🏀Winter Asian Open D1
#1 Go Get It (61) v. #4 Squadron (80)
The Final Four teams have been decided and the first matchup of the day is the undefeated Go Get It squad versus the two loss Squadron team!
The Go Get It team was going into the championship weekend at a rousing 7-0! That record, though, was with their full squad! They came into the game missing some key players but they would battle! JRock (Jason Rockwell) scored a double-double with 14pts & 11rebs and Butcher and Goof tied for the team lead in scoring with 17pts each!
Squadron was a team on a mission! They too were missing a couple of players due to injuries. Traivis Hom led the barrage the saw Squadron score the first 16pts of the third quarter to lengthen their lead to 51-29 midway through the third quarter! They shot a phenomenal 12-16 fgs (75%) in the quarter which put the game out of reach!
Both teams played even in the fourth quarter (scoring 15pts each) and Squadron pulled off the upset of the #1 seed, 80-61!
Go Get It
19-52 37% fgs
4-18 22% 3pt
19-30 63% fts
Goof 17p 7r 1s
JRock 14p 11r 3a 1s
31-58 53% fgs
10-24 42% 3pt
6-7 86% fts
Travis 21p 8r 2a 1s
Ken 17p 3r 4a 1s 1b 1t
#2 Spartans (69) v. #6 Bomb Squad (74)
The game that will decide which team will face #4 Squadron in the finals is a battle between the #2 seeded Spartans versus the #6 seed in Bomb Squad!
The Spartans were led by two players for almost the entire game. Those two players were John and Wai! The rest of the team was 4-21 fgs (19%) while the dynamic duo was an impressive 20-42 fgs (48%)! They combined to score 56pts (John 31pts and Wai 25pts)! Down by 16pts at the half the Spartans made a miraculous comeback! Tying the contest at 65 and sending the game into overtime!
Bomb Squad was on point to begin the game! They scored 25pt first quarter and 42pt first half to put the team in a, 42-26 halftime lead! Kyle Wong scored 10 of his team high 20pts and Mo, who is back after a two week layoff due to a leg injury, had 14pts & 11rebs in his return! Bomb Squad turned up the "D" in the extra 3min overtime outscoring the Spartans, 9-4! To go on to win, 74-69 in overtime!
24-63 38% fgs
10-31 32% 3pt
11-14 79% fts
John 31p 3r 1a
Wai 25p 10r 2a 3s 2b
26-51 51% fgs
4-10 40% 3pt
20-27 74% fts
Kyle Wong 20p 6r 5a 1s 1b
Mo 14p 11r 2a
#6 Bomb Squad (63) v. #4 Squadron (66)
In the conclusion of the TDS season we have the #3 seeded Squadron taking on the #6 seed Bomb Squad in a winner take all finale!
Both teams came into the game with some injuries, but both teams were prepared for this game! Travis and Tyler (16pts each) came out strong in the first half! Squadron shot the ball well (15-26 fgs 58%) to take an early 39-33 halftime lead!
The shooting was pretty even. The Squadron shot the ball 25-52 fgs (48%) and the Bomb Squad at 23-49 fgs (49%). Squadron shot the 3-ball, which proved to be the difference, much better! They were 11-25 3pt (44%) while Bomb Squad was at 4-153pt (27%)!
Moe led Bomb Squad with a game high, 21pts and Kyle chipped in with 15pts! Bomb Squad took the lead, briefly, in the 4th quarter. They outshot Squadron, 48% (11-23 fgs) to 38% (10-26 fgs) in the second half!
Taylor (MVP) scored 12 of his 20pts in the second half highlighted by an amazing 4pt play! Squadron almost squandered the lead as they shot 3-9 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter but they were able to hold on to win, 66-63!
Congratulations goes out to both Squadron and Bomb Squad for leaving it all on the floor for TDS! See y'all next season!
23-49 49% fgs
4-15 27% 3pt
12-18 67% fts
Moe 21p 7r 2b
Tye 10p 7r 4a 2s
25-52 48% fgs
11-25 44% 3pt
7-15 47% fts
Taylor (MVP) 20p 5r
Travis 16p 6r 2a 1s