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City league enters tourney play

The double-elimination postseason tournament in the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Men’s Basketball League begins today with three games at the recreation center.

The game times are 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. The pairings were not known at press time, as the regular season concluded Tuesday night.

On Feb. 20, Woodbury Law battled back from 16 points down — 12 points with less than 2:30 to play — to stun gRIM reap 62-61 when Brigham Church sank a 3-pointer as time expired.

First-place Credit Union also staged a furious second-half comeback against El Rancho but fell short 59-55 for only its second loss of the season. Flight S2S had two blowout wins to knot the standings in a three-way tie for second place with El Rancho and Woodbury Law.

By virtue of its first-place regular season finish, Credit Union will have the sole first-round bye.

League standings through Feb. 20

Credit Union 9-2

El Rancho Boulder 7-4

Woodbury Law 7-4

Flight S2S 7-4

gRIM reap 3-8

Fiochhi Knights 4-8

Duetto 1-10


Feb. 18

El Rancho 56; Woodbury Law 53

Credit Union 68; Fiochhi 51

Flight 80; Duetto 58

Feb. 20

Flight 77; Fiochhi 53

Woodbury Law 62; gRIM reap 61

El Rancho 59; Credit Union 55

Registration begins for youth sports

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