Buffalo, NY- With only two more weeks remaining in regular season action there is plenty of excitement to go around. Who will bring home the scoring title? Who will make the All-Star team and represent the Champions League against the APEX League at Quicken Loans Arena? Will the Tune Squad become the very first team to go through the league undefeated? Will the Very Aggressive Guys do the same in League B?
In the first game of action Niagara University once again came up just short of capturing their first win of the season as the Superstars pulled out the six point win behind a strong shooting performance by Tito Harris (20 points). In the second game of action Kevin Ford led Court Justice to their fifth win of the season against United Hoops. The win keeps Court Justice within striking distance of first place in League A, just one game behind the Tune Squad. The Cleveland Beamers stayed hot with another win in Week 6, this time knocking off the Franchise players. Kyle Cunninghan had an exceptional game for the Franchise Players, scoring a season high 32 points, but it was Edvin Ramulic who stole the show with a remarkable 33 point performance capped off with nice one-handed dunk in the second half.
It was a tough draw for Norfolk N’ Chance, who had to play the Tune Squad twice this season. This time they had John Boyer (14 points) in action, but it wasn’t enough to slow down the Tune Squad who appear poised to become the first team ever to go through the league undefeated. Justin Andreozzi led all scorers with 20 points in the 62-51 win.
In the first game of League B action the U.H. had what was perhaps their best game of the season, knocking off the Fastbreakers 78-56. Will Castro led all scoers with 25 points and former This Is How We Do Work product Drew McLaren chipped in another 22 points. The only thing missing from the win was captain and leader Mike Capuana. It was his third missed game of the season which is leaving Healthy Buffalo analysts questioning his commitment to Champions League basketball.
The losing streak continues for Yao Know What I Ming. After cruising through the first few weeks of the season they have now dropped three consecutive games, falling to fifth place in the division. Concrete got the win despite the absence of captain/GM Gary Lee, who had to serve a one game suspension after being ejected in Week 5. Nick Jarmusz kept his stranglehold on the scoring chase, scoring a game high 21 points in the win, while Romain Lewis chipped in another 16 points in the win.
In the 7pm game, the disappointing season continued for Team First. After falling just short of a title in Champions League 8, they are now idling near the bottom of the division in League B. It’s been the opposite road for the Very Aggressive Guys, who continue to cruise after being reunited with Mike Bennett. Ben Walkow scored a season high 20 points in the win as the Very Aggressive Guys are now two wins away from an undefeated season.
Healthy Buffalo came up just short of upending the Billies in the 8pm game. After carrying a nine point lead into the half the Billies fought back behind the heroic play of Mark Ward (29 points) and Frank Pieri (21 points). With all the fuss over the Billies young guns, it was old school Billies basketball that carried the day in Week 6 as Ward and Pieri combined for 50 of the teams 70 points. Despite the loss Healthy Buffalo still seems poised to make a nice run in the last couple weeks and into the playoffs after a rough start to the season.
In the final game of the night White Men Can’t Jump cruised past the Toon Squad. Toon Squad captain Chris Einhart had his troops ready to go, but they were unable to handle the explosive play of White Men Can’t Jump, who appear to be peaking at just the right time.