The 2017 GSBL season is COMPLETE! What a season it was! The season itself was incredible, the semifinals were intense and the Championship Game did NOT disappoint! #1 Team Slattery finished off an incredible season by winning their 9th straight game to finish a 9-1 overall record this season! #2 Team Mayfield drops to 6-4 on the season with the loss. The final score was 57-52, but the game was even closer than the final score denotes!
The game started at an incredible pace with the score being 12-6 in favor of Team Slattery just 5 minutes in! We thought we were in for 60+ game for both teams, but there was a point in the latter stages of the 1st half that we were wondering if the teams would ever score again! Team Captain Sam Slattery was ON FIRE with saving his BEST for last as he finished with a game high 19 points including some huge buckets in key situations! Drew Brock was excellent after not playing last week against Team Roepke in the semifinals! Jared Kobernat started cold, but picked up in the 2nd half with some huge three pointers to help distance themselves from Team Mayfield!
As for Team Mayfield, they got an excellent game yet again from Freshman Phenom Stephen Roueche. While he may have missed alot of the shots he took, he still provided a BIG presence under the rim with rebounds and put backs! Luke Hakkei was big for his team with several big buckets at different times that was unexpected from Team Slattery! Tim Monteiro seemed very hesitant in shooting from beyond the arc so we were not exactly impressed by his performance. Josiah Goddard offered a scrappy style of play off the bench that had everyone on their feet at different parts of the game!
We definitely believe that the two teams that played on Sunday night were the BEST TWO teams in the GSBL this season! However, only one could be THE best! The Professor has a ring as a captain and Jerrel Viray caps off an incredible college career with a ring of his own! The GSBC Bleacher Report is not going anywhere, however! We plan on being back NEXT SEMESTER to bring the 2017 GSFL (Golden State Football League) and the 2017 GSSL (Golden State Soccer League) to the big screens!
A big thank you to Caleb Turner and Joshua Chitty for bringing the championship games to the many people watching around the country and the world! We are excited for what the future holds for the GSBC Bleacher Report and we are thankful for the many people that have given us the encouragement and the support needed to continue on!