A Champion has been crowned and the 2nd Annual Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am has come to a close. The playoffs were intense with the final going down to the wire. Read the full Playoff Recaps below. Rewatch the Live Streams on Vancouver Basketball and view the FULL Photo albums on our Facebook Page.
The first semi-final of the night put #1 West Coast against #4 Royals for a shot at the Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am Championship. From the start, West Coast would use their size to their advantage, scoring a number of easy baskets in the paint and settling into a lengthy 2-3 zone which gave the Royals problems. The Royals would cut into the lead numerous times but could not close the gap. In the end, West Coast would advance with a final score of 70-50.
In the second semi-final of the night, #2 Academy and #3 Falcons would face off for the other spot in the championship game. The Falcons would hold a narrow 41-32 lead at the half time before widening the gap in the second after knocking down a number of shots from behind the arc. Final score 79-54 for the Falcons.
The Finals of the 2nd Annual Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am was an exciting game from start to finish. A back and forth first half with strong play from both sides led to a 44-41 Falcons lead at the half. To start the second half the Falcons came out on fire like their semi-final game knocking down numerous 3’s to open a double digit lead. Look demoralized, West Coast appeared to be out of this game, until the closing minutes where they mounted a comeback, eventually took the lead in the last minute, and closed out the Falcons to a 85-81 victory.
Congratulations to West Coast, the 2nd Annual Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am Champions!