BeeGraphix stays on top with 78-49 win
It has been that kind of a season for the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League.
As has been the case most of the season, action was moved indoors to the California Area Middle School because of rain.
And even that wasn't enough as a power outage caused a 10-minute delay during the second half of the first game of the night between Farmers Insurance and Union Cleaners.
But in the end, Mother Nature couldn't halt the boys' tripleheader, highlighted by BeeGraphix' 78-49 win over Dairy Queen.
BeeGraphix (8-1) fell behind early 5-0 before going on a 12-0 run for a 12-5 lead, and the league leaders never trailed again.
The defending champs led 30-22 at halftime and Dayshore Majors scored nine points and Elijah Minnie added six.
In the second half, DQ (3-6) pulled as close as 41-36 with 11:44 to play before BeeGraphix pulled away for good.
Majors erupted for 20 second half points to finish with a game-high 29.
Joining Majors in double figures for the winners were Luke Doptis with 20 (18 in the second half) and Minnie with 10.
DQ got 14 points from Clintell Gillaspie and 11 from Shakal Brooks.
Farmers Insurance 83, Union Cleaners 56
Farmers (6-3) snapped a two-game losing streak as the winners jumped to a quick 12-0 lead and held a commanding 39-21 lead at halftime over winless Union Cleaners (0-9).
Matt Bernadowski scored 12 of Farmers' first 15 points and ended the game with 18 total.
Union battled back in the first half and closed the gap to 15-11 with 10:26 to go on a jumper from the corner by Zachary Robker.
However, Farmers turned up the heat and was never in trouble after that.
Four players scored in double figures for the winners, led by Noah Brown with 24 points. After Bernadowski's 18, Andre Smith had 13 and Cameron Sarber had 12.
Union Cleaners go 24 points from Jalen French, 20 coming in the second half.
Campy's Pizza 102, Northwood Realty 52
In a wild game that featured 26 fouls and two technicals in the first half alone, Campy's (6-3) trounced Northwood (4-5).
Charlie Scharbo scored 15 points and George Prota had 13 as Campy's raced out to a commanding 54-21 lead in the first half.
The entire second half was played with a running clock.
For the game, Scharbo finished with 25 points and Prota had 19. Also for Campy's, Nick Despot and Austin Matta had 11 points each.
Northwood got 11 points each from Jake Sweitzer and Brandon Lawless and 10 from Roger Kline.
The regular season winds up Thursday at Mechanic Street Playground in California with a tripleheader starting at 7 p.m.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.