Shorthanded BeeGraphix upset in finale
By Jeff Oliver
Published: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The pairings are set for the boys' division playoffs in the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League.
Regular season and defending league champion BeeGraphix will take on fourth-place Northwood Realty in the 9 p.m. game Tuesday at Mechanic Street Playground.
In the first game at 7:30 p.m., Farmers Insurance goes up against second-place Campy's Pizza.
The pairings were cemented after the first game of Thursday's regular season ending tripleheader as Northwood (5-5) upset BeeGraphix (8-2), 75-65.
BeeGraphix played without its two leading scorers, Elijah Minnie and Dayshore Majors, who combine to average 40 points per game.
Northwood took advantage of the two players being out by jumping to a 27-17 lead in the first half and never trailing after that.
BeeGraphix battled back in the second half and cut the deficit to two points twice, but Northwood got the lead back up to 67-52 with 3:30 to play on a layup by Cole Novotney.
Novotney and Kass Taylor led the winners with 19 points each, while Robert Chaney Jr., Javon Brown and Brandon Lawless each had 10 points. Novotney scored 12 points in the second half.
BeeGraphix was led by Noah Rullo with 16 points (11 in the second half), while Darrell Briggs Jr. had 14 and Ryan Beyer had 11.
Campy's Pizza 78, Union Cleaners 55
Campy's (7-3) raced to a 21-10 lead early in the game as Charlie Scharbo scored 10 points for Campy's in that quick spurt.
The winners never looked back as Union Cleaners (0-10), which played without injured overall first round draft pick John Arnold, closed the season winless.
Campy's held a 44-29 lead at halftime as Scharbo scored 13 points and Nick Despot had 10.
For the game, Scharbo scored a game-high 24 points to lead five Campy's players in double figures.
Also in double digits for the winners were Dominic Sarra with 13 points, Demetri Clements with 12, Carl Dellapenna with 11 and Despot with 10.
French finished with 18 points for Union Cleaners, while Sidary had 15 and John Frederic had 10.
Dairy Queen 94, Farmers Insurance 85
Dairy Queen (4-6) didn't make the playoffs, but the winners knocked Farmers (6-4) out of a share of second place with the upset in the highest scoring game of the season.
Despite having just five players, DQ rolled up points fast and furious as Clintell Gillaspie and Shakal Brooks each scored 27, Ryan Novotney had 21 and Rece Henneman had 11.
Brooks (15) and Novotney (14) combined for 29 second half points.
Farmers (6-4) had two players in double figures. Noah Brown scored a game-high 31 points and Matt Bernadowski had 28.
Brown (21) and Bernadowski (15) combined to score 36 points in the second half as Farmers tried to cut into a 44-30 halftime deficit.
Farmers (55) and DQ (50) combined to score 105 points in the second half.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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