AMICC adult basketball playoffs underway
The playoffs for the adult basketball league at the Anna Maria Island Community Center got underway July 1 with two games pairing the fourth through sixth seeds at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The winners advance to the semifinals July 8, when they face off against the league’s top two seeds, Duncan Real Estate and the Bug Guys. The winners then meet in the championship game July 15.
No. 6 seed Island Gourmet took on third-seed Gator Man Pools in the first game July 1 at the center. Island Gourmet, which won only one game and finished in last place in the regular season, upset the third seed 72-64 behind 26 points from Craig Boers that included six 3-pointers and 25 points from Scott Elisio. Dale Smith provided an inside presence with 10 rebounds and 6 points while Justin Jones added 9 points and five rebounds in the victory.
Gator Man Pools was led by Deo Brown, who finished with 19 points and 21 rebounds, while Aaron Dudukes posted 16 points, five rebounds and five assists. Richard Fosmore and Michael Scpondra rounded out the scoring with 9 points each in the loss.
The second playoff game of the evening saw Island Sun top The Feast 95-59 behind the one-two punch of Matt Ray and Teagan Purtill. Purtill led the Sun with 34 points and six assists while Ray added 31 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Jason Mican chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Sean Hubbard added six points, 15 rebounds and six assists. Eric Gledhill’s 7 points and 5 points and five rebounds from Karri Stephens rounded out the victory.
Antwan Jackson scored 14 points and Ricky Tyrell scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead The Feast, which also received 10 points from Forrest Schield and 8 points from Cameron Kawcak in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
The men of Key Royale Club closed out the month of June with both a morning and afternoon golf match. The morning saw the men play a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system or quota-points match. Bob Soos had the best individual performance, carding a plus-5 to take first place.
In the team event, Fred Miller, Gerry Dahl, Art McMillan and Mike Gillie finished right on their average points to take first place.
In honor of the U.S. men’s national soccer team and the Fourth of July, the Key Royale women played a Red, White and Blue match July 1, teeing off from three red, three white and three blue tees on the round of golf.
Penny Williams carded a 2-under-par 30 to win Flight A by two strokes over Fran Barford, who was alone in second place with an even-par 32.
Kathy Porter and Janet Razze both fired 3-under-par 29s to finish in a tie for first in Flight B. Terry Westby finished in second place with a 2-over-par 34.
The men were out again July 3 for a nine-hole team scramble. Three teams shot the same combined score to finish in a tie for first place. The team of Jon Holcomb, Tom Nelson, Art McMillan and Bob Soos, along with the team of Dan Richardson, Randy Clark, Gary Duncan and Terry Schaefer and the team of Rich Papini, Bill Lowman, Dave Richardson and Jim Kirk all finished at 4-under-par 28.
Tim Sofran made two trips to the winner’s circle during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits in the past week.
On July 2, Sofran teamed up with Bob Heiger and they were the only team to post a 3-0 record in pool play to be the day’s outright champions.
Sofran singled to make it two in a row in the July 5 action, walking his way to the only 3-0 record in pool play and another outright title.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.