The final games are set.
In the 2nd and 3rd grade league the Hurricanes will face the Hoosiers on 1/28 at 6 PM at Stringtown.
The 4th and 5th grade league will be a battle between the Fightinig Illini and the Buckeyes on 1/29 at 6:30 PM at Thompkins.
In the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade league, Army and the Hoosiers will settle things at on 1/29 at 7:30 PM at Thompkins.
Come out and support these hard working young men!!!
2nd/3rd Grade Championship Results:
In what may have been the most exciting CJBL game of the season, the 2nd/3rd grade Championship pitted the #2 Miami Hurricanes (7-1) against the #1 Indiana Hoosiers (7-1).
Congratulations to Coach Kirchoff and his Hurricanes for a hard fought game and great season.
And congratulations to Coach Blake and Knott and their Hoosiers on a great season and being the 2014 2nd/3rd Grade CJBL Champions!
4th-5th Grade Playoff Results:
Game 1 featured a talented Wolverines visiting the Wildcats. This game was a battle to the end, with full court pressure the last 2 minutes. But in the end, the Wildcats came up on top. The Wolverines were led by Joey Gennaro and Drake Harrison. While the Wildcats were led by Elijah Singer, Kaiden Turner, and Miles Reshetar. The Wildcats will meet the Fighting Illini Thursday night in the Semi-final.
Game 2 faced off a tough Fighting Irish team against the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were quite possibly the most improved team in the league this year under the guidance of Coach Gander. They were led by the league leading scorer Brennan Masterson in another close game. However, the Fighting Irish played a very balanced game with scoring from Steven Pritchett, Rylan Conway, Owen Sandullo, John Jackson, and Gavin Kelley. With this kind of teamwork, this team is one to watch. The Fighting Irish face the Buckeyes in the Semi-final Thursday night.
Game 3 was a semi-final facing the Wildcats against the Fighting Illini. The first half was a showdown with the Wildcats leading by 1 at half time. But, the second half the Illini came on the warpath and came up with the win. The leading scorer for the Wildcats was Elijah Singer, and Peter Kennedy led the Illini.
Game 4 matched up the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish. The Buckeyes took off with an early lead. However, the Irish held the buckeyes scoreless in the fourth quarter to attempt a comeback. The Buckeyes held off long enough to win by 3 points in the final seconds of the game. The Buckeyes were led by Blake Herdes, Austin Walker, and Gavyn Knott. Steven Pritchett and Owen Sandullo led the scoring for the Irish.
Championship Game: The Championship Game featured the #2 Buckeyes and the #1 Fighting Iliini. Blake Herdes and Alex Hooten, who typically are teammates, battled each other head on all night. The first half both teams matched up very evenly. But, during the second half the Illini began to pull ahead. The Buckeyes put on full court pressure with two minutes remaining, but the Illini held them off for the win. The Buckeyes Coach Knott had a great year with an exciting double OT 2nd-3rd grade championship on Tuesday, and a second place finish on Wednesday. His team was led in scoring by Blake Herdes, Kadin Hill, and Clay Gantner. The Fighting Illini had a balanced attack, with leading scorers Mason Simon, Peter Kennedy, and Alex Hooten. They ended the game on a sweet behind the back pass from Andrew Sanabria for a layup. Congratulations to all the 4th-5th Grade players for a great season.
6TH-8TH GRADE BOYS PLAYOFF RESULTS
We had some great games in this league.
Play in Game Jan. 21 6pm
In the play in game the #8 Wildcats lost to the #9 Wolverines. Devon Mills 28 points along with Kody Beal adding 15 could not hold off the even scoring attack of the Wolverines. Wolverines were lead by Mason White with 21 and Dylan Hicks with 17. Wolverines moved on to play the #1 Army team on Thursday Jan. 23 at 8pm
#4 Crush vs #5 Ducks Jan. 21 7pm
This game featured the leagues leading scorrer Colin Wedding who again didn't dissapoint throwing in 38 points to lead the Crush pass the Ducks. The Ducks put up a come back fight in the 4th quarter but came up short in the end. A 14 point 4th quarter by Colton Glaser who finished with 23 wasn't enough. Freethrows made down the stretch by the Crush put the game away. Lucas Albin added 12 for the Ducks as well. The Crush will play the #1 Army team on Monday Jan. 27 at 6pm
#3 Eagles vs #6 Tarheels
This was the best game of the playoffs so far. The #3 Eagles brought an even scoring attack led by DeAundre Cox with 14, Cain Garcia and Steven LaFaontain wiht 9 points each, and Jelique Sheriff added 8. It seemed like the Tarheels were out manned but they weren't. The Tarheels did't give up and fought hard the entire game. Reeder Pennel who had 35 points led a 4th quarter comeback by the Tarheels to force overtime. In overtime the Eagles squeaked by and won by 2 points. The Eagles will play the #2 Hoosiers on Jan 27 at 7pm
#2 Hoosiers vs #7 Cougars
Another barn burner in the 6th-8th grade league. The Cougars took a long range approach to try and beat the Hoosiers. Kody Putman hit 2 three's and ended with 16 points and Easton Morris hit 3 three's and had 11 points. But the 3pointers weren't enough. The Hoosiers were led by Kiave Guerrier who had 25 points and squeaked by the Cougars by 1 point. The Hoosiers will play the #3 Eagles on Jan. 27 at 7pm
#1 Army vs #9 Woverines
The Army team proved to be too much for the Wolverines. The Wolverines who relied on a balanced scoring attack all season, ran into an Army team who has been tough to tame all year. The Wolverines were led by Mason White 18 points but they couldn't overcome the offensive attack of Army. Nathan Toone put in 17, Austin Jones 15, and Austin Frasier 13 to lead Army pass the Wolverines. #1 Army will play #4 Crush on Jan. 27 at 6pm
Monday Jan. 27 Playoff schedule
6pm #1 Army vs #4 Crush
7pm #2 Hoosiers vs #3 Eagles
Championship game Wednesday Jan 29 7pm
Come out and watch some great games at Thompkins Middle School