Adult Basketball Winter 2014 - Week 1 Results

01/06/2014 10:50


Sunday, January 5, 2014
Closers 43 W vs. ITT Tech 42 L 4:00 PM  
Silky's All-Stars 46 L vs. LaFitness 51 W 5:00 PM  
Rosemont 72 W vs. Chillwear 53 L 6:00 PM  
Chilman 66 L vs. Spot Up 67 W 7:00 PM  
Locked and Loaded 42 L vs. Bulldogs 55 W 8:00 PM



Closers (43) vs. ITT Tech (42)

ITT Tech, who despite winning a playoff game in the 2013 Playoffs after a winless regular season, were unable to defeat the new franchise, the Closers, as they fell 43 -42 in the inaugural game of the 2014 season. In the first half ITT fell behind by as many as twelve points but rallied on the efforts of rookie James Reasons to cut the deficit to 25-22 at halftime. Rookie Jared Bell poured in three of his game high four three-point baskets in the first half for the Closers. With less than twenty seconds remaining in the second half a missed free throw by ITT was the difference in the game. Stacey Marshall led ITT scorers with 12 points. In addition to Jared Bell’s game high 16 points, Matt Skyrm and Dan Esbenshade scored 10 and 8 points respectively for the Closers in their debut.

Silky's All-Stars (46 ) vs. L.A. Fitness (51)

Led by former Sixers guard, Greg Iverson, L.A. Fitness had an impressive franchise debut by defeating Silky’s All Stars 51-46 in overtime. Despite key free agent acquisitions from the now disbanded Ducks franchise, the All Stars offense was stagnant from the three point line as veterans Jack McGuigan, Ryan Donovan, and Matt Rafferty only converted nine points in three-point baskets. L.A. Fitness rookies Arlen Carnard and Tim Bowman led their team in scoring and held the All Stars to only 6 points in the overtime period. Imowo Udo Utin and Mark “Big Cat” Schinski each scored 9 points in their season debuts for the All Stars.

Rosemont (72) vs. Chillwear (53)

Guard Patrizio Capolli was the only returning player for Rosemont this season and he was all they needed as they scored a league high 72 points in their victory over former champions Chillwear. Capolli converted six three-point shots on his way to a game high 28 points. With the release of several Chillwear veterans to the new franchise Chilman, returning players Michael Palmero and Dan Linberger were unable to hold off an aggressive Rosemont defense. After a 36-27 halftime lead, Rosemont never looked back as Donovan Womack and Rob Smith each scored double digits in the victory.

Chilman (66) vs. Spot Up (67)

In the second overtime game of Week 1, reigning champions, Spot Up, held off a new franchise, Chilman, for their first victory of the season. In the 2013 season Spot Up completed the season with an undefeated regular season record and returned this season with the “Big Three” veterans Julius Blackwell, Dana Smith, and MVP Paul Savage. The new Chilman franchise is lead by Chillwear standouts Bill Ikard, Quantel Howard, and Mark Allen. Chilman lead throughout most of the game and as many as five points with only minutes remaining, but key turnovers sent the game into overtime. The additions of Jamall Blackwell and kendall Sinclair fueled Spot Up in overtime as they were able to make key defensive plays in the victory.

Locked and Loaded (42) vs. Bulldogs (55)

2012 and 2013 runner-up Lock & Loaded returned for their third season but were defeated by a new franchise, the Bulldogs, 55-42. Despite the return of former MVP Brandon Moton, Lock and Loaded was held to only 16 first half points. Led by former Rosemont standouts Desmond Robinson and Sean Joynes, the Bulldogs had three players in double figures and never trailed in the game. Locked and Loaded veterans Kyle “Big” Pernell, Kevin Flynn, and Rafee Cheesboro were held scoreless as rookie Gary Drummond scored 21 points in his league debut. Chris Mayo contributed 11 points in the winning effort for the Bulldogs.