UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 1! Season 17 tips off! New teams, new challenges!

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Welcome to SEASON 17 of UBL @ URAC!!! Welcome to the new teams, and the current teams goodluck in the regular season!

Blouses the defending champions faced off against a new looking Haz Beanz, minus a few Puljics..Blouses went straight for the man on man D, forcing some 1v1 matchups, Elliot and Sean getting the scoring going for Has Beanz but Blouses,Tim and Al pushing the midrange and getting the W, keeping their grandfinals momentum.

Miami Vice loving the return from the break hungry for some regular wins again,MIC went down with some great shooting by Dan W, top scoring, MIC mounted a good back and forth for most of the game but in the last third of the match Miami ran away with it, captilizing on some turnover from MIC.

Pistons had some doubters ,mainly internal, but the 2 time Div 2 champs come into Div1 with a BANG! And W! Greg M got the boys going with shots from all around, keeping his efficiency going throughout, Dan M got some 3s, John and Bud controlled the glass, Reggie protected the ball and kept turnovers low, Balls Deep seemed Rusty, post game interview with star 2 guard Carlson said itjust wasnt there, the break making the build up of rust too much to shake off in time for the final buzzer.

Replacements looking the favourite based on last seasons standings, with Pistons trying their hand at Div1, its theirs for the taking, Uni Riggs looking very different as they used their core squad to find a few new pieces which seem to fit perfectly, chemistry will come. Brendan and Ray carrying the scoring load, in the win, Uni Riggs, unlucky in a shared scoring effort, glimpses of greatness viewed throughout.

The battle of the new teams! LaVallerz took down Summoners in a Huge way, main James Murphy hit what onlookers reported as ‘like 10 threes’ as he bombed away trouncing the Summoners, a spread scoring effort, and a lot of effort which will translate so some wins in the near rounds no doubt! Welcome to both teams!

Cunning Ultra have merged with House Dunk and its looking like a success! Taking down a depleted F1l0s, Froi getting some nice buckets to help his squad to within 10 points of a win, but just short this time, Connor played well in the win, more chemistry to build, could this be a top 2 team this season?

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Division 1

blouses
0
Haz Beanz
0
miami vice
0
mic
0
pistons
0
Balls Deep
0

Division 2

Replacements
0
uni riggs
0
LaVallerz
0
the summoners
0
cunning ultra new team
0
f1l0s
0

URAC Season 16 GRAND Finals! Pistons Take Div2 Back2Back, Blouses dream run beat Vice!

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A big season leading to a much anticipated grand finals for Season 16, and the final teams aren’t as they used to be in previous years showing the emergence of the new youth and next generation of ballers in UBL, and there is a Strong presence in Div2 going for their back 2 back, looking for future greatness in Div1!

Division 1 saw the big dynasty of Miami Vice on their three peat go against the underdog Blouses, who have fought their way from the Quarter finals on a bare roster overcoming the impossible to land at the finals no doubt up against a massive task to bring down the Black and Silver Miami Vice crew.

The game was bucket for bucket 3 for 3, and fastbreak for fast break, Tim T getting out strong at the start along with Harro who ended up with a double double 19 points and 10 rebounds taking it upon himself to get buckets, Ed Steed the difference with 19 rebounds, 9 offensive, and 12 points for a solid big man double double.

Dan W was hoping to shoot the lights out but wasn’t as efficient from 3 but still notched 19 points in the loss, along with 13 rebounds, a BOSS double double, Chi Ly had 12 points with some solid 3s and Cj K on 10 points and 12 rebs for a solid performance, but not all the Js were dropping for Vice, The rebounding all the difference in the end by 20 less than Blouses, overall shooting percentage was only 27% vs 43% of Blouses, even though Blouses turned the ball over 15 times, Miami couldn’t capitalise and therefore misses out on their 2nd 3peat, unlucky Vice, always a solid competitor!

Congrats to Blouses, a huge Grand Finals win after a loose season, showing never giving up counts for everything! SEASON 16 Div1 CHAMPS!


