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Week 9 Recap & Round 1 Preview

Buffalo, NY-  Week 9 brought the Champions League’s six regular season to a dramatic conclusion.  Brian Walter led Healthy Buffalo with 19 points in a 56-52 point victory over White Men Can’t Jump.  The win capped off Healthy Buffalo’s best ever season as they locked up the #3 seed in the West.  Blake Slawek (24 points) had a career game against Peerless Insurance in the season’s final week, knocking down a career high six three-pointers in Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy’s 87-78 win.  The VeryAggressiveGuys finished off their season with a hard fought loss to the Buffalo Braves.  Jake Walkow had a season high 23 points in the loss, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Aris Schultz (29 points) and the Buffalo Braves who finished in 4th place and will face Prestige Worldwide in the first round of the playoffs.  Concrete finished their regular season on a high note with a win against Shawn Satarian and the Fastbreakers.  The win locks up the #1 seed for Concrete and a rematch against the Fastbreakers in round one.  The Billies knocked off Prestige Worldwide 53-51 behind the 1-2 punch of Frank Pieri (22 points) and Mark Ward (24 points).  Prestige Worldwide fought hard but didn’t quite have enough without their fearless captain Matt Sommer, who missed the game for unspecified reasons.

In Eastern Division play, We All We Got knocked off United Hoops behind Tito Harris, who scored a team high 20 points.  The loss puts an end to United Hoops Cinderella season, who were coming on strong after a slow start in their inaugural season in the league.  The win locked up the #3 seed for We All We Got.  R.I.P. Ent knocked off Team First to lock up their first ever #1 seed going into the playoffs, while the loss left Team First wondering what could have been as their season comes to an end.  Court Justice knocked off MVP Network Solutions to lock up the #2 seed and a date with Travis Craig and Ball Never Lies.  While MVP will face #1 seed R.I.P. Ent, who lost their only regular season game at the hands of MVP Network Solutions.  Terence Craig hit a game ending three-pointer as time expired to knock off Sponge Bob Square Pants.  Adam Lafluer had another excellent game, scoring 21 of his 22 points in the second half for Sponge Bob, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Andrew Alfieri (25 points) and Ball Never Lies.  The final game of the night saw what was perhaps the greatest collection of BSWA veteran talent ever assembled in one game as Norfolk N’ Chance faced Slaughterhouse.  Dean Antalik led the attack for Norfolk N’ Chance scoring a game high 29 points, but it was Slaughterhouse and newcomer Duriel Price (28 points) who got the win, 71-69.  The win set up a date with Sponge Bob in round one for Slaughterhouse, as Norfolk N’ Chance will face We All We Got.

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