WSEBL and SEBL updates
WSEBL Women’s results, Men's City Conference B-League results, and Men's Metro Conference A-League results for July 10-11, 2018. SEBL is played in Cartersville at the JH Morgan Gym on Aubrey Street.
WSEBL Women's result for July 10:
Baseline-3 44, Flex Nation 40 In the lone WSEBL game on Tuesday evening, Baseline-3 had to come from behind in the second half to clip Flex Nation in the closing moments. Flex got out to a 19-7 lead in the early going, behind four long-range shots by Alexis Garnigan. Amber Bowen and Sandy Almon were able to get some offense going, to trim Baseline-3’s lead to 21-16 by the half. Flex maintained its spread for much of the second half, behind clutch baskets from Lauren Womack. But, Amber Bowen scored the final seven points for Baseline-3, including to convincing freethrows in the waning seconds, to help push her squad to the win. For Flex Nation (0-1), Garnigan and Womack finished with 12 and 10, respectively, while Carly Briggs got eight. Bowen and Almon each had 18, for Baseline-3 (1-0), as Keke Swain also contributed six.
WSEBL Standings as of 7-11-18: 1-0... RAK 1-0... Elite 77 1-0... Baseline-3 0-1... Lady Lions 0-1... Summer Hill-3 0-1... Flex Nation
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SEBL City Conference B-League Recaps for July 10:
SH-Baseline-2 76, Team Alumni 65 SH-Baseline-2 had a relatively comfortable 44-34 lead at the intermission, with 15 first half points from Jeremiah Shaw, but found themselves in a dog-fight in the second half, after Courtney Gamble and Dustin Glenn generated three treys, to get back in the game. Down the stretch, SHB2 was able to regain control with a timely 8-0 run, coming on two treys from Korley Grier and a lay-in by Markel Williams. Team Alumni (0-2) could not mount another drive late in the game. For Team Alumni, Talique Cochran led the way with 17, as Gamble had 16 and Glenn 11. Ken Shaw also had nine in the losing effort. Shaw paced SHB2 (2-0) with 26, while Williams had 21 and Grier 20.
BC Infinity 61, GSM Ballers 58
Kingsley Okezie exploded for 35 points, to fuel Infinity to a hard-fought victory over GSM. Infinity started strong, with consistent scoring from Okezie, who downed four treys in the first half, along with production from Latrel Jones. Pat Printup collected nine in the first half for GSM, but his team trailed 34-25 at the break. Blake Clay and Bryan Owens got in the act in the second half, to help GSM make things interesting, but down the stretch Okezie was too much and Infinity was six of six at the line in the closing moments. GSM (0-2) was paced by Printup with 14, Sammie Frazier with 11, while Clay and Justen Beavers both had nine. Infinity, who moved to 1-1, Okezie, who also went 12 of 12 from the charity stripe, got help from Jones who finished with 12 and Dominique Richards’ eight points.
SH-Warriors 74, Toyo-2 66 The Warriors were able to muster up an impressive effort to get by a bolstered Toyo-2 roster, who added several top-notch players. Chaz Phillips gave SHW a boost early on as he found his mark for four threes. Toyo-2 stayed within striking with balanced scoring from Brandon Byers (Texas Southern) and Josh Christian. Elijah Windom got a lay-in with 2:06 left in the half to cut Toyo-2’s deficit to 34-32, but the Warriors answered with three consecutive buckets, on a lay-up from Walter Brown, followed by a drive to the basket by Cade Archer, and a steal and cut for another lay-in for Archer at the buzzer – allowing SHW to enjoy a 40-32 lead at the break. Toyo-2 stepped up their defensive pressure in the second half, to which Brown took advantage by taking the ball the length of the court for two resounding slams. Toyo-2 fought back to trim their deficit to one on several occasions, on buckets from Bobby Smith (Southern Poly) and VJ Saxton (Southern Union). Later, Jozell Payne sank two free throws to get Toyo to within 66-64 with only 1:59 left. But, Tory Smith answered immediately with a power drive into the lane with a shot off the glass. Saxton then answered again for Toyo, but again, SHW answered with a lay-in off a tip pass from Brown-to-Archer-to-Smith for the basket at the 0:58 mark, to go up 70-66. Toyo-2 could not answer, as Smith missed the front-end of a one-and-one. Archer then slipped behind the Toyo-2 defense for a score with only 35 seconds showing, followed by another streaking bucket after another Toyo-2 miss, to seal the win. Toyo-2 (0-2) got 15 from Payne, with Smith and Byers both netting 12 and Saxton 10. Christian finished with nine. For the SH-Warriors (2-0), Archer finished with 22, while Phillips and Brown each had 16 and Smith 11. JR Davis also had eight.
