WildCats: 73 vs. Not A Chance: 50
With balanced scoring and swarming defense, the WildCats were able to put away Not A Chance. Jerry Saunders led the WildCats with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Levi Parker led the way for Not A Chance with 16 points and 13 rebounds. The defense by the WildCats forced Not A Chance to turn the ball over time after time. The WildCats ended the game with 15 steals.
LA Legends: 59 vs. Inside Out: 52
Just a week removed from the 100 point performance by LA Legends and the Legends struggled at times on the 0ffensive end. Jose Rivera led the team in scoring with 22 points, however several players were well below their season average. The offensive struggles can be attributed to the defensive pressure Inside Out gave all night. Led by Alfrado Williams who gave 24 points and 7 steals, Inside Out stayed in the game with their fast break points. We had a play of the year nomination as Eric D. gave a beautiful two on one fastbreak pass to Alfrado Williams, Williams took the pass and threw it down as he converted the alley-op for a sweet two points.
Trifecta: 70 vs. Magic: 58
Led by Keith Jones and Kendy Nicolas, Trifecta simply outplayed the Magic. Despite another solid showing by Amir Hill and Jerry Momestine, as well as strong rebound play by Robert Brown, the Keith Jones show was just too much. Jones piled on 25 points in the paint and crashed the boards with 13 solid rebounds, and that’s just the half of it. Kendy Nicolas assisted in pulling his team ahead to victory by adding another 27 points in what was an incredibly entertaining game from both teams. Look for the Magic to come back strong after a two game losing streak to play AND1 and for Keith Jones and Co. to play in what could be a difficult matchup against the Wildcats this week.
AND1: 37 vs. New Life: 91
Despite much improved play by AND1, the New Life attack (5 players had at least 10 points) was relentless, not allowing for any breaks and playing hard since the ball was tipped-off. The silver lining in this matchup was that Matt Hamilton found his shot beyond the arc for 13 points while “the new kid” Chris Parente added another 11. Parente had a double-double with his 11 points and 10 rebounds, which came near the end of the game. The New Life onslaught, led by C.J. Marimon with 25 points, really showcased the talent on the deep New Life roster. “Numbah 5” Lenny found himself with 16 rebounds and 12 points, an intimidating force in the paint while Terrel picked up another 10 rebounds on his way to 13 points. Despite the final score, AND1 took another step in improvement this week, but New Life just makes everything look easy. Look for these two back in action again this Thursday.