Team Moose continued its winning ways with a dominant 108-80 win against the Young Kings. They continue to thrive as a unit shooting 70 percent from the field while having all seven players score in double figures. With the way they are playing right now, it seems like they might stay atop the Power Rankings for the foreseeable future.
Run TMC is hot right now, really hot. With another dominating win over Nothing Easy 105-80 they look like a team on a mission, who are going to be difficult to slow down. Reggie Stewart and Eric Singleton are at the top of their game right now as they combined for 58 points and continue to lead this very deep squad.
Shocker City took on the Rim Breakers in the Game of the Week, and boy did it live up to expectations. Shocker City was able to close out a OT victory 81-76 in a thriller. Even after a bit of a scare, Shocker City was able to come up clutch when they needed to as Mike Davis once again came up with another strong performance scoring 21 points and hitting a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime. This experienced group looks to once again be in contention for a title and hopes to continue playing good basketball.
Despite losing to Shocker City 81-76 in overtime, the Rim Breakers move up a spot in this week’s rankings. They proved they have what it takes to hang in with the best teams the league has to offer. Keivon Turnbull continues to play well as he recorded a double-double scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Rim Breakers have a very high ceiling and hope to bounce back in Week 4 against the winless Blue Devils.
After losing the season opener, The Throne won their second straight game this week defeating the Blue Devils 68-57. The return of Russ Payton, who scored 19 points in his season debut, helped lead the way for The Throne. Jason Hernandez also put up 19 points, as The Throne continue to prove that they have the talent to be a top team in the league.
Sportslook seemed like a completely different team in their first victory of the season, defeating Nickstrong 73-54. For the first time this year Sportslook had more than 4 players and it made all the difference. The combination of fresh legs and adding Nick Bacrella and Christian Allen changed the complexion of the game as Sportslook is certainly a team to keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks.
Nothing Easy ran into a very hot Run TMC team in Week 3. They fought hard but ultimately were defeated 105-80. Brian Lilly and Mike Slattery continue to play well, but Nothing Easy hasn’t been able to stay in games with the top teams in the league to this point. They have another tough test in Week 4 when they take on The Throne.
Nickstrong continues to fall down the rankings as they suffered a tough 73-54 loss against Sportslook in Week 3. Nickstrong hasn’t been able to consistently put the ball in the bucket as they have lost their last two games. After shooting 47 percent in the Week 1 victory, they have shot only 33 percent in the following two weeks, which has lead to a tough slide for the group.
J’s Treys & Fadeaways had back to back impressive games to start the season but fell flat in Week 3 with a disappointing 56-43 loss to the Head Hunchos. They struggled to get the offense going and were not able to stop Brett Cody and Kennan Carey on defense. They will need to step up their game and get back to the level they played at the first two games in Week 4 as they take on powerhouse Shocker City.
Head Hunchos take a huge leap in this week’s rankings, as they move up 5 spots following their upset win over J’s Treys and Fadeways. This is the second straight victory for Head Hunchos as Brett Cody and Kennan Carry once again carry the load for this young squad. Cody and Carry combined for 27 of the team’s 56 points as the Head Hunchos look to keep surprising people in the weeks to come.
The Young Kings remain in the 10 spot in this week’s rankings after getting blown out by Team Moose 108-80. Even with a 1-2 record they have had to face two of the top teams in the league to start the season: Shocker City and Team Moose. Looking at the glass half full, Young Kings had standout performances from Eddie Whitman and Myles Raymond who combined for 62 of the teams 80 points. These two look to keep up the hot hand in Week 4 when they take on Sportslook in an intriguing matchup.
Dinner’s Served picked up their first victory of the season with a 76-65 victory over Above The Rim. Although Dinner’s Served is not yet a threat to any of the leagues top teams, they were able to continue to get production from Matt Terrasi and Tommy Sweeny, who had a combined 43 points going 19-of-30 from the field. Dinner’s Served tries to capture their second straight win in Week 4 as they take on NickStrong.
Blue Devils suffer their third straight defeat as they fall to The Throne 68-57. The Blue Devils have some very talented players including: Matt Marconi, Steve Echols, and Zacarri Graham to name a few, but cannot seem to get on the same page. The lack of team chemistry has come back to haunt the Blue Devils in all three of their games this season. The look to regroup in Week 4 as they take on the undefeated Team Moose.
Above The Rim continues to be overmatched in another defeat, as they were on the wrong side of a 76-65 result against Dinner’s Served. Eric Windley was one of the lone bright spots as he scored 23 points and shot 56 percent from the field. Above The Rim will have to make some changes if they want to get back on track when they take on the Rim Breakers next week. They seem to have the pieces to compete in this league, but need to find ways to better use what they have to translate that into wins.