BRAAS Legends League – Week 6 Recaps
Fortenberry (38) vs Lato (23)
Even though we were short-handed, we played well enough to stop the losing skid and get back to .500. Fortenberry and Roper had double digits to lead the team offensively (13 & 10, respectively). All around great team effort on defense as we held Lato to a season low 23 points. Box did a great job forcing some turnovers and rebounding and Lee continues to be a force down low (even with 1 knee). Special thanks to Chris Shaheen for coming out early and subbing for us.
Out – Wheeler, Hurst, Simon, & Schexnayder
Well, once again Team Lato found itself on the losing end of the final score. Team Fortenberry used their speed to get out on the break and beat Team Lato to the other end of the court. We gave away too many easy fast break buckets. There were many positives that came from the game for Team Lato. We cannot shoot any worse than we did vs. Team Fortenberry. Price and Wells had good games for Team Lato hitting the boards. I believe as the season has progressed, we are now realizing we need to play defense.
Up next is Team Smith and yes, we will have to play hard nosed defense to have a chance.
Out: G. Lato, Fruge
Lambert (38) vs Pitre (34)
We scored more than them………
This was a close and competitive game. The first quarter was close with TP hitting a few 3 pointers and TL hitting several shots from around the basket. Both teams continued to shoot well in the second quarter and the score was close at halftime. Lambert and Eues were hitting clutch shots to keep TP from taking a lead going into half. The third quarter saw both teams slow down shooting and TL took a lead going into the 4th. The fourth quarter was very intense with both teams playing very good defense. The difference in the game was free throw shooting. TP struggled at the line throughout the game. Great free throw shooting by Chris Crick and Matt Lambert throughout the game. TP had a shot to tie the game towards the end of regulation but came up a little short. TL was led by Lambert, Crick and Eues. Corey is always tough around the basket and seems to get every rebound. TP was led in scoring by Pitre, Mulkey and Lavesque. We are looking forward to next week!!
Kelly (36) vs Miller (26)
Team Kelly started with seven, one of whom was Cooter who really wanted to take the week off to nurse his sore calf. But within 30 seconds of the start of the game, Team Kelly was down to six- an accidental Miller elbow busted open John Waitz’s lip and he was off to get stitches. Anyway, it was a hard fought game, and Team Kelly played good defense and made a few shots to earn a victory over a good Miller squad. Heath Guitrau led Team Kelly in scoring and Cooter decided he really needed to try to play, and his contributions were appreciated. Shane LeDoux led Team Miller. As is often the case, there were some arguments over what constitutes a foul. Team Kelly heads into its bye week slowly getting better.
Team Miller started slow and continued that trend throughout the game. Team Kelly played good defense, held LeDoux to about 10 points. We rarely were able to take open shots, turned out to be a very physical game. Cooter nailed a handful of 3’s in the first half to extend their lead. We were never able to catch up. Good job by Team Kelly.
Out -D Mo, Carr
Lockwood (39) vs Heroman (31)
Team Lockwood started strong and ended the first with a 12-5 lead. As usual we didn’t shoot well in the second quarter, but we managed to hold the lead at the half by two. In fact, we led at the end of each quarter (This is a first). We were led in scoring by our big three, Tullier, Bueche and Goscha. As usual it was an excellent defensive effort across the board by team Lockwood as we held Phat and Steve below their season averages. Caro held himself to zero points (we appreciate that). Keltner, Smith and Ringe played huge on defense hounding the shooters. We continue to be cold from behind the arc minus Kurt although Nostra-Ringe-Adamus told me early on I would hit it when it mattered. Good call on that one as a crucial three gave us a little cushion late in the fourth.
Out: Jim Phillips
Team Phat took one on the chin tonight… Lost a game we should’ve easily won! But with poor shooting from Phat it was not to be… Onward and upward we go! Onto the next game… congratulations to captain Lockwood and his team on their victory!“
Out: Hondo & Spansal
Reitzell (45) vs Smith (54)
Even though we lost it was a great game and my team played their asses off after a horrendous start. Team Smith, specifically Ryan, came out in the 1Q and literally couldn’t miss. He alone had 14 points in the 1Q. They took advantage of our turnovers and cold shooting to go up 20-7 after one. We made some adjustments to stop Ryan and Plaisance took over in the 2Q scoring 10 and Dornier chipped in some 3’s to keep us at bay. Esposito put the team on his back and helped us cut the lead to only 3 multiple times in the second half, but we couldn’t make shots and had some bad turnovers and had to resort to fouling and Ryan Smith hit some clutch FT’s to seal the game. Balanced scoring by Team Reitzell and great defense let us hold our heads high and getting ready for this tough stretch of the season and ready for the playoffs.
Definitely our best offensive showing by far as we scored 20 points in the first quarter and 34 by half as most of the shots we were taking were falling for us…Team Reitzel started off slow, but they kept coming, playing an UNLV type running style that got them a lot of lay up and open 3 chances that had them climb back in the game
As usual, Team Smith was lead by our captain, with Dornier, Plaissance and Calendar all adding valuable scoring and Defense,,,With almost a full squad, having subs was huge with Womack and Savoie coming off the bench…Macha made his second straight game, and it has helped us add another dimension to our team that was much needed…TR was lead by Esposito and Valenti, both who scored when needed, as well as Cuendet, Reitael and Dukes who continued to put pressure on our defense down the stretch…Overall I feel like our team is starting to find ourselves as our unselfishness on passing lead to many open looks and baskets