OSWEGO — The Oswego Youth Basketball Association recently held the first two rounds of playoffs in the Junior Division.
Burke's Home Center and Lake City Police advanced to play in the championship game, which was scheduled for Thursday night.
Here is a recap of the first two rounds of the playoffs.
FIRST ROUND Raby's Ace Home Center — 19 Scriba Mini Storage — 16
A balanced attack by Raby's Ace Home Center sent the team to the Junior Division semifinals. Brett Dykas and Evan Rando poured in six points each for Raby's. Sawyer Dearing added four points, Owen Sincavage added two, and Ryan Chamberlain scored one point.
For Scriba Mini Storage, Donovan Constanza fired in five points. Keegan Matott and Moreno Fenty scored four points each. Matthew Knox had two points, and Camden Atkinson had one point.
Scriba Mini Storage had a 4-3 lead after the first quarter with baskets by Constanza and Fenty.
Raby's tight defense held Scriba Mini Storage scoreless in the second quarter. Dykas scored four points to give Raby's a 9-4 halftime lead.
Each team scored two buckets in the third quarter. Matott scored four of Scriba Mini Storage's eight points in the fourth quarter, but Raby'scountered with baskets by Dearing, Rando, and Dykas.
Garafolo's Importing — 21 K-9 Grooming — 16
Blake Uribe and Noah Bwalya netted six points each to help Garafolo's Importing get the victory. Bruce Broadwell chipped in five points, and Nicholas Garafolo fired in four points.
For K-9 Grooming, Andres Colon tossed in nine points and Troy Lilly scored seven.
Bwalya hit two of four free throws in the first quarter as Garafolo's took a 4-2 lead. Lilly scored four points in the second quarter for K-9 Grooming, but Garafolo's held a 10-6 lead at halftime.
K-9 Grooming made a push in the third quarter as Colon fired in four points and the defense allowed just one point to Garafolo's.
In the fourth quarter, Broadwell had four points while Garafolo and Uribe had two points each to seal the win for Garafolo's.
SECOND ROUND Burke's Home Center — 36 Raby's Ace Home Center — 18
Matthew Krul tossed in 12 points to propel Burke's Home Center into the championship game.
Jack Donovan fired in 10 points for the winners and Thomas Kirwan had eight. Gavin Mills, Timothy Nacey, and Anthony Burke scored two points apiece.
For Raby's Ace Home Center, Aodhan Nevin swished in six points, while Brett Dykas and Evan Rando had four each. Mackenzie Bennett and Ryan Chamberlain netted two points each.
Krul's four points helped Burke's take a 12-8 lead after one quarter. In the second quarter, Burke's got six points from Krul and five from Kirwan to build a 25-12 halftime cushion.
Donovan's four points in the third put the game away for Burke's.
Lake City Police Club — 34 Garafolo's Importing — 20
Jack Reynolds exploded for 17 points to lead Lake City Police Club to victory. Austin Symborski (9) and Kevin Waters (8) completed the scoring for the winners.
Blake Uribe led Garafolo's Importing with eight points. Bruce Broadwell and Noah Bwalya scored four points each. Nicholas Garafolo and Kaden Perez scored two points each.
Reynolds scored six points in the first quarter as Lake City Police charged out to a 10-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Uribe and Broadwell both scored for Garafolo's, but Reynolds scored six more points along with five from Symborski and four from Waters. The Police had a 25-4 advantage at halftime.
Garafolo's made a nice run in the third quarter, led by four points from Uribe. Perez, Broadwell, and Bwalya all scored in the quarter as well, and Garafolo's held the Police to just one free throw.
The fourth quarter was evenly played, but Garafolo's could not close the gap.