• Six community recreation basketball teams heat up Homer Middle School
By Sean Pearson
Whatever you do, don’t show up for Monday nights’ City League Basketball games under the mistaken impression that the competition will be relatively friendly and low-key.
That’s not to say that any of the players on any of the six Community Recreation teams is less than sportsmanlike, or that fights break out between ego-driven hot-heads at any given times. Games between the various business-sponsored teams are generally played fairly and cleanly, with two referees but make no mistake: when the sneakers come on, the gloves come off.
The City Basketball League kicked off its 2012-13 season last week with games running at 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. at Homer Middle School. Games run throughout winter, culminating with a championship tournament in late February. Six teams have jumped into this year’s action, hoping for a shot at the title and bragging rights for a whole year.
In last Monday’s first game, the Bullet Proof Nets edged the K12 Educators 48-40, followed by a Home Run Oil Titans’ 71-48 schooling of Alaska Bible Institute. Best Western Riptide ended the evening with a 92-40 rout of Gregoire’s Smooth Operators.
Games from this week saw ABI push past the K12 Educators 54-47 in game one. In the second game, the Titans edged the Smooth Operators 57-41, and the Riptide ripped the Nets 72-53.
City League games are played every Monday night at the Homer Middle School gym.
Results: Oct. 15
Bullet Proof Nets 48, Educators/K12 40
Home Run Oil Titans 71, Alaska Bible Institute 48
Best Western Riptide 92, Gregoire’s Smooth Operators 40
Results: Oct. 22
ABI 54, K12 47
Titans 57, Smooth Ops 41
Riptide 72, Nets 53
Best Western Riptide — 2-0
Home Run Oil Titans — 2-0
Bullet Proof Nets — 1-1
Alaska Bible Institute — 1-1
Educators/K12 — 0-2
Gregoire’s Smooth Operators — 0-2
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