Spring '22, Week 2 Highlights, The Vancouver Metro Basketball League™

Ryan Yuen
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Spring 2022
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April 4, 2022

Vancouver, B.C. - Week 2 of the Vancouver Metro Basketball League™ continued last night at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Check out the full game recaps below

A tightly contested game between Afro Hair Studio and JATT, ending in a close game with JATT coming away with the victory. In this game, the offence for Afro Hair Studio came largely from behind the arc.

  • #8 Isaac Abraham carried AHS offensively. He had 29 points and 7 made three-pointers 
  • #10 Mohamad Abom took a bit of weight off of Isaac’s shoulders as he chipped in 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assists with 3 made three-pointers 
  • #23 Demi Harris did his part offensively as he helped out with 19 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals
  • #24 Ravi scored a team-high 24 points for JATT 
  • #7 Luca Bonamici chipped in 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and hit 5 three-pointers, proving to be a deadly long distance shooter 
  • #1 Royce Sargeant did his fair share on the offensive end as well, finishing with 18 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

 Another tightly contested game up until Buddy Guys were finally able to pull away. The game started off quick as both teams came out firing, basket after basket. Later on, Buddy Guys pulled away with a lead by as much as 20 points but in the final 3 minutes, the Wildcats pushed back to cut it as close as 10 points.

Buddy Guys:

  • #24 Ravi flirted with a triple-double, posting insane numbers: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals 
  • #21 Antonio did a lot offensively, scoring a team-high 20 points, 1 rebound, and 2 assists while making 4 three-pointers

Wildcats:

  • #12 Garth shared the offensive duties with one other teammate while posting huge numbers on the glass. He finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists 
  • #5 Bryce helped his team offensively as scoring seemed to be a bit harder than last week. He finished with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 3 three-pointers

In this game, Church of Buckets came out on fire as they pulled away very early. They showed tremendous quickness and shot-making ability right from the start, displaying beautiful play on both sides of the ball. As the score shows, not the best display from Hasbulla's Handles but given that it was their first game of the season, there were some bright spots. They'll look forward to next week and bounce back with a better showing.

Church of Buckets:

  • #7 Josh led the scoring with a team-high 25 points along with 1 rebound, 4 assists and 1 steal
  • #5 Tristan chipped in with 18 points, 4 made three-pointers, 1 rebound and 1 steal

Hasbulla's Handles:

  • #3 Alex led the way with 20 points
  • #8 Hank chipped in with 17 points 
  • #7 Bryan scored 14 points

The All-Canadians had a great bounce back game after last week, opening many eyes with their performance this week. Although the score doesn't display much, the All-Canadians were in control of this game the whole way on both sides of the ball.

All-Canadians:

  • #14 Lazar led with way offensively with 17 points but also helped out on the glass with 5 rebounds while hitting 5 three-pointers 
  • #24 Brett madee his impact on the interior, he had 12 points, 7 rebounds

Huskies:

  • #9 Mark did a little bit of everything, finishing with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals 
  • #2 Edzon chipped in 12 points and 1 rebound while making 2 three-pointers

A very low-scoring affair in this one as both teams struggled to find offence. However, Malibu's Most Wanted outlasted Banana Boat Crew, coming away with the victory. MMW has now won two games in a row and sit 3rd in the standings. Banana Boat Crew started their season with a loss and will look to get in the win column next week and make a push for the top of the standings.

MMW:

  • #1 Royce led the charge once again, finishing with 19 points and 3 rebounds 
  • #3 Ryan chipped in with 13 points 
  • #22 Prab scored 10 points with 2 made three-pointers

Banana Boat Crew:

  • #12 Mike led the way with 9 points 
  • #7 Jason chipped in with 8 points 
  • #12 Daylin scored 7 points and added 2 rebounds

A very intense game on this side with Senju coming out on top. This was a great game as both teams matched up very well in just about every single category. However, South Slope Shooters only had 6 players which is believed to have made the difference in such a tightly contested affair.

Down the stretch, #23 Jordan AS knocked down a late 3 pointer to give Senju the lead and #22 Othniel Spence knocked down free throws to extent the lead to four right before a late three from South Slope Shooters, losing by one

Senju:

  • #16 Warren led the way with an all-around game, finishing with 16 points (3 three-pointers), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals along with 3 three-pointers
  • #22 Othniel chipped in offensively and led the charge as a leader, finishing with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals

SSS:

  • #22 Niko proved to be an excellent outside shooter from distance, finishing with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and had 5 three-pointers 
  • #14 Harry scored a team-high 21 points and chipped in with 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals

A very interesting game as both teams played very well but TTP ultimately came victorious. Led by #23 Ronin who had 35 points and 2 rebounds who seemed absolutely unstoppable, making baskets from all three levels.

Although the Wolves lost the game, they had some brilliant performance from a couple of players:

  • #5 Chris led scoring with 25 points while chipping in 4 rebounds 
  • #21 Shaun had 16 points, making 4 three-pointers, 1 rebound, and 1 steal 
  • #8 Lukas had 16 points with 5 made three-pointers

Another win for the UBC T-Birds as they start the season off strong, 2-0. A collective effort with some outstanding individual performances as they look like the heavy favourites to come out on top of division 1

A brilliant display from the Stallions although it did not result in the victory. They showed great team basketball, keeping the T-Birds on their heels for majority of the game before pulling away closer to the end of the game

UBC T-Birds:

  • #12 Sukhman Sandhu was huge on the glass for UBC as he finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals 
  • #3 Nikola Guzina played well offensively, finishing with 23 points and 4 rebounds
  • #8 James Woods was a secondary threat for UBC, playing well on-ball and off-ball as he finished with 21 points and 1 steal with 3 three pointers

Stallions:

  • #34 Drew Urquhart carried the load offensively as he finished with 31 points (3 three pointers), 7 rebounds, and 1 assist 
  • #8 Roger Sheung chipped in with 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists

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