Shoe City Hardware fought hard for the second-place position, taking the win over Jacqueline’s Grocery Store. Carlos Rivera score 15 points for Shoe City Hardware and played a huge role in the victory, making a three-point shot in the fourth quarter. Cristian Ovalles scored 13 points for Jacqueline’s Grocery Store, but it wasn’t enough to take the victory over Shoe City Hardware. Jacqueline’s Grocery Store is in fourth place.
Early Contractors continued its first-place standing by beating Fireside Restaurant & Pub. Tyresse Gutierrez stepped up as the offensive leader for Early Contractors, scoring 10 points in his team’s victory. Phillip Cunningham played hard for Fireside Restaurant & Pub and scored 10 points. Fireside Restaurant & Pub is in third place.
Minor League Basketball Playoffs
Fourth-place team Jacqueline’s Grocery Store took out fifth-place team The Common 1854 in the first round of the playoffs. Cristian Ovalles scored 27 points for Jacqueline’s Grocery Store, and the team will be moving on to the semi-finals against first place team Early Contractors on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. Third-place team Fireside Restaurant & Pub took the victory over sixth place team Richdale Convenience Store. Phillip Cunningham scored 17 points in the showdown for Fireside Restaurant & Pub, and will move on to the semi-finals against second-place team Shoe City Hardware at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2.
Major League Basketball, Week 9
Avery Cerow scored 31 points for JDR’s Auto/Welding & Towing in the victory over Early Contractors. Eduardo Gonzales and Nicholas Goudreault each scored 17 points for Early Contractors. JDR’s Auto/Welding & Towing has a 4-5 record and Early Contractors has a 3-6 record.
High Street Market held onto first place against Destiny’s Spanish Market. Navin Cruz demonstrated great offense and scored a season high 62 points for High Street Market. Sylus Kitchens scored 41 points for Destiny’s Spanish Market, but it wasn’t enough to take out the first place team. High Street Market has an 8-1 record, and Destiny’s Spanish Market has a 3-6 record.