Antioch: 49 vs. Money Train: 63
Money Train came out firing on all cylinders. They used efficient offense and good defense to build an early lead, at halftime they led 30-18. Antioch kept making a run behind Jarvis Wiggins 18 point performance. But the balanced scoring from Money Train was too much for Antioch’s defense on this night.
Metro Church: 74 vs. Runnin & Gunnin: 55/strong>
Metro church came out determined to get their first victory of the season. Mike Daniel shot the ball lights out in the first half with 5 three pointers, Metro had 8 three pointers as a team made in the first half. Runnin & Gunnin couldn’t get anything started on offense, and found themselves in a 44-25 hole after the first half. Things stayed the course as Runnin & Gunnin made their run, Brandyn Meuse was their to answer for Metro.
Cobras: 36 vs. Old School: 39
This was a hard fought defensive game. Offensively Old School looked as though they were going to run away with it. Until suddenly it was halftime and they were only up 5. That was they way this game continued to go. The Cobras kept fighting their way back into the game. Wesley made 2 free throws with 15 seconds left to put his team ahead by 2. Later with 5 seconds left he had a chance to close the game but missed the second free throw, giving the Cobras a chance. Thomas Tagye with time expiring nearly hit a game tying three from way downtown, and Old School was able to survive.
Flight 612: 74 vs. Tar Heels: 46
James Hunt paved the way for Flight 612 once again scoring 28 with 5 three pointers, he also added a season high 5 assists. It was his play that busted the game open for Flight 612, as they were able to fly past the Tar Heels. Victor Ortiz had a good shooting night scoring 12 points on 4 three pointers, an Justin Core also collected 12 points.
24 points, 4 assists, 9 rebounds
17 points, 12 rebounds
Money Train: 77 vs. Metro Church: 67
Money Train was led for the majority of the game, but you had a feeling that Metro Church was never really out of it. Money Train had a 7 point halftime lead. During the first half it was the offense aggressiveness of Money Train that gave them the early lead. They were able to attack and get to the free throw line more often. Metro Church was able to trade basket for basket but they were unable to stop Money Train’s shooters. At one point in the second half Metro made it a 5 point game, but after a Money Train time out, they extended the lead to 13 where it stayed most of the game. Ari Betancourt returned from his one game sabbatical and had a game high 23 points, and Brandyn Meuse led the way for Metro with 19 points.
Old School: 60 vs. Antioch: 44
Old School started the game on fire. They hit on 8 of their first 10 shots of to start the game, which put Antiochs offense out of synch. Old Schools quickness in the transition game also allowed them easy buckets. Jason Powell registered an all around performance as he ended with 15 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds. Mike Davis entered the game trying to give Antioch a spark, and give them a spark he did. His intensity on the defensive end and great shooting allowed him to help Antioch decreases the deficit. Mike ended the game with a season high 18 points.
Tar Heels: 62 vs. Cobras: 60
In a back and forth game Tar Heels were able to fend of the Cobras. A balanced offensive game for the Tar Heels, which saw more than half of the team get into double digits was a key factor in slowing down the Cobras. Ben Bertot, the Cobras leading scorer, went down with an ankle injury and finished with only 5 points. His loss was felt immensely. Key free throw shooting by the Tar Heels late in the game allowed them to seal the game. Kyle Hughes hit a three pointer as time expired to make the final score 62-60.
Runnin’ & Gunnin’: 67 vs. Flight 612: 71
A highly anticipated match up to begin the night, and this game didn’t disappoint. Terrance Jones coming off his season high 18 points, had another great night as he brought in a new season high 24 points, 4 assists and 9 rebounds. Runnin’ & Gunnin’ seemed determined to limit James Hunt, and as a result Terrance had a big night. Jeff Moreiera and Steven Dare carried the team offensively as the combined for 48 of the teams 67 points. Jon Kragel and Bret Benvenuti, both had great games as they tag teamed on the big 7 footer, Justin Rowe and limited him to only 12 rebounds and 13 points. At the end of the game, due to poor free throw shooting by Flight 612, Jeff had a chance to tie the game, but the ball was stolen before he could even get a shot off, giving Flight 612 the victory.
