YAO KNOW WHAT I MING becomes the last team left undefeated in League A, while the Schiller Park Boyz and Healthy Buffalo are left alone on top of League B ahead of their July 21st matchup.
Buffalo, NY- It is said sometimes that the summer heat can bring out the worst in people. In game one on Sunday between the Buffalo Braves and Concrete, what was an emotional and feisty game got a little ugly near the end as a couple hard fouls led to some pushing and shoving and a messy conclusion. The Healthy Buffalo staff would like to take this opportunity to remind players that we have a zero tolerance position on violence and any player who attempts to verbally or physically intimidate or harm another player will be banned from the league and all future Healthy Buffalo events. Luckily cooler head prevailed and no one was tossed, as the Buffalo Braves pulled out another huge win, 65-46.
In game two, Mitch Reese quickly got back into form in just his second appearance since suffering a knee injury last season. He led R.I.P. Ent with 23 points in a big win after nearly blowing a 15 point second half lead against the Spartans. Darrik Boswell had a chance to tie the game with a layup as time expired but missed open shot as the Spartans fell to 1-3 with the 79-77 loss.
In the 3pm game Swoopin’ In On Ya Girl held off an incredible 35 point performance by Darrik Bloomfield to get back to .500 in League A and back in position to make a playoff push. They were led by the one-two punch of ex-Norfolk N’ Chance stars John Papincak (22 points) and Dean Antalik (21 points).
In the 4pm game Norfolk N’ Chance were served up their first taste of defeat this season as Full Clip knocked them off 66-55. Jon Plail kicked in 24 points, but they failed to garner up much more offense in the absence of Josh Becker, who missed the game for undisclosed personal reasons. Jon Marsh led all scorers with 28 points in the 66-55 win, while taking pole position in the chase for the scoring title in League A.
Sponge Bob Square Pants took it on the chin in Week 4 against Yao Know What I Ming, suffering a demoralizing 82-69 loss. Joe Coppola (24 points) and big-man Lucas Pichette (21 points) laid it on while leading Yao Know What I Ming to their fourth straight win and sole possession of first place in the League A.
Reloaded picked up their second win of the season against the Looney Toons. Brian Alley had another fine performance in the win, scoring a game high 17 points, while dedicating the win to their leader Dave Radomski, who suffered a season ending injury in Week 2. The win brings Reloaded back to .500 and puts them right back in the hunt in League B.
Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy used a big second half to knock off Nick Pfohman and the Flint Tropics, 63-50. The loss puts the Flint Tropics at 0-3 in League B and has the leadership (Pfohman and Summer) asking many questions. Healthy Buffalo analysts attribute much of their early season struggles to their inability to get six or seven players to the game each week, leaving them shorthanded and playing from behind to start most games and then without much depth to finish out the games in the second.
In the 8pm game the VeryAggressiveGuys had what is believed to be the first time they have ever had to play shorthanded in franchise history. For a team known for their team-first philosophy it was a surprising development. Quentin Holliday (20 points) took advantage of his shorthanded opponent, while leading Healthy Buffalo to their third consecutive win 72-53.
The Schiller Park Boyz continued to cruise through the competition with a 72-59 win against the Billies. Mike Bennett (25 points) and Nick Jarmucz (22 points) once again led the attack to pick up their forth straight win to start the season.
In the final game of the night White Men Can’t Jump suffered their first defeat of the season with a 64-53 loss to Team First. Mike Gumpah (21 points) and James Devaughn (21 points) helped Team First overcome a first half deficit, while leading their squad to victory and a 3-1 record to start the season.