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SCBL Season V

Week 4

 

NCAA Division

 

Oregon 83 Michigan 81 (2 OT's & a buzzer beater) 

 

Mike Kellar 28pts (Oregon)

A.C. Kelly 31pts (Michigan)

 

Syracuse 67 UNC 52

 

Julian Thomas 20pts (Syracuse)

Keith Speight Jr 13pts (UNC)

 

Wichita State 69 Villanova 56

 

Bryan Santana 16pts (Wichita State)

Chad Kratzer Jr 19pts (Villanova)

 

Player of the Week:

AC Kelly '18 (Parkland)

 

Honorable Mention:

Michael Kellar '18 (Parkland)

 

Recap:

 

Week 5 was about the change of temperatures! Outside it was chilly but inside the McCann Ctr gym on the beautiful campus of the prestigious Swain School it was en fuego (HOT)! The first game was an instant classic! Double OT win at the buzzer, it doesn't get any better than that! This was a matchup of SCBL veteran coaches Mark Crable (Michigan) and Craig Luska (Oregon), these guys are very good  coaches and grassroots mentors. Michigan got plenty of scoring from 6'3" frosh AC Kelly (Parkland HS), Kelly scored a SCBL season high 31pts to lead the Wolverines. He received help from teammates Nate Caraballo (Salisbury), Jermelle Riddick (Parkland), Frank Rauscher Jr (Northwestern), Sean Snyder (Salisbury) and Alex Becker (Swain). In the second game of the day the Orangemen of Syracuse proved to be to much for the UNC team led by Coach Danny Hargrove (UNC-Greensboro & ESU). The pressure and speed of the Cuse caused numerous turnovers which led to easy buckets by Julian Thomas (St Thomas More) and Stefan Rollins (LMMS). The Tarheels however are going to be a problem with the emerging talents of Bless Jones (Allen HS), Noah Speight (Emmaus) and freshman Jordan McChristian (CCHS). That trio along with Stephen Santana (Roberto Clemente Charter) are learning to adapt to the speed and physicality of the SCBL. The final game of the NCAA division was between Wichita State and Villanova. Wichita State can be a scary team with its quick young guards  and strong inside play. Ryan Santana (Roberto Clemente Charter) routinely sets the tempo with relentless pressure as well as causing havoc. The Nova backcourt of Chad Kratzer Jr (SMMS), Jake Melady (Orefield MS) and Donovan Dejesus (SMMS) did a pretty good job but eventually the pressure won out with the Shockers of Wichita State coming away with the "W". 

 

NBA Division

 

Lakers 53 Sixers 50 

 

Javon Dobbins 9pts (Lakers) Dobbins GW 3ptr

Zach Wegfahrt 16pts (Sixers)

 

Nets 72 Bulls 57

 

Cam Hoffman 15pts (Nets)

Tyrese Martin 14pts (Bulls)

 

Pelicans 63 Spurs 61

 

Tyler Prescott 16pts (Pelicans)

Talek Williams 16pts (Spurs)

 

Player of the Week:

Javon Dobbins '15 (Liberty)

 

Honorable Mention:

Bryson Walton '15 (Allen)

 

 

The older division (10th thru 12th) aka ol' heads not to be outdone by the young boys kept the temperature turned up with the Lakers vs the Sixers. This game was played at a high level from start to finish. The Sixers came into Week 4 somewhat of a enigma after losing to a dangerous Bulls teams last week. Dallas Comegys directs the Sixers like Ray Meyer did while he was at DePaul. S/O to my man Kenny Patterson of the Blue Demons. The Lakers also have firepower in Sam Iorio '17 (Parkland), Javon Dobbins '15 (Liberty) and Aiden Ellwood '18 (Northampton). As does the Sixers with Joey Polczynski '16 (Emmaus), Lucas Hudson '17 (Solehi) and Zack Wegfahrt '15 (Nazareth). This was a battle, high level competition and not a game for the weak. Sam Iorio was his usually self hitting open shots and getting  on the defensive glass. But it was the return of Dobbins (Lakers) that was the difference all day. The Lakers also got solid play from Tyler German '17 (Parkland). Zack Wegfahrt of the Sixers and Joey Polczynski combined for over 30pts. This contest it appeared was headed to OT all tied up at 69 with less than 3 seconds on the clock Lakers Javon Dobbins hit the game winning 3 pointer as time expired. Game --Lakers win, in another instant classic!

