Sparta Waste Services wins a thrilling double overtime win to advance to the Final Four of the Cap City Summer Basketball Playoffs. JayTees Apparel upgraded their team before the game by adding former Cyclone Jordan Ashton to their rooster. The Men of Sparta always looking for good match agreed to let the Win Less JayTee team add the Cyclone Star, it was only good form to let a team put their best men into battle. What would the challenge be in beating a lesser opponent. Like a wounded cripple the Men of JayTee rose to the occasion pushing the Sparta Warriors to the limit. With time running out in regulation and down by 3 points Sparta Iron Man Malachi Canada took the pass from a guarded Marial Shayok with 4 seconds left and elevated from beyond the three point line and released a rainbow Trey as the Buzzer sounded…..nothing but Net! A shaky 1st overtime ended tied again as neither team gain ground for the win. Finally in the 2nd overtime Sparta put a death blow to the proud JayTees as they laid limp on the battle of hardwood after the game. Better to die like Warrior then live like Peasant!
After the holiday break the Men of Sparta looked well rested with their biggest scoring game of the year. 148 points were poured in as Sparta made quick work of JayTees Apparel. Both teams played shorthanded with only 6 on each side, but one Spartan plays like 2 normal players with “Super Marial Shayok” dropping a double nickel on JayTee to improve his League leading scoring average. Cyclone team mate and roommate Cameron Lard also played like to 2 average players with 38 points. 16 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocked shots. What more could one Man do? Not to be out done Malachi Canada once again is proving his mettle by adding 25 points and 12 rebounds. Riding a Three game winning streak Sparta looks to go over .500 Thursday to finish strong going into the playoffs.
Revenge is a Dish served best Cold! That is exactly what the Sparta team did on Thursday. They never trailed and reversed a early season lost to the Lions Club who looked more like Kittens by the end of the game. While leading by 20 points most of the game the Sparta soldiers declared Mercy on the short handed Lions by cleaning their bench the entire 2nd half. The game seemed over officiated with 5 technical fouls called and one ejection of a Lion player. Sparta looks to even their win/loss total on July 9 when play resumes.
With military like precision the Sparta Waste Services team dispatched Hannah Homes Sunday and put a complete game together for the first time this season. Like the cool summer night experienced by the team and fans Sparta never broke a sweat and lead the entire game. Leading scorer Marial Shayok needed only 34 points with his 9 reb., 5 asst. to add to his league leading Scoring total. A balanced attack was brought forward by his Warrior team mates Colton Kolowski and Malachi Canada both drop a pair of 20 point outputs. Not to be outdone Nysir Marshburn and Bayo Babalola put together 18 point efforts. After the game Coach AJ Colosimo said “They were quite a large clumsy group of men, they didn’t move very well.” Sparta didn’t have to move very much either to put the oversized beast out of their misery.
With only 6 soldiers the Sparta Team fought like their legendary namesakes, out manned, but not out classed it took two overtimes to put down these men of honor. Fighting with their last breath” Super” Marial Shayok blasted Doerrfeld Promotions for a season high 56 points and a last second 3 pointer to put Sparta In the first overtime. His Cyclone teammate Cameron Lard joined the Sparta Warriors for the first time Thursday and putting up 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, this was the also the first time fans got to see this Cyclone who had to sit out last year. Co/Coach AJ Colosimo said in a post game news conference that “We are the Best 0-3 team in this League, it took 10 of them to beat our 6 and they had to use two overtimes” The Sparta Legend Live ON!
Well the Men of Sparta can put up Points! With a huge offensive out pour Sunday the Sparta team was edged out by a game Hinterland group. With less than 55 seconds in the game and the lead our Bold men failed due to Bad Calls and miss handling of the inbound balls. Coach Tony Colosimo was heard after the game saying “That we don’t mind playing 5 on 5 but 5 on 6 (Officals) make it tough in a tight game”.
After a spirited first game with over 125 points scored and a 52 point outburst by ISU player Marial Shayok we failed to a hot shooting Lions Club group who rip the nets with 39 Three pointers. After the game Sparta Coach AJ Colosimo said it wasn’t that we didn’t score they just scored more tonight. Well said……