In Div 2, Pistons had a great season, backing up from their Grand Finals win last season, they are at it again and hungry for another title to add to their legacy, this time they are up against the Replacements, finally finding their chemistry, and making it through tot he Grand Finals looking to topple the dominance of the Pistons.

Reggie came out strong, a very very efficient game, he ran the point and got the rest going, giving options to his team-mates, and pushing the break every time, he ended up with a game high 20 points, on 60% shooting, along with 7 rebs. Greg McDonald always putting in work got 14 points 7 rebs and 3 steals, making plays down the stretch, Dan Muller long range coverage in effect with 2 3s and 12 points!

Brendan always on his game got some shots up to the effect of 12 points, and 9 rebs, Sam Kh 9, and Matt c and Ray on 8 in a spread scoring effort, but at times the Replacements looked stifled by the perimeter D of the Pistons, needing a point guard to get some penetration or rolls off a pick to get the offence moving, with a 30% FG for the game, Pistons managed 48% on more assists, the rest of the stats mirrored almost, only the extra shots and quick start meaning the difference in this one

Pistons back up their last Championship with another one!! Congrats to the Pistons, a strong team but not for their hard work and team chemistry, back to back titles wouldn’t be possible!! Season16 Div2 Champs!

Great season to all teams, well done for sticking to your game and balling every weekend! Keep your mindset ready for the next season! Season 17 is upon us in a few weeks!!

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Division 1

blouses
0
matt harro 19 tim t 17
miami vice
0
dan W 19 chi l 11

Division 2

Pistons
0
Reggie 20 Greg Mc 14
Replacements
0
Brendan 12 Sam kh 9

URAC Season 16 SEMI Finals! lock down Defense, fouls everywhere! Finals are set!

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The Final 4 of each division face off for the Semi Finals this round, and it was a huge round of big time step ups by players to fight for their lives to keep in contention and advance to the big show…the GRAND FINALS!

Blouses in Div1 , a massive huge and almost impossible win against a REBELs crew not down as many players as Blouses. The points gap wasnt huge only a few buckets in it, with REBELs up by 7 with 3 mins left, all they had to do was hold up the play and close out the game, but Blouses had other ideas, pushing the defense and the break getting fouled in the process, and Tim T got 28 which helped, and big man Ed Steed with 14. Ross M on 17 for Rebs Fil M on 12, not enough to get to the finals this time!

Miami Vice looking at a huge run of championships, looking at the Haz Beanz hoping all their cogs lock into place and perform well come gametime, and they did, Dan W with 20, Joel and Chi getting 14 each and the convincing win, Boz top scored showing hes just clutch when needed, 14 points from all spots, Brook and Joe on 10, the midrange not dropping as much as usual. Has Beanz down some of their regulars that made this rivalry the hot ticket for UBL Saturdays, but the torch may be slowly transferring, Miami look to next week, is it their time again?

Replacements getting buckets this round, taking on Uni Riggs, Mos T racking up some fouls in the first half, and 12 points for the game to lead his team, Michael B got 10 as well in the loss, heartbreaking but keen to reform and get a better start next season as the chemistry continues to build. Brendan, the beast, 15 points for Replacements, Matt C and Sam Kh on 9 each. Replacements advance to the finals, to face their old school rivals, Pistons who are reigning champs!

Pistons trying to go back to back even without some crucial pieces, and the only team standing in their way to advancing was the formidable F1l0s, with James headlining with 15 points, they came out strong and kept up the pace, points back and forth as these two teams do, but in the end, Reggie and Greg M get 12 each and the win by 2 and a bit buckets. F1l0s unlucky again, but they have a never say die attitude which may get them to the finals again next season, Pistons and Replacements face off next week!

Good luck to the teams that will advance, and to the rest, great effort!, and see you next season!

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Division 1

blouses
0
tim t 28 ed s 14
rebels
0
ross m 17 fil m 12
miami vice
0
dan w 20 joel/chi 14 each
Haz Beanz
0
boz p 14 joe/brook 10 each

Division 2

Replacements
0
brendan 15 matt c sam kh 9 each
uni riggs
0
mos t 12 michael b 10
Pistons
0
reggie/ greg m 12 each
f1l0s
0
james l 15 mark 11

URAC Season 16 Playoffs are here!! Epic advancements! Quarter Finals!