Dylan Belletiere '16 (Salisbury) of the Sixers played tough all game and David Troyan '16 (Saucon Valley) hit some big 3's too. For the Lakers Will Baar '16 (Parkland) continues to provide steady ballhandling and playmaking for Coach Shahad Abdur-Rahkman. These two squads could very easily see one another again in 2 weeks. The next game of the day was the undefeated Nets vs the unpredictable Bulls, this one had the buzz of another thriller. CCHS backcourt mates Zay Jennings '16 (Nets) vs Ben Pratt '15 (Bulls) along with several other notables such as Noah Kandt '15 (Solehi), Tyrese Martin '17 (Allen), Diyel Stewart '17 (CCHS) all of the Bulls. Things started slowly for both teams, cold shooting and a few early turnovers. The Nets are an explosive team with several pieces on the perimeter led by veteran Zay Jennings. In the early going it looked like the Bulls would impose their run and gun style on the more deliberate attack of the Nets. The Bulls love to get out and run however on this day it appears the Nets were saying bring it. The Nets got a solid performance from Cam Hoffman '17 (Liberty) in the first half. Hoffman, was relentless on the glass, running the floor and hitting jumpers. He also received help from Jake Feiertag '16 (Emmaus) who was in attack mode all game. Brendan Reichenbach '15 (Salisbury), Shack Dezione '18 (CCHS) and Kayden Walschberger '17 (Whitehall) all contributed as well. The Bulls tried to stay in the game and were led offensively by Stewart and Martin. But in the end Jennings and Nets were able to run away with what was billed as a nail bitter. In the final matchup of the day Coach Tyrone Wright Spurs took on the Pelicans coached by Brandon Lister. This was a fun and exciting game played with an enormous amount energy by Talek Williams '17 (Allen), Jack Reichenbach '18 (Notre Dame GP) and Dylan Nickischer '15 (Nazareth) all of the Spurs. The Pelicans are fast and furious with Tyler Prescott '15 (Emmaus), Bryson Walton '15 (Allen) and Jake Bartholomew '18 (Parkland). The game started with the Pelicans getting out to a nice margin only to find the on court talking and pinpoint passing of Talek Williams, along with the scoring of Jack Reichenbach and Chris "Rico" Santana '15 (Allen) to pull the Spurs close at the half. After intermission the temperatures continued to heat up with these two highly competitive teams. Prescott and Walton were not phased by the high energy of the Spurs and found their way to the tin for tough finishes. But the Spurs in need of a win to stay in the playoff hunt kept up their intensity hitting a few acrobatic shots to take their first lead of the game with about 2 minutes to go. In typical SCBL fashion this one went back and forth with the Spurs getting a decent look but Reichenbach missed a corner "J" and the Pelicans secured the rebound and called timeout with 10 seconds remained with the game tied. Coach Lister instructed his troops to spread the floor and let guards Walton and Prescott break their man down and create. Walton drove the lane from the top of the key and got fouled although some thought otherwise. Walton just like you expect a senior would hit both to seal the game with 1 second left. Wow what a day this was, probably the best set of games in the 5 year history of the league. This is one of the reasons the SCBL was created to prepare players for the winter season. Lastly the SCBL would like to thank Coach Harry Morra of DeSales University Mens basketball program for stopping by to deliver a great message in the "life skills" component of the league. This week the SCBL games are being held on Saturday Oct 11th due to the fall HS shootout at Muhlenberg College on Sunday October 12th. See the link: https://twitter.com/LVBballRankings

 

SCBL Season V

Scores Week 2

 

NCAA Division

 

Oregon 63 Wichita State 59

Gabriel Martinez 18pts (Oregon)

Nick Martelucci 17pts (Wichita State)

 

Michigan 70 UNC 47

Justin Rockmore 19pts (Michigan)

Bless Jones 14pts (UNC)

 

Syracuse 69 Villanova 57

Justin Paz 20pts (Syracuse)

Marshall Stevens 19pts (Villanova)

 

Player of the Week:

Gabriel Martinez '18 (CCHS)

