By Greg Horne

In Week 8 Legacy Leagues action, the Untouchabulls got their second win of the season over Flight Club in a classic grind-it-out basketball game 60-52.

“Defense, the defense was the key to victory, everyone scoring and everyone playing defense,” Untouchabulls Josh Avery said. “Second-chance points were crucial, but our defense was huge.”

The defense was the key as all night, as Flight Club looked out of rhythm and out of ideas on how to score on the Untouchabulls defense. Flight Club shot 25-of-66 from the field and had no answers for Avery on the offensive end, finishing with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The Untouchabulls were without their leading scorer Chris Rosario, who averages 21.3 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game. But with the help of Avery, they were still able to double their season win total with just one week left to play in the regular season.

Flight Club struggled throughout the game with only three players in double figures and the rest of the team combining for 10 points. Alex DeMeis and Sean Good did most of the heavy lifting, both adding 16 points, but they only shot a combined 30.8 percent from the field. Jacob Miller, who is shooting 46 percent from three and adding 11 points per game, didn’t even play the first half and that was a huge difference maker. Anytime your team’s third-leading scorer and best shooter is off the floor you’re going to struggle and Flight Club missed his presence.

“We will be ready, good luck to all the teams, we can’t wait,” Avery said, looking ahead to Week 9 and the postseason.

We share the same excitement, as playoffs are just around the corner for the 2-6 Untouchabulls who look to win out and earn a higher seed. They take on red-hot Team Moose who looks unstoppable at the moment, coming into the matchup 7-1.