Review coming soon!
Share this Post
Review coming soon!
Share this Post
Division 1 saw the FreeBallers take on Thug Life who have had a great come from behind season all the way to the championships showing amazing teamwork and chemistry as they took on a 6th place FreeBallers amazingly scraping past the quarter finals and Semi finals to the finals again to see if the one finals they won was by the grace of the basketball gods..
The start of the game was one sided and set the tone for the rest of the game. Thug Life came out to a 11-0 run before FreeBallers called a time out to stop the bleeding, Jackson T smacking down 2 in that time and ended with 3 downtowners for 11 points. But the big performance of the night was from Young Phemon Lachlan Ryan with a stellar game on 26 points, 6 of 10 from 3 points land 4 steals and well rounded game, the difference and the glue for Thug Life in this game, Jeremy Q for 10pts and 8 rebs to stop the bigs of Freeballers. Team shooting 42% from 3s, which won the game for them using a triangle overload on the weaker post side.
FreeBallers looked to their starting 5 to get a lead at the start, but with no momentum and dealing with a quick run, the scoring was slow and mainly made from the line, no 3s landing for the Freeballers early to try and make up the gap, the defense was good against the bigs, and contested all the outside shots of the ex champs. Kitto getting 8 points and 9 rebounds, Andy k on 7 with 9 rebs, Magic Mike the only late 3 they hit, and the turnovers took their toll as they turned it over 9 more times than Thug Life who are now the champs!
Great season and Finals win Thug Life! Truly a testament to sticking with your crew and trusting each others skills on the outside shot, Congrats again Thug Life! Division 1 CHAMPIONS!
Division 2 was another tale of 1 vs 5/6 as Monstars got their way somehow into the Finals against a well oiled DJs Ballers crew, who had a great season at the top of the table, chemistry and efficient shots getting them to the Finals to try and win it all!
DJs Ballers had a less than ideal night on the shooting opting to bury Monstars with some range, and they got some buckets which should have got them a clear points advantage, but the score was close the whole way, Monstars only creeping up in the last minutes with some free throws which they shot 13 more of, the clear difference and game decider in this one, Daniel J got 17 points and 5 rebs and 5 asts helped out by Nick T on 16 points and 10 rebounds, the boys banded together and got some late buckets, but not enough to win the chip!, Unlucky boys, great season and im sure we will see you in the finals again!
Monstars the underdog as said by critics, but they played like they had nothing to lose, Monstars Physical play getting them to the line, especially in Brad Gs case who drew many fouls on his way to 29 points, a big time step up performance that was sidekicked by Danny G on 14 points and 8 rebs, Al B doing the crucial stuff with 9 points 6 steals and 3 asts! Monstars had the perfect system running, with everyone playing their role and it resulted in their first UBL finals win!
Congrats to Monstars for a come from behind post season after a less than ideal season, proving you can start from the bottom and still be here! CONGRATS again to MONSTARS! Division 2 Champions!
Great season to ALL teams, and keep up the sportsmanship and camaraderie and positive banter, its what makes UBL the place to ball!
Stay tuned for the next season starting soon! With more and more action and drama and good times ahead, keep your wrist snapping in the break!! We back ballin soon!
Share this Post
In a drama filled round of basketball, the Semi Finals are a clash of the final 4 from the 1 and 2 spot of each division along with the survivors of the Quarter finals of the remaining 3-6th rank as they face off in what made for a clutch and intense result which is always expected in a UBL playoff.
FreeBallers get the basketball gods on their side as they faced off against their old time rivals the Warriors, always a close game between the 2, previous playoffs hurting either side as both teams have won championships but last season Warrios suffered the same fate as this time. A close game back and forth, an early injury to Will G leaving Freeballers with no point guard to face off against James Q and the Warriors front line, but they stepped up and got their hustle on, Aiman coming up huge with 14 points, Andy k and Nik Kitto on 13 each as they held up the structure to just slip by the #1 Warriors, Stretch closing the deal late, unlucky on some 50/50 calls, Warriors in it till the end, great season and great game fellas.
