Reales de La Vega de La Vega in dramatic fashion, defeated Indios de San Francisco 94-92.
Reales de La Vega were up 83-70, with 4.53 left in the 4th quarter. Then Indios made a furious run and tied the game 91-91. With 4 seconds left, Luis Nelson Ferreiras (191-F-76) went to the free throw line and made 1. With Reales de La Vega down by 1, and 1.4 secons left, Edgar Lugo (189-G-82, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Lehman) hit a three pointer from basket to basket to give Reales de La Vega de La Vega their 5th consecutive win.
For Reales de La Vega, Andres Sandoval (193-G-83, agency: AI Sports MM) 22 points, Juan Coronado (198-F-90) 16 points and 8 rebounds, Ramon Ruiz (188-G-85) 15 points, Alex Carcamo (200-F-77, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: E.Washington) 12 points and 13 rebounds, Bobby Pandy (198-F, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) 15 points and 5 steals, Edgar Lugo 11 points
For Indios de San Francisco, Jamal Holden (206-C-80, college: UALR) 24 points and 11 rebounds, Luis Nelson Ferreiras 16 points, Henry Paulino (198-F-73) 15 points, Aneudy Morel 10 points.
Caneros de La Romana 99, Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris 87
For Caneros de La Romana, Reggie Charles (200-F-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 24 points and 13 rebounds, Marlon Dumont (206-F-77, college: TCU) 20 points and 7 rebounds, Andy Williams (195-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) 17 points and 7 rebounds, Carlos Sanchez 11 points.
For Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris, Alberto Ozuna (203-F-82) 32 points, Henry Lalane (199-F-78, college: St.Francis,NY) 13 points, Sammy Villegas (198-G-83, agency: Next Level, college: Toledo) 10 points.
Marineros de Puerto Plata 103, Metros de Santiago 97
For Marineros de Puerto Plata, Kelvin Pena (193-G-81, college: Southeastern CC) 24 points, Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-79, agency: DR. Carlos Sifuentes) 22 points and 7 rebounds, Carlos Morban (187-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Florida Intern.) 22 points, Jamaal Thomas (202-F-80, college: Angelo St.) 15 points, Sandro Encarnacion (203-86) 10 points and 8 rebounds.
For Metros de Santiago, Osvaldo Lopez (189-G/F-83) 22 points, Amaury Filion (206-C/F-81) 18 points and 8 rebounds, Robert Sanders (201-F-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Providence) 15 points and 9 rebounds, Joel Ramirez (191-G-81) 10 points and 8 assists, Charlie Rodriguez (202-F/C-78) 10 points.
Constituyentes de San Cristobal 96, Panteras del Distrito Nacional 76
For Constituyentes de San Cristobal, Franklin Western (200-F-72, college: Providence) 24 points, Manuel Guzman (203-F-82, college: Bemidji St.) 16 points, Josue Abreu (188-G-66) 13 points, Jose Fortuna (180-G-84) 12 points, Hansel Salvador (186-G-80) 12 points, Eddie Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech) 11 points and 10 rebounds.
For Panteras del Distrito Nacional, Juan Bautista Araujo (206-F/C-83) 20 points and 10 rebounds, Manuel Fortuna (187-G) 17 points, Benito Flores (198-F-80, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Cartersville, GA - Skyline gets back on win track, Baseline hangs on again, ServPro-1 fights off a tough Marietta squad, and Supreme finally gets one in the win column. SEBL Metro A-League results from Sunday July 27 are below...
Sun., July 27th @ JH Morgan Gym
Skyline 69 BC Celtics 67... Skyline found itself in the same position as last Wednesday when the allowed The Force to inch back into the game late and steal a victory at the buzzer. On this night, after leading much of the game, including a 41-31 spread at the intermission. The Celtics worked themselves back into the game with a balance of dribble drives by Andrew Jones and three point bombs by Jeff Croft. Skyline seemed to be buckling again. Mike Reynolds' three finally put the Celtics back up 65-64 with under a minute left. J.D. Pollock (6'5''-G) answered with a bucket in the lane to put Skyline back up by one. After a Celtic miss, Reggie King pulled an offensive board and connected to put his team back up, 67-66. JD Pollock then hit a huge three for Skyline to push them back up 69-67 with 20 seconds remaining. With fouls to give, Skyline forced the Celtics to inbound in the back court, then fouled after they ran some time down, to make it more difficult for the Celtics to get a clean look at the basket. After fouling twice and batting the inbounds pass out another, Skyline was able to the Celtics into an off balanced buzzer shot in the corner. Nick Mattone (6'4''-G) led Skyline with 23 points, while Pollock had 21. Alex Cornett (6'11''-C) also had 13 while Antone Anderson had six point and a boat load of rebounds, as Carter Deems contribued four and Mike Howren was held to two. For the Celtics, Dexter Shaw had a cool 22 points, while Croft finished with 18, King 10, Mike Reynolds nine, DeRon Davis six and Andrew Jones was held to two.
