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.