Written by Mike Lacey, laceylowdown.com
Your Mexicali Fresh Summer Jam correspondent missed the round 4 fixtures as a broken fan belt left me roadside awaiting AA assistance while the games were in progress.
A summary of the action:
Save Youthtown established an early advantage over Breakers Development, leading 27-18 at the first break and 46-42 at half time. Derone Raukawa drained four triples in the opening half for Youthtown, Brad Anderson leading the Breakers effort with 11 points.
Youthtown extended their lead to double digits early in the second half eventually winning 101-92.
Raukawa finished with a game high 34 points (6/10 3pts) and forward Patrich Bolstad contributed 34 points. The Breakers had five players in double figures, Anderson the best with with 27 points.
Save Youthtown 101 – Raukawa 34, Bolstad 26, Anthony Jones 15, Inga Solofuti 10, Dillon Boucher 4/11/6. Breakers Development 92 – Anderson 23, Yani Wetzel 17, Tai Wynyard 12, Jordan Ngatai 11, Jaylen Gerrand 10
In the second game Mai 88 Sixers had a mighty tussle with The Birdmen, the game eventually going to overtime. The Sixers led by a point, 59-58 at three-quarter time but trailed by the same margin with the last possession of regular time. The Birdmen made the mistake, or so it seemed, of fouling Sixers sharp shooter Hayden Allen as he attempted a three point shot to win the game. The 85% career free throw shooter managed only one from three, The Birdmen dodged a couple of bullets and made the most of their luck to record a 94-87 win after the scores were tied 82 apiece after regulation time
The Birdmen 94 – Kane Keil 24, Karl Noyer 22, Jarrod Kenny 17, Josh Bloxham 12. Mai 88 Sixers 87 – Morgan Natanahira 26, Allen 21, Chris Fahrenson 9, Hayden Miller 9.
4-0 Save Youthtown 2-2 Mai 88 Sixers 1-3 The Birdmen 1-3 Breakers Academy