Thug life took on Delly Lamas, the 2v3 spot and it was a blockbuster…with the final moments more than any1 could ask for with the clutch performances that occurred, in the last minute, the points which had gone back and forth switched sides 3 times, Delly lamas were up and then Lachy hit a three to go up by one with almost no time left, Wahbi on 23 points was fouled and clutched in 2 free throws to get the lead with 3 seconds left, Lachy in bounded from the side to a weak side allyoop to Jacob McGuiness (19 points) and BOOM!! it boucned around and landed in for the best win at the buzzer this season if not the playoffs ever! Thug Life advance to the Grand Finals to take on FreeBallers, Delly Lamas the reigning champs fall short on a back to back, but great effort Dellys!
An upset which spelt the theme of the night, The lowest top 6 ranked Monstars took on The Feminists and Sam H with monster of a playoff performance with 28 points. Danny B got his mid range working early and netted his jersey number with 24 points, Brad G on 19 in the win, the chemistry too much for the feminists unlucky in the final minutes as Monstars pulled away leaving their playoff hopes alive as they advance to the Grand Finals to take on Djs Ballers. Great season Feminists, an unlucky ending to a great first season!
DJs ballers keeping it real and taking on what was an anticpated grand final matchup with the Ball Sacks, Chris D got 9 and Paul M on 8 as the Sacks spread the scoring around but falling short by 7 points in what they expected to win having the season matchups well within control. Daniel J got 15 points keeping the perimeter defenders on their toes, and Matt z on 13. they advance to the Grand Finals in their first season..destined for a Div 1 switch if things go to plan! Ball Sacks unlucky this time but keep up the hustle, the team is gelling well so greatness is sure to come!
Share this Post
The Play-offs is here! Quarter Finals round in action and it was a epic round with a few upsets and one sided affair,as the UBL system would have it, the 1v2 would ideally be the finals matchup, and with them 2 teams taking a break, the rest battled for their playoff lives to try and advance to the next round!
In Div 1 it was full of dramas and the first game was FreeBallers the lowest seed against the former #1 Super Crash bros. And although the underdogs, FreeBallers had a few throwback performances from their players, Andy K on 19 points, unchecked in the post, Will G on 12, Shannon B on 14 points with Aaron Jack pitching in 10 points, not enough to overcome the great start from the former champions, who will face off against #1 Warriors in the next round. Great season SSBB, unlucky but next season will be more promising now the teams are familiar.
Delly Lamas, looking for another title run, took on Fighting Ducks, the resurgent Div2 team from previous season hoping to get a leg up from their small ball tactics, Michael B and Tim S combined for the same jersey number and the score of 24 between them, unlock in this one, the late run not enough to get up on a depleted 4 man squad, A Wahbi on 18, Mike Mac on 10, the length and hustle just enough to get the W.
Div 2 was a good show for the 2 games that was on, the first game we will look at is the Monstars Vs Crying Jordans, Dyl Smitty on 13 points, doing all he can to keep the dream alive, whilst Birdman Beau got 10 to help out, Brad G aggressive on the cut and getting shots up for 18points, Danny B took care of the midrange game with 14 points,Crying Jordan in early foul trouble for their big and usual high scorer E Bell. The difference in the end as they get taken down a notch, Monstars keen to get through to the finals.
Ball Sacks on a tear and not letting the Multiple Scorgasms get a lead at all in this game, Paul m on 15 and Eric T on 11 for the Sacks, Mitchell H on 10 and James C on 7 for the MultiGasms, a season that they will improve on but still a great effort being down some team mates and against a well oiled Ball Sack attack. Eyeing out Div1 placement for next season hungry to get amongst it.
Share this Post
The Playoffs is next week, and the last round was full of switched up defenses and last efforts to get ladder points in the hope of a better matchup next week!
