Farmers Insurance upset
The big game on the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Basketball League schedule Tuesday turned out to be a stunner, as Campy's Pizza upended Farmers' Insurance, who was tied for first place.
Campy's Pizza pulled into a tie for second place with Farmers after a dominant second half led them to a 92-59 win over the once-beaten team, who played without leading scorer Noah Brown and Lavelle Rush.
Campy's (5-2) outscored Farmers 54-29 in the second half behind 22 points by California Area's Demetri Clements. Clements scored a game-high 24 points, while teammate George Prota scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half.
Farmers (5-2) was led by Tryvon Brown, who scored a team-high 17. Elizabeth Forward's Matt Bernadowski added 12 points.
Charlie Scharbo added 11 points for Campy's and Jaden Altomore, a freshman-to-be at Monessen, and Brownsville's Nick Despot added 10 points each.
Northwood Realty 65,Dairy Queen 62
Northwood Realty survived a scare from short-handed Dairy Queen Tuesday, pulling out a last-second win.
With the game tied at 62 with 50 seconds to play, Northwood ran the clock successfully and called a timeout, then with 2.6 seconds remaining Kass Taylor, an incoming freshman at California Area, drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give Northwood Realty the win.
DQ, playing with only five players, took a 58-57 lead with 2:57 remaining, but couldn't hold on.
Cole Novotney led the way for Northwood (3-4), scoring 24 points, including an 18-point first half. At one point, he scored 10 straight points in the opening frame.
Javon Brown of Monessen and Taylor both finished with 10 points for the Realty.
DQ (2-5) was led by Monessen's Clintell Gillaspie with 18 points, including 12 in the second half. Shakal Brooks added 13, and Rece Henneman and Charleroi's Matt Indorante added 11 points each. Ryan Novotney, the other player active for DQ finished with nine points.
BeeGraphix 77, Union Cleaners 48
BeeGraphix regained the top spot in the Grebb League with a 77-48 smackdown of winless Union Cleaners.
Elijah Minnie enjoyed another big night for BeeGraphix (6-1), scoring a game-high 30 points. His team enjoyed a 36-25 halftime cushion, thanks in part to Minnie's 23 point first half.
Ringgold's Dayshore Majors contributed 18 points for BG, while teammates Darrell Briggs Jr. (15) and Ringgold teammate, Timmy Pritchett (12), combined for 27 points.
Union Cleaners (0-7) was led by Elizabeth Forward's Jalen French, who scored a team-high 16 points. Charleroi Cougar Josh Sidary added 12 in the loss.
The league continues play Thursday with Campy's Pizza taking on first place BeeGraphix in the opener at 7 p.m. Farmers' Insurance will look to rebound against Northwood Realty at 8 p.m., and Dairy Queen takes on Union Cleaners in the nightcap at 9.