FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rising phenoms and seasoned pros placed their talents on display, as the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Men’s 30+ Basketball League celebrated NBA All-Star weekend during Week 10 action.
Winning team: Slamma Jamma (78)
Losing team: Drive N Dish (66)
Two of the league’s elite guards – Rich Cobbinah of Slam Jam and Brian Ciemneicki of DND – battled mano-a-mano, and both went Russell Westbrook-like. Cobbinah finished with 28 pts, 8 rebs, and 11 assists, while Ciemneicki stuffed the stat sheet with 24-9-6, but it was Slamma, backed by rookie Greg Josephsen (24 pts) and Dave “Baseline” Berger (18) who prevailed in the high-scoring affair. Vet forward Keith Karyczak had 16 points, and frontcourt mates Chris Beaudry (13 & 9) and Steve Lee (11 & 9) both nearly double-doubled in a losing cause.
Winning team: Get Buckets (63)
Losing team: Flash-N-Bang (39)
Deadlocked 23-23 at the intermission, Get Buckets clamped down in the second half, outscoring F-N-B 40-16, to cruise to its fifth-straight victory. The star-of-stars, Jamal Berry, had his customary stellar 28 & 11 performance for G.B., and was supported by “KG” Kevin Gannon (14 & 7) and Justin Fiory (11 pts). The Big “O” Omar Glover (18 & 8) was solid in defeat.
Winning team: Falcons (56)
Losing team: Hickory Hoosiers (37)
The Falcons flew out to a 10-point halftime lead and were never headed. Capt. Jason Shann (13 pts) and guard Eljay Aguillo (12) paced a balanced Falc offensive attack, while first-year standout Clay Torres pulled down his league-leading season average in boards (9). The Hoosiers, playing without some of their star Hicks, were led by Geoff Gonzales (16 & 7) and Dave Ferreiro (9 & 7), as they fell for the fourth straight week.
Winning team: Size Matters (47)
Losing team: No Conscience (41)
Diaper Dandy Chris Burke netted 21 points, center James Patrick cleaned the glass (10 rebs), and Blake Sonnek-Schmelz contributed 9 & 5, as Size Matt maintained its tie for 2nd place in the standings. No Con, which dropped its 2nd consecutive, received all of its firepower from the quartet of Jason Holley (11), Tim Gray (11), Stephen Murray (10) and Chris Mattina (9).
Get Buckets 9-1
Size Matters 7-3
Slamma Jamma 7-3
No Conscience 5-5
Hickory Hoosiers 3-7
Drive N Dish 2-8
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