Warriors and Delly Lamas faced off, the rivals taking it upon themselves to trial out some new strategies with the coming playoffs on the way, James Q getting back into his groove with 18 points and some dimes that had the Warriors gelling and getting the win to finish (equal #1 spot) but supremely #1 dueto the season series.. Mike Mac on 8 and wahbi 7,Dellys finished up in 2nd or (3rd spot) due to the tie of #1 spot
Top Gunz in the starting of a fresh matchup rivalry that may not happen for a while again. Free Ballers finishing the season off with a loss, the former champs going down to Top Gunz and Rhys Gs 14, last ditch effort to make top 6 just falling short…Will G got hot late game for 11 and Andy K on teh grind with 10. FreeBallers scrape out 5th spot, with some playoffs hopes despite the recent setbacks.
Thug Life getting their J and their glasses on in another win, Chili on 10, Jackson/JQuinn on 9, taking care of the midrange to the glass, Thug Life equal first but a real world 2nd due to the seaon series, Aaron J on 17 for Super Crash Bros, former #1 spot ended up on the 4th rung of the ladder, a solid season with tail end missing their big man…Thug LIfe a quiet underdow for the finals this season…
The Feminists finishing a great season ending up in 1st place took on the PEA shooters sliding slightly this season to 7th place as their final standing, just missing out on the playoffs, John F got 15 in the loss, whilst Sam H dropped a cool 25 to lead the Fems to the win and the week off.. PEA shoots look to recollect their former consistency next season!
Ball Sacks finsished in 3rd slipped out of 1st place a few rounds back but needed to get another win un der their belt to rank better, and they….didnt! Crying JOrdans 4th place final standing had Beau L on 11 and Dyl on 9, a playoff run ready for the destiny of the well roudned Crying JOrdans.
Monstars a week on and week off season, ending on 5th for the end of the season, taking on Djs Ballers whos dream run took a hit last few rounds to end up in 2nd place, great effort from the boys, a semi final advancement earned, Mick T got 12, but Danny B on a monstar 25 points Playoffs here we come!
Multiple Scorgasms finished in 6th place and just scraped into the playoffs! they took on PArrot, the 8th seed and got a W, great game by both sides, Multiple scorgasms got multiple scores behind some big games from Marley R and James C on 19 and 12! Lian TR got 19 in the loss, a rebuild season now the conditioning starts for season 5! enjoy the break fellas!
Share this Post
Some of the upper rankers going down this round, the big news of the round involve streaks coming to an end, big time stepping up and hustle this round.
Warriors looking for that top spot still, and getting it! rising out of the middle of the ladder to the top equal with Thug LIfe who they took down a notch today, Jeremy Q and Lachy got 10 and 9 respectively, James Q back in action with 16 and getting the crew to combine and unite and get a W.
Top Gunz also helped their chances to somehow scrape into the playoffs but it may not happen this season, this win had Brent H on 24 points against a depleted Duck squad, Spike on 20 and Michael B on 19 in the loss, they still keep their spot for the playoff run.
Delly Lamas, stepping up and getting their fast break going coupled with some big offensive boards, Adam H got 18 and Greg F on 12, too much for Super Crash Bros Keiran and Artis picking up some buckets with 8 points each slipping slightly in the table from their former #1 spot.
Division 2 was pumping and the victories were slightly 1 sides, 10+ if you multi’d all the games wouldve lost, some close ones headlined by Top 2 ranked teams DJs Ballers and The Feminists, Sam Hocking huge game on 26 points, dancing around the defense and scooping some buckets leavin the crowd silent. Daniel J and NIck T had 10 each, the big story is the epic undefeated run comes to and end, 12 wins and the biggest streak in UBL Tuesday history, well done boys, big effort by Feminists to slay the giant!
Crying Jordans a nice win on Multiple Scorgasm, but close all the same, Marley R got 16 and the boys did their best against a great team, E Bell beasting again with 25, Birdman Beau L on 15, climbing the ladder, Crying Jordans are coming up.
Balls Sacks untouchable in most games now, PEA Shooters didnt work their strategy as their had liked and went down this time, John F on 10 and Josh F on 8, Manu P for the Sacks got 11 and P KEys 10 putting in work to get the W.
Playoffs in 2 weeks!
