Category: 9/10 League Written by Chicago Hoops
Playoff action in the quarterfinals of the 9th/10th Division Championship Bracket kicked off the day with both games coming down to the wire before the Hawks and Bobcats advanced. The Heat’s George Arvantis scored 26 to Brandon Keller’s 23 for the Hawks while the other game featured big Ben Skeens leading a balanced Bobcats attack with 14. The Hawks went on to knockoff the Suns by two and will face the unchallenged 76ers, who beat the Bobcats, for the championship.
Bobcats (51) T-Wolves (48)
A game that saw too many lead changes to count came right down to the wire, but the T-Wolves could not find an answer for the tremendously balanced Bobcats that saw 10 different players score, led by Ben Skeens 14. Three-point specialist Marcus Nicpon hit four threes to earn his 12 points for the T-Wolves.
Spurs (51) Blazers (61)
2018 wing Zach Krysztopik drilled 19 points for the Spurs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Blazers. Three players hit double digits for the Blazers led by Joshua Columbus’ 15 and Drew Tyson’s 14.
Bobcats (47) 76ers (86)
The 76ers continued their strong play in the league, moving to 7-0. All eight players scored for the 76ers, with four hitting double digits. The 76ers Justin McMahon scored 17 while Brandon Rule hit 16.
Hawks (64) Heat (57)
The Heat’s George Arvantis scored 26 and was nearly matched by Brandon Keller of the Hawks, who scored 23 in one of the most competitive games of the fall.
Knicks (38) Lakers (52)
Rashad Johnson registered 21 for the Lakers and was nearly negated by Colton Marunde’s 20 for the Knicks in a game that was a lot closer than the final score indicates.
Hawks (40) Suns (38)
With the Hawks playing their second game of the day, the Suns - missing league leading scorer Evan Hines’ 21 ppg - made them use every ounce of energy to earn a victory. Stefan Balaban led the Suns with 13 while the Hawks’ Max Raske notched 16 after scoring 15 in the quarterfinal game.
Bulls (49) Jazz (37)
Ray Siewert has led the Jazz in scoring six of the seven weeks (only missing by one point in the week he didn’t), but his 15 points weren’t nearly enough to match a very balanced Bulls attack. Will Nicolaides led the Bulls with 12.
Nets (58) Grizzlies (30)
Luke Labuz scored over half the Grizzlies points with 16 while the Nets had four players score in double figures. Mark Milligan led the Nets with 15 points.