LEGACY LEAGUES WEEK 1 POWER RANKINGS

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1

The Temptations

(1-0)

Defeating the back-to-back champs gives the Temptations the top spot in the first power ranking of the Winter ‘18 season. The Temptations held on in overtime to make an early statement to the rest of the league in Week 1. The lone All-Star from Stranger Danger last season, Meiquan Horton, joined Carmine Santorelli and shined in his debut. Horton had a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds while last season’s MVP Carmine Santorelli had 17 points.

2

No Limit

(1-0)

Despite a 38-point explosion from Mike Davis, No Limit was able to hold off the Blue Devils behind a balanced scoring attack. If No Limit can continue to push the ball in transition and finish out games down the stretch, they will be a force to reckon with. The incorporation of high-flyer Eric Singleton was nearly seamless, as he led the team in points.

3

The Throne

(1-0)

The Throne reigned supreme in Week 1 scoring the most points of any team (113 points). Joe Baccielo returned to the court with 51 points, while shooting 73 percent from the field. With a healthy Baccielo, the Throne’s potential this season is still yet to be seen. A run-in with the former champs next week is an opportunity for the Throne to cement its position as a legitimate contender down the stretch.

4

Monstars

(0-1)

Despite a tough overtime loss to the Temptations, the back-to-back champions of the Legacy Leagues bring back a solid core from last year’s team. Standouts Reggie Stewart and Kintwon Miles will have to step up their production this season. Miles put up 27 in the loss, which bodes well going forward. The Monstars have the opportunity to show the rest of the league they are still the top dogs if they are able to extinguish the red-hot Throne in Week 2.  

5

Goon squad

(1-0)

With the addition of Redemption players Scott Corchard and Dom Migliaro, Goon Squad has retooled for their fourth Legacy Leagues season. Matt Marconi and Brandon Massaro highlight the returning core for this year’s group of goons. This team can score in bunches, and with the addition of Corchard there is no shortage of crafty guard play for their backcourt. The chemistry seemed just fine as they cruised to a win over BS&B in their first game.

6

The Chasers

(1-0)

Five players scored in double-digits in The Chasers’ victory over Stranger Danger. They dominated both sides of the floor from the opening tip. Pulling down 35 rebounds as a team, they have the potential to be great on both sides of the ball. Their combination of size and athleticism makes them an interesting team going forward. They take on the Temptations next week, which will be an intriguing litmus test for this new team.

7

Blue Devils

(0-1)

The Blue Devils, led by Mike Davis’ 38 points, fell at the hands of an All-Star-caliber No Limit roster.. Three others players also finished in double-digits, showing they have plenty of scoring potential. They just lost to one of the league’s top teams, so now we expect this team to string together some impressive wins in the next few weeks. Shooters Shoot is next up in Week 2.

8

Rim Breakers

(1-0)

They had a shocking overtime victory in their first-ever game in the league, holding the Flint Tropics to just one point in the extra period. Carl Fairfax led the way with 15 points.  The Rim Breakers will look to keep their momentum going against the Goon Squad in Week 2, a good test for a new and unproven team.

9

Flint Tropics

(0-1)

They held a lead that reached as much as 17 points in the second half, but the Flint Tropics let that lead slowly diminish before falling in overtime. Mike Bozzuto scored 22 points, but couldn’t lead his team to victory after being outscored by 11 as a team in the fourth quarter. They’ll surely come ready to play next week against Team Moose, a playoff rematch and a team who had the Flint Tropics’ number last season.

10

Team Moose

(1-0)

Team Moose shot 65 percent from the field and held their opponent to just 30 percent shooting. Their defensive intensity frustrated Shooters Shoot all game. Brian Blake led Team Moose with 22 points while only missing two of his 10 field goal attempts. Team Moose will look to make it two wins in a row as they face the Flint Tropics, a rematch of a very low-scoring game from the Summer.

11

Stranger Danger

(0-1)

The commissioner Joey Zocco had an excellent first game with 16 points and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for a win against The Chasers. Stranger Danger shot poorly from the field and couldn’t seem to find consistent quality offense. Defense, especially defensive effort,  needs to improve for them to get into the win column next week when they take on a longtime rival in Blood, Sweat & Beers.

12

Blood, Sweat & Beers

(0-1)

Robo Prayer and Cody Dileonardo combined for 29 points, but BS&B wasn’t able to contain a fast-paced Goon Squad team that beat them by 26 points. Limiting the turnovers will be key in going forward for this team, and finding more scoring will be crucial. Blood, Sweat and Beers will look to get in the win column against a friendly-foe in Stranger Danger next week.

13

Shooters Shoot

(0-1)

They struggled offensively all night against a very good defensive team in Team Moose. They shot just 30 percent from the field and an abysmal 7 percent from 3-point range. Luke Riccio was one of the few bright spots for Shooters Shoot, scoring 17 points while also collecting four steals. They will need to shoot much better to keep it close against the Blue Devils in Week 2.

14

Semi Pro

(0-1)

The last spot in this week’s power rankings is reserved for a team that scored just 37 points in a 76-point loss. Jesse Doucette was one of the only bright spots for Semi Pro, scoring 17 points. No other player scored more than six points.  Both sides of the ball need to be dramatically improved before they’ll move from the last spot. It doesn’t get any easier for Semi Pro with No Limit up next.