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.