Here are the results for the action-packed first round of the playoffs for the APEX B league.
(8) Shining Force 39 – (1) Beals on Wheels 74
(7) Rimshots 44 – (2) Gimmie Sum A Dat Juice 64
(6) The Fastbreakers 40 – (3) Solid Basketball Group 44
(4) Heath Block Club 58 – (5) Zeener 34
There were no major upsets after a hard fought first round of the B League playoffs at the APEX last Tuesday. First seeded Beals on Wheels decisively beat the valiant Shining Force despite a heroic 18-point effort from Jon Zubin. 5 out of 7 Beals players turned in a better than 10-point effort to bring the final score in at 74 – 39.
Rimshots’ Tim Reagan matched number 2 seed Gimmie Sum A Dat Juices’ Kenny Campbell with a 23-point game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Juice’s depth of offense. In the end, they fell by 20 points.
It came down to the final seconds in a nail-biter between 3rd and 4th seeds Solid Basketball Group and The Fastbreakers. Travell Scales’ 18-point game was the deciding factor as his team edged out The Fastbreakers 44 – 40.
In the final game of the evening, Heath Block Club defeated Zeener with a devastating 24-point effort from Deonte Paige. Paired with a solid team defensive effort, all players on Zeener were held to less than 10 points which put the end score at 58-34.
The action is sure to heat up in the semifinals on Tuesday the 17th as Gimmie Sum A Dat Juice takes on Solid Basketball Group at 8 pm and Beals on Wheels faces off against Heath Block Club at 9. Be sure to tune in here at healthybuffalo.org for details on all the action!