Dev and the Wild Things (2) vs Todd and the Bens (3)
Nothing new here. Todd and the Bens win a hard fought Game 1 with a 9-7 victory. AKA goes 6-8 from the field while Thief added 2 points and 2 boards. The Beast had 5 points while DFA added 3 boards. Todd and the Bens by far have the best team chemistry. They really understand each other and know each other's strengths and weaknesses. That comes from years and years of playing together. That can't be taught, that's earned. Series: Todd and the Bens lead 1-0.
AKA put in probably his best overall effort ever into this TomBall game. He really wanted to win. He really wanted it. Unfortunately, his team fell short 15-13 in what was the game of the tournament. AKA had 5 points, 7 boards, 4 dimes, and played stellar defense on The Beast which included 3 swats. The Beast did have 8 points, but they came on 20 shots. The Horror played a great game, going 4-7 with 6 boards. When he gets in the post he's tough to stop. DFA had another great all around game with 3 points, 3 boards, 3 dimes and 3 cookies. The Thief and The Litigator each had 4 points, 3 boards and 1 dime. This was definitely the game of the tournament. The level of play was outstanding. AKA had two chances at the end of the game to win it, with both shots hitting every part of the hoop except for the bottom of the net. The defensive pressure he was putting on The Beast was taking its toll. Series Tied 1-1.
The winner of this game would meet Dio and the Novas in the championship. Both teams knew what was on the line. Both teams fought hard. Unfortunately, only one team could win. The Horror had his best offensive game scoring 5 points and adding 4 boards. DFA had 3 boards and 4 big dimes. AKA had 4 points and The Litigator had 3 points and 4 boards. When it came down to the end, the game plan for Dev and the Wild Things was simple: get the ball to The Beast. Let him do his thing. And that he did. Scoring two late baskets to win the game 10-8. Dev and the Wild Things advance.