R&B facing Heffernan for men’s Benny hoops regular season title
With 14 weeks of games in the books, the race for the Sonoma Valley Men’s Recreational Basketball’s Jack Benny (39-and-over) Sunday Night League’s regular-season title and the top-spot in the postseason playoffs comes down to the final weekend and a showdown between the two frontrunners.
After posting wins Sunday night at the Altimira Middle School gym, and having split their previous two meetings, first-place R&B Custom Builders (12-2) and second-place Heffernan Insurance Brokers (11-3) will battle to claim the regular-season crown and the playoffs top-seed this Sunday, April 3.
The Jack Benny League four-team playoffs begin Sunday, April 10, and will feature R&B, Heffernan and third-place-tied Patt’s Copy World (7-7) and La Salette (7-7), with the final playoff order yet to be determined. Rounding out the standings are Murphy’s Irish Pub (5-9) and Vegas (0-14).
In Sunday games, R&B Custom Builders edged La Salette 60-54, led by Brian Thomas’ game-high 23 points with three treys, Gary McKinnon’s 10 with three treys, Al Martinson’s 10, Steve Rowland’s seven, Danny Dwyer’s and Ron Hall’s four each, and Ron Luddy’s two. La Salette was paced by Kevin Tishburne’s 13 points with three treys, Aaron Smith’s 13, Don Codding’s nine, Kenton Lewis’ eight, Scott Dykstra’s five, Manny Azevedo’s four and Mike Glasbrenner’s two.
Heffernan Insurance Brokers defeated Vegas 61-13, led by Clem Moore’s game-high 19 points, Brian Stephenson’s 12, eight apiece by Kevin Jaggie, Jerome Baker and Steve Matuszak, and Pete Ahern’s six. Pacing Vegas were Ryan McCracken’s six points, two each by Dusty Garcia, Mike Stovall and Jay Ashe, and Bob Molesworth’s one.
Murphy’s Irish Pub nipped Patt’s Copy World 55-53, led by Jeff Kellogg’s game-high 28 points – including five treys – Jamie Svanda’s and Dave Chappell’s eight apiece, Beni Comma’s five, Rich Tunheim’s four and John Malinowski’s two. Patt’s Copy was paced by Mike Brennan’s 16 points, Dave Studdert’s 15, Mark Fidler’s nine with three treys, Scott Summers’ eight, Dan Flohr’s four and Jim Hess’ one.