The schedule is up for this week and the season schedule will be up shortly. There will be a day in late October when we will have no games because the facility will be used for (ahem) club volleyball. It will NOT be a bye. We simply don't have access to the facility that day. Please don't refer to it when you're complaining about having too many byes. Say it with me: IT IS NOT A BYE. Thanks. Also, Fleet and Blue Coconuts need to check their game times for this week. Thanks again.
Gabe Reyes had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Just a Game over The Wet Bandits, 55-50. (In case you're wondering, "Wet Bandits" is a reference to the bumbling crooks played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the first two "Home Alone" movies.) The Bandits' long-range duo of Bruno Lopez (last season's leading three-point shooter) and Cristian Anaya combined for 44 points to keep the game close.
In other games:
--Hey Arnold! 49, Flashback 41 - Yes, that's the actual final score. Generally when these two teams get together, that would be the halftime score. But for some unknown reason, both teams decided to play defense this time and just look at the results. We're all kinda' hoping that they revert to form soon.
--Hickory 61, Frosty Hesson 54 - This was a great game. Will Lewis hit three threes in the first half to pace Hesson to a 24-21 lead at the break. But in the second half, John Brady hit six threes as Hickory grabbed the head and held on for the win.
--still got it 89, Deadly Venoms 74 - still got it hit a stunning 24 three-pointers in the game to go along with seven twos and a single free throw in the win. All eight players on the winning squad hit three-pointers, led by Chris Klassen with six and Caleb Hupp with five.
--Blue Coconuts 71, Lights Out 63 (OT) - Zach Jones and Sean Arrington combined for 61 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Coconuts.
--Alorica Royals 68, Toon Squad 64 - This one was tight throughout, with Chris Bracamonte and Sergio Carranza combining for 42 points and 15 boards in the win.
The schedule for the entire season will be up soon. We have a couple teams that haven't paid yet and we're not going to schedule them until they do. It sucks (for us and for y'all) putting up the schedule and then having to change it. If it's not resolved in the next couple days, we'll just move on without those teams.
Also, after every team has played at least twice, we'll start posting the stats and update them every week. Thanks for being part of the 30th year of the Tucson Basketball League.