CHARLESTOWN - The 2014 regular season of the Valley Forge Christian College Men’s Basketball Summer League, sponsored by Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge and Miller Flooring Company, drew to a close on July 17 with Sherwin-Williams going undefeated and earning a number one seed for the playoffs with a 7-0 record.
Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust had a very competitive season, dropping just one game, to notch a 6-1 mark and the second seed, their highest seeding ever. Sly Fox grabbed the third seed at 5-2. Bella Napoli, Citadel and Dave Hoffman’s Auto Repair Inc. each finished with 4-3 logs to take the fourth through sixth seeds.
Crown Trophy and Integrated Promotions rounded out the postseason teams. The first night of playoffs takes place on Tuesday, July 22, with Sherwin-Williams earning a bye. The winers from the July 22 games will advance to the semifinals on Thursday, July 24. The championship game will start at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at The Pit gymnasium.
Tuesday, July 15
Game 1: Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust won by forfeit over Crown Trophy.
Game 2: Sly Fox 68, Citadel 64: This game was very close throughout. The two sides were locked at 34 at halftime. Sly Fox took charge at crunch time to seal the victory. Eric Eichenger scored 14 points with 12 of them coming from beyond the 3-point arc. Sean Butkus tacked on 13 points, and Matt Crider added 10 markers. James Fulton led the way for Crown Trophy with 21 points, followed by Jean LeBlanc with 16.
Thursday, July 17
Game 1: Bella Napoli 83, Integrated Promotions 54: Bella Napoli wrapped up its summer league regular season with a convincing victory. Jon Crabtree (23 points) and Cornell Merricks (22) headed the scoring for Bella Napoli. Temmates Matt Kurtz and Neil Haberstadt supported the cause by scoring 16 points apiece.
Dan Joyce led Integrated Promotions in scoring while Jay Donovan finished with 18.
Game 2: Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust 77, Dave Hoffman’s Auto Repair Inc. 57: Five different players reached double digits for the Bankers. Ross Reber (17), Paul Mills (17), Corey Gordon (13), Andrew Meszaros (12) and Nick Quigley (11) were high men for the winners. Dave Hoffman’s was led in scoring by Greg Conroy and Justin Jaworski with 16 and 15, respectively. Albert Medoro tossed in 11.
Game 3: Sherwin-Williams won by forfeit over Crown Trophy.