After a long day in the gym, it's kinda' cool to have an exciting game near the end of the evening. This past week, we had two. Lost Treasures and Gotem were tied at 26-26 at halftime and the game stayed tight throughout the second half. Adam Markstro led the Treasures with 17 points, while Ashraf Alfatesh and Jeremy Rinker each had 13 points. Zeke Odina had 23 points for Gotem.
In the nightcap, we had a barnburner between Geeks and Flashback. It was tight all night long, with both teams taking turns taking the lead and then giving it up. The Geeks took a 28-27 lead at the half behind the all-around play of Cornell Littleton. In the second half, Flashback's Aaron Anderson began to assert himself, scoring inside and out. Flashback scratched out a tenuous three-point lead with 10 seconds left. After a furious scramble near midcourt, the ball ended up in the hands of Marcos Lopez, who calmly drained a three at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The two teams went at it in the OT. The Geeks held a two-point lead before Anderson sank a long three for the 63-62 victory.
This is the last week of the regular season and the playoffs loom in the distance. There are only two undefeated teams in the league--Hey Arnold!, which has won three games by two points each and another by four points, and The Hawgs, who look anxious to get back to the championship game in the A League in the next few weeks. It's going to be fun.