The next to last day of the L.A. Summer Pro League sponsored by AND 1 took place yesterday with 3 more games highlighted by a monster line from Chris Ayer of the L.A. Lightning.
The two-week long league is coming to a close on Monday and the cream has pretty much risen to proverbial top in the standings.
Here is a wrap up of the games as comprised by the VP of Operations, Walt Thompson:
The night belonged to 7 foot center, Chris Ayer of the IBA’s LA Lightning. The Lightning came away victorious, with a 91 to 81 victory over the San Fernando Sons. Chris Ayer scored on an assortment of strong post moves to the basket and finished the evening with 37 points and 19 boards. Teammate, Drew Housman handed out 14 assists, with most going to his center. The LA Lightning finished their play in the SPL by going 4 – 2. The talented San Fernando Sons ended their campaign in the SPL with a disappointing 1 – 5 record. The Sons’ were led by sharpshooter Flynn Clayman, who led his team with 22 points, mostly coming from the perimeter and 10 rebounds.
It was an exciting game that saw the IBL All-Stars come from being down 20 points to win on a last second basket by Jared Cunningham. The winning shot sent the IBL’s commissioner, Sharleen Graff into a high five jubilation as she witnessed her IBL All-Stars pull out a victory over BTG (Texas), 89 to 88. The IBL All-Stars were led by five players (including Cunningham) in double figures. On the losing side, BTG received a solid performance from Winston Robinson who led his team with 27 points. Both BTG (1-4) and IBL (3-1) finish league play on Sunday.
In the last game, Team C1 received a yeoman like performance from Isaac Gordon (16 points) who led his team to a 77 to 65 victory over Pro 3 (1-4). Pro 3 was led by four players in double figures. C1, 6-1 in league play, awaits to find out on Sunday (7/29) if they are in the Championship game on Monday night — if either AND1 Select or the Los Angeles Loop loses their game.
There is only one more day before of regular season play before the championship game on July 30. Remember you can check out the action live at the Roybal Center in downtown L.A. or catch a live stream of the games on the Basketball Channel. Keep checking back here for updates and recaps.
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