|11:00||Blue Coconuts||Icy Hots|
|3:00||Sunshine Boys||Flying Squirrels|
|4:00||Warriors||Sour Patch Kids|
|6:00||Wolf Pack||Just a Game|
Roman Tamayo poured in 30 points to lead the Griffins to a tight 58-56 win over Just a Game. At halftime, it appeared to be a laugher for the squad that consists mostly of Green Fields High School players. The Griffins roared out to a 39-19 halftime lead, then had to hold on for dear life as Just a Game stormed back to cut the lead to two points on two different occasions. Gabe Gudino (15 points and nine rebounds) and Lalo Ramos (9 and 10) both just missed out on posting double-doubles in the loss.
Purple Nurples maintained its hold on first place in the Paul Williams Division with a tight win in a defensive struggle with Our Eyes Are Up Here! Abyee Maracigan led all scorers in the game with 13 points, but the Nurples had just enough inside presence to pull away at the end. The all-woman Eyes team has been very competitive, but, not surprisingly, they have struggled with rebounding. (They're the worst rebounding team in the entire league.) They've brought in a couple guys to help on the boards, and it showed in the closeness of the game against the Nurples.
Jamill Fennell and Freddy Zamora combined for 55 points as Deadly Venoms upset The Hawgs, 68-66. The Hawgs were without Donte Williams (universally acclaimed as the best player in the league), but they still had plenty of firepower with the guard tandem of Kent Senzee and Darrin Pierce and the inside force of Paul Maxon. Justin Williams led The Hawgs with 22 points, while Maxon had a double-double with 15 and 11. Venoms held a 33-25 halftime lead, but the game tightened early in the second half and stayed tight throughout. There were numerous tie scores in the final two minutes.
Steven Singletary had 29 points for the Warriors in a 72-43 win over Killer B's. Blue Coconuts held high-flying Hey Arnold! to a season-low 46 points in a 60-46 win. Hey Arnold! had been averaging 80 points a game, but just couldn't get going against the Coconut defense.
Dawgs and Lambert Legends played a great game with Dawgs pulling out a 59-57 win. Marsharne Flannigan led Dawgs with 18 points, while Alex Verdugo had 27 points for the Legends. Wolf Pack guard L.J. Turner remained the leading scorer in the league with a 28-point outburst against Trees. However, Trees pulled away in the last couple minutes for a 54-45 win. Trees hold a half-game lead over Blue Coconuts and Dawgs in the Melvin Franklin Division as we head toward the playoffs.
I had to make a change in this week's schedule. Tucson Elite will play at 9:00 a.m., while Killer B's will play on August 10. Please keep an eye on the August 10 schedule; I may have to make another change or two. Also, remember that any player added to the roster on the last day of the team's schedule will NOT be allowed to play in the playoffs. I have to make the playoff schedule during the two-week break for the floor to be re-finished and it's not fair for teams to have surprise additions heading into the playoffs.