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By Ron Dahlhaus, 06/16/16, 10:00PM EDT


The Greatest Championship Games in Recent Memory!

In what was the most exciting, entertaining and well played finals in recent memory, it took Center Grove's Finest 40 + 2 Minutes to put away a very talented Team Klitch in our East Division and The Grasshopper flexed their muscle and reclaimed their crown as they too outlasted an exceptional well balanced Hard in The Paint Team!

In the first game it was all Team Klitch early, as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game. The lead grew to as many as 15 throughout the first half as Klitch's Christian kept draining threes as Klitch took a 10 point half time lead. The second have was as good of basketball as the MCAL has ever offered. Out of the second half, Center Grove roard back to tie the score at 36 with 16 minutes to play. Back and forth as the lead never went more than 5 in either direction. At the end of regulation a shot by Klitch fell short and off to overtime we went. In the OT it was all Center Grove as CG's Darrel and Jack hit 8 unanswered and it was Center Grove's third championship over the past few years. CGF's Jack lead all scorers with 27 while teammate Darrel ended with 21 to lead the charge.

The second game was equally entertaining as both The Grasshopper and Hard in The Paint battled back and forth. Grasshopper held the early lead, but Hard In The Paint came right back to take the lead early and the intensity mounted. Two tech's were issued as players were really into the contests. With Grasshopper finally taking somewhat of a control they ended at the half with The Grasshopper up 7. The second haf stayed tight. Back and forth as Hard In The Paint's Austin connected for 15 second haf points. But The Grasshopper's Brandon and Courtney took it to the glass scoring 24 and 22 respectivly, leading all scorers and the Grasshopper to the title. Congrats to all teams and a job Well Done by Center Grove's Finest and The Grasshopper!

Our 2016 Spring Playoff Schedule is:

Wednesday, June 8th

Semi Finals

New Gym West Division:

7:30pm...All Shooters (2nd Seed) 36  v  Hard In The Paint (3rd Seed) 55

8:30pm...The Grasshopper (1st Seed) 69 v  A.B.S. (4th Seed) 45

Old Gym East Division:

7:30pm...Coastal (1st Seed) 54 v Team Klitch (4th Seed) 57

8:30pm...Old As Dirt (2nd Seed) 52  v  Center Grove's Finest (3rd Seed) 58

Wednesday, June 15th..Championships.....

Old Gym

7:30pm...East Division ”Spring” Season” Championship

Team Klitch 51 v Center Grove's Finest 59  (OT)

8:30pm…West Division ”Spring” Season” Championship

The Grasshopper 74 v Hard In The Paint 58

Trophies To All1