 

Honorable Mention:

Justin Rockmore '19 (Sacred Heart)

 

 

Recap:

 

(NCAA)

SCBL Week 2 was all about "Family Matters" and not the sitcom but the players/coaches. Ironically, the SCBL has well over 10 immediate relatives in both divisions. The 1pm game featured a set of twins as well as brothers.  The Oregon Ducks are playing very good basketball with several players who will be HS varsity level players in the future. The Shockers of Wichita State are tenacious and bring an uptempo style which tends to fit twins Ryan & Bryan Santana (Allentown SD) quite well. This was a game of runs, but in the end the Oregon Ducks trapping full court press and transition defense out lasted the attacking Wichita State Shockers. Devon Boyko (St Thomas More) was ferocious in that defensive pressure in the first half.

The next game had another set of brothers in Matt (injured) & Frank Rauscher (Northwestern SD) and another brother from the Santana family, Stephen (Allentown SD). Michigan proved to be too much for UNC and Big Blue coasted to the win on this particular day. Justin Rockmore (Sacred Heart) used dribble penetration to score in traffic and set up teammates. But I would not count out the UNC Tarheels as Coach Danny Hargrove is looking for his squad to gel.  In the 3pm contest on the day, it was all Orange as Syracuse, which also features brothers Julian & Tyson Thomas (St Thomas More) too. Villanova put up a good fight and narrowed the margin, but eventually fell to the heavy guard play of Justin Paz (Sacred Heart) and Julian Thomas. In keeping with the life skills component of the league, guest speaker Ryan Finch (Hoop Group Skills Director) delivered a powerful inspirational message to the young ballers. Thanks again Mr. Finch for a heartfelt speech! 

 

 

NBA Division

 

Sixers 62 Spurs 56

Hudson, Polczynski & Wegfahit (Sixers)

12 pts each

Talek Williams 18pts (Spurs)

 

Nets 75 Pelicans 60

Cameron Hoffman 14pts (Nets)

Bryson Walton 12pts (Pelicans)

 

Lakers 69 Bulls 59

Sam Iorio 15pts (Lakers)

Tyrese Martin 15pts (Bulls)

 

Recap:

 

(NBA Division)

The older division was a continuation of  "Family Matters" with a little "Family Feud" in the mix!  The Sixers, coached by Dallas Comegys, looked like a playoff contender in Week 2. The balance attack and steady play of Lucas "The Catalyst" Hudson '17 (Solehi) was able to hold off one half of another set of brothers in Spurs guard Talek Williams '17 (Allen HS) brother of Bless Jones '18 (Allen HS). The Spurs also got big plays fromJack Reichenbach '18 (Notre Dame GP), younger brother of Brendan Reichenbach '15 (Salisbury), and Dylan Nickischer '15 (Nazareth HS) whose teammate is his younger brother Ian Nickischer '17 (Nazareth). And we can't forget the fourth brother from the Santana family, Chris "Rico" Santana '15 who hit some clutch buckets. But in the end the Sixers (City of Brotherly) no less, moved to 2-0 on the season with a tough win over a good Spurs team. 

The Nets vs the Pelicans was the start of the "Family Feud" with the "Vaughans" Chris '15 & Jay '18 both of (CCHS), going at it like they were in the family's driveway. Chris made his debut and presence felt with being a pest on the ball defensively and hitting a few quick jumpers, while trying to frustrate his  younger brother Jay on a couple of possessions. The Nets are well coached by former DIII All-American Coach Darnell Braswell and have experience in the backcourt with Zay Jennings '16 (CCHS). However, it was the emerging youngsters Jake Feiertag '16 (Emmaus) and Cameron Hoffman '17 (Liberty) who led the balance scoring. By the way, Cam and Zay are cousins as well. The Nets had four players in double figures and one with 9pts. The Pelicans backcourt tandem of Bryson Walton '15 (Allen) and Tyler Prescott '15 (Emmaus) kept it interesting for awhile. But Coach Brandon Lister really missed the inside workman-like effort of Kevin Loughlin '17 (Moravian Academy) hence, the Nets owned the glass. This lead to easy buckets in transition for the BK Nets who also moved to 2-0 on the season.

