The Eastern Division is left with only two remaining undefeated teams after just two weeks, while Reloaded, Concrete and Practical Modern Basketball look dominant in the West.
Buffalo, NY- After two weeks of play the top Kronies Jamfest teams in each division are becoming apparent. Concrete pulled out a triple overtime win over a tough Healthy Buffalo squad to remain as one of four undefeated teams in the West. Shawn Dotzler made a triumphant return to Kronies Jamfest after missing a number of seasons with 32 points including a desperation hook shot from three point range at the end of regulation to bring the game into overtime. Concrete stayed in the game with a tenacious defense and excellent rebounding and squeaked out the win 73-70.
Reloaded also looked tough with a convincing win over Geeks N’ Sneaks. Geeks N’ Sneaks were without their top two scorers as both Randy Martin and Shawn Satarian missed the game for personal reasons and Reloaded took advantage jumping out to a 36-19 lead at the half. Carlos Hawkins continued his excellent play from week one, scoring a game high 30 points while positioning Reloaded tied for first place in the West.
Frank Pieri made his season debut for the Billies and was nearly unstoppable, dropping 29 points with a combination of hook shots, layups, and mid-range jumpers as the Billies won a hotly contested match-up against Week 1 Player of the Week Joe Catalano (20 points) and White Men Can’t Jump.
The U.H. looked to stay undefeated against Chris Wagner and Swagged Out, who were coming off a heartbreaking loss to Healthy Buffalo in Week 1. Brian Roddey looked sharp for Swagged Out scoring on a number of pull up jumpers and led all scorers with 21 points. But The U.H. came through with the win behind the late game heroics of James Capuana who scoring the game winning basket with six seconds remaining.
In the East, the Hoosiers got in the win column with a victory over Danny Glover and the Spartans. Dave Hall looked to be in top form scoring a game high 29 points, while captain Marc Antecki kicked in another 15 points. The Spartans bounced back late to make a game of it, but came up short in the end and will look to wrap up their first win next week against R.I.P. Ent.
In the final game of the day Court Justice faced IMPROV who were coming off an impressive win against U Got Kirbstomped in Week 1. Lucas Pichette was an absolute machine for IMPROV scoring a game high 31 points while placing him in the conversation for the scoring title. It wouldn’t be enough to hold back Court Justice though as they came out in full force after a disappointing opening week loss to UPB and cruised to a 72-61 point victory behind the inside scoring of Perry Davis (23 points) and the return of Moe Bailey who chipped in another 20 points. Kronies Jamfest newcomer Julious Bryant made a splash in his debut performance with an incredible one-handed alley-oop dunk delivered from Brian Walter.
Around the BSWA…
In other league action PMB knocked off the defending champion VeryAggressiveGuys to put them in the unusual position of starting the season 0-2. PMB looks to be a serious contender in the West after making a number of key moves in the off season. Norfolk N’ Chance played their first game of the season after a first week bye against BSWA powerhouse Sponge Bob Square Pants. Norfolk N’ Chance welcomed the addition of John Papincak (18 points) but it wasn’t enough to slow down the offensive attack of Sponge Bob who pulled away at the end for a 78-59 point victory. R.I.P. Ent suffered their first loss of the season to UPB, who now remain as one of the only two undefeated teams in the East. Shane Canahai (22 points) stayed hot for UPB, while Kronies Jamfest rookie Adam Weir put on a show scoring a game high 29 points.