Lob City is on pace to make a strong playoff run in hopes of another championship. Their record improved to 5-1 after defeating the Werewolves, 85-61, in a rematch of the Winter 2019 Finals.

Although they were finishing much stronger in the first few weeks of the regular season, Lob City had been tested within these past two by the Dujes Boys and Boom-Shakalaka.

“The last few weeks we’ve been playing real sloppy,” Cody Crawford said. “We haven’t been playing our game. We’ve been kind of starting off slow… we try to get open shots and easy shots, and then we’re trying to turn on a switch, and we can’t really do that. This league has gotten much better each season.”

Crawford, who finished with 17 points and five rebounds, has rightfully earned the trust of his teammates throughout the years. The champion for the last four years and last season’s MVP is distinguished as one of the best offensive players in the Legacy Leagues.

“I mean, honestly, I’m more of an offensive player,” Crawford said. “I try to get better on defense, I mean it’s not really my game, but my teammates find me in my spots, (I) shoot it when I’m open. I try to be aggressive, last week I played really bad, so just trying to be really aggressive and take the shots when they’re there, because everyone on my team wants me to shoot them. If I’m open I’m going to shoot them.”

After the tip off, Lob City went on a 9-0 run. That energy didn’t stall throughout the game as they remained in control throughout. They moved the ball well and had a plethora of open shots in which they capitalized on.

“The team we just played, the Werewolves, we played every session,” Crawford said. “They’re a really good team, Gino (Forte) and Heston (Brian), they really can score the ball, so we just had to get our defense going early, that’s what we did, and then easy transition baskets.”

With just three games left in the regular season, Lob City is looking to keep the ball rolling heading into the playoffs. They’ll take what they showed against the Werewolves with them to close out the summer.

“Good defense and good ball movement,” Crawford said. “We’ve got a lot of good players and good depth; we were missing two guys tonight but everyone else picked up the slack. Just moving the ball, taking shots when we’re open, and get out in transition.”