No Limit stays put at the No. 1 for the third straight week and continues to show how dominant they really are. They crushed Blood, Sweat & Beers and scored over 100 points. Six players scoring in double-digit points with 37 assists as a team shows how unselfish this team is with the basketball. They get a matchup with Stranger Danger next week as they’ll look to keep their undefeated season going.
A big come-from-behind win against the Rim Breakers from the defending champs gave them their third straight win. Kintown Miles and Reggie Stewart both had 20 points, helping outscore their opponent 26-14 in the 4th quarter to pull out the six-point victory. The Monstars score easily in transition and like to push the ball when they can.
The return of the Washington brothers, Diontay and Jerry, were the difference makers in a Week 4 win over The Throne. With them in the lineup, The Chasers have as a dynamic 1-2 punch that is as good as another other in the league. The brothers accounted for 43 out of 90 team points. They play fast and force teams into errors, creating 14 turnovers against the The Throne.
Winning three in a row gets the Blue Devils into the top five this week. They are quickly becoming a team no other team would like to play. Mike Davis is the lead man and the offense goes through the 1,000-point career scorer. Four players were in double-figures in points including Davis. Their full-court press forced turnovers and got them the win against Goon Squad.
This is team is fun to watch and they took care of business against Semi Pro on Monday. An unselfish and motivational team, they shoot well and are now in the top five for Week 4. Mike Bozzuto was one fire from beyond the arc, shooting 6-of-9 from 3-point range and finishing with 30 points. The key to their success going forward is limiting the personal fouls, which they did against Semi Pro, committing only six as a team.
They suffer their first loss of the season after a strong 3-0 start. It looked as though they were going to stay undefeated, but the defending champs came back and took a win from their grasp. Blowing a lead will knock you down the power rankings a little, but the Rim Breakers have the talent to bounce back next week with the likes of John Pittman and Richard Bronson.
A tough loss against Team Moose shooting only 26 percent from the field won’t get it done in this league. After a huge season-opening win against the Monstars in overtime, they fall back to .500 after four weeks. Carmine Santorelli’s presence was missed as he sat out the second straight game. Melquan Horton kept his team in the game with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough against a hungry Team Moose squad.
Tight defense was the name of the game for this team in Week 4. Team Moose is surprising most pundits with a 3-1 start, but they have proved they could hang with the best teams in the league through physicality and making the opponent foul to get easy points from the stripe. Two hot teams face off next week as they take on the Blue Devils in Week 5.
Life after Joe Baccielo is the storyline for their near future. How will they respond to losing their best player? It was a valiant effort against The Chasers, and they had a late fourth-quarter comeback, but couldn’t get the victory. Rookie Jason Hernandez had 26 points and Jacobson Jean-Baptiste put up 24 points, but it wasn’t enough this week. They’ll play Blood, Sweat & Beers next week.
Coming back from double-digits in the third quarter to win a close game against Shooters Shoot show that Stranger Danger doesn’t give up until the final buzzer. An unusual foul and goaltending call at the end of the game gave them the one-point win, but give them credit, they fought back with hard-nosed defense and great shooting by Matt Zocco, who had 25 points. They get the only undefeated team, No Limit, in Week 5.
Goon Squad always seem to play well, but can never close out games. The turnovers are a problem; they have the third-most in the entire league to this point. Matt Marconi, Dom Migliaro and Brandon Massaro are all having solid seasons, but it hasn’t translated to wins just yet. They’ll look for their second victory against the Flint Tropics next week.
It was a heartbreaking loss in what looked like their first win of the season against Stranger Danger, but they couldn’t close out down the stretch and hit their free throws. Steven Parravano had a huge game with 14 points and 17 rebounds. Shooting better from the floor and limiting turnovers and personal fouls will be key going forward to get in the win column.
Facing a tough opponent in undefeated No Limit, they were never really in the game. Cody Dileonardo had 20 points and seven rebounds and five assists as the bright spot in a lopsided loss. Team defense and offensive efficiency needs to improve, as they barely cracked 50 points this week while conceding over 100.
Another week, another loss that wasn’t close from the start. They show a lot of determination and effort every time they step on the court, but don’t have enough offensive threats to compete. RJ Woodson Jesse Doucette combined for 26 of the team’s 46 points. The defense struggles mightily as well, but they continue to fight every week and will continue to until their season is over.