Ultimate Civic League Wrap – 2018 Round 1
2018 has begun with only two games for our Ultimate Civic League. Some hot shooting in both games proved some players have been working on their game over Summer.
7.05PM The Splashers 83 def. St. Marys Sharks 67
The Splashers came out with a chip on their shoulder after a tough loss in finals last season. A couple of changes to the roster proved to pay dividends with Nic Uzelac dropping 26 points, including four 3 pointers, which led the team to a comfortable 16 point win. Former NBL player, Matt Shanahan, played the role of floor general for The Splashers, controlling the game on both ends of the floor. The team will look to lean on his experience as they hope to improve on last years performance. The Sharks came out with a similar game plan to last season, with a Mike D’Antoni inspired ‘Run N Gun’ style of play. Connecting on eleven 3 pointers for the game is what kept St. Mary’s from being completely blown out, Mark Scherf and Tom boek leading the way with 19 points each.
Nic Uzelac (The Splashers)
Mark Scherf (St. Marys)
Tom Boek (St. Mary’s)
8.00PM Redbacks 73 def. Uni Hill 71
This game was a tale of two halves, with Redbacks pulling off a massive comeback to steal a 2 point win. Uni hill came out strong, with Josh Grubb scoring the first 8 points of the game. They got out by more than 20 points at stages in the 2nd quarter, however this trend did not continue. The second half was all Redbacks as Paul Meager put on a shooting display, knocking down eight 3 pointers on his way to 30 points. The game came down to one final play, Redbacks inbounding the ball with 7 seconds left and the game tied. Andrew Boylen got to the ring, able to lay the ball in as time expired. Josh Grubb ended with 20 points for Uni Hill, as they seemingly stole defeat from the jaws of victory.
Paul Meager (Redbacks)
Josh Grubb (Uni Hill)
Peter Hayman (Redbacks)