Third seed takes Humber’s intramural basketball crown

by | Apr 10, 2019 | Feature, Sports

Sean Marco, News Reporter

It was a semester full of hardships, upsets, and basketball. And anything could happen in the playoffs, even in intramural sports.

Every Sunday since the beginning of the winter 2019 semester, Humber North held its winter intramural basketball season. 

The final battles on April 7 began with the first semi-final game starting at 8 p.m. between Not The Game and Big Baller Brand facing off for a spot in the finals. 

Marcus Richards of Apollo taking a shot during the men’s intramural basketball finals. (Sean Marco)

Second seed Big Baller Brand was upset by third seed Not The Game winning the game by two.

Mike Le, of Big Baller Brand, was the brave player who attempted a final shot before the buzzer ended their season.

“We made a play for an open shooter, but he didn’t get open, so I shot my shot,” Le said, with only three seconds left on the game clock. 

Nevertheless, Big Baller Brand lost 31-29, knocked out by a team they beat a week earlier.

That thriller was followed by a more mellow and easy going game. First seed Apollo faced off with the short-handed fourth seed Indy Hawks, with a roster of only four players showing up for the game. 

Apollo was able to cruise by the Indy Hawks winning by the score of 49-34.

The final stage was set with Apollo facing off against Not The Game, with Apollo being the favourites all season long. 

Matthew Santos making a lay-up during the finals of the Humber intramural men’s basketball season. (Sean Marco)

Referee C.J. Bennett said the game was the most intense one of the season. 

“Everyone was into it, it was a close game from beginning to end,” Bennett said. 

Apollo kept the lead for most of the game, but Not The Game made a late run at the end of the game to secure their win.

Matthew Santos of Not The Game hit a three-pointer with less than a second left to cap off the 29-26 upset win.

“We all played well today,” Santos said after the game. “Even though we had two games I feel like everyone was able to play through everything and win.”