Baseline-1 91 BC Force 86... Baseline-1 never dazzles, with a bend but don't break mentality, but some how has been able to pull out victories in the end. Baseline-1 managed to dig a hole early again, before finally waking up and giving a more spirited effort. Neon Winters repeatedly found the seems under the basket for The Force, to the tune of 10 points in the early going and Darrell Wilkins (6'1''-G-84) downed three treys. Baseline, down by as many as 10 in the first half and little production or defense. Rod Ashmore and Marcus Henderson entered the game and provided a more balanced offense as they worked the middle on both ends. The changed opened the offense up, as Chris Jones and Terrence Hundley (6'2''-G-85) combined for 18 points in a run that saw Baseline race back to take a 38-36 lead at the half. A re-tooled offensive scheme allowed Baseline to build its lead and maintain most of the second half. Joe Hamilton got free under the basket for consecutive baskets and Ronnell Wooten had a stretch where he sank three straight NBA-range threes. The Force threatened, cutting it to one on several occassions in the latter stages, as Wilkins hit a couple of crucial threes and Tony Cook showed he can still go inside and out, by posting for two baskets, then hitting a clutch three pointer. The Force were forced to foul in the final minute, but Kurtis Woods and Terrence Hundley combined to knock down 7 of 8 freethrows to ice the win. Hundley and Wooten both finished with 20 for Baseline-1, while Hamilton had 17, Woods 15, Jones 10, Ashmore seven and Henderson two. For The Force Wilkins finished with 23, Marc Reese 17, Neon Winters 16, Cook 13, Kelvin McConnell (6'0''-G-89) 12 and Cedric McClinic five.
ServPro-1 84 Marietta 74... After battling most of the first half, ServPro-1 closed the half on a 7-0 run and took a 36-31 lead into the half. Marietta fought back early in the second half to re-take the lead. ServPro-1 regrouped with a clever inside-out game. When they did not convert from the perimeter, ServPro-1 would pound the ball in to Larry Cox (6'10''-C-84). Jermaine Spivey (6'3''-G-72) would also penetrate and dish to a waiting Cox. Marietta had no answer for Cox, but they would stay with in striking distance behind the scoring of guards Courtney George and Brandon Chambers, who combined for 22 second half points. DeAndre Washington's consecutive three-pointers gave Marietta its first lead since early in the game, at 63-62 with 6:40 remaining in the game. ServPro-1 didn't seem to like that very much as they kicked into another mode. Spencer Dixon drained two long shots and Cox got a put-back, two freethrows and a slam to help ServPro-1 re-build their lead to 10 points with in two minutes. Marietta had to play a catch-up style that didn't bode well, because Spivey, Cox and Jay Nelson collectively went 8-9 at the line. Cox got free for an exclamation slam at the buzzer, adding insult to injury. Cox pace all scorers with 32 points, while Dixon got 21, Spivey 16, Nelson 10, Courtney Stanley (6'4''-F-79) three and Rodney Stallings (6'7''-F, college: Chattanooga) two.
Supreme 93 Knicks-1 84... After letting two straight leads slip away, the Supreme finally got it right as they put together a solid effort down the stretch after building a spread in the second half against the Knicks-1. Carlos Hampton (6'4''-F) led the Supreme with 23 points, Mike Carson (6'4''-G, college: Reinhardt) had 18, as did Jazz Gregoire. Ale Burt (6'7''-F/C) of Clark Atlanta University also had 14, Jason Bryant (6'3''-G, college: Reinhardt) 10, Kenyatta Baylor eight and Ced Ward two. For the Knicks-1, Ricky James (6'3''-G-84, college: Atlanta Metro JC) had 27, Jonathan Johnson (6'6''-F-85, college: S.Georgia Tech CC) 23, DeMarlo Simmons 14, O'Brian Wilkins 11 and Mike Frazier nine.