As Winter continues it’s never-ending grip on the Milwaukee area, we have lots to go over since most of our Winter sports wrapped up or are wrapping up this week. We even had a celebrity visit to one of our basketball championships.
The Arena Kickball league ended on the 14th of March so this is a long time coming, but congratulations goes out to The Legion for winning the 2013 Arena Kickball League. The Legion went 8-0 this season and defeated long time rival Tastes Like Chicken in the championship 5-4.
Thanks to all the teams that played this season and we look forward to hosing another great Arena Kickball league next Winter.
I’ll first start with our Tosa stats league at St Bernard’s where Dynasty edged out Colonel Hart’s 45-42 to claim their first MUSA Basketball title since 2008 when they were known as High Octane. Colonel Hart’s beat We Don’t Pass 38-34 in the semi-final game to meet up with #1 seed Dynasty in the final.
Neither team shot the ball all that well, but it was Dynasty’s 50% shooting inside the arc that proved to be the difference. Colonel Hart’s out rebounded Dynasty 24-20 and Jason Jackson from Dynasty lead all scorers with 14 points.
The Spring season will see if Colonel hart’s can make it back to the championship as Dynasty decided to take the season off. Congratulations once again Dynasty for winning the 2013 MUSA Basketball Championship at St Bernard’s.
Greenfield High School gets a little more publicity this time around because one, I was there and two, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings decided to drop by and watch the championship. Don’t ask me why, but rumor is, he knows someone on the Wisconsin Together team. Whatever the reason, he walked away disappointed from this one as Midwest Swing ended up defeating Wisconsin Together 81-77.
This rematch was highly anticipated since the two teams battled it out to a week 4 overtime thriller that had Wisconsin Together on top 61-56 and was the only real challenge to the undefeated Wisconsin Together team all season. Until the championship game.
Midwest Swing came out on fire and drained the first few 3-pointers and got out to a 12-2 lead and really never looked back. Both teams shot the ball rather well, but the overall reason Midwest Swing won was because of their tenacious defense and not allowing Wisconsin Together to get off open looks. Leave this team open and you’ll pay, but Midwest Swing was able to close the gaps and really pressure Wisconsin Together into some contested shots. It also didn’t hurt Midwest Swing was grabbing rebounds like they were going out of style keeping WT to a lot of one and done possessions.
Congratulations to Midwest Swing for winning the 2013 Winter basketball league at Greenfield High School.
The Winter Dodgeball League wraps up this week Tuesday at Edgewood Elementary. League champion Big Egos… Tiny Klug beat out Pants Candy last week in an epic battle for dodgeball supremacy and only dropped 1 point all season crowning themselves Dodgeball champions. Both teams distanced themselves from the rest of the league early in the season and were definitely the teams to beat throughout, but Big Ego… Tiny Klug came out on top. I hope to see more dodgeball teams next season and hope someone will be ready to step up to take down either one of these veteran teams or just come out and have a great time like all the teams in the league this year.
Thanks to all the teams that played in our Winter leagues and I’m looking forward to more exciting seasons to come!