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Safe Summer Streets Basketball League Championships

The 16-team Safe Summer Streets Basketball League concluded play in late August with the championship games for all three divisions of play. In the 4-team Girls division the Lady Thunder defeated the Lady Cavs in the first of two semi-final games, 59-52. Candace Andrews (30) led the Lady Thunder while Markiah Monteiro (40) led the Lady Cavs. In the second game The Lady Zags, behind Regina Crawford (39) defeated the Lady Tigers 51-40. Cadejia Matthews (19) led the Lady Tigers offense. In the championship game the Lady Thunder opened up a big lead and withstood a late rally from the Lady Zags to capture the 2011 title, 64-45. Destinee Morris (30) led the Lady Thunder while the Lady Zags were led by Regina Crawford (41). In the 4-team Intermediate Boys division the first of two semi-final games saw Duke hold off the Young Gunners, 45-41. T.J. Vasquez (15) led Duke while the Young Gunners were led by Maxwell Spinola (11).

In the second semi-final game it was Jr. Dynasty defeating the Bombers by a score of 50-44. Terrell Davis (12) and Davonte Hall (21) led Jr. Dynasty and the Bombers respectively. This set-up a terrific championship game for all in attendance. Both teams held the lead throughout with a last-second three-pointer falling short for Duke as the fell to Jr. Dynasty by a score of 58-56. Terrell Davis (16) led Jr. Dynasty while Duke was led by the trio of David Harrison (14), Teddy Fisher (14) and Nathan Vasquez (14).

In the eight-team Senior Boys division the quarter-final opener saw Lights Out defeat A.D.S.L. 86-65. Rayshaw Matthews (29) led Lights Out while A.D.S.L. was led by Hemraj Shivraj (32). In the second game the Tsunami opened up a huge lead and ended up hanging on for a 65-63 victory. Patrick Deegan (14) led a balanced Tsunami attack while Malik James (30) paced the Bullets. In the third game Showtime up-ended the Rat Pack, 63-54. The Showtime squad was led by Jonge DaSilva (20) while the Rat Pack were led by Bernard Barbosa (31).

In the final game to determine the semi-final match-ups it was Run & Gun taking out the Cape Ryders by a score of 82-59. Paul Lewis (31) led the offense for Run & Gun while the Cape Ryders were led by Tyrik Jackson (28). In the first of two semi-final games Run & Gun opened up a half-time lead and never looked back on their way to a 87-72 victory over Showtime. It was Nick Simpson (33) leading the way for Run & Gun while Showtime was led by Philip Lodge (28). In the second game the Tsunami used a strong second-half to capture a 72-56 win over Lights Out. Connor Deegan (20) led the Tsunami offense while Daquan Hardy (19) led the Lights Out attack.

In the championship game Run & Gun did their best to stay with the fast-break attack of the Tsunami, which proved too efficient in an 83-62 victory. Leading the way for the Tsunami was David Harrison (21) while Tyrell Pugh (27) paced the Run & Gun attack. Congratulations to the Lady Thunder, Jr. Dynasty and Tsunami on their respective 2011 championship seasons. For information on our upcoming Athletic programs for the Fall, which include Intramural and All-Star Floor Hockey, Intramural Flag Football, Beginner Gymnastics and Judo, please contact Bruce Seals at ext. 2210.

Fall Music Programs
Registrations are currently being accepted for the Fall session of activities in the Music Clubhouse. These include lessons, which will take place in a lab/group setting for members ages 10 & older in the following: drums, piano, bass guitar, lead guitar and voice. Other activities include a Beat Making & Song Writing Class, a Back to School Jam, Friday Night Live, Open Mic Nights, Recitals & Concerts and Open Music time. The Beat Making & Song Writing Class introduces composition and recording concepts in an attempt to help participants record their original music. In September, we will hold a “Back to School” Jam with special performances to welcome back everyone to the school-year program. Friday Night Live will include fun, inter-active theme nights to help introduce members to the music program and will include Rock Band, D.J. Nights and Karaoke. Our Open Mic Nights take place on the 3rd Friday of each month and members can present their music, spoken word, poetry and/or other talents in an informal setting. We will also offer daily Open Music, a time for members to get acquainted with all there is to do within the Music Clubhouse.

Staff are on hand to answer questions, help you try a new instrument or assist you with practice on an instrument. For more information on our upcoming Fall Music programs please contact, Ayeisha Mathis at 617-288-7120, ext. 1410.

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