Goodman Wins Rematch Against Dyckman!
For the second year in a row, the Goodman League defeats Dyckman League 70-64, this time needing overtime to keep the I-95 Trophy Inside The Gates.
“I even shined it up for you Kenny, but it’s going right back in my basement,” Commissioner Miles shouted to the Dyckman commissioner during the postgame festivities.
Commissioner Miles decided to put the BF Crazies with a few add-ons up against Team Dyckman, having the home team represent for the Goodman League. Aquille “Crimestopper” Carr, Trevelin “Real Deal” Queen, and Big Mike were the add-ons and they proved to be the right ones. Each player brought a different dynamic to floor that turned the Crazies into a “superteam”.
A win like this will give the Crazies some needed momentum for the playoffs. Gary Jr. and Malcom Clarke, who has been having a solid summer, added a couple quick buckets inside, while Dez led the way in the first half with 14 points, most of which was from transition offense. Dyckman had a rough game from the field early on, missing some easy baskets. Half-way through the first half, The Crazies already built a 24-12 lead.
Of course Dyckman would make their run, eventually finding the bottom of the net. During their run, The Crazies couldn’t find the right rotation. Coach Tater Tot decided to use the Georgetown system – sub 5 at a time – didn’t work well, and shifted the momentum towards Dyckman.
Mousa scored 12 points for Dyckman, doing his best inside the paint against 6’11 Big Mike. He ended the night with 17.
Real Deal finished with 15 points and Carr settled for 6 points. Dez led the Crazies in scoring with 16.
Big Mike played a major part in the Crazies win with his interior defense. The guards up top didn’t mind letting their man go by because Mike was there in the middle waiting to clean everything up. Dyckman struggled to get points inside, reason why they were down 10 points with less than 4 minutes remaining.
This is where the fun began. Dyckman went on a 10-0 run for the next two minutes to tie the game at 57. During that run, Crazies had three turnovers and two shots blocked. In the final minute, Dyckman guard Jordan A. and CrimeStopper had their own personal duel trading baskets that sent waves thru the gym. CrimeStopper hit the go-ahead bucket to put the Crazies up by two, Jordan A. tried to answer but missed, Dyckman losing the ball out of bounds with 33 seconds left.
Goodman would return the favor on the ensuing possession, the Crazies turned the ball over, giving Dyckman one last shot to end tie the game. Jessie Sapp hit both free throws to tie the game at 60 heading into overtime. Sapp finished with 11 points.
In overtime, the Crazies went on a 10-4 run, scoring the last 6 points of the overtime period that gave them the victory.
Dyckman will have to wait until next summer to take that I-95 trophy away from the Goodman League. From now on, it’s all about playoff basketball, Stay Tuned!