John Abernathy Leads the Buffalo Braves to Victory in Big Win Over Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl

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The Looney Toons get their first taste of Champions League victory with a big win over The U.H. in League B, while the Buffalo Braves make a bold statement with a convincing win over Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl. 

Buffalo, NY-  Week 3 started the same way it ended, as the Looney Toons locked up their first win of the season in League B against The U.H., while the Buffalo Braves got their first win of the season in the late game against Swwopin’ In On Ya Girl.

The Looney Toons easily played their best game of the season as Cody Hamilton (15 points) and Aaron Vasquez (16 points) led a spirited attack against an opponent that only had two players come to play.  James Capuana had what was perhaps the finest performance of his career scoring a game high 25 points, while Corey Kirkwood scored 21 points and continued to show what an important off-season pickup he was.  Unfortunately The U.H. didn’t get much production from anyone else and suffered their third consecutive loss of the season, 60-59.

HBCL8.3.B 0 01 45-56In the late game the Buffalo Braves quickly jumped out to a twenty-one point lead against Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl behind 19 first half points by John Abernathy (23 points), who shot the lights out in the first half.  Swoopin’ made a number of runs throughout the rest of the game but never seriously threatened and dropped to 1-2 on the season in the 84-70 loss.

The Schiller Park Boyz stayed hot, knocking off the Flint Tropics, but the win didn’t come without casualties as the Tropics Brian Jolley threw down a nasty one-handed jam over an undisclosed victim on the Schiller Park Boys.  The Tropics kept it close to start, but lost control of the game after Jolley collected his sixth foul early in the second half, leaving the Tropics with only four players and not an ounce of hope.  Final score: Schiller Park Boys 80, Flint Tropics 47.

HBCL8.3.B 0 05 04-48In a shocking development, White Men Can’t Jump set a defensive mark by holding the VeryAggressiveGuys to just four first half points, while jumping out to a 29-4 lead at the half.  Dave McNall had a fine performance for WMCJ knocking down a number of nice mid-range jumpers en route to a 37-26 victory.

The Billies returned to form after a big loss to the VeryAggressiveGuys in Week 2.  They took on Team First in a tightly fought contest.  Mark Ward (18 points) and Frank Pieri (16 points) led the Billies to a 60-47 win and the Billies first win of the season.

HBCL8.3.B 0 21 00-14Norfolk N’ Chance stayed unbeaten with a 61-53 win against the Fastbreakers.  It was the Fastbreakers first loss of the season, but another big win for Norfolk N’ Chance, following a tumultuous off season.  Josh Becker led all scorers with 24 points and continues to impress league analysts with his all-round solid play. League veteran Greg Arnold has been so impressed with the cohesion of Norfolk N’ Chance that he likened their performance to that of a bottle of L.A. Looks hair gel, with his teammates quickly uniting just as a hairstyle comes together under the slick coating of a handful of hair gel.  Final Score: Norfolk N’ Chance 61, Fastbreakers 53.

In Other League News:

In the 7pm game Jon Marsh had a monster game leading Full Clip to a breathtaking one point win against Danny Glover and the Spartans.  R.I.P. Ent fell to 0-2 with a loss to the Raw Dawgs, who were led by J.J. Wikes who scored a season high 26 points.  Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy continued their slow start to the season with a 65-59 overtime loss to Reloaded.  Brian Alley hit a number a key shots for Reloaded down the stretch including the game tying three-pointer to take the game into overtime and another big three in OT. YAO KNOW WHAT I MING just barely slipped by Concrete, despite a career high 33 points by Ed Stephens.  His former Court Justice teammate Mike Ridge was unstoppable for YKWIM, scoring 32 points and leading his squad to a 73-72 win.
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