Western Conference - Week 2 - October 5, 2015
SONIC BOOM 69 VS. STALLIONS 117
Sonic Boom – Joey Haywood 35 pts, Mark Mitchell 17 pts
Stallions – Elliot Mason 33pts, Roger Sheung 26pts
What a difference a week makes! After a very ‘Un-Stallion’ like performance last week versus SB Battle the Stallions came out and laid a beat down of their own. The Stallions came out and put on a shooting clinic draining 11 deep balls in the fist half. This one was over before it started.
Joey ‘King Handles’ Haywood was his usual self pouring in 35 points but he was a one man show on this night. The Stallions unleashed a full team attack with Elliot Mason filling it up with 33, Roger Sheung with 26, Jit Lochham with 18 and former CCAA player of the year, Brody Greig chipping in with 17. With this statement win the Stallions appear to be BACK and scary as ever.
LIVESTOCK 53 VS BALL SO HARD 50
Livestock – Chadley Abalos 10pts, Karmal Omer 9pts
Ball So Hard – Lucas Weara 15pts, Brandon Hoyem 14pts
A late 6 point lead with 2 minutes to go was not enough to fend off the pesky defensive backline of team Livestock. With the game tied at 50-50 Ryan Clancy got his finger on a cross court pass to finish a contested layup.
Ball So Hard called for time and drew up a look to get Seaquam alumnus and dead eye shooter Lucas Weara a look at the rim from three and the go ahead but the attempt rimmed out and Ball So Hard was forced to foul Livestock captain Chadley Abalos. Chadley would split the pair which gave Weara another look, albeit desperation to send the game to OT. The rim was unkind to Mr. Weara on this eve as much the same as his first look at heroism his look narrowly missed giving Livestock a hard earned comeback win.
SB BATTLE 62 VS. SWAT 60
SB Battle – Demi Harris 19pts, Gaberiel Diggs 13pts
Swat – Gene Wolf 20pts, Derek 20pts
After thumping the Stallions last week the collective train of thought was that SB Battle would carry over that momentum and run through an aging team SWAT. The game came down to Metro League Legend Gene Wolf at the line with three shots, down 4 with 1.6 seconds to go. Mr. Calmly knocked down his first two before intentionally missing the third to get the chance at a tip in. The length of SB Battle was too much at the finish line as SWAT was unable to secure the desperation rebound but in the process proved to everyone that young legs can be neutralized with old crafty minds. Team SWAT is for real.
The one man fast break of Demi Harris was the difference maker for SB Battle in the second half as he was a single handed killer of SWAT's momentum on the rush. With the win SB Battle pushes their record to a conference best 2-0.
Eastern Conference - Week 2 - October 5, 2015
METRO MEN 53 VS. SUICIDE SQUAD 51
Metro Men – Doug Meyers 18pts, James Zhou 11pts
Suicide Squad – Charles L. 15pts, Sheldon V. 13pts
TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE! Doug Meyers was a man on a mission down the stretch of the first game on the slate here in week 2 of the Fight for Fall. Meyers absolutely scorched Suicide Squad for all of his game high 18 point in the second half. With a chance to tie with less than 10 seconds to go Suicide Squad squandered any chance it had at stringing two consecutive wins together by missing the first attempt and having to intentionally miss the second.
Suicide Squad was led by a cool 15 from Charles L while James Zhou was his stead self backing up Meyers and the Metro Men with 11 for the winning side.
SOFA KING GOOD 57 VS. STILL BALLIN' 50
Sofa King Good – Akeen Pierre 19pts, JJ Bath 10pts
Still Ballin' – Munraj Sander 15pts, Brandon Chancey 10pts
The reigning division 2 champions Sofa King Good looked to make a statement in this one from the jump and got out to a double digit lead early behind the rock stolid play of former UBC/ TRU guard Akeem ‘the dream’ Pierre. Akeem put his athleticism on full display getting out on the break and wreaking havoc on the defense.
Still Ballin’ wouldn’t lay down and die early in the second clawing their way back but 5’9” Pierre had something else to say about the matter EMPAHTICALLY blocking the the shot of 6’5” Munraj Sander…. and letting the Oval crowd know all about it.
Sander however would redeem himself hitting a contested and-1 jumper to get the lead back to 10 then Jens ‘the Custodian’ Cuthbert put his work in scoring 5 straight before picking up two quick fouls to send him out of the game.
In the end the champs were simply too much for Still Ballin’ to handle winning the game by 7 and dribbling out the clock.
DEEP THROWERS 60 VS. HOOP FIENDS 53
Deep Throwers – Lonzell Webster 10pts, Kent Hector 8pts
Hoop Fiends – Andre Chewan 18pts, Jerry Hsiu 12pts
Powered by a strong full team effort the Deep Throwers got out to a quick double digit lead going into the second half. No player on the Throwers had more than 5 points at half as long time Metro League standout Lonzell Webster quarterbacked a well dispersed scoring effort for the home team.
Out the gate in the second half Hoop Fiends were paced by 11 second half points from Jerry Hsiu but the lackluster effort of the Fiends in the first frame was too much to overcome the balanced attack of the Deep Throwers.
YMCMB 55 VS. CORE 54
YMCMB – Will 22pts, Jack H 10pts
Core – Brandon Harder 17pts, Alex Therman 12pts
The 9 O’clock game on court 5 pitted Metro League newcomers, Metro Men vs. YMCMB. The story of the first can be summed up as ‘3 > 2’ as the Metro Men had answer after answer penetrating the first line of defense and pitching for wide open 3’s. Former Heritage Woods standout Doug Meyers and James Zhou let the charge early. The Metro Men cashed in 7 from long distance to go into the break up 6.
This affair would go down to the wire with YMCMB refusing to go quietly; however, YMCMB’s aggressive style of play came back to haunt them late as they couldn’t keep the Metro Men off of the line. Meyers and Zhou’s clutch shooting at the line was the difference as they knocked down 7 for 8 down the stretch to give their team a win on opening night of the regular season.