LEGACY LEAGUES WEEK 4 POWER RANKINGS

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(4-0)

Boom-Shakalaka faced their hardest challenge so far, but did not buckle under the pressure. They showed that their offense is more diverse than it had previously appeared. With only four members of the team ready to go, each of them entered double-digits in scoring lead by Marc Belleville and Lucas Martin. They are poised to continue their dominance as they prepare to see the winless Basket Hounds next week.

2

(3-1)

Lob City played a very close game against a very good team in Boom-Shakalaka. They simply did not make enough plays in winning time to steal the win. Despite having more depth than their opponent, they fell apart in the fourth quarter. This is nowhere near the end of the road for Lob City, just a minor speed bump. Next week they will be hoping to get back on track against the Duje’s Boys.

3

 

(4-0)

For Good U this week was more of the same. Good U remains undefeated with their Week 4 win over the Bucket Chasers. They showcased the same well-rounded offensive attack that we have seen in each of their previous games. To this point, they have been able to dictate the pace of the games they have played which has helped them a great deal. We should see more of the same as they face Island Time next week.

4

(3-1)

The Boston Blazers were able to bounce back after last week’s loss. They managed to pull out a win against the Halfway Crooks, but it definitely wasn’t easy. Jermaine Patterson played an extremely impressive form of basketball as he dropped 21 points including four threes. Defense was the key in Week 4, and that is something they will need to bring every week to be competitive, starting next week against the Shady Dunkers.

5

(2-2)

The Duje’s Boys were able to win convincingly this week against the Stampede with the help of Vincent Volpe returning to the court. They have certainly righted the ship after losing their first two games of the season. A 29-point outburst from Zach Tartaglia paved the way for a 36-point win in Week 4. The Duje’s Boys are rolling, but have a big task ahead of them as they will square off against Lob City in Week 5.

6

(2-2)

The Werewolves have been bitten by the injury bug. They are still fighting to compete in each and every game, but were unable to defeat The Goodfellas in Week 4. Playing without your top two scoring threats is no easy task. With Dave Campbell being out for the season, and Brian Heston out indefinitely, they will need someone to emerge as an elite scorer if they want to compete in the near future.

7

(2-2)

 The Bucket Chasers had a number of different people contributing this week, but still fell short. They hung in as best they could, and kept it competitive against Good U, but just didn’t have enough to pull off the comeback. They will need someone to step up big offensively in the future. Taking on a depleted Werewolves team in Week 5 couldn’t come at a better time for the Bucket Chasers.

8

(2-2)

The Goodfellas managed to pull out a win while scoring only 46 points. That is the lowest score we have seen from a winning team so far this season. While that may work against a short-handed Werewolves team, it will not be enough against many other teams. They will need to improve their shooting percentage (29.3 percent) if they want to continue to win games. They will have a chance to prove themselves next week against the red-hot Ozone Boys.

9

(0-4)

The Halfway Crooks lost another tight one. They have managed to be in every game but still, have not come away with their first win of the season. The Halfway Crooks have lost two of their first four games by a combined three points. Each week they are short-handed and seem like they are one man short of walking away with a win. We will see if they can turn their fortunes around next week against the reeling Stampede.

10

(2-2)

The Stampede has lost their last two games in a row after starting the season 2-0. With John Peterson not at the game, they were struggling offensively. Brad Allen led the way with 23 points, but did not get much help. Austin Barkley scored only eight points on 13.3 percent shooting. He will need to get back to his usual self if they want to get back to their winning ways when they take on the Halfway Crooks in Week 5.

11

(2-2)

The Ozone Boys capitalized on a huge third quarter as they were able to walk away with a 60-56 win over Island Time. When they are performing to expectations, they do not lack any confidence. They are starting to figure out what is necessary to win in The Legacy Leagues. Next week will definitely not be a cakewalk as they face The Goodfellas which should make for an interesting clash of styles.

12

(1-3)

Island Time lost a close one against the Ozone Boys in Week 4. This was a tough loss, as Island TIme scored the ball efficiently, but just wasn’t able to come out on top. They shot the ball 47.2 percent from the field. However, they did not play strong enough defense as their opponent was able to score slightly more efficiently. Good U is up next, making for a tough matchup in Week 5.

13

 

(1-3)

While the Shady Dunkers were, in fact, able to take their first win of the season, it came against an undersized team in the Basket Hounds. The Shady Dunkers added a new player in Aaron Gray, and we will find out how much of a difference maker he can be. They will face a challenge next week in the Boston Blazers who feature a ton of size.

14

 

(0-4)

The Basket Hounds remain winless after their Week 4 matchup against the Shady Dunkers. They are undersized and have not found a way to be effective while playing small ball. They continue to fight but will be facing a massive challenge in Week 5 when they take on a still-undefeated Boom-Shakalaka team.