The final game of the NBA division brought more "family matters" to the McCann Ctr  with the Lakers and the Bulls. Both with some of the top young players in the area going head to head. Lakers Sam Iorio '17 (Parkland) led the way with 15pts but his unselfish play was pivotal down the stretch as they held off the Bulls. It appeared Tyrese Martin '17 (Allen) is starting to get accustomed to the fast paced and physical style of the SCBL. The Bulls got balanced scoring from its roster led by Martin which is important in this highly competitive league. The last set of siblings who went at it was Aiden Ellwood '18 (Northampton) and Ian Ellwood '15 (CCHS) of the Lakers and Bulls respectively. The Lakers play hard and have a "go to guy" in Iorio who is playing with alot of confidence this fall. The open floor play of both teams was very entertaining which was echoed by fans leaving the building. It's hard not to imagine both squads being in the mix for one of four playoff spots in late October. 

 

Player of the Week:

Sam Iorio '17 (Parkland)

 

Honorable Mention:

Cameron Hoffman '17 (Liberty)

 

 

SCBL Season IV Championship Sunday

By Andre Williams

It was a Sunday of strong guards play and Isaiah Jennings was the lead point man.

Jennings scored 16 points, including two clinching free throws with 3.4 seconds left to lift Oklahoma City to a 56-55 victory over the Sixers in the high school championship game of the SCBL at the Swain School gymnasium.

It was sweet redemption for Jennings who had missed the front end of a one-and-one with 48 seconds remaining that left the door open for the Sixers.

Down just 54-52, the Sixers missed on the other end and pressed to keep hope alive they fouled Jennings as a last resort.

And the happy Jennings welcomed the opportunity to go back to the free throw line.

Before going to the line, OKC coach and ex-Division III All-American Darnell Braswell looked into Jennings' eyes and said, 'Don't worry about the past. Knock these down. Redeem yourself."

Jennings was then butter.

"I knew what I had to do," said Jennings. "I just had to relax and knock them down."

And he proved that he had a short memory.

"I got a little distracted," Jennings said. "One of the players was talking some stuff."

For the most part, Jennings let his overall game do the most talking.

"It was a hard fought game. It came down to making some shots. Sam [Iorio] was making some shots. Jimmy Vaughn was making some shots.

This high school season Jennings figures to be making a lot of shots with his new teammate, Muhammad Ali-Abdur-Rahkman. That's right, Jennings who played his freshman year at Allen, has transferred to Central Catholic and will be a great compliment to Rahkman, Jeanlee Baez and the Vikings new center, 6-foot-8 Brendan Wagner, a transfer from Souderton.

"I feel good about it," Jennings said. "There's always room for improvement." 

FRESHMAN PRODUCES

That's the way OKC's Sam Iorio looks at his situation entering his freshman year at Parkland,

He's an up-and-coming freshman whose going to be a problem to deal with. He's got inside touch and the guts to shoot from the outside.

It was Iorio who took over when Jennings wasn't letting it fly, working over the Sixers big men and nailing a 3-pointer from the corner for a 54-49 lead with 2:11 to go.

"In the second half we started off slow and I wanted to take the game over," said Iorio, who scored 11 points.

"I tried to hit big shots and give them some momentum."

The plan now is for the 6-5 and still growing Iorio to make a rousing impression at Parkland. He's expected to play junior varsity and varsity and he'll be playing at the small and power forward position.

"They have me playing all over," said the versatile Iorio.

JAKE THE SNAKE

In a game that had more lulls than thrills, Florida State's Jake Bartholomew stood out the most in his pink sneakers.

He was also the smoothest player on the court in sporting a sweet 3-point shot to go along with deft passes. Batholomew scored 12 points in leading Florida State to a 62-56 victory over Michigan.

ROBERT EDWARDS AWARD

Never got the chance to see Jack Reichenbach he was the winner of the Robert Edwards Most Promising Prospect Award

And there was a logical reason that he won the award. 

"I just worked real hard and my teammates gave me a lot of scoring opportunities," said Reichenbach, one of the ESYC's and St. Thomas Moore's top players.

When he's usually doing his due, Reichenbach is usually in the 20-point scoring range.

 Daiyon Barnett won the Robert Edwards Most Promising Prospect in the high school division.

