Norfolk N’ Chance roll past AXA and into the final playoff spot with two weeks remaining, while White Men Can’t Jump stumbles into the playoffs with their second consecutive loss against against IMPROV.
Buffalo, NY- Only two more weeks remain before the playoffs and seeds 6-9 are giving it all to work into the championship bracket. Norfolk N’ Chance took a big step in week seven against Mike Ridge and AXA. Jon Plail stayed hot against AXA scoring 24 points and taking control of the scoring title. Without Jeremy Kelley AXA had no answer for Bill Gorman (19 points), who continues to provide a solid inside presence for Norfolk N’ Chance. Dev Dawson (16 points) led AXA in scoring, but it wasn’t enough as Norfolk N’ Chance pulled out the 74-61 point victory and passed AXA for the final playoff spot in the East.
In game two, I R Colludge Edjukated kept their playoff hopes alive with the win over Court Justice, who struggled without their leading scorer Moe Bailey. I R Colludge Edjukated kept the pedal to the medal, wearing down Court Justice and making a case for the playoffs. John Bowen (21 points) led a balanced attack in taking the victory 92-85
In the 5pm game an invigorated Hoosiers squad were looking for their second win of the season against Lux. Marc Antecki (17 points) and Dave Hall (21 points) provided a formidable one-two punch for the Hoosiers, while Lux struggled to keep up in the absence of big man Charlie Comerford, who suffered a lower back injury in week six. Final Score: Hoosiers 75, Lux 55.
In the Week 7 Game of the Week, Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl came within a single point of handing Sponge Bob Square Pants their first loss of the season. In a game full of twists and turns Sponge Bob Square Pants won a nail-biter 90-89, behind another dominant performance by Elton Frazier who led all scorers with 32.
The highly anticipated Western Conference match-up between White Men Can’t Jump and IMPROV was a bit anticlimactic as much of the WMCJ squad was off on vacation. Vincent Ceretto dropped in a game high 27 points to move to second place in the Western Conference scoring chase, while Kronies Jamfest legend Will Castro made a cameo for White Men Can’t Jump and dropped 20 points. Final Score: IMPROV 99, White Men Can’t Jump 73.
Count Victorious Secret on the list of teams surging at just the right time. Shawn Satarian appears to have regained his form from Kronies Jamfest 2011 scoring 30+ points for the second consecutive game. David Laudero made a valiant effort for Healthy Buffalo scoring a career high 23, but it wasn’t enough as Victorious Secret squeaked out the 65-60 point victory.
In the 9pm game The U.H. welcomed the return of starting center Luke Pichette to the lineup for the match-up against the reigning Kronies Jamfest 3 champion Very Aggressive Guys. Mike Capuana made it rain in the second half, connecting on four of five three-point attempts, but it was too late as The U.H. could not overcome the 37-17 point deficit they dug themselves into in the first half. Ben Walkow carried the torch in week seven, leading the Very Aggressive Guys with 19 points, but as usual it was their
defense that led the way. Following the game an exasperated Josh Lopez proclaimed, ‘Man, those guys really are very, very aggressive.” Final Score: Very Aggressive Guys 72, The U.H. 54.
In the final game of Week 7 James Kim and the Monstars took on Practical Modern Basketball, who needed the win to stay in the hunt in the West. James Kim (12 points) played his heart out for the Monstars, but Darren Kresge (17 points) and company used their size advantage to dominate the interior, holding a big edge in rebounds and second chance points while pulling out the 59-33 point victory.
Week 8 Game of the Week
Fifth seed The U.H. squares off against Victorious secret with the winner controlling their own destiny for the final spot in the West. Does Shawn Satarian have another 30+ point game in him? Can Mike Capuana deliver another heroic performance and lead his team into the playoffs? Find out live this Sunday at 5pm! Bring your friends and bring your family. This is one matchup you won’t want to miss.