The Alliance stays at the top of the rankings with another blowout win, this time coming against the Werewolves. After The Alliance scored 37 in the first quarter, the game was already out of reach. As a team, The Alliance had 37 assists in Week 6, with Cody Crawford leading the way with 14 dimes. Everyone but Greg Holt reached double figures in scoring, while Max Matroni had 41 to improve his league leading scoring average (34.2 ppg). Their defense snatched 18 steals, which led to many easy buckets on the other end. The Alliance looks to stay perfect in Week 7 against a Big Baller Brand team that they beat handedly the first time they played this season.
Boom-Shakalaka took care of business against the Skyhookers, leading for most of the game. Marc Belleville’s buzzer-beating three to end the first half seemed to be the turning point for both teams. After that, Boom-Shakalaka seemed to ride that momentum all the way through the second half. Everyone reached double figures in scoring for Boom-Shakalaka in Week 6, with Lucas Martin dropping a team-high 21 points. Trevor DiMicco flirted with a triple-double, finishing only two rebounds short, and is arguably their most important player because of his versatility. Boom-Shakalaka will need DiMicco to be on his game once again in Week 7 when they take on the Halfway Crooks.
The Halfway Crooks brought the brooms with them as they swept Big Baller Brand by their largest margin of victory so far this season. While only two players scored in double figures, the Halfway Crooks shot efficiently and played great defense. Jared Hanson and Tom Ferranti led the way with 24 and 18 points respectively. The Halfway Crooks came out firing in the first half, only allowing two points in the second quarter to seemingly put the game away. The Halfway Crooks look to carry this momentum into next week’s big matchup against the only other 4-2 team in the league, Boom-Shakalaka.
The Skyhookers are on the losing end this week after back-to-back wins. Although the score says they lost to Boom-Shakalaka by 17, the game was a lot closer than that until the fourth quarter. The Skyhookers entered the second half only down by six even after Brendan O’Donnell sat out for a majority of the second quarter. O’Donnell led the team with 28 points and was two rebounds short of a triple-double. His 28 points keep him at second in the league in scoring through Week 6. Two of his teammates also scored in double-digits (Leo Baessa and Terrance Paris). Baessa had 22 points, while Paris had 20, both season-highs. The Skyhookers are looking to complete the season sweep of the Werewolves next week, after taking the first matchup by seven in Week 5.
The Werewolves had a tough matchup this week against The Alliance, but came out a lot better offensively this time around. In their first matchup, they only scored 55 points. The Werewolves dropped 79 as a team in Week 6, and Brian Heston led the way with 20 points. The Werewolves out-rebounded The Alliance 39-32, but the thing that killed them the most was their 24 turnovers. The Alliance’s pressure defense got to the Werewolves, and they also struggled from behind the arc, shooting 8-of-31 from deep. That marks three-straight losses after starting the season 2-1, with a rematch against the Skyhookers awaiting them in Week 7.
From the beginning of the game, Big Baller Brand just couldn’t find their shot and fell to the Halfway Crooks for the second time this season. Their leading scorer, and the third-highest scorer in the league, Brett Cody, only scored six points. It’s the first time this season that Cody has failed to reach double-digit points, which didn’t help his team erase their slow start. After only scoring 14 points in the entire first half, and their opponent shooting a high percentage, the game was out of hand. Big Baller Brand is looking to upset The Alliance in Week 7, or at least get Cody back on track.