10/25/2013 - SCBL Season IV Week 6 Results/Recaps
NCAA Division
Arizona 75 Syracuse 47 (N.I.T Consolation Game)
Ethan Parvel 18pts (Whitehall MS)
FSU 44 FGC 39
Sam Vaughan 20pts (St Thomas More)
Michigan 56 Duke 51
Nick Martellucci 16pts (LMMS)
Player of the Week:
Sam Vaughan (St. Thomas More)
Recap: The stage is set after a shocking upset by Michigan over the talent laden Duke which was coached by Faith Christian great, UNC Greensboro and East Stroudsburg scorer Danny Hargrove. Coach Hargrove was a little disappointed with the absence of two time POTW Justin Paz. However Michigan played inspired team ball and excuted brilliantly. Michigan if it plays that way on Championship Sunday (Nov. 3rd) could be crown the CHAMPS! To be continued....... 
In the game that would decide the other opponent for the chip, saw FSU hold off a tough
FL Gulf Coast. This game was played and coached at a tremendously high level. I predict a highly contested championship game ahead on Nov. 3rd. FSU played smart, excuted well and got a good all around game from Jake Bartholemew. While flambouyant PG Bless Jone was in attack mode all day for FGC. However, FGC missed some crucial shots at crucial time. FSU used some clutch FT shooting to hold off a gritty FGC squad and it's Coach Luska. As  I stated the stage is set for November 3rd, "Championship Sunday".....All the best to both teams. Don't miss the first SCBL NCAA division CHAMPIONSHIP!
NBA Division
Knicks 36 Pacers 29
Justin Zajko 15pts (Parkland)
Josh Jackson 15pts (Freedom)
OKC 63 Lakers 43
Sam Iorio 12pts (Parkland)
Nick Selvaggi 12pts (Parkland)
Sixers 66 Raptors 56
Brendan Wagner 13pts (CCHS)
Player of the Week
Daiyon Barnett (Allen)
Recap:  In the "Draft Choice" game the Knicks prevailed against a worthy Pacers. It was a pre-cursor to the winter season with two LVC conference selections going head to head. DeShawn Oyeniyi and Justin Zajko went back and forth mano on mano...In the end Zajko and the supporting cast of Josh Jackson, Casey Krause, Claude Bradshaw along with Noah Kandt held on. It was hard to believe these two teams were not in the playoffs.
The two games with playoff championship implications pitted OKC against the Lakers first. OKC played like a team on a mission, defensively it was the best effort of any team all season. They held the Lakers to under 20 points for more than half the game. The Lakers struggle tickle the twine except for a late push when Coach Braswell had called off the dogs. The Lakers have several young ballers who will be varsity contributors this winter. OKC got balanced scoring Zay Jennings with 10pts and Selvaggi and Iorio with 12 apiece Jimmy Vaughan played set up man with 4 assists and 5pts in the lop-sided contest. In the final game of the day the #1 seed Sixers took on the dangerous and hungry Raptors. Coach Dallas Comegys always has his ninjas ready for battle. But on this day so did Coach Lister, the Raptors were playing the role of spoiler most of this contest. I expected this one could be a battle til the end. The Raptors were thinking upset but the Sixers played like the 1983. Doc lead version. The Sixers with Daiyon Barnett, Ben Pratt and Brendan Wagner came up with big efforts. Hector Morales and Isaiah Palmer played every possession like it was their last. However the ninjas were able to hold on for a chance to meet a full strength OKC on Nov 3rd in NBA division first ever CHAMPIONSHIP! The Thriller in Salisbury Township! Can't Wait!
     Championship & Closing Ceremonies will be November 3rd.
              NCAA Division Chip 1:15pm
              NBA Division Chip 2:45pm
              *The Robert Edwards Most Promising Prospect Award will be announced!
10/17/2013 - Tthe top four teams will vie for the championship in the playoffs this year. The 5th and 6th place teams will play a NIT/consolation game for the NCAA division. The NBA will play a 5th & 6th place game with the winning coach guaranteed of the first pick in Season V open run/tryout draft in 2014! So, lace'em up and let the kids have fun!
As for the three way ties etc. Since the head to heads basically washed out each other, I decided the fairest way to do so would be by using a point system (similar to most AAU) tournaments. I took the (+) and (-) for EVERY game and came up with the 4th team to get in the championship bracket. It makes complete sense because everyone played everyone and head to head would not solve it.
  Here are the playoff teams & schedule for Sunday October 20th
 