Share this Post
With 2 round left, the teams of both Divisions turn up the hecticness, and the game scorelines reflected the hustle and clutch of some of UBLs Ballers.
Free Ballers in a chippy ad physical game, huge plays all throughout from both teams, Brad E getting 10 but not happy with calls again, Dave L put his head down and went to work, 9 points with DJ Lex on 9 as well, a late 3 overshadowed by Stretches 12 points including the 2 free throws to clinch the win. Unlucky ending, great game for all!
Fighting Ducks feeling good and showing their chemistry on the court lately, the latest victims, none other than league leading Super Crash Bros, All the boys pitching in, Kevin J on 12, and Shannon and dean 11 each in the loss, Christian and Tim got going with 12 and 10 respectively, great team game only 1 bucket in it!
Thug Life getting anohter boost…to the TOP of Div1, potentially earning them am advance to the Semis! in a dream run from bottom to the top, Lachy R spurred the offense with 33 points, a new haircut giving him the confidence to unlock his shot and his teammates’..Brent H 19 points in the loss for Top Gunz, missing a few crucial pieces that they needed to get this one done..
In Division 2 is was a super solid round with a few going down the wire, DJs Ballers still keep top spot going into the last 2 weeks, Nick T a beast with 28 points, from fastbreak to downtown buckets, it was all there tonight for him, N Dunstan and Lindsay H got 14 and 13 for the Parrots but it wasnt enough to topple DJs, the score, inverse!
Crying Jordans did just that for this game, The Feminists coming in and trying to hold on to the second spot on the ladder Sam H doing just enough with 11, Trent F on 9, a defensive game hustled by the guards, E Bell took care of the Blocks down low with 17, only 4 points short of the mark…
PEA shooters get a much needed win behind John Fs 12 and many other contributors, Michael T had 9 points for Multiple Scorgasms, short again but loving the game all the same….the crucial ingredient to hone your skills for future greatness!
Share this Post
With not many rounds, left, 3 in fact, theres a different atmposhere in teh air, teams get serious, maybe too serious, but competition was on, and a good preview of how the playoffs look
Top Gunz get their maiden win this round, FreeBallers the victims this time, missing Geezee to an irritated groin injury, the point guards did their best but fell short by 6, the chemistry finally kicking in for them, Brent H on 17, whilst Andy K 13 and Kitto back to strength on 12.
Fighting Ducks a close win on Delly Lamas this round, only 3 points in it, the scoreres table couldnt keep up with the action, but Tim Shaw, Michael B performed well but A Wahbi fouled out but not within a big offensive showing ..
Thug Life look strong, behind Lachy R and his 16 points, Jeremy Q took care of the post with 14 points, The top seed Super Crash bros the loser in this bout, Aaron J on 12, Zac cleaning up the misses with 8, the table is even more closer than before due to the lower teams getting wins this round…
Femiinists get behind big man Sam H and that smooth jump shot, 23 points worth, Trent and BJ chipped in for 14 each to take care of Parrots and Liams 13 points, haing fun out there but looking to improve with some new moves.
Monstars get a huge win on Mutiple Scorgasms, on the hunt for new jerseys, Mitchel H got 13 points, James C on 10, but the big show was in the gray area, Brad to be exact, and 34 points to be sure, daniel B on 19 casual hitting the J,
Crying Jordans looking better and better than before, Dyl Smitch a throwback game to the Mad Skillz era, 26 points to that effect, Beau Birdman Lidden on 17 to help out. John F gets 14 points in the loss, Adam K on 8 unable to stop the fastbreak of Crying Jordans.
DJs Ballers vs Ball Sacks, both top teams, 1v2..and possible finals matchup, DJs ballers undefeated and hoped to keep things alive…and they did, taking the game later in the match, the emotions too mcuh for some of the Ball Sacks, as DJs Ballers kept their composure, Nick T headlines with 19, Matt Z on 13 which gives them the top spot in Di2! Nick T got 19 points, not letting down with Matt Z on 13.
Share this Post
In Div 1 its Ultra crammed top and bottom Super crash bros replace Warriors as #1 and Top Gunz are only 2 games away from creeping into the 6th playoff spot!
