The U.H. battles Victorious Secret to lock up the last playoff spot in the West, while Court Justice hands Sponge Bob Square Pants their first loss in the East.
Buffalo, NY- It is getting down to the wire now in Kronies Jamfest 4, with only one game remaining after this Sunday’s games. There will be loads of drama this week with a ton on the line in both divisions. In the Western Conference Sean Satarian looks poised to wrap up the scoring title with a 34 point edge over Vincent Ceretto, who currently stands second in the scoring chase. In the East however, Jon Burgio and Jon Plail are running neck and neck for the title. Moe Bailey has a bye in the final week which will keep him out of the race, while John Bowen of I R Colludge Edjukated is a long shot trailing by 20 points after Week 8. In the East, there is a logjam at the bottom of the Conference with the Championship bracket almost completely wide open with the bottom five teams all within one game of each other. Week 9 will also be the last chance to make an impression for the All-Star game as balloting will end by the end of next week.
There were a number of interesting games in Week 8. In the first game White Men Can’t Jump got there season back on track with a win over Healthy Buffalo, but still appear to be approaching the playoffs with a whimper with the absence of Wade Josiah, Tim Camarretta and Scott Grandits. IMPROV cruised past the Flint Tropics to lock up their spot in the playoffs, although the seeding is still up in the air. The U.H. squared off against league leading scorer Shawn Satarian and Victorious Secret in what amounted to a do-or-die playoff style game with the winner making the playoffs and the loser relegated to the Consolation Bracket. Luke Pichette had a Chamberlainesque performance dominating the paint while scoring a career high 34 points and leading The U.H. into the playoffs. In the final Western Conference game Darren Kresge and PMB tried to pull off the upset against the VeryAggresiveGuys, but came up just short in the end, falling 54-48 and setting their sights on a Consolation Bowl title.
In the Eastern Conference Norfolk N’ Chance continued their late season surge destroying the Hoosiers 69-36, while making their push for the playoffs. Sponge Bob Square Pants suffered their first loss of the season to Court Justice, ending their bid to become the first team ever to make it through Kronies Jamfest undefeated. In the 9pm slot Kronies Jamfest witnessed its first forfeit ever in it’s four season history as no one from Lux showed for the game. It was a disappointing showing, but Ball So Hard accepted the win, to keep their slim post-season hopes alive. In the final game of the night I R Colludge Edjukated cleaned up AXA with a convincing 99-76 point win to keep their playoff hopes alive as well. I R Colludge Edjukated was led by Kronies Jamfest newcomer Matt Hart who was nearly unstoppable scoring 37 points in the win. John Bowen chipped in another 27 points to keep him in the hunt for the scoring title.
Week 9 Game of the Week
There are too many game to choose from in Week 9 as the regular season comes to an end and so much on the line. But with needing to pick one you have to go with the matchup between Lux and Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl. After a season that had begun with such promise, Lux now sits on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs after suffering an epic late season collapse. With a roster loaded with talent but low on passion and commitment, Lux has struggled to muster a single win in the last four weeks. Can Lux pull off the last second turnaround and and knock off the Eastern Conference powerhouse Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl to make it into the playoffs? Or will they instead fizzle away and look back on a season that could have been? Find out live this Sunday at the conclusion of the Kronies Jamfest 4 regular season.
Check out all the photos from Week 8 here: