Patch.com, led by league MVP Tyrus McGree, on Sunday defeated Peak Performance in a thriller, 99-96, to win the YMCA Capital City Basketball League.
McGee had double-doubles in both the semi-final and championship game, scoring 29 and grabbing 12 rebounds in the final. Incoming freshman Georges Niang was right behind McGee, as he has been all season, pouring in 27 in the championship to go with 9 rebounds. Drake's Richard Carter, among the league's scoring leaders all year, added 25.
"The Iowa State and Drake players -- and the players from everywhere -- have been great this year," said Derek Hannah of the Walnut Creek YMCA, who coached Patch to the championship. "They're very coachable and just really great guys."
Bubu Palo led Peak's scorers, with 32, and he grabbed 12 rebounds.
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Peak had a chance to tie with a last-second shot but Patch hung on for the victory, capping a 7-1 regular season with two wins Sunday to give the team the championship.
Niang, impressive all season, was named the Newcomer of the Year; Nick Smith of SW Minnesota State, a force in the middle all season, was named Defensive Player of the Year.
We'll have full stats and photos up soon.