South Hills Audi 94 The Lair 71
South Hills Audi clinched a first-round bye in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club's Pro-Am league with another dominant win. 94-71 over The Lair.
South Hills Audi consists a lot of veteran players, including former Pitt standout Chevon Troutman. Troutman finished with another double-double, 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Also in double-figures for South Hills Audi was Nolan Cressler with 22 points and Aaron Cressler with 14 points. South Hills Audi also benefitted from a 38-74 (51.4%) shooting performance, and a dominant effort on the glass; 44-22.
South Hills Audi clinches the top spot in the standings, earning a first-round bye in next week's playoffs.
Oliverio's Peppers 76 GNC 72
Games Two and Three of Wednesday night went down to the wire, starting with a 76-72 win for Oliverio's Peppers, over GNC.
Oliverio's Peppers was able to overcome four players who finished in double-figures for GNC. Pitt freshman Jamel Artis finished with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds, followed by redshirt freshman Chris Jones with nine points. An edge in rebounding--33-29, and an 11-15 performance from the free throw line clinched the win. Artis and Jones were both 3-4 from the charity stripe.
SPK Law 77 PGT Trucking 76
In the other nailbiter of Wednesday night's finale, as SPK Law held on for a 77-76 win over PGT Trucking.
Pitt freshman Mike Young led the way for SPK, scoring 23 points and pulling down eight rebounds. Overall, SPK outrebounded PGT 33-30. Walk-on Mike Lecak finished with three points for SPK, on a three-pointer.
SPK overcame strong performances from Talib Zanna and James Robinson. Zanna continued to make a strong case for League MVP, finishing with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. Robinson added 18 in the loss, assisting on seven baskets. Robinson was also 10-12 from the free throw line.
South Hills Audi, 5-1, 542, 462
SPK Law, 5-1, 489, 484
PGT Trucking, 3-3, 499, 490
The Lair, 3-3, 487, 514
UPMC, 2-4, 509, 647
Oliverio's Peppers, 2-4, 491, 527
GNC, 1-5, 455, 480
Below are next week's playoff matchups:
2013 PRO-AM PLAYOFFS
Monday July 22
7 pm SPK Law vs. GNC
8 pm The Lair vs. UPMC
9 pm PGT Trucking vs. Oliverio's Peppers
Tuesday July 23
7:15 pm South Hills Audi vs. The Lair/UPMC winner
8:30 pm PGT Trucking/Oliverio's Peppers winner vs. SPK Law/GNC winner
Wednesday July 24
7 pm Championship Game