WINTER 19, WEEK 6 HIGHLIGHTS, THE VANCOUVER METRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE™

John Leong
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Winter 2019
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February 26, 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.




The Stallions capitalized on the Agaveros at the Richmond Oval on Monday night. The Stallions won by a score of 84-51 against the Agaveros. With the absence of a few key players the Stallions, they still found some light in their depth. Prince Carino led the Stallions with 23 points 4 assist and 5 rebounds.


Written by: Ed Daniels



Night Hoops escaped the Huskies grit with a Week 6 win to keep their undefeated record. A lively Husky, Mark Mitchell, was active all night on both ends for his team, Mitchell ended with 39 points and 8 rebounds. Gary Minhas, Gath Anderson, Jordan Lum-Tong all combined for 56 of their teams 70 points. Jordan finished with 23 points 5 rebounds and 2 assists to help pace Night Hoops to a 70-60 victory.




Written by: Ed Daniels




Family Guys got their first win of the season against the Raptors 91-53, in a Week 6 match on Monday night.  Kris McMurray led the Raptors with 14 points and 4 assists. The Family Guys had a huge lift from Harrison Hunter-Walsh who led all scores with 27 points and 6 rebounds. David Yapp added 14 points to which ultimately put their team in position to close out the game and lead from start to finish.


Written by: Ed Daniels


Reign came to play against a short handed Grizzly squad. Kevin Shaw led the Grizz with a season high 23 points, while adding 10 rebounds. Teammate Cam Mowat added 21 points and 9 rebounds. Reign’s depth was a clear advantage in the win over the Grizzlies with three players in double figures. Warren Liang led all scores with 25 points with 7 rebounds and running mate Demi Harris put up 22 points and 9 rebounds.


Written by: Ed Daniels




SWAT and All Trouble came face to face in Week 6 for a steady running game. The teams pushed each other in the first half through heavy emphasis on passing, driving, and dishing. However, SWAT came out on top, winning 85-64 thanks to their fast break.


Colton Bakken was an all around player, contributing drop-steps and shooting three for All Trouble. Meanwhile, Rajan Paul led SWAT’s offense by driving to the hoop every chance he got.


Written by: Jennifer Le


First Half:

The first game of the night at Court 6 to kick off Week 6 started with both teams battling in the paint, Ahmed Mohamud and Ibrahim Warsame attacked the paint all in the first half for the Underdogs, meanwhile Kenny Kao was doing the same at the other end, scoring eight points in the first half. Devon Kandola also added six points of his own coming, all from behind the 3 point line. Shannon Segueria also contributed at the end of the half scoring five points to give Nothing but Netflix 35 to 30 lead.

Second Half:

Shannon  Segueria kept playing well to start the second half going on a 4-0 run but the Underdogs had an answer for Nothing but Net-flix. Ivan Ge got two steals and scoring  and assisting at the other end. As well, the active hands of Ibrahim got two steals and also getting it done behind the 3 point line, Jeremiah Kabia added to the intense defensive effort coming from the underdogs getting five steals and forcing turnovers in the second half. Thomas Hum was answering by attacking the paint and getting buckets at the post, Shannon kept going strong all half with the active hands, scoring a total of 26 points. What an ending for the first game when down to the wire both teams exchanging late buckets, however, Nothin’ but Netflix got the win.


Written by: George Hernandez




Week 6 began with an intense start between Kawhi So Srs and TTP, setting the tone for a fast paced game. Alban Shala showed off his handles with successful spin-moves in the key, and Kabir Sandhu was Kawhi So Srs’s top rebounder.


The highlight of this game was the pump fakes, with Dan from TTP, drawing two and 1’s as his defenders scrambled to cover his shots. Both him and Matt Anza scored 14 points each, while Nedim Muminovic following closely by 11 points.


Written by: Jennifer Le

First Half:

The second game of the night at Court 6 started with Damon Esposito scoring 6 points within the first few minutes of the first half. The All Canadians got a good flow from deep in the first half with five threes, The Squad went to work defensively after that as Shane blocked two shots and Damon Esposito got a steal converting those turnovers into points. Christian Venegas stepped it up offensively alongside with Lazar Cuk to give All Canadians the 33 - 32 led at the half.

Second Half:

The Squad kept playing really good defense to start the second half. Shane was doing a great job at the post and also dishing dimes to Nauma Isoba who also had a great second half scoring in the paint also scoring 6 points from behind the three-point line. Damon Esposito had a great second half scoring from pretty much everywhere. A. J. Imperial woke up in the second half scoring 11 points all in the second half which started the beginning of the comeback for The All Canadians. Joel Kimbangula came up with a huge steal  and the bucket at the end of the game  with 10.5 seconds to go which gave the All Canadians the lead the second game of the night also came down to the very last position were the squad couldn’t finish and  gave the victory to The All Canadians to obtain their 5th win of the season

Written by: George Hernandez




Ball Don’t Stop Much and Banana Boat Crew had equal contributions from all their players in their Week 6 battle. Although the Banana Boat Crew put up a good fight, they struggled with their offensive presence. On the other hand, Don Xue’s scoring ability put Ball Don’t Stop Much ahead in the game by 25 points (nearly half of the team’s points).


Written by: Jennifer Le

First Half:

The last game of the night at Court 6 got to a great start with the Cushman Skyscrapers going on a 9-0 run, having Travis Zou scoring 7 of those points, meanwhile Weilun Huang had the first 6 points for the Bucket Getters,  Kevin Khungay attacked the paint getting him to the free throw line he also 9 points from behind the three-point line to get the bucket getters back in the game. Travis Zou kept answering right back at the other end staying aggressive and finishing the half with 10 points to give the lead at the half for the Skyscrapers

Second half:

Bucket Getters started the second half cold and couldn’t get the lid off the basket for the first three minutes of the half, the Skyscrapers wasted no time and stayed aggressive attacking the paint also getting a few points behind the ft line. Geoff got hot and kept scoring from three and attacking the paint for the Skyscrapers. Brad got hot from behind the arc to answer back to the Skyscrapers scoring six points, however, Travis had an answer right back with two deep threes to keep the lead for the skyscrapers in the second half. Weilun Huang gave a solid effort by getting to the rim but it wasn’t enough to stop the skyscrapers getting their third W of the season with a final score of 65-59.


Written by: George Hernandez


The OT Bandits set the tone of the game with a close lead, thanks to their 2-3 zone defense. Notable mention goes to Emmanuel Gatera for his offensive putbacks, and Isaac Lipstadt for being the OT Bandit’s designated three-point shooter.


However, The Party came back with the heat in the second half to win the game 69-56.

Will Johnson assisted Zachery San Felipe with a nice behind the back pass and bucket to end the game.

Written by: Jennifer Le

The teams return to the Richmond Olympic Oval next Monday March 4th for the seventh and final week of the regular season. Games start at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.


John Leong

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