The Brotherhood kept up their impressive play in week 2, as they returned to the looking like the team that is yet to lose in Legacy Leagues history. It helped some familiar faces returned, and five of their guys scored double figures. Jonathan Robles lead the way with 19 points in their win over Redemption.
Following a 35-point win in week 1, No Limit continued to dispose of their opponents in week 2, defeating Sometimes Y, 117-62. They now average over 104 points per game, with the also undefeated Team Moose waiting for them in week 3. It will be interesting to see if No Limit can continue rolling, and how they respond when a little adversity hits.
The Monstars continued the league’s longest active winning streak by a team not named The Brotherhood in their 15-point victory over the Bad Boyz this week. This team looked in peak shape, attacking the basket with a ferocity that will be hard for team’s to stop. Greg Langston led the way with 17 points.
The Flint Tropics came into week 2 underdogs, but left still undefeated handling a talented Sensual Chocoalte team, 69-54. Team play continued to thrive, as eight players scored at least five points. The team’s leading scorer on the young seaosn, Tyler Japs, has been sidelined with an injury, so week 3 now becomes more interesting to see how this team looks without Japs.
Team Moose faced some adversity in week 2 when they faced off with a pesky Lob 203 team. Team Moose grinded out a eight-point win, and shot 60 percent from the floor as a team. They will need the hot shooting to carry into their week 3 matchup against also undefeated No Limit, a matchup that should tell us a lot about both teams early in the season.
Redemption got their first up-close-and-personal look at The Brotherhood in week 2, and came up on the wrong side of the score just like every team before them. The showed signs of life, being able to handle the press and battle down low, but they weren’t able to hit enough shots. Redemption will look to bounce back from their first loss in week 3 when they take on Run TMC in a semifinal rematch from a year ago.
The Throne saw many firsts in week 2: Joe Baccielo made his debut (41 points), and they came back to stun Stranger Danger for their first Legacy Leagues win. Making plays down the stretch of a close game never goes unnoticed, and hopefully having the Jean-Baptiste brothers back in week 3 will give a chance to see just how good this team can be at full strength.
Goon Squad bounced back nicely against a strong Sportslook team, 72-66. Matt Marconi finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, and was a force all game. Massaro also deserves a mention for his play, helping lead his team to their first win of the season. The also 1-1 Stranger Danger awaits in a week 3 game that could have huge playoff implications for both teams.
Dan Kokkoros came to play in week 2, but his 22 points just wasn’t enough to pull out a win against rival Goon Squad. After blowing out their week 1 opponent, the up-and-down quality of this team reappears from last season. Sportslook has the talent to hang with an also talented Sensual Chocolate team in week 3, but which Sportslook team will show up?
Run TMC got back to their running ways in week 2, doing just fast enough to beat STP without new addition John Rullan. Will Hudson was dominant for a second-straight week, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 boards. Other players stepped up as well, notably Jhamal Jones and Brandon Seabrook. Run TMC will need even more contributions to hang with a tough Redemption team in week 3.
A veteran team in this league, Sensual Chocolate had a tough two opponents to open the season, and were unable to steal either game against The Brotherhood or Flint Tropics. Carmine Santorelli struggled in week 2, but we all know that usually does not carry over into multiple weeks, which means Sportslook may be in a for a long night when they face off in week 3.
Wins are earned not given, and Stranger Danger learned that the hard way in week 2, watching a late fourth-quarter lead evaporate before their eyes. The Throne escaped with a one-point win, and now Stranger Danger takes on Goon Squad in week 3 with a chance to fall under .500. Zacarri Graham has been incredibly efficient through two games, and will look to continue playing at a high level.
Lob 203 was unable to continue their winning ways in week 2, losing a grind-it-out battle to Team Moose by a narrow margin. They showed flashes of what we saw in week 1, but just didn’t make enough shots, converting only 30 percent of their field goals. Lob 203 will have a good opportunity to regain their shooting touch in week 3 when they take on the Double Dribblers.
The Bad Boyz ran into a buzzsaw in week 2, unable to catch the athletic Monstars as they fell by 15 points. Destin Simmons did all he could to keep his team in it, scoring 25+ points for the second-straight week, but a rough first quarter was too much to overcome. The Bad Boyz will need a hotter start to stay competitve with the Flint Tropics in week 3.
STP couldn’t seem to get a STOP against Run TMC in their week 2 loss. Four of their five players at the game scored double digits, but a rough shooting night by Mike Zazuri was too much to overcome. Flight Club is up next, a team that just earned their first Legacy Leagues win in week 2, but comes in below STP in this week’s rankings.
It was not necessarily pretty, but Flight Club got their first win of the season as they overcame the Double Dribblers in week 2. Alex DeMeis led the way with 20 points, while the rest his teammates each scored at least one basket. One three-pointer as a team may have been enough in week 2, but a STP team is up next who has started to find their stroke from downtown.
The Untouchabulls pulled away from Fry Time in the second half to clinch their first Legacy Leagues win by 20 points. A familiar name, Chris Rosario, led all players with 21 points and was the catalyst this team has been looking for. Rosario will need more help in week 3 when they take on a Throne squad who just pulled off a crazy fourth-quarter comeback.
The Double Dribblers shot over 50 percent in week 2, but that still was not enough to come away with their first win of the season. New addition Malik Colbert and Jeremy Doucette led the way against Flight Club, and will need to continue scrapping on both ends to keep their team in it against Lob 203 in week 3.
Sometimes Y has had a tough first couple weeks. Week 2 unfortunately looked similar to week 1, as Sometimes Y was on the wrong end of an offensive explosion this time by No Limit. Kevin Connors was the team’s bright spot, scoring 19 points. Week 3 gets no easier, and possibly even harder, with The Brotherhood as their next opponent.
Fry time is one of five winless teams, and finds themselves at the bottom of the rankings for the second week after falling to the Untouchabulls. Kevin Bott came to ball, scoring 18 on an effective 8-for-11 shooting, but unfortunately he got very little help. Week 3 puts an even bigger task ahead of them as the unbeaten defending champion Monstars are up next.