Week 1
P4E 52
Green Lights 49
Week 1
Sunblock 73
Project Backboard 67
Week 1
Pasadena Bodybuilding 91
Clutch Pandas 80
Week 1
China Elite 55
Los Fearless 51
Week 1
1% Performance 63
We Are Chance 64
Week 2
P4E 57
We Are Chance 63
Week 2
The Empire 70
Los Fearless 61
Week 2
1% Performance 87
China Elite 89
Week 2
Project Backboard 109
The Undrafted 93
Week 2
Green Lights 78
Pasadena Bodybuilding 81
Week 3
P4E 79
Sunblock 84
Week 3
1% Performance 66
Project Backboard 73
Week 3
Pasadena Bodybuilding 61
China Elite 63
Week 3
The Empire 56
The Undrafted 53
Week 3
Green Lights 78
Clutch Pandas 64
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 71
Sunblock 82
Week 4
China Elite 78
P4E 77
Week 4
P4E 57
Los Fearless 55
Week 4
We Are Chance 63
Project Backboard 62
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 75
China Elite 76
Week 4
Green Lights 87
The Undrafted 55
Week 4
Pasadena Bodybuilding 84
1% Performance 86
Week 5
The Undrafted 70
Clutch Pandas 76
Week 5
Los Fearless 68
1% Performance 66
Week 5
P4E 53
Pasadena Bodybuilding 74
Week 5
Sunblock 60
We Are Chance 49
Week 5
Project Backboard 92
Green Lights 65
Week 6
Los Fearless 69
The Undrafted 55
Week 6
The Empire 63
We Are Chance 59
Week 6
Sunblock 73
1% Performance 78
Week 6
The Empire 78
Clutch Pandas 79
Week 6
Pasadena Bodybuilding 86
Green Lights 91
Week 7
Los Fearless 63
We Are Chance 56
Week 7
Project Backboard 71
The Empire 62
Week 7
China Elite 74
The Undrafted 62
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Green Lights 80
The Undrafted 73
Week 7 Playoff Q.
We Are Chance 58
P4E 67
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Pasadena Bodybuilding 88
Clutch Pandas 100
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Los Fearless 62
1% Performance 56

NEWS REPORT IN THE MIRROR

Photo by Roger Morante

AJ Harris scored 25 points and 10 rebounds as he led the Beach Warriors to victory against Sunblock 65-54 on Sunday.

Beach Warriors, The Mean Ones Claim Victories At Venice Beach Basketball Double-Header

Special To The Mirror

By Sophia Villegas

Hundreds of fans gathered at the legendary Venice blue courts on Sunday despite the 90-degree heat as part of the Venice Basketball League.

The double header featured the Beach Warriors playing Sunblock while The Mean Ones took on the 3G’s.

AJ “The Chosen One” Harris arrived late to the game, but it did not stop him from having a double-double scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds as he led the Beach Warriors to victory against Sunblock 65-54.

“I’ve been put in this situation dozens of times where I’ve had to step up to win,” Harris said. “I came in focused and playing with these guys makes it easy. I love coming out to support and to play for the Venice Basketball League.”

The Beach Warriors dominated the first half and kept Sunblock’s star guard Ja’shon Hampton aka “Jay Wizzle” scoreless in the first half.

Hampton has had experience playing basketball in college at Cal State Dominguez Hills and across the border for the Mexican Basketball League team called The Lechugueros in 2008-2009.

“Coming out to play at the Venice Basketball League is fun and competitive,” Hampton said. “This is the first year that I’ve played for the league and it’s great to see so much talent out here each and every week.”

Harris controlled the tempo for the Beach Warriors in the first half as he led the way with 13-points and two steals as the Beach Warriors went up by 10 points 35-25 at the half.

Both teams started the second half strong with Hampton finally scoring and hitting back to bring Sunblock within three points at 41-38.

The game stayed close as Sunblock pulled it together and knocked down key shots late in the fourth to give the Beach Warriors a competitive edge, but Brandon “The Mute” Fields sealed the victory with a powerful slam dunk with 30 seconds remaining to put the Beach Warriors up 61-52.

Zach Puchtel, aka “Thor” of the Beach Warriors, had two key blocks to keep the momentum going late in the fourth-quarter and he ended up with a double-double knocking down 18 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocks.

The victory for the Beach Warriors was key as they are now (4-2) in the league and third overall in the standings behind the The Mean Ones and 3G’s. The win will give them a competitive edge in placing for the playoffs that will begin in a couple weeks.

The second double header was a thriller that came down to final seconds as the two undefeated teams battled for the top spot in the league.

The Mean One’s maintained the lead throughout the game and the 3G’s made a late comeback in the fourth quarter.

Deondrae Lewis received a lob from teammate “D Little” to put the 3G’s up for the first time 50-49.

A time out was called by the 3G’s with 53 seconds left to play in the game and with the 3G’s up by one 62-61. The Mean One’s quickly answered back with a tip in by “The Frost” to give them the lead 64-62.

The 3G’s had an opportunity to score in the last few seconds but came up short. The Mean Ones prevailed winning 64-62 as they remained undefeated (6-0) and maintained the top spot in the league.

“We stepped up our game in the fourth-quarter, but we missed some key shots in the last seconds,” Lewis said.

Lewis led all scores with a double-double scoring 22-points shooting (11-17) from the field and grabbing 12 rebounds. Tarron “The Beast” Williams of the Mean Ones had 18-points and had an excellent game on offense shooting (8-11) from the field and knocking down two three-pointers.

The Venice Basketball League continues this Sunday, Aug. 19. The battle for the top spot will continue and the playoffs for the league are set to begin Sunday, Aug. 26.

SOURCE SANTA MONICA MIRROR

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