A Paradise, Dips, Sand Dollar, Jessie’s take tournament titles
Two teams got their measure of revenge last week in the Community Center basketball league. Second-place finishers Jessie’s in Division III and A Paradise in the Premier Division knocked off the regular season champs Ross Built and Rotten Ralph’s to take their post season tourney titles in games that went right down to the wire.
Meanwhile, in Division I, Dips Ice Cream took its fourth consecutive title by defeating Island Family Physicians and Sand Dollar won its tourney by beating E Training Solutions in Division II.
A Paradise 35 - Ralph’s 34
As he has all year, Kyle Aritt led the way in scoring for A Paradise, hitting for 21 points in a back-and-forth game that wasn’t decided until the buzzer. Kyle Sewall added nine points for the champs. Matt Bauer led all scorers with 23 points for Rotten Ralph’s.
Dips 48 - Isl. Family Phys. 41
Regular season champs Dips used a balanced scoring attack and a tough defense to take this title. Justin Gargett and Max Miller shouldered the scoring duties, with 17 and 11 points respectively, while Elio Gomez and Connor Field frustrated the Physicians’ ball-handlers all night. Leading scorer Daniel Pimental was mostly held in check through three quarters but hit four buckets late to finish with 18.
Jessie’s 7 - Ross Built 6
This low-scoring affair was a nail-biter all the way, with Jessie’s taking a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter. But neither team could throw it in the ocean in the final stanza, as both sides mounted furious defenses and nobody scored. Seth Walter tossed in three points to lead Jessie’s, while Gavin Sentman and Andrew and Jake Ross each had two for Ross Built.
Sand Dollar 31-
E Training Solutions 16
Regular season champs Sand Dollar continued to dominate in tournament play in this division in a game that was essentially over by halftime. Leading the way was Cameron Brauner with 12 and Burke McCampbell-Hill with 11. Blaine Jenefsky and Logan Reiber each had seven for E Training Solutions.