Tonight the Berkeley Revolution made the U Games basketball finals by beating the Puerto Rican “B” team, and then started the championship game on a 10-0 run en route to a convincing victory over the Puerto Rican “A” team.
Our tight zone defense and height advantage proved too much for the visitors to overcome.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us, the energy in the gym was great.
Tomorrow, Friday July 16, the Berkeley Revolution will be playing against Puerto Rico in the North American Unicycle Championships, starting at Berkeley High at 8:00 PM. We go into the semi-finals as the top seed, and we’ll be playing against the Puerto Rico “B” team for a spot in the championship game.
Come out and support the local team!
We’re having a FREE exhibition game on Tuesday, June 22, at Piedmont Middle School. Game starts at 8:00 PM (doors 7:30). Presented by Triple Threat Academy.
Come watch us as we prepare for the national championships next month in Berkeley!
Nathan Hoover recorded most of our exhibition game last Friday. White took a pretty big lead in the first half, but Blue stormed back in the second half to pull within 3 before running out of time. (Unfortunately Nathan missed a lot of the comeback due to a camera glitch).
We’ve returned from the world championships in New Zealand with silver medals. We are hungry for more; our next challenge will be the North American championships, to be held in July right here in Berkeley. We are hosting a monthly public game in preparation, first Friday of each month. Come celebrate our medals and enjoy watching some hoops!
Finally–the basketball portion of Unicon has begun, and it went well for Team Revolution. We beat the Aussies 32-0, after they had beaten us in unicycle hockey (but we won the beer bet on combined hockey+basketball score).
We won our second game 44-2 over NT Cyclones, and we won our 3rd game 32-6 over RSD United, a German team. RSD United gave us a game for a while, we were up just 6-4 at one point–they have some of the world’s fastest unicyclists. But things are going well so far. Tomorrow morning we play probably our toughest prelim, …against a French team (CYCL’HOP), and in the afternoon we will have our first quarterfinal game.