Blendos Summer Basketball League 2022 - Week 1 Game Results
A league week 1 results
The 2022 A division of the Blendos Summer Basketball League started off with a bang. No teams from the B division we're able to surpass the 100 point mark and Tino's Pizzeria was able to record one of the leagues all time high team scores 138 (the record is 158).
Tino's pizzeria (Red) was led by Jacob Beach en route to scoring 33 points with 2 steals, 5 assists and 11 rebounds. Dylan Jacobs also recorded 33 points while Ethan Butts and Brennan Lawton also recorded double doubles.
All players on the Tino's Pizzeria team scored in double figures and Cam Hayes finished with the first triple double of the season after a poor shooting night with 13 points, 14 assists and 17 rebounds.
Travis Moyer put in 38 points for Homestead Auto/ Approved Towing (Gold) followed by 23 points from Stevie Melendez. The gold team only had five players for this game but all other players were held under 10 points.
Integrated Chiropractic (Silver) put on impressive showing following the 6:00 p.m. game.
Silver was led by Scott Woodring and Albert Odero both scoring 29 points en route to a 37 point victory vs Sloan's NY Grill (Black) 107-70. Scott Woodring also recorded 20 rebounds. Graham Wooden also contributed a calm 25 points.
Sloan's New York Grill received 27 points from Jon Foulds followed by 15 from Mike Dabbraccio.
All other scorers were held to single digits and no one had a double double.
Black was without the Blendos Spring Basketball League MVP Zan Stewart.
Yak's Youth Center (Slime) followed up an entertaining 7 pm game by kindly introducing a new team to the league with a 40+ point win.
Slime was lead by Zayier Lawrence (33 pts) Matt Miller (30 points) and Daniel Njoku (28 points).
Matt Miller was 0-4 heading into the second half then hit 6 consecutive 3's.
Overall the slime team had a very solid team effort with several players having multiple assists and rebounds.
Texas Orange was without captain Johnathan Codrington but Luke Van Slyke put in an impressive a league debut scoring 31 points with 20 rebounds.
Texas Orange shot 7/47 from 3 pt range. I imagine this will be the teams worst shooting performance of the season and they will look like a completely different team when Johnathan Codrington and Josh Gregory are present.
Since the B League consists of 19 teams this year I separated it into two divisions B1 and B2. I believe that doing so makes it so that the games can be competitive as we have several new teams and players in addition to past Blendos players coming out of retirement and now participating with thier sons.
At the end of the season, the best 16 teams will compete in a single elimination tournament to crown the b league champion but similar to the NCAA model this year we will crown a division champion for b1 & B2.
The winners of each division will receive a $100 voucher to participate in future leagues.
Reminder that the Most Valuable Player of the Regular season also receives a $50 voucher.
I'm using my phone and I can't get this to update to be in the correct sequential order of how the games happened (my apologies).
Although this was the first regular season game for royal blue gravel was coming off an exhilarating 11:00 game versus black.
The royal blue team with short staffed to begin the game with only five players.
Scott Woodring continued to dominate the day with 21 points and 20 rebounds.
Ray Williams & Sid both scored 20 points for Royal Blue. Sid recorded a double double with 14 rebounds.
This was the first game of the blendos B League. The league started off in good fashion with an eight-point game.
Team White ended up pulling off the win 69-61 behind 30 points with 12 rebounds from Zyier Lawrence. Matt Shultz provided a spark off the bench for White.
Former Blendos b-league MVP Damian Zimmer launched his summer 2022 circuit with a 41 point game.
Alex Lamicka also scored 10 points with 8 rebounds in his Blendos debut.
This was by far the most exciting game of the day as Scott Woodring hit a three point shot at the buzzer to win the game.
Black was ahead for most of the game but Otsego Bicycles stayed on the path and ultimately won 80-79.
Scott Woodring led Otsego Bicycles with 45 points & 17 rebounds.
Matt Murphy put on an efficient scoring display to start the game finishing with a team high 23 points followed by 19 from Jacob Beach. Jacob Beach & Jesse O'Dell recorded double-doubles for black.
The black team also had a double header but they were able to prevail versus upstate companies LLC in a two-point game that came down to the wire.
Jacob Beach and Jesse O'Dell both scored 18 points and had 8 and 9 rebounds respectively.
Tommy Flanagan put the B league on alert scoring 35 points along with 8 three pointers made. Ethan butts had 16 points with 15 rebounds for Navy.
Royal blue took another hard fought loss on the day versus Carolina Blue. This was Carolina blues first game of the season most of the players on this team are members of the 2021 blendos Summer League championship team.
Team captain Peyton Olsen led the way for Olsen's Property Maintenance scoring 31 points followed by a monster double double from Luke Van Slyke (25 pts & 15 rebs).
Zeke Pulliam registered 22 pts with 8 assists and 8 rebounds in his Blendos debut.
All members of the Carolina blue team scored in double figures.
Royal blue proved to be resilient in their second game of the day versus very tough team receiving 23 points from Sid Doukoure, 20 from Ray Williams and 19 from Alex Osterhoudt.
This was the most lopsided game of the day. Catskill Region Surveying Services went up 40 to 14 at half.
Stephen Anderson lead forest green with 22 points and Arie brunson recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Damien Merwin let the gold team in scoring with 12 providing a much-needed spark off the bench.
The gold team will look to bounce back week two.
One Group won this game in convincing fashion with a balanced team effort as four of the five players scored 20 points or more.
Garrett Hassard recorded a team high 28 points. Dan, Stevie and Carter all had double-doubles.
Jo Annan led all scorers with 37 points assisted with 24 from George Sheley.
Purple ultimately fell 77 to 98.
Bagels and cream we're able to hold on to a tough fight victory versus orange 52-46.
Luke Schnabel led the maroon team with 24 points.
Bruce Dunckle had a team high 13 for orange.
The orange team was able to salvage the day with a win in their second game versus The Tree Specialist (red).
Derrick Burns led the orange team with 13 points and addition to 10 points from Trenton Cole & Bruce Dunckle
The red team struggled to score finishing with only 37 points and no player scored in double figures.
Ash Gray was able to get a week one win versus Cole's Property Maintenance 61-48.
Dillon Hill was the team high score for Ash Gray with 19, followed by an impressive performance from Rob Scianimanico finishing with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
Dylan McVey led the way for Irish green with 22 points.
In the last game of the night the heliconia team came out victorious 49 to 42 verse the Tree Specialistpecialist (Red).
This was a blendos debut for multiple members of the heliconia team.
Makya Morrison scored an impressive 27 points along with 8 rebounds to lead heliconia.
Jordan Weir came alive in the second game scoring 17 points with nine rebounds and Rylie Nemitz also came close to a double-double with eight points and 12 rebounds
Each Sunday we will have around 11 games. Just remember that Sunday 6/19 there are multiple games.
Special efforts are being made to have games recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel but we need volunteers to help as well.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to remind people that if you want to participate in the blender drama 3 on 3 tournament the deadline is July 13th.
There will be limited teams per division. If you have questions about it let me know I'm trying to make the process as easy as possible there is no blend those games that weekend and playoffs begin the following week.
Please help in recruiting teams. This could be a great community event for years to come. This could also be an annual Blendos celebration if you think about it. At the time I will have something for everyone so even if you're retired come bring your kids come check it out.