Adult basketball players sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital battled it out for the win against another community recreation team on Monday in the championship game of Homer’s Community Recreation Basketball League Playoffs.
The top seeded team South Peninsula Hospital started off trailing behind the second seeded Printworks Buckets, who started the game without even having their fifth player. After two halves of a mostly neck-and-neck game, South Peninsula Hospital managed to pull ahead for a 50-45 victory.
The city’s Community Recreation Department puts on an adult basketball league each year, which culminates in a championship tournament. Each team is sponsored by a local community business or organization.
The team standings going into the championship tournament were:
1. South Peninsula Hospital
2. Printworks Buckets
3. Alaska Bible Institute
4. Bay Welding Smooth Operators
5. Uminski Properties K-12 Educators
6. Erix Enterprises Titans
7. Gear Shed Leftover Salmon
In Monday’s championship game, South Peninsula Hospital pulled ahead out of the gate with a 6-3 lead, but quickly fell behind the Buckets, who managed to stay at least a few points ahead for the entire first half. The two teams ended the first half tied up at 25-25.
The Buckets again controlled the first part of the second half, but South Peninsula Hospital was able to pull ahead and widen a 38-36 lead into a 50-45 win.
The Buckets team members were: Justin Sumption, Jay Harris, Ryan Huerta, Josh Hawley and Gavin Keohane. The South Peninsula Hospital team members were Matt Bartolowitz, A.J. Isenhour, Dan Miotke, Jason Schollenberg, Justin Adams and Tyler Presley.