2018 Chicago Summer TUESDAY Hoops Playoff Review – (August 07)

Updated: August 10, 2018

6 Teams entered Tuesday Night with hopes of surviving the evening and advancing to Championship Game coming up on Tuesday night. Some of these squads’ roads to the Championship Game were going to be easier than others, but everyone had some work to do on this night. We saw a couple of squads playing Back-to-Back games but once all was said and done, we will have the #1 and #2 ranked teams in our Championship Game coming up on Tuesday night! We’ll review everything that went down below. Want to quickly Thank everyone who wrapped up their season on Tuesday Night. Great to have you out there this Summer and we hope to see you guys back on the court in the Fall!

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Playoff Review

Opening Round:
#4 Team Darcy vs. #5 Team Dean

We mentioned in the Playoff Preview last week that this match-up was possibly going to be the best game of the night coming up on Tuesday as #4 Team Darcy and #5 Team Dean squared off in Opening Round action. Both squads finished the regular season with identical 3-4 records. #4 Team Darcy got the nod over #5 Team Dean based on H2H records. These two squads met back in Week 5 with Team Darcy securing a big 90-71 victory. History did repeat itself on Tuesday night as #4 Team Darcy recorded another big 75-59 victory over #5 Team Dean to advance to the Final4! Tim Dunlaey led all scorers in Opening Round action, posting a huge 23-point performance to help his squad advance to the next round. These two squads exchanged leads early on but ultimately it was too much Tim Dunlaey and Team Darcy.

Team Dean came into the Playoffs with the #5 seed and losers of 3 straight games to end the regular season. A 4th straight defeat on Tuesday night would mean the end of their season. Unfortunately for Team Dean, they did not have enough in the tank to take down #4 Team Darcy. It was an extremely competitive Summer League and these guys are certainly strangers to this much losing. They’ll look to regroup over the next month or so and try to right this ship. Thanks for playing!


Opening Round:
#3 The Movement vs. #6 Team Berkson

Winner here would move on to face #2 Team Deutsch in the Final4. The Movement, who made their All Sports Series debut this Summer, shocked the league with their play and came into the Playoffs as the overall #3 seed. Playing the #6 seed in the Opening Round, these guys were the favorites here and they started out fast. The squads leading scorer, Ron King, led them once again in scoring in this one with 15 points while Willie Harris contributed with a solid 12 points to get the easy Opening Round victory over #6 Team Berkson by a final score of 64-44. It was all that they’d need as they would advance and pick up their first All Sports Series Playoff W.

For Team Berkson, they didn’t get the desired results this Summer, but they got better as the season progressed and were a pleasure to have in the League. We hope to see them back in the Fall! Thanks for playing!


#1 Team Maione vs. #4 Team Darcy

#1 Team Maione cruised through the Regular Season with only one little blemish on their record and more than earned the #1 seed. They awaited the Winner from the Opening Round and #4 Team Darcy advanced. Team Darcy utilized the momentum they had from their first W to really give Team Maione a great run in the first half. However, they were with only 7 guys and as the second-half progressed it was clear that Team Maione was going to pull away with this one. Dylan Richter led Team Maione with 18 while Brad Deutsch finished with 16. Trevor Whitehead had 16 for Team Darcy. The #1 Team would eventually get the 21-point W and lock up their spot in the Championship Game!

For #4 Team Darcy, they leave with an Elimination for their mantle and another solid run this Summer. They obviously would have liked to go further but they ran into the Favorites on this night and just didn’t have enough to get past them. Many of these guys will be around the Hoops League scene later this year and they will be a threat once again then. Thanks for playing and see you guys out there in the Fall!


#2 Team Deutsch vs. #3 The Movement

#3 The Movement was holding tight to Cinderella’s slipper after winning their Opening Round match-up. They would now have to run it right back against #2 Team Deutsch. Playing those guys in your second game of the night is not an easy task (nor is it playing them on your first game). Team Deutsch likes to push the pace and has sharp shooters up and down their roster that can make big shots at any moment. That is exactly what they did against the tired legs of The Movement. Jake Bischoff led all scorers in this one with 24 huge points. Brian Oddo also chipped in with 19 points of his own. Willie Harris had 21 for The Movement, which is so impressive considering it was in the tail end of their Back-to-Back. Team Deutsch was just too much, especially in the 2nd half and they grabbed the 2-point victory to punch their ticket for the Championship Game coming up on Tuesday night.

For The Movement, they had a fantastic final night and a great inaugural season. Not many teams can win multiple Games in an All Sports Series Playoff run, let alone in their first All Sports Series season. They should be proud of their run this Summer and we hope that we will see them back on the court this Fall. Thanks to everyone for playing!


That’s it for Week 1 of the Playoffs. Thanks to those finishing up and Good Luck to our Finalists!