Men's Holiday Basketball Fall 1995

Da Bad Boyz Part II

Championship Game Summary
Da Bad Boyz Part II 47, World Premiere 34

Sixteen teams entered the 1995 Holiday Basketball Tour nament. Three undefeated teams advanced into the playoffs, DA Bad Boyz Part II, Coast 2 Coast, and Wu-Gambinos. World Premiere won their pool by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker. In the semi-finals, DA Bad Boyz eliminated Coast 2 Coast 53-41 and World Premiere handied Wu-Gambinos, 59-48.

In the finals, the Bad Boyz jumped out to a 9-0 lead triggered by Paulo Barros three-pointer. World Premiere cut the lead to 9-5. Both teams settled into a 2-3 match-up zone. The half ended with the Bad Boyz leading 27 to 18.

Early in the second half the lead was 30-19. Claude Seide launched two 3-point bombs to cut the lead tO 30-25. Bad Boyz responded to the pressure and powered their way to a double-digit lead. With 4:30 left Bad Boyz led 41-28. Both teams exchanged baskets and free throws down the stretch. When the buzzer sounded DA Bad Boyz Part II had another title to add to last year's Holiday and regular season championships, final score 47-34.

The DA Bad Boyz Part II were led by Kenneth Hickman's 16 points and Jesse Suglia's 10 points. World Premiere was paced by Claude Seide and Ervin Flowers, who both scored 11 points. Our sincere thanks to all the volunteer officials and to the paid officials: Phyllip Farquharson, Christopher O'Shea, Jerimiah Reid, Edward Shuster, Duane Wunsch, Jason Pray and David Veratti. Your hard work made this tournament possible.

World Premiere