2010 FALL PLAYOFFS
Unprecedented: Three Championship games, three overtime thrillers
Men's A League Final - Team Richmond finishes off perfect season with 49-44 overtime win against Village Cafe
Team Richmond scored first to lead 2-0, and for most of the night it looked like that would be their last lead of the game. Village Cafe controlled the first 35 minutes, leading by as many as eight. They went cold, though, and Team Richmond took advantage, seizing a 43-41 lead with two minutes to play. The lead was three and time was running out when Jamal Brunt was fouled in the act of shooting with 2.6 seconds to play. He calmly buried all three free throws for Villlage Cafe and forced overtime.
In the overtime, Team Richmond re-asserted themselves, scored first, and shut out Village Cafe to claim the title, 49-44. Brett James led all scorers with 21 points and made 8-of-9 from the foul line. Ryan Butler added 11 for Team Richmond in the win. Peter Thomas paced Village Cafe with 14 points and Brunt finished with 10, but it was different season-same result as they suffered an overtime loss in the championship game for the second straight season.
Men's B League Final - Jefferson's late free throws dethrone Team Envy, give Gauchos 51-49 overtime victory
The top-seeded Gauchos seized control in the second half, building a lead and maintaining it to the closing minutes. Defending champion Team Envy showed their championship grit, however, and wasn't going to go away lightly. With the help of poor foul shooting from the Gauchos, Team Envy came through late in regulation and forced overtime at 47-47. In the overtime, Michael Jefferson and the Gauchos regained their composure and, as he drew a foul on a drive with 2.6 seconds left, the game was again on the line.
This time, Jefferson sank both free throws and forced a desperation heave from Julani Lawrence that sailed off-line as the buzzer sounded, and the Gauchos claimed their first title, 51-49. Jefferson and Allen Williams finished with 11 points apiece, but it was Kenny Webster who led the scoring attack for the Gauchos with 15 points. For Team Envy, Julani Lawrence and Jermaine Royster carried the scoring load, scoring 13 and 12, respectively.
CoEd Final - No Competition blows lead in regulation, but regroups for double overtime win over Good Times 70-63, completing undefeated season
Good Times jumped out early and led the entire first 25 minutes before No Competition settled in and took over the game. The top-seed seemed to have the game won: up five with a minute to play and a breakaway layup in sight to seal the deal. However, a missed layup, a Good Times' banked-in 3-pointer, and a Joseph Milton layup with 4 seconds to play erased the lead and forced overtime. Neither team could get out of their own way in the first overtime, thus needing a second extra session.
At that point, No Competition decided enough was enough, asserted themselves by scoring first, and then locked down Good Times the rest of the way to complete a perfect 11-0 season with a 70-63 championship victory. Shaqvhan Hunter came up with all of the big shots, leading No Competition with 19 points. Lloyd Mayes did his part as well, adding 18 and getting most of his team's rebounds, while Allison Greene finished with 12. Their win overshadowed the phenomenal performance by Good Times' Joel Rowe. He scored his team's first 10 points and led all scorers with 30. Peter Santos added 12 and David Randolph chipped in 10, but it wasn't enough as they fell just short of a title in their first season.