NCAA Playoff Seeding:
#1 Duke
#2 Florida Gulf Coast (FGC)
#3 Florida State Univ (FSU)
#4 Michigan
1pm Arizona vs Syracuse (NIT Consolation Game)
2pm FGC vs Florida State (Championship Bracket Game)
3pm Duke vs Michigan (Championship Bracket Game)
NBA Playoff Seeding:
#1 Sixers
#2 OKC
#3 Lakers
#4 Raptors
4pm Knicks vs Pacers (Draft Status Game)
5pm OKC vs Lakers (Championship Bracket Game)
6pm Sixers vs Raptors (Championship Bracket Game)

SCBL Season IV

Week 5 Results/Recaps

 

NCAA Division

 

Florida Gulf Coast 58 Michigan 57

Blake Jones 14pts (Orefield MS) 

AJ Olszewski 14pts (Emmaus)

 

Duke 61 Syracuse 59

J. Paz 21pts (Sacred Heart)

 

Florida State 64 Arizona 50

Jake Bartholomew 16pts (Orefield MS)

 

Player of the Week:

Jake Bartholomew (Orefield MS)

 

Recap: The NCAA division is consistently a hot ticket each Sunday. Competition and the level of  intensity is always bananas. The looming playoff push raised the level of play even more. There were numerous lead changes, floor burn efforts and a timely charge taken late. And a tremendous shooting display byDylan Baird (Northampton),4 threes from deep in second half including 3 straight. Gotta love shooters.....Also, with a tremendous effort was Blake Jones (Orefield MS), Kayden Walshberger & Ty Shafnisky (Whitehall MS), Greg Lauray (Nazareth) and Chico White (Lincoln).Playoffs will be like a championship title fight...stay tuned everyone!   #SCBL

NBA Division

Lakers 61 Pacers 58 

Joey Polczynski 10pts (Emmaus)

 

Sixers 61 OKC 53

Logan Schwartz 14pts (Northwestern)

 

Knicks 71 Raptors 60

Justin Zajko 24pts (Parkland)

 

Player of the Week:

Justin Zajko (Parkland)

 Recap:Onthis Sunday, the atmosphere was at a playoff feel. The "big" boys were hyped up from  being "Shown the Money" HS showcase host by LVBR held at Kutztown earlier that morning.  The Lakers and the Pacers got the NBA division started with a great game. The Lakers are young and feature one of the better young PG's in"The Catalyst" Lucas Hudson of SolehiThe Pacers feature studDeShawn Oyeniyi (Liberty)and host of other players who will be varsity contributors in the winter. However, in the end the Lakers were able to hold on for the W. The matchup of the regular season that was the cause of a lot of twitter trash talk was the two undefeated teams Sixers vs OKC both brilliantly coached teams byComegys & Braswell. From the onset the Sixers aka the ninjas were in attack mode and swarming around on defense. The Sixers,Logan Schwartzwas lights out in the first half. OKC started slow and finally got on the scoreboard when Zay Jennings (CCHS) sophomore hit a tough runner. The Sixers made it tough in the lane with 6'8" shot blockerBrendan Wagner (CCHS)and on the offensive glass. Adding some hot shooting wasBen Pratt (CCHS)andDavid Troyan (SV) OKC was without ANY of their "BIGS" withAustin Uhl (Salisbury) soccer;Nick Selvaggi (Parkland)injured earlier atKutztown. The Sixers held off a late game game push for a 61-53 win. Jennings was the games high scorer with 21pts.Jimmy Vaughanhad another good floor game along withTyler Prescott (Emmaus).These teams could see each other in the playoffs. In the night cap the winless Knicks faced the scrappy Raptors in a what would be an ESPN instant classic. A back and forth contest that ended with a buzzer beater in the first OT. Hector Morales (Allen)half court shot swished as the refs signaled it was good. The 2 minute

first overtime wasn't enough for the win because again Morales tip at the buzzer sent the

