The U.H. continues their run for the first ever perfect season, while the Spartans and Norfolk N’ Chance score big wins in the East.
Buffalo, NY- Week 7 saw a number of big time match-ups as the 21 teams of Kronies Jamfest jockeyed for playoff position in the newly expanded 16 team playoff format. With the top eight teams in each division qualifying for post season play, their is still hope out their for teams like the VeryAggressiveGuys, who are still dreaming of a three-peat and Ugot Kirbstomped, who look to lock up another win in the final couple weeks to sneak into the playoffs.
Norfolk N’ Chance locked up another win this Sunday with a win over Ugot Kirbstomped, despite the absence of Jon Plail and John Papincak. The BSWA’s all-time leading scorer Dean Antalik stepped up his game and was nearly unstoppable putting on a clinic with a display mid-range jumpers, fade-aways, and layups. The Giordano brothers also stepped up their games with Mark knocking down four quick jumpers to start the game off and Anthony scoring a season high 16 points. Efrian ‘Pabo’ Rodreguiz led all scorers with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to carry Ugot Kirbstompted who fell to their six loss of the season, 75-64.
Healthy Buffalo suffered another heart wrenching loss in Week 7, this time to Steve Allen and Points In A Hurry, who continue to make a strong late season push for the playoffs. Steve Hart had his best game of the season with 24 points, but they came up just short as Adam Brasky scored a game high 29 points, while establishing himself as one of the division’s premier scorers. Kendall Jones also had his best game of the season scoring 20 points in Points In A Hurry’s 87-81 point victory.
In the Week 7 Game of the Week, The U.H. made short work of Reloaded, who were looking to hand them their first loss of the season. After a big win in Week 6, Reloaded was confident coming into the game, but quickly fell behind after a number of unforced turnovers and was unable to get back into the game. Travis Craig continued to light up the scoreboard, with a game high 33 points and looked nearly unstoppable out there at times. Carlos Hawkins managed to get his 31 points, but no other player on his team scored in double figures. The win puts The U.H. at 7-0 this season with two remaining games against Points In A Hurry and the two-time defending champion VeryAggressiveGuys.
In the final game of the night the red-hot Billies faced David Laudero and the Geeks N’ Sneaks. The Geeks N’ Sneaks played them real tough behind a season high 27 points from Shawn Satarian, who had an excellent night shooting, but couldn’t match the fire power of the Billies whose big three of Mark Ward (21 points), Frank Pieri (15 points) and Justin Andreozzi (20 points) was just too much. Final Score: Billies 66, Geeks N’ Sneaks 51.
In other BSWA action…
The Spartans looked sharp in an OT win against defending champion Court Justice, despite a strong game from AJ Rutledge, who scored a game high 28 points. IMPROV locked up a big win in one of their first games playing with both the twin towers (Lucas Pichette and Paul Quarcini) and reigning All-Star game MVP Darrik Bloomfield against Marc Antecki and the Hoosiers. The VeryAggressiveGuys kept their season alive with a key win against a struggling White Men Can’t Jump squad, while Concrete stayed in the conversation of the West’s top teams with a win over PMB.