By Taylor Purpura

Leading 25-9 after the first quarter and 50-25 by halftime, The Chasers defeated Stranger Danger, 87-64, for a Week 1 victory to start their season. Stranger Danger played better in the second half, outscoring The Chasers 39-37, but it wasn’t nearly enough for a comeback.

Diontay Washington led the way for The Chasers with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. Brandon Seabrook, Larry Little, Jerome Baskin and Jhamal Jones all scored between at least 12 points for the winning side.

“We played as a team, we came out and played strong defense and did what we had to do,” The Chasers’ Antoin Pettway said. “To me, it was an easy win.”

Brandon Prutting played well for Stranger Danger, scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Prutting also had a couple of electrifying dunks. Joey Zocco was another bright spot for Stranger Danger, as he scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers. He also grabbed nine rebounds.

Looking ahead to Week 2, The Chasers will have a tough matchup against the Temptations, who defeated last season’s champion Monstars in an overtime thriller Monday night. Stranger Danger will try to get into the win column next week against Blood, Sweat, and Beers.