The stats are up and complete through last Sunday, October 15th. They will now be updated weekly. Also, we're going to post a list of the Top 25 scorers and rebounders in the league. We were going to list everybody in order, but No. 327 might not like it.
still got it, a team of young guys that is hoping to someday save up enough money so that they can capitalize their team name, has been playing really well this season despite having been moved up a level of competition. On Sunday, they probably had their best game of the season. They poured in a ridiculous 23 three-pointers for the game and had 61 points at the half. Nevertheless, they fell, 102-98, to the defending A-League champs, The Hawgs. During that first half, Roman Tamayo, Chris Klassen, Caleb Hupp, and Brock Temple combined for 15 threes as still got it grabbed the lead and held it throughout the half. They maintained the lead until the final minutes of the game, when they began to play a bit conservatively and were overtaken. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that former league MVP Donte Williams had 56 points for The Hawgs. Fifty-six points, nine rebounds, five three-pointers and 7-7 from the line. He's pretty good. The ageless Kent Senzee, who was the Player of the Week a couple weeks back, had 24 points on eight threes.
In another great game, LeBrontourage edged past Blue Coconuts, 67-60. Paul Young and Erik Espinosa led the charge in the first half for LeBrontourage as their squad held a seven-point lead at the half. The teams battled back and forth in the second half, but the seven-point margin held. Zach Jones had 22 points and 13 boards for the Coconuts.
In other games:
--Lights Out 73, Hey Arnold! 64 - This is a mild upset; Lights Out played really well, led by Ashton Malonson's 13 points and 13 rebounds.
--The Good Fight 68, Oro Varsity 55 - Trent Larson poured in 30 points and grabbed eight boards to lead The Good Fight. Oro Varsity actually held a 34-33 lead at the half, but faded down the stretch.
--RTP 56, More Jumpers 54 - RTP fell behind at the half, 27-22, but came on strong in the second half behind the play of Justin Williams and David McCloud.
--Flashback 54, Fleet 53 - Flashback continues to make a big splash this season. They are now 4-1 and hold wins over two of the A-League's best--Fleet and LeBrontourage. (Their only loss was to Hey Arnold!.) In this game, Flashback held a one-point lead at the half and ended up with the same margin at the end of the game. That's somewhat misleading, however. Flashback actually held a four-point lead with one second left in the game, when Fleet's Jeff Clark (who had 19 points and 13 boards in the game) banked in a 60-footer at the buzzer. The woes continue for Fleet, which lost to The Hawgs in last season's A-League championship game. Fleet fell to 1-4 with the loss.
--Izzy's Squad 59, T-Squad 58 - In yet another one-point game, Izzy's Squad held on for a nail-biting victory. Christian Hernandez, Avery Gipson, and Diego Ramirez combined for 55 points and 31 rebounds, but their T-Squad fell just short.
Two Quick Notes: The schedule is up for the remainder of the season. Remember, these next two weeks, we have to work around (ugh!) club volleyball. We're leaving November 26th (the Sunday after Thanksgiving) open for a possible makeup game or two. The single-elimination playoffs begin December 3rd and conclude on the 17th.
Also, the stats that are up are for Weeks 1, 2, and 5. No explanation; I'm just weird like that. I have to input them into the Excel program and then my daughter, Darlene, does some magic crap so that they show up online. However, last week, Darlene and I flew back east to watch a kid whom we had coached (Darlene in volleyball, me in basketball) play volleyball for her college team. When we got back, I had actual work to do (no, really!) and I put off doing the rest of the stats. They should show up in the next day or two. Thanks.