BrantAsil run the table to win Vineyard summer basketball title.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
BrantAsil defeated Mopeds Are Dangerous in the final playoff game of the Oak Bluffs Summer Basketball League at Niantic Park, Saturday. The victors compiled a perfect 14-0 record in the process.
Mopeds Are Dangerous jumped off to a 13-0 lead in the opening minutes. BrantAsil began a successful campaign to catch up when Asil Cash dropped a 10-footer half way through the 20-minute period and tied the score at 21 with 9:44 to go in the first half.
At the half time break the BrantAsil were up by four, 39-35.
The teams swapped goals, remaining close in a physically demanding game but BrantAsil managed to maintain a lead however slim.
With little less than two minutes remaining on the clock the Mopeds adopted a frequently used, seldomly successful, intentional foul strategy to stop the clock. As usual, the strategy managed only to give BrantAsil a series of free shots at the hoop, half of which they sank, pulling ahead to win 70-59.
High scorers for the winning BrantAsil were Jade and Asil Cash with 19 and 18 points respectively.
Top scorers for the Mopeds Are Dangerous were Dan Birtwell and Jess Swaringen.