REC BASKETBALL: Area 51 wins B1 title |

REC BASKETBALL: Area 51 wins B1 title

Area 51 won the Nevada County Adult Sports Association's Summer League B1 Division basketball championship. From left: Sean Zuccaro, Casey Ackerman, Ryan Zuccaro, Zane Bennett, Brandon Loper, Chase Loper, Charlie Margherita. Not pictured: Cole Loper.
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The secret is out.

Area 51 is the Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Summer League B1 Division basketball champs.

The Area 51 ballers used a balanced attack to knock off Old School, 54-50, in the B1 title game Thursday.

Leading Area 51 was Sean Zuccaro with 18 points, Charlie Margherita added 18, Zane Bennett tallied nine and Ryan Zuccaro chipped in seven.

For Old School, Andrea Lojacomo was solid with 18 points and Trevor Wade added 16.

Area 51 was the No. 5 seed in the B1 NCASA tourney and beat No. 4 Splash City in the first round and No. 1 seed LA Flame in the semifinals to reach the championship game. Old School entered the tourney as the No. 2 seed and beat the Hawks and CST to reach the title game.

Registration for Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s fall/winter sports is currently open.

The NCASA basketball and volleyball leagues get started the week of Oct. 16, but team registration is due by Oct.1. The flag football league’s registration is due by Oct. 15 and games get started in November.

Basketball leagues will include four tiers (A, B1, B2 and C), and the cost per team is $425.

Volleyball will include a 4-on-4 women’s league and a 4-on-4 coed league. Cost per team is $300.

The cost for flag football, which includes a 10-game season and playoffs, is $500 per team.

For more information contact Rich Ramirez at 530-575-9142 or visit the Nevada County Adult Sports Association’s Facebook page.

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