The Central Oregon Community College (COCC) intramural basketball league is returning for the Fall term, and eight teams have come together to compete for the championship. Some teams are newly formed, while others are returning from last season. All eight teams will face off once a week between 6 and 10 p.m. on Mondays in the Mazama Gymnasium . The championship game will take place Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m.
Three weeks of games are already on the books. The first week had fewer exciting matchups, with two 20+ point blowouts and a forfeit among the results of the four games. The Blockers looked to be on their way to being the third team to get blown out, trailing 50-30 late to the defending champion Bucket Getters. However, a late spark led a comeback effort to get the lead down to six, before they ultimately fell short 55-49.
Week two brought much more excitement with four consecutive games decided by six points or fewer. The Blockers and Ankle Breakers Anonymous both looked to get their first win to open the night, with the Ankle Breakers coming out on top in a narrow 3-point win. The Blockers are now the only team without a win this season.
|Hoop Mixtape||Cross Roads||6 pm||Forfeit|
|Free Agents||FA2||7 pm||58-38|
|Team Couch||Ankle Breakers Anonymous||8 pm||67-44|
|Bucket Getters||The Blockers||9 pm||55-49|
|Ankle Breakers Anonymous||The Blockers||6 pm||40-37|
|Team Couch||Bucket Getters||7 pm||48-46|
|FA2||Hoop Mixtape||8 pm||44-38|
|Cross Roads||Free Agents||9 pm||41-37|
Team Couch is the only team without a loss. They advanced to 2-0 after they escaped the Bucket Getters, 48-46. Team FA2 is 1-1 with a 44-38 win over team Hoop Mixtape, who joined them in the loss column and are now also 1-1. The Cross Roads finished the second week of action with a 41-37 win over the Free Agents to put both teams at 1-1.
Monday, Oct. 10 brought the third and most recent slate of games. Team Couch blew out team Hoop Mixtape 77-42 to open the night. The Blockers dropped their third consecutive game with a one point loss to the Free Agents, and the Blockers have now lost their first three games by a combined score of ten points. The Bucket Getters bounced back from their loss to team Couch with a 47-32 win over the Cross Roads. Team FA2 won their second consecutive game with a 53-46 win over Ankle Breakers Anonymous, which closed the third week of games.
|Team Couch||Hoop Mixtape||6 pm||77-42|
|Free Agents||The Blockers||7 pm||43-42|
|Bucket Getters||Cross Roads||8 pm||47-32|
|FA2||Ankle Breakers Anonymous||9 pm||53-46|
Monday, Oct. 17 will bring the fourth week of action. The Cross Roads (1-2) will face off with Ankle Breakers Anonymous (1-2) to tip things off at 6 p.m. The Bucket Getters (2-1) face team FA2 (2-1) at 7 p.m. The Free Agents (2-1) will try to hand team Couch (3-0) their first loss of the season at 8 p.m. The Blockers (0-3) will attempt to get their first win against team Hoop Mixtape (1-2) to finish the night at 9 p.m.
For anybody interested in signing up for the league, the club and intramural sports coordinator for COCC, Randal Seaton, can be reached at email@example.com. Students and faculty can play for free, and non-student players can pay $50 to play during the fall term. More information is available under the COCC activities page.
Scores and Standings
|T-3||Ankle Breakers Anonymous||1||2|