Championship

Championship


PwC - 49

Donohue's - 46


Roscoe Baker, long time referee and ambassador of the CBL, has called it the biggest upset in league history!

PwC came into the championship game as the 11 seed and took on perennial power and the top team in the league this season Donohue's.  Playing short-handed with only five guys put PwC at a further disadvantage, but that's why they play the game, as PwC pulled the stunner and knocked off Donohueâ??s 49-to-46.


From the opening tip PwC's 2-3 zone gave Donohue's trouble as PwC's superior speed and athleticism was on display causing several turnovers and steals.   On the offensive side they were extremely efficient and patient with really no bad shots taken the entire game.


After PwC surged to an early start Donhohue's eventually settled in and started getting good looks in the post. The teams would settle for a 24-24 stalemate at half.


It looked as if Donohue's had cracked the zone towards the end of the first half but when the second half started their offensive struggles reset as well. PwC held them scoreless for the first eight minutes as they were able to take an eight-point lead before Donohue's called a time out to regroup.


While PwC never relinquished their lead the game never felt firmly in hand for them. Even in the waning seconds down 6 with 15 seconds to go Donohue's had a chance to at least extend the game. Rob (12 points) came down and hit a three to cut the lead to three and a poor in bound pass that ended up at half court was stolen by Donohue's.   They were able to find Rob again at the top of the key for the game tying shot but it just rattled out for PwC to secure the win.


It was a total team win for PwC who despite having only five players were content with running the entire game. Matt was their catalyst as he scored 22 points to go with five rebounds. Keith was an animal on the boards as he notched a double-double with 10 points and 15 boards, none bigger than one he grabbed on the back end of a one and one to give his team an extra possession with a minute left. Eric had eight points and four assists while putting constant pressure on the ball handler at the top of the zone leading to deflections and steals. Mario and Dan both hit big free throws down the stretch to secure the win. Congrats fellas!


The CBL would like to thank all 18 teams that played in the winter 2018 season as well as all the refs throughout the season. We hope to see you back for the spring season starting May 1 st!



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