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The Playoffs are here!!

With the top 6 going through to the PLayoffs, the top 2 of each division get advanced automatically to the Semi Final Round, leaving 3v6 and 4v5 to battle for the chance to advance or to go home early!

Blouses started off the Div1 Quarters against the Show time MIC crew, Dendi getting some good buckets from beep before giong down to an ankle injury, the other boys stepped up, GD on 9 but not enough to surmount Tim Ts 14 points and Connor Bs 10 in the win and chance to play for a Grandfinals seed in the next playoff round, Great season MIC, now you are well accustomed to the teams, watch out next season for this team to get a good start!

Miami Vice getting their championship swagger on and faced off against Balls Deep, a great team but flaky at times, their defense not able to stop Dan W and a huge game on 28 points, splashing buckets from mid range to deep, Miami another title run in their sights, Balls Deep a valiant effort this season but fell short even though Jay Van M hit 17 and the cannon with 9.

Division 2 was pumping and so was the scorelines showing there was a distinct gap in who ‘showed up’ for their team in every sense of the word, hustle, grit, and high focus was required to get the extra possessions, and the advancement to the next round.

Pistons the defending champs were up against the upstart House Dunk, led by Kieran K on 18 points, doing all he can with calculated moves but the individual effort wasnt enough to bury Greg Ms 17 and Bud Gs 16, going down to the post and back out, whilst exposing that middle of the key area in the zone, can PIstons go back 2 back? House Dunk, good season, seeya next season for more challenges!

Uni Riggs getting their pieces together for the playoffs, and MOS T felt like he wanted to play, and he ripped in 22 points on the Depleted Cunning Ultra, Michael K on 8 MArty S on 7 in the loss, going down by 10+ the usual hustle just wanted there all game ! Cunning ultra had a solid season fighting back mid way to rise off the bottom despite the external factors, great work Cunnings!

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Division 1

blouses
0
tim t 14 connor b 10
mic
0
GD 9
miami vice
0
dan w 28
Balls Deep
0
jason vm 17 shannon b 9

Division 2

Pistons
0
greg b m 17 bud g 16
house dunk
0
kieran k 18
uni riggs
0
mos t 22
cunning ultra new team
0
michael k 8 marty s 7

Round 17!..Regular Season is over! Has Beanz & Replacements top their Divisions!

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The 16th Season of UBL Saturday regular season has come to an end and the Divisions are nice and close to finish, not many points between the top teams which will make for yet another great playoffs with a no doubt epic finals!

Has Beanz the #1 team in Division 1 finish off with a win on #2 seed REBELs, revenge for the last time they faced off with the contorvesial time expiry foul call, the basketball gods honoured the effort from Elliot J on 18 points in the win, ROss M on 12 for Rebels, so close to the mark, 1 bucket in it! Rebels finishing 2nd and will advance to Semis, Has Beanz will be waiting for them if they meet again.

Balls Deep a solid game on BLouses, a mix matched crew on both sides, Carlson stepped up as he has been lately, with 23, taking down BLouses and Connor b and Harro got 15 each as BLouses finish 3rd in the final standings, Balls Deep slipped a few games back and end on 5th.

Miami Vice showing up this game and take on the high energy MIC, a game which got scrappy and physical, Miami Vice taking a personal approach and pushing the break, the tempo and other things, Dan W keeps his head down and puts in work with 19, CJ too on 17, whilst Dendi getting 21 only to be ousted early in the game before what looked like a huge game, Chen L got 21 also keeping up the pace. MIC end on 6th place and scrap into the playoffs, Miami ending on 4th not the same kinda finish as previous seasons, the will to win is more than ever.

