Naz Long has been out of YMCA Capital City League action for weeks now due to a groin injury. On Friday night, he returned for the playoffs and because of that, Long’s Phoenix Renewable Resources team ousted Renaissance Granite by a 122-118. Long scored 31 points and dished out 11 assists Friday night. In addition to the quarter-final victory for his team, Long won the CCL’s first-ever 3-point competition too.
Beside Long, Daniel Edozie scored 32 points with 12 rebounds.
Georges Niang did not play for Renaissance Granite but Kourtlin Jackson did. He dropped 50 in a losing effort for his squad.
Hogue/SDW combo moves on
In game two of the quarter-final double-dip, Dustin Hogue led Coca-Cola to a 120-113 victory over Capital Orthopaedics. Hogue, who also won the league’s slam dunk contest, scored 33 points with 14 rebounds. Sherron Dorsey-Walker chipped in with 22 and 20 for Coke.
Abdel Nader and Clayton Custer had 28 and 24 for Capital Ortho.
The league’s semi-finals and championship games will go down on Sunday night. The two semi’s will start at 4:30. The CCL championship game is scheduled to begin at 7:!5.