Not A Chance: 40 vs. Inside Out: 58
The penetration by Inside Out was the major factor in this game. Not A Chance was unable to keep Inside Out, out of the paint which gave them easy buckets, and allowed them to get to the charity stripe. Alfrado Williams hauled in 15 rebounds, 9 steals and added 25 points for Inside Out. Brandon Mercer, led Not A Chance with 14 points and finished with 4 three pointers. The turnovers once again hurt Not A Chance, and the one thing you don’t want to do is let Inside Out get on a fast break.
Trifecta- 61 vs. Wildcats- 53
One of the more exciting matchups of the night, once this game began, there was no telling which way it would. Both Trifecta and the Wildcats engaged in an incredibly balanced affair. Led by Jerry Saunders with 17 points and 12 boards, the Wildcats sparked an excellent offensive attack with the help of Josh Noll from beyond the arc and excellent point guard play by Mike “Cousy” Dutcher, keeping up with Trifecta. Unfortunately, keeping up was all the Cats could do as Trifecta led for a majority of the game. Thanks to consistent shooting, and some impressive takes to the basket, by Kendy Nicolas as well as support from Keith Jones and Theron DeCastro, Trifecta came out on top.
LA Legends- 84 vs. New Life- 72
After slaughtering AND1 the week before, New Life came into this one with high hopes. The Legends had a different idea. With the help of Week 4’s player of the week, Jose Rivera with 5 assists, Joey Nemeh and Reese Hoover combined for 39 points to lead the LA Legends over New Life. Despite the loss, New Life came out playing hard with CJ Marimon and EJ Graham achieving 32 and 21 points respectively.
Magic- 72 vs. AND1- 32
Forget the score. Just don’t even worry about it. While the Magic came out on top thanks to some awesome play by Jerry Momestine and Mike Jackson, AND1 looked to finally start to mesh as a team. How can you not root for these guys? Underdogs since week 1, AND1 has, slowly but surely, showed improvement, a long way from upsetting the Magic, but great leaps and bounds in passing and defense over where they were in week 1. Chris Parente led the team with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Look for continued improvement throughout the season from these guys.
Cobras: 74 vs. Runnin’ & Gunnin’: 44
Kyle Hughes, 30 points, the game and Tuesday nights high scorer led the Cobras to a big victory. Ben Bertot also added 17 points to help fight off Jeff Moreira and the Runners. Jeff added 24 points but it wasn’t enough as the game just was never close. The Cobras led by 20 at the half and there was going to be no comeback tonight.
Old School: 50 vs. Money Train: 56
In what was a championship game rematch from last year, this showed all the signs of a championship game once again. There was a lot of intensity played in this one. Old School led 21-16 at the half, but Money Train coupled with a great defensive effort and good free throw shooting were able to complete the comeback. Old School was led in scoring by Wesley Powell who scored 19 points. Money Train playing without Ari Betancourt was led in scoring by DJ Williams. DJ also made a three-pointer with 2 minutes left in the game that gave Money Train their first lead.
Antioch: 52 vs. Tar Heels: 40
Antioch came ready to play as they were looking for their first W on the season. Nathan Farley’s 3-point shooting gave Antioch an early lead which they never sureendered. The Tar Heels didn’t realize they were coming to a block party, as Antioch had 9 blocks on the night. It was the defensive pressure from Antioch that had the Tar Heels offense out of synch. Wilbur “Mr. Reliable” Mathurin had another solid performance as he added 11 points and 7 rebounds for the Tar Heels.
Flight 612: 68 vs. Metro Church: 40
Flight 612 continued their ascent atop of the Tuesday night standings with another oustanding performance. James Hunt scored 20 points and Terrance Jones scored a season high 18 points to help lead Flight 612 to victory. The Polk brothers kept fighting for Metro Church as they had 31 of the 40 points. Flight 612 played solid defense and limited Metro to only one shot . Flight 612 out rebounded Metro 40-28, its the unpopular stats that continues to help Flight 612 cruise to victory after victory. It will be a fun ride to see how high Flight 612 can climb!
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30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals
24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 steals and a pretty alley-op throw down