Week 3 of basketball at Sportsplex was a doozy! At this point in the season, teams are getting comfortable with their rotations and really finding a groove on the court. One of those teams in a groove is Kareem of the Crop.
Kareem of the Crop came into tonight ready to gather a pair of wins after a tough loss last week. They came out firing on all cylinders, taking their first game 22-13 against Troopers. The last game of the night was battle with Alley Oops, as both teams were trying to cap off an undefeated night. Kareem of the Crop came out on top with a 20-15 victory to shoot their way up the standings. Congrats to Kareem of the Crop on tonight’s victories and good luck the rest of the way.
Week 2 of basketball at Sportsplex was off and running tonight. After a great set of opening games last week, teams were back to continue to build team chemistry and get a flow for the games and the rules.
We had two great, competitive games tonight and both of those games involved one of our returning teams from last season, Two Short. First, they faced off with a very skilled team in Kareem of the Crop, as they won on a contested heave from 3 point range. In their second game, Two Short came back from a 10-0 deficit against All The Blessings, and hit another game winning 3 pointer to win 20-19! Two Short was yelling and high-fiving in excitement as their impressive fan section cheered them on. What a great showing from Two Short tonight!
Team – Two Short
Basketball is back! We had 6 new teams so it was nice to see some new faces as well as some familiar ones. All 8 teams were excited to get the season started off with some W’s in the win column.
We had some competitive games tonight. Teams like Kareem of the Crop and All The Blessings had a very competitive game as they’re definitely two of the most talented teams in the league. Returning team, Two Short, remained a dominant team with two blowout victories. But the most fun team of the night was definitely Shoot Em Up. As they called themselves a “super social team”, they had the most fun and shared the most laughs while on the court. It’s not about winning for Shoot Em Up, it’s about being social and having fun.
Team – Shoot Em Up
Championship week! This is what all these teams have been fighting for all season long. These 6 playoff teams earned their spot to battle it out for the championship. we had a great crowd from the teams friends and family so that only added to the excitement of the playoffs.
Unfortunately, Freeway Two and Black Mambas did not show up, giving Curry & Rice an automatic ticket to the championship game. But for Witness Talent, they had to fight their way to the championship. They first handily took down We Get Buckets and then in a thriller, they came back from 5 points down to knock off our #1 seed Two Short. Witness Talent was in a groove and wouldn’t be stopped, as they were draining deep three pointers all night, as they clinched the championship against Curry & Rice. They enjoyed a postgame celebratory dinner at MH Cafe. Congrats to Witness Talent and hope to see them defend their crown next season!
Champions – Witness Talent
It may have been Valentine’s Day but love was not in the air at Sportsplex! Teams came ready to compete with the playoffs starting next week. Every team came to play to up their chances at a shot at the championship. We had some great battles that came down to the wire between some of our top ranked teams.
Our game of the night was last weeks “Team of the Week” Curry & Rice against Two Short. These two teams have been at the top of the standings for the whole season. This was the last game of the night and it was a doozy. The teams were scoring back and forth before Curry & Rice got out to a slight lead. Two Short kept fighting and ended the game with two straight buckets to get the victory. Look forward to seeing what these two teams can do next week in the playoffs!
Team: Curry & Rice with their “Team of the Week” prize of Sam Adams
Week 5 had a lot of great games as the playoffs are right around the corner. All teams showed up ready to compete and fight their ways up the standings to ensure a playoff spot. The intensity of the games are definitely rising yet remaining to keep it social.
The team of the night was definitely Curry & Rice. Last years champions have been on a roll as of late and tonight they took another step. They had a blow out win against Helping You Rebound and then an absolute battle against Black Mambas. Black Mambas took an early lead yet Curry & Rice went on a run. Black Mambas had two chances to hit a free throw to win the game but couldn’t knock it down, which led to Curry & Rice hitting the game winning shot. They celebrated their huge win at MH Cafe after the game. Congrats!
Team – Curry & Rice
This weeks games set a new standard for this league. Each team came ready to compete as the playoffs inch closer. All games ran smoothly and on time. Fairway Two did not show up, therefore forfeiting their games. There were no delays on the schedule so we started right at 7:30 as planned. Teams were excited to see our new social media cards and loved hearing that we had a new app that they could download onto their phones.
We had two teams show up with their A games tonight and that was We Get Buckets and Two Short. These teams came ready for war as they won both of their games in impressive fashion. Two Short even took down the undefeated and our last weeks “team of the week” Black Mambas. We Get Buckets have found a nice rhythm offensively and have their substitutions down pact. It’ll be exciting to see how far these two teams make it this season.
Team – We Get Buckets
Week 2 was a great follow up to last weeks games. Each team showed up ready to play, despite the delayed wait from the previous game on our court. All of the teams had great attitudes and were all social before, during, and after the games chatting it up and showing good sportsmanship. Teams are more comfortable with the rules and are really beginning to up their play. Some teams have come up with plays on offense to continue building team chemistry.
Black Mambas had a dominant night. Even though they only had 3 players present, they showed up to play some serious hoops. With two blowout victories of 20-10 and 21-6, the Black Mambas are making it known that they’re a force to be reckoned with. They showed a great team bond on the court, calling out all screens and playing great help defense. They’re offensive plays were crisp and effective each and every possession. Watching them play was a pleasure and definitely exciting to see what this season has in store for them
Team – Black Mambas
Great write ups are coming soon!