The Brotherhood continued their hot streak with a double-digit victory over Run TMC in their week 2 matchup. The absence of Michael Davis has not slowed the defending champs in the slightest, as Russ Payton and Co. have picked up the slack.
Sportslook would come out on top in week 2’s Game of the Week over the Cereal Killers. The addition of guard Scott Crochard has been instrumental to Sportslook’s ability to get Bryan Acevedo open shots. A gritty performance on defense resulting in a win over a top team sees Sportslook rising into the second spot.
Last week’s number two team will drop a spot after falling short in a gritty game against Sportslook. Will Hudson contributed 17 points, but a tough shooting night for Tyrhon Coward would really throw off the team’s chemistry. Despite the loss, this team deserves respect within the league and will look to bounce back against the still unbeaten BS&B in week 4.
The Temptations would be the first team of the season to drop 100 points in an absolute blowout win, 105-56, over One Time. The Temptations bounced back from last week’s loss with some intensity, and feasted on a One Time team desperately missing Eric Rankin. The Temptations have a favorable matchup next week against an overmatched Air Ballers team.
The three-headed monster of Howie Miller, Tarell Vargas and John Rullan continues to light things up as No Limit was able to best a previoulsy undefeated Goon Squad, 74-55. No Limit is a very talented team that has surprised many with their early success. They will look to climb our ranking with another victory next week when they take on the Titans.
Despite some reluctance from the Legacy Leagues analysts, BS&B has proven that they deserve to be taken seriously in this league. They have jumped out to a 3-0 start, and have shown they can close out a tight game with their 6-point victory over the Titans. Next week will be a true test of BS&B’s resolve when they take on a dangerous Cereal Killers team.
The Goon Squad’s highflying style of play is fun to watch and has provided some early success in their inaugural season. In week 3’s matchup with No Limit they were handed their first loss of the year, a humbling near 20-point defeat. Their slide may continue next week as they usher in the new 2-seed Sportslook in what should be a fun game to watch.
The Kekambas got their first win of the season, and jump up 2 spots this week after beating the Air Ballers. Aaron McAlpine has provided a consistent scoring option, which has significantly aided a team that does far better on defense than on offense. The Kekambas may see another boost next week as they play a very beatable Run TMC team still searching for its first win.
Run TMC seemingly played better without their team’s high scorer, Shaq Holman, in their week 3 loss. A tough matchup against the Brotherhood had many predicting a blowout. Run TMC went into the fourth quarter down just six, but ran out of steam against the league’s top team. Run TMC will try for their first win in a toss-up game next week against the 1-2 Kekambas.
The Titans are still without their first win of the season, but turned in an impressive performance last week falling just short to BS&B, 56-50. The Titans are a passionate team and have shown steady growth in their inaugural season. They will continue to be tested as they face a talented No Limit team in week 4.
The loss of Eric Rankin sent One Time reeling last week as they suffered a crushing 105-56 loss to the Temptations. It appears that the loss of Rankin may be for the long term, so this team will have to figure it out quickly. Mike Cody and Jake Miko will have to step up their play if they want to move back up in the rankings.
There’s not much going right for anyone on the Air Ballers right now, unless your name is Jaylon Smalls. The basement dwellers will dwell another week as they fell to the Kekambas for their third-straight loss. Next week does not provide much to get excited about, as they will have to take the court opposite a Temptations team coming off of a gigantic blowout victory.