Super Crash took on the sliding FreeBallers, Andy K managed 10 points in the very low scoring match, SSBB had Keiran and Shannon on 9 points, the bigs didnt get things going and the put backs werent dropping…a chippy game, SSBB too athletic in the end.
Thug Life keep pushing the streak and get another game in the W column against Fighting Ducks, only by 5 points, couldve been anyones game but the chemistry of JP with 15 and Jacob with 12, got the win in the end despite Spike, Spiking his shots right into the ring with 12 and MIchael B on 11.
Delly Lamas too quick on the break and too long on the blocks for Warrios, DL got 12 points and looked like the only Warrior getting momentum, but they fell short by 11.,,any punters betting on 1-10 wouldve been very upset with them! Wahbi on 17 points in the win…
Balls Sacks 8 game win streak ends, as DJs Ballers 10 win undefeated record gets them into #1, Monstars snap a 6 game losing streak, its getting chippy and close with a fight for final points on the ladder.
Monstars Win against PEA shooters, Danny B with 22 points killing it midrange and holding the fort down agasint Josh Fs 21 and Adam Ks 14, PEA looking for the final playoff spot in a mashed up bottom end of the ladder.
Crying Jordans not cryin this time, a huge win on the developing Parrots, Lian TR with 9 in a match that left Birdman Beau L on 27 a throwback game to the Mad Skillz days, E Bell always big on 22.
Femiinists get a win with Mark T on 8, everyone got buckets, a short win but a huge win to stop the Balls Sacks dominance lately over Div2, this knocks them down a spot, but its a race to end, not many games left!!
DJs Ballers eyeing the chip and taking no prisoners on the way..DJ himself on 19 points, Marley R a great game with floaters all round with 18, Scorgasm looking for the BIg that will get their game going, they couldnt this game unfortunately!
Share this Post
The weather cools down…the shooting gets hot….the ice through theh veins runs cold at the right time, its winning time for some teams gathering a hot streak, whilst others have gone slightly cold!!
Fighting Ducks tipped off Div1 this night, playing the ex champs Warriors, without as many subs, they got shocked by the high percentage shooting of Fighting Ducks, figuring out their tactics early, Tim Shaw on 17, but wait…theres more, Mike B on 14, Jade K with his random shots on 15 points to try and make the gap more respectable..
Delly Lamas hands the Top Gunz another loss, Brent H great again with 9 points, but couldnt keep the pace with the fit Delly lamas, , reputation intact as the defensive hustle team of the division, Mike Mac on 10, Ant Wahbi on 9.
Thug LIfe, putting on their glasses and cruising to a win, Lachy CR on 14 making his case for top 5 in the power rankings, Jackson challenging his stats with 11, a good win for the fellas, Magic Mike a season high 15 points on efficient outside shooting, but a loss to take home and a slip down the ladder for FreeBallers, still in contention.
Crying Jordans a shaky start to the season, they look to have all the pieces, just a bit short on chemistry, E Bell getting double digits and kept the boys in the lead most game, a 10 point gap which was closed by an amazing last ditch effort from Monstars, getting some 3 point buckets huge to bridge the gap to within a basket, but it was quickly closed down in garbage time by free throws…great game!
The Feminists going fine without their big man Sam, getting almost 20 points on Multiple Scorgasms, the passing was not on point and Feminists took advantage, Ken N with 15, Trent F with 10 but Mark Thomas with a blinding defensive and full court game, over ruled the two Ms, mitch and Marley on 8 each.
Ball Sacks still gunning for that top spot, and keeping their heads, Manu P fastbreaking towards his teams game high of 12, everyone getting buckets., Liam TR on 17 for Parrots dropping another game and looking for that run…
DJs Ballers still in 2nd spot, but loss-less still on Tuesdays, whos next to get Ws between the top 2 spots, Daniel J on 25 points, with his partner in crime Nick T solid showing on 20, the System seems to work, and PEA shooters had no answer, John and Josh playing hard, 9 and 8 respectively.
Share this Post