Ryan Sharry, Nelly Stephens lead T71 to Total League Championship
April 28, 2013 – With a 91-88 win in the second game of the best-of-three-series in the men’s championship finals, T71 has taken home the Total League Championship – and captured the “Double 2013” with both a Cup win and League Championship.
T71 got off to a blistering pace, led by Pro Partner Sports Management’s Dennel Stephens, who made his first 5 shots of the game on his way to a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. In the third quarter, T71 went on a big run and took a 12-point-lead (72:60). But Amicale fought back over the next minutes. In a very thrilling final minute, Tom Schumacher of T71 knocked down four of four free-throws and secured the win for his team. Ryan Sharry chipped a double-double of his own with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
In other news to bolster the T71 squad, both Sharry and Stephens announced on Sunday that they have each signed contract extensions and will return to the Club next season to defend the championship title. Sharry, the former Middlebury College standout, made an incredible impression in his rookie season with T71, averaging 19.2 ppg and 12.6 rpg, becoming one of the most efficient player in recent memory. Stephens, the four year Luxembourg veteran, averaged 16.6 ppg and 12.7 rpg, forming the other half of a formidable duo in Dudelange.
“We’re thrilled to have both Ryan and Nelly returning to Dudelange for the 2013-2014 season” said Pro Partner Sports Management’s Nick Zaccardi “they’ve proven that they can win, and are among the most exciting one-two punches in the Total League. Both of them are on their way to great things.”