Team Eues (33) – Team Dukes (40)
EUES: Team Dukes defeated Team Eues 40-33 in a physical game. The game was close the first half, but Tim Roussel, Madison Mulkey & Scott Reitzell kept Dukes team on top by 7 at half. Corey, Page Warde & Mark Macha all made buckets to keep Eues close in the second half, but could never catch up. John Waitz played good defense down low, Tim Roussel is a really good player and tough to defend.
Once again Team Eues had a good turnout at Walk Ons after the game and is the team to beat for the post game celebration trophy. Team Gosha, usually a favorite for the celebration championship has not been turning out like Joey’s previous teams. Is Joey not picking up the tab like in year’s past?
DUKES: Great game of two evenly matched up opponents. Problem was, nobody lived up to the hype. In the end Team Dukes got the win after a sloppy game. Team Eues will be a tough match up for everyone in the playoffs. Hopefully over the break Team Dukes practices free throws and lay ups. Big shout out to the refs again. Hopefully Santa brings Legends a new scoreboard. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
*Sidenote-Levesque really likes ranch dressing and Myles Buuck was the only player from Open to show up at Walk Ons (that I saw).
Team Dartez (53) – Team Goscha (36)
DARTEZ: Team Dartez came out of the gate strong and took a commanding 1st quarter 17 – 8 lead behind a stellar sharpshooting display with 5 three-pointers in the period. (Where in the hell did that come from?) We played great defense and mostly limited a strong Goscha team to one shoot per possession not counting Goscha’s 8 rebounds on two possessions trying to put the ball in the basket. Team Dartez continued the onslaught in the 2nd period behind Ourso’s 2 three-pointers and Morel’s 2 buckets to take a 32 – 18 lead into halftime. Team Dartez continued its precision offense in the 2nd half outscoring Team Goscha 22 -18. Team Dartez scored double digits in all 4 quarters for the 1st time this year.
Team Goscha is tough with strong inside presence and multiple 3 -point assassins. It was just our night tonight. Dornier led Team Goscha with 11 pts followed by Dom Valenti -8 and Lato -6 points.
Team Dartez displayed a well balanced scoring attack and was led by Dartez -15 pts, Tate -14, Ourso -12, Morel -8, and Pat Thompson with double digit assists orchestrating the offense. (why aren’t we keeping assists?)
GOSCHA: Both teams started in a 2-3 zone. Team Dartez made shot after shot and stayed well compacted on the inside on defense. Goscha shot at the ocean and missed. Inside and Outside it didn’t matter. We were cold and they were hot.
Side story: Ourso feeling slighted by Goscha not drafting him again this year proceeded to bust 4-3’s in our eyeballs and was heard mumbling draft that B! Point taken Ourso! Touché! Dartez hit all of his shots and credited his Wednesday sessions with Ryan as the reason for his success and shooting 8 for 8 from the field. Not only did the shots go then they played slow and smart. The point play from them was clean and zero trurnovers.
This bad of a beat down can lead to two possible outcomes for team Goscha: Fight or lay down. This link will be Goscha for the next four weeks over the break: https://youtu.be/A_hLdPRsssE?si=6GtSjvH-8JRP3v2J
Team Goscha was led by Ryan with 11 points. Gutsy effort by Clint as he’s been nursing a sore knee for the past two weeks. The break will be a welcome change for our leading scorer.
Merry Christmas to everyone but the Grinch Ourso!
Team Levesque (39) – Team Smith (31)
LEVESQUE: Team Levesque vs Team Smith started with no subs on either side. We both kept a slow pace and the game was close for much of the time.
Austin Fontenot was on fire from 3 killing TL’s zone defense keeping the game close.
TL pulled away in the 3rd quarter with good defense and timely shots.
Reggie had 15
St. Cyr had 12
Levesque had 9
Thundercat made an appearance at walk ons and enjoyed a celebratory shot of ranch. Joey G was in awe.
Team Lambert (47) – Team LeDoux (48) (Overtime)
LEDOUX: Due to a last minute schedule change I was not able to make a work swap to attend this weeks game between teams LeDoux and Lambert. But that’s a first world problem. These are not first hand events as stated but a summary of the events that took place second hand. Both teams were evenly matched and missing a player or two.
Team LeDoux started off slow the first quarter down 11-6 but came back strong in the second quarter to tie it up at 22 a piece. It was then a back and forth contest until the end. It finished at 43-43 in regulation. In OT we missed our free throws and they scored twice and one of Lane Pitre two baskets gave them a two point lead at 47-45 but LP was able to come up big with a huge 3 pointer for his second basket in OT to give team LeDoux the one point lead and secure the victory for his team! Kudos to the guys for playing hard and getting the job done without me! Hats off to them! Merry Christmas to all my brothers in this wonderful club!! Thanks to all that work so hard behind the scenes to give us this opportunity!