Flight ran away with the regular season title in the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s men’s basketball league this year with an 8-1 record to earn the No. 1 seed as the double-elimination playoffs begin this week.
Flight was able to sweep Credit Union and Woodbury Law three times each and took two of three from Jimmy John’s. Jimmy John’s, led by scoring champion DeShawn Henderson, finished in second place with a 6-3 record and earned the No. 2 seed. They lost two to Flight, but handed the top seed its only loss.
Woodbury Law was a distant third place with a 3-6 record but ended up with four of the league’s top-10 scorers and is a threat to get hot and pull some upsets as the playoffs continue.
Defending champion Credit Union went from first to worst this year, ending at 1-8. But everyone gets a fresh start in the playoffs. There will be two playoff games at 7:30 and 8:30 tonight at the recreation center and a championship game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free.
Results of Feb 10: Flight defeats Credit Union by forfeit, and Jimmy John’s edges Woodbury Law, 64-57.
The league’s leading scorers, points per game: 1. DeShawn Henderson (Jimmy John’s) 19.4; 2. Rob Sandoval (Flight) 19.3; 3. Brigham Church (Woodbury Law) 17.9; 4. Mike Hernandez (Flight) 16; 5. Mike Carboni (Flight) 14; 6. Ryan McQuillan (Woodbury Law) 12.5; 7. J.J. Gray (Jimmy John’s) 11.6; 8. PJ Parker (Woodbury Law) 9.7; 9. Jordan Peel (Woodbury Law) 9.5; 10. Nate Dirk (Jimmy John’s) 9.