Intermediate/Senior Basketball League Championships
The 10-team Intermediate/Senior Basketball League (I/SBL) has completed the post-season tournament this past week crowning Duke and Boston College as the 2009 Senior and Intermediate division champions respectively. In the 4-team Intermediate division the semi-final games were held last Saturday. In the opener Boston College, behind the offense of Jonge DaSilva (18) and Dwayne Harper (18) defeated U.N.C. 77-55. U.N.C. was led by the tandem of Malik James (12) and Manny Andrade (12). In the second game it was Georgia Tech just getting by Stanford 57-54. Trey Gomes (18) led Georgia Tech while Jordan Williams (24) led Stanford. This moved the two winners into the best of three championship series. In game one it was the duo of Eduardo DeLeon (16) and Jonge DaSilva (16) leading the way for Boston College, capturing a 66-55 victory. Trey Gomes (30) led the Georgia Tech attack. In the second game Georgia Tech was able to close the gap but still came up short 65-62. Jonge DaSilva (22) and Kaylab Silva (16) led Boston College and Georgia Tech respectfully. In the 6-team Senior division the first quarter-final game saw Baylor defeat California by a score of 81-59. Donny Whalen (27) led the Baylor offense while Hollister Elliot (17) led California. In the second quarter-final game Duke knocked off Syracuse 86-51. Daquan Hardy (20) led Duke while Syracuse was led by Joao Fernandes (21). In the first of two semi-final games Michigan defeated Baylor 70-60. Aaron Johnson (27) led Michigan while the tandem of Shaun Roach (24) and Ryan Oâ€™Neal (24) led Baylor. In the later game it was Duke bumping off N.C. State 74-57. Duke was led by Max Barbosa (31) while Takari Elliot (17) led N.C. State. This set-up a Duke vs. Michigan championship series. In game one of the best of three championship it was Duke, overcoming a half-time deficit to capture a 66-59 victory. Max Barbosa (23) led Duke while Aaron Johnson (25) led Michigan. In the second game Michigan rebounded to capture a thrilling 63-62 victory. Michigan was led by the tandem of Joey Centeio (13) and Michael Montrond (13) while it was Tyrell Pugh (15) leading the way for Duke. In the decisive game three Duke bounced back to capture a 68-61 victory. For Duke it was Max Barbosa (33) leading the way while Aaron Johnson (32) led Michigan. Congratulations to Duke and Boston College on their championship seasons.
All-Star Teams Complete Season
This Spring the Program Council of Boys and Girls Clubs in the region offered two inter-club leagues - a 12 & U Indoor Soccer League and a 15 & U Flag Football League. Our Denney Center Unit closed out their Soccer season with their first win - a 6-1 victory over the South Boston Club. Although they did not qualify for the play-off tournament, they showed marked improvement as the season progressed. The Soccer All-Stars at the Marr Unit closed out the regular season in 1st place of the city division. In the first round of the play-offs they advanced with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Chelsea Club. This set-up a championship match-up with the Waltham Club. There was much anticipation for this match-up as the teams had played to a 2-1 overtime thriller in the 2008 championship game. Both teams did not disappoint as they went back and forth once again. Thanks to the offense of Mauro Barbosa (2 goals) and the help of teammates Dâ€™Mitra Weathers, Justin DePina, Zelito Pina, Armani Monteiro, Jazeel Mendes, Francis DePina and Saide Smith the Club was able to repeat as league champions. At our Marr Unit the Flag Football All-Stars finished in 1st place during the regular season with one loss. This record propelled them to the Super Bowl against the Newton Club. Despite strong play from Jonge DaSilva, Paul Lewis, Rayshaw Matthews, Evandro Teixeira, Philip Lodge, Emoni Vicente and Bernard Barbosa our Stars ended up on the wrong end of the score, 72-65. Congratulations to all three teams on their successful seasons. For more information on any of our upcoming Athletic programs please contact Bruce Seals at (617) 288-7120, ext. 140.