Monday, March 13, 2017

Max's All Stars reach semifinals of the 18th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division

This past weekend, Max's All Stars traveled to Boston and competed in the 18th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge Corporate Division. We finished 4-1 and reached the semifinals. We went undefeated in pool play with wins over CTE-4-Three (32-25), Brickhouse (61-45) and Raptor (58-30). Then we won our first round playoff game vs Pay2Play (39-23) before falling in the semifinals vs the defending champions, Instinet, in double overtime by a final score of 48-46. The semifinal game was tough. We got off to a slow start, but overcame a nine-point deficit to go up by seven before Instinet fought their way back to force overtime. The officiating was horrendous in the semifinal game, but fatigue was also definitely a factor. Despite falling short of our goal, there is a lot to be proud of. Max's All Stars battled all day despite missing a few key players. We played hard, worked together and overcame plenty of obstacles just to make the trip and have the opportunity to compete in this great tournament. Also, in the second game of the day Max Margulis recorded career win #200 of his coaching career. This is a very significant milestone in the combined history of Hofstra Club Basketball and Max's All Stars. So many great players have contributed to 200+ wins and 10 championships over the past 10+ years. Here's to many more! Thank you to Corey Bingham, Corey Orgias, John Simmons, Kevin Young, Marvin Billups Jr, Nate Jackson-Gause, Patrick James, Shereef Taylor, Spencer Smith and Troy Whittington for making the trip and competing. Shout out to Nashoba Learning Group and Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center for hosting a wonderful tournament yesterday. Thank you again to ARTEMIS, Inc. (Yuly Margulis) for sponsoring our team and to everyone who reached out and supported us this weekend - we are tremendously grateful for all the love! Hopefully, we can go again next year and bring home the championship!
Max's All Stars at the 18th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge in Boston, MA
March 11th, 2017