UPB Gets Their First Taste of Defeat at the Hands of Norfolk N’ Chance

Greg Arnold defends against UPB’s Kevin Roth.

Week 4 is full of drama and suspense.  Norfolk N’ Chance upends the final undefeated team in the East.  Can defending champion Court Justice right the ship?

Buffalo, NY-   The Knights of Columbus was full of explosive action this past Sunday as Kronies Jamfest 5 has hit full stride.  Game one welcomed the return of Jerry Shanley, who made his season debut.  He chipped in 12 points, to complement an excellent game by big man Mark Vanoy who scored a season high 21 points, and Brian Roddey (24 points), who is making a strong argument for an All-Star appearance this season.  Nate O’Donnell exploded for 32 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Swagged Out from locking up their first victory, 81-75.

Brian Roddey runs the court in Swagged Out’s first win of the season.

Points In A Hurry were also looking for their first win against Reloaded, who started the season on fire but were coming off there first win.  Carlos Hawkins continued his scoring prowess with 35, but Points In A Hurry also locked up their first win, after rallying from a 14 point deficit with eight minutes remaining in the game.  Adam Brasky (20 points) and captain Steve Allen (16 points) put in a strong performance to get Points In A Hurry in the win column.  Final Score: 75-74.

Like Reloaded, Concrete also started off the season hot before suffering their first loss last week and were handed a difficult task in Week 4 against the Billies who were playing at first strength for the first time all season.  A newly married Mark Ward had an inspiring performance leading all scorers with 26, while Justin Andreozzi kicked in another 16.  The Billies are looking like a contender this season with the addition of Andreozzi and a rejuvinated Frank Pieri (15 points), taking down Concrete 64-58.

Mitch Reese leads R.I.P. Ent to a come from behind victory over Ugot Kirbstomped.

Game 4 was the highly anticipated match-up between Geeks N’ Sneaks and the two-time defending champion VeryAggressiveGuys, who started the season a disappointing 0-3.  The build up to this game started in the off-season when Geeks N’ Sneaks captain Dave Laudero called out the VeryAggressiveGuys, requesting a week one match-up to to see how his new squad fared against the champs.  The VeryAggressiveGuys answered his call with a convincing 74-41 point win to get their first win of the season.

In the 5pm game The U.H. beat PMB in a contest of Western Conference heavyweights.  Travis Craig had another excellent game leading all scorers with 19 to lead The U.H. to a 47-40 victory to become the final undefeated Kronies Jamfest team.

Next up was Nick Pfohman, who is in a heated battle with Carlos Hawkins for the scoring title in the West.  Pfohman kicked in another 31 points in Week 4 to lead the Tropics to victory over Healthy Buffalo.

Court Justice suffered its thirid loss of the season to the Hoosiers, falling to last place in the East.  The Hoosiers were led by Marc Antecki who had a game high 27 points in his finest performance of the season.

In the 8pm slot, Norfolk N’ Chance defeated UPB to hand them their first loss of the season.  Norfolk put the defensive pressure on Shane Canahai (19 points) and Mike Ridge (9 points), holding them both below their season averages, while Jon Plail went to work on the offensive end scoring a game high 21 points, including the game winning basket as time expired in overtime.

Throw it down big man!

After a slow start to the season the Spartans are starting to look like a formidable team as well with their second consecutive win over IMPROV.  The Spartans were led by Ron and Mike Malicki, who combined for 41 points.  Darrik Bloomfield led all scorers with 32 points in his season debut, but it wasn’t enough as the SPartans cruised to a 74-64 point victory.

In the final game of the night R.I.P. Ent locked up their second win of the season against UGot Kirbstomped.  Ugot Kirbstomped got off to a big lead behind Terence Dill, who had another excellent game scoring a game high 31 points, but R.I.P. fought back taking their first lead of the night with five seconds remaining in the game.  Phil Lindsey scored 12 second half points to complement Mitch Reese (17 points) and Darcell Thomas (20 points) in the thrilling 66-65 victory.

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