Flight 612: 92 vs. Not A Chance 48
This game needs no explanation 🙂 There was little chance this year of Not A Chance making a big splash in the standings, and though they were hoping to end the season well they had to play the top seeded team in the league on week 8. Not A Chance did hang in there in the first half of play, only down 10 going into the second half of play. But in the second half the fact that Not A Chance only had 5 guys (I’m blaming it on that. lol) proved to be to much… Flight 612 pulled away and crushed them. Flight was lead by James Blunt with 36 points, Braxton Benvenuti with 23 and Terrence Jones who had a triple double 19 points, 10 assists, and 10 boards. Not a Chance was lead by Levi Parker with 25 points and Brandon Mercer with 11.
Metro 59 vs Trifecta 95
Continuing the blowout trend in our second game Trifecta came on strong and has proven at times this year that they are a team that can put up some big numbers and are a force to be reckoned with in this league. Metro was lead by Brandyn Meuse with 30 points and 7 rebounds, and Caleb Polk who had a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. But Trifecta having 5 guys in double figure scoring proved to be to much in this game. Trifecta was lead by Kendy Nicolas (aka. Mr. Trifecta) putting in 7 3’s and ending with 29 points, Carlos Pena with 17, Erick Ho with 16, Juan Pena with 14 and keith Jones with 11. Great team work on behalf of Trifecta gave them this victory, and might just take them deep into the playoffs.
Cobras 53 vs. Wildcats 64
Both of these teams were a lock for the playoffs and were playing for positioning. The cobras were playing to try to stay out of the play in games the following Tuesday night, and the Wildcats were playing to remain the third seed in the league. I have to admit that the Wildcats have shocked me this season! Not that you wouldn’t expect them to be a good team, bc you do, but they are so much improved from last season. Though you wouldn’t expect them to win the Champion ship this year, I really wouldn’t be surprised if they find a way to make it happen. All season just as in this game they have continued to find a way to win. In this game they were lead by Josh Noll with 14 points and Jerry Saunders with 13. But they spread the wealth really well, as all 8 of there team members put points on the board for them. The Cobras also made the playoffs and have since one their play in game, keeping their hopes for the Championship alive. They managed to keep this one close even though one of their top scorers was not there for this one. I would expect that if they have everyone show for the playoff games they are going to make it very difficult to advance for the opposing team. They were lead tonight by Thomas Tagye with 26 points, 6 assist, and Kyle Hughes pitched in 16 points. All in all this was a great game.
LA Legends 66 vs. Old School 58
This was the closest game of the night, and could very possible be a rematch in the second round of the playoffs. The Legends are on of the only two teams in the league that remained undefeated for the entire regular season. So, they are obviously one of the favorites to win it all this season, but Old School came very close to putting a blemish on the legends regular season record, and Old School has also made it to the championship game the last 2 seasons in this league. All in all this was a game for position in the playoffs, and a preview of what is to come in a few weeks. All year long LA Legends have been unbeatable b/c of their shooting, and the fact that they have so many weapons, but Old School proved that a team with good basketball I.Q. and plays well together as a team can hang in their and create an upset. This week the Legends lead by Jose Rivera with 17 pts, and Rees Hoover with 15 pts., were able to win by 8 over Old School lead by the Powell brothers, Jason with 19 pts, and Wesley with 23. I look forward to the possible rematch in a few weeks.
Inside Out: 47 vs. Antioch: 53
An important game for Antioch, who needed a win and some help to keep their playoff hopes alive. Antioch came out and played very aggressive and were able to hold of the late run by Inside out.
New Life: 54 vs. Tar Heels: 58
Justin came to play on the last game of the season, knowing his team was out of the playoff hunt, his team played the role of spoiler. New Life on the verge of the playoffs could secure a spot with a win, a loss and they would need some help. Justin busted out for 14 points, and with the 3 ball not falling for New life they would need some help to make the playoffs.
AND1: 45 vs. Money Train: 84
AND1 surprised Money Train to start as they jumped out to an early lead. Once Money Train settled down, they began to play like the team we have seen all year. Ari scored 24, and Brent scored 12 for AND1.