Knicks who were sure they were gonna get their first win saw in tip spoil that! In the second OT Justin Zajko (Parkland)who was fantastic all day showed the senior leadership and hit some key shots and handled the ball against relentless defensive pressure. Zajko, a veteran since day one of the SCBL, was a ambassador for the league and deserved to go out with the W. Morales had a great offensive day with 23pts along with Zajko who finished with 23pts too. The playoffs will be hard pressed to top Week 5 but if they do I won't be surprised! #SCBL

10-8-2013 - SCBL NBA Week 4 
Sixers 70 Lakers 45
Daiyon Barnett 16pts (Sixers)
OKC 71 Knicks 60
Sam Iorio 22pts (OKC)
Raptors 64 Pacers 55
Isaiah Palmer & Bryce Walton 15pts each (Raptors)
Player of the Week:
Sam Iorio - 22pts (Parkland '17)
 
Recap: Week 4 in the talent laden NBA division is definitely heating up! On this Sunday we saw Central Catholic big man and college recruit Brendan Wagner make his SCBL debut and he didn't waste time showing why he is being tracked on all three college levels. What he adds to an already gritty Sixers squad is a rim protector who gives the Sixers guards second shots etc. Daiyon Barnett,Tyler Prescott and Ben Pratt are excuting fmr DePaul great and NBA player Dallas Comegys defense perfectly, causing havoc leading to turnovers for layups. The Sixers down the stretch were too much for the up start very young Lakers led by Lucas HudsonKyle Stoudt and  Joey Polczynski all underclassmen with bright futures. The Lakers if they get into the playoffs could be scary and a tough out! The second contest of the day had OKC lead by Coach Braswell, D3 All American (DeSales'10) and current CCHS varsity assistant. The SCBL also had Whitehall legend and long time DeSales University skipper Scotty Coval in the building watching some potential Bulldogs. OKC features several very good guards in Zay JenningsJimmy Vaughan & David Stevens. Along with other studs Nick SelvaggiAustin Uhl basically that roster is loaded. The Knicks led by Gwyneed Mercy College, 4 year starter and Attorney as well Magistrate District Justice candidate Rashid SantiagoThe Knicks feature some blue collar guys that every coach loves to have Claude BradshawTroy Reppert,Casey Krause & Noah Kandt running the point. The game was close early but Vaughan got it going on both ends, while Iorio was the receipent of Jennings court vision and speed in the open for easy buckets. Jennings finished with 9 dimes and 14pts while Austin Uhl & Luke Guensch both had 8pts. The final game of the day put the Pacers with DeShawn Oyeniyi versus the Raptors lead by Isaiah Palmer who is emerging each outing into a college prospect as well as Oyeniyi. The Raptors got 5 triples from guard Bryce Walton and young banger Hector Morales with 12pts. The Pacers were paced by who else DeShawn Oyeniyi 17pts and 10 rebs. Next Sunday the matchups really get interesting with the two undefeated teams OKC & the Sixers going head to head in a much anticipated matchup. Trash talking and twitter feed hype is already heating up. The other matchups will also have major implications on the 4 team playoff format down the line I will have a great seat for all the SCBL competition make sure you do too. I wouldn't wanna miss one minute of the SCBL action this Sunday, it will be talked about long after it's over. See everyone on Sunday----EARLY!
 *Note: There are NO games on October 27th, playoffs will be one day November 3rd times & matchups TBD after Oct 20th.
            
10/8/2013 - SCBL NCAA Week 4 Results:
Syracuse 60 Michigan 50
Cam Brooks 11pt (Syracuse)
Duke 68 FSU 64
Justin Paz 27pts (Duke)
FL Gulf Coast 63 Arizona 54
Blake Jones 18pt (FGC)
Player of the Week
Justin Paz - 27 points and a game winning shot (Sacred Heart '17)
 
