REC BASKETBALL: Shake N Bake opens up 1-0 lead over MH Garage Door

 

GILROY
– Shake N Bake opened the Men’s DD Basketball League’s
Championship Series with a 65-61 victory over Morgan Hill Garage
Door in double overtime Wednesday at Solorsano Gymnasium.
GILROY – Shake N Bake opened the Men’s DD Basketball League’s Championship Series with a 65-61 victory over Morgan Hill Garage Door in double overtime Wednesday at Solorsano Gymnasium.

Tucker’s Baksa’s three-point play began a five-point run to start the second overtime. Baska shared team scoring honors at 16 with Mitch Mezzetti and Eric Tollison.

Gene Cotter popped in six field goals and Eric Smith drained three 3-point field goals as Morgan Hill Garage Door built a 31-28 lead by halftime.

Anthony Bravo’s 3-pointer with 15:40 left in regulation gave Shake N Bake its first lead at 37-35. Shake N Bake turned an 11-of-12 effort from the free throw line in the final 7:45 of the second half into a 55-55 tie. Cotter made the first overtime’s lone bucket and Baksa responded with two free throws.

Cotter and Alexis Rivas topped the Doors with 20 points each. Peter Anderson helped the Doors cause with 11 points.

The second game of the series is Monday March 1 at 7pm.

Jiffy Lube dropped two games this week to force the team into a best 2-of-3 Championship Series opposite Hard Ninety beginning Monday March 1 at 8 p.m. at Solorsano Gym.

Jiffy Lube, 11-0 entering Monday’s regular-season finale, lost a 73-57 contest to Shake N Bake. Tollison scored 26 points, Baksa 17, Hans Mendecona and Mezzetti 13 apiece. Jiffy Lube, playing with a four-player line-up, was paced by Ron Colman Jr. with 26 points.

Jiffy Lube and Hard Ninety played a tie-breaker game Wednesday after the teams shared the second-half title with 5-1 records.

Cliff Dennett sparked the Hard Ninety surge with 17 points, highlighted by two three-pointers. Destry Jones popped in 15 Ninety points. Colman and Robert Otis each scored 13 Jiffy Lube points.

Derek Strong scored 14 points and Robert Rodriguez and Donnie Gooding added 11 apiece to carry South Valley Disposal past Gamers In Control 64-48. Mitchell Pierce struck for 16 points, AJ Martinez 15 for the Gamers.

Hard Ninety completed the regular season Monday with a 78-53 win over Intero. Frank Tomasetti erupted for 24 Hard Ninety points. Kevin Steele tallied 15 points, Daniel Fauss and Jonathan Mixter 10 each for Intero.

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