Div 2 sparked a bunch of close as games, 2-3 to 6 points max and it was good to see. Replacements finish a great season with a win and a number 1 seed for Div2, this game was a potential finals preview with PIstons, the current champs finishing 3rd, and checking out what they may face in a few weeks, Brendan 18 points a beast from everywhere, Bud green contrasted that to his post game with 16, With both teams strong and feeling confident, who will get the upperhand if they face off?!

Cunning Ultra new team, get a quick win on F1l0s, who finish the season in #2 spot earning them a rest and advancement to the semis, Mark got 12 in this game, closed out at the end from CUnits, Nate C on 20, they finish 4th in the season and will face off in the quarter finals for chance to advance.

Wee-Giants, the ersearch over, not making playoffs due to late entry, they entered the Div with a BANG and finished it off with this win on House Dunk, Kieran K had 14 in the loss, Tim Wall 20 for the winners Wee-Giants, House dunk scrape into 6th seed for a playoffs run.

Great season to all for all who didnt make the playoffs! so stay tuned for more action, the PLAYOFFS IS UPON US!

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Division 1

Haz Beanz
0
elliot j 18
rebels
0
ross m 12
Balls Deep
0
carlson h 23
blouses
0
connor b 15 m harro 15
miami vice
0
dan w 19 cj k 17
mic
0
dendi 21 chen L 21

Division 2

Replacements
0
brendan 18
Pistons
0
bud green 16
cunning ultra new team
0
nathan c 20
f1l0s
0
mark 12
wee-giants
0
tim wall 20
house dunk
0
kieran k 14

UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 16, teams get strong again, 2nd last round, Playoffs looming

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Second last round! and it was a good one, with teams back to strength with players putting in the time to show up in hustle and in person!

Haz Beanz first up and a win for the game against MIC, within 10 points or less most of the way, the MIC boys just couldnt bridge the gap that Azza Ps 22 brought early game, Dendi stepped up again with 19 points with deepness unseen, Chen Li on 16 Has Beanz #1 and not looking back.

Blouses big from all angles now they have all their pieces in place, Tim T getting his groove back, ankle not worying him with a big part of 27 points that him and Batey, wearing the same netball bib, put towards the total, Wayne M on 15, Oscar on 11 but the chemistry still coming along for the REBELs their 3 game win streak comes to an end, whilst BLouses extend their win streak to 5

Miami Vice shooting up some big shots and putting some work in for ladder points Balls deep kept it close, a matter of 4 points in the end, Carlson and Shannon played well for Balls Deep, Dan Perer top scored for Vice creating contact and getting extra buckets.

Replacements are number 1 on the table and may have found the key to victory with a great season so far adding another win this round, Brendan the big man always in the top scorers on 15, Ray on 10, Michael B hit some Curry-like buckets for 15 points in the loss, Mos couldnt get through the defense for his usual performance…

Cunning Ultra New Team had Yianni V, the fittest man alive hitting the court for his cardio sesh and 19 points while he was at it, House dunk not getting enough out of their bench , Kieran on 16 not able to carry the team this time.

F1L0s took the Wee-Giants by surprise, the smallball vs bigball matchup came down to chemistry and game time clutchness, Andrei on 17, Darwin on 11, but noone could stop Tim wall again, 26 points, he needed a 40 point to lead his team to victory in this one…

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Division 1

Haz Beanz
0
azza p 22 brook h 12
mic
0
dendi 19 chen li 16
blouses
0
tim t & batey 27 combined
rebels
0
wayne m 15 oscar 11
miami vice
0
Balls Deep
0

Division 2

Replacements
0
brendan 15 ray 10
uni riggs
0
michael b 15
cunning ultra new team
0
yianni v 19 marty s 16
house dunk
0
kieran k 16
f1l0s
0
andrei 17 darwin 11
wee-giants
0
tim wall 26

UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 15, Div2 is unsettled! Ladder uncertain!, Div 1 too!

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Has Beanz and Miami vice took each other on this round as they have many times before, but it was a little different, it was 1 less for both but plenty of space to move, cut and get 1v1 iso buckets, Miami got gassed and lost out, CJ on 18 solid as the season rolls on, Joe P on 23 and Brook super intensely scoring 16.

