Adult Basketball League Winter 2014 - Week 3 Scores, Results & Highlights
Sunday - 1/19/2014
|LaFitness 70 W||vs.||Spot Up 64 L|
|Silky's All-Stars 58 L||vs.||Chilman 71 W|
|Chillwear 65 W||vs.||Closers 53 L|
|Locked and Loaded 54 W||vs.||Rosemont 47 L|
|Bulldogs 94 W||vs.||ITT Tech 52 L|
L.A. Fitness (70) vs. Spot Up (64)
Spot Up’s two year winning streak was put to an end by rookie franchise, L.A. Fitness, in a 70-64 defeat. Despite missing MVP Paul Savage, the reigning league champions jumped out to a 36-32 first half lead with brothers Jameal Blackwell and Julius Blackwell combining for a total of 30 points. L.A. Fitness started the game with shooting inefficiencies from the perimeter, but Tim Bowman and Michael Gary kept the game close with double digit scoring in the first half. In the second half L.A. Fitness kept the pressure on Spot Up and drew fouls as they scored 19 points from the free throw line. Spot Up was able to get contributions from their role players (Carl Dean, Dana Smith, Jake Vodika, Damian Solomon) but it was not enough as Carl Greywacz (8 Points) was able to haul in 10 rebounds to limit Spot Up’s offensive possessions. Steven Eisenhower also contributed 8 points and 5 rebounds for L.A. Fitness, who take sole possession of first place and remain the only unbeaten team in the league.
Silky’s All-Stars Stars (58) vs. Chilman (71)
Silky’s All-Stars (SAS) continue to search for their first win of the 2014 season as they relinquished a three point halftime lead to Chilman in a 71-58 defeat. In the first half, both teams were plagued by missed layups, which created scoring opportunities for SAS. Five players from each team were able to score points in the first half as SAS rookie Imowo Udo Utin poured in 9 of his 19 points. With a 29-26 lead, SAS had offensive issues in the second half. With less than ten minutes remaining in the game, SAS tried to win the game from the three point line when the score was tied at 52-52 but they missed several attempts. This allowed Chilman to go on an 11-0 led by Dermetrius Harris, who scored a game high 20 points for Chilman. Victor Connor and Rashaon Powell each contributed 14 points for Chilman. Ryan Donovan (13 points) and Jack McGuigan (11 points) each scored in double figures for SAS, who fall to 0-3.
Chillwear (65) vs. Closers (53)
Chillwear won their first game of the season, despite only having five active players in a 65-53 defeat of the Closers. With no reserves on their bench, the Closers attempted to apply pressure to Chilman, but they still trailed 33-25 after four Closers (Jared Bell, Troy Cheely, Dan Espenshade, & Gary Anderson) each scored 4 points in the first half. The league’s leading scorer, Dan Lineberger (29 points), never allowed the Closers to take the lead for the entire game despite their four 3-point baskets in the second half. RP Boyle (17 points) led all Chilman players with 9 rebounds while Mike Palmero (12 points) had another double digit performance. Jared Bell and Dan Espenshade each scored 12 points for the Closers who now fall below a .500 with a record of 1-2. Chillwear is now 1-2, after being defeated by the league Champion Spot Up and Rosemont.
Locked & Loaded (54) vs. Rosemont (47)
Locked & Loaded overcame a challenging first half and outpaced the previously unbeaten Rosemont in a 54-47 victory. In a physical game, both teams played outstanding defense as Patrizio Capolli was held to only three points so rookies Jordan Purnell and Kenyata Long picked up the scoring for Rosemont. Marcus Tillery had several blocked shots in the first half as Rosemont took a 21-16 advantage. In the second half former league MVP Brandon Moton took control of the game as he scored to 12 of his game high 20 points. Centers Garry Beverly (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Kyle Pernell (10 points, 8 rebounds) controlled the paint to help Locked & Loaded score 38 second half points. In crucial stretch of the game, Rosemont was not able to convert critical jump shots and Lock & Loaded went on a 11-0 run to end the game. Tremell Green and Donavan Womack each scored 11 points for Rosemont in the loss.
Bulldogs (94) vs ITT Tech (52)
The Bulldogs scored the most points in a game by one team this season with their 94-52 victory over ITT Tech. From the start, the Bulldogs kept the game at a fast pace by forcing ITT into a transition game. Lonnie Perry scored 14 of his game 22 points in the first half to give the Bulldogs a commanding 46-16 lead at halftime. James Edmonds (21 points) and Doug Lawson (11 points) finished the game in double figures but ITT Tech was unable to control the clock against the Bulldogs. Five Bulldogs (Sean Joynes, Brenden Nimmons, Desmond Robinson, Carrington Wiggins &) scored at least 12 points with Chris Mayo contributing 10 rebounds. James Reason and Dimitri Johnson had solid games to help ITT Tech score a season high 52 points in loss. ITT remains winless in the 2014 season with a record of 0-3.