Rock Center (70) vs. Squad Up (72) F/OT
WOW, part 2! Lol! Um, did I say the last game was a preview of the championship cause this game might be the one! Rock Center is back because of unfinished business and they’re taking on Squad Up!
Rock Center was ready for this season! Japheth (22pts) and newcomer Tommy (29pts) were the leaders in scoring with a combined for 51pts! Robert Noland made up for his poor shooting day (5-22, 22.7%) with a game high 20 boards! As a team, Rock Center shot 26-60 fgs (43.3%) but only 6-21 (28.6%) from deep! Their defense kept them in the game only down by 6, 35-29!
Squad Up, made up of a bunch of TDS alumni, took their 6pt halftime lead and lengthened it by 2pts going into the fourth and final quarter! Henry and Nick combined to score 37pts on 13-27 fgs (48.1%)! Joachim, coming off getting married in the off-season, dusted off his kicks and went for a double-double (14pts & 10rebs)!
Squad Up’s 8pt lead quickly evaporated! The game went to overtime! Another 3min period was needed to settle this contest. After trading baskets and splitting free throws, there was 08.9 secs remaining in the first overtime. Squad Up had the ball on the side. Randall dribbled and got the rock to Nick at the top of the key. He caught the ball, did a head fake and took a step in and drilled the 17 footer. GAME! Squad Up won this thriller, 72-70!
26-60 (43.3%) fgs
6-21 (28.6%) 3pts
11-17 (64.7%) fts
Tommy 29p 5r
Japheth 22p 3r 3a 5s
26-56 (46.4%) fgs
9-25 (36%) 3pts
12-18 (66.7%) fts
Henry 20p 7r 3a
Nick 17p 7r 4a