Norfolk N’ Chance upsets undefeated Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl, while Sponge Bob knocks off Lux to become the last remaining undefeated team in the East.
Buffalo, NY- It was a battle of Eastern Conference powerhouses as Lux faced off against Sponge Bob Square Pants in one of the season’s most highly anticipated contests yet. There was definitely a playoff atmosphere in the air as Burgio and Frazier went to
work. Elton Frazier (16 points) drew first blood with an electrifying dunk in traffic midway through the first half. Fran Snyder (29 points) was nearly unstoppable for Lux, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the balanced attack of Sponge Bob who won a nail-biter 60-56.
In game two, undefeated Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl squared off against the Giordano brothers and Norfolk N’ Chance who were hungry and looking for their first win. Mustafa Baidy (27 points) started off on fire for Swoopin’, scoring 15 of the team’s 26 first half points. But in the second half Norfolk N’ Chance got rolling getting help on the interior from big man Bill Gorman (13 points). Dean Antalik and Jon Plail scored 18 points a piece with the majority of their scoring coming in the second half, leading Norfolk N’ Chance to their first victory in an upset win over Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl, 67-60.
In game three, Moe Bailey stayed red-hot for Court Justice scoring a game high 30 points while cruising past AXA 83-69. The victory kept Court Justice within one game of first in the East, while Moe Bailey took control of the scoring title. Mike Ridge (25 points) and Steve Frettold (23 points) kept it close, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped to 1-3 with the loss.
In the final Eastern Conference game of the day I R Colludge Edjukated were also in the hunt for their first win against Jamel Gibbs and Ball So hard. I R Colludge Edjukated kept the peddle to the medal throughout with their signature run-and-gun offense. Phil Bowen (10 points) who was called up for this game because of a slew of injuries to I R Colludge Edjukated, briefly stole the spotlight from brother John and showed that he too has the potential to someday become a Kronies Jamfest All-Star. Ball So Hard leading scorer Tito Harris made a fashion statement in this one dropping nine points, while playing in a pair of short hot pink shorts. Curtis Hairston led Ball So Hard with 16 points, but it wasn’t enough as I R Colludge Edjukated pulled out their first win of the season 67-61.
In the 7pm slot The U.H., coming hot off their big win over IMPROV, played Nick Pfohman and the Flint Tropics. Luke Vogel came out on fire in this one, dropping six three-pointers and scoring a game high 22 points before blowing out his knee midway through the second half. The injury was so bad that The U.H. had to call the game to take him to the hospital, handing the game to the Flint Tropics who were leading 46-44 at the time of the injury. On behalf of all the players and staff at the BSWA, we wish Luke a full and speedy recovery.
In the 8pm game big man Darren Kresge led Practical Modern Basketball against David Vanoni and IMPROV, who were coming off a heartbreaking loss against The U.H. in week four. Looking to erase week four from their mind, IMPROV jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, cruising to a 69-44 point victory to stay in the hunt in the West. Alex Nowocen led all scorers with 17 points for IMPROV, who seems to have someone new step up each week.
In the 9pm game James Lin and the Monstars were looking to pull off the big win over Lenny Frears and Healthy Buffalo. James Lin was on his game this week leading all scorers with 16 points, while leading the Monstars to a five point lead midway through the second. However as time winded down Healthy Buffalo stepped up on the defensive end and took back control of the game as Paul Staring hit a number of big shots and Glenn Smith made a number of plays on the defensive end. Final Score 54-47.
The final game of week five featured the reigning champion VeryAggressiveGuys against Gary Lee and Victorious Secret. The VeryAggresiveGuys were looking to bounce back after having their ten game winning streak dating back to last season snapped by White Men Can’t Jump. Victorious Secret took a three point lead into the second half, which perhaps exposed some vulnerability in the VeryAggressiveGuys. Nick DeMonte (14 points) hit a number of big threes down the stretch to lead Victorious Secret, while Jake Walkow led the VeryAggressiveGuys with a season high 19 points. The VeryAggressiveGuys pulled out the 60-57 point win, but Victorious Secret made a statement challenging the champs, showing that if they can gel by the end of the regular season they could be a dangerous team come playoff time.
Week 6 Game of the Week
At 8pm on April 15 Moe Bailey and Court Justice take on Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl in a game that will likely knock the loser out of the race for first place in the East. The game will feature two of the areas most explosive players as reigning Kronies Jamfest scoring champion John Papincak will face off against the current scoring leader Moe Bailey. You do not want to miss this one.