Monday, June 29, 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP: Team 2 v Team 4

Dio and the Novas vs Dev and the Wild Things

No need to say it, but I will anyways. $150 to the winning team. Largest cash prize in TomBall history. Who wanted it more. With both teams tired and running on fumes, it was sure to be a battle. Dio and the Novas came out literally on fire, hitting their first 5 shots en route to a 5-1 lead. Each baller had a point with The Best providing a thunderous rebounding dunk at one point. The Beast calmed his team down and eventually battled back to tie it 9-9. The Best finished with 6 points, 5 boards, 2 dimes and a tournament high 5 cookies. FX helped out with 5 points and two massive cookies that I will get to in a minute. The Business and FX each took turns guarding The Beast, trying to throw off his offensive game. He finished with 5 points on 5-6 shooting and 5 boards. DFA had an outstanding offensive game finishing with 3 points, 3 boards and 4 dimes. The Horror added 3 points and 2 swats. With the game tied 11-11, FX stole the ball from DFA and dribbled down the court and threw down a monstrous lefty dunk to take the lead. Two defensive possessions later, FX tipped a pass by DFA and chased the ball down, beating DFA to the ball. His basketball instincts probably alerted him to the fact that The Best was running down court with him, as he grabbed the ball and in a continuous motion threw it behind his back to The Best who layed it in for the victory and the championship. Throwing his arms in the air, The Best had finally added that elusive championship trophy to his list of accolades. Dio and the Novas took the championship, proving that a bunch of out of towners are just what TomBall needs to spice things up.

After all of this, the ballers ate food. A lot of food. And it was good. Real good. Another tournament by the end of the summer...? Possibly. Wait and find out. Come back soon, to The Corner.

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