In the Nevada County Adult Sports Association B1-League championship game, the ballers from Northridge Penn Valley took the crown after topping McGee’s, 59-54.
The top-seeded Northridge team (8-2) was led by Justin Smith with 16 points and Josh Horn with 14, and Sam Madison added 13.
Northridge Penn Valley, the No. 1 seed, defended its Winter League title with an impressive all-around team performance, featuring a tight, stingy defense and a streaky offense that nailed shots from all over the floor.
“We’re back-to-back champions,” exclaimed Carlos Delcid, owner of Penn Valley Northridge Restaurant. “Will Ward played great defense for us. He guarded their toughest player, one of the best shooters in the league, all game long.”
Northridge maintained its double-digit lead much of the second half and always seemed to have an answer when McGee’s scored.
“It was our defense, shutting down the lane and just making smart plays, no mistakes,” said Northridge PV’s Josh Horn, who drained a 30-footer in the fourth quarter to push his team’s lead back to 10 points at the time.
“(The long 3-pointers) are my favorite because they don’t contest those. It opens up the floor.”
Leading the way for McGee’s was Robert Phillips with 17 points and Dave Phillips with 14.
No. 3 seed Snyprz 56,
No. 4 seed Old School 41
In the B2-league championship, the No. 3 seeded Snyprz overwhelmed the No. 4 seeded Old School squad.
The Snyprz had four players in double digits with Jake Korpella scoring 14. Brandon Loper added 14, Charlie Margherita had 13, and Steve Latter put in 10.
Old School was led by Tom Stolle with 18 points, and Chris Maurhin with eight.