By Tyler Krusz
The Green Squad bounced back after their first loss in Week 2 with a statement victory over once unbeaten Prestige Worldwide, 109-58.
Green Squad was led by their usual offensive weapons, Victor Kashouh Jr. and Cody Crawford. Kashouh Jr. had a triple-double after three quarters and finished with 34 points, 16 rebounds and 15 assists. Crawford added 37 points of his own, lighting it up from 3-point range once he got going. He had 18 of his points from behind the arc.
Kashouh noted that the team play improved tonight in the Green Squad’s third game together. Every player who tallied minutes tonight scored in double-digits.
“We’re getting really comfortable playing together,” Kashouh said after the game. “We were really moving the ball and playing defense, which led to some easy scores tonight. The more we play together, the better it will be for us.”
Crawford and Kashouh Jr., who both won the Fall 2017 Championship with The Alliance, combined for 71 points. To put that number in perspective, Prestige Worldwide scored a total of 58 points as a team.
“We’ve had three people in 20 points this season,” Kashouh said. “It depends on how the games flowing. If someone’s hot, we’re going to keep riding them. Cody was definitely knocking them down from deep, and I was looking for him all day.”
Prestige Worldwide, who picked up their first loss on the season, was without their leading scorer and Week 1 Player of the Week Bryan Yarce. After the first two weeks, Yarce was the best scorer in the league, averaging 30.5 points per game. In his absence, Zachary Fraiellie and Shaine Patrick shouldered the offensive weight, scoring 16 and 11 points, respectively. Fraiellie also added seven rebounds and four assists.
Prestige Worldwide (2-1) will look to bounce back next Wednesday when they take on the winless Average Joes. As for Green Squad (2-1), they’ll look to carry the momentum from their 61-point victory into next week. They take on another undefeated team in Boom-Shakalaka, but for Kashouh and the rest of the team, it doesn’t matter who shows up.
“We just got to continue to play together, keep moving the ball and playing defense,” Kashouh said. “I’m not sure who we’re playing, but we got to play no matter what.”