Kronies Jamfest action hits a fever pitch in Week 6. The U.H. matches Sponge Bob’s historic mark as the only teams to ever start the season 6-0. They face their biggest test yet next week against Reloaded.
Buffalo, NY- Eight of the twelve teams in the West are either 2-4 or 3-3 heading into the last three weeks of the season, which is the tightest, most competitive situation Kronies Jamfest has ever seen. Which really gives meaning to the phrase ‘Any given Sunday’. More so than ever you just don’t know who is the favorite in any of the games this season, as is evident in the two-time defending champs in the West currently stuck at 1-5 or Swagged Out who were in last place three weeks ago and have since ripped off three consecutive wins. The only real power and separation we’ve seen is in the East where it looks like UPB, Sponge Bob, and R.I.P. Ent are breaking off from the pack. But in this league more so now than ever, two weeks from now the whole division could be flipped upside-down.
In the first game of the day White Men Can’t Jump seem far removed from the team that came within arms length of making the championship game in KJ4 as they got massacred by Concrete, who were led by Matt Ratajczak who scored a single game season high 39 points. White Men Can’t Jump will look to get back on track this Sunday in a high stakes battle against the VeryAggressiveGuys as both teams scramble to get back in the playoff hunt.
In Game 2 the pain continued for the VeryAggressiveGuys, as they lost to Points In A Hurry, despite a stellar game by Jay Ineson who is trying to will his squad back into their former championship glory. Swagged Out stayed hot in Game 3 locking up their third consecutive victory against Darren Kresge and PMB as they have hit a nasty losing skid as well. Brian Roddey continues to impress as he scored a game high 27 points in the win.
In the 4pm game, Healthy Buffalo suffered another heart wrenching loss in its second game without leader/captain Lenny Frears. Healthy Buffalo, sitting at 2-4 is only eight points away from being 5-1. Carlos Hawkins led Reloaded with 33 points in another All-Star worthy performance, while getting some help from Seth Donalis (17 points) and Zach Smith (16 points). In the 5pm game the Billies stayed hot with a win against Nick Pfohman and the Flint Tropics. Pfohman did his damage scoring a game high 28 points, but couldn’t match the depth and efficiency of the Billies who had five players score in double digits. The Billies were led by Mark Ward who scored a team high 22 points, despite making a late appearance to the game.
The U.H. reasserted their dominance in the West rolling by the Geeks N’ Sneaks with a 25 point win. Can anyone stop The U.H.? We just might find out this Sunday at 9pm as they take on Carlos Hawkins and a red-hot Reloaded squad that is looking for the upset.
For the 7pm game we shift to the East, where Ugot Kirbstomped put up a respectable showing against Sponge Bob Square Pants. The match-up featured two of the leagues most prolific scorers in Terence ‘Bermuda’ Dill from Ugot Kirbstomped and Matt Hart from Sponge Bob. Dill led Ugot Kirbstomped with 21 points, while Matt Hart led all scorers with 26 points leading his squad to a 71-62 win. Both players stayed within striking distance of UPB’s Shane Canahai for the scoring title.
The Spartans stayed in the playoff hunt with a big win against Norfolk N’ Chance, who were missing the reigning Eastern Conference scoring champion Jon Plail for the game. John Papincak stepped up in his absence scoring a game high 23 points, but it wasn’t enough to over come the balanced attack of the Spartans who were led by captain Danny Glover who knocked down six of his nine three point attempts.
Next up was IMPROV who have yet to put their complete squad together for a single week. They had to face R.I.P. Ent who have regained their championship form over the last few games, and were led by big man Marcus Loder who led all scorers with 23 points. IMPROV played them to a 30-30 tie at the half, but then ran out of steam as R.I.P. blew this one open in the second half and finished it up with a 71-65 point win.
In the final game of the night UPB continued to roll against the Hoosiers, locking up their fifth win to maintain sole possession of first place in the East. Colton Holzwarth provided the defense and hustle for UPB, while Ray Ames continued to add the firepower scoring a game high 29 points. UPB gets next week off for the bye, then finishes up the season against IMPROV and Ugot Kirbstomped. At this point in the season they look like the team to beat.
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