It might be getting cold outside but the Kronies Jamfest 3 action is just warming up. Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl suffers their first loss, while Court Justice and Team First stay undefeated.
Buffalo, NY- The action in Kronies Jamfest is beginning to reach a fever pitch. In the first game of the day Hoops Unlimited were looking to make a statement against undefeated Team First. Hoops Unlimited took a five point lead into the second half and looked like they might pull off the upset, but Kronies Jamfest newcomer Mike Gompah (15 points), Aaron Wood (9 points), and Trae Irvin (9 points) fought back in the second half to pull off the 48-44 point victory and remain undefeated.
In game two Zach Rougeux (25 points) put the Tootsie Rolls on his back and carried the team to their first victory of the season over Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl. John Papincak scored a season high 32 points but it wasn’t enough to slow down the Pick N’ Tootsie Rolls who also got big contributions from Anthony Morreale (17 points) and big-man Paul Quarcini (12 points). Final Score: Pick N’ Tootsie Rolls 72, Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl 65.
In game three Mitch Reese and R.I.P. Ent played AXA. The stakes for this game were high as both teams were looking to overcome a slow starts to their seasons. Mike Ridge (23 points) and Shane Canahai (23 points) led AXA and kept them in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a career high 20 points from Phil Lindsey and another 28 from leading scorer Mitch Reese (28 points) who pulled off their third consecutive victory after an 0-2 start to the season.
In the 4pm slot the Billies rolled to their forth win of the season with a big win over the Wolfpack. Wolfpack sharpshooter Jerett Smith scored a season high 20 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the balanced attack of the Billies who had four players reach double figures.
In the Week 5 Game of the Week the Queen City Stampede took on undefeated Court Justice. This match up was full of drama and suspense as Queen City Stampede spark plug Jon Meyers walked off the court and changed into his street clothes at the half after being disappointed with his playing time. James Mallory went off scoring a career high 17 points including a pair of three pointers, while Moe Bailey picked it up in the second half scoring 15 of his 16 points in the second and leading Court Justice to a 4-0 start and sole possession of first place in the East. Final Score 64-56.
In the 6pm game Randy Martin made his season debut for Team Rocket after taking off the first half of the season due to personal reasons. It didn’t take long for Martin to shake off the rust as he led Team Rocket with 22 points in his debut performance with the team. Lenny Frears also had solid game for Team Rocket with 15 points, while Nick DeMonte continued to improve his game for Healthy Buffalo scoring 16 points, including four three pointers in the first half. In the second half Team Rocket fought back and almost pulled off the come from behind victory but fell just short. Final Score: 64-63.
In the 7pm slot the VeryAggressiveGuys cruised past Swagged Out 66-42. Swagged Out has struggled to find it’s footing in the absence of BSWA legend Jerry Shanley. The win kept the VeryAggressiveGuys in the hunt, keeping them within 1.5 games of first place in the division.
In the final game of the night Sponge Bob Square Pants took on DJ Dovey Ent, who have fallen victim to a number of close losses in the past few weeks. Adam Lafluer came out firing for Sponge Bob in his finest performance of the season scoring 30 points with a collection of layups and jump shots and earning Player of the Week honors. James Dovey (11 points) and John Catanzaro (15 points) did their best to keep DJ Dovey Ent in the game, but they couldn’t close this one out. Final Score: Sponge Bob 68, DJ Dovey Ent 64.
Game 6 Game of the Week
In the 3pm game, undefeated Team First takes on the Billies in a potential preview of the Eastern Conference championship game. Mark Ward and company have been playing their best ball yet and look to make a statement with a win Sunday, which would catapult them to first place in the division.
Week 5 Eastern Conference Scoring Leaders: John Papincak 32, Adam Lafluer 30, Mitch Reese 28, Zach Rougeux 25, Mike Ridge 23.
Week 5 Western Conference Scoring Leaders: Randy Martin 22, Jerrett Smith 20, John Bowen 17, Jake Walkow 17, Nick DeMonte 16.
Eastern Conference Scoring Leaders
Western Conference Scoring Leaders