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Injuries plague El Rancho team

El Rancho Boulder is really banged up right now with leading scorer Mike Carboni (hamstring) and big man Scott Scheppmann (turf toe) struggling to play; the team has gone from a preseason favorite to a one loss from elimination.

El Rancho lost its opening playoff game in the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Men’s Basketball League game to gRIM reap 65-59 Feb. 27. Woodbury Law continues to win the close ones, squeaking out a nail-biter against Fiochhi 49-46, while defending tournament champion Flight S2S remains hot by winning its fourth consecutive game with a 89-73 victory against Duetto.

The double-elimination tournament continues today with three games at the recreation center. They will be played at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Final Regular Season Standings

Credit Union 10-2, No. 1 seed (postseason tournament)

Flight S2S 8-4, No. 2 seed

El Rancho Boulder 7-5, No. 3

Woodbury Law 7-5, No. 4

gRIM reap 4-8, No. 5

Fiochhi Knights 4-8, No. 6

Duetto 1-11, No. 7


Regular Season Finale

Feb. 25

gRIM reap 70, Duetto 63

Flight 82, El Rancho 77

Credit Union 71, Woodbury Law 53

Tuesday’s matches were Woodbury Law vs. Credit Union; gRIM reap vs. Flight; and El Rancho vs. Duetto.

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