Men's A - Late free throws cap off comeback win & give #9-seed DRT Group an improbable championship, 56-53, over Too Many Weapons
DRT Group finished their regular season with a 2-6 record - good enough for last place in their division and seemingly headed for an early postseason exit.On Tuesday night, though, they completed an improbable five-game run, capped off by a thrilling 56-53 win over Too Many Weapons to claim their 2nd Men's A-league title.Trailing most of the game, their defense brought DRT back and when Drew Maples went to the line with eight seconds left, he calmly drained two free throws to put them up by a point.They then got one more stop and two foul shots from Xavier Parham to ice it.
Maples led DRT with 17 points, Parham finished with 14 and Larry Allen added 12 points in the paint.Too Many Weapons had looked dominant in the tournament and seemed in control of this championship game, before letting it get away late.Despite the big night from T.J. Grimes (four 3's, 18 points) and 15 points from Lamar Gregg, they were stifled down the stretch, & DRT took the crown.
Men's B - Midnight Express completes perfect season in overtime, 55-49 against Team Envy
The two teams met prior in the season and Midnight Express earned a two-point win over Team Envy.That game represented the lone loss combined for the two squads entering this championship game - Midnight looking for the perfect season, and Team Envy looking for redemption and a 2nd title.It took overtime, but Midnight Express got the narrow win again and finished 11-0 with the 55-49 victory.
Midnight got 14 points from Creighton Anders to lead the way, followed by 12 apiece from Wallace Inge and Todd Hoyle.They looked in control before squandering a late lead and having to go to overtime, but they held Envy scoreless in the extra session.Clarence Lewis led Team Envy with 14 points, & Corey Gilpin added 10 in the loss.
Men's C - Pippen Ain't Easy pulls away in second half and beats Team RamRod, 46-35, for first title
Top-seeded Team RamRod only suffered one regular-season loss, but it was a 23-point rout courtesy of their championship opponent, Pippen Ain't Easy.It was a back-and-forth first half, with the lead changing hands repeatedly.In the 2nd half, however, Pippen suffocated RamRod's offense and they pulled away to beat RamRod again and claim the title, 46-35.
Sean Davis led all scorers with 15 points, nine of which came in the pivotal second-half run.Drew Austin added nine points in the win.The difference was on the defensive end, though, as they didn't allow a RamRod player to reach double figures.Raj Sethi led the way with nine points, while Brad Morrison and Dominic Barrett scored eight apiece.
CoEd - No Competition wins back-to-back titles in overtime, come-from-behind fashion over the Titans, 65-61
This championship represented the title-holders of the three previous CoEd leagues - the Titans winning the first two seasons, while No Competition was looking to win their 2nd consecutive title.The Titans swept the regular season, winning once on a buzzer beater and more recently with a 24-point blowout, but none of that mattered on Tuesday, as No Competition came back from seven points down with four minutes to play to force overtime.In the overtime, they struck first and held on to win back-to-back titles, 65-61.
Lloyd Mayes was the difference in the game, as he dominated the glass and poured in a game-high 21 points.Tara Jones also came up huge for No Competition with 15 points, and Shaqvhan Hunter finished with nine points, including some late clutch free throws.The Titans got 15 points from Lindsay Biggs, 14 from Reid Martin, and 10 from Phil Hodges, but after blowing the lead in regulation, the momentum had clearly swung the other way and No Competition finished the job.