Friday, March 18, 2011

Jivaro goes for unbeaten season tonight

Outlaw League final in Hailey

There aren't many sure things in the valley, but Jivaro Headhunters is close when it comes down to playing in the local "March Madness" cham-pionship game of the Outlaw League men's hoops league.

And Jivaro is trying to com-plete another wire-to-wire un-beaten run as the double elimi-nation tournament draws to a close tonight in Hailey.

A franchise together for the 15th year in 2011, Jivaro (15-0) will be playing in the tourna-ment championship for the 10th time in 11 winters today, Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Campus gym.

Jivaro won the regular-season title of the 10-team league with a 12-0 record and reeled off three tournament victories, including a thrilling 57-54 victory over second-seeded Coeneo (11-4) Sunday.

Coeneo clashed with third-seeded Atkinsons' Mar-ket/Hayden Beverage (12-4) Thursday night to determine which team would advance to challenge Jivaro for the title.

To earn a rematch with Ji-varo, Coeneo had to slow down Atkinsons' sharpshooter Mitch Smith, who averaged 26.8 points per game in the first four Atkinsons' games of the two-and-a-half week tourney.

Meanwhile, 2001-03 and 2008-09 league winner Jivaro Head-hunters will be going for its sixth championship tonight. Jivaro boasted an unbeaten 17-0 season in winning the title in 2008 and repeated in 2009 before dropping last year's title game 63-62 to Growing Concern.

< With its unbeaten campaign in 2008, Jivaro became the sev-enth unbeaten squad in Outlaw League annals. They'll try to become the eighth tonight.

BCRD Men's Basketball League Tournament


Jivaro Headhunters (12-0) Mar-00 186 (62.0) 140 (46.7)

Coeneo (9-3) 1-Feb 176 (58.7) 145 (48.3)

Atkinsons'/Hayden Bev (9-3). 1-Mar 264 (66.0) 254 (63.5)

Sturges Productions (8-4). 2-Feb 201 (67.0) 213 (71.0)

SV Auto/Growing Concern (3-9) 2-Feb 180 (60.0) 165 (55.0)

Power Engineers (1-11) 2-Jan 130 (43.3) 169 (56.3)

McNamara Company (2-10) 2-Jan 163 (54.3) 174 (58.0)

Wicked Spud/Thornton (5-7) 2-Jan 169 (56.3) 178 (59.3)

Rocky Mtn./Soundwave (8-4) 2-Jan 165 (55.0) 186 (62.0)

Prof. Roof/Home Media (3-9) 0-2 97 (48.5) 107 (53.5)

Jivaro Headhunters 57-54 over Coe-neo (Adrian Charbonnet 12, Papas 18)

Coeneo 55-44 over Wicked Spud/Thornton Heating (Papas 25, Greg Edwards 13)

Jivaro Headhunters 66-34 over Rocky Mt./Soundwave (Stephen Vouch 25, Sean Johnson 8)

Atkinsons'/Hayden Bev. 81-74 over Sturges Productions (Mitch Smith 27, Mike Bellamy 26)

Sturges Productions 69-60 over Wicked Spud/Thornton (Mike Bellamy 27, Greg Edwards 25)

Atkinsons'/Hayden Bev. 62-59 over Rocky Mt./Soundwave (Mitch Smith 19, David Morgan 21)

Atkinsons'/Hayden Bev. 67-56 over McNamara Co. (Mitch Smith 37, Mar-shall Turner 19)

Sturges Productions won by forfeit over SV Auto Club/Growing Concern

UPCOMING GAMES (at The Commu-nity Campus, Hailey)

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (semi-final game, not included in results)

7:30 p.m. Coeneo vs. Atkinsons' Market/Hayden Beverage

FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (championship game)

7:30 p.m. Winner of Coeneo-Atkinsons' vs. Jivaro Headhunters

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