PLEASE NOTE: Because a couple of teams decided to change their team names during the season, making the switch has caused a mix-up in some of the stats. I'm not really sure why people think Excel is the greatest program ever. I certainly don't. Darlene will fix the problems tonight. Thanks.
In a spectacular game that featured last-second heroics from both teams, Fleet outlasted Icy Hots in double overtime. Jeff Clark and Sam Okougbo combined for 20 points in the first half to pace Fleet out to a 40-30 lead at the break. In the second half, Tyler Kaiser went to work inside and brought the Hots back into the game. With the clock winding down in regulation and Fleet clinging to a three-point lead, Adam Campillo hit a big three to send the game into OT. Neither team could break free in the first overtime before Okougbo hit a three in the second OT to seal the victory. It was a great game.
In other action:
BOS 71, Q 68 - BOS had five players score in double figures, led by Charlie Jimenez with 16 points.
Gotem 58, Sonora 54 - Zeke Odina had 25 points and six rebounds to lead Gotem to a tight victory. Cesar Solis hit several big shots down the stretch to keep the game close, but Gotem held on for the win.
Scrap Attack 76, TSB 56 - Without league-leading scorer Jose Maravilla in the lineup, TSB suffered its second straight loss after starting the season with five straight wins. Johnny Williams hit five threes and Josh Mattison had a double-double (11 and 10) to lead Scrap Attack. With a 4-3 won-loss mark so far this season, Scrap Attack has scored 446 points and given up 446 points.
R.U.B.S.K. 63, G-Sauce 61 - Jeremy Radtke scored 26 points and grabbed six boards to lead the Scorch Kittens.
Flying Squirrels 56, Tucson Hustle 54 - Adam Sabel banked in a long three at the buzzer to pull out an unlikely win over Tucson Hustle.
Team Academy 84, Ninety-Six 56 - Diego Vargas had 35 points and seven rebounds to lead Team Academy. His performance overshadowed that of Randy Zimmerman, who had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Ninety-Six.
Hickory 48, Barrio Benchmen 31 - In a game of wild streaks, Hickory exploded late to break open a tight game. Hickory had blasted out to a quick 10-2 lead to start the game, but the Benchmen settled down and came back to take a 26-22 lead into halftime. About halfway through the second half, the Benchmen still held a one-point lead, but then John Brady hit four straight threes for Hickory. To make matters worse, Brady's North Carolina team came back late against Arkansas to advance to the Sweet 16.
One other quick note: Emily Haynes, who is one of our scorekeepers, was named Small School Co-Player of the Year by the AllSportsTucson website. Only a sophomore, point-guard Emily led Immaculate Heart to its first conference championship in any sport in school history. She's badass.