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.