Hebert 70 – Murphy 46
Murphy – Team Murphy got trounced to fall to 0-2 on the season to fall to last place in the league. We have lost to the #1 and #2 ranked teams. Are they ranked that high because they are really good, or are they ranked that high because they played us? Not sure. But all I do know is Team Hebert is still hitting threes as we speak. They hit close to 20 threes at a rate of over 60%.
We were missing our big man inside to handle Walker. Our two rookies flashed some promise, and we will need more consistent play from the captain and other vets as we go along. Still searching for our identity on both ends of the floor, but I still like our pieces.
Hebert – A matchup that pitted multiple past MVP’s never really rounded into shape as 1000’s predicted. Team Murphy was without is first round draft pick Matt Pearce (Essentially a taller, younger, less skilled, not as handsome Pat Walker) so the plan was simple… throw the ball to The other walker and let him go to work. Little did we know… Brendan Helm had other ideas. The game started off by Team Hebert pulling out to a 15 to 9 lead through quarter 1. Long distance 3’s by Kyle Hebert and Carter Reed put TH in front. Moving to quarter 2 is when the fun started. Baskets by the other walker and Brett May paled in comparison to the onslaught that would come from Helm. Over the end of the 2nd and through the end of the 3rd, Helm scored 22 points. He simply could not miss. Baskets by Walker, Hebert, Brett, Carter and lock down Jeff Hurst defense helped….but we were on the back of Brendan at that point to take a 56 to 33 lead after 3. Props to team Murphy as they never stopped working on the defensive and offensive end. We finished off the game with Brendan taking a heat check shot from 35 feet and walked away with a 70 to 46 victory.
Missing Eric Nicaud and Derek Hood
Varnado 55 – Sumner 56
Varnado – Back-and-forth game between sumner and varnado. Both teams were missing key players so hard to tell how much to take from this game. Sumner and Brantley came out hot early, hitting threes and jumping out to a quick lead. the game remained steady matching points over the next 2 quarters with both teams playing relatively solid. Team sumner had a 10 point lead at halftime essentially trading three-pointers for two pointers with team Varnado. However, in second-half team varnado came out their 2-3 zone and was able to shift the game in their direction. Some big threes and forced turnovers allowed team varnado to take the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The game remained tight and eventually Patton was too tired from trying to call travels on will varnado his legs and lungs gave out. Randy iced the game with a big three and several free throws to give team varnado the comeback win.
Sumner – Played a super subbed team Varnado. It was a good match. We fell apart in the second half shooting and lay upping and they came back at the end to overtake us. We took the victory because they couldn’t follow simple directions
Haf 64 – Faircloth 69
Secretary’s Recap – Faircloth gets his groove back with a 31 point outburst that was enough to get the win over Team Tuqan and Haf’s 32 point performance. Team Cloth built a second half lead before Haf went nuts draining 3’s from all over the court. TF got contributions from the role players / bench and it was enough to fend off a furious Haf rally.
Navarre 59 – Davenport 70
Navarre – TN picked a bad week to be down its 2 big men. With Carbo and The Good Walker out it was tough sledding against the height of rookie Josh Wall and Commissioner Big Mac.
TN picked up Ross Leblanc, in what was later reported as an illegal transaction, and he played his @ss off giving us some points in the paint and some hard fought rebounds.
With Boo Boo and Aillet’s continued hot shooting we kept it close at the half only trailing by 1. The third quarter is where it got away from TN as there were probably too many offensive rebounds to count for TD.
TD was balanced with their scoring with 4 guys in double figures and Moss with 7. CT did his best to defend the perimeter but the put backs did too much damage.
Some quick 3’s by Boo Boo and Aillet cut the 4th quarter lead to like 6 or 7 but then TD pulled away down the stretch.
Boo Boo with 24 and Aillet with 19 led the charge.
Davenport – Team Davenport played to our strengths and out rebounded Team Navarre 43 to 23, 20 of which were offensive rebounds. We also only had 2 turnovers committed by starters all game. Captain Navarre was unstoppable most of the game dropping 26 and Aillet played well too scoring 19, but they just had fewer scoring opportunities as a team. Captain Davenport led the team with 26 points, and both rookies Wall and Lasseigne proved their worth by scoring in the double figures.
Albin 65 – Moses 49
Albin – In a rematch of the 2022 Open League championship Team Albin squared off Vs Champ Team Alexander (Moses).