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Shocker City


The defending champions proved once again why they’re the best team in the league with a 110-76 drubbing of Sportslook on Monday night. Defense was key in this game as the team combined for 21 defensive rebounds, four blocks and eight steals. Every player on Shocker City scored into double digits with Jerry Washington (25 points), Davon Pratt (25 points) and Michael Davis (20 points) leading the way on offense. This team seems to be the squad to beat once again, so plan on seeing them at the top of this list every week unless someone can knock them off.


The Chasers


The Chasers played a great all-around basketball game Monday night and proved why this season they mean business. They annihilated Gentlemen’s Club 103-45 behind 27 points, six rebounds and three assists from Brandon Seabrook. The team accumulated 53 total rebounds on Monday, which was 15 more than the next highest team as well as 25 assists which was the most in the league by 12. High shooting percentages from top scorers Seabrook, Jerome Baskin and Dominique Langston were the keys to victory. Expect The Chasers to keep it going next week against NickStrong. Look for them to challenge Shocker City in the Power Rankings for the rest of the regular season and into the postseason.


Flint Tropics


The Flint Tropics used a huge second half to propel themselves over the Rim Breakers in a thrilling game that featured incredible performances on both sides. Their depth showed as bench players played a huge part in the dismantling of the Rim Breakers in the second half. Every player on the roster scored with Mike Bozzuto (18), Mike Druan (14) and TJ Gianni (11) leading the way. Next week they take on a tough Team Moose squad as they look to stay unbeaten.




Run TMC also used a huge second half to pull out a win against NickStrong despite missing some of their key players and only shooting 38 percent from the field. Erick Langston led the way with a double-double and some dominant drives to the basket. Look for TMC to be back at the top of the standings this season as they seek to avenge their loss in the Finals from last year.


Rim Breakers


Despite the loss to Flint, Rim Breakers dominated almost the entire game and showed flashes as to why they are not a team to waver on. Richard Bronson exploded for 30 points and was 7-11 from three-point range, including four straight to start the game. Expect them to bounce back with their scrappy play next week against Gentlemen’s Club.


Team Moose


Team Moose took care of business against Young Kings behind a strong defensive effort. The squad had 32 defensive rebounds to go along with three blocks and three steals. They face a tough matchup next Monday against Flint Tropics and look to keep pace with the higher ranked teams. Expect Team Moose to be a stingy opponent in future games.




NickStrong narrowly lost to Run TMC in a game where they came back from multiple double-digit leads, but couldn’t quite get over the hump. Anthony and Michael Vessicchio led the way with 19 and 17 points, respectively. They face a tough test next week against The Chasers as they look to avoid an 0-2 hole early in the season.




Sportslook showed flashes against the defending champs, Shocker City, on Monday night but still have a lot to work on if they want to make a deep playoff run. They were only 5-23 from three-point range and that is going to have to change if they want to compete with some of the heavyweights in the league. They have a tough schedule coming up as they play Run TMC, The Chasers and Flint Tropics in a three-game span.


Young Kings


The Young Kings dropped their Opening Night game to Team Moose despite a strong first half. The team only shot 29 percent from the field on a lot of close, missed shots. If they can work on their overall game-play and finishing at the rim they could become a dark horse come playoff time.


Gentlemen’s Club


Not much went right for Gentlemen’s Club as their losing streak continued after being blown out by The Chasers on Monday night. The team was decent from three-point range, hitting 10-23 for 43 percent from behind the arc. We don’t really expect much out of them this season but look for them to make a couple close games out of the weaker parts of their schedule.