Champs! #3 SC Threat Matrix (41) v. #1 Guap (43)

The Championship game was here! These two teams have come from the depths of despair to living the high life! The #3 SC Threat Matrix defeated Second Wind and Bangarang to meet the #1 seeded Guap who beat Jackson Arms and the Saints! Who will be the first to win a TDS Championship?
I don’t know if it was fatigue or just good defense but the Matrix didn’t score their first basket until the 3:28 mark of the first quarter! They were tied at 8 at the end of the first stanza. In the second quarter, the Matrix came out scoring! The defense led to offense as they outscored Guap 18-7 in the second quarter to take an 11 point advantage at the half! Behind London who had a team high, 13pts and 3blks! Threat Matrix led 26-15 at the break!
Things needed to turn around for Guap! In the third quarter they did. The MVP Brannon (16pts) and Maynard (15pts) really picked up the pace. They combined to score 23pts in the second half! Guap turned up the defense as well. Holding the Matrix to 7-23 fgs (30%) in the second half of the game! Brannon was mixing it up with stealing the ball at one end to dishing it to (usually) Maynard for two on the other end!
The game was far from over though! The Matrix actually took the lead and with less than one minute left in the game Brannon rose up and drilled a three ball from the corner pocket to tie up the game! Next time down after a stop Brannon drove down the lane and dished to an open Truman for a layup and the lead! The Matrix had one last chance to tie or even win the game! London drove left and dished the ball out to Josh but Brannon came up with the steal to seal the game and bring home the championship for Guap, 43-41!
Thank you goes out to both teams for a great end to an equally great season! Until next time…
SC Threat Matrix
17-44 39% fgs
2-10 20% 3pt
5-8 63% fts
London 13p 7r 2a 1s 3b
Nick 5p 10r 2a 3s
16-53 30% fgs
5-12 42% 3pt
5-8 63% fts
Brannon 16p 2r 4a 3s (MVP)
Maynard 15p 8r 2a 2s

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