Junior guard Levance Fields earned MVP honors after scoring 23 points in a 68-47 win over the Metro Hawks (formerly Riverside Church) to claim the title at the Playaz Spring Fling.
Even more impressive was that the Gauchos were without their star sophomore, 6-foot-9 Curtis Kelly.
The Gauchos cruised past National Christian, 73-61, in the quarterfinals. Fields finished with 17 and Nyan Boateng, who had 15 in the title game, added 12.
Then the Gauchos took care of the New Jersey All-Stars, 61-47, in the semis before rolling past the Metro Hawks, which were without star big man Tyrell Biggs, in the championship contest.
D-One Sports captured the under-15 division with a 71-68 overtime victory over the L.I. Lightning in the title game. Maurice Marley scored 21 and Kevin Williams added 14 in the win.
Here are the complete playoff results:
Gauchos 68, Metro Hawks 47
Semifinals: Metro Hawks 72, Playaz Basketball Club 61
Gauchos 61, N.J. All-Stars 47
Gauchos 73, National Christian 61
Metro Hawks 72, N.Y. Panthers 70
N.J. All-Stars 49, D.C. Assault 40
Playaz Basketball Club 88, N.Y. Ravens 80 (OT)
16-under Final: Playaz Red 79, Philly MJC 63
15-under Final: D-One Sports 71, L.I. Lightning 68 (OT)