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Week 10 Summaries and Results

March 15, 2015

 

Week 10 Brings the End of the Regular Season for the Al Locke League

 

Once again, three close games were played and the playoff opponents could not be determined until the final whistle of the final game.  Only the Celtics (3rd seed) and the Heat (4th seed) knew what position they were in when the season started.  The Warriors landed the #1 seed with a victory over the red hot Lakers.  The Thunder wrapped up the 5th seed with a nice win over the Heat.  On Saturday (3/21), the 3rd seed Celtics will play the 6th seed Pistons at 9:15 while the 4th seed Heat will play the 5th seed Thunder immediately afterwards.  Reminder, doors will open at 9:00 this week. 

 

 

Click on the Game Results button to the left to see individual games summaries and statistics.  Also, don't forget to follow the Al Locke League each week in the Malden News.

 

 

Al Locke Night at MHS Basketball

February 19, 2015

 

I would like to thank the players, parents, coaches, and league administrators who attended the MHS game against Beverly.  The timing of the event was perfect as it was Senior Night.  All senior cheerleaders and players were honored before the game.  It was great to see 5 former Al Locke League players on the MHS varsity.  In a halftime discussion with Athletic Director Keefe, we agreed that this was the 1st Annual Al Locke League Night.  This is clearly a result of the large number of players who attended the game and how well behaved ALL players were during the game.  He is looking forward to continuing this in the future.

 

We would like to thank AD Keefe and Coach Nally for this generous gesture. 

 

Practice and Game Schedules

Practices are held every Monday (except holidays) at the Salemwood School.  The Pistons, Celtics, and Warriors will practice from 6:00 to 7:30 and the Lakers, Heat, and Thunder will practice from 7:30 to 9:00.  Players with 6:00 practices should not arrive before 5:55 and MUST leave when practice is over.  Players with 7:30 practices MUST not arrive prior to 7:20 pm and will not be allowed to enter the gym until 7:30.  Please respect these times and allow the other teams to practice uninterrupted.  Only players and their parents are allowed in the gym.  Unaccompanied people under the age of 21 will be asked to leave. 

Playoff Schedule

February 25, 2015

The games that were postponed in January have been rescheduled for Saturday, 3/14.  Click on the schedule button to the left for details.

 

The quarterfinal games will be played at Ferryway on 3/21.  Doors will open at 9:00 and tip off for the first game will be at 9:15.  The second game will follow immediately after the conclusion of the first game, approximately 10:20.  It is a single elimination format.  The 6th place team will play the 3rd place team in the first game and the 5th place team will play the 4th place team in the second game.  Winners advance to the semifinals.

 

The semifinal games will be played at Ferryway on 3/28 at the same times as the quarterfinals.  The first place team will player the lowest seed of the remaining 4 teams in the first game.  The second place team will play the 3rd remaining seed in the second game.  Winners will advance to the championship game.

 

The championship game will be played at the Finn Gym at Malden High School on Monday, 3/30 at 7:00 pm.  Teams are asked to arrive no earlier than 6:45.  Please note that no food or beverage is allowed in the gym with the exception of water.  Players can only have water on the bench, no gatorade or similar products.

The Heat are the 2014 ALYB Champs

Congrats to the Heat on a great season.  The boys broke open a close game in the third quarter, outscoring the Lakers 22-7 enroute  to a 60-46 victory.  The Heat finished the regular season 9-1 and won both playoff games.

The success of an organization such as our league depends some behind the scenes effort of many people. The Board of Directors would like to recognize Ken Mazonson of The Malden Neighborhood Basketball League for his efforts in support of our league. Ken has provided much need advice and guidance. He provided practice uniforms for our tryouts. He helped us arrange for referees. When he was informed that our uniforms would not be delivered for opening day, he provided the practice jerseys again. We thank Ken for all he has done.

Click on the link to the left to visit the MNBL site.