Not A Chance: 69 vs. LA Legends: 100
No that 100 is not a typo. LA Legends came out firing on all cylinders. 5 of the 6 players had double digits and as a team they made 14 three-pointers. This was a kind of night, where no matter where on the court a LA Legends player was, if he threw up a shot, you knew it was going in! Jose Rivera led the team with 26 points and 6 assists. Not A Chance was able to be effective on the offensive end at times, as Brandon Mercer led the way with 15 points and 6 assists, but the offensive effectiveness from LA Legends was too much. LA Legends was in total control the entire game.
Trifecta: 72 vs. New Life: 61
After a fast paced start, Trifecta asserted early dominance over New Life. Trifecta found it’s primary source of points, feeding Keith Jones under the basket for 23 easy points. Even after an early lead, New Life found “new life” in a second half campaign led by CJ Marimon, leading scorer with 19 points, however, Trifecta’s dominant defensive game and consistent scoring put the New Life surge to an end.
Wildcats: 61 vs. Magic: 47
In what was an evenly matched game, the Wildcats came out on top in classic fashion, playing down to the final second. Rodney came out early and did work, leading his team with 15 points and a few vital rebounds with supporting cast Josh Noll and Mike Dutcher, each with 10 and 8 points respectively. The Wildcats took every foul opportunity seriously, shooting an incredibly high free throw percent. But what the Wildcats didn’t see coming was Amir Hill, putting the team on his back with 24 points, 5 rebounds and two steals, aggravating the Wildcat defense. Despite Amir’s strong play, the Wildcats eventually pull away and close out the game 61-47.
Inside Out: 59 vs. AND1: 47
After 2 weeks of frustration, AND1 showed up to put Inside Out on their heels at the start of this one. Led by Kyle Little and Brent Cuevas, AND1’s motivation and effort shown in a losing effort last week carried over into week 3, translating into 26 team rebounds and 14 team steals, toss in some excellent passing and you have a competitor. After only leading by one point at the half, Inside Out reworked their gameplan held off the AND1 rush with excellent 2nd half play by Darren Rodgers, Derrick Dangerfield and Noodle, combining for 32 points of the team’s 59. Overall, AND1 made a much improved showing this week, only needing to capitalize on their excellent passes underneath, but a strong offensive showing by Inside Out in the second half left this one 59-47.