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NOTRE DAME DEFEATS UCLA 72-69 TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIP! ADAMS COACH OF THE YEAR FOR 7TH TIME?
Six Time Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Coach of the Year Mikey Adams wasn't sure that his #2 ranked Notre Dame squad was quite up to the task of shutting down the offensive juggernaut that Chris Panduri's #5 seed UCLA squad had become in its playoff run to the finals of the 2017 Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball League Playoffs. "Panduri is easy enough to stop because he doesn't have a left hand and is easily rattled if you make fun of his 1980's headband, but this Ryan Paglia kid --- he's the talented Paglia brother --- is just a beast down low and on the boards and this Winston Riepl kid plays like a young Erik Graham except he's much more talented and actually looks like he belongs on a basketball court, so I was very concerned about our ability to keep the score down," said an exhausted Adams after receiving the championship trophy and a Facebook tag from Oceanport Councilman Joe Irace. Adams is a lock to win his 7th consecutive Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Coach of the Year award and the secret to his success is really no secret at all. "I'll tell you why I am the coach and why I am good at it," Adams told the packed gym at Maple Place, "It's because I know how to tie a Half Windsor knot and I look really good in pair of chinos and a collared shirt, that's why. I mean, I'm no Matt Malley when it comes to fashion, but I'm gonna look great in my 2017 Championship Hoodie!"
2017 SHORE AREA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS - NOTRE DAME
Notre Dame's Mikey Deusch, who had a team high number of shots from outside of his normal shooting range, was not as worried as his coach about the outcome of the game, stating, "Are you kidding me? I knew we were going to win this game the day the season started. Just look at the biceps on Goldsmith and Koob in this picture! We had to cut their sleeves off! Those guys are built like LeBron James and Connor Rempel! If the shirts from Skip's Sports couldn't hold them back, what makes you think that Panduri's team could hold them back?"
Kyle Koob and Namir Stevens combined for 34 points and they were just too much for Panduri, Paglia and Riepl to overcome as Koob's Fighting Irish defeated Panduri's UCLA Bruins 72-69 in a game that many who were in attendance that evening said was one of the best Shore Area Boys High School Rec Basketball Championship games ever played on a Wednesday evening, after 6:30 pm, in May, at Maple Place, this year.
REMINDER REGARDING SPORTS SPECS/GLASSES
As of July 11, 2006, the laws of the State of New Jersey require that participants in youth sports who wear eyeglasses must now wear PROTECTIVE SPORTS GLASSES while playing sports. Your child will NOT be permitted to participate in any game or practice while wearing non-protective sports glasses. This is the actual body of the law:
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
C.5:18-1 Protective eyewear for certain children participating in sports.
1. Any child who wears corrective eyeglasses while participating in racquetball, squash,tennis, women's lacrosse, basketball, women's field hockey, badminton, paddleball, soccer,volleyball, baseball or softball, sponsored by a school, community or government agency, shallbe required to wear protective eyewear that meets the frames standards of the American Societyfor Testing and Materials (ASTM) F803 and lens standards of the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) Z87.1.C.5:18-2 Grants to assist low-income families.
2. The New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, established under P.L.1999,c.265 (C.26:1A-37.5 et seq.) is authorized to provide grants to assist low-income families inpurchasing the protective eyewear. As used in this section, a "low-income family" means afamily which qualifies for low-income housing under the standards promulgated by the Councilon Affordable Housing pursuant to the "Fair Housing Act," P.L.1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-301 etal.).C.5:18-3 Immunity from civil liability.
3. No school, community or government agency engaged in organizing, teaching, refereeingor coaching a sports activity described in section 1 of this act shall be liable in a civil action forfailure to administer or enforce the provisions of this act.4. This act shall take effect six months after the date of enactment.Approved January 11, 2006.
2016-2017 OBA REC BASKETBALL RULES - REVISED AS OF 11-14-2015
November 14, 2015
Click HERE for a copy of the rules for all three divisions as amended on 11/14/15.
MEN'S 35 AND OVER REC BASKETBALL PLAYED ON SUNDAYS 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Men's 35 and Older recreation basketball pick up games at Maple Place School are open to all Oceanport residents 35 and older on Sundays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Out of shape has beens and never wuzzes who live in Oceanport and who are at least 35 years of age are invited to play something that resembles basketball, except that it is played in very, very slow motion. Schoolyard rules (call your own fouls, all shots count as 1 point, losers sit, John Feiter is never wrong) apply.
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