Two games will be played in the finals of the Watertown Summer Basketball League Thursday night, with the third and decisive game of the Papas Elite League starting the action, followed by Game 1 of the O’Brien-Jerahian Legends League finals.
Papas Elite League
On Tuesday, the top seed Game Creek overwhelmed Donohue’s Kaos with a score of 69-56 to force a rubber game on Thursday for the Papas Elite Championship.
After leading comfortably in the early going, the offense became one dimensional and the defense porous as the undermanned yet motivated Game Creek dominated each play. Each possession became critical and both teams had their opportunity to seal the victory with key plays late in the game.
Game Creek’s Chris Baudinet led all scorers with 21 points in the first half, while teammates Zak Ray and Nick Schmiemann scored 17 and 10 points each. For the visiting team, the dynamic duo of Todd Billett (16 points) and Seth Hauben (11 points) brought Donohue’s Kaos back into the game after trailing by 15 in the first half.
Both teams will strap up their shoes one more time to play for the trophy and bragging rights for the season; Thursday at 8 p.m.
O’Brien-Jerahian Legends League
It is the end of the season for Control Club as Kaos Club advanced to the final round with a hard fought 49-34 victory, Tuesday night.
Mark Sullivan led Kaos Club with 17 points, along with Matt Wendorf and Mark English adding 17 and 13 points to the final score. Control Club’s Stephen Keuchkarian kept his team in the game until the final buzzer went off with a game high of 19 points. Both teams played outstanding defense throughout, making it a low scoring game. Kaos Club was able to take the lead and the win after trailing 21-14 in the second half by playing smart defense within the final seconds of the game.
Kaos Club will join Finnegan Club Thursday night at 7 p.m. for Game 1 of the O’Brien- Jerahian Legends Championship.