly goes to Shannon Sequeria from Nothin’ But Netflix, for scoring a 30-footer with 1 second left in the first half.


Written by Jennifer Le

First Half:

First game of week 7 at court 6 started with an 8-0 run from The Underdogs, Ivan Ge and Ibrahim Warsame got hot right off the gate playing good offence, The Party answered back with Matt J and Chris Loreth attacking the paint grabbing 6 points alongside Lukas Domingo getting 5 points for the party to end the half and give a 32- 29 lead at the half.

Second half:

The Party started the second half with very actives hands getting 4 steals and converting those at the other end going on an 8-0 run to start the half. Derek Sing had a big block to add to the defensive effort from The Party, Matt Jefferson dished 4 dimes in the second half to keep the steady offensive for the party. Jeremiah Kabia gave some life to the underdogs giving a great defensive effort grabbing 2 steals and staying aggressive in the paints grabbing boards and pushing the underdogs to the lead with 3 minutes to go but Zack San Felipe matched the effort at the other end for that wind up giving the W to the party.


Written by George Hernandez


The Squad started the game off strong, lead by Shane (enter last name) and Ben Vlasveld. They made some good plays with Ben Vlasveld initiating a give and go with Brad Villanueva for the assist to Shane. On the other hand, Ball Don’t Stop Much got into foul trouble early, sending Shane to the line 5 times resulting in a 90% shooting average. They were able to clean up their game in the second half with Eric Lin putting up good shots inside the key. Jorge Chen, who is a speedy player, was able to penetrate The Squad’s defense with his drives and ball handling in order to get in the key for a closer shot.


Written by Jennifer Le



First Half:

Second game of the night at court 6, both teams started playing very physical TTP got to a hot start with a 14-0 run Matt Anza had a good first half scored 8 in the first half also Omid played a great first half, dominated the boards converting at the other end second chance points which gave TTP the 43-18 lead at the half

Second half:

Banana Boat Crew started playing better offensively the got going in the second half eighth a 5-0 run, Ben Dodman had a good second half pushing the offence of his team, However, Matt Jacuzzi, Guy Omid and Nedim went off on the second half playing great team ball at both ends of the court completely dominating the entire second half game to give TTP their 7 W of the season going into the playoffs with a perfect record.


Written by George Hernandez



Kawhi So Srs and All Trouble battled hard in Week 7, for what would be the most exciting game of the night. In the first half, Kawhi So Srs played a tight defense and had assists from Brandon Beavis for a behind the back pass to Matt Hand. Followed by Alban Shala to Benjamin Fan for a three- pointer.


At half, All Trouble was down 13 points and was forced to shoot from outside the perimeter but they did not let the pressure get to them. Instead, Danial Sayadi drove to the hoop and dished the ball back out to Josh Lindenthaler, who hyped their team up with a seamless mid-post shot. Next thing you know, Cole James starts knocking down three-pointers each possession, bringing the pressure right back to Kawhi So Srs. Although Kawhi So Srs got into foul trouble shortly, they played with great team effort which got them the win.


Written by Jennifer Le



First half:

Both teams started exchanging good buckets keeping it close for the first 10 minutes of the game until The All Canadians started connecting from behind the three-point line, Devin C. went on a 9-0 run from behind the arc, Skyler R. played well defensively in the first half, he got a good block at the other end to keep the offensive run going. Mike Tomlinson played a great first half for the Swat Team, he kept attacking the paint and playing great offensively keeping his team in the game. Christian Venegas came up with 3 huge blocks at the end of the half, At the other end Pepijin Van Ede did the same at the other end getting one block and converting 4 points on the offensive end keeping it close, however A.J. Imperial with the deuce giving The All Canadians a 34-31 lead at the half.

Second Half:

Both teams kept battling hard all throughout the first part of the second half, but The All Canadians kept attacking from everywhere on the court and Christian kept blocking the big guys getting 3 huge blocks in the second half. Rajan Paul heated up from behind the arc bringing swat within 5 points but A.J. had an amazing second half scoring a total of 29 points in the game to give The All Canadians the 5thwin of the season with a final score of 76-64.


Written by George Hernandez




The Cushman Skyscrapers had a great scoring start in the first half with foul shots, drives to the hoop and 3’s from Kyle Grundy and Jot Mattu. However, the OT Bandits were able to catch up and stay tied up until the second half, thanks to their 2-3 zone defense. With no outside shooter on the team, the Cushman Skyscrapers put Kyle Grundy in the high post as their inside person to generate passes and scoring opportunities. This was really effective in breaking the OT Bandit’s zone and pushed them 10 points ahead within the first 5 minutes in the second half. With the OT Bandits missing their team captain, Jose Llado stepped up impressively, with strong drives and cuts to the hoop. He lead with 13 points and did a good job at finding the seams and getting open.



Written by Jennifer Le


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