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

Regular season finale recap

The 2017 Venice Basketball League (“VBL”) regular season is officially over! This past Sunday marked the VBL squads’ last chance to hone their game before the playoffs begin on July 23. After a #ChurchOfHoops morning clinic for the Kids Venice Basketball League, hosted by former Los Angeles Laker Samaki Walker, the games were on!

Project Backboard Hands Pro Shot West their Second Straight Loss

After taking their first L of the season last week, the Pro Shot West squad (4-2) looked to spring into the playoffs with a victory. Unfortunately, they ran into tough competition from Project Backboard (5-1), who came ready to play after their buzzer beater win in a match-up with Sunblock the week prior. Playing without their trained assassin Ryan Nitz, Project Backboard added some celebrity swag – NBA champion Glen “Big Baby” Davis!

Pro Shot West played an up-and-down game, relying on perimeter quickness and outside shooting to counter Project Backboard, who played big with Davis and 6’10” skilled big man “The Devourer”. As with last week, Pro Shot West held a lead for the first half, but a tough third quarter from Project Backboard gave them a 2-point advantage going into the fourth.

Pro Shot West retook the lead with a tough and-one from #0 “The Anchor” around the 4-minute mark, setting the stage for a furious back and forth until the finish. Project Backboard relied on their lanky swingman and player of the game Latraius Mosley (22 pts, 10 res, 5ast, 3stl), who hit two threes and a step back jumper in the sequence. Holding a 1-point lead in the final minute, Mosley then finished a tough floater to extend the lead before stealing the inbounds pass and dishing to Big Baby, who put the game out of reach with the late throw down.

Novastars Stays Undefeated Versus Hub Select

Led by their endlessly energetic captain Tristan “King Hustle” Wilson, the Novastars squad (6-0) looked to remain lossless versus the talented Hub Select team (4-2) in the season’s final week. The match-up was chippy from the start, full of jabber between the players, the coaches, the refs, and just about everyone on the court.

Hub Select fielded a bigger team than usual, replacing point guard and 2017 #1 draft pick Alan “The Italian Answer” with a new acquisition, Vince “BodySnatcher” Camper in their starting line-up. A high-energy defensive struggle, the Novastars held Hub Select to just 17 points in the first half and held an 8-point lead going into the third quarter.

That lead stretched to 12 by the end of the third, but Hub Select was far from done. Relying on a tough interior presence, the Hub Select squad crawled back into the game, cutting the point differential to 2 off a scrappy lay-up by the Body Snatcher with a minute on the clock.

After the Novastars’ “The Beast” made one out of two from the line, Hub Select had two chances to tie down three, 59-56 –first “Grandpa Dew”, then former Golden State Warrior Tony Farmar got a great open look from behind the arc, but the game was over when it bricked hard off the front of the rim.

The Rest from Around the League 

Hall of Fame (3-4) made good on their shooting guard Crushow’s promise to make the playoffs last week, notching a win versus El Crew (2-3) by running and gunning to a 12-point victory, 75-63.

The Sunblock team (3-3) knocked off always-dangerous Los Fearless (1-5), 60-50, while the Most Hated Players (4-2) put the beating on The Venetians (2-4), 48-25.

Tune in next week for the first round of the VBL playoffs, where the top 8 teams in the league will face off and begin the clash for the 2017 championship!

 

  • Warren “Wojissimo” Szewczyk

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