By Max Molski
The Brotherhood has asserted itself as the alpha dog in the Legacy League, and entering Week 6 was the only remaining undefeated team. On Tuesday, The Brotherhood remained on its pedestal, routing The Hateful 8, 150-62, and earning the highest point total of any team this season.
“I don’t think there’s any team that can beat us,” The Brotherhood’s Tyrhon Coward said. “People are adding players and stuff. Our eight: strong. Four and four, our subs are impeccable.”
The Brotherhood (6-0) suited up without Michael Davis, the Legacy League’s steals leader, and Kevin Rivera, who averaged double-digit points per game entering Tuesday. While the absences could have left a void, the six players that played for The Brotherhood on Tuesday absorbed Davis and Rivera’s production, as the team exploded offensively.
Coward led the way with 44 points, while Russ Payton and Derrick Davis followed with 36 and 23, respectively. Kyle Small also finished with 19, Kailin Hill scored 16 and Jibril Chisholm put up 12.
“Derrick is like the leader of this team. He brings everybody together.” Coward said. “We had Russ. Nobody can stop Russ in this league. We have Jibril. He missed mad dunks, but he’s a good player, good energy. Kyle Small missed dunks, but he’s good, too.”
In the lopsided loss, The Hateful 8 (0-6) put up 60-plus points for the second straight week after failing to tally 40 in any of their first four games. Joey Marino scored half of the team’s points, dropping 31 on 15-for-25 shooting, while Harrison Kessing and Jay Ramos finished with 11 apiece.
“We were having a lot of fun tonight,” Joshua DeLahoz said. “We clearly know that The Brotherhood is the best team right now.”
Even after demolishing the winless squad by 88 points, Coward commended The Hateful 8.
“[The Hateful 8] should get the sportsmanship award,” Coward said. “They’re good players. Big man, No. 42 [Patrick Croteau] came to play. If they play good, they can beat the ZewCrew.”
The Hateful 8 will look for its first win next week against And-1 (0-6) on Tuesday, as The Brotherhood will look to remain unbeaten when it squares off against The Land (2-4) in a just a couple of the Week 7 matchups.
No team has finished within 20 points of The Brotherhood through six weeks, and according to Coward, that trend won’t end any time soon.
“I don’t see any weakness on this squad,” Coward said. “I’m the weakness on this squad. That should tell you enough.”