Pro-Am League: First-Round Playoffs

Panther Digest Publisher
Posted Jul 23, 2013


Mike Young and Talib Zanna had identical games, propelling their teams into the semifinal round of the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Pro-Am League.

SPK LAW 95 GNC 84
A high-scoring affair in game one, as SPK Law advanced with a 95-84 win.

Pitt freshman Mike Young led the way for SPK with 36 points and 15 rebounds, the most points scored by any player this summer.

Young also got help from Pitt teammate, Mike Lecak, who finished with 19 points and six assists--a career-high in his two years in the league.

Shooting was even between both teams. Both converted 35 field goals apiece, on the night. SPK converted nine three-pointers. While GNC converted eight. Lecank converted 5-6 three-pointers. Credit Young's strong game on both ends, which also led to a 35-29 edge in rebounding as the difference.

Davidson, and Sewickley Academy graduate, Tom Droney also chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in the win.

THE LAIR 75 UPMC 52
UPMC shot just 19-58 from the floor, while The Lair got help from five players in double-figures. The Lair advances with a 75-52 win.

Ovie Soko adds another big game for the summer, leading The Lair with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Devin Williams added 14 in the win.

Aside from Soko's dominance, UPMC was done in by a 2-18 performance from three-point range.

In the loss, Pitt's Durand Johnson finished with 14 points. Freshmen Jamel Artis and Josh Newkirk finished with 14 points and seven points, respectively. Lucky Jones led UPMC, overall, with 21 points in the loss.

PGT TRUCKING 76 OLIVERIO'S PEPPERS 67
Talib Zanna and James Robinson almost single-handedly won it for PGT. However, they also got a nice effort from Elijah Thompson, in a 76-67 win over Oliverio's Peppers.

Zanna led the way with 29 points and 17 rebounds. Robinson, still fresh off helping the Team USA U-19 team to a Gold Medal at the World Basketball Championships earlier this month, finished with 17 points and four assists. Thompson added another 16 in the win.

West Virginia's Terry Henderson led Oliverio's Peppers with 19 points, in the loss.

PGT was also able to overcome Robinson's ten turnovers.

The Pro-Am League moves on to Tuesday's night's semifinal matchups, followed by Wednesday's championship round.

2013 PRO-AM PLAYOFFS
Tuesday July 23
7:15 pm South Hills Audi vs. The Lair
8:30 pm PGT Trucking vs. SPK Law

Wednesday July 24
7 pm Championship Game





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