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FSPY 30+ Men’s Basketball League Kicks Off Season

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Run It Back!'s Greg Josephsen rises for a jump shot over Team 8 defender Anand Desai. Josephsen tallied 18 points to help his team to a 42-37 victory.
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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Men’s 30+ Basketball League tipped off its 9th season on Dec. 3, with eight teams dreaming about cutting down the nets in March.
 
Game #1
Winning team: Talkin’ Bout Practice (60)
Losing team: Triples ‘n Dimes (35)
 
Talkin’ ran out to a 17-point halftime advantage and never kept quiet, led by Joe DeGennaro’s 21 points. Eric Halpin (15 pts, 7 boards), Capt. Scott Lowder (13 & 7), and Mike Ruccio (7 & 11) were major contributors for the victors. TND was paced by Stephen Murray’s 13 pts, and an 11-pt, 8-rebound outing from last year’s league MVP Rich Cobbinah.

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Game #2
Winning team: Game Over (62)
Losing team: Basket Brawlers (55)

In a nip-and-tuck affair, the game wasn’t over until G.O. pulled away in the final minutes behind Capt. Gavin Ford’s near triple double (18-10-7). Clay Torres (15 pts, 9 rebs) and Geoff Gonzalez (13 pts) both drilled three from behind the arc, and David Ferreiro chipped in with 9 tallies for the winners.  Brawler Warren Lowe had a game-high 19 pts, while Kevin Adams and James “Big Smooth” Patrick netted 10 each for B.B.

Game #3
Winning team: Throwbacks (76)
Losing team: Droppin’ Dimes (45)

Throwbacks, propelled by Capt. Jamal Berry’s 23 pts, shot a blistering 60% from the floor, and connected on 10 three-pointers, cruising to victory after a competitive first half. Jason Shann had four of his team’s triples, finishing with 16 pts, while Jason Holley (10 & 8) and rookies Soji Ojugbele (10 pts) and Orlando Jean-Charles (8 pts) were solid. Droppin’ was spearheaded by its guard duo of Eljay Aguillo (14 pts) and Capt. Brian Ciemneicki (11 pts), and center Craig Cichocki (10 & 8).

 
Game #4

Winning team: Run It Back! (42)
Losing team:  Team 8 (37)

The league’s #1 overall draft choice, Greg Josephsen, scored 18 pts, Gregg Carder had 9 pts and 6 caroms, and Capt. Tom St. John added 6 pts & 9 rebs, as R.I.B.! held off Team 8 in the day’s nightcap.  Team 8’s Chris Burke led all players with 19 points.  Brendan Ryan put in 8, and Omar Glover snared 9 rebs in defeat.

Standings:

Talkin’ Bout Practice   1-0

Game Over                1-0

Throwbacks               1-0

Run It Back!              1-0

Triples ‘n Dimes        0-1

Basket Brawlers        0-1

Droppin Dimes          0-1

Team 8                      0-1

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit the Y’s website at www.fspymca.org.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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