LEGACY LEAGUES WEEK 2 POWER RANKINGS

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The defending champions Lob City had another good win this week, this one rooted in smart, tight defense, helping them take down the Halfway Crooks. Cody Crawford and Justin Tabis led the team with 15 points each. Tabis in particular made a couple timely buckets to help give Lob City a comfortable scoring cushion. It was ultimately their smart blocks and consistent tight defense that allowed them to go on a run in the second half.

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Boom-Shakalaka yet again in week two proved they are not to be messed with. Boom-Shakalaka is able to put up big numbers without relying on just three-pointers. They were able to defeat the Duje’s Boys by 22 points in Week 2 displaying energy in all four quarters. Their top scorer, Jose Mercado, yet again led the team in points, however Boom-Shakalaka continues to be one of the most dominant in the league due to their smart ball movement.

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Jared Gansert said in the postgame interview this week that “people are sleeping on the Werewolves,” and he is not wrong. The Werewolves played a close game this week against the Ozone Boys, but ultimately defeated them by 11. Though it was not a high scoring game, it was a game that displayed the team’s grit, as they were able to outrun the Ozone Boys and power through a grind-it-out game. The Werewolves hope to bring that energy to their Week 3 matchup against the also undefeated Boom-Shakalaka.

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The Boston Blazers continue to make a name for themselves through two weeks of the Summer season. Though they did not score 91 points like in Week 1, they still were able to dominate Island Time. They had a particularly strong first half, putting up a high of 33 points in the second quarter. Still, the Boston Blazers proved they are not just a one half team and were able to finish off the fourth quarter with 23 points.

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Good U, a new team this year, has proved to be one of the most versatile teams in the league. This week, it was their defense in particular that helped them put down the Goodfellas. In a particularly hard-fought fourth quarter, Good U outscored the Goodfellas 29-28. Good U’s defense and smart shot selection ultimately won them the game. If they continue to capitalize on these kind of smart plays, Good U should be able to keep their winning streak alive.

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After a promising Week 1 start despite the loss, the Duje’s Boys were quickly humbled by Boom-Shakalaka. In an 89-67 defeat, Boom-Shakalaka showed complete domination over the Duje’s Boys offensively. The Duje’s Boys’ top scorer in the game, Zach Tartaglia, definitely benefits from shooting inside. It’s important for the Duje’s Boys to use the talent they have individually and translate it to working more as a team.

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The Stampede continues to make their mark with another victory. They defeated the Basket Hounds this week by nearly 30 points. Though they started off slow, by the second half, with no subs, they were able to display complete domination thanks to smart ball movement and defense, holding the Basket Hounds to just 28.4 percent shooting as a team.

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Although The Goodfellas suffered their first loss this week, they still showed vast improvement from Week 1 in which they nearly lost the game to the Halfway Crooks, despite having a sizeable second half lead. This week The Goodfellas lost to Good U. The Goodfellas main weak point was Good U’s strong point: defense. The Goodfellas have plenty of strong shooters. They just need to work on moving the ball more offensively and playing smarter defense.

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The first two weeks of the Halfway Crooks’ season has begun with no easy games against The Goodfellas and Lob City. After nearly pulling off a comeback win in Week 1 against The Goodfellas, the Halfway Crooks had no such luck this week against Lob City. Despite the 19-point loss, the Halfway Crooks showed energy right out the gate initially taking the lead in the first quarter. Greg Bell proves to be a vital part of the offense from the inside with Joey Zocco able to shoot it well from the outside.

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The Bucket Chasers grabbed their first win this week against the Shady Dunkers. The Bucket Chasers are definitely one to watch out for this season. Though they lost to the defending champs Lob City in Week 1, they were able to outscore them in third and fourth quarters and definitely took that energy into Week 2. Though they started off slow in the first quarter, by the second quarter the Bucket Chasers absolutely dominated the Shady Dunkers, capitalizing on transition points and tight defense.

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The Ozone Boys took on the Werewolves this week and though it was a tough loss, it was a hard-fought battle in which the Ozone Boys definitely seemed to learn from their mistakes in Week 1. Part of the Ozone Boys’ struggle definitely stemmed from their smaller size in comparison to the Werewolves. With shooters like Luke Hogan and Patrick Hogan, the Ozone Boys definitely have the chance to grab their first win of the season next week against the Shady Dunkers.

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After a 32-point loss in Week 1, Island Time faced another tough loss this time by 24 points to the Boston Blazers. Clearly Island Time continues to struggle offensively. In what was a very physical game, Island Time was only able to pull down 18 rebounds compared to the Boston Blazers’ 43. It’s important for the team to capitalize on their top scorers Dexter Ioux and Mike Wilbur, especially next week against the undefeated Stampede.

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The Shady Dunkers faced another loss, this time to the Bucket Chasers who proved to be a more dominant team. The Shady Dunkers put up just 41 points the whole game, with just six points in the entire second quarter and three in the third. Another team that struggles with team size, the Shady Dunkers worked hard through all four quarters despite what the numbers show. They hope to earn their first win next week against the Ozone Boys.

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Shooting just 28.4 percent as a team this week made it tough for the Basket Hounds to hang with the Stampede. Still, the Basket Hounds showed some signs of improvement this week and appeared to have some more shooting opportunities. Being a smaller team definitely proves to be a challenge for the Basket Hounds, but they still showed potential offensively this week, even if the numbers didn’t show it.