Blouses and MIC took the stage as the MIC squad look to close out a game or 2 before playoffs to try and close the gap, Dendi on 19, TOsh on 9 in the loss, unlucky but went down swinging. Connor B for 19 points edging out Tim Ts 18 by a bucket, the rivalry for top Blouse it heating up, Palavi waiting int he shadows for them to take each other out, execute Computer Blue…

Rebs getting another slight win on Balls Deep, making nice progress with defense, Rebels, stopped the easy buckets and got some or their own, Wayne M on 24 getting fast break points easily, Shannon the cannon on 14 3s were on today! Werne clutched some 2s for 9 points.

Pistons in DIv 2 getting their rank solidified as they take down Uni Riggs, Michael B with some big high arcing shots and floaters for 11, Reggie and Dan overpowered that performance with 29 combined, the reigning champs flexing even without their star point guard Ant H.

Wee Giants making their statement continue with another win, Cunning ultra new team lost this game, Marty S with 10 only half as much as Tim Wall for 20 as the Wee Giants too tall and accurate this time.

Filos banded together with their big 2 for the day Froi with 15, ANdrei 13 and Mark, 13 taking a slight win by 2 three pointers, Keiran with a big game on 25 points, ARon throwing his range around with some downtown and 13 points to contribute.

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Division 1

Haz Beanz
0
joe p 23 brook h 16
miami vice
0
cj 18
blouses
0
connor b 19 tim t 18
mic
0
dendi 19 tosh 9
rebels
0
wayne m 24
Balls Deep
0
shannon b 14 m werner 9

Division 2

Pistons
0
reggie & dan m 29 combined
uni riggs
0
michael b 11
wee-giants
0
tim wall 20
cunning ultra new team
0
marty s 10
f1l0s
0
froi 15 andrei 13 mark 13
house dunk
0
keiran 25 aron13

UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 14…Almost overtimes, big close outs!

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This round was full of nail biters, big timecltuch plays and some ice cold closing buckets and free throws, usual Saturday action!

Blouses coming up big against a bare bones Has Beanz crew, on a slight slide due to that fact in the table, but still hovering up top above the rest, Joe P stepped up for 11 and Brook 10, TIm T got his ankle moving well for 24 points, and Connor get his back with 18, ranging every chance, great game, Unlucky Has Beanz, Blouses getting good help, Has Beanz Gracious in defeat..

Balls Deep just got away with a W on MIC, Dendi shooting the lights out and putting up money almost everytime, except the last shot for the win, a fairy tale win it couldve been, Dendi on 18 points, Shannon B on 13, Unlucky MIC, so close so many times!

House Dunk taking advantage of the Replacements, both teams scraping what they could togehter, 1 point in it to decide the W, Zac on 12, keiran 10, matt C had a great game with 16 in the loss, the top half and bottom half too tight to call.

Cunning Ultra get a win on Pistons, a back and forth game with some solid teamwork, clutch moves, and blinding fast breaks, Wahbi on 16, marty getting buckets from mid range with 15, the difference in the win, as spread scorinf Pistons, Dan M on 10, Bud and Reggie on 9.

Wee giants welcome to Saturday UBL!! and they got the slight win, free throws not closed by Uni Riggs, and the Wee Giants capitalized with their bigs, Tim Wall, solid and getting blocks too, 13 points , whilst Mos got 11 for Uni Riggs, next time boys, but great welcome win for The Giants!

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Division 1

blouses
0
tim t 24 connor b 18
Haz Beanz
0
joe p 11 brook 10
Balls Deep
0
shannon b 13
mic
0
dendi 18
rebels
0
miami vice
0

Division 2

house dunk
0
zac 12 keiran 10
Replacements
0
matt c 16
cunning ultra new team
0
a wahbi 16 marty s 15
Pistons
0
dan m 10 bud 9 reggie 9
wee-giants
0
tim wall 13
uni riggs
0
mos t 11

UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 13..#1s remain, middle table battle for points!

