By Michael Barry | Photo courtesy of Jake Urquidi
Goon Squad (2-4) looked like previous Goon Squad teams of the past Legacy Leagues seasons with a dominating and statement-making 86-32 win over Semi Pro (0-6) Monday night. From the opening tip off, it was Goon Squad’s game on both sides of the floor.
“[We] broke the losing streak, we snapped the losing streak [and we’re] back with this good team chemistry,”Derrick Edwards said.
Edwards had six points and six rebounds against Semi Pro, but his team didn’t need him to fill the stat sheet; they just needed his leadership. Matt Marconi continued his stellar season with 30 points and seven rebounds. Dom Migliaro had 14 points and six rebounds. Marconi and Migliaro have been as good as any 1-2 punch this season. Chris Folsom followed up the big win with a double-double recording 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Shooting 49 percent from the floor as a team, Goon Squad put away their opposition quickly and early, but it was really their defense that was stellar and lockdown, allowing only 32 points. They forced 11 turnovers with a press that was put on right from the first quarter.
Semi Pro can’t seem to find the right strategy to stay close in games, let alone get a victory. Not a single player on the team scored at least 10 points. Two were tied with eight points: Kyle Murphy and Jesse Doucette. Shooting 23 percent from the field and only nine percent from 3-point range, the baskets need to find the hoop in order for Semi Pro to get their first victory.
“Goon Squad, we back man,” said Edwards.