Runnin & Gunnin: 52 vs. Magic: 61
In a very anticipated matchup. Runnin & Gunnin with a win would be in the playoffs. Magic would still need to see other scores. Well Magic made sure they took care out what they could control with an important win. Amir had 26 points for the Magic, and Joe gave 20 for Runnin & Gunnin.
Not A Chance: 54 vs. New Life: 66
Not A Chance came out early and built a 13-3 lead. New Life, missing leading scorer CJ Marimon, looked stunned early. They settled down and got the deficit down to 5 at the half. In the second half Levi Parker was a beast down low for Not A Chance, he looked determined to get the victory. But, the second half phenom, Lenny shot his team back into the game as he finished with 5 three pointers, all in the second half. It was his shooting that helped get the victory and give them New Life in the play-off picture.
WildCats: 68 vs. LA Legends: 70
In a game that pitted two of the top Thursday night teams against each other, WildCats vs. LA Legends. A game you knew was going to be a high intensity type game. Well, it sure didn’t disappoint. LA Legends built an early lead behind the 3-point shooting from everyone! They jumped out to a 42-28 halftime lead. It looked as though it was going to be another run away victory for the Legends. Now, cue Lee Corso, “Not So Fast”! WildCats came back with a vengeance. With a very efficient offensive game, and great defense, they were able to frustrate the Legends. After heroic play by both teams, the game was tied 68-68. To overtime we went! LA Legends controlled the tip in overtime, and persisted to hold the ball for about 50 seconds of the 1:00 overtime. Reese with 5 seconds remaining hit a runner at the free throw line to win the game, and to remain undefeated.
Trifecta: 101 vs. AND1: 37
With the tiebreaker in the minds of Trifecta, they came out and put the pressure on AND1, hoping to allow as few points as possible. Putting high pressure on defense created several turnovers, and easy fast break points. The game was over early. Brent Cuevas led AND1 with 18 points, and Keith Jones led Trifecta with 26.
Magic: 58 vs. Inside Out: 75
This was one of the weirdest games I have ever witnessed. The first half was high intensity, highly competitive, and it looked as though we were going to have our second close game of the night. It was 33-33 at the half, and Inside Out’s point guard was hurt, so they were going to have no subs. Things weren’t looking good for them. And then, former players of the week; Noodle and Eric took the game over and helped give his team a big victory. Amir Hill finished with 27 and was the games leading scorer.
Money Train: 97 vs. Runnin’ & Gunnin’: 48
Sometimes scores can be misleading, however this score is not! Runnin’ & Gunnin’ were playing a man down most of the first half, and missing several key players. Money Train did not let this decrease the level of their play. They jumped out to a 30 point halftime lead, and came out determined to keep that lead. Ari once again led the team in scoring with 20 points.
Antioch: 62 vs. Cobras: 73
This was a closely contested game. Early on it was the 3-point shooting of Steve Lager that helped Cobras jump out to an early lead. However, Jarvis Wiggins showed he was the fastest player on the court and helped close that gap, and tied that game at halftime. In the second half, it was the rebounding that made the difference for the Cobras. They finished the game with 34 rebounds compared to just 24 by Antioch. Jarvis finished with 29 points, and Kyle had 27 for Cobras.
Tar Heels: 65 vs. Metro Church: 74
Metro church was looking for their second straight victory. The Tar Heels came out determined not to give it to them. Wilbur “Mr. Reliable” Mathurin came out and helped his team build a 9 point lead at the half. But, it was Brandyn Meuse that provided the offense Metro needed to erase the deficit and get their second Straight win. Brandyn finished the game with 33 points and 10 rebounds.
Old School: 54 vs. Flight 612: 79
In what was a highly anticipated match-up, Flight 612 showed why they are the team to beat on Tuesday night. Early in the second half the game was close, and then you blinked and it was a 20 point game, which seems to be the common thread for Flight 612. James Hunt led the way with 33 points, while Jason Powell le`d Old School with 19 points.