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This round went down with all teams keeping up the intensity knowing that the final rankings can determine who you play and if you get a free ticket to the semis…

Rebels creep into 2nd spot in the Div1 ladder with a win on MIC, a tough game for both teams, the post was busy and full of bumps and knocks, Ross got 11 points but Oscar got 2 more with 13, MIC still working out their line ups and match ups, Tang doing his thang with 11, Chen Li on 7 with shared effort from MIC..

Blouses notch a good win on Miami Vice, CJ wells opening up and letting his skills make a statement on UBL career high 14 points, Chi Ly gets 12 and intensity to match, but Tim T starting to feel like himself again getting a cool 20 in the much needed win fro Blouses..

Diiv 2 called out the big guns as the gaps were almost 20+ on most occasions, CUnning Ultra gets a relief of a win on Uni Riggs, down a few troops but Michael B got almost a quarter of their points with 7, but Ant W got 18 with Yianni pitching in 12 for Cunning ultra..20 points the diff.

Replacements sit on top of the Div 2 ladder with their backcourt clicking and Sam Kh getting 29, matt C on 19 and Brendan always up there with 17, the trio outscored F1loz and Edward wished he hit more 3ss with a 25 point game not enough to topple the #1 seed.

Pistons stood tall against House Dunk this game, the current champs cruising to a win with their defense and extra passes, Bud Green with the touch from mid range onto the way to 17 points in the win, Zac J very efficient and going his job with 15 points, house Dunk still on the hunt for that perfect structure…next week boys!

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Division 1

Haz Beanz
0
bye win
Balls Deep
0
forf
rebels
0
oscar 13 ross m 11
mic
0
tang 11 chen li 7
blouses
0
TIM T 20
miami vice
0
cj wells 14 chi ly 12

Division 2

cunning ultra new team
0
antohnio w 18 yianni v 12
uni riggs
0
michael b 7
Replacements
0
sam kh 29 matt c 19 brendan 17
f1l0s
0
edward 25
Pistons
0
bud green 17
house dunk
0
zac j 15

UBL Saturdays @ UOW….Round 12, Has Beanz #1 in Div1, Replacement rule Div2!

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Miami Vice back in strength, Dan W getting 25 and some help from old miami vice timer Sam, Wu got 11 in a shared scoring effort for MIC, not as strong on the glass or the break to keep up the pace.

Blouses and Balls Deep going head to head and activating their forwards, Tim T on 18 ankle feeling ok, Connor on 17 getting outside buckets going, Jay van M a big game with 17 and Lyell with 16, if they has scored 7 more poitn between them, it wouldve gone to over time!!

Rebels scrape out a lucky win on the Veteran/youth combo assembling a quartet of offensive power, headlined by Daz on 16, Joe and Elliot got 14 each, right down to the wire, a huge effort only to come up short on a controvestial no call on a missed mid ranger at the buzzer right after a catch up 3, unlucky guys, but Rebels really appreciate the win, and much needed at that…

Pistons in 5th gear putting 20+ on the Uni Riggs in a 1 sides affair which ended in dire circumstances, players down and as everyone emerged, one remained, eventually giving the game a standstill at 58-33, Mike B on 10 outdone by wed night teammate Dan M with 19..

Replacements top of the division and showing what they got! Brendan top scoring and copping abuse with 17 points, Marty S had a game that needed 5 more points to have a chance to overcome the opponent

F1los against the mammoth squad of House Dunk, now getting more size with Zac, but Keiran K top scored again with 19 points. but really need 2 more teammates to do the same to stop the outside shooting of the F1l0s with Marc getting mad shovel passes towards his 22 points.

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Division 1

miami vice
0
sam m 17 dan w 25
mic
0
wu 11
blouses
0
tim t 18 connor b 17
Balls Deep
0
jay van m 17 lyell 16
rebels
0
oscar s 23 ross m 15
Haz Beanz
0
daz walsh 16 joe 14 elliot 14

Division 2

Pistons
0
dan m 19
uni riggs
0
mike b 10
Replacements
0
brendan 17
cunning ultra new team
0
marty s
f1l0s
0
marc 22
house dunk
0
keiran k 19