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Men's SEBL Metro Conference A-League results for July 11:
Shaw Industries 81, OG’s 56 Shaw opened up a see-saw affair half-way through the second half, after the OG’s gifted them multiple technical fouls, turning a hard-played game into a relative farce. Before the game started to go south, the score was knotted at 35-all, but Shaw took advantage, outscoring the OG’s 46-21 the rest of the way. Shaquille Hopson led the OG’s (0-2) with 19, while Reggie King and Chris Brown each had 12 and Dee Henderson got eight. For Shaw, who moved to 1-1, Randy McClure (Albany State) downed 18 of his 25 in the second half, as Malik Rush (Maryville College) had 21 and Kwame Peek 16.
Franklin Ford 74, Bartow Braves 70 Franklin Ford came from as many as 19 down to surprise the Bartow Braves. The Braves seemed to have had the game in hand, leading 37-21 at the half, behind balanced scoring from Richard Olson (GANW Tech) and Josh Wilson. But, in the second half, JR Davis (GHC) and Corey Tobin (Reinhardt) finally got heated up for Franklin Ford, as they began a steady and meticulous march back into the game. Tobin downed four treys, while Davis repetitively drove the lane and hit a few threes of his own. Chris Brock (KSU) also woke up with a couple of big threes for Franklin in the second stanza. Down the stretch, Tim Fortenberry (Bryan College) helped the Braves regain the lead at several junctures, but a steal by Talique Cochran (Miles College) with only 38 seconds left gave Franklin the lead for good at 72-70. The Braves could not answer in the closing seconds. For the Braves (1-1), Wilson finished with 25 on the night, while Fortenberry downed 22 and Olson 13. Franklin Ford (1-1) got balanced scoring from Davis with 16, Tobin 15 and Blake Clay 13. Brock and Cochran also reach double-figures, with 12 and 11, respectively.
Baseline-1 95, Toyo-1 71 Baseline-1 jumped out early, then fought off several Toyo-1 rallies, to eventually pull away for the 95-71 win. Bryce Gober (Concordia) got this cranked up with three long-range bombs and strong drives by Ryan Davis (Francis Marion), as Baseline-1 quickly built a double-digit lead, but Toyo-1 bounced back with buckets from Quan Martin (South GA Tech) and Donlin Hinton. Still clinging to a 32-28 lead, Baseline-1 went on a 15-4 run to end the half, triggered by a combination of buckets from AJ Mosby (Alcorn), CJ Bennett and Cade Archer. Baseline-1 led 47-32 at the half. In the second, Toyo-1 again inched back under 10 on several occasions, but Mosby and Davis fueled another big Baseline-1 run down the stretch. For Toyo-1, who slipped to 0-2, Martin led the way with 22, while VJ Saxton (Southern Union) had 16 and Hinton 13. Baseline-1 moved to 2-0 behind the balanced effort of Davis with 24, Mosby 22 and Archer 16. Gober finished up with 13 and Bennet 12.
Summer Hill-1 82, Dream Chaserz 81 Summer Hill-1 fought from behind all night, but worked back into the game late, to clip the Dream Chaserz in the closing minute. The Dream Chaserz came out on fire behind the perimeter shooting of Anthony Hilliard (Dalton State) and Brannon Hopkins (Point Univ), as they combined for four threes in the early going. Summer Hill-1 found themselves down big before shoring up the perimeter defense and beginning to score themselves. Antonio Wade (Oklahoma Baptist) downed a few long shots himself and Davy Fisher (Mississippi College) got free for some baskets around the paint, to help SH1 keep within striking distance. The Dream Chaserz took a 43-35 spread into the intermission. In the second, the Dream Chaserz again caught fire from outside, behind Logan Shoffner (Clark-Atlanta) and Hopkins. But, SH1 began closing the gap defensively and forcing misses, allowing for transition buckets off the long misses. Eventually, Summer Hill worked its way back into the game.
Men's SEBL Metro Conference A-League Standings (as of 7-12-2018):
2-0... Baseline-1 '05 1-0... Summer Hill-1 1-0... Brighter Days 1-1... Franklin Ford 1-1... Bartow Braves 1-1... Dream Chaserz 1-1... Shaw Industries 0-2... Toyo-1 0-2... The OG's 0-0... Wood Elite
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