Adult Basketball League Winter 2014: Week 5 Scores and Highlights
Chillwear (49) vs. Silky’s All Stars (61)
Silky’s All Stars (SAS) won their second straight game of the season and snapped Chillwear’s two game winning streak in a 61-49 Victory. With a depleted bench and inconsistent defense, Chilwear was unable to match SAS’s balanced attack. In the first half, SAS ran many offensive plays and slowed the pace of the game. The game was tied at several times in the first half as Ryan Donovan (6 points), Imowo Udo Utin (18 points), and Mark “Big Cat” (6 points) provided scoring for SAS. Mike Palmero (13 points) hit two first half 3 point shots and Chris Jenkins had multiple blocked shots for Chillwear as they trailed 26-23. In the second half SAS put together a 9-0 run as supporting players Morgan Funsten (8 points), Jason Kerick (5 points) and Jack McGuigan (3 points) kept the offensive pressure on Chillwear. Matt Rafferty added 9 rebounds and 7 points for SAS. League scoring leader Dan Lineberger (33 ppg) scored an efficient 15 points per half to end the game with 30 points. SAS and Chillwear now each hold a record of 2-3 for the season.
ITT-Tech (46) vs. Rosemont (84)
Rosemont’s (4-1) outstanding backcourt combined for over sixty points to give ITT (0-5) their fifth consecutive loss in an 84-46 victory. At the start of the game Patrizio Capolli (20 points) hit a three point basket and Donovan Womack (14 points) knocked down two field goals to give Rosemont an early 7-0 advantage. ITT was able to close the early gap to 18-13 but limited rebounding helped Rosemont expand the lead to 31-18 in the first half. In the second half, Rosemont had an offensive explosion as nearly three players scored 20 points each. ITT’s lack of interior defense allowed Rosemont guard Rob Smith (19 points) and forward Tremell Green (20 points) to score individual season game high point totals. ITT forwards James Reason (17 points) and DaQuan Johnson (13 points) provided the bulk of the scoring for their team in the defeat. Purnell Jordan (Rosemont), Kenyatta Long (Rosemont), Marcus Tillery (Rosemont), Cedric Wise (ITT) and Dimitri Johnson (ITT) all scored points in the game.
Bulldogs (60) vs. Spot Up (75)
After failing to score double digits in a week 4 defeat, MVP Paul Savage return in week 5 to score 17 points to help Spot Up (3-2) defeat the Bulldogs 75-60. In the first half The Bulldogs held an early 16-14 lead as Lonnie Perry hit a three point basket and two layups. Spot Up would answer with a fast paced offense and great passing as Paul Savage converted a three point play with help from Juluis Blackwell (17 points) and Jameal Blackwell (24 points). A late first half 16-3 run gave Spot Up a 40-24 halftime advantage that they would never relinquish. In the second half Desmond Robinson gave the Bulldogs a spark with 8 points after he failed to score in the first half. This help cut the lead to 70-60 but Spot Up was able to control the game for the last minutes of the game. Both teams had no active players on the bench as six players scored double digit points. Dana Smith and Carl Dean combined for 16 points and 12 rebounds for Spot Up while Brendan Nimmons (11 points), Sean Joynes (5 points) and Carrington Wiggins (5 points) contributed points for the Bulldogs. Spot Up and the Bulldogs now each hold a record of 3-2 for the season.