Men’s Individual Basketball (Monday)
The first game of the Men’s individual basketball league consisted of first seeded All Business and fourth seed Manu a Manu. All Business took care of business as they advanced to the finals with a blowout win. The next game consisted of a season-long rivalry, Murdock Mysteries and Ball so Hard both teams who have been previously highlighted. Fueled by the sharpshooting of Ryan Challinoir, Murdock Mysteries started the game strong and led 19-6 at halftime. Ball so Hard refocused and made a second half come back but fell short 41-37. Murdock Mysteries went on to the finals as the underdog and upset All Business with a blowout win to claim their first title. This marked an end to a season long 3-team rivalry.
Men’s Team basketball (Tuesday)
Campus Rec’s most competitive intramural league battles it out on Tuesday nights. The fans and the players knew that seeding did not matter here and that anything is possible – which is what happened Tuesday night. The first game was an upset by the fourth seeded team “AND1 Mixtape” who advanced to the finals in dominating fashion 42-37. The second game was yet another upset by Loonsquad who, despite trailing all game, made a late second half run to come back and seal the win 48-45.
The championship game was lop-sided, Loonsquad was hyped from their recent win and crushed AND1 mixtape in the first half. However, Nick Jordan put the team on his back and brought AND1 within a 2 possession ball game. It wasn’t enough down the stretch as Mickey from Loonsquad nailed three straights 3-pointers to seal the game. Loonsquad beat their competition to win their first title.
Wednesday Co-ed Soccer
The only 5 on 5 footy league offered this semester squared off on Wednesday night. All 4 teams had beaten one another at least once during the season. The first game started off with first seeded Les Sauvages who went up against fourth seeded Pjanic at the Disco, Les Sauvages dominated the first half 6-1. Pjanic re-focused in the second half and got within a 1-point deficit but Les Sauvages scored 4 straight goals to clinch the victory and move on to the finals. Second game proved to be more interesting as Winter sem 2017 took on HendyBallers2k17. After a hard fought game that mostly went back to back, HendyBallers were able to score when it mattered and moved on to the finals against Les Sauvages.
The last time the HendyBallers and Les Sauvages played, it was a close game that went into overtime. Les Sauvages scraped out a 6-5 victory but championship game was a blow-out. Les Sauvages showed their savageness and dominated HendyBallers 7-1 at the half. It didn’t get much easier for the HendyBallers, Les Sauvages were relentless and scored 6 more goals in the second half to win the championship 13-3. HendyBallers did not give up until the final minute and both teams shared a laugh on the field after a player from Les Sauvage missed an easy goal.
Wednesday Co-ed Basketball
The Wednesday Garnet co-ed basketball league was dominated during the regular season by Nothing But Net who had a 9-0 record entering playoffs. They were upset by Washed up Wonders who were the underdog team all season long. Lead by Evan Cleave and Trevor Kennedy, Washed up Wonders won 44-31 to move on to the championship game. Meanwhile the UO Law basketball team made a quick job of Moms Spaghetti and moved on to the championship game against Washed up Wonders.
It was clear by the end of the first half that Washed up Wonder were too fatigued from their previous game. They trailed 29-11 at the half and UO Law dominated the second half as well to win their 3rd straight championship.
Thursday co-ed Basketball
The Thursday night co-ed basketball league was dominated by Harambe Wins who went 9-0 in the regular season and swept the playoffs as well. They faced off against Slam Bunk in the first game and finished it off quickly by winning 51-19. Slam Bunk had upset the 2nd and 3rd seeded team during the season but Harambe Wins was their kryptonite.
The second game featured Supa Hot Fiya vs the reigning champions Fruit Loops. Supa Hot Fiya came to play Thursday night and led by Obi Stevens they dominated Fruit Loops from start to finish. End result was 44-29.
The final game was a highly anticipated match-up, Harambe Wins led by ex-CIS Vikas Gill and Supa Hot Fiya led by Obi Stevens squared off to determine the champion. If there was any team that could bring Harambe Wins down, it would be them. They were up by 1 point at the half but Harambe Wins came out the second half focused and Vikas Gill’s hot three point shooting turned out to be too much as Harambe Wins went on to win the championship 48-42.
Saturday co-ed flag football (Garnet)
Run like a Girley dominated this league in the season and continued doing so in the playoffs. The first game was a forfeit and they advanced to the finals by default. The second game featured BMS and Telferda. BMS receiver Teresa was making plays and breaking ankles to lead her team in the first half. Clutch interceptions by Josh A earned BMS a 32-6 lead at the half. Their dominance continued in the second half as they crushed Telferda 66-18 and moved on to the championship game.
The championship game consisted of many highlights for Run like a Girley as they allowed BMS to score no points. Despite missing their star QB, Run like a Girley made incredible interceptions and sneaky rushes to win their 2nd straight championship 47-0.