Recap Week 4, saw several teams flex their muscle and show they are hitting their stride as we head into the last couple of weeks of the regular season. As the old cliché goes you wanna have your team playing at it's best come playoffs. I am really impressed with the way some teams close out games. But I am equally as impressed with the way teams make late game runs. Kudos to the coaches who are doing an excellent job. I also, wanted to wish a speedy recovery to SCBL veteran Jay Vaughan (STM '17) who suffered a clavicle (collar bone) injury playing football. Also wishing another SCBL favorite as well as vet a speedy recovery Ty Shafnisky (Whitehall '17) too. Get well soon to both of you superb athletes!
10/1/2013 - SCBL Season IV Week #3 Results
NCAA Division:
Michigan 62 Arizona 54
(S. Kuna 15pts)
Duke 72 Florida Gulf Coast 68
(J. Paz 21pts)
Florida State 52 Syracuse 45
(J. Bartholomew 15pts)
NCAA Division "Player of the Week"
Justin Paz (Sacred Heart '17)
 
NBA Division Results
OKC 76 Pacers 58
(Zay Jennings 25pts)
Sixers 63 Knicks 55
(L. Schwartz 14pts)
Lakers 65 Raptors 58
(J. Polycznski 19pts)
NBA Division "Player of the Week"
Lucas Hudson (Solehi '17)
9/24/2013 - SCBL Season IV Week #2 Results
NCAA Division:
Florida Gulf Coast 69 Syracuse 63
Michigan 56  Florida State 50
Duke 57 Arizona 56
NCAA Division "Player of the Week"
Donovan Thackray (Parkland HS Class of 2017)
 
NBA Division Results:
Sixers 69 Pacers 57
Lakers 66 Knicks 57
OKC 66 Raptors 53
NBA Division "Player of the Week"
Zay Jennings (ACCHS 2016) 21pts 5 assists
 
9/16/2013 - The NCAA Division tipped off Season IV of the SCBL on a beautiful day on the campus of the prestigious Swain School in Allentown, PA.
Week 1 Results
NCAA Division:
Michigan 45 Duke 47
Jay Vaughan 15pts (Michigan)
Jack Reichenbach  21pts (Duke)
Arizona 55 Syracuse 41
Jonathon Blaine 17pts (Arizona)
Corey Riegel 14 pts (Syracuse)
FSU 62 Florida Gulf Coast 64
Jake Bartholomew 11pts (FSU)
Matt Troyan 15pts (FGC)
NCAA Week 1 "Player of the Week" Jack Reichenbach (St. Thomas More '17)
The NCAA division is LOADED again this year. There are a lot of young guys who have physically matured and will have a breakout this fall in the SCBL. The level of talent is off the charts and anyone player can step up and put the team on his back this fall. Don't be surprised that there is tie for the Most Outstanding Prospect Award this year. I would like to thank all the parents and players for outstanding Week 1.
NBA Division
Lakers 42 OKC 49
Polczynski 10 pts (Lakers)
Sam Iorio 11 pts (OKC)
Raptors 42 Sixers 55
Isaiah Palmer & Ryan Keller 10 pts each (Raptors)
David Troyan 15pts all on three pointers (Sixers)
Knicks 54 Pacers 55- OT
Josh Jackson 13pts (Knicks)
Deshawn Oyeniyi 23 pts (Pacers)
NBA Week 1 "Player of the Week" - Deshawn Oyeniyi (Liberty '14)
Dunks, Treys, lock up D, OT thrillers, hard fouls and more! If you weren't familiar with the SCBL (and who isn't) you might have mistaken the NBA division on Week 1 for a state playoff and/or allstar venue where they actually play defense. Deshawn Oyeniyi (Liberty HS '14) made his debut and he didn't waste anytime establishing himself as a problem. Oyeniyi and Justin Zajko (Parkland HS '14) both looked in mid-season form in Wk 1. Some of the more notable players may not have had the opening day they would've liked but....it is only week 1 guys. Enjoy your week and stay tuned for next weeks feature game of the week.
Schedules coming....
 
 

9/11/2013 - The SCBL had its annual and much anticipated, open run and draft session this past Sunday. It was the biggest turnout in league history, with over 150 kids trying to make the cut, to play in the ultra competitive fall basketball league.

Ed Jennings (League Director) has changed the format for this years League. There will be playoffs, and only the top 4 teams from each division (NBA, NCAA) will make the playoffs.

Keep checking LVBASKETBALLRANKINGS.COM for all of the latest news, standings, roster and schedule changes for the 2013 SCBL season. The first games of the season will be held on 9/15/2013, at the Swain School in Allentown, PA.

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