Congratulations to the winners of the BC Men’s Fall Draft League Championship!
Coach Nate Yokers gives those who missed the excitement a recap:
The Fall Draft League Championship featured two evenly matched teams, although their records might have said otherwise. Team Bacon came in as the second overall seed, with a record of 6-2. Team Cary was the fifth overall seed, with a record of 3-5. Both teams realized that how you got to the final game didn’t matter, but how you left is what really counted.
Team Bacon got off to a hot start, with Bryan Gabriel knocking down two three-pointers in the first five minutes of the game. They continued to control the game and held onto a five-point lead at halftime, 39-34. The start of the second half saw Team Bacon go on a 10-4 run and push their lead to 11 in the opening minutes. However, Team Cary answered back with a run of their own, highlighted by Jason Arriaga knocking down a couple of three-pointers to tie the game at 61-61.
Down the final stretch, both teams went on runs, but it was Team Cary that began to pull away. Consistent scoring from PJ Ross and solid shooting from the line by Nick Cary helped them complete an improbable run through the playoffs and secure the championship with a 90-81 victory. Team Bacon was led by Tony Bacon, who dropped 24 points. PJ Ross led Team Cary with 26.
Pictured from left to right: Nick Cary, Glenn Clark, Jason Arriaga, PJ Ross and Garret McGuire.