Fall 2011 Small Ball League
Small Ball Fall 2011 Season Wrap-up
The final night of the fall RMG Small Ball season was a thriller from start to finish with 3 of 4 games coming down to the final seconds. Faith Hope started the night with a big comeback victory over Hubbard Woods led by 12 points by Brooks Merrill and a terrific defensive game by Miles Brady.
Faith Hope then faced the #1 seeded Greeley team which had a little too much firepower led by Kevin Purcell, Collin Fox and Charlie Acri.
The third game of the night was between the 2 seed RMG Mixed and 3 seed Crow Island. Crow Island was on a big winning streak leading into the playoffs, handing Greeley their only loss of the season the previous week. Although the RMG Mixed team started off strong with a flurry of points by George Finch (8 points) and Cooper Tamisea (8 points), Crow Island fought back and even took the lead late in the game thanks to the tenacious play of Ryan Kaestle (6 points) and Jack Kohr (9 points), but the team play by RMG Mixed was a little too much and they squeezed out the victory setting up the championship between Greeley and Mixed.
The final game was neck and neck start to finish. Both Greeley and Mixed had great team efforts with everyone chipping in. Late in the game down 2, 2nd grader Billy Kotin hit a huge 12ft jumper from the wing to tie the game and help Mixed get some momentum. The deciding factor was some impressive free throw shooting by the Mixed team's big man (Cooper Tamisea) who went 4-6 from the line. The final score was 14-13 with the #2 seed Mixed team taking home the Championship.
Overall, it was a great season and we hope to see the boys back on the court in January as they prepare for many exciting seasons to come down the road.
RMG Small Ball All-Star Team
- Nicholas Henner (Crow Island)
- Ryan Kaestle (Crow Island)
- Brooks Merrill (Faith Hope)
- Kevin Purcell (Greeley)
- Charlie Acri (Greeley)
- Collin Fox (Greeley)
- Cameron Holt (Hubbard Woods)
- George Finch (RMG Mixed)
- Cooper Tamisea (RMG Mixed)
- Brody Grasher (RMG Mixed)