2010-07-30 / Sports

Summer Basketball Classic Swings Into High Gear

The Summer Classic is into the stretch run now. The weather is cooperating and with the Monday-Thursday schedule, everything is on target.

The Second Grade Division just concluded its season this week. The boys and girls on Kimball Construction, Laurice Keating Realty, Carvel, Breezy Point Lumber, O’Grady Plumbing, and Flynn & Flynn all got some great experience and had lots of fun.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Graybeards championships were played last Thursday night. The first two rounds were excellent, highlighted by

GirlsGrammar Ju Kevin Murphy’s buzzer beating half court shot that was waved off, before winning in overtime. He will team with Uncle Billy Collins against Tim Harkins, PJ Jamin and company in the Young Guns division. The Legends division began at 6:45 p.m. in a quest to see if Kevin Boyle could be stopped.

Rockaway Jetty is 5-0 in a Boys Grammar Junior division in which every other team is 3-2 or 2-3. This will be their final week of play. The Girls Grammar Junior division will also finish this Tuesday. Belle Harbor Chemists and Rockaway Beach Digital & Design are both 5-1.

Rockaway Little League is 3-0 with a few games to make up, while the Melons and Buckley’s are 4-1 in the Boys Grammar Middle division. BRS is 4-1 and The Storage Place is 3-1 to lead the Boys Grammar Senior division. Both divisions finish their regular season with makeup games on Thursday.

The Wave is 5-0 and the Graybeards are 4-0 in the Boys High School division which completes their schedule on Wednesday.

The Girls Grammar Senior began their playoffs on Wednesday with Walter Blum’s Giants facing Ludwig’s Sand-Witches and Plum Tomatoes going against Harbor Optics. T. Moriarty & Son and Rockaway W.I.S.H. await the winners in Monday’s semifinals.

The championship game is Wednesday at 7:00.

Quigley Insurance and Caiazzo Plumbing sit atop the Men’s Open division with 5-1 records. Rockaway Rotary (CP) has a narrow lead over Erin White in Women’s Open A and Boardwalk Bagel is undefeated in Women’s Open B. The Girls High School division kicks into full gear on Thursday after one more night of a solo game on Wednesday.

The Summer Classic would like to thank Al and Tommy Catanese, Kevin Breen and Bobby Baldrian, Bob Tyne and Tommy Morgan, Jim Moriarty, Guy Maranga, Pat Tracy and Tom Ray for all their work on the Summer Classic infrastructure.

A spokesperson says, “Work will be completed before the end of the summer and we look forward to coming out next year ready to go from the opening whistle. Thank you all.

“Come to Beach 129 Street for the best hoops action in town. The playoff schedules will be in next week’s Wave. See you tonight at the Graybeards Family Run.”

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